Reading List

I began this list in 2007 and keep it mostly for my own reference, but have included links to any reviews or discussion on any of the titles listed.

  • Abe, Kobo: The woman in the dunes 1962
  • Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women, 1868
  • Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound, 480-10 BCE
  • Agee, Jonis: South of Resurrection, 1997
  • Allende, Isabel: The Infinite Plan, 1991
  • Akutagawa, Ryunosuke: Rashomon and Other Stories, 2006, trans. Jay Rubin
  • Alegria, Claribel: Luisa in Realityland, 1987
  • Amis, Martin: House of Meetings, 2007
  • Amis, Martin: The Rachel Papers, 1973
  • Amis, Martin: Time’s Arrow, 1991
  • Anderson, Alison – Hidden Latitudes, 1996
  • Aristophanes: Lysistrata, 411 BCE
  • Aristophanes: Clouds, 419 BCE
  • Aristotle: Poetics, 350 BCE
  • Aristotle: Ethics: 350 BCE
  • Aristotle: On Interpretation, 350 BCE
  • Aristotle, On the Soul
  • Aristotle, On dreams
  • Arkin, Frieda: Hedwig and Berti, 2005
  • Armand, Louis – Breakfast at Midnight, 2012
  • Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assasin,
  • Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid’s Tale , 1985
  • Atwood, Margaret: Lady Oracle, 1976
  • Aubry, Gwenaelle: Personne, 2010
  • Austen, Jane: Persuasion, 1818
  • Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park, 1814
  • Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice, 1813
  • Austen, Jane. Lady Susan, 1805
  • Austen, Jane: Emma, 1817
  • Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey, 1818
  • Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility, 1811
  • Austen Leigh, James Edward: Memoir of Jane Austen – by her nephew, 1871
  • Auster, Paul: Oracle Night, 2004
  • Baker, Nicholson: The Fermata, 2004
  • Balazs, Thomas – Omicron Ceti III, 2012
  • de Balzac, Honoré: Eugénie Grandet, 1833
  • de Balzac, Honoré: Le Colonel Chabert, 1832
  • de Balzac, Honoré. Modeste Mignon, 1844
  • Banville, John: Eclipse, 2000
  • Banville, John: The Sea, 2005
  • Barbery, Muriel: L’élégance du hérisson, 2006
  • Barbey, Claude Inga: Le Palais de Sucre, 2003
  • Barker, Pat: Blow Your House Down, 1984
  • Barnes, Julian – The Sense of an Ending, 2011
  • Barthelme, Donald: Paradise, 1986
  • Bauer, Douglas – The Very Air, 1993 (reissue 2012)
  • Beigbeder, Frédéric: L’amour dure trois ans, 1997
  • Bell, Matt – How the Broken Lead the Blind, 2009
  • Bellow, Saul: A Theft, 1989
  • Benioff, David: City of Thieves, 2009
  • Bennett, Alan – The Uncommon Reader, 2007
  • Berger, John. To The Wedding, 2001
  • Bessette, Hélène – maternA, 1954
  • Besson, Philippe: L’arriere-saison , 2002
  • Bohjalian, Chris – The Double Bind, 2007
  • Bolano, Roberto: Distant Star, 1996
  • Boyd, William: Any Human Heart, 2002
  • Bragance, Anne: Casus Belli , 2002
  • Bragance, Anne. Une Succulente au fond de l’impasse, 2009
  • Brink, André: The Rights of Desire, 2000
  • Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey, 1847
  • Bronte: Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848
  • Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre, 1847
  • Bronte, Charlotte:The Professor, 1857
  • Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights, 1947
  • Brookner, Anita. The Rules of Engagement, 2003
  • Brookner, Anita: A Misalliance, 1986
  • Brookner, Anita: Hotel du Lac, 1984
  • Brooks, Geraldine: March, 2005
  • Brown, Karen – Little Sinners & Other Stories, 2012
  • Buchanan, Cathy Marie. The Day the Falls Stood Still, 2009
  • Buck, Pearl: The Good Earth, 1931
  • Burney, Frances. Evelina, 1787
