About six years ago I started this list as a memory exercise more than anything, just trying to see how many of all the books I’d ever read that I could actually remember having read. Now the list is more of a memory exercise in trying to remember the gist of what each of these books were all about!

 

Abagnale, Frank
       1980 – Catch Me If You Can
Abbey, Edward
       1968 – Desert Solitaire
Adams, Scott
       2013 – How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Alighieri, Dante
       1320 – The Inferno
Amis, Martin
       1984 – Money: A Suicide Note
Ansari, Aziz and Klinenberg, Eric
       2015 – Modern Romance: An Investigation
Asher, Jay
       2007 – Thirteen Reasons Why
Asimov, Isaac
       1955 – The End of Eternity
Azerrad, Michael
       1993 – Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana
Backman, Fredrik
       2012 – A Man Called Ove
Bible, The
       circa 1st century AD – The New Testament
Bilton, Nick
       2017 – American Kingpin
Blume, Judy
       1970 – Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret
       1974 – Blubber
       1975 – Forever…
Booth, Stanley
       1984 – Dance With the Devil: The Rolling Stones and Their Times
Bourdain, Anthony
       2000 – Kitchen Confidential
Bradbury, Ray
       1950 – The Martian Chronicles
       1953 – Fahrenheit 451
Brooks, Terry
       The Shannara Series
              • 1977 – The Sword of Shannara
              • 1982 – The Elfstones of Shannara
              • 1985 – The Wishsong of Shannara
Brown, Dan
       2003 – The Da Vinci Code
Brynjolfsson, Erik and McAfee, Andrew
       2014 – The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Bryson, Bill
       1990 – The Mother Tongue
       2003 – A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bugliosi, Vincent and Gentry, Curt
       1974 – Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Bukowski, Charles
       1971 – Post Office
       1973 – South of No North
       1975 – Factotum
       1978 – Women
       1982 – Ham on Rye
       1983 – Hot Water Music
Bulgakov, Mikhail
       1940 – The Master and Margarita
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
       The Barsoom Series (John Carter, Warlord of Mars)
              • 1912 – A Princess of Mars
              • 1913 – The Gods of Mars
              • 1914 – The Warlord of Mars
              • 1916 – Thuvia, Maid of Mars
              • 1922 – The Chessmen of Mars
Byrne, Rhonda
       2006 – The Secret
Cabane, Olivia Fox
       2012 – The Charisma Myth
Capote, Truman
       1958 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
       1966 – In Cold Blood
Carnegie, Dale
       1936 – How to Win Friends and Influence People
Cather, Willa
       1927 – Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chandler, Raymond
       1939 – The Big Sleep
       1940 – Farewell, My Lovely
       1942 – The High Window
Chekhov, Anton
       1894-1899 – Five Great Stories
       1903 – The Cherry Orchard
Chrichton, Michael
       1980 – Congo
Christie, Agatha
       1936 – The A.B.C. Murders
Cialdini, Robert B
       1984 – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Clarke, Arthur C.
       1953 – Childhood’s End
Cline, Ernest
       2011 – Ready Player One
Clines, Peter
       2014 – The Junkie Quatrain
Collins, Suzanne
       2008 – The Hunger Games
Condon, Robert
       1959 – The Manchurian Candidate
Conn, Peter
       2013 – Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America
Conrad, Joseph
       1899 – Heart of Darkness
Copeland, Stewart
       2009 – Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies
Crouch, Blake
       2016 – Dark Matter
Cullen, Dave
       2009 – Columbine
Davis, Miles and Troupe, Quincy
       1989 – Miles: The Autobiography
Davis, Stephen
       1985 – Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga
Dershowitz, Alan M.
       2006 – Fundamental Cases: The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles that Changed Our Nation
Diamond, Jared
       1997 – Guns, Germs and Steel
Dib, Allan
       2016 – The 1-Page Marketing Plan
Dick, Philip K.
       1953-1980 – The Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. 1 & 2 (Blackstone Ed.)
       1953 – Dr. Futurity
       1955 – Eye in the Sky
       1958 – In Milton Lumky Territory
       1958 – Time Out of Joint
       1959 – Confessions of a Crap Artist
       1961 – The Man in the High Castle
       1968 – A Maze of Death
       1973 – A Scanner Darkly
       1976 – Radio Free Albemuth
Dickens, Charles
       1843 – A Christmas Carol
Donaldson, Stephen R.
