Jason’s Reading List

I’ve started to become more of an avid reader over the last few years. Today, it’s mostly Texas nonfiction, but I like the occasional novel. My favorite authors include John Steinbeck, Hunter S. Thompson, Anthony Bourdain, and Stephen King. Check out my reading list!


Currently Reading

Caddos, Cotton, and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington
by O.K. Carter


2022

Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King

Later
by Stephen King

In the Weeds: Around the World and Behind the Scenes with Anthony Bourdain
by Tom Vitale

Bone in the Throat
by Anthony Bourdain

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck


2021

The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld
by Herbert Asbury

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived The Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral – And How It Changed the American West
by Jeff Guinn

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
by Jeff Guinn

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
by Anthony Bourdain

Ramblings of a Country Doctor: an Informal Autobiography
by Zack Bobo

Legendary Locals of Arlington
by Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort

Thurber, Texas: The Life and Death of a Company Coal Town
by John S. Spratt, Sr.

Lost Fort Worth
by Mike Nichols

Fort Worth & Tarrant County: an Historical Guide
by Carol Roark

Hell’s Half Acre: The Life and Legend of a Red Light District
by Richard F. Selcer

Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd
by Mark Blake

Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck

Top O’ Hill Terrace
by Vickie Bryant

Unexpected Texas
by Tui Snider

North Texas Beer: A Full-Bodied History of Brewing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Beyond
by Paul Hightower & Brian L. Brown

On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King

Once There Was a War
by John Steinbeck

Caddos, Cotton, and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington
by O.K. Carter

Arlington
by Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester

Friendship: Solid as a Rock (Arlington, Texas & BK, Germany – Sister Cities since 1951)
by Hanns Friedrich


2020

El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzmán
by Alan Feuer

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson
by Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend
by Karen Blumenthal

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd’s Masterpiece
by John Harris

Haunted Granbury
by Brandy Herr

Ghost Stories of Texas
by Jo-Anne Christensen

Paranormal Texas
by Tui Snider

100 Things To Do in Dallas / Fort Worth Before You Die
by Tui Snider

Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing

A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain

Walking: One Step At a Time
by Erling Kagge

Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy

Pint-sized Ireland: In Search of the Perfect Guinness
by Evan McHugh

Guinness: An Official Celebration of 250 Remarkable Years
by Paul Hartley

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
by Hunter S. Thompson

The Pocket Guide to Action: 116 Meditations on the Art of Doing
by Kyle Eschenroeder

Six Flags Over Texas: The First Fifty Years
by Davis G.McCown

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck


2019

Arlington
by Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester

Get Jiro!
by Anthony Bourdain

The Pearl
by John Steinbeck

Disgraceland – Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly
by Jake Brennan

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson

The Shining
by Stephen King

The Institute
by Stephen King

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson

The Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary
edited by Carol Serling

Blockade Billy
by Stephen King

Howard Comes Again
by Howard Stern