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Welcome to my bookshelf

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Challenges 2018

1 – One non-fiction book per month (not including poetry or plays)
2 – One poetry book per month
3 – 250 books
4 – 50,000 pages
5 – 4 “foreign” (not from Spain, USA or Uk) books per month, plus 2 to reach a nice round number throughout the year. Total: 50
6 – 90 books written by women
7 – 3 of my books per month

A Ahmad ibn Fadlan
B Basavanna
C Christopher Reid
D Derek Mahon
E Eugene Ionesco
F Fleur Adcock
G Gianni Rodari
H Hiromi Tsuchida
I Irvin D. Yalom
J Jaime Bayly
K Katarina Bivald
L Louise Reilly Sacco
M Mircea Eliade
N Naomi Campbell
O Oscar Wilde
P Penelope Shuttle
Q Qudama ibn Jafar
R Robert M. Pirsig
S Sylvia Plath
T Terry Pratchett
U Victoria Urbano
V Idea Vilarino
W William Shakespeare
X Xinran
Y Sonja Yelich
Z Zuhri



1- Gianni Rodari Tales Told by a Machine (Novelle Fatte a Macchina Italy – 8
2- Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons Objects Food Rooms US 4
3- Ada Leverson, Oscar Wilde and Robert Ross Letters to the Sphinx by Oscar Wilde Ireland 4
4- Sylvia Plath Ariel US 6
5- William Shakespeare Hamlet UK 7

6- Herb Ritts et al. Vogue the Covers

7- Naomi Campbell Naomi UK 7

8- Joël Dicker The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert) Switzerland 7

9- Basavanna, Devara Dasimayya, Mahadeviyakka, Allama Prabhu Speaking of Shiva India 8

10- Mircea Eliade Mystic Stories The Sacred and the Profane (Domnisoara Christina; Secretul doctorului Hungberger; La tiganci; Tinerete fara batrinete) Romania 8

11- Hiromi Tsuchida 土田ヒロミHiroshima (広島市) Japan 8

12 – L. S. Hilton Maestra UK 7

13 Jaime Bayly El escritor sale a matar Peru 8

14 May Byron, Unknown, Sam Walter Ross English Poetry UK 5

15 Jean-Dominique Bauby The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly (Scaphandre et le papillon) Fr 6

16 Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali (Naivédya, Khyá & Gitánjali) India 9

17 Mike Rosenthal Twitter: the Comic (the Book) US 5

18 Irvin D. Yalom Staring at the Sun - Overcoming the Terror of Death US 10

19 Fleur Adcock, Seamus Heaney, Carol Rumens, Christopher Reid, Craig Raine, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, Hugo Williams, Penelope Shuttle, Andrew Motion, David Sweetman Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand 8

20 Michaela Morgan, Jennifer Curry, Paddy Hughes, Lucinda Jacob, Mandy Coe, Brian Moses, Joseph Coelho, Chrissie Gissins, Michael Kavanagh, Anonymous, Patricia Leighton, etc .Read Me at School UK 9

21- J. R. Ashley Towards the Horizon UK 7

22 Anna Bauer Backstage Germany 6

23 Samuel Beckett Collected Shorter Plays Ireland 8


24 Miguel D'Ors, Andrés Trapiello, Ana Rossetti Poesía espaÑola Volumen 10 Spain 8

25 Eugène Ionesco Rhinoceros (Rhinocéros) Romania 8

26 Robert M. Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquire into Values US 8

27 Jorge Luis Borges El hacedor Argentina 7

28 Terry Pratchett The Free Wee Men UK 10

29 Linda Manassee Buell Overcome Panic and Anxiety Disorder US 8

30 B. S. Johnson Travelling People UK 5

31 Richmal Compton Just William's Luck UK 7

32 José Mauro de Vasconcelos Meu pé delaranja-lima Brazil 10

33 Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Abu Hamid al-Andalusi, Qudama ibn Jafar, Marco Polo, Zuhri, Mas'udi, Miskawayh, Ishtakhri, Ibn Rusta, Ibn Hayyan, Muqaddasi, Ibn Hawqal, Ibn Rusta, Ibrahim ibn Ya'qub, Ibn al-Faqin, Ibn Hawqal, Marwazi, Qazqini, Ibn Battuta, Biruni Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness Iraq, Italy 8