  • Byatt, A.S.: The Biographer’s Tale, 2001
  • Canin, Ethan: Blue River, 1991
  • Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland, 1865
  • Chapman, Maile. Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, 2010 and here
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey: Troilus and Criseyde, c. 1380-87
  • Chauvet, Marie Vieux. Love, Anger, Madness – A Haitian Trilogy, 2009
  • Chekhov, Anton: The Shooting Party, 1885
  • Cheever, Susan: American Bloomsbury, 2006
  • Chessex, Jacques. L’Ogre, 1973
  • Chopin, Kate, At Fault, 1890
  • Christine, Agatha: A Caribbean Mystery, 1964
  • Claudel, Philippe: Les Ames Grises, 2003
  • Claudel, Philippe: La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh , 2005
  • Claudel, Philippe: Le Rapport de Brodeck, 2007
  • Coetzee, J.M.: Dusklands, 1974
  • Coetzee, J.M.: Disgrace,
  • Collins, Myfanwy – Echolocation, 2012
  • Collins, Wilkie: The Frozen Deep, 1856
  • Compton, Sheldon Lee – The Same Terrible Storm, 2011
  • Comyns, Barbara – Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, 1952
  • Comyns, Barbara – The Vet’s Daughter, 1959
  • Comyns, Barbara – Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead, 1954
  • Comyns, Barbara – The Juniper Tree, 1986
  • Condé, Maryse. Les Belles Ténébreuses, 2007
  • Condé, Maryse. Moi, Tituba, Sorcière
  • Cooper, Susan – The Dark is Rising, 1973
  • Costello, Mary – The China Factory, 2012 and here
  • Cowger, Ashley: Peter Never Came, 2011
  • Croset, Laure Mi Hyun: Les Velléitaires, 2010
  • Cunningham, Michael: The Hours, 1998
  • Cusk, Rachel: The Lucky Ones , 2004
  • Cusk, Rachel: Arlington Park , 2006
  • Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion, 2006
  • Dawson, Jill: Magpie, 1998
  • Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders, 1722
  • Delillo, Don: Falling Man , 2007
  • Delillo, Don: The Body Artist , 2001. 2nd post here
  • Delillo, Don: Running Dog, 1978
  • Desai, Anita: Fasting, Feasting, 2000
  • Desai, Kiran: The Inheritance of Loss, 2006
  • Desai, Kishwar: Witness the Night, 2010
  • Dickens, Charles: Bleak House, 1853
  • Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol, 1843
  • Dickens, Charles. Hard Times, 18??
  • Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities, 1859
  • Dickens, Charles: Nicholas Nickleby, 1838
  • Didion, Joan: The Year of Magical Thinking, 2005
  • Dillard, Annie: The Writing Life, 1990
  • Dixon, K.B. A Painter’s Life, 2010
  • Docx, Edward: The Calligrapher, 2003
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Notes from Underground, 1864
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment, 1866
  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1901
  • Doyle, Roddy: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 1993
  • Doyle, Roddy: The Woman Who Walked into Doors, 1996
  • Doyle, Roddy: A Star Called Henry, 1999
  • Doyle, Roddy: Paula Spencer, 2006
  • Dufay, Danielle. Mon Mariage Chinois, 2004
  • Edgeworth, Maria. Castle Rackrent, 1800
  • Egan, Jennifer: Visit from the Good Squad, 2011
  • Ellis, Rhian: After Life, 2000
  • Eliot, George: Adam Bede, 1859 2nd post here
  • Eliot, George: Silas Marner, 1861
  • Eliot, George: Middlemarch, 1871
  • Enchi, Fumiko: The Waiting Years, 1957
  • Erdrich, Louise: Love Medicine, 1993
  • Erdrich, Louise: The Painted Drum, 2003
  • Etter, Sarah Rose: Tongue Party, 2011
  • Eugenides, Jeffrey: Middlesex , 2002
  • Euripedes, The Bacchae, 405 BCE
  • Euripedes, Medea, 431 BC
  • Euripedes, Hippolytus, 428 BC
  • Euripedes, The Trojan Women, 415 BC
