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An Educated Mind ~ Come Along On My Quest to Finish 1350 Great Works

Master Reading List

This is the List I have compiled of recommended Great Works reading from reputable sources.  If anyone has any more suggestions to round out my curriculum, please comment 🙂 I’d be happy to make the list longer.

I have made my Master Reading List using all works in the following compilations recommended by wonderful, wise and learned friends:

  • BYU Honors Program Great Works of Literature and the Arts List
  • Harvard Classics (Dr. Eliot’s Five-Foot Shelf)
  • Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
  • Great Books of the Western World
  • The Bible
  • Encyclopedia Brittanica ( I made my way through this monster at Age 10)
  • The National Book Awards
  • Top Classics in Children’s Literature, including: Newberry, Caldecott, Batchelder, Belpré, and Wilder medals
  • Nobel Laureates in Literature (Biographies/Works)
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction
  • The Oxford World Classics
  • Booker Prize for Fiction Winners
  • The Oxford English Dictionary
  • Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica

In all, there are 1350 Selections by 728 Authors that I will study my way through.  Join me on a book or two along the way, if you like.  It’s always fun to discuss things with others.  I love learning from other people! You can see what I’m currently reading by looking at the top right column on my page.

The books in blue are the ones I already own. If anyone knows somewhere where I can get the rest–online, library, or store–let me know? I’ll -cross out- the ones I finish reading as I go. Check back to see my progress!  🙂 Wish me luck!

See My Master Reading List Here!

