Book List

14 Sep

This is currently my overly ambitious self-appointed reading list.
Also taking suggestions.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
A Gesture Life – Chang-Rae Lee
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Absurdistan – Gary Sheyngart
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
Anthem – Ayn Rand
Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Bright Lights, Big City – Jay McInerny
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
In Case We’re Separated: Connected Stories – Alice Mattison
In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
Karma and Other Stories – Rishi Rebbi
Kings of Infinite Space – James Hynes
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
Love is a Mix Tape – Rob Sheffield
Lysistrata – Aristophanes
Madame Butterfly – David Henry Hwang
Magic for Beginners – Kelly Link
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
Metamorphoses – Ovid
Miss Lonelyhearts – Evelyn Waugh
Mythology – Edith Hamilton
Nine Stories – JD Salinger
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
Notes from Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Our Kind – Kate Walbert
Papillon – Henri Charriere
Paradise Lost – John Milton
Persuasion – Jane Austen
Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Prisoner of Tahran: A Memoir – Marina Nemat
Say You’re One of Them – Uwem Akpan
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
The Arabian Nights – Richard Burton
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Bushwhacked Piano – Thomas McGuane
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever – Stephen Donaldson
The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
The House on Boulevard Street – David Kirby
The Innocent – John Updike
The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
The Known World – Edward P. Jones
The Last Song of Dusk – Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog – Eugene O’Neill
The Naming of the Dead – Ian Rankin
The Odyssey – Homer
The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty
The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
The Saffron Kitchen – Yasmin Crowther
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Teahouse Fire – Ellis Avery
The Waste Land – TS Eliot
The Zoo Story – Edward Albee
Truck: A Love Story – Michael Perry
Typical American – Gish Jen
Vanity Fair – William Thackeray
What is the What – Dave Eggers
What I Know: Letters to my Younger Self – Ellyn Spragins
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
Veil of Sky and Roses – Laura Fitzgerald


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