Recommendations

I wanted to put together a list of some of my favourite books as well as books I can highly recommend. Some of them I will have posted about, others I won’t. And yes, this is a list of books written by both women and men…

  • Alice Walker – The Color Purple
  • Anne Frank – Diary of a Young Girl
  • Azar Nafisi – Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Bernardine Evaristo – Girl, Woman, Other
  • Bram Stoker – Dracula
  • Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie
  • Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck
  • Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
  • Elif Shafak – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
  • Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Eva Menasse – Tiere für Fortgeschrittene
  • Ferdinand von Schirach – Schuld
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Die Physiker
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Crime and Punishment
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Günter Grass – Die Blechtrommel
  • Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harriet A. Jacobs – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Helen Mort – No Map Could Show Them
  • Imbolo Mbue – Behold the Dreamers
  • Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility
  • Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Austen – Mansfield Park
  • Jane Austen – Emma
  • Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey
  • Jane Austen – Lady Susan
  • Jane Austen – Juvenilia Volumes I, II and III
  • Jhumpa Lahiri – Unaccustomed Earth
  • Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Faust I
  • Julie Zeh – Unterleuten
  • John Steinbeck – East of Eden
  • John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
  • Khaled Hosseini – Kite Runner
  • Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Khaled Hosseini – And the Mountains Echoed
  • Khaled Hosseini – Sea Prayer
  • Lavinia Greenlaw – The Importance of Music to Girls
  • Leila Aboulela – Elsewhere, Home
  • Leila Aboulela – Bird Summons
  • Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland
  • Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
  • Maisy Card – These Ghosts are Family
  • Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Marlen Haushofer – Die Wand
  • Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
  • Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote
  • Min Jin Lee – Pachinko
  • Monique Truong – Bitter In the Mouth
  • Namwali Serpell – The Old Drift
  • Nawal El Saadawi – Woman at Point Zero
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Dreams in a Time of War
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister, the Serial Killer
  • Sabahattin Ali – Madonna in a Fur Coat
  • Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot
  • Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow
  • Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Thomas Mann – Buddenbrooks
  • Toni Morrison – Beloved
  • Toni Morrison – Song of Solomon
  • Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye
  • William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing
  • Yris Yang – Wings of a Flying Tiger
  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor – Dust
  • Zadie Smith – White Teeth

While they aren’t necessarily among my favourites, I can also recommend the following…

  • Abi Dare – The Girl with the Louding Voice
  • Albert Camus – The Outsider
  • Albert Camus – The Plague
  • Angela Carter – Nights at the Circus
  • Anne Bronte – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence
  • Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
  • Emily Dickinson – The Complete Poems
  • Emma Donoghue Room
  • Franz Kafka – Die Verwandlung
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • Heather Morris – The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • Heinrich von Kleist – Das Käthchen von Heilbronn
  • Jane Austen – Persuasion
  • J. K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Die Leiden des jungen Werther
  • John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
  • Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina
  • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
  • Robert Galbraith – Cormoran Strike Books 1-4
  • Robert Louis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Sally Rooney – Normal People
  • Sophocles – Antigone
  • Theodor Fontane – Effi Briest
  • Thomas Hardy – Far From the Madding Crowd
  • William Shakespeare – Macbeth
  • William Shakespeare – Hamlet
  • Zeruya Shalev – Pain

And here is a list of other books I’ve read, whether I liked or would recommend them or not…

  • Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Bertolt Brecht – Leben des Galilei
  • Ernest Hemingway – Old Man and the Sea
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann – Das Fräulein von Scuderi
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann – Der Sandmann
  • Friedrich Schiller – Die Räuber
  • George Eliot – Middlemarch
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Helen Macdonald – H is for Hawk
  • Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha
  • Hermann Hesse – Unterm Rad
  • Margaret Atwood – The Testaments
  • Mark Twain – Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Max Frisch – Homo Faber
  • Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Philip Larkin – Collected Poems
  • Thomas Mann – Der Tod in Venedig
  • Virginia Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway
  • Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse

Finally, here is what I plan to read next…

  • Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
  • Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger
  • Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things
  • Ayana Mathis – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
  • Doris Lessing – The Grass is Singing
  • Elena Ferrante – Troubling Love
  • Gila Lustiger – Die Schuld der Anderen
  • Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman
  • Heinrich Böll – Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
  • Robert Menasse – The Capital
  • Tennessee Williams – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Toni Morrison – Paradise
  • Yoko Tawada – Memoirs of a Polar Bear
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
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