Books I've read from "Books You Should Read If You Want To Consider Yourself Well-Read"

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  • Books You Should Read If You Want To Consider Yourself Well-Read
  • • The $30,000 Bequest And Other Stories by Mark Twain (1906)
  • • Abramham Lincoln by Benjamin Thomas (1952)
  • • Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  • • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • • The Adventures of Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini
  • • Adventures of Hans Pfall by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • • **The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)
  • • **The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)
  • • Æneid by Virgil
  • • Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  • • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • • **Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  • • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (1928)
  • • An American Tragedy by Irving Howe
  • • Analects by Confucius (500 BCE)
  • • **Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • • **Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • • Antigone by Sophocles
  • • The Antiquities of the Jews by Josephus
  • • The Apocrypha
  • • The Apology of Socrates by Plato
  • • Arabian Nights by Anthony Galland (1704)
  • • Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • • **Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (1873)
  • • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu (1910)
  • • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • • At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft (1931)
  • • **The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1817)
  • • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • • Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  • • Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  • • Basic Writings of Nietzche by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The Beach at Falesa by Robert Louis Stevenson (1892)
  • • Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant (1885)
  • • **The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • • **Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
  • • Beowulf
  • • Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin
  • • Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • • Bhagavad-Gita (400 BCE)
  • • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • • Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
  • • The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
  • • **Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1860)
  • • The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas (1850)
  • • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • • **Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • • The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
  • • The Book Of Mormon
  • • The Bostan of Saadi by Sheikh Musliju-d-Din Sa'adi of Shiraz
  • • The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson (1891)
  • • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • • **Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • • The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  • • The Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle
  • • **Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • • Bring 'em Back Alive by Frank Buck and Edward Anthony
  • • The Bronze Horseman and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin
  • • The Brothers Karamazov by Feodor Dostoyevsky
  • • Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  • • Buffalo Bill by William F Cody
  • • Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • • Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry
  • • Caesar's Conquests by Julius Caesar
  • • Call it Sleep by Henry Roth
  • • The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft (1926)
  • • The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
  • • Camille by Alexandre Dumas (1852)
  • • Candide by Voltaire
  • • **Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • • The Cantos of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound
  • • Captain Burle by Emile Zola
  • • Captain Corell's Mandolin by Louis de Berniers
  • • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
  • • Carmen by George Bizet
  • • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • • The Castle by Franz Kafka
  • • Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott (1831)
  • • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • • Categories by Aristotle (350 BCE)
  • • **Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
  • • Cato or, An Essay On Old Age by Cicero (44 BCE)
  • • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • • **Charlie and the Chocolate Facotory by Roald Dahl
  • • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov
  • • Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg (1916)
  • • Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfous
  • • **A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • • The City Of God by Saint Augustine (413 AD)
  • • Civil and Moral Essays by Francis Bacon
  • • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel
  • • **Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard (1889)
  • • The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade (1861)
  • • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  • • Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  • • Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
  • • The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • • **The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • • The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath
  • • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • • The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by Thomas H. Johnson
  • • Complete Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  • • The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka
  • • Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • • Concerning the Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei
  • • Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1781)
  • • Confessions by Saint Augustine (400 AD)
  • • Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo
  • • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain (1889)
  • • The Conspiracy of the Pontiac by Francis Parkman (1851)
  • • The Conspirators by Alexandre Dumas (1843)
  • • Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Diez Del Castillo (1632)
  • • The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas (1845)
  • • The Cossack Chief by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (1839)
  • • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  • • Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858)
  • • The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough (1922)
  • • **Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
  • • The Crises by Winston Churchill
  • • Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  • • Crito by Plato
  • • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • • The Crushed Flower and Other Stories by Leonid Andreyev
  • • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  • • **Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (1897)
  • • **Daniel Boone by John Bakeless
  • • Dap Kapital by Karl Marx
  • • The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes (1923)
  • • Darwinism; An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection With Some of Its Applications by Alfred Russel Wallace (1889)
  • • Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson (1991)
  • • David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson (1893)
  • • **David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)
  • • Davy Crockett
  • • Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
  • • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • • A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • • **Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • • The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
  • • The Death of Olivier Becaille by Emile Zola
  • • Decameron by Giovanni Boccacio
