Reading Lists

A small subset of books to read, grouped by category:

Autumnal / Gothic

+ The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne
+ Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
x Dracula's Guest - Bram Stoker
x The Great Gatsby - Robert Fitzgerald

Polar Exploration

x In the Land of White Death - Valerian Albanov
+ In the Heart of the Antarctic - Ernest Shackleton

Recommended

+ My Ántonia - Willa Cather
+ War and Peace - Tolstoy 
+ Resurrection - Tolstoy
+ The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Murakami 
+ Anna Karenina - Tolstoy

Steampunk / Sci-Fi

+ The Sea Wolf - Jack London
+ The Jewel of Seven Stars - Stoker
+ The Night Land - William Hodgson
+ The Purple Cloud - M. P. Shiel
+ Arthur Mervyn - Ch. Brockden Brown
+ The Doings of Raffles Haw - A. C. Doyle
+ The Maracot Deep - Doyle
x The Tragedy of the Korosko - Doyle
x The Man Who Was Thursday (re-read) - G. K. Chesterton

Authors to Read
* = completely new to me

+ Balzac, Honoré de*
+ Conrad, Joseph (Almayer's Folly, Nostromo, Chance, etc.)
+ Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
+ Faulkner, William*
+ Golding, William
+ Hawthorne, Nathaniel (The Scarlet Letter)
+ Hemingway, Ernest
+ Hesse, Hermann*
+ Kafka, Franz (The Castle, Diaries, Blue Octavo Notebooks, short stories)
+ L'Amour, Louis*
+ Lewis, C. S. (Space Trilogy, Till We Have Faces, nonfic)
+ Poe, Edgar Allan (major re-read)
+ Shakespeare, William
+ Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

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