Reading Pool for 2020

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Traditionally I would to sit around the café at Barnes & Noble making my Christmas list of books I considered reading during the upcoming year. Then I bought a fancy espresso machine and nowadays I tend to stay home. But I still make that annual list of the next year’s potential reading.

The list is probably one of the most flexible lists I make and the number of titles considered is always far greater than the number of books I actually read during the year. You might notice that a large part of the list contains reading from the previous year that I didn’t get to but still want to read. I start off with about 150 books and by the end of the coming year this list will expand to about 250 books (I’ll read about 100 of them). [Note: 200 + in times of CoVid]

I love lists so here is this year’s Reading Pool. Note also the reading lists under the menu item “Lists.”

Read=Blue (284) | to read from current monthly pool=italics

  1. Kalakuta Republic — Chris Abani
  2. The Poet X — Elizabeth Acevedo
  3. The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling — Peter Ackroyd
  4. The Monkey-Wrench Gang — Edward Albee
  5. Indian Killer — Sherman Alexie
  6. Zinky Boys — Svetlana Alexievich
  7. A Walk On the Wild Side — Nelson, Algren
  8. The Crime At Black Dudley — Margery Allingham
  9. Carny Kill — Robert Edmond Alter
  10. Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  11. Other People — Martin Amis
  12. Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  13. A Taste of Honey: Stories — Jabari Asim
  14. God: A Human History — Resa Aslan
  15. The Automobile Club of Egypt — Alaa Al Aswany
  16. Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn — Ace Atkins
  17. Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies — Ace Atkins
  18. Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic — Ace Atkins
  19. Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes — Ace Atkins
  20. The Testaments — Margaret Atwood
  21. Shamanspace — Steve Aylett
  22. The Man Who Walked Through Walls — Marcel Ayme
  23. They Were Counted — Miklós Banffy
  24. They Were Divided — Miklós Banffy
  25. They Were Found Wanting — Miklós Banffy
  26. Humbolt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
  27. The Old Wives’ Tale — Arnold Bennett
  28. Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  29. The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  30. The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel — Andrei Bitov
  31. The Grifter’s Club — Sarah Blaskey
  32. The Decameron — Giovanni Boccaccio
  33. Trans-Sister Radio — Chris Bohjalian
  34. Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Train — Michael Bond
  35. Religion For Atheists — Alain de Botton
  36. The Little Girls — Elizabeth Bowen
  37. Armadillo — William Boyd
  38. Brazzaville Beach— William Boyd
  39. A Good Man In Africa — William Boyd
  40. The Giant Rat of Sumatra — Richard L. Boyer
  41. Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  42. When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  43. The Terranauts – T. C. Boyle
  44. Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  45. The Women – T. C. Boyle
  46. Riven Rock – T. C. Boyle
  47. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  48. Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  49. The Sleepwalkers – Hermann Broch
  50. The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  51. Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  52. Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  53. Father and Son – Larry Brown
  54. Dirty Work — Larry Brown
  55. Hard Case Crime: Slide — Ken Bruen
  56. The Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan
  57. The Ugly American — Eugene Burdick
  58. Evelina; or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance Into the World — Fanny Burney
  59. Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  60. Three Trapped Tigers — G. Cabrera Infante
  61. The French Revolution — Thomas Carlisle
  62. Cathedral — Raymond Carver
  63. The House of Impossible Beauties — Joseph Cassara
  64. The Book of the Courtier — Baldassare Castiglione
  65. The Hive – Camilo José Cela
  66. Tribesmen: A Novella of Supernatural Cannibal Horror — Adam Cesare
  67. Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  68. A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
  69. The Shooting Party — Anton Chekhov
  70. Who Rules the World — Noam Chomsky
  71. And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie
  72. The Eighth Girl: A Novel — Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
  73. Hard Case Crime: Nobody’s Angel — Jack Clark
  74. The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
  75. Bringing Out the Dead — Joe Connelly
  76. The Poet — Michael Connelly
  77. Suggested Reading — Dave Connis
  78. The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea — James Fenimore Cooper
  79. The Prairie — James Fenimore Cooper
  80. Lucky Pierre – Robert Coover
  81. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  82. The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  83. The Pale Horse — Agatha Christie
  84. The Enormous Room — E. E. Cummings
  85. Saving Agnes — Rachel Cusk
  86. Flee — Evan Dara
  87. The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  88. The English Teacher — Durjoy Datta
  89. Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  90. The End of the Story — Lydia Davis
