It is not all books that are as dull as their readers ... How many a man has dated a new era
in his life from the reading of a book. The book exists for us perchance which will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.


2021

The Quiet American, Graham Greene
Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Othello, William Shakespeare
Pastoralia, George Saunders
The Appointment, Katharina Volckmer
Tenth of December, George Saunders
A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's Othello, Andrew Hadfield
The Custom of the Country, Edith Wharton
A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
Rabbit, Run, John Updike
Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin
Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis
The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy
Gillette or The Unknown Masterpiece, Honore de Balzac
The Torrents of Spring, Ernest Hemingway
The Whitsun Weddings, Philip Larkin
Cape Cod, Henry David Thoreau
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
A Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Convenience Store Woman, Sayaka Murata
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe
Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories, Carson McCullers
Poems, W. H. Auden
Dangling Man, Saul Bellow
Conversations with Primo Levi, Ferdinando Camon
The Tale of the Unknown Island, Jose Saramago
Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, Herman Meliville
The Post Office, Rabindranath Tagore
On Booze, F. Scott Fitzgerald
An Introduction to English Poetry, James Fenton
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County & Other Stories, Mark Twain
An American Sunrise, Joy Harjo
New Hampshire, Robert Frost
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau
Everyman's Poetry, Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen
The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis
Into the War, Italo Calvino
Howl and Other Poems, Allen Ginsberg
A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote
Creeks and Kitchens, Maurice Gee
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

2020

The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The God Boy, Ian Cross
The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence
This Mortal Boy, Fiona Kidman
Dark Sparring, Selina Tusitala Marsh
Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Missing Person, Patrick Modiano
In the Clearing, J. P. Pomare
The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West
Women in Love, D. H. Lawrence
Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
Paradiso, Dante (Hollander Translation)
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
A Theft, Saul Bellow
Opened Ground, Seamus Heaney
The Broken Estate, Mel Bunce
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Iliad, Homer (Lattimore Translation)
A Companion to the Iliad, Malcolm W. Wilcock
The Odyssey, Homer (Fagles Translation)
The Breast, Philip Roth
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, Max Porter
Upstate, James Wood
The New Bloomsday Book, Harry Blamires
Ulysses, James Joyce
Ulysses Annotated, Don Gifford
Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
A Dime to Dance By, Walter Walker
Reading Ted Hughes: New Selected Poems, Neil Roberts
New Selected Poems, Ted Hughes
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
A Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Rook, Anthony McGowan
Selected Poems, D. H. Lawrence
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
The Turn of the Screw, Henry Miller
Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill
Sula, Toni Morrison
The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald
Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth
The Garden Party & Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield
Dear Ijeawele, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Complacent Nation, Gavin Ellis
Drifting (A vau-l'eau), J.-K. Huysmans
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Hamlet, William Shakespeare

2019

The Children Act, Ian McEwan
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexei
Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, Dinaw Mengestu
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Call Me Evie, J. P. Pomare
An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
Lost in the City, Edward P Jones
Normal People, Sally Rooney
Hera Lindsay Bird, Hera Lindsay Bird
Tinkers, Paul Harding
We Should all be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
So Long See You Tomorrow, William Maxwell
Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
Her Favorite Color Was Yellow, Edgar Holmes
On the Natural History of Destruction, W. G. Sebald
Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr
The Sun and Her Flowers, Rupi Kaur
It Had to be You, David Nobbs
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
The Story of a Brief Marriage: A Novel, Anuk Arudpragasam
You Know You Want This, Kristen Roupenian
In the Heart of the Country, J. M. Coetzee
All The Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
You Took The Last Bus Home, Brian Bilston
Crime of Privilege, Walter Walker
Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner
Man in the Dark, Paul Auster
Indecision, Benjamin Kunkel
The Sportswriter, Richard Ford
Independence Day, Richard Ford
A Month in the Country, J L Carr
Evolution Illustrated by Waterfowl, David Lack
Beast, Paul Kingsnorth
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, John Baxter
Urn Burial, Sir Thomas Browne (Intro by W. G. Sebald)
A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
Autumn Journal, Louis MacNeice
The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
About the House, W. H. Auden
Waterlines, Linda Avery et al.
Montana, Warts and All, Scott McMillion (ed)
Inferno, Dante (Hollander Translation)
Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney
Purgatorio, Dante (Hollander Translation)
Dante, R. W. B. Lewis
A Mistake, Carl Shuker