Books Read by Sam since 7th Grade (n=317)



Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Double, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Karamazov Brothers, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Devils, Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Ninety-Three, Victor Hugo


The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

Complete Short Stories, Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway


Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

The Pearl, John Steinbeck

East of Eden, John Steinbeck


The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

The Return of the King, JRR Tolkien


The Time Machine, HG Wells

The Invisible Man, HG Wells

The War of the Worlds, HG Wells

The Island of Dr. Moreau, HG Wells


1984, George Orwell

Animal Farm, George Orwell


A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

The Wanting Seed, Anthony Burgess


Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

Nine Stories, JD Salinger


Mila 18,  Leon Uris

Exodus, Leon Uris


A CT Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain

Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain


Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens


Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Flatland: Romance of Dimensions, Edwin Abbott

Einstein’s Dreams, Alan Lightman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

The Inferno, Dante Alighieri

The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

The Once and Future King, TH White

Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Remarque

The Lonely Men, Louis L'Amour

The Bomb, Theodore Taylor

Catch-22, Joseph Heller

Night, Eli Wiesel

Dracula, Bram Stoker

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis

Psycho, Robert Bloch

Along Came a Spider, James Patterson

The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl

Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier

The Curious Incident of the Dog, Mark Haddon

The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes

The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass

Doctor Faustus, Thomas Mann

Batman: Knightfall, Dennis O'Neill

Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift

Unknown Quantity, Hermann Broch

Moby Dick, Hermann Melville

Behold a Pale Horse, Joe Musser

For One More Day, Mitch Albom

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

One Hundred Years of Solitude, G. Garcia Marquez

Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

I Am Legend, Richard Matheson

Lamb, Christopher Moore

The Missing Narrative of Neptune, G. Warlock Vance

The Book of Other People, Zadie Smith (Ed.)

Great Stories by Chekhov, Anton Chekhov

The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks

Lottery, Patricia Wood

Tar Baby, Tony Morrison

Watchmen, Alan Moore

The Pact, Jodi Picoult

Simple Genius, David Baldacci

The Graduate, Charles Webb

The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty

The March, EL Doctorow

Moondogs, Alexander Yates

Flashforward, Robert J. Sawyer

Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

On the Road, Jack Kerouac

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Witches, Roald Dahl

The Twits, Roald Dahl

Danny, Champion of the World, Roald Dahl

The Minpins, Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile, Roald Dahl

The BFG, Roald Dahl

Matilda, Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

Boy: Tales of Childhood,  Road Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl


A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH,  Robert O'Brien

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

Deathwatch, Robb White

The Giver, Lois Lowry

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

The Thief Lord, Cornelia Funke

Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Stewart

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

A Crooked Kind of Perfect, Linda Urban

Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi







The Teaching Gap, Stigler & Hiebert

Principles and Standards, NCTM

The Invisible Century, Richard Panek

Journey through Genius, William Dunham

Man Who Loved Only Numbers, Paul Hoffman

Mathematics: Loss of Certainty, Morris Kline

Zero: Bio of a Dangerous Idea, Charles Siefe

Thinking About Mathematics, Stewart Shapiro

The Man Who Knew Infinity, Robert Kanigel

The Problems of Mathematics, Ian Stewart

Math Behind the Music, Leon Harkleroad

Proofs and Refutations, Imre Lakatos

The Nature of Proof, Harold Fawcett

Revisiting Math Education, Hans Freudenthal

English Learners' Academic Literacy, Pauline Gibbons

Smarter Together!, Featherstone et al.


Elements: Book 1, Euclid

Elements: Book 2, Euclid

Elements: Book 3, Euclid

Elements: Book 4, Euclid


Wealth & Democracy, Kevin Phillips

Losing America, Robert Byrd

The Terrorist Trap, Michael Parenti

The Communist Manifesto, Marx & Engels

Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thorough

My Life, Bill Clinton

Confessions of an Econ Hit Man, John Perkins

America: The Book, Daily Show

I Am America (and so can you), Stephen Colbert

The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein

House of War, James Carroll

Freakonomics, Levitt & Dubner

What's the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank

History of the Millenium (So Far), Dave Barry

JFK and the Unspeakable, James W. Douglass


Dude, Where's My Country?, Michael Moore

Stupid White Men, Michael Moore


Lies and the Lying Liars..., Al Franken

The Truth (with jokes), Al Franken


The Great Unraveling, Paul Krugman

The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman


Irreligion, JA Paulos

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, JA Paulos

Slaughterhouse-Five,  Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut

Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut

Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut


The Great Train Robbery, Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

The Lost World, Michael Crichton

Sphere, Michael Crichton

Congo, Michael Crichton

Eaters of the Dead, Michael Crichton

Airframe, Michael Crichton

Timeline, Michael Crichton

Prey, Michael Crichton

State of Fear, Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man, Michael Crichton

