Book List

I have just recently created a Bucket List and a List of places I want to travel to before I die. Since I am such a willingly reader, I thought, as well, to create a Book List of all the books I want to read before I die. I will also include books in this List that I have already read, and I will try to write something like a comment or review to each book as a blog post. I hope I didn’t forget anything.

  • Adams, Douglas:
    1.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Albee, Edward:
    1.  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Alighieri, Dante:
    1.  Divine Comedy: Dante’s Inferno
  • Austen, Jane:
    1. Emma
    2. Persuasion
    3. Pride and Prejudice
    4. Sense and Sensibility
  • Barrie, James M.:
    1.  Peter Pan
  • Beckett, Samuel:
    1.  Waiting for Godot
  • Bender, Aimee:
    1.  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
  • Brecht, Berthold:
    1.  Das Leben des Galilei (engl.: Life of Galileo)
  • Blyton, Enid:
    1.  The Faraway Tree Collection
  • Böll, Heinrich:
    1.  Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (engl.: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum)
  • Bronte, Charlotte:
    1.  Jane Eyre
  • Bronte, Emily:
    1.  Wuthering Heights
  • Brown, Dan:
    1. Angels and Demons
    2. Inferno
    3. The Lost Symbol
    4. The Da Vinci Code
  • Bryson, Bill:
    1. A short history of nearly everything
    2. Notes from a small Island
  • Burgess, Anthony:
    1.  A Clockwork Orange
  • Burroughs, William S.:
    1.  Junkie
    2. Naked Lunch
    3. The Wild Boys
  • Camus, Albert:
    1.  L’Estranger
  • Capote, Truman:
    1.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Carroll, Lewis:
    1.  Alice in Wonderland
  • Chbosky, Stephen:
    1.  The Perks of being a wallflower
  • Clarke, Arthur C.:
    1.  A Space Odyssey
  • Coelho, Paulo:
    1. Aleph
    2. Brida
    3. Eleven Minutes
    4. Manuscript Found in Accra
    5.  The Alchemist
    6. The Devil and Miss Prym
    7. The Pilgrimage
    8. The Witch of Portobello
    9. The Zahir
    10. Veronika decides to die
  • Collilns, Suzanne:
    1.  The Hunger Games
    2. Catching Fire
    3. Mockingjay
  • Collins, Wilkie:
    1.  The Woman in White
  • Collodi, Carlo:
    1.  Pinocchio
  • Conrad, Joseph:
    1.  Heart of Darkness
    2. Lord Jim
  • Dahl, Roald:
    1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    2. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
    3. Die Prinzessin und der Wilderer
    4. James and the Giant Peach
    5. Lamb to the Slaughter
    6. Mathilda
    7. Over to you
    8. Someone like you
    9. The Gremlins
    10. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
  • Dickens, Charles:
    1. A Christmas Carol
    2. Bleak House
    3. David Copperfield
    4. Great Expectations
    5. Hard Times
    6. Oliver Twist
  • Defoe, Daniel:
    1. Moll Flanders
    2. Robinson Crusoe
  • De Saint-Exupery, Antoine:
    1.  The Little Prince
  • Donnelly, Jennifer:
    1. The Tea Rose
    2. The Winter Rose
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor:
    1. Crime and Punishment
    2. The Idiot
  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan:
    1.  Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    2. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Dumas, Alexandre:
    1.  Count of Monte Cristo
    2. The Three Musketeers
  • Duncker, Patricia:
    1.  James Miranda Barry
  • Dürrenmatt, Friedrich:
    1. Der Besuch der alten Dame
    2. Der Richter und sein Henker
    3. Der Verdacht
  • Eliot, T.S.:
    1.  The Waste Land
  • F., Christiane:
    1.  Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
  • Faulkner, William:
    1.  The Sound and the Fury
  • Fielding, Helen:
    1.  Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott:
    1. Tender is the Night
    2. The Beautiful and Damned
    3. The Great Gatsby
    4. The Last Tycoon
    5. This Side of Paradise
  • Flaubert, Gustave:
    1.  Madame Bovary
  • Forster, E.M.:
    1.  Howard’s End
  • Frank, Anne:
    1.  The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Frisch, Max:
    1.  Andorra
    2. Homo Faber
  • Funke, Cornelia:
    1. Inkheart
    2. Inkspell
    3. Inkdeath
    4. The Thief Lord
  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel:
    1. Love in the Time of Cholera
    2.  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Gavalda, Anna:
    1.  Ensemble c’est tout (engl.: Hunting and Gathering)
  • Gilbert, Elizabeth:
    1.  Eat, pray, love
  • Goethe, Johann Wofgang von:
    1.  Die Leiden des jungen Werther
    2. Faust
  • Golden, Arthur:
    1.  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Golding, William:
    1.  Lord of the Flies
  • Greene, Graham:
    1.  Stamboul Train
  • Green, John:
    1.  Looking for Alaska
    2. Paper Towns
    3. The Fault in Our Stars
  • Haddon, Mark:
    1.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time
  • Hansberry, Lorraine:
    1.  A raisin in the sun
  • Hemingway, Ernest:
    1. Across the River and into the Trees
    2. A Farewell to Arms
    3. Fiesta: The Sun also rises
    4. Old man at the Bridge
    5. Paris: A moveable feast
    6. The Dangerous Summer
    7. The Garden of Eden
    8. The Old man and the sea
