2006 Book List

Here is a list of the books I read in 2006. It only comes in at 13, which is sad, I know! In my defense I do read a lot of shit online. But this year I will be less worn out by the dullness of a full work-day that had no opportunities for reading time. In fact I imagine my next two years will be packed with reading, reading, and more reading!

  • Elliott Hester – Adventures of a Continental Drifter
  • John Battelle – The Search
  • Clive Hamilton – Growth Fetish
  • William Blum – Rogue State
  • Ted Fishman – China Inc.
  • Jack Weatherford – Genghis Khan
  • Tom Standage – A History of the World in 6 Glasses
  • Gary Berntsen – Jawbreaker
  • Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha
  • George Lakoff – Whose Freedom?
  • Yvon Chouinard – Let My People Go Surfing
  • Steve Coll – Ghost Wars
  • Robert Reich – The Future of Success

So far it’s more promising. I’ve already finished three books this year and just ordered about six for my upcoming travels and down-time. I ordered: “Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic” by Ray Takeyh (he suggests détente in a very good recent article in Foreign Affairs), “Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” by Andres Duany, “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth” by Benjamin M. Friedman, “Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough” by Clive Hamilton (he wrote Growth Fetish, above), “Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror” by Douglas Farah, and “River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze” by Peter Hessler.

I know, I know. Nerdy nerdy!