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Easier to scrap together if you have a Goodreads account. My aim was to read wide ranging well respected books and specific topics that interest me (science/feminist based for example) and films I have enjoyed which came from books. Here's what I managed in 2013:


Is There A God - Bertrand Russell

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Lying - Sam Harris

Letters To A Young Contrarian - Christopher Hitchens

Mortality - Christopher Hitchens

The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

The Origin Of Species - Charles Darwin

Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen

Discordia - Laurie Penny & Molly Crabapple

The Penal Colony - Franz Kafka

Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

Guns - Stephen King

Politics And The English Language - George Orwell

Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients - Ben Goldacre

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism - Laurie Penny

The Burden Of Scepticism - Carl Sagan

Lord Of The Flies - William Golding

Homage To Catalonia - George Orwell

Planet Of The Apes - Pierre Boulle

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda - Noam Chomsky

Secrets, Lies and Democracy - Noam Chomsky

Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

What Uncle Sam Really Wants - Noam Chomsky

The Prosperous Few & The Restless Many - Noam Chomsky

The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart

Out Of Your Mind - Alan Watts

The French Revolution: A Short History - R.M.Johnston

Terra Incognita - Vladimir Nabokov

Drugs: Without The Hot Air - Prof. David Nutt

Beyond Good & Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche

The Perks of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The Man Who Fell To Earth - Walter Tevis

Big Sur - Jack Kerouac

Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche

Lady Windermere's Fan - Oscar Wilde

The Shining - Stephen King

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

On Writing - Stephen King

How I Escaped My Certain Fate: The Life & Deaths of a Standup Comedian - Stewart Lee

The House Of The Dead - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Autobiography - Morrissey

The Machine Stops - E.M Forster

Why I Write - George Orwell

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

Misery - Stephen King

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet - Laurie Penny

The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dr Jeckyl & Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Death Of A Salesman - Arthur Miller

The 39 Steps - John Buchan

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness - Richard H. Thaler






Goodreads also tells me that this was 11,778 pages, over 56 books (about 210 pages per book and 32 pages per day).

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I read a few but not many more books this year.


Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution - Laurie Penny

Cities of the Ancient World - Steven L. Tuck

Understanding Cultural & Human Geography - Paul Robbins

For Whom The Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

Revolution - Russell Brand

Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose

Women of The Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism - Kira Cochrane

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity - Nicholas D. Kristof

All The Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism - Kira Cochrane

The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It - Owen Jones

Interventions - Noam Chomsky

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

The Hanging - George Orwell

Psycho - Robert Bloch

Empire Of The Sun - JG Ballard

The Lady With The Toy Dog - Anton Chekhov

Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet

Standup Comic - Woody Allen

The Beauties - Anton Chekhov

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science - Norman Doidge

The Clinton Vision: Old Wine, New Bottles - Noam Chomsky

Side Effects - Woody Allen

The Silence of The Lambs - Thomas Harris

Borders: A Very Short Introduction - Alaexander Diener

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser

Primates & Philosophers: How Morals Evolved - Frans De Waal

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

Red Dragon - Thomas Harris

A History of Modern Britain - Andrew Marr

Germs, Genes & Civilisations: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today - David P Clark

A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

Penny Red: Notes From The New Age of Dissent - Laurie Penny

Feral: Rewilding The Land, The Sea & Human Life - George Monbiot

Talking Heads - Alan Bennett

Epigenetics: How Environments Shape Our Genes - Richard C Francis

On Anarchism - Noam Chomsky

The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoevsky

What Should We Be Worried About? The Hidden Threats Nobody is Talking About - John Brockman

Crome Yellow - Aldous Huxley

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest For Global Dominance - Noam Chomsky

An American Addiction - Noam Chomsky

The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus

9-11 - Noam Chomsky

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Monday Or Tuesday - Virginia Woolf

What We Say Goes: Conversations on US Power in a Changing World - Noam Chomsky

Experience & Education - John Dewey

Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies - Noam Chomsky

Case Studies in Hypocrisy: US Human Rights Policy - Noam Chomsky

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

Deliverance - James Dickey

The Emerging Framework of World Power - Noam Chomsky

For A Free Humanity: For Anarchy - Noam Chomsky

The New War Against Terror - Noam Chomsky

Propaganda & Control of the Public Mind - Noam Chomsky

Class War - Noam Chomsky

Coming Up For Air - George Orwell

A Room With A View - E M Forster

Transparent Things - Vladimir Nabokov

Too Loud A Solitude - Bohumil Hrabal

Hard Times - Charles Dickens

Blindness - Jose Saramago






Currently reading On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti and hope to have that done by the start of next week.

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Last year I mostly kept reading steampunk, regional authors, young authors and literary tales which are less known works of great authors, I still read philosophic, classic and gothic horror.


Oh hi Ari :D


Well, mostly boring textbooks :lol: which now I'm kinda miss school.

I started reading motivational books since last year.. Dont prefer to read thicker books though, they put me into sleep.

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