Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. --Joyce Carol Oates

Thursday, January 01, 2015

What you'll find here are lists--of books read, of stories read, of books intended to be read. I write about reading in more detail on my main blog, Pages Turned. Hope to see you there!

60 by 60

I intend to read at the minimum sixty books from this list of authors over the course of the next five years: by the time I reach age 60. Some authors I'll be reading for the first time (noted with an *); others I'll be continuing to read in greater depth. List contains more than 60 authors to give myself some much needed flexibility along with the book by the author I'm most likely to read first. I'll add date read and any additional books read as time goes on. I also reserve the right to add all NYRB or Persephone Books completed over the next five years to this list; I was too lazy to list them all but would certainly like to make considerable headway in these collections.

A.L. Barker
A Heavy Feather
*Sybille Bedford
A Favorite of the Gods
*Jorge Luis Borges
The Aleph and Other Stories
T.C. Boyle
Tortilla Curtain
*Robert A. Caro
The Passage of Power
Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop
*Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
Anton Chekhov
Collected Stories
Barbara Comyns
The Vet's Daughter
Richmal Crompton
Frost at Morning
*Richard Dawkins
The Greatest Show on Earth
*Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
George Eliot
Felix Holt: The Radical
Penelope Fitzgerald
The Golden Child
Gustave Flaubert
Bouvard and Pecuchet
*Julia Franck
The Blind Side of the Heart
William Gaddis
The Recognitions
Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South
*Amitar Ghosh
Sea of Poppies
George Gissing
Workers in the Dawn
*Ellen Glasgow
Barren Ground
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
*Ivan Goncharov
Caroline Gordon
*Stephen Greenblatt
The Swerve
*Vasily Grossman
Life and Fate
Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge
L.P. Hartley
The Go-Between
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Blithedale Romance
Philip Hensher
King of the Badgers
*Janet Hobhouse
The Furies
Halldor Laxness
Independent People
Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook
David Lodge
A Man of Parts
Thomas Mann
Death in Venice
*Peter Matthiessen
Snow Country
*David McCullough
John Adams
*Louis Menand
The Metaphysical Club
*Kathleen Morehouse
Rain on the Just
Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon
*Nicholas Mosley
Hopeful Monsters
*Harry Mulisch
Discovery of Heaven
Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Iris Murdoch
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine
Vladimir Nabokov
Pale Fire
Irene Nemirovsky
Suite Francaise
*Lawrence Norfolk
The Pope's Rhinoceros
The Metamorphoses
*Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago
*Benito Perez Galdoz
Fortunata and Jacinta
Anthony Powell
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
Richard Powers
Gold Bug Variations
David Quammen
Monster of God
Philip Roth
I Married a Communist
Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verses
Georges Simenon
The Train
Ali Smith
How to be Both
Jean Stafford
The Catherine Wheel
Christina Stead
Letty Fox: Her Luck
The Charterhouse of Parma
William Styron
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Elizabeth Taylor
The View of the Harbour
*Harry Thompson
This Thing of Darkness
Anthony Trollope
Phineas Finn
David Foster Wallace
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
Rebecca West
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
Richard Yates
The Easter Parade
Howard Zinn
A People's History of the United States

Friday, April 27, 2012

Some Dark Holler Project

(cue the appropriate background music here)

I picked up the new Ron Rash, The Cove, from the public library this morning. Last week I ordered Wiley Cash's debut,  A Land More Kind Than Home, which I hope will arrive by the weekend. Earlier this year I bought three Wilkes County-centric books. I am officially kicking off a new reading project, although I am hard-pressed to find the appropriate heading for the thing.

Library of Congress prefers Mountain People and Appalachian Region - Southern  to Hillbilly (music can get away with the hillbilly designation, evidently; not literature). Western North Carolina is also an appropriate subject heading, although not one that's been used on any fiction in the university's library catalog, and one that would exclude books set beyond the state line. The public library here uses Mountain Life - North Carolina - Fiction for Sharyn McCrumb's The Ballad of Tom Dooley, but it's a dead end: clicking on that subject heading won't lead a reader to any additional titles. North Carolina - Fiction takes you to 373 titles at the public library; to 103 at the university, but it isn't a designation that's been used more than haphazardly: Cold Mountain's only in the catalog as United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Fiction and John Ehle's fiction, shelved in the North Carolina Room at the public library, receives no subject headings at all.

Suggestions? Will it make sense if I just call this my Some Dark Holler Project?

Initial proposed reading list:

Surreal South: An Anthology of Short Fiction and Poetry. Laura Benedict and Pinckney Benedict, eds.
The Astronomer and Other Stories. Doris Betts (okay, so this is kind of a cheat. Only the northwest corner of  Iredell County's the least bit mountainous. Sue me; it's my list) (June 2012)
The Wettest County in the World. Matt Bondurant (Virginia)
A Land More Kind Than Home. Wiley Cash (April 2012)
Ancestors and Others. Fred Chappell
The Landbreakers. John Ehle
Thirteen Moons. Charles Frazier
The Ballad of Tom Dooley. Sharyn McCrumb (Wilkes County)
Rain on the Just. Kathleen Morehouse (Wilkes County)
We Are Taking Only What We Need. Stephanie Powell Watts (Wilkes-by God-County) (May 2014)
The Cove.Ron Rash (April 2012)
Serena. Ron Rash
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart. M. Glenn Taylor (West Virginia) (April 2012)

(Originally posted at pages turned)

Also read for project:
Flora. Gail Godwin (April 2013)
Young God. Katherine  Faw Morris (May 2014)
Winter's Bone. Daniel Woodrell (May 2014)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Comprehensive Reading List A-G


Edward Abbey
Desert Solitaire
Peter Ackroyd

The Lambs of London (audiobook)
Milton in America
Alice Adams
A Southern Exposure
Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Life, the Universe and Everything
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish
Mostly Harmless
Poppy Adams
The Behaviour of Moths
Richard Adams
Watership Down
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Purple Hibiscus
James Agee
A Death in the Family
Jonis Agee
The River Wife
Strange Angels
Alaa Al Aswany
The Yacoubian Building
Rabih Aameddine
An Unnecessary Woman
Mitch Albom
Tuesdays With Morrie
Louisa May Alcott
Little Men
Little Women
Naomi Alderman
The Liars Gospel
Woody Allen
Side Effects
Without Feathers
Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
Island Beneath the Sea
Dorothy Allison
Bastard Out of Carolina
David Almond
Lisa Alther
Kin Flicks
Joseph A. Amato
Dust: A History of the Small and the Invisible
David Ambrose
The Man Who Turned Into Himself
Martin Amis
The Information
Steven Amsterdam
Things We Didn't See Coming
Benjamin Anastas
An Underachiever's Diary
Kurt Andersen
Sherwood Anderson
Winesburg, Ohio
Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Homeric Hymns, Diane Rayor, trans.
Go Ask Alice
Karen Armstrong
A Short History of Myth
Janis Arnold

Daughters of Memory
Harriett Arnow
The Dollmaker
Ruth Arthur
A Candle in Her Room (twice)
Isaac Asimov
I, Robot
Diana Athill
Stet: An Editor's Life
Kate Atkinson
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Case Histories
Emotionally Weird
Human Croquet (twice)
Life After Life (twice)
Not the End of the World
One Good Turn
Started Early, Took My Dog
When Will There Be Good News?
Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace
The Blind Assassin
Cat's Eye (three times)
Dancing Girls and Other Stories
The Edible Woman
The Handmaid's Tale
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
Life Before Man (twice)
Morning in the Burned House
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
Oryx and Crake (twice)
The Penelopiad
The Robber Bride
Stone Mattress
Wilderness Tips
The Year of the Flood
Jane Austen
Emma (twice)
Lady Susan
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion (twice)
Pride and Prejudice (three times)
Sense and Sensibility (twice)
Paul Auster
The Book of Illusions
Oracle Night
Magjull Axelson
The April Witch
Trezza Azzopardi
The Hiding Place
Mariama Ba
So Long a Letter
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Ellyn Bache
Safe Passage
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl
Charlotte Bacon
Split Estate
Yaba Badoe
True Murder
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Beryl Bainbridge
The Bottle Factory Outing
Elizabeth Baines
Too Many Magpies
Alison Baker
How I Came West, and Why I Stayed
Loving Wanda Beaver
Dorothy Baker
Cassandra at the Wedding
Nicholson Baker
A Box of Matches
The Everlasting Story of Nory
The Mezzanine
U and I
William Baldwin
The Fennel Family Papers
J.G. Ballard
Miracles of Life
Melissa Bank
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Iain Banks
The Quarry
Russell Banks
The Sweet Hereafter
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Z (A Novel)
Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Alessandro Baricco
Anne Llewellyn Barstow
Frederick Barthelme
Second Marriage
Andrea Barrett
Ship Fever
The Voyage of the Narwhal
A.L. Barker
The Gooseboy
The Haunt
Submerged: Selected Stories
Pat Barker
Another World
Toby's Room
Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending (twice)
Wilton Barnhardt
Lookaway, Lookaway
Sebastian Barry
The Secret Scripture
Rick Bass
The Diezmo
In the Loyal Mountains
The Lost Grizzlies
Nashville Chrome
The Ninemile Wolves
Oil Notes
The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
The Watch
Elif Batuman
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
Susan Baumgartner
My Walden: Tales from Dead Cow Gulch
Charles Baxter
The Art of Subtext
The Feast of Love
First Light
Harmony of the World
A Relative Stranger
Shadow Play
Ann Beattie
Love Always
Picturing Will
Alison Bechdel
Fun Home
Bernard Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Waiting For Godot
Frank Beddor
The Looking Glass Wars
Christopher R. Beha
What Happened to Sophie Wilder