Master Reading List

  1. Works by Unknown/ Many
  2. Aeschylus
  3. Aesop
  4. Ainu Epic
  5. Anselm of Canterbury
  6. Anthology of Korean Lit
  7. Apollonius of Perga
  8. Archimedes
  9. Aristophanes
  10. Aristotle
  11. Augustine, St.
  12. Bede, St.
  13. The Bible, KJV
  14. Boccaccio, G
  15. Boethius
  16. Chandogoya
  17. Cicero
  18. Confucius
  19. Copernicus
  20. DK Eyewitness Travel
  21. Encyclopedia Brittanica
  22. Epictetus
  23. Erasmus
  24. Euclid
  25. Euripides
  26. Eusebius
  27. Galen
  28. Galileo
  29. Gandhi
  30. Ghazzali
  31. Hariri
  32. Herodotus
  33. Hesiod
  34. Hippocrates
  35. Homer
  36. Josephus
  37. Khalidasa
  38. Lao Tzu
  39. Li Po
  40. Livy
  41. Lu Xun
  42. Lucretius
  43. Marcus Aurelius
  44. Moliere
  45. Mother Goose
  46. Nicolas of Cusa
  47. Nicomachus of Gerasa
  48. Ovid
  49. The Oxford English Dictionary
  50. Petrarch
  51. Petronius
  52. Plato
  53. Pliny the Elder
  54. Pliny the Younger
  55. Plotinus
  56. Plutarch
  57. Ptolemy
  58. Sappho
  59. Sophocles
  60. Suetonius
  61. Theophrastus
  62. Thomas a Kempis
  63. Thomas Aquinas
  64. Thucydides
  65. Tu Fu
  66. Valmiki
  67. Vergil
  68. Voltaire
  69. Xenophon
  70. Achebe, Chinua
  71. Adams, Douglas
  72. Adams, Henry
  73. Adamson, Joy
  74. Agee, James
  75. Agnon, Schmuel Yosef
  76. Alcott, Louisa May
  77. Aleixandre, Vicente
  78. Alighieri, Dante
  79. Allende, Isabel
  80. Andersen, Hans Christian
  81. Andric, Ivo
  82. Angelou, Maya
  83. Ariosto, Lodovico
  84. Arnis, Kingsley
  85. Arnold, Matthew
  86. Asturias, Miguel Angel
  87. Atwater, Richard/Florence
  88. Atwood, Margaret
  89. Austen, Jane
  90. Babbitt, Natalie
  91. Bach, J.S.
  92. Bacon, Francis
  93. Bacon, Roger
  94. Bagnold, Enid
  95. Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
  96. de Balzac, Honore
  97. Banville, John
  98. Barkdull, Larry
  99. Barker, Pat
  100. Barnes, Margaret Ayers
  101. Barrie, J.M.
  102. Barth, Karl
  103. Baum, Frank L.
  104. Beaumont & Fletcher
  105. Beccari, Orlando
  106. Beckett, Samuel
  107. Becquer, Gustavo Adolfo
  108. Bellow, Saul
  109. Bemelmans, Ludwig
  110. Benavente, Jacinto
  111. Bentham, Jeremy
  112. Berger, John
  113. Bergson, Henri
  114. Berkeley, George
  115. Beti, Mongo
  116. Bjornson, Bjornstierne
  117. Blackmore, Richard D.
  118. Blake, William
  119. Blume, Judy
  120. Bohr, Niels
  121. Boll, Heinrich
  122. Bond, Michael
  123. Borges, Jorge Luis
  124. Boswell, James
  125. Boulle, Pierre
  126. Bradbury, Ray
  127. Brashares, Ann
  128. Brecht, Bertolt
  129. Brett, Jan
  130. Bridwell, Norman
  131. Brink, Carol Ryrie
  132. Brittain, Vera
  133. Brodsky, Joseph
  134. Bromfield, Louis
  135. Bronowski, Jacob
  136. Brontë, Charlotte
  137. Brontë, Emily
  138. Brookner, Anita
  139. Brooks, Geraldine
  140. Brown, Marcia
  141. Brown, Margaret Wise
  142. Browne, Sir Thomas
  143. Browning, Eliza. Barrett
  144. Browning, Robert
  145. de Brunhoff, Jean
  146. Buber, Martin
  147. Buck, Pearl S.
  148. Bunin, Ivan Alekseyevich
  149. Bunyan, John
  150. Burckhardt, Jakob
  151. Burke, Edmund
  152. Burnett, Frances Hodgson
  153. Burney, Fanny
  154. Burns, Robert
  155. Butler, Robert Olen
  156. Butler, Samuel
  157. Byatt, A.S.
  158. Byron, Lord
  159. Cabot, Meg
  160. Calderpn de la Barca, P
  161. Calvin, John
  162. Calvino, Italo
  163. Camus, Albert
