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My reading wishlist

Books I want to read or own so I can re-read them.

I like physical books, and I want to keep track of my reading and make it easy for others to buy me gifts.

Last Updated 20 December 2022

Books I want to own

Bold: High priority read

Italic: I have read it, but want to own and/or reread it.


  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, Children of Time
  • Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice
  • Carl Sagan, Contact
  • Charles Stross, Accelerando
  • China Mievelle
    • Embassytown
    • The City & The City
  • Cormac McCarthy, The Road
  • Cory Doctorow, Little Brother
  • Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion
  • Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Frank Herbert, Dune
  • Iain M Banks, All the Culture books, except listed below
  • Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Saga
  • James S.A. Corey, The Expanse series (I’ve read them all except Leviathan Falls, which I want most)
  • Jo Walton, Among Others
  • Jeff Vandermeer, Annihilation (all of them)
  • Joe Abercrombie, All of them, except listed below
  • John Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Green Mars
    • Blue Mars
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
  • Larry Niven, Ringworld
  • Martha Wells, All Systems Red
  • Mary Robinette Kowal, The Calculating Stars
  • Mira Grant, Parasite (Mira Grant is Seanan McGuire)
  • Mohsin Hamid, The Last White Man
  • Neale Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
  • N.K. Jemison, The Fifth Season (Broken Earth trilogy)
  • Philip K Dick, The Man in the High Castle
  • Seanan McGuire, Middlegame
  • Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth
  • Terry Pratchett, All the Discworld books, except listed below
  • Terry Pratchett + Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth
  • Ursula Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Books for children

  • Alice Oseman, Heartstopper
  • Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  • Dianne Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Dr Seuss, Any
  • EB White, Charlotte’s Web
  • Matthew Cherry, Hair Love
  • Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
  • Nicole Yoon
    • The Sun is also a Star
    • Everything, Everything
  • Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Theresa Thorn, It Feels Good to be Yourself

Manga and Graphic Novels

  • Akira
  • Ancestral, by Charlie Human
  • Berserk, from issue 9 onwards
  • Bitch Planet
  • From Hell
  • Hellboy
  • Immortal Hulk
  • Kill Six Billion Demons
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The
  • Little Bird
  • Maus
  • Nimona
  • Persopolis
  • Remina
  • Triangulum
  • Understanding Comics
  • Vinland Saga
  • Watchmen


  • Carl Sagan
    • Cosmos
    • The Demon Haunted World
  • David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs
  • Davies Smelser, Myth of the Eastern Front
  • Derecke Purnell, Becoming Abolitionists
  • Dominic Losurdo
    • Non-violence
    • Class Struggle
    • Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns
    • Stalin, History and Critique
    • War and Revolution
  • Fredric Jameson, Archeologist of the Future
  • J Sakai, Settlers
  • Janet Smith, Hani
  • Jay Naidoo, Change
  • Katherine Angel, Daddy Issues
  • Klaus Theweleit, Male Fantasie
  • Kwame Nkrumah, Neo-colonialism
  • Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism
  • Michael Parenti
    • Blackshirts and Reds
    • Inventing Reality
  • Naomi Klein, Shock Doctrine
  • Olufe mi O Taiwo, Elite Capture
  • Peter Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread
  • Randall Munroe, What If?
  • Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch
  • Stephan Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
  • Vincent Bevins, The Jakarta Method
  • Walter Rodney
    • Decolonial Marxism: Essays from the Pan-African Revolution
    • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
  • Wu Jie, On Deng Xiaoping Thought

Books I Own


  • China Mievelle
    • Perdido Street Station
  • Cixin Liu
    • Hold Up The Sky
  • Dan Simmons
    • Hyperion
  • David Brin, Earth
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  • Iain M Banks
    • Surface Detail
    • The Business
  • Joe Abercrombie
    • A Little Hatred
    • The Wisdom of Crowds
    • The Trouble With Peace
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars
  • Terry Pratchett
    • Feet of Clay
    • Going Postal
    • Hogfather
    • Interesting Times
    • Jingo
    • Lords and Ladies
    • Making Money
    • Monstrous Regiment
    • Small Gods
    • Snuff
    • The Colour of Magic
    • The Last Continent
    • Thud!

Manga and Graphic Novels

  • All You Need Is Kill
  • Berserk 1-8
  • Fashion Beast
  • Nemo Trilogy
  • Sandman 1-10
  • Trigun/Maximum 1-14
  • Uzumaki


  • Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Daniel Immerwahr, How to Hide an Empire
  • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
  • Friedrich Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
  • Joseph Stalin, The Foundations of Leninism
  • Karl Marx, Capital
  • Noam Chomsky, Hopes and Prospects
  • Steve Biko, I Write What I Like
  • Thula Simpson, History of South Africa
  • Vladimir Lenin
    • What is To Be Done?
    • State & Revolution
    • Imperialism: The Highest Stage Of Capitalism

Self Help

  • Amee Severson, How to Raise an Intuitive Eater
  • Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
  • Jane Nelsen, Positive Discipline
  • Meg Faure, Baby Sense
  • Meg Faure, Sleeping Sense
  • Meg Faure, Weaning Sense

Books I don’t want

Often because I’ve read them, don’t want to own them, the author is bad, or because I don’t like the genre.

  • Biographies
    • I just don’t like biographies for some reason

Any books by

  • Christopher Hitchens
  • J D Vance
  • Jared Diamond
  • Jonathan Haidt
  • Jordan Peterson
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Nassim Taleb
  • Niall Ferguson
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Sam Harris
  • Steven D Levett
  • Steven Pinker
  • Wilbur Smith
  • Yuval Noah Harari
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