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Reading List

Truth is, I've got piles and piles of books that I'd love to read.

Here's a not-so-small list of some of them, separated into Prose, Drama, Poetry and Non-Fiction sections and sorted according to publishing dates.


Key - Finished - Reading - Haven't begun - SS - Short Story

Prose (pre-1800)

  • The Theban Plays - Sophocles
  • The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer (end of 1300s)
  • The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri (1321)
  • The Bible (KJV) (1611)
  • Paradise Lost - John Milton (1667)
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)
  • Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe (1722)
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift (1726)
  • The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole (1764)
  • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - William Blake (1793)

Prose (1800s)

  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (1811)
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (1813)
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen (1814)
  • Waverly - Sir Walter Scott (1814)
  • Emma - Jane Austen (1815)
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (1817)
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen (1817)
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (1818)
  • The Last Man - Mary Shelley (1826)
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (1838)
  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1839)
  • 'A Descent into the Maelstrom' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1841)
  • 'The Masque of the Red Death' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1842)
  • 'The Pit and the Pendulum' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1842)
  • 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1843)
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1843)
  • 'The Purloined Letter' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1844)
  • 'The Premature Burial' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1844)
  • 'The Imp of the Perverse' (SS) - Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brönte (1847)
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brönte (1847)
  • Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens (1848)
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
  • David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (1850)
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens (1853)
  • Villette - Charlotte Brönte (1853)
  • North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell (1855)
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (1859)
  • Adam Bede - George Eliot (1859)
  • The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot (1860)
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (1861)
  • Silas Marner - George Eliot (1861)
  • Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1864)
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
  • The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1869)
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (1869)
  • Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (1871)
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot (1871–2)
  • Erewhon - Samuel Butler (1872)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (1874)
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (1877)
  • Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy (1878)
  • The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James (1881)
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
  • After London - Richard Jefferies (1885)
  • Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy (1886)
  • The Nether World - George Gissing (1889)
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (1891)
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde (1891)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (1891)
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (SS) - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)
  • The Jungle Book - Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1894)
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (1895)
  • The Time Machine - H.G. Wells (1895)
  • The Turn of the Screw (novella) - Henry James (1898)
  • Heart of Darkness (novella) - Joseph Conrad (1899)

Prose (1900s)

  • Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad (1900)
  • Kim - Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1901)
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London (1903)
  • The Beast in the Jungle - Henry James (novella) (1903)
  • The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler (1903)
  • The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad (1907)
  • The Jolly Corner - Henry James (1908)
  • Ann Veronica - H.G. Wells (1909)
  • Tono-Bungay - H.G. Wells (1909)
  • The Sleeper Awakes - H.G. Wells (1910)
  • Howards End - E.M. Forster (1910)
  • Peter and Wendy - J.M. Barrie (1911)
  • Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence (1913)
  • The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) (novella) -Franz Kafka (1915)
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce (1916)
  • The Return of the Soldier (novella) - Rebecca West (1918)
  • Writing a War Story (SS) - Edith Wharton (1919)
  • This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
  • Women in Love - D.H. Lawrence (1920)
  • Ulysses - James Joyce (1922)
  • We - Yevgeny Zamyatin (1924)
  • A Passage to India - E.M. Forster (1924)
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
  • The Trial (Der Process) - Franz Kafka (1925)
  • Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (1925)
  • The Castle (Das Schloss) - Franz Kafka (1926)
  • To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf (1927)
  • Point Counter Point - Aldous Huxley (1928)
  • The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall (1928)
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence (1928)
  • Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh (1930)
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (1932)
  • Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller (1934)
  • Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell (1936)
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (1937)
  • Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis (1938)
  • Perelandra - C.S. Lewis (1943)
  • That Hideous Strength - C.S. Lewis (1945)
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell (1945)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (1949)
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (1951)
  • The Sentinel (SS) - Arthur C. Clarke (1951)
  • A Sound of Thunder (SS) - Ray Bradbury (1952)
  • Mission of Gravity - Hal Clement (1953)
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (1953)
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding (1954)
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
  • The Death of the Grass - John Christopher (1956)
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Alan Sillitoe (1958)
  • A Separate Peace - John Knowles (1959)
  • The Tin Drum - Günter Grass (1959)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1960)
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (1961)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster (1961)
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovisch (novella) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1962)
  • A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess (1962)
  • Island - Aldous Huxley (1962)
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (1963)
  • The Drowned World - J.G. Ballard (1963)
  • Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
  • The City Under Ground - Suzanne Martel (1963)
  • The Burning World - J.G.Ballard (1964)
  • I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg (1964)
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys (1966)
  • Myself A Mandarin - Austin Coates (1968)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
  • The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison (1970)
  • August 1914 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1972)
  • The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner (1972)
  • Concrete Island - J.G. Ballard (1974)
  • The Dark Tower - C.S. Lewis (1977)
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (1979-1992)
  • This Time of Darkness - H.M. Hoover (1980)
  • Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (1981)
  • The Colour Purple - Alice Walker (1982)
  • The Woman In Black - Susan Hill (1983)
  • Always Coming Home - Ursula Guin (1985)
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (1985)
  • The Ruby in the Smoke - Phillip Pullman (1985)
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (1985)
  • Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card (1986)
  • The Shadow in the North - Philip Pullman (1986)
  • Anthills of the Savannah - Chinua Achebe (1987)
  • The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie (1988)
  • The Tiger in the Well - Phillip Pullman (1990)
  • Xenocide - Orson Scott Card (1991)
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (1991)
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry (1993)
  • The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides (1993)
  • The Tin Princess - Phillip Pullman (1994)
  • Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman (1995)
  • Contest - Matthew Reilly (1996)
  • The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell (1996)
  • Cocaine Nights - J.G. Ballard (1996)
  • The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman (1997)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling (1997)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby (1997)
  • Children of God - Mary Doria Russell (1998)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (1998)
  • Ice Station - Matthew Reilly (1998)
  • Digital Fortress - Dan Brown (1998)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (1999)
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower (1999)
  • Temple - Matthew Reilly (1999)

Prose(2000s)

  • The Human Stain - Philip Roth (2000)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (2000)
  • The Wind Singer - William Nicholson (2000)
  • The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke (2000)
  • Angels and Demons - Dan Brown (2000)
  • The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman (2000)
  • Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz (2000)
  • The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood (2000)
  • Slaves of the Mastery - William Nicholson (2001)
  • Deception Point - Dan Brown (2001)
  • Point Blanc - Anthony Horowitz (2001)
  • The Life of Pie - Yann Martel (2001)
  • Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman (2001)
  • Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)
  • Firesong - William Nicholson (2002)
  • Skeleton Key - Anthony Horowitz (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (2003)
  • Mister Monday - Garth Nix (2003)
  • Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly (2003)
  • Inkheart - Cornelia Funke (2003)
  • Eragon - Christopher Paolini (2003)
  • Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (2003)
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom (2003)
  • The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau (2003)
  • Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (2003)
  • Grim Tuesday - Garth Nix (2004)
  • Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz (2004)
  • Scorpia - Anthony Horowitz (2004)
  • Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver (2004)
  • No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy (2005)
  • Drowned Wednesday - Garth Nix (2005)
  • Arc Angel - Anthony Horowitz (2005)
  • Raven's Gate - Anthony Horowitz (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (2005)
  • Seven Ancient Wonders - Matthew Reilly (2005)
  • Spirit Walker - Michelle Paver (2005)
  • Eldest - Christopher Paolini (2005)
  • Brisingr - Christopher Paolini (2005)
  • Sir Thursday - Garth Nix (2006)
  • Evil Star - Anthony Horowitz (2006)
  • Soul Eater - Michelle Paver (2006)
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy (2006)
  • Inkspell - Cornelia Funke (2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (2007)
  • Outcast - Michelle Paver (2007)
  • Lady Friday - Garth Nix (2007)
  • Snakehead - Anthony Horowitz (2007)
  • Nightrise - Anthony Horowitz (2007)
  • The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly (2007)
  • City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (2007)
  • City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (2008)
  • Oath Breaker - Michelle Paver (2008)
  • Necropolis - Anthony Horowitz (2008)
  • Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke (2008)
  • The Host - Stephanie Meyer (2008)
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (2008)
  • World Made By Hand - James Howard Kunstler (2008)
  • The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood (2009)
  • City of Glass - Cassandra Clare (2009)
  • Crocodile Tears - Anthony Horowitz (2009)
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan (2009)
  • Ghost Hunter - Michelle Paver (2009)
  • The Maze Runner - James Dashner (2009)
  • Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (2009)
  • Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (2010)
  • The Scorch Trials - James Dashner (2010)
  • Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare (2010)
  • Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare (2011)
  • Inheritance - Christopher Paolini (2011)
  • City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare (2011)
  • The Death Cure - James Dashner (2011)
  • Open Minds - Susan Kaye Quinn (2011)
  • Delirium - Lauren Oliver (2011)
  • Divergent - Veronica Roth (2011)
  • Insurgent - Veronica Roth (2012)
  • Allegiant - Veronica Roth (2012)
  • City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare (2012)
  • Closed Hearts - Susan Kaye Quinn (2012)
  • Free Souls - Susan Kaye Quinn (2012)
  • The Kill Order - James Dashner (2012)
  • Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (2012)
  • Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (2013)
  • The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (2013)
  • City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare (2014)
  • Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare (2016)
  • Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (2016)

