Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The List:


Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By Mitch Albom

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Emma by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Oracle Night by Paul Auster


The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

By Simone de Beauvoir

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Master and Margarita

By Mikhail Bulgakov

A Clockwork Orange

By Anthony Burgess


The Amazing Adventures of

Kavalier and Clay

By Michael Chabon

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Meaning of Consuelo

By Judith Ortiz Cofer

Swimming With Giants: My Encounters

With Whales, Dolphins, and Seals

By Anne Collet

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Fat Land: How Americans Became the

Fattest People in the World

By Greg Critser


The Manticore by Robertson Davies

Cousin Bette by Honore De Balzac

Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete

Poems of Julia De Burgos

By Julia De Burgos

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

New Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson

The Year of Magical Thinking

By Joan Didion

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

(Translated by Richard Pevear and

Larissa Volokhonsky)

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duff

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn


The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By Dave Eggers

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


Sanctuary by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury

By William Faulkner

Time and Again by Jack Finney

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel

By Jonathan Safran Foer

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

By Anne Frank


Howl by Allen Ginsberg

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

My Life in Orange by Tim Guest


The Curious Incident of the Dog

in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon

A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall

The Little Locksmith

By Katharine Butler Hathaway

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

By Seamus Heaney

Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Snows of Kilimanjaro

By Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre

and its Aftermath

By Seymour M. Hersh

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By Laura Hillenbrand

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

Songbook by Nick Hornby

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By Victor Hugo

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland


The Lottery: And Other Stories

By Shirley Jackson

Daisy Miller by Henry James

Nervous System by Jan Lars Jensen

Ulysses by James Joyce


The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

By Ken Kesey

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Shining by Stephen King

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Extravagance by Gary Krist


The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Inherit the Wind

By Jerome Lawrence and

Robert E. Lee

The Fortress of Solitude

By Jonathan Lethem

Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

Small Island by Andrea Levy

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis

The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton


Wicked: The Life and Times of the

Wicked Witch of the West

By Gregory Maguire

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Month of Sundays by Julie Mars

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Property by Valerie Martin

The Razor's Edge

By W. Somerset Maugham

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan

Quattrocento by James McKean

The Nanny Diaries

By Emma McLaughlin and

Nicola Kraus

Please Kill Me: Uncensored

Oral History of Punk

By Legs McNeil and

Gillian McCain

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

A Mencken Chrestomathy

By H. L. Mencken

Savage Beauty: the Life of

Edna St. Vincent Millay

By Nancy Milford

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Beloved by Toni Morrison


Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

Reading Lolita in Tehran:

A Memoir in Books

By Azar Nafisi

The Portable Nietzsche by Nietzsche

The Time Traveler's Wife

By Audrey Niffenegger


How to Breathe Underwater

By Julie Orringer

1984 by George Orwell

When the Emperor Was Divine

By Julie Otsuka


The Portable Dorothy Parker

By Dorothy Parker

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

By Sylvia Plath

Complete Tales & Poems

By Edgar Allan Poe

Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night,

Come Back to Sorrento,

Turn, Magic Wheel,

Angels on Toast,

A Time to Be Born

By Dawn Powell

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell 1913-1965

By Dawn Powell

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust


The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Letters to a Young Poet

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Stiff: The Curious Lives of

Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

The True and Outstanding Adventures

of the Hunt Sisters

By Elisabeth Robinson

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Empire Falls by Richard Russo


The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Sybil by Flora Schreiber

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Unless by Carol Shields

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

By Dai Sijie

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Ethics by Spinoza

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Europe through the Back Door

By Rick Steves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush,

the White House, and

the Education of Paul O'Neill

By Ron Suskind


The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan

Vanity Fair

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A Confederacy of Dunces

By John Kennedy Toole

The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

The Art of War by Sun Tzu


The Last Empire Essays 1992-2000

By Gore Vidal

Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

Candide by Voltaire

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Various Authors

The Rough Guide to Europe


Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

By Eudora Welty

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

(Translated to Greek)

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Code of the Woosters

By P. G. Wodehouse

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

By Tom Wolfe

Old School by Tobias Wolff

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf


The Shadow of the Wind

By Carlos Ruiz Zafon