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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Recent Book Activity


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1- 300 libros
2- 70 libros de escritos por mujeres (se cuentan también colecciones, co-autoras, pero no traductoras)
3- 50,000 páginas
4- Al menos 15 libros por mes.
5- 3 libros cada mes de cualquier país del mundo excepto: España, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos de América.


1- 300 libros
2- 70 libros de escritos por mujeres (se cuentan también colecciones, co-autoras, pero no traductoras)
3- 50,000 páginas
4- Al menos 15 libros por mes.
5- 3 libros cada mes de cualquier país del mundo excepto: España, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos de América.

Challenge 2: 70 books written by female writers

1- 3 Susan Johanknecht
2- 5 Sylvia Plath
3- 12 Wendy Roby
4- 13 Arabella Kenealy
5- 17 Susan Heller
6- 21 Sylvia Plath
7- 23 Kathleen Robbins
8- 25 Lauren Weisberger
9- 31 Erma Bombeck
10- 32 Ella D'Arcy
11- 33 Frances Spalding
12- 34 Christine Orban
13- 36 Agnieszka Biskup
14- 45 Jackie Batey
15- 47 Eleanor Fanjeon
16- 48 Yinka A. Amuda - DOUBTFUL
17- 51 Charlotte Beradt
18- 53 Jackie Kay
19- 56 Rosario Castellanos
20- 59 Anonymous (E. R. P.)
21- 61 Jackie Batey
22- 63 Wendy Cope
23- 65 Carol Ann Duffy
24- 69 Scarlett Thomas
25- 76 Ellen Galford
26- 77 Kathy Acker
27- 78 Paningua, Takornaq, Uvavnuk, Oula, Sapangajagaleq, Aua
28- 84 Claire Goll
29- 85 Ursula K. Le Guin
30- 87 Bret Witter & Vicki Myron DOUBTFUL
31- 89 Heather Phillipson
32- 90 Lisa Genova
33- 97 Anne Zouroudi
34- 99 Anne Page
35- 100 Angela Lorenz
36- 101 Jackie Batey
37- 102 Sue Townsend
38- 113 Shannon Knudsen-Zemlicka
39- 114 Evonne Warehan
40- 115 Rachel Heath
41- 119 Christina Rosetti
42- 120 Jacky Fleming
43- 121 Jackie Batey
44- 123 Sylvia Plath
45- 125 Hazel Clark
46- 127 Nellie Alma Martel, Alice Zimmern, Margaret Wynne Nevinson, Aino Malmberg, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Charlette Despard, Geraldine E. Hodgson, Teresa Billington-Greig
47- 131 Hyechung Chung
48- 135 Rita Mae Brown
49- 136 Rose Tremain
50- 138 Jackie Batey
51- 144 Denise Chong
52- 145 Brenda C. and Osborn
53- 150 Genevieve Gwendoline Webb
54- 154 Frances Hinchcliffe
55- 155 Martha Gellhorn
56- 157 Jackie Batey
57- 162 Leonora Smith
58- 164 Elena Dorfman
59- 171 Meredith Hooper
60- 173 Jackie Batey
61- 178 Mavis Doriel Hay
62- 179 Sabine Moritz
63- 183 Kang Han (한강)

Challenge 5: 3 Countries per month (except Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America)

January: Korea (1); China (7); France (16)
February: Ireland (19); India (22); France (34); Soudan (39)
March: Germany (51); Mexico (56); France (67); Brazil (72)
April: Canada and Greenland (78); Australia (79); Mexico (82); Ghana (88); Norway (94); Italy (96)
May: Mexico (110); China (112); India (118); Austria (124); France (129); Korea (131); Brazil (137); Nigeria (143); Canada (144); Ukraine (146); Mexico (147)
June : Switzerland (153); Cuba (156); Germany (158); India (160); France (169); Ireland (180


