Reading List

There are some books that I’ve been meaning to read for months or even years which I just haven’t gotten around to yet. I’m putting them into a nice list because a) I adore lists, and b) having them all written down will remind me to actually read them!

Here are the next few books I’d like to read:

1) Jane Austen: The Complete Novels. I may have read a Jane Austen novel when I was 15, but if so I don’t remember it very well, and I probably didn’t appreciate it much at the time either.

2) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

3) The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

4) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

5) Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

6) Collection of Jack London stories. I’ve only read The Sea Wolf by Jack London and I loved it, so I’m looking forward to reading more from the author who wrote The Call of the Wild and White Fang.

7) Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.

8 ) Ulysses by James Joyce. One of my rhetoric professors told me that this is probably the most beautiful and true literary works of all time. The farthest I’ve read is the first 25 pages of this novel, and I can see what he means – the writing is superb. At the same time, you feel like you can only read a few pages at a time so that you can savour every part of it. This would be a good novel to read when you don’t have much else to do for about a month!

9) Conscientious Objections by Neil Postman. Postman is brilliant!

10) The End of Food by Paul Roberts.

11) Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. The main reason that I want to read this is because I’ve already read A Handful of Dust by Waugh, and it was a masterpiece.

What’s on your reading list?