In 2004 I started to write down the books I read in order to keep track of them all. Since 2006 I have gathered them here instead of in my notebook and they serve as a reminder of how I should read more and compete to beat my old “record”. This list is not a recommendations list, I simply write down the names of the books I’ve read. Some of them I’ve enjoyed immensely (most of them really), while I’ve developed a great distaste for others – like Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men for instance, and some of the titles listed are simply fillers of no great impact whatsoever (case in point: Pretty Little Liars). Enjoy.
Books : 2012
1) A Dance With Dragons, by George R R Martin.
2) Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins.
3) Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
4) City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare.
5) City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare.
6) City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare.
7) Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami.
8) The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott.
9) The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien. (re-read)
10) The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.
1) 1984, by George Orwell.
2) The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.
3) The Rum Diary, by Hunter S Thompson.
4) Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett.
5) Mort, by Terry Pratchett.
6) The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
7) Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong.
8) The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka (again).
9) White Noise, by Don DeLillo .
10) Last Night At The Lobster, by Stewart O’Nan.
11) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami.
12) Bygmester Solness, by Henrik Ibsen.
13) Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden.
14) Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami.
15) Filboid Studge – The Story of a Mouse that Helped (collection of short stories), by Saki.
16) A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin.
17) Kiffe Kiffe Demain (Just Like Tomorrow), by Faïza Guène.
18) A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin.
19) A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin.
20) A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin.
21) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
22) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.
23) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins.
24) Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse.
25) Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts.
1) I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, by Tucker Max.
2) Eragon, by Christopher Paolini.
3) Bleak House, by Charles Dickens.
4) The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
5) The Winner Stands Alone, by Paulo Coelho.
6) Middlemarch, by Georg Eliot.
7) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, by Edward Albee.
8) On The Road, by Jack Kerouac.
9) Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard.
10) Flawless, by Sara Shepard.
11) Perfect, by Sara Shepard.
12) Unbelievable, by Sara Shepard.
13) Wicked, by Sara Shepard.
14) Killer, by Sara Shepard.
15) Heartless, by Sara Shepard.
16) Wanted, by Sara Shepard.
17) Wizard’s First Rule, by Terry Goodkind.
18) The Crucible, by Arthur Miller.
19) The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera.
20) Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe.
21) The Assassin’s Apprentice, by Robin Hobb.
22) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, by Kurt Vonnegut.
23) The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath.
24) Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb.
25) Send In The Idiots, by Kamran Nazeer.
26) Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare.
27) Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare.
28) Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.
29) Emma, by Jane Austen.
30) Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk.
31) Post Office, by Charles Bukowski.
1) Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates.
2) A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami.
3) Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf.
4) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
5) The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory.
6) The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga.
7) Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck.
8) The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett.
9) Menn Som Hater Kvinner, by Stieg Larsson.
10) Jenta Som Lekte Med Ilden, by Stieg Larsson.
11) Slumdog Millionaire (or Q&A), by Vikas Swarup.
12) A Charming Mass Suicide, by Arto Paasilinna.
13) Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, by Raymond Carver.
14) Ensemble C’est Tout, by Anna Gavalda.
15) Kurtby, by Erlend Loe.
16) The Bielski Brothers, by Peter Duffy.
17) Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris.
18) After Dark, by Haruki Murakami.
19) The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett.
20) Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
21) Coraline, by Neil Gaiman.
22) The Lover, by Marguerite Duras.
23) The Ladies of Grace Adieu, by Susanna Clarke.
24) The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett.
25) A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin,.
26) The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid.
27) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson.
28) The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.
29) Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
30) Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found there, by Lewis Carroll.
1) Veronica Decides To Die, by Paulo Coelho.
2) The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
3) Señor Peregrino, by Cecilia Samartin.
4) Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.
5) Memnoch The Devil, by Anne Rice.
6) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer.
7) New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer.
8) Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer.
9) Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer.
10) Sula, by Toni Morrison.
11) Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys.
1) The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice.
2) The Queen of the Damned, by Anne Rice.
3) WoT: Crown of Swords, by Robert Jordan.
4) HP & the Philosopher’s Stone, by JK Rowling. (re-read it)
5) En helt vanlig dag på jobben, by Håvard Melnæs.
6) HP & the Chamber of Secrets, by JK Rowling. (re-read it)
7) HP & the Prisoner of Azkaban, by JK Rowling. (re-read it)
8 ) The End of Harry Potter, by David Langford.
9) Liljas Dans: Ilddåp, by Hege Løvstad.
10) HP & the Goblet of Fire, by JK Rowling. (re-read it)
11) Taltos, by Steven Brust.
12) Phoenix, by Steven Brust.
13) Athyra, by Steven Brust.
14) Orca, by Steven Brust.
15) HP & the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling. (re-read it)
16) HP & the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling.
17) Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.
18) WoT: Path of Daggers, by Robert Jordan.
19) The Ruby In the Smoke, by Philip Pullman.
20) Re-gifters, by Mike Carey.
21) Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers, by Bill Willinghams.
22) The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
23) The Cathcer in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
24) The Tale of the Body Thief, by Anne Rice.
25) Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
26) Cirque Du Freak, by Darren Shan.
27) Låt Den Rätte Komma In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
1) Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen, 363 pages.
2) Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brönte, 576 pages.
3) Murder is Easy, by Agatha Cristie, 187 pages.
4) Girl With A Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier, 204 pages.
5) Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, 302 pages.
6) Phenomena 4: Utfrielsen, by Ruben Eliassen, 259 pages.
7) Sprengeren, by Liza Marklund, 393 pages.
8 ) WoT: The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan, 865 pages.
9) Tyvenes Marked, by Jan Guillou, 411 pages.
10) Orkestergraven, by Unni Lindel, 347 pages.
11) WoT: The Great Hunt, by Rober Jordan, 600 pages.
12) WoT: The Dragon Reborn, by Robert Jordan, 624 pages.
13) Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz, 238 pages.
14) WoT: The Shadow Rising, by Robert Jordan, 724 pages.
15) The Duke & I, by Julia Quinn, 339 pages.
16) James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl, 92 pages.
17) Soga om Gunnlaug Ormstunge, — pages.
18) WoT: The Fires of Heaven, by Robert Jordan, 912 pages.
19) Interview With the Vampire, by Anne Rice, 385 pages.
20) Jhereg, by Steven Brust, 173 pages.
21) Yendi, by Steven Brust, 140 pages.
22) Teckla, by Steven Brust, 151 pages.
23) Nemi: Monstre og Meteorer, by Lise, 160 pages.
24) WoT: Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan, 1 036 pages.