To-Read list

Taking a cue from Chew Your Lipstick, I think it’s an excellent idea to post a list of the books I’d like to read, in order to have them all in one place. I’ve got something similar going on over on my Amazon Wish list, but it would be nice to have one complete list. Add to that the list of Frequently Banned Books, and the Frequently Challenged Classics, and I might be reading for a really long time.

Because I can’t find the motivation to type ALL OF THOSE out right now, below is just the list from my Amazon list, not including all of the art books that I need to own, also on that list.

There are some authors that I just need to TRY OUT, and in their cases, I haven’t listed any particular books, just their names. Some authors have more than one book that I’m interested in reading, so they’ve got multiple titles next to their names.

That being said, I’m going to alphabetize mine by author, since the English books sections in stores and libraries here tend to be small enough to NOT be broken into genre. I’ll be adding to this like CRAZY.



Adding to the list: THIS list c/o David Bowie. I’m glad I’ve actually read some of these already!!


Anonymous: The Mahabharata, the Vedas

Austen, Jane: Pride and Predjudice (already on the Kindle)

Basell, Josh: Beat the Reaper

Benetar, Pat: Between a Heart and a Rock Place

Berman, Stuart: This Book is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story

Blank, Hanne: Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality

Bodanis, David: Electric Universe

Bok, Sissela: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

Boorstin, Daniel J.: An American Primer

Broges, Jorge

Bradbury, Ray: The Homecoming

Burnett, Frances: The Secret Garden (re-read)

Burton, Richard F: The Arabian Nights

Cameron, Peter: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Carver, Raymond: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Cervantes: Don Quixote (already on the Kindle)

Christensen, Kate: In the Drink  //  Jeremy Thrane  //  Trouble

Clark, Martin: Attachment

Cronon, William: Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West  //  Changes in the Land (revised edition): Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England

Dahl, Roald: The Witches (re-read)

Datlow, Ellen: Troll’s Eye View

Derting, Kimberly: The Pledge

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment (already on the Kindle)

Doughty, Mike: A Book of Drugs

Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Christo (already on the Kindle)

Dutton, Dennis: The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution

Eagleman, David: Sum

Eliot, T. S.

Febos, Melissa: Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life

Forna, Aminatta: The Devil that Danced on the Water: A Daughter’s Quest

Franzen, Jonathan

Friedman, Hannah: Everything Sucks

Gaiman, Neil: M is for Magic

Gladwell, Malcolm: The Tipping Point

Hatfield, Juliana: When I Grow Up

Herzog, Hal: Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

Higgie, Jennifer: The Artist’s Joke

Hoffman, E.T.A.

Jolie, Angelina: Notes from my Travels

Klausner, Julie: I Don’t Care About Your Band

Klein, Naomi: Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate  //  The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Kunstler, James H.: The Geography of Nowhere

Lelyveld, Joseph: Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Leroux, Gaton: The Phantom of the Opera (already on the Kindle)

Link, Kelly: Magic for Beginners

Lumpkin, Joseph: The Books of Enoch (complete volume)

Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince (already on the Kindle)

Mack, David: The Shy Creatures (already read, just need to own)

May, Matthew E.: In Pursuit of Elegance

McLuhan, Marshall: The Medium is the Massage

O’Connor, Flannery

Oreck, Sharon: Video Slut

Ozeki, Ruth: My Year of Meats

Palahunik, Chuck

Picoult, Jodie

Pollan, Michael: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Powell, Julie: Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession

Pressfield, Steven: The War of Art

Rams, Dieter: As Little Design as Possible

Rowland, Meghan: The Misanthrope’s Guide to Life

Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye

Schdler, Claude: Shoninki

Shiner, L. E.: The Invention of Art

Silverman, Sarah: The Bedwetter

Spark, Muriel: Memento Mori

Steinbeck, John: Travels with Charley

Stewart, Jon: America (the Book) – Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction

Stevenson, Robert L.: Treasure Island  (already on the Kindle)

Strauss, Neil: Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead

Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver’s Travels (already on the Kindle)

Tennis, Cary: Since You Asked 

Thoreau, Henry David: Civil Disobedience (already on the Kindle)

Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace (already on the Kindle)

Twain, Mark: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol 1.

Vienne, Véronique: Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility

Ward, Peter D.: The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps

Waters, Sarah: the Little Stranger

Welsh, Irvine: Ecstacy

Whitman, Walt

Wood, Paul: The Challenge of the Avant-Garde

Yamamoto, Tsunetomo: Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Yeager, Jeff: The Cheapskate Next Door

Zinn, Howard: A People’s History of the United States

2 Responses “To-Read list” →

  1. Michelle S.


    I really need to start keeping a list. I hear about books I would like to read and I forget. Damn these lists! 🙂

  2. I was using my amazon wish list as a to-read list, but that was hard to access online from my phone whenever I walked into a library, so I figured it would be prudent of me to make a list HERE, on a site that IS easy to access on my phone!! I read reviews and hear about books ALL THE TIME, and it sucks not having just ONE place to keep them!! I know, damn all of these lists!!!


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