Reading List

Currently in the library: bounded webs of thoughts, packed and unpacked in many moves (updated Dec 2019).


Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin
1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir, by Ai Weiwei
The Nation of Plants, by Stefano Mancuso
Sacred Economics, by Charles Eisenstein
The Language of Plants, by Julia Graves
The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff
The Teachings of Don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda


Food of the Gods, by Terence McKenna
Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals 1962-1966, by Thich Nhat Hanh
Dune, by Frank Herbert
Navigating the Tides of Change, by David La Chapelle
Adaptogens, by David Winston
Entangled Life, by Merlin Sheldrake
Finding the Mother Tree, by Suzanne Simard
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, by Charles Eisenstein
Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra
Trees: A Life Story, by David Suzuki
Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker
Farming the Woods, by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel
The Understory, by Elizabeth Leiknes
Central America’s Forgotten History, by Aviva Chomsky
The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners, by Wolf D.Storl
Traveler’s Joy, by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Creation Myths, by Marie-Louise Von Franz
Medicine quest : in search of nature’s healing secrets, by Mark J. Plotkin
The Natural History of Medicinal Plants, by Judith Sumner
You Can Farm, by Joel Salatin
Should Trees have Standing, by Christopher Stone
A Man Apart, by Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow
Fermentation as a Metaphor, by Sandor Ellix Katz
The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben
China witness: voices from a silent generation, by Xinran
The new American landscape: leading voices on the future of sustainable gardening, by Thomas Christopher (editor)
The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, by Douglass Adams
Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel
Erosion: Essays of Undoing, by Terry Tempest Williams
Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology, edited by Allan Hunt Badiner
Crazy Rich Asian (trilogy), by Kevin Kwan
Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray, by Adam Federman


The Plant Paradox, by Steven R. Gundry
Eat Like a Fish, by Bren Smith
Sacred Agriculture, by Dennis Klocek
In Search of the Perfect Loaf, by Samuel Fromartz
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
Not in His Image, by John Lamb Lash
When Women were Birds, by Terry Tempest Williams
Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man, by Krishna Gopi
The Last Chinese Chef: A Novel, 
by Nicole Mones
A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda
Decoded, by Jay-Z
For All the Tea in China, by Sarah Rose
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture, by Toby Hemenway
Healing with Whole Foods, by Paul Pitchford
MTrain, by Patti Smith
The Mind of Mahamudra: Advice from the Kagyu Masters
Natural Way of Farming, by Masanobu Fukoka
Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China, by Fuchsia Dunlop
The Way of Initiation, by Rudolph Steiner
Women’s Power to Heal: Through Inner Medicine, by Maya Tiwari


In Love with the World, by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma, by  Joachim-Ernst Berendt
A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright
Emergent Strategy, by Adrienne Marie Brown
Buddha & Love, by Lama Ole Nydahl
Why Buddhism is True, by Robert Wright
Sexualidades Amazónicas, by Luisa Elvira Belanude
The Crazy Man, by Pamela Porter
The Art Of Creative Thinking
by Rod Judkins
The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D
Spy of the First Person, by Sam Shepard
The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine, by Dominique de Menil
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, by Alexander Chee
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The Enlightened Sex Manual, by David Deida
The Jazz of Physics, by Stephon Alexander
The Chronology of Water, by Lidia Yuknavitch
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia, by Harry Walker


Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, by Caroline Myss
Flawless: Understanding Faults in Wine, by Jamie Goode
A Man called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
Love Letter to the Earth, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
The Call of Sedona, by Ilchi Lee
The Solar Body, by Ilchi Lee
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
Frequency, by Penney Peirce
Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
Madness, Rack, and Honey, by Mary Ruefle
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, by Dr. Claudi Welch, MSOM
On Balance, edited by Charlotte Shane
Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts, by Leonard Koren
The Unsettling of America, by Wendell Berry
Inheritance from Mother
, by Minae Mixumura
Moshi Moshi, by Banana Yoshimoto
Bread: A Global History, by William Rubel
Preserving the Japanese Way, by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Conversations with Artists, by Selden Rodman
Agnes Varta between Film, Photography, and Art, by Rebecca DeRoo
The Secret Lives of Color, by Kassia St. Clair
Siddhartha’s Brain, by James Kingsland


How to Love, Thich Nhat Hanh
Fierce Medicine, by Ana Forrest
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette, by Deckle Edge
The New Bread Basket, by Amy Halloran
Men Without Women: Stories, by Haruki Murakami
Indian Creek Chronicles, by Pete Fromm
The Unprejudiced Palate, by Angelo Pellegrini
Grief is the Thing with Feathers, by Max Porter
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie, by Bill Neal
Dreams from my Father, by Barack Obama
Chief Leadership Officer, by Kevin McCarthy
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
, by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Bhagavad Gita, by Eknath Easwaran
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeliene Thien
Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama
Memory Wall, by Anthony Doerr
The Vegetarian
, by Han Kang
Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus
, by Charles Mingus
I Love My Love
, by Reyna Biddy
Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas Friedman
Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
, by Candice Lee
Creative Confidence
, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD
Citizen, by Claudia Rankine
The Creative Habit, by Twyla Twarp
The Chaos of Longing, by K.Y. Robinson
Little Red Book of Selling, by Jeffrey Gitomer
Citizen: An American Lyric
, by Claudia Rahkine
Yoga for a World Out of Balance
, by Michael Stone
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad
Altruism, by Matthieu Richard
The Upanishads, by Eknath Easwaran
Teaching my mother how to give birth, by Warsan Shire
Tribes, by Seth Godin
Mere Anarchy, by Woody Allen
The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, by Ethan Nichtern
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Rebirth, by Kamal Ravikant
The Book of Joy, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Carlton Abrams


Just my Type, by Simon Garfield
A Little Life, by Hanya Yanaghara
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability, by William McDonough
Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto
A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
The Third Plate, by Dan Barber
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
Fully Present, by Susan L. Smalley, PhD and Diana Winston
The Language of Trust by Michael Maslandky with Scott West, Gary DeMoss, and David Saylor
The Consolations of Philosophy, by Alain de Botton
Microtrends, by Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey


Norwegian Wood, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, by Jacqueline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss
Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely
Seriously…I’m Kidding, by Ellen DeGeneres
Go the Fuck to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach
My Korean Deli, by Ben Ryder Howe
Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
Talking to Humans, by Giff Constable
Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
Wall St. Wars, by Richard E. Farley
Listening is an Act of Love, by Dave Isay
A Year Without Pants, by Scott Berkum
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers


A Life Without Limits, by Chrissie Wellington
1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
Willpower, by Roy F. Baumeister
Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu and Erin Mcguire
Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton
The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
Bossypants, by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Friends and Other Victims, Chelsea’s Family, and Chelsea Handler
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
Startup Life, by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

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