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"From a Child I was fond of Reading, and all the little Money that came into my Hands was ever laid out in Books." ~Benjamin Franklin
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

This is the list of books in my book library. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting and reading books. Over the years, I have collected books of my interests... some I like and others completely against my view... and just because I got a certain book doesn't mean I agree with it. All books in this list are hard copies and I don't count e-books, epubs, pdf, txt, mobi, Kindle or whatever as part of this collection (although I do have separate collection for those but I always prefer hard copies over electronic copies).

Christian. History. Politics. Myths. Legends. Biographies. Novels. Sports. Etc.

Christian
  • The Holy Bible (Authorized King James Version)
  • Compact Reference Bible (King James Version)
  • Holy Bible: King James Study Bible
  • KJV Study Bible (Holman)
  • A Guidebook to the Bible (by Alice Parmelee)
  • Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible (by Matthew Henry)
  • Reader’s Digest Story Of The Bible World (by Nelson Beecher Keyes)
  • Bedtime Bible Story Book: 365 read-aloud stories from the Bible... (by David Partner)
  • The Christian's Attitude Toward World Religions (by Ajith Fernando)
  • Miracles Around Us (by Ron Rhodes)

History and Politics

Politics:
  • Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction (by Ron Hague and Martin Harrop)
  • International Relations, 7th Edition (by Joshua S. Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse)
  • Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (by Darren Staloff)
  • The Federalist Papers (by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison)
  • Godless: The Church of Liberalism (by Ann Coulter)
  • Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World (by Niall Ferguson)
  • Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (by Niall Ferguson)
  • The New Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America (by Cullen Murphy)
  • Totalitaria: What If the Enemy Is the State? (by Ian Wishart)
  • Philippine History and Government, 6th Edition (by Gregorio F. Zaide and Sonia M. Zaide)

History:
  • Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective On The Past, Volume II: From 1500 to the Present, 3rd Edition (by Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler)
  • The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (by Robert Middlekauff)
  • The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (by Edmund S. Morgan)
  • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (by James McPherson)
  • The Battle of Mogadishu: First Hand Accounts From the Men of Task Force Ranger (by )
  • Revolutions, 1789-1917 (by Allan Todd) 
  • The Blood of Avalon: The Secret History of the Grail Dynasty from King Arthur to Prince William (by )
  • The Complete History of the SAS: The Full Inside Story of the World's Most Feared Elite Fighting Force (by Nigel McCrery and Barry Davies)
  • Introduction To Filipino History (by Teodoro A. Agoncillo)
  • History of the Filipino People, 8th Edition (by Teodoro A. Agoncillo)
  • In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines (by Stanley Karnow)
  • America’s Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines (by James Hamilton-Paterson)
  • The Treaty of Waitangi (by Claudia Orange)
  • The Penguin History of New Zealand (by Michael King) [review]
  • A Concise History of New Zealand (by Philippa Mein Smith)
  • The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict (by James Belich)
  • Warrior Nation: New Zealanders at the Front, 1900-2000 (by John Thomson)

Others:
  • The Essential Nostradamus (by Peter Lernesurier)
  • Reader’s Digest The 20th Eventful Century:  The Way We Lived (by Richard Tames)
  • Book of Pinoy Facts and Records (by Juan Dela Cruz)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac 2004
  • The Handy History Answer Book (by Rebecca Nelson)
  • The Handy Religion Answer Book (by John Renard)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unbelievable Stories For Guys (by Ripley Publishing)

Biographies
  • James Madison (The American Presidents, #4) (by Garry Wills)
  • Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal, Philippine Patriot (by Austin Craig)
  • Rizal: Filipino Nationalist and Patriot (by Austin Coates)
  • Trustee of the Nation: The Biography Of Fidel V. Ramos (by W. Scott Thompson)
  • Mga Dakilang Lider Na Pilipino [Great Filipino Leaders], 5th Edition (by Isagani L. Lazaro)
  • Chambers Biographical Dictionary (by Una McGovern)
  • An Acceptable Holocaust: The Life and Death of a Boy-General (by Teodoro M. Kalaw)

Other Biographies:
  • Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott (by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott)
  • Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board (by Bethany Hamilton)
  • Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade (by Sophie Hayes)
  • Mud, Sweat and Tears: The Autobiography (by Bear Grylls)

