Region Possible Lists (By Popular Demand)

Regions We’ve Done


-South America                                                            -Africa

-India                                                                            -Japan

-New York                                                                    -California

-France                                                                         -The Balkans

-Italy                                                                              -The Carribean

-Canada                                                                        -The New American South

-American South (women only)                                       -Russia

-Women of Contemporary England                                -Latin American Literature

-China                                                                            -Great American Novel

-McCarthy’s Border Trilogy                                            -Summer of Love LGBT Edition

-Scandinavia                                                                  -Speculative Fiction

-Nigerian Lit -Brit Lit Summer Love                                -Mexico

-Weird Japan                                                                  -Native American Literature

-Summer of Love, Campus Edition                         – Neapolitan Quartet Trilogy



*Elena Ferrante (Neapolitan Novels)

*Carlo Levi, Christ Stopped at Eboli

*Carlo Emilio Gadda, The Awful Mess on the Via Merulana

*Alberto Moravia, Contempt

*Nicola Lagioia, Ferocity

*Alessandra Barricco, The Young Bride

*Italo Calvino, If On a Winters Night a Traveler

*Luigi Pirandello, The Late Mattia Pascal


*William Faulkner

*Eudora Welty, Delta Wedding

*Jamie Kornegay, Soil

*Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

*Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

*Barry Hannah, Yonder Stands Your Orphan

*Larry Brown, Dirty Work

Germany and Austria

*Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

*Franz Kafka The Trial

*Joseph Roth Radetszky March

*Theodor Fontane Effi Briest

*Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

*Anna Seghers, Transit

*Hans Fallada, The Drinker

*Juli Zeh, In Free Fall

*W.G. Sebald, The Emigrants

*Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World

*Gunter Grass, Crabwalk

*Uwe Timm, The Invention of Curried Sausage

*Jurek Becker, Jacob the Liar

*E.T.A. Hoffman, The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr

*Heinrich Boll, The Clown

*Patrick Suskind, Perfume

*Irmgard Kuen, Child of All Nations

*Christopher Isherwood, Berlin Stories

*Robert Walser, The Assistant

*Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

*Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

*Elias Canetti, Auto-da-Fe

*Juli Zeh, Decompression

New Africa

*Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Dust

*NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names

*Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americannah

*Taiye Selasi, Ghana Must Go

*Teju Cole, Every Day Is for the Thief

*Ivan Vladislavic, Double Negative

*Mia Couto, Tuner of Silences

*Sindiwe Magona, Mother to Mother

*Jose Eduardo Agualusa, The Bk of Cameleons

*Ben Okri, The Famished Road

*Helon Habila, Oil on Water

*Chris Abani, Graceland

*Sefi Atta, Everything Good Will Come

*Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, I Do Not Come to You by Chance

North Africa (Nile Valley: Egypt, Sudan &

Maghrib: Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia)

*Tahar Jelloun, This Blinding Absence of Light

*Abdellatif Laabi, The Bottom of the Jar (Mor)

*Tahar Djaout, The Last Summer of Reason (Alg)

*Naguib Mahfouz, Palace Walk (Egy)

*Alaa Al Aswany, The Yacoubian Building (Egy)

*Hisham Matar, Anatomy of a Disappear (Egy)

*Tahar Ben Jelloun, Leaving Tangier (Mor)

*Ahmadou Kourouma, Allah is Not Obliged

*Laila Lalami, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits (Mor)

*Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North (Sud)

*Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love (Egy)

*Boualem Sansal, The German Mujahid (Alg)

*Leila Aboulela, The Translator

*Teju Cole, Every Day Is for the Thief (Nig)

Southeast Asia (Brunei, Myamar, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapor, Thailand, Vietnam)

*Vaddey Ratner :In the Shadow of the Banyan”

*Miguel Syjuco “Illustrado”

*Bao Ninh “ The Sorrow of War”

*Duong Thu Huong “Paradise of the Blind” (more than one book)

*Gina Apostal

*Jose Rizal

*Wilfrido Nolledo “But for the Lovers”

*Andrea Hirata The Rainbow Troops

*Tan Twan Eng “The Garden of Evening Mists”

