Reading Pool for 2017

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).

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

Read=Blue (124) | if unread in a current monthly pool=italics

  1. Inter Ice Age 4 — Kobo Abe
  2. How German Is It? — Walter Abish
  3. Anthills of the Savannah — Chinua Achebe
  4. Hawksmoor — Peter Ackroyd
  5. The Salmon of Doubt – Douglas Adams
  6. Ema the Captive — César Aira
  7. The Proof — César Aira
  8. Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age — Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
  9. The Japanese Lover — Isabel Allende
  10. Hide My Eyes — Margery Allingham
  11. Gold Dust — Ibrahim al-Koni
  12. Hurma — Ali al-Muqri
  13. Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  14. The Bridge on the Drina — Ivo Andric
  15. The Celebration – Ivan Angelo
  16. Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  17. The Automobile Club of Egypt — Alaa Al Aswany
  18. Lullaby — Ace Atkins
  19. Wonderland — Ace Atkins
  20. Taduno’s Song: A Novel — Odafe Atogun
  21. The Year of the Flood — Margaret Atwood
  22. The Penelopiad — Margaret Atwood
  23. Oracle Night — Paul Auster
  24. Le Depute d’Arcis— Honoré de Balzac
  25. They Were Counted — Miklós Banffy
  26. They Were Divided — Miklós Banffy
  27. They Were Found Wanting — Miklós Banffy
  28. Mefisto — John Banville
  29. The System of Dante’s Hell — Amiri Baraka
  30. Under Fire — Henri Barbusse
  31. The Sense of an Ending — Julian Barnes
  32. I Hate Martin Amis et al. — Peter Barry
  33. Paradise — Donald Barthelme
  34. Yiddish For Pirates — Gary Barwin
  35. Afsaneh: Short Stories by Iranian Women — Kaveh Basmenji
  36. Magrit — Lee Battersby
  37. Humbolt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
  38. Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  39. The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  40. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  41. Poetry Will Save Your Life – Jill Bialosky
  42. The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel — Andrei Bitov
  43. The Black-Eyed Blonde — Benjamin Black (John Banville)
  44. Tinkerbell On Walkabout — Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  45. Antwerp — Roberto Bolaño
  46. Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution — Michael Bond
  47. Octavio’s Journey — Miguel Bonnefoy
  48. The Little Girls — Elizabeth Bowen
  49. The Way of Muri — Ilya Boyashov
  50. Armadillo — William Boyd
  51. Brazzaville Beach— William Boyd
  52. A Good Man In Africa — William Boyd
  53. Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  54. When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  55. Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  56. The Women – T. C. Boyle
  57. Riven Rock – T. C. Boyle
  58. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  59. Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  60. The Sleepwalkers – Hermann Broch
  61. The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  62. Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  63. Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  64. Father and Son – Larry Brown
  65. The Western Lands – William S. Burroughs
  66. Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  67. A Whistling Woman – A. S. Byatt
  68. Three Trapped Tigers — G. Cabrera Infante
  69. The Hive – Camilo José Cela
  70. Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  71. Red Earth and Pouring Rain – Vikram Chandra
  72. Jerzy: A Novel – Jerome Charyn
  73. Odysseus Abroad: A Novel — Amit Chaudhuri
  74. Robota — Doug Chang and Orson Scott Card
  75. Nostromo — Joseph Conrad
  76. Lucky Pierre – Robert Coover
  77. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  78. The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  79. The Enormous Room — E. E. Cummings [XFX]
  80. The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  81. Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  82. The Names — Don DeLillo
  83. Americana— Don DeLillo
  84. The Museum of Final Journeys — Anita Desai
  85. Valis — Philip K. Dick
  86. The Divine Invasion — Philip K. Dick
  87. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer— Philip K. Dick
  88. To the White Sea — James Dickey
  89. Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Joan Didion
  90. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek — Annie Dillard
  91. Before We Visit the Goddess — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  92. Frog — Stephen Dixon
  93. Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  94. Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  95. The Seeds of Life – Edward Dolnick
  96. Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  97. The Big Money — John Dos Passos
  98. The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  99. Island People – Coleman Dowell
  100. Jimmy Jazz — Roddy Doyle
  101. The Forty-Five – Alexander Dumas
  102. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco [XFX]
  103. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius — Dave Eggers
  104. Zeitoun — Dave Eggers
