Titles in Red have been read, titles in Green are in progress!

I have combined books from a number of different sources to compile this list. Where each title was found is under the “Bucket Source” column below. Legend follows the last table entry.

BookAuthorBucket Source
…the Heaven and the Earth: A Political History of he Space AgeWalter A. McDougallPH
1776David McCullough
1984George OrwellAmazon 100, W100
2312Kim Stanley RobinsonNebula
56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in SportsKostya Kennedy
A Brief History of TimeStephen HawkingsAmazon 100
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in VietnamNeil SheehanNFP
A Confederacy of DuncesJohn Kennedy ToolePF
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American ContinentRobert W. Merry
A Crown of Feathers and Other StoriesIsaac Bashevis SingerNBA
A Deepness in t he SkyVernon VingeHugo
Henrik IbsenW100
A Fighting ChanceElizabeth Warren
A Fire Upon the DeepVernon VingeHugo
A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin RooseveltGeoffrey C. WardFP
A Frolic of His OwnWilliam GaddisNBA
A Good Scent From A Strange MountainRobert Olen ButlerPF
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusDave EggersAmazon 100
A Machine That Would go of Itself: The Constitution in American CultureMichael G. KammenFP
A Madman's DiaryLu XunW100
A Man on the MoonAndrew Chaikin
A Midwife's TaleFarrel Thatcher UlrichPH
A Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on TrialSuzanne LebsockFP
A Nation Under Our FeetSteven HahnPH
A New Andalucia and A Way to the Orient: The American Southeast During the Sixteenth CenturyPaul E. HoffmanFP
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to PresentHoward Zinn
A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American NationCatherine Allger
A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. LawrenceJohn E. MachPBA
A Problem from Hell: America in the Age of GenocideSamantha PowerNFP
A Rage for Order: Black-White Relations in the American South Since EmancipationJoel Williamson
A Rage in HarlemChester Himes
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783Charles RoysterFP
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short Lived EditionLemony SnicketAmazon 100
A Thousand AcresJane SmileyPF
A Visit From the Goon SquadJennifer EganPF
A Wrinkle In TimeMadeline L'EngleAmazon 100
Absalom,AbsalomWilliam FaulknerW100
Absolute Monarchs: A History of the PapacJohn Julius Norwich
Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800John Ferling
Adventures of Augie MarchSaul BellowW100
Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainW100
AenidVirgilW100
Alice in WonderlandLewis CarrollAmazon 100
Alice Munro: Selected StoriesAlice MunroAmazon 100
All the President's MenBob Woodward and Carl BernsteinAmazon 100
All the Pretty HorsesCormac McCarthyNBA
Along Way GoneIshmael BeahAmazon 100
American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth CenturyGary Gerstle
Alternating CurrentOctavio PazNobel
American Education: The National Experience, 1783 - 1876Lawrence A. DreminPH
American GodsNeal GaimanHugo, Nebula
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White HouseJon MeachamPBA
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert OppenheimerKai Bird and Martin J. SherwinPBA
American Slavery, American FreedomEdmund S. MorganFP
American Theocracy: The Peril of Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money in the 21st CenturyKevin Phillips
American PastoralPhillip RothPF
Among OthersJo WaltonHugo, Nebula
AmsterdamIan McEwanBooker
Ancillary JusticeAnn LeckieHugo, Nebula
AniaiaHarry MartinsonNobel
Angle of ReposeWallace StegnerPF
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943Rick AtkinsonPH
And Their Children After ThemDale Maharidge and Michael WilliamsonNFP
Andrew Jackson and His Indian WarsRobert V. Remini
Andrew Jackson and the Bank War: A Study in Presidential PowerRobert V. Remini
Andrew Jackson: His Life and TimesH.W. Brands
Angela's AshesFrank McCourtAmazon 100
Angle of ReposdeWallace StegnerPF
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of AmericaHenry Wiencek
Anna KareninaLeo TolstoyW100
Annals of the Former World John McPheeNFP
Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession and the Causes of the Civil WarCharles B. Drew
April 1865: The Month That Saved AmericaJay Winik
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised LandDavid K. ShiplerNFP
Are You There God: It's Me, MargaretJudy BlumeAmazon 100
Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred Year Cigarette War, the Public health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Phillip MorrisRichard KlugerNFP
A Summons to MemphisPeter TaylorPF
A Time of CHangesRobert SilverbergNebula
AugustusJohn Edward WilliamsNBA
A Wreath of SonnetsJaroslav SeifertNobel
BalticsTomas TranstroömeNMobel
Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil WarBray Hammond
BarrayarLois McMaster BujoldHugo
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War EraJames M. McPhersonPH
