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Jul 12, 2008, 6:03pm Top

Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon

Edited: Jul 12, 2008, 8:30pm Top

Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall And Tragic Legacy - Andrew Cockburn
Motoring With Mohammed - Eric Hansen
Monsignor Quixote - Graham Greene
The Confessions Of Nat Turner William Styron
That Quail, Robert - Margaret Stanger

Jul 12, 2008, 8:27pm Top

I, Claudius - Robert Graves
Claudius The God- Robert Graves
Memoirs Of Hadrian - Marguerite Youcenar
Charlie Wilson's War - George Crile
Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel

Jul 12, 2008, 10:13pm Top

So many to choose from.......I've restricted mine to those titles where a full name appears.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
From Your Friend, Louis Deane by Garry Disher

and I shouldn't forget the well known, Harry Potter.

Jul 13, 2008, 12:20am Top

Jul 13, 2008, 12:56am Top

Jul 14, 2008, 6:28pm Top

Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
A House For Mr. Biswas - V.S. Naipaul
Growing Up With Dick And Jane - Carole Kismaric
Kafka's Soup - Mark Crick
Saddled With Darwin - Toby Green

Edited: Jul 14, 2008, 9:20pm Top

Moby Dick Herman Melville
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes :-)
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens

Jul 14, 2008, 9:52pm Top

Jul 15, 2008, 6:04am Top

Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
My name was Judas by C.K. Stead

Jul 15, 2008, 12:29pm Top

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Ariosto by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Bad Prince Charlie by John Moore
Caesar by Colleen McCullough
A Candle for d'Artagnan by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Aug 15, 2008, 3:48pm Top

Aug 16, 2008, 2:05am Top

Jacob Have I loved by Katherine Paterson
Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb
Joe Gosh by Tom de Haven
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Aug 17, 2008, 1:11am Top

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Nov 26, 2008, 12:37am Top

Everett Anderson's Year by Lucille Clifton
Consolation for My Soul:Thomas A'Kempis by William Griffin
Albert Schweitzer: Genus in the Jungle by Joseph Gollumb
The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Moments II) by Alan Pierce
Be Good to Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming

Nov 26, 2008, 8:11am Top

Picadilly Jim by P G Wodehouse
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Young Renny by Mazo de la Roche
Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Nov 26, 2008, 3:18pm Top

Philby K.G.B Master Spy by Phillip Knighley
Anthony Blunt his lives by Miranda Carter
Burgess and Maclean by John Fisher
Billy Strobe by John Martel
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Dec 16, 2008, 10:30pm Top

The Complete Roderick by John Sladek
Consider Phlebas by Ian M. Banks
The Cornelius Quartet by Michael Moorcock
A Hobbit's Travels, Being the Hitherto Unpublished Travel Sketches of Sam Gamgee by Michael Green
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clark

Mar 24, 2010, 1:24am Top

Titus Andronicus (attributed to
William Shakespeare & others)

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
by William Shakespeare

Lanny Budd (a series) by Upton Sinclair

Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

Israel Potter* by Herman Melville

*has never been called 1 of his best or a "neglected masterpiece".

Mar 24, 2010, 12:14pm Top

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Edited: Mar 24, 2010, 12:17pm Top

David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Logan, the Mingo Chief by John Neal

Cimarron by Edna Ferber*

"Danny Deever" by Rudyard Kipling

*Title may refer to the region of Oklahoma where it takes place, but is also the first name of
Cimarron Cravat, the son of the hero Yancey Cravat, admittedly a minor character.

Apr 19, 2010, 4:41pm Top

Apr 19, 2010, 7:20pm Top

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Aug 2, 2010, 3:55am Top

Charles and Emma
by Deborah Heiligman

Charles Dickens by Jane Smiley

The Four Georges by William M. Thackeray

Ronnie and Jesse by Lou Cannon

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th (sic)
President of the United States
by Sigmund Freud and William Bullitt

Aug 3, 2010, 7:05pm Top

David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Dave Barry is NOT Making this up
by Dave Barry

The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins

Aug 4, 2010, 1:08am Top

My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
The World According to Garp, by John Irving
Prince Caspian, by CS Lewis
I, Claudius, by Robert Graves
King Lear, by William Shakespeare

Sep 10, 2010, 1:32am Top

Billy Liar and Billy Liar on the Moon
by Keith Waterhouse

Johnny, we hardly Knew Ye
by Kenneth OʻDonnell

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

My Name is Aram by
William Saroyan

Sethʻs Brotherʻs Wife
by Harold Frederic

Sep 12, 2010, 7:21am Top

John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope
Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope
Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

Sep 17, 2010, 12:03am Top

Rogerʻs Version by John Updike

Guy Mannering by Walter Scott

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
by Henry Fielding

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann

Young Henry of Navarre by Heinrich Mann

Oct 8, 2010, 10:09pm Top

arthur and george by julian barnes
peter pan by j.m. barrie
the murder of roger ackroyd by agatha christie
johnathan strange and mr. norrell
david copperfield by charles dickens

Oct 12, 2010, 8:11pm Top

Horace and Morris, but Mostly Dolores
by James Howe

Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe

George H. W. Bush by Naftali

Eddie would Go by Stuart Holmes Coleman

Penrod Jashber (sic)* by Booth Tarkington

*"Jashber" is presumably a mispronunciation of "Jasper", an imaginary villain. And remember there is no "and" between the two names.

