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)


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 Brontë (1820-1849)
  • Agnes Grey (1847)
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)


Agatha Christy (1890-1976)
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  • The Secret Adversary (1922)
  • The Murder on the Links (1923)
  • The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
  • Poirot Investigates (1924)
  • The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  • The Big Four (1927)
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  • The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
  • Partners in Crime (1929)
  • The Underdog – Two New Crime Stories (1929)
  • The Mysterious Mr Quin (1930)
  • Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  • The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  • Peril at End House (1932)
  • The Thirteen Problems (1932)
  • Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  • The Listerdale Mystery (1934)
  • Why Didn't They Ask Evans ? (1934)
  • Parker Pyne Investigates (1934)
  • Three Act Tragedy (1935)
  • Death in the Clouds (1935)
  • The ABC Murders (1936)
  • The Hound of Death (1936)
  • Murder in
    Mesopotamia (1936)
  • Cards on the Table (1936)
  • Murder in the Mews (1937)
  • Dumb Witness (Poirot Loses a Client) (1937)
  • Death on the
    Nile (1937)
  • Appointment With Death (1938)
  • Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1939)
  • Murder is Easy (1939)
  • And Then There Were None (Ten Little Niggers)
    (1939)
  • Sad

    Cypress
    (1940)
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)
  • Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  • N or M ? (1941)
  • The Body in the Library (1942)
  • Five Little Pigs (Murder in Retrospect) (1942)
  • The Moving Finger (1943)
  • Towards Zero (1944)
  • Death Comes as the End (1945)
  • Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
  • The Hollow (1946)
  • The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  • Taken at the Flood (1948)
  • Crooked House (1949)
  • A Murder Is Announced (1950)
  • They Came to

    Baghdad
    (1951)
  • Mrs. Mcginty's dead (1952)
  • They Do It With Mirrors (1952)
  • After the Funeral (1953)
  • A Pocketful of

    Rye
    (1953)
  • Destination Unknown (1954)

  • Hickory
    Dickory Dock (1955)

  • Dead Man's Folly (1956)
  • 4.50 from Paddington (1957)
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  • Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  • Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
  • The Pale Horse (1961)
  • Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side (1962)
  • The Clocks (1963)
  • A
    Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  • At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
  • Third Girl (1966)
  • Endless Night (1967)
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  • Hallowe'en party (1969)
  • Passenger to
    Frankfurt (1970)
  • Nemesis (1971)
  • Elephants Can Remember (1972)
  • Postern of Fate (1973)
  • Poirot's Early Cases (1974)
  • Curtain (1975)
  • Sleeping Murder (1976)
  • Miss Marple's Final Cases (1979)





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-)
  • A Time to Kill (1989)
  • 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)
  • Faceless Killers (1991)
  • 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 (= Eduard Douwes Dekker)
(1820-1887)
  • Max Havelaar: Or The Coffee Auctions Of The Dutch Trading Company (1868)
 

 

What else should I read?