Book List


In Alpha-Order and Updated Regularly; Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ll add them and tag you alongside. I will read these in no particular order, and I will discuss the book I am currently reading in more detail in separate posts.

Heaps of Love. Xx

A
[  ] Purple Hibiscus – Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie
[  ] The  Oresteia – Aeschylus
[  ] London Fields – Martin Amis
[  ] Poetics – Aristotle (re-read)

B
[  ] The Tiger Claw – Shauna Singh Baldwin
[  ] Cousin Bette – Honoré de Balzac
[  ] The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
[  ] Whittaker’s Wife – Bloom
[  ] The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
[  ] The Sweetness – Sande Boritz Berger
[  ] East is East – T. Coraghessan Boyle
[  ] The Death of Virgil – Hermann Broch

C
[X] Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll 20/4/15 
[  ] Silent Sprint – Rachel Carson
[  ] The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life – John Carey
[  ] The Poems of Catullus – Catullus
[  ] The Napoleon of Notting Hill – G.K Chesterton
[  ] Anything by Agatha Christie
[  ] The Enormous Room – e.e. cummings

D
[  ] Divine Comedy – Dante (Alighieri) (re-read Inferno)
[  ] Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (Because in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone one of the characters refers to the story with biblical authority).
[  ] Barnaby Rudge – Charles Dickens
[X] Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens 12/04/15
[  ] The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens
[  ] Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
[  ] Bleak House – Charles Dickens
[  ] The Brothers Karamazov – Dostoevskii (read half before)
[  ] The Idiot – Dostoevskii
[X] Trilby – George du Maurier 15/7/15

E
[  ] Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
[  ] Second-Class Citizen – Buchi Emecheta
[  ] The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

F
[  ] Recipes for Sad Women – Héctor Abad Faciolince
[  ] The Empire Trilogy – J.G. Farrell
….[  ] Troubles
….[  ] The Siege of Krishnapur
….[  ] The Singapore Grip
[X] The Days of Abandonment – Elena Ferrante [6/6/15]
[  ] The Character of Credit – Margot Finn
[  ] Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
[X] A Room with a View – E.M. Forster [26/01/16]
[X] Maurice – E.M Forster [06/07/2016]
[  ] Howard’s End – E.M Forster
[  ] A Passage to India
[  ] Parade’s End Tetralogy – Ford Madox Ford
….[X] Some Do Not…
….[  ] No More Parades
….[  ] A Man Could Stand Up–
….[  ] The Last Post
[X] Discipline and Punish (re-read) – Michel Foucault [25/03/2016]
[X] The History of Sexuality Vol.I – Michel Foucault [16/08/2016]
[  ] The Magus – John Fowles

G
[  ] The Sandman; Preludes and Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman
[  ] Ruth – Elizabeth Gaskell
[X] North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell [04/07/2016]
[  ] Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell
[  ] Mademoiselle de Maupin – Théophile Gautier
[  ] The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery – Amitav Ghosh
[  ] Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
[  ] I, Claudius – Robert Graves

H
[  ] Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
[  ] Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
[X] The Iliad – Homer (29/01/15)
[  ] The Odyssey – Homer
[  ] Etta and Otto and Russell and James – Emma Hooper
[  ] And the Mountain’s Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

I
[X] The Remains of the Day: A novel – Kazuo Ishiguro
[  ] The Buried Giant: A novel – Kazuo Ishiguro

J
[  ] Ulysses – James Joyce

L
[  ] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
[  ] The Enchanted Wanderer: Selected Tales – Nikolai Leskov
[  ] Out of the Silent Planet (Trilogy) – C.S. Lewis
[  ] How Green Was My Valley – Richard Llewellyn

M
[  ] Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
[  ] Man’s Fate – Malroux (re-read)
[  ] The Scapegoat – Daphne du Maurier
[  ] Saturday – Ian McEwan
[  ] Wicked – Gregory McGuire
[  ] The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
[  ] Leaving Howe Island – Sadiqa de Meijer
[  ] Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Herman Melville
[  ] Paradise Lost – John Milton
[  ] Spring Snow – Yukio Mishima
[  ] The Wood Beyond the World – William Morris
[  ] The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

N
[  ] Lolita – Vladmir Nabokov
[  ] Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi (recommended to me by Felicia)
[  ] The Birth of Tragedy – Friedrich Nietzsche Currently Reading.

O
[  ] The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
[  ] Down and Out in Paris – George Orwell
[X] Animal Farm – George Orwell [31/6/15]
[  ] Metamorphoses – Ovid

P
[  ] The Museum of Innocent – Orhan Pamuk
[  ] My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk
[  ] Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
[  ] Excellent Women – Barbara Pym

R
[  ] Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
[  ] London Lore – Steve Roud
[  ] The Casual Vacancy – J.K Rowling
[  ] Harry Potter et l’ecole des sorciers – J.K Rowling (en français)
[X] Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days – Salman Rushdie (17/11/15)

S
[  ] Tendencies – Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
[  ] Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire – Sedgwick
[  ] Epistemology of the Closet – – Sedgwick
[  ] The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
[  ] Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
[  ] An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful – J. David Simons
[  ] White Teeth – Zadie Smith
[  ] I am a Cat – Netsuke Sōseki
[  ] East of Eden – John Steinback
[  ] The First Circle – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
[  ] Antigone – Sophocles (recommended by Elizabeth)
[  ] On Self Esteem and Scholars, Witches and Other Freedom Fighters – Gloria Steinem
[  ] Cures for Love – Stendhal

T
[  ] Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
….[X] The Fellowship of the Ring 
….[X] The Two Towers
….[  ] The Return of the King
[  ] Anna Karenina – Tolstoy
[  ] The Road Home – Rose Tremain

V
[  ] The Aeneid – Virgil

W
[  ] Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
[  ] Brideshead Revisted – Evelyn Waugh
[  ] Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
[  ] War of the Worlds – H.G Wells
[  ] The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
[  ] Someone at a Distance – Dorothy Whipple
[  ] A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
[  ] Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

Z
[  ] The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
[  ] Nana – Émile Zola
[  ] The Collected Stories – Stefan Zweig

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