Where should I start with the books on dinosaurs, fossils and history from when I was 5 or 6, they were not just picture books but books with pictures and full of writing, in fact the one on fossils was mostly writing my parents bought them for me, birthday and Christmas. The history were from a set of encyclopaedias, though I read the history mainly; ancient Greek and Egyptian, of course a lot of the myths from these ancient cultures as well. Or later when 9 my mothers books of poems, then they were sets with most of the poets through history, though mostly British poets, so British poets through history. But then maybe start later when I started reading fiction, at around 12 years old, one of my brothers had boxes of books and more on shelves, in the large double room we shared. So there I think, so it would probably have to start with Sartre, though what follows in the lists is in no particular order, either chronologically ( when I read them) or by personal preference. Sartre first though because him and Camus I think I read first. Now beginning I realise what a cyclopean task this is as I have read 10,000’s books in my life, so I will add this now and continually add books to it as I remember more, titles or authors and then work out what I have read by them. I have known many people that have read many books, but apart from a few that have read them and memorised some parts, they may lecture or write, but they do not understand them, it is like Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ easy to read, understand the words, I am sure lots of people can do the math, but truly understanding his concepts well apparently not many people do, though they think they do, let me put it this way, to really understand Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ and it’s permutations maybe you have a brain at least halfway as intelligent as Einstein’s. I am sure Stephen Hawking does, and various people like him, no I am not saying Stephen Hawking is half as intelligent as Einstein. Just to give you an idea of what I am trying to convey. Of course many people would argue if you can read the words and do the math of Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ you do understand it, I would beg to differ, as with theory any kind when you ‘absorb’ it and understand it, it alters the way you think, it opens the mind, the world of possibilities, ideas concepts. I am not saying I ‘understand’ Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ by the way, though I can read the words and should be able to do the math though my math is a bit rusty at the moment. 

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”

“Ignorance more frequently engenders confidence than knowledge” Charles Darwin 

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein 

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything…” George Bernard Shaw 

“Those who fail to re-read are obliged to read the same story everywhere.” Roland Barthes 

I would say imagination, knowledge, a conceptual framework and philosophical framework more akin to Einstein’s, many people have knowledge and many people have imagination, not many have Einstein’s engagement with the world of ideas, the pure joy of ideas, concepts and the wonder to explore the universe. Why Einstein was so rare, though there have been others through history and will be again. Leonardo da Vinci for one. 

There is a great scene from one of the Star Trek films, Mccoy asks Spock what is it like to die, Spock replies he can not discuss the concept with Mccoy because Mccoy has not, Mccoy says what you mean I have to die to talk to you about what it is like to die ? 

(This is not verbatim, I have looked it up and quoted the piece of dialogue on my Quotations page) 

Reference points, ways of thinking, the worlds of possibilities
Since I am listing books; A link to my first book on iBooks, more books to follow; My poetry book @ iBook
My photography book on iBooks; My photography book @ iBook
My artist book in The Tate special archive of artists books. Tate

Enjoy the booklist. 

The Age of Reason
The Reprieve
Iron in the Soul
No Exit
Being And Nothingness (though only parts & various essays of ‘Being And 

The Philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre
by Jean Paul Sartre
Penguin classics edition with the Picasso painting covers The Stranger
The Plague
The Fall
The Rebel
The Myth Of Sisyphus and other essays
The Albert Camus Collection
by Albert Camus
The Iliad
The Odyssey
By Homer (Translated to prose by E.V.Rieu)
The Golden Ass
by Asinus Aureus
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
Rocannon’s World
Planet of Exile
City of Illusions
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Dispossessed
The Word for World Is Forest
The Lathe of Heaven
The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
Orsinian Tales
The Eye of the Heron
The Compass Rose
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Gulliver’s Travel
A Tale of a Tub
by Jonathan Swift
The Trial
The Castle
The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka
The Order Of Things
The Archaeology Of Knowledge
by Michel Foucalt
by Hermann Hesse
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
The Name Of The Rose
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Open Work
Travels in Hyperreality (Faith in Fakes)
by Umberto Eco
Camera Lucida
A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
The Rustle Of Langauge
by Roland Barthes
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler
Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
More Pricks Than Kicks

