501 must-read books

501 Must read books

  1. “Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott
  2. “Fairy Tales,” Hans Christian Andersen
  3. “Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie
  4. “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum
  5. “The Last Unicorn,” Peter S. Beagle
  6. “The Secret Garden,” Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll
  8. “Pinocchio,” Carlo Collodi
  9. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Roald Dahl
  10. “Sophie’s World,” Jostein Gaarder
  11. “The Wierdstone of Brisingamen,” Alan Garner
  12. “The Wind in the Willows,” Kenneth Grahame
  13. “Children’s and Household Tales,” Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  14. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” Mark Haddon
  15. “Emil and the Detectives,” Erich Kastner
  16. “Just So Stories,” Rudyard Kipling
  17. “The Complete Nonsense Books,” Edward Lear
  18. “A Wrinkle in Time,” Madeleine L’Engle
  19. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” C.S. Lewis
  20. “Pippi Longstocking,” Astrid Lindgren
  21. “Dr. Dolittle,” Hugh Lofting
  22. “At the Back of the North Wind,” George MacDonald
  23. “Nobody’s Boy,” Hector Malot
  24. “Winnie-the-Pooh,” A.A. Milne
  25. “Anne of Green Gables,” L.M. Montgomery
  26. “Five Children and It,” E. Nesbit
  27. “Tom’s Midnight Garden,” Philippa Pearce
  28. “The War of the Buttons,” Louis Pergaud
  29. “Fairy Tales,” Charles Perrault
  30. “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Beatrix Potter
  31. “The Colour of Magic,” Terry Pratchett
  32. “Northern Lights,” Philip Pullman
  33. “Swallows and Amazons,” Arthur Ransome
  34. “Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang,” Mordecai Richler
  35. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” J.K. Rowling
  36. “The King of the Golden River,” John Ruskin
  37. “The Little Prince,” Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  38. “The Human Comedy,” William Saroyan
  39. “The Misfortunes of Sophie,” Comtesse de Segur
  40. “Where the Wild Things Are,” Maurice Sendak
  41. “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” Dr. Seuss
  42. “Black Beauty,” Anna Sewell
  43. “The Golem,” Isaac Bashevis Singer
  44. “Heidi,” Johana Spyri
  45. “Treasure Island,” Robert Louis Stevenson
  46.  “The Fellowship of the Ring,” J.R.R. Tolkien
  47.  “Mary Poppins,” P.L. Travers
  48.  “Charlotte’s Web,” E.B. White
  49. “The Sword in the Stone,” T.H. White
  50. “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” Kate Douglas Wiggin
  51. “The Happy Prince and Other Tales,” Oscar Wilde
  52. “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” Anonymous
  53.  “The Thousand and One Nights,” Anonymous
  54. “Sense and Sensibility,” Jane Austen
  55. “Old Goriot,” Honore De Balzac
  56. “Vathek: an Arabian Tale,” William Beckford
  57. “Lady Audley’s Secret,” Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  58. Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Bronte
  59.  “Wuthering Heights,” Emily Bronte
  60. “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” John Bunyan
  61. “The Cantebury Tales,” Geoffrey Chaucer
  62. “The Collected Stories,” Anton Chekhov
  63. “The Man Who Was Thursday,” G.K. Chesterton
  64. “Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure,” John Cleland
  65. “The Moonstone: a Romance,” Wilkie Collins
  66. “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  67. “Heart of Darkness,” Joseph Conrad
  68. “Robinson Crusoe,” Daniel Defoe
  69. “The Christmas Books,” Charles Dickens
  70. “Our Mutual Friend,” Charles Dickens
  71. “Crime and Punishment,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  72. “Middlemarch: A Study in Provincial Life,” George Eliot
  73. “Tom Jones,” Henry Fielding
  74. “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald
  75. “Madame Bovary,” Gustave Flaubert
  76. “Howards End,” E.M. Forster
  77. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
  78. “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  79. “The Vicar of Wakefield,” Oliver Goldsmith
