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 (Completed August 9, 2017)
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 (half read, abandoned)
√ A Short History of the World
√ The Sleeper Awakes
√ Soul of a Bishop
# Star-Begotten (half read, abandoned)
– 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 (Started June 2017-Finished Sept. 2017)
Charles Dudley Warner (Starting Sept. 2017)

√ As We Go
√ As We Were Saying
√ Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing
√ Being a Boy
√ Causes of Discontent
√ Diversities of American Life
√ Education of the Negro
√ England
√ Equality
√ Fashions in Literature
√ American Newspaper
√ The Gilded Age, Part 1.
√ On Horseback
√ The Golden House
√ How Spring Came in New England
√ Indeterminate Sentence
√ Modern Fiction
√ Nine Short Essays
√ Literary Copyright
√ Little Journey in the World
√ The Novel and the Common School
√ Our Italy
√ Pilgrim and American
√ Their Pilgrimage
√ The Relation of Literature to Life
– The Story of Pocahontas
Captain John Smith
Backlog Studies
My Summer in a Garden
That Fortune
What Is Your Culture to Me?
For Whom Shakespeare Wrote
In the Wilderness

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

Daniel Garrison Brinton

George Washington Cable

Harry Castlemon

Anton Chekhov

G. K. Chesterton

Harry Collingwood

James Fenimore Cooper

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

Vernon Lee

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

Howard Pyle

Grace S. Richmond

Mayne Reid

Edward Payson Roe

Egerton Ryerson

May Sinclair

Francis Hopkinson Smith

August Strindberg

Hermann Sudermann (English Translation)

Anthony Trollope

J. T. Trowbridge

Katharine Tynan

Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

Henry Van Dyke

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin


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