Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Books I want to read

Below is a list of books I'm wanting to read. This list is mainly for myself, but feel free to comment. I'll probably mark items off this list as I get to each book. This list is in no particular order, and I am not necessarily planning to start reading any and all of these books soon. I'll get to them when I get to them. And I'm sure there are other books that should go on this list, I just haven't thought of them yet.

The Cloud of Unknowing -- by Anonymous
The Unconscious God: Psychotherapy and Theology - by Viktor E. Frankl
Preparation for the Next Life -- by Atticus Lish
Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich -- by David Kenyon Webster
The Woodsman -- by Craig Hansen
Gone Girl -- by Gillian Flynn
Why I am an Atheist who believes in God -- by Frank Schaeffer
California -- by Edan Lepucki
The Magicians -- Lev Grossman
Heaven - by Randy Alcorn
Lexicon -- by Max Barry
The Croning -- Laird Barron
The Well of the Unicorn -- by Fletcher Pratt
The City & The City -- by China Mieville
North American Lake Monsters -- by Nathan Ballingrud
The Devils of Loudon -- by Aldous Huxley
The Storytelling Animal - by Jonathan Gottschall
The Family -- by Mario Puzo
On Becoming a Novelist -- by John Gardner
Absolute Magic -- by Derren Brown
By the Sword -- by Richard Cohen
Playing at the World -- by Jon Peterson
Legend of Hell House -- by Richard Matheson
Proof of Heaven -- by Eben Alexander III
Rennie's Way -- by Verna Mae Slone
Cloud Atlas -- by David Mitchell
The Land of Laughs - by Jonathan Carroll
Meeting Evil - by Thomas Berger
Whom the Gods Would Slay -- by Ivar Jorgensen
Charlotte Sometimes - by Penelope Farmer
Thieves' World Gazetteer - by Lynn Abbey, for D20
Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary - for D20
Thieves' World Player's Manual - for D&D, for D20
The House Next Door - by Anne River Siddons
Ring (Ring Series, Book 1) - by Koji Suzuki, translated by Glynne Walley
The Wealth of Nations (complete version) - by Adam Smith
The Mysteries of Udolpho - by Ann Radcliffe
High Plains Drifter - by Ernest Tidyman
Who Goes There? - by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Primitive Christianity - by Alan Knight
Don't You Forget About Me - anthology about Hughes movies
Black Prometheus: A Critical Study of Karl Edward Wagner - edited by Benjamin Szumskyj
A Boy and His Dog - by Harlan Ellison
The Snow Leopard - by Peter Matthiessen
The Living Dead - by George A. Romero
Joan of Arc - by Mark Twain
The Making of an Atheist - by James S. Spiegel
Valley of the Dead - by Kim Paffenroth
Technologized Desire - by D. Harlan Wilson
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - by Michael Chabon
Jesus, Interrupted - by Bart D. Ehrman
Bulfinch's Mythology - by Thomas Bulfinch
The Invention of Morel - by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Valis - by Philip K. Dick
The Shape of Things to Come - by H.G. Wells
Nine Stories - by J.D. Salinger
You Do Not Talk About Fight Club - by Mercer Schuchardt
Don Qixote - by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Les Miserables - by Victor Hugo
Anna Kerinina - by Leo Tolstoy
Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend - by Stephen Davis
The New Dead - edited by Christopher Golden
Abandon - by Blake Crouch
Run - by Blake Crouch
The End of the Trail: Western Stories - by Robert E. Howard
The El Borak Adventures - by Robert E. Howard
Day of the Stranger: Further Memories of Robert E. Howard - by Novalyne Price
Melmoth the Wanderer - by Charles Robert Maturin
The Red Badge of Courage - by Stephen Crane
Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibilities - by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
The Grapes of Wrath - by John Steinbeck
The Black Tulip - by Alexandre Dumas
The Last Cavalier - by Alexandre Dumas
The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion - by Sir James George Frazer
Collection of fairy tales - by the Brothers Grimm
Collection of fables - by Aesop
The Monk - by Matthew Gregory Lewis
One Thousand and One Nights collection
Dark Crusade - by Karl Edward Wagner
Ender's Game - by Orson Scott Card
Pawn of Prophecy - by David Eddings
Lord Foul's Bane - by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Guns of Avalon - by Roger Zelazny
The King's Daughter - by Nathalie Mallet
The Last Chronicle of Barset - by Anthony Trollope
Kushiel's Dart - by Jacqueline Carey
Elegy Beach - by Steven R. Boyett
No Country for Old Men - by Cormac McCarthy
Midwinter - by Matt Sturges
The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror - by Mel Gordon
Ramban - by Chayim J. Henoch
The Theology of Nahmanides Systematically Presented - by David Novak
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash - by Jean Shepherd
Evidence of the Afterlife - by Dr. Jeffrey Long
The Servant of Two Masters - play by Carlo Goldoni

3 comments:

Steve said...

Awesome list!

Of these, I've read:

The Last of the Mohicans - by James Fennimore Cooper
The Scarlet Pimpernel - by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Red Badge of Courage - by Stephen Crane
Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility - by Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter - by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Maltese Falcon - by Dashiell Hammett
Lady Chatterley's Lover - by D. H. Lawrence
The Black Tulip - by Alexandre Dumas
Collection of fairy tales - by the Brothers Grimm
Collection of fables - by Aesop
The Castle of Otranto - by Horace Walpole
The Monk - by Matthew Gregory Lewis
One Thousand and One Nights
The Art of War - by Sun Tzu
Darkness Weaves - by Karl Edward Wagner
Bloodstone - by Karl Edward Wagner
Dark Crusade - by Karl Edward Wagner
Captain Blood - by Rafael Sabatini
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - by Douglas Adams
Ender's Game - by Orson Scott Card
The Once and Future King - by T.H. White

I need to find most of these others, especially the Novelyne Price books.

I'll add one to your list for you: "The Last Cavalier" by Alexandre Dumas -- his last novel, unfinished but very thick, discovered within the last 15 years and recently translated into English. I got my copy for Christmas.

NewGuyDave said...

That's a great list of books. I'm going to try and alternate between genre novels and classics. I would love to dig my teeth into some Austen, Tolstoy and Dumas. I'm starting with Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Esquire magazine has posted a top 75 books for men.
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/75-books

There are some on this list that I would love to read too.
Happy New Year

Luke said...

Glad to see you've come around on "Hitchhiker's Guide".