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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, November 10, 2011

Comprehensive Reading List H-O

Alison Habens
Dreamhouse
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
Boleto
Kendall Hailey
The Day I Became an Autodidact
Brian Hall
I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company
The Saskiad
Oakley Hall
Warlock
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
Desperadoes
Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure
The Return of the Native
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Joanne Harris
Chocolat
Thomas Harris
The Red Dragon
The Silence of the Lambs
Kathryn Harrison
Exposure
The Kiss
Poison
Thicker Than Water
L.P. Hartley
The Shrimp and the Anemone
Kent Haruf
Plainsong
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
Staggerford
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
Beowulf
The Burial at Thebes
Julie Hecht
Do the Windows Open?
Happy Trails to You
The Unprofessionals
Was This Man a Genius?
Ursula Hegi
Intrusions
Stones from the River
Jean Hegland
Into the Forest (twice)
Lillian Hellman
Pentimento
Joseph Heller
Catch-22
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
Dune
The Jesus Incident
The Lazarus Effect
John Hersey
Hiroshima
Hesiod
Theogony
Works and Days
Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Susan Hill
The Woman in Black
Tobias Hill
The Hidden
Laura Hillenbrand
Seabiscuit
James Hillman
The Soul's Code
Christopher Hitchens
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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
Homer
The Iliad (Robert Fagles, trans.)
The Odyssey (Robert Fagles, trans.)
A.M. Homes
May We Be Forgiven
Mary Hood
Familiar Heat
Hooker
M*A*S*H
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
Next
Henrick Ibsen
Doll's House
x
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
Shirley Jackson
Come Along With Me
Hangsaman
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
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
Mudbound
James Joyce

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
Ulysses
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
Fever
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
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
11/22/63
Carrie (twice)
Misery
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
Daylight
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
Etta
E. L. Konigsburg
Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
View from Saturday
Joyce Reiser Kornblatt
Whitewater
Jerzy Kosinski
Being There
x
x
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
Immortality
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
California
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
x
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)
x
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
Babbitt
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
Spiderweb
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
Alberto Manguel
A History of Reading
Thomas Mann
Buddenbrooks
The Magic Mountain
Olivia Manning
Friends and Heroes
The Great Fortune
School for Love
The Spoilt City
Hilary Mantel
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)
Theatre
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
Dragondrums
Dragonflight
The Dragonriders of Pern
Killashandra
Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern
The White Dragon
Alexander McCall Smith
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses
The Road
Suttree
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
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
Amsterdam
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
Texasville
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
Shirley
Robert Merle
The Day of the Dolphin
Claire Messud
The Last Life
The Woman Upstairs
Carolyn Meyer
Mary, Bloody Mary
Stephenie Meyer
Twilight
James Michener
Centennial
Shelley Fraser Mickle
The Queen of October
Replacing Dad
China Mieville
Kraken
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 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
x
x
x
Christopher Milne
The Enchanted Places
Thomas Minehan
Boy and Girl Tramps of America
Susan Minot
Folly
Monkeys (twice)
Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Deep End of the Ocean
David Mitchell
Black Swan Green
Cloud Atlas (twice)
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind
Joseph Mitchell
Joe Gould's Secret
Stephen Mitchell
Genesis
Gilgamesh
Jessica Mitford
Hons and Rebels
Nancy Mitford
The Pursuit of Love
Wigs on the Green
Anna Mitgutsch
Jakob
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)
Bark
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
x
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
Beloved
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
Thomas Mullen
The Revisionists
Alice Munro
Dear Life
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Lives of Girls and Women
The Love of a Good Woman
Open Secrets
Runaway
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
Lolita
Pnin
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
Bound
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
Solstice
Them
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
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)
Thunderhead
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
Heir to the Glimmering World

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