Romanian Lit

*Mircea Cararescu, Nostalgia

*Max Blecher, Scarred Hearts

Reading the West

*Phillip Meyer Son

*Larry McMurtry Horseman, Pass By

*Daniel Woodrell Woe To Live On

*James Carlos Blake In the Rogue Blood

*Tom Franklin Smonk or Window Town

*AB Guthrie The Big Sky

*EL Doctorow Welcome to Hard Times

*John Williams, Butcher’s Crossing

*Patrick DeWitt Sisters Brothers

*Ron Hansen Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

New York

*Jonathan Dee The Privileges

*Jay McInerney Bright Lights, Big City

* Mark Harris Bang the Drum Slowly

*Teju Cole Open City

*Henry Roth Call it Sleep

*Nella Larsen Passing

*L J Davis A Meaningful Life

*Edith Wharton The House of Mirth

*Richard Price

*Dawn Powell The Wicked Pavillion

*The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem

*Paula Fox Desperate Characters

*Don Delillo Cosmopolis

*Alex Robinson Box Office Poison

* Oscar Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Play Songs

*Hubert Selby Jr. Last Exit to Brooklyn

*Mary McCarthy The Group

*James Baldwin Another Country

*Nathaniel West Miss Lonelyhearts

*Henry James Washington Square

*Pete Hamill Forevor

*Lynne Tillman No Lease on Life

*Jennifer Spiegel The Love Slave


*A.B. Yoheoshua The Lover

*Amos Oz To Know a Woman

*Yoram Kaniuk Life on Sandpaper

*Asaf Shurr Motti

*Orly Castel-Bloom Dolly City

*Eshkol Nevo Homesick

*Sayed Kashua Let It Be Morning

*Meir Shalev A Pigeon and a Boy

*Eshkol Nevo Homesick

*Joe Sacco Footnotes in Gaza (graphic novel)

*David Grossman, To the End of the Land, Be My Knife

Great Britain

*Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse

*Jean Rhys Voyage in the Dark

*Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day

*James Joyce Dubliners

*Ford Madox Ford The Good Soldier

*Graham Greene The End of the Affair

*Murial Spark The prime of Miss Jean Brodie

*John Banville The Sea

*Monica Ali Brick Lane

*Penelope Fitzgerald The Bookshop

*Iris Murdoch The Bell

Irish Literature

*John Boyne

*James Joyce

*Flann O’Brien

*John McGahern

*John Banville The Sea

*Patrick McCabe The Butcher Boy

*Elizabeth Bowen The Last September

*Kevin Barry City of Bohane

*Anne Enright, The Gathering

*Paul Murray, An Evening of Long Goodbyes

*Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Dutch Literature

*Arnon Grunberg Tirza

*Tommy Wieringa Joe Speedboat

*Cees Nooteboom Rituals

*Herman Koch The Dinner

*Harry Mulisch The Assault

Polish Lit

*Wieslaw Mysliwski, Stone Upon Stone

*Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind

*Magdalena Tulli, In Red

*I.J. Singer, The Brothers Ashkenazi

Middle Eastern Literature (Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the Sudan, Egypt, Lybia)

*Mahmoud Dowlatabadi The Colonel (Iran)

*Iraj Pezeshkzad My Uncle Napolean (Iran)

* Sadegh Hedayat The Blind Owl

*Sonallah Ibrahim Stealth

*Alaa Al Aswany The Yacoubian Building

*Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk


*Alaa Al Aswany The Yacoubian Building

*Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk

*Sonallah Ibrahim Stealth


*Gina Apostal

*Jose Rizal

*Wilfrido Nolledo “But for the Lovers”

*Andrea Hirata The Rainbow Troops


*Tim Winton

*Helen Garner

*Markus Zusak

*Peter Carey

*Alex Miller

*Andrew McGahan

Levant (Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Palestine)

* See Israeli

*Hanan Al-Shaykh Beirut Blues

* Rabih Alameddine Koolaids

* Ron Leshem Beaufort

Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Andorra)

*Fernando Pessoa, Book of Disquiet

*Jose Saramago

*Camilo Jose Cela The Family of Pascual Duarte

*Carmen Laforet Nada

*Esther Tusquets

*Julian Rios

*Antonio Lobo Antunes What Can I Do When Everything’s on Fire

*Manuel de Lope The Wrong Blood

*Enrique Vila-Matas Dublinesque

*Javier Marias, The Infatuations

*Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros, The City and the Mountains

