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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments I've been posting my list of books that I've read on another website but I thought I would start over here as well. This list does not include the graphic novels, comics or audio books I have read this year.

1.) The Trial by Franz Kafka
2.) Votes for Women in Britain 1867 - 1928 by Martin Pugh
3.) The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
4.) Collapse by Jared Diamond (560 pages)
5.) Teach Yourself 101 Key Ideas: Physics by Jim Breithaupt
6.) The Second Reform Act by John K. Walton
7.) Aeneid I by Virgil (Latin)
8.) The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
9.) Aeneid II by Virgil (Latin)
10.) The Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd
11.) Aeneid III by Virgil (Latin)
12.) Aeneid IV by Virgil (Latin)
13.) Aeneid V by Virgil (Latin)
14.) Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov (508 pages)
15.) Aeneid VI by Virgil (Latin)
16.) The Complete Stories: Volume 2 by Isaac Asimov (462 pages)
17.) Thinner by Stephen King (340 pages)
18.) Genome by Matt Ridley (313 pages)
19.) Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist changed the Way we Think: edited by Alan Grafen and Mark Ridley
20.) The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
21.) Toni Morrison by Douglas Century
22.) Walking on Glass by Iain Banks
23.) Collins Advanced Science: Biology by Mike Boyle and Kathryn Senior (700 pages)
24.) The Actual by Saul Bellow
25.) Blaze by Stephen King
26.) The Symposium by Plato
27.) Palgrave Foundations: Chemistry by Rob Lewis and Wynne Evans (463 pages)
28.) Killing the Angel in the House by Virginia Woolf
29.) Beloved by Toni Morrison (re-read, 322 pages)
30.) Duma Key by Stephen King (698 pages)
31.) Oceanography - An Illustrated Guide: edited by CP Summerhayes and SA Thorpe (345 pages)
32.) Sula by Toni Morrison
33.) The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
34.) Restless Earth by Nigel Calder
35.) Jazz by Toni Morrison
36.) Faraday by John and Mary Gribbin
37.) Darwin by John and Mary Gribbin
38.) Halley by John and Mary Gribbin
39.) Curie by John and Mary Gribbin
40.) Einstein by John and Mary Gribbin
41.) Mendel by John and Mary Gribbin
42.) Galileo by John and Mary Gribbin
43.) Newton by John and Mary Gribbin
44.) Kant: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
45.) The Stuff of Life by Eric P. Widmaier
46.) Toni Morrison: The Essential Guide by Louisa Joyner
47.) Paradise by Toni Morrison
48.) Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov (460 pages)
49.) For You by Ian McEwan
50.) The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
51.) The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
52.) Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction by David Norman
53.) The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
54.) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
55.) Galileo: A Very Short Introduction by Stillman Drake
56.) Espedair Street by Iain Banks
57.) Bloom's Guides - Toni Morrison's Beloved: edited by Harold Bloom
58.) Toni Morrison's Beloved - A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism: edited by Carl Plasa
59.) Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
60.) Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
61.) Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
62.) Asimov's New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov (820 pages)
63.) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
64.) Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
65.) The Wellsprings of Life by Isaac Asimov
66.) The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Michael J. Benton
67.) The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
68.) X Stands for Unknown by Isaac Asimov
69.) The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
70.) Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
71.) Adding a Dimension by Isaac Asimov
72.) The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud
73.) Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by David Miller
74.) Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
75.) Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction by John Gribbin
76.) The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond
77.) Harm by Brian Aldiss
78.) The Road by Cormac McCarthy
79.) The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and David McKean
80.) Canal Dreams by Iain Banks
81.) View from a Height by Isaac Asimov
82.) Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov
83.) Ideology: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Freeden
84.) Nation by Terry Pratchett
85.) Earth is Room Enough by Isaac Asimov
86.) The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King (450 pages)
87.) Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery by Isaac Asimov (654 pages)
88.) Free Will: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas Pink
89.) The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov
90.) Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
91.) Engels: A Very Short Introduction by Terrell Carver
92.) Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (re-read)
93.) Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
94.) The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins
95.) Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (re-read)
96.) Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward
97.) Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography by Francis Wheen
98.) The Hugo Winners 1973: edited by Isaac Asimov
99.) Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
100.) Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction by Nigel Warburton

