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Top 10 Books for 2016

1. 11/23/63 A Novel,Stephen King

2. Still Alice, Lisa Genova

3. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

4. Making of a Literary Life, Carolyn See

5. The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

6. How Bad Writing Destroyed the World, Adam Weiner

7. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner,

8. Craft A Live You Love, Amy Tangerine

 9. A Torch Kept Lit, William Buckley

 10 Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg





  1. Aristotle                                             The Philosophy of Aristotle
  2. Akhmatova, Anna                              Poems
  3. Adams, Henry                                    The Education of Henry Adams
  4. Angelou, Maya                                   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  5. Angelou, Maya                                   Even the stars look lonesome
  6. Angelou, Maya                                   I Shall Not Be Moved
  7. Angelou, Maya                                   Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now
  8. Angelou, Maya                                   And Still I Rise
  9. Abrams                                                Art of the state of New Mexico
  10. Armstrong, Karen                              Islam
  11. Achebe, Chinua                                  Things fall apart
  12. Achebe, Chinua                                  Home and exile
  13. Austin, Jane                                        Sense and Sensibility
  14. Alexander, Thomas G.                       Things in Heaven and Earth
  15. Bettelhelm, Bruno                             The uses of enchantment
  16. Blake, William                                    The marriage of heaven and hell
  17. Boswell, James                                   The life of Samuel Johnson
  18. Brown, David Blayney                       Romanticism
  19. Brown Brene`                                      The Gifts Of Imperfection
  20. Brown, Dan                                        The Da Vinci Code
  21. Buckley, William F. Jr                        Miles gone by
  22. Buckley, William F. Jr.                       Patron Saint of the Conservatives
  23. Buckley, William F. Jr.                       Atlantic High
  24. Buckley, William F. Jr.                       Right Reason
  25. Buckley, William F. Jr                        Cancel your own GD Subscription
  26. Buckley, William F. Jr                        God & Man at Yale
  27. Buckley, William F. Jr                        A Torch Kept Lit, Great Lives
  28. Bloom Harold                                     Shakespeare
  29. Bloom, Harold                                    The American Religion
  30. Bloom, Harold                                    How to Read a Book and Why
  31. Bloom, Harold                                    The Closing of the American Mind
  32. Bloom, Harold                                    The Western Cannon
  33. Bloom, Harold                                    Ruin the sacred truths
  34. Bloom, Harold                                    Ernest Hemingway Modern Critical Views
  35. Bloom, Harold                                    The book of J
  36. Bloom, Harold                                    Yeats
  37. Bloom, Harold                                    Genius
  38. Bloom, Harold                                    Chelsea House, critical views of Hemingway
  39. Bloom, Harold                                    The Visionary Company
  40. Bloom, Harold                                    The Best Poems of the English Language
  41. Bryan, Cameron                                  The Artist’s way at work
  42. Brooks, Colette                                   In the city, random acts of awareness
  43. Basbanes, Nicholas                             Patience & Fortitude
  44. Basbanes, Nicholas                             Among the Gently Mad
  45. Brookner, Ania                                    Romanticism and its discontents
  46. Browning, Elizabeth & Robert          The Love Poems
  47. Best, Victoria                                       An introduction 20th century French Literature
  48. Bryson, Bill                                          A short history of nearly everything
  49. Bush, George W.                                 Portraits of Courage
  50. Buckingham & Cottman                    First break all the rules
  51. Campbell W. John                               The Book of Great Books
  52. Chavez, Denise                                    The last of the menu girls
  53. Carr, Edward                                        What is history
  54. Cooley, Martha                                    The Archivist
  55. Cahill, Thomas                                    How the Irish saved civilization
  56. Cameron, Julia                                    The Artist’s way
  57. Collins, Bradley                      `           Leonardo, Psychoanalysis & Art History
  58. Coleridge                                              The student series of English classics
  59. Corbin, Alice                                        Red Earth Poems of New Mexico
