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The Waiting List

All the books that haven’t made the list yet (in no particular order):

  1. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  2. The Book of Portraiture- Steve Tomasula
  3. Pnin- Nabokov
  4. The Cossacks- Tolstoi
  5. A Hero of Our Time- Mikhail Lermontov
  6. The Ravishing of Lol V Stein- Marguerite Duras
  7. Envy – Yuri Olyesha
  8. Idiots- Jakob Arjouni
  9. Human Stain- Philip Roth
  10. Blind Assassin-Margaret Atwood
  11. Foucault’s Pendulum- Umberto Eco
  12. Wittgenstein’s Mistress- David Markson
  13. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis- Jose Saramago
  14. Atmospheric Disturbances- Rivka Galchen
  15. Strange Telescopes- Daniel Kalder
  16. While They Slept- Kathryn Harrison
  17. Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
  18. Blindness- Jose Saramago
  19. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men- James Agee
  20. The Man Who Laughs- Victor Hugo
  21. Real World- Natsuo Kirino
  22. A Humument
  23. Jesus’ Son- Denis Johnson
  24. Natasha- Denis Bezmogis
  25. Lucky Girls- Nell Freudenberger
  26. Lost in the City- Edward P. Jones
  27. The Question of Bruno- Aleksandar Hemon
  28. The Fox From Above, the Fox from Below- Jose Maria Arguedas
  29. Please Don’t Call Me Human- Wang Shuo
  30. Ashes and Diamonds- Jerzy Andrzejewski
  31. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love- Raymond Carver
  32. Back in the World- Tobias Wolff
  33. The Gargoyle- Andrew Davidson
  34. Call Me By Your Name- Andre Aciman
  35. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman
  36. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman
  37. The Counterfeiters – Andre Gidet*
  38. Possible Side Effects -Augusten Burroughs
  39. Work Hard, Be Nice: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America- Jay Matthew
  40. We Are Rich- Dori Carter
  41. The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food- Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food was Seasonal- Mark Kurlansky
  42. The Art Spirit- Robert Henri
  43. The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems- Van Jones
  44. Bel Canto- Ann Patchett
  45. Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful- Beth Noveck
  46. My Antonia- Willa Cather
  47. The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940- ed. Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck
  48. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness- Richard Yates
  49. The Elegance of the Hedgehog- Murel Barbery
  50. Middlemarch- George Eliot
  51. Selected Works of TS Spivet- Reif Larsen*
  52. Last Night in Montreal- Emily St. John Mandel
  53. Laura Ryder’s Masterpiece – Jane Hamilton
  54. Field Days- Jonah Raskin
  55. Brooklyn-Colm Toibin
  56. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
  57. Man Gone Down- Michael Thomas **
  58. The Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell
  59. The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick- Robyn O’Brien
  60. Loving Frank- Nancy Horan
  61. Jonathan Strange + Mr. Norrell- Susanna Clarke
  62. A Venetian Affair- Andrea di Robilant
  63. Peace Like a River – Leif Enger
  64. The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B- JP  Don Leavy
  65. White Tiger- Aravind Adiga
  66. The People’s Act of Love – James Meek
  67. The Pirates! In an adventure with Napoleon- Gideon Defoe
  68. Drink Play F@#k- Andrew Gottlieb
  69. A Happy Marriage- Rafael Yglesias
  70. Lovesick- Alex Wellen
  71. The Craftsman – Richard Sennett
  72. Hertzian Tales – Anthony Dunne

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  1. AlexM said, on August 12, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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