Enero / Janurary

1 Ŭn Ko Beyond Self (Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems) Korea 10
2 Guy Piran Spoof UK 9
3 Susan Johanknecht Sub Text Localities UK 4
4 Anonymous The Life and Adventures of a Cat UK 5
5 Sylvia Plath The Water Ship US 4
6 Matt Haig Brand Failures UK 7
7 Xiwo Chen The Book of Sins China 8
8 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Stars as the Matchmaker US 7
9 Leopoldo María Panero Así se fundó Carnaby Street Sp 8
10 Ian Hamilton Finlay Picabia UK 8
11 Peter Conradi & Mark Logue The King’s Speech UK 8
12 Wendy Roby Universally Challenged Quiz Contestants Say the Funniest Thin UK 5
13 Arabella Kenealy The Whips of Time UK 4
14 B. S. Johnson The Unfortunates UK 8
15 Francisco Ibáñez Mortadelo y Filemón: El Trastomóvil Sp 7
16 René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo Asterix el galo (Asterix le Gaulois) Fr 7
17 Susan Heller Sisters of Menon UK 5
18 Tom Reynolds (Brian Kellett) More Blood, More Sweat + Another Cup of Tea UK 7

Febrero / February

19 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield Ireland, 6
20 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as Man's Best Friend US 8
21 Sylvia Plath The Green Rock US 8
22 Yadav Shobhnath, Jayant Parikh, Ramesh Tendulkar, Virag Vishesh, Ashok Hingorani, Anant Kumar Pashan, Virag Vishesh, Virendra Mishra Poetry from Bombay India 5
End of year
22 Yadav Shobhnath, Jayant Parikh, Ramesh Tendulkar, Virag Vishesh, Ashok Hingorani, Anant Kumar Pashan, Virag Vishesh, Virendra Mishra Poetry from Bombay India 5
23 Kathleen Robbins (photographs) & Cynthia Shearer (short-story writer) Into the Flatland En 4
24 David Eagleman Sum Tales of the Afterlife US 8
25 Lauren Weisberger Revenge Wears Prada US 3
26 Harold Benjamin Burdekin – London Night UK 8
27 Havelock Ellis The Soul of SpainUK 6
28 Kevin Jackson, Hunt Emerson & John Ruskin How to Be Rich UK 5
29 Bill Brandt London in the Thirties UK 8
30 Ken Bruen Rilke on Black UK 7
31 Erma BombeckIf Life Is a Bowl of Cherries – What Am I Doing in the Pits US 3
32 Ella D'Arcy Monochromes UK 5
33 Frances Spalding Travelling with Roger UK 5
34 Christine Orban Emmanuel Ungaro Fr 8
35 Edward Gorey The Doubtful Guest UK 7
36 Agnieszka Biskup & Jok (Illlustrator) Vampires and Cells UK 9
37 Thomas H. Cook The Fate of Katherine Carr US 7
38 Martin Stephen Of Mice and Men UK 5
39 Ibrahim Salahi Ibrahim El-Salahi Soudan 5
40 John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men US 8
41 Robert Hunter The New Ghost UK 4
42 Alfred Douglas The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas UK 4
43 Edward Gorey Epiplectic Bicycle UK 7
44 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy and the Twelve days of Christmas US 4
45 Jackie Batey My Favourite Souvenir UK 6
46 Quill The Spinster's Dream & the Bachelor's Dream UK 5
47 Eleanor Fanjeon Mrs. Malone UK 9
48 Yinka A. AmudaCorrect English in 24 Hours UK 7
49 William March The Bad Seed US 8

Marzo – March

50 Larry Clark Tulsa US 8
51 Charlotte Beradt The Third Reich of Dreams (Das Dritte Reich des Traums) Germany 6
52 Anthony Masters Poltergeist (Ghostbusters 3) UK 5
53 Jackie Kay The Adoption Papers UK 9
54 Nicholas Awde I Saw Satan on the Northern Line UK 5
55 Donna Lou Kamu & Donna R. Kamu The Lost Rainbow Samoa 7
56 Rosario Castellanos The Nine Guardians Mexico 9
57 Dick King-SmithGodhanger
58 Paul Jasmin California Dreaming UK 3
59 Anonymous (E. R. P.) The Book Without a Name - Being the Eighteenth Century Journal of an English Lady to her Natural Son UK 8
60 John Steinbeck The Red Pony US 4
61 Jackie Batey Headroom UK 8
62 Paual Etienn Lincoln In Tribute to Madame de Pompadour and the Court of Louis XV Fr 2
63 Wendy Cope Poem from a Colour Chart of House Paint UK 5
64 Thomas H. Cook Red Leaves US 8
65 Carol Ann Duffy Wheee! UK 7
66 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as Master of Disguise US 9
67 Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac Vertigo (D’Entre les Morts) Fr 7
68 James Kahn Poltergeist En 7
69 Scarlett ThomasOur Tragic Universe UK 3
70 David Lodge Deaf Sentence UK 7
71 Leopoldo María Panero Guarida de un animal que no existe Sp 7
72 Bernardo Guimaraes La esclava Isaura (A Escrava Isaura) Brazil 7
73 Andy Riley The Bumper Book of Bunny Suicides US 8
74 Herman Lui, Lau Shiu Fan, Chan chun Wing, Yip Chow Wing, Ku Siu Cheung, Leung Miu Kay, Magh Yan Pak, Cheng Kwok Ming, Lem Chi Leung, So Tze Ching, Wong Chi Kwan, San Tin Pang, Man Wai Hin, Choi Hang Sang, Tang Kar Dat Trolls! Trolls! Trolls! UK 5
75 Larry Milne Ghostbusters US – 4
76 Ellen Galford Moll Cutpurse Her True Story UK – 9
77 Kathy Acker Hello, I'm Erica Jong UK 6


