Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bookshelf Tour March 2017

 My books are generally grouped in ways probably only making sense to me. 😛 As of right now they are arranged by genre, size and height. If I have multiple books by one author, I'll place them together.

My main bookshelf

Religious and Philosophy books
Books on Sufism, Ihya 'Ulum al-Din by Imam al-Ghazali, Al Umm by Imam al-Shafi'i and Bahru al-Madzi. Most of the books in this section are actually my father's.

Classics and Modern Classics
1. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
2.Emma by Jane Austen
3. Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy
4. Jane Eyre by Charlottw Bronte
5. The Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor and Other Stories from The Araban Nights
6. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H Lawrence 
7. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
8.Mansfield Park by Jane Austern
9. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
10. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
11. A Potrait of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
12. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
13. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
14. Oleander, Jacaranda  by Penelope Lively
15. Summer Crossing Truman Capote
16. A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays by Tennessee Williams
17. Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac
18. The Needle's Eye by Margaret Drabble
19. The Death Of Grass by John Christopher
20. In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
21. The Russia House by John le Carré
22. Penguin Great Loves ( 20 books )
23. Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy
24. The Picture Of Dorian gray bu Oscar Wilde
25. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
26. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Classics
1. Tess Of D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
2. The Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux
3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
4. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
6. Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence
7. Arabian Nights
8. The Idle Years by Orhan Kemal
9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
10. Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller
11. Little Birds Erotica by Anaïs Nin
12. The Lover by Marguerita Duras
13. Fanny Hill, Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure by John Cleland
14. 1984 by George Orwell
15. Lord Of The Flies by William Golding 
16. Delta Of Venus by Anaïs Nin 
17. East Of Eden by John Steinbeck 
18. Madame Bovary by Flaubert 
19. Couples by John Updike 
20. Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
21. Orlando by Virginia Woolf 
22. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by G.G Marquez
23. Pierre or, The Ambiguities by Herman Melville
24. Maurice by E.M. Forster 
25. Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl 

Classics, books by Orhan Pamuk, Everyman's Library, Award Winning books
1.Ulysses by James Joyce 
2. Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett 
3. The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
5. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
6. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
7. G by John Berger
8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
10. The Museum Of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
11. A Strangeness In My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
12. Herbert 

Autobiographies, biographies, some fictions, Award Winning books, books on sufism and books on Middle East
1. Milton by Anna Beer 
2. The Man Without A Face, The Unlikely Rise Of Vladimir Putin Masha Gessen
3. Islamic Civilisation and The Modern World, Thematic Essays by Osman Bakar
4. Private Pleasures by Hamdy el-Ghazzar
5. If The Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power 
6. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler 
7. Rum: The Book Of Love
8.The White Horses by Ibrahim
9. No Knives In The Kitchen by Khaled Khalifa
10. City Of Love and Ashes by Yusuf Idris
11. Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam 
12. Guns, Germs, and Steel A Short History Of Everybody For The Last 
13,000 Years by Jared Diamond
13. Pakistan, Democracy, and The Building of The Nation
14. The Ottoman Empire by Colin Imber 
15. Opium by Salar Abdoh
16. Divine Governance by Ibn' Arabi
17. Palace Of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz

Emm I don't know. Books about Asia/ books by Asian authors?
1. The Last Empress by Hannah Pakula
2. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami 
3. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
4. Colors Of The Mountain by Da Chen 
5. The Crazed by Ha Jin 
6. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
7.Dreams Of Joy by Lisa See
8. China Dolls by Lisa See
9. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu 
10. Confucius by Meher Mc Arthur
11. Khubilai Khan by Jonathan Clements
12. A Brief History Of The Dynasties Of China by Bamber Gascoigne 
13. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende 
14. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
15. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 
16. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Non-fictions, Award Winning books, review copies, my notebooks and journals
1.Abigail Adams A Life by Woody Holton
2. Wonders In The Sky by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck
3. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
4. Mistress Of The Monarchy by Alison Weir
5. The Storied Life Of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
6. The Story Of A Brief Marriage Anuk Arudpragasam
7. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
8. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
9. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 
10. 1001 Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh
11. A Ghost Story by Lorna Gibb 
12. Luca And The Fire Of Life by Salman Rushdie

Ganas books (fiction)
World war + Spies + Russia + Germany + Rome + Syria + Africa
1. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith 
2. The Eden Legacy by Will Adams 
3. The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury 
4. Double Cross by Ben Macintyre
5. Any Human Face by Charles Lambert
6. Rome, The Emperor's Spy M.C. Scott 
7. Rome, The Eagle of The Twelfth M.C. Scott
8. Tom Clancy's Op-Centre Acts Of War by Jeff Rovin
9. Elephant Song by Wilbur Smith

10. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett
11. Hornet Flight & Paper Money by Ken Follett

Ganas books, poetry books, biographies, memoirs and I don't know
1. Up To The Mountains and Down To The Countryside by Quiney Carroll 
2. The Harpist Of Madrid by Gordon Thomas
3.Settlers' Tales, Australia 1890 by Tom Hepburn 
4. Colossuses by Nazif Saraçi 
5. Mient Je by Wilhelmina Helmi Wolff
6. Young Prince Philip by Philip Eade
7. Leonardo And The Last Supper by Ross King
8. Napoleon by Max Gallo
9. James Patterson ( Box Set )
10. A Comolete Biography of Abraham Lincoln
11. An Autobiography or The Story Of My Experiments With Truth by Gandhi
12. Sharpee's Escape by Bernard Cornwell
13. Bad Star by Rebecca Hazelton
14. Pelican by Emily O'Neill
15. A New Language For Falling Out Of Love by Meghan Privitello

I don't know
1. Encyclopedia of The Undergroumd Railroad
2. Shakespeare's Local by Pete Brown
3. Sheep by Alan Butler
4. Bastards by Mary Anna King 
5. A Conspiracy Of Kings Megan Whalen Turner
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien
7. Jimmy Carter A Remarkable Mother
8. The Spiderwick Chronicles ( Box Set )
9. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
10. A Clash Of Kings by George R.R.Martin

Hardbacks
1. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
2. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
3. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
4. Canvey Island by James Runcoe
5. Fall Of Giants by Ken Follett
6. A Tale For The Time Beingg by Ruth Ozeki
7. The Bathing Women by Tie Ning
8. Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kinngsolver
9. The Wall Of Storms by Ken Liu

Books by Faber and Faber ( My favourite publisher! ), Pretty Spines, Gorgeous Covers and interesting topics
1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
2. Empire Of The Clouds by James Hamilton-Paterson
3. Stalin And The Scientists, A History Of Triumph And Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Kings
4. Another Day In The Death of America by Gary Younge
5. The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
6. Sex And Death Stories
7. Making It Happen by Ian Martin
8. Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
9. In Mortal Hands by Stephanie Cook
10. Trigger Time by Mick Flynn

Hardbacks
1. Good Brothers, Bad Brothers by James Cross Giblin
2. The English Lakes Ian Thompson
3. The Day The Revolution Ended by William H. Hallahan
4. A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston
5. Changeling by Philippa Gregory
6. The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
7. The Painter From Shanghai by Jennifer Gody Epstein
8. Spoken From The Front edited by Andy McNab
9. Songs of Three Islands by Millicent Marks
10. A books for all or and none by  Clare Morgan 
11. Outrageous by Neal Katz
12. The Ancient Bing-fa: Martial Arts Strategy by Sun Tzu and Gary Gagliardi

I hope you enjoyed my tour 💞