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CollectionsYour library (201)

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Tagsfiction (9), fantasy (7), salman rushdie (6), theory (4), cyberpunk (4), harry potter (4), modernity (4), chekhov (3), 20th century (3), modern drama (3) — see all tags

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About meMy New Year's Resolution was inspired by the reading list compiled by the staff at the Harvard Book Store. I have posted the original because I have made some changes to fit my personal choices. If anyone would like to embark on this journey, let me know and we can start a cyber-bookclub of reviews.


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1. A People’s History of the United States
Howard Zinn
2. The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
Haruki Murakami
3. The New York Trilogy
Paul Auster
4. The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
5. The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
6. Blankets
Craig Thompson
7. The Original of Laura
Vladimir Nabokov
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
9. The Difference Engine
William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
10. Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
11. Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky
12. On the Road Kerouac
13. The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov
14. Brothers Karamozov Dostoevsky
15. The Age of Innocence Wharton
16. Don Quixote Cervantes
17. Perfume Suskind
18. Ulysses Joyce
19. Anna Karenina Tolstoy
20. Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
21. Cry the Beloved Country Paton
22. Dracula Stoker
23. The Eagles Die Marek
24. Emotionally Weird Atkinson
25. The Handmaid’s Tale Atwood
26. Infinite Jest Wallace
27. Kitchen Yoshimoto
28. London Fields Amis
29. Moise and the World of Reason Williams
30. Movie Wars Rosenbaum
31. Paradise Lost Milton
32. Persuasion Austen
33. Tortilla Curtain Boyle
34. Visions of Excess Bataille
35. Sense and Sensibilia J.L. Austin
36. Wild Sheep Chase Murakami
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, (1899-1986), Collected Fictions
38. Counterfeiters Gide
39. The Bell Jar Plath
40. Blind Owl Hedayat
41. Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe
42. The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas
43. Watchmen Alan Moore
44. The Earthsea Trilogy Le Guin
45. The Ecology of Fear Davis
46. Franny and Zooey Salinger
47. History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides
48. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Alvarez
49. Kabuki: Circle of Blood Mack & Jiang
50. Of Human Bondage Maugham
51. The Trilogy of Samuel Beckett
52. The Sheltering Sky Bowles
53. Tristam Shandy Sterne
54. Well of Loneliness Hall
55. Wicked Pavilion Powell
56. Collected Stories of V.S. Pritchett
57. War and Peace Tolstoy
58. Babel 17 Delany
59. Dora Freud
60. Empire Falls Russo
61. For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway
62. Girl in Landscape Letham
63. Goodbye to All That Graves
64. Ham on Rye Bukowski
65. Like Life Lorrie Moore
66. Mao II Delillo
67. Random Family Leblanc
68. Revolutionary Road Yates
69. The Stranger Camus
70. Humboldt’s Gift Bellow
71. White Noise Delillo
72. Nikolai Gogol, Russia, (1809-1852), Dead Souls
73. Bastard Out of Carolina Allison
74. Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills Bukowski
75. Delta of Venus Nin
76. Fast Food Nation Schlosser
77. Ficciones Borges
78. The Tin Drum Grass Gunter
79. A Dolls House Henrik Ibsen
80. Iliad Homer
81. On Photography Sontag
82. Thomas Mann, Germany, (1875-1955), Buddenbrook; The Magic Mountain
83. Shockproof Sydney Skate Meaker
84. Society of the Spectacle Debord
85. Strangers in Paradise Moore
86. The Sun Also Rises Hemingway
87. Moby Dick Hermann Melville
88. Dubliners Joyce
89. The Breakfast of Champions Vonnegut
90. No Logo Klein
91. Aeneid Virgil
92. Ariel Plath
93. Jose Saramago, Portugal, (b. 1922), Blindness
94. Walt Whitman, United States, (1819-1892), Leaves of Grass
95. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Paley
96. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter McCullers
97. Midnights Children Rushdie
98. I, Claudius Graves
99. The Lost Continent Bryson
100. Master and Margarita Bulgakov FINISHED

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Favorite authorsSalman Rushdie (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Greenwich Village, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesThe Morgan Library & Museum

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