Books

On this page I show a list of my favorite books. If you share my taste you can suggest some other books I might want to read. Or, if you share my taste,  maybe you find in this list a book you would like to read? I have read many more books, but the ones I listed here are real favorites. Most of them I read twice or thrice, and some (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings) I have read more than seven times.

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” (Oscar Wilde)


J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

  • The Lord of the Rings
    • The Fellowship of the Ring
    • The Two Towers
    • The Return of the King

(written between 1937 and 1949) (first published 1954-1955)

  • The Hobbit (1937)

J.K. Rowling (1965-)

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)

Yuval Noah Harari (1976-)

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011)
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015)

Steven Pinker (1954-)

  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2018)

Khaled Hosseini

  • The Kite Runner (2003)
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)

Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Treasure Island (1883)
  • Kidnapped (1886)
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

  • Oliver Twist (1837-1839)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841)
  • Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-1844)
  • Dombey and Son (1846-1848)
  • David Copperfield (1849-1850)
  • Hard Times (1854)
  • Great Expectations (1860-1861)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

  • Jane Eyre (1847)
  • Shirley (1849)
  • Villette (1853)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

  • Wuthering Heights (1847)

Anne Bronté (1820-1849)

  • Agnes Grey (1847)
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

Graham Hancock (1950-)

  • The Signs and the Seal (1992)
  • Fingerprints of the Gods (1995)
  • Heaven’s Mirror (1998)
  • Underworld (2002)

Paul Micou

  • The Music Programme (1990)
  • The Cover Artist (1990)
  • The Death of David Debrizzi (1991)
  • Rotten Times (1992)
  • The Last Word (1993)
  • Adam’s Wish (1994)
  • The Lepers Bell (2000)
  • Confessions of a Map Dealer (2008)

John Grisham (1955-)

  • The Firm (1991)
  • The Pelican Brief (1992)
  • The Client (1993)
  • The Chamber (1994)
  • The Rainmaker (1995)
  • The Runaway Jury (1996)
  • The Partner (1997)
  • The Street Lawyer (1998)
  • The Testament (1999)
  • The Brethren (2000)
  • A Painted House (2001)
  • Skipping Christmas (2001)
  • The Summons (2002)
  • King of Torts (2003)
  • Bleachers (2003)
  • The Last Juror (2004)
  • The Broker (2005)
  • Playing for Pizza (2007)

Dan Brown (1964-)

  • Digital Fortress (1998)
  • Angels and Demons (2000)
  • Deception Point (2001)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2003)
  • The Lost Symbol (2009)

Henning Mankell (1948-)

  • The Dogs of Riga (1992)
  • The White Lioness (1993)
  • The Man Who Smiled (1994)
  • Sidetracked (1995)
  • The Fifth Woman (1996)
  • One Step Behind (1997)
  • Firewall (1998)
  • The Return of the Dancing Master (2000)
  • Before the Frost (2002)
  • The Pyramid (2008)
  • The Eye of the Leopard (2008)

Daniel Defoe

  • Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1932)

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

  • Sense and Sensibility (1811)
  • Pride & Prejudice (1813)
  • Mansfield Park (1814)
  • Emma (1816)
  • Northanger Abbey (1818)
  • Persuasion (1818)

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

  • Anna Karenina (1877)

Multatuli (1820-1887)

  • Max Havelaar: Or The Coffee Auctions Of The Dutch Trading Company (1868)

 

What else should I read?