Malone Dies 

The Unnamable 


might have read ‘Murphy’ as well 

Selected Plays 

by Samuel Beckett 

The Alchemist 

by Paulo Coelho 

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge 

A Separate Reality 

Journey to Ixtlan 

Tales of Power 

by Carlos Castaneda 

On Photography 

Against Interpretation 

Styles Of Radical Will 

Regarding The Pain Of Others 

by Susan Sontag 

One Hundred Years of Solitude 

Love in the Time of Cholera 

Of Love and Other Demons 

No One Writes to the Colonel 

by Gabriel García Márquez 

Jane Eyre 

by Charlotte Brontë
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge 

The Differend
The Postmodern Explained to Children The Inhuman: Reflections on Time by Jean-Francois Lyotard
The Shadow Of The Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Cool Memories
Simulacra and Simulation
The Mirror of Production Seduction
Fatal Strategies Simulations
The Ecstasy of Communication The Transparency of Evil
by Jean Baudrillard
Catcher In The Rye
by J. D. Salinger
by T S Eliot
by Spinoza 

Witch World
Web of the Witch World Three Against the Witch World Warlock of the Witch World Sorceress of the Witch World Trey of Swords
Ware Hawk
The Gate of the Cat
Year of the Unicorn
The Crystal Gryphon
The Jargoon Pard Zarsthor’s Bane Gryphon In Glory
Lore Of The Witch World Spell Of The Witch World Horn Crown
Flight of Vengeance
On Wings Of Magic Storms Of Victory
The Key of the Keplian The Magestone
The Warding of Witch World The Gifts of Asti 

By Andre Norton
Chrome Yellow
Brave New World
The Doors Of Perception, Heaven and Hell
Those Barren Leaves
Eyeless In Gaza
Point Counter Point
by Aldous Huxley
Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion
by Rosemary Jackson
Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Under the Greenwood Tree
The Woodlanders
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Return of the Native
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Life’s Little Ironies
The Trumpet Major
Jude the Obscure
by Thomas Hardy
In Praise of Idleness
The Problems of Philosophy
Why I am Not a Christian
The Analysis of Mind
by Bertrand Russell
Paul Klee Notebooks
by Paul Klee
Love Among The Artists
The Adventures of The Black Girl In Her Search For God
by George Bernard Shaw
Interpreting Contemporay Art
Edited by Stephen Bann & William Allen
Cider With Rosie
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
by Laurie Lee
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction One-Way Street and Other Writings
by Walter Benjamin
The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin unfinished project by Susan Buck-Morss Tender Is The Night
The Beautiful And The Damned
This Side of Paradise
The Great Gatsby
The Love of the Last Tycoon
(And various short stories and some of his letters)
He is my favourite American writer of fiction
by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

One thing that amazes me, F. Scott Fitzgerald never won an award, then I think that says more about awards and prizes in general than F. Scott Fitzgerald. Especially when you look at the writers that have won the Pulitzer Prize and even the Nobel Prize. A number of whom I have read, the prize winners and some of the runners-up, some are fabulous many are decidedly mediocre. Not that this phenomenon is restricted to those prizes, the Booker Prize could have the same said of it. As could not just literary prizes but prizes in general; visual arts etc. 

