Autumn Reading Suggestions

Autumn marks the book season in Japan. I am going to try my hand at some book direction and suggest some of my personal favorites.


This book is about the first solo circumnavigation of the globe by ship. A story of trial and error, fending off pirates near Cape Horn, exotic destinations, and self achievement. This book I can’t recommend enough.



Kiro’s book about bandannas. Picked this up when it was first released a few years ago, and it is still one of my favorite sources of inspiration.



Edward Hopper: painting that have a great calming retro feeling to them, that always warm my heart.



A great short fictional novel, about a lone whaler stranded on a small island near Svalbard. Wonderfully surreal and creative.



A great book on self achievement and loneliness. A spiritual and psychological test of oneself in the desolate glacial archipelago of southern Chille and Argentina. 



Philosophy of making things with your own hands, the depreciation of craftsmanship and the art of working with your hands.



A true story about a Lithuanian man’s experience in a Nazi concentration camp and his survival.



The Aubrey-Maturin series, is an epic, 20 volume series of British Navy actions during the Napoleonic wars. One of the best historical fiction stories I have ever read. Once you get your head wrapped around the franca lingua, and period English a most enjoyable experience.



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