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 101.) Wyrd Sisters: The Play by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs
102.) Love by Toni Morrison
103.) A Mercy by Toni Morrison
104.) Tales of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov
105.) Collins Advanced Science: Chemistry by Chris Conoley and Phil Hills
106.) Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds
107.) The Crow Road by Iain Banks
108.) Asimov on Science Fiction by Isaac Asimov
109.) Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
110.) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
111.) Margaret Atwood: A Biography by Nathalie Cooke
112.) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
113.) Fireworks by Angela Carter
114.) Toni Morrison by Linden Peach
115.) Shadow Dance by Angela Carter
116.) The Tent by Margaret Atwood
117.) Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems by Margaret Atwood
118.) Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students by Robert Eaglestone
119.) Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov
120.) The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
121.) Magic: The Final Fantasy Collection by Isaac Asimov (300 pages)
122.) The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971 - 2000 by Martin Amis (490 pages)
123.) How to read Marx by Peter Osborne
124.) Expletives Deleted: Selected Writings by Angela Carter
125.) Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
126.) Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (410 pages)
127.) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (re-read)
128.) The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
129.) A Month of Sundays by John Updike
130.) Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
131.) The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993 by Toni Morrison
132.) Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism by John Updike (872 pages)
133.) Collected Poems by Chinua Achebe
134.) Excession by Iain M. Banks
135.) Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
136.) The Cold War by Steve Phillips
137.) The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
138.) Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka (translated by Stanley Appelbaum)
139.) The Origins of the Cold War: 1941 - 1949 by Martin McCauley
140.) Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
141.) Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth
142.) Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
143.) Self-Consciousness: Memoirs by John Updike
144.) The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth
145.) The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth
146.) The Women Who Got Away by John Updike
147.) Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
148.) Cold War by Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing (420 pages)
149.) No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
150.) God Bless You, Dr Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
151.) Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature by Margaret Atwood
152.) Creation by Gore Vidal (510 pages)
153.) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (re-read)
154.) Virgin Islands: Essays 1992 - 1997 by Gore Vidal
155.) Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins
156.) The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
157.) Hamlet by William Shakespeare (6th or 7th reading)
158.) Our Gang by Philip Roth
159.) The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
160.) Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
161.) Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism by John Updike (671 pages)
162.) Fellow-Townsmen by Thomas Hardy
163.) Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks (403 pages)
164.) Russia, America and the Cold War: 1949 - 1991 by Martin McCauley
165.) Everyman by Philip Roth
166.) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
167.) Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
168.) Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler
169.) The Roving Mind by Isaac Asimov
170.) Rabbit, Run by John Updike
171.) The Breast by Philip Roth
172.) Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
173.) The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth
174.) Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
175.) Consciousness and the Novel by David Lodge
176.) Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
177.) Blackwater by Conn Iggulden
178.) No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
179.) The Exclamation Mark by Anton Chekov
180.) English Literature: A Survey for Students by Anthony Burgess
181.) The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre
182.) The Cambridge Campanion to Toni Morrison: edited by Justine Tally
183.) Dirty Hands by Jean-Paul Sartre
184.) The Respectable Prostitute by Jean-Paul Sartre
185.) The Castaway amd Other Poems by Derek Walcott
186.) The Gulf by Derek Walcott
187.) Sea Grapes by Derek Walcott
188.) The Star-Apple Kingdom by Derek Walcott
189.) Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (2nd reading)
190.) Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden
191.) Europe and the Cold War 1945 - 91 by David Williamson
192.) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
193.) The Door by Margaret Atwood
194.) William Blake by Steve Vine
195.) The Cold War: The Great Powers and their Allies by John Dunbabin (494 pages)
196.) Arms, Autarky and Aggression: A Study in German Foreign Policy, 1933 - 39 by William Carr
197.) Longman Critical Essays - William Shakespeare's Hamlet: edited by Linda Cookson and Bryan Loughrey
198.) Landmarks of World Literature: Hamlet by Paul Cantor
199.) The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
200.) The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation by Ian Kershaw