       The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever
              • 1977 – Lord Foul’s Bane
              • 1978 – The Illearth War
              • 1979 – The Power that Preserves
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
       1846 – The Double (translated by Constance Garnett)
       1864 – Notes from Underground (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
       1866 – Crime and Punishment (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
       1866 – The Gambler (translated by Constance Garnett)
       1869 – The Idiot (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
       1872 – Demons (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
       1880 – The Brothers Karamazov (translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky)
Durant, Will and Ariel
       1968 – The Lessons of History
Ellis, Bret Easton
       1991 – American Psycho
       2010 – Imperial Bedrooms
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
       2004 – Ideas that Shaped Mankind
Fleming, Ian
       1953 – Casino Royale
       1954 – Live and Let Die
       1955 – Moonraker
       1956 – Diamonds Are Forever
       1957 – From Russia with Love
       1958 – Dr. No
       1959 – Goldfinger
       1960 – For Your Eyes Only
       1961 – Thunderball
Flynn, Gillian
       2006 – Sharp Objects
       2009 – Dark Places
       2012 – Gone Girl
       2015 – The Grownup
Forsyth, Mark
       2013 – The Elements of Eloquence
Frankl, Viktor E.
       1946 – Man’s Search for Meaning
Frey, James
       2003 – A Million Little Pieces
       2005 – My Friend Leonard
Gaddis, John Lewis
       2005 – The Cold War
Gaiman, Neil
       1996 – Neverwhere
       1998 – Smoke and Mirrors
       2001 – American Gods
       2005 – Anansi Boys
       2007 – M is for Magic
       2013 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Garland, Robert
       2015 – Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Gibson, William
       1984 – Neuromancer
Gilder, George
       1981 – Wealth and Poverty
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
       1831 – Faust
Gogol, Nikolai
       1842 – Dead Souls
       1830-1842 – The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
Golding, William
       1954 – Lord of the Flies
Gottlieb, Anthony
       2000 – The Dream of Reason
Greene, Robert
       2001 – Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power
Guelzo, Allen C. and Gallagher, Gary W. and Allitt, Patrick N.
       2003 – History of the United States, 2nd. Edition
Haddon, Mark
       2003 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Harari, Yuval Noah
       2011 – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Harvey, Hannah B.
       2013 – The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
Hawkins, Paula
       2015 – The Girl on the Train
       2017 – Into the Water
Hedges, Chris
       2016 – Unspeakable
Heilemann, John and Halperin, Mark
       2010 – Game Change
Heinlein, Robert A.
       1942 – The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
       1956 – Double Star
       1961 – Stranger in a Strange Land
       1963 – Orphans of the Sky
       1966 – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Hemingway, Ernest
       1929 – A Farewell to Arms
       1952 – The Old Man and the Sea
       1970 – Islands in the Stream
       1923-1957 – The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Henderson, David
       1981 – ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix
Herriot, James
       1972 – All Creatures Great and Small
Hesse, Hermann
       1922 – Siddhartha
Hill, Joe
       2007 – Heart-Shapped Box
       2010 – Horns
Hitchens, Christopher
       2011 – Arguably: Essays
Hopkins, Jerry and Sugerman, Danny
       1980 – No One Here Gets Out Alive
Huxley, Aldous
       1932 – Brave New World
James, E.L.
