An updated list of books to keep track of those I've read over the last few years. The ones I've really enjoyed are denoted with an asterix.


  1. Star of the sea*** Joseph o Connor
  2. Dreadnought Robert K Massie
  3. The master and Margarita Mikhaïl Bulgakov
  4. Chances are Richard Russo
  5. How to think like a Roman emperor Daniel Robertson
  6. Americanah** Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. At the existentialist cafe* Sarah bakewell
  8. A thousand moons Sebastian Barry
  9. The body bill Bryson
  10. 3 body problem Liu Cixin
  11. My brilliant friend Elena Ferrante
  12. Dark matter*** Blake Crouch
  13. The lives of others** Neel Mukherjee
  14. The first tycoon T. J. Stiles
  15. Selected stories Frank o Connor
  16. The crossing Cormac McCarthy
  17. When breath becomes air** Paul Kalanithi
  18. The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared Jonas Jonasson
  19. Why we sleep** Matthew Walker
  20. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Wolf


  1. Spaceman* Mike Massimino
  2. 1776 David McCullough
  3. Snow Orhem Pamuk
  4. The color purple* Alice Walker
  5. We are all completely beside ourselves*** Karen Joy Fowler
  6. Things Fall apart Chinua Achebe
  7. The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon
  8. The Human stain* Philip Roth
  9. The character of physical law Richard Feynman
  10. Plainsong Kent Haruf
  11. London Fields Martin Amis
  12. Into the War Italo Calvino
  13. La possibilité d'une ile Michel Houelbec
  14. Normal People** Sally Rooney
  15. Notes to Self** Emilie Pine
  16. For here to eternity James Jones
  17. Hyperion* Dan Simmons
  18. The crow road Iain Banks
  19. All the pretty horses** Cormoc McCarthy
  20. A hearting breaking work of staggering genius** Dave Eggers
  21. That they may face the rising sun*** John McGahern
  22. The Hydrogen Sonata Ian M Banks
  23. La panthére des neiges Sylvain Tesson


  1. The Silk Road** Peter Frankopan
  2. House of Leaves Mark Z Danielewski
  3. Disgrace** JM Coetzee
  4. A Bend in the river VS Naipaul
  5. The fix David Baldacci
  6. American Colonies** Alan Taylor
  7. Staring at lakes Michael Harding
  8. The man who mistook his wife for a hat Oliver Sacks
  9. 2066 Roberto Bolano
  10. American Gods Neil Gaiman
  11. Fire and Blood** TR Fehrenhack
  12. Sapiens* Yuval Noah Harari
  13. The sisters brothers** Patric DeWitt
  14. The wonder boys* Michael Chabon
  15. The code of the woosters PG WodeHouse
  16. Stoner** John Williams
  17. The great empires of Aisa Jim Masselos
  18. Comme un roman Daniel Pennac
  19. Look to windward* Iain M Banks
  20. Guns Germs and Steel* Jared Diamon


  1. The Sellout** Paul Beatty
  2. Spring Snow Yukio Mishima
  3. The once and future king TH White
  4. Fifteen decisive battles of the world* Edward Creasy
  5. If this is a man*** Primo Levi
  6. The truce Primo Levi
  7. Sabbath's theatre* Philip Roth
  8. Empire Falls* Richard Russo
  9. Blackwater* Joyce Carol Oates
  10. Stranger in a strange land Robert Heinlein
  11. The glorious cause** Robert MiddleKauf
  12. A personal Anthology Borges
  13. Rabbit, run* John Updike
  14. Revolutionary Road*** Richard Yates
  15. Underworld Don DeLillo
  16. Battle Cry for Freedom* James McPherson
  17. Accordion Crimes Annie Proulx
  18. Bonfire of the vanities** Tom Wolfe
  19. Autumn in the heavenly Kingdom* Stephen Platt
  20. India, a History* John Keay
  21. The old devils Kingsley Amis
  22. The Brief and Wondrous life* of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
  23. The New York Trilogy* Paul Auster


