Reading Now

I list here the books I will be reading in the foreseeable future. My practice is to read through an author until I have completed the titles in my collection. As I read on multiple devices I may have several authors open at one time, reading when I can pick up the time.

In 2015 I began reading H. G. Wells, Richard Harding Davis, and Andrew Lang. I completed Richard Harding Davis during 2015. During the year I added names of many other authors I hope to read sometime. A few of them are listed at the bottom of this page.

In 2016 I will continue reading Andrew Lang and H. G. Wells. In lieu of picking a third author, I will be reading a semi-random sequence of books. I have a problem with my reading device in that Amazon sends the covers that I collect to my device. Then I have to remove covers from the device until the device works again. So I decided to not remove all…. I will keep some interesting covers and make a list of some of those to read beginning in 2016. So for 2016 put me down for two authors and a heap.

In 2017 I am nearing the conclusion of reading Andrew Lang and continuing with H. G. Wells and my basket of books.

Andrew Lang

√ ‘That Very Mab’
√ Adventures Among Books
√ Alfred Tennyson
√ Angling Sketches
√ The Animal Story Book
√ The Arabian Nights
√ Aucassin and Nicolete (Translator)
√ Ballads in Blue China
√ Ballads, Lyrics, and Poems of Old France (Translator)
√ Ban and Arriere Ban
√ The Blue Fairy Book
√ The Book of Dreams and Ghosts
√ The Book of Romance
√ The Brown Fairy Book
√ The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore
√ Cock Lane and Common-Sense
√ A Collection of Ballads
√ Contes des fées
√ The Crimson Fairy Book
√ Custom and Myth
√ The Gold Of Fairnilee
√ Grass of Parnassus
√ The Green Fairy Book
√ He (with Walter Herries Pollock)
√ Helen of Troy
√ Historical Mysteries
√ Homer and His Age
√ The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological
√ How to Fail in Literature; a lecture
√ In the Wrong Paradise
√ Introduction to the Compleat Angler
√ James VI and the Gowrie Mystery
√ John Knox and the Reformation
√ Letters on Literature
√ Letters to Dead Authors
√ The Lilac Fairy Book
√ The Lock and Key Library The most interesting stories of all nations: Real life
√ Lost Leaders
√ The Making of Religion
√ The Mark Of Cain
√ A Monk of Fife
√ Much Darker Days
√ Myth, Ritual and Religion – Volume 1
– Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)
√ New Collected Rhymes
√ The Nursery Rhyme Book (editor)
The Odyssey Done into English prose (translator)
√ Old Friends, Epistolary Parody
√ The Olive Fairy Book
√ The Orange Fairy Book
√ The Orange Fairy Book (Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books) (alt. edition)
√ Parson Kelly
√ Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles
√ The Pink Fairy Book
√ Prince Prigio
√ Prince Prigio From His Own Fairy Book
√ Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio’s son
√ The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot
Raleigh (Editor)
√ The Red Book of Heroes (Mrs. Lang)
√ The Red Fairy Book
√ The Red Romance Book
√ The Red True Story Book
√ Rhymes a la Mode
√ Robert F. Murray: His Poems with a Memoir
√ Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown
√ A Short History of Scotland
√ Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy
√ The Strange Story Book
√ Tales of Romance (editor of source book)
Tales of Troy and Greece
Tales of Troy: Ulysses, the sacker of cities
√ Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose
√ The True Story Book
√ The Valet’s Tragedy and Other Stories
√ The Violet Fairy Book
The World’s Desire (with Henry Rider Haggard)
√ The Yellow Fairy Book

 Richard Harding Davis (Completed 2015)

For 2016 Titles see 2016 Books to Read — Twigg’s Heap. (View)