Rosalind Belben
Our Horses in Egypt
Madison Smartt Bell
Soldier's Joy
Ten Indians
Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Augie March
The Dean's December
Humboldt's Gift
Stephen Benatar
Wish Her Safe at Home
Aimee Bender
An Invisible Sign of My Own
Karen E. Bender
A Town of Empty Rooms
Sue Bender
Plain and Simple
Pinckney Benedict
Miracle Boy and Other Stories
Alan Bennett
The Clothes They Stood Up In
Arnold Bennett
The Old Wives' Tale
John Berendt
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Elizabeth Berg
Durable Goods
The Pull of the Moon
Range of Motion
Talk Before Sleep
Thomas Berger
Little Big Man
Suzanne Berne
A Crime in the Neighborhood
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
All the President's Men
Doris Betts
The Astronomer and Other Stories
Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories
Heading West (twice)
The River to Pickle Beach
The Sharp Teeth of Love
Souls Raised From the Dead
Mahi Binebine
Horses of God
Welcome to Paradise
Adolfo Bioy Casares
The Invention of Morel
Mark Bittner
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Sven Birkerts
The Gutenberg Elegies
Caroline Blackwood
Great Granny Webster
James Carlos Blake
Wildwood Boys
Harry Blamires
The Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Joyce's Ulysses
Jerry Bledsoe
Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder
Lawrence Block
a couple Bernie Rodenbarr mysteries
Amy Bloom
Come to Me
Harold Bloom
The American Religion
The Book of J
Judy Blume
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (twice)
Forever (multiple times)
Chris Bohjalian
Katherine Boo
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Robert Boswell
American Owned Love
Century's Son
Crooked Hearts (three times)
Dancing in the Movies
Living to be 100
Mystery Ride
Shelia Bosworth
Slow Poison
Elizabeth Bowen
The Death of the Heart
To the North
Paul Bowles
The Sheltering Sky
William Boyd
Any Human Heart
Brazzaville Beach
The New Confessions
T. C. Boyle
Talk Talk
When the Killing's Done
Ray Bradbury
Death is a Lonely Business
Fahrenheit 451 (twice)
The Martian Chronicles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Star of Danger
Gayle Brandeis
The Book of Dead Birds
Richard Brautigan
The Abortion
In Watermelon Sugar
Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork
The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster
Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt
Wendy Brenner
Large Animals in Everyday Life
David Brin
Kevin Brockmeier
The Brief History of the Dead
Anne Bronte
Agnes Grey
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights
Anita Brookner
The Rules of Engagement
Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Year of Wonders
Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code
Eleanor Brown
Weird Sisters

Larry Brown
A Miracle of Catfish
Mary Ward Brown
Tongues of Flame
Rita Mae Brown
Rosellen Brown
Before and After
Tender Mercies
Steven Brust
My Own Kind of Freedom (Firefly novel)
Bill Bryson
Notes from a Small Island
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Stephen Budiansky
The Bloody Shirt: Terror After the Civil War
NoViolet Bulawayo
We Need New Names
Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita
Norma Jane Bumgarner
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler
Jame MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn
The Three Roosevelts
Olive Ann Burns
Cold Sassy Tree (twice)
Beverly Butler
Light a Single Candle
Robert Olen Butler
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Mr. Spaceman
A. S. Byatt
Angels and Insects
Babel Tower
The Biographer's Tale
The Children's Book
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
The Game
Little Black Book of Stories
Still Life
Sugar and Other Stories
The Virgin in the Garden
A Whistling Woman
Mary Ann Cahill
The Heart Has Its Own Reasons
Roberto Calasso
The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
Tess Callahan
April and Oliver
Italo Calvino
The Baron in the Trees
Peter Cameron
The City of Your Final Destination
Cora Glynn
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Joseph Campbell
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Myths to Live By
The Power of Myth The Way of Myth
Albert Camus
The Fall
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
The Plague
The Stranger (three times)
Dorothy Canfield
The Home-maker
Joanna Cannan
Princes in the Land
Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories
A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor
The Grass Harp
In Cold Blood
Other Voices, Other Rooms
Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
Edward Carey
Observatory Mansions
Peter Carey
Oscar and Lucinda
True History of the Kelly Gang
Ron Carlson
At the Jim Bridger
Jonathan Carroll
The Wooden Sea
Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland (multiple times)
Through the Looking-Glass (multiple times)
Rosanne Cash
Wiley Cash
A Land More Kind Than Home
Willa Cather
My Antonia
My Mortal Enemy (twice)
O Pioneers!
The Professor's House
The Song of the Lark
Miguel De Cervantes
Don Quixote
Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Final Solution
A Model World and Other Stories
Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Werewolves in Their Youth
Wonder Boys
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Vikram Chandra
Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Dan Chaon
Among the Missing
Await Your Reply
Fred Chappell
Brighten the Corner Where You Are
Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You
The Gaudy Place
I Am One of You Forever
Look Back All the Green Valley
Joan Chase
During the Reign of the Queen of Persia
Roz Chast
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
Anton Chekhov
The Cherry Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Max Childers
The Congregation of the Dead
Kate Chopin
The Awakening
Kate Christensen
The Epicure's Lament
In the Drink
Jeremy Thrane
John Christopher
When the Tripods Came
The White Mountains
Carolyn Chute
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Nancy Clark
The Hills at Home
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
The Ox-Bow Incident
Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
Pearl Cleage
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day. . .
J. M. Coetzee
The Lives of Animals
Waiting for the Barbarians
Emily Colas
Just Checking: Scenes From the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive
Robert Coles
The Moral Intelligence of Children
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
My Brother Sam is Dead
Billy Collins
Picnic, Lightning
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
Wilkie Collins
The Dead Secret
Laurie Colwin
Family Happiness
Happy All the Time
Ralph Compton
The Shadow of a Noose
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Manservant and Maidservant
Barbara Comyns
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
A Touch of Mistletoe
The Vet's Daughter
Who was Changed and Who was Dead
Evan S. Connell
Mrs. Bridge
John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
The Shadow-Line
Pat Conroy
The Great Santini
The Prince of Tides
Jill Ker Conway
The Road From Coorain
Karin Cook
What Girls Learn
Martha Cooley
The Archivist
Caroline B. Cooney
What Child is This?
Robert Cormier
The Chocolate War
Patricia D. Cornwell
All That Remains
Jim Crace
Being Dead
The Gift of Stones
Stephen Crane
Red Badge of Courage
The Poems of Stephen Crane
Harry Crews
Scar Lover
Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park
The Lost World
Robert W. Croft
Anne Tyler: A Bio-Bibliography
Richmal Crompton
Blind Man's Buff
Family Roundabout
Mrs. Frensham Describes a Circle
The Ridleys
Justin Cronin
Mary and O'Neil
The Passage
Lorna Crozier
Small Beneath the Sky
John Crowley
Little, Big
Andrew Crumey
Sputnik Caledonia
Michael Crummey
Dave Cullen
Michael Cunningham
A Home at the End of the World
The Hours (twice)
Specimen Days
Ron Currie, Jr.
Everything Matters!
Linda Katherine Cutting
Memory Slips
Amy Dacyczyn
Tightwad Gazette
Tightwad Gazette II
Tightwad Gazette III
Carla Damron
Keeping Silent
Spider Blue
Jeanne Darst
Fiction Ruined My Family
Robertson Davies
Fifth Business
Leaven of Malice
A Mixture of Frailties
Stevie Davies
Four Dreamers and Emily
Kathryn Davis
The Walking Tour
L.J. Davis
A Meaningful Life
Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
Clarence Day
Life With Father
Pamela Dean
Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary (twice)
Tam Lin
Alain de Botton
How Proust Can Change Your Life
Walter de la Mare
The Return
Nicholas Delbanco
The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life
Don DeLillo
White Noise
Rebecca McClanahan Devet
Mrs. Houdini
Robb Forman Dew
Fortunate Lives
Peter De Vries
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo
Helen DeWitt
The Last Samurai
Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers
Pete Dexter
Deadwood (twice)
Paris Trout
Anita Diamant
The Red Tent
Charles Dickens
Bleak House
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Hard Times
A Tale of Two Cities
Monica Dickens
The Winds of Heaven
Nicolas Dickner
Joan Didion
Play It As It Lays (multiple times)
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
The Year of Magical Thinking
Annie Dillard
An American Childhood
The Maytrees
The Writing Life
Barbara Dimmick
In the Presence of Horses
Isak Dinesen
Out of Africa
Michael Dirda
Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life
Anton Disclafani
Yohahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
E.L. Doctorow
The Book of Daniel
Homer and Langley
The March
Ragtime (twice)
The Waterworks
Welcome to Hard Times
Gerard Donovan
Julius Winsome
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov (three times)
Crime and Punishment
Notes From Underground
Mark Doty
Firebird: A Memoir
Still Life With Oysters and Lemon
Michael Downing
Breakfast With Scot
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Margaret Drabble
The Garrick Year (twice)
The Gates of Ivory
The Ice Age
Jerusalem the Golden
The Middle Ground (twice)
The Millstone
A Natural Curiosity
The Needle's Eye
The Peppered Moth
The Pure Gold Baby
The Radiant Way
The Realms of Gold (multiple times)
The Sea Lady
The Seven Sisters
A Summer Bird-Cage
The Waterfall
The Witch of Exmoor
Tom Drury
The End of Vandalism
Hunts in Dreams
Ingrid and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Book of Norse Myths
Andre Dubus III
House of Sand and Fog
John Dufresne
Louisiana Power and Light
Love Warps the Mind a Little
Requiem, Mass.
Daphne du Maurier
Don't Look Now
Jamaica Inn
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo
Sarah Dunant
The Birth of Venus
David James Duncan
The Brothers K
Glen Duncan
The Last Werewolf
Marguerite Duras
Summer Rain
Pam Durban
The Tree of Forgetfulness
David Anthony Durham
Gabriel's Story
Marilyn Durham
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animals
Jennifer Egan
The Invisible Circus
The Keep
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Tony Earley
Here We Are in Paradise
Jim the Boy
Somehow Form a Family: Stories That Are Mostly True
Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose
Clyde Edgerton
The Bible Salesman
The Floatplane Notebooks
In Memory of Junior
Killer Diller
Raney (three times)
Walking Across Egypt
Margaret Edson
Gerald Basil Edwards
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
Dave Eggers
The Circle

