The Big List

These are all books I’ve been meaning to read for some time. It’s a daunting list curated over many years, and as I have grown older, I’ve grown concerned that my penchant for following my literary whim with mysteries, pop fiction, and trashy magazines would get in the way of ever actually reading these books. At some point it becomes pretty simple math. So, while I still have time, I’m devoting myself to all the books I want to read and hadn’t gotten around to yet.

CLASSICS
The History of Early Rome, by Livy
The Twelve Caesars, by Seutonius
Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop
Golden Bough, by Frazer
The Odyssey, by Homer
The Illiad, by Homer
Mediations, by Marcus Aurelieus
Metamorphosis, by Ovid
The Aeneid, by Virgil
Beowulf, by Anonymous

DRAMA
Lysistrata, by Aristophanes
The Bacchae, by Euripides
The Theban Plays, by Sophocles
Everyman, by Anonymous
The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Checkov
Endgame, by Beckett
A Doll’s House, by Ibsen
The Masque of Blackness, by Jonsonc
The Misanthrope, by Molière
Desire Under the elms, by O’Neill
Six Characters in search of an author, by Pirandello
Menaechmi, by Plautus

PHILOSOPHY
The Problems of Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell
Discourse, by Descartes
The Story of Philosophy, by Durant
Novum Organum, by Francis Bacon
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche
An enquiry concerning human understanding, by Hume
On Human Understanding, by John Locke
Critique of Pure Reason, by Kant
Works, by Plato
The Republic, by Plato
Inequality of Man, by Rousseau

POETRY
Poetics, by Aristotle
Flowers of evil, by Beaudilare
Collected Poems, by Emily Dickinson
Poems, by John Donne
Collected Poems, by John Keats
Poesies, by Rimbaud
Collected Poems, by Robert Frost
Sonnets, by Shakespeare
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

POLITICS & ECONOMICS
The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith
The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, by James Madison and John Jay
Politics, by Aristotle
Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen
Narrative of the Life, by Frederick Douglass
The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
U.S. Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, & Constitution
The Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine
Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 1, by Gibbon
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 2, by Gibbon
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 3, by Gibbon
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 4, by Gibbon
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 5, by Gibbon
The decline and fall of the roman empire, volume 6, by Gibbon
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau
Second Treatise on Government, by John Locke
On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
Das Kapital, by Karl Marx
The Prince, by machiavelli
Non-Violent Resistance, by Mahatma Gandhi
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, by Mao Zedong
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
Basic Writings of Thomas Aquinas, by Thomas Aquinas
Utopia, by Thomas More
State and Revolution, by Vladimir Lenin
A Magna Carta

RELIGION
Four books and five classics, by Confucious
90 theses, by martin luther
The Confessions, by St. Augustine
The Upanishads
Old and New testaments
Koran
The Bhagavad-Gita
Torah
The Book Of Mormon
Some Buddhist Thing (TBD)
Dianetics, by L. Ron Hubbard

SCIENCE
Origin of species, by Darwin
The Meaning of Relativity, by Albert Einstein
Treatise on Chemistry, by Antoine Lavoisier
Physics, by Aristotle
The Elements, by Euclid
The Principles of Scientific Management, by Frederick Winslow Taylor
Dialogues Two Sciences, by Galileo Galilei
The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs
The General Theory, by John Maynard Keynes
Man and his Symbols, by Karl Jung
Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics, by Max Planck
Principia, by Newton
Revolutionibus, by Nicolaus Copernicus
The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn
An Essay on the Principle of Population, by Thomas Malthus

MODERN LITERATURE
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
The Count Of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
Crime And Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
Erewhon, by Samuel Butler
Ubik, Philip K. Dick
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
Gulliver’s Travels, by Johnathan Swift
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
A Tale Of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
Tales of Mystery And Imagination, by Edgar Allan Poe
Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmund Rostand
The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
Fathers And Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
The Sea Wolf, by Jack London
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The Last Of The Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
War And Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Paradise Lost, by Milton
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Jungle Books, by Rudyard Kipling
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Red And The Black, by Stendhal
Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo
Candide, by Voltaire
Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott

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