78 Paningua, Takornaq. Netsit, Qerraq, Tutlik, Kingmerut, Avané et allii Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland (Snehyttens Sange) Canada & Denmark 10
79 Christos Tsiolkas Loaded Australia 5
80 Terry Pratchett Maskerade UK 5
81 Juan Ramón Jiménez Laberinto Sp 6
82 Miguel Caamal Pueblo de perros y milagros Mexico 5
83 Dennis LehaneCoronado US 5
84 Claire Goll Diary of a Horse UK7
85 Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness US 4
86 Thomas H. Cook The Murmur of Stones US 8
87 Bret Witter & Vicki Myron Dewey – The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World US 9
88 Kwabena Nketia, Chief Dennis Osadebay, Khafu Hoh, Bakare Gbaamosi, Malam Hampate Ba, Gerombeeyi Adali Mortty and unknown An Affrican Antthology Ghana 8
89 Heather Phillipson Faber New Poets UK 7
90 Lisa Genova Still Alice US 7
91 Dean Koontz Strange Highways US 5
92 Cormac McCarthy The Road US 9
93 Samuel Beckett Not I Ireland 5
94 Jørgen Brekke Death Song Norway 4
95 C. T. Grey Fifty Sheds of Grey UK 8
96 Alessandro Boffa You’re na Animal, Vizkovitz (Sei Uma Bestia, Vizkovitz) Italy 10
97 Anne Zouroudi The Messanger of Athens UK 7
98 Mickey Spillane Vengeance Is Mine UK 3
99 Anne Page Lavender´s Blue and Other Poems UK 5
100 Angela Lorenz Urban Traces US 6
101 Jackie Batey Confidence UK 8
102 Sue Townsend The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year UK 9
103 Tony Saint Refusal Shoes UK 5
104 David M. Friedman Wilde in America US 7
105 Clive Barker The Scarlet Gospels UK 8
106 Bob Cobbing bill jubobe UK 5
107 David Antin, Robert Creeley, Robert Bly, Charles Stein, Anthony Hecht, Bilbert Sorrentino, Robert Duncan et allii (Artists and Writers Against the War in Viet Nam) Poems US 7
108 Robert Godfrey William Anderson The British Museum UK 8


