Books That I Have Read On My RTW Trip
Apr 11, 2007
|Here is a list of books, in very rough order, that I have read during my travels around the world. Some were purchased out of interest, and others were traded for, usually from a very limited selection. In South America, used books cost about as much, if not a little more, than new books in the United States. New books cost at least double the list price.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown -- Who hasn't read this book?
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown -- I liked this one better than The Da Vinci Code, with very similar story line
Deception Point by Dan Brown -- Good read
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown -- Entertaining read
The Runaway Jury by John Grishom -- John Grishom is a mass market paperback author ie, very vanilla writing and not much depth making for a quick read
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy -- Clancy is my favorite contemporary fiction writer. His writing style is unsurpassed
Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy
What Should I Do With My Life by Po Bronson -- No answers, just more questions
Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell -- The word "Tipping point" has entered American contemporary writing due to this book.
Blink! by Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics by Steven Leveitt and Stephen Dubner
The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford -- Excellent, practical economics book for both experts and laypersons.
The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy -- Except for the outdated descriptions of China, this is Clancy in full form.
State of Fear by Michael Crichton -- Unique mix of fiction with real science that calls into question the theory of global warming
State of Denial by Bob Woodward -- Behind the scenes of the Bush Administrations' management of the Iraq War, primarily from interviews with National Security Council staff and members of the military.
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan -- A must read for Chinese Americans and an overall excellent , thoughtfully written book.