Here are some awesome books I've read and enjoyed, ordered alphabetically by the authors' last names.

They've all somehow filled my heart and soul with magic. Some tears, laughter, giggles and love, too. I hope you'l enjoy them as much as I do.

The ♥ ones are my favorites. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

Literature differs from life in that life is amorphously full of detail, and rarely directs us toward it, whereas literature teaches us to notice. Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turn makes us better readers of life.
— James Wood
We enter the bookstore, see the many volumes arrayed there, and think: so much to read, so little time. But books do not take time; they give time, they expand our resources of both heart and mind. It may sound paradoxical, but they are, in the last analysis, scientific, for they trace the far-flung route by which we come to understand our world and ourselves. They take our measure. And we are never through discovering who we are.
— Arnold Weinstein

LITERARY FICTION & PHILOSOPHICAL

  • Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
  • On the Road - Jon Krakauer ♥♥
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Haruki Murakami
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera ♥
  • Immortality - Milan Kundera
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera ♥
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee ♥
  • The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux
  • A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
  • Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis ♥
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • The True Story of A Q - Xun Lu (阿Q正传 - 鲁迅)
  • The Pained Veil - W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham ♥♥♥
  • The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough ♥♥♥
  • Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
  • Atonement Ian McEwan
  • Dear Life - Alice Munro
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov ♥
  • The Portable Nietzsche - Friedrich Nietzsche ♥
  • Everything I Never Told You - Celestine Ng
  • My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult ♥
  • The Pact - Jodi Picoult
  • The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Symposium - Plato ♥♥
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
  • Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre ♥
  • The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver ♥♥
  • The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
  • Antigone - Sophocles
  • The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • Wild - Cheryl Strayed
  • The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt♥
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt ♥
  • Search Inside Yourself - Chade-Meng Tan
  • The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
  • Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
  • Candide - Voltaire ♥
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • Night - Elie Wiesel ♥
  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • This Boy's Life: A Memoir - Tobias Wolff
  • To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  • A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara ♥♥
  • The Book Thief -  Markus Zusak
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott ♥
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
  • The Emperor's Handbook (Meditations) - Marcus Aurelius ♥♥♥
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah
  • Any Human Heart - William Boyd
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino ♥
  • The Myth of SisyphusAlbert Camus ♥♥
  • The Stranger - Albert Camus ♥♥
  • Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
  • And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin ♥
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • The Consolation of Philosophy - Alain de Botton
  • Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy - Rene Descartes ♥
  • Teaching a Stone to Talk - Annie Dillard
  • Room - Emma Donoghue
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky ♥
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
  • Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
  • Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgeralt
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flauber
  • Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer ♥
  • Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
  • Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
  • Looking for Alaska - John Green
  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  • Marley & Me - John Grogan
  • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
  • Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway
  • Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse ♥
  • Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse 
  • Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
  • River Town - Peter Hessler
  • 嫌疑人X的献身 (The Devotion of Suspect X) - Keigo Higashino 東野圭吾
  • The Iliad - Homer ♥♥
  • The Odyssey - Homer ♥♥
  • Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
  • And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini ♥♥
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini ♥
  • The Vegetarian - Han Kang
  • Critique of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant ♥♥
  • The History of Love - Nicole Krauss ♥

DYSTOPIAN FICTION, ADVENTURE, SCIENCE-FICTION

  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami ♥♥
  • Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  • 1Q84 Haruki Murakami
  • Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
  • Dance Dance Dance - Haruki Murakami
  • Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami ♥
  • After DarkHaruki Murakami
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle -  Haruki Murakami ♥
  • The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Anthem - Ayn Rand ♥
  • We the Living - Ayn Rand
  • The Little Prince - Antoine Saint-Expuery ♥♥♥
  • His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman
  • Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling ♥♥
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
  • Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

  • Flatland - Edwin A. Abbott
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • For One More Day - Mitch Albom
  • The Little Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Foundation series - Issac Asimov
  • The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card ♥
  • Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card
  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Caroll ♥
  • Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins
  • The Deptford Trilogy Robertson Davies ♥
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Dofoe
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
  • Brave New World -  Aldous Huxley
  • Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
  • Flowers of AlgernonDaniel Keyes ♥♥♥
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series - C.S. Lewis
  • The Three-Body Problem Triology (三体) - Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) ♥♥
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • Life of Pi - Yaan Martel
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez ♥
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series- George R.R. Martin ♥♥
  • The Angels Triology - Lurene McDaniel
  • Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne ♥♥

NON-FICTION (bibliographical, memoirs)

NON-FICTION (NUTRITION, DIET, mental HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGY)

  • Being Mortal - Atul Gawande ♥♥
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet -  T. Colin Campbell ♥♥
  • How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease - M.D. Michael Greger, Gene Stone ♥
  • The Noonday Demon - Andrew Solomon ♥♥♥
  • Development of Personality - Carl Jung
  • Courage (The Joy of Living Dangerously) - Osho ♥
  • Search Inside Yourself - Chade-Meng Tan

 

POETRY, DRAMA, ESSAYS, SHORT STORIES

  • Complete Writings of William Blake - William Blake
  • Morning Poems - Robert Bly ♥
  • Loving a Woman in Two Worlds - Robert Bly
  • The Illusion of Separatedness - Simon Van Booy
  • The Secret Lives of People in Love - Simon Van Booy
  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh
  • Selected Poems, 1923-58 - ee cummings ♥♥♥
  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson
  • Nature and Other Essays - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Here and Now- Sarah Kay ♥
  • The Crucible - Arthur Miller
  • Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
  • The Anatomy of Being - Shunji Moon
  • The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pesso ♥
  • The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allen Poe
  • Ezra Pound: Poems and Translations - Ezra Pound
  • Hamlet , Othello , Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, etc...  - William Shakespeare
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
  • The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein ♥♥
  • "A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift
  • The Essential Tagore - Rabindranath Tagore ♥
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace ♥
  • Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace (still reading...)
  • This is Water - David Foster Wallace ♥♥♥
  • The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats - W.B. Yeats
  • Complements -Émile Zola

NON-FICTION (BUSINESS, TRUE CRIME, politics)