  80. “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene
  81. “King Soloman’s Mines,” H. Rider Haggard
  82. “Jude the Obscure,” Thomas Hardy
  83. “The Scarlet Letter,” Nathaniel Hawthorne
  84. “Moby Dick,” Herman Melville
  85. “The Portrait of a Lady,” Henry James
  86.  “The Iliad,” Homer
  87. “Les Miserables,” Victor Hugo
  88. “Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of The Dog),” Jerome K. Jerome
  89. “Kim,” Rudyard Kipling
  90. “Bliss and Other Stories,” Katherine Mansfield
  91. “Utopia,” Sir Thomas More
  92. “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” Edgar Alan Poe
  93. “In Search of Lost Time,” Marcel Proust
  94. “A Sicilian Romance,” Ann Radcliffe
  95.  “Clarissa,” Samuel Richardson
  96. “Waverley,” Walter Scott
  97. “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley
  98. “The Red and the Black,” Stendhal
  99. “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” Robert Louis Stevenson
  100. “Dracula,” Bram Stoker
  101. “Gulliver’s Travels,” Jonathan Swift
  102. “Vanity Fair,” William Makepeace Thackeray
  103. “War and Peace,” Leo Tolstoy
  104. “Barchester Towers,” Anthony Trollope
  105. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain
  106. “Candide,” Voltaire
  107. “The Castle of Otranto,” Horace Walpole
  108. “The House of Mirth,” Edith Wharton
  109. “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde
  110. “To the Lighthouse,” Virginia Woolf
  111. “La Bete Humaine,” Emile Zola
  112. “London, the Biography,” Peter Ackroyd
  113. “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life,” John Lee Anderson
  114. “The Hour of Our Death,” Phillipe Aries
  115. “Berlin – the Downfall,” Antony Beevor
  116. “The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Phillip II,” Fernand Braudel
  117. “The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century,” John Brewer
  118. “Frozen Desire: An Enquiry into the Meaning of Money,” James Buchan
  119. “Hitler and Stalin – Parallel Lives,” Alan Bullock
  120. “The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy,” Jacob Burckhardt
  121. “Daily Life in Ancient Rome,” Jerome Carcopino
  122. “The Accursed Kings,” Maurice Druon
  123. “The Age of the Cathedrals,” Georges Duby
  124. “The Stripping of the Altars,” Eamon Duffy
  125. “Rites of Spring,” Modris Eksteins
  126. “The Wretched of the Earth,” Franz Fanon
  127. “Colossus: THe Rise and Fall of the American Empire,” Niall Ferguson
  128. “Millennium,” Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  129. “Pagans and Christians,” Robin Lane Fox
  130. “The End of History and the Last Man,” Francis Fukuyama
  131. “The Naked Heart,” Peter Gay
  132. “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” Edward Gibbon
  133. “The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy,” Martin Gilbert
  134. “The Cheese and the Worms,” Carlo Ginzburg
  135. “God’s First Love,” Friedrich Heer
  136. “Histories,” Herodotus
  137. “Hiroshima,” John Hersey
  138. “The Fatal Shore,” Robert Hughes
  139. “Pandaemonium,” Humphrey Jennings
  140. “A History of Warfare,” John Keegan
  141. “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,” Bartolome de las Casas
  142. “Seven Pillars of Wisdom,” Thomas Edward Lawrence
  143. “Islam in History,” Bernard Lewis
  144. “Chinese Shadows,” Simon Leys
  145. “The Crusades through Arab Eyes,” Amin Maalouf
  146. “The Defeat of the Spanish Armada,” Farrett Mattingly
  147. “The Story of English,” Robert McCrum
  148. “The Ornament of the World,” Maria Rosa Menocal
  149. “The Women’s History of the World,” Rosalind Miles
  150. “Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire,” James Morris
  151. “Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade,” Henri Pirenne
  152. “Parallel Lives,” Plutarch
  153. “Flesh in the Age of Reason,” Roy Porter
  154. “Citizens – A Chronicle of the French Revolution,” Simon Schama
  155. “Leviathan and the Air-Pump,” Steven Shapin
  156. “The Decline of the West,” Oswald Spengler
  157. “The Trial of Socrates,” Isador Stone
  158. “Annals of Imperial Rome,” Tacitus