What is the What
John Ehle
The Widow's Trial
The Winter People
Gretel Ehrlich
The Solace of Open Spaces
Max Ehrlich

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
Bart D. Ehrman
How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions of the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)
Deborah Eisenberg
Twilight of the Superheroes
George Eliot
Daniel Deronda
Middlemarch (twice)
The Mill on the Floss
Silas Marner
Stanley Elkin
The Living End
Alice Thomas Ellis
The Birds of the Air
Fairy Tale
Home Life
More Home Life
Pillars of Gold
Joseph J. Ellis
American Sphinx
Founding Brothers
Gloria Emerson
Loving Graham Greene
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cai Emmons
The Stylist
Leif Enger
Peace Like a River
Lin Enger
Undiscovered Country
Anne Enright
The Gathering
The Wig My Father Wore
Nora Ephron
Louise Erdrich
The Blue Jay's Dance
Love Medicine
Jenny Erpenbeck
The End of Days
Gabe Essoe
Alias Smith and Jones: Alias Heyes and Curry
Laura Esquivel
Like Water For Chocolate
Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot
The Virgin Suicides
Janet Evanovich
One For the Money
Arthur B. Evans et al.
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
Elizabeth Evans
Doris Betts
Nicholas Evans
The Horse Whisperer
Percival Everett
Jonathan Evison
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Gavin Extence
The Universe versus Alex Woods
Michel Faber
The Book of Strange New Things
The Fire Gospel
Under the Skin
Anne Fadiman
At Large and At Small
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
John Fante
1933 Was a Bad Year
West of Rome
Peter Farb
Word Play: What Happens When People Talk
J.G. Farrell
The Siege of Krishnapur
M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)
Mad Puppetstown
Tim Farrington
The Monk Downstairs
William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom!
As I Lay Dying (twice)
Light in August
The Sound and the Fury (twice)
Spotted Horses
The Unvanquished
Eileen Favorite
The Heroines
Edna Ferber
Fanny Fern
Ruth Hall
Rachel Ferguson
The Brontes Went to Woolworths
John Ferling
Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution
Elena Ferrante
My Brilliant Friend
Katie Fforde
The Rose Revived
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby (twice)
Penelope Fitzgerald
At Freddie's
The Bookshop
The Golden Child
Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet the Spy (multiple times)
The Long Secret (multiple times)
Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary (twice)
Kitty Burns Florey
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
Gillian Flynn
Dark Places
Gone Girl
Sharp Objects
Ford Madox Ford
The Good Soldier
Richard Ford
Independence Day
The Sportswriter
E. M. Forster
Arctic Summer
Howards End (three times)
The Longest Journey
A Passage to India
A Room With a View
Where Angels Fear to Tread
Richard Fortey
Dry Storeroom No. 1
Thomas C. Foster
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
How to Read Novels Like a Professor
Karen Joy Fowler
Artificial Things
The Jane Austen Book Club
Sarah Canary
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (twice)
What I Didn't See and Other Stories
John Fowles
The French Lieutenant's Woman (three times)
The Magus
Brian Fox (pen name of Willis Todhunter Ballard)
Dead Ringer
The Outlaw Trail
Laurie Fox
My Sister From the Black Lagoon
Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl
Thomas Frank
What’s the Matter with Kansas? How the Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections
How to Be Alone
Michael Frayn
Charles Frazier
Cold Mountain
Lynn Freed
Home Ground
Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home: Life on the Page
The Servants' Quarters
Tana French
Broken Harbor
Faithful Place
In the Woods (twice)
The Likeness
The Secret Place
Lenemaja Friedman
Shirley Jackson
Abby Frucht
Polly's Ghost
Alexandra Fuller
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Scribbling the Cat: Travels With an African Soldier
John Fuller
Monica Furlong
Wise Child
Jostein Gaarder
The Solitaire Mystery
Sophie's World
Amity Gaige
The Folded World
Mary Gaitskill
Bad Behavior
Rivka Galchen
American Innovations
Dorothy Gallagher
How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories
Tess Gallagher
At the Owl Woman Saloon
The Lover of Horses
Mavis Gallant
Overhead in a Balloon
Paul Gallico
The Snow Goose
Forrest Gander
As a Friend
Cristina Garcia
Dreaming in Cuban
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (twice)
Love in the Time of Cholera
Of Love and Other Demons
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Jane Gardam
Crusoe's Daughter
Last Friends
The Man in the Wooden Hat
Old Filth
The Queen of the Tambourine
John Gardner
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
On Becoming a Novelist
Alan Garner
The Owl Service
Helen Garner
The Children's Bach
The Spare Room
Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton
Wives and Daughters
Edwin S. Gaustad
Roger Williams: Prophet of Liberty
Tim Gautreaux
Same Place, Same Things
Roxane Gay
An Untamed State
Margaret George
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers
Kaye Gibbons
Charms For the Easy Life
A Cure for Dreams
Divining Women
Ellen Foster (twice)
The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Sights Unseen
A Virtuous Woman
Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
Wesley Gibson
Steven Gilbar, ed.
The Reader's Quotation Book
David Gilbert
 And Sons

Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things
Ellen Gilchrist
A Dangerous Age
In the Land of Dreamy Dreams
Tom Gilling
The Sooterkin
Susan Jane Gilman
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Marianne Gingher
Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit
Teen Angel
George Gissing
Born in Exile
The Emancipated
Eve's Ransom
In the Year of Jubilee
A Life's Morning
New Grub Street
The Odd Women
Our Friend the Charlatan
Sleeping Fires
Susan Glaspell
Alison's House
Julia Glass
I See You Everywhere
Victoria Glendinning
Rebecca West: A Life
Molly Gloss
The Dazzle of Day
Wild Life
Louise Gluck
The Wild Iris
Gail Godwin
Father Melancholy's Daughter
The Finishing School
Glass People
The Good Husband
The Odd Woman
Queen of the Underworld
William Godwin
Caleb Williams
Ann Goethe
Midnight Lemonade
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust, Part I
Nikolai Gogal
Dead Souls
Glen David Gold
Carter Beats the Devil
Myla Goldberg
Bee Season
William Golding
The Lord of the Flies (twice)
William Goldman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (multiple times)
Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Book Lore
Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
Judy Goldman
The Slow Way Back
Allegra Goodman
The Cookbook Collector
Kaaterskill Falls
Brad Gooch
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Caroline Gordon
The Women on the Porch
Mary Gordon
Joan of Arc
Al Gore
The Assault on Reason
Vivian Gornick
Fierce Attachments
Barbara Gowdy
The White Bone
Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows
Linda Grant
I Murdered My Library
We Had It So Good
When I Lived In Modern Times
Elizabeth Graver
The Honey Thief
Robert Graves
Good-bye to All of That
I, Claudius
Lucy Grealy
Autobiography of a Face
Karen Green
Bough Down
Melissa Green
Color is the Suffering of Light
Paul Green
Pete Duel: A Biography
Joanne Greenberg
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
Michael Greenberg
Hurry Down Sunshine
Graham Greene
The End of the Affair
The Heart of the Matter (twice)

The Quiet American
Andrew Sean Greer
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
John Howard Griffin
Black Like Me
John Grisham
The Firm
Lauren Grodstein
A Friend of the Family
Lauren Groff
Tom Groneberg
The Secret Life of Cowboys
One Good Horse
Gwendolen Gross
Field Guide
David Grossman
To the End of the Land
Lev Grossman
The Magicians
Kristi Groteke
Mia and Woody: Love and Betrayal
Doris Grumbach
Fifty Days of Solitude
Life in a Day
Lisa Grunwald
New Year's Eve
Judith Guest
Ordinary People (twice)
Second Heaven
John Gunther
Death Be Not Proud
Allan Gurganus
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Plays Well With Others
Beth Gutcheon
Good-bye and Amen
Leeway Cottage
David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars

Comprehensive Reading List H-O

Alison Habens
Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A Spot of Bother
Tessa Hadley
Accidents in the Home
Clever Girl
Everything Will Be All Right
The Master Bedroom
Alyson Hagy
Kendall Hailey
The Day I Became an Autodidact
Brian Hall
I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company
The Saskiad
Oakley Hall
Rachel Howzell Hall
A Quiet Storm
J.C. Hallman
In Utopia
David Halperin
Journal of a UFO Investigator
Jane Hamilton
The Book of Ruth
Laura Rider's Masterpiece
A Map of the World
Patrick Hamilton
The Slaves of Solitude
Dashiell Hammet
The Maltese Falcon
Earl Hamner
Spencer's Mountain
Cathi Hanauer
My Sister's Bones
Daniel Handler
The Basic Eight
Helene Hanff
84, Charing Cross Road
Barry Hannah
Hey Jack
Ron Hansen
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure
The Return of the Native
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Joanne Harris
Thomas Harris
The Red Dragon
The Silence of the Lambs
Kathryn Harrison
The Kiss
Thicker Than Water
L.P. Hartley
The Shrimp and the Anemone
Kent Haruf
The Tie That Binds
Michael Harvey
The Third Rail
John Harwood
The Ghost Writer
Adam Haslett
You Are Not a Stranger Here
Jon Hassler
The Love Hunter
Roger Hatfield and Paul Carter
The Private Lives of Albert Einstein
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter (three times)
Shirley Hazzard
The Great Fire
The Transit of Venus
Seamus Heaney
The Burial at Thebes
Julie Hecht
Do the Windows Open?
Happy Trails to You
The Unprofessionals
Was This Man a Genius?
Ursula Hegi
Stones from the River
Jean Hegland
Into the Forest (twice)
Lillian Hellman
Joseph Heller
Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea (twice)
The Sun Also Rises (twice)
Robin Hemley
All You Can Eat
The Big Ear
Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art and Madness
The Last Studebaker
Reply All
Turning Life into Fiction
Amy Hempel
At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom
Reasons to Live
Bill Henderson, ed.
Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club
Tony Hendra
The Messiah of Morris Avenue
Phillip Hensher
The Northern Clemency
Frank Herbert
Destination Void
The Jesus Incident
The Lazarus Effect
John Hersey
Works and Days
Hermann Hesse
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Susan Hill
The Woman in Black
Tobias Hill
The Hidden
Laura Hillenbrand
James Hillman
The Soul's Code
Christopher Hitchens
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Russell Hoban
Turtle Diary
Alice Hoffman
At Risk
Local Girls
Practical Magic
Turtle Moon
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
The Blank Wall
Cecelia Holland
Railroad Schemes
Michael Holroyd
Basil Street Blues: A Memoir
The Iliad (Robert Fagles, trans.)
The Odyssey (Robert Fagles, trans.)
A.M. Homes
May We Be Forgiven
Mary Hood
Familiar Heat
M*A*S*H Goes to Maine
Stacy Horn
Waiting for My Cats to Die: A Morbid Memoir
Nick Hornby
High Fidelity
Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
The Polysyllabic Spree
Shakespeare Wrote For Money
More Baths Less Talking
Pam Houston
Cowboys Are My Weakness
Waltzing the Cat
Bohumil Hrabal
Closely Observed Trains
David Huddle
The High Spirits
Richard Hughes
The Fox in the Attic

A High Wind in Jamaica
Keri Hulme

The Bone People
Josephine Humphreys
Dreams of Sleep (twice)
The Fireman's Fair
Rich in Love (twice)
Michelle Huneven
Off Course
Irene Hunt
Across Five Aprils
Up a Road Slowly
Aldous Huxley
Brave New World (twice)
Elspeth Huxley
Red Strangers
James Hynes
Kings of Infinite Space
The Lecturer's Tale
Henrick Ibsen
Doll's House
Rachel Ingalls
Mrs. Caliban
John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Setting Free the Bears (twice)
A Widow for One Year
The World According to Garp (twice)
Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
The Remains of the Day
When We Were Orphans
Tara Ison
The List
Emmi Itarenta
Memory of Water
Shirley Jackson
Come Along With Me
The Haunting of Hill House
Life Among the Savages
The Lottery and Other Stories
Raising Demons
The Sundial
The Road Through the Wall
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (twice)
Henry James
The Ambassadors
The Bostonians
Portrait of a Lady
The Turn of the Screw
Washington Square
The Wings of the Dove
P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley
Kay Redfield Jamison
An Unquiet Mind
Leslie Jamison
The Empathy Exams
Kristopher Jansma
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Tove Jansson
The Summer Book
Rhoda Janzen
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Gish Jen
Mona in the Promised Land
Typical American
Who's Irish?
Liz Jensen
The Uninvited

Denis Johnson
Tree of Smoke
Diane Johnson
Lulu in Marrakech
Julie Tallard Johnson
Hidden Victims Hidden Healers:An Eight-Stage Healing Process for Family and Friends of the Mentally Ill
Pat Johnson and Barbara van Tuyl
The Sweet Running Filly
Wayne Johnston
A World Elsewhere
Dianna Wynne Jones
The Lives of Christopher Chant
Witch Week
Edward P. Jones
The Known World
Thom Jones
Cold Snap
The Pugilist at Rest
Hillary Jordan
James Joyce

