The Big Page of Books

Here’s a list of all the books I’ve read, organized by genre and alphabetical by author. If you have questions or thoughts about any of these, just ask! If I didn’t read the book too long ago (or forgot it) I can even write a post about it.

*Favorites are purple and linked to reviews (links pending). When possible, books are linked to reviews on this site (favorite or not). Series are in order.

Fiction

  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
  • City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
  • The Fall by Albert Camus
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
  • House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • This is How Your Lose Her by Junot Díaz
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Magus by Jonathan Fowles
  • The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
  • Khalad Hosseini
  • John Irving
    • A Prayer for Owen Meany
    • A Widow for One Year
    • Last Night in Twisted River
    • The Cider House Rules
    • The Fourth Hand
    • The Hotel New Hampshire
    • The World According to Garp
  • Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen
  • All the Rage by A.L. Kennedy
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Stephen King
    • Cell
    • Sleep
    • Everything’s Eventual
    • Joyland
    • ‘Salem’s Lot
    • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
    • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    • The Gunslinger
    • The Shining
    • Night Shift
  • Barbara Kingsolver
    • Prodigal Summer
    • The Bean Trees
    • The Poisonwood Bible
    • Flight Behavior
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
  • The Cure by Sonia Levitin
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Colum McCann
    • Let the Great World Spin
    • Thirteen Ways of Looking
    • This Side of Brightness
    • Transatlantic
  • Cormac McCarthy
    • All the Pretty Horses
    • Blood Meridian
    • No Country for Old Men
    • Suttree
    • The Road
  • The North Water by Ian McGuire
  • David Mitchell
  • Black Robe by Brian Moore
  • Haruki Murakami
    • 1Q84
    • A Wild Sheep Chase
    • After Dark
    • After the Quake 
    • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
    • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    • Dance, Dance, Dance
    • Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
    • Kafka on the Shore
    • Norweigan Wood
    • South of the Border West of the Sun
    • Sputnik Sweetheart
    • The Elephant Vanishes
    • The Strange Library
    • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (nonfiction)
    • Wind/Pinball
  • Marshlands by Matthew Olshan
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (1st book in the Gormenghast trilogy)
  • Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
  • Land of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction by Marshall R. Pihl, Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • Abel’s Island by William Steig
  • Sukkwan Island by David Vann
  • Kurt Vonnegut
    • A Man Without A Country
    • Armageddon in Retrospect
    • Breakfast of Champions
    • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
    • Galapagos
    • Hocus Pocus
    • Mother Night
    • Slaughterhouse Five
    • Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  • John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead
  • The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  • Literature From the “Axis of Evil” by Words Without Borders
  • Once the Shore by Paul Yoon
  • Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
  • Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

Short stories

  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • Archangel by Andrea Barrett
  • The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl
  • The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
  • For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander
  • Stories of the Sea by Everyman’s Pocket Classics
  • Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Dangerous Laughter by Steven Milhauser
  • Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
  • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Tell Me 30 Stories by Mary Robison
  • Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Classics (earlier than the 60s)

  • The Face of Another by Kobo Abe
  • The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
  • Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Vathek by William Beckford
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • William Faulkner
    • Absalom! Absalom!
    • As I Lay Dying
    • Light in August
    • The Bear
    • The Sound and the Fury
  • Scott Fitzgerald
    • Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
    • Tender is the Night
    • The Great Gatsby
    • The Love of the Last Tycoon
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Orient Express by Graham Greene
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Ernest Hemingway
    • A Farewell to Arms
    • A Moveable Feast
    • To Have and Have Not
    • The Nick Adams Stories
    • The Old Man and the Sea
    • The Sun Also Rises
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Amerika by Franz Kafka
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • Yasunari Kawabata
    • Snow Country
    • The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa
    • Thousand Cranes
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Kenzaburo Oe
    • A Personal Matter
    • A Quiet Life
    • Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Lesabénido: An Asteroid Novel by Paul Scheerbart
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Lord of the Rings (etc) by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • The Hobbit
    • The Fellowship of the Ring
    • The Two Towers
    • The Return of the King
    • The Silmarillian
    • Smith of Wotton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham
  • Jules Verne
    • Around the World in Eighty Days
    • Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  • G. Wells
    • The Invisible Man
    • The Island of Dr. Moreau
    • The Time Machine
    • War of the Worlds
    • When the Sleeper Wakes
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolfe
  • Children of the Ghetto by Israel Zangwill

