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
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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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渡辺由佳里 Yukari Watanabe Scott についてhttp://youshofanclub.comエッセイスト、洋書レビュアー、翻訳家、マーケティング・ストラテジー会社共同経営者。兵庫県生まれ。 助産師としてキャリアをスタート。日本語学校のコーディネーター、外資系企業のプロダクトマネージャーなどを経て、 1995年よりアメリカに移住。 2001年に小説『ノーティアーズ』で小説新潮長篇新人賞受賞。翌年『神たちの誤算』(共に 新潮社刊)を発表。他の著書に『ゆるく、自由に、そして有意義に』(朝日出版社)、 『ジャンル別 洋書ベスト500』(コスモピア)、『どうせなら、楽しく生きよう』(飛鳥新社)など。 最新刊『トランプがはじめた21世紀の南北戦争』(晶文社) ニューズウィーク日本版とケイクスで連載。 翻訳には、糸井重里氏監修の訳書『グレイトフル・デッドにマーケティングを学ぶ』(日経BP社)、『毒見師イレーナ』(ハーパーコリンズ)など。 連載 Cakes(ケイクス)|ニューズウィーク 日本版 洋書を紹介するブログ『洋書ファンクラブ』主催者 Author, translator, and English book reviewer for Japan Market. Author of "500 best books written in English" for the Japanese market. English book reviewer for Newsweek Japan. Amazon.co.jp Top 500 reviewer.