  105. The Librarian — Mikhail Elizarov
  106. Glamorama – Brett Easton Ellis
  107. Lunar Park – Brett Easton Ellis
  108. Boswell – Stanley Elkin
  109. The Magic Kingdom – Stanley Elkin
  110. Van Gogh’s Room At Arles – Stanley Elkin
  111. Her Sense of Timing — Stanley Elkin
  112. Town Crier Exclusive, Confessions of a Princess Manqué: “How Royals Found Me ‘Unsuitable’ To Marry Their Larry” — Stanley Elkin
  113. The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  114. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  115. Pylon – William Faulkner
  116. The Mansion — William Faulkner
  117. Independence Day— Richard Ford
  118. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  119. The Recognitions — William Gaddis
  120. Fat City — Leonard Gardener
  121. Mauve — Simon Garfield
  122. Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  123. Lady L — Roman Gary
  124. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  125. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  126. Middle C — William H. Gass
  127. The Man Who Folded Himself — David Gerrold
  128. The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  129. The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh
  130. Pattern Recognition — William Gibson
  131. Spook Country — William Gibson
  132. Zero History — William Gibson
  133. Straight Is the Gate — Andre Gide
  134. Collected Poems 1947-1997 — Allen Ginsberg
  135. Hill — Jean Giorno
  136. New Grub Street — George Gissing
  137. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  138. Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold
  139. To the Ends of the Earth — William Golding
  140. World Broke in Two – Bill Goldstein
  141. Nightfall — David Goodis
  142. She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  143. Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  144. Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  145. The Heart of the Matter– Graham Greene
  146. The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  147. A Horse Walks into a Bar – David Grossman
  148. The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  149. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  150. Warlock – Oakley Hall
  151. Murder Is My Business — Brett Halliday
  152. Growth of the Soil — Knut Hamsun
  153. Moravian Night — Peter Handke
  154. A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy
  155. Whistlejacket – John Hawkes
  156. Strangers On a Train — Patricia Highsmith
  157. The Boy Who Made the Dragonfly — Tony Hillerman
  158. God Is Not Great — Christopher Hitchens
  159. The True Believer — Eric Hoffer
  160. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  161. Wool — Hugh Howey
  162. Ninety-Three — Victor Hugo
  163. Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  164. Princess Bari — Sok-yong Hwang
  165. Three Trapped Tigers – G. Cabrera Infante
  166. Snakepit: A Novel — Moses Isegawa
  167. The Unconsoled – Katsuo Ishiguro
  168. Rock n Roll Babes From Outer Space — Linda Jaivin
  169. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  170. An Unsuitable Job For a Woman — P. D. James
  171. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden — Jonas Jonasson
  172. The Accident— Ismail Kadare
  173. Second Person Singular — Sayed Kashua
  174. The Old Capital — Yasunari Kawabata
  175. The Flaming Corsage — William Kennedy
  176. Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
  177. Monkey: A Journey To the West — David Kherdian
  178. The Man Who Spoke Snakish — Andrus Kivirähk
  179. A Separate Peace — John Knowles
  180. Swimmer in the Secret Sea — William Kotzwinkle
  181. The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  182. The Melancholy of Resistance — Lásló Krasznahorkai
  183. The Return of Munchausen — Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
  184. God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  185. Women In Love — D. H. Lawrence
  186. Independent People – Halldor Laxness
  187. The Little Drummer Girl – John le Carré
  188. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  189. The Monk – Matthew Lewis
  190. Dodsworth — Sinclair Lewis
  191. Cass Timberlane — Sinclair Lewis
  192. Elmer Gantry — Sinclair Lewis
  193. It Can’t Happen Here — Sinclair Lewis
  194. Taipei — Tao Lin
  195. Peru — Gordon Lish
  196. Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  197. Martin Eden — Jack London
  198. The Tragedy of Macbeth, Part II: The Seed of Banquo — Noah Lukeman
  199. Goth Girl Rising — Barry Lyga
  200. African Psycho — Alain Mabanckou
  201. Asura Girl — Otaro Maijo
  202. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  203. Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  204. Naphtalene — Alia Mamdouh
  205. The Green Room — Nag Mani
  206. Faceless Killers — Henning Mankell
  207. Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  208. The Infatuations — Javier Marías
  209. Your Turn, Mr. Moto — John P. Marquand
  210. Mother and Child — Carol Maso
  211. Badge of Evil — Whit Masterson
  212. The Magician — W. Somerset Maugham
