Beowulf (Seamus Heaney)

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (Brian Stone)

The Exeter Book Riddles (Kevin Crossley-Holland)

The Book Of Job (Stephen Mitchell)


Edward Abbey

Desert Solitaire


Douglas Adams:

The Hitchiker’s Guide to The Galaxy series

Last Chance To See

The Salmon Of Doubt


Richard Adams:

Watership Down

The Plague Dogs



Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger


Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart


Theodore Adorno

Gustav Mahler: A Musical Physiognamy


Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Little Men


Edward Albee

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?


Lloyd Alexander:

The Prydain series

The Marvellous Misadventures Of Sebastian

The First Two Lives Of Lewis-Kasha


Dorothy Allison

Bastard Out Of Carolina


Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


Piers Anthony

The Xanth series


Karen Armstrong

A History of God


Isaac Asimov



Margaret Atwood

Good Bones And Simple Murders

The Handmaid’s Tale


Jean M. Auel

Clan Of The Cave Bear


Marcus Aurelius



Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice


Paul Auster

Oracle Night


Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting

The Eyes Of The Amaryllis


Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


James Baldwin

Another Country

Giovanni’s Room


Honore de Balzac

Pere Goriot


Nick Bantock

The Griffin And Sabine series


Alessandro Baricco

Ocean Sea


J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan


Charles Baudelaire:

Paris Spleen


Peter Beagle:

The Last Unicorn

A Fine And Private Place


Samuel Beckett

Waiting For Godot


David Belden

Children Of Arable


Barbara Berger



Peter Bichsel



William Blake

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron


Nancy Bond

A String In The Harp


Jorge Luis Borges



Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles

Dandelion Wine

Fahrenheit 451


Marion Zimmer Bradley:

The Mists Of Avalon


Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

The Professor


Emily Bronte:

Wuthering Heights


Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code


Madeline Bruser

The Art Of Practicing


Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth


Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master And Margarita


Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

A Little Princess


John Cage



Italo Calvino


Invisible Cities

Difficult Loves

Mr. Palomar


Italian Folktales

The Baron In The Trees

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler


Anne Cameron

Daughters Of Copper Woman


Albert Camus

The Stranger


Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game

Speaker For The Dead


Children Of The Mind


Alejo Carpentier

Baroque Concerto


John Le Carre

The Mission Song


Lewis Carroll

Alice In Wonderland

Through the Looking-Glass


Rachel Carson

The Sense Of Wonder


Willa Cather

My Antonia

O Pioneers!

The Song Of The Lark


Jung Chang

Wild Swans: Three Daughters Of China


Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales


Amit Chaudhuri

Afternoon Raag


Anton Chekhov

Shadows and Light

The Three Sisters


G.K. Chesterton

Father Brown Stories

The Man Who Was Thursday


Ted Chiang

Stories Of Your Life And Others


Kate Chopin

The Awakening

A Vocation And A Voice


Deepak Chopra

The Return of Merlin


Sandra Cisneros

The House On Mango Street


Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell


Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went To Heaven


Paulo Coelho



Eoin Coifer:

The Artemis Fowl series

The Wish List



Martha Cooley

The Archivist


Caroline B. Cooney

Goddess Of Yesterday


James Fenimore Cooper

The Last Of The Mohicans


Susan Cooper:

The Dark Is Rising series



Stephen Crane

The Red Badge Of Courage


Sharon Creech

Love That Dog

Walk Two Moons


Michael Crichton:

Jurassic Park

The Andromeda Strain


Roald Dahl:



The Witches

James and the Giant Peach

Danny The Champion Of The World

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar






Anita Diamant

The Red Tent


Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

A Tale Of Two Cities

Hard Times

A Christmas Carol


Annie Dillard:

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

Teaching A Stone To Talk

An American Childhood


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes


Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie


Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime And Punishment

Notes From Underground

The Brothers Karamazov


Rostislav Dubinsky

Stormy Applause


Lord Dunsany

Wonder Tales


Carol Easton

Jacqueline du Pre


Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose


Margaret Edson



Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America


T. S. Eliot

Murder In The Cathedral

The Cocktail Party


Michael Ende:

