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Top five concerts of all times

I have never really thought about lining them up like that, but here they are, my favourite 5 concerts of all times, as asked by Daily Rock Report. I don’t choose by absolute quality but rather how they felt at those specific moments.

1. Suicidal Tendencies, Vienna, 1994: this one caught me (and others) by surprise and we still haven’t quite recovered. This is their concert from Madrid a year earlier:

2. House of Pain, Vienna, 1994 (?): I was on the stage with them! (Pulled out from the pit for suffering, but still!)

3. Rock in Riem, Germany, 1994, two-day festival with Clawfinger, Rage against the Machine, Therapy?, Aerosmith & Peter Gabriel (the first three bands I saw repeatedly over the years and they always more than delivered, and during the last two we were resting in the beer tent). This line-up of all the line-ups included Extreme (!), The Breeders, Manic Street Preachers, Soul Asylum, Nina Hagen, Crowded House, the Cranberries, Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, Paradise Lost, and ok also Smashing Pumpkins – so that we weren’t TOO angry that we missed Radiohead since they played first and our bus driver got lost.)

4. Pearl Jam (I saw them 8 times, each one was special, narrowing them down to three: Budapest 1996 – because it was the first, Ljubljana 2000 – because it was at home, Prague 2012 – because it was the happiest).

5. Urban Species, Paris, 90’s: Another unexpected perfect one

(Honorary mention: Plavi orkestar, Ljubljana, 1984; Dire Straits, Ljubljana, 1985; Michelle Shocked, Vienna, 90’s; Guns ‘n Roses + Faith No More + Soundgarden, Vienna, 1992; Ice-T & Body Count, Vienna, 1993)

These are just the very best, the other hundreds were merely good (ok, there were a few bad ones too, but really just a few).

It is obvious that all these dates are a bit removed, but I’m not done yet, just a bit more picky. Last year I heard Pearl Jam in Trieste as well as Caparezza and Paolo Nutini in Roma, this year possibly Manu Chao in Slovenia. And below is how I like to look at concerts. It’s interesting that nowadays I think my chest is examined for other reasons. In Italy nobody reads.

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

From Iggy Pop and The Stooges gig in Tivoli, Ljubljana, 2008. Photo: Zedd

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World Tour

I found a neat little thing, http://www.travellerspoint.com/travel-maps.cfm, and now I’m travelling the world.

First, the actual tour of my life, the places of importance, where I was born and how I was slowly discovering my homeland and then the neighbours and then some other countries. LA in SF are the only two places outside of Europe, what a stay-at-home. And I love the last leap (but not the final, I have plans, at least for Sarajevo and Napoli) from Piran to Capalbio. Next to it there is a star, meaning home.

WoWorld Tour

WoWorld Tour
  • 1 : Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2 : Maribor, Slovenia
  • 3 : Duba, Pelješac peninsula, Croatia
  • 4 : Mošćenička Draga, Croatia
  • 5 : Divača, Slovenia
  • 6 : Punat, island Krk, Croatia
  • 7 : Paris, France
  • 8 : Vienna, Austria
  • 9 : London, United Kingdom
  • 10 : Prague, Czech Republic
  • 11 : Köbenhavn, Denmark
  • 12 : Bucharest, Romania
  • 13 : Crete, Greece
  • 14 : Samos, Greece
  • 15 : Lefkada, Greece
  • 16 : Karpathos, Greece
  • 17 : Los Angeles, USA
  • 18 : San Francisco, USA
  • 19 : Piran, Slovenia
  • 20 : Capalbio, Toscana, Italy

Next here is the Pearl Jam Life Line tour

pearl jam life line

1 : Salzburg, Austria (Neil Young with Pearl Jam without EV), 1995
2 : Budapest, Hungary, 1996
3 : Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2000
4 : Zagreb, Croatia, 2006
5 : Munich, Germany, 2007
6 : London, UK, 2010
7 : Venice, Italy, 2010
8 : Prague, Czech Republic, 2012
9 : Trieste, Italy, 2014

If I made the third map, it would be of places I still wish to see. I know there is Cornwall on it, and Sarajevo, all the rest of Italy, and every remote or not so remote island there ever was (for example Bora Bora). There is entire Canada, Peru, New York (but mostly to see this house), New Zealand (because they have the Alps, too) and Madagascar, for some reason (maybe because it’s an island). Looking at the map of the world after I haven’t seen it for a while, I’ve realised that it is indeed vast and it is good this way. I plan to live long.

About top photo: Hotel in Piran, Slovenia. Photo: MM

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

Brina and Summer

A beautiful singer in every way. Above is her new song Raj (“Paradise”) and here is her Poletje (“Summer”) which holds a special place in my heart. But first the story.

Before I met you for the first time, you asked me which songs I would like to listen to during out time together, so that our first meeting would have its own soundtrack. You bought little speakers too. You told me to send you my favourite songs and you would add your favourites to the mix. I started to do what I love so much – namely lists. I made a list of Slovenian songs, another of ex-Yugoslav songs, a short one of Italian songs and the forth of worldwide songs (I include them at the end of this post for the curious, with links).

