Books

knowledge is the food of the soul  Plato

Books are awesome for many different reasons. I read a book to educate myself and/or to witness a brilliant piece of art.

Reading 52 books in 52 weeks

What I hope to gain from this

Basically three things; knowledge, pleasure and discipline.

Knowledge:

I’m a firm believer in keeping yourself educated. There is absolutely no reason to stop learning new things. Sadly many people forget this.

Pleasure:

Being part of a great story is something amazing. Let yourself loose and dive into all the incredible adventures that are out there.

Discipline:

Together with all the challenges in my life this will make me a stronger, smarter and better human being.

My ” 52 books in 52 weeks ” book list

This list is in no particular order. I will add more books along the way.

  1. True History of the Kelly Gang   Peter Carey
  2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao   Junot Diaz
  3. Oh the Glory of It All   Sean Wilsey
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front   Erich Maria Remarque
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird   Harper Lee
  6. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress   Robert Heinlein
  7. Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance   Robert Pirsig
  8. The Great Gatsby   F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Slaughterhouse 5   Kurt Vonnegut
  10. 1984   George Orwell
  11. The Catcher in the Rye   J. Salinger
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray   Oscar Wilde
  13. The Grapes of Wrath   John Steinbeck
  14. The Call of the Wild   Jack London
  15. A Scanner Darkly   Philip K. Dick
  16. Catch-22   Joseph Heller
  17. The Master and Margarita   Mikhail Bulgakov
  18. Ishmael   Daniel Quinn
  19. Blood Meridian   Cormac McCarthy
  20. East of Eden   John Steinbeck
  21. Hatchet   Gary Paulsen
  22. The Boys of Summer   Roger Kahn
  23. The Stranger   Albert Camus
  24. Undaunted Courage   Stephen E. Ambrose
  25. White Teeth   Zadie Smith
  26. No Country for Old Men   Cormac McCarthy
  27. The Lovely Bones   Alice Sebold
  28. Never Let Me Go   Kazuo Ishiguro
  29. The Book Thief   Markus Zusak
  30. The Road   Cormac McCarthy
  31. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time   Mark Haddon
  32. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell   Susanna Clarke
  33. From Russia With Love   Ian Fleming
  34. The Spy Who Came in from The Cold   John le Carré
  35. Shogun   James Clavell
  36. Let The Right One In   John Ajvide Lindqvist
  37. Darkly Dreaming Dexter   Jeff Lindsay
  38. The Hobbit   JRR Tolkin
  39. The Little Stranger   Sarah Waters
  40. Absolute Friends   John le Carré
  41. The Coma   Alex Garland
  42. Dead Souls   Nikolaj Gogol
  43. Carter Beats The Devil   Glen David Gold
  44. I Am Legend   Richard Matheson
  45. Dying Light   Stuart Macbride
  46. Starship Troopers   Robert H. Heinlein
  47. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher   Kate Summerscale
  48. The Power of One   Bryce Courtenay
  49. Great Expectations   Charles Dickens
  50. Fight Club   Chuck Palahniuk
  51. Litany of the Long Sun   Gene Wolfe
  52. The Pillars of the Earth   Kenn Follett

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