Fin’s Books to Read List

(last updated 29 June 2017)

The American Classics:

At one time, the following works have been considered to be a Great American Novel:

19th century

20th century

21st century

Plus these United States National Epics:


Crash Course Literature

Crash Course Lit list (what is listed here are the ones that I have not yet read AND are not already listed above; this is not an exhaustive list of the books covered in all three seasons of CC lit):

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sula by Toni Morrison

Mark Z. Danielewski:

Only Revolutions

The Fifty year sword

The Familiar vol 1



Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

Prince of Nothing series by R. Scott Bakker

Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Midnight in the garden of good and evil by John Berendt

S by doug dorst and JJ Abrams

short story special I have no mouth and I must scream

The Lost boy by Thomas Wofle

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan

The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein 

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie



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