    9. The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    10. To Have and Have Not
  • Hesse, Hermann:
    1.  Der Steppenwolf
    2. Siddhartha
  • Hinton, S.E.:
    1.  Rumble Fish
    2. The Outsiders
  • Hodgson Burnett, Frances:
    1.  The Secret Garden
  • Hornby, Nick:
    1. About a boy
    2. A long way down
    3. High Fidelity
    4. How to be good
  • Hosseini, Khaled:
    1.  The Kite Runner
  • Hugo, Victor:
    1.  Les Miserables
    2. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • Huxley, Aldous:
    1.  Brave New World
  • Irving, John:
    1.  A Prayer for Owen Meaney
    2. In One Person
    3. The Cider House Rules
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo:
    1. Never Let me Go
    2. The Remains of the Day
    3. When we were Orphans
  • Jones, LeRoi:
    1.  Dutchman & The Slave
  • Joyce, James:
    1.  Ulysses
  • Kafka, Franz:
    1. Der Prozess
    2. Die Verwandlung
  • Kay, Jackie:
    1.  My daughter the Fox
    2. Red Cherry Red
    3. Trumpet
    4. Wish I Was Here
  • Kerouac, Jack:
    1.  On the Road
  • Kessey, Ken:
    1.  One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Kipling, Joseph Rudyard:
    1.  The Jungle Book
  • Kundera, Milan:
    1.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Lee, Harper:
    1.  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim:
    1.  Nathan the Wise
  • Lewis, C.S.:
    1.  Chronicles of Narnia series
  • Makepeace Thackeray, William:
    1.  Vanity Fair
  • Mann, Thomas:
    1.  Der Zauberberg (engl.: The Magic Mountain)
  • Martel, Yann:
    1. Beatrice and Virgil
    2. Life of Pi
  • McCarthy, Cormac:
    1.  The Road
  • McEwan Ian:
    1.  Atonement
  • Melville, Herman:
    1.  Moby Dick
  • Meyer, Stephenie:
    1. The Twilight series
  • Milne, A.A.:
    1.  Winnie the Pooh
  • Mitchell, David:
    1.  Cloud Atlas
  • Mitchell, Margaret:
    1.  Gone with the Wind
  • Morrison, Toni:
    1.  Beloved
    2. Song of Solomon
    3. The Bluest Eye
  • Murakami, Haruki:
    1. 1Q84
    2. After Dark
    3. A Wild Sheep Chase
    4. Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    5. Dance Dance Dance
    6. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
    7. Hear the Wind sing
    8. Kafka on the Shore
    9. Norwegian Wood
    10. Pinball
    11. South of the Border, West of the Sun
    12. Sputnik Sweetheart
    13. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
  • Nabokov, Vladimir:
    1.  Lolita
    2. Mashenka
    3. Nikolai Gogol
    4. Pnin
  • Nietsche, Friedrich:
    1.  Antichrist
    2. Jenseits von Gut und Böse
  • Niffenegger, Audrey:
    1.  The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • O’Neill, Eugene:
    1.  A Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • Orwell, George:
    1.  1984
    2. Animal Farm
  • Palahniuk, Chuck:
    1.  Fight Club
  • Palma, Felix J.:
    1.  The Map of Time
    2. The Map of the Sky
  • Pamuk, Orhan:
    1.  Dark and Light
    2. Istanbul: Memories and the City
    3. My Name is Red
    4. Snow
    5. The Black Book
    6. The Museum of Innocence
    7. The New Life
    8. The White Castle
  • Paolini, Christopher:
    1. Eragon
    2. Eldest
  • Pessl, Marisha:
    1.  Special Topics in Calamity Physics
  • Pullman, Philip:
    1.  His Dark Materials
  • Riordan, Rick:
    1.  Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
    2. The Heroes of Olympus series
  • Rowling, J.K.:
    1. Casual Vacancy
    2. Harry Potter series
    3. The Cuckoo’s Calling
  • Ruiz Zafon, Carlos:
    1.  The Shadow of the Wind
  • Rushdie, Salman:
    1. Haroun and the Sea of Stories
    2. Luka and the Fire of Life
    3. Midnight’s Children
    4. Shalimar the Clown
    5. Shame
    6. The Enchantress of Florence
    7. The Satanic Verses
  • Safran Foer, Jonathan:
    1. Everything is Illuminated
    2. Exetremely Lound and Incredibly Close
    3. Tree of Codes
  • Salinger, J.D.:
    1.  Catcher in the Rye
  • Sebold, Alice:
    1.  The Lovely Bones
  • Shakespeare:
    1.  Complete Works
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis:
    1.  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    2. Treasure Island
  • Stockett, Kathryn:
    1.  The Help
  • Stoker, Bram:
    1.  Dracula
  • Süskind, Patrick:
    1.  The Perfume
  • Swift, Jonathan:
    1.  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Thompson, Hunter S.:
    1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    2. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Train
    3. The Rum Diary
  • Tolkien, J.R.R.:
    1.  The Lord of the Rings
    2. The Hobbit
  • Tolstoy, Leo:
    1.  Anna Karenina
    2. War and Peace
  • Travers, P.L.:
    1.  Mary Poppins
  • Twain, Mark:
    1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    3. The Prince and the Pauper
  • Uhry, Alfred:
    1.  Driving Miss Daisy
  • Verne, Jules:
    1. A Floating City
    2. Around the Moon
    3. Around the World in 80 Days
    4. From the Earth to the Moond
    5. Journey to the Center of the Earth
    6. The Fur Country
    7. The Mysterious Island
  • Wells, H.G.:
    1.  The Time Machine
    2. The War of the Worlds
  • Wilde, Oscar:
    1.  The Canterville Ghost
    2. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Winterson, Jeanette:
    1.  Written on the Body
  • Woolf, Virginia:
    1.  Flush
    2. Mrs. Dalloway

