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Andew Erickson a Marketer a Web Developer a Teacher a Mentor a Coach


my reading life


My Reading Life

After receiving a ton of positive responses about my student reading list, I have started listing books from my reading journey (starting summer of 2016). Along my travels I try to pick up a book that corresponds with the trip and those have been denoted.

  1. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
  2. The Boy Who Could Change the World - Aaron Swartz
  3. Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
  4. Death of Santini - Pat Conroy
  5. Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans (Louisiana) - Gary Krist
  6. Rogue Republic: How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History (Louisiana) - William C. Davis
  7. The Story of Mobile (Alabama) - Caldwell Delaney
  8. How Children Fail - John Holt
  9. Dream State (Florida) - Diane Roberts
  10. The Little Professor of Piney Woods: The Story of Professor Laurence Jones (Mississippi) - Beth Day
  11. Tree of Justice (Texas) - Carroll Mart Sinclair
  12. Postmark Bayou Chene (Louisiana) - Gwen Roland
  13. Heavy Lifting - Jim Geraghty
  14. A Perfect Fit - Dr. Arnaud Prevot
  15. Land So Strange : The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Gulf Coast) - Andre Resendez
  16. Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
  17. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype - Jay Baer
  18. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade - Pietra Rivoli
  19. Lawful Interception - Corey Doctorow
  20. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
  21. The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker (Texas) - Bill Neeley
  22. Cannonballs and Courage: The Story of Port Gibson (Mississippi) - Mary Ellis
  23. Sanctuary (Mississippi) - William Faulkner
  24. A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  25. Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences (Pennsylvania) - Various Authors
  26. From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame - Mark Monmonier
  27. Mountain Spirits: A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey and the Southern Appalachian Moonshine Tradition (North Carolina) - Joseph Earl Dabney
  28. Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
  29. The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
  30. Welcome to the Monkey House - Kurt Vonnegut
  31. Hamlet's BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age - William Powers
  32. Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
  33. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking - Chris Anderson
  34. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail - Bill Bryson
  35. Favorite Huey Long Stories (Louisiana) - Dr. Hugh M. Blain
  36. Flags of Louisiana (Louisiana) - Jeanne Frois
  37. Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  38. A World Lost (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  39. One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression (Mississippi) - Eudora Welty
  40. Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting (Mississippi) - Bruce Feldman
  41. Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking - Andy Sernovitz
  42. Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild - Lee Sandlin
  43. Linton Hall Military School Memories: One Cadet's Memoir - Linton Hall Cadet - This is a horrible book and I do not recommend it.
  44. Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut
  45. The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited: Real-life Lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing - Emanuel Rosen
  46. Olmsted's Texas Journey: A Nineteenth-Century Survey of the Western Frontier (Texas) - Frederick Law Olmsted
  47. Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut
  48. Inherit the Atchafalaya (Louisiana) - Greg Guirard & C. Ray Brassieur
  49. Every Man a King (Louisiana) - Huey Long
  50. A Place On Earth (Kentucky) - Wendell Berry
  51. Requiem for a Nun (Mississippi) - William Faulkner
  52. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Audiobook) - Malcolm Gladwell
  53. Armageddon in Retrospect - Kurt Vonnegut
  54. Cadets on Campus: History of Military Schools of the United States - Dr. John A. Coulter
  55. Bayou Sara - Used To Be (Louisiana) - Anne Butler & Helen Williams
  56. Concentration Camp Dachau 1933 - 1945 - Barbara Distel & Ruth Jakusch
  57. Everyday UX: 10 Successful UX Designers Share their Tales, Tools, and Tips for Success - Luke Chambers and Matthew Magain
  58. Honorable Treason: The Declaration of Independence and the Men Who Signed It - David Freeman Hawke
  59. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
  60. The Young Lions: Confederate Cadets at War - James Lee Conrad
  61. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
  62. Answered Prayers - Truman Capote
  63. While Mortals Sleep - Kurt Vonnegut
  64. Soldier Boy (New York) - Roy Eaton
  65. Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
  66. Deadeye Dick - Kurt Vonnegut
  67. A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut
  68. Texas Military Institute: History of the Corps of Cadets - Dr. John A. Coulter
  69. So You Want To Be A Leader?: Advice and Counsel to Young Leaders - Colonel James Benson
  70. Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide - Charles Foster
  71. My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
  72. Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut
  73. Approaching Oblivion - Harlan Ellison
  74. Louisiana: A Bicentennial History (Louisiana) - Joe Gray Taylor
  75. Wampeters Foma and Granfalloons - Kurt Vonnegut
  76. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis
  77. Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age (Revised) - John Palfery & Urs Gasser
  78. Unselfie: Why Emplathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World - Michele Borba
  79. A Pictorial History of the World War II Years - Edward Jablonski
  80. The Halo Effect: And the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers - Phil Rosenzweig
  81. The Resistance - Russell Miller
  82. William Faulkner of Oxford (Mississippi) - James Webb and A. Wigfall Green
  83. Bayou-Diversity 2: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  84. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Audiobook) - Sarah Vowell
  85. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Audiobook) - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  86. Palm Sunday - Kurt Vonnegut
  87. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Ohio) - J.D. Vance
  88. The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible - Simon Winchester
  89. Fifty Years of Christian Education in a Baptist School: A Historical Record of Hargrave Military Academy (Virginia) - Aubrey Camden
  90. From Ashes To Excellence, 1950-1970 (Virginia) - Joseph Cosby
  91. Years of Change; Years of Growth: A History of Hargrave Military Academy, 1970-2003 (Virginia) - Mary Maner Tallent
  92. Ok: The Improbable Story Of America's Greatest Word - Allan Metcalf
  93. Executive Courage: Sometimes You Have to Walk Point - Colonel James Benson
  94. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life - Tom Robbins
  95. Happy Birthday Wanda June - Kurt Vonnegut
  96. The Art of Selling to the Affluent: How to Attract, Service, and Retain Wealthy Customers and Clients for Life - Matt Oechsli
  97. How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men - Michael Reichert
  98. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  99. The Alligator (Louisiana) - C.C. Lockwood
  100. American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World (Louisiana) - Kelby Ouchley
  101. Go Set a Watchman (Alabama) - Harper Lee
  102. From the Chickasaw Cession to Yoknapatawpha: Historical and Literary Essays on North Mississippi (Mississippi) - Hubery H. McAlexander
  103. Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor
  104. Better than Life - Grant Naylor
  105. The Western Star - Craig Johnson
  106. Depth of Winter - Craig Johnson
  107. Courage, Honor, Conquer! The inspiring story of General Milton Grafly Baker and his legacy, the Valley Forge Military Academy (Pennsylvania) - Ronald E Tschiegg
  108. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches (Audiobook) - John Hodgman
  109. Yes Please (Audiobook) - Amy Poehler
  110. The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places (Audiobook) - Eric Weiner
  111. Food: A Love Story (Audiobook) - Jim Gaffigan
  112. Calypso (Audiobook) - David Sedaris
  113. Makers - Corey Doctorow
  114. Bored of the Rings - Harvard Lampoon
  115. Mythos - Stephen Fry
  116. Technically Wrong - Sara Wachter Boettcher
  117. Unf#ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs and Triggers with Science - Dr. Faith Harper
  118. We Are What We Pretend To Be - Kurt Vonnegut
  119. Bagombo Snuff Box - Kurt Vonnegut
  120. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe - Bill Bryson