Books Read Montañas

2008
1. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
2. Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie
3. Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
4. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
5. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
6. Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood
7. Roxana by Daniel Defoe
8. Pamela by Samuel Richardson
9. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
10. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald
11. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
12. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
13. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
14. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
15. The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
16. From Slogans to Mantras by Stephen Kent
17. Out After Dark by Hugh Leonard
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
19. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
20. Madeleine by Andre Gide
21. Grendel by John Gardner
22. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
23. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
24. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
25. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
26. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
27. Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
28. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jonathan Krakaeur
29. The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O’Connor


2007
1. Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
2. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
3. The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
4. Home Before Night by Hugh Leonard
5. Dubliners by James Joyce
6. Ulysses by James Joyce
7. Peggy Deery by Nell McCafferty
8. The New Bloomsday Book: a Guide Through Ulysses by Harry Blamire
9. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
10. Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federicci
11. The Meaning of Everything: the Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
12. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladmir Nabokov
13. The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev
14. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
15. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
16. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
17. Fury by Salman Rushdie
18. Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
19. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
20. Volume Five of Anais Nin’s Diary (1947 – 1955) by Anais Nin
21. The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
22. The Stranger by Albert Camus
23. Language Myths edited by Bauer and Trudgill
24. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
25. Watt by Samuel Beckett
26. Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag
27. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
28. Maggie: a Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
29. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
30. Cosmopolis by Don Delillo
31. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
32. Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
33. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

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5 thoughts on “Books Read Montañas

  1. Top 4 of 2007:
    1. Ulysses
    2. In Cold Blood
    3. Against Interpretation
    4. Home Before Night

    Top 4 of 2008:
    1. The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
    2. Blood Meridian
    3. The World Without Us
    4. The God Delusion

    I don’t think I could chose a favorite, but these are the ones I loved the most.

  2. I like this entry

    I’ve been wanting to read The Diving Bell & the Butterfly pretty badly. Blood Meridian is one of my favorite books ever…if you like that, I think you’ll love The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

  3. Re: I like this entry

    I love McCarthy. I’ve been dissuaded from reading the Road in the past because “it’s too bleak,” and was then pushed (by the same person/people) to read Suttree, Blood Meridian or Child of God which are also pretty bleak. So I wonder if by bleak they’ve meant deserted & windswept or joyless & dismal. If you recommend it, I’ll certainly read it. I’d like to read the Border Trilogy this year or if it’s too much for one year, over this year and next. McCarthy is a bit like my new Nabokov – I have to stretch his books out to have years of McCarthy ahead of me instead of plowing through them all. I also have to (finally) read the Grapes of Wrath this year. Hold me to it.

    What are you reading?

  4. Re: I like this entry

    Right now I’m rotating between Naked (Sedaris) and rereading Grapes of Wrath. It’s a good balance for me right now.

    I can’t wait for you to read Grapes of Wrath – I want to hear how it affected you!

    And by bleak, I would definitely say the former – deserted & windswept. But so beautifully written…I adore The Road.

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