The NeverEnding Story



Laura Esquivel

Like Water For Chocolate


Antoine de St-Exupery

The Little Prince


Walter Farley

The Black Stallion


Richard Farina

been down so long it looks like up to me


William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying


Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair


Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary


Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’ Diary


F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Tender Is The Night


Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close


E. M. Forster

A Room With A View

A Passage To India


Anne Frank

The Diary Of A Young Girl


Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain


Sigmund Freud

Civilization and its Discontents


David Frost

The Americans


Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord



Neil Gaiman:

The Sandman

American Gods

Anansi Boys


The Dream Hunters

Good Omens

Fragile Things

Smoke and Mirrors



James Gaines

Evening in the Palace of Reason


Timothy Gallwey

The Inner Game Of Tennis


Francesco Geminiani

The Art of Playing on the Violin


Jean Craighead George

The Talking Earth

Julie Of The Wolves


Kahlil Gibran:

The Prophet

The Madman


Elizabeth Gilbert:

Eat, Pray, Love


Carol Gilligan

In A Different Voice


Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper And Other Stories


Malcom Gladwell



Arthur Golden

Memoirs Of A Geisha


William Golding

Lord Of The Flies


William Goldman

The Princess Bride


Peter Gomes

What We Forgot To Tell You


Edward Gorey

The Epiplectic Bicycle

The Curious Sofa


Arthur Guirdham

The Great Heresy: The History And Beliefs Of The Cathars


John Gunther

Death Be Not Proud


David Guterson:

Snow Falling On Cedars


Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Radclyffe Hall

The Well Of Loneliness


Patricia Hampl



Thich Nhat Hanh:

Peace is Every Step


Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D’Urbervilles


Nicholas Harnoncourt

Baroque Music: Music As Speech


Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter


Edward Hays



Joseph Heller



Mark Helprin:

A Soldier Of The Great War

Winter’s Tale

Swan Lake

A City In Winter

The Veil Of Snows


Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man And The Sea

A Moveable Feast


O. Henry

Short Stories


Frank Herbert

The Dune series


Eugen Herrigel

Zen In The Art Of Archery


James Herriot:

All Things Bright And Beautiful

All Creatures Great And Small

All Things Wise And Wonderful

The Lord God Made Them All


Herman Hesse:





Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Lieblose Legenden


Jamake Highwater



Benjamin Hoff

The Tao Of Pooh

The Te Of Piglet


Douglas R. Hofstadter

Goedel, Escher, Bach

Le Ton Beau de Marot


Franz Hohler


Ein Eigenartiger Tag

Das verlorene Gaehnen und andere nutzlose Geschichten


Felice Holman

Slake’s Limbo


Bohumil Hrabal

Too Loud A Solitude

I Served The King Of England


Victor Hugo

Les Miserables

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame


Aldous Huxley

Brave New World


Joe Hyams

Zen in the Martial Arts


Charles Ives

Essays before a Sonata


Brian Jacques

The Redwall series


John Irving

The World According To Garp


Henry James

The Portrait Of A Lady


Zdenek Jirotka



Diana Wynne Jones

Howl’s Moving Castle

Dark Lord of Derkholm


James Joyce


A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man


Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth


Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

The Penal Colony and other stories


Michael Kaiser

The Art of the Turnaround


Wassily Kandinsky

On The Spiritual In Art


Yasunari Kawabata

Thousand Cranes


Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted


Garrison Keillor

Love Me


William Kennedy



Joseph Kerman

The Beethoven Quartets


Jack Kerouac:

On The Road

The Dharma Bums

Desolation Angels

Pomes All Sizes


Ken Kesey

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest


Joseph Kesselring

Arsenic and Old Lace


Daniel Keyes

Flowers For Algernon


Jamaica Kincaid

Wide Sargasso Sea


Laurie King

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

A Monstrous Regiment Of Women


Barbara Kingsolver:

The Bean Trees

Animal Dreams

Pigs In Heaven


Rudyard Kipling

Just So Stories


John Knowles

A Separate Peace


E.L. Kongingsburg

From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


Fritz Kreisler

Four Weeks In The Trenches


Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting



Mercedes Lackey:

Arrows Of The Queen

The Black Swan


Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter Of Maladies


Jane Langton

The Fledgling

The Diamond In The Window


Stieg Larsson

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers


Astrid Lindgren

The Brothers Lionheart

Ronia the Robber’s Daughter

The Children Of Noisy Village


William Least Heat Moon:

