Ultimate selection of books to read….


Not very often do we discuss books these days here….

Being stuck to our PCs and laptops doesn’t help one iota, either…..that’s the way of the modern world….everyone is looking inside rather than outside.

Whatever the case, theer are many who still love to read, myself amongst them. So for all book lovers everywhere, I have taken a little time out to prepare this list of wonderful books to read….you will find something for everyone here…poetry, fiction, non-fiction, biography etc.

History

History of the Peloponnesian War-Thucydides

A farewell to arms-Ernest Hemmingway

Sword of Honour Trilogy-Evelyn Waugh

A History of the Crusades-Steven Runciman

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee-Dee Brown

A bright shining lie-Neil Sheehan

The Trial-Franz Kafka

If this is a man-Primo Levi

Classics

Zorba the Greek-Nikos Kazantzakis

Tom Jones-Henry Fielding

Great Expectations-Charles Dickens

Ulysses-James Joyce

A dance to the music of time-Anthony Powell

I, Claudius-Robert Graves

The motorcycle diaries-Ernesto Che Guevara

The alchemist-Paul Coelho

The Iliad-Homer

Phaedo-Plato

On the nature of things-Lucretius

Romance

A room with a view-EM Forster

By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept-Elizabeth Smart

Love in a cold climate-Nancy Mitford

The end of the affair-Graham Greene

Bonjour Tristesse-Francoise Sagan

Doctor Zhivago-Boris Pasternak

The remains of the day-Kazuo Ishiguro

Norwegian Wood-Haruki Murakami

The world

The art of war-Sun Tzu

Beyond good and evil-Friedrich Nietzsche

The ascent of money-Niall Ferguson

Parallel universes of self-Frederick Dodson

The Prince-Niccolo Machiavelli

In and Of-Jack Haas

It’s a long way from penny apples-Bill Cullen

Poetry

Don Juan-Lord Byron

Leaves of grass-Walt Whitman

The divine comedy-Dante

The waste land-TS Eliot

The man with night sweats-Thom Gunn

The selected poems of Li Po-Li Po

Paradise lost-John Milton

Thrillers

The secret agent-Joseph Conrad

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service-Ian Fleming

Marathan man-William Goldman

The world at night-Alan Furst

The thirty nine steps-John Buchan

Killing floor-Lee Child

The Manchurian candidate-Richard Condon

Los Alamos-Joseph Kanon

Travel

On the road-Jack Kerouac

As I walked out one midsummer morning-Laurie Lee

Naples ’44-Norman Lewis

The great railway bazaar-Paul Theroux

When we were orphans-Kazuo Ishiguro

America is in the heart-Carlos Bulosan

The call of the wild-Jack London

Seven years in Tibet-Heinrich Harrer

Travels with Charley-John Steinbeck

 

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2 Responses to Ultimate selection of books to read….

  1. reocochran says:

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a much needed to be reread book. We are dealing with international racism and also, genocide still. The Native Americans, sadly, had to deal with our unfairness and cruelty upon our arrival and not accepting and living side by side with them, was our (American) crime! Great lists all around, I just chose one to “chat” or monologue about!

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