Reading Pool for 2021

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: 300 + 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 (298) to read from current monthly pool=italics

  1. Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life — Kim Addonizio
  2. The Caretaker — A. X. Ahmad
  3. The Last Taxi Ride — A. X. Ahmad
  4. Homeland Elegies — Ayad Akhtar
  5. The Winter Queen — Boris Akunin
  6. The Monkey-Wrench Gang — Edward Albee
  7. Just Kids From the Bronx — Arlene Alda
  8. Indian Killer — Sherman Alexie
  9. Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  10. The Bridge on the Drina — Ivo Andric
  11. Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  12. God: A Human History — Resa Aslan
  13. Foundation: Foundation 1 — Isaac Asimov
  14. Foundation and Empire: Foundation 2 — Isaac Asimov
  15. Second Foundation: Foundation 3 — Isaac Asimov
  16. Robert B. Parker’s Someone To Watch Over Me — Ace Atkins
  17. Reiko — James Avonleigh
  18. Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles — Robin Baker
  19. Empire of the Sun — J. G. Ballard
  20. La Cousine Bette — Honoré de Balzac
  21. Le Cousin Pons — Honoré de Balzac
  22. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes — Honoré de Balzac
  23. Illusions perdues — Honoré de Balzac
  24. Looking For Bapu — Anjali Banerjee
  25. They Were Counted — Miklós Banffy
  26. They Were Divided — Miklós Banffy
  27. They Were Found Wanting — Miklós Banffy
  28. Snow — John Banville
  29. The Untouchable — John Banville
  30. Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  31. The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  32. Christine Falls: A Novel — Benjamin Black
  33. The Silver Swan — Benjamin Black
  34. Psychedelic Apes: From Parallel Universes To Atomic Dinosaurs – The Weirdest Theories of Science and History — Alex Boese
  35. Group Portrait with Lady — Heinrich Böll
  36. Religion For Atheists — Alain de Botton
  37. Armadillo — William Boyd
  38. An Ice-Cream War: A Novel — William Boyd
  39. Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  40. When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  41. The Terranauts – T. C. Boyle
  42. Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  43. The Women – T. C. Boyle
  44. San Miguel — T. C. Boyle
  45. East Is East — T. C. Boyle
  46. Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  47. The Rabbit Factory — Larry Brown
  48. The Max — Ken Bruen
  49. The Sleepwalkers – Hermann Broch
  50. The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  51. Villette — Charlotte Brontë
  52. Shirley— Charlotte Brontë
  53. The Professor— Charlotte Brontë
  54. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall— Anne Brontë
  55. Agnes Gray — Anne Brontë
  56. Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  57. Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  58. Father and Son – Larry Brown
  59. Wieland; or the Transformation — Charles Brockton Brown
  60. The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Burnett
  61. Tornado Alley — William S. Burroughs
  62. Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  63. Ragnarok: The End of the Gods — A. S. Byatt
  64. Three Trapped Tigers — G. Cabrera Infante
  65. The Ruin of Kasch — Roberto Calasso
  66. Journeyman — Erskine Caldwell
  67. R. U. R. — Karel Capek
  68. A Little History of Poetry — John Carey
  69. The Hearing Trumpet — Leonora Carrington
  70. America Is Not the Heart — Elaine Castillo
  71. Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  72. A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
  73. Love Among the Ruins — Robert Clark
  74. Attack of the Killer Frogs — Peter Clover
  75. No Name — Wilkie Collins
  76. Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot — Reed Farrel Coleman
  77. Armadale — Wilkie Collins
  78. The Poet — Michael Connelly
  79. The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground — James Fenimore Cooper
  80. The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea — James Fenimore Cooper
  81. The Red Rover: A Tale — James Fenimore Cooper
  82. John’s Wife – Robert Coover
  83. Ghost Town – Robert Coover
  84. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  85. Huck Out West – Robert Coover
  86. The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  87. The Enormous Room — E. E. Cummings
  88. Media — Rachel Cusk
  89. The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  90. A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself — Peter Ho Davies
  91. Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  92. The End of the Story — Lydia Davis
  93. Girl A — Abigail Dean
  94. Americana — Don DeLillo
  95. Ratner’s Star— Don DeLillo
  96. Libra— Don DeLillo
  97. Lit Up — David Denby
  98. Honey In His Mouth — Lester Dent
  99. Styx — Bavo Dhooge
  100. Guns, Germs, Steel — Jared Diamond
  101. Little Dorritt — Charles Dickens
  102. The Cricket on the Hearth — Charles Dickens, et al
  103. Garbage — Stephen Dixon