Drama

  • Everyman - Anonymous (c. 1510)
  • Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe (1588)
  • Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare (1588-1593)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare (1595/96)
  • The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare (1596/1599)
  • Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare (1598/1599)
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare (1599)
  • As You Like It - William Shakespeare (1599)
  • Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare (1599)
  • Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare (1601)
  • Othello - William Shakespeare (1603)
  • Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare (1603/1604)
  • King Lear - William Shakespeare (1605-1606)
  • Coriolanus - William Shakespeare (1605/1608)
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare (1606)
  • Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare (1607)
  • Cymbeline - William Shakespeare (1611)
  • The Winter's Tale - William Shakespeare (1611)
  • The White Devil - John Webster (1612)
  • The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster (1612-13)
  • Widower's House - George Bernard Shaw (1892)
  • The Cenci - Percy Bysshe Shaw (1819)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde (1895)
  • Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw (1913)
  • Gas Light (US - Angel Street) - Patrick Hamilton (1938)
  • Long Day's Journey into Night - Eugene O'Neill (1941; premiered 1956)
  • The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams (1944)
  • An Inspector Calls - J.B. Priestley (1945)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams (1947)
  • Death of A Salesman - Arthur Miller (1949)
  • The Crucible - Arthur Miller (1953)
  • Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett (1953)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams (1955)
  • Educating Rita - Willy Russell (1980)
  • Normal Heart - Larry Kramer (1985)
  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Tony Kushner(1993)

Poetry

  • Sonnet 2 - William Shakespeare (1609)
  • Composed Upon Westminister Bridge - William Wordsworth (1802)
  • I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud - William Wordsworth (1807)
  • The Mask of Anarchy - Percy Bysshe Shelley (1819)
  • The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe (1845)
  • The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot (1915)
  • In Flanders Fields - John McCrae (1915)
  • Heredity - Thomas Hardy (1917)
  • The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot (1922)
  • Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath (1951)
  • The Pact - Sharon Olds (1984)

Non-Fiction

Literature and Literary Theory Sociology Gender Theory + Sexuality
  • The History of Sexuality - Michel Foucault (1976)
  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity(1990) - Judith Butler
Other
  • The Communist Manifesto (1848)
  • Daedalus (Science and the Future) - J. B. S. Haldane (1924)
  • The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley (1945)
  • Mere Christianity - C.S.Lewis (1952)
  • Discipline and Punish - Michael Foucault (1975)
  • Hong Kong Murders - Kate Whitehead (2001)
  • Laughter - An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic - Henri Bergson (2002)
  • Gweilo - Martin Booth (2005)