The Republic Apology 

various other texts
by Plato
Titus Groan
Titus Alone
by Mervyn Peake
The Truth in Painting
Writing and Difference
Of Grammatology
by Jacques Derrida
Keep The Aspidistra Flying
The Road To Wigan Pier
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Babel 17
The Einstein Intersection
Stars In My Pockets Like Grains of Sand
The Jewels of Aptor
Tales of Neveryon
Flight From Neveryon
Return To Neveryon
by Samuel R. Delany
More Than Human
by Theodore Sturgeon
The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir
Have read a theory book by Julia Kristeva but longtime ago so still trying to 

might be Black Sun
The Cherry Orchard
will add more as I remember
by Anton Chekhov
The Prince
Discourses On The First Decade of Titus Livius
by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Fall of The House of Usher
The Masque of The Red Death
The Pit And The Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Premature Burial
The Murder In The Rue Morgue
Narrative of A.Gordon Pym
The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe
Though I have read all his prose and most of his poetry and other things, but a 

Foundation And Empire
Second Foundation
I, Robot
The Caves of Steel
The Naked Sun
The Stars, Like Dust
By Isaac Asimov
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
By Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Four Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis Écrits
by Jacques Lacan
The Chronicles of Morgaine
Exile’s Gate
Fortress in the Eye of Time Fortress of Eagles
Fortress of Owls
Fortress of Dragons
Fortress of Ice
Downbelow Station Merchanter’s Luck Rimrunners
Heavy Time
Finity’s End
Serpent’s Reach
Forty Thousand in Gehenna Cyteen
The Paladin
The Pride of Chanur
Chanur’s Venture
The Kif Strike Back
Chanur’s Homecoming
Chanur’s Legacy
The Faded Sun Trilogy
Angel with the Sword
Port Eternity
Voyager in Night
Cuckoo’s Egg
Brothers of Earth
Hunter of Worlds
by C. J. Cherryh
On The Museum’s Ruins
by Douglas Crimp
Destiny Doll
by Clifford D. Simak Frankenstein Unbound Helliconia Spring
Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Winter
by Brian Aldiss
The City and the Stars
2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: Odyssey Two
2061: Odyssey Three Rendezvous with Rama
The Songs of Distant Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke
The Golden Bough
by James George Frazer Supernature
by Lyall Watson
Sigmund Freud various texts
by Sigmund Freud
Time Enough for Love
Stranger in a Strange Land
Glory Road
I Will Fear No Evil
by Robert A. Heinlein
Sister Alice
by Robert Reed 

Elric of Melniboné
The Dreaming City
The Stealer of Souls
Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
The Vanishing Tower
Elric At The End Of Time
Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress
Elric: The Revenge of The Rose
Elric: The Fortress of The Pearl
Elric of Melniboné And Other Stories
Son of The Wolf
The Quest For Tanelorn
The Champion of Garathorm
Count Brass
The Runestaff
The Sword of Dawn
The Jewel In The Skull
The Knight of Swords
The Queen of Swords
The King of Swords
The Bull and the Spear
The Oak and the Ram
The Sword and the Stallion
The Mad God’s Amulet
Behold the Man
The Ice Schooner
The Black Corridor
The Distant Suns
An Alien Heat
The Hollow Lands
The End of All Songs
The Final Programme
A Cure for Cancer
The English Assassin
The Condition of Muzak
The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century The Entropy Tango
The Dreamthief’s Daughter
The Skrayling Tree
The White Wolf’s Son
Destiny’s Brother 

by Michael Moorcock
Mille Plateaux
Nomadology: The War Machine
by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes Neuromancer
Count Zero
by William Gibson
Naked Lunch
The Ticket That Exploded
by William S. Burroughs
Startide Rising
The Uplift War
Brightness Reef
Infinity’s Shore
Heaven’s Reach
The Practice Effect
The Postman
by David Brin
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five The Sirian Experiments
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire The Grass Is Singing
Briefing for a Descent into Hell
by Doris Lessing
The Shadow of the Torturer
The Claw of the Conciliator
The Sword of the Lictor
The Citadel of the Autarch
Soldier of the Mist
The Urth of the New Sun
by Gene Wolfe
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Fahrenheit 451
The Illustrated Man
The Martian Chronicles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
The Drowned World
The Drought
The Wind from Nowhere
Empire of The Sun
The Crystal World
The Atrocity Exhibition
Concrete Island
High Rise
The Unlimited Dream Company
Hello America
The Terminal Beach
The Day of Forever
The Overloaded Man
The Disaster Area
Vermilion Sands
The Day of Creation
Cocaine Nights
Low-Flying Aircraft and Other Stories
The Venus Hunters
The Voices of Time
Myths of the Near Future
by J. G. Ballard
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
A Darkness at Sethanon
by Raymond E. Feist
Daughter of the Empire
Servant of the Empire
Mistress of the Empire
Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts
Curse of the Mistwraith
Ships of Merior
Warhost of Vastmark
Fugitive Prince
Grand Conspiracy
Peril’s Gate
Traitor’s Knot
Stormed Fortress
Initiate’s Trial
Keeper of the Keys
by Janny Wurts
Tao Te Ching
(The Way)
by Lao-Tzu
The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
Last and First Men
by Olaf Stapledon
Spirit Gate
Shadow Gate
Traitor’s Gate
by Kate Elliott
The Three Musketeers
Twenty Years After 

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Man in the Iron Mask
by Alexandre Dumas
Popular Defense & Ecological Struggles
Speed and Politics
by Paul Virilio
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast of Crows
A Dance With Dragons
by George R. R. Martin
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of The Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Tree and Leaf
Smith of Wootton Major
Farmer Giles of Ham
The Silmarillion
The Book of Lost Tales 1
The Book of Lost Tales 2
The Lays of Beleriand
The Shaping of Middle-earth
The Lost Road and Other Writings
The Return of the Shadow
The Treason of Isengard
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Remaking History
Discussions in Contemporary Culture #4
Edited by Barbara Kruger & Phil Mariani
Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Chapterhouse: Dune
The Heaven Makers
The Godmakers
and various short stories
by Frank Herbert
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle
by C. S. Lewis
Discussions in Contemporary Culture #1
Edited by Hal Foster
Recodings: Art, Spectacle, Cultural Politics
by Hal Foster
Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism Postmodernism and Cultural Theories
The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System by Fredric Jameson
A streetcar Named Desire
The Glass Menagerie
Orpheus Descending
Suddenly, Last Summer
Sweet Bird of Youth
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
I think I have read most of his plays after all he is my favourite American 

by Tennessee Williams
The Ascent of Man
by Jacob Bronowski
The Lair of The White Worm
by Bram Stoker
Or The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley
Beyond The Wall of Sleep
The Transition of Juan Romero
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Cats of Ulthar
At The Mountains of Madness
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Nameless City
The Call of Cthulthu
The Silver Key
The Shadow Out Of Time
The Haunter of The Dark
by H. P. Lovecraft
(A selection of what I have read by H. P. Lovecraft as otherwise it would be a 

very long list
as I have read all his stories, expect the first few)
Various books on the Bauhaus
by Various members of the Bauhaus apart from the Paul Klee
I can not remember the other titles at the moment
King’s Blood Four
Necromancer Nine
Wizard’s Eleven
The Song of Mavin Manyshaped
The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped
The Search for Mavin Manyshaped
Jinian Footseer
Dervish Daughter
Jinian Star-Eye
by Sheri S. Tepper
White Crow
Golden Witchbreed
Ancient Light
by Mary Gentle
Deconstruction And Art / The Art of Deconstruction Architectural Design (journal)
includes architects; Valerio Adami, Daniel Libeskind, Gunter Behnisch, Hiromi 

I have part of the book here as I cut it up and used parts in a book I made 1991, but not sure if it is the right title as can not find it searching for it, when I do I will update the reference. 