  104. Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  105. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  106. Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  107. Homeland Security Ate My Speech: Messages from the End of the World — Ariel Dorfman
  108. The Rabbit’s Rebellion — Ariel Dorfman
  109. The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  110. Demons – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  111. Poor Folk – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  112. Island People – Coleman Dowell
  113. Trafik — Ricki Ducornet
  114. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco
  115. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  116. The Island of the Day Before – Umberto Eco
  117. Baudolino – Umberto Eco
  118. Six Walks in the Fictional Woods — Umberto Eco
  119. Zeitoun — David Eggers
  120. The Captain and the Glory — David Eggers
  121. The Parade — David Eggers
  122. The Franchiser — Stanley Elkin
  123. Romola — George Eliot
  124. Imperial Bedrooms — Bret Easton Ellis
  125. The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel — Akwaeke Emezi
  126. The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  127. Tomboyland: Essays — Melissa Faliveno
  128. Baby Moll — John Farris
  129. Pylon – William Faulkner
  130. The Wild Palms — Willian Faulkner
  131. Choke Hold — Christa Faust
  132. My Brilliant Friend — Elena Ferrante
  133. The Beach At Night — Elena Ferrante
  134. The Circus of Dr. Lao — Charles G. Finney
  135. The Crack-up — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  136. Independence Day— Richard Ford
  137. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  138. The Mare — Mary Gaitskill
  139. The Case of the Velvet Claws — Erle Stanley Gardner
  140. The Case of the Sulky Girl — Erle Stanley Gardner
  141. A Daughter of the Middle Border — Hamlin Garland
  142. Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  143. Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life — Elizabeth Gaskell
  144. North and South — Elizabeth Gaskell
  145. Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story — Elizabeth Gaskell
  146. The Balcony — Jean Genet
  147. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  148. Taco Noir — Steven Gomez
  149. She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  150. Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  151. Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  152. Lanark: A Life In Four Books — Alisdair Gray
  153. Party Going — Henry Green
  154. The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  155. Life and Fate — Vassily Grossman
  156. Forever Flowing — Vassily Grossman
  157. I Never Met a Metaphor I Didn’t Like — Dr. Mardy Grothe
  158. The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  159. Homegoing — Yaa Gyasi
  160. Transcendent Kingdom: A Novel — Yaa Gyasi
  161. The Arabian Nights — Hasain Haddawy
  162. Carnival: A Novel — Rawi Hage
  163. De Niro’s Game — Rawi Hage
  164. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  165. Warlock – Oakley Hall
  166. A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy
  167. The Hand of Ethelberta — Thomas Hardy
  168. Pacific Heights — Paul Harper
  169. The Good Soldier Svejk — Jaroslav Hasek
  170. Whistlejacket – John Hawkes
  171. Blithedale Romance — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  172. The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  173. Histories — Heroditus
  174. The Friends of Eddie Coyle — George V. Higgins
  175. Old Rendering Plant – Wolfgang Hilbig
  176. Chatter: Poems — Neil Hilborn
  177. God Is Not Great — Christopher Hitchens
  178. House Dick — E. Howard Hunt
  179. The Folding Star — Alan Hollinghurst
  180. The Line of Beauty — Alan Hollinghurst
  181. The Spell — Alan Hollinghurst
  182. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  183. Zorrie — Laird Hunt
  184. Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  185. At Dusk — Hwang Sok-yang
  186. Stealth — Sonallah Ibrahim
  187. Klara and the Sun: A Novel — Kazuo Ishiguro
  188. The Bostonians — Henry James
  189. Roderick Hudson — Henry James
  190. The Accident — Ismail Kadare
  191. Second Person Singular — Sayed Kashua
  192. Up the Down Staircase — Bel Kaufman
  193. The Old Capital — Yasunari Kawabata
  194. Snow Country— Yasunari Kawabata
  195. Parade — Hiromi Kawakami
  196. The Flaming Corsage — William Kennedy
  197. Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
  198. Disclaimer — Rene Knight
  199. Robert B. Parker’s Ironhorse — Robert Knott
  200. Robert B. Parker’s Bull River — Robert Knott
  201. Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge — Robert Knott
  202. Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack — Robert Knott
  203. Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin — Robert Knott
  204. Robert B. Parker’s Revolution — Robert Knott
