Reading List

I love to read. I track my reading here, using my own system instead of relying on third party tools, mostly because I can, and that I retain creative control over how and what I want to track.

I maintain three lists here. The first is for what I am currently reading, the second is for what I am going to read, and last is for what I have already read, hosted on its own page. I make use of different projects to track my current reading list according to thematic collections (e.g. awards, authors, series).

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Currently reading

The list here represents books that I am currently concurrently reading. I will often read the week's installment of The Economist (and/or 2600: The Hacker Quarterly) before the books here.

  1. The Inner Game of Music: The Classic Guide to Reaching a New Level of Musical Performance by Barry Green, & W. Timothy Gallwey
  2. The Best of BYTE: Two Decades on the Leading Edge ed. Jay Ranade, & Alan Nash
  3. SCP Foundation Tome 6: SCP2500--2999
  4. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (20th Edition) ed. J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, & Joseph Loscalzo
  5. ESV Study Bible ed. Lane T. Dennis, Wayne Grudem, J. I. Packer, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner, & Justin Taylor

Note that books here are selected from the ordered queue and ``projects'' of what I am going to read.

Waiting to read

This section lists named items that I am going to read. Primary sources come from the ordered queue with some interspersed choices from the various thematic projects.

Ordered Queue

This is an ordered queue---the smallest number is the one that I am going to read next. Ranking for the top 5 is fairly accurate with few exceptions, but as we go down the list, the ordering is murkier.

  1. Thaïs by Anatole France; tr. Robert B. Douglas
  2. The Abyss by Orson Scott Card
  3. Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald
  4. Zero to Sold: How to Start, Run, and Sell a Bootstrapped Business by Arvid Kahl
  5. Knowing God by J. I. Packer

The rest below...