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
Franz Kafka
The Castle
The Metamorphosis
The Trial
Mark Kalesniko
Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself?
James Kaplan
Two Guys From Verona
Mary Karr
The Liar's Club
Laura Kasischke
In a Perfect World
Margo Kaufman
Clara, the Early Years: The Story of the Pug Who Ruled My Life
Susanna Kaysen
Asa, As I Knew Him
Far Afield
Girl, Interrupted
Nikos Kazantzakis
Last Temptation of Christ
Mary Beth Keane
Joe Keenan
Blue Heaven
Marjorie Kellogg
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Elizabeth Kelly
Apologize, Apologize!
Richard Kelly
The Donnie Darko Book
A. L. Kennedy
Everything You Need
Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
Piper Kerman
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
M. E. Kerr
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! (three times)
Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Chip Kidd
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
Haven Kimmel
A Girl Named Zippy
She Got Up Off the Couch
The Solace of Leaving Early
Something Rising (Light and Swift)
The Used World
Nanci Kincaid
Pretending the Bed is a Raft
R.M. Kinder
An Absolute Gentleman
Lily King
The Pleasing Hour
Stephen King
Carrie (twice)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Lee Kingman
The Year of the Raccoon (three times)
Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees
Pigs in Heaven
Poisonwood Bible
James Kirkwood
P.S. Your Cat is Dead
Walter Kirn
Mission to America
She Needed Me
Ivan Klima
No Saints or Angels
Matthew Kneale
English Passengers
When We Were Romans
John Knowles
A Separate Peace
Elizabeth Knox
Gina Kolata
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
Elizabeth Kolbert
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Gerald Kolpan
E. L. Konigsburg
Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
View from Saturday
Joyce Reiser Kornblatt
Jerzy Kosinski
Being There
Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild (twice)
Nicole Krauss
The History of Love
Maxine Kumin
Jack and Other New Poems
Milan Kundera
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
James Howard Kunstler
The Long Emergency
World Made By Hand
Stephen Kuusisto
Planet of the Blind
Wally Lamb
The Hour I First Believed
I Know This Much is True
She's Come Undone
John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes
Lame Deer, Seer of Visions
Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird
Operating Instructions
Harriet Lane
Alys, Always
James Lasdun
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked
Deborah Larsen
The White
Reif Larsen
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Stephen and Robin Larsen
A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell
Glen Larson and Matthew Howard
Alias Smith and Jones (script, multiple times)
Kathryn Lasky
Memoirs of a Bookbat
Jennifer Lauck
Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Margaret Laurence
The Fire-Dwellers
The Stone Angel
D.H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers
The Rainbow
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (twice)
Jenny Lawson
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
Mary Lawson
Crow Lake
David Leavitt
Family Dancing
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird (twice)
Hermione Lee
Reading in Bed
Edan Lepucki
Mary Leonhardt
Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't
Wendy Lesser
The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Doris Lessing
The Diary of a Good Neighbour by Jane Somers
The Fifth Child
The Good Terrorist
If the Old Could. . . by Jane Somers
Love, Again
Particularly Cats. . . and Rufus
The Sweetest Dream
Jonathan Lethem
Chronic City
Girl in Landscape
How We Got Insipid
Madeleine L'Engle
A Circle of Quiet
A Wind in the Door
A Wrinkle in Time (multiple times)
Billie Letts
Where the Heart Is
Denise Levertov
To Stay Alive
Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby
Son of Rosemary
Judith Levine
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
Sara Levine
Treasure Island!!!
Amy Levy
The Romance of a Shop
Andrea Levy
Small Island

C. S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Magician's Nephew
Till We Have Faces (twice)
Penelope A. Lewis
The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest
Sara Lewis
Trying to Smile and Other Stories
Sinclair Lewis
Main Street
Franz Lidz
Unstrung Heroes
Lauren Liebenberg
TheVoluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam
Alan Lightman
Einstein's Dreams
Elinor Lipman
The Family Man
Into Love and Out Again
Isabel's Bed
Then She Found Me
The Way Men Act
Laura Lippman
I'd Know You Anywhere
Life Sentences
David Liss
The Whiskey Rebels
Penelope Lively
Passing On
Margot Livesey
Eva Moves the Furniture
David Lodge
The Art of Fiction
The British Museum in Falling Down
Changing Places
Small World
James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Hugh Lofting
he Story of Doctor Dolittle (twice)
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (twice)
David Long
The Daughters of Simon Lamoreaux
Christine Longford
Making Conversation
William Longgood
The Queen Must Die and Other Affairs of Bees and Men
Lois Lowry
The Giver
Alison Lurie
Imaginary Friends
Jacki Lyden
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba
Jim Lynch
The Highest Tide
Thomas Lynch
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Rose Macaulay
Crewe Train
 The Towers of Trebizond
Bruce Machart
The Wake of Forgiveness
Naguib Mahfouz
Palace Walk
Norman Mailer
The Executioner's Song
Karen Maitland
The Owl Killers
Andrei Makine
The Woman Who Waited
Janet Malcolm
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath
Kate Maloy
Every Last Cuckoo
William Manchester
A World Lit Only By Fire
Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
Alberto Manguel
A History of Reading
Thomas Mann
The Magic Mountain
Olivia Manning
Friends and Heroes
The Great Fortune
School for Love
The Spoilt City
Hilary Mantel
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
Beyond Black
Bring Up the Bodies
A Change of Climate
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street
Giving Up the Ghost
Wolf Hall
Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus
Don Marquis
Archy and Mehitabel
Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Karl Marx
The Communist Manifesto
Bobbie Ann Mason
Feather Crowns
In Country
Love Life
Shiloh and Other Stories
Spence + Lila
Edgar Lee Masters
Spoon River Anthology
Alice Mattison
The Book Borrower
W. Somerset Maugham
Cakes and Ale
Christmas Holiday
Liza of Lambeth
Of Human Bondage
The Painted Veil
The Razor's Edge (twice)
Up at the Villa
Nancy Mauro
New World Monkeys
Simon Mawer
Mendel's Dwarf
William Maxwell
So Long, See You Tomorrow
They Came Like Swallows
Peter May
The Blackhouse
Rollo May
The Courage to Create
The Cry for Myth
James McBride
The Good Lord Bird
Anne McCaffrey
Crystal Singer
Decision at Doona
Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet Survivors
The Dragonriders of Pern
Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern
The White Dragon
Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses
The Road
Jill McCorkle
Carolina Moon
The Cheer Leader
Crash Diet and Other Stories
Creatures of Habit
Ferris Beach
Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories
Going Away Shoes
July 7th
Tending to Virginia
Frank McCourt
Angela's Ashes
Elizabeth McCracken
The Giant's House
Thunderstruck and Other Stories
Sharyn McCrumb
The Rosewood Casket
Carson McCullers
Ballad of the Sad Cafe
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Alice McDermott
At Weddings and Wakes
Child of My Heart
That Night
Martin McDonagh
The Lonesome West
Ian McEwan
Atonement (twice)
The Cement Garden
The Daydreamer
Enduring Love
Alison McGhee
Was It Beautiful?
Joe McGinniss
The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin
Jay McInerney
Bright Lights, Big City
The Story of My Life
Tim McLaurin
The Keeper of the Moon
Don McLeese
Dwight Yoakam: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
Larry McMurtry
All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers
By Sorrow's River
Horseman, Pass By
The Last Picture Show
Leaving Cheyenne
Lonesome Dove
Moving On
Sin Killer
Streets of Laredo
Terms of Endearment
The Wandering Hill
John McPhee
Rising From the Plains
Tom McNeal
Goodnight, Nebraska
Martha McPhee
Bright Angel Time
Rebecca Mead
My Life in Middlemarch
Jon Meacham
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
James Meek
The People's Act of Love
Maile Meloy
Half in Love
Herman Melville
Moby Dick (twice)
Susan Scarf Merrell
Robert Merle
The Day of the Dolphin
Claire Messud
The Last Life
The Woman Upstairs
Carolyn Meyer
Mary, Bloody Mary
Stephenie Meyer
James Michener
Shelley Fraser Mickle
The Queen of October
Replacing Dad
China Mieville
Nancy Milford
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Zelda: A Biography
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Collected Lyrics (multiple times)
Collected Sonnets (multiple times)
Alice Miller
The Drama of the Gifted Child
Arthur Miller
The Crucible
The Death of a Salesman (three times)
Christian Miller
A Childhood in Scotland
Derek B. Miller
Norwegian by Night
Laura Miller
The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Sue Miller
The Arsonist
The Distinguished Guest
Family Pictures
The Good Mother
Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Canticle for Leibowitz (three times)
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
Steven Millhauser
Edwin Mullhouse
Enchanted Night
A.A. Milne
Christopher Milne
The Enchanted Places
Thomas Minehan
Boy and Girl Tramps of America
Susan Minot
Monkeys (twice)
Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Deep End of the Ocean
David Mitchell
Black Swan Green
The Bone Clocks
Cloud Atlas (twice)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind
Joseph Mitchell
Joe Gould's Secret
Stephen Mitchell
Jessica Mitford
Hons and Rebels
Nancy Mitford
The Pursuit of Love
Wigs on the Green
Anna Mitgutsch
Patrick Modiano
Out of the Dark
Christian Moerk
Darling Jim
Ralph Moody
Little Britches
Rick Moody
The Ice Storm
Dinty Moore
The Emperor's Virtual Clothes
Michael Moore
Dude, Where's My Country?
Lorrie Moore
Anagrams (three times)
A Gate at the Stairs
Like Life
Self Help
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Margaret Moorman
My Sister's Keeper: Learning to Cope with a Sibling's Mental Illness
Ruth Moose
Marta Morazzoni
The Invention of Truth
Katherine Mosby
Private Altars
Katherine Faw Morris
Young God
Mary McGarry Morris
A Dangerous Woman
Light from a Distant Star
Songs in Ordinary Time
Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye
James Morrow
The Last Witchfinder

