Let’s attempt to List Every Book You’ve EVER Read

I think it would be cool to have a thread where we list books we’ve read, and as we remember them we can come back and edit our list. We can also help each other figure out the names of books if we just remember the story, and use each others list to help remember. Anyways I’m going to start my own list, I’m sure it will take a while to remember most of them. If you participate you should keep your list in one post, and use other posts for discussion and such.
Unsorted Brainstorming

Apology by Plato
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Into The Wild
The Prince
Euthyphro Dialogue by Plato
The Art of War
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger

The Pigman
The Call of Cthulhu(Short Story)
Flowers for Algernon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Fight Club
The Outsiders
Farenheit 451
Bridge to Terabitha
Number the Stars
Maniac Magee
Walk Two Moons
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Scarlet Letter
The Great Gastby
Billy Budd
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Red Badge of Courage
The Odyssey
Band of Brothers
Catcher In the Rye
DaVinci Code
Angels and Demons
Lord of the Flies
The Great Gatsby
Johnny Tremain

Slaughterhouse 5

Starship Troopers

Rohld Dahl
Fantasic Mr. Fox
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
The Twits
The Collected Short Stories of Rohld Dahl

George Orwell
Animal Farm

Michael Crichton
Andromeda Strain
Jurassic Park
The Lost World
Rising Sun

John Grisham
Runaway Jury
The Firm
The Testament
The RainMaker
The Partner
The Street Lawyer
(I think some others but it was so long ago I cant be sure on them, and his books all blend together. )

Tom Clancy
Rainbow Six
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger

Orson Scott Card
Enders Game
Speaker for the Dead
Children of the Mind
Ender’s Shadow
Shaddow Puppets

C S Lewis
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and his Boy
The Magicians Nephew
The Last Battle

J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillian

Frank Herbert
Dune Messiah

Dr. Seuss

Oh the Places You’ll Go
Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
Horton Heres a Who
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

RL Stein
Assorted(to be filled in later)

Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time
The Universe in a Nutshell

Shell Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Giving Tree
The Light in the Attic
This isnt going to go well if no one else participates, I was counting on it to remember what I’ve read.
Animal Farm
Grapes of wrath
The chosen
The great gatsby
Heart of darkness
Catcher in the rye
Hot zone
To kill a mockingbird
The secret garden
harry potters
all James Paterson novels
The Economic Hitman
Running with scissors
all the ronald dhal books
the odyssey
the tempest
the invisible man
lord of the flys
little woman
i know i am missing alot but thats the most i can remember

Thanks! You helped me remember a bunch, this is what this thread is for.
you never read any borrowers, or dr seuss or winnie the pooh or rl stine or magic school bus or etc etc?

I know I’ve read more than a thousand books – hell I read two this week:

Middlesex – Eugenides
Everything Changes -Tropper

both page turners

good luck with the list!

you never read any borrowers, or dr seuss or winnie the pooh or rl stine or magic school bus or etc etc?

I know I’ve read more than a thousand books – hell I read two this week:

Middlesex – Eugenides
Everything Changes -Tropper

both page turners

good luck with the list!

Hah, yes. My list so far is just what I think of off the top of my head, it is hard to come up with everything on the fly. As for RL Stine and goosebumps, it will be pretty difficult for me to remember which I have read and which I havent, there are so many. In fact It will be near impossible to get every childrens book I ever read, perhaps sometime I’ll get to that.

and thanks for helping me remember a few more!
Wow, I cant even imagine trying to list all of the books I’ve read
Awesome idea though
Dang, just got alot off of the Newberry Medal winners list.

Good luck its hard, im just adding them as I think of them, maybe 1 every couple days.
This could be difficult. Ill try and do a list later, I’ll probably just cheat and look at my bookshelves.

