thirty months’ list

This was the list I made after the POTUS Project. I was hoping to balance classic literature, and non-white, non-European, non-male authors. I did not succeed, I think. I got farther than I wanted to, definitely. The highlighted books are unread as of December 31, 2020, and may continue to be.

I offer an Apology for the Unread here.

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart.
Adams, Douglas. The Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Adiga, Aravind. The White Tiger.
Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It On the Mountain.
Balzac, Honore de. Old Goriot.
Bolaño, Roberto. The Savage Detectives.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Calvino, Italo. if on a winter’s night a traveler
Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening.

Cline, Emma. The Girls.
Dermansky, Marcy. The Red Car.
di Lampedusa, G.T. The Leopard.
Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Tower.
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment.

Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers.
Dumas, Marguerite. The Lover.
Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose.
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.
Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!
Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.
Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. Love in the Time of Cholera.
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford.
Gibbons, Stella. Cold Comfort Farm.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Heller, Joseph. God Knows.
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises.
Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.
Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mister Ripley.
Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
Joyce, James. The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Kang, Han. Human Acts.
Kazantzakis, Nikos. Zorba the Greek.
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.
Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Kingsolver, Barbara. Prodigal Summer.
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible.
Kitamura, Katie. A Separation.
Kleeman, Alexandra. You, Too, Can Have a Body Like Mine.
Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
le Carre, John. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lee, Laurie. Cider with Rosie.
Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook.
Luce, Kelly. Pull Me Under.

Mahfouz, Naguib. The Cairo Trilogy.
McBride, Eimear. The Lesser Bohemians.
McCullers, Carson. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick.
Mishima, Yukio. Spring Snow.
Moore, Christopher. Fool.
Moore, Christopher. The Serpent of Venice.
Moore, Lorrie. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Morrison, Toni. Beloved.
Murdoch, Iris. Under the Net.
Naipaul, V.S. A Bend in the River.
Nemirovsky, Irene. Suite Francaise.
O’Brien, Tim. Going After Cacciato.
O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front.
Richardson, Samuel. Clarissa.
Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children.
Ruskovich, Emily. Idaho.
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye.
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis.
Silver, Marisa. Little Nothing.
Smith, Zadie. Swing Time.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
Stevenson, R.L. The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde.
Tan, Amy. The Good Luck Club.
Toole, J.K. A Confederacy of Dunces.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Tyler, Anne. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
von Goethe, J.W. Faust.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.
Waugh, Evelyn. Scoop.
West, Nathaniel. Miss Lonelyhearts.
West, Nathaniel. The Day of the Locust.
Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth.
Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Grey.
Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.
Wodehouse, PG. The Butler Did It.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.
Xueqin, Cao. The Dream of the Red Chamber.
Zambreno, Kate. O Fallen Angel.

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