Blue Highways


Ursula LeGuin

The Earthsea series


Jonah Lehrer

Proust Was A Neuroscientist


Madeline L’Engle

A Wrinkle In Time

A Wind In The Door

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Many Waters

An Acceptable Time


A Circle Of Quiet

The Summer Of The Great-Grandmother

The Irrational Season


Elizabeth LeGuin

Boccherini’s Body


Elmore Leonard

When The Women Come Out To Dance


Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera



The Chronicles of Narnia

Surprised By Joy

A Grief Observed

The Great Divorce

The Screwtape Letters

Till We Have Faces

Out Of The Silent Planet


That Hideous Strength


Alan Lightman:

Einstein’s Dreams

Good Benito

Dance For Two


Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea


Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley


Hugh Lofting

Doctor Doolittle


Jack London

White Fang


Lois Lowry

The Giver


George MacDonald

The Complete Fairy Tales


Alan and Iris MacFarlane

Green Gold: The Empire Of Tea


David Mack:



Taizan Maezumi

Teaching Of The Great Mountain


Thomas Mann:

Death In Venice

The Magic Mountain


Sandor Marai

Conversations in Bolzano


Christopher Marlowe

Dr. Faustas


Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Love in the Time of Cholera


Yann Martel

Life of Pi

Beatrice and Virgil


George R R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire


Karl Marx



Edgar Lee Masters

Spoon River Anthology


Guy De Maupassant

Short Stories


Armistead Maupin

Tales Of The City


Anne McCaffery

The Pern series


Scott McCloud

Understanding Comics



Robin McKinley

The Door In The Hedge

The Blue Sword

The Hero And The Crown


The Outlaws Of Sherwood


Thomas Merton

Thoughts In Solitude


Stephanie Meyer



Arthur Miller

Death Of A Salesman


Steven Millhauser

Little Kingdoms


A. A. Milne



John Milton

Paradise Lost


Margaret Mitchell

Gone With The Wind


Li Mo

Spirit Bridges


Walter Moers

Wild Ride through the Night


L.M. Montgomery

Anne Of Green Gables


Alan Moore

V for Vendetta



Toni Morrison


The Bluest Eye



Greg Mortenson

Three Cups Of Tea


Leopold Mozart

A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing


W. A. Mozart



Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Norwegian Wood

After the Quake


Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran


E. Nesbit

Five Children And It


Friedrich Nietzsche

On The Genealogy Of Morals


Robert O’Brian

Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH


Mary O’Hara

My Friend Flicka


Georgia O’Keefe



Scott O’Dell

Island Of The Blue Dolphins


Kakuzo Okakura

The Book Of Tea


Istvan Orkeny

One-Minute Stories


George Orwell

Animal Farm



Katsuhiro Otomo



Amos Oz

A Tale Of Love And Darkness


Christopher Paolini

The Inheritance series


Sara Paretsky

Total Recall


Katherine Paterson

Bridge To Terabithia


Gary Paulson




Milorad Pavic

Dictionary of the Khazars


D. Manus Pinkwater:

Lizard Music


Tamora Pierce:

Song of the Lioness


Robert M. Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Christine de Pizan

The Book Of The City Of Ladies





Edouard de Pomaine

French Cooking in Ten Minutes


Gene Stratton Porter

A Girl Of The Limberlost


Terry Pratchett

Reaper Man


Good Omens


E. Annie Proulx

The Shipping News


Philip Pullman:

His Dark Materials trilogy

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

Count Karlstein

I Was A Rat!


