Monday, April 27, 2009

"Must Read" List

For those who might want to follow along, here is the must read list my professor gave me two years ago. I've been in the habit of checking it every six months or so to see how many of the books I've read, but I'm going to actively read from this list in the coming months.

Books I've Yet to Read
Books I'm Reading
Books I've Read

  1. Adams, Glenda. The Hottest Night of the Century.
  2. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart.
  3. Baker, Dorothy. Young Man with a Horn.
  4. Baldwin, James. Going to Meet the Man.
  5. Baldwin, James. Blues for Mister Charlie.
  6. Barry, Linda. The Good Times Are Killing Me.
  7. Berger, John. Pig Earth.
  8. Berger, John. G.
  9. Bloom, Amy. Come to Me.
  10. Bloom, Amy. Love Invents Us.
  11. Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
  12. Calvino, Italo. The Baron in the Trees.
  13. Calvino, Italo. Cosmicomics.
  14. Calvino, Italo. Invisible Cities.
  15. Carver, Raymond. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.
  16. Carver, Raymond. Where I'm Calling From.
  17. Conroy, Frank. Body & Soul.
  18. Cooper, Bernard. Maps to Anywhere.
  19. Costello, Mark. The Murphy Stories.
  20. Cunningham, Michael. A Home at the End of the World.
  21. Davis, Lydia. Break It Down.
  22. DeLillo, Don. White Noise.
  23. DeLillo, Don. Libra.
  24. Doyle, Roddy. Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha..
  25. Dubus, Andre. The Times Are Never So Bad: A Novella & Eight Short Stories.
  26. Dybek, Stuart. The Coast of Chicago.
  27. Flynn, Nick. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City.
  28. Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Virgin Suicides.
  29. Gass, William H. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.
  30. Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River.
  31. Hegi, Ursula. Floating In My Mother’s Palm.
  32. Howe, Marie. What the Living Do.
  33. Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  34. Johnson, Denis. Jesus' Son.
  35. Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.
  36. Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John.
  37. Kundera, Milan. The Art of the Novel. (nonfiction)
  38. Kundera, Milan. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
  39. Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
  40. Kunitz, Stanley. Poems.
  41. Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies.
  42. Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake.
  43. LeSeuer, Meridel. The Girl.
  44. Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook.
  45. Lessing, Doris. Collected Stories.
  46. Levi, Primo. The Periodic Table.
  47. Lorca, Federico Garcia. poems.
  48. Markham, Beryl. West with the Night.
  49. Maso, Carole. The Art Lover.
  50. Maxwell, William. So Long, See You Tomorrow.
  51. McCarthy, Mary. The Company She Keeps.
  52. McCarthy, Mary. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood.
  53. McCarthy, Mary. The Group.
  54. McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes.
  55. Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty – The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
  56. Moore, Lorrie. Like Life.
  57. Moore, Lorrie. Anagrams.
  58. Munro, Alice. Friend of My Youth.
  59. Munro, Alice. The Beggar Maid.
  60. Nemirovsky, Irene. Suite Francais.
  61. O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried.
  62. Ondaatje, Michael. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid.
  63. Ondaatje, Michael. In the Skin of a Lion.
  64. Ondaatje, Michael. Coming Through Slaughter.
  65. Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl.
  66. Paley, Grace. Enormous Changes At The Last Minute.
  67. Paley, Grace. The Little Disturbances of Man.
  68. Paley, Grace. The Collected Stories.
  69. Ponsot, Marie. poetry.
  70. Powell, Dawn. Angels on Toast.
  71. Powell, Dawn. My Home Is Far Away.
  72. Powell, Dawn. The Locusts Have No King.
  73. Richard, Mark. The Ice at the Bottom of the World.
  74. Rodoreda, Mercé. Camellia Street.
  75. Rodoreda, Mercé. The Time of the Doves.
  76. Roth, Henry. Call It Sleep.
  77. Schoemperlen, Diane. In the Language of Love.
  78. Segal, Lore. Her First American.
  79. Spanidou, Irini. God's Snake.
  80. Szczypiorski, Andrzej. The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman.
  81. Thon, Melanie Rae. Iona Moon.
  82. Thon, Melanie Rae. Meteors in August.
  83. Toomer, Jean. Cane.
  84. Trevor, William. The Collected Stories.
  85. Vassiltchikov, Marie. Berlin Diaries.
  86. Vaughn, Elizabeth Dewberry. Many Things Have Happened Since He Died.
  87. Welty, Eudora. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.
  88. Wiggins, Marianne. John Dollar.
  89. Wolff, Geoffrey. The Duke of Deception.
  90. Wolff, Tobias. Back in the World.
  91. Wolff, Tobias. This Boy’s Life.
  92. Wolitzer, Meg. The Wife.
  93. Woodson, Jacqueline. Autobiography of a Family Photo.
  94. Yeats, William Butler. poems.

87 and 1/2 to go!

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