  159. “The Origins of the Second World War,” A.J.P. Taylor
  160. “A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century,” Barbara M. Tuchman
  161. “A People’s History of the United States,” Howard Zinn
  162. “Paula,” Isabel Allende
  163. “Journal Intime,” (“Amiel’s Journal”) Henri-Frederic Amiel
  164. “Aubrey’s Brief Lives,” John Aubrey
  165. “Confessions,” Augustine
  166. “Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter,” Simone De Beauvior
  167. “My Left Foot,” Christy Brown
  168. “The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini,” Benvenuto Cellini
  169. “The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinrurus,” Cyril Connolly
  170. “Boy: Tales of Childhood,” Roald Dahl
  171. “My Family and Other Animals,” Gerald Durrell
  172. “An Angel at My Table,” Janet Frame
  173.  “The Diary of a Young Girl,” Anne Frank
  174. “Journals, 1889-1949,” Andre Paul Guillaume Gide
  175. “Poetry and Truth: From My Own Life,” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  176. “Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments,” Edmund Gosse
  177. “Ways of Escape,” Graham Greene
  178. “Black Like Me,” John Howard Griffin
  179. “84, Charing Cross Road,” Helene Hanff
  180. “Pentimento,” Lillian Hellman
  181. “Childhood, Youth and Exile,” Alexander Herzen
  182. “The Diary of Alice James,” Alice James
  183. “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” Carl Gustav Jung
  184. “Diaries 1919-23,” Franz Kafka
  185. “The Story of My Life,” Helen Keller
  186. “The Book of Margery Kempe,” Margery Kempe
  187. “I Will Bear Witness,” Victor Klemperer
  188. “In the Castle of My Skin,” George Lamming
  189. “A Grief Observed,” C.S. Lewis
  190. “The Towers of Trebizond,” Rose Macaulay
  191. “Journal of Katherine Mansfield,” Katherine Mansfield
  192. “The Seven Storey Mountain,” Thomas Merton
  193. “The Pursuit of Love,” Nancy Mitford
  194. “Borrowed Time,” Paul Monette
  195. “My Place,” Sally Morgan
  196. “Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited,” Vladimir Nabokov
  197. “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” Azar Nafisi
  198. “Memoirs,” Pablo Neruda
  199. “Portrait of a Marriage,” Nigel Nicolson
  200. “Running in the Family,” Michael Ondaatje
  201. “Down and Out in Paris and London,” George Orwell
  202. “Autobiography of a Yogi,” Paramahansa Yogananda
  203. “Diary,” Samuel Pepys
  204. “Letters,” Pliny the Younger
  205. “Confessions,” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  206. “Words,” Jean-Paul Sartre
  207. “Journal of a Solitude,” May Sarton
  208. “Walden,” Henry David Thoreau
  209. “De Profundis,” Oscar Wilde
  210. “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,” Jeanette Winterson
  211. “Autobiographies,” William Butler Yeats
  212. “Things Fall Apart,” Chinua Achebe
  213. “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,” Jorge Amado
  214. “Le Grand Meaulnes,” Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban Fournier)
  215. “Take a Girl Like You,” Kingsley Amis
  216. “Winesburg, Ohio,” Sherwood Anderson
  217. “Surfacing,” Margaret Atwood
  218. “The New York Trilogy,” Paul Auster
  219. “Tales of Odessa,” Isaak Babel
  220. “Giovanni’s Room,” James Baldwin
  221. “The Sweet Hereafter,” Russel Banks
  222. “The Regeneration Trilogy,” Pat Barker
  223. “Herzog,” Saul Bellow
  224. “Ficciones,” Jorge Luis Borges
  225. “Nadja,” Andre Breton
  226. “The Master and the Margarita,” Mikhail Bulgakov
  227. “The Naked Lunch,” William Burroughs
  228. “Possession,” A.S. Byatt
  229. “If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller,” Italo Calvino
  230. “The Outsider,” Albert Camus
  231. “Auto da Fe,” Elias Canetti
  232. “Oscar and Lucinda,” Peter Carey
  233. “The Kingdom of This World,” Alejo Carpentier
  234. “The Bloody Chamber,” Angela Carter
  235. “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love,” Raymond Carver
  236. “The Horse’s Mouth,” Joyce Carey
  237. “Journey to the End of Night,” Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  238. “Soldiers of Salamis,” Javier Cercas
