Books We Have Read


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

I, Claudius by Robert Graves


Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kessey

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Valis by Phillip K. Dick

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The Razor's Edge by Sommerset Maughm

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Junky by William S. Burroughs

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

The Yellow Raft on Blue Water by Michael Dorris

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie


A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

The Perfume: Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The River Why by David Duncan

Wicked by Gregory Macguire

The Reader by Bernard Schlink


The Day of the Locust by Nathanial West

Memoirs from Antproof Case by Mark Helprin

The Acid House by Irvine Welsh

Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Dead Languages by David Shields

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

The Brothers Karamotzov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Solibo Magnificent by Patrick Chamisou

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Me Talk Pretty Someday by David Sedaris


The Beach by Alex Gilbert

The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos

The Intuitionist by Coleson Whitehead

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessean Boyle

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Waiting by Ha Jin

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Train to Pakistan (aka Mano Majra) by Khushwant Singh

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

The Magician's Wife by Brian Moore

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

Too Beautiful for Words by Monique Morris

Under the Skin by Michael Faber


Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Chuck Barris

The Moral Animal by Robert Wright

Wobegone Boy by Garrison Keillor

The New Testament by Various

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Prison Nation edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright


The Davinci Code by Dan Brown

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

The Diapparation of James by Anne Ursu

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer

Skipping Towards Gomarroh by Dan Savage


A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Ghengis Kahn and the making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Opium: A History by Martin Booth

The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry


My Friend Leonard by James Frey

Clandestine in Chile by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Continental Drift by Russell Banks

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

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