  60. Covey, Stephan R.                               Spiritual Roots of Human Relations
  61. Covey, Stephen R.                              The 8th Habit
  62. Covey, Stephan R.                               The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  63. Camus, Albert                                     the Stranger
  64. Camus, Albert                                     The Myth of Sisyphus
  65. Chopa, Deepak                                    Overcoming Addiction: The Spiritual Solution
  66. Chomsky, Noam                                 The Indispensable Chomsky Understanding Power
  67. Chiang, Ted                                         Stories Of Your Life and Others
  68. Dewey, John                                        How we think
  69. Duncan, John Ryan                            The Magic Never Ends C.S. Lewis
  70. DuBois, W.E.B.                                    The Souls of Black Folk
  71. David, Ron                                           Toni Morrison explained
  72. Dillard, Annie                                     The Writing Life
  73. Dickens, Charles                                 A Tale of Two Cities
  74. Dickens, Charles                                 The Uncommercial Traveler
  75. Dostoevsky, Fyodor                            Notes From Underground
  76. Dostoevsky, Fyodor                            Crime and Punishment
  77. Drucker, Peter F.                                 Managing in a Time of Great Change
  78. Doss, Erika                                           Twentieth-Century American Art
  79. Diefendorf, Elizabeth                        Books of the Century
  80. Durrant, Will                                       Fallen Leaves
  81. Eliot T.S.                                              Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
  82. Eidam, Klaus                                       The true life of J.S. Bach
  83. Emerson, Ralph Waldo                      Self-Reliance and other essays
  84. Einstein, Albert                                  Essays in Science
  85. Eden, Dorothy                                     Speak to me of love
  86. Fadiman, Anne                                   Ex Libris confessions of Common Reader
  87. Franklin, Benjamin                           Selections Poor Richards Almanac
  88. Fleming, Thomas                               The new dealers war FDR and war within WWII
  89. Foster, Thomas C.                              How to read literature like a Professor
  90. Freud, Sigmund                                  Totem and Taboo
  91. Faulkner, William                               As I Lay Dying
  92. Faulkner, William                               A critical commentary of As I Lay Dying
  93. Foer, Joshua                                         Moonwalking with Einstein
  94. Frank, Jeffrey                                      Ike & Dick
  95. Genova, Lisa                                       Still Alice
  96. Genova, Lisa                                       Left Neglected
  97. Genova, Lisa                                       Love Anthony
  98. Genova, Lisa                                       Inside the O’Briens
  99. Getty, J. Paul                                       How To Be A Successful Executive
  100. Gopnik, Adam                                    Paris to the Moon
  101. Glden, Arthur                                     Memories of a Geisha
  102. Gelb, Michael J.                                  How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci
  103. Greenberg, Joanne                             I never promised you a rose garden
  104. Golding, William                                Lord of the Flies
  105. Gardner, Helen                                   T.S. Eliot – The Art Of
  106. Garner, Brian D.                                 Search These Things Diligently  
  107. Goldberg, Natalie                               Old Friend from Far Away
  108. Goldberg, Natalie                               Writing Down the Bones
  109. Gladwell, Malcom                              Blink
  110. Gladwell, Malcom                              David and Goliath
  111. Goldberg, Natalie                                Writing Down The Bones
  112. Gonzales, Laurence                            Deep Survival
  113. Grandin, Temple                                Thinking in Pictures
  114. Grandin, Temple                                The Autistic Brain
  115. Grandin, Temple                                The Way I See It
  116. Grisham, John                                     The Racketeer
  117. Grisham, John                                     The Rainmaker
  118. Grisham, John                                     The Whistler
  119. Grisham, John                                     Ford Country
  120. Groberg, John H.                                 Refuge and Reality
  121. Harris, Michael                                   The End of Absence
  122. Homer                                                   The Iliad
  123. Hemingway, Ernest                            The Sun also rises
  124. Hanff, Helen                                        84 Charing Cross road