34 William Shakespeare Sonnets UK 8

35 James Herriot Vet in a Spin UK 6

36 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz) Austria 5

37 Louise Reilly Sacco & Michael Frank The Museum of Bad Art: Masterwork US 8

38 Christopher Reid A Scattering UK 10

39 Society of Nigerian Arts Contemporary Nigerian Art Nigeria 5

40 Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood UK 8


41 Carol Ann Duffy Feminine Gospels UK 7

42 John Luther Novak eXistenZ US - 7

43 Austin Wright Tony & Susan US - 6

44 Patience Agbabi Telling Tales UK - 6

45 Maya Angelou Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie US - 9

46 Catullus The Shorter Poems (Cui dono lepidum novum libellus arida modo pumice expolitum?) Rome 9

47 Idea Vilariño, Nicanor Parra, Octavio Paz, Rubén Darío, Gabriela Mistral, Leopoldo Lugones, Rafael Cadenas, Andrés Bello, Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Jorge Luis Borges, Vicente Huidobro The Penguin Book of Latin American Verse Cuba, Brazil, Argentina... 9

48 James Rebanks The Shepherd's Life UK 8

49 Jaime Bayly El misterio de Alma Rossi (Morirás mañana 2) Peru – 5

50 Tracy Chevalier Remarkable Creatures UK – 5

51 Claire Kendal The Book of You UK - 10

52 Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus UK – 10

53 Richard Mosse Infra Ireland - 7

54 Guy Bourdin Guy Bourdin France 6

55 Irvin D. Yalom When Nietzsche Wept US - 10

56 S. E. Hinton The Outsiders US -7

57 bob cobbing shrieks & hisses UK - 7

58 Bridget Riley Complete Prints UK 6


59 Michael Punke The Revenant US 6

60 Greg Bear Hull Zero Three US 5

61 Pamela MacKellar The Accidental Librarian US 6

62 George Szirtes, John Agard, Jane Draycott, Fleur Adcock, Daljit Nagra, Michael Rosen London Poems of the Underground New Zealand 8

63 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as The Master Chef (Snoopy Features as the Dog-Dish Gourmet) US 7

64 Guru Rimpoche & Karma Lingpa The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Karma-glin-pa) Tibet, China – 7

65 D. H. Lawrence Some poems UK - 4

66 Grace Nichols, Satoshi Kitamura, John Agard Tiger Dead! Tiger Dead! Guyana, 5

67 Terry Pratchett A Hat Full of Sky UK - 7

68 Lillian Allen Selected Poems of Lillian Allen (Women Do This Every Day) Jamaica & Canada - 8

69 Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Tharathustra: A Book for All and None (Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen) Germany 9

70 Nigel Cawthorne Images of the Cat UK - 7

71 Leopoldo María Panero Aviso a los civilizados Sp 6

72 Juan Ramón Jiménez La realidad invisible Sp 8

73 Sol Yurick The Warriors US 4

74 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Features as Master of the Fairways US 5

75 Ben Aaronovitch Rivers of London UK 8

76 Maggie Gee Virginia Wolf in Manhattan UK 5

77 Lassiter Wren Master Strokes of Crime Fiction US 6

78 Pablo Neruda & César Vallejo Selected Poems (20 poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, Residencia en la tierra, Tercera residencia, Los heraldos negros, Melancolía en las familias) Chile & Peru 7

79 Therese Anne Fowler Z (Z a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald) US 8

80 Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway's Party UK 7


81 León Felipe ¡Oh, este viejo y roto violín! Sp 9

82 Lewis Sinclair It Can't Happen Here US 6

83 Danny Sugerman Wonderland Avenue US 10

84 Georges Simenon The Friend of Madame Maigret (L'amie de Madame Maigret) Fr 5

85 Wyslowa Szymborska, Charles Simic, Walter de la Mare, Elma Mitchell, Edna St Vincent Millay, Philip Larkin, Walt Whitman, Sherman Alexie, U. A. Fanthorpe, Ezra Pound and more Train Songs Ireland, Poland, UK, US... 8

86 Christopher Priest The Islanders UK 9

87紫 式部 (Murasaki Shikibu) The Tale of Genji Volume I (Genji monogatari 源氏物語)
Japan 7

