Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Nature is content with little; grace with less; but lust with nothing.
- Matthew Henry, English Theologian (1662-1714)

I put this list together just because I thought it would be fun to test my memory and see how many books I could actually remember having read from cover to cover. My guess is, I probably got about two-thirds of them. It was a fun exercise, you might want to try it yourself.


Adams, Douglass

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Alighieri, Dante

The Inferno


Stories: All-New Tales

Asimov, Isaac

The End of Eternity

Azerrad, Michael

Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana

Bible, The

The New Testament

Blume, Judy

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret



Booth, Stanley

Dance With the Devil: The Rolling Stones and Their Times

Bradbury, Ray

The Martian Chronicles

Fahrenheit 451

Brooks, Terry

The Shannara Series

The Sword of Shannara

The Elfstones of Shannara

The Wishsong of Shannara

Brown, Dan

The Da Vinci Code

Bryson, Bill

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bugliosi, Vincent and Gentry, Curt

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Bukowski, Charles

South of No North



Ham on Rye

Hot Water Music

Bulgakov, Mikhail

The Master and Margarita

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

The Barsoom Series (John Carter, Warlord of Mars)

A Princess of Mars

The Gods of Mars

The Warlord of Mars

Thuvia, Maid of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars

Byrne, Rhonda

The Secret

Capote, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Cold Blood

Carnegie, Dale

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Chekhov, Anton

The Cherry Orchard

Five Great Stories

Chrichton, Michael


Clarke, Arthur C.

Childhood’s End

Clines, Peter

The Junkie Quatrain

Collins, Suzanne

The Hunger Games

Condon, Robert

The Manchurian Candidate

Conrad, Joseph

Heart of Darkness

Copeland, Stewart

Strange Things Happen

Crouch, Blake

Dark Matter

Cullen, Dave


Davis, Miles and Troupe, Quincy

Miles: The Autobiography

Davis, Stephen

Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga

Diamond, Jared

Guns, Germs and Steel

Dick, Philip K.

The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick (Blackstone Ed.)

Dr. Futurity

Eye in the Sky

In Milton Lumky Territory

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Time Out of Joint

The Man in the High Castle

A Maze of Death

Radio Free Albemuth

A Scanner Darkly

Dickens, Charles

A Christmas Carol

Donaldson, Stephen R.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever

Lord Foul’s Bane

The Illearth War

The Power that Preserves

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

The Double (translated by Constance Garnett)

Notes from Underground

Crime and Punishment

The Gambler (translated by Constance Garnett)

The Idiot


The Brothers Karamazov

Durant, Will and Ariel

The Lessons of History

Ellis, Bret Easton

American Psycho

Imperial Bedrooms

Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe

Ideas that Shaped Mankind

Fleming, Ian

Casino Royale

Live and Let Die


Diamonds Are Forever

From Russia with Love

Dr. No


For Your Eyes Only


Flynn, Gillian

Sharp Objects

Dark Places

Gone Girl

Frankl, Viktor E.

Man’s Search for Meaning

Frey, James

A Million Little Pieces

My Friend Leonard

Gaddis, John Lewis

The Cold War

Gaiman, Neil


Smoke and Mirrors

American Gods

Anansi Boys

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Gibson, William


Gilder, George

Wealth and Poverty

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von


Gogol, Nikolai

Dead Souls

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (translated by

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

Golding, William

Lord of the Flies

Gottlieb, Anthony

The Dream of Reason

Guelzo, Allen C.

History of the United States, 2nd. Edition

Haddon, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Harari, Yuval Noah

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Hawkins, Paula

The Girl on the Train

Heilemann, John and Halperin, Mark

Game Change

Heinlein, Robert A.

