Tahsin’s Reading List: Fiction

Literary Fiction

Ernest Hemingway
  • The Old Man And The Sea
  • A Farewell To Arms
John Steinbeck
  • The Grapes Of Wrath
  • Of Mice and Men
William Golding
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Inheritors

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Crime And Punishment
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Idiot

James Joyce

  • Ulysses

Franz Kafka

  • ‘The Metamorphosis’

Gabriel García Márquez

  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude
  • ‘Living to Tell the Tale’

Toni Morrison

  • Beloved
Harper Lee
  • To Kill A Mockingbird 
  • Go Set a Watchman
Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Great Gatsby 
Yann Martel
  • Life of Pi
Haruki Murakami
  • 1Q84

Paulo Coelho

  • The Alchemist
  • Brida
Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Interpreter of Maladies 
Khaled Hosseini
  • The Kite Runner
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

Rabindranath Tagore

  • Short Stories Collections
Albert Camus
  • The Stranger

Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The House of the Seven Gables

Kate Jacobs

  • The Friday Night Knitting Club

Michael Chabon

  • The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay

Ken Follett

  • The Pillars of the Earth

Marcel Proust 

Mario Puzo

  • The Godfather

Alice Sebold

Sidney Sheldon

  • ‘Tell Me Your Dreams’

Cormac McCarthy

Science Fiction 
William Gibson
  • Neuromancer 
  • The Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling)
Michael Crichton
  • Timeline
  • Next
  • Prey

Douglas Adams

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’

Ray Bradbury

J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings
Mary Shelley
  • Frankenstein

J K Rowling

William Peter Blatty
  • The Exorcist
Utopia / Dystopia
  • The Giver – Lois Lowry
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Brave New World
  • The Handsmaid’s Tale
Dan Brown
  • Da Vinci Code
  • The Lost Symbol
  • Angels and Demons
  • Deception Point
  • Digital Fortress
  • Inferno

Psychological Thriller
Thomas Harris

  • The Silence of the Lambs

Teen / Young Adult
Mark Twain

  • The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Biography / Autobiography

  • The Diary Of Anne Frank


  • Sherlock Holmes (Complete Collection)


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