LITERATURE: Reading List

UPDATE:  With spare time on my hands and an itchy trigger finger on the buy button, I’ve just added these to my list:

Stiff:  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach

Godel, Escher, Bach:  An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas Hofstadter

Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media, Marie-Laure Ryan

Here’s what’s been backing up in my reading department, and what I have now sorted and displayed right in the living room where the books are not only readily available, but are staring me right in the face with their guilty stares (in some semblance of order by type):

8 Issues of Glimmertrain (that’s two years’ worth!  Can’t believe I haven’t read them, so may find that I’ve been through some of them.)

2 Issues of Confrontations (have gotten more than halfway through one)

1 Issue of Ploughshares

2 Issues of Prairie Schooner

The Border Trilogy, Cormac McCarthy

Agartha – A Journey to The Stars, Meredith Lady Young

She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb

The Bone Weaver, Victoria Zackheim

The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood

Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood

Suttree, Cormac McCarthy

Best American Short Stories of the Century

3 Copies, Best American Short Stories, 2002,2003, 2004

The Collected Stories, Peter Taylor

The Old Forest and Other Stories, Peter Taylor

100 Jolts:  Shockingly Short Stories, Michael Arnzen

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Love, Marriage, Alice Munro

Lives of Girls and Women, Munro

The Moons of Jupiter, Munro

Dances of the Happy Shades, Munro

Creating Fiction, Checkoway

Building Fiction, Kircheval

Writing From the Heart, Nancy Slonim Aronie

2 copies of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Novakovich

Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

The Didascalicon of Hugh of St. Victor

Space and Place, Yi-Fu Tuan

The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

Negotiating With The Dead, Margaret Atwood

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

Metamagical Themas, Douglas Hofstadter

The Language Police, Diane Ravitch

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3 Responses to LITERATURE: Reading List

  1. ntexas99 says:

    I recognize several, either having dribbled my eyes across the pages, or at least allowed them the pleasure of keeping me company on the nightstand for months at a time. (*smile*)

    She’s Come Undone was one I truly enjoyed. Great Title, and ever greater storytelling.

    Bird by Bird is one I just recently ordered via, even though I also have the book. I’ve enjoyed reading this one (and re-reading it) so much that I wanted to be able to take it with me on CD whenever the mood struck.

    You have some tasty treats on your list – surely you must force yourself to find the time to nibble now and then? Here’s hoping you manage to get past the snacking and actually indulge in a full meal now and then.

  2. Loretta says:

    I agree, there are several that I’ve read and enjoyed. The stack of lit mags make me nervous, though. That’s why I don’t subscribe to them: they pile up and then I feel guilty like I’m not doing my homework.

    I have a book I’m dying to read and I’m saving it…for what I don’t know! :Maps of the Imagination: The Writer As Cartographer”. I pick it up and sneak bits of it that rev me up to write.

  3. Beverly says:

    Meditations was a wonderful, spiritual uplift for me. I read it in Western Civilization this past semester.

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