Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Biblio Brat's List


J.C. Montgomery's List
Cross-Posted on The Biblio Blogazine

To Be Read:

Allende, Isabel
-- Portrait In Sepia (Diversity)
-- Daughter of Fortune (Diversity)
Angelou, Maya
-- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Banned/Challenged)
Atwood, Margaret
-- Alias Grace (1001 Book)
-- The Blind Assassin (Man Booker Prize 2000)
Ackerman, Diane
-- The Zookeeper’s Wife (Notable Book 2008)
Bellow, Saul
-- Humboldt’s Gift (Pulitzer Winner 1976)
Boyne, John
-- The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Notable Book 2007)
Brookner, Anita
-- Hotel du Lac (Man Booker Prize 1984)
Buck, Pearl S.
-- The Good Earth (Pulitzer Winner 1932)
-- Pavilion of Women
Cather, Willa
-- My Antonia (Western Canon)
-- One of Ours (Pulitzer Winner 1923)
Cervantes, Miguel
-- Don Quixote (Classics)
Chabon, Michael
-- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Pulitzer Winner 2001)
-- The Yiddish Policeman’s Union (Notable Book 2008)
Chekhov, Anton
-- The Cherry Orchard (Literature I should read)
Chopin, Kate
-- The Awakening (1001 Book)
Coehlo, Paulo
-- The Devil and Miss Prym (1001 Book)
Cunningham, Michael
-- The Hours (Pulitzer Winner 1999)
Díaz, Junot
-- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Winner 2008)
Dillard, Annie
-- The Maytrees (Notable Book 2007)
Dreiser, Theodore
-- Sister Carrie (Literature I should read)
Egan, Jennifer
-- A Visit From The Goon Squad (Pulitzer 2011)
Erdrich, Louise
-- The Plague of Doves (Notable Book 2008)
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
-- The Great Gatsby (Western Canon)
Ford, Richard
-- Independence Day (Pulitzer Winner 1996)
Faulkner, William
-- As I Lay Dying (Banned/Challenged)
-- The Sound and the Fury
Frazier, Charles
-- Cold Mountain (National Book Award)
French, Tana
-- The Likeness (Notable Book 2008)
Gibbons, Kaye
-- Ellen Foster (Modern Classic)
Guterson, David
-- Snow Falling On Cedars (Banned/Challenged)
Paul Harding-- Tinkers (Pulitzer Winner, 2010)
Hemingway, Ernest
-- A Farewell To Arms (Banned/Challenged)
-- The Sun Also Rises (Banned/Challenged)
Hill, Joe
-- Heart-Shaped Box (Notable Book 2007)
Hosseini, Khaled
-- A Thousand Splendid Suns (Banned/Challenged)
Hurston, Zora Neale
-- Their Eyes Were Watching God (Banned/Challenged)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
-- The Remains of the Day (Man Booker Prize 1989)
-- The Unconsoled (1001 Book)
-- When We Were Orphans (Notable Book 2000)
Johnson, Denis
-- Tree of Smoke (National Book Award)
Jones, Edward P.
-- The Known World (Pulitzer Winner 2004)
Kafka, Franz
-- The Metamorphosis (Classic)
Kantor, MacKinlay
-- Andersonville (Pulitzer Winner 1956)
Kincaid, Jamaica
-- Annie John (1001 Book)
Kingsolver, Barbara
-- The Poisonwood Bible (1001 Book)
Lahiri, Jhumpa
-- The Namesake (1001 B00k)
Lawrence, D.H.
-- Women In Love (Banned/Challenged)
Lippman, Laura
-- What the Dead Know (Notable Book 2007)
Lurie, Alison
-- Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Winner 1985)
Márquez, Gabriel García
-- One Hundred Years of Solitude (Banned/Challenged)
-- Love In the Time of Cholera (Banned/Challenged)
McCourt, Frank
-- Angela’s Ashes (Pulitzer for Biography)
McEwan, Ian
-- Atonement (1001 Book)
McMurtry, Larry
-- Lonesome Dove (Pulitzer Winner 1986)
Morrison, Toni
-- Beloved (Pulitzer Winner 1988)
Nabokov, Vladimir
-- Lolita (Banned/Challenged)
Oates, Joyce Carol
-- The Falls (Prix Femina Étranger Award 2005)
-- We Were The Mulvaneys (A Must Read Author)
-- The Gravedigger’s Daughter (A Must Read Author)
Patchett, Ann
-- Bel Canto (PEN/Faulkner 2002)
-- Run (Notable Book 2007)
Porter, Katherine Ann
-- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Classic)
-- Ship of Fools (Classic)
Pratchett, Terry
-- Nation (Notable Book 2008)
Proulx, E. Annie
-- The Shipping News (Pulitzer Winner 1994)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
-- The Yearling (Pulitzer Winner 1939)
Roth, Philip
-- American Pastoral (Notable Book 2007)
-- Exit Ghost (Pulitzer Winner 1998)
-- The Human Stain (1001 Book)
Russo, Richard
-- Empire Falls (Pulitzer Winner 2002)
-- Bridge of Sighs (Notable Book 2007)
Stout, Elizabeth
-- Olive Kitteridge (Pulitzer Winner 2009)
Styron, William
-- Sophie’s Choice (National Book Award)
Taylor, D.J.
-- Kept (Notable Book 2007)
Tinti, Hannah
-- The Good Thief (Notable Book 2008)
Ulinich, Anya
-- Petropolis (Notable Book 2007)
Updike, John
-- Rabbit, Run (1001 Book)
Walker, Alice
-- The Color Purple (Pulitzer Winner 1983)
Waugh, Evelyn
-- Brideshead Revisited (1001 Book)
Wharton, Edith
-- The Age of Innocence (1001 Book)
Wiggins, Marianne
-- The Shadow Catcher (Notable Book 2007)
Wroblewski, David
-- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Notable Book 2008)
Xingjian, Gao
-- Soul Mountain (Nobel Winner 2000)
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Books Read:
001. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor -- Notes From the Underground
002. Shelley, Mary -- Frankenstein
003. Esquivel, Laura -- Like Water For Chocolate
004. Eugenides, Jeffrey -- Middlesex
005. Kesey, Ken -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
006. Bolano, Roberto -- The Savage Detectives
007. Bronte, Emily -- Wuthering Heights
008. McCullers, Carson -- The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (DNF)
009. Austen, Jane -- Pride and Prejudice
010. Capote, Truman -- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
011. Atwood, Margaret -- The Handmaid’s Tale 
012. Gaiman, Neil -- The Graveyard Book
013. Hemingway, Ernest -- The Old Man and the Sea


Emily Cross said...

I love the TBD at the end, what a great idea!! we've alot of the same authors too. really like your list

Jen C said...

Of course! I didn't even think about the amazing books that will be coming out in the next few years!

PurpleClover said...

I love how you have banned books on the list. I like the way you categorized and you have an awesome list!

moonrat said...


go, you.

how blinded i am by your beautiful organization. beautyyyy.

Linda said...

Like your list; style and content married into a beautiful thing. I'll be stealing a few from yours (as I have a TBD as well - and 50 to fill). Peace, Linda