  91. Americana— Don DeLillo
  92. Our Mutual Friend — Charles Dickens
  93. Dombey and Sons — Charles Dickens
  94. Nicolas Nickelby — Charles Dickens
  95. Frog — Stephen Dixon
  96. Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  97. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  98. Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  99. The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  100. The House of the Dead — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  101. Island People – Coleman Dowell
  102. Louise de la Vallière— Alexander Dumas
  103. The Man In the Iron Mask— Alexander Dumas
  104. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco
  105. Castle Rackrent — Maria Edgeworth
  106. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius — Dave Eggers
  107. Zeitoun — Dave Eggers
  108. The Circle — Dave Eggers
  109. The Third Rainbow Girl — Emma Copley Eisenberg
  110. Daniel Deronda — George Eliot
  111. Felix Holt, The Radical — George Eliot
  112. The Librarian — Mikhail Elizarov
  113. Glamorama – Brett Easton Ellis
  114. Lunar Park – Brett Easton Ellis
  115. Juneteenth — Ralph Ellison
  116. L. A. Confidential — James Ellroy
  117. The Big Nowhere — James Ellroy
  118. White Jazz — James Ellroy
  119. Boswell – Stanley Elkin
  120. The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  121. Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots — Margarita Engle
  122. House of Beauty — Melba Escobar
  123. Judgment Day — James T. Farrell
  124. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  125. The Mansion — William Faulkner
  126. Requiem For a Nun – William Faulkner
  127. Pylon – William Faulkner
  128. The Lying Life of Adults — Elena Ferrante
  129. Independence Day— Richard Ford
  130. The Revolt of Angels — Anatole France
  131. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  132. Main-Travelled Roads — Hamlin Garland
  133. A Son of the Middle Border — Hamlin Garland
  134. Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  135. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  136. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  137. Middle C — William H. Gass
  138. The Mare — Mary Gaitskill
  139. History of the Kings of Britain — Geoffrey of Monmouth
  140. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  141. The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh
  142. Rebel Publisher: Grove Press and the Revolution of the Word — Loren Glass
  143. The Secret Squad — David Goodis
  144. Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold
  145. The Yid — Paul Goldberg
  146. She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  147. Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  148. Balcony in the Forest — Julien Gracq
  149. Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  150. Party Going — Henry Green
  151. The Quiet American — Graham Greene
  152. The Heart of the Matter– Graham Greene
  153. The Zig Zag Girl — Elly Griffiths
  154. The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  155. Snow Falling On Cedars — David Guterson
  156. The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  157. The Beirut Hellfire Society — Rawi Hage
  158. Cockroach — Rawi Hage
  159. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  160. Warlock – Oakley Hall
  161. Me & Mr. Cigar — Gibby Haynes
  162. Growth of the Soil — Knut Hamsun
  163. Moravian Night — Peter Handke
  164. A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy
  165. Whistlejacket – John Hawkes
  166. Stranger In a Strange Land — Robert A. Heinlein
  167. Can You Kick a Ghost In the Nuts? — Steve Higgs, Gemma Higgs
  168. The Outsiders — S. E. Hinton
  169. God Is Not Great — Christopher Hitchens
  170. Apocalypse Hotel: A Novel — Ho Anh Thai
  171. The House On the Borderland — William Hope Hodgson
  172. Beowulf’s Return — Tim Hodkinson
  173. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner — James Hogg
  174. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  175. Serotonin — Michel Houellebecq
  176. Swamp Thing — David Houston
  177. The Hyborian Age — Robert E. Howard
  178. A Hazard of New Fortunes — William Dean Howells
  179. The Rise of Silas Lapham — William Dean Howells
  180. The Blackboard Jungle — Evan Hunter
  181. Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  182. Princess Bari — Sok-yong Hwang
  183. Black Rain — Masuji Ibuse
  184. The Draining Lake — Arnaldur Indridson
  185. Three Trapped Tigers – G. Cabrera Infante
  186. Dairy Queen Days: A Novel — Robert Inman
  187. Until I Find You — John Irving
  188. A Single Man— Christopher Isherwood
  189. Come Rain or Come Shine:— Kazuo Ishiguro
  190. The Unconsoled – Katsuo Ishiguro
  191. Nietzsche and the Burbs — Lars Iyer
  192. The Golden Bowl — Henry James
  193. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  194. The Portrait of a Lady — Henry James
  195. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden — Jonas Jonasson
  196. Death Without Company — Craig Johnson
  197. The Fall of the Stone City — Ismail Kadare
  198. The Doll — Ismail Kadare
  199. Second Person Singular — Sayed Kashua
  200. Strange Weather In Tokyo — Hiromi Kawakami
  201. The Nakano Thrift Shop — Hiromi Kawakami
  202. Breasts and Eggs — Mieko Kawakami
  203. Tyll: A Novel — Daniel Kehlmann
  204. The Flaming Corsage — William Kennedy
  205. Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
