The Reading Preferences of Randy Regier

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett

The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick

The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

Longitude by Dava Sobel

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton

The Object Reader by Fiona Candlin and Raiford Guins

Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art by Peter Schjeldahl

Red Weather by Pauls Toutonghi

Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion by Joseph Campbell

The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life  by Thomas Moore

Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming by Anthony Stevens

Toy Medium: Materialism and Modern Lyric by Daniel Tiffany

Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element In Culture by Johan Huizinga

Finite And Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse

On Beauty And Being Just by Elaine Scarry

The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty by Dave Hickey

Art [Objects]: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson

Travels In Hyperreality by Umberto Eco

Raids On The Unspeakable by Thomas Merton

Fidelity: Five Stories by Wendell Berry

Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy by Dave Hickey

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

The Shape Of Time: Remarks On The History Of Things by George Kubler

The Future As History: The historic currents of our time and the direction in which they are taking America by Robert L. Heilbroner (1960)

Pandora’s Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies by Bruno Latour

Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History by Douglas J. Preston

Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond by Larry McMurtry

Killing the White Man’s Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century by Fergus M. Bordewich

A Japanese in Kansas: A Man Captivated by Glass by Misugi Ohno

Godzilla On My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters by William Tsutsui

Beyond Belief: Theoaesthetics or Just Old-Time Religion? Ronald R. Bernier, Ed.

Re-Thinking History by Keith Jenkins

Encounters with Merton by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Exuberance: The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski

The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution by Denis Dutton

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

Responsibility and Judgement by Hannah Arendt

In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America by Alice Kessler-Harris

In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art by Linda Weintraub

The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Objects by Deyan Sudjic

The Shape of Content by Ben Shan

Real and Imagined Worlds: The Novel and Social Science by Morroe Berger

Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut

Don’t Ask by Philip Levine

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

Culture Gulch: Notes on Art and Its Public in the 1960’s by John Canaday

Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Living by Fiction by Annie Dillard

Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Eds. Jennings, Eiland and Smith

The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem

Thin Ice: Saved by the American Dream by Bruce McCall

Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen

Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs by Ted Morgan

Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil and Legend by Leigh Montville

Saul Steinberg: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination by Anne Allison

Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology, And Education by Neil Postman

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future by Neil Postman