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Books.

I always have a running list of books to read.  Some are already on my shelves (either physical or virtual).  Some are on the list simply because someone somewhere along the way has recommended them.  I cross off the books I’ve read and (usually) add the date I finished reading it. If I happen to do a review, I’ll also try to link to it here.

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
  • Independence Day by Richard Ford
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  • The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • Rabbit At Rest by John Updike
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  • Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • A Summons to memphis by Peter Taylor
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  • Ironweed by William Kennedy
  • Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Executioner’s Son by Norman Mailer
  • The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  • Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  • Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  • Collected Stories by Jean Stafford
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  • The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
  • The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
  • The Reivers by William Faulkner
  • The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor
  • Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
  • The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
  • A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
  • A Fable by William Faulkner
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  • The Town by Conrad Richter
  • The Way West by A.B. Guthrie
  • Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
  • Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling June 24, 2013
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling December 19, 2013
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham May 18, 2013
  • The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
  • What She Saw by Lucinda Rosenfeld
  • The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
  • The Secret History by Donna Tarttt
  • Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Infinite Jes by David Foster Wallace
  • Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
  • The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • Quicksan by Nella Larsen
  • Passing by Nella Larsen
  • Pastoralia by George Saunders
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  • Generation X by Douglas Coupland
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young
  • Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
  • Oh the Glory of it All by Sean Wilsey
  • I don’t Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner
  • Lit by Mary Karr
  • I’m with the Band by Pamela Des Barres
  • Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin
  • The Complete Works of Anne Sexton
  • Actual Air by David Berman
  • The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch
  • Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins
  • The Collected Poems of Audre Lord
  • How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  • My Misspent Youth by Maghan Daum
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  • Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
  • How’s Your Drink by Eric Felten
  • Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
  • Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  • I feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn August 6, 2014
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • How Should a Person Be by Sandra Heti
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama
  • Some Instructions on Writing & Life by Anne Lamott
  • Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  • Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
  • How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
  • Henry & June by Anais Nin
  • A Collection of Essays by George Orwell
  • Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley
  • The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
  • Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  • An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

 

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