Keep, Recycle, Throw

Below is a list of fiction texts, far from comprehensive, that I have read in my undergraduate years, inside and outside the course. This list is constantly building, is nowhere near extensive, or complete(!) and is comprised of both high brow and ‘trash’ fiction. My taste in books is fairly eclectic and a degree in English Literature is constantly opening my eyes to the literary world surrounding me.

Achebe: Things Fall Apart
Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, 
Ariosto: Orlando Furioso,
Auster: The New York Trilogy
Barnes: The Sense of an Ending
Beowulf poet: Beowulf,
Beckett: Endgame,
Camus: Exile and The Kingdom, 
Carver: Cathedral (and other stories),
Cavendish: The Blazing World
Chandler: The Simple Art of Murder,
Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, The House of Fame,
Christopher: Stolen,
Clare: The Mortal Instruments Series.
Coetzee: Foe,
Collins: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay,
Conrad: Heart of Darkness,
Defoe: Robinson Crusoe,
Diaz: The Brief Life of Oscar Wao,
Equiano: The Interesting Narrative
Gourevitch: We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families,
Gower: Confessio Amantis,
Heaney: Beowulf,
Heller: Catch-22,
Holub: Selected Poetry,
Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey (in a ridiculous number of translations – Dissertation).
Huxley: Brave New World
Jacobs: Loki’s Daughters
Kafta: Metamorphosis,
Kempe, Tales of Margery Kempe,
Kincaid: Lucy,
Larssen: Passing,
Lorca (Federico García): Bodas de Sangre, Yerma, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Poetry (‘Nueva York’, ‘Muerte’, ‘Romancero Gitano’, ‘Canciones’, ‘Llanto de Santo Meijias’ collections etc)
Mackenzie: The Man of Feeling
Marvell: Upon Appleton House, Mower, Horatian Odes
Mead: The Vampire Academy Series
Milton: Paradise Lost, Comus,
Orwell: Animal Farm, 1984,
Ovid: Metamorphoses,
Pearl-Poet: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49
Salih: Season of Migration to the North,
Sillitoe: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner, 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight poet: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,
Sheridan: The Rivals, School for Scandal.
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, As You Like it, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale.
Shelley: Frankenstein,
Shute: A Town Like Alice, 
Sinha: Animal’s People,
Slovo: Guantanamo – Honour Bound to Defend Freedom, 
Spenser: The Faerie Queen,
Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered.
Thackeray: Vanity Fair,
Vida: Christiad,
Vincent: Alpha,
Virgil: The Aeneid,
Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
Welty: The Robber Bridegroom,
West: The Day of the Locust,
Wollestonecraft: Vindication on the Rights of Women, Letters Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark 
Woolf: Mrs Dalloway, 
Zuzak: The Book Thief, 



2 Responses to “Keep, Recycle, Throw”

  1. Coldwars December 31, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    Why are there no books?

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