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership ConferenceDavid J. GarrowPBA
Beautiful SwimmerWilliam W. WarnerNFP
Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of SlaveryLeon F. LitvackPH,FP
Bel CantoAnn PatchettAmazon 100,Faulkner
BelovedToni MorrisonAmazon 100, W100
Berlin AlexanderplatzAlfred DoblinW100
Billiards at Half Past NineHeinrich BöllW100
Billy BathgateE.L. DoctorowFaulkner
Blackout/All ClearConnie WillisHugo, Nebula
BlindnessJose SaramagoW100
font color="red">Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American WestHampton Sides
Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the PresidencyLogan Bierne
Blood TieMary Lee SettleNBA
Blood WIll Out: The True Story of a Murder, Mystery, and a MasqueradeWalter Kirch
Blue MayKim Stanley RobinsonHugo
Book of JobUnknownW100
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901 - 1915Louis R. HarlanPBA
Born to runChristopher McDougallAmazon 100
BostanSaadiW100
Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASAAmy Shira Teitel
Breath, Eyes, MemoryEdwidge DanticatAmazon 100
Breathing LessonsAnne TylerPF
Bring Up the BodiesHilary MantelBooker
BuddenbooksThomas MannW100
CamouflageJoe HaldemanNebula
Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible BeltHerb Silverman
CapitalThomas Piketty
Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest BorderlandsJames F. BrooksFP
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.Diane McWhorterNFP
Catch - 22Joseph HellerAmazon 100
Catcher in the RyeJ.D. SalingerAmazon 100
Changes in the Land, Revised Edition: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New EnglandWilliam CrononFP
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald DahlAmazon 100
Charlotte's WebE.B. WhiteAmazon 100
Charming BillyAlice McDermottNBA
Cheever: A lifeBlake BaileyFP
Children of Crisis Vols. 2 and 3Robert ColesNFP
Children of GebelawiNaguib MafouzW100
ChimeraJohn BarthNBA
Cold MountainCharles FrazierNBA
Collected StoriesJean StaffordPF
Color of WaterJune McBrideAmazon 100
Commander-in-Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants, and Their WarEric LarrabeeFP
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of the American FamilyJ. Anthony LukasNFP
Common Landscape of America: 1580-1845John R. StigloeFP
Confessions of ZenoItalo SvevoW100
Console WarsBlake J. Harris
Conversations in A CathedralMaria Vargas LlosaNobel
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United StatesKenneth T. JacksonFP
Crime and PunishmentFyodor DostoevskyW100
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766Fred AndersonFP
Cutting for StoneAbraham VergheseAmazon 100
Cuttlefish BonesEugenio MontaleNobel
CyteenC.J. CherryhHugo
Daniel Webster: The Man and His TimeRobert V. Remini
Daring GreatlyBrene BrownAmazon 100
Darwin's RadioGreg BearNebula
Days of Sorrow and Rain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin JewsLeonard BakerPBA
de Kooning: An American MasterMark Stevens and Annalyn SwanPBA
Dead SoulsNikolai GogolW100
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaErik Larson
DesertJ.M.G LeClezioNobel
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boy, and the Dawn of a New AmericaGilbert KindNFP
Devil in the White CityErik LarsonAmazon 100
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 1Jeff KinneyAmazon 100
Diary of Anne FrankAnne FrankAmazon 100
Die Gerstate ZingeElias CanettiNobel
DisgraceJ.M. CoetzeeNobel,Booker
Doc Holliday: The Life and LegendGary L. Roberts
Dog SoldierRobert StoneNBA
og Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle ClassIan Haney Lopez
Don QuixoteMiguel de CervantesW100
Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism, and Wrecked the Middle ClassIan Haney Lopez
Do Not Sell at Any PriceAmanda Petrusich
Doomsday BookConnie WillisHugo, Nebula
Downbelow StationC.J. CherryhHugo
Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.Harris Jofft and Tom Sherwood
DreamsnakeVonda N. McIntyreHugo, Nebula
DuneFrank HerbertAmazon 100
DuskJames SalterFaulkner
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and her FatherJohn MattesonPBA
Edith Wharton: A BiographyR.W.B. LewisPBA
Eisenhower in War and PeaceJean Edward Smith
Elbow RoomJames Alan McPherson
Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private PapersJoseph P. LashPBA, FP
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's VietnamFredrik LogevallPH, FP
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War IIJohn W. DowerNFP
Emerson: The Mind on FireRobert D. RichardsonFP
Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerSiddhartha MuhkerjeeNFP
Empire FallsRichard RussoPF
Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1930John H. ElliottFP
Epic of GilgameshUnknownW100
EssaysMichel de MontaigneW100
Europe CentralWilliam VollmanNBA
EverymanPhillip RothFaulkner
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky ClubBenjamin Alice SaensFaulkner
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American TownBeth Macy
Fairy TalesHans Christian AndersonW100
Falling FreeLois McMaster BujoldNebula
