Radical Bedtime Reading

  1. H. G. Wells, 'The First Men in the Moon' (1901)
  2. Edmund Gosse, 'Father and Son' (1907)
  3. G. K. Chesterton, 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (1908)
  4. Hermann Hesse, 'Knulp' (1915)
  5. Nikola Tesla, 'My Inventions and Other Writings' (1919)
  6. Sinclair Lewis, 'Arrowsmith' (1925)
  7. Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Lolly Willowes' (1926)
  8. George Bernard Shaw, 'The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism' (1928)
  9. Jaroslav Hašek, 'The Good Soldier Švejk' (1930)
  10. George Orwell, 'Homage to Catalonia' (1938)
  11. George Orwell, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (1949)
  12. Joseph Heller, 'Catch 22' (1955)
  13. Laurie Lee, 'Cider With Rosie' (1959)
  14. Bill Naughton, 'The Goalkeeper's Revenge and Other Stories' (1961)
  15. Joan Aiken, 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' (1962)
  16. Anthony Burgess, 'A Clockwork Orange' (1962)
  17. Doris Lessing, 'The Golden Notebook' (1962)
  18. Sylvia Plath, 'The Bell Jar' (1963)
  19. Frank Herbert, 'Dune' (1965)
  20. Michael Moorcock, 'A Nomad of the Time Streams' (1971-81)
  21. Angela Carter, 'The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman' (1972)
  22. Ursula Le Guin, 'The Dispossessed' (1974)
  23. Leonora Carrington, 'The Hearing Trumpet' (1976)
  24. Tanith Lee, 'The Silver Metal Lover' (1981)
  25. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Love in the Time of Cholera' (1985)
  26. Diana Wynne Jones, 'Howl's Moving Castle' (1986)
  27. Susan Price, 'The Ghost Drum' (1987)
  28. Amin Maalouf, Peter Sluglett [Trans.], 'Leo the African' (1988)
  29. Robin McKinley, 'The Outlaws of Sherwood' (1988)
  30. J. Daniels, 'The Adventures of Tintin Breaking Free' (1989)
  31. Kate Millett, 'The Loony Bin Trip' (1990)
  32. Neal Stephenson, 'Snow Crash' (1992)
  33. Elizabeth Hand, 'Walking the Moon' (1994)
  34. Alison Lurie, 'The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales' (1994)
  35. Fadia Faqir, ''Pillars of Salt' (1996)
  36. Neil Gaiman, 'Smoke and Mirrors' (1999)
  37. Matthew Kneale, 'English Passengers' (2000)
  38. Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
  39. Mark Haddon, 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' (2004)
  40. Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan [Eds.], 'So Long Been Dreaming' (2004)
  41. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 'Wizard of the Crow' (2004)
  42. Tahar Ben Jelloun, Linda Coverdale [Trans.], 'This Blinding Absence of Light' (2005)
  43. Camilla Gibb, 'Sweetness in the Belly' (2007)
  44. Ekaterina Sedia [Ed.], 'Paper Cities' (2008)
  45. Gaile Parkin, 'Baking Cakes in Kigali' (2009)
  46. Ysra Sigurdardottir, 'Last Rituals' (2009)
  47. Tabish Khair, 'The Thing About Thugs' (2010)
  48. Selma Dabbagh, 'Out of It' (2011)
  49. Terry Pratchett, 'Dodger' (2012)
  50. Philip Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of British Short Stories: Volume 2' (2015)

 

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