My Collection

Time for something different. I don’t feel like elaborating on any specific piece of writing today, so I’ll just “show off” a little bit and put my collection of books. It’s not very impressive when it comes to the number of books on my shelves, but the vast majority of them are very close to my heart and I’d definitely call them my favourites. The rest… well… the rest turned out to be a bad choice and I shouldn’t have bought them. But I could never throw out any book, so I keep them. There are still a lot of books I’d love to have, so hopefully the list that you can see below will be getting longer and longer.

The list will be divided into countries. I’ll try to provide an English title for every book which is not British or American. If there isn’t any official translation of the title, I will provide my own one, just to make it easier for you to follow.

 THE UNITED KINGDOM 

1. J.R.R. Tolkien – ‘The Silmarillion’ (1977)

2. J.R.R. Tolkien – ‘The Hobbit’ (1937)

     J.R.R. Tolkien – ‘The Lord Of The Rings’:

3. ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ (1954)

4. ‘The Two Towers’ (1954)

5. ‘The Return Of the King’ (1955)

6. Emily Brontë – ‘Wuthering Heights’ (1847)

7. Charlotte Brontë – ‘Jane Eyre’ (1947)

8. Joseph Conrad – ‘Heart Of Darkness’ (1899)

9. Joseph Conrad – ‘Lord Jim’ (1900)

10. Bram Stoker – ‘Dracula’ (1897)

11. Mary Shelley – ‘Frankenstein’ (1818)

12. Virginia Woolf – ‘Mrs Dalloway’ (1925)

13. Tony Parsons – ‘Stories We Could Tell’ (2006)

14. Lewis Carroll – ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ (1865)

15. George Orwell – ‘Animal Farm’ (1945)

16. William Shakespeare – ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’ (1606 – written)

17. William Shakespeare – ‘The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark’ (1598-1601 – written; 1604 – published)

18. Daniel Defoe – ‘Robinson Crusoe’ (1719)

THE UNITED STATES

19. Diana Gabaldon – ‘Outlander’ (1991)

20. Elizabeth Kostova – ‘The Historian’ (2005)

21. Matthew Pearl – ‘The Dante Club’ (2003)

22. Matthew Pearl – ‘The Last Dickens’ (2009)

23. Stephen King – ‘Everything Is Eventual’ (2002)

24. Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot’ (1975)

25. Stephen King – ‘The Shining’ (1977)

26. Stephen King – ‘Duma Key’ (2008)

       Anne Rice – ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ :

27. ‘Interview With The Vampire’ (1976)

28. ‘The Vampire Lestat’ (1985)

29. ‘The Queen Of The Damned’ (1988)

30. ‘Memnoch The Devil’ (1995)

31. ‘The Vampire Armand’ (1998)

32. ‘Merrick’ (2000)

33. ‘Blood And Gold’ (2001)

34. ‘Blackwood Farm’ (2002)

35. ‘Blood Canticle’ (2003)

      Anne Rice – ‘New Tales Of The Vampires’:

36. ‘Pandora’ (1998)

37. ‘Vittorio The Vampire’ (1999)

      Anne Rice – ‘Lives Of The Mayfair Witches’:

38. ‘The Witching Hour’ (1990)

39. Dan Brown – ‘The Da Vinci Code’ (2003)

40. Ira Levin – ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (1967)

41. E. A. Poe – ‘Tales’ (1845)

42. H.P. Lovecraft – ‘The Dunwich Horror And Others’ (1963)

43. Tosca Lee – ‘Demon: A Memoir’ (2007)

     Stephenie Meyer – ‘Twilight Series’

44. ‘Twilight’ (2005)

45. ‘New Moon’ (2006)

46. ‘Eclipse’ (2007)

47. ‘Breaking Dawn’ (2008)