The Philosopher's Apprentice
Brian Morton

Starting Out In the Evening
Howard Frank Moser
Northern Borders
Sarah Moss
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
Night Waking
Thomas Mullen
The Revisionists
Alice Munro
The Beggar Maid
Dance of the Happy Shades
Dear Life
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Lives of Girls and Women
The Love of a Good Woman
Open Secrets
Too Much Happiness
Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase
Iris Murdoch
The Bell
The Black Prince
The Book and the Brotherhood
The Green Knight
Henry and Cato
Jackson's Dilemma
The Sea, the Sea
A Severed Head
Something Special
The Sovereignty of Good
Under the Net
An Unofficial Rose
The Unicorn
A Word Child
Louise Murphy
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Paul Murray
Skippy Dies
Vladimir Nabokov
The Defense
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
Azar Nafisi
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Ann Napolitano
A Good Hard Look
Sena Jeter Naslund
Ahab's Wife or, The Star-Gazer
Lawrence Naumoff
The Night of the Weeping Women
A Plan for Women
Rootie Kazootie
Silk Hope, N.C.
Taller Women
Antonya Nelson
Female Trouble
Living to Tell
Nobody's Girl
Dick Nelson
Alias Smith and Jones: Journey From San Juan
Sara Nelson
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
Irene Nemirovsky
Fire in the Blood
John Neufeld
Lisa, Bright and Dark (twice)
Lucia Nevai
Normal: Stories
Nigel Nicolson
Virginia Woolf
Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry
Three Incestuous Sisters
The Time Traveler's Wife
Han Nolan
Dancing on the Edge
Cees Nooteboom
The Following Story
Howard Norman
The Bird Artist
Naomi Novik
His Majesty's Dragon
Sherwin B. Nuland
How We Die
Sigrid Nunez
Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury
Robert Nye
The Late Mr. Shakespeare
Joyce Carol Oates
The Gravedigger's Daughter
We Were the Mulvaneys
Barack Obama
Dreams From My Father
Patrick O'Brian
Master and Commander
Post Captain
H.M.S. Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen-Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
The Truelove
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
Michael O'Brien
Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon
Flannery O'Connor
Everything That Rises Must Converge
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Mystery and Manners
The Violent Bear It Away
Wise Blood (twice)
Stephen O'Connor
Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed
Margaret Oliphant
Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow
Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond
Shannon Olson
Welcome to My Planet (Where English is Sometime Spoken)
Jenny Offill
Dept. of Speculation
Last Things
Mary O'Hara
My Friend Flicka (three times)
Green Grass of Wyoming
Bruce Olds
Bucking the Tiger
Raising Holy Hell
Kristin Omarsdottir
Children in Reindeer Woods
Stewart O'Nan
Emily, Alone
The Good Wife
Last Night at the Lobster
A Prayer for the Dying
Snow Angels
Wish You Were Here
Michael Ondaatje
In the Skin of a Lion
Jerry Oppenheimer
Martha Stewart: Just Desserts
Judy Oppenheimer
Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson
Julie Orringer
How to Breathe Underwater
The Invisible Bridge
George Orwell
Animal Farm (three times)
Burmese Days
Down and Out in Paris and London
1984 (three times)
Howard Owen
Fat Lightning
Lara Owen
Her Blood is Gold
Cynthia Ozick
Foreign Bodies
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Comprehensive Reading List P-Z

Ann Packer
The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Elaine Pagels
Gnostic Gospels
The Origin of Satan
Grace Paley
Later the Same Day
Michael Palin
Hemingway's Chair
Felix J. Palma
The Map of Time
Ellen Pall
Among the Ginzburgs
Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red
Gail Parent
Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
Sara Paretsky
Indemnity Only
Dorothy Parker
The Collected Poetry of Dorothy Parker
Ann Patchett
The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life
The Magician's Assistant
The Patron Saint of Liars
Truth and Beauty
Jill Paton Walsh
Knowledge of Angels
Victoria Patterson
This Vacant Paradise
Jim Paul
Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots
Nancy Peacock
A Broom of One's Own
Life Without Water
T.R. Pearson
A Short History of a Small Place (twice)
Lydia Peelle
Reasons For and Advantages of Breathing
Cathie Pelletier
Beaming Sonny Home
The Bubble Reputation
The Funeral Makers
A Marriage Made in Woodstock
Daniel Pennac
Better Than Life
Louise Penny
The Brutal Telling
Irene M. Pepperberg
Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
Walker Percy
The Last Gentleman (twice)
Lost in the Cosmos
Love in the Ruins
The Moviegoer (twice)
The Second Coming
The Thanatos Syndrome
Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Club Dumas
Elliot Perlman
Seven Types of Ambiguity
Tom Perrotta
Little Children
Marisha Pessl
Night Film
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Per Petterson
Out Stealing Horses
Gin Phillips
The Well and the Mine
Jayne Anne Phillips
Lark and Termite
Kate Phillips
White Rabbit
Mary Pipher
Reviving Ophelia
John Pipkin
Luigi Pirandello
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar (twice)
Selected Myths
Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Katherine Anne Porter
Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Chaim Potok
The Chosen
The Promise
Charles Portis
The Dog of the South
True Grit (twice)
Anthony Powell
A Question of Upbringing
A Buyer's Market
The Acceptance World
At Lady Molly's
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
The Kindly Ones
The Valley of Bones
Dannye Romine Powell
At Every Wedding Someone Stays Home
Parting the Curtains
Dawn Powell
Angels on Toast
Dance Night
Sophie Powell
The Mushroom Man
Charles T. Powers
In the Memory of the Forest
Richard Powers
The Echo Maker
Terry Pratchett
Small Gods
Christopher Priest
The Adjacent
David A. Price
Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation
Reynolds Price
Blue Calhoun
A Generous Man
Good Hearts
A Long and Happy Life
The Tongues of Angels
Walking Lessons
Cherie Priest
Francine Prose
Blue Angel
Hunters and Gatherers
The Peaceable Kingdom
Reading Like a Writer
E. Annie Proulx
The Shipping News
Marcel Proust
Swann's Way
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Eric Puchner
Model Home
Josephine Pullein-Thompson
Plenty of Ponies (twice, at least)
Six Ponies
Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Diane Purkiss
At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins and Other Troublesome Things
Barbara Pym
Excellent Women
Jane and Prudence
David Quammen
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
Anna Quindlen
Black and Blue
How Reading Changed My Life
One True Thing
Daniel Quinn
The Story of B
Jonathan Rabin
Donald Rackin
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Tom Rackman
The Imperfectionists
Louise Rafkin
Other People's Dirt
Hannu Rajaniemi
The Quantum Thief
Ayn Rand
Marta Randall
Ron Rash
Burning Bright: Stories
The Cove
One Foot in Eden
Shannon Ravenael, ed.
New Stories from the South: 1993
Thomas Rayfiel
P. Carey Reid
Swimming in the Starry River
Frederick Reiken
The Lost Legends of New Jersey
The Odd Sea
Sheri Reynolds
A Gracious Plenty
The Rapture of Canaan
Anne Rice
Interview With a Vampire
Ben Rice
Pobby and Dingan
Luanne Rice
Crazy in Love
Louise Dickinson Rich
We Took to the Woods
Emma Richler
Feed My Dear Dogs
Sister Crazy
Don Robertson
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread
James Robertson
And the Land Lay Still
The Testament of Gideon Mack
Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Mars
Marilynne Robinson
Roxana Robinson