And Poletje was the first song I thought of. I put it happily at #1 but then sadly realised that it was not available online. (ADD-IT, February 2018: There is a nice live version now.) The only thing I could find was half of the song. But you said not to worry. Soon after I sent you the first list, your message came: “We have Poletje by Brina!” Now I see that there is the myspace link (above) which allows us to hear it in full, and I’m grateful for that.

This might have been the first song I put on the list, but not the first we listened to together. When the lists were finished I was thinking how cool it would be to put all the songs on random. I’d never know which one would be next and yet I’d have something familiar in a completely unfamiliar setting, as we are driving, in the room, on the beach.

I was very very curious about which song would be the first one played the first time we turn the player on. Somehow, I thought it would be prophetic. A sign of things to come. Options were infinite (including It was a too nice a day to die, Metka cannot play ball any more, You were strange already as a child, You don’t fool me, You don’t love me and I know now, Mother – let’s be friends, Spring is far away for us, As tears go by, Don’t let me be misunderstood, He loves me – he loves me not and Sad).

And then, as we reached the hotel room after the drive from the Termini (and by that time I knew so much about you already, the way one drives is soooooo telling) and you showed me the player and I clicked play, the first words that came out of the little speakers were:

I wanna live with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl

And when I had my farewell party before moving to Italy to live with you about eight months later, my sister told me to give her three numbers from 1 to 230 and when I did, she gave me three lyrics of the songs to choose the one I’d sing. Let’s just say that my I’m a Slovenian was faster than Ntoko‘s.