       2011 – Fifty Shades of Grey
Jennings, Ken
       2012 – Because I Said So
Saint John of the Cross
       circa 1585 – Dark Night of the Soul
Kafka, Franz
       1915 – The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (trans. by Stanley Appelbaum)
Kaku, Michio
       2004 – Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time
Kerouac, Jack
       1957 – On the Road
       1962 – Big Sur
Keyes, Daniel
       1966 – Flowers for Algernon
Kidder, David S and Oppenheim, Noah D
       2007 – The Intellectual Devotional – American History
King, Stephen
       1975 – ‘Salem’s Lot
       1977 – The Shining
       1979 – The Dead Zone
       The Dark Tower Series
              • 1982 – The Gunslinger
              • 1987 – The Drawing of the Three
              • 1991 – The Waste Lands
       1984 – Thinner
       1993 – Nightmares & Dreamscapes
       1996 – Desperation
       1996 – The Regulators
       1999 – The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
       1999 – Hearts in Atlantis
       2001 – Black House
       2005 – The Colorado Kid
       2006 – Cell
       2008 – Just After Sunset
       2009 – Ur
       2011 – 11-22-63
       2013 – Doctor Sleep
       2014 – Mr. Mercedes
       2018 – The Outsider
Knight, Molly
       2015 – The Best Team Money Can Buy
Knight, Phil
       2016 – Shoe Dog
Koestler, Arthur
       1940 – Darkness at Noon
Koontz, Dean
       1984 – The Servants of Twilight
       1987 – Watchers
       1990 – The Bad Place
       1993 – Mr. Murder
       1995 – Intensity
       1998 – Seize the Night
       2003 – Odd Thomas
       2010 – What the Night Knows
       2011 – 77 Shadow Street
       2015 – Ashley Bell
Krakauer, John
       1996 – Into the Wild
       2003 – Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
       2011 – Three Cups of Deceit
Kubica, Mary
       2014 – The Good Girl
       2015 – Pretty Baby
       2016 – Don’t You Cry
Kyle, Chris
       2012 – American Sniper
L’Amour, Louis
       1953 – Hondo
L’Engle, Madeleine
       1962 – A Wrinkle in Time
Lao Tzu
       circa 500 BC – Tao Te Ching
Larson, Erik
       2003 – The Devil in the White City
Larsson, Stieg
       2005 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lehane, Dennis
       Kenzie and Gennaro Series
              • 1994 – A Drink Before the War
              • 1996 – Darkness, Take My Hand
              • 1997 – Sacred
              • 1998 – Gone, Baby, Gone
              • 1999 – Prayers for Rain
       2001 – Mystic River
       2003 – Shutter Island
       2006 – Coronado: Stories
       Coughlin Series
              • 2008 – The Given Day
              • 2012 – Live by Night
              • 2015 – World Gone By
       2014 – The Drop
       2017 – Since We Fell
L’Engle, Madeleine
       1962 – A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis, C.S.
       1942 – The Screwtape Letters
       1950 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
       1952 – Mere Christianity
Lewis, Dan
       2013 – Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World’s Most Interesting Facts
       2014 – Now I Know More: The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World’s Most Interesting Facts
London, Jack
       1903 – The Call of the Wild
       1906 – White Fang
       1913 – John Barleycorn
       Best of Jack London Short Stories
Lovecraft, H.P.
       1917 – Dagon
       1931 – At the Mountains of Madness
       1931 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Lowndes, Leil
       1999 – How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
Lowry, Malcolm
       1947 – Under the Volcano
Machiavelli, Niccolò
       1532 – The Prince
Manson, Mark
       2016 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
       1967 – One Hundred Years of Solitude
Martel, Yann
       2001 – Life of Pi
Max, Tucker
       2006 – I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
       2010 – Assholes Finish First
       2012 – Hilarity Ensues
       2012 – Sloppy Seconds: The Tucker Max Leftovers
       2015 – Mate: Become the Man Women Want
McCarthy, Cormac
       1985 – Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West
       2005 – No Country for Old Men
McCourt, Frank
       1996 – Angela’s Ashes
McCullough, David
       2005 – 1776
McWhorter, John
       2008 – Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
       2013 – Language A to Z
Melville, Herman
       1851 – Moby Dick
Miller, Henry
       1934 – Tropic of Cancer
       1936 – Black Spring
       1939 – Tropic of Capricorn
Mitchell, Stephen
       2004 – Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Mitnick, Kevin
       2011 – Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Morrison, Toni
       1977 – Song of Solomon
Mosley, Walter
       2004 – The Man in My Basement
       2005 – Cinnamon Kiss
       2006 – Fortunate Son
       2012-2013 – Crosstown to Oblivion (Sextet)
Mullen, Thomas
       2011 – The Revisionists
       The Darktown Series
              • 2016 – Darktown
              • 2017 – Lightning Men
Musashi, Miyamoto
       1645 – The Book of Five Rings
Nabokov, Vladimir
       1934 – Despair
       1955 – Lolita
Nevin, David
       1997 – 1812
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
       1532 – The Prince
O’Hara, John
       1934 – Appointment in Samarra
Orwell, George
       1933 – Down and Out in Paris and London
       1945 – Animal Farm
       1949 – 1984
Palahniuk, Chuck
       2009 – Pygmy
Pirsig, Robert M.
