Alexander "Sasha" Volokh

Favorite books
Last updated July 27, 1999


Note: Some of the books have been on the list
for a long time and I haven't reread them since.
So I take no responsibility for the book choices of a previous self.


A.A. Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
Alan Lightman. Einstein's Dreams (1993)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Terre des hommes (1933)
Arthur Koestler. Darkness at Noon (1940)
Ayn Rand. Anthem (1938)
Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio (1880)
Carol Shields. The Stone Diaries (1989)
Charles Dickens. Bleak House (1852-1853)
Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre (1847)
Dan Simmons. Hyperion (1989)
Eliot Asinof. Eight Men Out (1963)
Eugene O'Neill. The Iceman Cometh (1946)
Franz Kafka. The Castle (1926)
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Henry Fielding. Tom Jones (1749)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
Herman Melville. Moby-Dick (1851)
J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan (1904)
J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955)
John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Jules Verne. Michel Strogoff (1876)
Karel Capek. War with the Newts (1936)
Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows (1908)
Lewis Carroll. The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
Margaret Mitchell. Gone with the Wind (1936)
Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1881)
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens (1990)
Paul Auster. The New York Trilogy (1990)
Pearl Buck. The Good Earth (1931)
Peter Thorpe. Why Literature is Bad for You (1980)
Petr Beckman. History of Pi (1971)
Roger Zelazny. Lord of Light (1967)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (14th cent.)
Terry Pratchett. The Wyrd Sisters (1988)
Umberto Eco. The Name of the Rose (1983)
Valmiki. Ramayana (3rd cent. B.C.)
Victor Hugo. Notre Dame de Paris (1831)
W. Somerset Maugham. The Moon and Sixpence (1919)
William Golding. Lord of the Flies (1954)

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