The Current List

Below is the list of books I am reading or plan on reading for my 1,000 books project (the list of completed books can be found here.) Between this and the completes, the list has not quite reached 1,000 titles yet, but I’m still growing (in both age and interests) and I expect I will continue to add to these.
A few things to note:
  • Books are listed alpha by title.
  • For the convenience of the reader, I have placed the multivolume collections of Jewish theology to the bottom.
  • The list of completed books has been moved to here.


  • Books that I am reading now are marked in Bold
  • California and the West
  • China and Asia Studies
  • Graphic Literature (graphic novels, comics, etc.)
  • Jewish Theology or Culture
  • Poetry, Plays, and Verse
  • Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction)
The Current List as of 13 August 2017.
  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 
  2. After Virtue – Allistair MacIntre
  3. Against the Gods by Edward Bernstein
  4. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  6. Armageddon by Max Hastings
  7. Army of Evil by Adrian Weale
  8. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  9. As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg
  10. Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
  11. The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
  12. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
  13. The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
  14. The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
  15. The Brigade by Howard Blum
  16. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
  17. Capitalism 3.0 by Peter Barnes
  18. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  19. The City of God by Augustine
  20. The Civil War: A Narrative Volume 1 by Shelby Foote
  21. The Civil War: A Narrative Volume 2 by Shelby Foote
  22. The Civil War: A Narrative Volume 3 by Shelby Foote
  23. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt
  24. Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom
  25. The Coffee Trader by David Liss
  26. Comics, the Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
  27. The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth
  28. The Complete English Poems by John Donne
  29. (The New) Complete Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus
  30. Confessions by Augustine
  31. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoeskvy
  32. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 
  33. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  34. Daring Young Men by Richard Reeves
  35. Death by Pastrami by Leonard Bernstein
  36. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  37. The Deceivers by Thaddeus Holt
  38. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 by Piers Brandon
  39. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
  40. A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
  41. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede
  42. The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  43. Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
  44. Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy
  45. “The Epic of Gilgamesh” 
  46. Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis
  47. Evolving Halacha by R. Moshe Zemer
  48. The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things by R. Steven Leder
  49. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  50. The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  51. Fossils & Faith by Nathan Aviezer
  52. Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman
  53. Genius by James Gleick
  54. Ghosts of the ETO by Jonathan Gawne
  55. Genesis and the Big Bang by Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.
  56. The Gentle Weapon by Moshe Mykoff
  57. Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Keane Hobson
  58. Gold from the Land of Israel by Channan Morrison
  59. God in Search of Man by Abraham Joshua Heshel 
  60. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
  61. Governor Reagan by Lou Cannon
  62. The Grapes of Wrath and other writings 1936-41 by John Steinbeck
  63. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  64. The Great Crash by John Keneth Galbraith
  65. Grounded by Robert M. Farley
  66. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  67. The Guide for the Perplexed by R. Moshe Ben Maimon (Rambam)
  68. The Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  69. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  70. The Happy Man by Robert Easton
  71. The Lord Is My Shepherd by Harold Kushner
  72. The Histories by Herodotus
  73. The History of England, Volume V by Davd Hume
  74.  The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  75. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  76. How by Dov Seidman
  77. I and Thou by Martin Buber
  78. Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
  79. If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
  80. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  81. In Defense of History by Richard J. Evans
  82. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
  83. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains by Charles Eastman
  84. Inferno by Dante
  85. The Influence of Seapower on History by Alfred Thayer Mahan
  86. Insecurity of Freedom by Abraham Joshua Heschel 
  87. Israel, A History by Martin Gilbert
  88. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  89. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  90. Jewish Renewal by Michael Lerner
  91. Jewish Social Ethics by David Novak
  92. The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk
  93. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  94. The Legend of the Baal-Shem by Martin Buber
  95. Lives by Plutarch
  96. Living a Life that Matters by Harold S. Kushner