Farenheit 451Ray BradburyAmazon 100
FaustJohann Wolfgang von GoetheW100
FDRJean Edward SmithFP
FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, 1882-1928Kenneth S. DavisFP
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasHunter S. ThompsonAmazon 100
Fiasco: The American Military Adventures in IraqThomas E. Rick
FiccionesJorge Luis BorgesW100
Fighter for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter AlexanderEdward Porter Alexander
Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and CultureCarl E. SchoskeNFP
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in VietnamFrancis FitzgeraldNFP
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World WarMark Harris
Flash Boys: A Wall Street RevoltMichael Lewis
Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in VirginiaWoody Holton
Foreign AffairsAlison LuriePF
Forever PeaceJoe HaldemanHugo, Nebula
Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr.Lewis B. Puller Jr.PBA
Foundation's EdgeIsaac AsimovHugo
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary GenerationJoseph J. EllisPH
Founding Father: Rediscovering George WashingtonRichard Brookhiser
Mary Shelley
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic FriendshipJon Meacham
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil WarEric Foner
Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929 - 1945David M. KennedyPH,FP
French Lieutenant's WomanHarold PraterNobel
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café Fannie Flagg
GJohn BergerBooker
Gandhi's TruthErik H. EriksonNFP
GatewayFrederick PohlHugo, Nebula
George J. Kennan: An American LifeJohn Lewis GiddisPBA
George Mason, Forgotten FounderJeff Broadwater
George Washington: Man and MonumentMarcus Cunliffe
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2011Steve CollNFP
GileadMarilynne RobinsonPF
God: A BiographyJack MilesPBA
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidDouglas HofstadlerNFP
God is not Great: How Religion Poisons EverythingChristopher Hitchens
Going After CacciatoTim O'BrienNBA
Golden Compass: His Dark MaterialsPhilip PullmanAmazon 100
Gone GirlGillian FlynnAmazon 100
Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise BrownAmazon 100
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1989Edward G. Burrows and Mike WallacePH
GrantJean Edward Smith
Grant: A BiographyWilliam S. McFeelyPBA,FP
Gravity's RainbowThomas PynchonNBA
Great ExpectationsCharles DickensAmazon 100,W100
Green MayKim Stanley RobinsonHugo
Growing UpRussell BakerPBA
Gulag: A HistoryAnne ApplebaumNFP
Gulag ArchipelagoAleksander SolzhenitsynNobel
Gulliver's TravelsJonathan SwiftW100
Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fate of Human SocietyJared M. DiamondAmazon 100
Gypsy BalladsFederico Garcia LorcaW100
HamletWilliam ShakespeareW100
Happy Days Are Here AgainSteven Neal
Hard ChoicesHillary Rodham Clinton
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A LifeJoan D. HedrickPBA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneJ.K. RowlingAmazon 100
Henry Clay: Statesman for the UnionRobert V. Remini
Heat and DustRuth Prawer JhabvalaBooker
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His AssassinHampton Sides
Here's Your LifeEyervind JohnsonNobel
HistoireClaude SimonNobel
HistoryElsa MoranteW100
HolidayStanley MiddletonBooker
HominidsRobert J. SawyerHugo
Hotel du LacAnita BrooknerBooker
How Apollo Flew to the MoonW. David Woods
How German Is ItWalter AbishFaulkner
How Late It Was, How LateJames KelmasBooker
How to Build a GirlCaitlin Morris
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern WorldSteven Johnson
Huey LongThomas Harry WilliamsPBA
Humboldt's GiftSaul Bellow
HungerKnut HamsumW100
HyperionDan SimmonsHugo
In Search of Lost TimeMarcel ProustW100
Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the WorldEvan Thomas
IlliadHomerW100
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of NationalismBenedict Anderson
Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's LegacyDavid O. Stewart
Impeachment of a President: Andrew Johnson, the Blacks and ReconstructionHans Trefousse
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in KenyaCaroline ElkinsNFP
In A Free StateV.S. NaipaulBooker
In AmericaSusan SontagNBA
In Cold BloodTruman CapoteAmazon 100
In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil WarAlice Raines Trulock
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS JeanetteHampton Sides
In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969Francis French
Independence DayRichard FordPF,Faulkner
Independent PeopleHalidor LaxnessW100
InfitesimalAmis Alexander
Interpreter of MaladiesJhumpa LahiriAmazon 100,PF
Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965Francis French and Paul Haney
Invisible ManRalph EllisonAmazon 100, W100
I, RipperStephen Hunter
IronweedWilliam KennedyPF
J RWilliam GaddisNBA
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land GrabSteve Inskeep
Jackson Pollack: An American SagaSteven Naifeh and Gregory White SmithPBA
Jacques the FatalistDenis DiderotW100