  164. Canetti, Elias
  165. Cannon, Janell
  166. Capote, Truman
  167. Carducci, Giosue
  168. Carey, Peter
  169. Carle, Eric
  170. Carlyle, Thomas
  171. Carroll, Lewis
  172. Castiglione, Baldassare
  173. Cather, Willa
  174. Caudill, Rebecca
  175. Cela, Camilo Jose
  176. Cellini, Benvenuto
  177. de Cervantes, Miguel
  178. Chabon, Michael
  179. Chaucer, Geoffrey
  180. Cheever, John
  181. Chekhov, Anton
  182. Chesnut, Mary
  183. Ch’ien, Ssu-ma
  184. Chopin, Kate
  185. Churchill, Winston
  186. Cisneros, Sandra
  187. Clark, Walter
  188. Cleary, Beverly
  189. Coerr, Eleanor
  190. Coetzee, J.M.
  191. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  192. Comnena, Anna
  193. Conrad, Joseph
  194. Cooper, James Fenimore
  195. Corneille, Pierre
  196. Corner, John
  197. Cozzens, James Gould
  198. Crane, Stephen
  199. Cunningham, Michael
  200. Curie, Eve
  201. Dahl, Roald
  202. Dana, Richard Henry Jr.
  203. Darwin, Charles
  204. Daudet, Alphonse
  205. Davis, Harold L.
  206. Defoe, Daniel
  207. Dekker, Thomas
  208. Deledda, Grazia
  209. Della Mirandola, Pico
  210. DePaola, Tomie
  211. Descartes, René
  212. Dewey, John
  213. Diaz, Junot
  214. DiCamillo, Kate
  215. Dickens, Charles
  216. Dickinson, Emily
  217. Diderot, Denis
  218. Dillard, Annie
  219. Dinesen, Isak
  220. Dobzhansky, Theodosius
  221. Doctorow, E.L.
  222. Donne, John
  223. Dostoevskym Fyodor
  224. Douglass, Frederick
  225. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
  226. Doyle, Roddy
  227. Dreiser, Theodor
  228. Drury, Allen
  229. Dryden, John
  230. Du Gard, Roger Martin
  231. Fu Maurier, Daphne
  232. Dumas, Alexander
  233. Dunham, William
  234. Durkheim, Emile
  235. Dyson, Freeman
  236. Echegaray y Eizaguirre, J.
  237. Eddington, Arthur
  238. Edwards, Jonathan
  239. Einstein, Albert
  240. Eliot, George
  241. Eliot, T.S.
  242. Ellison, Ralph
  243. Elytis, Odysseus
  244. Emecheta, Buchi
  245. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  246. Erdos, Paul
  247. von Eschenbach, Wolfram
  248. Eucken, Rudolf Kristof
  249. Eugenides, Jeffrey
  250. Euler, Leonard
  1. Faraday, Michael
  2. Farley, Walter
  3. Farrell, J.G.
  4. Faulkner, William
  5. Ferber, Edna
  6. Feynman, Richard
  7. Fielding, Henry
  8. Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  9. Fitzgerald, Penelope
  10. Flaubert, Gustave
  11. Flavin, Martin
  12. Fo, Dario
  13. Fontane, Theodor
  14. Forbes, Esther
  15. Ford, Richard
  16. Forester, C.S.
  17. Forster, E.M.
  18. Fourier, Jean Baptiste J.
  19. France, Anatole
  20. de France, Marie
  21. Frank, Anne
  22. Franklin, Benjamin
  23. Frazer, Sir James G.
  24. Freeman, Dan
  25. Freud, Sigmund
  26. Froissart, Jean
  27. Frost, Robert
  28. Galsworthy, John
  29. García Marquez, Gabriel
  30. Gibbon, Edward
  31. Gide, Andrew P.G.
  32. Gilbert, William
  33. Gipson, Fred
  34. Gjellerup, Karl Adolph
  35. Glasgow, Ellen
  36. von Goethe, Johann W.
  37. Golding, Sir William
  38. Goldsmith, Oliver
  39. Gordimer, Nadine
  40. Grahame, Kenneth
  41. Grass, Gunter
  42. Grau, Shirley Ann
  43. Graves, Robert
  44. Greed, Rayna
  45. Greene, Bette
  46. Grimm, Jacob/Wilhelm
  47. Guiccardini, Francesco
  48. Gunther, John
  49. Guthrie, A.B.
  50. Haggard, H. Rider
  51. Hale, Edward Everett
  52. Hamsun, Knut Pedersen
  53. Hansberry, Lorraine