Mary Robison
Believe Them
Paul Rosa
Idiot Letters
Phyllis Rose
The Year of Reading Proust
Jonathan Rosen
Joy Comes in the Morning
Judith Rossner
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Henry Roth
Call It Sleep
Philip Roth
American Pastoral
Goodbye, Columbus
The Human Stain
Portnoy's Complaint
Claire Holden Rothman
My October
Rainbow Rowell
Russell Rowland
In Open Spaces
J.K. Rowling
The Cuckoo's Calling (as Robert Galbraith)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Angel's Game
Juan Rulfo
Pedro Paramo
Norman Rush
Salman Rushdie
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Midnight's Children
Peter Rushforth
A Dead Language
Pinkerton's Sister
Mary Doria Russell
Children of God
Dreamers of the Day
The Sparrow
Karen Russell
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Richard Russo
Best American Short Stories 2010, editor
Bridge of Sighs
Empire Falls
Nobody's Fool
Straight Man
Vita Sackville-West
The Easter Party
Jeanne Safer
The Normal One: Life With a Difficult or Damaged Sibling
Sandra K. Sagala and JoAnne M. Bagwell
Alias Smith and Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men
Carl Sagan
Dragons of Eden
Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are
Lorna Sage
Bad Blood
H.F. Saint
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince
Lauren St. John
Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle
J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye (multiple times)
Franny and Zooey (twice)
Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction (twice)
Nine Stories
Mark Salzman
Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia
Lying Awake
Ferrol Sams
Run With the Horsemen
George Sand
B. W. Sandefur

Alias Smith and Jones: The Reformation of Harry Briscoe (script)
Dori Sanders
Robert M. Sapolsky
A Primate's Memoir
Jose Saramago
Baltasar and Blimunda
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
Jean-Paul Sarte
No Exit (twice)
May Sarton
The Small Room
Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
George Saunders
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
In Persuasion Nation
Valerie Sayers
Brain Fever
Due East
How I Got Him Back
Who Do You Love
Helen Scales
Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality
Jack Schaefer
Timothy Schaffert
The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters
Elissa Schappell
Use Me
Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein
Identical Strangers
Moacyr Scliar
Max and the Cats
Audrey Schulman
Three Weeks in December
Bruno Schulz
The Street of Crocodiles
Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Acquainted With the Night and Other Stories
Rough Strife
Cathleen Schine
Alice in Bed
The Evolution of Jane
The Love Letter
Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
David Sedaris
Barrel Fever
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Jaroslav Seifert
The Casting of Bells
Carolyn See
Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America
The Handyman
Eric Segal
Love Story
Susan Sellers
Vanessa and Virginia
Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy
Mary Lee Settle
Know Nothing
The Scapegoat
Anna Sewall
Black Beauty (three times)
Anne Sexton
The Awful Rowing Toward God
Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels
Peter Shaffer
Equus (three times)
William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
Hamlet (multiple times)
Julius Caesar (three times)
King Henry IV, Part I
King Lear (twice)
King Richard II
Love's Labour's Lost
Macbeth (twice)
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Othello (twice)
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew (twice)
The Tempest (three times)
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale
Paula Sharp
The Woman Who Was Not All There
Matthew Sharpe
The Sleeping Father
Claudia Shear
Blown Sideways Through Life
Gail Sheehy
The Silent Passage
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein (twice)
Sandi Kahn Shelton
You Might as Well Laugh
David Shenk
The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
R. C. Sherriff
The Hopkins Manuscript
Carol Shields
The Box Garden
Larry's Party
Republic of Love
Small Ceremonies
Stone Diaries
Various Miracles
Louise Shivers
Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail (twice)
A Whistling Woman
Russell Shorto
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America
Lionel Shriver
A Perfectly Good Family
Gary Shteyngart
Super Sad True Love Story
Nevil Shute
On the Beach
Anne Rivers Siddons
The House Next Door
Outer Banks
Up Island
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
I Remember You
Last Rituals
My Soul to Take
Joan Silber
The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long As It Takes
Ideas of Heaven
Georges Simenon
Dan Simmons
The Fall of Hyperion
The Terror
Scott Simon
Pretty Birds
Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Mona Simpson
Anywhere But Here
My Hollywood
Off Keck Road
Johanna Sinisalo
Troll: A Love Story
Zecharia Sitchin
The 12th Planet
Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Warren Slesinger, ed.
The Whole Story: Editors on Fiction
Elizabeth Smart
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Jane Smiley
The Age of Grief
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
Duplicate Keys
The Georges and the Jewels
Ordinary Love and Good Will
Private Life
Some Luck
A Thousand Acres
Alexis M. Smith
Ali Smith
The Accidental
Hotel World
There but for the
Betty Smith
Joy in the Morning
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Diane Smith
Letters from Yellowstone
Pictures from an Expedition
Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
Dominic Smith
The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre
The Beautiful Miscellaneous
Emma Smith
The Far Cry
Jeffery Smith
Where the Roots Reach for Water: A Personal and Natural History of Melancholia
Lee Smith
Black Mountain Breakdown
Cakewalk and Other Stories
The Christmas Letters
The Devil's Dream
Family Linen (twice)
Fancy Strut (twice)
The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse
News of the Spirit
Saving Grace
Tom Rob Smith
Child 44
Stevie Smith
Novel on Yellow Paper
Zadie Smith
On Beauty
Dava Sobel
Susan Sontag
In America
Oedipus Rex (twice)
Ahdaf Soueif
The Map of Love
Muriel Spark
The Abbess of Crewe
The Comforters
The Driver's Seat
The Finishing School
Memento Mori
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (twice)
Reality and Dreams
Elizabeth Spencer
Starting Over
John Shelby Spong
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
E. C. Spykman
A Lemon and a Star (multiple times)
The Wild Angel (multiple times)
Terrible, Horrible Edie (multiple times)
Edie on the Warpath (multiple times)
Jean Stafford
Collected Stories
The Mountain Lion
Kim Stafford
100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir
Nicole Stansbury
Places to Look For a Mother
Claude and Michele Stanush
All Honest Men
Christina Stead
For Love Alone
The Little Hotel
The Man Who Loved Children
The People With the Dogs
Jon Kalman Stefansson
The Sorrow of Angels
Wallace Stegner
All the Little Live Things
Angle of Repose
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Crossing to Safety
The Spectator Bird
John Steinbeck
Cannery Row
East of Eden
The Grapes of Wrath
The Long Valley
Of Mice and Men
The Pearl
The Red Pony
Sweet Thursday
The Winter of Our Discontent
The Red and the Black
April Stevens
Angel Angel
Adalbert Stifter
Rock Crystal
Bram Stoker
Irving Stone
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Robert Stone, ed.
Best American Short Stories: 1993
Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly
Julia Strachey
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Elizabeth Strout
Abide with Me
Amy and Isabelle
The Burgess Boys
Olive Kitteridge
Sarah Payne Stuart
Men in Trouble
My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness and the Family of Robert Lowell
Alexandra Styron
Reading My Father
William Styron
Darkness Visible (twice)
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Lie Down in Darkness
Frank J. Sulloway
Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
Melanie Sumner
Polite Society
The School of Beauty and Charm
Christina Sunley
The Tricking of Freya
Mark Swartz
Instant Karma
Julia Sweeney
God Said, "Ha!"
Marly Swick
Paper Wings
Amy Tan
The Hundred Secret Senses
The Joy Luck Club
The Kitchen God's Wife
Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove
Household Gods
Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
The Little Friend
The Secret History
Maria Tatar
Off With Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood
Elizabeth Taylor
At Mrs. Lippincote's
The Soul of Kindness
M. Glenn Taylor
The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart
Peter Taylor
A Summons to Memphis
Sara Teasdale
Emma Tennant
Sylvia and Ted
Marcel Theroux
Strange Bodies
Angela Thirkell
Cheerfulness Breaks In
The Demon in the House
High Rising
James Alexander Thom
Follow the River
Abigail Thomas
An Actual Life
Getting Over Tom
Herb's Pajamas
Eliza Thomas
The Road Home
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
The Hidden Life of Dogs
Scarlett Thomas
The End of Mr. Y
Our Tragic Universe
Jean Thompson
The Year We Left Home
Henry David Thoreau
"Civil Disobedience"
Rufi Thorpe
The Girls from Corona del Mar
James Thurber
Fables for Our Time
My Life and Hard Times (three times)
My World and Welcome to It
Ann Thwaite
A.A. Milne: The Man Behind Winnie the Pooh
Mirian Toews
All My Puny Sorrows
The Flying Troutmans
Colm Toibin
The Master
J.R.R. Tolkein
The Hobbit
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
Death of Ivan Ilyich
War and Peace
Claire Tomalin
Jane Austen: A Life
John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces
Sue Townsend
The Adrian Mole Diaries
Adrian Mole: The Lost Years
Patrick Tracey
Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family's Schizophrenia
Barbara Trapido
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Temples of Delight
The Travelling Hornplayer
Rose Tremain
William Trevor
Death in Summer
David Treuer
The Translation of Dr Apelles
Anthony Trollope
The American Senator
The Bertrams
Can You Forgive Her?
The Claverings
The Eustace Diamonds
He Knew He Was Right
Is He Popenjoy?
The Macdermots of Ballycloran
Miss Mackenzie
The Vicar of Bullhampton
The Warden
The Way We Live Now
Jonathan Tropper
This is Where I Leave You
Dalton Trumbo
Johnny Got His Gun
Danielle Trussoni
Ivan Turgenev
Fathers and Sons
Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (twice)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Gilded Age
Life on the Mississippi
Roughing It, vol. I
Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist (multiple times)
The Amateur Marriage
Back When We Were Grownups
The Beginner's Goodbye
Breathing Lessons (multiple times)
Celestial Navigation (multiple times)
The Clock Winder (multiple times)
Digging to America
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (multiple times)
Earthly Possessions (multiple times)
If Morning Ever Comes (twice)
Ladder of Years (twice)
Morgan's Passing (multiple times)
Noah's Compass
A Patchwork Planet
Saint Maybe (twice)
A Slipping Down Life (multiple times)
Searching for Caleb (multiple times)
The Tin Can Tree (twice)
Tumble Tower (multiple times)
Brady Udall
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
Brenda Ueland
If You Want to Write
Dubravka Ugresic

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg
David L. Ulin
The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time
Sigrid Undset
The Wreath
Barry Unsworth
Morality Play
Priscila Uppal
The Divine Economy of Salvation
John Updike
The Centaur (twice)
Couples (twice)
In the Beauty of the Lilies
Marry Me
A Month of Sundays
Pigeon Feathers
Rabbit is Rich
Rabbit, Run
Roger's Version
Too Far to Go
Witches of Eastwick
Anne Ursu
The Disapparation of James
Spilling Clarence
Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Englishman's Boy
The Last Crossing
A Good Man
David Vann
Goat Mountain
Dirck Van Sickle
Montana Gothic
Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone
John Vernon
A Book of Reasons
Salley Vickers
Instances of the Number 3
Miss Garnet's Angel
Nina Vida
The Texicans
Gore Vidal
Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses
Willy Vlautin
Lean on Pete
Patricia Volk
To My Dearest Friends
Elizabeth von Arnim
The Solitary Summer
Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions
Cat's Cradle
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Player Piano
Sirens of Titan
Slaughterhouse - Five (twice)
Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons
Welcome to the Monkey House
Mark Vonnegut
The Eden Express
Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So
Sarah Vowell
Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
Susan Vreeland
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Kate Walbert
The Gardens of Kyoto
Our Kind
Ayelet Waldman
Nursery Crimes
Alice Walker
The Color Purple
David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest
Elaine Walker
The Horses
James Robert Waller
Bridges of Madison County
Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
Jo Walton
Among Others
Ashley Warlick
The Distance From the Heart of Things
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman
Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
The Paying Guests
Brad Watson
Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives
Larry Watson
Montana 1948
Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes
Something Under the Bed is Drooling
Yukon Ho!
Weirdos from Another Planet
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
The Days Are Just Packed
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
There's Treasure Everywhere
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
It's a Magical World
Stephanie Powell Watts
We Are Taking Only What We Need
Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited
The Loved One
Katharine Weber
The Little Women
The Memory of All That
The Music Lesson
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
David Weeks and Jamie James
Eccentrics: A Study of Sanity and Strangeness
Josh Weil
The New Valley
Fay Weldon
Chalcot Crescent
Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
Rebecca West
H. G. Wells
Ann Veronica
The Invisible Man
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The Time Machine
Rebecca Wells
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Little Altars Everywhere
John Welter
Begin to Exit Here (twice)
I Want to Buy a Vowel
Night of the Avenging Blowfish
Eudora Welty
A Curtain of Green and Other Stories
Delta Wedding
The Optimist’s Daughter
The Ponder Heart
Mary Wesley
The Camomile Lawn
Harnessing Peacocks
Michael Lee West
American Pie
Nathanael West
The Day of the Locust
Miss Lonelyhearts
Rebecca West
The Birds Fall Down
Cousin Rosamund
The Fountain Overflows (twice)
Harriet Hume
The Harsh Voice
The Judge (twice)
The Return of the Soldier
The Thinking Reed
This Real Night
War Nurse
Garret Weyr
Pretty Girls
Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence
Bunner Sisters
The Children
The Custom of the Country
Ethan Frome
The Glimpses of the Moon
The House of Mirth (twice)
The Old Maid: The 'Fifties
Roman Fever and Other Stories
William Wharton
Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
Richard S. Wheeler
Second Lives: A Novel of the Gilded Age
Dorothy Whipple
The Priory
Bailey White
Mama Makes Up Her Mind
Sleeping at the Starlite Motel
T. H. White
The Once and Future King
Colson Whitehead
Zone One
James Whorton, Jr.
Joan Wickersham
The Paper Anniversary
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
Elie Wiesel
Marianne Wiggins
Evidence of Things Unseen
James Wilcox
Guest of a Sinner
Miss Undine's Living Room
Modern Baptists
North Gladiola
Sort of Rich
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods
Farmer Boy
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Kate Wilhelm
The Good Children
Jincy Willett
The Writing Class
John Williams
Butcher's Crossing
Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie
Connie Willis
All Clear
Doomsday Book
Lincoln's Dreams
To Say Nothing of the Dog, or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump At Last
Simon Winchester
The Professor and the Madman
Anna Winger
This Must Be the Place
Sarah Winman
When God was a Rabbit
Jeanette Winterson
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Sexing the Cherry
Owen Wister
The Virginian
Virginia L. Wolf
Louise Fitzhugh
Gene Wolfe
Home Fires
Inger Ash Wolfe
The Calling
Tom Wolfe
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Thomas Wolfe
You Can't Go Home Again
Tobias Wolff
Back in the World
The Barracks Thief
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
Old School
This Boy's Life
Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings
The Wife
James Wood
How Fiction Works
Daniel Woodrell
Winter's Bone
Leonard Woolf
The Wise Virgins
Virginia Woolf
Between the Acts
Jacob's Room
Mrs. Dalloway (three times)
A Room of Her Own
To the Lighthouse (three times)
The Voyage Out
The Waves
The Years
Lawrence Wright
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Richard Wright
Native Son
Stephen Wright
The Amalgamation Polka
John Wyndham
The Chrysalids
The Day of the Triffids
Hanya Yanagihara
The People in the Trees
Tiphanie Yanique
Land of Love and Drowning
Steve Yarbrough
Safe from the Neighbors
Rafael Yglesias
Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil
Dwight Yoakam
A Long Way Home: Twelve Years of Words
Richard Yates
Young Hearts Crying
Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
Armageddon Summer
Paul Zindel
The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
My Darling, My Hamburger (three times)
The Pigman (three times)
Emile Zola
Stefan Zweig
The Post-Office Girl