Reading 2010

  1. Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad
  2. Charles Baxter, Gryphon
  3. Josephine Tey, Miss Pym Disposes
  4. David Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading
  5. Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader
  6. David Mamet, The Old Religion
  7. Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars
  8. Francis Bacon, The Essays
  9. Emily Fox Gordon, The Book of Days: Personal Essays
  10. Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
  11. Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
  12. Paul Murray, Skippy Dies
  13. L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between
  14. Muriel Spark, The Public Image
  15. Jane Carlyle, I Too am Here
  16. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  17. May Sarton, A Small Room
  18. David Markson, Epitaph for a Dead Beat
  19. David Markson, Epitaph for a Tramp
  20. Sylvia Townsend Warner, Summer Will Show
  21. Ted Hughes, Poems
  22. Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness
  23. Sam Savage, Firmin
  24. Lawrence Weschler, Vermeer in Bosnia
  25. Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett, Death Rites
  26. Margaret Oliphant, The Perpetual Curate
  27. Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy
  28. Rosy Thornton, The Tapestry of Love
  29. The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien
  30. Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections
  31. Joshua Ferris, Then We Came To the End
  32. Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered
  33. Ivy Compton-Burnett, Manservant and Maidservant
  34. Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  35. Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard
  36. Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler
  37. Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  38. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
  39. Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
  40. Rosamund Lehmann, Invitation to the Waltz
  41. Kathleen Norris, The Virgin of Bennington
  42. Louise Gluck, Proofs and Theories
  43. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
  44. Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room
  45. Lori Soderlind, Chasing Montana
  46. John Williams, Stoner
  47. Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
  48. Samuel Beckett, Molloy
  49. Lorna Sage, Bad Blood
  50. Elif Batuman, The Possessed
  51. Mary McCarthy, The Company She Keeps
  52. Ben Yagoda, Memoir: A History
  53. The Bhagavad Gita
  54. Jane Austen, Emma
  55. Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  56. Elizabeth George, Payment in Blood
  57. Jane Gardam, Old Filth
  58. David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
  59. W.G. Sebald, Vertigo
  60. Jacqueline Winspear, The Mapping of Love and Death
  61. Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley
  62. Honore de Balzac, Cousin Bette
  63. Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates
  64. Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
  65. Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge
  66. Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity
  67. The Best American Essays 2008
  68. Stevie Smith, Novel on Yellow Paper
  69. Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
  70. Miklós Vámos, The Book of Fathers
  71. Jenny Diski, The Sixties
  72. Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

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