  54. Hardy, G.H.
  55. Hardy, Thomas
  56. Harrison, William
  57. Harte, Francis Bret
  58. Harvey, William
  59. Hauptman, Gerhart J.R.
  60. Hawking, Stephen
  61. Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  62. Hayek, F.A.
  63. Heaney, Seamus
  64. Hegel, G.F.W.
  65. Heidegger, Martin
  66. von Heidenstam, Carl GV
  67. Heisenberg, Werner
  68. Hemingway, Ernest
  69. Henry, O.
  70. Hersey, John
  71. Hesse, Hermann
  72. Heyerdahl, Thor
  73. Heyse, Paul Johann L.
  74. Hiaasen, Carl
  75. Hicks, J.R.
  76. Hilbert, David
  77. Hilton, James
  78. Hinton, S.E.
  79. Hobbes, Thomas
  80. Hoffman, Mary
  81. Holderlin, Friedrich
  82. Hollinghurst, Allan
  83. Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  84. Hsueh-Chin, Ts’ao
  85. Hughes, Langston
  86. Hugo, Victor
  87. Huizinga, Johan
  88. Hulme, Keri
  89. Hume, David
  90. Hurston, Zora Neale
  91. Huxley, Aldous
  92. Huygens, Christian
  93. Ibsen, Henrik
  94. Irving, Washington
  95. Ishiguro, Kazuo
  96. James, Henry
  97. James, William
  98. Jefferson, Thomas
  99. Jelinek, Elfriede
  100. Jenner, Edward
  101. Jensen, Johannes V.
  102. Jewett, Sarah Orne
  103. Jimenez, Juan Ramon
  104. Johnson, Crockett
  105. Johnson, Eyvind
  106. Johnson, Josephine Winslow
  107. Jones, Edward P.
  108. Jonson, Ben
  109. Joyce, James
  110. Juster, Norton
  111. Kafka, Franz
  112. Kane, Chiekh Hamidou
  113. Kant, Immanuel
  114. Kantor, MacKinlay
  115. Karlfeldt, Erik Axel
  116. Kawabata, Yasunari
  117. Keats, John
  118. Keller, Gottfried
  119. Keller, Helen
  120. Kelman, James
  121. Keneally, Thomas
  122. Kenko, Yoshida
  123. Kennedy, John F.
  124. Kennedy, William
  125. Kepler, Johannes
  126. Kertesz, Imre
  127. Kesey, Ken
  128. Keyes, Daniel
  129. Keynes, John Maynard
  130. Khaldun, Ibn
  131. Khayyam, Omar
  132. Kidd, Sue Monk
  133. Kidder, Tracy
  134. Kielland, Alexander L.
  135. Kierkegaard, Soren
  136. Kim, Richard
  137. King, Martin Luther Jr.
  138. Kipling, Rudyard
  139. Klein, Jacob
  140. Knight, Eric
  141. Knowles, Jim
  142. Koopmans, T.C.
  143. Kuhn, Thomas
  144. Lafarge, Oliver
  145. de La Fayette, Mme.
  146. Lagerkvist, Par Fabian
  147. Lagerlof, Selma O. L.
  148. Lahiri, Jhumpa
  149. Lavoisier, Antoine L.
  150. Lawrence, D.H.
  151. Laxness, Halldor Kilian
  152. Le Clezio, Jean-Marie G.
  153. Lee, Harper
  154. L’Engle, Madeleine
  155. LeRoux, Gaston
  156. Lessing, Doris
  157. Lessing, Gotthold E.
  158. Levine, Gail Carson
  159. Levi-Strauss, Claude
  160. Lewis, C.S.
  161. Lewis, Sinclair
  162. Lewontin, Richard
  163. Lincoln, Abraham
  164. Lindgren, Astrid
  165. Lister, Joseph
  166. Lively, Penelope
  167. Lobel, Arnold
  168. Locke, John
  169. Lofting, Hugh
  170. London, Jack
  171. Longfellow, Henry W.
  172. Lord, Walter
  173. de Lorris/de Meun, G/J
  174. Lowry, Lois
  175. Lurie, Alison
  176. Luther, Martin
  177. Lyell, Charles
  178. Macaulay, Thomas B.
  179. MacDonald, Betty
  180. Machiavelli, Niccolo
  181. MacLachlan, Patricia
  182. Madison, James
  183. Maeterlinck, Maurice PMB
  184. Mahfouz, Naguib
  185. Mailer, Norman
  186. Maimonides, Moses
  187. Malamud, Bernard
  188. Malory, Sir Thomas
  189. Malthus, T.R.
  190. Mandelbrot, Benoit
  191. Mann, Thomas
  192. Manzoni, Alessandro
  193. Marlowe, Christopher
  194. Marquand, John Phillips
  195. Marshall, Alfred
