Books I’m Reading

The Works of Chekhov – Anton Chekhov
Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda
Electronic Literature – N.Katherine Hayles
Confessions – Saint Augustine
Hypertext 3.0 Critical Theory – George P. Landow
The Watchmaker

Books on The Shelf

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Aesop’s Fables
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Edward Albee
Inferno – Dante Alighieri
Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
Portrait in Sepia – Isabel Allende
Money – Martin Amis
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
The Pocket Aristotle – Aristotle
Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle
Bodily Harm – Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood
Negotiating with the Dead – Margaret Atwood
The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
The City of God – Augustine
On Christian Doctrine – Augustine
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
The Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard
Lost in the Funhouse – John Barth
The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker
Herzog – Saul Bellow
The Dean’s December – Saul Bellow
Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
More Die of Heartbreak – Saul Bellow
The Victim – Saul Bellow
The Dean’s December – Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
Seize The Day – Saul Bellow
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
Best American Non-Required Reading 2007
BASS 1995
BASS 2002
BASS 2004
BASS 2006
BASS 2008
BASS 2011
BASS 2012
BASS 2013
BASS 2014
Best American Short Stories of the Century
Complete Prose and Poetry ofWilliam Blake
Summer Sisters – Judy Blume
Are You There God? – Judy Blume
2666: A Novel – Roberto Bolanos
The Aleph – Jorge Luis Borges
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Well-Wrought Urn – Cleanth Brooks
The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
Post Office – Charles Bukowski
In the Electric Mist… – James L. Burke
Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs
Don Juan and Other Satirical Poems – Lord Byron
The Gallic War – Julius Caesar
Cosmicomics – Italo Calvino
The Fall – Albert Camus
The Rebel – Albert Camus
Neither Victims Nor Executioners – Albert Camus
Exile and The Kingdom – Albert Camus
The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus
My Antonia – Willa Cather
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
The Wife of Bath – Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Falconer – Jonathan Cheever
The Works of Chekhov – Anton Chekhov
Woman Hollering Creek – Sandra Cisneros
2001 A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
Hopscotch – Julio Cortazar
Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
Disclosure – Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain – Michael Crichton
Next – Michael Crichton
The Roald Dahl Omnibus – Roald Dahl
House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielzewski
The Origin of the Species – Charles Darwin
Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
White Noise – Don DeLillo
Yarrow – Charles deLint
The Complete Short Stories – Guy DeMaupassant
Discourse on Method – Descartes
The Last Days of Dogtown – Anita Diamant
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Deliverance – James Dickey
Living the Artist’s Life – Paul Dorelle
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
Eight American Authors – A Review of Research & Criticism
Icy Clutches – Aaron Elkins
The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Seven Types of Ambiguity – William Empson
Light in August – William Faulkner
Absalom! Absalom! – William Faulkner
Go Down Moses – William Faulkner
Intruder in the Dust – William Faulkner
Requiem for a Nun – William Faulkner
A Fable – William Faulkner
Sanctuary – William Faulkner
Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
A Passage to India – E. M. Forster
A Room with a View – E. M. Forster
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
The World is Flat – Thomas L. Friedman
I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down – William Gay
The Long House – William Gay
Twilight – William Gay
Neuromancer – William Gibson
Lafcadio’s Adventures – Andre Gide
The Immoralist – Andre Gide
Oedipus and Theseus – Andre Gide
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Scratches – Got Game
The Wind in the Wilows – Kenneth Grahame
The Human Factor – Graham Greene
The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
The Quiet American – Graham Greene
Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Brothers Grimm
Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
Islands in the Stream – Ernest Hemingway
In Our Time – Ernest Hamingway
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
Stories by O. Henry – O. Henry
Demian – Hermann Hesse
Godel, Escher, Bach – Douglas Hofstadter
Metamagical Themas – Douglas Hofstadter
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
A New Slant on Life – L.Ron Hubbard
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Brand – Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Gabler – Henrik Ibsen
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
Shining Through – Susan Isaacs
After All These Years – Susan Isaacs
The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Patchwork Girl – Shelley Jackson
The Bostonians – Henry James
