1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao- Juno Diaz (2007)
2. The Known World - Edward P. Jones (2003)
3. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel (2009)
4. Gilead - Marilynne Robinson (2004)
5. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen (2001)
6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon (2000)
7. A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (2010) (see my review)
8. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain (2012)
9. Atonement - Ian McEwan (2001)
10. Half Of A Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2006)
11. White Teeth - Zadie Smith (2000)
12. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)
13. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
14. Austerlitz - W.G. Sebald
15. My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
16. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
17. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (see my review)
18. NW - Zadie Smith
19. 2666 - Roberto Bolaño
20. The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard
I'm rather surprised that I've managed to read 5/20 when my reading focus has been elsewhere for quite some time. By "read" Atonement, I do mean that I started it in good faith some time ago. It's not my fault that I was forced to stop after about 30 pages. Or perhaps it is. I know I should give it another go at some stage. I have meant to read many of these books. Several are sitting in the TBR.
Thanks for posting this list. I've read a few here and will definitely explore the others. Some I have on my shelves for a long time. ;)
I have maintained for a long time that "reading a book" is a vague term. Thirty pages counts, I think.
No problem Arti. I've been curious about a number of these books for a while, hopefully this list will help push them towards the surface of the TBR.
Deb, I've come to define it that if I start the book in good faith, and don't finish it, or set it aside for whatever reason, then I've "read it". I may come back to it at another time of course, and maybe that time will be right for that book.
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