Lit Library

This is my personal collection of favorite and most worthwhile reads. I will be expanding as I continue to read and recall what I have read in the past.

Novels and other Lengthy Reads

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, ESQ., of the Kingdom of Ireland by William M. Thackeray

Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

Moby Dick; or, the Whale by Herman Melville

Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville

The Red Badge of Courage by Steven Crane

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque

The Coquette by Hannah Webster Foster

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Iliad by Homer

The Plague by Albert Camus

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Short Stories

“Nachts Schlafen die Ratten doch” by Wolfgang Borchert

“Zwei Denkmaler” by Anna Seghers

“Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe


The Gallic War by Gaius Julius Caesar

Roman Lives by Plutarch

Eichmann in Israel; a Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt

Boyd: the Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa at Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge


“Cato” by Joseph Addison

“Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles

“Antigone” by Sophocles

“The Trojan Women” by Seneca

“Prometheus Bound” by Aeschylus

“Iphigenia at Aulis” by Euripides

“Pygmalion” by Bernard Shaw

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams

“A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams

“Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare

“Henry V” by William Shakespeare

Essays and Philosophical Texts

“Reflections on the Guillotine” by Albert Camus

“The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus

“Letters from a Stoic” by Seneca

“Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius

“Walden; or, Life in the Woods” by Henry David Thoreau

“The Divinity School Address” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“History” by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Black Riders and Other Lines by Stephen Crane