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Boone Putney

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2015 Reading list

In continuation of last year’s reading list, here is my second-annual reading list. I finally made the switch over to Goodreads, so I don’t have to do this from memory this time! As usual, there’s an eclectic mix of genres.

In alphabetical order by title…

1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) by Haruki Murakami

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life by David Perlmutter

Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards by Michael Levine

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

John Adams by David McCullough

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Maude by Donna Mabry

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

Pearl Buck’s the Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Tales of the Jazz Age (F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness by Epictetus

The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, #1) by A.G. Riddle

The Atlantis Plague (The Origin Mystery, #2) by A.G. Riddle

The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, #3) by A.G. Riddle

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

The Bell Tolls for No One by Charles Bukowski

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Cryptographer’s Way by Dr. Bradford Hardie III

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don’t by Nate Silver

Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe

Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Wool by Hugh Howey Omnibus Edition (Books 1-5 of the Silo Series) l Summary & Study Guide by BookRags

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel