In yesterday’s post, I indicated that in 2013 The Invisible Mentor will be hosting a Virtual Literary Tour around the World. Here are 20 books, which are a sampling of the books that I will be reading to prepare for the Tour.
- Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark
- Hunger: A Novel, Knut Hamsun, Norway
- Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, Italy
- Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions), Charles Dickens, United Kingdom
- Tales By Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe, United States
- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Stephen Leacock, Canada
- My Name Is Red, Orhan, Pamuk, Turkey
- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia
- The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (“”The Devil in the Street, In the Middle of the Whirlwind”), João Guimarães Rosa, Brazil
- Ficciones (Collected Fictions), Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina
- The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy, India
- Ramayana (Ramayana of Valmiki), Valmiki, India
- The Masnavi I Ma’navi of Rumi: Complete 6 books, Persia
- Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett, Ireland
- Le Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac, France
- Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Spain
- The Trial, Franz Kafka, Austria
- Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol, Russia
- The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman’s Library), Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, Australia
Other Books to Read in 2013
- For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business, Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter
- The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
- Xenogenesis Trilogy: Dawn; Adulthood Rites; Imago by Octavia E. Butler
- To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)
Which books are on your reading list for 2013? How important do you think it is for you to read consistently? Earl Nightingale recommends that we read at least one book each week, do you agree or disagree with him? Please write your comments in the box below.
Note: Although I read many books in 2012, I didn’t stick to my list. This year with the Virtual Book Tour, I have a reason for reading the books on my list. I have a goal to achieve.
Did You Know…
On this day in 1892, JRR Tolkien was born. See the Review of the Hobbit.
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