Recommended Book List

Title Category Author
A Great and Terrible King Biography Marc Morris
The Bridge Biography David Remnick
Captain Scott Biography Rannulph Fiennes
Colonel Roosevelt Biography Edmund Morris
The Dirt - Motley Crue Biography Neil Strauss
Eminent Victorians Biography Lytton Strachey
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Biography Amanda Foreman
Hitler's Pope Biography John Cornwell
The Life of Samuel Johnson Biography James Boswell
The Lost Cyclist Biography David Herlihy
Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel Biography Marshall Terrill
Washington Biography Ron Chernow
Barbarians at the Gate Business Bryan Burrough
The Black Swan Business Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Fish! Business Stephen Lundin
Good to Great Business James Collins
The House of Morgan Business Ron Chernow
In Search of Excellence Business Tom Peters
Knockout Entrepreneur Business George Foreman
Liar's Poker Business Michael Lewis
Reengineering the Corporation Business Michael Hammer
The Hound of the Baskervilles Crime Arthur Conan Doyle
Killshot Crime Elmore Leonard
The Maltese Falcon Crime Dashiell Hammett
McMafia Crime Misha Glenny
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Crime John Berendt
Papillon Crime Henri Charriere
The Postman Always Rings Twice Crime James M. Cain
Red Harvest Crime Dashiell Hammett
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Cult Hunter S. Thompson
Beyond the Crash Economics Gordon Brown
The End of History and the Last Man Economics Francis Fukuyama
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money Economics John Maynard Keynes
The Great Crash, 1929 Economics John Kenneth Galbraith
The Pinch Economics David Willetts
The Shock Doctrine Economics Naomi Klein
Small is Beautiful Economics E.F. Schumacher
Katherine Historical Anya Seton
The Long Song Historical Andrea Levy
Lustrum Historical Robert Harris
Master and Commander Historical Patrick O'Brian
Parrot and Olivier Historical Peter Carey
Ragtime Historical E.L. Doctorow
The Silver Pigs Historical Lindsey Davis
The Sot-Weed Factor Historical John Barth
Trinity Historical Leon Uris
True History of the Kelly Gang Historical Peter Carey
Widow of the South Historical Robert Hicks
House of Leaves Horror Mark Z. Danielewski
The Shining Horror Stephen King
A Journey Memoir Tony Blair
Bomber County Memoir Daniel Swift
Chronicles of Wasted Time Memoir Malcolm Muggeridge
Climbing the Bookshelves Memoir Shirley Williams
Curfewed Night Memoir Basharat Peer
Decision Points Memoir George W. Bush
Down and Out in Paris and London Memoir George Orwell
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia Memoir Chris Stewart
Education of Henry Adams Memoir Henry Adams
The Elephant to Hollywood Memoir Michael Caine
Goodbye to All That Memoir Robert Graves
The Happy Hooker Memoir Xaviera Hollander
Hideous Kinky Memoir Esther Freud
Hitch-22 Memoir Christopher Hitchens
I Dreamed of Africa Memoir Kuki Gallman
Jack: Straight from the Gut Memoir Jack Welch
Just Kids Memoir Patti Smith
Kitchen Confidential Memoir Anthony Bourdain
Let's Take the Long Way Home Memoir Gail Caldwell
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man Memoir Siegfried Sassoon
The Memory Chalet Memoir Tony Judt
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Memoir Annie Dillard
Reading Lolita in Tehran Memoir Azar Nafisi
Shantaram Memoir Gregory David Roberts
This Boy's Life Memoir Tobias Wolff
Toast Memoir Nigel Slater
Under the Tuscan Sun Memoir Frances Mayes
Up from Slavery Memoir Booker T. Washington
Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister Memoir Deborah Devonshire
West with the Night Memoir Beryl Markham
The Quest for Community Philosophy Robert Nisbet
Revolt of the Masses Philosophy Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Rule of Law Philosophy Tom Bingham
What Price Liberty? Philosophy Ben Wilson
The Age of Reform Politics Richard Hofstadter
America by Heart Politics Sarah Palin
Collected Essays Politics George Orwell
The Constitution of Liberty Politics F.A. von Hayek
Das Kapital (Vol I) Politics Karl Marx
Decline & Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Politics Chris Mullin
Democracy in America Politics Alexis de Tocqueville
Diaries: In Power Politics Alan Clark
The Fear: The Last Days of Robert Mugabe Politics Peter Godwin
Game Change Politics John Heilemann
Hegemony or Survival Politics Noam Chomsky
House of Bush House of Saud Politics Craig Unger
The Origins of Totalitarianism Politics Hannah Arendt
The Party Politics Richard McGregor
The Souls of Black Folk Politics W.E.B. Dubois
Stupid White Men Politics Michael Moore
The Third Man Politics Peter Mandelson
The Watchers Politics Shane Harris
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail Religion Michael Baigent
The Prophet Religion Kahlil Gibran
Under the Banner of Heaven Religion Jon Krakauer
Tar Baby Romance Toni Morrison
Grace and Truth Saga Jennifer Johnston
The Way of All Flesh Saga Samuel Butler
The Corner Sociology David Simon
How to Win Friends and Influence People Sociology Dale Carnegie
Outliers Sociology Malcolm Gladwell
The Road to Wigan Pier Sociology George Orwell
The Tipping Point Sociology Malcolm Gladwell
Yellow Dirt Sociology Judy Pasternak
The Miracle of Castel di Sangro Sport Joe McGinniss
Waterlog Sport Roger Deakin
Felicia's Journey Thriller William Trevor
Ice Station Thriller Matthew Reilly
Lies of Silence Thriller Brian Moore
Live and Let Die Thriller Ian Fleming
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Thriller John Le Carré
Arabian Sands Travel Wilfred Thesinger
From the Holy Mountain Travel William Dalrymple
The Great Railway Bazaar Travel Paul Theroux
Let the Swords Encircle Me Travel Scott Peterson
The Lost World of the Kalahari Travel Laurens Van der Post
Notes from a Small Island Travel Bill Bryson
Shadow of the Silk Road Travel Colin Thubron
The Southern Gates of Arabia Travel Freya Stark
Agent Zigzag War Ben Macintyre
Black Hawk Down War Mark Bowden
Frontline War David Loyn
The Guns of Navarone War Alistair McLean
Immediate Response War Mark Hammond
Jarhead War Anthony Swofford
Matterhorn War Karl Marlantes
Operation Mincemeat War Ben Macintyre
The Painted Bird War Jerzy Kosinski
Parade's End War Ford Madox Ford
Regeneration War Pat Barker
Sniper One War Dan Mills
Sod That for a Game of Soldiers War Mark Eyles-Thomas