  1. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  2. Robert's Rules of Order (Newly Revised) In Brief: Updated to Accord With the Twelfth Edition of the Complete Manual by Henry M. Robert III, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, & Shmuel Gerber
  3. The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew by Lee Kuan Yew
  4. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
  5. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
  6. Lady by the Gatepost and Other Singapore Stories by Dudley Patrick de Souza
  7. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
  8. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  9. Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris, & Elliot Aronson
  10. The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  11. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  12. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha by Zen Master Seung Sahn, & Stephen Mitchell
  13. Planning Algorithms by Steven M. LaValle
  14. Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (3rd Edition) by Linda B. Nilson
  15. Practical IoT Hacking: The Definitive Guide to Attacking the Internet of Things by Fotis Chantzis, Ioannis Stais, Paulino Calderon, Evangelos Deirmentzoglou, & Beau Woods
  16. Introduction to Vectors and Tensors (Volume 1): Linear and Multilinear Algebra by Ray M. Bowen, & C.-C. Wang
  17. Introduction to Vectors and Tensors (Volume 2): Vector and Tensor Analysis by Ray M. Bowen, & C.-C. Wang
  18. Confessions of a Funeral Director by Caleb Wilde
  19. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, & Max Gladstone
  20. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  21. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
  22. Sports Analytics and Data Science: Winning the Game with Methods and Models by Thomas W. Miller
  23. Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord; tr. Ken Knabb
  24. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift; ed. Claude Rawson
  25. Computer and Information Security Handbook, ed. John R. Vacca
  26. Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges
  27. A Critical History of New Music in China by Liu Ching-chih; tr. Caroline Mason
  28. Math in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant by Paul Glendinning
  29. Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth by James M. Tabor
  30. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World by David Epstein
  31. Surrounded by Psychopaths by Thomas Erikson
  32. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
  33. The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton
  34. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  35. One Man's View of the World by Lee Kuan Yew
  36. From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of The Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago by Jakobi Williams
  37. Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites (2nd Edition) ed. Roger M. Rowell
  38. Walden Two by B. F. Skinner
  39. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  40. The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behaviour is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, & Alastair Smith
  41. Konrad Zuse's Rechnender Raum (Calculating Space) by Konrad Zuse; tr. Adrian German, & Hector Zenil
  42. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  43. The Divided Self by R. D. Laing
  44. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  45. Bas-Lag Series by China Miéville...
    1. Perdido Street Station
    2. The Scar
    3. Iron Council
  46. Wives, Lovers and Other Women by David Leo
  47. Mammon Inc by Tan Hwee Hwee
  48. Imperial Radch Trilogy by Ann Leckie...
    1. Ancillary Justice
    2. Ancillary Sword
    3. Ancillary Mercy
  49. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
  50. Foreign Bodies by Tan Hwee Hwee
  51. Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion by Stewart Guthrie
  52. An Ethic for Christian and Other Aliens in a Strange Land by William Stringfellow
  53. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  54. 《三字经》 by 王應麟
  55. Molecular Biology of The Cell (6th Edition) by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, & Peter Walter
  56. Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives ed. Ali Emadi
  57. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 9 Cert Guide (2nd Edition) by Michael Gregg
  58. The Immolation by Goh Poh Seng
  59. Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud
  60. Zuleika Dobson or, An Oxford Love Story by Max Beerbohm
  61. Books of Blood Series by Clive Barker...
    1. Volume One...
      1. The Book of Blood
      2. The Midnight Meat Train
      3. The Yattering and Jack
      4. Pig Blood Blues
      5. Sex, Death and Starshine
      6. In the Hills, the Cities
    2. Volume Two...
      1. Dread
      2. Hell's Event
      3. Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament
      4. The Skins of the Fathers
      5. New Murders in the Rue Morgue
    3. Volume Three...
      1. Son of Celluloid
      2. Rawhead Rex
      3. Confessions of a (Pornographer's) Shroud
      4. Scape-Goats
      5. Human Remains
    4. Volume Four...
      1. The Inhuman Condition
      2. The Body Politic
      3. Revelations
      4. Down, Satan!
      5. The Age of Desire
    5. Volume Five...
      1. The Forbidden
      2. The Madonna
      3. Babel's Children
      4. In the Flesh
    6. Volume Six...
      1. The Life of Death
      2. How Spoilers Bleed
      3. Twilight at the Towers
      4. The Last Illusion
      5. On Jerusalem Street (A Postscript)
  62. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  63. Looper by Ann Bakshis
  64. The Best of 2600: A Hacker's Odyssey by Emmanuel Goldstein
  65. Letters to the Editor of 2600 by Emmanuel Goldstein
  66. Stochastic Multiplayer Games: Theory and Algorithms by Michael Ummels
  67. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco; tr. William Weaver
  68. 《地球往事三部曲》 by 刘慈欣...
    1. 《地球往事·三体》
    2. 《地球往事·黑暗森林》
    3. 《地球往事·死神永生》
  69. The Institute by Stephen King
  70. 《六韬》 by 姜子牙
  71. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson
  72. The Genius Plague by David Walton
  73. Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
  74. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  75. Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt
  76. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  77. The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
  78. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  79. Made with Creative Commons by Paul Stacey, & Sarah Hinchliff Pearson
  80. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  81. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber; & Elaine Mazlish
  82. 《红楼梦》 by 曹雪芹
  83. Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra by Erik D. Demaine, & Joseph O'Rourke
  84. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  85. The Battle of Long Tan: Australia's Four Hours of Hell in Vietnam by David W. Cameron
  86. Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  87. The Pearl Series by Anonymous
  88. On Quarternions and Octonions: Their Geometry, Arithmetic, and Symmetry by John H. Conway, & Derek A. Smith
  89. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (2nd Edition, 2000) by Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway, & Richard K. Guy...
    1. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (Volume 1, 2nd Edition)
    2. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (Volume 2, 2nd Edition)
    3. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (Volume 3, 2nd Edition)
    4. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (Volume 4, 2nd Edition)
  90. Lectures on Financial Mathematics by Harald Lang
  91. The Study of Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassum, tr. Alfred Mann
  92. Edda, ed. Rasmus B. Anderson...
    1. Elder Edda by Saemund Sigfusson; tr. Benjamin Thorpe
    2. Younger Edda by Snorre Sturleson; tr. I. A. Blackwell
  93. Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
  94. SAS Survival Guide: How to survive in the wild, on land or at sea by John `Lofty' Wiseman
  95. Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov...
    1. Foundation
    2. Foundation and Empire
    3. Second Foundation
  96. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  97. Higher Engineering Mathematics (7th Edition) by John Bird
  98. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  99. Candide by Voltaire; tr. Henry Morley
  100. Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies (1st Edition) by Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower, & Paul Yock
  101. The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade by Timo Airaksinen
  102. The Crooked Man by Charles Beaumont
  103. A People's History of the United States: 1492--Present by Howard Zinn
  104. Riding on Your Fears by Curt Rowlett
  105. All Tomorrows by Nemo Ramjet
  106. Voices of a People's History of the United States, ed. Howard Zinn, & Anthony Arnove
  107. Properties of Expanding Universes by Stephen W. Hawking
  108. Germinal by Émile Zola; tr. Havelock Ellis
  109. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
  110. Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times by Kevin Burns
  111. The Vatsayayana Kama Sutra; tr. Richard Burton
  112. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  113. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  114. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  115. Treatise of Civil Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke; ed. Charles L. Sherman
  116. Linear Programming and Extensions: A Report Prepared for United States Air Force Project Rand by George B. Dantzig
  117. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  118. The Anarchist Cookbook (1971) by William Powell
  119. Two Treatises of Government by John Locke
  120. The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  121. World of Myth Series by Travis Bughi...
    1. Emily's Saga (World of Myth I--VI)...
      1. Beyond the Plains
      2. The Forest of Angor
      3. The Fall of Lucifan
      4. Journey to Savara
      5. Juatwa
      6. A Legend Ascends
    2. Takeo's Chronicles (World of Myth VII--XII)...
      1. Beyond the Plains
      2. The Forest of Angor
      3. The Fall of Lucifan
      4. Journey to Savara
      5. Juatwa
      6. A Legend Ascends
  122. The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
  123. Collection of Hindu Literature by Epiphanius Wilson...
    1. The Book of Good Counsels (from Hitopadeśa), tr. Edwin Arnold
    2. Nala and Damayanti (from Mahâbrârata), tr. Edwin Arnold
    3. Selections from the Rámáyana by Válmíki; tr. R. T. H. Griffiths
    4. Śakoontalá by Kálidása; tr. Monier Monier-Williams
    5. Poems by Toru Dutt
  124. Curious Conduct by Jeanne Marie Beaumont
  125. The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the Land of Flanders & Elsewhere by Charles de Coster; tr. Geoffrey Whitworth
  126. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  127. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert; tr. Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  128. She by H. Rider Haggard
  129. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka; tr. David Wyllie
  130. The Trial by Franz Kafka; tr. David Wyllie
  131. The Possessed, or The Devils by Fyodor Dostoevsky; tr. Constance Garnett
  132. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; tr. Gregory Rabassa
  133. 《血色黄昏》 by 老鬼
  134. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; tr. Bayard Taylor
  135. The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy; tr. Benjamin Ricketson Tucker...
    1. The Kreutzer Sonata
    2. Ivan the Fool
    3. A Lost Opportunity
    4. ``Polikushka''
    5. The Candle
  136. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  137. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  138. Hunger by Knut Hamsun; tr. George Egerton
  139. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler; tr. James Murphy
  140. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  141. Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst by Dan Reingold, & Jennifer Reingold
  142. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  143. The Aeneid by Virgil; tr. John Dryden
  144. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  145. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  146. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux; tr. unknown
  147. 《彷徨》 by 鲁迅...
    1. 《祝福》
    2. 《在酒楼上》
    3. 《幸福的家庭》
    4. 《肥皂》
    5. 《长明灯》
    6. 《示众》
    7. 《高老夫子》
    8. 《孤独者》