  • • The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
  • • The Deerslayer by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • The Descent Of Man by Charles Darwin (1871)
  • • The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by Joao Guimaraes Rosa
  • • The Dhammapada
  • • Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Xun Lu
  • • A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1750)
  • • A Discourse on Political Economy by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1755)
  • • A Discourse on the Origins of Inequality by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1754)
  • • **The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1321)
  • • **Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  • • Don Juan by George Byron (1824)
  • • Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
  • • The Downfall by Emile Zola (1892)
  • • Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
  • • **Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • • **Dune by Frank Herbert
  • • East of Eden by Joh Steinbeck
  • • Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The Education Of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1907)
  • • **Emma by Jane Austen
  • • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • • Essays by Michel De Montaigne
  • • Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1847)
  • • Extraterrestrial Civilizations by Isaac Asimov
  • • Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Anderson
  • • **The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1838)
  • • Fang and Claw by Frank Buck
  • • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • • Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • • **Fathers and Sons by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • • Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1808/1832)
  • • The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells (1901)
  • • The Flayed Hand by Guy de Maupassant
  • • The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells (1904)
  • • The Forged Coupon And Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
  • • The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas (1848)
  • • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • • The Four Million by O. Henry
  • • **Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
  • • From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne (1870)
  • • Fruits of Solitude by William Penn
  • • Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
  • • Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
  • • **The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • • **The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • • The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe (1843)
  • • The Golden Notebook by Doris M. Lessing
  • • The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
  • • **Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • • **A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
  • • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • • **Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  • • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  • • Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  • • Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • • The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler
  • • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
  • • **The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • • Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson (1904)
  • • Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  • • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift
  • • **Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1603)
  • • **Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • • **Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • • The Hawk in the Rain by Ted Hughes
  • • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • • Heaven & Hell by Manuel Swedenborg
  • • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • • Heredity in Humans by Amram Scheinfeld
  • • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • • History by Elsa Morante
  • • History of Animals by Aristotle (350 BCE)
  • • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • • **The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • • **The Holy Bible
  • • The Holy Qur'an (550 AD)
  • • The Holy War by John Bunyan
  • • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
  • • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • • **The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)
  • • How I Found Livingstone by Henry M Stanley (1872)
  • • How We Think by John Dewey
  • • Human, All Too Human: A Book For Free Spirits by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • **The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)
  • • Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  • • The Hurricane by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall (1936)
  • • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • • The Idiot by Feodor Dostoyevsky
  • • Idyls of the King by Alfred Tennyson
  • • The Iliad by Homer (962 BCE)
  • • The Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud
  • • The Imitation Of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis (1415)
  • • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • • Independent People by Halldor Kiljan Laxness
  • • The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain (1869)
  • • The Interpretation Of Dreams by Sigmund Freud (1900)
  • • In the Reign of Terror by G.A. Henty (1890)
  • • The Introduction Of New Species by Alfred Russel Wallace (1855)
  • • The Inundation by Emile Zola
  • • **The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (1897)
  • • Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
  • • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (1820)
  • • Jacques Damour by Emile Zola
  • • Jacques the Fatalist and His Master by Denis Diderot
  • • **Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847)
  • • Jesus The Christ by James E. Talmage
  • • Joan of Arc by Frederick Schiller (1801)
  • • The Journal of John Woolman
  • • **A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (1864)
  • • Journey to the End of Night by Louis-Ferdinana D. Celine
  • • **Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1607)
  • • **The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
  • • Justíne by Marquís de Sade
  • • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  • • Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  • • Katherine by Anya Seton
  • • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  • • Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
  • • **King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • • King of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy (1916)
  • • Kings In Exile by Alphonse Daudet
  • • King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (1885)
  • • A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
  • • Kit Carson by John Abbott
  • • Knights of the Round Table by Howard Pyle (1903)
  • • Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
  • • **The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott (1810)
  • • Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon (1930)
  • • Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • • The Last Man by Mary Shelley
  • • Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzákis
  • • The Laws Of Manu (1500 BCE)
  • • **Leaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman (1855)
  • • **The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  • • **Life On The Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
  • • The Lion of the North by G.A. Henty (1890)
  • • **The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • • The Little Savage by Captain Frederick Marryat (1848)
  • • **Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
  • • Lives of the Hunted by Ernest Thompson Seton (1902)
  • • **Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  • • Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
  • • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • • **The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • • **The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • • **The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • • **The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • • The Lords and the New Creatures by Jim Morrison
  • • Lorna Doone by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • • **The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (1912)
  • • A Love Episode by Emile Zola
  • • Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • • The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte (1870)
  • • **Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606)
  • • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • • Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
  • • The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  • • Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  • • The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  • • The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  • • The Magus by John Fowles
  • • Mahabharata by Anonymous
  • • **The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • • The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
  • • The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas (1850)
  • • The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo (1869)
  • • Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale (1863)
  • • The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
  • • The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  • • Marco Polo by Donn Byrne
  • • **The Marvelous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1904)
  • • The Master of Ballantree by Robert Luois Stevenson (1889)
  • • Master of the World by Jules Verne (1904)
  • • The Mathnawi by E.H. Whinfield
  • • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • • Medea by Euripides
  • • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • • Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
  • • **Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • • The Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
  • • Men Against the Sea by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall (1933)
  • • Men of Iron by Howard Pyle (1891)
  • • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • • Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne (1876)
  • • Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
  • • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • • Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  • • **A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1600)
  • • The Miller's Daughter by Emile Zola
  • • The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  • • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862)
  • • **Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
  • • Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  • • The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
  • • The Moonstone by William Wilkie Collins
  • • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • • The Mortal Storm by Phyllis Bottome
  • • The Mountains of California by John Muir
  • • Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat (1836)
  • • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • • **Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe
  • • The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes (1920)
  • • **Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall (1932)
  • • My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
  • • Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (1874)
  • • Nana by Emile Zola
  • • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  • • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • • Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • • The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon
  • • Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
  • • **Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  • • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  • • Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  • • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • • Njal's Saga by Anonymous
  • • The Octopus by Frank Norris
  • • The Odyssey by Homer (927 BCE)
  • • Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  • • Off on a Comet by Jules Verne (1874)
  • • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • • **Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • • On Dreams by Aristotle (350 BCE)
  • • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitseyn
  • • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • • On Jungle Trails by Frank Buck
  • • On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • On The Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies by William Gilbert
  • • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • • Original Short Stories of Maupassant, Volumes 1-13
  • • The Oregon Trail by Franic Parkman (1849)
  • • The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859)
  • • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • • Our National Parks by John Muir
  • • **Our Town by Thorton Wilder
  • • The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte (1870)
  • • The Outline of History Vol. I by H.G. Wells
  • • The Outline of History Vol. II by H.G. Wells
  • • The Oxbow Incident by Walter Van Tillburn Clark
  • • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • • A Passion Of The South by Alphonse Daudet
  • • The Pathfinder by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • • Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
  • • Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
  • • Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  • • Phædo by Plato
  • • **The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • • **The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • • The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  • • **The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • • The Pilot by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • The Pioneers by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • **Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • • **The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • • Pitcairn's Island by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall (1939)
  • • The Planet That Wasn't by Isaac Asimov
  • • Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch
  • • Poems of Paul Celan by Paul Celan
  • • The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson
  • • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • • The Possessed by Feodor Dostoyevsky
  • • The Prarie by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • **A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving
  • • **Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • • The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  • • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (1882)
  • • The Prince of India by Lew Wallace
  • • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • • The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope (1894)
  • • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
  • • **Psycho by Robert Bloch
  • • Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (1894)
  • • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • • The Queen’s Necklace by Alexandre Dumas (1849)
  • • The Raged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  • • A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • • Ramayana by Davi Vanamali
  • • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • • The Recognition of Sakuntala by Kalidasa
  • • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • • The Red Rover by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne
  • • Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  • • Renascence And Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1917)
  • • The Republic by Plato
  • • Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  • • **Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  • • The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
  • • **Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883)
  • • **Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)
  • • Rob Roy by Walter Scott (1818)
  • • Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne (1886)
  • • Rolling Stones by O. Henry
  • • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1597)
  • • **Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
  • • Salome by Oscar Wilde
  • • Sapho by Alphonse Daudet
  • • A Season In Hell by Arthur Rimbaud
  • • A Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
  • • The Sea Wolf by Jack London (1904)
  • • **The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • • Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  • • The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter (1809)
  • • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • • Selected Stories of Anton Chekov by Anton Pavlovich Chekov
  • • Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • • A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
  • • The Seven who were Hanged by Leonid Andreyev
  • • The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • • The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)
  • • **Silas Marner by George Eliot (1861)
  • • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • • The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • • Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding David
  • • The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1855)
  • • **Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  • • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • • The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
  • • The Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
  • • Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  • • The Spy by James Fenimoore Cooper
  • • **The Stand by Stephen King
  • • Steep Trails by John Muir
  • • **The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
  • • The Stories of Bernard Malamud by Bernard Malamud
  • • The Story of Her Captivity, Sufferings and Restoration by Mary Rowlandson (1682)
  • • The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
  • • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (1901)
  • • The Story of Tracy Baker by Jacqueline Wilson
  • • **The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
  • • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • • **A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • • The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1900)
  • • Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassant
  • • A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
  • • A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  • • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Rasome
  • • Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
  • • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (1813)
  • • The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
  • • **A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
  • • Tales of Alphonse Daudet by Alphonse Daudet
  • • The Talisman by Walter Scott (1825)
  • • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • • Tartuffe by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere
  • • **The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • • **The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • • Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • • The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  • • **The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCollough
  • • A Thousand Mile Walk To the Gulf by John Muir
  • • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  • • Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For All and None by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • Tigers and Traitors by Jules Verne (1880)
  • • **The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
  • • The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  • • Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo (1866)
  • • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • • Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes (1856)
  • • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • • A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
  • • A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1880)
  • • Travels in Alaska by John Muir
  • • Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo
  • • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
  • • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • • Trilogy: Molly, Malone Dies, The Unamable by Samuel Beckett
  • • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • • **Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)
  • • Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas (1845)
  • • Twilight of the Idols by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • • Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  • • Typee by Herman Melville (1846)
  • • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • • **The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
  • • Under Two Flags by Ouida (1868)
  • • Unmodern Observations by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • The Upanishads (500 BC)
  • • The Use and Abuse of History by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • • Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
  • • A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)
  • • The Virginian by Owen Wister (1902)
  • • The Voyage Of The Beagle by Charles Darwin (1839)
  • • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • • Walkabout by James Vance Marshall
  • • **War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • • War of the Jews by Josephus
  • • **War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1898)
  • • Waterloo by Emile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian
  • • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • • The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  • • The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith (1776)
  • • Westward, Ho! by Charles Kingsley (1855)
  • • What Is Man? And Other Essays by Mark Twain (1906)
  • • The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle (1891)
  • • White Fang by Jack London (1906)
  • • Why I Am So Wise by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • William Tell by Frederick Schiller (1804)
  • • The Will To Power: An Attempted Transvaluation of all Values by Friedrich Nietzche
  • • Wild Animals I have known by Ernest Thompson Seton (1898)
  • • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • • **Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • • With Fire and Sword by Henry Sienkiewicz (1890)
  • • The Woman in White by William Wilkie Collins
  • • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • • Won by the Sword by G.A. Henty (1899)
  • • **The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)
  • • The World as Will and Idea by Arthur Schopenhauer
  • • **Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847)
  • • The Yosemite by John Muir
  • • Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzákis
Author Comments: 

I have read all the books with a ** before them. It was not until I saw this list that I realized what huge holes were in my reading list. This list does not include the hundreds of science fiction books read, nor hundreds of horror books. It does not inclue every book ever written by Truman Capote and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It des not include the many hundreds of other books in a variety of genre.

I grew up in a small Southern town. My Mom used to read to us from 101 Famous Poems. I loved The Raven so she bought me an Edgar Allen Poe book. I still remember the feeling of reading The Pit and the Pendulum. I was five... That probably explains my unusual life... Reading took me out of that small town and showed me a much broader world. It has been a great joy all through my life. I now have a huge personal library. Many of the unread books in this list are waiting to be read in my library. Now, if there is just enough time... I will continue to increase my mind by reading. Ihave three cancer diagnosis behind me and (like everyone) have no idea how much time I have left. I hope to put my time allotted to good use... reading.

Thanks for sharing a little bit of your story. Cancer is so vicious. I hope you finish EVERY book in your library! :)