  196. Marshall, James
  197. Martel, Yann
  198. Martinson, Harry
  199. Marx, Karl
  200. Massinger, Phillip
  201. Masuji, Ibuse
  202. Maugham, Somerset
  203. de Mauppassant, Guy
  204. Mauriac, François
  205. McBratney, Sam
  206. McCarthy, Cormac
  207. McCloskey, Robert
  208. McCullers, Carson
  209. McEwan, Ian
  210. McKinley, Robin
  211. McMurtry, Larry
  212. McPhee, John
  213. McPherson, James Alan
  214. Melville, Herman
  215. Mencken, H.L.
  216. Michener, James A.
  217. Middleton, Stanley
  218. Mill, John Stuart
  219. Miller, Arthur
  220. Millhauser, Steven
  221. Milne, A.A.
  222. Milosz, Czeslaw
  223. Milton, John
  224. Minarik, Else Holmelund
  225. Mistral, Frederic
  226. Mistral, Gabriela
  227. Mitchell, Margaret
  228. de Molina, Tirso
  229. Momaday, N. Scott
  230. Mommsen, Christian MT
  231. Monod, Jacques
  232. de Montaigne, Michel
  233. Montale, Eugenio
  234. Montesquieu, Charles
  235. Montgomery, L.M.
  236. More, Thomas
  237. Morrison, Toni
  238. Muller, Herta
  239. Munsch, Robert
  240. Murdoch, Iris
  241. de Musset, Alfred
  242. Naipul, V.S.
  243. de Navarre, Marguerite
  244. Neruda, Pablo
  245. von Neumann, J. & etc.
  246. Newby, P.H.
  247. Newton, Sir Isaac
  248. Niebuhr, Reinold
  249. Nietzsche, Friedrich
  250. Nin, Anais
  1. Njornson, Bjornstierne M
  2. Nordhoff, Charles
  3. Norton, Mary
  4. Numeroff, Laura Joffe
  5. of Ockham, William
  6. O’Connor, Edwin
  7. O’Conner, Flannery
  8. O’Dell, Scott
  9. Oe, Kenzaburo
  10. O’Hara, Mary
  11. Okri, Ben
  12. Olsen, Tillie
  13. Ondaatje, Michael
  14. O’Neill, Eugene
  15. Orczy, Baroness Emma
  16. Orwell, George
  17. Owen, Wilfred
  18. Pamuk, Orhan
  19. Paré, Ambroise
  20. Parish, Peggy
  21. Parker, Dorothy
  22. Pascal, Blaise
  23. Pasternak, Boris
  24. Pasteur, Louis
  25. Paton, Alan
  26. Patterson, Katherine
  27. Paz, Octavio
  28. Peirce, Charles Saunders
  29. Penn, William
  30. Perse, Saint John
  31. Peterkin, Julia
  32. Pierre, D.B.C.
  33. Pinter, Harold
  34. Piper, Watty
  35. Pirandello, Luigi
  36. de Pisan, Christine
  37. Planck, Max
  38. Plath, Sylvia
  39. Poe, Edgar Allan
  40. Poincare, Henri
  41. Pontoppidan, Henrik
  42. Poole, Ernest
  43. Pope, Alexander
  44. Porter, Katherine Anne
  45. Potok, Chaim
  46. Potter, Beatrix
  47. Ruth, Prawer Jhabvala
  48. Proulx, E. Annie
  49. Proust, Marcel
  50. Prudhomme, Sully
  51. Pushkin, Alexander S.
  52. Pyle, Howard
  53. Quasimodo, Salvatore
  54. Rabelais, François
  55. Racine, Jean
  56. Rand, Ayn
  57. Rawlings, Marjorie K.
  58. Rawls, Wilson
  59. Remarque, Erich
  60. Rey, H.A.
  61. Reymont, Wladyslaw S.
  62. Reynolds, Joshua
  63. Ricardo, David
  64. Richardson, Samuel
  65. Richter, Conrad
  66. Rilke, Rainer Maria
  67. Roberts, Kenneth
  68. Robinson, Marilynne
  69. Rolland, Romain
  70. Roper, William
  71. Rostand, Edmond
  72. Roth, Philip
  73. Rousseau, J.J.
  74. Rowling, J.K.
  75. Roy, Arundhati
  76. Royce, Josiah
  77. Rubens, Bernice
  78. Rushdie, Salman
  79. Russell, Bertrand
  80. Russo, Richard
  81. Sachar, Louis
  82. Sachs, Nelly
  83. de St. Exupery, Antoine
  84. Salinger, J.D.
  85. Samuelson, Paul A.
  86. Sand, George
  87. Sandburg, Carl
  88. Saramago, Jose
  89. Sartre, Jean-Paul
  90. Scarry, Richard
  91. von Schiller, Friedrich
  92. Schopenhauer, Arthur
  93. Schrodinger, Erwin
  94. Scienszka, Jon