  125. Hanff, Helen                                        Q’s Legacy
  126. Huxley, Aldous & Isherwood             Jacob’s Hands
  127. Hadden, Mark                                     The curious incident of the dog in the night time
  128. Holtz, Lou                                            Winning Every Day
  129. Hillerman, Tony                                 The spell of New Mexico
  130. Heller, Joseph                                      Catch 22
  131. Heller, Joseph                                      Portrait of an artist as an old man
  132. Hirsch, Edward                                   How to read a Poem
  133. Hawkings, Stephan                            A Brief History of Time
  134. Humans of New York                         Brandon Stanton
  135. Iyer, Pico                                              The Art of Stillness
  136. James, Henry                                      Daisy Miller
  137. James, Henry                                      The Turn of the Screw
  138. James, Henry                                      The Portrait of a Lady
  139. Joyce, James                                       Ulysses
  140. Joyce, James                                       A Portrait of the Artist as a young man
  141. Joyce, Rachel                                      The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  142. Jamison, Kay Redfield                       A Unquiet Mind
  143. Jackson, Phillip W.                             John Dewey and the lessons of Art
  144. Kafka, Franz                                       The Metamorphosis
  145. Karr, Mary                                          the Art of Memoir
  146. Kerry, Bob                                           When I was a young man a memoir
  147. Koestenbaum, Wayne                         Salt
  148. Kierkegaard, Soren                             Autobiography
  149. King, Stephen                                     On Writing
  150. King, Stephen                                     Hearts in Atlantis
  151. King, Stephen                                     A Novel 11/22/63
  152. King, Stephen                                     Revival
  153. King, Stephen                                     The Stand
  154. King, Stephen                                     Finders Keepers
  155. King, Stephen                                     Lisey’s Story
  156. King, Stephen                                     Joyland
  157. King, Stephen                                     Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  158. King, Stephen                                     Under The Dome
  159. Kennedy, Caroline                              Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  160. Koval & Thaler                                    The Power of Small
  161. Khayyam, Omar                                  Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 
  162. Lawrence D.H.                                    Women in Love
  163. L'Amour, Louis                                   The Empty Land
  164. L’Amour, Louis                                  Education of a Wandering Man
  165. Lettman, Herbert                               Albert Camus in New York
  166. Leveen, Steve                                      The little guide to your well-read life
  167. LDS Scriptures                                    The Holy Bible Old &  New Testament King James Edition
  168. LDS Scriptures                                    Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ
  169. LDS Scriptures                                    Doctrine and Covenants
  170. LDS Scriptures                                    Pearl Of Great Price
  171. London, Jack                                       The Call of the Wild
  172. Lewis, R.W.B.                                      Dante
  173. Lewis, C.S.                                           Reflections of the Psalms
  174. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Four Loves
  175. Lewis, C.S.                                           On Stories and other Essays
  176. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Great Divorce
  177. Lewis, C.S.                                           Letters to Malcom Chiefly on Prayer
  178. Lewis, C.S.                                           Surprised by Joy
  179. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Problem of Pain
  180. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Pilgrim’s Regress
  181. Lewis, C.S.                                           Till we have Faces
  182. Lewis, C.S.                                           An Experiment In Criticism
  183. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Weight of Glory
  184. Lewis, C.S.                                           The Screwtape Letters
  185. Lewis, C.S.                                           A Grief Observed
  186. Listfield, Emity                                  It was gonna be like Paris
  187. Lindskoog, Kathryn                           Finding the Landlord
  188. Lithgow, John                                     The Poets Corner
  189. Melville, Herman                                Moby Dick