15 thoughts on “Book List

  1. Nice list you have! Stevenson is my favourite writer.I wrote my graduation thesis on him. And every work is worth it! Verne to me is too boring and too much into details. But that’s my personal point of view!


    1. Puuuh, that’s quite hard. My all time favorite series is of course the Harry Potter series. My second favorite series is the His Dark Marterials series from Philip Pullman. Then, I love reading books from Japanese Author Haruki Murakami. His books are often in the genre or style of magic realism which is when a story plays in a realistic world, but has some magical, dream-like elements to it. Then, I also love Paulo Coelho. His books will teach you a lot of things about life and love. When it comes to classics I love Jane Austen, Nabokov, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald. I still have to read a lot of classics though :)
      What about you?


      1. Wow, even that list is impressive – you’ve definitely given me some new books to add to my ‘to read’ list!

        I need to read more classics to be honest, I need to read more in general. I love Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ by Milan Kundera. I also really loved ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green and ‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell which are obviously more recent!

        I’ll give anything a chance but Harry Potter will always be in my heart as one of the best!


        1. I automatically have to read a lot of classics for my studies. But before 2011, I never touched an english classic, unfortunately, because there are some really good ones. Oh, The Picture of Dorian Gray is actually on my shelve already, and I really really want to read that Milan Kundera book. I have heard so much of him from my profs *o* I have read the fault in our stars, but was a bit disappointed. You can also read about the review on my blog somewhere ;D And I really want to read Eleanor and Park! I still have to read a lot of recent novels. I want to read the Divergent series, the Mortal Instrument series and A Game of Thrones series. Oh and percy jackson.
          But yeah, Harry Potter will be the best books in my life :)


          1. Ah, I see – I used to study English Literature so I am ashamed that I’ve abandoned the classics lately!
            I highly recommend The Unbearable Lightness of Being – it gave me much food for thought and taught me a lot about life and love!

            I will definitely check it out – I’m intrigued as to why you were disappointed!


  2. An excellent list! I might use this to help me continue my summer reading :) Big fan of Rushdie. I’ve already read the first three books of his on your list, and looking to get the last four. Glad to see he’s on your list!


    1. Oh I am happy that this list might help you for your summer reading list :)
      I have only begun reading the enchantress of florence, but it is a bit languid :/ I have to continue reading with that soon again.


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