Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Reading


I think I’ve finalized my Summer Reading List 2011. -- see table below.

I also think I’ve gone insane. There's no way I’m going to read all these. Just not enough time. So, I’m sorting by what seems really great to what seems simply good.

The bad thing is that I’m sure a few more will be added to the list.

The good thing is that those which are available through iBooks (which is about 80%) have sample downloads. That means I can get into the first 20 pages or so without having to buy the book just yet. Oh, some of these I know I’ll buy. But others I have no idea. The sample lets me decide before losing the cash. Sweet!

Well, enough of this blogging. I have to start reading.

James Salter
A Sport and a Pastime
Russell Banks
Affliction
Philip Roth
American Pastoral
James Ellroy
American Tabloid
Wallace Stegner
Angle of Repose
William Boyd
Any Human Heart
Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian
Henry James
Bostonians Vol 1 & 2
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Brothers Karamazov
Roddy Doyle
Bullfighting
George Sanders
Civilwarland In Bad Decline
Dashiell Hammett
Continental OP
Michael Herr
Dispatches
Robert Stone
Dog Soldiers
Henry James
Europeans
Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything is Illuminated
Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Amitav Ghosh
Glass Palace
Stephen Wright
Going Native
James Boice
Good and the Ghastly
Studs Terkel
Good War
David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest
Michael Shaara
Killer Angels
Edward P. Jones
Known World
Jorge Luis Borges
Labyrinth
Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim
Patrick O’Brian
Master and Commander
Norman Mailer
Naked and the Dead
Kent Haruf
Plainsong
Graham Greene
Power and the Glory
Neal Stephenson
Quicksilver
Patric deWitt
Sisters Brothers
Mary Doria Russell
Sparrow
John Cheever
Stories of John Cheever
Tim O’Brien
Things They Carried
Martin Amis
Time’s Arrow
Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer
James Joyce
Ulysses
Jhumpa Lahiri
Unaccumstomed Earth
Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano
Don DeLillo
Underworld
Jeffrey Eugenides
Virgin Suicides
Thomas Trofimuk
Waiting for Columbus
Raymond Carver
What We Talked About When We Talk About Love
Haruki Murakami
Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Mark Helprin
Winter’s Tale
Charles Bukowski
Woman

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