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Current Book List

I keep a notebook where I write up all of the books I have.  I figured I would put at least part of the list here.

Greeks

  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles
  • The Complete Writings of Thucydides
  • The Complete Surviving Plays of Aeschylus
  • Plato: Collected Dialogues
  • Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics
  • The Republic of Plato
  • Phaedrus by Plato
  • Symposium by Plato
  • Meno and Phaedo by Plato
  • The Thirteen Books of the Elements Vol. 1 by Euclid

Italian/ Latin

  • The Inferno by Dante
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante (trans by John Ciardi)
  • The Prince and Other Writings by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Aenid by Virgil (trans by Robert Fagles)
  • The Aenid by Virgil (trans by Robert Fitzgerald)
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (trans by Harvey Mansfield Jr.)
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo

French

  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Other Classic Novels by Jules Verne
  • Michel de Montaigne’s Essays (trans by J. M. Cohen)

English

  • Beowulf
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo (trans by J.R.R. Tolkien)
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Thunderball by Ian Fleming
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis
  • Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Pygmalion and Three Other Plays by George Bernard Shaw
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  • The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  •  Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • A Christmas Carol,The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang by Ian Fleming
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Annotated Sherlock Holmes
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Four Classic Novels: Jane Austen
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Two Stories of England by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens
  • Jane Austen’s History of England
  • The Bedford Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare’s Insults: Educating your Wit
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (trans by Nevill Coghill)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Woodhouse
  • My Man Jeeves by P.G. Woodhouse

I have more, but I will update in groups.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2017 in Library Updates

 

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

I am a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas’s books.  I’m really obsessed.  Like, I want to be Sarah J. Maas.  I adore her Throne of Glass series, and I have been dying to start her Court of Thorns and Roses series.  I was at the bookstore the other day to get the first book, but Barnes and Noble didn’t have the first book.  So, weak as I am, I bought A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF), the second book  instead.  This, of course, drove my brother crazy because he doesn’t understand how I can read books out of order.  But, I know all of the spoilers from Pinterest, so I was fine.

(Spoiler alert!  If you haven’t read and you don’t like spoilers, stop now!)

I seriously loved this book.  It’s set in a place called Prythian where there are 7 Fae courts ruled by High Lords.  There are 3 celestial courts (Night, Day, and Dawn) and 4 seasonal courts (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall).  It’s about a girl, Feyre (Fay-ruh), who was betrothed to the High Lord of the Spring, Tamlin.  However, Tamlin is overbearing and overprotective.  A panic attack at a wedding and being locked in Tamlin’s house make Rhys, the High Lord of the Night Court, come and use the bargain between himself and Feyre to get her out of the Spring Court.  This leads Feyre to the Night Court where she makes friends and starts to heal from things that happened in the first book.

Feyre and Rhys have a budding friendship/relationship that blossoms over the course of the book that I am obsessed with.  I love the romantic relationships that Maas writes; they just warm my heart.  The love and devotion Rhys has for Feyre makes me happy, and I love it. 😀

All in all, 10/10, will read again.  (And will read the first book, too!)

 

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