  239. “The Stories of John Cheever,” John Cheever
  240. “Disgrace,” J.M. Coetzee
  241. “Cheri,” Colette
  242. “Victory,” Joseph Conrad
  243. “A House and Its Head,” Ivy Compton-Burnett
  244. “Fifth Business,” Roberson Davies
  245. “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” Louis De Bernieres
  246. “Underworld,” Don Delillo
  247. “Seven Gothic Tales,” Isak Dinesen
  248. “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” Alfred Doblin
  249. “Once Were Warriors,” Alan Duff
  250. “Rebecca,” Daphne Du Maurier
  251. “The Lover,” Marguerite Duras
  252. “The Alexandria Quartet,” Lawrence Durrell
  253. “The Name of the Rose,” Umberto Eco
  254. “The Neverending Story,” Michael Ende
  255. “The Sound and the Fury,” William Faulkner
  256. “The Wars,” Timothy Findley
  257. “The Good Soldier,” Ford Maddox Ford
  258. “Wildlife,” Richard Ford
  259. “A Passage to India,” E.M. Forster
  260. “The Corrections,” Jonathan Franzen
  261. “Birdsong,” Sebastian Faulks
  262. “The Blue Flower,” Penelope Fitzgerald
  263. “From the Fifteenth District,” Mavis Gallant
  264. “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  265. “Our Lady of the Flowers,” Jean Genet
  266. “Lord of the Flies,” William Golding
  267. “July’s People,” Nadine Gordimer
  268. “FerdyDurke,” Witold Gombrowicz
  269. “The Tin Drum,” Gunther Grass
  270. “Hunger,” Knut Hamsun
  271. “The Blind Owl,” Sadegh Hedayat
  272. “The Old Man and the Sea,” Ernest Hemingway
  273. “The Glass Bead Game,” Herman Hesse
  274. “Lost Horizon,” James Hilton
  275. “A High Wind in Jamaica,” Richard Hughes
  276. “The World According to Garp,” John Irving
  277. “Berlin Stories,” Christopher Isherwood
  278. “The Remains of the Day,” Kazuo Ishiguro
  279. “Ulysses,” James Joyce
  280. “The File on H,” Ismail Kadare
  281. “The Trial,” Franz Kafka
  282. “It,” Stephen King
  283. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Milan Kundera
  284. “The Leopard,” Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
  285. “The Diviners,” Margaret Laurence
  286. “Women in Love,” D.H. Lawrence
  287. “The Golden Notebook,” Doris Lessing
  288. “The Periodic Table,” Primo Levi
  289. “Changing Places,” David Lodge
  290. “The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas” J.M. Machado De Assis
  291. “The Cairo Trilogy,” Naguib Mahfouz
  292. “The Executioner’s Song,” Norman Mailer
  293. “God’s Grace,” Bernard Malamud
  294. “An Imaginary Life,” David Malouf
  295. “The Magic Mountain,” Thomas Mann
  296. “Embers,” Sandor Marai
  297.  “Life of Pi,” Yann Martel
  298. “Cakes and Ale,” Somorset Maugham
  299. “The Group,” Mary McCarthy
  300. “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” Carson McCullers
  301. “Enduring Love,” Ian McEwan
  302. “The Sea of Fertility,” Yukio Mishima
  303. “A Fine Balance,” Rohinton Mistry
  304. “Cold Heaven,” Brian Moore
  305. “Beloved,” Toni Morrison
  306. “The Progress of Love,” Alice Munro
  307. “The Sea, the Sea,” Iris Murdoch
  308. “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov
  309. “A House for Mr Biswas,” V.S. Naipaul
  310. “The Third Policeman,” Flann O’Brian
  311. “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor
  312. “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje
  313. “Where the Jackals Howl,” Amos Oz
  314. “The Messiah of Stockholm,” Cynthia Ozick
  315. “Gormenghast,” Mervyn Peake
  316. “Mr. Weston’s Good Wine,” T.F. Powys
  317. “The Nephew,” James Purdy
  318. “Interview with the Vampire,” Anne Rice
  319. “Barney’s Version,” Mordecai Richler
  320. “Hadrian the Seventh,” Frederick Rolfe (Baron Colvo)
  321. “The Radetzky March,” Joseph Roth
  322. “The Human Stain,” Philip Roth
  323. “The Satanic Verses,” Salman Rushdie
  324. “Pedro Paramo,” Juan Rulfo
  325. “Bonjour Tristesse,” Francoise Sagan
  326. “Short Stories,” Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
  327. “Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger
  328. “Staying On,” Paul Scott
  329. “Austerlitz,” W.G. Sebald
  330. “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” Hubert Selby Jr.
