Recommendations and want-to-read book list


The bold are those I have read, this is a list that I will always be updating. I’ll probably just put down all the books I read, suddenly remember I have read or those I want to read for reference for too!

The Garbage King by Elizabeth Liard

Tokyo by Mo Hayder

The Idiot by Fydor Dostoyesky

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

What is History? by E.H. Carr

Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Any James Patterson novels. Particularly the Alex Cross Series.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Mates Dates series by Cathy Hopkins

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

1984 by George Orwell

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

The Proof of the Honey by Salwa Al Neimi

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Holes by Louis Sachar

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

We the Living by Ayn Rand

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Les Miserables by Hugo Victor

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Tamar by Mal Peet

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sun Also Rises by Ernst Heminway

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louis Rennison

Wonder by R J Palacio

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

  A Writers Diary by Virginia Woolf

  Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernst Heminway

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Odyssey by Homer

Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

My  Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

On Writing by Stephen King

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

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Pig Island by Mo Hayder

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt

Animal Farm by George Orwell

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

A Fault in our Stars by John Green

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plat

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Shining by Stephen King

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

1Q84 Haruki Murakami

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

The Time Travellers Wife by Audery Niffenegger

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoyevskytumblr_mgb31pL3eu1qzavr6o1_250

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chomsky

Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Inferno by Dante




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