  • Faulkner, William – Light in August, 1932
  • Fauth, Jürgen – Kino, 2012
  • Finn, Patrick Michael: From the Darkness Right Under our Feet, 2011
  • Fisher, Catherine: The Snow Walker’s Son, 1993
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby, 1925
  • Fitzgerald, F.Scott – May Day, 1920
  • Fitzgerald, Zelda – Save Me the Waltz, 1932
  • Flanagan, Caitlin – Girl Land, 2012
  • Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary, 1856. 2nd post here
  • Flaubert, Gustave: L’Education Sentimentale, 1869
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated, 2002
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005
  • Folco, Michel: Dieu et nous seuls pouvons, 1991
  • Ford, Richard: Wildfire, 1990
  • Fournier, Alain: Le Grand Meaulnes, 1913
  • Fournier, Jean-Louis: Où on va, papa?, 2008
  • Fournier, Jean-Louis/Adriana Hunter: Where we going, Daddy, 2010
  • Frame, Janet – Owls Do Cry, 1957
  • Franzen, Jonathan: Freedom, 2010 and 2nd response here
  • Frey, James: A Million Little Pieces, 2003
  • Frisch, Max: Homo Faber, 1957
  • Fuller, John. Flying to Nowhere, 1983
  • Galgut, Damon. The Good Doctor, 2003
  • Garbo, Norman: The Artist, 1978
  • Garcia, Thor: TUND, 2011
  • Gardner, Nina-Marie: Sherry & Narcotics, 2011
  • Garner, Alan: The Owl Service, 1967
  • Gary, Romain: La Promesse de l’Aube, 1960
  • Gavalda, Anna: Je L’Aimais, 2002
  • Gaudé, Laurent: Ouragan, 2010 (and here)
  • Gawande, Atul. Complications: Notes on an imperfect science, 2003
  • Gentry, Elizabeth – Housebound, 2013
  • Gibbon, Edward: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776-1788
  • Giordano, Paolo. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, 2009
  • Givens, John: A Friend in the Police, 2011
  • Goldman, Francisco: The Divine Husband, 2004
  • Goldsmith, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield, 1766
  • Gordimer, Nadine: The Lying Days , 1953
  • Gordimer, Nadine: A World of Strangers ,1958
  • Gordimer, Nadine: Occasion for Loving , 1963
  • Gordimer, Nadine: The Late Bourgeois World, 1966
  • Gordimer, Nadine: A Guest of Honour, 1970
  • Gordimer, Nadine: The Conservationist, 1972
  • Gordimer, Nadine: Burger’s Daughter, 1979
  • Gordimer, Nadine: Six Feet of the Country , 1982
  • Gordimer, Nadine: A Sport of Nature, 1987
  • Gordimer, Nadine: My Son’s Story, 1990
  • Gordimer, Nadine: None to Accompany Me, 1994
  • Gordimer, Nadine: The House Gun, 1998
  • Gordimer, Nadine: The Pickup, 2001
  • Gordimer, Nadine: Get a Life, 2005
  • Gordimer, Nadine – No Time Like the Present, 2012
  • Gorz, André. Lettre à D., 2006
  • Grenville, Kate: The Secret River, 2005
  • Gunn, Kirsty: Rain , 1994
  • Gunn, Kirsty: Featherstone, 2002
  • Gustaffson, Lars – Death of a Beekeeper, 1978
  • Guterson, David: Snow Falling on Cedars, 1994
  • Guterson, David: East of the Mountains, 1999
  • Haddon, Mark: The curious incident of the dog in the night time, 2003
  • Hamid, Mohsin – The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007
  • Hamilton, Jay, Madison: The Federalist, 1787-88
  • Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, 1891
  • Harford, Tim. The Logic of Life, 2008
  • Hayes, Derek – The Maladjusted, 2011
  • Hazzard, Shirley: The Transit of Venus, 1980
  • Hemon, Aleksandar (ed) – Best European Fiction 2013
  • Hershman, Tania – My Mother Was an Upright Piano, 2012
  • Highsmith, Patricia – The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1955
  • Himmer, Steve: The Bee-Loud Glade, 2011
  • Homer: The Iliad, 8th cent BCE, ending, metaphor, fate, Achilles and Helen.
  • Horan, Nancy: Loving Frank, 2007
  • Hornby, Nick: Slam, 2007
  • Houellebecq, Michel: La Poursuite de Bonheur (Poésie), 1992
  • Houellebecq, Michel: Rester Vivant (Essais), 1991
  • Houellebecq, Michel: H.P. Lovecraft: Contre le monde, Contre la vie, 1991 and here
  • Houellebecq, Michel: Extension du Domaine de la Lutte, 1994
  • Houellebecq, Michel: Les Particules Elémentaires, 1998
  • Houellebecq, Michel: Platforme
  • Houellebecq, Michel: La Possibilité d’une Ile
  • Houellebecq, Michel: La Carte et le Territoire, 2010
  • Hulme, Keri: The Bone People , 1984
  • Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748
  • Huston, Nancy: Instruments des Ténèbres, 1996
  • Hustvedt, Siri – A Plea for Eros (essays)
  • Hustvedt, Siri – The Summer Without Men, 2011
  • Hustvedt, Siri. The Sorrows of an American, 2008
  • Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany, 1989
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo: An Artist of the Floating World, 1986
  • Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let me Go , 2005. 2nd post here
  • Jansson, Tove – The True Deceiver, 1982
  • Jansson, Tove – The Summer Book, 1972
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne: The Country of the Pointed Firs, 1896
  • Jin, Ha: Waiting, 1999
  • Jolley, Marcel. Neither Here Nor There, 2008
  • Johnson, Dana – Elsewhere, California, 2012
  • Jones, Edward P.: The Known World, 2003
  • Jones, Lloyd: Mister Pip, 2006
  • Josipovici, Gabriel: Goldberg: Variations, 2002
  • Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1914 Book 1, Book 2, Book 3.
  • Juul, Pia – The Murder of Halland, 2012
  • Kawabata, Yasunari: Snow Country , 1957
  • Keller, Gottfried: A Village Romeo and Juliet, 1856
  • Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , 1962
  • Kingsolver, Barbara: Animal Dreams, 1990
  • Korkeakivi, Anne – An Unexpected Guest, 2012
  • Kristof, Agota. Le Grand Cahier, 1986
  • Kristof, Agota. La Preuve, 1988
  • Kristof, Agota: Le Troisième Mensonge, 1991
  • Kundera, Milan: The Art of the Novel, 1986
  • Kundera, Milan – L’Ignorance, 2000
  • Kundera, Milan: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1978
  • Kundera, Milan: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984
  • Kwei-Armah, Kwame: Elmina’s Kitchen, 2003
  • Laferrière, Dany – Je suis un écrivain japonais, 2008
  • Lawrenson, Deborah: Songs of Blue and Gold, 2008
  • Lakoseljac, Bianca: Bridge in the Rain, 2010
  • Lawson, Mary: Crow Lake, 2003
  • Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
  • Le Clezio, J.M.G: Onitsha, 1991
  • Le Clezio, J.M.G: Le Procès Verbal, 1963
  • L’Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time, 1962
  • L’Engle, Madeleine: A Wind in the Door, 1973
  • Lesbre, Michèle: Le Canapé Rouge, 2007
  • Lessing, Doris: The Grass is Singing, 1950
  • Lessing, Doris – The Fifth Child, 1988