    9. 《伤逝》
    10. 《弟兄》
    11. 《离婚》
  148. 《毛主席语录》 by 毛泽东
  149. Nearly Departed by Max Patrick Schlienger
  150. Utopia by Thomas More; tr. Gilbert Burnet
  151. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  152. Nero: The End of a Dynasty by Miriam T. Griffin
  153. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  154. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  155. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson
  156. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  157. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  158. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
  159. Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson; tr. Reg Keeland...
    1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2. The Girl who Played with Fire
    3. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
  160. The Republic by Plato; tr. Benjamin Jowett
  161. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  162. The Four Million by O. Henry...
    1. Tobin's Palm
    2. The Gift of the Magi
    3. A Cosmopolite In A Café
    4. Between Rounds
    5. The Skylight Room
    6. A Service of Love
    7. The Coming-Out of Maggie
    8. Man About Town
    9. The Cop and the Anthem
    10. An Adjustment of Nature
    11. Memoirs of a Yellow Dog
    12. The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein
    13. Mammon and the Archer
    14. Springtime à la Carte
    15. The Green Door
    16. From the Cabby's Seat
    17. An Unfinished Story
    18. The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock
    19. Sisters of the Golden Circle
    20. The Romance of a Busy Broker
    21. After Twenty Years
    22. Lost on Dress Parade
    23. By Courier
    24. The Furnished Room
    25. The Brief Début of Tildy
  163. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  164. Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  165. The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead...
    1. Taliesin
    2. Merlin
    3. Arthur
    4. Pendragon
    5. Grail
    6. Avalon
  166. The Perfect Storm by Sebestian Junger
  167. Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
  168. The Oxford Book of American Essays, ed. Brander Matthews...
    1. The Ephemera: An Emblem of Human Life by Benjamin Franklin
    2. The Whistle by Benjamin Franklin
    3. Dialogue Between Franklin and the Gout by Benjamin Franklin
    4. Consolation for the Old Bachelor by Francis Hopkinson
    5. John Bull by Washington Irving
    6. The Mutability of Literature by Washington Irving
    7. Kean's Acting by Richard Henry Dana
    8. Gifts by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    9. Uses of Great Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    10. Buds and Bird-Voices by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    11. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe
    12. Bread and the Newspaper by Oliver Wendell Holmes
    13. Walking by Henry David Thoreau
    14. On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners by James Russell Lowell
    15. Preface to ``Leaves of Grass'' by Walt Whitman
    16. Americanism in Literature by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    17. Thackeray in America by George William Curtis
    18. Our March to Washington by Theodore Winthrop
    19. Calvin: A Study of Character by Charles Dudley Warner
    20. Five American Contributions to Civilisation by Charles William Eliot
    21. I Talk of Dreams by William Dean Howells
    22. An Idyl of the Honey-Bee by John Burroughs
    23. Cut-Off Copples's by Clarence King
    24. The Theéâtre Français by Henry James
    25. Theocritus on Cape Cod by Hamilton Wright Mabie
    26. Colonialism in the United States by Henry Cabot Lodge
    27. New York After Paris by William Crary Brownell
    28. The Tyranny of Things by Edward Sandford Martin
    29. Free Trade vs Protection in Literature by Samuel McChord Corthers
    30. Dante and the Bowery by Theodore Roosevelt
    31. The Revolt of the Unfit by Nicholas Murray Butler
    32. On Translating the Odes of Horace by William Peterfield Trent
  169. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
  170. Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers by Philip Stokes
  171. Marxism and Human Nature by Seans Sayers
  172. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  173. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott
  174. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  175. The Open Logic Text (Revision: c274de4, 2016-01-15) by Richard Zach et al.
  176. Improvised Munitions Handbook (1969) by United States of America War Office
  177. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  178. The Aeneid by Virgil; tr. J. W. Mackail (prose)
  179. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  180. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  181. Emma by Jane Austen
  182. Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words ed. Archie Hobson
  183. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  184. Ulysses by James Joyce
  185. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  186. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  187. Recipes for Disaster (2004) by CrimethInc. ex-Worker's Collective
  188. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  189. Madeleine's World: A Biography of a Three-Year-Old by Brian Hall
  190. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  191. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  192. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  193. Shōgun by James Clavell
  194. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  195. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  196. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  197. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  198. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  199. Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler
  200. Ibid: A Life by Mark Dunn
  201. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
  202. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  203. The Iliad by Homer; tr. Alexander Pope
  204. The Odyssey by Homer; tr. Samuel Butler (prose)
  205. The Penguin Companion to Classical Music by Paul Griffiths
  206. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Thematic Projects

