Book Lists

      *a work in progress



  • E.M. Forster: The Life to Come; A Room with a View; Howard’s End 
  •  Edith Nesbit: The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • C.S. Lewis: The Four Loves

Historical Fiction

  • Marguerite Yourcenar: Memoirs of Hadrian
  • Steven Saylor: Empire; Seven Wonders
  • Margaret George: Confessions of a Young Nero; Splendour Before the Dark

Japanese Authors in Translation

  • Yoko Ogawa: The Diving Pool; 
  • Hiro Arikawa: The Travelling Cat Chronicles
  • Junichiro Tanizaki: The Gourmet Club
  • Yoko Tawada: The Emissary
  • Banana Yoshimoto: NP; Kitchen; Lizard
  • Kenji Miyazawa: Milky Way Railroad
  • Genki Kawamura: If Cats Disappeared from the World

Short Story Collections

Experimental and Contemplative Works

  • Georges Perec: An Attempt At Exhausting A Place In Paris

British Authors

  • Rosamund Pilcher: The Shell Seekers; September
  • Pico Iyer: Autumn Light
  • Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now; Jonathan Unleashed
  • Luke Jennings: Codename Villanelle

American Authors

  • Joanne Ramos: The Farm
  • Peter Heller: The Dog Stars
  • Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being

Canadian Authors

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South American Authors in Translation

  • Paolo Coelho: The Alchemist; The Pilgrimage

European Authors in Translation

  • Francois Lelord: Hector and the Search for Happiness; Hector and the Secrets of Love;
  • Marlen Haushofer: The Wall


Physics, Nature, and Poetry

  • Lucretius: On the Nature of Things de rerum natura
  • Carlo Rovelli: The Order of Time; Reality is Not what it Seems; Seven Brief Lessons on Physics



  • Chuang Tzu: The Tao of Nature
  • Thich Nhat Hanh: The Other Shore
  • Kim Man-Jung: The Nine Cloud Dream



  • Mindy Kaling: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)