James MadisonGarry Wills
Jefferson and His TimeDumas MalonePH
Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on EarthChris WareAmazon 100
John AdamsDavid McCulloughPBA
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private LifePaul C. Nagel
Jonathan Strange and Mr. NorellSusanna ClarkHugo
Journey to the End of the NightLouis Ferdinand CelineW100
July's PeopleNadine GordimerNobel
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and RedemptionBryan Stevenson
Kaddish For A Child Not BornImie KerteszNobel
King LearWilliam ShakespeareW100
Kitchen ConfidentialAnthony BourdainAmazon 100
Khrushchev: The Man and His EraWilliam TaubmanPBA
LafayetteHarlow Giles Unger
Last OrdersGraham SwiftBooker
Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New WestMichael Punke
Latino America: How Americans Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the NationMatt Barreto and Gerry M. Segun
Le Pere GoriotHonore de BalzacW100
Leaves of GrassWalt WhitmanW100
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet EmpireDavid RemmickNFP
Less Than OneJoseph BrodskyNobel
Let the great World SpinColum McCannNBA
Letter to a Christian NationSam Harris
Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868Brooks D. Simpson
Life After LifeKate AtkinsonAmazon 100
Life and Times of Michael K.J.M. CoetzeeBooker
Light-Horse Harry Lee and the Legacy of the American RevolutionCharles Royster
Lincoln and Grant's Teamwork: Keys to Their Civil War SuccessEdward H. Bonekemper, III
Lincoln and Grant: The Westerners Who Won the Civil WarEdward H. Bonekemper, III
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade AmericaGarry WillsNFP
LindberghScott BergPBA
Little House on the PrairieLaura Ingalls WilderAmazon 100
LolitaVladamir NobokovAmazon 100,W100
Life of PiYann MartelBooker
Lock InJohn Scalzi
Look Homeward: The Life of Thomas WolfeDavid Herbert DonaldPBA
Lonesome DoveLarry McMurtryPF
Lord of MisruleJaimy GordonNBA
Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. TolkienAmazon 100
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the WorldLiaquat AhamedPH
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13Jim Lovell
Louise Bogan: A PortraitElizabeth FrankPBA
Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel Garcia MarquezAmazon 100,W100
Love MedicineLorus ErdichAmazon 100
Luce and his EmpireW.A. SwanbergPBA
LustElfriede JelinekNobelA
Machiavelli in HellSebastien de GraziaPBA
Madame BovaryGustave FlaubertW100
MahabhrataVyasaW100
Malcolm X: A Life of ReinventionManning MarablePH
Man PlusFrederick PohlNebula
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's KillerJames L. Swanson
Man's Search for MeaningViktor FranklAmazon 100
Mao IIDon DeLilloFaulkner
MarchGeraldine BrooksPF
Margaret Fuller: A New American LifeMegan MarshallPBA
Mary Chestnut's Civil WarC. Vann WoodwardPH
MasnaviRumiW100
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon JohnsonRobert CaroPBA
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American DreamerSteven MilihauserPF
Master and CommanderPatrick O'Brian
MatingNorman RushNBA
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and WarNathaniel Philbrick
Me Talk Pretty Day OneDavid SedarisAmazon 100
MedeaEuripedesW100
Memoirs and Selected LettersUlysses S. Grant
Memoirs of HadrianMarguerite YourcenarW100
MetamorphosesOvidW100
Middle PassageCharles JohnsonNBA
MiddlemarchGeorge EliotW100
MiddlesexJeffrey EugenidesAmazon 100,PF
Midnight's ChildrenSalman RushdieAmazon 100,W100,Booker
Miracle Fair - Selected PoemsWislawa SymborskaNobel
Mirror DanceLois McMaster BujoldHugo
Missing PersonPatrick ModianoNobel
Mistero BoffoDario FoNobel
Moby DickHerman MelvilleW100
Molloy, Malone Dies The UnnameableSamuel BecketW100
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair GameMichael LewisAmazon 100
Moon TigerPenelope LivelyBooker
Moonshot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the MoonAlan Shepard
Mother of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil WarDrew Gilpin FaustFP
Move Your Shadow: South Africa Black and WhiteJoseph LelyveldNFP
Moving MarsGreg BearNebula
Mr. Adams Last Crusade: The Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life of John Quincy AdamsJoseph Wheelan
Mr. Sammler's PlanetSaul BellowNBA
Mrs. DallowayVirginia WolffW100
My Seinfeld YearFred Stoller
Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave PowerGary Wills
Neither Black Nor WhiteCarl N. DeglerPH
NetherlandJoesph O'NeillAmazon 100
Neuromancer"William GibsonHugo, Nebula
Njal's SagaUnknownW100
No Enemy But TomeMichael BishopNabula
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War IIDoris Kearns GoodwinPH
NostromoJoseph ConradW100
OdysseyHomerW100
Oedipus the KingSophoclesW100
OffshorePenelope FitzgeraldBooker
Of Human BondageW. Somerset MaughamAmazon 100
Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
Olive KitteridgeElizabeth StroutPF
OmerasDerek WalcottNobel
On Human NatureEdward O. WilsonNFP
On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to DoubtRichard Carrier
On the RoadJack KerouacAmazon 100
