So this post was completely inspired by MeltingPage’s post of the same name. I just really loved the idea, I thought it would be fun!
So there is a bit of a key to this task.
- Bold titles means I have read the book.
- Titles in italics denotes book/series I am currently reading.
- Underlined titles denotes books I would like to read eventually but don’t own.
- A single asterix (*) denotes books I own and plan to read.
So, let’s get into it. I will give a bit of info along the way.
- The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
Got to be honest here. I read The Hobbit and absoutley loved it. I also read The Fellowship of the Ring and wasn’t as fussed about it, I struggled with the pacing a lot. Finally, I read The Two Towers but I couldn’t finish it. The pacing was so slow and even the action sequences couldn’t get me into the story.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
- Ender’s Games – Orson Scott Card
- The Dune Chronicles – Frank Herbert
- A Song of Ice and Fire series – George R.R. Martin
- 1984 – George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
- The Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov
- Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
- American Gods – Neil Gaiman*
- The Princess Bride – William Goldman
I read this book due to the movie. I plan on re-reading this book next year as I unintentionally DNFed it. I didn’t consciously decide to DNF it but I was reading multiple books at that time and I left it for too long. So I want to re-read it and a bunch of other DNF’s.
- The Wheel of Time Series – Robert Jordan
I am currently reading The Eye of the World and I am loving it. It is taking more time than I anticipated, due to my Netgalley reads, but I am still loving it. I am also listening to the Wheel Weaves podcast which is a great spoiler-free companion podcast.
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
I read this for school and enjoyed it. Wasn’t my favourite story but still enjoyable.
- Neuromancer – William Gibson
- Watchmen – Alan Moore
- I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
- Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
- The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss
- Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
- Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Phillip K. Dick
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- The Dark Tower series – Stephen King
- 2001: An Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
- The Stand – Stephen King
- Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
- The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
- Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
- The Sandman Series – Neil Gaiman
- A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
- Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein
- Watership Down – Richard Adams
- Dragonflight – Anne McCaffery
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein
- A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr.
- The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
- Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
- The War of the Worlds – H.G Wells
- The Amber Chronicles – Roger Zelazny
- The Belgariad – David Eddings
- The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
- The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson
So I put this title in italics and underlined. It’s in italics as I am currently reading the series. I read The Final Empire earlier this year and loved it. But it’s underlined as I don’t own the next two books.
- Ringworld – Larry Niven
- The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Silmarillion – J.K.K Tolkien
- The Once and Future King – T.H White
- Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
- Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
- Contact – Carl Sagan
- The Hyperion Cantos – Dan Simmons
- Stardust – Neil Gaiman
Very similar situation to The Princess Bride, an unintentional DNF. I also read this book after watching the movie. I read this at the beginning of the year and I did not enjoy it.
- Cryptonomicon – Neal Stehenson
- World War Z – Max Brooks
- The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
- The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
- Small Gods – Terry Pratchett
Very similar to the Mistborn series. I am currently reading the series only on book 5. But I don’t own any of the unread books.
- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever – Stephen R. Donaldson
- The Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold
- Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
- The Mote in the God’s Eye – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
- The Sword of Truth series – Terry Goodkind
- The Road – Cormac McCarthy
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell – Susanna Clarke
- I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
- The Riftwar Saga – Raymond E. Feist
- The Sword of Shannara Trilogy – Terry Brooks
- The Conan the Barbarian series – Robert E. Howard and Mark Schultz
- The Farseer Trilogy – Robin Hobb
- The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
- The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
- The Legend of Drizzt series – R.A. Salvatore
- Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
- The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
- Rendevous with Rama – Arthur C. Clarke
- The Kushiel’s Legacy Series – Jacqueline Grey
- The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin
- Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
- Wicked – Gregory Maguire
I DNFed this one. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and the pacing was very slow.
- Malazan Book of the Fallen Series – Steven Erikson
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
- The Culture series by Ian Banks
- The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson
- The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
- The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
- The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
- The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock
- The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
- Sunshine by Robin McKinley
- A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
- The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
- The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
- Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
- The Xanth Series by Piers Anthony
- The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
Just a small post for the weekend 🙂