  205. The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  206. A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  207. A Man In Love: My Struggle Book 2 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  208. Boyhood Island: My Struggle Book 3 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  209. Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle Book 4 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  210. Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle Book 5 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  211. The End: My Struggle Book 6 — Karl Ove Knausgârd
  212. The Melancholy of Resistance — Lásló Krasznahorkai
  213. God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  214. The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson — Selma Lagerlöf
  215. Readopolis — Bertrand Laverdure
  216. The Rainbow — D. H. Lawrence
  217. The Year of the Comet — Sergei Lebedev
  218. The Flood — J. M. G. Le Clézio
  219. The African — J. M. G. Le Clézio
  220. A Hero of Our Time — Mikhail Lermontov
  221. The Fifth Child — Doris Lessing
  222. A Martian Examines Christianity — Arthur Levett
  223. The Tool & the Butterflies — Dmitry Lipskerov
  224. Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  225. No One Is Talking About This — Patrician Lockwood
  226. Hades, Argentina: A Novel — Daniel Loedel
  227. Boy Toy — Barry Lyga
  228. Goth Girl Rising — Barry Lyga
  229. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  230. Harlot’s Ghost – Norman Mailer
  231. The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh
  232. The Betrothed: I Promessi Sposi — Alessandro Manzoni
  233. Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  234. The Infatuations — Javier Marías
  235. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World — Philip Matyszak
  236. More Tales of the City — Armistead Maupin
  237. Further Tales of the City — Armistead Maupin
  238. Babycakes: A Novel — Armistead Maupin
  239. Significant Others — Armistad Maupin
  240. Sure of You — Armistad Maupin
  241. Cam Girl — Isa Mazzei
  242. How Beautiful We Were — Imbolo Mbue
  243. The Con Man — Ed McBain
  244. Deacon King Kong — James McBride
  245. The Crossing — Cormac McCarthy
  246. Cities of the Plain — Cormac McCarthy
  247. Suttree — Cormac McCarthy
  248. Outer Dark — Cormac McCarthy
  249. Lookout Cartridge – Joseph McElroy
  250. Solar — Ian McEwan
  251. Razor Wire Pubic Hair — Carlton Mellick III
  252. Ugly Heaven — Carlton Mellick III
  253. The Adventures of Harry Richmond — George Meredith
  254. The Museum At the End of the World — John Metcalf
  255. Sexus — Henry Miller
  256. Plexus — Henry Miller
  257. Nexus — Henry Miller
  258. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare — Henry Miller
  259. A Children’s Bible — Lydia Millet
  260. Forbidden Colors — Yukio Mishima
  261. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  262. The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  263. Utopia Avenue — David Mitchell
  264. The Domino Boys — D. M. Mitchell
  265. Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River — Jung Young Moon
  266. Mexican Gothic — Silvia Morena-García
  267. The Uninnocent — Bradford Morrow
  268. Teeth — Hannah Moskowitz
  269. The Red Death — Walter Mosley
  270. The White Butterfly — Walter Mosley
  271. Black Betty — Walter Mosley
  272. Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  273. First Person Singular: Stories — Haruki Murakami
  274. Earthlings — Sayaka Murata
  275. The Green Knight — Iris Murdoch
  276. The Flight From the Enchanter — Iris Murdoch
  277. A Fairly Honorable Defeat — Iris Murdoch
  278. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  279. Parallel Stories — Péter Nádas
  280. The Last Rectangle and other Short Stories — Akram Najjar
  281. The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth — Veeraporn Nitiprapha
  282. The Pit — Frank Norris
  283. The Pornographers: A Novel — Akiyuki Nozaka
  284. What Are You Going Through — Sigrid Nunez
  285. A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  286. Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  287. The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  288. A Book of American Martyrs — Joyce Carol Oates
  289. My Heart Laid Bare — Joyce Carol Oates
  290. Broke Heart Blues — Joyce Carol Oates
  291. The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  292. Hamnet — Maggie O’Farrell
  293. Under the Udala Trees — Chinelo Okparanta
  294. Miss Iceland — Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
  295. Savage Theories — Pola Oloixarac
  296. The Aosawa Murders — Riku Onda
  297. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  298. Panther In the Basement — Amos Oz
  299. History. A Mess. — Sigrún Pálsdóttir
  300. The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk
  301. The Red-Haired Woman — Orhan Pamuk
  302. The Room Next Door — Nicolas Papaconstantinou
  303. Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  304. The Watery Part of the World – Michael Parker
  305. The Eighth Detective — Alex Pavesi
  306. An Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
  307. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  308. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  309. The Anarchist Banker — Ferdinando Pessoa
  310. Fade To Blonde — Max Phillips
