Books read

These are some of the books that I have read. The list keeps growing…

Although I like most books, my favourite genres are historical-fiction, biographies, drama, fantasy  and classics.

(You can click on the underlined to see my review)


The Professor and the Mad Man: A tale of murder, insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary- Simon Winchester

The Chosen- Chaim Potok

The horse and his boy- C. S. Lewis

The scarlet pimpernel- Baroness Orczy

Life of Pi- Yann Martel

Prince Caspian- C. S. Lewis

Loss and Gain- John Henry Newman

Chucklebait: funny stories for everyone- Margaret C. Scoggin

Callista- John Henry Newman

The last chronicle of Barset- Anthony Trollope

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The small house at Allington- Anthony Trollope

The picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

The importance of being ernest- Oscar Wilde

The man with two left feet and other stories- P. G. Wodehouse

Wives and daughters- Elizabeth Gaskell

A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens

Little women- Louisa May Alcott

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle

The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle

The three musketeers- Alexandre Dumas

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

Middlemarch- George Eliot

The African Child– Camara Laye

Framley Parsonage- Anthony Trollope

Persuasion- Jane Austen

The woman in white- Wilkie Collins

Follow your heart– Susanna Tamaro

A pillar of iron– Taylor Caldwell

Cry, the Beloved Country– Alan Paton

Brisingr– Christopher Paolini

Eragon- Christopher Paolini

Eldest– Christopher Paolini

Los proximos 30 años– Álvaro González-Alorda

Ebony– Ryszard Kapuscinski

Siku Njema– Ken Walibora

Quo vadis? – H. Sienkiewicz

The quiet light -L. de Wohl

Out of Africa- Isak Dinesen

Surprised by joy- C. S. Lewis

All creatures great and small- James Herriot

Rebecca– Daphne du Mouriner

The betrothed- Alessandro Manzoni

Thomas More- A lonely voice against the power of the state- Peter Berglar

North and South– Elizabeth Gaskell

Antonina- Wilkie Collins

The river between– Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Catherine of Aragon- Garrett Mattingly

Mary Queen of Scots- Antonia Fraser

Confessions of St. Augustine- autobiography

Sense and sensibility- Jane Austen

Pride and prejudice- Jane Austen

The count of Monte Cristo– Alexandre Dumas

The testament- John Grisham

To kill a mocking bird- Harper Lee

Barchester Towers- Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne- Anthony Trollope

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy

The warden- Anthony Trollope

The inimitable Jeeves- P. G. Wodehouse

Much obliged Jeeves- P. G. Wodehouse

The restless flame- Louis de Wohl

The quiet light- Louis de Wohl

Lay seige to heaven- Louis de Wohl

The lost world of the Kalahari- Laurens Van Der Post

Wisdom and Innocence– Joseph Pearce

My American journey- Colin Powell

The quest for Shakespeare- Joseph Pearce

Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen

Wuthering heights- Emily Bronte

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte

A grief observed- C. S. Lewis

The moonstone- Wilkie Collins

Emma- Jane Austen

Light and shadows- Church history amid faith, fact and legend- Walter Brandmuller

At Bertram’s hotel- Agatha Christie

Desert flower- Waris Dirie

The river and the source- Margaret Ogola

The old man and the sea- Ernest Hemingway


2 Responses to “Books read”

  1. meleclipse April 4, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    Can I recommend Ngugi Wa Thiong’o? One of my favourite African writers, hard to find his books, but so good!


    • mary April 5, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      I would recommend Ngugi wa Thiong’o 100%!


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