On Zion's Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American LandscapeJared FarmerFP
One Hundred Years of SolitudeGabriel Garcia MarquezW100
One Thousand and One NightsUnknownW100
O'Neill, Son and ArtistLouis ShaefferPBA
Operation ShylockPhillip RothFaulkner
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the ConstitutionJack N. RakovePH
Oscar and LucindaPeter CareyBooker
Oscar WildeRichard EllmannPBA
OthelloWilliam ShakespeareW100
Out of AfricaIssak DinesonAmazon 100
OutlanderDiana Gabaldon
Paco's StoryLarry HeinemanNBA
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha HaRoddy DoyleBooker
Paladin of SoulsLois McMaster BujoldHugo, Nebula
Parable of the TalentsOctavia E. ButlerNebula
Paris TroutPete DexterNBA
Parting the Waters: America's Empire in the PhillipinesStanley KarnowPH
Paul Revere's RideDavid Hackett Fisher
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless WarJames Risen
Pedro ParamoJuan RulfoW100
People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerining the Origin of American CivilizationMichael KarnneyPH
PerseopolisMaryjane SatrapiAmazon 100
Personal HistoryKatherine GrahamPBA
Peter the Great: His Life and WorldRobert K. MassiePBA
Philadelphia FireJohn EdgarFaulkner
Pilgrim at Tinker CreekAnne DillardNFP
Pippi LongstockingAstrid LundgrenW100
Plain honest Men: The Making of the American ConstitutionRichard Beeman
Plains Song: For Female VoicesWright MorrisNBA
PoemsPaul CelanW100
PoemsGiacome LeopardiW100
Polio: An American StoryDavid OshinskiPH
Portnoy's ComplaintPhillip RothAmazon 100
PosessionA.S. ByattBooker
PostcardsE. Annie ProulxFaulkner
Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New YorkRobert CaroFP
PowersUrsula K. Le GuinNebula
Present at the Creation: My Years at the State DepartmentDean AchesonPH
Pride & PrejudiceJane AustenAmazon 100,W100
Prophets of RegulationThomas K. McCrawPH
Rabbit at RestJohn UpdikePF
Rabbit is RichJohn UpdikeNBA
Railroaded: The Transcontinentalists and the Making of Modern AmericaRichard WhiteFP
Rainbow's EndVernon VingeHugo
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788Pauline Meier
Ready Player OneErnest Cline
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877Eric FonerFP
Red Sorghum ClanMo YanNobel
RedshirtsJohn ScalziHugo
Red MarsKim Stanley RobinsonNebula
RemayanaValmikiW100
Rendezvous with RamaArthur C. ClarkeHugo, Nebula
RingworldLarry NivenHugo, Nebula
Rites of PassageWilliam GoldingBooker
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed AmericaJohn M. BarryFP
Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938Lawrence ThompsonPBA
Roosevelt: the Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945James MacGregor BurnsFP,PH
Sabbath's TheaterPhilip RothNBA
Sacred HungerBarry UnsworthBooker
SairelleDavid StoneyBooker
Salvage the BonesJesmyn WardNBA
Samuel JohnsonWalter Jackson BatesPBA
Schindler's ArkThomas KeneallyBooker
Sea of Glory: Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Expedition, 1838-1842Nathaniel Philbrick
Season of AnomyWoles SoyinkaNobel
Season of Migration to the NorthFajeh SalihW100
SeaviewToby OlsonFaulkner
SeekerJack McDevittNebula
Selected PoemsOlysseus ElytisNobel
Sent For You YesterdayJohn Edgar WidemanFaulkner
Sentimental EducationGustave FlaubertW100
Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making America, 1880-1930Alan TrachtenbergFP
Shadow CountryPeter MathiessenNBA
Shadow of ParadiseVicente AleixandreNobel
ShakuntalaKalidasaW100
Ship Fever and Other StoriesAndrea BarrettNBA
Silent SpringRachel CarsonAmazon 100
Six Amendments: How and Why we Should Change the ConstitutionJohn Paul Stevens
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the American NavyIan W Ford
Slaughterouse FiveKurt VonnegutAmazon 100
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War IIDouglas A. BlackmonNFP
Slow RiverNicola GriffithNebula
Snow Falling on CedarsDavid GutersonFaulkner
Soldier In HidingRichard WileyFaulkner
So Long, See You TomorrowWilliam MaxwwellNBA
Something to Answer ForP.H. NewbyBooker
Sons and LoversD.H. LawrenceW100
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private DynastyDaniel Schulman
Sophie's ChoiceWilliam StyronNBA
Soul MountainGao XinguaNobel
SpartacusJohn CaseyNBA
SpinRobert Charles WilsonHugo
Spoiled BratsSimon Rich
Startide RisingDavid BrinHugo, Nebula
Station IslandSeamus HeaneyNobel
Stations of the TideMichael SwanwickNebula
Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working ClassJefferson CowieFP
Staying OnPaul ScottBooker
Stephen A. DouglasRobert W. JohannsesFP
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945Barbara W. TuchmanNFP
StoriesAnton ChekhovW100
StoriesFranz KafkaW100
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and ReligionEdward J. LarsonPH
TalesEdgar Allen PoeW100
Team of RivalsDoris Kearns GoodwinAmazon 100
Tehanu: The Last Book of EarthseaUrsula K. Le GuinNebula
The Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcolm X and Alex HaleyAmazon 100
The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800Eric McKitrick
The Age of InnocenceEdith WhartonAmazon 100