  206. Hard Case Crime: The Colorado Kid — Stephen King
  207. The Man Who Spoke Snakish — Andrus Kivirähk
  208. The Marquise of O— — Heinrich von Kleist
  209. Japan Sinks — Sakyo Komatsu
  210. A Handful of Sand — Marinko Koščec
  211. The Historian — Elizabeth Kostova
  212. Kornel Esti — Deszö KosztolIanyi
  213. The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  214. The Melancholy of Resistance — Lásló Krasznahorkai
  215. War & War — László Krasznahorkai
  216. God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  217. The Plumed Serpent — D. H. Lawrence
  218. The Fox — D. H. Lawrence
  219. The White Peacock — D. H. Lawrence
  220. Seven Pillars of Wisdom — T. E. Lawrence
  221. Independent People – Halldor Laxness
  222. The Lost Language of Cranes: A Novel — David Leavitt
  223. The Wanderer — Fritz Leiber
  224. The Topeka School — Ben Lerner
  225. Elmer Gantry — Sinclair Lewis
  226. Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  227. Martin Eden — Jack London
  228. Stories In the Worst Way — Gary Lutz
  229. Goth Girl Rising — Barry Lyga
  230. Severance — Ling Ma
  231. Ice Station Zebra — Alistair MacLean
  232. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  233. Harlot’s Ghost – Norman Mailer
  234. The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh
  235. The Dogs of Riga —Henning Mankell
  236. Notes From the Fog — Ben Marcus
  237. Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  238. The Infatuations — Javier Marías
  239. Mother and Child — Carol Maso
  240. Melmoth the Wanderer — Charles Maturin
  241. Tales of the City — Armistead Maupin
  242. Camgirl — Isa Mazzei
  243. Flynn’s World — Gregory Mcdonald
  244. Lookout Cartridge – Joseph McElroy
  245. The Cockroach — Ian McEwan
  246. The Children Act — Ian McEwan
  247. A Terrible Thing That Happens — Carlton Mellick III
  248. Sex and Death In Television Town — Carlton Mellick III
  249. Cuddly Holocaust — Carlton Mellick III
  250. Mardi, and a Voyage Thither — Herman Melville
  251. White Jacket, or, The World On a Man-of-War — Herman Melville
  252. The Ordeal of Richard Feveral — George Meredith
  253. Rage — Zygmunt Miloszewski
  254. Forbidden Colors — Yukio Mishima
  255. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  256. The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  257. Contempt — Alberto Moravia
  258. The Haunted Bookshop — Christopher Morley
  259. Home — Toni Morrison
  260. Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador — Horacio Castellanos Moya
  261. Pow! — Mo Yan
  262. Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  263. The Revisionists — Thomas Mullen
  264. Action Park — Andy Mulvihill and Jake Rossen
  265. Killing Commendatore — Haruki Murakami
  266. Tokyo Decadence — Ryu Murakami
  267. Piercing — Ryu Murakami
  268. The Green Knight — Iris Murdoch
  269. A Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  270. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  271. The Boy In the Earth — Fuminori Nakamura
  272. Cult X — Fuminori Nakamura
  273. House of Incest — Anais Nin
  274. The Octopus On My Head — Jim Nisbet
  275. Parallel Stories — Péter Nádas
  276. The Son — Andrej Nikolaidis
  277. Nymphomation — Jeff Noon
  278. Automated Alice — Jeff Noon
  279. The Octopus – Frank Norris
  280. A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  281. Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  282. The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  283. A Book of American Martyrs — Joyce Carol Oates
  284. The Sign of the Beast — Joyce Carol Oates
  285. Bellefleur — Joyce Carol Oates
  286. A Bloodsmoor Romance — Joyce Carol Oates
  287. Mysteries of Winterthurn — Joyce Carol Oates
  288. My Heart Laid Bare — Joyce Carol Oates
  289. Broke Heart Blues — Joyce Carol Oates
  290. The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  291. The Memory Police — Yoko Ogawa
  292. Last Night at the Lobster — Stewart O’Nan
  293. The Speed Queen — Stewart O’Nan
  294. The Ginza Ghost and Other Stories — Keikichi Osaka
  295. Where the Crawdads Sing — Delia Owens
  296. The Factory — Hiroko Oyamada
  297. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  298. The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk
  299. Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  300. Too Late the Phalarope — Alan Paton
  301. An Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
  302. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  303. Mrs. Fletcher — Tom Perrotta
  304. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  305. The Book of Disquiet – Fernando Pessoa
  306. Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  307. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance — Robert M. Pirsig
  308. The Fall of the House of Usher — Edgar Allen Poe
  309. My Name Is Asher Lev — Chaim Potok
  310. The Lighthouse: A Novel of Terror — Bill Pronzini & Marcia Muller
  311. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  312. The Italian — Ann Radcliffe
  313. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded — Samuel Richardson
  314. Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  315. Chinatown Angel — A. E. Roman
  316. Letting Go – Philip Roth
  317. The Humbling — Philip Roth
  318. When She Was Good — Philip Roth
  319. Shinju — Laura Joh Rowland
  320. A Very Stable Genius — Philip Rucker and Carol Leonig
  321. Lovecraft Country — Matt Ruff
  322. Quichotte — Salman Rushdie