Daisy Miller – Henry James
Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
The Turn of the Screw -Henry James
Dubliners – James Joyce
Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
Ulysses – James Joyce
The Castle Franz Kafka
Collected Stories – Franz Kafka
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Mermaid Chair – Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
Insomnia – Stephen King
Lisey’s Story – Stephen King
The Tommyknockers – Stephen King
Homeland and Other Stories – Barbara Kingsolver
The Book of Laughter & Forgetting – Milan Kundera
She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers – D. H. Lawrence
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John Lecarre
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Mystic River – Dennis Lehane
Immortality Defended – John Leslie
Babbit – Sinclair Lewis
Elmer Gantry – Sinclair Lewis
Main Street – Sinciair Lewis
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
On the Nature of Things – Lucretius
The Prince – Machiavelli
The Naked and The Dead – Norman Mailer
Tough Guys Don’t Dance – Norman Mailer
Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
Confessions of Felix Krull – Thomas Mann
The Holy Sinner – Thomas Mann
Memories of My Melancholy Whores – G. Garcia Marquez
Chronicle of a Death Foretold – G. Garcia Marquez
Collected Stories – G. Garcia Marquez
In Evil Hour – G. Garcia Marquez
The General in His Labyrinth – G. Garcia Marquez
Living to Tell The Tale – G. Garcia Marquez
Of Love and Other Demons – G. Garcia Marquez
Strange Pilgrims – G. Garcia Marquez
The Autumn of the Patriarch – G. Garcia Marquez
Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham
The Border Trilogy – Cormac McCarthy
The Sunset Limited – Cormac McCarthy
Outer Dark – Cormac McCarthy
The Gardener’s Son – Cormac McCarthy
Understanding Comics – Scott McCloud
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
Thousand Pieces of Gold – RuthAnne McCunn
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
Pretty Little Mistakes – Heather Mcelhatton
I Was Amelia Earhart – Jane Mendelsohn
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Paradise Lost – John Milton
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Utopia – Thomas Moore
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
Paradise – Toni Morrison
Dance of the Happy Shades – Alice Munro
Lives of Girls and Women – Alice Munro
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship – Alice Munro
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland – Haruki Murakami
Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
A House for Mr. Biswas – V.S. Naipaul
Selected Odes (of) – Pablo Neruda
Metamorphosis – Ovid
Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
Cat & Mouse – James Patterson
The Shipping News – Annie Proulx
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
The Captive – Marcel Proust
The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
Phantoms in the Brain – V. S. Ramachandran
You-Forever – Lopsang Rampa
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged – Ann Rand
Stiff – Mary Roach
Gilead – Marilyn Robinson
Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
Didascalicon – Hugh of St. Victor
Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
Narrative as Virtual Reality – Marie Laure Ryan
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
If Tomorrow Comes – Sidney Sheldon
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
Resistance – Anita Shreve
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith
The Gulag Archipelago – Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck
Tortilla Flat – John Steinbeck
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck
Tristam Shandy – Laurence Sterne
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert L. Stevenson
Treasure Island – Robert L. Stevenson
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Confessions of Nat Turner – William Styron
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
The Collected Stories – Peter Taylor
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories – Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Space and Place – Yi-Fu Tuan
Pudd’nhead Wilson – Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
The Accidental Tourist – Anne Tyler
The Clock Winder – Anne Tyler
The Tin Can Tree – Anne Tyler
A New Collection – Anne Tyler
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
The Centaur – John Updike
S. – John Updike
QB VII – Leon Uris
Trinity – Leon Uris
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
The Aeneid – Virgil
Alphabet of Wit – Voltaire
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
Jailbird – Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano – Kurt Vonnegut
The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
Mother Night – Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells
Island of Dr. Moreau – H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds – H. E. Wells
Little Altars Everywhere – Rebecca Wells
The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder
Theophilus North – Thornton Wilder
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
Humoresque – Humbert Wolfe
A Man in Full – Tom Wolfe
The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Orlando – Virginia Woolf
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
The Bone Weaver – Victoria Zackheim

