Reading List


Agghhhh I’m supposed to be revising but I could not just go any longer I HAD TO go online and find out what everyone’s been up to, been using and doing, you know all that good stuff. If you want a little update on me I am at a critical point with my exams, every minute counts… But here I am on the blog. BUt I have been revising and one of the places I was revising at happened to be an English classroom which had such a list of books that students should read. My college is pretty amazing and I trust that these books will be enticing and inspirational; books for thought. So for me and now for you too (if you want) a list of classic books to read then here you go!

Bold for bought and strike through if I’ve read it!

  • 1984┬áby George Orwell
  • A Clockwork Orange┬áby Anthony Burgess
  • A Severed Head┬áby Iris Murdoch
  • Animal Farm┬áby George Orwell
  • Ariel┬áby Sylvia Plath
  • Bell Jar┬áby Sylvia Plath
  • Brave New World┬áby Aldous Huxley
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s┬áby Truman Capote
  • Brighton Rock┬áby Graham Greene
  • Catch 22┬áby Joseph Heller
  • Crime and Punishment┬áby Fyodor Dostoyevky
  • Doors of Perception┬áby Aldous Huxley
  • Fahrenheit 451┬áby Bradbury
  • Heart of Darkness┬áby Joseph Conrad
  • Howl┬áby Allen Ginsberg
  • In Cold Blood┬áby Truman Capote
  • Lord of the Flies┬áby William Golding
  • Love in the Time of Cholera┬áby Gabirel Marcia Marquez
  • Metamorphosis┬áby Franz Kafka
  • On Photography┬áby Susan Sontag
  • On the Road┬áby Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest┬áby Ken Kesey
  • Oranges Aren’t the Only Fruit┬áby Jeanette Winterson
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man┬áby James Joyce
  • Promiscuities┬áby Naomi Wolf
  • Slaughterhouse Five┬áby Kurt Vonnegut
  • Steppenwolf┬áby Herman Hesse
  • The Beauty Myth┬áby Naomi Wolf
  • The Big Sleep┬áby Raymond Chandler
  • The Bloody Chamber┬áby Angela Carter
  • The Bluest Eye┬áby Toni Morrison
  • The Catcher in the Rye┬áby JD Salinger
  • The Cement Garden┬áby Ian McEwan
  • The Female Eunuch┬áby Germain Greer
  • The Grass is Singing┬áby Doris Lessing
  • The Lonely Londoners┬áby Sam Selvon
  • The Outsider┬áby Albert Camus
  • The Picture of Dorian┬áGrey by Oscar Wilde
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie┬áby Muriel Spark
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being┬áby Milan Kundera
  • The Wasp Factory┬áby Iain Banks
  • The Women’s Room┬áby Marilyn French
  • To Kill a Mockingbird┬áby Harper Lee
  • Trainspotting┬áby Irving Welsh
  • Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance┬áby Robert Pirsig

Give me some time I will get through this, whether it was a one time read or bought book I’ll be sure to update this list often of my journey. Have you read any of these, which would you recommend first? Let me know!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Books N Me says:

    I’ve read Animal Farm, The Catcher in the Rye & Metamorphosis.
    Since you’ve already read Animal Farm, I would like you to keep The Catcher in the Rye on the top of others.
    And Metamorphosis you can keep delaying… ­čśů

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    1. Shazeda says:

      Lool ahh okay I’m currently reading Catch 22 which is just the most dense book ever but really interesting but I will add The Catcher in the Rye to my Amazon basket!! (gonna go see if you have a review on it =p )

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      1. Books N Me says:

        Please do.
        If you fail to find mine amongst the many reviews over there, you may look for it on my blog. =)

        Liked by 1 person

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