  323. The Moor’s Last Sigh — Salman Rushdie
  324. The Satanic Verses — Salman Rushdie
  325. My Dark Vanessa: A Novel — Kate Elizabeth Russell
  326. How I Won the War — Patrick Ryan
  327. Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  328. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  329. Baltasar and Blimunda – José Saramago
  330. Fresno Stories — William Saroyan
  331. Lizard Radio — Pat Schmatz
  332. The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump — Robert Sears
  333. A Suitable Boy — Vikram Seth
  334. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World — Elif Shafak
  335. Ghachar Ghochar — Vivek Shanbhag
  336. The Designated Mourner — Wallace Shawn
  337. Only In London — Hanan al-Shaykh
  338. Absurdistan — Gary Shteyngart
  339. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  340. Quo Vadis — Henryk Sienkiewicz
  341. Maigret’s Holiday — Georges Simenon
  342. Group At the Grand Cafe — Georges Simenon
  343. The Two-Penny Bar — Georges Simenon
  344. Mr. Hires Engagement — Georges Simenon
  345. Shosha — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  346. The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  347. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives — Dashka Slater
  348. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn — Betty Smith
  349. December 6 — Martin Crus Smith
  350. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker — Tobias Smollett
  351. Norte — Edmundo Paz Soldan
  352. In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  353. In America – Susan Sontag
  354. Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  355. Sanshiro — Natsume Soseki
  356. Flash and Filigree — Terry Southern
  357. Blue Movie — Terry Southern
  358. Loitering With Intent — Muriel Spark
  359. Lost For Words: A Novel — Edward St. Aubyn
  360. Angle of Repose — Wallace Stegner
  361. The League of Frightened Men — Rex Stout
  362. At Night, I Become a Monster — Yoru Sumino
  363. As a Man Grows Older — Italo Svevo
  364. Cult of Glory — Doug J. Swanson
  365. A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  366. The Pussy — Delicious Tacos
  367. Thy Neighbor’s Wife — Gay Talese
  368. The Voyeur’s Motel — Gay Talese
  369. The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
  370. The Curse of Lono — Hunter S. Thompson
  371. The Erl-King — Michel Tournier
  372. The Story of Lucy Gault — William Trevor
  373. Too Much and Never Enough — Mary L. Trump
  374. Palm Beach, Finland — Antti Tuomainen
  375. Little Siberia — Antti Tuomainen
  376. My Life In the Bush of Ghosts — Amos Tutuola
  377. The Brave African Huntress — Amos Tutuola
  378. Life On the Mississippi — Mark Twain
  379. Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
  380. Terrorist — John Updike
  381. Hard Candy — Andrew Vachss
  382. Blue Belle — Andrew Vachss
  383. Naked Came the Manatee — Various Authors
  384. Acceptance: A Novel — Jeff VanderMeer
  385. Balzac’s War Jeff VanderMeer
  386. Michael Strogoff; or The Courier of the Csar — Jules Verne
  387. Mac’s Problem — Enrique Vila-Matas
  388. The Lucky Star — William T. Vollmann
  389. Rainbow Stories – William T. Vollmann
  390. The Ice-Shirt – William T. Vollmann
  391. An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World – William T. Vollmann
  392. Slapstick or Lonesome No More! — Kurt Vonnegut
  393. Glue — Irvine Welsh
  394. Skagboys — Irvine Welsh
  395. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh — Franz Werfel
  396. The Once and Future King — T. H. White
  397. I Am Charlotte Simmons — Tom Wolfe
  398. Of Time and the River — Thomas Wolfe
  399. This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It — David Wong
  400. I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
  401. Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist – Sunil Yapa
  402. Braised Pork — An Yu
  403. The Time Invariance of Snow — E. Lily Yu
  404. Tokyo Ueno Station — Yu Mari
  405. Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex — Oksana Zabuzhko
  406. Valley of Terror — Zhou Haohui
  407. People’s History of the United States — Howard Zinn
  408. The Debacle— Émile Zola
  409. La Terre — Émile Zola
  410. Au Bonheur des Dames — Émile Zola
  411. The Miller’s Daughter — Émile Zola

(Workspace for next year’s reading pool : subject to constant change)

  1. The Monkey-Wrench Gang — Edward Albee
  2. Indian Killer — Sherman Alexie
  3. Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  4. Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  5. God: A Human History — Resa Aslan
  6. They Were Counted — Miklós Banffy
  7. They Were Divided — Miklós Banffy
  8. They Were Found Wanting — Miklós Banffy
  9. Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  10. The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  11. Religion For Atheists — Alain de Botton
  12. Armadillo — William Boyd
  13. Brazzaville Beach— William Boyd
  14. Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  15. When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  16. The Terranauts – T. C. Boyle
  17. Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  18. The Women – T. C. Boyle
  19. Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  20. The Sleepwalkers – Hermann Broch
  21. The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  22. Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  23. Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  24. Father and Son – Larry Brown
