My Bookshelf

To-read – hopefully I’ll get through this list before I die

  1. A Brief History of Time :: Stephen Hawking
  2. Catch-22 :: Joseph Heller
  3. Clockwork Orange :: Anthony Burgess
  4. Coraline :: Neil Gaiman
  5. The Dark Tower series :: Stephen King
  6. Desert Solitaire :: Edward Abbey
  7. The Graveyard Book :: Neil Gaiman
  8. Heart of Darkness :: Joseph Conrad
  9. House of Leaves :: Mark Z. Danielewski
  10. Neuromancer :: William Gibson
  11. The Omnivore’s Dilemma :: Michael Pollan
  12. Slaughterhouse Five :: Kurt Vonnegut
  13. Snow Crash :: Neal Stephenson
  14. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold :: John Le Carré
  15. Stranger in a Strange Land :: Robert A. Heinlein
  16. Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey :: Jane Goodall
  17. A Walk in the Woods :: Bill Bryson
  18. The Wind in the Willows :: Kenneth Grahame

Best-read – some of my all-time faves

  1. As I Lay Dying :: William Faulkner
  2. Corelli’s Mandolin :: Louis de Bernieres
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo :: Alexander Dumas
  4. The Diamond Age :: Neal Stephenson
  5. East of Eden :: John Steinbeck
  6. Ender’s Game :: Orson Scott Card
  7. The Foundation Trilogy :: Isaac Asimov
  8. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World :: Haruki Murakami
  9. His Dark Materials trilogy :: Philip Pullman
  10. Little Brother :: Cory Doctorow
  11. Neverwhere :: Neil Gaiman
  12. Othello :: William Shakespeare
  13. Le Petit Prince :: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  14. Poisonwood Bible :: Barbara Kingsolver
  15. Pride and Prejudice :: Jane Austen
  16. Prodigal Summer :: Barbara Kingsolver
  17. A Tale of Two Cities :: Charles Dickens
  18. The Sandman Chronicles :: Neil Gaiman
  19. Watchmen :: Alan Moore
  20. Watership Down :: Richard Adams
  21. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War :: Max Brooks

Second-chance books – for those books I hated but feel deserve a reread before final judgment

  1. Catcher in the Rye :: J.D. Salinger
  2. The God of Small Things :: Arundhati Roy
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  1. March 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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