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Coyote in the Mountains

Isaac Marion
Warm Bodies

Gabriella Garcia Marquez
Amor en Los Tiempos del Cólera
Cien Años de Solidad
Del Amor y Otros Demonios

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
La Sombra del Viento
El Juego del Ángel

Khaled Hosseini:
Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns

Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children

Arundhati Roy
God of Small Things

Meryvn Peake
The Gormengast Novels

Moore and Gibbons
The Watchmen

Pablo Neruda

Emily Dickinson
Poems and letters


A.R. Ammons
Collected Poems

Brian Andreas
Hearing Voices

Robin Hobb
Farseer Trilogy
Liveship Traders Trilogy
Tawny Man Trilogy

Roger Zalazny
The Amber Chronicles

C.J. Cherryh
Cyteen Trilogy

Kathleen McGowan
The Book of Love

And classics:
William Shakespeare
Mark Twain
Jane Austin
Charlotte Bronte
Ernest Hemmingway
Ayn Rand
Jack Kerouac
Jack London
Charles Dickens
Arthur Conan Doyle
Louisa May Alcott
Virginia Woolf
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Agatha Christie
Truman Capote
Edgar Allen Poe
Elizabeth Bronte
J.R.R. Tolkein

   and many others

James Carse
Finite and Infinite Games

Charles Eisenstein
Sacred Economics

Bernard Lietaer, Jacqui Dunne
Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity

Simon Mainwaring
We First: How Brands & Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World

Sharon Begley
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves

Jill Bolte Taylor
Stroke of Insight

Temple Grandin
Thinking in Pictures

Joyce Catlett & Robert Firestone
Fear of Intimacy

Stephen Nachmanovitch
Free Play

Michael Pollan
Omnivore's Dilemma

Fareed Zakaria
Post-Amercan World
The Future of Freedom

Brian Wansink
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Hal Edward Runkel
Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

Chip and Dan Heath
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 

Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Greg Mortenson
Three cups of Tea

Richard P. Feynman
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman
Six Easy Pieces
Six Not So Easy Pieces

Marjane Satrapi

Gary Provost
Make Your Words Work

Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Natalie Goldberg
Writing Down the Bones

Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird


Jon Klassen
I want My Hat Back

Ramona Badescu
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood

Dallas Clayton
An Awesome Book

Trina Paulus
Hope for the Flowers

Munroe Leaf
The Story of Ferdinand

John Muth
Zen Shorts

Barbara Hobbs
The Hungry Sea Monster

Antoinette Portis
Not a Box

Ann and Paul Rand
Little One

Mark Shulman and Adam McCauley
Mom & Dad Are Palindromes

Simms Taback
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Oliver Jeffers
The Incredible Book-Eating Boy

Daniel and David Kamish
The Night the Scary Beasties Popped Out of My Head 

Zora Neale Hurston
Lies and Other Tall Tales

Maya Angelou
Life Doesn't Frighten Me

David Wiesner

Dr. Seuss
The Sneetches
Yertle the Turtle
Butter Battle Book

Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends
A Light in the Attic
The Missing Piece
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O


Pat O'Shea
The Hounds of the Morrigan

Margery Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit

Lloyd Alexander
The Westmark Trilogy
Chronicles of Prydain

Peter S. Beagle
The Last Unicorn

Robin McKinley
Hero and the Crown
The Blue Sword

Lewis Carrol
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter

William Goldman
The Princess Bride

Paterson & Diamond
Bridge to Teribithia

E.B. White
Charlotte's Web

A.A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh
The House at Pooh Corner

C.S. Lewis
Chronicles of Narnia
i particularly like:
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell
  Nobel laureate

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us.
- Franz Kafka

Muddy waters
Let stand
Becomes clear.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge
  30th US President

Things happen. You have to be courageous and that's all there is to it.
- Erin Hasley