Thematic projects are reading lists organised around specific themes, like a book series, or awards series, or whatever specific categorisation that ``makes sense''. Items here may supplant the usual order as implied in the ordered queue. Unless otherwise noted, thematic projects usually go into the already read list as a single item with sub-items in them.

KonoSuba Project

KonoSuba is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki. I've watched the first season of the anime, and found that I wanted to know more about how it turns out. And so, here is the English translated version...

  1. Volume 1: Oh! My Useless Goddess! tr. Kevin Steinbach
  2. Volume 2: Love, Witches & Other Delusions! tr. Kevin Steinbach
  3. Volume 3: You're Being Summoned, Darkness tr. Kevin Steinbach
  4. Volume 4: You Good-for-Nothing Quartet tr. Kevin Steinbach
  5. Volume 5: Let's Go, Crimson Magic of Explosion! tr. Kevin Steinbach
  6. Volume 6: The Princess of the Six Flowers tr. Kevin Steinbach
  7. Volume 7: 110-Million Bride tr. Kevin Steinbach
  8. Volume 8: Axis Church vs Eris Church tr. Kevin Steinbach
  9. Volume 9: Crimson Fate tr. Kevin Steinbach
  10. Volume 10: Gamble Scramble! tr. Kevin Steinbach
  11. Volume 11: The Archwizard's Little Sister tr. Kevin Steinbach
  12. Volume 12: The Knight's Lullaby tr. Kevin Steinbach
  13. Volume 13: The Lich's Proposal tr. Kevin Steinbach
  14. Volume 14: The Crimson Magic Trials tr. Kevin Steinbach
  15. Volume 15: Heretic Syndrome tr. CannonGerbil
  16. Volume 16: Runaway Goddess, Go Home! tr. CannonGerbil
  17. Volume 17: Gifting These Adventurers with Blessings! tr. CannonGerbil

The Mahabharata Project

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa is an acknowledged epic of the ages. This and the Ramayana are two pieces of work that I would like to read at some point. And so, here this is. This version of the Mahabharata was translated into English prose by Kisari Mohan Ganguli...

  1. Book 1: Adi Parva
  2. Book 2: Sabha Parva
  3. Book 3: Vana Parva
  4. Book 4: Virata Parva
  5. Book 5: Udyoga Parva
  6. Book 6: Bhishma Parva
  7. Book 7: Drona Parva
  8. Book 8: Karna Parva
  9. Book 9: Shalya Parva
  10. Book 10: Sauptika Parva
  11. Book 11: Stri Parva
  12. Book 12: Santi Parva
  13. Book 13: Anusasana Parva
  14. Book 14: Aswamedhika Parva
  15. Book 15: Asramavasika Parva
  16. Book 16: Mausala Parva
  17. Book 17: Mahaprasthanika Parva
  18. Book 18: Svargarohanika Parva

The SCP Foundation Project

The SCP Foundation is a series of writings from assorted authors detailing various exploits by the titular organisation in containing various SCPs. I recently discovered that they now have an e-book version of the collated works. The following tracks the individual tomes from the 2017-02-01 dump. Read tomes will be struck out here and have an entry in my already read list. Specific information per tome only appears after they are read to reduce complexity...

  1. SCP Foundation Tome 1: SCP001--499
  2. SCP Foundation Tome 2: SCP500--999
  3. SCP Foundation Tome 3: SCP1000--1499
  4. SCP Foundation Tome 4: SCP1500--1999
  5. SCP Foundation Tome 5: SCP2000--2499
  6. SCP Foundation Tome 6: SCP2500--2999
  7. SCP Foundation Tome 7: Canon (Volume 1)
  8. SCP Foundation Tome 8: Canon (Volume 2)
  9. SCP Foundation Tome 9: Tales (Volume 1)
  10. SCP Foundation Tome 10: Tales (Volume 2)
  11. SCP Foundation Tome 11: Tales (Volume 3)
  12. SCP Foundation Tome 12: Tales (Volume 4)

The [Almost] 20th Century Pulitzer Project

This list of books that had won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the years 1910--1999 (i.e. [almost] 20th century) was created to avoid being too biased with my own choices of books. I don't expect to finish this list since many of these books may no longer be available, but I will try my best. Read books will be struck out here and have an entry in my already read list. The lists are long, so you will find lots of ellipses to hide them away...