  311. Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  312. Bunny Lake Is Missing — Evelyn Piper
  313. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance — Robert M. Pirsig
  314. Morte d’Urban — J. F. Powers
  315. Weymouth Sands — John Cowper Powys
  316. Quincannon — Bill Pronzini
  317. Bodega Dreams: A Novel — Ernesto B. Quinonez
  318. Ghost Chant — Gina Ranalli
  319. The Door — Mary Roberts Rinehart
  320. Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  321. Home: A Novel — Marilynne Robinson
  322. Lila — Marilynne Robinson
  323. Jack: A Novel — Marilynne Robinson
  324. The Belles of Bruges — Georges Rodenbach
  325. Mercy of a Rude Stream: From Bondage — Henry Roth
  326. Mercy of a Rude Stream: Requiem For Harlem — Henry Roth
  327. An American Type — Henry Roth
  328. Letting Go – Philip Roth
  329. The Humbling — Philip Roth
  330. The Counterlife — Philip Roth
  331. Operation Shylock : A Confession — Philip Roth
  332. Patrimony: A True Story — Philip Roth
  333. Reveries of the Solitary Walker — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  334. A Renegade History of the United States — Thaddeus Russell
  335. Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  336. Slender Man: The Curse — Jason St. Amand
  337. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  338. Saint X — Alexis Schaitkin
  339. They Ate the Waitress — D. N. Schmidt
  340. The Bride of Lammermoor — Sir Walter Scott
  341. Monestary — Sir Walter Scott
  342. The Talisman — Sir Walter Scott
  343. Calypso — David Sedaris
  344. In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash — Jean Shepherd
  345. Absurdistan — Gary Shteyngart
  346. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  347. Maigret and the Millionaires — Georges Simenon
  348. Maigret and Monsieur Charles — Georges Simenon
  349. Maigret and the Informer — Georges Simenon
  350. Maigret and the Death of a Harbor-Master — Georges Simenon
  351. Maigret and the Killer — Georges Simenon
  352. Maigret Has Doubts — Georges Simenon
  353. Maigret Afraid — Georges Simenon
  354. L’Ombre chinoise — Georges Simenon
  355. Maigret In Court — Georges Simenon
  356. My Friend Maigret — Georges Simenon
  357. Maigret On the Defensive — Georges Simenon
  358. Maigrert’s First Case — Georges Simenon
  359. Liberty Bar — Georges Simenon
  360. The Madman of Bergerac — Georges Simenon
  361. The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  362. NW: A Novel — Zadie Smith
  363. In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  364. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation — Aexandr Soltzheritsyn
  365. In America – Susan Sontag
  366. Against Interpretation — Susan Sontag
  367. Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  368. Vengeance Is Mine — Mickey Spillane
  369. Arcadian Nights — John Spurling
  370. The League of Frightened Men — Rex Stout
  371. Shuggie Bain — Douglas Stuart
  372. Sweet Bean Paste — Durian Sukegawa
  373. A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  374. Black Wave — Michelle Tea
  375. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel — Olga Tokarczuk
  376. Facing the Bridge — Yoko Towada
  377. The Warden — Anthony Trollope
  378. Doctor Thorne — Anthony Trollope
  379. Framley Parsonage — Anthony Trollope
  380. Territory of Light — Yuko Tsushima
  381. Innocents Abroad — Mark Twain
  382. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry — Neil Degrasse Tyson
  383. Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
  384. Queen of America — Luis Alberto Urrea
  385. Borne: A Novel — Jeff VanderMeer
  386. Hummingbird Salamander — Jeff VanderMeer
  387. Komodo — Jeff VanderMeer
  388. The Ghost In the Machine — Jeff VanderMeer
  389. Rainbow Stories – William T. Vollmann
  390. The Ice-Shirt – William T. Vollmann
  391. The Rifles – William T. Vollmann
  392. An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World – William T. Vollmann
  393. Zadig — Voltaire
  394. Jailbird — Kurt Vonnegut
  395. Galápagos: A Novel — Kurt Vonnegut
  396. Fu Ping: A Novel — Anyi Wang
  397. Glue — Irvine Welsh
  398. Skagboys — Irvine Welsh
  399. Harlem Shuffle — Colson Whitehead
  400. The Liar’s Dictionary — Eley Williams
  401. The Web and the Rock — Thomas Wolfe
  402. This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It — David Wong
  403. Going Native — Stephen Wright
  404. The Kraken Wakes — John Wyndham
  405. The Chrysalids — John Wyndham
  406. Trash — Amy Yamada
  407. Bedtime Eyes — Amy Yamada
  408. I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
  409. Interior Chinatown — Charles Yu
  410. People’s History of the United States — Howard Zinn
  411. Le Rêve — Émile Zola
  412. Une Page d’amour — Émile Zola
  413. Pot-Bouille — Émile Zola
  414. Le Docteur Pascal — Émile Zola
  415. Le Faute de l’Abbé Mouret — Émile Zola
  416. La Joie de Vivre — Émile Zola
  417. Son Excellence Eugene Rougon — Émile Zola
  418. L’Argent — Émile Zola

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

  1. The Monkey-Wrench Gang — Edward Albee