(Some) Books I’ve Read

Flatland – Edwin Abbott
A Death in the Family – James Agee
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
The Amityville Horror – Jay Anson
100 Jolts – Michael Arnzen
Toxophilis – Roger Ascham
Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The Pleasure of the Text – Roland Barthes
S/Z – Roland Barthes
BASS 2000
BASS 2001
BASS 2005
BASS 2007
Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius
Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
The Vintage Bradbury – Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell
If on a winter’s night a traveler – Italo Calvino
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
When Rabbit Howls – Truddi Chase
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
Almost All of – Agatha Christie
The Beans of Egypt, Maine – Carolyn Chute
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Many of – Patricia Cornwall
The Body Artist – Don Delilo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
Ragtime – E. L. Doctorow
Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurier
The Life of Geronimo Sandoval – Steve Ersinghaus
The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
The Reivers – William Faulkner
Silverthorn – Raymond Feist
A Darkness of Sethanon – Raymond Feist
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
provinces of night – William Gay
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Lord Of The Flies – William Golding
Goodbye to All That – Robert Graves
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden – J. Greenberg
Mrs. Kimble – Jennifer Haigh
Hannibal – Thomas Harris
Flash Fiction – Thomas, Thomas & Hazuka
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Dune Series – Frank Herbert
Stories for Late at Night – Alfred Hitchcock
The Illiad – Homer
The Odyssey – Homer
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Afternoon, A Story – Michael Joyce
Psyche & Symbol – Carl Jung
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
My Secret Life – Anonymous & James R. Kincaid
Almost All of – Stephen King
Ishi in Two Worlds – Kroeber
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
On the Sublime – Longinus
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Child of God – Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
The Orchard Keeper – Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
Suttree – Cormac McCarthy
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
Black Swan Green – David Mitchell
Book and Volume – Nick Montfort
Watchmen – Moore & Griffin
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Moons of Jupiter – Alice Munro
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Pocketbook of Ogden Nash – Ogden Nash
The Prophesies of Nostradamus
April Fool’s Day – Josip Novakavich
At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
Animal Farm – George Orwell
1984 – George Orwell
Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
The Portable Parker – Dorothy Parker
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Great Dialogues of Plato – Plato
The Borzoi Poe – Edgar Allen Poe
Bows and Arrows – Pope and Young
Reading Like a Writer – Francine Prose
The Story of O -Pauline Reage
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
A Perfect Stranger – Roxana Robinson
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Blindness – Jose Saramago
Sybil – Flora Schreiber
Jamestown – Matthew Sharpe
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
The Pearl – John Steinbeck
Ghost Story – Peter Straub
Sudden Fiction
Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
A Summons to Memphis– Peter Taylor
The Old Forest – Peter Taylor
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
With All Disrespect – Calvin Trillian
Rabbit, Run – John Updike
Ethics Theory and Practice – Velasquez & Rostankowski
Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
The Mysterious Island – Jules Verne
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
The Bridges of Madison County – R.J. Waller
Echoes in the Darkness – Joseph Wambaugh
The Onion Fields – Joseph Wambaugh
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books to Buy

1001 Arabian Nights – A.S.Bryant
The School on Heart’s Content Road – Carolyn Chute
Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student – Corbett/Connors
100 Days – Ersinghaus/Mack
How to Read Novels – Thomas C. Foster
How to Read Literature – Thomas C. Foster
The Lost Country – William Gay
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Uses of Enchantment – Heidi Julavits
The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
A Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
Foundation ActionScript Animation – Keith Peters
V. – Thomas Pynchon
Poison: A Novel – Susan Fromberg Schaeffer