  331. “Unless,” Carol Shields
  332. “The Magician of Lubin,” Isaac Bashevis Singer
  333. “The Engineer of Human Souls,” Josef Skvorecky
  334. “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” Muriel Spark
  335. “The Man Who Loved Children,” Christina Stead
  336. “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck
  337. “Sophie’s Choice,” William Styron
  338. “Perfume,” Patrick Suskind
  339. “The Confessions of Zeno,” Italo Svevo
  340. “Declares Pereira,” Antonio Tabucchi
  341. “The White Hotel,” D.M. Thomas
  342. “The Master,” Colm Toibin
  343. “Felicia’s Journey,” William Trevor
  344. “The Palm-Wine Drinkard,” Amos Tutuola
  345. “The Accidental Tourist,” Anne Tyler
  346. “Couples,” John Updike
  347. “The Time of the Hero,” Mario Vargas Llosa
  348. “In Praise of Older Women,” Stephen Vizinczey
  349. “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh
  350. “Voss,” Patrick White
  351. “Memoirs of Hadrian,” Marguerite Yourcenar
  352. “The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Douglas Adams
  353. “Hothouse,” Brian Aldiss
  354. “Brain Wave,” Poul Anderson
  355. “I, Robot,” Isaac Asimov
  356. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood
  357. “The Crystal World,” J.G. Ballard
  358. “The Demolished Man,” Alfred Bester
  359. “Who Goes There,” John W. Campbell
  360. “The Invention of Morel,” Adolfo Bioy Casares
  361. “Planet of the Apes,” Pierre Boulle
  362. “The Martian Chronicles,” Ray Bradbury
  363. “The Sheep Look Up,” John Brunner
  364. “A Clockwork Orange,” Anthony Burgess
  365. “Erewhon,” Samuel Butler
  366. “Cosmicomics,” Italo Calvino
  367. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Arthur C. Clarke
  368. “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,” James De Mille
  369. “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch,” Philip K. Dick
  370. “To Your Scattered Bodies Go,” Philip Jose Farmer
  371. “Neuromancer,” William Gibson
  372. “Stranger in a Strange Land,” Robert A. Heinlein
  373. “Dune,” Frank Herbert
  374. “Brave New World,” Aldous Huxley
  375. “Two Planets,” Kurd Lasswitz
  376. “Left Hand of Darkness,” Ursula K. LeGuin
  377. “Solaris,” Stanislaw Lem
  378. “Shikasta,” Doris Lessing
  379. “Stepford Wives,” Ira Levin
  380. “Out of the Silent Planet,” C.S. Lewis
  381. “I Am Legend,” Richard Matheson
  382. “Dwellers in the Mirage,” Abraham Merritt
  383. “A Canticle for Leibowitz,” Walter Miller
  384. “Ringworld,” Larry Niven
  385. “Time Traders,” Andre Norton
  386. “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” George Orwell
  387. “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,” Edgar Allan Poe
  388. “The Inverted World,” Christopher Priest
  389. “The Green Child,” Herbert Read
  390. “The Laxian Key,” Robert Sheckley
  391. “City,” Clifford D. Simak
  392. “Donovan’s Brain,” Curt Siodmak
  393. “Lest Darkness Fall,” L. Sprague De Camp
  394. “Last and First Men,” Olaf Stapledon
  395. “More than Human,” Theodore Sturgeon
  396. “Slan,” A.E. Van Vogt
  397. “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth,” Jules Verne
  398. “Slaughterhouse-Five,” Kurt Vonnegut
  399. “The Island of Dr Moreau,” H.G. Wells
  400. “Islandia,” Austin Tappan Wright
  401. “The Day of the Triffids,” John Wyndham
  402. “More Work for the Undertaker,” Margery Allingham
  403. “Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly,” John Franklin Bardin
  404. “Trent’s Last Case,” E.C. Bentley
  405. “Trial and Error,” Anthony Berkeley
  406. “The Poisoned Chocolates Case,” Anthony Berkeley
  407. “The Beast Must Die,” Nicholas Blake
  408. “Psycho,” Robert Bloch
  409. “Double Indemnity,” James Cain
  410. “Thus was Adonis Murdered,” Sarah Caudwell
  411. “Farewell, My Lovely,” Raymond Chandler
  412. “No Orchids for Miss Blandish,” James Hadley Chase
  413. “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,” Agatha Christie
  414. “The Woman in White,” Wilkie Collins
  415. “Unnatural Exposure,” Patricia Cornwell
  416. “The Moving Toyshop,” Edmund Crispin
  417. “In the Last Analysis,” Amanda Cross (Carolyn Gold Heilbrun)
  418. “Rose at Ten,” Marco Denevi
  419. “Vendetta,” Michael Dibdin