  95. Scott, Paul
  96. Scott, Sir Walter
  97. Sebold, Alice
  98. Seferis, Giorgios
  99. Seifert, Jaroslav
  100. Sendak, Maurice
  101. Senkiewicz, Henryk
  102. Seuss, Dr.
  103. Sewell, Anna
  104. Shaara, Michael
  105. Shakespeare, William
  106. Shaw, George Bernard
  107. Shelley, Mary
  108. Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  109. Sheridan, Richard B.
  110. Shields, Carol
  111. Shikibu, Murasaki
  112. Sholokov, Michail A.
  113. Shonagon, Sei
  114. Shusaku, Endo
  115. Sidney, Phillip
  116. Sillanpaa, Frans Eemil
  117. Silverstein, Shel
  118. Simon, Claude
  119. Simpson, George G.
  120. Sinclair, Upton
  121. Singer, Isaac Bashevis
  122. Slobodkina, Esphyr
  123. Smiley, Jane
  124. Smith, Adam
  125. Sok-Kyong, Kang
  126. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
  127. Soseki, Natsume
  128. Soyinka, Wole
  129. Speare, Elizabeth G.
  130. Spenser, Edmund
  131. de Spinoza, Benedict
  132. Spitteler, Carl F.G.
  133. Spyri, Johanna
  134. Stafford, Jean
  135. Stegner, Wallace
  136. Stein, Joseph
  137. Steinbeck, John
  138. Sterne, Laurence
  139. Stevenson, Robert L.
  140. Stigler, Stephen M.
  141. Stoker, Bram
  142. Storey, David
  143. Storm, Theodor
  144. Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  145. Strachey, Lytton
  146. von Strassburg, Gotfried
  147. Streatfeild, Noel
  148. Stribling, T.S.
  149. Strout, Elizabeth
  150. Sturlson, Snorri
  151. Styron, William
  152. Swift, Graham
  153. Swift, Jonathan
  154. Szymborska, Wislawa
  155. Tacitus, Cornelius
  156. Tagore, Rabindranath
  157. Tarkington, Booth
  158. Tasso, Torquato
  159. Tawney, R.H.
  160. Taylor, Mildred
  161. Taylor, Peter
  162. Taylor, Robert Lewis
  163. Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
  164. Thackeray, William M.
  165. Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa
  166. Thomas, Lewis
  167. Thompson, Kay
  168. Thoreau, Henry David
  169. de Tocqueville, A.C.
  170. Tolkien, J.R.R.
  171. Tolstoy, Leo
  172. Toole, John Kennedy
  173. Travers, Pamela L.
  174. de Troyes, Chrétien
  175. Turgenev, Ivan
  176. Twain, Mark
  177. Tyler, Anne
  178. Tyndale, William
  179. Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
  180. Undset, Sigrid
  181. Unsworth, Barry
  182. Updike, John
  183. Valera, Juan
  184. Van Allsburg, Chris
  185. Veblen, Thorstein
  186. Verne, Jules
  187. Viorst, Judith
  188. Waddington, C.H.
  189. Walcott, Derek
  190. Walker, Alice
  191. Walton, Izaak
  192. Warren, Robert Penn
  193. Watson, James D.
  194. Waugh, Evelyn
  195. Weber, Max
  196. Webster, John
  197. Weinberg, Steven
  198. Wells, H.G.
  199. Welty, Eudora
  200. Werner, Heisenberg
  201. Wharton, Edith
  202. White, E.B.
  203. White, Patrick
  204. White, T.H.
  205. Whitehead, Alfred N.
  206. Whitman, Walt
  207. Wiesel, Elie
  208. Wilde, Oscar
  209. Wilder, Laura Ingalls
  210. Wilder, Thornton
  211. Williams, Margery
  212. Williams, Tennessee
  213. Wilson, E.O.
  214. Wilson, Margaret
  215. Wise, Margaret
  216. Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  217. Wolfe, Thomas
  218. Wollstonecraft, Mary
  219. Wood, Audrey
  220. Woolf, Virginia
  221. Woolman, John
  222. Wordsworth, William
  223. Wouk, Herman
  224. Wright, Richard
  225. Wyss, Johann
  226. Xingjian, Gao
  227. Yeats, William Butler
  228. Yolen, Jane