  2. Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  3. Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  4. God: A Human History — Resa Aslan
  5. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes — Honoré de Balzac
  6. Illusions perdues — Honoré de Balzac
  7. Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  8. The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  9. Religion For Atheists — Alain de Botton
  10. Armadillo — William Boyd
  11. Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  12. When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  13. The Terranauts – T. C. Boyle
  14. Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  15. The Women – T. C. Boyle
  16. Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  17. The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  18. Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  19. Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  20. Father and Son – Larry Brown
  21. Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  22. The Ruin of Kasch — Roberto Calasso
  23. Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  24. A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
  25. The Poet — Michael Connelly
  26. The Red Rover: A Tale — James Fenimore Cooper
  27. The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  28. The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  29. Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  30. The End of the Story — Lydia Davis
  31. Guns, Germs, Steel — Jared Diamond
  32. Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  33. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  34. Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  35. The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  36. Demons – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  37. Island People – Coleman Dowell
  38. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco
  39. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  40. The Island of the Day Before – Umberto Eco
  41. Baudolino – Umberto Eco
  42. The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  43. Pylon – William Faulkner
  44. The Crack-up — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  45. Independence Day— Richard Ford
  46. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  47. The Mare — Mary Gaitskill
  48. Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  49. Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story — Elizabeth Gaskell
  50. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  51. She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  52. Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  53. Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  54. Party Going — Henry Green
  55. The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  56. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  57. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  58. Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  59. Disclaimer — Rene Knight
  60. The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  61. God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  62. Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  63. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  64. Harlot’s Ghost – Norman Mailer
  65. The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh
  66. Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  67. Razor Wire Pubic Hair — Carlton Mellick III
  68. Forbidden Colors — Yukio Mishima
  69. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  70. The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  71. Utopia Avenue — David Mitchell
  72. Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  73. A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  74. Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  75. The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  76. My Heart Laid Bare — Joyce Carol Oates
  77. The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  78. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  79. Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  80. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  81. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  82. Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  83. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance — Robert M. Pirsig
  84. Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  85. A Renegade History of the United States — Thaddeus Russell
  86. Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  87. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  88. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  89. The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  90. In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  91. Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  92. A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  93. Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
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  98. Glue — Irvine Welsh
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