Friday, April 3, 2009

Moonrat's Fill-in-the-Gaps List

1. Native Son, Richard Wright
2. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
3. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
4. Watership Down, Richard Adams
5. Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
6. Middlemarch, George Eliot
7. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
8. Women in Love, D.H. Lawrence
9. The French Lieutenant’s Woman, John Fowles
10. The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
11. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
12. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
13. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
14. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
16. House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
17. Persuasion, Jane Austen
18. Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
19. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
20. Kindred, Octavia Butler
21. Underworld, Don DeLillo
22. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
23. Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust
24. Of Human Bondage, Somerset Maugham
25. Bless the Beasts and Children, Glendon Swarthout
26. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
27. While I Was Gone, Sue Miller
28. American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
29. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. Horace, George Sand
31. Digging to America, Anne Tyler
32. Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
33. War & Peace, Leo Tolstoy
34. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
35. A Light in August, William Faulkner
36. The Conservationist, Nadine Gordimer
37. The Good Terrorist, Doris Lessing
38. Memoirs of a Good Daughter, Simone DeBeauvoir
39. Carry On, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
40. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong-Kingston
41. Gotham, Edwin Burrows and Mike Wallace
42. A Fable, William Faulkner
43. The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
44. American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
45. Finnigan’s Wake, James Joyce
46. Sophie’s Choice, William Styron
47. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver
48. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
49. The Plague, Albert Camus
50. Miss Lonelyhearts, Nathaniel West
51. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
52. Charming Billy, Alice McDermott
53. Push, Sapphire
54. Farming the Bones, Edwidge Danticat
55. Silence, Shusaku Endo
56. Ulysses, James Joyce
57. Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Yukio Mishima
58. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
59. The Known World, Edward P. Jones
60. Kokoro, Natsume Soseki
61. The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
62. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
>63. My Antonia, Willa Cather
64. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin
65. The House of Spirits, Isabel Allende
66. Herzog, Saul Bellow
67. The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow
68. The Boat, Nam Le
69. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
70. Three Lives, Gertrude Stein
71. Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
72. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
73. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
74. Possession, A.S. Byatt
75. Under the Net, Iris Murdoch
76. Housekeeping, Marilyn Robinson
77. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
78. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami
79. Runaway, Alice Munro
80. In America, Susan Sontag
81. The Stories of John Cheever
82. God’s War, Christopher Tyerman
83. Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
84. A Model World, Michael Chabon
85. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
86. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos
87. A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
88. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
89. The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
90. The Book Borrower, Alice Mattison
91. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
92. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
93. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
94. Bad Behavior, Mary Gaitskill
95. Empire Falls, Richard Russo
96. Rebecca, Daphne DuMaurier
97. March, Geraldine Brooks
98. The Second Sex, Simone DeBeauvoir
99. Gilead, Marilyn Robinson
100. Werewolves in Their Youth, Michael Chabon


Emily Cross said...

Yay, seems the blog is working ok (for now *nervous laugh*) hope the layout is ok. :)

thanks for the mention on the blog

Merry Monteleone said...

Wow, Moonie, you've got some heavies on here. I actually did my first ever book club blog on Willa Cathers My Antonia... unfortunately it was at a community that's no longer out there, so the comments were all lost.... let me know how you like it.

We have a bunch in common, too :-)

J.C. Montgomery said...

This is a great list.

Man, this is goint to be SO fun!

moonrat said...

heck yeah. i'm so excited i can't stop reading. i plowed through a jane austen book this weekend! it's like a sickness.

PurpleClover said...

You may be able to update your list with strike throughs if it lets you edit.

Emily Cross said...

Purple, feel a tad stupid but how do you do 'strike through' on blogger? i don't see the button for it? do you know the code for it?

Jen A said...

I looked it up cuz I'm a smartypants. The HTML tags are (s) or (strike) except you use the <> symbols instead of (). Blogger won't let me do it otherwise - it thinks I'm actually trying to use the tag and it doesn't like it.

Instructions for those not comfy with HTML:
So say you had "Candide, Voltaire" on your list and you've read it, I'd recommend typing the date you read it FIRST. Then you need to go into the Edit HTML part of the post composer, find that entry, and make it look like "(s)Candide, Voltaire(/s)" but with <> instead of (). Ignore the other tags that may be around it - don't delete them, just pretend they're not there - and put the (s)(/s) (using <>) around what you want to strikethrough.

Jen A said...

Or see this site for a good demo of the strikethrough HTML:

Emily Cross said...

Hey Jen, brilliant thank you. i think you should post it up as a post and label it 'strikethrough html' or something.

its really useful info for all of us. Thanks :)

PurpleClover said...

oh see i was just certain there would be a "button" lol.

cuz i'm not a smarty pants. ;) But thanks!!! now i know how.

*off to brag to other bloggers*

moonrat said...

you guys are super useful. i guess i'll update now :)

PurpleClover said...

If you want to move another short one to the forefront go with The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. I LOVED it. I read it in high school and thought it was awesome.

moonrat said...

my amazon copy hasn't come yet!!! curses!!!

(also, i meant here that i'm going to read her whole collection, not just the short story.)

PurpleClover said...

Oeewww, well, well, well. Aren't we the little overacheiver?! *hmph*

Haven't your bloggers purchased a Kindle II for you by now?? Surely, it's downloadable! ;)

You need to set up a fund for a Kindle II. I'm thinking of doing that on my (or at least sending my "wishlist" via email to all my friends and fam)! buwahahahahaha.

PurpleClover said...

Okay I sent you a makeshift Kindle 2 on Facebook (man that was a lot of work! lol).

I hope you like! I wish I had the money to send you a real one! haha.

moonrat said...

hahaha awesome. thanks :)

dude, i'm trying to get through NATIVE SON, by richard wright, and not really enjoying it very much. i knew SOMETHING would slow me down. i'm thinking about maybe reading a non-list book.

PurpleClover said...

yeah, I paused at sad is that.

but in all honesty if I don't finish Rollin's Black Order I'll never forgive myself. It's my first fiction since before school and I feel like its my vice (kind of like my york peppermint patty and a copy of US Weekley when I'm not with the hubby and kids).

It's a non-list. I say go for the non-list book and give us a chance to catch up! lol.

PurpleClover said...

sorry. brain mush. forgive grammar.

me go to bed now.