The love of reading

Nur’s reading

Have I told you I love reading Umberto Eco
He is the only brain in the world that I truly admire.

Here is my list of reading.
Umberto Eco
The Prague Cemetery (just started to read)
The Name of the Rose
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Island of the Day Before
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language
On Literature by Umberto Eco and Martin McLaughlin
Mouse or Rat
Travels in Hyperreality
How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition by Umberto Eco and Alastair McEwen
Serendipities: Language and Lunacy
Five Moral Pieces by Umberto Eco and Alastair McEwen

Salman Rushdie
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
The Enchantress of Florence
Luka and the Fire of Life
Shalimar the Clown

Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
Norwegian Wood
A Wild Sheep Chase
Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami and Alfred Birnbaum
After Dark

Jean-Paul Sartre
No Exit and Three Other Plays
The Age of Reason

Albert Camus
The Stranger

George Orwell
Animal Farm

Immanuel Kant
The Critique Of Practical Reason

Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis
The Trial
The Castle

Simone de Beauvoir
The Ethics of Ambiguity

Christopher Hitchens
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Hitch-22 (still reading)

Alain de Botton
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
The Art of Travel
A Week at the Airport
On Love
Status Anxiety

Stieg Larson
Millennium Trilogy:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Bill Bryson
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
In a Sunburned Country
Notes from a Small Island

Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Joke

Charles Bukowski
Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Shahrnush Parsipur

Women Without Men
Men From Various Civilizations
The Dog and The Long Winter

Selected Books

  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
  • Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a die hard romantic by Christopher Phillips
  • Get a Grip On Philosophy by Neil Turnbull
  • Language and problems of knowledge by Noam Chomsky
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Becktett
  • All Quiet on the Western Front Publisher: Ballantine Books by Erich Maria Remarque
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong by Amin Maalouf
  • On Identity by Amin Maalouf
  • Balthasar’s Odyssey by Amin Maalouf
  • Sunset Park by Paul Auster
  • The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  • Daughter of Persia: A Woman’s Journey from Her Father’s Harem Through the Islamic Revolution by Sattareh Farman Farmaian and Dona Munker
  • Izmir and the Levantine World, 1550-1650 by Daniel Goffman
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
  • My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler

Turkish Reading

Orhan Pamuk
Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları
Sessiz Ev
Beyaz Kale
Kara Kitap
Gizli Yüz
Yeni Hayat
Benim Adım Kırmızı
Öteki Renkler
İstanbul: Hatıralar ve Şehir
Masumiyet Müzesi

Elif Şafak
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
Siyah Süt
Flea Palace

  • Başucumda Müzik by Kürşad Başar
  • Adı: Aylin by Ayşe Kulin
  • Ali ile Ramazan by Perihan Mağden
  • Berci Kristin Çöp Masalları by Latife Tekin
  • Sevgili Arsız Ölüm by Latife Tekin
  • Gece Hayatım by Adalet Ağaoğlu
  • Oteller Kitabı by Ferhan Şensoy
  • Hegel; Bilinç Problemi, Köle-Efendi Diyalektiği, Praksis Felsefesi by Tülin Bumin
  • Demokrasi Arayışında Kent by Kürşat Bumin
  • Puslu Kıtalar Atlası by İhsan Oktay Anar
  • Suskunlar by İhsan Oktay Anar
  • Kırk Oda by Murathan Mungan
  • Latife Hanım by İpek Çalışlar
  • Classics
    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
    The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
    The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    The Iliad by Homer
    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    Ethics by Aristotle
    Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Pearl by John Steinbeck
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Selected Stories by O. Henry
    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Scott McKowen
    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    The Call of the Wild by Jack London
    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

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