My Book List

I recently read somewhere that as a writer always make list of your favorite books, words, places and things. I suck at making lists so I thought best way would be make a list page and keep updating as the number increase.  Hope they interests you all too 🙂


Reading List

These are the fiction books I own and not the complete list of books I have read till date. The ones I own as e-books is a different list as I can’t make myself to read even now till it is hard cover so they are still my wishlist books. I have left out on the poetry books (which I will do someday when I re-read them). Also, books I read in school as courses or the ones I used to borrow in libraries (including the hostel night library).  Being a political scientist, I think there is lot of non-fiction I have read but leaving out certain philosophers from the list is very unfair. Hence, I have made list of ones who influenced me a lot or whom I desire to read for personal interests and not professional compulsions. Hope you enjoy going through it:-



*This list is not really in order of my favorites. Though the first one has been my favorite till date 😀

  1. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  2. The Mill on the Floss, George Elliot
  3. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Wolf
  4. A Tangled Web, Judith Michael ( I can so re-read this book)
  5. Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak (One of my favorite book and author )
  6. The Alchemist, Paul Coehlo
  7. Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
  8. Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence
  9. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  10. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  11. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  12. Dr. Thorne, Anthony Throllepe
  13. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  14. Othello, Shakespeare
  15. Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
  16. Dario Fo, Accidental Death of an Anarchist
  17. Home and the World, Tagore
  18. Illiad, Homer
  19. Shadow Lines, Amitav Ghosh
  20. Lysistrata and other plays, Aristophanes
  21. Medea and Other Plays, Europhedes
  22. The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Ngugi Wa Thiongo
  23. The Mahabharata, Tr.  C. Rajagopalachari
  24. Halfway House, Mohan Rakesh
  25. Ghasiram Kotwal, Vijay Tendulkar
  26. My Son’s Story, Nadime Gordimer
  27.  The Dutchess of Malfi,John Webster
  28. The Rover, Aphra Behn
  29. Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare
  30. The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and tale, Geoffrey Webster
  31. The Rape of the Lock, Alexandra Pope
  32. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  33. Look Back in Anger, John Osbourne
  34. The Loom of Time, Kalidasa
  35. The Diary of Anne Frank
  36. The Secret Garden, Frances Burnett ( This is my first book read with joy responsible for making me fall in love with literature)
  37. The Feluda Series( The house of death and Feluda’s last case), Satyajit Ray
  38. The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak
  39. The Flea Palace, Elif Shafak
  40. The Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky
  41. Swami and Friends, R.K. Narayan
  42. The Vendor of Sweets, R.K. Narayan
  43. Twenty thousand leaques under the sea
  44. Ladies Coupe, Anita Nair
  45. The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
  46. Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  47. The complete works of Shakespeare
  48. Picnic Party, Enid Blyton
  49. The Urban Shots, Sneh Thakur
  50. The Sense of an ending. Julies Barnes
  51. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti, Mohammad Hanif
  52. The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
  53. The Zahir, Paul Coehlo
  54. Aleph, Paul Coehlo
  55. The Winner Stands Alone,Paul Coehlo
  56. The Snow, Orhan Pamuk ( My favorite of this writer…rest of his books are half red and somehow not my kind)
  57. The White Castle, Orhan Pamuk (Half read still)
  58. My name is Red, Orhan Pamuk
  59. Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
  60. Sea of Poppies,Amitav Ghosh 
  61. River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh
  62. Naive and the Sentimentalist novelist, Orhan Pamuk
  63. Gitanjali, Tagore
  64. Two Fates, Judy Balan
  65. MacFlecnoe, John Dryden
  66. Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  67. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  68. Honor, Elif Shafak
  69. The Prophet,Khalil Gibran ( This I read on and off when in the mood, still to finish) 


  1. Lolita, Valdimir Nabogov
  2. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  3. Kafka on the Shore, Murakami
  4. Magaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  5. Oliver Twist, Mark Twain
  6. David Copperfield, Mark Twain
  7.  The Masnavi,Rumi
  8. P.S. I Love You, Cecila Aherm
  9. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
  10. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand 
  11. Looking for Alaska, John Green 

Philosophers (Red means I read a few not all)

  1. Jacques Derrida (I love his theory about the signifier and signified and he has been my favorite till date) 
  2. Gayatri Spivak (The Subaltern Speak  influenced me most)
  3. Gauri Vishwanathan
  4. Luce Irigaray ( ‘When the Goods Get Together’ from This Sex Which is Not One)
  5. Simone De Bivoure (The Second Sex)
  6. Marx Weber( The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism)
  7. Chomsky
  8.  Jean Paul Satre ( I read some articles decades back)
  9. Nietsche, ( I read some of his years back)
  10. Freud ( Not really like his thought so he stays unread but want to read it)
  11. Michael Foucault (Truth and Power)
  12. Ronald Barthes (Mythology)
  13. Raymond Williams (‘Forms’ in Culture)


  1. Chokher Bali, Tagore
  2.  Anne of Green gables series, L.M. Montgomery

Poets I Have Read ( These are ones whose books I own , otherwise lot of  snippets I read online)

  1. Pablo Neruda (My favorite)
  2. Alfred Tennyson
  3. Robert Browning
  4. Christina Rossetti
  5. Philip Sidney
  6. Edmund Spenser
  7. John Donne
  8. Dereck Walcott
  9. Magaret Atwood
  10. Samuel Johnson
  11. Oliver Goldsmith
  12. Thomas Gray
  13. William Blake
  14. William Wordsworth
  15. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  16. Lord Byron
  17. P.C. Shelley
  18. John Keats
  19. W.B. Yeats (My Second Favorite)
  20. T.S. Eliot
  21. Iqbal
  22. Rumi 


  1. Charles Bukowski ( Little I have read of him makes me his fan)
  2. Khalid Hosseini 
  3. Khalil Gibran ( I own quite many of  his works thanks to dad) 
  4. Murakami 

P.S. : Wishlist might be added more someday and updated as and when I find books with strong urge to read. Though most classics are on my wishlists and I open to suggestions 🙂

P.S.S. : Updated the list bit more. Since this list was made, purchased quite much of books too but will update it here when I finish reading them.

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