  1. The Bell Jar*** Sylvia Plath
  2. The Sea John Bannville
  3. Letters to a young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. Limonov* Emmanuel Carrére
  5. The Robber Bride Margaret Atwood
  6. Frederick the great Nancy Mitford
  7. The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
  8. Socrates Defence Plato
  9. The Shock Doctrine Naomi Klein
  10. The burried giant* Kazuo Ishiguro
  11. H is for hawk Helen MacDonald
  12. Ghostwritten* David Mitchell
  13. Golden egg Donna Leon
  14. Canada Richard Ford
  15. Flashboys Michael Lewis
  16. The ascent of money* Niall Ferguson
  17. The wayward bus* John Steinback
  18. Mao A Life* Philip Short
  19. Fareheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  20. Time's arrow Martin Amis
  21. Youth Asimov
  22. Solaris Stanislaw Lem
  23. Byzantium* Judith Herrin
  24. Goodbye my lovely Raymond Chandler
  25. The price of inequality Joseph E Stiglitz
  26. The orchid thief Susan Orlean
  27. The narrow road to the deep north*** Richard Flanagan
  28. A Brief History of Seven Killings** Marlon James


  1. Flying Dutch Tom Holt
  2. Faust among Equals Tom Holt
  3. Bridge of Sighs* Richard Russo
  4. Mémoires du général baron de Marbot III*** Jean Marbot
  5. Cloud Atlas*** David Mitchell
  6. L'etranger*** Albert Camus
  7. One summer America Bill Bryson
  8. White Teeth Zadie Smith
  9. For whom the bell tolls* Earnest Hemmingway
  10. Les belles images*** Simone de beauvoir
  11. Jude the obscure Thomas Hardy
  12. Peter the Great* Robert Massie
  13. Beware of Pity* Stefan Zweig
  14. L'Africain JMG Le Cl\'{e}zio
  15. Plateforme* Michel Houellebecq
  16. Les fidélités successives Nicolas Estienne D'orves
  17. American Pastoral*** Philip Roth
  18. The French Revolution Christopher Hibert
  19. Ratner's Star Don DeLillo
  20. Running Wild JG Ballard
  21. Complicity* Iain Banks
  22. The Name of the Rose* Umberto Eco
  23. La place Anne Ernaux
  24. The secret adversity Agatha Christie
  25. Interview with the vampire Anne Rice
  26. The invisible Man HG Wells
  27. A Space Odyssey Arthur Clarke
  28. The long goodbye* Raymond Chandler
  29. The wasp Factory** Iain Banks


  1. Zlatan Imbrahimovic Zlatan Imbrahimovic
  2. Infinite Jest*** David Foster Wallace
  3. Monster Island David Wellington
  4. A little history of the world Eh gombrich
  5. Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  6. As i lay dying*** William Faulkner
  7. North Korea Undercover John Sweeney
  8. Le cinquieme temoin Michael Connelly
  9. Never let me go*** Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. Consider Phlebas* Iain M banks
  11. The Gathering* Anne Enright
  12. The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx Friedriech Engels
  13. An essay on the principle of Population Thomas Robert Malthus
  14. The sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut
  15. The unbearable lightness of being* Milan Kundera
  16. Marius Marcel Pagnol
  17. Starship Troopers* Robert A Heinlein
  18. Manuscript found in Accra Paulo Coelho
  19. Mémoires du général baron de Marbot I Jean Marbot
  20. The man who was Thursday G K Chesterton
  21. Pnin** Vladimir Nabokov
  22. The call of the wild Jack London
  23. The thirty years war CV Wedgwood
  24. Blood for Blood William Henry
  25. Salt Sugar Fat Michael Moss
  26. Mémoires du général baron de Marbot II***
  27. The Iron Heel Jack London
  28. Portnoy's Complaint*** Philip Roth
  29. The trouble with men Sean
  30. The diary of a nobody George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
  31. Neuromancer William Gibson
  32. To Kill a Mockingbird* harper lee
  33. Crome Yellow* Adolphus Huxley
  34. Do androids dream of electric sheep Philip K Dick
  35. The long goodbye Raymond Chandler
  36. Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
  37. David Copperfield* Charles Dickens
  38. Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
  39. Cat's Eye*** Margaret Atwood
  40. The Open Source Everything Manifesto Robert David Steele
  41. The real life of Sebastian Knight Vladmir Nabokov
  42. A pale view of the hills Kazuo Ishiguro
  43. Straight Man Richard Russo
  44. The end of the affair Graham Greene
  45. The ragged-trousered philanthropists Robert Tressell
  46. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
  47. The handmaid's tale** Magaret Atwood
  48. Money* Martin Amis
  49. Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
  50. The Room Hubert Sel, Jr
  51. Chess Stefan Zweig