Thats definitely not cheating!
Alright….first brainstorm…



A Man in Full

Walking With the Wind – John Lewis

Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park
Rising Sun
The Lost World
The Terminal Man

Harry Potter books

Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger
The Sum of All Fears

Stephen King

The Dark Half
The Eyes of the Dragon
Needful Things
Pet Sematary
The Shining
The Tommyknockers
The Running Man
Bachman Books


Farenheit 451
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


Bleak House
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Oliver Twist

H.G. Wells

Invisible Man
The Time Machine


The Hobbit
Book 1 of Lord of the Rings (that was all… )

Plato’s Republic


The Trial
The Metamorphosis

William Manchester

The Last Lion (two volume Churchill biography)

Orson Scott Card

Enders Game
Speaker for the Dead
1/2 of Children of the Mind
Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman

Jim Butcher

Storm Front
Fool Moon
Grave Peril
Summer Knight

David Feintuch

Midshipman’s Hope
Challenger’s Hope
Prisoner’s Hope
Fisherman’s Hope
Voices of Hope

Pat Conroy

The Water is Wide
The Great Santini
The Lords of Discipline
Beach Music

John Irving

The World According to Garp
The Cider House Rules
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Fourth Hand

Lois McMaster Bujold

The Warrior’s Apprentice
Shards of Honor
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance

Ken Follett

The Modigliani Scandal
Eye of the Needle
The Key to Rebecca
The Man from St. Petersburg
The Pillars of the Earth
Night Over Water
A Dangerous Fortune
A Place Called Freedom
The Third Twin
The Hammer of Eden
Code to Zero
Hornet Flight

[children’s chapter books]

Goosebumps (1-45)
Goosebumps CYOA (1-6)
The Boxcar Children (at least up til the first 40 which ones)
Animorphs (at least the first 20)
Boy – Tales of Childhood
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Magic Finger
Fantastic Mr Fox
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
The Enormous Crocodile
The Twits
George’s Marvelous Medicine
The Witches
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Esio Trot
Number the Stars
From the Mixed Up Files of …..
The View from Saturday
Maniac Magee
A Wrinkle in Time
Johnny Tremain
Where the Red Fern Grows
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Harriet the Spy
The Egypt Game
Freckle Juice
The Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter (god i can’t fucking wait for number 7)
The Outsiders
Artemis Fowl (first two)
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Giving Tree
The Light in the Attic

[novels and such]
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
A Tale of Two Cities
Crime and Punishment
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings (fellowship and two towers)
The Hobbit
The Great Gatsby
Battle Royale
Of Mice and Men
The Shipping News
A Clockwork Orange
Brave New World
Billy Budd
To Kill a Mockingbird
Flowers for Algernon
A Separate Peace
Fahrenheit 451
Catcher in the Rye
Red Badge of CourageCatch-22
Closing Time
Huck Finn
Slaughterhouse Five
Player Piano
Cat’s Cradle
Hocus Pocus
God Bless You, Eliot Rosewater
Breakfast of Champions
Mother Night
Deadeye Dick
The Sirens of Titan
Fight Club
Invisible Monsters
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Romeo and Juliet
Waiting for Godot
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Welcome to the Monkey House
God Bless You, Dr Kevorkian
Diary of Anne Frank

[various thrillers and such]
Angels and Demons
Da Vinci Code
Deception Point
Digital Fortress
# A Time to Kill
# The Firm
# The Pelican Brief
# The Client
# The Chamber
# The Rainmaker
# The Runaway Jury
# The Partner
# The Street Lawyer
# The Testament
# The Brethren
# A Painted House
# The Summons
# The King of Torts
# The Last Juror

LIES and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
Nothing’s Sacred
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot
Why Not Me?
Look at My Striped Shirt!
The Alphabet of Manliness
Time Flies
Love and Marriage
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Mere Christianity
the Bible (i’m sure i may have skipped a book or two, but mostly all of it)
Calvin & Hobbes (all of em)
Get Fuzzy (everything published in collections)
Foxtrot (everything published in collections)
The Far Side (all of em)
Citizen Dog (all of em)
Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons
Abolition of Man
Mission Possible
Downsize This!
Dude, Where’s My Country?
Angry White Men
America (the Book)
Anne Frank Remembered

[bullshit scifi]

[shit i will never remember]
-i read a bunch of history books on world war 2. i remember reading 30 seconds over tokyo, and battle of britain, but other than that they all kind of blur together.
-random biographies/autobiographies of stupid people
Just looking back at what I’ve already posted (probably 1/5th of everything I’ve read) I really want to shoot myself in the face considering I bought EVERY ONE OF THOSE BOOKS….
Brought it down to one list….I can’t follow instructions….

Oh shit. I forgot the entire Ender saga in my list, damn. Those were some of my favorites too. fuck my memory.

You must have quite a library. I pretty much never buy books unless they hold some special significance to me or I get them for gifts.

