Books


Welcome to my digital bookshelf

Here you'll find every book I've read, more or less, along with a rating of 1-10 how strongly I recommend each book. Some books might be missing from this list, since I only started it a few years back and had to rely on memory for past books I read. For the same reason, some books might be missing dates or ratings or other info. If you want, try sorting by: rating, latest, or alphabetical. Or try looking at these categories: any, biography, business, fiction, foreign, literature, non-fiction, and theory.

Raison d'être

Do you wonder why this page exists? A great treasure in my reading life has been thumbing through other digital bookshelves such as sivers/books, gatesnotes, as well as a few others, but primarily those. And ever since I was introduced to the concept I knew I'd someday want to build one myself. So consider this a way to pay it forward?

79 Results - Literature - sorted by alphabetical


1984

1984

George Orwell
Literature
9/10 - May 2014
1Q84

1Q84

Haruki Murakami
Literature
May 2017
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
Literature
May 2011
As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner
Literature
May 2011
Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
Literature
Aug 2014
Beowulf

Beowulf

J.R.R. Tolkein (translator)
Literature
May 2010
Brave New World

Brave New World

Alduous Huxley
Literature
Aug 2011
Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut
Literature
Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut
Literature
Aug 2008
Catch 22

Catch 22

Joseph Heller
Literature
May 2014
The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
Literature
Dec 2008
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Literature
Oct 2014
The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Miller
Literature
Aug 2010
Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon

Neal Stephenson
Literature
Mar 2019
The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac
Literature
Apr 2017
The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri
Literature
Aug 2010
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes
Literature
Sep 2014
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
Literature
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley
Literature
Dec 2009
The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game

Hermann Hesse
Literature
Sep 2019
Good Poems

Good Poems

Garrison Keillor (editor)
Literature
May 2010
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Literature
Dec 2010
Hamlet

Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2012
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Haruki Murakami
Literature
Oct 2016
The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros
Literature
May 2008
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury
Literature
Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Thomas Pynchon
Literature
Dec 2018
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
Literature
Aug 2013
Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami
Literature
Nov 2016
Light in August

Light in August

William Faulkner
Literature
Aug 2010
The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

James Goldman
Literature
Aug 2009
Lolita

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov
Literature
Jun 2014
Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

Thomas Wolfe
Literature
Mar 2016
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

William Golding
Literature
May 2009
Macbeth

Macbeth

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2010
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2008
Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Herman Melville
Literature
Sep 2014
A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway
Literature
Feb 2018
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2008
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro
Literature
Mar 2019
Night

Night

Elie Wiesel
Literature
Aug 2010
Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami
Literature
Sep 2016
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck
Literature
May 2007
The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway
Literature
May 2007
On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac
Literature
Aug 2013
One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Literature
Aug 2009
Othello

Othello

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2012
The Pearl

The Pearl

John Steinbeck
Literature
May 2007
Player Piano

Player Piano

Kurt Vonnegut
Literature
May 2018
Post Office

Post Office

Charles Bukowski
Literature
Mar 2015
A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry
Literature
May 2009
The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro
Literature
May 2019
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2009
The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Literature
Aug 2010
A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

John Knowles
Literature
Aug 2007
Seveneves

Seveneves

Neal Stephenson
Literature
Apr 2017
Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
Literature
Jan 2018
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

J.R.R. Tolkien (translator)
Literature
Dec 2009
Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut
Literature
Aug 2008
Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

D.H. Lawrence
Literature
Jan 2015
Sorrows of Young Werther

Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann von Goethe
Literature
Feb 2018
The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner
Literature
Aug 2010
Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
Literature
Apr 2018
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson
Literature
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams
Literature
May 2011
The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans

Jack Kerouac
Literature
Sep 2018
The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway
Literature
Jan 2015
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens
Literature
Aug 2011
The Tempest

The Tempest

William Shakespeare
Literature
May 2011
Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Literature
May 2020
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston
Literature
May 2009
To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
Literature
Dec 2010
The Trial

The Trial

Frank Kafka
Literature
Oct 2014
Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller
Literature
Aug 2010
Vineland

Vineland

Thomas Pynchon
Literature
May 2019
A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami
Literature
Feb 2018
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami
Literature
Jul 2016
Women

Women

Charles Bukowski
Literature
Feb 2015
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte
Literature
Dec 2009

Quotes

"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen" - Samuel Johnson

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I've eaten; even so, they have made me" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tat Tvam Asi" - Chandogya Upanishad