Books That Changed My Life

These are the books that changed my life. Chronologically.

When I walk into someone’s house for the first time, I always go straight to their bookshelf. Books are like tracks on the ground – you can read the story of a person’s intellectual development and belief system by scanning the titles on the shelf.

Below is my bookshelf. May these books be guides (or warnings!) on your journey towards regeneration.

All Books (Organized Chronologically)

2010 – 2014
2008-2010: Master’s Degree
2004 – 2008: Permaculture
2000 – 2004: College
  • Eco-economy – Lester Brown
  • The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller – Italo Calvino
1996 – 2000: High School
  • Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Basho
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein
  • Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins
  • Trout Fishing in America – Richard Brautigan
1982 – 1996: Early Years
  • Tao the Ching – Lao Tzu tr. Stephen Mitchell
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • S(he) – Saul Williams
  • Ender’s Game – Orson Scott card
  • The Earthsea Trilogy – Ursula K. Leguin
  • Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  • Ming Lo Moves the Mountain – Arnold Lobel
  • Calvin and Hobbes – Bill Waterson
  • The Legend of Food Mountain