The Irreverent Economist

Paladin Favorites

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single book, the Paladin team has traveled a long way to get to where we are. Here are some of our all-time favorites, in no particular order.

Happy reading!


Karen’s Favorites

The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts

The Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

Integrity, Henry Cloud

Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle

The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

The Illiad, Homer

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing

12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson

Mary Poppins Series, P.L. Travers

AntiFragile, Nassem Taleb

Who Owns the Future, Jaron Lanier

I-Ching, Richard Wilhlem

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer

Walden, H.D. Thoreau

West With the Night, Beryl Markham

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Signature of All Things. Elizabeth Gilbert


Sean’s Favorites

Watership Down, Richard Adams

Ironclad: The Monitor and The Merrimac, Arthur Mokin

Red Rising Series, Pierce Brown

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

His Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman


Jeff’s Favorites

Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

 The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshanna Zuboff

The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand


Mike’s Favorites

Che Guevarra: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson

The Assassination of Lumumba, Ludo De Witte

The Poinsonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The Ponds of Kalambayi, Mike Tidwell

The Prize, Daniel Yergin

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, EF Schumacher

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer

Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

Lost Horizon, James Hilton

Stalking The Blue-eyed Scallop, Eul Gibbons

A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Burton Malkiel

The Diary of a Hedgehog, Barton Biggs

Nature, R.W. Emerson


Natalie’s Favorites

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

1984, George Orwell

Divergent Trilogy, Veronica Roth

Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan

The Martian, Andy Weir


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