Books You Should Read!

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November 14, 2012 by Wayne.

An ongoing endeavour. I’m aiming to review most of the books on this list, after which they’ll be linked accordingly inside here. Oh, and I’ll add it to the My Writings page since I’m not sure where else to stick it.

I’ve wanted to do this ever since prompted by Wendy and I’ve decided to go with this approach rather than a Google spreadsheet or a Goodreads account. However, if I have the time and it proves easier to use/search etc, I’ll transfer it over to a Google spreadsheet and embed it here or something. In fact, I’ll probably do that by the end of the year – makes it easier for me to check for duplicates and organize the books too.

Links lead to my reviews!

Last updated: 1 January 2013

Fiction:

  1. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  2. Fallen – David Maine
  3. The Prisoner of Zelda – Anthony Hope
  4. White Fang – Jack London
  5. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  6. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  7. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  8. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said – Philip K Dick
  9. Harmony Silk Factory – Tash Aw
  10. The Outsider – Albert Camus
  11. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Caroll
  12. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  13. Lionboy series – Zizou Corder
  14. Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  16. Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham
  17. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  18. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  19. A Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  20. Knight and the Squire – Terry Jones
  21. Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  22. The Snow Spider trilogy – Jenny Nimmo
  23. 1984 – George Orwell
  24. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
  25. Minnow on the Say – Philippa Pearce
  26. The Book of Samson – David Maine
  27. The Broken Bridge – Philip Pullman
  28. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  29. The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett
  30. His Dark Materials Trilogy – Philip Pullman
  31. Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
  32. Silver Sword – Ian Serrailler
  33. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  34. Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  35. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  36. Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel
  37. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  38. A Pack of Lies – Geraldine McCoughrean
  39. The Butterfly Tattoo – Philip Pullman
  40. The Scarecrows – Robert Westall
  41. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
  42. Room – Emma Donoghue
  43. Much Obliged, Jeeves – PG Wodehouse
  44. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  45. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  46. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon
  47. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
  48. The Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  49. The Pact – Jodi Picoult
  50. All the short stories – Roald Dahl
  51. Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett
  52. The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To – DC Pierson
  53. Nation – Terry Pratchett
  54. Unseen Academicals – Terry Pratchett
  55. Young Merlin series – TA Barron
  56. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

Non-fiction:

  1. Inverting the Pyramid – Jonathan Wilson
  2. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
  3. Mr. Jones’ Rules – Dylan Jones
  4. The Know It All Book – Kidder & Oppenheim
  5. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
  6. E=mc^2 – David Bodanis
  7. Superfreakonomics – Levitt & Dubner
  8. The Upside of Irrationality – Dan Ariely
  9. A Short History of Progress – Ronald Wright
  10. Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer
  11. Undercover Economist – Tim Harford

Graphic novels, plays and poetry:

  1. Watchmen – Alan Moore
  2. The Essential Calvin & Hobbes – Bill Watterson
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  4. Macbeth – Shakespeare
  5. Hamlet – Shakespeare
  6. Othello – Shakespeare

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