Books books books

I’m excited to read my books. Only I’m not yet done doing our thesis. My partner did her part already while I’m still stuck. I was only able to find one local study which is really related to what we are doing. My only time to read books is when I take a dump or when I’m inside a jeepney when I commute to school. Sometimes I get the feeling that people get intimidated whenever I pick out a book from my bag and start reading. I hope people will understand that I don’t have the luxury of time to read.

I made a list of fiction novels I think I should read. I based it from a link I saw by The Guardian. Here are them:

1984 – George Orwell

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

Blindness – Jose Saramago

The Book of Job, Israel (600-400 BC)

The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Castle – Franz Kafka

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Iliad – Homer

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mahabharata, India (c 500 BC)

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

The Odyssey – Homer

Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

Oedipus the King – Sophocles

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Othello – William Shakespeare

The Possessed – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Ramayana – Valmiki

Selected Stories – Anton Chekhov

The Sound of the Mountain – Yasunari Kawabata

The Stranger – Albert Camus

The Tale of Genji – Shikibuku  Murasaki

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

The Trial – Franz Kafka

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas

Some of these I have possession already (some I borrowed and some I bought). Some of these also, I was able to read already like 100 Years of Solitude, The Stranger and Oedipus the King.

Here’s the link for your reference:


About Tero Diaz

Fresh graduate. Average person. Frustrated writer and lives life the punk-rock way.
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