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

Slovenia

1. Poletje by Brina

2. Ledena by Olivija

3. Vonj železniških postaj by Andrej Šifrer

4. Življenje včerajšnjega časopisa by Andrej Šifrer

5. Stoj, Marija by Andrej Šifrer

6. Ko zvonovi zapojo by Andrej Šifrer

7. Siddharta by Siddharta

8. Kloner by Siddharta

9. Platina by Siddharta

10. Samo edini by Siddharta

11. Nazaj by Murat & Jose f/ Benč

12. Ta noč je moja by Trkaj f/ Benč

13. Pleš by Trkaj

14. Prvič by Trkaj

15. Ni več tko by Zlatko, Trkaj, Mirko, Omar

16. Da te spomnim mal by Zlatko in Optimisti ft Črnobelo & Juliette Justine

17. Tarzan by Ali En

18. Vrž me na planet by Ali En

19. Za koga by Ali En

20. Stremetzsky by Ali En

21. Rojen leta 72 by Res Nullius

22. Spet doma by Vlado Kreslin

23. Čuden si bil že kot otrok by Vlado Kreslin

24. Še je čas by Martin Krpan

25. Praslovan by Lačni Franz

26. Čakaj me by Zoran Predin

27. Na svoji strani by Lačni Franz

28. Lipa zelenela je by Lačni Franz

29. Stari vojak by Lačni Franz

30. Zdravljica by Lačni Franz and friends

31. Voli me, ne voli me by Buldožer

32. Žene i muškarci by Buldožer

33. Svaki čovjek ima svoj blues by Buldožer

34. 24000 baci by Magnifico

35. Silvija by Magnifico

36. Pesem XIV. divizije by Bossa de novo

37. Selma by Bossa de novo

38. Sestanek pod rjuho by Bossa de novo

39. Sonce by Planet Groove

40. Caro Papa by Terrafolk

41. Bograch a la Turca by Terrafolk

42. Rodovnik vina by Tomaž Pengov

43. Črna pega čez oči by Tomaž Pengov

44. Vandima by Iztok Mlakar

45. En glaž vina mi dej by Iztok Mlakar

46. Stonesi spoznajo moje stare starše by Marko Brecelj

47. Dan ljubezni by Pepel in kri

48. Mati, bodiva prijatelja by Oto Pestner

49. Reper by Slon in sadež

50. Sreča na vrvici by Marjeta Ramšak

51. Avsenik medley by Perpetuum Jazzile

52. Anita by Halo

53. Črta by Slavko Ivančič

54. Moje laži so vse kar imam by Prizma

55. Pogum by Prizma

56. Budnica by Prizma

57. Marie, ne piši pesmi več by Hazard

58. Vsak je sam by Hazard

59. Kot nekdo, ki imel me bo rad by Ditka Haberl

60. Bil sem mlajši kakor ti by Lado Leskovar

61. Daleč je za naju pomlad by Adi Smolar

62. Samo nasmeh je bolj grenak by Ditka Haberl

63. Lahko noč, Piran by Anika Horvat

64. Vse, kar si želim v tem trenutku by Patetico

65. Vse najboljše, mama draga by Patetico

66. Vsi ljudje hitijo by Neca Falk

67. Oda Ireni by Tomaž Pengov & Mladi levi

68. Sava šumi by Dekameroni

69. Ajda pa znova cveti by Aleksander Mežek

70. Klub ljudi z resnimi problemi by Zmelkoow

71. Smisel življenja by Zmelkoow

72. Sentiš-navadni by Zmelkoow

73. Pa si šla by Mi2

74. Črtica by Mi2

75. Veter z juga by Tinkara Kovač

76. Slab spomin by Big Foot Mama

77. Lublan-ska by Ana Pupedan

78. Lep dan za smrt by Niet

79. Bandiera rossa by Pankrti

80. Metka by Pankrti

81. Oče by Racija

82. Pejd ga pogledat Brane by Otroci socializma

83. Tko je zgazio gospodju mjesec by Videosex

84. Slovenec sem by Ntoko

85. Zig Zig by Ntoko

86. Flisarji by Ntoko

87. Orglice by Janko Ropret

88. Mojca by Klinika za cinike

89. O Anja (o tebi se mi sanja) by Melanholiki

90. Ko so lipe cvetele by Orlek

91. Pokaži nam Edi by Ultimat

92. No brains no tumors by 2227

93. I’ve seen that head before by 2227

94. Sama by Avtomobili

95. Ljubi me, divja zver by Agropop

96. Kako lepo je by Aleš Hadalin

97. Dež by Demolition Group & Helena Blagne

98. Reel Love by Miladojka Youneed

99. Mama Leone by Laibach

100. Your River Wild by the Tide

101. Outta Control by Kill Kenny

 Ex-Yugoslavia

102. No sikiriki by Edo Maajka

103. Gansi by Edo Maajka

104. Biološki sat by Hladno pivo

105. Olivera by Djordje Balašević

106. Oprosti mi, Katrin by Djordje Balašević

107. Život je more by Djordje Balašević

108. Ti si mi u krvi by Zdravko Čolić

109. Šejn by Haustor

110. Budjav lebac by S.A.R.S.

111. Makedonija by Dado Topić & Time

112. Caracas by Drago Mlinarec

113. Bacila je sve niz rijeku by Indexi

114. Crni leptiri by YU grupa

115. Nekako s proljeća by Crvena jabuka & Kemal Monteno

116. Ti znaš by Crvena jabuka

117. Uzmi me kad hoćeš ti by Crvena jabuka

118. Obrati pažnju na poslednju stvar by Azra

119. Gracija by Azra

120. A šta da radim by Azra

121. Kao da je bilo nekad by Ekatarina Velika

122. Budi sam na ulici by Ekatarina Velika

123. Djevojčice kojima miriše koža by Zabranjeno pušenje

124. Pišonja i Žuga by Zabranjeno pušenje

125. Surfing at Bembasha by Elvis J. Kurtović

126. Good Bye Teens by Plavi orkestar

127. 442 do Beograda by Bajaga

128. Tišina by Bajaga

129. Rekla je by Riblja čorba

130. Dva dinara druže by Riblja čorba

131. Loše vino by Bijelo dugme

132. Djurdjevdan by Bijelo dugme

133. Najdraže moje by Novi fosili

134. Još te volim by Novi fosili

135. Dom by Film

136. Dodirni mi kolena by Zana

137. Kao ti by Parni valjak

138. Vjeran pas by Termiti

139. Izgubljeni by Let3

140. Di si ti by Daleka obala

141. Ribari by Vinko Coce

142. Zbog jedne divne crne žene by Kićo Slabinac

143. Voleo je ženu svog života by Zlatko Pejaković

144. Ono što pokušavam sada by Partibrejkers

145. Hrvatski velikani by Tram 11

146. Ne daj se Ines by Rade Šerbedžija

147. A sad adio by Oliver Dragojević

148. Pokušaj by Laka

149. Tamo gdje je sve po mom by Jinx

150. Halid invalid Hari by Rambo Amadeus

151. Skopje by Leb i sol

152. Sarajevo ljubavi moja by Kemal Monteno

Italia:

153. Vacanze Romane by Matia Bazar

154. Tu sei l’unica donna per me by Alan Sorrenti

155. L’Amore È Femmina by Nina Zilli

156. Non ho l’età by Gigliola Cinquetti

157. Tutti mi chiamano bionda by Orietta Berti

158. Il cielo è una coperta ricamata by Luisa Ronchini

159. Quel mazzolin di fiori by Lidija Percan

160. Per Lucia by Riccardo Fogli

161. I treni di Tozeur by Alice & Franco Battiato

162. Caruso di Lucio Dalla

163. Parlami d’amore Mariù by Giorgio Gaber

164. Sarà perché ti amo by Ricchi e Poveri

165. Non scendo by Anna Oxa

166. Scemo by Rossella Caprioli

167. Voglio il tuo profumo by Gianna Nannini

168. Non voglio mica la luna by Fiordaliso

169. Siamo solo noi by Vasco Rossi

170. Ogni volta by Vasco Rossi

171. Gabri by Vasco Rossi

172. Albachiara by Vasco Rossi

The world:

173. Do You Love Me by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

174. No, No, No (You Don’t Love Me) by Dawn Penn

175. Need You Tonight by INXS

176. One More Cup of Coffee by Bob Dylan

177. Hurricane by Bob Dylan

178. Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez

179. You Don’t Fool Me by The Queen

180. Marlene on the Wall by Suzanne Vega

181. Sympathy by Rare Bird

182. Rain by Jose Feliciano

183. The One I Love by REM

184. Anchorage by Michelle Shocked

185. Drinkin in LA by Bran Van 3000

186. I Started a Joke by Faith No More

187. One Headlight by The Wallflowers

188. Up on the Downside by Ocean Colour Scene

189. Sylvia’s Mother by Dr. Hook

190. Lady D’Arbanville by Cat Stevens

191. The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

192. Police & Thieves by Junior Murvin

193. The Man I Love by Billie Holiday

194. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

195. The Soft Parade by The Doors

196. All Day and All of the Night by The Kinks

197. Last Request by Paolo Nutini

198. Private Investigations by Dire Straits

199. Hey You by Pink Floyd

200. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

201. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

202. Final Cut by Pink Floyd

203. Maybe by Janis Joplin

204. One Night Stand by Janis Joplin

205. Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

206. Perfect Day by Lou Reed

207. Creeque Alley by The Mamas and the Papas

208. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young

209. Comes a Time by Neil Young

210. Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen

211. Chelsea Hotel by Leonard Cohen

212. Woodstock by Matthews Southern Comfort

213. Vietnam Song by Country Joe & the Fish

214. As Tears Go By by Marriane Faithful

215. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra

216. C’est La Vie by Emerson, Lake and Palmer

217. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals

218. A Horse with No Name by America

219. Macédomienne by Philippe Lafontaine  (Eurovision 1990)

220. Hell and High Water by Black Stone Cherry

221. Spiritual Love by Urban Species

222. Africa by Salif Keita

223. Ya Rayah by Rachid Taha

224. Beng Beng Beng by Femi Kuti

225. Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder

226. Black by Pearl Jam

227. Parachutes by Pearl Jam

228. Immortality by Pearl Jam

229. In My Tree by Pearl Jam

230. Sad by Pearl Jam

My life in films

Must be listing season. Here is my life in films. Most of it compiled yesterday in 5 minutes (because after books Barbara said I should do films and TV too), but today I added some too and will update it as necessary (in colour). What’s next? Songs?? (! yeah !)

  • 13 Tzameti
  • Alice’s Restaurant
  • Amateur
  • Angel Heart
  • Arizona Dream
  • Auggie Rose
  • Barfly
  • Benny and Joon
  • Big Blue
  • Big Wednesday
  • Boško Buha
  • Breakfast Club
  • Breaking the Waves
  • C’est arrivé près de chez vous (“Man Bites Dog”)
  • Dead Man
  • Der Himmel über Berlin (“Wings of Desire”)
  • Der siebente Kontinent (“The 7th Continent”)
  • Ex Drummer
  • Exotica
  • Festen (“The Celebration”)
  • Fight Club
  • Forrest Gump
  • Funny Games
  • Her
  • Hundestage (“Dog Days”)
  • I Want You
  • Idioterne (“The Idiots”)
  • Into the Wild
  • Ko to tamo peva (“Who’s Singin’ over There?”)
  • Le confessional (“The Confessional”)
  • Leon
  • Lepa sela lepo gore (“Pretty Village, Pretty Flame”)
  • Les jours où je n’existe pas (“The Days When I Do Not Exist”)
  • Les uns et les autres (“Bolero”)
  • Life is Sweet
  • Lock, Stock and Two Broken Barrels
  • Magnolia
  • Me, Natalie
  • My Life without Me
  • Naked
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Night on Earth
  • Once Brothers (documentary)
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Shallow Grave
  • Short Cuts
  • Sleep with Me
  • Southern Comfort
  • Sreča na vrvici (“Happiness on a Leash”)
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Strange Days
  • The Commitments
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Long Riders
  • The Piano Teacher
  • The Player
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Sting
  • The Tango Lesson
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Tideland
  • True Romance
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • WALL·E
  • Wednesday 19.7.1961 (documentary)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Wolke Neun (“Cloud Nine”)
  • Woodstock

Booklist of favourites

ALERT: This list will no longer be updated. If you wish to see the most recent version, visit my new blog:

https://manjameximovie.wordpress.com/booklist/

I asked my family, friends and the internet to gift me the title and author of their favourite book(s) as a birthday present. They delivered. Do not hesitate to send me more at any time, I’ll update. I’m also keeping it as a static page next to my About me. (Different colours denote updates.) Here we go:
  • Ackerman, Diane: A Natural History of the Senses
  • Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency / The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
  • Adams, Richard: Watership Down
  • Ahern, Cecelia: PS, I Love You
  • Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy (Inferno)
  • Alinsky, Saul: Rules for Radicals
  • Altemus, Barbara: The Gift of Pain
  • Althusser, Louis: Machiavelli and Us
  • Amado, Jorge: Tereza Batista, Tired of War
  • Amis, Martin: Time’s Arrow / London Fields
  • Andrić, Ivo: The Bridge on the Drina
  • Anonymous: Beowulf (Seamus Heaney translation)
  • Anouilh, Jean: Antigone
  • Anson, Jay: The Amityville Horror
  • Anthony, Piers: The Xanth series
  • Atkinson, Kate: Life after Life
  • Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin / Cat’s Eye (+ALL)
  • Auel, Jean M.: The Clan of the Cave Bear
  • Auster, Paul: Leviathan
  • Bach, Richard: Illusions
  • Bacigalupi, Paolo: The Windup Girl
  • Baker Kline, Christina: Orphan Train
  • Baldwin, James: The Fire Next Time / If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Banks, Iain: Use of Weapons / Transition
  • Banks, Lynne Reid: The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Barbery, Muriel: Elegance of the Hedgehog
  • Barker, Clive: Imajica / Mister B. Gone (+ALL)
  • Bartol, Vladimir: Alamut
  • Barzini, Luigi: The Italians
  • Beagle, Peter S.: A Fine and Private Place
  • Beckman, Thea: Children of Mother Earth
  • Beecher Stowe, Harriet: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Beston, Henry: The Outermost House 
  • Bibel, Debra Jan: Freeing the Goose in the Bottle
  • Bishop, Anne: The Black Jewels Trilogy / The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn Trilogy) / The Landscapes of Ephemera Series
  • Block, Francesca Lia: Weetzie Bat
  • Blume, Judy: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Bolaño, Roberto: 2666
  • Boulle, Pierre: Planet Of The Apes
  • Bourdain, Anthony: Kitchen Confidential
  • Box, C. J.: Free Fire (and other Yellowstone region novels)
  • Bradbury, Ray: The Illustrated Man / Something Wicked This Way Comes / Fahrenheit 451
  • Bradley, Doug: Behind the Mask of the Horror Actor
  • Brand, Paul and Phillip Yancey: The Gift of Pain
  • Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  • Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  • Brunner, John: The Shockwave Rider
  • Bryce Echenique, Alfredo: The Exaggerated Life of Martin Romaña
  • Buck, Pearl S.: The Good Earth
  • Bujold, Lois McMaster: The Curse of Chalion / Paladin of Souls (+ ALL)
  • Bukowski, Charles: Pulp
  • Bulgakov, Mikhail: Master and Margarita
  • Burdett, John: The Bangkok series
  • Burke, James: Connections
  • Burke, James Lee: In the Moon of Red Ponies (Billy Bob Holland #4)
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  • Butler, Octavia E.: The Xenogenesis trilogy (aka Lilith’s Brood): Dawn / Adulthood Rites / Imago
  • Calvino, Italo: Cosmicomics / Invisible Cities
  • Campbell, Joseph: The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  • Camus, Albert: The Stranger / The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Canetti, Elias: The Blinding (Auto-da-Fe)
  • Canfield Fisher, Dorothy: Understood Betsy
  • Capra, Fritjof: The Tao of Physics
  • Card, Orson Scott: The Ender Quintet (Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile)
  • Carey, Jacqueline: Phèdre Trilogy, Imriel Trilogy series, Moirin Trilogy series
  • Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass
  • Carse, James P.: Finite and Infinite Games
  • Cash, Wiley: A Land More Kind Than Home
  • Chabon, Michael: Wonder Boys / The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
  • Cherryh, C. J.: The Chronicles of Morgaine / The Chanur Saga
  • Chomsky, Noam: Deterring Democracy
  • Christopher, John (Samuel Youd): The White Mountains / The City of Gold and Lead / The Pool of Fire
  • Clare, Cassandra: The Mortal Instruments series
  • Clarke, Arthur C.: Rendezvous with Rama
  • Clarke, Susanna: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Cohen, Albert: Belle du Seigneur
  • Colin, Beatrice: The Glimmer Palace
  • Collins, Wilkie: No Name
  • Collodi, Carlo: The Adventures of Pinocchio
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur: Sherlock Holmes books
  • Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
  • Conroy, Pat: The Lords of Discipline / The Prince of Tides
  • Couperus, Louis: (ALL)
  • Courtenay, Bryce: The Power of One
  • Crowley, John: Engine Summer
  • cummings, e. e.: ViVa
  • Dahl, Roald: (ALL)
  • Davidson, Andrew: The Gargoyle
  • Davidson, Avram: Peregrine: Primus / Peregrine: Secundus
  • de Beauvoir, Simone: The Prime of Life (autobiography)
  • de Lint, Charles: (ALL)
  • De Saint-Exupery, Antoine: The Little Prince / Night Flight
  • DeLillo, Don: Underworld / Libra
  • Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel / Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