Catch 22
by Joseph Heller
Jonothan Livinston Seagull
by Richard Bach
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
by Richard Hooker
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Soul of Man
The Happy Prince & Other Stories incldung
The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde
Rights of Man
by Thomas Paine
Of Human Bondage
by W. Somerset Maugham
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Dead Souls
by Nikolai Gogol
The Portrait of An Artist as A young Man
Have started ‘Ulysses’ several times and since I like the postmodern, ‘Ulysses’ often claimed as the first postmodern novel never really enjoyed it, I like the Odyssey
as well which it parallels, favourite Irish writer is Samuel Beckett by James Joyce
Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht
The Modern Theatre Is the Epic Theatre
& I think Threepenny Novel
might have read some more by him as well
by Bertolt Brecht
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Think I have read a number of her books
by Beatrix Potter
Treasure Island
The Master of Ballantrae
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Book/s & some essays
will add when I remember which
by Theodor W. Adorno
In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity
by Frank Krutnik
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara
The Scions of Shannara
The Druid of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Talismans of Shannara
Ilse Witch
by Terry Brooks
Peter Ackroyd 

You might notice a lot of science fiction and fantasy, well yes I do like, and many of the writers, scientist as well, including ones that have written scientific theorem, consult for Nasa, on various committees, boards and consult for various agencies, scientific, environmental, AI, etc, and or have also written books on issues like the environment and various other subjects, historians, professors of comparative literature etc. And are some of the best writers in their field, and have influenced scientific thought with their ideas and books through time, imagination. 

The Time Machine
The First Men in the Moon
A Modern Utopia
The New Machiavelli
The War in the Air
The Sleeper Awakes
The Dream
The Shape of Things to Come
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The War of the Worlds
I think I have read most of his fiction, though not his non-fiction
but the list is incredibly long, his none fiction is incredibly long as well. by H G Wells
I Ching
(The Book of Changes)
Not sure which translation of this ancient Chinese text but I think it was a Penguin book. 

The Art of War 

by Sun Tzu 

The Once and Future King 

by T. W. White 

Of Mice and Men 

The Grapes of Wrath 

by John Steinbeck 

Hotel du Lac 

by Anita Brookner 

The White Hotel 

by D. M. Thomas 

The Bone People 

by Keri Hulme 

Heart of Darkness 

Think I have read some others 

by Joseph Conrad 

Permutation City 

by Greg Egan 

Remote Control 

by Barbara Kruger 

Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Much Ado about Nothing 



by William Shakespeare 

Literature and Evil 

Story of the Eye 

Lascaux; or, the Birth of Art, the Prehistoric Paintings 

The Accursed Share 

The Tears of Eros 

L’Abbé C 

Blue of Noon 

by Georges Bataille 

Delos; Monuments And Museum 

by Dr Fotini Zaphiropoulou 

Bought on Delos while I was there, amazing place 

Iconographic Anatomique 

by André Vésale 

The Naked Ape 

by Desmond Morris 

Postmodernism Critical Concepts 

Edited by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist 

The Anti-Aesthetic

Edited by Hal Foster 

Art in Theory 1900-1990
An Anthology of Changing Ideas 

edited Charles Harrison and Paul Wood (Most but not all) The Chronicles of The Conquest of Granada
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Rip Van Winkle
The Alhambra
(The Wars of Granada)
Thought that was the title, then I read it when I was 14, stayed in the Washington Irving Hotel when I drove around 

Spain, well France and crossed to Morocco too, with the first woman I lived with 

by Washington Irving
The Pastel City
A Storm of Wings
In Viriconium
Viriconium Nights
by M. John Harrison
Selection of Poems
by Arthur Rimbaud
Poets of The English Language
Volume I Langland to Spenser
Volume II Marlowe to Marvell
Volume III Milton to Goldsmith
Volume IV Blake to Poe
Volume V Tennyson to Yates
edited by W. H. Auden & Norman Holmes Pearson
(These are one of the sets of poetry books of my mothers I read when I was 9 

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 

Another quick note here, books, I have bought many books since reading the books in the boxes my brother had, from second-hand bookshops, Spinoza’s ‘Ethics’ I bought from a second hand bookshop for 20p, one of the great works of its time, that opened peoples minds and helped start the ‘Englightenment’. 

