The Book List

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Like my Life List, this is in no particular order and is a growing, expanding and shrinking thing. I’ll update as I cross off books that I finish.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
  4. All That Is by James Salter
  5. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  6. The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver
  7. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  8. Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart
  9. Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy
  10. Someone by Alice McDermott
  11. Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush
  12. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  13. Want Not by Jonathan Miles
  14. Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward
  15. Madness, Rack and Honey: Collected Lectures by Mary Ruefle
  16. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  17. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  18. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  19. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  20. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  21. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  22. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  23. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  24. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
  25. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  26. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
  27. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  28. The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  29. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  30. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  31. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
  32. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  33. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  34. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
  35. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
  36. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
  37. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  38. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  39. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  40. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  41. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  42. The Stand by Stephen King
  43. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  44. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  45. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  46. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  47. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  48. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  49. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  50. Ulysses by James Joyce
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