  • Lethem, Jonathan: The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye, 1996
  • Lethem, Jonathan: Motherless Brooklyn, 1999
  • Lewycka, Marina: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, 2005
  • Levy, Deborah – Swimming Home, 2011
  • Levy, Deborah – Black Vodka, 2012
  • Lind, Jakov. Ergo (trans. Ralph Manheim), 1967
  • Lispector, Clarice – The Hour of the Star, 1977
  • Lispecter, Clarice – Agua Viva, 1973 (tr. 2012)
  • Locke, John: Second Treatise of Government, 1690
  • Longinus: On the Sublime, 1st century AD
  • Luke the Physician: Acts of the Apostles, ca. 80
  • Lustig, Arnost: Lovely Green Eyes, 2000
  • Mabanckou, Alain: African Psycho, 2003
  • Machiavelli: The Prince, 1515
  • Maillart, Ella. La Voie Cruelle, 1939
  • Maggetti, Daniel: La Mort, les Anges, la Poussière, 1995
  • Makine, Andrei: Le Testament Français, 1995
  • Malamud, Bernard – The Natural, 1952
  • Malouf, David: The Conversations at Curlow Creek, 1996
  • Malzieu, Mattias: Maintenant qu’il fait tout le temps nuit sur toi, 2005
  • Mandel, Emily St. John – The Lola Quartet, 2012
  • Martel, Yann: Life of Pi , 2002
  • Martin, Lee: The Bright Forever, 2005
  • Martin, Steve: Shopgirl, 2000
  • Matthews, Rebekah – Hymnal for Dirty Girls, 2012
  • Matthew the Evangelist: Gospel of Matthew, ca. 70-100
  • Mattison, Alice: Hilda and Pearl, 2001
  • McCarthy, Cormac: The Road , 2006
  • McCarthy, Cormac – All the Pretty Horses, 1992
  • McCullers, Carson – Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1941
  • McCullers, Carson: The Ballad of the Sad Café , 1951
  • McCullers, Carson: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , 1940
  • McCullers, Carson: The Member of the Wedding, 1948
  • McMurtry, Larry: Lonesome Dove, 1985
  • McDonald, Melanie – Eromenos, 2011
  • McDermott, Alice: After This, 2006
  • McDermott, Alice: Child of My Heart , 2002
  • McDermott, Alice: Charming Billy , 1998
  • McDermott, Alice: At Weddings and Wakes , 1992
  • McDermott, Alice: That Night , 1987
  • McDermott, Alice: A Bigamist’s Daughter , 1982
  • McEwan, Ian: Amsterdam, 1998
  • McEwan, Ian: Atonement, 2002
  • Messud, Claire: The Emperor’s Children , 2006
  • Messud, Claire – A Simple Tale, 2001
  • Messud, Claire – The Hunters, 2001
  • Miller, Sue: The Good Mother, 1986
  • Millhauser, Steven: Martin Dressler, 1997
  • Mistry, Rohinton: Family Matters , 2002
  • Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas, 2003
  • Mitchell, David: Black Swan Green, 2006
  • Monterroso, Augusto. the black sheep and other fables, 2005
  • Monzo, Quim. Gasoline, 2010
  • Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye , 1970
  • Morrison, Toni: Beloved
  • Moustakis, Melinda: Bear Down, Bear North, 2011
  • Murakami, Haruki. Norwegian Wood, 2000
  • Murdoch, Iris. Under the Net, 1954
  • Murdoch, Iris: The Sandcastle, 1957
  • Murdoch, Iris: The Nice and the Good, 1968
  • Muslim, Kristine One – We Bury the Landscape, 2012