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
by T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) On The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
Man and His Symbols
by Carl Jung
The World
(Treatise on the Light)
by René Descartes
The Dying Earth
The Eyes of the Overworld
Cugel’s Saga
Rhialto the Marvellous
Araminta Station
Ecce and Old Earth
Trullion: Alastor 2262
Marune: Alastor 933
Wyst: Alastor 1716
The Anome
The Brave Free Men
The Asutra
City of the Chasch
Servants of the Wankh
Lyonesse: The Green Pearl Lyonesse: Madouc
The Dirdir
The Pnume
The Blue World
Showboat World
by Jack Vance
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) by Copernicus
Selection of Poems
by Federico García Lorca
Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil by John Berendt 

In fact over time and still am, I have been availing myself on online downloads to replace the books I sold and or read when I was 14, 16, 18 etc… ebooks, some paid but many free online because they are older classics now in the public domain, no longer under copyright. Still downloading some over the last few days that I really haven’t read since I was 16. Travelling the universes of the mind, travelling the world of ideas, like I travel with a backpack on my back. 

Washington Square
The American
The Europeans
by Henry James
Captain Courageous
The Light That Failed
The Jungle Book
I think I have read most by him
by Rudyard Kipling
Ben Hur
by Lew Wallace
The Rainbow
Women In Love
by D. H. Lawrence
To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf (Read a number of others by Virginia Woolf, need to think 

about them.)
Le Morte D’Arthur
by Sir Thomas Mallory
The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change
by Robert Hughes
Gardens Of The Moon
Deadhouse Gates
Memories Of Ice
House Of Chains
Midnight Tides
The Bonehunters
Reaper’s Gale
Toll The Hounds
Dust Of Dreams
The Crippled God
by Steven Erikson
Pawn Of Prophecy
Queen Of Sorcery
Magician’s Gambit
Castle Of Wizardry
Enchanters’ End Game
Belgarath the Sorcerer
Polgara the Sorceress
by David Eddings
by William Gerhardie
Perspectives on Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Noam Chomsky
by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Nights at the Circus
by Angela Carter
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
by Victor Hugo
The Midwich Cuckoos
The Day of the Triffids
The Chrysalids
The Kraken Wakes
Trouble with Lichen
by John Wyndham
Ways of Seeing
About Looking
by John Berger
Myth and Meaning
Mythologiques I–IV (Parts of the books not all)
by Claude Lévi-Strauss
Stories From Le Morte D’Arthur And The Mabinogion
by Beatrice E. Clay
The New History of the World 6th Edition (ISBN 0195219279)
By J M Roberts
(Published by Penguin) 

Though I have read many history books through time, and ones that covered large part of this book. This history though not as detailed gives a brilliant overview and perspective of the history of humanity. 

A Short History of Europe: Pericles to Putin
By Simon Jenkins
Son of Achilles
By Madeline Miller
France: A History: from Gaul to De Gaulle
By John Julius Norwich
How the Earth Shaped Human History
Lewis Dartnell
(ORIGINS a book that anyone with a claim to think should read, and reflect 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by
Yuval Noah Harari 

I finished reading Sapiens on 21st May 2020 just after reading ORIGINS, much of what I read in Sapiens I had already read and researched myself in the past so maybe it helped with many of the references and ideas in Sapiens, though it seems to be written in such a fluid and informative way that whether you do not know any of the histories or ideas in Sapiens you will by the end and the overall vastness both in time and concepts and the way they are put together is wonderful. If you read 2 books this year I would recommend you read ORIGINS and Sapiens. 

Who We Are And How We Got Here
David Reich
Another brilliant book this one on ancient DNA and history, as I have loved history ever since I was 5.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology by
Jim Al-Khalili & Johnjoe McFadden 

2 books on quantum physics everyone should read.

To be continued when I remember more… as this is just a small fraction of the books I have read.