  25. Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  26. Three Trapped Tigers — G. Cabrera Infante
  27. Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  28. A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
  29. Lucky Pierre – Robert Coover
  30. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  31. The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  32. The Enormous Room — E. E. Cummings
  33. The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  34. Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  35. The End of the Story — Lydia Davis
  36. Americana— Don DeLillo
  37. Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  38. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  39. Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  40. The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  41. Island People – Coleman Dowell
  42. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco
  43. Zeitoun — Dave Eggers
  44. The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  45. Pylon – William Faulkner
  46. Independence Day— Richard Ford
  47. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  48. Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  49. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  50. The Mare — Mary Gaitskill
  51. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  52. She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  53. Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  54. Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  55. Party Going — Henry Green
  56. The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  57. The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  58. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  59. Warlock – Oakley Hall
  60. A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy
  61. Whistlejacket – John Hawkes
  62. God Is Not Great — Christopher Hitchens
  63. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  64. Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  65. Three Trapped Tigers – G. Cabrera Infante
  66. Second Person Singular — Sayed Kashua
  67. The Flaming Corsage — William Kennedy
  68. Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
  69. The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  70. The Melancholy of Resistance — Lásló Krasznahorkai
  71. God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  72. Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  73. Goth Girl Rising — Barry Lyga
  74. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  75. Harlot’s Ghost – Norman Mailer
  76. The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh
  77. Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  78. The Infatuations — Javier Marías
  79. Lookout Cartridge – Joseph McElroy
  80. Razor Wire Pubic Hair — Carlton Mellick III
  81. Forbidden Colors — Yukio Mishima
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  83. The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  84. Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  85. The Green Knight — Iris Murdoch
  86. A Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  87. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  88. Parallel Stories — Péter Nádas
  89. The Octopus – Frank Norris
  90. A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  91. Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  92. The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  93. A Book of American Martyrs — Joyce Carol Oates
  94. My Heart Laid Bare — Joyce Carol Oates
  95. Broke Heart Blues — Joyce Carol Oates
  96. The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  97. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  98. The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk
  99. Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  100. An Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
  101. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  102. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  103. Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  104. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance — Robert M. Pirsig
  105. Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  106. Letting Go – Philip Roth
  107. The Humbling — Philip Roth
  108. Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  109. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  110. Absurdistan — Gary Shteyngart
  111. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  112. Shosha — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  113. The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  114. In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  115. In America – Susan Sontag
  116. Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  117. A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  118. Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
  119. Rainbow Stories – William T. Vollmann
  120. The Ice-Shirt – William T. Vollmann
  121. An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World – William T. Vollmann
  122. Glue — Irvine Welsh
  123. Skagboys — Irvine Welsh
  124. This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It — David Wong
  125. I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
  126. Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist – Sunil Yapa
  127. People’s History of the United States — Howard Zinn

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