My Reading List

Here I present a short list of books I read recently (or am reading currently). These have contributed significantly to my personal ideology, and continue to inspire me to seek out new and creative ways to express myself. Books help me keep an open mind and embrace the randomness of life.  I will be updating this list occasionally, and I would love to receive any feedback you have. Peace :) .

Updated 5/11/16

“The Wisdom of Insecurity” – Alan Watts

“Bird by Bird” – Anne Lamott

Updated 2/2/16

“Ishmael” – Daniel Quinn

“The Way of Zen” – Alan Watts

Update 12/10/14

“The Sex Diaries Project” – Arianne Cohen

Update 6/8/14

“Your Body has a Mind of it’s Own” – Sandra Blakeslee

“The Purple Cow” – Seth Godin

Update 12/2/2013

“The Active Side of Infinity” by Carlos Castenada

“Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac

Update 4/15/2013

“The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell, with Bill Moyers

“Myths to Live By” by Joseph Campbell

Update 10/2/12

“Still Life with Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins (this was a great read, and a must for any budding Anarchist/social misfit. Loved it!)

Update 9/7/11

“Winning State Wrestling: 2nd Edition” by Steve Knight

“Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber” by Mark Twight

“The Zen Way to the Martial Arts” by Taisen Deshimaru

Update 12/15/10

“Enter the Zone” – Dr. Barry Sears

“Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed The World” – Paul Cartledge

“The Meditations” – Marcus Aurelius

“Broca’s Brain: Reflections On The Romance of Science” – Carl Sagan

“Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things” – Laurence Gonzales

Update 8/3/2010

“Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why” – Laurence Gonzales

“The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge” – Carlos Castaneda

“The Spirit of Zen: A way of Life, Work, and Art in the Far East” – Alan Watts


“Brave New World” – Aldous Huxley

“Culture Jam” – Kalle Lasn

“Endgame, Vol 1 &2″ – Derrick Jensen

“Chaos: The Making of a New Science” – James Gleick

“The Dispossessed” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“Hardcore Zen” and “Sit Down, Shut Up” – Brad Werner

“Expect Resistance” and “Days of War, Nights of Love” – Crimethinc Collective

“Resource Manual for a Living Revolution” – American Friends Service Committee

One thought on “My Reading List

  1. I have read Carlos Castaneda too, so interesting… my favorite being The Art of Dreaming. Do you think he is honest in his writing? I tend to not worry about how honest I think he is, and just enjoy his insights on consciousness and other metaphysical goodness : )

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