109 Jack Kerouac Rimbaud US 8
110 Felipe Ehrenberg TV Postcards Mexico 5
111 T. S. Eliot Old Possum´s Book of Practical Cats UK 5
112 Yukinaga? The Tale of the Heike (Heike Monogatari) (平家物語) China 8
113 Shannon Knudsen-Zemlicka From Milk to Cheese US - 7
114 Evonne Warehan Out of Sight Out of Mind UK 6
115 Rachel Heath Part of the Spell UK 5
116 Richard Hooker M*A*S*H US 9
117 Wayne E. Begley & Robert Skelton Indian Floral Patterns UK 7
118 Anonymous, Haure Goswani, Lalan Shak Fakir, Baul Pan, duddu Shah, Bisha Bhuimali, Sudhakar Baul Bul Songs of Bengal India 7
119 Christina Rosetti Poems and Prose US 7
120 Jacky Fleming Be a Bloody Train Driver UK 7
121 Jackie Batey The Homunculus UK 7
122 Stan Batcow Life After Birth UK 4
123 Sylvia Plath Two Uncollected Poems US 6
124 Sigmund Freud Deviant Love (Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie) Austria 4
125 Hazel Clark Textile Printing UK 5
126 David J. Eveleigh Old Cooking Utensils UK 6
127 Nellie Alma Martel, Alice Zimmern, Margaret Wynne Nevinson, Aino Malmberg, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Charlette Despard, Geraldine E. Hodgson, Teresa Billington-Greig, Earl of Lytton, Marion Holmes, Philip Snowden, Laurence Housman, Israel Zangwill & R. J. Campbell Suffragette Tracts UK 8
128 Zoë Heller Notes on a Scandal UK 8
129 Dídier Ludot The Little Black Dress Fr 6
130 David Killingray Olaudah Equiano and the Slave Trade UK 7
131 Hyechung Chung K Is for Korea Korea 8
132 Jeff Noon Pollen UK 4
133 Doug Dorst & J. J. Abrams S [Ship of Theseus by V. M. Straka] US 8
134 Leopoldo María Panero Rosa enferma Sp 7
135 Rita Mae Brown Poems US - 5
136 Rose Tremain The Colour UK 9
137 Thomas Leonardos Dona Beija A Feiticeira do Araxá Brazil 4
138 Jackie Batey A Souvenir Damp in Ditchwater UK 5
139 Brett Witter, Steve James & Vicki Myron Dewey There’s a Cat in the Library US 9
140 Jeff Keen Urgent Film UK 7
141 Howard M. Chapin & Mrs Howard M. Chapin The Titanic Disaster US 8
142 Jacob Odgers Self-Ransomed Slave (A Biographical Sketch of Lewis Smith of Kentucxky US 6
143 Wole Soyinka Selected Poems (Idanne / A Shuttle in the Crypt / Mandela's Earth) Nigeria 6
144 Denise Chong The Girl in the Picture. The Story of Kim Phuc Canada 7
145 Brenda C. and Osborn Love Letters to the Beatles US 9
146 Nikolai Gogol The Government Inspector and Other Works (Ревизор) Ukraine 7
147 Pedro Orgambide La Bella Otero Mexico 7

June – Junio

148 Clive Barker The Forbidden UK 7
149 Allen Ginsberg The Change US 6
150 Genevieve Gwendoline Webb Ten Short Poems UK 4
151 John O'Farrell The Man Who Forgot His Wife UK 9
152 Ian Hamilton Finlay Heraclitan Variations UK 2
153 H. R. Gigers Necromicon (Necromicon) Switzerland 8
154 Frances Hinchcliffe Thirties Floral Fabrics UK 6
155 Martha Gellhorn The Lowest Trees Have Tops US 9
156 Joaquín Boloña Flores sin aroma Cuba 9
157 Jackie Batey Menthol Daze: Elysian Cigarettes UK 8
158 Peter Weiss The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Chareton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Morats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Chareton unter Anleitung des Herren de Sade) Germany 9
159 Sebastian Junger The Perfect Storm US 6
160 Tukaram Tukaram's Poems India 6
161 B. S. Johnson Well one God! Selected Prose and Drama of B. S. Johnson UK 6
162 Leonora Smith Spatial Relations US 10
163 J. Jefferson Farjeon Mystery in White A Christmas Crime Story UK 8
164 Elena Dorfman Fandomania (Fandomania Characters and Cosplay US 6
165 John Rowland Murder in the Museum UK 9
166 Thomas H. Cook Instruments of Night US 8
167 M. E. Clifton James I Was Monty's Double UK 6
168 Henry Flint Judge Dredd - The Henry Clint Collection UK 8
169 J. K. Huysmans La-Bas Fr 3
170 Derek Jaman a finger in the fishes mouth UK 10
171 Meredith Hooper The Tomb of Nebaum UK 8
172 Juan Felipe Herrera Laughing Out Lou, I Fly US 7
173 Jackie Batey Anxious Homes UK 8
174 John G. Brandon A Scream in Soho UK 4
175 Leopoldo María Panero Dos relatos y una perversión Sp 7
176 Gerry Loose the deer path to my door UK 4
177 Michael Haslam The Quiet Works UK 7
178 Mavis Doriel Hay Death on the Cherwell UK 7
179 Sabine Moritz Roses (Roses 37 Drawings) UK 6
180 Freeman Wills Crofts The 12:30 from Croydon Ireland 8
181 Arthur Conan Doyle & John Oxenham Capital Crimes (The Case of Lady Sannox & A Mystery of the Underground) UK 6