  97. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  98. Long, Obstinate, and Bloody by Lawrence Babits and Joshua Howard
  99. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  100. Los Angeles Stories by Ry Coder
  101. Lost Borders by Mary Austin
  102. Lust for Life by Irving Stone
  103. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  104. Maimonides, Life and Thought by Moshe Halbertal 
  105. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 
  106. Man is Not Alone by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  107. The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman
  108. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  109. Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser
  110. Mastery by George Leonard
  111. A Midwife’s Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  112. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  113. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  114. The Mountains of California by John Muir
  115. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  116. The Myth of Multitasking by Dave Crenshaw
  117. The New England Mind by Perry Miller
  118. Night by Elie Weisel
  119. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  120. Novels and Stories 1932-1937 by John Steinbeck
  121. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bokowski
  122. November Grass by Judy Van Der Veer
  123. Odes by Horace
  124. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  125. The Open Society and its Enemies by Karl Popper
  126. Opening the Tanya by R. Adin Steinsaltz
  127. The Order of the Death’s Head by Heinz Hohne
  128. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
  129. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
  130. Palm Latitudes by Kate Braverman
  131. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  132. The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
  133. The Path of the Just by Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
  134. The Pawnbroker by Edward Lewis Wallant
  135. The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  136. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  137. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  138. Pirkei Avos
  139. The Portrait of a Lady  by Henry James
  140. The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
  141. Possession by A.S. Blast
  142. Postwar by Tony Judt
  143. President Reagan, The Role of a Lifetime by Lou Cannon 
  144. The Price of Admiralty by John Keegan
  145. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  146. The Prize by Daniel Yergin
  147. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
  148. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey
  149. Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
  150. The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan
  151. Reb Michel’s Shmussen by R. Michel Barenbaum
  152. Rebbe by Joseph Telushkin
  153. The Republic by Plato
  154. Republic of Wine by Mo Yan
  155. A Responsible Life by Ira Stone
  156. Retribution by Max Hastings
  157. The Return of Depression Economics by Paul Krugman
  158. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  159. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  160. The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
  161. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
  162. The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
  163. Rules of the Game by Andrew Gordon
  164. Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward Lattimer Beach
  165. The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  166. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  167. Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories by Hiyase Yamamoto
  168. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein
  169. Simple Words by R. Adin Steinsaltz
  170. A Single Pebble by John Hersey
  171. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  172. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
  173. Sleeping on the Wing by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell
  174. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  175. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  176. Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell
  177. Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
  178. Sonnets by Shakespeare 
  179. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  180. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  181. Souls on Fire by Elie Weisel
  182. The Splendor of Tefillin by Chanan Morrison
  183. Spook Country by William Gibson
  184. The SS by Gerald Reitslinger
  185. Stages to Saturn by Roger Bilstein
  186. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  187. Strategy by B.H. Liddell Hart
  188. Studies in Judaism by Solomon Schechter
  189. The Sun Never Sets by Bill Lane
  190. Supplying War by Martin van Crevald
  191. Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
  192. Theodore Roosevelt by Mathleen Dalton
  193. The Things they Carried by Tim O’Brien
  194. The Thirteen-Petaled Rose by R. Adin Steinsaltz 
  195. The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  196. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
  197. Torah Studies by R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  198. Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962 by John Steinbeck
  199. The True End of Civil Government by John Locke
  200. Towers of Gold by Frances Dinkelspiel
  201. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
  202. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  203. Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
  204. Utopia by Sir Thomas More
  205. The Vilna Gaon by Betzalel Landau
  206. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  207. War Trash by Ha Jin
