To Be Read List – 10/10/2010

CLASSICS

  • The catcher in the rye, by Salinger
  • The Invisible Man, by HG Wells
  • The Metamorphosis, by Kafka

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS

  • The Canterbury Tales
  • La Divina Commedia
  • Paradise Lost
  • Piers Plowman
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • A Wrinkle in Time

FICTION

  • Chinese Whispers, by Jan Wong
  • The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon. Studied it in depth in 1985, OMG, while preparing the Concours d’Entrée à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure. Curious to see what it looks like to me now.
  • A book by Dinaw Mengestu, either The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, or How to Read the Air
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman
  • The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  • All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Bnejamin Hale
  • The Good Daughters By Joyce Maynard
  • Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son, by Sholem Aleichem
  • The Vanishing of Katharina Linden By Helen Grant
  • The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adam
  • The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  • Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok
  • Lunch in Paris, by Elizabeth Bard
  • a book by Houellebecq, who just won the Goncourt!
  • Running with scissors, or Dry, by Augusten Burroughs, recommended by a French student!

NON-FICTION

  • The Lost Citiy of Z, by David Grann
  • The man who loved books too much, by Allison Hoover Bartlett
  • Bill Bryson’s books, all of them!
  • Reading Dickens in Lagos, by George Packer
  • The good thief, by Hannah Tinti
  • Bozo Sapiens: why to err is human, by Michael Kaplan
  • Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf
  • Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, by Susan Hand Shetterley
  • Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer, by David Herlihy
  • The Medieval Traveller by Norbert Ohler
  • The Rebbe The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by Samuel Heilman
  • Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
  • Stones Into Schools, by Greg Motenson
  • Atlantic, by Simon Winchester
  • Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff
  • Avi Steinberg, Running the Books

HISTORICAL FICTION

  • Catherine LeVendeur series, #4 and after, by Sharan Newman
  • For the King, by Catherine Delors

SCIENCE FICTION

  • Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn

MYSTERY

  • The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva

 

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