Horror

  • The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
  • Occultation and Other Stories by Laird Barron
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
  • The Haunted by Michaelbrent Collings
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Best New Horror: 25th Anniversary Edition by Stephen Jones
  • Chuggie Series by Brent Michael Kelley
    • Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater
    • Chuggie and the Bleeding Gateways
  • Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye
  • Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
  • Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
  • The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Breed by Chase Novak
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

Nonfiction

  • Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
  • Staying Alive! by Maurice and Marolyn Bailey
  • Minus 148 Degrees by Art Davidson
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  • Quiet by Susan Eggers
  • Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
  • Before the Wind: True Stories about Sailing by David Gowdey
  • Light by John Harrison
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
  • The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim
  • The Bay by Gilbert Klingel
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing
  • The God Particle by Leon Lederman
  • Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • West With the Night by Beryl Markham
  • The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  • Between You & Me by Mary Norris
  • Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story by Randy Olson
  • The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
  • The Fly Trap by Eric Sjöberg 
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
  • The Edge of the Sky by Roberto Trotta
  • Death By Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Einstein’s Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath by C. V. Vishveshwara
  • Beautiful Swimmers by William Warner

Science fiction/Fantasy

  • Hitchiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams
    • The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    • Life, the Universe and Everything
    • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
    • Mostly Harmless
  • Starship Titanic by Douglas Adams
  • Bored of the Rings by Henry N. Beard and Douglas C. Kenney
  • Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
    • The Sword of Shannara
    • The Elfstones of Shannara
    • The Wishsong of Shannara
    • The Scions of Shannara
    • The Druid of Shannara
    • The Elf Queen of Shannara
    • The Talismans of Shannara
    • Ilse Witch
    • Antrax
    • Morgawr
    • Jarka Ruus
    • Tanequil
    • Straken
  • Ender’s Saga by Orson Scott Card
    • Ender’s Game
    • Ender’s Shadow
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Michael Crichton
    • Jurassic Park
    • The Lost World
    • Sphere
    • Andromeda Strain
    • Eaters of the Dead
  • Neil Gaiman
    • American Gods
    • Anansi Boys 
    • Coraline
    • Fragile Things 
    • Smoke and Mirrors 
    • Stardust 
    • The Graveyard Book 
    • Unnatural Creatures (many authors, edited by Neil Gaiman)
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity by Phil Giunta
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Changing Planes
    • Earthsea Series
      • A Wizard of Earthsea
      • The Tombs of Atuan
      • The Farthest Shore
      • Tehanu
      • The Other Wind
    • The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  • Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
  • The Ringworld Series by Larry Niven
    • Ringworld
    • The Ringworld Engineer
    • The Ringworld Throne
  • Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. In order, according to this reading guide
    • Rincewind novels
      • The Color of Magic
      • The Light Fantastic
      • Sourcery
    • Witches novels
      • Equal Rites
      • Wyrd Sisters
      • Witches Abroad
      • Lords and Ladies
      • Maskerade
      • Carpe Jugulum
    • Ancient civilizations
      • Pyramids
      • Small Gods
    • Death novels
      • Reaper Man
      • Thief of Time
    • Watch novels
      • The Fifth Elephant
    • Industrial revolution
      • Monstrous Regiment
    • (And so many more I have yet to read!)
    • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Young Adult

  • Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Abarat by Clive Barker
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
  • Young Wizards Series by Diana Duane
    • So You Want to Be A Wizard
    • Deep Wizardry
    • High Wizardry
    • A Wizard Abroad
  • The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles by Julie Edwards
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Dianna Wynne Jones
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
  • The Time Quintet by Madeline L’Engle
    • A Wrinkle in Time
    • A Wind in the Door
    • A Swiftly Tilting Planet
    • Many Waters
    • An Acceptable Time
  • Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Jade Green by Phyllis Naylor
  • Garth Nix
    • Ragwitch
    • The Old Kingdom Trilogy
      • Sabriel
      • Lirael
      • Abhorsen
    • The Seventh Tower Series
      • The Fall
      • Castle
      • Aenir
      • Above the Veil
      • Into Battle
      • The Violet Keystone
    • Circle of Magic Series by Tamora Pierce
      • Sandry’s Book
      • Tris’s Book
      • Daja’s Book
      • Briar’s Book
    • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
      • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
      • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
      • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
      • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
      • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
      • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
      • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
      • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    • Cirque Du Freak Series by Darren Shan
      • Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare
      • The Vampire’s Assistant
      • Vampire Mountain
      • Trials of Death
    • Thundershine by David Skinner
    • The Mouse and His Child by David Small

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