I’ve lost, tossed or traded-in quite a few….really don’t even have that many anymore.
wow, working on that list was pretty hard. still have more to add too.
wayyyy too many to remember. In the past couple years, here is what I can remember:

Fahrenheit 451
The Stranger
Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Catcher in the Rye
Speaker for the Dead
The Giver
The Golden Compass
Walden/Civil Disobedience
Cold Zero
Making the Corps
Masters of Chaos
The Lucifer Principle
Cat’s Cradle
On Killing
Practical Ethics: Peter Singer
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness in Plain English
Dharma Bums
On the Road
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
The Moviegoer
A Clockwork Orange

reading Siddhartha right now

I’d like to eventually read every book that is considered in the top 100 novels of all time.
the alchemist
the little prince

all quiet on the western front
the pilgrimage
nine stories
the catcher in the rye
the lord of the flies
ordinary people
inherit the wind
death of a salesman

pretty much everything they tell you to read in class, but i haven’t really read page for page for some of them because i was too lazy, so i used sparknotes instead
these are mostly since ’04, started keeping the list in mid-’05, incomplete

General Nonfiction

* My Losing Season, by Pat Conroy
* The Book of Pirates, by Howard Pyle
* A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking – at least 3 editions.
* See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism, by Robert Baer
* Peace Kills, by P.J. O’Rourke
* Pointing From The Grave: A True Story Of Murder And Dna, by Samantha Weinberg
* Men In Black, by Mark R. Levin
* Running With the Bulls; my years with the Hemingways, by Valerie Hemingway
* Unfit for Command, by John E. O’Neill and Jerome R. Corsi
* Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
* His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph Ellis
* The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris
* 1776 by David McCullough
* SHRUB: The Short but Happy Polticial Life of Gorge W. Bush, by Molly Ivins w/ Lou Dubose
* Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders, by Tom A. Coburn M.D. w/ John Hart
* The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene
* The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene
* On The Shoulders of Giants, compiled and edited by Steven Hawking (contains works by Copernicus, Galleleo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein)
* The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, by Simon Winchester
* American Soldier, General Tommy Franks
* The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Joe Mantegna, and Ralph D. Sawyer
* God’s Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe, by Amir D. Aczel
* Entanglement: the Greatest Mystery in Physics, by Amir D. Aczel
* Biography: Admiral Bull Halsey – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Chester Nimitz – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Dwight D. Eisenhower – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Erwin Rommel – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: General Douglas MacArthur – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: General Omar Bradley – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: General Patton – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: George C. Marshal – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Hap Arnold – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Jimmy Doolittle – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Patrick Henry – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Paul Revere – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Biography: Tokyo Rose – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)
* Lincoln’s Letters: The Private Man and the Warrior – A&E Television Networks (recorded broadcast)

o Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
o Sharing Good Times by Jimmy Carter
Classic Fiction
o One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
o Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
o A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
o Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens
o Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
o The Olde Curriosity Shoppe, by Charles Dickens
o Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens
o Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
o Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
o The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
o Alice in Wonderland (or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), by Lewis Carroll
o Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
o Watership Down, by Richard Adams
o Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
o Collected Stories and Poem, by Edgar Allen Poe
o Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
o Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
o The Iliad, by Homer
o The Odyssey, by Homer
o Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
o The Longest Journey, by E.M. Forster
o The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
o The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
o Candide, Francois Voltaire
o The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
o The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
o Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
o Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians, by Mark Twain and Lee Nelson
o A Connecticut Yankee in King Arther’s Court, by Mark Twain
o Classic Russian Short Stories, by Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and more
General and/or Historical Fiction
o Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian
o Post Captain, by Patrick O’Brian
o The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
o 1812 (The American Story), by David Nevin
o The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
o High Hunt, by David Eddings
o The Losers, by David Eddings
o The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy
o The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy
o 1984, by George Orwell
o The William Faulkner Audio Collection, by William Faulkner
o Angels and Deamons, by Dan Brown
Religious (Discussion and Nonfiction/Fiction)
o The Chronicles of Nania, by Clive Staples Lewis
+ The Magicians Nephew
+ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
+ The Horse And His Boy
+ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
+ Prince Caspian
+ The Silver Chair
+ The Last Battle
o The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis
o The Space Trilogy, by C. S. Lewis
+ Out Of The Silent Planet
+ Perelandra
+ That Hideous Strength
o Mere Christianity — by C. S. Lewis
o The Left Behind series, by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
+ Left Behind
+ Tribulation Force
+ Nicolae
+ Soul Harvest
+ Apollyon
+ Assassins
+ The Indwelling (I never made it past here because I just got disgusted with the books.)
o This Present Darkness, Frank Peretti
o Piercing the Darkness, Frank Peretti
o Why I Believe — by D. James Kennedy
o Turmoil in the Toy Box I — by Phil Phillips
o Turmoil in the Toy Box II — by Phil Phillips
o The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
o Life, The Universe, and Everything, by Douglas Adams
Science Fiction
o Stranger In A Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
o The Ender Wiggins Saga, by Orison Scott Card
+ Speaker for the Dead
+ Xenocide
+ Children of the Mind
o The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven
o Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven
o The Gripping Hand, by Larry Niven
o Ringworld, by Larry Niven
o Ringworld’s Throne, by Larry Niven
o Ringworld’s Children, by Larry nivven
o 2001 A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clark
o Garden of Rama, by Arthur C. Clark
o Rama II, by Arthur C. Clark
o Rama Revealed, by Arthur C. Clark
o Rendevous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clark
o Arthur C. Clark’s Venus Prime, by Paul Preuss
+ Venus Prime 1
+ Venus Prime 2
+ Venus Prime 3
+ Venus Prime 4
+ Venus Prime 5
+ Venus Prime 6
o The Norby Chronicles, by Isaac Asimov
o The Foundation series, by Isaac Asimov
+ Foundation
+ Foundation And Empire
+ Second Foundation
+ Foundations Edge
+ Foundation And Earth
+ (There are two more books on this line I have never read: Prelude to Foundation and Forward Foundation. The books started to bore me so I have stopped reading them.)
o The Ship Who Sang, by Anne McCaffrey
o The City Who Fought, by Anne McCaffrey
o The Ship Who Searched, by Anne McCaffrey
o Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
o Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
o Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
o The Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson
+ Quicksilver
+ The Confusion (haven’t quite finished this)
+ The System of the World (on my shelf awaiting my return to this series)
o Jupiter, by Ben Bova
o Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson
o Mona Lisa Overdrive, by William Gibson
o Burning Chrome, by William Gibson
o The Bad Place, by Dean Koonts
o The Dragons of Pern books, by Anne McCaffrey
+ The Dragons of Pern
+ Dragonsdawn
o The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein
o The Lord of The Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkein
o The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkein
o Misery, by Stephen King
o The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
+ The Gunslinger
+ The Drawing of the Three
+ The Wastelands
+ Wizard and Glass
+ Wolves of the Calla
+ Song of Susannah
+ The Dark Tower
o The Wheel Of Time, by Robert Jordan
+ The Eye Of The World
+ The Great Hunt
+ The Dragon Reborn
+ The Shadow Rising
+ The Fires Of Heaven
+ The Lord Of Chaos
+ The Crown Of Swords
+ A Path of Daggers
+ Winters Heart
+ Crossroads of Twilight
+ New Spring
+ Knife of Dreams
o The Magic Kingdom of Landover Series, by Terry Brooks
+ Magic Kingdom for Sale: Sold!
+ Black Unicorn
+ Wizard at Large
o The Shannara books, by Terry Brooks
+ The Sword of Shannara
+ The Elfqueen of Shannara
+ The Elfstones of Shannara
+ The Wishsong of Shannara
+ The Voyage of the Jerile Shannara
# Ilsa Witch
# Antrax
# Morgawr
o The Sword of Truth series, by Terry Goodkind
+ Wizard’s First Rule
+ The Stone of Tears
+ Blood of the Fold
+ Temple of the Winds
+ Soul Of The Fire
+ Faith of the Fallen
+ The Pillars of Creation
+ Naked Empire
+ Chainfire

Uhm, yeah, this would take a long fucking time Just listing the books from the past 3 years would be several pages long

Just post the ones you read sober…that should take much less time.
Good Lord. The books I’ve read in the last 20 years would be a page or more.
i wanna do this list but that is a massive task that will require hours if not days… too lazy..

poor you…
I’m through all the classics/books I’ve read for school…now I gotta start working on a list that I’ve read outside of school