Reading Lists

A small subset of books to read, grouped by category:

Autumnal / Gothic


+ The Scarlet Letter – Hawthorne
x Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
x Dracula’s Guest – Bram Stoker
x The Great Gatsby – Robert Fitzgerald

Polar Exploration
x In the Land of White Death – Valerian Albanov
x In the Heart of the Antarctic – Ernest Shackleton

Recommended
+ My Ántonia – Willa Cather
+ War and Peace – Tolstoy 
+ Resurrection – Tolstoy
+ The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Murakami 
+ Anna Karenina – Tolstoy
Steampunk / Sci-Fi
x The Sea Wolf – Jack London
+ The Jewel of Seven Stars – Stoker
+ The Night Land – William Hodgson
+ The Purple Cloud – M. P. Shiel
+ Arthur Mervyn – Ch. Brockden Brown
+ The Doings of Raffles Haw – A. C. Doyle
+ The Maracot Deep – Doyle
x The Tragedy of the Korosko – Doyle
x The Man Who Was Thursday (re-read) – G. K. Chesterton

Authors to Read
* = completely new to me

+ Balzac, Honoré de*
+ Conrad, Joseph (Almayer’s Folly, Nostromo, Chance, etc.)
+ Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
+ Faulkner, William*
+ Golding, William
+ Hawthorne, Nathaniel (The Scarlet Letter)
+ Hemingway, Ernest
+ Hesse, Hermann*
+ Kafka, Franz (The Castle, Diaries, Blue Octavo Notebooks, short stories)
+ L’Amour, Louis*
+ Lewis, C. S. (Space Trilogy, Till We Have Faces, nonfic)
+ Poe, Edgar Allan (major re-read)
+ Shakespeare, William
+ Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

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