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 201.) The Cold War by Michael Dockrill and Michael Hopkins
202.) The Third Reich by Klaus Hildebrand
203.) Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody and Howard Read
204.) How to read Nietzsche by Keith Pearson
205.) An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff
206.) Emperor: The Death of Kings by Conn Iggulden
207.) No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
208.) Understanding the Political Philosophers by Alan Haworth
209.) Midsummer by Derek Walcott
210.) Lucifer and the Lord by Jean-Paul Sartre
211.) Friedrich Nietzsche: A Biography by Curtis Cate (576 pages)
212.) Teach Yourself Political Philosophy by Mel Thompson
213.) The Waste Land by TS Eliot
214.) The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis
215.) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
216.) Crow by Ted Hughes
217.) The Plague by Albert Camus
218.) Wolfwatching by Ted Hughes
219.) The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan
220.) Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
221.) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
222.) When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
223.) A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges
224.) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
225.) In a Green Night by Derek Walcott
226.) Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
227.) Another Life by Derek Walcott
228.) Doctor Brodie's Report by Jorge Luis Borges
229.) The Fortunate Traveller by Derek Walcott
230.) Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan
231.) Thud! by Terry Pratchett
232.) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
233.) He by Rabindranath Tagore
234.) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
235.) The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkein
236.) Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
237.) Rabbit Redux by John Updike
238.) Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
239.) Free Fall by William Golding
240.) Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
241.) A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
242.) Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq
243.) Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
244.) Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
245.) Ulysses by James Joyce
246.) The Green Dwarf by Charlotte Bronte
247.) A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
248.) Burning Bright by John Steinbeck
249.) Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
250.) Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare (re-read)
251.) Emperor: The Field of Swords by Conn Iggulden
252.) The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
253.) Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (re-read)
254.) Emperor: The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden
255.) Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (766 pages)
256.) Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare (re-read)
257.) Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
258.) The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre
259.) All's Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare
260.) Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks
261.) The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
262.) The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
263.) The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
264.) The Two Towers by JRR Tolkein
265.) The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
266.) Burr by Gore Vidal (500 pages)
267.) Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
268.) The Return of the King by JRR Tolkein
269.) Coraline by Neil Gaiman
270.) Pericles by William Shakespeare
271.) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
272.) The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
273.) The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
274.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
275.) M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
276.) Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

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JSou Wow! These are all the books you've read this year?!? That's amazing! Do you ever sleep? :-)

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Stephanie (sbez05) | 556 comments Holy cow ... 400 books in a year?! I'm absolutely amazed at your speed. And those aren't beach-reads you're plowing through either.

Well done! :D

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 303.) Down Under by Bill Bryson

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 304.) Death of an Ancient King by Laurent Gaude

305.) Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

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JSou You read Swann's Way and another book in 2 days?!?! Wow, you continue to amaze me! :)

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments Well, I'm not that quick...I read the Proust book in 3 days.

306.) Edward III by William Shakespeare

307.) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 308.) The Asylum Dance by John Burnside

309.) Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 310.) Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 311.) The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Anna (gqannanguyen) O.O (stares stupidly at the list of books) Wow.

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments Heheheh....

312.) Indignation by Philip Roth

313.) Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 314.) The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

315.) Essential Shakespeare Handbook by Leslie Dunton-Downer and Alan Riding

316.) The Counterlife by Philip Roth

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 317.) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

318.) A Cold Head by Ian Rankin

319.) A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

320.) In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

321.) The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

322.) A Mercy by Toni Morrison (re-read)

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Donna (dfiggz) | 1626 comments OK. Are these books you READ or LISTEN to???

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments I read them.

323.) Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by PG Wodehouse

324.) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 325.) The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis.

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 326.) Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 327.) Prince Caspian by CS Lewis

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 328.) The Secret by Andrzej Klimowski

329.) Complete Poems by Percy Shelley

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 330.) The Matisse Stories by AS Byatt

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 331.) Preface to Paradise Lost by CS Lewis

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 332.) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis

333.) Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden

334.) Candide by Voltaire

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 335.) The Silver Chair by CS Lewis

336.) To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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Liz This is amazing. How do you read so quickly?

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments Well, I don't think of myself as reading quickly, but the amount I read is consistent. I just make sure to read a certain amount every day and it adds up over time (a year is a long time, after all) to what seems like a massive list of books.

337.) Two-Headed Poems by Margaret Atwood

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 338.) Midpoint and Other Poems by John Updike

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 339.) American Pastoral by Philip Roth

340.) Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 341.) An Experiment in Criticism by CS Lewis

342.) Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 343.) I Married a Communist by Philip Roth

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Alycia (alyciac) | 2907 comments Wow! I am seriously impressed. I'm also planning to trot out this list whenever someone suggests that I read too much and should perhaps do some housework instead. ;-)

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Dawn (& Ron) (furryreaders) | 3 comments Wow, talk about speed reading! How many hours do you dedicate to reading daily? Do you read more than one book at a time?

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments I read three books at a time. Well, I'm not sure how many hours daily: four, something like that. Obviously it varies.

344.) Of the Farm by John Updike

345.) Reading Myself and Others by Philip Roth

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 346.) The Human Stain by Philip Roth

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 347.) The Faith of a Writer by Joyce Carol Oates

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 348.) The Last Battle by CS Lewis

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Hollis (hdow) | 347 comments 349.) Chemistry for Dummies by John T. Moore

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