Since the website to buy train tickets in India is moving slow... I'll list the books that I've read in 2005. I don't know why, but I had an urge to do this today and now I have nothing better to do as I wait. These are in quasi-chronological order, meaning that I've tried to remember them in the order that I read them, but I'm not trying that hard to have any real order.
- First science fiction books I ever read: Red Mars then Green Mars then Blue Mars, all by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac—this was the second time I read this book, and it had a bit more meaning this time around, seemed less depressing and more... I don't know, more real once I discovered that the events in the book were more-or-less all true.
- Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac (1947-1954) edited by Douglas Brinkley (in progress)
- Neal Cassady: Collected Letters 1944-1974 edited by Dave Moore (in progress)
- On Writing Well by William Zinsser
- Writing About Your Life by William Zinsser
- Etiquette Guide to Japan by Boye Lafayette De Mente
- The Giver by Lois Lowery, a flashback to a book I read in seventh grade
- New Moon Rising by Keith Cowing and Frank Seitzen
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Failure is not an Option by Gene Kranz
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau (never finished this one)
- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
There were probably others—I'll update as necessary.