  213. Lookout Cartridge – Joseph McElroy
  214. The Frumious Bandersnatch — Ed McBain
  215. Razor Wire Pubic Hair — Carlton Mellick III
  216. Mardi — Herman Melville
  217. The Ordeal of Richard Feveral — George Meredith
  218. The White Dominican — Gustave Meyrink
  219. Notes of a Crocodile — Qiu Miaojin
  220. Black Spring — Henry Miller
  221. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  222. The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  223. Untitled — Kgebetli Moele
  224. Bruno’s Dream — Iris Murdoch
  225. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  226. The Green Knight — Iris Murdoch
  227. A Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  228. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  229. Parallel Stories — Péter Nádas
  230. Sylvie — Gérard de Nerval
  231. The Octopus – Frank Norris
  232. Unfinished — Carol Oates
  233. We Were the Mulvaneys — Joyce Carol Oates
  234. Wonderland – Joyce Carol Oates
  235. A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  236. Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  237. The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  238. The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  239. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
  240. The Mise-en-Scène — Claude Ollier
  241. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  242. Doomed — Chuck Palahniuk
  243. The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk
  244. Istanbul: Memories of the City – Orhan Pamuk
  245. Indemnity Only — Sara Paretsky
  246. Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  247. Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
  248. An Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
  249. Empire V: The Prince of Hamlet — Victor Pelevin
  250. The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  251. The Painter of Battles — Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  252. The Cater Street Hangman — Anne Perry
  253. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  254. The Book of Disquiet – Fernando Pessoa
  255. A Rare Benedictine — Ellis Peters
  256. Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  257. Wolf Solent – John Cowper Powys
  258. Snatch — Bill Pronzini
  259. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  260. Against the Day – Thomas Pynchon
  261. A Study In Terror — Ellery Queen
  262. Roman Hat Mystery – Ellery Queen
  263. The Last Days — Raymond Queneau
  264. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  265. Lives of the Saints — Nino Ricci
  266. The Circular Staircase — Mary Roberts Rinehart
  267. Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  268. The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu — Sax Rohmer
  269. The Counterlife – Philip Roth
  270. Letting Go – Philip Roth
  271. When She Was Good — Philip Roth
  272. Deception: A Novel — Philip Roth
  273. Haroun and the Sea of Stories: A Novel — Salman Rushdie
  274. Ernesto — Umberto Saba
  275. Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  276. Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg
  277. It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  278. Baltasar and Blimunda – José Saramago
  279. Dendera — Yuya Sato
  280. Adios, Cowboy — Olija Savicevic
  281. Clouds of Witness — Dorothy L. Sayers
  282. Unnatural Death — Dorothy L. Sayers
  283. Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
  284. Barrel Fever — David Sedaris
  285. Xala — Ousmane Sembène
  286. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders — Soji Shimada
  287. Absurdistan — Gary Shteyngart
  288. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  289. Maigret and the Old Lady — Georges Simenon
  290. Coup de Lune — Georges Simenon
  291. The Widow — Georges Simenon
  292. Maigret In New York — Georges Simenon
  293. Maigret’s Dead Man — George Simenon
  294. The Unlikely Monsieur Owen – Georges Simenon
  295. Shosha — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  296. The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  297. Polar Star — Martin Cruz Smith
  298. In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  299. In America – Susan Sontag
  300. Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  301. I, the Jury — Mickey Spillane
  302. My Gun Is Quick — Mickey Spillane
  303. The Drowning of a Goldfish — Lidmila Sováková
  304. A Clue To the Exit — Edward St. Aubyn
  305. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  306. Jumpers – Tom Stoppard
  307. The League of Frightened Men — Rex Stout
  308. A Little History of Literature – John Sutherland
  309. Inventing Hell: Dante, The Bible, and Eternal Torment – Jon M. Sweeney
  310. In the Shadow of the Glen — John M. Synge
  311. The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
  312. Memoirs of a Polar Bear — Yoko Tawada
  313. American Dreams: Lost and Found – Studs Terkel
  314. House of Names: A Novel – Colm Toibin
  315. The Ogre — Michel Tournier
  316. Self-Portrait Abroad – Jean-Philippe Toussaint
  317. Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