Edited: Oct 14, 2010, 2:19am Top

Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett
Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
Roderick Hudson by Henry James
Basil by Wilkie Collins

Oct 14, 2010, 2:40am Top

A Man called Peter by Catherine Marshall

Rogerʻs Version by John Updike

Ferdinand, Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett

Barry Lyndon by William M. Thackeray

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
(and others?)

Oct 14, 2010, 10:32pm Top

The Adventures of David Simple by Sarah Fielding
The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
Henry Dunbar by M. E. Braddon
Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Oct 15, 2010, 12:47am Top

John Marchmont's Legacy by M. E. Braddon
Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
Paul Ferroll by Caroline Clive
Demetrio Pianelli by Emilio de Marchi
The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Miroslav Krleža

Oct 15, 2010, 4:53am Top

The Hisory of Sir George Ellison by Sarah Scott
Colonel Jack by Daniel Defoe
John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Craik
The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
Robert Elsmere by Mrs. Humphry Ward

Oct 23, 2010, 2:55pm Top

Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen
The Story of Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf
Guy Deverell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy

Nov 5, 2010, 12:15pm Top

Elias Portolu by Grazia Deledda
Will Warburton by George Gissing
Professor Martens' Departure by Jaan Kross
Barrabas by Pär Lagerkvist
The Case of Mr. Crump by Ludwig Lewisohn

Nov 5, 2010, 7:11pm Top

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Nov 5, 2010, 7:19pm Top

1. Governor Arnold: a Photodiary
by Andy Borowitz

2. Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson

3. Harold* and Chester in the Fright
before Christmas by James Howe

4. Uncle Silas by Sheridan Le Fanu

5. Wendell Willkie, Hoosier Internationalist
by James H. Madison

*2 is for bringing in the name Harold, and 3 for the name Chester.

Nov 5, 2010, 10:48pm Top

Nov 6, 2010, 12:57am Top

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
by Karl Marx

Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller

Karl Marx by Francis Wheen (and many others)

A Year or so with Edgar by George V. Higgins

La Vida del muy Magnifico* Senor Cristobal Colon
by Salvador madariaga

*the title is on the sarcastic side, written by a Spaniard, and most Spanish writers are not
great admirers of Cristobal Colon / Christopher Columbus

Nov 6, 2010, 1:50pm Top

Griffith Gaunt by Charles Reade
Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds by R. S. Surtees
Sir George Tressady by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mr. Skeffington by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Rise of David Levinsky Abraham Cahan

Nov 12, 2010, 3:05am Top

"Clarence the Ghost" by Don Marquis

The Life and Times of Archie and Mehitabel
by Don Marquis

Roderick Hudson by Henry James

The Stephen Crane Omnibus by Stephen Crane

"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Nov 16, 2010, 6:00pm Top

Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
Ion by Liviu Rebreanu
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys
Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edited: Nov 22, 2010, 11:22am Top

Cullum by E. Arnot Robertson
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Lucio's Confession by Mario de Sá-Carneiro
Conversation with Spinoza by Goce Smilevski
The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphry Ward

Edited: Nov 22, 2010, 6:05pm Top

Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

Casey Stengel: a Splendid Baseball Life
by Richard Bak

The Corporal was a Pitcher: Courage of Lou Brissie
by Ira Berkow

Alibi Ike by Ring Lardner

I see by 80 and others that surnames are eligible; I had thought it was limited to forenames. So this
one is heaviiy surnames.

Nov 22, 2010, 5:54pm Top

The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Frank Burnet by Dorothy Vernon White
Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
William by E. H. Young
Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante

Nov 24, 2010, 2:13pm Top

Agricola by Tacitus
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow
Richard the Lionheart: the Mighty Crusader by David Miller
Viti Merlini by Anonymous
Scipio Africanus by Basil Henry Liddell-Hart

Edited: Jan 4, 2011, 2:10am Top

The Assassination of the
Outlaw Jesse James (d v d)

Gaius (legal compilation of the late Roman empire)

Ben: from Street Kid to Governor, a Memoir
by Benjamin J. Cayetano*

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service
by Mario Vargas Llosa

Captain Blood b y Rafael Sabatini

*Met author; my copy is a signed copy.

Apr 6, 2012, 10:22am Top

Edited: Dec 18, 2014, 11:44am Top

5202. Roswell Garst A Biography, by Harold Lee (read 28 Sep 2014)
5223. Adolf Hitler, by Colin Cross (read 25 Nov 2014)
5212. Michael Augustine Corrigan and the Shaping of Conservative Caholicism in America, 1878-1902, by Robert Emmett Curran (read 1 Nov 2014)
5194. The Temptation of St. Anthony, by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Lafcadio Hearn (read 1 Sep 2014)
5192. Alex's Wake A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, by Martin Goldsmith (read 28 Aug 2014)

I admit I did not check to see if any of these books have been used heretofore and that I probably should have done that. But I doubt any have. These have nothing in common except I read them recently. But they fit the criteria for this game so.....

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