The Big Summer Read.

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The summer reading marathon has begun. Here is the list – in no particular order as I read more than one book at a time. The ones I’ve begun are asterisked. Some are also collections of short stories that I put down and randomly come back to. I hope some of these interest you. As I finish each one, I’ll report on it. Yeh, I’m still that sixth grader who likes to do book reports.

  1. *Eiffel’s Tower – Jill Jonnes
  2. *Sister India – Peggy Payne
  3. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  4. Cinnamon Gardens – Shyam Selvadurai
  5. Stoner – John Williams
  6. The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters
  7. Atmospheric Disturbances – Rivka Galchen
  8. Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene
  9. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
  10. Hot Milk – Deborah Levy
  11. Fresh Complaint: Stories – Jeffrey Eugenides
  12. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats – Jan Philipp Sendker
  13. The BugHouse – Daniel Swift
  14. *The Heaven of Mercury – Brad Watson
  15. *There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories – Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  16. *At The Existentialist Café – Sarah Bakewell
  17. *The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu – Joshua Hammer (completed)
  18. Manuscript Found in Accra – Paulo Coelho
  19. Music Through the Floor – Eric Puchner
  20. Laughable Loves – Milan Kundera
  21. The Lost Equation of Isaac Severy – Nova Jacobs
  22. Jackson’s Dilemma – Iris Murdoch
  23. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank – Thad Carhart
  24. *The Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  25. *Star Quality: The Collected Stories of Noël Coward



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