Next, Michael Crichton


The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

Angels and Demons, Dan Brown

Deception Point, Dan Brown

Digital Fortress, Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown


Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury


The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov

The Naked Sun, Isaac Asimov


Jaws, Peter Benchley

Beast, Peter Benchley


Secret Window, Secret Garden, Stephen King

The Library Policeman, Stephen King

11/22/63, Stephen King


A Time to Kill, John Grisham

The Testament, John Grisham

Skipping Christmas, John Grisham


Four Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, AC Doyle

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories, AC Doyle


The Call of the Wild, Jack London

White Fang, Jack London


Dark Elf: Homeland, RA Salvatore

Dark Elf: Exile, RA Salvatore

Dark Elf: Sojourn, RA Salvatore

Icewind Dale: The Crystal Shard, RA Salvatore

Icewind Dale: Streams of Silver, RA Salvatore

Icewind Dale: The Halfling's Gem, RA Salvatore


SW: The Phantom Menace, Terry Brooks

SW: Attack of the Clones, RA Salvatore

SW: Revenge of the Sith, Matthew Stover

SW: A New Hope, George Lucas

SW: The Empire Strikes Back, Donald Glut

SW: Return of the Jedi, James Kahn

SW: Annotated Screenplays, George Lucas

SW: The Truce at Bakura, Kathy Tyers

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Michael Stackpole

X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble, Michael Stackpole

X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, Michael Stackpole

X-Wing: The Bacta War, Michael Stackpole

Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn

Dark Force Rising, Timothy Zahn

The Last Command, Timothy Zahn


Star Trek: Ice Trap, LA Graf

TNG: Kahless, Michael Friedman

TNG: Ghost Ship, Diane Carey

TNG: Strike Zone, Peter David

TNG: A Call to Darkness, Michael Friedman

TNG: A Rock and a Hard Place, Peter David

TNG: Wardrums, John Vornholt


HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling

HP and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling

HP and the Prisoner of Azkhaban, JK Rowling

HP and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

HP and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling

HP and the Half-Blood Prince, JK Rowling

HP and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling


Bone: Rock Jaw, Jeff Smith

Bone: Old Man's Cave, Jeff Smith

Bone: Ghost Circles, Jeff Smith

Bone: Treasure Hunters, Jeff Smith

Bone: Crown of Horns, Jeff Smith


SOUE: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Hostile Hospital, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Carnivorous Carnival, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Slippery Slope, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Grim Grotto, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket

SOUE: The End, Lemony Snicket


The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins


Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Eoin Colfer


Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

The Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen

Harris and Me, Gary Paulsen


Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Louis Sachar

Holes, Louis Sachar


My Side of the Mountain, Jean C. George

Far Side of the Mountain, Jean C. George


Invisibles: Say You Want a Revolution, Grant Morrison

Action Comics: Superman & the Men of Steel, Grant Morrison


Justice League: Origins, Geoff Johns

Aquaman: The Trench, Geoff Johns

JLA: Crisis of Conscience, Geoff Johns


Batman: Black and White, Various Authors

Detective Comics: Faces of Death, Tony S. Daniel

Demon Knights: Seven Against the Dark, Paul Cornell

Batwoman: Hydrology, JH Williams

JLA: World without a Justice League, Bob Harras




Phaedo, Plato

On Confucius, Peimin Ni

Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus

From Plato to Nietzsche, EL Allen

Plato/Platypus Walk into a Bar, Cathcart & Klein

A Dialogue of Civilizations, B. Jill Carroll

Experience and Education, John Dewey

The Psychology of the Child, Piaget & Inhelder

Hume's Philosophy in Principal Work, V. Kruse

The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel

The Perennial Philosophy, Aldous Huxley

The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud

Why I am not a Christian, Bertrand Russell

God’s Politics, Jim Wallis

The End of Faith, Sam Harris

Humanist Manifestos 1 & 2, Paul Kurtz

Mere Christianity, CS Lewis

What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula

God is Not Great, Chrisopher Hitchens

Spinoza & Irrelevance of Biblical Auth, James Preus

American Fascists, Chris Hedges

Superheroes: Pop Culture and Philosophy, William Irwin


Living Philosophy, Stephen Rowe

A Vision of James, Stephen Rowe


Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt

Germany: Traveler’s History, Robert Cole

A History of China, JAG Roberts

Fab Five, Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis

Songbook, Nick Hornby

The House That George Built, Wilfrid Sheed

Kulipikula, Harry G. West

Basin and Range, John McPhee

Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks

The Chris Farley Show, Farley & Colby

On Writing, Stephen King

They Say, I Say, Graff & Birkenstein

Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert

Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts, Klomparens

Storyteller: Bio of Roald Dahl, Donald Sturrock

Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson

Stranger Than Fiction, Chuck Palahniuk

I Am the New Black, Tracy Morgan

Husband-Coached Childbirth, Robert Bradley