  • Dick, Phillip K.: The Man in the High Castle / Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
  • Dickens, Charles: Our Mutual Friend
  • Dickey, Eric Jerome: Pleasure / Milk in My Coffee
  • Didion, Joan: The Year of Magical Thinking / Play It as It Lays (+ALL)
  • Dillard, Annie: An American Childhood
  • Doctorow, E. L.: Homer & Langley
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment / The Possessed (The Devils)
  • Dunn, Katherine: Geek Love
  • Durand, Angelique: Mandarin Orange Sunday
  • Dyson, Freeman: Disturbing the Universe
  • Eco, Umberto: The Prague Cemetery / The Name of the Rose
  • Eddings, David: The Belgariad series / The Malloreon series
  • Edgerton, Clyde: Walking Across Egypt (and ALL)
  • Eiseley, Loren: The Star Thrower
  • Eisler, Riane: Sacred Pleasure
  • Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  • Eliot, T. S.: (ALL)
  • Ellroy, James: American Tabloid
  • Ende, Michael: Momo / The Neverending Story
  • Enzensberger, Hans Magnus: The Number Devil
  • Epictetus et al: Stoicism and Epicureanism: Sources and Interpretation
  • Esquivel, Laura: Like Water for Chocolate
  • Eugenides, Jeffrey: Middlesex / The Virgin Suicides
  • Faber, Michel: The Crimson Petal and the White
  • Fabrio, Nedjeljko: The Practice of Life (Vježbanje života)
  • Falcones, Ildefonso: Cathedral of the Sea / The Hand of Fátima
  • Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong
  • Flagg, Fannie: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Follett, Ken: The Pillars of the Earth
  • Forster, E. M.: A Passage to India
  • Frankl, Viktor E.: Man’s Search For Meaning 
  • Frater, Alexander: Chasing the Monsoon
  • French, Tana: (ALL)
  • Friedman, Celia S.: The Coldfire trilogy
  • Frost, Robert: (ALL)
  • Fulghum, Robert: (ALL)
  • Gabaldon, Diana: The Outlander series
  • Gaiman, Neil: American Gods (+ ALL)
  • Galloway, Janice: The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
  • García Márquez, Gabriel: One Hundred Years of Solitude / Love in the Time of Cholera / Chronicle of a Death Foretold (+ALL)
  • Garner, Alan: (ALL)
  • Gentle, Mary: Ash: A Secret History
  • George, Jean Craighead: My Side of the Mountain
  • Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm
  • Gibran, Kahlil: The Prophet
  • Gibson, William: Neuromancer
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther
  • Goldberg, Natalie: Long Quiet Highway
  • Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  • Goodkind, Terry: The Sword of Truth series
  • Greene, Graham: The Quiet American
  • Gregson, Jessica: The Angel Makers 
  • Grossman, Lev: The Magicians trilogy
  • Gruen, Sara: Water for Elephants
  • Gurganus, Allan: Plays Well With Others (+ALL)
  • Haasse, Hella S: (ALL)
  • Haddon, Mark: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Hamilton, Laurell K.: Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series / The Merry Gentry series
  • Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native
  • Harrison, Kim: The Hollows series
  • Harrison, Tony: (ALL)
  • Heinlein, Robert A.: Stranger in a Strange Land / Starship Troopers / Have Space Suit – Will Travel / Time Enough For Love
  • Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  • Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises / The Old Man and the Sea / A Movable Feast / The Complete Short Stories
  • Herrigel, Eugen: Zen in the Art of Archery
  • Hesse, Hermann: Steppenwolf Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game) / Siddhartha
  • Heyer, Georgette: (ALL her historical romance novels)
  • Hill, Lawrence: The Book of Negros
  • Hodges, C. Walter: The Namesake
  • Homer: The Odyssey (Fagles/Knox translation/introduction) / The Iliad
  • Homes, A. M.: (ALL)
  • Høeg, Peter and Tiina Nunnally: Smilla’s Sense of Snow
  • Hooks, Bell: Wounds of Passion
  • Hosseini, Khaled: A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
  • Hulme, Keri: The Bone People
  • Irving, John: A Son of the Circus / Widow for One Year / A Sound like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound / The Fourth Hand / Until I Find You / The Water-Method Man / A Prayer for Owen Meany The Cider House Rules (+ALL)
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go
  • Jansson, Tove: Moomin books
  • Jerome, Jerome K: Diary of a Pilgrimage / Three Men in a Boat / Three Men on a Bummel
  • Johnson, Crockett: Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • Johnson, Paul: The Birth of the Modern
  • Jordan, Hillary: Mudbound
  • Jordan, Robert: The Wheel of Time series
  • July, Miranda: No One Belongs Here More Than You
  • Jurić, Marija: The Witch of Grič
  • Juster, Norton: The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Kafka, Franz: The Metamorphosis
  • Kaléko, Mascha: Verse für Zeitgenossen
  • Kay, Guy Gavriel: (ALL)
  • Kaye, M. M.: The Far Pavilions
  • Kazantzakis, Nikos: Zorba the Greek
  • Kellogg, Robert et al: The Sagas of Icelanders
  • Kelman, Stephen: Pigeon English
  • Kesey, Ken: Sometimes a Great Notion
  • Kessler, Jackie Morse: Rage (Riders of the Apocalypse #2)
  • Kidd, Sue Monk: The Secret Life of Bees / The Invention of Wings
  • King, Florence: Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
  • King, Stephen: The Dark Tower series / It / The Shining / Doctor Sleep / Lisey’s Story / Duma Key / Under the Dome
  • Kingsolver, Barbara: The Bean Trees / Prodigal Summer / The Poisonwood Bible (+ ALL)
