Favorite Books

Trying to keep track of my “favorite” books is next to impossible. However, this list is a pretty good record of books that I would put into that category. It’s definitely no where near complete, but I will try and keep it updated with new entries that I consider my “favorites” on a semi-regular basis.

You can also follow me on Goodreads for a running list and ratings of the books I read.

Favorite Books

  • ’A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ – Dave Eggers
  • ’Becoming Steve Jobs’ – Brent Scheldner
  • ’The Four Hour Work Week’ – Tim Ferriss
  • ’Hawkeye’ – Matt Fraction
  • ’On Writing Well’ – William Zinsser
  • ’Calvin and Hobbes’ – Bill Watterson
  • ’Far Side’ – Gary Larson
  • ’Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ – Robert Pirsig
  • ’Getting Things Done’ – David Allen
  • ’Creativity, Inc.’ – Ed Catmull
  • ’Y: The Last Man’ – Brian Vaughan
  • ’High Fidelity’ – Nick Hornby
  • ’The 48 Laws of Power’ – Robert Greene
  • ’A Drink Before The War’ – Dennis Lehane
  • ’The Catcher in the Rye’ – J.D. Salinger
  • ’1984′ – George Orwell
  • ’The Great Gatsby’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ’To Kill a Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee
  • ’Sherlock Holmes’ – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ’Batman: The Long Halloween’ – Jeph Loeb
  • ’Hyperbole and a Half’ – Allie Brosh
  • ’Watchmen’ – Alan Moore
  • ’The Four Agreements’ – Miguel Ruiz
  • ’Good to Great’ – James Collins
  • ’The Innovator’s Dilemma’ – Clayton Christensen
  • ’The Snowball: Warren Buffett’ – Alice Schroeder
  • ’Hamlet’ – William Shakespeare
  • ’A Confederacy of Dunces’ – John Kennedy Toole
  • ’The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ – Mark Twain
  • ’Great Expectations’ – Charles Dickens
  • ’Leaves of Grass’ – Walt Whitman
  • ’So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ – Cal Newport
  • ’The Sun Also Rises’ – Ernest Hemingway
  • ’Midnight’s Children’ – Salman Rushdie
  • ’A People’s History of the United States’ – Howard Zinn
  • ’The Old Man and the Sea’ – Ernest Hemingway
  • ’Poems of Emily Dickinson’ – Emily Dickinson
  • ’Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats’ – W. B. Yeats
  • ’Lord of the Rings’ – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • ’Rabbit, Run’ – John Updike
  • ’Slaughterhouse-Five’ – Kurt Vonnegut
  • ’The Poetry of Pablo Neruda’ – Pablo Neruda
  • ’A Tale of Two Cities’ – Charles Dickens
  • ’Infinite Jest’ – David Foster Wallace
  • ’Of Mice and Men’ – John Steinbeck
  • ’Winnie the Pooh’ – A. A. Milne
  • ’A Wrinkle In Time’ – Madeleine L’Engle
  • ’One Hundred Years of Solitude’ – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Jason Tate
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