January 2014: Suggested Reading

CarterBeing a compulsive list maker I keep these lists of suggestions at hand when I make up my own reading pool. As usual, since I haven’t read many of these suggested titles, I can’t really guarantee they will be just what you’re looking for. Still, the titles I highlighted during January will hopefully give you some suggestion for reading. I have marked those I have read in blue so I might be able to make further comments if you are interested in reading one of those books yourself.

I’ve noticed I tend to suggest novels but there is far more to look into reading than just novels. I was educated mostly in poetry and drama with very little exposure to novels. I’ll have to start throwing in more variety: novels, poetry, dramas, epics, memoirs, maybe even more non-fiction.

01-01-14 – 40 Stories — Donald Barthelme
01-02-14 – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions — Edwin A. Abbott
01-03-14 – Wonderland — Joyce Carol Oates
01-04-14 – An Ordinary Seaman — Francisco Goldman
01-05-14 – The Infernal Desire Machine of Doctor Hoffman — Angela Carter
01-06-14 – Criticism and Ideology: A Study in Marxist Literary Theory — Terry Eagleton
01-07-14 – Indiana — Georges Sand
01-08-14 – Emily L. — Marguerite Duras
01-09-14 – Rigadoon — Louis-Ferdinand Céline
01-10-14 – What Makes Sammy Run? — Bud Shulberg
01-11-14 – The Shape of a City Changes Faster, Alas, than the Human Heart — Jacques Roubard
01-12-14 – Some Things Are Better Left Unplugged — Vincent W. Sakowski
01-13-14 – Things in the Night — Mati Unt
01-14-14 – Lady Audley’s Secret — Mary Elizabeth Braddon
01-15-14 – Billy and Betty — Twiggs Jameson
01-16-14 – In the Eye of the Sun — Ahdaf Soueif
01-17-14 – Les Vrilles de la Vigne — Colette
01-18-14 – Our Circus Presents … — Lucian Dan Teodorovici
01-19-14 – The Flea Palace — Elif Shafak
01-20-14 – Styles of Radical Will — Susan Sontag
01-21-14 – Lucy Temple — Susanna Rowson
01-22-14 – Le Hussard sur le toit — Jean Giorno
01-23-14 – The Cloud Dream of the Nine — Kim Manjung
01-24-14 – The Rivals — Richard Sheridan
01-25-14 – La Maison de Rondez-Vous — Alain Robbe-Grillet
01-26-14 – A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life — Arnold Weinstein
01-27-14 – Meyer — Stephen Dixon
01-28-14 – Selected Writings of Apollinaire — Guillaume Apollinaire
01-29-14 – Harlot’s Ghost — Norman Mailer
01-30-14 – Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids — Kenzaburo Oe
01-31-14 – Marcel Proust: A Life — Jean-Yves Tadié

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