H. G. Wells

√ Ann Veronica, a modern love story
√ Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought
√ Certain Personal Matters
√ The Chronic Argonauts
√ The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories
√ The Door in the Wall and Other Stories
√ The Dream
√ An Englishman Looks at the World
√ First and Last Things
√ The First Men in the Moon
√ The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
√ God the Invisible King
√ The History of Mr. Polly
√ The Holy Terror
√ In the Days of the Comet
√ In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace
√ The Invisible Man
√ The Island of Doctor Moreau
√ Kipps The Story of a Simple Soul
√ Little Wars; a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books.
√ Love and Mr. Lewisham
√ Mankind in the Making
√ Marriage
√ Men Like Gods
√ A Modern Utopia
√ Mr. Britling Sees It Through
√ The New Machiavelli
√ New Worlds For Old A Plain Account of Modern Socialism
√ The Passionate Friends
√ The Red Room
√ The Research Magnificent
√ The Sea Lady
√ Secret Places of the Heart
The Shape of Things to Come
A Short History of the World
The Sleeper Awakes
Soul of a Bishop
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents
Tales of Space and Time
The Time Machine
Tono Bungay
War and the future: Italy, France and Britain at war
The War in the Air
The War of the Worlds
What is Coming?
What is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War
The Wheels of Chance: a Bicycling Idyll
When the Sleeper Wakes
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
The Wonderful Visit
The World Set Free

Annie Fellows Johnston (Starting June 2017)

√ Asa Holmes or At the Cross-Roads
√ Aunt ‘Liza’s Hero and Other Stories
√ Big Brother
√ Cicely and Other Stories
√ Flip’s “Islands of Providence”
– The Gate of the Giant Scissors
Georgina of the Rainbows
Georgina’s Service Stars
In League with Israel A Tale of the Chattanooga Conference
It Was the Road to Jericho
The Jester’s Sword How Aldebaran, the King’s Son Wore the Sheathed Sword of Conquest
Joel: A Boy of Galilee
Keeping Tryst A Tale of King Arthur’s Time
The Legend of the Bleeding-heart
The Little Colonel
The Little Colonel at Boarding-School
The Little Colonel in Arizona
The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation
The Little Colonel’s Chum: Mary Ware
The Little Colonel’s Hero
The Little Colonel’s Holidays
The Little Colonel’s House Party
The Little Colonel’s Knight Comes Riding
The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor
Mary Ware in Texas
Mary Ware’s Promised Land
Mildred’s Inheritance Just Her Way; Ann’s Own Way
Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman
Ole Mammy’s Torment
The Quilt that Jack Built; How He Won the Bicycle
The Rescue of the Princess Winsome A Fairy Play for Old and Young
Songs Ysame
The Story of Dago
The Story of the Red Cross as told to The Little Colonel
Travelers Five Along Life’s Highway
Two Little Knights of Kentucky

I expect to take a few detours and tuck in a few additional authors and titles as the year progresses. Won’t you join me in reading a few books this year?

Possible detours:
By Title:

√ The Children’s Book of London
√ Inns and Taverns of Old London
A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483 Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum
English Villages
Ancient States and Empires
Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) A Record of Five Years’ Exploration Among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre; In the Tierra Caliente of Tepic and Jalisco; and Among the Tarascos of Michoacan
√ The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems

By Author:

George Ade

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Grant Allen

Joseph A. Altsheler

R. M. Ballantyne

Edward Bellamy

Arthur Christopher Benson

Algernon Blackwood

Guy Boothby

George Borrow

Harry Castlemon

Anton Chekhov

G. K. Chesterton

Harry Collingwood

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Amanda M. Douglas

Edward Sylvester Ellis

Evelyn Everett-Green

George Manville Fenn

John Fiske

James Anthony Froude

George Gissing

H. Irving Hancock

Bret Harte

G. A. Henty

William Hope Hodgson

Emily Sarah Holt

Emerson Hough

Washington Irving

Henry James

Charles Kingsley

Agnes C. Laut

Murray Leinster

George MacDonald

Alexander Maclaren

Frederick Marryat

Edgar Lee Masters

W. Somerset Maugham

George Barr McCutcheon

L. T. Meade

George Moore

George Morrow

James Otis

Thomas Nelson Page

Eleanor H. Porter

Grace S. Richmond

Mayne Reid

Edward Payson Roe

Egerton Ryerson

May Sinclair

Francis Hopkinson Smith

August Strindberg

Anthony Trollope

J. T. Trowbridge

Katharine Tynan

Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin


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