2012-Present Reading Lists

I dunno, I’m really putting this here as a reminder to myself. But I’d recommend every one of these to potential readers. In the same spirit, I’d appreciate book recommendations myself. This list gives some indication of my tastes and one can never meet enough stories.

  1. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  2. Stoner – John Williams
  3. Moby-Dick, or The Whale – Herman Melville
  4. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  5. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  6. Right Ho, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  7. Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man – Dale Peterson
  8. Wind, Sand, & Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  9. The Golden Spur – Dawn Powell
  10. A Curtain of Green – Eudora Welty
  11. Cathedral – Raymond Carver
  12. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle
  13. Grimble at Christmas – Clement Freud
  14. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil
  15. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  16. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  17. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  18. Switch Bitch – Roald Dahl
  19. Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen
  20. Alfred and Guinevere – James Schuyler
  21. Morte D’Urban – J.F. Powers
  22. West with the Night – Beryl Markham
  23. Eustace & Hilda: A Trilogy – L.P. Hartley
  24. Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
  25. Mort – Terry Pratchett
  26. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  28. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  29. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  30. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  31. Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
  32. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern – Stephen Greenblatt
  33. On the Nature of Things – Lucretius
  34. A Room with a View – E.M. Forster
  35. In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick
  36. The Aenied – Virgil
  37. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  38. Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson
  39. Van Gogh: The Life – Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith
  40. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
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