  318. The Illogic of Kassel — Enrique Vila-Matas
  319. Rainbow Stories – William T. Vollmann
  320. The Ice-Shirt – William T. Vollmann
  321. Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres — William T. Vollmann
  322. An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World – William T. Vollmann
  323. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  324. Glue — Irvine Welsh
  325. The Once and Future King — T. H. White
  326. My Name is Legion – A. N. Wilson
  327. This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It — David Wong
  328. P. I. — Kamilla Gary Wyatt
  329. The Midwich Cuckoos — John  Wyndham
  330. Chocky – John Wyndham
  331. A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  332. Miss Chopsticks — Xinran
  333. A Cop’s Eyes — Gaku Yakumaru
  334. Maneater — Kahoko Yamada
  335. I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
  336. Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  337. Radish — Mo Yan
  338. The Easter Parade — Richard Yates
  339. Parade — Shuichi Yoshida
  340. Moshi, Moshi — Banana Yoshimoto
  341. I Did Not Kill My Husband — Liu Zhenyun
  342. Violence: Six Sideways Reflections — Slavoj Zizek
  343. La Curée — Émile Zola
  344. The Debacle— Émile Zola
  345. Au Bonheur des Dames — Émile Zola

The next year’s reading pool (subject to change)

  • How German Is It? — Walter Abish
  • Lionel Asbo: State of England — Martin Amis
  • The Bridge on the Drina — Ivo Andric
  • The Celebration – Ivan Angelo
  • Act of the Damned – António Lobo Antunes
  • The Automobile Club of Egypt — Alaa Al Aswany
  • Wonderland — Ace Atkins
  • Taduno’s Song: A Novel — Odafe Atogun
  • The Year of the Flood — Margaret Atwood
  • They Were Counted — Miklós Banffy
  • They Were Divided — Miklós Banffy
  • They Were Found Wanting — Miklós Banffy
  • Afsaneh: Short Stories by Iranian Women — Kaveh Basmenji
  • Humbolt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
  • Monsieur Ouine – Georges Bernanos
  • The Lime Works – Thomas Bernhard
  • The Monkey Link: A Pilgrimage Novel — Andrei Bitov
  • Armadillo — William Boyd
  • Brazzaville Beach— William Boyd
  • A Good Man In Africa — William Boyd
  • Killoyle, An Irish Farce – Roger Boylan
  • When the Killing’s Done — T. C. Boyle
  • Drop City – T. C. Boyle
  • The Women – T. C. Boyle
  • Riven Rock – T. C. Boyle
  • Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Anonymous Celebrity — Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
  • The Sleepwalkers – Hermann Broch
  • The Unknown Quantity – Hermann Broch
  • Thru — Christine Brooke-Rose
  • Between –  Christine Brooke-Rose
  • Father and Son – Larry Brown
  • The Western Lands – William S. Burroughs
  • Babel Tower – A. S. Byatt
  • A Whistling Woman – A. S. Byatt
  • Three Trapped Tigers — G. Cabrera Infante
  • The Hive – Camilo José Cela
  • Moonglow — Michael Chabon
  • Red Earth and Pouring Rain – Vikram Chandra
  • Odysseus Abroad: A Novel — Amit Chaudhuri
  • Nostromo — Joseph Conrad
  • Lucky Pierre – Robert Coover
  • The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  • The Winners – Julio Cortázar
  • The Enormous Room — E. E. Cummings [XFX]
  • The Lost Scrapbook – Evan Dara
  • Varieties of Disturbance: Stories – Lydia Davis
  • Americana— Don DeLillo
  • Frog — Stephen Dixon
  • Bright Magic: Stories — Alfred Döblin
  • Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
  • Schultz — J. P. Donleavy
  • The Big Money — John Dos Passos
  • The Adolescent – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Island People – Coleman Dowell
  • The Forty-Five – Alexander Dumas
  • The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco [XFX]
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius — Dave Eggers
  • Zeitoun — Dave Eggers
  • The Librarian — Mikhail Elizarov
  • Glamorama – Brett Easton Ellis
  • Lunar Park – Brett Easton Ellis
  • Boswell – Stanley Elkin
  • Van Gogh’s Room At Arles – Stanley Elkin
  • Town Crier Exclusive, Confessions of a Princess Manqué: “How Royals Found Me ‘Unsuitable’ To Marry Their Larry” — Stanley Elkin
  • The Samurai – Shusaku Endo
  • Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  • Pylon – William Faulkner
  • The Mansion — William Faulkner
  • Independence Day— Richard Ford
  • Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  • The Recognitions — William Gaddis
  • Mauve — Simon Garfield
  • Promise At Dawn — Roman Gary
  • Lady L — Roman Gary
  • Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Middle C — William H. Gass
  • The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
  • The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh
  • Zero History — William Gibson
  • Straight Is the Gate — Andre Gide
  • Collected Poems 1947-1997 — Allen Ginsberg
  • New Grub Street — George Gissing
  • Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold
  • To the Ends of the Earth — William Golding
  • She Drove without Stopping – Jaimy Gordon
  • Château d’Argol — Julien Gracq
  • Too Far Afield – Günter Grass
  • The Heart of the Matter– Graham Greene
  • The Book of Intimate Grammar: A Novel – David Grossman