Stranger in a Strange Land

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Hemingway, Ernest

A Farewell to Arms

The Old Man and the Sea

Islands in the Stream

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

Henderson, David

‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix

Hesse, Hermann


Hitchens, Christopher

Arguably: Essays

Hopkins, Jerry and Sugerman, Danny

No One Here Gets Out Alive

Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World

St. John of the Cross

Dark Night of the Soul

Kafka, Franz

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (trans. by Stanley Appelbaum)

Kaku, Michio

Einstein’s Cosmos

Kerouac, Jack

On the Road

Keyes, Daniel

Flowers for Algernon

King, Stephen

‘Salem’s Lot

The Shining

The Dead Zone

Dark Tower Series

The Gunslinger

The Drawing of the Three

The Waste Lands


Nightmares & Dreamscapes


The Regulators

Hearts in Atlantis

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Black House

The Colorado Kid


Just After Sunset



Doctor Sleep

Mr. Mercedes

Knight, Molly

The Best Team Money Can Buy

Knight, Phil

Shoe Dog

Koestler, Arthur

Darkness at Noon

Koontz, Dean

The Servants of Twilight


The Bad Place

Mr. Murder


Seize the Night

Odd Thomas

What the Night Knows

77 Shadow Street

Ashley Bell

Krakauer, John

Into the Wild

Kyle, Chris

American Sniper

L’Amour, Louis


L’Engle, Madeleine

A Wrinkle in Time

Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

Larson, Erik

The Devil in the White City

Larsson, Stieg

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lehane, Dennis

Mystic River

Shutter Island

L’Engle, Madeleine

A Wrinkle in Time

Lewis, C.S.

The Screwtape Letters

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mere Christianity

Lewis, Dan

Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World’s Most Interesting Facts

Now I Know More

London, Jack

The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Best of Jack London Short Stories

Lovecraft, H.P.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Dagon

At the Mountains of Madness

Lowndes, Leil

How to Talk to Anyone

Lowry, Malcolm

Under the Volcano

Machiavelli, Niccolò

The Prince

Martel, Yann

Life of Pi

Max, Tucker

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell


McCarthy, Cormac

No Country for Old Men

McCourt, Frank

Angela’s Ashes

McCullough, David


McWhorter, John

Language A to Z

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Melville, Herman

Moby Dick

Miller, Henry

Tropic of Cancer

Black Spring

Tropic of Capricorn

Morrison, Toni

Song of Solomon

Musashi, Miyamoto

The Book of Five Rings

Nabokov, Vladimir



Nevin, David


Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

The Prince

Orwell, George

Down and Out in Paris and London

Animal Farm


Palahniuk, Chuck


Pirsig, Robert M.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Plath, Sylvia

The Bell Jar

Rand, Ayn


The Virtue of Selfishness

Rice, Anne (as A.N. Roquelaure)

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Beauty’s Punishment

Beauty’s Release

Rimbaud, Arthur

A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat (translated by Louise Varese)

Robbins, Anthony

Personal Power

Get the Edge

Roberts, J.M.

The History of the World

Rosenberg, Joel C.

The Twelfth Imam

Rowell, Rainbow


Rule, Anne

Bitter Harvest

Safire, William

On Language

Sagan, Carl

Pale Blue Dot

Salinger, J.D.

The Catcher in the Rye

Franny and Zooey

Sendak, Maurice

Where the Wild Things Are

Setterfield, Dianne

The Thirteenth Tale

Bellman & Black

Sincero, Jen

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and

Start Living an Awesome Life

Sinclair, Upton

The Jungle

Sowell, Thomas

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Steinbeck, John

Of Mice and Men

The Grapes of Wrath

East of Eden

Stein, Garth

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Stern, Howard

Private Parts

Miss America

Stoker, Bram


Straub, Peter

Ghost Story

Houses Without Doors

Mr. X

5 Stories

A Dark Matter

Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Susann, Jacqueline

Valley of the Dolls

Tanner, Stephen

Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great

to the Fall of the Taliban

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Tolstoy, Leo


The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Toole, John Kennedy

A Confederacy of Dunces

Various Authors

Classic Russian Short Stories (Audio Connoisseur)

Stories: All New Tales (Edited by Neil Gaiman



Vonnegut, Kurt

The Sirens of Titan

Cat’s Cradle

Welcome to the Monkey House

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday

Deadeye Dick

Warren, Robert Penn

All the King’s Men

Weir, Andy

The Martian

White, E.B.

Charlotte’s Web

White, T.H.

The Once and Future King

Winchester, Simon

The Professor and the Madman

Wodehouse, P. G.

My Man Jeeves

Wooten, Victor

The Music Lesson


Five classics I really wanted to read, but could not force my way through:

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
and *gasp* Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (and I just got banned for life from the Tea Party for admitting that . . . )

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