Book Monster

Conquering literature one book at a time
(to say nothing of the movies)

321. King Rat by James Clavell
322. A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang
323. Auguste Rodin by Rainer Maria Rilke (+)
324. The Far Side of the World by Patrick O’Brian
325. My Struggle: Book Three by Karl Ove Knausgård
326. With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hist (+)
327. The Poor Mouth by Flann O’Brien (+)
328. The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O’Brian
329. The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian
330. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
331. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo
332. Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford
333. The Thirteen-Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian
334. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser
335. The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian
336. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
337. The Truelove by Patrick O’Brian
338. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor (+)
339. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi (+)

Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.


308. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
309. The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian
310. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope
311. To Live by Yu Hua
312. The City and the City by China Miéville
313. Treason’s Harbor by Patrick O’Brian
314. First Principles by Herbert Spencer
315. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
316. Annie Besant: An Autobiography by Annie Besant
317. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
318. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope
319. Eyes Like the Sea by Mór Jókai (++)
320. The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Because we are separated everything separates us, even our efforts to join each other.

Simone de BeauvoirThe Mandarins

291. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
292. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
293. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
294. The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau
295. The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare
296. Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
297. Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
298. Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
299. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
300. The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
301. Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian
302. The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian
303. Libra by Don DeLillo
304. Tun-Huang by Yasushi Inoue
305. The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian
306. Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
307. Memoirs of Journeys to Venice by Albrecht Dürer

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