Books I Haven’t Read Yet


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c30_1What Makes a Person: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life








 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by [Mishra, Pankaj]

The Cossacks and Other Stories (Penguin Classics): Leo Tolstoy, David McDuff (Editor), David McDuff...  






Kobo Abe- The Box Man

Abish, Walter- 99: The New Meaning

Achebe, Chinua – A Man of the People – (1966), Africa’s Tarnished Name

Renata Adler- Speedboat

Aldiss, Brian – Life in the West (1980)

Amis, Kingsley – Lucky Jim (1954)

Amis, Kingsley – The Anti-Death League (1966)

Thirsty by MT Anderson

Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics

Miguel Angel Asturias: Mulata

Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Collected Poems by W.H. Auden

Sanora Babb, Whose Names are Unknown

Chris Bachelder, U.S.

Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space

Nicholson Baker: Vox, The Mezzanine

Sarah Bakewell- At the Existentialist Cafe

Baldwin, James – Another Country (1962), Go Tell It on the Mountain , Notes of a Native Son, Dark Days.

Ballard, J.G. – The Unlimited Dream Company (1979), Complete Short Stories, Crash, Empire of the Sun

Iain Banks, The Crow Road

Nick Bantock- the Museum at Purgatory, The Forgetting Room

Henri Barbusse, Hell

Barth, John – Giles Goat-Boy (1966)

Donald Barthelme- the Dead Father, Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby

Crossing the Sea with Syrians on the Exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauer with photographs by Stanislav Krupar; (English translation by Sarah Prybus). From And Other Stories

Bayer, Conrad- The Head of Vitus Bering

Samuel Beckett- How It Is, Ping
Bellow, Saul – The Victim (1947)

Bergan, Brooke- Storyville: a hidden mirror

Edward Berger, Uncertain Futures

John Berger and Jean Mohr, The Fortunate Man

Thomas Berger, the Fued

Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Berry- The Great Work: Our Way into the Future (1999), Bell Tower/Random House, NY, ISBN 0-609-80499-5

Howard Bloom- “Global Brain” [ISBN 0471419192]

Bohm- On Dialogue

Kendra by Coe Booth

Roberto Bolano- A Night in Chile, Between Parenthesis

 Jorge Luis Borges’s Labyrinths

Daniel Borzutzky, In the Murmur of the Rotten carcass Economy, The Performance of Becoming Human.

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Heat of the Day (1949), The Death of the Heart

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

Paul Bowles: Let It Come Down, Spider’s House

William Boyd- Nat Tate

Bradbury, Malcolm – The History Man (1975)

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff

Braine, John – Room at the Top (1957)

Breton, Andre- Mad Love

Herman Broch’s The Sleepwalkers

Melissa Broder- When You Say One Thing but Mean My Mother

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Kirk Warren BrownJ. David CreswellRichard M. Ryan – Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice

Sir Thomas Browne’s Urne Burial

Carole Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Lenz by Georg Büchner

Mikhail Bulgakov: the Heart of a Dog

William Burroughs:The Finger,

Octavia Butler: The Parable of the Sower

A. S. Byatt, Possession

James M. Cain- The Postman Always Rings Twice

Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda

Jetta Carleton, The Moonflower Vine

Leonora Carrington, The complete stories of Leonora Carrington and Milk of Dreams

Cary, Joyce – The Horse’s Mouth (1944)

Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

B. Catling- The Erstwhile, The Vorrh

Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

Celine, Death on the Installment Plan

Michael Chabon,  The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,  Kavalier and Clay, Wonderboys

Chang-Ra, A Gesture of Life

G. K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday

Noam Chomsky- Doctrines and Visions

Tom Clark- The Last Gas Station and other stories

W. D. Clarke- White Mythology

J.M. Coetzee, Foe

Colette’s Break of Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria

Sophie Collins, Who is Mary Sue?

Compton-Burnett, Ivy – The Mighty and Their Fall (1961)

John Connolly: The Book of Lost Things

Victory by Joseph Conrad

Cooper, William – Scenes from Provincial Life (1950)

Robert Coover- Huck Out West, The Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch

Jim Crace, The Harvest

Harry Crews- Florida Frenzy, A Childhood

The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings

Davies, Robertson – The Rebel Angels (1982)

Extinction by Ashley Dawson from OR Books.

