The “Lost” booklist

I’m a huge fan of anything that advocates books and literature. I’m a even bigger fan when writers of popular shows weaves appropriate literature storylines and make references to obscure books in a clever way.

I was a fan of the t.v. show Lost at the beginning until it grew increasingly annoying by season 3 but I was hooked once more during season 4 which, in my honest opinion, is their best season so far. I particularly love the way they use literature to build up the island’s myth and character stories. I was delighted to learn that the show has put up their official booklist with all the titles that has appeared in the show.

1. ‘On the Road’ – Jack Kerouac

2. ‘The Invention of Morel’ – Adolpho Bioy Caseres

3. ‘Valis’ – Philip K. Dick

4. ‘Slaughter-house Five’ – Kurt Vonnegurt

5. ‘Survivors of the Chancellor’ – Jules Verne

6. ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ – Charles Dickens

7. ‘Carrie’ – Stephen King

8. ‘Of Mice and Men’ – John Steinbeck

9. ‘A Brief History of Time’ – Stephen Hawking

10. ‘Laughter in the Dark’ – Vladmir Nabokov

11. ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ – Robert A. Heinlein

12. ‘The Fountainhead’ – Ayn Rand

13. ‘Evil Under the Sun’ – Agatha Christie

14. ‘Jurassic Park’ – Michael Crichton

15. ‘Catch-22’ – Joseph Heller

16. ‘The Oath’ – John Lescroart

17. ‘Afro-Asian World: A Cultural Understanding’ – Edward Kolevzon

18. ‘The Coalwood Way’ – Homer Hicklam

19. ‘The Stone Leopard’ – Colin Forbes

20. ‘Through the Looking Glass’ – Lewis Carroll

21. ‘Bluebeard’ – Charles Perrault

22. ‘An ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrythmia Interpretation’ – Jane Huff

23. ‘Dirty Work’ – Stuart Woods

24. ‘High Hand’ – Gary Phillips

25. ‘Rainbow Six’ – Tom Clancy

26. ‘The Third Policeman’ – Fiona O’Brien

27. ‘The Turn of the Screw’ – Henry James

28. ‘After All These Years’ – Sussan Issacs

29. ‘Hindsights: The Wisdom and Breakthroughs of Remarkable People’ – Guy Kawasaki

30. ‘Lord of the Flies’ – William Golding

31. ‘An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge’ – Ambrose Bierce

32. ‘Bad Twin’ – Gary Troup

33. ‘Bonjour, Baber’ – Jean de Brunhoff

34. ‘Lancelot’ – Walker Percy

35. ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

36. ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Magaret’ – Judy Blume

37. ‘Musset: Poesies Completes, Tome 1’ – Alfred de Musset

38. ‘Bad Twin’ – Gary Troup

39. ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ – The Brothers Grimm

40. ‘Island’ – Aldous Huxley

41. ‘Our Mutual Friend’ – Charles Dickens

42. ‘Walden Two’ – B.F. Skinner

43. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – Lewis Carroll

44. ‘Heart of Darkness’ – Joseph Conrad

45. ‘Watership Down’ – Richard Adams

46. ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ – Madeline L’Engle

47. ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ – J.K. Rowling

48. ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ – Arthur Golden

The ones in bold are the ones I’ve read. Quite disappointing.

There are also various other sites devoted to books featured, forefront or background, in the show but this is the main lot. Curious list, indeed!


  1. I’ve never been a fan of “Lost,” but only because I’m addicted to enough serial tv shows, namely “24” and, previously, “Heroes.” That said, what a cool list! It’s always fun to see just how deeply some books embed themselves in our popular culture without our even realizing it.

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