  208. The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
  209. What is History by Edward Hallett Carr
  210. What So Proudly We Hail by Amy Kass et al, eds.
  211. What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis
  212. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  213. The Writings of Alexander Hamilton edited by Joanne B. Freeman
  214. The Writings of George Washington edited by John Rhodehamel
  215. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson edited by Merrill Peterson
  216. The Writings of Thomas Paine edited by Eric Foner
  217. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  218. Tehillim – The Psalms
  219. Words of Wisdom from Talmud to Today by Evan Moffic
  220. Rashi on Bereshis
  221. Rashi on Shemos
  222. Rashi on Vayikra
  223. Rashi on Bamidbar
  224. Rashi on Devarim
  225. Ramban on Torah Volume 1
  226. Ramban on Torah Volume 2
  227. Ramban on Torah Volume 3
  228. Ramban on Torah Volume 4
  229. Ramban on Torah Volume 5
  230. Ramban on Torah Volume 6
  231. Ramban on Torah Volume 7
  232. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Volume 1
  233. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Volume 2
  234. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Volume 3
  235. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Volume 4
  236. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Volume 5
  237. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 1
  238. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 2
  239. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 3
  240. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 4
  241. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 5
  242. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 6
  243. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 7
  244. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 8
  245. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 9
  246. The Book of Mitzvos Volume 10
  247. Yad Avraham Mishnah Volume 1
  248. Talmud Bavli Volume 1
  249. Talmud Bavli Volume 2
  250. Talmud Bavli Volume 3
  251. Talmud Bavli Volume 4
  252. Talmud Bavli Volume 5
  253. Talmud Bavli Volume 6
  254. Talmud Bavli Volume 7
  255. Talmud Bavli Volume 8
  256. Talmud Bavli Volume 9 
  257. Talmud Bavli Volume 10
  258. Talmud Bavli Volume 11
  259. Talmud Bavli Volume 12
  260. Talmud Bavli Volume 13
  261. Talmud Bavli Volume 14
  262. Talmud Bavli Volume 15
  263. Talmud Bavli Volume 16
  264. Talmud Bavli Volume 17
  265. Talmud Bavli Volume 18
  266. Talmud Bavli Volume 19
  267. Talmud Bavli Volume 20
  268. Talmud Bavli Volume 21
  269. Talmud Bavli Volume 22
  270. Talmud Bavli Volume 23
  271. Talmud Bavli Volume 24
  272. Talmud Bavli Volume 25
  273. Talmud Bavli Volume 26
  274. Talmud Bavli Volume 27
  275. Talmud Bavli Volume 28
  276. Talmud Bavli Volume 29
  277. Talmud Bavli Volume 30
  278. Talmud Bavli Volume 31
  279. Talmud Bavli Volume 32
  280. Talmud Bavli Volume 33
  281. Talmud Bavli Volume 34
  282. Talmud Bavli Volume 35
  283. Talmud Bavli Volume 36
  284. Talmud Bavli Volume 37
  285. Talmud Bavli Volume 38
  286. Talmud Bavli Volume 39
  287. Talmud Bavli Volume 40
  288. Talmud Bavli Volume 41
  289. Talmud Bavli Volume 42
  290. Talmud Bavli Volume 43
  291. Talmud Bavli Volume 44
  292. Talmud Bavli Volume 45
  293. Talmud Bavli Volume 46
  294. Talmud Bavli Volume 47
  295. Talmud Bavli Volume 48
  296. Talmud Bavli Volume 49
  297. Talmud Bavli Volume 50
  298. Talmud Bavli Volume 51
  299. Talmud Bavli Volume 52
  300. Talmud Bavli Volume 53
  301. Talmud Bavli Volume 54
  302. Talmud Bavli Volume 55
  303. Talmud Bavli Volume 56
  304. Talmud Bavli Volume 57
  305. Talmud Bavli Volume 58
  306. Talmud Bavli Volume 59
  307. Talmud Bavli Volume 60
  308. Talmud Bavli Volume 61
  309. Talmud Bavli Volume 62
  310. Talmud Bavli Volume 63
  311. Talmud Bavli Volume 64
  312. Talmud Bavli Volume 65
  313. Talmud Bavli Volume 66
  314. Talmud Bavli Volume 67
  315. Talmud Bavli Volume 68
  316. Talmud Bavli Volume 69
  317. Talmud Bavli Volume 70
  318. Talmud Bavli Volume 71
  319. Talmud Bavli Volume 72