The Good Man Jesus And The Soundrel Christ


Johann Joachim Quantz

On Playing The Flute


Robert V. S. Reddick

The Red Wolf Conspiracy

The Ruling Sea


Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet On The Western Front


Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire


Morcedai Richler

Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang


Rainer Maria Rilke:

Letters To A Young Poet

Stories Of God


Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief


Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Skinny Legs And All


Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac


Charles Rosen

Arnold Schoenberg


Philip Roth

American Pastoral

The Plot Against America


J.K. Rowling:

The Harry Potter series


Arundhati Roy

The God Of Small Things


Louis Sachar



Carl Sagan


The Dragons Of Eden


J. D. Salinger

The Catcher In The Rye

Nine Stories

Franny and Zooey


Mark Salzman

Iron and Silk


Marjane Satrapi



Robert J. Sawyer

Illegal Alien






Arnold Schoenberg

Style And Idea


Ben Schott

Schott’s Original Miscellany

Schott’s Food And Drink Miscellany


Robert Schumann

Criticism from the Neue Zeitschrift


Sir Walter Scott



David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day


Kate Seredy

The White Stag


Anna Sewall

Black Beauty


George Selden

The Cricket In Times Square


William Shakespeare

Love’s Labors Lost

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Romeo and Juliet

The Merchant Of Venice

Much Ado About Nothing


Measure for Measure


King Lear


Antony and Cleopatra



The Winter’s Tale


The Tempest


Sei Shonagon

The Pillow Book


Dan Simmons


The Fall Of Hyperion


Isaac Bashevis Singer

Shrewd Todie And Lyzer The Miser

Short Stories


William Sleator

House Of Stairs

The Boy Who Reversed Himself


Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres


Betty Smith

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn


Dodie Smith

The 101 Dalmations


Alexander McCall Smith

Portuguese Irregular Verbs


Robert Spaethling

Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s Life


Art Spiegelman



Suzanne Fisher Staples



Constantin Stanislavski

An Actor Prepares


William Steig


Abel’s Island


John Steinbeck:

Tortilla Flat

In Dubious Battle

Of Mice And Men

The Red Pony

The Grapes Of Wrath

Cannery Row

The Pearl

East Of Eden

Sweet Thursday

Travels With Charley

The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights


Arnold Steinhardt

Indivisible By Four


Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash



Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde


Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

The Hollow Hills

The Last Enchantment

The Wicked Day


Bram Stoker



Tom Stoppard

Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


Patrick Sueskind

Der Kontrabass


Rosemary Sutcliff

The Sword And The Circle

The Light Beyond The Forest

The Road To Camlann

The Mark Of The Horse Lord

The Lantern Bearers

The Shining Company

The Eagle Of The Ninth

Tristan And Iseult


Shinichi Suzuki

Nurtured By Love


Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal

Gulliver’s Travels


Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

The Kitchen God’s Wife

The Hundred Secret Senses


Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

Idylls Of The King


Rudolf Tesnohlidek

The Cunning Little Vixen


Osamu Tezuka:


Black Jack

Ode to Kirohito

Phoenix: A Tale of the Future


Lewis Thomas

The Lives of a Cell

The Medusa and the Snail


Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobediance


Letters to a Spiritual Seeker


J.R.R. Tolkien:

The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings

The Silmarillion


Smith of Wotton Major

Farmer Giles of Ham

Leaf by Niggle


Leo Tolstoy

The Death Of Ivan Ilyich



P.L. Travers

Mary Poppins


Chogyam Trungpa



Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching


Gail Tsukiyama

The Samurai’s Garden


Mark Twain

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories

The Prince And The Pauper

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court


John Updike



Naoki Urasawa



Peter Ustinov

The Old Man And Mr. Smith


John Varley

The Golden Globe


Helen Vendler

The Odes Of John Keats

Coming of Age as a Poet

Poets Thinking


Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse V


Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited


Edith Wharton

The Age Of Innocence

The House Of Mirth


E.B. White

Charlotte’s Web

Stuart Little

The Trumpet Of The Swan


T.H. White:

The Once And Future King

The Book of Merlyn


Elie Wiesel




The Gates Of The Forest


Oscar Wilde

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Fairy Tales


Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Little House series


Thornton Wilder

Our Town


Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie


Jeanette Winterson

Art And Lies

Art Objects


Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman


Gene Wolfe

The Book of the New Sun


Tom Wolfe

I Am Charlotte Simmons


Virginia Woolf:

A Room Of One’s Own

To The Lighthouse

Mrs. Dalloway

The Death Of The Moth and other Essays


Dorothy Wordsworth:



Johann Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson


William Butler Yeats


Short Stories


Benjamin Zander/Rosamund Stone Zander

The Art Of Possibility


Stefan Zweig

The World of Yesterday


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