*Don Quixote, Cervantes

*Arturo Perez-Reverte, Captain Alatriste

*Javier Cercas, Outlaws



*Milan Kundera

*Franz Kafka

* Jaroslav Hasek The Good Soldier Svejk

*Bohumil Hrabel I Served the King of England

Midwestern America

*Jonathan Franzen

*Dan Chaon

*Jeffrey Eugenides

*Chad Harbach

*Donald Ray Pollack

*Toni Morrison

*Jane Smiley

*Willa Cather

*Gillian Flynn

Northeastern America

*Michael Chabon

*Myla Goldberg

*Philip Roth

*Gary Shteyngart

*Adam Haslett

*Richard Russo

*John Cheever

*Don DeLillo

*Colson Whitehead

*Stephan Merill Block

*Arthur Phillips

*John Irving

*Saul Bellow

*John O’Hara

The Spanish Nobel

*Mario Vargas Llosa

*Octavio Paz

*Camilo Jose Cela

*Gabriel Garcia Marquez

*Miguel Asturias


*Martin Kohan

*Cesar Aira “Ghosts”

*Ernesto Sabato “The Tunnell”

*Tomas Eloy Martinez “Santa Evita”

*Carlos Gamerro

*Manuel Puig

*Julio Cortazar

*Sergio Chejfec The Planets

Flyover Fiction (Literature of the Great Plains)

*Willa Cather My Antonia

*Gillian Flynn Dark Places

*Jim Harrison The Road Home

*Marylynne Robinson

*Richard Powers Echo Maker

*Mary MacLane I Await the Devil’s Coming

*Dan Chaon Await Your Reply

*Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio

*Don DeLillo White Noise

*Nicola Keegan Swimming

*Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres

*Tom McNeal Goodnight, Nebraska

*Frederick Reuss Horace Afoot

*Kent Haruf Plainsong

Ex Pat Lit





*Van Booy

*Krys Lee

Old Friends ReVisited

*Authors we’ve read before







20th Century Dystopian Novels

*Don Delillo White Noise

 *Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49

*Tom McCarthy Remainder

*David Foster Wallace The Pale King

*WG Sebald Vertigo

*David Markson Wittgenstein’s Mistress

*Ben Marcus The Flame Alphabet

*Richard Powers Galatea 2.2

*Blake Butler There Is No Year

*Sheila Heti How Should a Person Be?

*Tao Lin Tai Pei

*Amelia Gray Threats

*Lidia Yuknavitch Dora: A Headcase

*Grace Krilanovich The Orange Eats Creeps

*Matt Bell In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

*Carole Maso Mother and Child

First Novel by Greats

*Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

*Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates

*Soldier’s Pay, William Faulkner

*Go Tell it on the Mountain, James Baldwin

*The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf

*Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson

*Goodbye Columbus, Philip Roth

*Americana, Don DeLillo

*Confessions of a Mask, Mishima

*This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald

*A Piece of My Heart Richard Ford

*The Skating Rink Roberto Bolano

*Dubliners James Joyce

*Gun with Occasional Music Jonathan Lethem

*Dusklands JM Coetzee

*Remainder Tom McCarthy


*David James Duncan The Brothers K

Jane Smiley 1000 Acres

*Zachary Mason The Lost Books of the Odyssey

 *David Malouf Ransom

 *Peter Ackroyd The Canterbury Tales

 *Peter Ackroyd The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

  *Michael Cunningham The Hours

 *Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles

 *Jo Baker Longbourn

  *Ronald Frame Havisham

  *Daniel Levine Hyde


5 Under 35 (2012)

*Claire Watkins

*Justin Torres

*Haley Tanner

*Stuart Nadler

*Jennifer DuBois

Victorian Novels (1831-1901)

*Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion)

*Dickins (David Copperfield, Tale of Two Cities,   Great Expectations)

*Thackeray (Vanity Fair)

*Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)

*Anne Bronte

*Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)

*Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D’Urbervilles Jude the Obscure)

*Nathaniel Hawthorne (Scarlett Letter, The House of Seven Gables)

*George Eliot (Middlemarch, Silas Marner)