  420. “The Glass-sided Ants’ Nest,” Peter Dickinson
  421. “He Who Whispers,” John Dickson Carr
  422. “The Big Clock,” Kenneth Fearing
  423. “Blood Sport,” Dick Francis
  424. “Quiet as a Nun,” Lady Antonia Fraser
  425. “The Sunday Woman,” Carlo Fruttero
  426. “Death in the Wrong Room,” Anthony Gilbert
  427. “Red Harvest,” Dashiel Hammett
  428. “Suicide Excepted,” Cyril Hare
  429. “Bones and Silence,” Reginald Hill
  430. “A Rage in Harlem,” Chester Himes
  431. “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow,” Peter Hoeg
  432. “Malice Aforethought,” Francis Iles
  433. “Hamlet, Revenge!” Michael Innes
  434. “The Murder Room,” P.D. James
  435. “The Sleeping-Car Murders,” Sebastien Japrisot
  436. “Death of My Aunt,” C.H.B. Kitchin
  437. “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold,” John Le Carre
  438. “The Mystery of the Yellow Room,” Gaston Leroux
  439. “The Last Detective,” Peter Lovesey
  440. “Final Curtain,” Ngaio Marsh
  441. “An Oxford Tragedy,” J.C. Masterman
  442. “The Steam Pig,” James McClure
  443. “The Seven Per Cent Solution,” Nicholas Meyer
  444. “How Like an Angel,” Margaret Millar
  445. “The Red House Mystery,” A.A. Milne
  446. “A Red Death,” Walter Mosley
  447. “Deadlock,” Sara Paretsky
  448. “Dover One,” Joyce Porter
  449. “The Chinese Orange Mystery,” Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)
  450. “The Man in the Net,” Patrick Quentin
  451. “A Judgement in Stone,” Ruth Rendell
  452. “Gaudy Night,” Dorothy L. Sayers
  453. “Mr. Hire’s Engagement,” Georges Simenon
  454. “The Laughing Policeman,” Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  455. “The Red Box,” Rex Stout
  456. “The Man Who Killed Himself,” Julian Symons
  457. “A Pin to See the Peep-Show,” F. Tennyson Jesse
  458. “The Daughter of Time,” Josephine Tey
  459. “Above the Dark Circus,” Sir Hugh Walpole
  460. “Born Victim,” Hillary Waugh
  461. “The Bride Wore Black,” Cornell Woolrich
  462. “Travels,” Ibn Battuta
  463. “The Scorpion-Fish,” Nocholas Bouvier
  464. “The Road to Oxiana,” Robert Byron
  465. “In Patagonia,” Bruce Charles Chatwin
  466. “The Voyage of the HMS Beagle,” Charles Darwin
  467. “My Journey to Lhasa,” Alexandra David-Neel
  468. “On the Narrow Road to the Deep North,” Lesley Downer
  469. “The Traveller’s Tree,” Patrick Leigh Fermor
  470. “Seven Years in Tibet,” Heinrich Harrer
  471. “Kon Tiki,” Thor Heyerdahl
  472. “The Purple Land,” W.H. Hudson
  473. “The Last Place on Earth,” Roland Huntford
  474. “Video Night in Kathmandu,” Pico Iyer
  475. “Journey to the Hebrides,” Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
  476. “Eothen,” A.W. Kinglake
  477. “The Seasick Whale,” Emphraim Kishon
  478. “A Rose for Winter,” Laurie Lee
  479. “Golden Earth,” Norman Lewis
  480. “The Cruise of the Snark,” Jack London
  481. “Arctic Dreams,” Barry Lopez
  482. “The Danube,” Claudio Magris
  483. “The Snow Leopard,” Peter Matthiessen
  484. “Destinations,” Jan Morris
  485. “Never Cry Wolf,” Farley Mowat
  486. Among the Believers: an Islamic Journey,” V.S. Naipaul
  487. “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush,” Eric Newby
  488. “Roads to Santiago,” Cees Nooteboom
  489. “La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West,” Francis Parkman
  490. “Into the Heart of Borneo,” Raymond
  491. “The Travels,” Marco Polo
  492. “Dead Man’s Chest: Travels after Robert Louis Stevenson,” Nicholas Rankin
  493. “Sailing Alone Around the World,” Joshua Slocum
  494. “Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile,” J.H. Speke
  495. “Travels with Charley: In Search of America,” John Steinbeck
  496. “Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes,” Robert Louis Stevenson
  497. “The Valley of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels,” Freya Stark
  498. “The Great Railway Bazaar,” Paul Theroux
  499. “Southern Cross to Pole Star,” A.F. Tschiffely
  500. “A Tramp Abroad,” Mark Twain
  501. “On Fiji Islands,” Ronald Wright


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

JoV's favorite books »
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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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