  • Koontz, Dean: Whispers / Midnight
  • Korzybski, Alfred: Science and Sanity
  • Kosiński, Jerzy: The Painted Bird
  • Kosmač, Ciril: The Ballad of the Trumpet and the Cloud
  • Košiček, Marijan: Človek, imej se rad
  • Kramer, Jerry: Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary
  • Kundera, Milan: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Kureishi, Hanif: Intimacy
  • Kurtz, Ernest: The Spirituality of Imperfection
  • Kushner, Ellen: Swordspoint
  • Kushner, Harold: When Bad Things Happen to Good People
  • Lackey, Mercedes: By the Sword
  • Landvik, Lorna: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
  • Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers
  • Le Carré, John: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • LeGuin, Ursula K.: Always Coming Home
  • L’Engle, Madeleine: (ALL)
  • Levi, Primo: The Periodic Table
  • Levine, Sara: Treasure Island!!! 
  • Lewis, C. S.: The Chronicles of Narnia series / The Problem of Pain / The Space Trilogy series
  • Li, Yiyun: The Vagrants
  • Lindgren, Astrid: Pippi Longstocking (+ALL)
  • Lowry, Lois: The Giver
  • Lumley, Brian: Necroscope books
  • Macfarlane, Robert: Landmarks
  • MacHale, D. J.: Pendragon series
  • MacLane, Mary: My Friend Annabel Lee
  • MacLean, Alistair: HMS Ulysses
  • Maclean, Norman: A River Runs Through It
  • Mahabharata
  • Mahfouz, Naguib: The Cairo Trilogy
  • Mantel, Hilary: Wolf Hall
  • Marent, Thomas: Butterfly
  • Martel, Yann: Life of Pi
  • Martin, George R. R.: A Song of Ice and Fire series
  • Martin, J. P.: Martin’s Uncle series
  • Marx, Karl: Das Kapital
  • Matthiessen, Peter: Far Tortuga
  • Maugham, W. Somerset: The Razor’s Edge 
  • May, Julian: The Saga of Pliocene Exile series
  • McCaffrey, Anne: Pern series / The Ship Who Sang
  • McCarthy, Cormac: (ALL)
  • McCourt, Frank: Angela’s Ashes
  • McCrumb, Sharyn: The Rosewood Casket (and others from Ballad series)
  • McCullers, Carson: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  • McCullough, Colleen: The Thorn Birds
  • McEwan, Ian: On Chesil Beach
  • McKenna, Jed: The Enlightenment Trilogy
  • McMurtry, Larry: Lonesome Dove
  • Michener, James A.: Tales of the South Pacific (+ALL)
  • Milčinski, Fran: Butalci
  • Milford, Nancy: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Miller, Philip, and Molly Devon: Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism
  • Milne, A. A.: Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas (+ALL)
  • Monsarrat, Nicholas: The Cruel Sea
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud: Anne of Green Gables
  • Moore, Christopher: Lamb
  • Morgan, Marlo: Mutant Message Down Under
  • Morgan, Richard K.: Altered Carbon / Broken Angels / Woken Furies
  • Mowat, Farley: The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float
  • Munthe, Axel: The Story of San Michele
  • Murakami, Haruki: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  • Murray, Paul: An Evening of Long Goodbyes
  • Musashi, Miyamoto: The Way of the Samurai (The Book of Five Rings)
  • Nabokov, Vladimir: Invitation to a Beheading / Lolita
  • Niffenegger, Audrey: The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin
  • Niven, Larry: Ringworld
  • Oklopdžić, Milan: Ca Blues
  • Olds, Sharon: (ALL)
  • Ondaatje, Michael: In the Skin of the Lion
  • O’Neill, Heather: Lullabies for Little Criminals
  • Orczy, Baroness Emma: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Orwell, George: 1984 / Animal Farm
  • Ovid: Metamorphoses
  • Ozeki, Ruth: A Tale for the Time Being
  • Palahniuk, Chuck: Choke
  • Paterson, Katherine: Bridge to Terabithia
  • Patterson, Kerry & Joseph Grenny: Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • Peat, F. David: Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm
  • Peniakoff, Vladimir: Popski’s Private Army
  • Penny, Louise: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series
  • Pessl, Marisha: Special Topics in Calamity Physics / Night Film
  • Pirsig, Robert M.: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance / Lila: An Inquiry into Morals
  • Poe, Edgar Allen: (ALL)
  • Portis, Charles: The Dog of the South / True Grit / Norwood
  • Potok, Chaim: The Chosen / My Name is Asher Lev
  • Powers, Richard: Galatea 2.2
  • Powys, John Cowper: A Glastonbury Romance 
  • Pratchett, Terry: The Wee Free men / A Hat Full of Sky / The Wintersmith / I Shall Wear Midnight (+ other Discworld Books)
  • Pratchett, Terry and Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
  • Prechtel, Martin: Long Life, Honey In The Heart
  • Proulx, E. Annie: The Shipping News  / Brokeback Mountain
  • Pullman, Philip: His Dark Materials trilogy
  • Puzo, Mario: The Godfather
  • Quick, Matthew: The Silver Linings Playbook
  • Radović, Duško: Beograde, dobro jutro (1, 2, 3) (Belgrade, Good Morning)
  • Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged / The Fountainhead
  • Rawls, Wilson: Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Réage, Pauline: Story of O
  • Reilly, Matthew: Contest
  • Reiss, Tom: The Orientalist
  • Reynolds, Sheri: A Gracious Plenty
  • Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Rice, Anne: Exit to Eden / Servant of the Bones
  • Robbins, Tom: Jitterbug Perfume (+ALL)
  • Roberts, Keith: Pavane
  • Robinson, Marilynne: Gilead
