Reading List

  1. Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
  2. The Year Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch
  3. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  4. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
  5. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  6. Daughters of Shame by Jasvinder Sangheera
  7. Room by Emma Donoghue
  8. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  9. Jukstaposisi: Cerita tuhan mati by Calvin Michel Sidjaja
  10. 170.8 FM Radio Negeri Biru by F. X. Rudy Gunawan
  11. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  12. A Widow for One Year by John Irving (Just added this book to my list recently after reading a post related to Creative Writing.)
  13. The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuściński
  14. Lobakan: Antalogi Cerita Pendek
  15. The Indonesian Language by James Sneddon
  16. Selected Works of Henry Lawson
  17. Utopia by Thomas More
  18. By The River of Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
  19. And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave
  20. Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Montgomery
  21. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
  22. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
  23. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  24. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  25. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  26. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  27. Jazz by Toni Morrison
  28. Love by Toni Morrison
  29. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  30. Planet Word by J. P. Davidson | A pleasant surprise from a friend. And get me jumpy and jolly the whole day! Whoooo!
  31. Gadis Pantai by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  32. Rara Mendut by Y.B. Mangunwijaya
  33. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – another recommendation from a fellow blogger.
  34. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  35. Disguised by Rita la Fontaine de Clerq Zubli
  36. The Complete Illustration of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  37. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  38. Basa Basi Bali by Gde Aryantha Soethama
  39. Bali is Bali by Gde Aryantha Soethama
  40. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  41. The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
  42. Outline of American Literature
  43. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  44. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  45. A. P. Chekov by Vladimir Yermilov
  46. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  47. Seduced by a Rogue by Amanda Scott
  48. Intepreter of the Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  49. Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott
  50. Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott
  51. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  52. The Social World of Batavia by Jean Gelman Taylor
  53. Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
  54. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  55. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  56. The Reader by Benhard Schlink
  57. Book by Book by Michael Dirda
  58. Letters of A Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini and Agnes Louise Symmers
  59. All That Is Gone (Cerita dari Blora) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  60. 65 by Gitanyali
  61. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  62. Country of Origin by E. Du Perron
  63. Sang Pemula by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  64. Arok Dedes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  65. Arus Balik by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  66. Peony in Love by Lisa See
  67. Larasati by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  68. The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  69. The Clash of Civilization by Samuel P. Huntington
  70. Tempo Doeloe: Antologi Sastra Pra-Indonesia by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  71. Naked Among Wolves by Bruno Apitz
  72. The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M. D.
  73. A World Without Islam by Graham E. Fuller
  74. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  75. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  76. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  77. Exile: Pramoedya Ananta Toer in conversation with Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira
  78. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  79. Power & Prospect by Noam Chomsky
  80. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  81. Memories of Underdevelopment by Edmundo Desnoes
  82. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
  83. The Apple: Crimson Petal Series by Michel Faber
  84. Every Day by John Levithan
  85. The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry
  86. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  87. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  88. The Kings and Queens of Roams by Daniel Wallace
  89. Objects of Affection by Krishna Udayasankar
  90. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliott
  91. Stoner by John Williams
  92. Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
  93. The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
  94. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  95. Quiet by Susan Cain
  96. The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim
  97. The Prince by Niccolò Macchiaveli
  98. Seeing by José Saramago
  99. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartré
  100. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  101. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  102. The Constitution of Indonesia by Simon Butt
  103. Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
  104. The Assault by Harry Mulisch
  105. Demokrasi by Hamish MacDonald
  106. Capitalism: A Structural Genocide by Garry Leech
  107. Black Hearts by Jim Frederick
  108. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  109. The Dance That Makes You Vanish by Rachmi Diyah Larasati
  110. Arms Races & Other Stories by Nic Low
  111. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
  112. The Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan Blasim
  113. Unknown Soldiers by Vaino Linna
  114. Lost Islamic History by Firas Alkhateeb
  115. The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
  116. The Four Books by Yan Lianke
  117. Serve the People! by Yan Lianke
  118. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  119. The Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Meiksins Wood
  120. Das Kapital by Karl Marx
  121. The Grundrisse by Karl Marx
  122. The German Ideology by Karl Marx
  123. The Republic by Plato
  124. Essays in Love by Alain de Botton
  125. Saladin by Geoffrey Hindley
  126. The Travels of Ibn Battutah by Ibn Battutah
  127. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
  128. Before Sunrise & Before Sunset by Richard Linklater
  129. Exodus to North Korea by Tessa Morris-Suzuki
  130. The Long Defeat by Akiko Hashimoto
  131. To Hell and Back by Charles Pellegrino
  132. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  133. Politics by Aristotle
  134. The Metaphysics by Aristotle
  135. Either/Or by Sören Kierkegaard
  136. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  137. Indonesia Today by Grayson J. Lloyd
  138. Some Rain Must Falls and Other Stories by Michel Faber
  139. The Fahrenheit Twins and Other Stories by Michel Faber
  140. Vanilla Bright Like Eminem by Michel Faber
  141. The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  142. Elephant in the Bush and Other Yamatji Yarns by Clarrie Cameron
  143. Mandilog by Tan Malaka
  144. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  145. We Two by Edna Lyall
  146. Orpheus in de Dessa by Augusta de Wit (any information on English/Indonesian translation would be very much appreciated)
  147. Paris: The Secret History by Andrew Hussey
  148. Goena-goena by P. A. Daum (any information on English/Indonesian translation would be very much appreciated)
  149. The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermoût
  150. The Daughter of the Pangaran by David Divine
  151. My Country and My People by Lin Yutang
  152. A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Houraini
  153. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  154. Burung-burung Manyar by Y. B. Mangunwijaya
  155. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi
  156. The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  157. Rob Roy by Walter Scott
  158. Empress by Shan Sa
  159. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  160. Momo by Michael Ende
  161. Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny
  162. 1984 by George Orwell
  163. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  164. Para Priyayi: Sebuah Novel by Umar Karyam
  165. Pulangkan Mereka! Merangkai Ingatan Penghilangan Paksa di Indonesia by M. Fauzi
  166. Beowulf
  167. The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka
  168. The Death of Ivan Illyich by Leo Tolstoi
  169. Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
  170. Petrostate: Putin, Power and the New Russia by Marshall I. Goldman
  171. Politics by David Runciman
  172. The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela
  173. Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich
  174. A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbane
  175. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

And I still want to add into my collections, at least one more book from each author: Jostein Gaarder, Michel Faber, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

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