Ancient Histories, Myths and Legends

Graeco-Romans (academics):
  • The Library of Greek Mythology (by Apollodorus, translation by Robin Hard)
  • The Argonautika (by Apollonios Rhodios, translation by Peter Green)
  • The Iliad (by Homer, translation by Richmond Lattimore)
  • The Odyssey (by Homer, translation by Richmond Lattimore)
  • The Aeneid (by Virgil, translation by Frederick Ahl)
  • Hercules: A Heroic Life (by Alastair Blanshard)
  • Herakles (by Emma Stafford)
  • Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World (by )
  • The Histories (by Herodotus, translation by Aubrey de Sélincourt)
  • The Campaigns of Alexander (by Arrian, translation by Aubrey de Sélincourt)
  • The Twelve Caesars (by Suetonius, translation by Robert Graves)

Graeco-Romans (novels):
  • Hercules (by John H. Pollard)
  • Hercules Series (by Steve Moore)
- Hercules: The Thracian Wars (Radicals, Volume 1)
- Hercules: The Knives of Kush (Radicals, Volume 2)
  • Troy Trilogy (by David Gemmell and Stella Gemmell) [review]
- Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy #1)
- Troy: Shield of Thunder (Troy #2)
- Troy: Fall of Kings (Troy #3)
  • The Adventures of Odysseus (by Glyn Iliffe)
- King of Ithaca (The Adventures of Odysseus #1) [review]
- The Gates of Troy (The Adventures of Odysseus #2)
- The Armour of Achilles (The Adventures of Odysseus #3)
  • Princesses of the Myth (by Esther Friesner)
- Nobody's Princess (Princesses of the Myth #1)
- Nobody's Prize (Princesses of the Myth #2)
Others:
  • The Art of War (by Sun-Tzu, translated by John Minford)

Novels

Political/Historical Novels:
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly (by Harriet Beecher Stowe) [review]
  • Mother Of Pearl (by Melinda Haynes)
  • Noli Me Tangere [Touch Me Not] (by José Rizal, translation by Harold Augenbraum)
  • Reign of Greed [El Filibusterismo] (by José Rizal, translation by Charles Derbyshire)
  • White Redling (by N.C. Layumas)
  • Animal Farm (by George Orwell)
  • 1984 (by George Orwell)

Fantasy Novels:
  • The Chronicles of Narnia,  #1-7 (by C.S. Lewis)
  • Night Angel The Complete Trilogy (by Brent Weeks)
  • Assassin's Creed Series (by Oliver Bowden)
- Assassin's Creed: Renaissance (Assassin's Creed #1)
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Assassin's Creed #2)
- Assassin’s Creed: The Secret Crusade (Assassin’s Creed #3)
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Assassin’s Creed #4)
- Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken (Assassin’s Creed #5)
- Assassin's Creed: Black Flag (Assassin's Creed #6)
- Assassin's Creed: Unity (Assassin's Creed #7)
  • Skyrim Libraries Series (Bethesda Softworks)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Volume. I: The Histories
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. II: Man, Mer, and Beast
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. III: The Arcane [pre-ordered]
  • The Elder Scrolls Series (by Greg Keyes)
- The Infernal City (The Elder Scrolls #1)
- Lord of Souls (The Elder Scrolls #2)
  • The Lord of the Rings (by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (by J.R.R. Tolkien)
- The Hobbit
- The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)
- The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2)
- The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3)
  • Harry Potter Series (by J.K. Rowling)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • A Song of Ice and Fire (by George R.R. Martin)
- A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
- A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2)
- A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.1)
- A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.2)
- A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
- A Dance With Dragons: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.1)
- A Dance With Dragons: After The Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.2)
  • His Dark Materials (by Philip Pullman)
- Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1)
- The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2)
- The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3)

Other Fantasy/Fictional Novels:
  • The Paladin Prophecy: Book One (by Mark Frost)
  • Trojan Odyssey (by Clive Cussler)
  • Gem of the First Water: A Fable for Our Time (by Ron Phillips)
  • The Jungle Book (by Rudyard Kipling)
  • The Life and Surprising Adventure of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (by Daniel Defoe)
  • O Darkly Bright (by John Summers)
  • Wild Horses (by Dick Francis)
  • A Vengeful Passion (by Lynne Graham)
  • The Only Way Out (by Deborah Kent)
  • Never Count Apples (by Joyce Stranger)
  • Land of the Living (by Nicci French)
  • Killing Me Softly (by Nicci French)