88 Blánaid Salkeld A Dubliner Ireland 6

89 Alain Lemiére Japanese Art Fr 7

90 Mark Acito How I Paid for College US 6

91 Louis Armstrong Satchmo. My Life in New Orleans US9

92 I. L. Peretz, Muriel Spark, Dan Jacobson, Amos Oz, Cynthia Ozick, Isaac Babel, Emanuel Litvinoff, Bernard Malamud <> Jewish Short Stories (The Golem, The Zulu and the Zeide, Man in the Drawer, Fanya, A Friend of Kafka) Poland, US, UK, Israel and more 9

93 Ray Loriga Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo Sp 7

94 Janetta Lyne The Watercress Woman and Other Poems

95 Leonora Carrington Leche del sueño Mexico 8

96 José Ramón Jiménez Eternidades Sp 9

97 Benjamin Wood The Bellwether Revivals UK 9

98 Christopher Priest The Affirmation UK 7

99 Terry Pratchett Wintersmith UK 5

100 Ray Bradbury I Live by the Invisible UK 4

101 Gillian Slovo Red Dust UK 8

102 Charles Bukowski Post Office UK 9


103M. L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans Australia 7

104 Bookgirling Moments 100 Voicemails US 5

105 Sue Miller The Distinguished Guest UK 8

106 Robert Creely the companyUK 5

107 Stephen Hawking Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays UK – 8

108 Sarah Winman When God Was a Rabbit UK 7

109 Obayd-e Zakani, Hafez & Jahan Malek Khatun Faces of Love - Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz Iran / Persia 10

110紫 式部 Murasaki Shikibu (藤原 香子?) Tale of Genji Vol 1源氏物語? Genji monogatari) Japan 8

111 Alfred Bester The Stars My Destination US 8

112 Laurent Binet HHhH (HHhH) France 10

113 Rachel Joyce The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry UK 8

114 Juan Ramón Jiménez Luz de la atención Sp 9

115 Colin Wilson The Space Vampires UK 7

116 Richmal Crompton Just William UK 6

117 Marilyn Monroe Fragments – Poems, intimate notes, letters US 7

118 Philip K. Dick Ubik US 6


119 Sarah Perry The Essex Serpent UK 6

120 Martin Millar The Good Fairies of New York US 7

121 Katarina Bivald The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Sweden

122 Friedrich
Nietzsche Aphorisms on Love and Hate Germany 3

123 Ray Robinson Electricity UK 7

124 Augusto Monterroso Obras completas y otros cuentos Chile 9

125 Sonja Yelich Clung New Zealand 5

126 Arthur Rimbaud, C. P. Cavafy, Marianne Moore, Stevie Smith, Adrian Mitchell, e e cummings, Alfred Tennyson, Jacques Prévert, W. H. Auden, Anonymous, Alexander Pope, George Gordon Lord Byron, Roy Campbell,William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Allen Ginsberg, T. S. Eliot The Penguin Book of Unrespectable Verse France, Greece 5

127 Alfred Bester The Demolished Man US 9

128 Sylvia Plath Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Tales US 7

129 Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney, Illustrator The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

130 Sonja A. Skarstedt Beautiful Chaos Canada 5

131 Erle Stanley Gardner The Case of the Terrified Typist US 5

132 Traditional Anansi, the Spider Man
Anansi (Retold by Philip Sherlock & Illustrations by Marcia Brown)
Jamaica 8

133 John Christopher The Death of Grass UK 6

134 Emma Cline The Girls US 7

135 Diane Mott Davidson The Main Corpse US 4

136 Andrea Camilleri The Dance of the Seagull (La Danza de Gabbiano) Italy 8

137 Irvin D. Yalom Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Physiotherapy US 7

138 Georgina Cisneros My Wicked, Wicked Ways US 6

139 Marion Zimmer Bradley Centaurus Changeling US 4

140 Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark Australia 6

141 Garry Jenkins & James Bowen The World According to Bob UK 7

142 Don DeLillo White Noise US 8

143 Edward Bryant Cinnabar US 6

144 Donald Rumbelow The Complete Jack the Ripper UK 8

145 Tishani Doshi, Mimi Khalvati, Robert Crawford, Grace Nichols, Fleur Adcock, Sujata Bhatt, Moniza Ali, Patience Agbabi, Kit Wright Jubilee Lines 60 Poets 60 Years New Zealand 7

146 Victoria Urbano Y era otra vez hoy Costa Rica 4

147 Benjamin Wood The Ecliptic Uk 8

148Tom Bissell & Greg Sestero The Disaster Artist - My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made US 9