  • Myant, Maureen: The Search, 2009
  • Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita, 1955
  • Nadolny, Sten. The Discovery of Slowness, 1983
  • Nelson, Antonya: Living to Tell, 2000
  • Némirovsky, Irène: Le Bal, 1930
  • Oates, Joyce Carol: Rape: a love story , 2004
  • Oates, Joyce Carol: We Were the Mulvaneys, 1996
  • O’Connor, Flannery. Wise Blood, 1952
  • Ogawa, Yoko – The Diving Pool, 1990 (tr. 2008)
  • Otsuka, Julie – The Buddha in the Attic, 2011
  • Ozecki, Ruth L.: My Year of Meat, 1998
  • Packer, Ann: The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, 2002
  • Patchett, Ann: Bel Canto , 2001
  • Penne, A.S.: Reckoning, 2009
  • Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar, 1963
  • Plante, David – Difficult Women, 1983
  • Plato: Meno, 380 BCE,
  • Plato, Thaetetus, 360 BC
  • Plato: Crito, c. 400 BCE
  • Plato: The Republic , c. 400 BCE
  • Plato: Apology, c. 400 BCE
  • Plume, Amélie: Oui Emile Pour la Vie, 1984
  • Polet, Grégoire: Excusez les fautes du copiste, 2006
  • Powers, Richard: The Echo Maker , 2006
  • Pullman, Philip: The Golden Compass, 1996
  • Pullman, Philip: The Subtle Knife, 1997
  • Pullman, Philip: The Amber Spyglass, 2000
  • Pym, Barbara – Excellent Women, 1952
  • Pym, Barbara – Some Tame Gazelle, 1950
  • Pym, Barbara – No Fond Return of Love, 1961
  • Pym, Barbara – Quartet in Autumn, 1977
  • Ramuz, C.F.: La Beauté sur la Terre, 1927
  • Ramuz, C.F.: Si le soleil ne revenait pas, 1937
  • Ramuz, C.F.: Derborence, 1934
  • Ramuz, CF – La Regne de l’Esprit Malin, 1917
  • Ramuz, C.F.: Un Vieux de Campagne et autres nouvelles, ???
  • Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead, 1943
  • Reiken, Frederick: The Odd Sea,
  • Reiken, Frederick: The Lost Legends of New Jersey, 2005
  • Reiken, Frederick: Day for Night, 2010
  • Revaz, Noelle – Rapport aux Bêtes, 2002
  • Rhys, Jean: Good Morning, Midnight, 1939
  • Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966
  • Richardson, Chuck: So it Seams, 2010
  • Riippi, Joseph – A Cloth House, 2012
  • Robinson, Marilynne: Housekeeping, 1980
  • Robinson, Marilynne: Gilead, 2004
  • Robinson, Ray: Electricity, 2006
  • Roth, Philip: The Ghost Writer, 1979
  • Roth, Philip. The Human Stain, 2000
  • Roth, Philip: Everyman, 2006
  • Ruocco, Joanna. The Mothering Coven, 2009. And here.
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: The Social Contract, 1762
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques: Discourse on Inequality, 1755
  • Russell, Mary Doria: The Sparrow, 1996
  • Sahlberg, Asko: The Brothers, 2012
  • Sarton, May: As We Are Now, 1973
  • Schmitt, Eric-Emmanuel: Lorsque J’étais une Oeuvre d’art, 2002
  • Schopenhauer, Arthur: Essays, 1819-1860, trans. Dircks
  • Schutt, Christine – Florida, 2004
  • Scott, Joanna: Tourmaline, 2002
  • Sedaris, David: Me Talk Pretty One Day, 2005
  • Shakespeare: Hamlet, 1602?
  • Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale, 1594 or 1610
  • Shakespeare: The Tempest
  • Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
  • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
  • Shakespeare: Othello
  • Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, 1604
  • Shakespeare: Cymbeline
  • Shamsie, Kamila: Burnt Shadows, 2009
  • Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein , 1818
  • Sherl, Gregory: I Have Touched You, 2011
  • Shields, Carol: Unless, 2002
  • Shields, Carol: The Stone Diaries, 1994
  • Smith, Alexander McCall: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, 1998
  • Smith, Ali: The Accidental, 2005
  • Smith, Charlotte – Emmeline: The Orphan of the Castle, 1788
  • Sophocles: Antigone, ca. 440 BCE
  • Sophocles: Oedipus the King, ca. 429 BCE
  • Southgate, Martha: The Fall of Rome , 2002
  • Southgate, Martha – The Taste of Salt, 2011
  • Spallholz, Julianna – The State of Kansas, 2012
  • Spivey, Ben: Flowing in the Gossamer Fold, 2010
  • Spyri, Johanna: Heidi, 1872
  • Staal, Stephanie – Reading Women, 2011
  • Stafford, Jean – The Mountain Lion, 1947
  • Stamm, Peter: Seven Years, 2010 (trans. Michael Hofmann)
  • Stein, Leigh – The Fallback Plan, 2012
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886
  • Stevenson,Robert Louis: Kidnapped, 1886
  • Stockett, Kathryn. The Help, 2009
  • Stoner, Jess – I Have Blinded Myself Writing This, 2012
  • Styron, William: Set This House on Fire, 1960
  • Swift, Graham: Last Orders, 1996, 2nd post here
  • Swift, Graham: Waterland, 1983
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair, 1847-48
  • Thornton, Rosy: Hearts and Minds, 2007
  • Thuong-Thuong, Tran Thi: Letters to a Teacher , 2007
  • Toole, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces, 1980
  • Trevor, William: A Bit on the Side, 2004
  • Trocchi, Alexander:Young Adam, 1954
  • Tsutsui, Yasutaka. The Maid, 2010
  • Tuck, Lily – I Married You For Happiness, 2011
  • Tyler, J.A. – Variations of a Brother War, 2012
  • Updike, John. Villages, 2003
  • Urrea, Luis Alberto: Into the Beautiful North, 2009
  • Urquhart, Jane: The Underpainter , 1997
  • Urquhart, Jane: A Map of Glass, 2005
  • Van Cauwelaert, Didier: La Maison des Lumières, 2009
  • Verissimo, Luis Fernando – Borges and the Eternal Orang-Utans, 2004
  • Vida, Vendela: Let the Northen Lights Erase Your Name, 2007
  • di Vegan, Delphine – Les Heures Souterraines, 2009
  • Vieux Chauvet, Marie : Amour, Colère et Folie, 2005
  • Vowell, Sarah: Assassination Vacation, 2005
  • Walls, Jeannette: The Glass Castle, 2005
  • Washington, George: Farewell address, 1796
  • Waugh, Evelyn: Vile Bodies, 1930
  • Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth, 1905
  • Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome, 1911
  • Wharton, Edith: Summer, 1917
  •  Wharton, Edith – The Custom of the Country, 1913
  • Wharton, Edith: The Buccaneers, 1937/1993, with Marion Mainwaring
  • Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence, 1920
  • Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray , 1891
  • Willis, Sarah: Some Things That Stay , 2000
  • Wilson, Eric G.: My Business is to Create, 2011
  • Winterson, Jeanette: The Passion, 1987
  • Wood, James: How Fiction Works, 2008 (and here)
  • Wood, John Colman – The Names of Things, 2012
  • Woolley, Brian. The Wonderful Room, 2009
  • Woolf, Leonard – The Wise Virgins, 1914
  • Woolf, Virginia. The Voyage Out, 1915
  • Woolf, Virginia: Diaries, vol 1 (1915-1919)
  • Woolf, Virginia: Night and Day, 1919
  • Woolf, Virginia: Jacob’s Room, 1922
  • Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway , 1925
  • Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse, 1927
  • Woolf, Virginia: The Waves, 1931
  • Yates, Richard: Revolutionary Road, 1961
  • Yoshimoto, Banana – Lizard, 1993
  • Yoshimoto, Banana – Kitchen, 1988
  • Young, Angela: Speaking of Love, 2007
  • Yourcenar, Marguerite – Mémoires d’Hadrien, 1951
  • Zambreno, Kate – Heroines, 2012 (and here)
  • Zambra, Alejandro: The Private Lives of Trees, 2010
  • Crump, Simon – My Elvis Blackout, 2012
    Himmer, Steve – FRAM (forthcoming at some point)
    Lavendar-Smith, Evan – From Old Notebooks, 2012
    Edwards, Steve – Breaking Into the Backcountry, 2010
    Erben, Karel Jaromir – A Bouquet of Czech Folktales, 2012
    Ward, Jesmyn – Salvage the Bones, 2012
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