- Siddhartha 13% complete
- The Brothers Karamazov 94% complete
- The Idiot 95% complete
- Crome Yellow 45% complete
- Crime and Punishment finished
- She Stoops to Conquer finished
- Poems finished
- Madame Bovary finished
- On the Origin of Species finished
- The Girl in the Golden Atom finished
- Metamorphoses Volume I finished
- Anabasis finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Cheese 101 finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Wine 101 finished
- White Horse finished
- A Doctor's Visit finished
- The Seagull finished
- Life is a Dream finished
- The Black Monk finished
- The Frogs finished
Could we add works by Yukio Mishima: After the Banquet, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, The Sound of Waves, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace . . ., Forbidden Colors, et al.
Yasunari Kawabata: The Master of Go (really want to read this!), Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, etc.
Natsume Soseki: I Am a Cat, Botchan, etc.
Miyamoto Musashi: The Book of Five Rings
Tankas by Ono no Komachi, Izumi Shikibu, etc. (maybe not possible?)
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamato Musashi, Buddhist tracts, haiku's and tankas would be lovely as well as Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Shou's Records of the Three Kingdoms.
Would love to read the works of D. T. Suzuki, Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) by Murasaki, and Rumi's poems in English.
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English is also my second language. Perhaps you could start with children's books such as Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Arabian Nights, Edward Lear's A Book of Nonsense, The Little Prince by de Saint-Exupery, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed them as a kid and still do now. But the Harry Potter series and Twilight series are easier than most classics. Hope it helped!
it'll be lovely to read him and nabokov, rushdie, kierkegaard, huineng, rumi, etc.
moments when i'm in a search (trying to answer a curios mental question), i inadvertently find books that give me the answer and more