  190. McCullough, David                            John Adams

  191. Monson, Thomas                                Inspiring Experiences that Build Faith

  192. Maran, Meredith                                Why We Write About Ourselves
  193. Morrison, Toni                                Tar Baby
  194. Morrison, Toni                                The Bluest Eye
  195. Morrison, Toni                                  Toni Morrison Explained
  196. Niven, Alastair                                   D.H. Lawrence
  197. Nabokov, Vladimir                             Lectures on Literature
  198. Nixon, Richard                                   No More Vietnams
  199. Nixon, Richard                                   Exile
  200. Nixon, Richard                                   In The Arena
  201. Nixon, Richard                                   Beyond Peace
  202. Oaks, Dallin H.                                   Pure in Heart
  203. Orwell, George                                   Down and out in Paris and London
  204. Orwell, George                                   Why I Write
  205. Orwell, George                                   Animal Farm
  206. Orwell, George                                   1984
  207. Osgood, Charles                                 Poetry Speaks
  208. Okazaki, Chieko N.                            Cat’s Cradle
  209. Powers, Lyall H.                                The Portrait of a Lady, Maiden
  210. Poe, Edgar Allan                                The Raven and other Poems
  211. Plato                                                    The Collected Dialogues
  212. Portraits                                              Steve McCurry
  213. Quindlen, Anna                                  How reading changed my life
  214. Quindlen, Anna                                  Still Life With Bread Crumbs
  215. Rabinowitz & Kaplan                         Passion for Books                                                              
  216. Rilke, Rita Maria                                Letters to a young poet
  217. Roberts, B. H.                                     Studies of the Book of Mormon
  218. Rostenberg & Stern                           Old books and rare friends
  219. Richter, Peter                                     Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
  220. Salinger, J.D.                                       Nine Stories
  221. Salinger, J.D.                                       Catcher in the Rye
  222. Stanten, Brandon                               Humans of New York
  223. Stendhal                                               Red and Black
  224. Stendhal                                               Love
  225. Solzhenitsyn                                       One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
  226. Sontag, Susan                                     At The Same Time: Essays and Speeches
  227. Shute, Nevil                                         A town like Alice
  228. Shakesphere, William                        (All of his writings are worth listing here)
  229. Sayer, George                                     Jack: A life of C.S.Lewis
  230. Sheilds, David                                    Enough about you
  231. Stephens, James                                 Traditional Irish Fairy Tales
  232. Steinbeck, John                                  Of Mice and Men
  233. Steinbeck, John                                  The Grapes of Wrath
  234. Steinbeck, John                                  Travels with Charley
  235. Styron, William                                  Darkness visible a memory of madness
  236. Stein, Gertrude                                   Picasso
  237. Stevenson, Robert Louis                   Treasure Island
  238. Stevenson, Robert Louis                   Kidnapped
  239. Sarte, Jean-Paul                                  The words The Autobiography
  240. Sun Tzu                                                The Art of War
  241. Tolstoy, Leo                                        Walk in the light and twenty-three talks
  242. Talmage, James                                  Jesus The Christ
  243. Tangerine, Amy                                  Craft A Life You Love
  244. Tolstoy, Leo                                        War and Peace
  245. Thomas, Dylan                                   The love letters of
  246. Thomas, Dylan                                   Collected Poems
  247. Truman, Margaret                             First Ladies
  248. Voltaire                                                Candide
  249. Vendler, Helen                                    Words chosen out of desire Wallace Stevens
  250. Weiner, Adam                                      How Bad Writing Destroyed The World
  251. Whitman, Walt                                    Leaves of Grass
  252. White, Edmund                                   Marcel Proust
  253. White, Edmund                                   The Flaneur/a Stroll through Paradoxes of Paris
  254. White, Ronald C. Jr.                            Lincoln’s Greatest Speech the Second Inaugural
  255. Widtsoe, John                                      Rational Theology
  256. Wilson, Douglas                                  Honor’s Voice Transformation of Lincoln
  257. Woolf, Virgina                                     To the Lighthouse
  258. Yeats, William Butler                         Early Poems
  259. Yeats, William Butler                         Love Poems the Secret Rose
  260. Zola, Emile                                           The Masterpiece
  261. Zinn, Howard                                       A Peoples History of the United States