Comics and Graphic Novels:
  • X-Men - The Legacy Quest Trilogy: Book 1 (by Steve Lyons)
  • Avengers vs. X-Men (by Brian Michael Bendis)
  • Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences (by Kieron Gillen)
  • X-Men: The Wedding of Cyclops and Phoenix (by Fabian Nicieza)
  • X-Men: The Search For Cyclops (by Joseph Harris and Tom Raney)
- X-Men: The Search For Cyclops #01 - Lost
- X-Men: The Search For Cyclops #02 - Hunted
- X-Men: The Search For Cyclops #03 - Am I Evil?
- X-Men: The Search For Cyclops #04 - Found!
  • Marvel Icon: Cyclops #04 (by Brian K. Vaughan)

  • Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom (by Jimmy Palmiotti)
  • Man of Steel: Official Movie Novelization (by Greg Cox)

Sports and Recreations
  • Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball (by Christian Bocobo and Beth Celis) [review]
  • Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball (by Rafe Bartholomew)
  • Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure (by Alexander Wolff) [review]
  • Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever (by Jack McCallum)
  • Ultimate Basketball: More Than 100 Years of the Sport’s Evolution (by John Hareas)
  • Breakers: The Making of New Zealand's Champion Team (by Marc Hinton) 
  • FIBA International Basketball Results 1930-2001 (by Florian Wanninger)
  • Sanzar Saga: Ten Years Of Super 12 And Tri Nations Rugby (by Bob Howitt)
  • Crusaders: Super 12 Champions 2005 (by Nick Tolerton)
  • What Are You Doing Out Here: Heroism And Distress At A Cricket Test [Tangiwai] (by Norman Harris)
  • Last Man In: The True New Zealand Story of Love, Legend, Tragedy, and Courage That Shocked The World. [Tangiwai] (by Roger Brittenden)
  • Tramping Smarter: A Practical Guide to Tramping in New Zealand (by Hans Willems)

Sports Biographies:
  • Michael Jordan: A Biography (by David Porter)
  • Michael Jordan: The Life (by Roland Lazenby)
  • My Life: Allan Caidic The Triggerman (by Allan Caidic) [review]
  • Shaq Uncut: Tall Tales and Untold Stories (by Shaquille O’Neal)
  • Justin Marshall (by Justin Marshall and Angus Gillies) [review]
  • Dan Carter: My Story (by Dan Carter and Duncan Greive)
  • Graham Henry - Final Word (by Bob Howitt)
  • Stacey Jones: Kiwi Warrior (by Stacey Jones and Richard Becht)
  • Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold (by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir)

Others
  • 101 Best Adventure Stories (by David Irish)
  • 1001 Even More Cool Jokes (by Glen Singleton)
  • The World Joke Book (by Phillip Adams and Patrice Newell)
  • The Book of Filipino and Foreign Riddles (by A.M. Batubalani)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Revised and Expanded: Prima Official Game Guide (by David Hodgson)

Wishlist:
  • 11 Days in August: Gilas Pilipinas and the Quest for Basketball Glory (by Rick Olivares)
  • Carlos Loyzaga: The Big Difference (by Quinito Henson, Beth Celis, Tessa Jazmines, Henry Liao, Lito Cinco, Ignacio Dee, Frederick Nasiad, and Rene Saguisag)
  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan: The Maestro of Philippine Basketball (by Noel Albano, Ignacio Dee, Krip Yuson, and Ricky Olivares)
  • The Real McCaw: The Autobiography (by Richie McCaw)
  • Richie McCaw: The Openside (by Richie McCaw and Greg McGee)
  • Robbie Deans: Red, Black and Gold (by Matt McIlraith)
  • In BOD We Trust: Brian O'Driscoll (by Marcus Stead)
  • Steven Gerrard: My Story (by Steven Gerrard)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by Alexander Dumas)
  • Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century (by James Belich)
  • Z for Zachariah (Robert C. O'Brien)
  • The Philippines: A Past Revisited (by Renato Constantino)
  • Bonifacio's Bolo (Ambeth R. Ocampo)
  • Rizal Without The Overcoat (by Ambeth R. Ocampo)
  • We Were Soldiers: Military Men in Politics and the Bureaucracy (by Glenda M. Gloria)
  • The Boys From The Barracks: The Philippine Military After EDSA (by Criselda Yabes)


"Books constitute capital - A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years - It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital." ~Thomas Jefferson

    For more check out my Goodread or my LibraryThing

    P.S. I will be updating this entry whenever I get a new book!

    [UPDATED as of 25 March 2016]





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