149 Fredrik Backman A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) Sweden 8

150 John G. Jones, Kathleen Lutz, George Lutz & Paul Kimatian The Amityville Horror Part 2 US 7

151 George Simenon Maigret's Revolver (Le Revolver de Maigret) Fr 7

152 Nellie McClung & Marilyn Monroe My Sex Is Ice Cream – The Marilyn Monroe Poems Canada 5

153 Anouk Markovits I Am Forbidden UK 5

154 Xinran (薛欣然) Miss Chopsticks China 8

155 Stephen Resello Alfred Hitchcock & the Making of Psycho US 9

156 Bill Bryson The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid US 9

157 Ebenezer Calender Songs by Ebenezer Calender (Du You Du Lef Mi Yon, Si Me No Mo, Dont Lay May Lovin Bebi, Yu Kuk Jolof Res, Dobul Dekar Bus) Sierra Leona 5

158 Albert W. Kayper-Mensah Sanfoka (Adinka Poems) Ghana 7

159 Bret Easton Ellis The Rules of Attraction US 8

160 Richard Dawkins The God Delusion UK 7

161Mark Davey Hanford Tropical Poems from Ghana Ghana 7

162 Roddy Doyle Paula Spencer Ireland 9


163 David Grossman A Horse Walks into a Bar (סוס אחד נכנס לבר‎‎)Israel 6

164 Mpho Ramaano Talks with the Sun South Africa 5

165 Nicolás Guillén El diario que a diario Cuba 4

166 Derek Telling Skywords UK 6

167 John G. Jones Amityville Horror 3 Australia 5

168 Susan Stronge Indian Architecture Designs UK 7

169 Jasmine Taylor Silk Guyana 5

170 Laurie Graham Life According to Lubka UK 9

171 Dan Simmons Hyperion US 8

172 Marie Gallagher, Lorraine Cave, Morag Edward, Anne Youngson, Mary Cookson, Una Corbett, Ken Elkes, Lockie Hunter Imagine Coal and More Micro-Fiction Ireland 8

173 Terry Pratchett Pyramids The Book of Going Forward UK 6

174 Kim Thúy Ru (Ru) Vietnam 10

175 Ana Becciu La visita y otros libros Argentina 8

176 Eugene O'Neill Long Day's Journey into Night US 8

177 村上 春樹 (Haruki Murakami) After Dark (アフターダークAfutā Dāku) Japan 8

178 R. J. Gadney The Woman in Silk UK 4

179 Stephen Lawhead Empyrion UK 5


180 Théophile Gautier, Mamie Dickens, Saki, Anne Bronte, Jean de la Fontaine, Jerome K. Jerome, Benjamin Franklin, W. H. Hudson, Lewis Carroll, Anna Seward, Edward Lear, Oscar Wilde, Mrs Humphrey Ward, Aesop Cats Fr, Ireland, UK, Germany 7

181 Gillian Slovo Ice Road UK 7

182 Rocío Qespi, Irma del Águila, Walter Lingán, Lenin Solano, Rodolfo Ybarra, Rocío Silva Santisteban, Cecilia Podestá, Aurora Seldon, Karl Oharak, Sophie Canal, Fernando Sarmineto, Alberto Schroth, Jorge Montaya, Cecilia Valdivia, Julia Wong, Gabriel Rimachi Sialer Ultraviolentos Peru 8