  1. 1910s...
    1. 1918: His Family by Ernest Poole
    2. 1919: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  2. 1920s...
    1. 1921: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    2. 1922: Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
    3. 1923: One of Ours by Willa Cather
    4. 1924: The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
    5. 1925: So Big by Edna Ferver
    6. 1926: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
    7. 1927: Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
    8. 1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
    9. 1929: Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin
  3. 1930s...
    1. 1930: Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
    2. 1931: Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes
    3. 1932: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
    4. 1933: The Store by Thomas Sigismund Stribling
    5. 1934: Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
    6. 1935: Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
    7. 1936: Honey in the Horn by Harold L Davis
    8. 1937: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    9. 1938: The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand
    10. 1939: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  4. 1940s...
    1. 1940: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    2. 1942: In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow
    3. 1943: Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair
    4. 1944: Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin
    5. 1945: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
    6. 1947: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
    7. 1948: Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
    8. 1949: Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
  5. 1950s...
    1. 1950: The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr
    2. 1951: The Town by Conrad Richter
    3. 1952: The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
    4. 1953: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    5. 1955: A Fable by William Faulkner
    6. 1956: Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
    7. 1958: A Death in the Family by James Agee
    8. 1959: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
  6. 1960s...
    1. 1960: Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
    2. 1961: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    3. 1962: The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor
    4. 1963: The Reivers by William Faulkner
    5. 1965: The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
    6. 1966: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
    7. 1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
    8. 1968: The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
    9. 1969: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  7. 1970s...
    1. 1970: The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford
    2. 1972: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
    3. 1973: The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
    4. 1975: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
    5. 1976: Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
    6. 1977: Roots by Alex Haley (special Pulitzer Prize)
    7. 1978: Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
    8. 1979: The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  8. 1980s...
    1. 1980: The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
    2. 1981: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    3. 1982: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    4. 1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    5. 1984: Ironweed by William Kennedy
    6. 1985: Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
    7. 1986: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
    8. 1987: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
    9. 1988: Beloved by Toni Morrison
    10. 1989: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  9. 1990s...
    1. 1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
    2. 1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
    3. 1992: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    4. 1993: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
    5. 1994: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
    6. 1995: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
    7. 1996: Independence Day by Richard Ford
    8. 1997: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
    9. 1998: American Pastoral by Philip Roth
    10. 1999: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Joint Hugo/Nebula Project

As a scientist/engineer, I love science fiction. The joint winners of the Hugo/Nebula awards represent the pinnacle of science fiction for the year they had won, and thus deserve a reading spot. Like The [Almost] 20th Century Pulitzer Project, we strike out read books here and give them an entry in the already read list. And now, for the list...

  1. 1966/1965: Dune by Frank Herbet
  2. 1970/1969: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. 1971/1970: Ringworld by Larry Niven
  4. 1973/1972: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  5. 1974/1973: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  6. 1975/1974: The Dispossessed by Usula K. Le Guin
  7. 1976/1975: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  8. 1978/1977: Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  9. 1979/1978: Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
  10. 1980/1979: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
  11. 1984/1983: Startide Rising by David Brin
  12. 1985/1984: Neuromancer by William Gibson
  13. 1986/1985: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  14. 1987/1986: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  15. 1993/1992: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  16. 1998: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
  17. 2002: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  18. 2004: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  19. 2008/2007: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
  20. 2010/2009: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  21. 2011/2010: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
  22. 2012/2011: Among Others by Jo Walton
  23. 2014/2013: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  24. 2018/2017: The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
  25. 2019/2018: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Already read

I got tired of replicating the same information in two places, so look over at its own page for a list of all the items I had already read.

Don't forget to contact me for suggestions of books, stories or poems to read.