182 John W. Campbell Who Goes There? (Who Goes There?; Blindness US 8
183 Kang Han (한강) The Vegetarian (채식주의자; RR: Chaesikju-uija) South Korea 9
184 Barbara Hector The Victim’s Niece UK 7
185 Virginia Woolf A Letter to a Young Poet UK 6
186 George Cruishank The Bottle and The Drunkyard's Children UK 5
187 Peter Quennell A Letter to Mrs Virginia Woolf UK 7
188 Thomas Blake, Carl Philip Moritz et al. The Art of Picking Pockets and Other City Trades UK 4
189 Yui Shufang Chinese Children at Play UK 4
190 J. G. Ballard The Wind from Nowhere UK 5
191 Fernando Pessoa A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe {Selected Poems} Portugal 9
192 Jasper Fforde The Well of Lost Plots UK 4
193 Émile Zola J'accuse (J'accuse) Fr 8
194 Christopher St John Sprigg Death of an Airman UK 3
195 William Stephens Hayward Revelations of a Lady Detective UK 6
196 Anne Carson The Beauty of the Husband A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos Canada 6
197 Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species (The Annotated Origin) UK 8
198 Mohammed Mrabet Harmless Poisons, Blameless Sins Morocco 4
199 Carol McCleary The Alchemy of Murder UK 8
200 Christopher Hampton Total Eclipse UK 7
201 Leopoldo María Panero Last river together Sp 8
202 Matt Ruff Set This House in Order US 9
203 Edward Kanau Brathwaite Mother Poem Barbados 4
204 Martha Gellhorn What Mad Pursuit Uk 8
205 Juan Ramón Jiménez Estío Sp 8
206 Charles M. Schulz The Complete Peanuts US 8
207 William Wright The Von Bülow Affair US 8
208 Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train UK 8
209 Paul Verlaine Poems Under Saturn (Poèmes saturniens) Fr 4
210 Yusuf Idris House of Flesh Egypt 8
211 Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West US 6
212 Masha Hamilton The Camel Bookmobile US 9
213 Ana Castillo Watercolor Women Opaque Men US 9
214 Elle Tikerpiae, S. Tiunin, L. Soifertis, E. Milutka, Aleksey Pyanov, E. Vedernikov, V. Mokhov, I. Smirnov & G. Basyrov Soviet Humour The Best of Knokodil USSR 8


215 Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending UK 7
216 Rumi Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī) Rumi: Poet and Mystic Persia 7
217 Leopoldo María Panero Poemas del manicomio de Mondragón Sp 9
218 Juan Felipe Herrera CrashBoomLove US 7
219 W. L. Courtney The Soul of a Sufragette Uk 5
220 Almudena Solana El currículum vitae de Aurora Ortiz US 4
221 Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time UK 9
222 William Styron US 8
223 Octavio Paz, Homero Aridis, Óscar Oliva, Manuel Maples Arce, José Juan Tablada, Salvador Novo, Jaime García, Julio Torri New Poetry of Mexico Mexico 7
224 Jorge Luis Borges El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan & Ficciones Argentina 10
225 Alan Melville Quick Curtain UK 5
226 C. T. Grey Fifty Sheds Damper US 8
227 Emily Brontë The Night Is Darkening Round Me En 5
228 Chris Oxlade The Mystery of Black Holes UK 9
229 Anaïs Nin Artists and Models France 3
230 Charles Burns Black Hole US 7
231 Boris Vian Moon Indigo (L’Ecume des iours) France 6
232 Christopher Priest Inverted World UK 9
233 B. B. Panda Quest and Other Poems India 8
234 James Bowen A Cat Named Bob UK 8
235 Poul Anderson Tau Zero US 6
236 Deborah Moggach The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel UK 7
237 Paolo Giordano The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La solitudine dei numeri primi) Italy - 6
238 Ted Chiang Stories of Your Life and Others UK 8
239 Martha Gellhorn Pretty Tales for Tired People (A Promising Career & The Clever One) US 5
240 Leopoldo María Panero Erección el labio sobre la página Sp 7
241 Bo Fowler Scepticism, Inc. UK 9