*Anthony Trollope (The Small House at Allington, The American Senator)

*Wilkie Collins (The Woman in White)

*Elizabeth Gaskel (North and South, Ruth)

*Henry Fielding (Tom Jones)

Ferrante’s Neapolitan Series

  1. My Brilliant Friend
  2. The Story of a New Name
  3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  4. The Story of the Lost Child

Modernist Novels

*James Joyce Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

*Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse

*William Carlos Williams In the American Grain

*Ford Maddox Ford The Good Soldier

*Getrude Stein

*William Faulkner

Cosmopolitan Novels

*Simon Mawer The Glass Room

*Zadie Smith On Beauty

*Salman Rushdie Shame

*Gary Shteyngart The Russian Deb Daughter

*Christopher Isherwood The Berlin Stories

*Ernest Hemingway The Sun also Rises

*Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea

*Jeanette Winterson The Passion

*Grahame Green The Quiet American

*Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky

*Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin

*Ana Menendez In Cuba I Was a German Shepard

*Teju Cole Open City

*Joseph O’Neill Netherland

*Dinaw Mengetsu The Beautiful Things

*J.M. Coetzee Diary of a Bad Year

*W.G. Sebald Emigrants

*Adam Johnson The Orphan Master’s Son

*Alexander Yates Moondogs

Small Town Life

*Donald Ray Pollock

*Gillian Flynn

*Sherwood Anderson

*Dorothy Allison

*Annie Proulx

The Devil (most hated characters)

*Mann, Doctor Faustus

*Golding, Lord of the Flies

*Morrison, The Bluest Eye

*Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

*Nabokov, Lolita

*Marlowe, Count Dracula

*Conrad, Heart of Darkness

*McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

*Orwell, 1984

*Ellis, American Psycho

*Grunberg, Tirza

Small Town Life

*Donald Ray Pollock

*Gillian Flynn

*Sherwood Anderson

*Dorothy Allison

*Annie Proulx

Millennial Writers (born after 1980)

*Matt Bell

*NoViolet Bulawayo

*Amelia Gray Threats

*Alissa Nutting

*Anthony Marra

*Evie Wyld

*Melinda Moustakis

*Kristopher Jansma

*Haley Tanner

*John Brandon

*Justin Torres


*1800’s ish?

*Jane Austen

*Nikolay Gogo




*Bronte (s)









Sports Books

*The Art of Fielding Chad Harbach

*End Zone Don Delillo

*The Natural Bernard Malamud

*The Universal Baseball Association Inc. Robert Coover

*The Great American Novel Philip Roth

*Netherland Joseph O’Neal

*The Sportswritter Richard Ford

*The Brothers K David James Duncan

Most Hated Authors

*Norman Mailer

*Michel Houellebecq

*Salman Rushdie

*Jonathan Franzen

*William Burroughs

*James Frey

*Ayn Rand

*Vladamir Nabokov

*J.D. Salinger

*Ernest Hemmingway

*VS Naipaul

*Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy

Books By the Spine (Publishers we could explore)

*Melville House

*Open Letter

*Other Press

*Dalkey Archive

*New Directions

*Hogarth Press

*NYRB Classics

*SOHO Press

*Graywolf Press

*Coffee House Press


Favorites Favorites (loved by the authors we loved)