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and ClayMichael ChabonAmazon 100, PF
The Americans: The Democratic ExperienceDaniel J. BoorstinPH
The AntsBert Halldobler and Edward O. WilsonNFP
The Barracks ThiefTobias WolffFaulkner
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimesJonathan WeinerNFP
The Bear Comes HomeRafi ZaborFaulkner
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineMichael Lewis
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights ActClay Risen
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte CristoTom ReissPBA
The Blind AssassinMargaret AtwoodBooker
The Bone PeopleKen HulineBooker
The Book of DisquietFernando PessoaW100
The Book ThiefMarcus ZusakAmazon 100
The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscal WaoJunot DiazAmazon 100,PF
The Brothers KaramazovFyodor DostoevskyW100
The Buddha in the AtticJulie OtukaFaulkner
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of JournalismDoris Kearns Goodwin
The Cairo TrilogyNagrieb MahfouzNobel
The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey ChaucerW100
The CapricesSabina MurrayFaulkner
The Captive MindCzeslaw MiloszNobel
The CastleFranz KafkaW100
The Case of the Missing Moon RocksJoe Kloc
The Chaneyville IncidentDavid BradleyFaulkner
The City & The CityChina MievilleHugo
1812The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian AlliesAlan Taylor
The Claw of the ConciliatorGene WolfeNebula
The Collected Stories of Deborah EisenbergDeborah EisenbergFaulkner
The Collected Stories of Eudora WeltyEudora WeltyNBA
The Color PurpleAlice WalkerNBA,PF
The Complete StoriesFlannery O'ConnorNBA
The ConservationistNadine GordimerBooker
The Contested Plains: Indians. Goldseekers & the Rush to ColoradoElliott WestFP
The CorrectionsJonathan FranzenAmazon 100,NBA
The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South Since EmancipationJoel WilliamsonFP
The DaVinci CodeDan Brown
The Day We Found the UniverseMarcia Bartusiak
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous LegacyDavid E. HoffmanNFP
The Death of Ivan IlyichLeo TolstoyW100
The DecameronGiovanni BoccaccioW100
The Defining Moment: FDRs Hundred Days and the Triumph of HopeJonathan Alter
The Denial of DeathErnest BeckerNFP
The Devil to Pay in the BacklandsJoao RosaW100
The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct AmericaBarnet Shecter
The Diamond AgeNeal StephensonHugo
The DispossessedUrsula K. Le GuinHugo, Nebula
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth GapMatt Taibbi
The Divine ComedyDante AlighieriW100
The Dragons of EdenCarl SaganNFP
The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and PoliticsDon E. FehrenbacherPH
The Early Stories: 1953 - 1975John UpdikeFaulkner
The Echo MakerRichard PowersNBA
The Elected MemberBernice RubensBooker
The End Of Faith: Religious Terror and the Future of ReasonSam Harris
The English PatientMichael OndaatjeBooker
The Executioners SongNorman MailerPF
The Falling WomenPat MurphyNebula
The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil LibertiesMarke E. Neely, Jr.PH
The Fault in Our StarsJohn GreenAmazon 100
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American SlaveryEric FonerPH
The Finkle QuestionHoward JacksonBooker
The First Summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941Theodore A. WilsonFP
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius VanderbiltJ.J. StilesPBA
The Forever WarJon HaldemanHugo, Nebula
The Fountains of ParadiseArthur C. ClarkeHugo, Nebula
The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil WarVictoria E. Bynum
The GatheringAnne EnrightBooker
The Ghost RoadPat BarkerBooker
The GiverLois LowryAmazon 100
The God DelusionRichard Dawkins
The God of Small ThingsArundhati RayBooker
The Gods ThemselvesIsaac AsimovHugo, Nebula
The Golden NotebookDoris LessingW100
The GoldfinchDonna TarttPF
The Good Lord BirdJames McbrideNBA
The Good War: An Oral Histiry of World War IIStuds TerkelNFP
The Gospel According to Jesus ChristJose SramagoNobel
The Graveyard BookMeal GaimanHugo
The Great FireShirley HazzardNBA
The Great GatsbyF. Scott FitzgeraldAmazon 100
The Great ManKate ChristiansenFaulkner
The Hair of Harold RouxThomas WilliamsNBA
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismEdward E. Baptist
The Handmaids TaleMargaret AtwoodAmazon 100
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Gosts after CommunismTina RosenburgNFP
The Healers WarElizabeth Ann ScarboroughNebula
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American LegendBob Drury
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American FamilyAnnette Gordon-ReedPH
The HiveCamilio Jose CelaNobel
The HoursMichael CunninghamPF,Faulkner
The House at Pooh CornerA.A. MilneAmazon 100
The Human StainPhillip RothFaulknmer
The Hunger AngelHerta MullerNobel
The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins
The IdiotFyodor DostoevskyW100
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca SklootAmazon 100
The Impending Crisis: 1848 - 1861David M. PotterPH