September - Septiembre

242 Michael Ondaatje There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do Canada 5
243 Vita Sackville-West All Passion Spent UK 7
244 Fernando Pessoa Sixty Portuguese Poems Portugal 9
245 Ian Tyson Six Extracts from the Zenrinkushu UK 5
246 Charles Darwin The Voyage of the Beagle UK 5
247 Lorine Niedecker Two Letters (Dear Charles Reznikoff) US 3
248 Hafez (Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī) The nightingales are drunk Iran / Persia 9
249 Leopoldo María Panero Orfebre Sp 9
250 Brian Aldiss Hothouse UK 8
251 Max Porter Grief Is the Thing with FeathersUK 10
252 Sylvia Plath El paquete sorpresa (The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit) US 8
253 Leonard Koren How to Take a Japanese Bath US 6
254 Cyril Wong, Madam Wei, Xuanji Yu, Shangyin Li, Wo Han, Chen Yuan, Xingjian Bai, Emperor Jianwen of Liang, Bai Li, Su Manshu, Anonymous, Daosheng Guan, Jiong Ouyang, Sima Xiangru Chinese Erotic Poems China 9
255 Sara KirkhamBeat Insomnia Quickly UK 8
256 Mohammed DibL.A. Trip: A Novel in Verse (LA Trip) Algeria 6
257 H. R. Giger Necromicon 2 Switzerland 6
258 Carlos Ezquerra, Gareth Ennis, Gordon Rennie, Henry Flint, John WagnerJudge Dredd - The Ezquerra Collection UK 7
259 Jonas Jonasson Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Analfabeten som kunde räkna) Sweden 9
260 Michael Dugan Missing PeopleAustralia 6
261 H. G. Wells -The Time Machine UK 7
262 Daido Moriyama, John Divola & Joel Meyerowitz Pictures from Moving Cars Japan & US 6
263 A. J. Cronin La ciudadedla (The Citadel) UK 7
264 Leopoldo María Panero Danza de la muerte Sp 9
265 Stephen Hawking The Universe in a Nutshell UK 8
266 M. C. Beaton Agatha Raisin and the Walker of Dembey UK 6

October / Octubre

267 Dante Circles of Hell (Inferno) Italy 4
268 Janet FrameThe Pocket Mirror New Zealand 7


I would like to recommend books which I feel that they are good Reading Club material because they offer ideas, concepts, speak about this and that. I will have not necessarily loved them, but I found they have interesting ideas or they discuss important topics. Having said that, I cannot promise that you will like them, of course, but I will not torture you with books I found boring or uninspiring. What I can say is that these books treat important ideas and concepts.

I am listing them down in alphabetical order taking out articles and such. I am including between brackets what I feel they are the main topics in that book.

- Answering Back, edited by Carol Ann Duffy [Sexuality, Age, Social importance of Literature, History, Gender]

- The Art of War by Sun Tzu [Social class, War, Power, Philosophy]

- Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [Justice. Punishment. History. Autobiographies]

- Basic Instinct by Richard Osborne [Sexuality, Violence, Psychology, Question of authority, Art, Professional vocation]

- Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath [Feminism, Psychology, Sexual mores, Art, Professional life]

- Belwether by Connie Willis [Advertising, Science, Research, Modern life, Geniality, Pressure at the workplace]

- A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul [Post-colonialism, Racism, Capitalism]

- Blood, Sweat and a Cup of Tea [Health, Society, Work, Politics, Modern life, Women's Lives, Men's Lives, Modern technology]

- Book Borrower by Rebecca Makkai [Sexual mores, Education, Religion, Innocence vs experience]

- Brand Failures by Matt Haigh [Economy, Society, History]

- Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller [Ecology, Militarisation, Religion, Folklore, Disability]

- Carrie by Stephen King [Bullying, Education, Religion, Popularity]

- Cartas desde el infierno by Ramón Sampedro [Suicide, Depression, Euthanasia, Medicine, Masculinity, Crime]

- Censored Poems by Martin Sorescu [Dictatorships, Socialism, Freedom of speech, Cynicism, Religion, Art]

