LOST Book Club

Ok. I love LOST….. Duh.

I know it’s been off the air for over eleven years now but this is of no consequence to me. I am a fan. It never gets old.
Nobody ever tells a Star Wars fan or a Trekkie, “Dude, that stuff is so old, get over it!” Right? Their fandom is timeless.

When the show ended, I was bummed. (Not with the ending mind you, I loved that). I was bummed because there was No.More.LOST. This is a show that inspired me to read, to study, and  to create and cook meals themed for the show. When I realized there were people out there compiling lists of all the books featured, mentioned or referenced on LOST, I decided to look into that and maybe find a way to soothe my mourning. The discovery of these lists, considered to be The LOST Book Club, also came at a time when I was longing for some real mental fitness. I figured if I wasn’t exercising my body, I ought to at least exercise my brain.

So I began the journey. The commitment to read all the books on the LOST list. There were and are several lists,  I just picked the one I thought was the best and most reasonable one to represent the books featured on the show. It’s a list of 49 books plus some bonus titles I added myself. Classics, children’s titles, non-fiction, fiction. It’s all in there!

The LOST Book Club

Season 1

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Watership Down – Richard Adams
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

Season 2

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
Bad Twin – Gary Troup
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Epic of Gilgamesh – Herbert Mason (tr.)
Island – Aldous Huxley
Lancelot – Percy Walker
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” – Ambrose Bierce
Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L Frank Baum

Season 3

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
Carrie – Stephen King
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Evil Under the Sun – Agatha Christie
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Laughter in the Dark – Vladimir Nabokov
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
On Writing – Stephen King
Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Season 4

VALIS – Philip K Dick
The Invention of Morel – Adolfo Bioy Casares
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
Survivors of the Chancellor – Jules Verne

Season 5

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Ulysses – James Joyce
A Separate Reality – Carlos Castaneda
Everything that Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor

Season 6

Fear and Trembling – Søren Kierkegaard
Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Salman Rushdie
Deep River – Shusaku Endo
The Chosen – Chaim Potok
Notes from Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

BONUS*** The Stand by Stephen King  (Part 1) (Part 2) (part 3)
BONUS***Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
BONUS***A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
BONUS***Shane by Jack Schaefer
BONUS***The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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