The Inheritance of LossKirias DesaiBooker
The Island of Dr. MoreauH.G. Wells
The Killer AngelsWallace StegnerPF
The Known WorldEdward P. JonesPF
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Big HornNathaniel Philbrick
The Launching of Modern American Science - 1841 - 1876Robert V. BrusePH
The Lee's of Virginia: Seven Generations of An American FamilyPaul C. Nagel
The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le GuinHugo, Nebula
The Liars Club: A MemoirMary KarrAmazon 100
The Life and Times of Cotton MatherKen SilvermanPBA
The Life of Gargantua and PantagruelFrancois RabelaisW100
The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Book 1Rick RiordanAmazon 100
The Line of BeautyAlan HollinghurstBooker
The Little PrinceAntoin de Saint-ExuperyAmazon 100
The Long GoodbyeRaymond ChandlerAmazon 100
The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of AmericaRoy Morris Jr
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda & the Road to 9/11Lawrence WrightAmazon 100,NFP
The LuminariesEleanor CattonBooker
The Magic MountainThomas MannW100
The Making of the Atomic BombRichard RhodesNFP
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveOscar HijuelosPF
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical TakesOliver SachAmazon 100
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S. Grant in War and PeaceH.W. Brands
The Man Without QualitiesRobert MusilW100
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942Nigel Hamilton
The MarchE.L. DoctorowFaulkner
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846Charles Sellers
The MartianAndy Weir
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Idea in AmericaLouis MenardPH,FP
The Middle Ground: Indians, Empire, Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815Richard WhiteFP
The Middle PassageV.S. NaipulNobel
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and PracticeChristopher Hitchens
The Moon and the SoonVonda N. McIntyreNebula
The Most Famous Man in AmericaDebbie ApplegatePBA
The News From ParaguayLily TuckNBA
The Old DevilsKingsley AmisBooker
The Old Forest and Other StoriesPeter TaylorFaulkner
The Old Man and the SeaErnest HemingwayW100
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Nutritional History of Four MealsMichael PollanAmazon 100
The Optmist's DaughtersEudora Welty/td>PF
The Orphan Master's SonAdam JohnsonPF
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1917David McCulloughFP
The Paying GuestsSarah Walters
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American RomanticismMegan MarshallFP
The Phantom ToolboothNorton JustenAmazon 100
The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin BayMichael Vouri
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite PlanetNeil de Grasse Tyson
The Poisonwood Bible: A NovelBarbara KingsolverAmazon 100
The PossessedFyodor DostoevskyW100
The Potamatamis: Keepers of the FireR. David EdmundsFP
The Power BrokerRobert CaroAmazon 100,PBA
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and PowerDaniel YerzinNFP
The Quantum RoseCatherine AsaroNebula
The Race BeatGene Roberts and Hank KlibanoffPH
The Radicalism of the American RevolutionGordon S. WoodPH
The Red and the BlackStendahlW100
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of EvolutionCharles Quammen
The Remains of the DayKazuo IshiguroBooker
The Revenant: A Novel of RevengeMichael Punke
The Right StuffTom WolfeAmazon 100
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil WarMichael F. Holt
The Rise of Theodore RooseveltEdmund MorrisPBA
The Rising SunJohn TolandNFP
The RoadCormac McCarthyAmazon 100,PF
The Round HouseLouisa ErdichNBA
The SeaJohn BanvilleBooker
The Sea, the seaIris MurdochBooker
The Secret HistoryDonna TarttAmazon 100
The Sense of an EndingJulian BarnesBooker
The ShiningStephen KingAmazon 100
The Shipping NewsE. Annie ProulxNBA
The Siege of KrehnaperJ.G. FarrellBooker
The Silent CryKenzahuro; OeW100
The Snow QueenJoan D. VingoHugo
The Social Transformation of American MedicinePaul StarrNFP
The Soul of a New MachineTracy KidderNFP
The Sound and the FuryWilliam FaulknerW100
The Sound of the MountainYasunari KabunataW100
The Spectator BirdWallace StegnerNBA
The Speed of DarkElizabeth MoonNebula
The Stories of John CheeverJohn CheeverNBA
The StrangerAlbert CamusAmazon 100,W100
The Stone DiariesCarol ShieldsPF
The Sun Also RisesErnest HemingwayAmazon 100
The Swerve: How the World Became ModernStephen GreenblattNFP
The Tale of GenjiMurasaka ShibbaW100
The Terminal ExperimentRobert J. SawyerNebula
The Things They CarriedTim O'BrienAmazon 100
The Tin DrumGunter GlassW100
The Transformation of Virginia, 1740 - 1790Rhys L. IsaacPH
The TrialFranz KafkaW100
The Famished RoadBen OkisBooker
The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early AmericaJohn Putnam DemosFP
The Uplift WarDavid BrinHugo
The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric CarleAmazon 100
The View From Castle RockAlice MunroNobel
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American BusinessAlfred D. Chandler, Jr.PH
The Vor GameLois McMaster BujoldHugo
