I'm Portuguese but read mostly in English since college, when I discovered Penguin books were cheaper and easier to carry in my purse. And last year, I bought a Kindle, converted to it, so going back to a real book became a pain and these books became more decor than anything else. But I still have good intentions to read them one day, probably when I break the Kindle from overuse.
So here's my to-read non e-book list. Some have been on my nightstand for years mostly because I'm lazy:
At Home and The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Horny. NH is one of my absolute favorite aurthors, I LOVE High Fidelity and everything related to it.
The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
The First Global Village by Martin Page. This book is about the awesomeness of Portugal. Should be required for any Portuguese.
Dark Alchemy. I'm a fantasy geek.
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. It's Ewan McGergor, need I say more?
JPod by Douglas Coupland
Wicked by Gregory Maguire. One of the few books I have in Portuguese.
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlet Thomas
Short Stories by E. Allan Poe
Short Stories by A. Conan Doyle
Fathers and Sons by I.S. Turgenev. My dad is a Huge Russian Lit fan so i read quite a bit of Russian authors in adolescence and learned to love their style. this is on my nightstand like forever.
Of Human Bondage by W.H. Maughan
The Portable Sixties Reader. I loved the whole American '60s culture when i was in college, the flower power movement, the age of Aquarius, the music, etc, so this was a must have on my list.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I already know this story back to front but haven't actually read the book yet.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Stargate Conspiracy by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince. I actually stole, I mean, borrowed this from the library at my vacations rental apartment last year. I'm totally going to return it after reading it.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
The New York Triology by Paul Auster
Carrie by Stephen King
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
The Flying Sorcerers by Terry Pratchet. My all time favorite author.
Last but not least, this Elle mag has been on my nightstand for a while now so it should be featured. And the Kindle that goes with me everywhere nowadays and has a nightstand of its own that I will not describe here because I'm pretty sure you have not read this far.
I have a very big nightstand and my lit taste goes everywhere as you can see. My mom wished that I could have been like that with food when I was a kid. That's me and my grandpa 32 years ago in the pic and my water bottle actually has some poetry writing around it.