Reading: 2009 -2010 ongoing: List does not include the stock market trading books for which I am making up a separate summary. .
Literary Women, Elllen Moers, 1977 Oxford University Press
The House of Rothschild, Niall Ferguson, 1998, Penguin
Paris Magdalene, Carol Reesor, Self Published
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1967, McClelland and Stewart
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Edwin Lefevre, 1993, Wiley
1985, Anthony Burgess, 1978, Arrow
The Universal Book of Mathematics, David Darling, 2007, Castle Books
The Partnership, The Making of Goldman Sachs, Charles D. Ellis, 2008, Penguin
Failed States, Noam Chomsky, Audio Tapes.
Predictions, Sian Griffiths, 1999, Oxford University Press
The Lifetime Reading Plan, Clifton Fadiman, 1960, World Publishing Company
The Last Samurai, Helen Dewitt, 2000, Random House. This is a fictional story of a single mother raising her autistic genius son using martial art principles
The Education of Henry Adams, Henry Adams, 1995, Penguin
Sisters in the Wilderness, Charlotte Gray, 1999, Viking. The lives of Susanna Moodie and her sister Catharine Parr Traill.
Rez Sisters, Tomson Highway, 1988, Fifth House
'Make it Big,' Frank McKinney, 2002, Wiley. About a local, Del Ray, Florida contractor who dreams up gargantuan homes and then builds and sells them
'Honorable Justice, The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes', Sheldon Novick, 1989 Little Brown
'Bozo Sapiens', Michael and Ellen Kaplan, 2009 Bloomsbury Press. Why we make same mistakes over and over again.
'Rule #1', Philip Town, 2006, Crown Publishing. Very insightful book for learning fundamental analysis for stock picking the easier way.
'How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street', Allan Roth, 2009, Wiley and Sons. Simple approach to investing by buying the index funds for key markets. 3 or 4 stocks and you have total coverage and good returns.
'Trainspotting', Irvine Welsh, 1993, Norton. Nasty subject about nasty people in original dialect which makes it an even 'tuffer slog' to read. However, very insightful. A 'must' for sociologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and anthropologists. But, not for the squeamish, self respecting, sensitive or your grandmother unless she is of one of the aforementioned disciplines.
Couple Burn Out, Ayala Malach Pines, 1996, Routledge
Call Me Ted, Ted Turner, 2008, Grand Central
God Created the Integer, Stephen Hawkins
Leviathan, Thomas Hobbs, Audio Tapes
I Sing the Body Electronic. The story of Microsoft's development of the Encarta Encyclopedia. Great read.