The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward
The White CastleOrhanPamerkNobel
The White TigerAraving AdigaBooker
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A NovelHaruki MurakamiAmazon 100
The Windup GirlPaolo BacigalupiHugo, Nebula
The World According to GarpJohn IrvingAmazon 100
The Wright BrothersDavid McCullough
The Year of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945Saul FriedlandkerNFP
The Year of Magical ThinkingJoan DidionAmazon 100
The Yiddish Policemen's UnionMichael ChabonHugo, Nebula
themJoyce Carol OatesNBA
There is a no Place on Earth for MeSusan ShecherNFP
Things Fall ApartChinua AchebeAmazon 100,W100
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at amp David Lawrence Wright
Three JanesJulia GlassNBA
TimescapeGregory BenfordNebula
TinkersPaul HardingPF
To Kill A MockingbirdHarper LeeAmazon 100
To the LighthouseVirginia WolffW100
Toms River: A Story of Science and SalvationDan FaginNFP
To Say Nothing of the DogConnie WillisHugo
To You Scattered Bodies GoPhillip Jose FarmerHugo
Tree of SmokeDenis JohnsonNBA
Tristram ShandyLaurence SteineW100
True History of the Kelly GangPeter CaryBooker
TrumanDavid McCulloughPBA,FP
Twenty Love Poems and Songs of DespairPablo NerudaNobel
U.S. Grant: American Hero, American MythJoan Waigh
UlyssesJames JoyceW100
Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher : The Military Genius of the Man Who Won the Civil WarEdward H. Bonekemper II
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely HeroMichael Korda
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionLaura HillenbrandAmazon 100
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American RevolutionNathaniel Philbrick
Valley of the DollsJacqueline SusannAmazon 100
VassPatrick WhiteNobel
Vera, Mrs. Vladamir NabokovStacy SchiffPBA
Vernon God LittleDBC PierreBooker
Victory Over Japan: A Book of StoriesEllen GilchristNBA
Voyager to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of RevolutionBernard BailynPH
W.E.B DuBois: Biography of Race, 1868-1919David levering LewisFP
W.E.B. DuBois: Biography of Race, 1868 - 1919David Levering LewisPBA
W.E.B. DuBois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919 - 1963David Levering LewisPBA
WaitingHa JinNBA,Faulkner
Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil RightsRobert Mann
Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big TrainHenry W. Thomas
War and PeaceLeo TolstoyW100
War DancesSherman AlexieFaulkner
War TrashHa JinFaulkner
Washington: A LifeRon ChernowPBA
Washington's CrossingDavid Hackett FisherPH
Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley ForgeThomas J. Fleming
Watership DownRichard Adams
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848Daniel Walker HowePh
Where the Sidewalk EndsShel SilversteinAmazon 100
Where Late the Sweet Birds SangKate WilhelmHugo
Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakAmazon 100
White NoiseDon de LilloNBA
Why Survive? Being Old in AmericaRobert Neil ButlerNFP
Wilderness Journey: The Life of William ClarkWilliam E. Foley
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American RepublicAlan TaylorPH
Wind in the WillowsKenneth GrahameAmazon 100
Wolf HallHilary MantelBooker
Women in Their BedsGina BerriaultFaulkner
World of Our FathersIrving HoweFP
Worlds EndJ. Coraghesson BoyleFaulkner
World's FairE.L. DoctorowNBA
Wuthering HeightsEmily BronteW100
Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Streets Post-Crash RecruitsKevin Roose
Zorba the GreekNikos KazantzakisW100
Bucket Source CodeBucket Source Description
FPFrancis Parkman Prize for American History and Biography
NBANational Book Award Winner
NFPPulitzer Prize Winner for General Non-Fiction
PBAPulitzer Prize Winner for Biography/Autobiography
PH Pulitzer Prize Winner for History
PFPulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction
Amazon 100Amazon.com list of 100 books to read before you die
W100World Library list of 100 greatest books of all time
NobelWorks by Nobel Prize for Literature Winners
BookerBooker Man Prize
FaulknerPen/Faulkner Award Winners
NebulaNebula Award for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
HugoHugo Award for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

Titles with nothing in the Source column are either books I have chosen and read, or are suggestions from others that do not appear in another source list.


Current Bucket Status

Currently Reading: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Current Audio Book: The Free State of Jones by Victoria Bynum

On Deck: Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C. by Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood

In the Bullpen: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson

Last Read: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


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An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield

The Case Against the Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

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