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A Running Reading List

Updated 21 December 2011

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo
The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Another Country, James Baldwin
The Art of the Commonplace, Wendell Berry
The Maytrees, Annie Dillard
The Known World, Edward P. Jones
Ulysses, James Joyce
Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol
Netherland, Joseph O’Neill
Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
Germinal, Emile Zola
A Mercy, Toni Morrison
The House in Paris, Elizabeth Bowen
Runaway, Alice Munro
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ada, or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino
A Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert
In Our Time, Susan Brownmiller
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

Any suggestions for what to add? Any books that have been burning holes in your heart? I’d love to hear about them.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2009 3:44 am

    Hello, I just discovered your blog. Some great books I read in the last few years: John Banville’s The Sea, Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, Possession by A.S. Byatt. Happy reading!

  2. February 6, 2010 2:32 pm

    I am currently reading “Three Guineas” by Virginia Woolf and “Caucasia” by Danzy Senna.

    Some of my all-time favorites are “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez and “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri.

    Happy Reading! Love your blog!

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