  • Roquelaure, A. N. (Anne Rice): The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, Beauty’s Release)
  • Rosten, Leo: The Joys of Yiddish
  • Roth, Philip: Zuckerman Bound series
  • Rothfuss, Patrick: The Kingkiller Chronicle: The Name of the Wind / The Wise Man’s Fear
  • Rowell, Rainbow: Eleanor & Park
  • Rowling, J.K.: Harry Potter books
  • Roy, Arundhati: The God of Small Things
  • Ruiz Zafón, Carlos: The Shadow of the Wind
  • Rushdie, Salman: Midnight’s Children
  • Rutherfurd, Edward: Sarum / Russka (+ALL)
  • Sagan, Carl: Contact
  • Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Saraf, Sujit: The Peacock Throne
  • Saramago, José: Blindness
  • SARK: Succulent Wild Woman
  • Scaer, Robert: The Body Bears the Burden
  • Scott Fitzgerald, Francis: The Great Gatsby
  • Scovel Shinn, Florence: The Game of Life and How to Play It
  • Shafak, Elif: The Forty Rules of Love
  • Shaffer, Mary Ann, and Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Shaffer, Peter: Equus
  • Shakespeare, William: Hamlet
  • Shaw, Irwin: Young Lions
  • Sheckley, Robert: Journey Beyond Tomorrow
  • Shute, Nevil: Trustee from the Toolroom / The Chequer Board / On the Beach / A Town Like Alice / The Far Country
  • Silverstein, Shel: Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Simmel, Johannes Mario: Der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind
  • Simmons, Dan: Drood
  • Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Somé, Malidoma Patrice: Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
  • Sophocles: Oedipus the King
  • Stapledon, Olaf: Star Maker
  • Stedman, M. L.: The Light Between Oceans 
  • Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath / East of Eden / Of Mice and MenCannery Row
  • Stephenson, Neal: Anathem / Snow Crash
  • Stewart, Sean: Mockingbird
  • Stoppard, Tom: Arcadia
  • Straub, Peter: Koko
  • Strayed, Cheryl: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  • Stross, Charles: Rule 34 / Laundry Files series
  • Strout, Elizabeth: Olive Kitteridge
  • Sturluson, Snorri (?): Egil’s Saga
  • Svěrák, Zdeněk: Mr. McWurst and Mr. Toothpickson
  • Svetina, Tone: Ukana
  • Šalamun, Tomaž: Poker / The Purpose of the Cloak
  • Tartt, Donna: (ALL)
  • Tepper, Sheri S.: The Gate to Women’s Country
  • Texier, Catherine: Breakup: The End of a Love Story
  • The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights
  • Themerson, Stefan: The Mystery of the Sardine
  • Theroux, Paul: The Great Railway Bazaar
  • Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  • Thurber, James: The White Deer
  • Tiptree, James Jr: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit
  • Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  • Toltz, Steve: A Fraction of the Whole
  • Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe: Il Gattopardo
  • Tompkins, Peter: Secrets of the Soil
  • Toole, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces 
  • Trumbo, Dalton: Johnny Got His Gun
  • Trungpa, Chögyam: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
  • Tsvetaeva, Marina: (ALL)
  • Twain, Mark: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Tyler, Anne: Celestial Navigation
  • Tzu, Lao: Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power)
  • Vance, Jack: The Lyonesse Trilogy
  • Vargas Llosa, Mario: The Time of the Hero / Conversation in The Cathedral
  • Varley, John: The Gaea trilogy: Titan / Wizard / Demon
  • Verghese, Abraham: Cutting for Stone
  • Vince, Nicholas: What Monsters Do / Other People’s Darkness
  • Vinge, Vernor: A Fire Upon the Deep
  • Virgil: The Aeneid
  • Voltaire: Candide
  • Vonnegut, Kurt: Galápagos / Cat’s Cradle / The Sirens of Titan
  • Vreeland, Susan: Girl in Hyacinth Blue / Clara and Mr. Tiffany
  • Wagamese, Richard: Indian Horse
  • Wallace, David Foster: Consider the Lobster (+ALL)
  • Waltari, Mika: The Egyptian
  • Ward, J. R.: The Black Dagger Brotherhood series
  • Washburn, Michael: The Ego and the Dynamic Ground
  • Waters, Sarah: Fingersmith / Tipping the Velvet
  • Watts, Alan: This Is It / The Way of Zen / The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (+ALL)
  • Weeks, Brent: The Night Angel trilogy
  • Wells, H. G.: The Shape of Things to Come / The War of the Worlds
  • Wheatley, Dennis: To the Devil a Daughter
  • White, E. B.: Charlotte’s Web
  • White, T. H.: The Once and Future King
  • Wiesel, Elie: Night
  • Wilde, Barbie: The Venus Complex
  • Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Williams, Roger: The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
  • Wilson, F. Paul: Repairman Jack series
  • Winston, Sheri: Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure
  • Winter, Kathleen: Annabel
  • Winterson, Jeanette: Lighthousekeeping/ Sexing the Cherry / PowerBook / Passion / Written on the Body
  • Wolfe, Tom: A Man in Full
  • Wolkers, Jan: (ALL)
  • Woolf, Virginia: The Waves
  • Wright, Richard: Native Son
  • Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn: Saint-Germain series
  • Young, William P.: The Shack
  • Zaslow, Jeffrey: The Girls From Ames
  • Zelazny, Roger: Nine Princes of Amber (and the rest of The Chronicles of Amber) / Lord of Light / Donnerjack (finished by Jane Lindskold)
  • Zusak, Markus: The Book Thief
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Not enough space for them all… had to go electronic 🙂 Photo: MM