Reading List

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.

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I am an extreme book lover. Since I learned how to read, I have indulged myself in reading different kinds of materials. I can still remember myself staying indoors and enjoying reading a book, while my sister and kids our age are outside playing. I am not an introvert – people who know me would laugh with the idea of me being a recluse! I just enjoy the company of tons of books and what they can offer to me. At a young age, I have travelled far, met a lot of people, and experienced a lot of situations and events through books. I have an eclectic taste for books – from Rick Riordan to E. L. James to Jane Austen. The genres I have and still reading is quite diverse. I am currently one and twenty, but I still read some middle school novels. πŸ™‚

Most of my friends always point that I am always hungry for books. Yes. I am hungry and thirsty for books and new knowledge and experience. It’s as if there is a need within me that must be quenched and fed up almost every time. So what’s the only solution for that? Of course, to read and get lost with the magic of words and inks.

My to-read list:

  • Perks of being a wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • Underworld – Meg Cabot
  • The Book of General Ignorance – John Lloyd
  • Deception Point – Dan Brown
  • IQ84 – Haruki Murakami
  • Paradise – Judith Mcnaught
  • Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
  • Everlasting (Kissed by an Angel #5) – Elizabeth Chandler
  • Thoughtless – S. C. Stephens
  • Effortless – S. C. Stephens
  • The Odessa File – Frederick Forsyth
  • The Fourth Protocol – Frederick Forsyth
  • The Afghan – Frederick Forsyth
  • The Defector – Daniel Silva
  • Moscow Rules – Daniel Silva
  • A Time to Kill – John Grisham
  • The Broker – John Grisham
  • The Summons – John Grisham
  • The Associate – John Grisham
  • Inferno – Dante Alighieri
  • The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • A Knight in Shining Armour – Jude Deveraux
  • Let Love Find You – Johanna Lindsey
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  • Medusa, A love Story – Sasha Summers
  • Delirium – Lauren Oliver
  • Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Ptolemy’s Gate – Jonathan Stroud
  • Rules of Attraction – Simone Elkeles
  • Savour the Moment – Nora Roberts
  • The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
  • The Serpent’s Shadow – Rick Riordan
  • The Wedding – Nicholas Sparks
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • Thousand Splendid Suns – Kahled Hosseini
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • A Song of Fire and Ice – George R. R. Martin
  • Fifty Shames of Earl Grey – Andrew Shaffer
  • Speak – Laurie Anderson
  • A Walk across the Sun – Corban Adisson
  • Once a Princess – Johanna Lindsey
  • Equal of the Sun – Anita Amirrezvani
  • The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  • Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
  • Easy – Webber Tammara
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

31 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. I can suggest some mystery writers: Tony Hillerman (anything except Fly on the Wall, but start with The Blessing Way), Margaret Coel, James Lee Burke, Michael Stanley (actually two guys)

    and for Historical Fiction: Terry C Johnston (start with Sioux Dawn), Edward Rutherford (Sarum), Allan W Eckert (start with The Frontiersmen)

  2. There are some great books there, The Old Man and The Sea, Catch 22 and Life of pi were all fantastic books, seeing lots there i don’t know too, which just maes me want to read even more than usual. I like coming here.

    1. Thank you for dropping by. I am planning to read the book and perhaps will bring myself to do it this week. πŸ™‚ Of course, I don’t want the movie to spoil the book so I’ll read it!

      I will check your blog post and hopefully there’ll be no spoilers! Haha.

      Thanks for recommending another one. Do you have a Goodreads Account? Is it okay to be friends? πŸ™‚

      1. Yes! Friend me on Goodreads! My name is Rebecca Scaglione. πŸ™‚

        I never put spoilers in my blog (except when doing a book club and there are clear warnings). I try to give just enough of the book to blog readers to gain interest but not give anything crucial away.

          1. Yes! I am doing a Gone Girl book club at the moment, digitally, here on my blog. It’s a way to discuss books with those people I connect with digitally, who aren’t in my city, state, etc.

            I gave people 2 weeks to read the first part of Gone Girl, and then we discussed it on the Gone Girl Part 1 post. We just started Part 2, and I gave 2 weeks for that, too. Then Part 3 gets 1 week, after Thanksgiving.

            Here’s the first part of the post, with all of the information:

            http://loveatfirstbook.com/2012/10/09/book-club-gone-girl-by-gillian-flynn-sign-up-start-up/

            You’re welcome to join! The “deadlines” are really goals, and very loose. The point is to read and discuss, whenever you finish. So if you want to start now, please come join us! Just today, someone posted their opinions in Part 1. So there’s no such things as being late!

  3. I love your list. I have to agree with StehotheJ…. I LOVED The Old Man and The Sea and Life of Pi. Can’t wait to see The Life of Pi movie! Happy reading!

  4. Your book list is so interesting! I’ve read Kahled Hosseini, Rick Riordan, George R. R. Martin, Nicholas Sparks’ books and I love it. But if you’re interested in mystery and thriller books you should try reading Robert Ross’ never Look Back and Paul Johnson’s Matt Wells series.

    1. It is cool that you have read some of the works of the authors listed here. I am sad to say that this list has not yet been updated as I was relying to Goodreads now. Thank you for your book recommendation and I hope to read them in the future.

      On another note, I am currently hosting a blog giveaway and you are invited to join. Kindly check my homepage and you’ll see it on top. See you there. πŸ™‚

  5. WOW! Too many John Grishams’, no?
    i wish i could get to you, ‘waiting in vain’ by Colin Channer . β€˜a thousand splendid suns’ that book…. *sigh* I had a heartache too long before i was done.

  6. My reading list is ridiculously huge. It seems like every time I finish reading a book, I add three more to my Want To Read list. At this rate, I’m going to have to live till I’m 242 years old to make my bookworm soul happy!

  7. LOVE your site. I read a deeply moving (and very exciting) book recently which may (or may not!) interest you: it’s called “A Place called Charlie Tango” by Charles Beaumont. It’s available on Kindle eBooks. It’s a wonderful, eye-opening read.

  8. Nice reading list! Will add them to my own. And can I reccomend some? πŸ˜€ for classiscs, try also Jule’s Verner’s 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, Little Women, and Inferno. And I noticed you like McNaught? You should try also some Julie Garwood books (especially the historical onces) and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. And for the likes of young adult books, try the Scott’s Secrets of Nicolas Flamel. Good read! πŸ™‚

  9. I like your reading list, especially the books by Jane Austin and Tolstoy. I love “Pride and Prejudice.” I have not read “Anna Karenina,” but I have seen the film “Love,” starring John Gillbert and Greta Garbo, which is a great movie, but I doubt that it is a fair representation of Tolstoy’s book. The film has two endings: a happy ending for American audiences and a tragic ending for European audiences. The film was called “Love” (MGM, 1927), instead of “Anna Karenina,” because John Gilbert and Greta Garbo were “in love” at the time the film was made.

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