Booklist

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.”

-Gilbert Highet

List of books I need/want to read (crossed out titles indicate books that I’ve already read) :

0-9

  • 127 Hours: Between A Rock and A Hard Place — Aron Ralston
  • 1984 — George Orwell
  • 1Q84 — Haruki Murakami

A

  • A Clash of Kings — George R.R. Martin
  • A Clockwork Orange — Anthony Burgess
  • A Dance with Dragons — George R.R. Martin
  • A Feast of Crows — George R.R. Martin
  • A Game of Thrones — George R.R. Martin
  • A Storm of Swords — George R.R. Martin
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns — Khaled Hosseini
  • Across the Universe — Beth Revis
  • American Gods — Neil Gaiman
  • American Psycho — Bret Easton Ellis
  • Angels and Demons — Dan Brown
  • Animal Farm — George Orwell
  • Atonement — Ian McEwan

B

  • Behemoth — Scott Westerfeld
  • Boy Meets Boy — David Levithan
  • Brisingr — Christopher Paolini

C

  • Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Catch-22 — Joseph Feller
  • Choke — Chuck Palahniuk
  • Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell

D

  • Delirium — Lauren Oliver
  • Dracula — Bram Stoker

E

  • Eldest — Christopher Paolini
  • Emma — Jane Austen
  • Eragon — Christopher Paolini
  • Everything Is Illuminated — Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extras — Scott Westerfeld
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close — Jonathan Safran Foer

F

  • Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
  • Feedback — Robison Wells
  • For One More Day — Mitch Albom
  • Franny and Zooey — J.D. Salinger

G

  • Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd — Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci
  • Great Expectations — Charles Dickens

H

I

  • I Am Legend — Richard Matheson
  • I Am the Messenger — Markus Zusak
  • Inheritance — Christopher Paolini
  • Inkdeath — Cornelia Funke
  • Inkheart — Cornelia Funke
  • Inkspell — Cornelia Funke
  • Insurgent — Veronica Roth
  • Into The Wild — Jon Krakauer
  • Ironside — Holly Black

J

  • Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë

K

  • Kafka On the Shore — Haruki Murakami

L

  • Legend — Marie Lu
  • Les Misérables — Victor Hugo
  • Let It Snow — John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
  • Leviathan — Scott Westerfeld
  • Life of Pi — Yann Martel
  • Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lord of the Flies — William Goulding
  • Love is the Higher Law — David Levithan

M

  • Matched — Ally Condie
  • Memoirs of A Geisha — Arthur Golden
  • Middlesex — Jeffery Eugenides
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children — Ransom Riggs
  • Monsters of Men — Patrick Ness
  • Mrs Dalloway — Virginia Woolf

N

  • Nemesis — Philip Roth
  • Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist — David Levithan
  • No Country For Old Men — Cormac McCarthy

O

  • On The Road — Jack Kerouac

P

  • Paper Towns — John Green
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz — A.S. King
  • Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — Seth Grahame-Smith

Q

R

S

  • Sandman Slim — Richard Kadrey
  • Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen
  • Shadow Man — Cody McFadyen
  • Specials — Scott Westerfeld
  • Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal — Chris Colfer

T

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer — Mark Twain
  • The Ask and the Answer — Patrick Ness
  • The Bell Jar — Sylvia Plath
  • The Catcher In the Rye — J.D. Salinger
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Mark Haddon
  • The Da Vinci Code — Dan Brown
  • The Diary of A Young Girl — Anne Frank
  • The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios — Yann Martel
  • The Fault In Our Stars — John Green
  • The Fellowship of the Ring — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest — Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire — Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — Stieg Larsson
  • The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Help — Kathryn Stockett
  • The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
  • The Lost Symbol — Dan Brown
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go — Patrick Ness
  • The Madness Underneath — Maureen Johnson
  • The Magicians — Lev Grossman
  • The Maze Runner — James Dashner
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter — Kim Edwards
  • The Name of the Star — Maureen Johnson
  • The Ninth Life of Louis Drax — Liz Jensen
  • The Phantom of the Opera — Gaston Leroux
  • The Realm of Possibility — David Levithan
  • The Return of the King — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Runaway Jury — John Grisham
  • The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Secret Life of Bees — Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight — Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Two Towers — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The War of the Worlds — H.G. Wells
  • The Wild Things — Dave Eggers
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle — Haruki Murakami
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — L. Frank Baum
  • This Is What Happy Looks Like — Jennifer E. Smith
  • Tithe — Holly Black
  • To Kill A Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  • Trainspotting — Irvine Welsh
  • True Grit — Charles Portis

U

V

  • Valiant — Holly Black
  • Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Variant — Robison Wells

W

  • Warm Bodies — Isaac Marion
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin — Lionel Shriver
  • Why We Broke Up — Daniel Handler
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson — John Green & David Levithan
  • Wuthering Heights — Emily Brontë

X

Y

Z

  • Zombicorns — John Green
  • Zombies Vs Unicorns — Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier

13 thoughts on “Booklist”

    1. I know the first book’s American Gods but what’s the second one?

      PS. I secretly stalk your nameless book club. And by “secretly stalk” I mean “follow on Tumblr”.

    1. I didn’t finish it as well! I got the three-books-in-a-volume version and it’s so thick that I didn’t have the mood to carry it around so I stopped at around the third or fourth chapter. But I heard it’s quite good so I shall…try…hard…

  1. hullo. i’m from n. sembilan. I somehow stumbled upon your blog and saw your booklist. i was thinking when you read a novel, are you really analytical about what you read? hey, i think i saw your name on the papers before. you’re really amazing!

    1. I try to be. I put myself in the characters’ shoes, think about the general (is it a good one? Is it a bad one? Could it be improved?) etc. Well, I try, although most of the times I’m too lazy to write reviews and stuff. Yes, I joined The Star last year as an intern. 🙂

  2. Hi-ya. I am going to the big bad wolf sale tomorrow. care to recommend to me some good reads? well, since you’ve read so many.

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