POLAND

48. Jan Parandowski – ‘Mitologia’ (1924; tr: Mythology)

49. Andrzej Sapkowski – ‘Narrenturm’ (2002)

50. Andrzej Pilipiuk – ‘Wampir z M-3’ (2011; tr: The Vampire From M-3)

51. M.L. Kossakowska – ‘Siewca Wiatru’ (2004; tr: The Sower Of The Wind)

52. M.L. Kossakowska – ‘Zbieracz Burz’ (2010; tr: The Storm Collector)

53. Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz – ‘Sława I Chwała’ (vol.1- 1956, vol.2 – 1958, vol.3 -1962; tr: Fame And Glory)

54. Adam Mickiewicz – ‘Pan Tadeusz, Czyli Ostatni Zajazd Na Litwie. Historia Szlachecka Z Roku 1811 I 1812 We Dwunastu  Księgach Wierszem’ (1934; tr: Sir Thaddeus, Or The Last Lithuanian Foray. A Nobleman’s Tale From The Years 1811 And   1812 In Twelve Books Of Verse)

55. Adam Mickiewicz – ‘Wiersze…’ (1998; tr: Poems…)

56. Henryk Sienkiewicz – ‘Krzyżacy’ (1900; tr: The Knights Of The Cross / The Teutonic Knights)

        Henryk Sienkiewicz – ‘Trylogia’ (tr: The Trilogy)

57. ‘Ogniem I Mieczem’ (1884; tr: With Fire And Sword)

58. Henryk Siekiewicz – ‘Quo Vadis: Powieść Z Czasow Nerona (1895; tr: Quo Vadis: A narrative Of The Time Of Nero)

59. ‘Potop’ (1886; tr: The Deluge)

60. ‘Pan Wołodyjowski’ (1888; tr: Fire In The Steppe / Sir Michael /Colonel Wolodyjowski)

61. Władysław Reymont – ‘Chłopi’ (vol.1,2 – 1904, vol.3 – 1906, vol.4 -1909; tr: The Peasants)

62. Eliza Orzeszkowa – ‘Nad Niemnem’ (1888; tr: By The Neman River)

63. Bolesław Prus – ‘Lalka’ (1890; tr: The Doll)

IRELAND

64. James Joyce – ‘Ulysses’ (1922)

GERMANY

65. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe – ‘Die Leiden Des Jungen Werthers’ (1774; tr: The Sorrows Of Young Werther)

FRANCE

66. Albert Camus – ‘La Peste’ (1947; tr: The Plague)

67. Gaston Leroux – ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opéra’ (1911; tr: The Phantom Of The Opera)

BRAZIL

68. Paulo Coelho – ‘Onze Minutos’ (2003; tr: Eleven Minutes)

SPAIN

69. Arturo Pérez-Reverte – ‘El Club Dumas’ (1993; tr: The Club Dumas)

70. Arturo Pérez-Reverte – ‘La Tabla De Flandes’ (1990; tr: The Flanders Panel)

71. Arturo Pérez-Reverte – ‘El Pintor De Batallas’ (2006; tr: The Painter Of Battles)

ITALY

72. Umberto Eco – ‘Il Nome Della Rosa’ (1980; tr: The Name Of The Rose)

BELARUS

73. Olga Gromyko – ‘Profession: Witch’ (2007)

74. Olga Gromyko – ‘Witch The Caretaker’  (2010)

75. Olga Gromyko – ‘The Supreme Witch’ (2011)

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4 thoughts on “My Collection

  1. Diego says:

    Ohhh you know I love such things 🙂

    Maybe you can improve that with a picture of your books, I mean, a real pic :}

  2. Kasia says:

    I thought about it. But now I’ve got them in different places, so it would be kinda hard to do. Maybe later, when I move them all to one shelf 🙂

  3. Diego says:

    WoW, everything’s so organized in the shelf, that’s cool 😀

    • Kasia says:

      Well, someone told me not to be lazy and take a photo, so I put them all in one place 😉 But I try to keep them organized not only when a photo is about to be taken 😛

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