183 Patti Smith Just Kids US 9

184 Sjón Moonstone. The Boy Who Never Was (Drengurinn sem aldrei var til) Iceland 7

185 Graham Norton Holding Ireland 8

186 Ronald Firbank Vainglory UK 4

187 Greg Bear Blood Music US 5

188 Alan Gibbons & Andrew Midgley City of Fire UK 5

189 Juan Ramón Jiménez Las hojas verdes & Baladas de primavera Sp 6

190 Lauren Oliver Delirium US 4

191 Bernardine Evaristo The Emperor's Babe UK 9

192 Julio Cortázar Historias de cronopios y de famas Argentina 10

193 Charles M. Schulz Snoopy Freewheelin' US 7

194 Milagros Socorro & María Carrasquel Rivas Catia 3 voces Venezuela 5

195 Steve Niles, Adam Jones, Tom Mandrake, Chris Carter The X-Files / 30 Days of Night US 7

196 Edward Albee The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Notes Toward a Definition of Tragedy) US 10

197 Anna Andreevna Akhmatova Poems of Akhmatova Russia 9

198 J. L. Carr A Month in the Country UK 5

199 Ana Castillo My Father Was a Toltec US 10

200 Eimear McBride A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing Ireland 7

201 Fredrik Backman My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (Min mormor hälsar och säger förlåt) Sweden 8

202 James Blish A Life for the Stars (Cities in Flight 2) US 7

203 William Blades The Enemies of Books UK 6

204 William Blake The Drawings of the First Book of Urizen UK 6


205 Jo Nesbø The Snowman (Snømannen) Norway 7

206 George & Weedon Grossmith The Diary of a Nobody UK 8

207 Miladis Hernández Acosta Diario de una paria Cuba 7

208Vanessa Wells, Jaroslaw Zielinski, Caroline Parkinson, Malcy Duffy, Tom Wash, DaveThomson, Lawrence Elwick, Nelson Evergreen New British Comic Poland, 6

209 Bruno Gazzotti & Fabien Vehlmann Alone 1- The Vanishing (Seuls) France 8

210 Vonda McIntyre Dreamsnake US 5

211 Chris Stewart The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society UK 8

212 J. Montgomery Hyde (ed.) The Trials of Oscar Wilde UK 8

213 Juan Ramón Jiménez Diario de poeta y mar (Diario de un poeta recién casado) Sp 10

214 Tove Jansson A Winter Book: Selected Stories Finland 8

215 Paolo Bacigalupi The Windup Girl US 10

216 三島 由紀夫 Mishima Yukio Spring Snow (春の雪 Haru no Yuki) Japan 6

217 Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovitch US 8

218 Gordon Stanley City of Contrasts US 7

219 Laline Paull The Bees UK 10

220 John Cheever The Swimmer US 7

221 Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen The Science of Discworld II The Globe UK 5

222 Guy Debord Society of the Spectacle (La Société du Spectacle (Trans: Donald Nicholson-Smith) Fr 7

223 Silvina Ocampo, Edwin Broster, Lal Behari Day, Cicerón, Ibn Abd Rabbih, Max Jacob,Richard Wilhelm, José Zorrilla,G. K. Chesterton, Louis Prolat, Ahmed el Qalyubi, Adrienne Bordenaue, Delia Ingenieros, Jorge Luis Borges Cuentos breves y extraordinarios. Antología (La modification du Passé ou la soule base de la Tradition: Addenda to a History of Freethinking...) Argentina 8

224 Juan Luis Panero Galería de fantasmas Sp 7

225 Hugo Cerezo Dardón Cuentos de sillas y camas Guatemala 9

226 Carolyn Trant (Woodcuts) & James Simpson The Untenanted Room UK 7

227 Eliot Weinberger The Wall, the City and the World Germany 8

228 Ernest Hemingway To Have and Have Not US 8

229 Ben Aaronovitch Moon over Soho US 8

230 Rubén Darío Selected Writings (Azul) Nicaragua 7

231 Charles Addams The Addams Family US 8


232 Wislawa Szymborska Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts: Selected Poems (Welka liczba) Poland 7

233 Mario Vargas Llosa Los cuentos de la peste Peru 8

234 Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air US 7

235 Liz Hannah & Steve Lockett My Friend Sam UK 8

236 Roddy Doyle Two More Pints Ireland 8

237 Lisa St Aubin de Terán Off the Rails Memoirs of a Train Addict

238 Louis Aragon The Red Front (Front rouge) France

239 Steven T. Seagle, Ron Randall, Jimmy Palmiotti, Peter Gross, Lee Loughridge, Jared K. Fletcher Constantine the Movie US 7

240 Seamus Heaney Death of a Naturalist Ireland 8

241 Dave Eggers The Circle US 9

242 A. R. Torre The Girl in 6E US 6

243 Richmal Crompton William the Film Star (William and the Evacuees) UK 7

244 Desconocido The Voynich Manuscript Northern Italy or Germany 8

245 Mary & John Gribbin Time Travel for Beginners US 8

246 Si'ahl (Chief Seattle) & Susan Jeffers Brother Eagle, Sister Sky US 8

247 Agnieszka Studzinska Snow Calling Poland 8

248 Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It UK 9

249 José Eustasio Rivera
La vorágine
Colombia 5


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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