*Zadie Smith-

-Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston

-The Fire Next Time, Baldwin

-The Bluest Eye, Morrison

-Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, Wallace

-EM Forster, A Room of Ones Own

-Lolita, Nabokov

*J.M Coetzee-

-The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford

-Molloy, Beckett

-Tirza, Arnon Grunberg

-Mr. Vertigo, Auster

*Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

-Swallow, Sefi Atta

-Graceland, Chris Abani

-Things Fall Apart, Achebe

-The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Shoneyin

– The Radiance of the King, Laye

*Tea Obreht

-The Bridge on the Drina, Andric, Ivo

-A Farewell to Arms, Hemmingway

-Out of Africa, Dineson, Isaac

-The Long Goodbye, Chandler

-The English Patient, Ondaatje

*Jeanette Winterson

-Jane Eyre, Bronte

-Madame Bovary, Flaubert

-Orlando, Woolf

-Day, AL Kennedy

-Don Quixote, Acker, Kathy

*Kenzaburo Oe

-Nausea, Sartre

-Huckleberry Finn, Twain

-The Housekeeper and the Professor, Ogawa

*Dave Eggers

-The Adventures of Augie March, Bellow

-The Sheltering Sky, Bowles

-Catch 22, Heller

-Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell

-Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, Vida

-Arkansas, Brandon

*Joan Didion

-A Farewell to Arms, Hemmingway

-The Ambassadors, James

-An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser

-Sleepless Nights, Elizabeth Hardwick

Oulipian Novels

*The Great Fire of London, Jacques Roubaud

*Things: A Story of the Sixties & A Man Asleep, Georges Perec

*If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino

*Exercises in Style, Queneau, Raymond

*Electrico, Herve Le Tellier

Genre Crossovers


*Justin Cronin The Passage

*Colson Whitehead Zone One

*Max Brooks World War Z


*James Ellroy American Tabloid

*Jim Thompson The Grifters

*Megan Abbott, Dare Me


*Frankenstein, Shelley

*Dracula, Stoker

*Grendel, Gardner

*Autobiography of Red, Carson

*The Devil in Silver, LaValle

*It, King

*World War Z, Brooks

*Let the Right one In, Lindqvist

*The Island of Dr Moreau, Wells

*The Golem and the Jinni, Wecker

*I Am Legend, Metheson

Books Lindsey Would Like (Not Chosen By Lindsey)

*Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

*The Round House, Louise Erdrich

*Longbourn, Jo Baker

*The Constelation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra

*The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

*The Secret History, Donna Tartt

*The Savage Girl, Alex Shakar

*I the Divine, Rabih Alameddine

*River of Smoke, Amitav Ghosh

*Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

*John Henry Days, Colson Whitehead

*If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

*The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx

Shakespeare Adaptations

*A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley (Lear)

*Desdemona, Toni Morrison (Othello)

*The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski (Hamlet)

*Gertrude and Claudius, John Updike

*Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard

Editorial Guidance (editors we could explore)

-Noah Eaker (Tiger’s Wife, Bright’s Passage)

-Lee Boudreaux (Ecco Press, Ben Fountain, Alissa Nutting, Patrick DeWitt)

-Judith Gurewich (Galore, Other Press)

What the F____ is this? (Experimental Fiction)

*Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

*Carole Maso, Ava

*Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red

*Blake Butler, There is No Year

*Tao Lin, Taipei

*Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet

*Shane Jones, Daniel fights a Hurricane

*Grace Krilanovich, The Orange Eats Creeps

*Matt Bell, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

*Robert Lopez, Kamby Bolongo Mean River

*Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Seibo There Below

*Amelia Gray, Threats

*Sam Pink, Rontel

*Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be

*Alissa Nutting, Tampa

*Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

*Kiese Laymon, Long Division

*Scott McClanahan, Hill William

*Mia Couto, The Tuner of Silences

Harlem Rennaissance

*Nella Larsen Quicksand

*Jean Toomer Cane

*Wallace Thurman Blacker the Berry

*Langston Hughes Not Without Laughter

*Zora Neale Hurston Jonah’s Gourd Vine

*James Baldwin Another Country

*Claude McKay Home to Harlem

*Jesse Redmon Fauset Plum Bun

*George Shuyler Black No More

* Anna Bontemps Black Thunder

Scary Books

*Dracula, Stoker

*Blindness, Saramago

*Frankenstein, Shelley

*It, King

*Pierce, Murakami

*American Psycho, Ellis

*Tirza, Grunberg

*Hell House, Matheson

*House of Leaves, Danielewski

*The Trial, Kafka

*We Need to Talk About Kevin, Shriver

*The Wasp Factory, Banks

*Lord of the Flies, Golding

*Johnny Got His Gun, Trumbo

*White is for Witching, Oyeyemi

*Let the Right One In, Lindqvist

*In Cold Blood, Capote

*The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

LGBT Novels

*James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

*Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty

*Tony Kushner, Angels in America

*Andrew Holleran, Dancer From The Dance

*Larry Kramer, Faggots

*Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man / Goodbye to Berlin

*Alison Bechedel, Fun Home

*Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas

*Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

*Michael Cunningham, The Hours

*Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet

*E M Forster, Maurice

*Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

*Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding

*Gore Vidal, The City and the Pillar

*Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

*Joris-Karl Huysmans Against Nature

*Joe Horn Burns The Gallery

*Alan Hollinghurst The Line of Beauty

*Ali Liebegott, Cha-Ching!

*Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors

*Jonathan Kemp, London Triptych

*Jamie O’Neill, At Swim, Two Boys

*Jean Gente, Our Lady of the Flowers

*Paul Russell, The Coming Storm

*Paul Monette, Borrowed Time

*Tom Spanbauer, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

New War

*David Abrams, Fobbit

*Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk

*Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

*T Geronimo Johnson, Hold It Till It Hurts

*Helen Benedict, Sand Queen

*Roxana Robinson, Sparta

*Benjamin Buchholz, One Hundred and One Nights

*Joydeep Roy-Bhattachrya, The Watch

*Phil Klay, Redeployment

War Novels


*Catch 22, Joseph Heller

*The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

*The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer

* The Thin Red Line, James Jones

*For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

*War Trash, Ha Jin

*Cold Mountain, Charles Fraizer

*The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje

*The Sympathizer, Viet Than Nguyen

WWI Novels

*Pat Barker Regeneration

*William Faulkner A Fable

*Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms

*Josh Ritter Bright’s Passage

*Virginia Woolf Jacob’s Room

*Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front

*Sebastian Barry A Long Long Way

*John Dos Passos Three Soldiers

*Humphrey Cobb Paths to Glory

*The Absolutist John Boyne

* Rebecca West The Return of the Soldier

*Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong

*Ford Maddox Ford, Parade’s End

*Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain

WWII Novels

*James Jones The Thin Red Line

*Joseph Heller Catch 22

*Norman Mailer The Naked and the Dead

*Herman Wouk The Cain Mutiny

*Simon Mawer The Glass Room

*Julie Orringer The Invisible Bridge

*Alan Furst Mission to Paris

*Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five

*Ian McEwan Atonement

*Michael Ondaatje The English Patient

*Michio Takeyama Harp of Burma

*Kazuo Ishiguro An Artist of the Floating World

*Sarah Bird The Yakota Officer’s Club

Single Author













Novels of the Lost Generation

*The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald

*The Sun Also Rises, Hemmingway

*Tropic of Cancer, Miller

*Manhattan Transfer, Dos Passos

*The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford

*Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein

*Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

*Nightwood, Djuna Barnes

*The Enormous Room, ee Cummings

*Wyndham Lewis, Tarr

Summer of Love Possible Regions!

Love Stories

*The Secret History, Donna Tartt

*The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

*Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

*The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

*Orynx and Crake, Margaret Atwood

*The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Philipp Sendker

*Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter

*Serena, Ron Rash

*Cold Mountain, Charles Fraizer

*Love in the Time of Cholera, Garcia Marquez

*High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

*The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

*The Love Affair of Nathaniel P. Adelle Waldman

*The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

*The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

*Pride and Predujice, Jane Austen

*Les Meserables, Victor Hugo

*Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

*For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemmingway

*The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein

*Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

*Nightwood, Djuna Barnes

*Orlando, Virginia Woolf

*Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

*The Great Fire of London, Jacques Roubaud

*Woke Up Lonely, Fiona Maazel

*The Lovers Dictionary, David Levithan

Campus Love


*Art of Fielding

*On Beauty

*Secret History

*Possession, AS Byatt

*Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenidies


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  5. Liz, Thanks. Updated. Nicole Krauss seconds your rec:

    “Very rarely, a few times in a lifetime, you open a book and when you close it again nothing can ever be the same. Walls have been pulled down, barriers broken, a dimension of feeling, of existence itself, has opened in you that was not there before. To the End of the Land is a book of this magnitude. David Grossman may be the most gifted writer I’ve ever read; gifted not just because of his imagination, his energy, his originality, but because he has access to the unutterable, because he can look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity. For twenty-six years he has been writing novels about what it means to defend this essence, this unique light, against a world designed to extinguish it. To the End of the Land is his most powerful, shattering, and unflinching story of this defense. To read it is to have yourself taken apart, undone, touched at the place of your own essence; it is to be turned back, as if after a long absence, into a human being.” Krauss

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