- The City & the City by China Miéville [Brainwashing, Social pressure, Education, Democracy, Peer pressure, Question to authority]

- A Closer Look at Ariel by Nancy Hunter Steiner [Feminism, Depression, Friendship, Art, Professional Vocation, Teenage angst, Rape, Abortion]

- Clublife by Rob the Bouncer [Modern entertainment, Masculinity, Sexual mores, Drugs]

- Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas [Sexuality, Nazism, Travelling, Art]

- Doll House by Henrik Ibsen [Individual in society, Sexual mores, Marriage, Capitalism, Women's lives, History]

- Drowned World by J. G. Ballard [Ecology, Survival, Society vs individuality, History]

- Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey [Age, History, Psychology, Sibling rivalry]

- Equus by Peter Shaffer [Psychology, Ecology, Masculinity, Teenage angst]

- Falconer by John Cheever [Social rehabilitation, Sexual fluidity]

- Flatland by Edwin Abbott [Class, Society, Education, Abstract art, Religion]

- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway [Human nature, Politics, Society and individuality, War]

- Full Monty by Wendy Holden [Real economy, Masculinity, Sexuality, Women's life, Modern families]

- A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o [Democracy, Colonisation and post-colonisation, Individual and society]

- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [Post-colonialism, Racism, Psychology, Clash of cultures]

- Horns by Joe HIll [Sexual mores, Psychology, Revenge, Real economy, Friendship, Folklore, Relition]

- House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros [Sexual mores, Latin people in USA, Women's life, Clash of cultures, Ambition, Education, Innocence vs experience]

- Incertas memorias dun home lobo by Alfredo Conde [Sexuality, Justice, History, Men's and Women's lives, Violence, Sanity]

- El Jarama by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio [Realism, Sexual mores, Democracy, Innocence vs experience, Teenage angst]

- Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta [Third world, Marriage, Women's life, Traditionalism, Education and upbringing]

- Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez [Women's lives, Multiculturalism, Finance, Marriage, Religion]

- Laberinto griego de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán [Humour, Sexuality, Women's life, Modern life, Culture]

- Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin [Politics, Peace, Cultural Differences]

- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist [Bullying, Sexual mores, Addiction, Pederasty]

- The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon [Feminism, Sexual mores, Economy, Power in a marriage, Motherhood, Religion, Importance of aesthetics, Ambition]

- Loaded by Christopher Tsiolkas [Second generation of migrants, Homosexuality]

- The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson [Modern life, Safety, Tourism, Humour, Village life]

- M by Martin Calinescu [Disability, Economy, Relationship father-son, Marriage]

- Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fire [Modern life, Education and upbringing, Innocence vs experience]

- Made in Galicia by Sechu Sende [Linguistics, Modern life, Innocence vs experience]

- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [Sexual mores, Ambition, Women's life, Power, Money and society, Psychology]

- Mon père est femme de ménage by Sophia Azzidine [Money and society, Teenage angst, Education, Masculinity]

- My Booky Wook by Russel Brand [Sexuality, Modern life, Relationship, Mass media, Professional career, Politics]

- My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pilcher [Multiculturalism, Racism, Education, Innocence vs experience, Family life]

- Myra Breckindridge by Gore Vidal [Sexuality, Cinema, Real economy, Education, Power, Innocence vs experience]

- Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [Education and upbringing, Violence, Psychological problems, Question to authority]

- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri [Multiculturalism, Sexual mores, Marriage, Immigration, Cultural clash, Women's life]

- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [What makes us human, Education, Peer pressure, Sexual mores, Advances in medicine, Innocence vs experience]

- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck [Economy, History, Disability, Women's lives]

- Oil by Upton Sinclair [Capitalism, Religion, Ecology, Sexual mores, Ambition, Real economy]

- Old School by Tobias Wolff [Education, Writers an Literature, History, Ideology, Childhood]

- On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan [Sexual mores, Innocence and experience, Professional life, Ambition]

- Paula by Isabel Allende [Medicine, Family life, Democracy, Culture clash, Immigration, Women's life]

- Pearl by John Steinbeck [Money, Society, Human nature, Superstition, Religion, Medicine]

- Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger [Economy, Ecology, Work]

-Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman [Immigration, Innocence vs experience, Education, Poverty, Women's life]

- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [Sexual mores, Real economy, Women's lives, Class, Education]

- Property by Valerie Martin [Slavery, Psychology, Sexuality and morality, History, Economy, Society, Children's lives, Women's lives, Race, Prostitution]

- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda N. Adichie [Violence, Innocence vs experience, Post-colonialism, Religion, Women's lives, Children's lives]

- Push by Sapphire [Education, Racism, Sexual mores, Single mothers, Violence, Education, Women's life]

- Queen of Angels by Greg Bear [Human identity, Technology, Social discrimination]

- Quiet American by Graham Greene [Sexual mores, Alcoholism, Post-colonisation]

- Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid [Sexual mores, Imperial culturalism, Psychological problems, Ambition]

- Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr [Addiction, Art, Family life, Mass media, Modern life, Teenage angst, Real economy, Psychology, Age]

- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates [Marriage, Sexual mores, Real economy, Professional life, Innocence and experience, Ambition, Stream of consciousness]

- The Road by Cormac McCarthy [Ecology, Education, Family, Moral, Reminiscences, Society, Suicide]

- Sally Heathcote by Mary Talbot [History, Women, War and peace, Social Movements, Feminism]

- Santiago by Mike Resnick [Democracy, Sexual mores, Freedom of speech]

- Satellite City and Other Stories by Alecia McKenzie [Cultural Imperialism, Poverty, Violence, Education, Sexual mores, Third World, Emigration, Women's life, Capitalism]

- Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta [Marriage, Money, Sexuality, Children, Modern and traditional Ways of Life, Race, Class]

- Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff [Mental illness, Abuse, Sexual abuse, Childhood, Psychology, Law, Life in the Countryside, Remembrance, Sexual identity]

- Shirley by Charlotte Brontë [Capitalism, Religion, Sexual mores, Innocence vs innocence]

- Short Stories by Dorothy Parker [Racism, Sexism, Money, Society, Sexual and Love Relationships, Women in the Workplace]

- Starship Troopers by Robert M. Heinlein [Totalitarism, Violence, Militarisation of society]

- Still Alice by Lisa Genova [Sickness, Age, Dementia, Identity, Modern Life]

- Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule [Psychology, Crime and punishment, Women's life, Biography]

- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein [Religion, Individualism vs socialisation, War of sexes]

- Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith [Sexual mores, Violence, Psychology, Economy, Marriage, Money and power, Film adaptation]

- Stuart A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters [Poverty, Mental problems, Society, Family, Childhood, Abuse, Pederasty]

- Suite Française by Irène Némirovski [Nazism, Art, Freedom of speech, Judaism nowadays, Feminism, Writers' compromise]

- Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin [Sexuality, Marriage, Capitalism]

- Talking Heads by Alan Bennet [Sexuality, Family life, Women's life, Masculinity, Real economy, Professional life]

- Teacher Man by Frank McCourt [Education, Society, Women's life, Vocation]

- Testament of Mary by Colm Toíbin [Religion, History, Women's lives]

- Time Traveler's Life by Audrey Niffenegger [Human nature, Sexuality, Marriage, Women's life]

- Under the Skin by Michael Faber [Power, Social classes, Mercy, Sexuality, Men's lives, Ecology]

- Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett [Football influence, Ambition, Universities, Humour]

- The Vegetarian by Kang Han [Modern life, Art, Mental illness, Society, Women's lives, Men's lives, Society, Mistreatment, Family]

- El vendedor de naranjas by Fernando Fernán-Gómez [Cinema, Money, Capitalism, Humour]

- What Mad Pursuit by Martha Gellhorn [Sickness, Sex, Women's lives, Education, History, Society]

- When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr [Nazism, Innocence vs experience, Immigration, Cultural clash, War, Politics, Education, Race, Nationality]

- Where I'm Calling from by Raymond Carver [Modern life, Crime, Sexuality, Marriage, Real economy, Power]

- Wine's Republic by Mo Yan [Psychology, Dictatorship, Crime, Alcoholism, Surrealism, Art and fame]

- Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend [Women's lives, Men's lives, Family, Race, Modern life, University life, Cultural differences]

- Yes Man by Danny Wallace [Masculinity, City life, Positive versus Negative outlooks in life, Modern Mysticism]

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