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[Veltzeh]'s reading list

that is, stuff I've read or should read.

I've marked stuff I read only in English and stuff I read only in Finnish. If I haven't specified a language, I've read it in both Finnish and English at least partly.

Some of the first books I read when I was a kid were
Watership Down / Ruohometsän kansa by Richard Adams
Rottaodysseia by Andrzej Zaniewski (Finnish)
Some Uppo-Nalle books by Elina Karjalainen (Finnish)
Huge stacks of veterinarian books, in fact all I could find in the library (Finnish)
The last vet book (series) about a vet called Tiny I read I left unfinished. I remember extremely vividly one scene from there, though. Two girls had been cruel to a horse or something, and when the vet got his chance, he grabbed a whip and chased the two girls like a madman! Veterinarian gore. Ecstasy.

Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams (Finnish)

Tripodien aika / The Tripods by John Christopher (Samuel Youd) (Finnish)
1: Viimeinen tukikohta / The White Mountains
2: Lyijykaupunki / The City of Gold and Lead
3: Tulinen pyörre / The Pool of Fire

Matilda, Jaakko ja jättipersikka, Kuka pelkää noitia, Me salamestarit (that is, a lot of books and probably more and I've forgotten their names already) by Roald Dahl (Finnish)

Several sci-fi books whose names I have forgotten (se jossa ihmiset kiinnittelevät koneita aivoihinsa, se jossa monta tyyppiä muodostaa kokonaisuuden, se jossa lapset kehittyvät ja ihmiskunta tuhoutuu, Mars–Maa–Venus-seikkailu, surkea nuorisokirja) (Finnish)
Sidarin peilisäteet / Rayons pour Sidar by Stefan Wul (Pierre Pairault) (Finnish)
Tohtori L / Z for Zachariah by Robert O'Brien (Finnish)

I admit that my parents forced me to read Harry Potter. After that I read three/two/one (can't remember) books more out of curiosity and don't remember anything about them. I wrote a review about the first book for English class (it had been about 2–3 years, I'd only read it in Finnish and was confusing scenes with the other books but got a pretty okay grade from it). Looking back at the review, it sucks big time.

Naisten planeetta / The Female Man by Joanna Russ (Finnish)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (English)
MacBeth by Shakespeare (play) (English)
Hamlet (play) by Shakespeare (Finnish)
Crime and Punishment by Fedor Mihailovitš Dostojevski (Finnish)
Sivullinen by Albert Camus (Finnish)
Maailmankirjallisuuden mestarinovelleja 1 (short stories) by several writers (Finnish)
Equus (play) by Peter Shaffer (English)
Educating Rita (play) by Willy Russell (English)
Absent Friends (play?) (?) by ? (English)
Viimeinen lapsitähti (short stories) by Maarit Verronen (Finnish)
Seitsemän veljestä by Aleksis Kivi (Finnish)
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle (English)
Tuntematon sotilas by Väinö Linna (Finnish) (unfinished)
Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta by Johannes Linnankoski (play?) (Finnish)
Juha by Juhani Aho (Finnish)
Pöytään ja vuoteeseen: jatkokertomus kuukausi kuukaudelta, mukana rakkautta, ruokaohjeita ja kotoisia parannuskeinoja / Como aqua para chocolate: novela de enteregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios by Laura Esquivel (Finnish)
Sadan vuoden yksinäisyys / Cien anos de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez (Finnish)
Kristalliruusu (short stories) by Risto Isomäki (Finnish)
Sirens of Titan / Titanin seireenit by Kurt Vonnegut

Kyberias / Cyberiada by Stanislaw Lem (Finnish)

Some finnish sci-fi book by ? (Finnish) (unfinished)

Sormusten herra / The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (Finnish) (unfinished)

Ikuisuuden loppu / End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov (Finnish) (unfinished)

Imajica by Clive Barker (English)

By Ursula Le Guin:
Pimeyden vasen käsi / Left Hand of Darkness
The Dispossessed / Osattomien planeetta (Finnish)
The Word for World is Forest / Maailma, vihreä metsä (Finnish)
Winter's King (short story) (English)
Coming of Age in Karhide (short story) (English)

Babylon 5: The Psi Corps Trilogy by Gregory J. Keyes (English)
Dark Genesis
Bester Ascendant
Final Reckoning

The Reindeer People by Megan Lindholm (English) (unfinished)

Wraeththu by Storm Constantine (English)
The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit
The Bewitchments of Love and Hate
The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire
(Book experience: Wraeththu) (

"–All you zombies–" (short story) by Robert Heinlein (English)
Aye, and Gomorrah (short story) by Samuel R. Delany (English) (

Ringworld / Rengasmaailma by Larry Niven (Finnish)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Finnish)
Brave New World / Uljas uusi maailma by Aldous Huxley (Finnish)

2010By J. K. Rowling:
Harry Potter ja liekehtivä pikari / Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Finnish) (2010-05-16)
Harry Potter ja Feeniksin kilta / Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Finnish) (2010-05-17)
Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi / Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Finnish) (2010-05-20)
Harry Potter ja kuoleman varjelukset / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Finnish) (2010-05-21)

Bone Dance by Emma Bull (English) (2010-12-28) (Book experience: Bone Dance)

2012Pimeälipas (short stories) by Ursula Le Guin (Finnish) – Kirja: Pimeälipas
The Birthday of the World (short stories) by Ursula Le Guin (English) (2012-06-30) (Book experience: The Birthday of the World)

2013The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine (English) (2013-11-30–2013-12-08) (
The Shades of Time and Memory by Storm Constantine (English) (2013-12-10–2013-12-27) (

Waiting to be read:
Four Ways to Forgiveness (short stories) by Ursula Le Guin (English)
Worlds of Exile and Illusion (three novels) by Ursula Le Guin (English)
Pimeälipas (short stories) by Ursula Le Guin (Finnish)
The rest of the Ekumen series:
Trilogy about some Fool (at least in Finnish)
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (English)
The Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven (English)
The three more books about Wraeththu by Storm Constantine (English)
More fantasy books off [Gastogh]'s and my mom's shelf

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