Chess Story — Stefan Zweig 593. Bel-Ami — Guy de Maupassant 827. Everything about Wolf Hall is meticulous, from the research to the language to the characterization, and while this level of detail can often feel forced or overly structured, to me the writing felt natural and even a bit wild in its audacity and confidence. Last of the Mohicans — James Fenimore Cooper 925 a. The book covers both fiction and nonfiction, and a wide range of genres, including: children's , adventure, travel, poetry, gardens, diaries and letters, art, nature and history. Our Lady of Assassins — Fernando Vallejo 99. Now adults, Kathy and the others reflect back on their time at Hailsham as they realize that their lives have special purpose that they never knew as children.
Ripley — Patricia Highsmith 496. Amadis of Gaul — Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo 994. How the Dead Live — Will Self 61 a. Blindness — Henry Green 691. All Souls — Javier Marias 191. Cutter and Bone — Newton Thornburg 321 a. Let me list the reasons why: - Other tomes list what you should read, like literary brain veggies.
The Great Indian Novel — Shashi Tharoor 165. Get Shorty — Elmore Leonard 175. The Light of Day — Graham Swift 17 a. That They May Face the Rising Sun — John McGahern 30 a. Black Dogs — Ian McEwan 163. Voss — Patrick White 480 a. The Inheritance of Loss — Kiran Desai 6 b.
Half of a Yellow Sun — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4 b. Q: You recommend books by several Seattle authors, including Sherman Alexie, Ivan Doig, Nancy Pearl and Neal Stephenson. The Engineer of Human Souls — Josef Skvorecky 301. Theodore Faron is nostalgic about the past until he is approached by Julian, a young woman who is the leader of a rebellion that might be able to save the world from it ill-fated future. Blood Meridian — Cormac McCarthy 216. Under the Volcano — Malcolm Lowry 557 a. Arcanum 17 — André Breton 569.
From Tock the Watchdog to the listless region of The Doldrums, Milo shakes off boredom as he pursues the kidnapped Princesses Rhyme and Reason and restores peace to the Lands currently in the clutches of the warring princes, Azaz of Dictionopolis and the Mathemagician of Digitopolis, along with a pack of demons. His quiet take on parental mourning is heartbreaking, and Lincoln's grief is gorgeously depicted. On Beauty — Zadie Smith 3 a. See under the 1900s 56. There are a lot of interesting titles featured here. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day — Winifred Watson 602. So i was a bit surprised to find her not included.
Democracy — Joan Didion 232. The Death of Artemio Cruz — Carlos Fuentes 429. The Late-Night News — Petros Markaris 95. Alone in a unfamiliar country, she seeks out Sarah, with whom she shares a dark and tumultuous past. Check, check, and check — and so much more.
Journey to the Alcarria — Camilo Jose Cela 563. Insatiability — Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz 669. Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson 73. The First Circle — Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn 389. The Female Quixote — Charlotte Lennox 972. Everything is Illuminated — Jonathan Safran Foer 27. A valuable and beautiful compendium by Mustich—My only criticism is that he did not include May Sarton, which I consider essential to read before you die.
Eugénie Grandet — Honoré de Balzac 922. Chaireas and Kallirhoe — Chariton 999 a. Shikasta — Doris Lessing 296 a. In the Heart of the Country — J. Nights at the Circus — Angela Carter 256. To create this portrait of racism and microaggressions in 21st-century life, Rankine employs a prism of subjects, lenses, and perspectives in gorgeous language and innovative poetic style the book includes visual imagery, prose pieces, and quotes from the media. Them — Joyce Carol Oates 381 a.
I very much appreciated the way it was set out too. They continue to work on that problem, however at this point I don't have an enormous amount of confidence in their ability to succeed, and I have started to explore other options. My initial list of recommendations was seeded with all those suggestions from readers and colleagues. Libra — Don DeLillo 207. Great Apes — Will Self 94 a. Margot and the Angels — Kristien Hemmerechts 76. Measuring the World — Daniel Kehlmann 10 b.
It's an entire world unto itself, one — not unlike our own — filled with horror, neglect, depravity, brilliance, and beauty. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum — Heinrich Böll 339. The Virgin in the Garden — A. Dealing with the ramifications of former abuse, Jude tries to overcome the emotional pain of his past trauma as the years go on and all of the friends grow up. Falling Man — Don DeLillo 2 b.