       1974 – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Plath, Sylvia
       1963 – The Bell Jar
Rand, Ayn
       1938 – Anthem
       1964 – The Virtue of Selfishness
Rice, Anne (as A.N. Roquelaure)
       1983 – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
       1984 – Beauty’s Punishment
       1985 – Beauty’s Release
Rimbaud, Arthur
       1873 – A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat (translated by Louise Varese)
Robbins, Anthony
       1988 – Personal Power
       2000 – Get the Edge
Roberts, J.M.
       1994 – The History of the World
Ronson, Jon
       2004 – The Men Who Stare at Goats
       2011 – The Psychopath Test
       2012 – Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
       2017 – The Butterfly Effect
Rosenberg, Joel C.
       2010 – The Twelfth Imam
Rowell, Rainbow
       2011 – Attachments
Rule, Anne
       1998 – Bitter Harvest
Safire, William
       1980 – On Language
Sagan, Carl
       1994 – Pale Blue Dot
Salinger, J.D.
       1951 – The Catcher in the Rye
       1961 – Franny and Zooey
Sebold, Alice
       2002 – The Lovely Bones
Sendak, Maurice
       1963 – Where the Wild Things Are
Setterfield, Dianne
       2006 – The Thirteenth Tale
       2013 – Bellman & Black
Sincero, Jen
       2013 – You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Sinclair, Upton
       1906 – The Jungle
Slim, Iceberg
       1967 – Pimp: The Story of My Life
Sloan, Robin
       2012 – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Sowell, Thomas
       2005 – Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Standiford, Les
       2015 – Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Stearns, Peter N.
       2007 – A Brief History of the World
Stedman, M.L.
       2012 – The Light Between Oceans
Steinbeck, John
       1937 – Of Mice and Men
       1939 – The Grapes of Wrath
       1952 – East of Eden
Stein, Garth
       2008 – The Art of Racing in the Rain
Stern, Howard
       1993 – Private Parts
       1995 – Miss America
Stoker, Bram
       1897 – Dracula
Stoler, Mark A.
       1897 – The Skeptic’s Guide to American History
Straub, Peter
       1979 – Ghost Story
       1990 – Houses Without Doors
       1999 – Mr. X
       2007 – 5 Stories
       2010 – A Dark Matter
Strauss, Neil
       2005 – The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
       2015 – The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
Sun Tzu
       circa 512 BC – The Art of War
Susann, Jacqueline
       1966 – Valley of the Dolls
Swarup, Vikas
       2005 – Q & A
Tanner, Stephen
       2002 – Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban
Tartt, Donna
       1992 – The Secret History
       2002 – The Little Friend
Tolkien, J.R.R.
       1937 – The Hobbit
       The Lord of the Rings
              • 1954 – The Fellowship of the Ring
              • 1954 – The Two Towers
              • 1955 – The Return of the King
Tolstoy, Leo
       1863 – The Cossacks
       1899 – Resurrection
       1886-1909 – The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
Toole, John Kennedy
       1963 – A Confederacy of Dunces
Tur, Katy
       2017 – Unbelievable
Various Authors / Anthologies
       2002 – Classic Russian Short Stories (Audio Connoisseur)
       2013 – The Mystery Box
       2010 – Stories: All-New Tales
Voltaire
       1759 – Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt
       1959 – The Sirens of Titan
       1963 – Cat’s Cradle
       1968 – Welcome to the Monkey House
       1969 – Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death
       1973 – Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday
       1982 – Deadeye Dick
Warren, Robert Penn
       1946 – All the King’s Men
Weir, Andy
       2011 – The Martian
       2017 – Artemis
White, E.B.
       1952 – Charlotte’s Web
White, T.H.
       1958 – The Once and Future King
Wilder, Thornton
       1927 – The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Winchester, Simon
       1999 – The Professor and the Madman
       2004 – The Meaning of Everything
       2015 – Pacific
Wodehouse, P. G.
       1919 – My Man Jeeves
Wooten, Victor
       2008 – The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
Zafon, Carlos Ruiz
       2001 – The Shadow of the Wind