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6 Responses to “Master Reading List”

  1. socialmediagal said

    That’s quite an impressive list you have there. I have a ton of the religious scripts thanks to my mind bending theology courses from Fordham University that I’d be happy to send your way.
    Meanwhile, I found an on-line version of “Remembrance of Things Past: Swann’s Way” by Marcel Proust. I hope this meets the criteria. Here is the link:

    http://www.authorama.com/book/remembrance-of-things-past.html

    Best of luck! ~Nora

    • Amanda said

      Hi Nora 🙂
      You are my very first comment. Thank you so much for the link to Swann’s Way! Maybe I should read that one next. I’d be so grateful if I could borrow some of your religious texts. I’d be happy to pay for the postage. Let me know?

      Thanks for the luck! I am going to need it. 🙂
      Amanda

      • socialmediagal said

        Happy to send them your way. Unfortunately, I’m away from home right now. However, as soon as I travel back, I’ll be sure to dig them up. Should be a piece of cake to get them to you.
        Maybe you’ll inspire me to expand on my reading! Hmm, now I just need something good. Any suggestions?

      • Amanda said

        That sounds wonderful! You’re very kind. No rush. I have time 😉

        I’m a big reading advocate. I read anything I get my hands on. I encourage you to read whatever it is that brings light and wisdom to your life. Suggestions…hmm. Let me think.

        I really enjoyed Phillipa Gregory’s book The Boleyn Inheritance. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Do you like classics? kid’s books? romances? thrillers? If you tell me your preferences, I can point you to a good book or two in the genre that you prefer. 🙂

  2. Nora said

    Absolutely loved ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ (too bad the movie was a bomb) and I recently finished ‘Invisible’ by Paul Auster which I also enjoyed.
    I tend to lean towards non-fiction authors, especially the ones that use a lot of satire such as Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris.
    I’m keen on literature about history-never tire from WWII books e.g. ‘Survival In Auschwitz’ by Primo Levi and ‘Hiroshima’ by John Hersey; need to venture more into WWI.
    Let’s see, what else? Oh, I know! Avant-garde novels are compelling and I would love to catch up on some-remember that I liked ‘Veronika Decides to Die’ by Paulo Coehlo and ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen.

    So there we have it, I think. .shew, I’m exhausted! Haa-any suggestions for modern avant-garde novels? I’ve been reading so many business and self-help books for work lately. Think it’s time for a change!

    Thanks so much! It’s a pleasure exploring new ideas with you 🙂

    • Amanda said

      I haven’t read Invisible yet, but I should add it to my list 🙂 Augusten Burroughs is the ‘Running With Scissors’ guy, right? Hmm Might have to expand my home bookshelves. I have read ‘Girl, Interrupted’ but have yet to read Coelho’s book.

      Let’s see, avant-garde novels: I really enjoyed Remainder by Tom McCarthy, Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor, House of Incest by Anais Nin, and Netherland by Joseph O’Neill.

      World War I novels: E.E Cummings’ The Enormous Room, Henri Barbusse’s Under Fire… hmm can’t think of any more off the top of my head but I will look into it for you. 🙂 It’s nice to be able to discuss literature with someone.

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