Book List

Coming from my home in America I only brought two checked bags in a regular suitcase and a large duffel bag. With a limit of 50 pounds each, I knew I wouldn’t be able to bring my most prized possession: my book collection. Now, struggling as I was to pick just a small selection of those books, I decided to cut the cord and not bring any. In this day and age I figured I’d just download them all to my iPad. Who needs all the extra weight anyway? The problem turns out, that you can toss a book around, bring it on more abusive travel, often a softcover is smaller to hold than its electronic counterpart, and you definitely can’t buy electronic books used. As assurance that I keep my English language sharp while correcting elementary level compositions, I’ve found reading a necessity to my mental health.

Thus I’ve decided to start a new collection over here of books I’ve never read. I’m posting it here more as accountability of my progress, but also for those in need of a recommendation, or who want to follow along, or even join me for a book or two.

99 Books on the Wall:

  1. Dune by Frank Herbert
  2. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  5. Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
  6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolf
  7. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  8. Bright Lights, Big City by Ian McIntyre
  9. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  10. One Hundred Years of Solidtude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
  11. The Spy that Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre
  12. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  13. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  14. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  15. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  16. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  17. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
  18. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  19. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  20. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  21. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  22. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  23. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  24. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  25. Crime and Punishment by Foydor Dostoevsky
  26. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  27. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  28. Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  29. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  30. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  31. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  32. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  33. The Mysterious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  34. Half of a Yellow Sun by Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie
  35. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  36. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  37. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  38. The Completely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  39. John Dies at the End by David Wong
  40. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  41. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  42. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  43. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  44. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
  45. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  46. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  47. On Writing by Stephen King
  48. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  49. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  50. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  51. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  52. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe
  53. 1984 by Orson Welles
  54. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  55. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
  56. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  57. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  58. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Conner
  59. In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
  60. Don Quioxte by Miguel de Cervantes
  61. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  62. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
  63. MFA vs NYC edited by Chad Harbach
  64. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  65. White Noise by Don Delillo
  66. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  67. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  68. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  69. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  70. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  71. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  72. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  73. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Adam McDouglas
  74. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  75. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  76. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
  77. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  78. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  79. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  80. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  81. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  82. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  83. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
  84. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  85. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
  86. Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich
  87. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  88. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  89. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  90. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  91. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  92. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  93. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett
  94. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  95. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  96. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
  97. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  98. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  99. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

 

{ currently in my library   currently reading  finished }

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