  • The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley
  • Warlock – Oakley Hall
  • Growth of the Soil — Knut Hamsun
  • Moravian Night — Peter Handke
  • A Pair of Blue Eyes — Thomas Hardy
  • Whistlejacket – John Hawkes
  • Strangers On a Train — Patricia Highsmith
  • God Is Not Great — Christopher Hitchens
  • The True Believer — Eric Hoffer
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt
  • Ninety-Three — Victor Hugo
  • Là-Bas – J. K. Huysmans
  • Princess Bari — Sok-yong Hwang
  • Three Trapped Tigers – G. Cabrera Infante
  • The Unconsoled – Katsuo Ishiguro
  • The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  • An Unsuitable Job For a Woman — P. D. James
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden — Jonas Jonasson
  • The Accident— Ismail Kadare
  • Second Person Singular — Sayed Kashua
  • The Old Capital — Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Flaming Corsage — William Kennedy
  • Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
  • Monkey: A Journey To the West — David Kherdian
  • The Man Who Spoke Snakish — Andrus Kivirähk
  • The Exile — William Kotzwinkle
  • The Melancholy of Resistance — Lásló Krasznahorkai
  • God’s Without Men — Hari Kunzru
  • Women In Love — D. H. Lawrence
  • Independent People – Halldor Laxness
  • The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  • The Monk – Matthew Lewis
  • Dodsworth — Sinclair Lewis
  • Cass Timberlane — Sinclair Lewis
  • Elmer Gantry — Sinclair Lewis
  • Taipei — Tao Lin
  • Complete Stories — Clarice Lispector
  • Martin Eden — Jack London
  • Goth Girl Rising — Barry Lyga
  • The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  • Faceless Killers — Henning Mankell
  • Adam Buenosayres: A Novel — Leopoldo Marechal
  • The Infatuations — Javier Marías
  • Mother and Child — Carol Maso
  • Lookout Cartridge – Joseph McElroy
  • Razor Wire Pubic Hair — Carlton Mellick III
  • Mardi — Herman Melville
  • The Ordeal of Richard Feveral — George Meredith
  • The White Dominican — Gustave Meyrink
  • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  • The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
  • The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  • The Green Knight — Iris Murdoch
  • A Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  • Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Parallel Stories — Péter Nádas
  • The Octopus – Frank Norris
  • Wonderland – Joyce Carol Oates
  • A Widow’s Story — Joyce Carol Oates
  • Mudwoman — Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Gravedigger’s Daughter — Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Fishermen: A Novel — Chigozie Obioma
  • The Famished Road – Ben Okri
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness – Amos Oz
  • The Black Book – Orhan Pamuk
  • Istanbul: Memories of the City – Orhan Pamuk
  • Towns Without Rivers – Michael Parker
  • Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
  • An Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
  • Empire V: The Prince of Hamlet — Victor Pelevin
  • The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
  • The Book of Disquiet – Fernando Pessoa
  • Monsieur Songe – Robert Pinget
  • Wolf Solent – John Cowper Powys
  • Snatch — Bill Pronzini
  • Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  • Against the Day – Thomas Pynchon
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  • Larva: A Midsummer Night’s Babel – Julían Ríos
  • The Counterlife – Philip Roth
  • Letting Go – Philip Roth
  • When She Was Good — Philip Roth
  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man — H. F. Saint
  • It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
  • Baltasar and Blimunda – José Saramago
  • Unnatural Death — Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Absurdistan — Gary Shteyngart
  • The Russian Debutante’s Handbook — Gary Shteyngart
  • Shosha — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Engineer of Human Souls – Josef Skvoresky
  • In the First Circle – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  • In America – Susan Sontag
  • Imaginative Quantities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
  • My Gun Is Quick — Mickey Spillane
  • A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  • The League of Frightened Men — Rex Stout
  • The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
  • The Ogre — Michel Tournier
  • Diary of a Blood Donor – Mati Unt
  • Rainbow Stories – William T. Vollmann
  • The Ice-Shirt – William T. Vollmann
  • An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World – William T. Vollmann
  • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  • Glue — Irvine Welsh
  • The Once and Future King — T. H. White
  • This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It — David Wong
  • A Memoir of Misfortune — Su Xiaokang
  • Miss Chopsticks — Xinran
  • I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Big Breasts and Wide Hips — Mo Yan
  • The Debacle— Émile Zola
  • Au Bonheur des Dames — Émile Zola

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