Bethany’s 2010-11 Book List

2010-11 Book List

  1. Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  2. Chris Cleave, Little Bee
  3. Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Novels and the People Who Read Them
  4. Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
  5. Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization
  6. Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
  7. Jetta Carleton, The Moonflower Vine
  8. William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  9. Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
  10. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
  11. Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons
  12. Colson Whitehead, Sag Harbor
  13. Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
  14. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  15. Gil MacNeil, The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
  16. John Updike, Rabbit, Run
  17. Irwin Shaw, Evening in Byzantium
  18. C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
  19. Octavia Butler, Kindred (my review)
  20. Ernest Hemingway, The Nick Adams Stories
  21. John Knowles, A Separate Peace
  22. Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father
  23. John Pipkin, Woodsburner
  24. Vikas Swarup, Q and A
  25. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  26. John Updike, Rabbit Redux
  27. Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates
  28. Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  29. John Updike, Of the Farm
  30. Dan Simmons, Drood
  31. Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim
  32. Margaret Drabble, The Millstone
  33. Lore Segal, Shakespeare’s Kitchen
  34. Fred Kaplan, 1959: The Year Everything Changed
  35. Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima (my thoughts)
  36. Wallace Stegner, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West
  37. Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time
  38. Joshua Ferris, The Unnamed
  39. Norman Ollestad, Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival
  40. Margaret Drabble, The Sea Lady
  41. Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise
  42. Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah’s Key (Jill’s review)
  43. Ishmael Reed, Japanese by Spring
  44. Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  45. Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, Three Cups of Tea
  46. E.M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread
  47. Thomas Cahill, Mysteries of the Middle Ages and the Beginning of the Modern World
  48. Richard Russo, Empire Falls
  49. Nadeem Aslam, The Wasted Vigil
  50. Richard West, Chaucer: The Life and Times of the First English Poet
  51. John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
  52. Jonathan Franzen, Freedom (Jill’s review)
  53. Homer, The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
  54. George Orwell, Animal Farm
  55. Bernard Shaw, Arms and the Man
  56. Philipp Meyer, American Rust
  57. Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why
  58. Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson
  59. Brady Udall, The Lonely Polygamist
  60. Bill McKibben, The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation
  61. Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows
  62. Myla Goldberg, The False Friend
  63. Edith Hamilton, The Echo of Greece
  64. Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac
  65. Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
  66. Robert D. Kaplan, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos
  67. Annabel Lyon, The Golden Mean
  68. George Orwell, A Collection of Essays
  69. Don DeLillo, Libra
  70. Jane Gardam, The Man in the Wooden Hat
  71. Benson Bobrick, Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution it Inspired
  72. E.L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel
  73. Molly Wizenberg, My Homemade Life
  74. John Wray, Lowboy
  75. Rebecca Dean, The Golden Prince
  76. Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
  77. Mark Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
  78. James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  79. Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks
  80. George Orwell, Shooting and Elephant and Other Essays
  81. Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  82. Alison Lurie, Foreign Affairs
  83. Melanie Benjamin, Alice I Have Been
  84. Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
  85. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  86. Philip Ziegler, King Edward VIII
  87. Philip Roth, Nemesis
  88. Liel Liebovitz and Matthew Miller, Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization
  89. William Shakespeare, Macbeth (my thoughts on Act V)
  90. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  91. Paul Watkins, Stand Before Your God: An American Schoolboy in England
  92. Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  93. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  94. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  95. Philip Roth, Indignation
  96. Philip Roth, The Humbling
  97. Daphne DuMaurier, Rule Britannia
  98. Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
  99. Philip Roth, Exit Ghost
  100. Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier
  101. Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  102. Carolly Erickson, Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England
  103. Pat Conroy, My Reading Life (Jill’s review)
  104. Alan Bradley, The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
  105. Paul Watkins, The Story of My Disappearance
  106. Neil Postman, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century: How the Past Can            Improve Our Future
  107. Jessica Mitford, Hons and Rebels
  108. Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad
  109. Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard
  110. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  111. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  112.  Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
  113. Arthur Miller, The Crucible
  114. William Gibson, The Miracle Worker
  115. Daphne DuMaurier, The Parasites
  116. Anita Brookner, Hotel du Lac
  117. Meg Wolitzer, The Uncoupling
  118. Richard Hughes, The Fox in the Attic
  119. Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
  120. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  121. Katharine McMahon, The Alchemist’s Daughter
  122. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
  123. Bram Stoker, Dracula
  124. Adam Haslett, Union Atlantic
  125. Mary Doria Russell, Dreamers of the Day

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