My reading list

My reading list has 3 categories: literary fiction (classics and contemporary literature), non-fiction (biographies or books about interesting topics) and fun books (novels that are not that literary but that are fun to read).

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My reading list


  1. The Aeneid (Virgil)
  2. The Divine Comedy (Dante)
  3. Paradise Lost (John Milton)
  4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)
  5. Middlemarch (George Eliot)
  6. The Chouans (Honoré de Balzac)
  7. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
  8. Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)
  9. The Horla (Guy de Maupassant)
  10. Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
  11. Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
  12. Esther Waters (George Moore)
  13. Ulysses (James Joyce) read June 2018
  14. Seamus Heaney, selected poems 
  15. Percy Shelley, Selected Poems and Prose
  16. Memoirs of Hadrian (Marguerite Yourcenar)
  17. Flaubert’s Parrot (Julian Barnes)
  18. Lionel Asbo: State of England (Martin Amis)
  19. The Book of Essie (Meghan MacLean Weir)
  20. Minutes of Glory – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Kenya)

Non-fiction books

  1. The Essays (Montaigne)
  2. The Conquest of Gaul (Julius Caesar)
  3. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Walter Isaacson)
  4. James Connolly: A Biography (Samuel Levenson)
  5. Mary Somerville: Science, Illumination, and the Female Mind (Kathryn A. Neeley)
  6. James Joyce (Richard Ellmann)
  7. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman)
  8. So good they can’t ignore you (Cal Newport)
  9. All the Money in the World (Laura Vanderkam)
  10. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Liza Mundy)
  11. Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well (Jamie Chan)
  12. Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
  13. How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)

Fun books

  1. All the Rivers of London books (Ben Aaronovitch) currently reading
  2. All the Magnus Chase books (Rick Riordan) currently reading
  3. All the Brittany Mystery series books (Jean-Luc Bannalec) currently reading
  4. The Time Traveller’s wife ( Audrey Niffenegger)
  5. Lying in Wait (Liz Nugent)
  6. All the Invisible Library novels (Genevieve Cogman) currently reading
  7. All the Hunger Games books (Suzanne Collins)
  8. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)