Book List

My ongoing list of books to read, accumulated via recommendations, reviews, Facebook stalking, etc. If you have any other suggestions or particular love/hate for any of these ones, I’d love to hear about it.

Kingsley Amis – Lucky Jim
Eric Chase Anderson – Chuck Dugan is AWOL: A Novel With Maps
Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Paul Auster – The Book of Illusions
Richard Bachman – The Long Walk
Jonathan Barnes – The Somnambulist
Chris Baty – No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Peter Biskind – Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film
Martin Blumenson – The Vildé Affair: Beginnings of the French Resistance
Randy Boyagoda – Governor of the Northern Province
Ray Bradbury – The Golden Apples of the Sun
Kevin Brockmeier – The Brief History of the Dead
Chester Brown – Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography
Christopher Buckley – Thank You For Smoking
Albert Camus – The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game
Dennis Cass – Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying To Understand My Brain
David Chilton – The Wealthy Barber
Tom Clancy – Clear and Present Danger
Tom Clancy – Patriot Games
Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Diablo Cody – Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
Richard Cohen – By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions
Joey Comeau – It’s Too Late To Say I’m Sorry
Bryce Courtenay – The Power of One
C.H. Dalton – A Practical Guide to Racism
Craig Davidson – The Fighter
Robertson Davies – Fifth Business
Cory Doctorow – Little Brother
Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Brothers Karamazov
Monica Drake – Clown Girl
Glen Duncan – Death of an Ordinary Man
Roger Ebert – The Bigger Little Book of Hollywood Clichés
Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Dave Eggers – What Is The What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng
T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land
Niall Ferguson – Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals
Jeffrey Frank – The Columnist
Neil Gaiman – Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman – Fragile Things
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
William Gibson – Spook Country
Glen David Gold – Sunnyside
Kristin Gore – Sammy’s Hill
Mira Grant – Feed
Alex Haley – Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Jim Holt – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Nick Hornby – Slam
Andrew Huebner – We Pierce
Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
Susan Jacoby – The Age of American Unreason
Alan Kaufmann – The Outlaw Bible of American Literature
Jack Kerouac – On The Road
Dave King – The Ha-Ha
Barbara Kingsolver – The Poisonwood Bible
Walter Kirn – Up in the Air
Chuck Klosterman – Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman – Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever
Ann Larabee – The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Story of Alexander Keith, Jr., Nova Scotian Spy, Con-Artist, and International Terrorist
Hugh Laurie – The Gun Seller
Stanisław Lem – Solaris
Daniel J. Levitin – This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Matthew Gregory Lewis – The Monk
Ann-Marie MacDonald – Fall On Your Knees
Frank Macdonald – A Forest for Calum
Ken MacLeod – The Execution Channel
Norman Mailer – The Executioner’s Song
Keith Malinsky – Burying Ronald
David Markson – The Last Novel
Jim Marrs – Rule By Secrecy
Steve Martin – Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life
Steve Martin – The Pleasure of My Company
Robert McCammon – Swan Song
Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men
Walter M. Miller, Jr. – A Canticle for Leibowitz
Lydia Millet – Oh Pure and Radiant Heart
Mil Millington – Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
David Mitchell – Number9dream
Walter Moers – The City of Dreaming Books
Rick Moody – The Four Fingers of Death
Christopher Moore – A Dirty Job
Christopher Moore – Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors
Lorrie Moore – Birds of America
Patrick Ness – The Knife of Never Letting Go
Flann O’Brien – The Third Policeman
Chuck Palahniuk – Snuff
Caroline Parkhurst – The Dogs of Babel
Zack Parsons – My Tank Is Fight!
Walter Percy – The Moviegoer
John Perkins – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Neal Pollack – Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel
Bob Powers – Happy Cruelty Day! Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation
Richard Powers – The Echo Maker
Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic
Robert Rankin – The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
Mordecai Richler – Barney’s Version
Tom Robbins – Jitterbug Perfume
Jon Ronson – The Men Who Stare At Goats
David J. Rosen – I Just Want My Pants Back
Norman Rush – Mortals
James Salter – Last Night
Jean-Paul Sartre – Nausea
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello & Stephen Colbert – Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not
David Sedaris – Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anne Sexton – Transformations
Rob Sheffield – Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Jim Shepard – Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected Stories
Scott Sigler – Infected
Kevin Smith – Silent Bob Speaks: The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith
Martin Cruz Smith – Gorky Park
Darin Strauss – More Than It Hurts You
Boston Teran – God Is A Bullet
Peter Tertzakian – A Thousand Barrels A Second
Walter Tevis – The Queen’s Gambit
Jonathan Tropper – How to Talk to a Widower
Christopher Paul Turner – Convergence
Neil Tyson – Death By Black Hole
Kurt Vonnegut – Armageddon In Retrospect
Sarah Vowell – Take The Cannoli: Stories From the New World
David Rains Wallace – The Bonehunters’ Revenge
Jess Walter – The Zero
Irvine Welsh – If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work
Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting
Naomi Wolf – The End of America: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot
Tom Wolfe – The Bonfire of the Vanities
David Wong – John Dies at the End
James Wood – How Fiction Works
Sol Yurick – The Warriors
Philip Zimbardo – The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Markus Zusak – The Book Thief


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