500 Best Books (Nonfiction) Tentative List

I’m writing a book “500 best books originally written in English” for Japanese audience, and I have made a tentative list of nonfiction books I am considering including in the book. I have lists for fiction books, children’s books, and classics separately.

This list is not completed and I would like your input. Some of the book’s audience are beginning readers of English and some are native level, so I need a mix of books that would appeal to these various levels that I believe are enjoyable for the Japanese readers.  Some are entertaining, and some are mind stimulating, and some of them are informative.  The most important thing is that the book gives a Japanese reader a good reading experience. If that experience encourages the reader to pick up another English book, it will be a success.

The following are the criteria I used for the tentative list.  

1)   The reader feels “ I’m glad I have read this book”.

2)   The book has a reasonably wide range of audience.

3)   The book must be reasonably well written.

4)   The book must be still in print and available in Japan.

I’m including some books I personally do not like very much, because I believe there are many Japanese readers who can learn to enjoy English books from them.  Because of the limited number I can list for the book, I decided to chose only one book by each author.

I separated into several genres, but please keep in mind that some of them are mixture of different genres.

 

 

回想録/伝記 Biographies, memoirs

 

Angela’s Ashes

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=068484267X

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B004KAB3ZM

Just Kids

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0060936223

Look me in the Eye

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307396185

Running With Scissors

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=031242227X

Steve Jobs

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1451648537

Team of Rivals

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0743270754

The Audacity of Hope

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307455874

The End of Your Life Book Club

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307594033

The Last Lecture

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1401323251

時事、歴史、旅行,スポーツのルポとエッセイ New Journalism or report on crime, economy, politics, history. And travel essays

In Cold Blood (1965)

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0812994388

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B002ZNJXP8

Liar’s Poker

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=039333869X

Into the Wild

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307387178

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion by Matt Taibbi

Game Change

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B0058M62SE

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0141001828

Swerve

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0393343405

Guns, Germs, and Steel

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0393317552

The Perfect Storm

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0393337014

Born to Run

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307279189

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0452297982

A Year in Province

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0679731148

Eat, Pray, Love

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0670034711

Under the Tuscan Sun

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0767900383

 

自然/科学/音楽

Science, psychology, Medicine, Music

A Brief History of Time (2005年改訂版)

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0553380168

Elegant Universe

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=039333810X

The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Children

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0803735006

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0393324826

The Emperor of All Maladies

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1439170916

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1400052181

心理、神経科学、応用心理、哲学、思想、音楽

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0684853949

Incognito by David Engelmann

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307389928

Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0393337456

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=006124189X

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1400069289

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0452295548

Psychopath Test

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1594485755

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0446504130

Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn–and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1594860688

Emotional Intelligence

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=055380491X

 

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, et al

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0375709223

A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton

The Shallows
by Nicholas Carr

How Music Works

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1936365537

ビジネス/経営/社会科学 Business, management, and marketing, social science

 

The Dip by Seth Godin

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1591841666

Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0470900520

The World Is Flat

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0312425074

Tipping point

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0316346624

The End of Big

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1250021855

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1594482918

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0071636080

Trust Me

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0470404353

書くことについて、それ以上に学べる本 About writing & Life

The Best American Essays

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0547840098

On Writing

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1439156816

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0060391685

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0385480016

実用書、自己啓発、育児, self-help, motivational, parenting books

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0761147489

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff–and it’s all small stuff

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0786881852

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0802473156

 

ユーモア Humor

 

Sh*t My Dad Says

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0061992704

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307279464

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0316154687

アート、料理、その他のジャンル (art, cooking, and other genre)

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0262013495

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0060899190

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307464873

Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0307236722

The French Laundry Cookbook

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1579651267

Joy of Cooking

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0743246268

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0679450815

New York Times Cookbook

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0060160101

 

 

 

*****Books which haven’t made a list (yet).*****

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, Musicophelia by Oliver Sacks, etc. Because of “one book by one author for one genre”policy

A Girl Named Zippy

A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Pattern Language, Alexander, et al

Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Bossy Pants (A very
good book, but Japanese audience don’t know who she is)

Influence, Cialdini

Northern Nurse

One Hundred Names for Love

Story, Robert Mckee

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in
Personal Change

The Snow Leopard, Matthiessen

The Songlines, Chatwin

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her
American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures 

The Wisdom of Crowds 

Townie: A Memoir 

Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language

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Undaunted Courage

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

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