Deighton, Len – Bomber (1970)

Gilles DeLeuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy

Don Delilo- The Names, White Noise

Giorgio De Maria: The Twenty Days of Turin: A Novel

Bernal Diaz- The Betrayal of Montezuma

Antonio Di Benedetto: Zama

Philip K. Dick,  The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout

John Donne- Poems and Sermons

One of Us by Alice Dreger

James Duthe and Matt Hulse: I Cycled into the Arctic Circle

Noone by Ferit Edgu:Trans. Fulya Peker

Jennifer Egan: Look at Me, Invisible Circus

David Eggers- Short Short Stories

Stanley Elkin- the Franchiser, the Dick Gibson Show

Ralph Ellison- The Shadow and ACT

Euripides, Medea

Richard J. Evans- The Coming of the Third Reich

Michel Faber, Under the Skin

Faulkner, William – The Mansion (1959), The Sound and the Fury

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

F. Scott Fitzgerald- Babylon Revisited

Gustave Flaubert’s Letters, Bouvard and Pecuchet

Fleming, Ian – Goldfinger (1959)

Jonathan Safran Foer, The Unabridged Pocket Book of Lightening

Ford Maddox Ford’s Parade’s End (the Tietjens tetralogy), The Good Soldier 

Fowles, John – The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)

Frankel, Jon- The Man Who Can’t Die

Chris Fraser, The Bookmaker

Frayn, Michael – Sweet Dreams (1973)

William Gaddis’s The Recognitions

William H. Gass: In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

Gazdanov and others, Four Russian Short Stories

Maggie Gee, My Cleaner

Andre Gide, the Counterfeiters

Golding, William – The Spire (1964)

Vitold Gombrowisc, Trans-Atlantic

Gordimer, Nadine – The Late Bourgeois World (1966)

Gray, Alasdair – Lanark (1981)

Green, Henry – Party Going (1939)

Greene, Graham – The Power and the Glory (1940)

Greene, Graham – The Heart of the Matter (1948)

Learn to Swim by Joseph Edwin Haeger

The Forever War – Joe Haldemon

Barry Hannah, Long Last Happy, Yonder Stands Your Orphan

Yuval Noah Harari-  Homo Deus

Robert Harris, An Officer and a Spy

Harris, Wilson – Heartland (1964)

Hartley, L.P. – Facial Justice (1960)

Iosi Havilio, Petite Fleur

John Hawkes’s The Lime Twig

Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Hawthorne’s short stories

Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations

Ernest Hemmingway: The Sun Also Rises

Mark Henshaw : Out of the Line of Fire

Franz Hessel- Walking in Berlin

Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan: Or the Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil

Hoban, Russell – Riddley Walker (1980)

The Tattooed Map: A Novel by Barbara Hodgson

Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hymns 

M. Homes, This Book will Save your Life

Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Hughes, Richard – The Fox in the Attic (1961)

Zora Neale Hurston- Mules and Men

Huxley, Aldous – After Many a Summer (1939), Ape and Essence (1948)

Isherwood, Christopher – A Single Man (1964), The Berlin Stories 

Shirley Jackson, Dark Tales

Alan Jacobs: How to Think

The Novels of Henry James: Washington SquarePortrait of a LadyThe BostoniansWings of the DoveThe AmbassadorsThe Golden BowlDaisy MillerThe Aspern Papers,The Turn of the Screw, Notebooks

This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Rebecca John and Michael Holroyd: The Good Bohemian: the Letters of Ida John

Ben Johnson- the Alchemist

Denis Johnson- Angels, The Largess of the Sea Maiden

Johnson, Pamela Hansford – An Error of Judgement (1962)

Jong, Erica – How to Save Your Own Life (1977)

Joyce, James – Finnegans Wake (1939), Ullyses

The Untelling by Tayari Jones

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata.

Franz Kafka- A Country Doctor and Other Stories, Letters

Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

Hiromi Kawakami, Strange Weather in Tokyo

Garrison Keillor, WLT: A Radio Romance

James Kelman- Where I Was

Thomas Keneally, Schindler’s Ark

Kenko, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

Paul Kirchner, Awating the Collapse

Danlo Kis, the Legend of the Sleepers

Thomas S. Klise, The Last Western 1974

Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John

Tadeusz Konwicki- A Dream Book for Our Time

Jerzy Kosinki, Steps

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Svetlana Lavochkina: Zap

Ursula K. LeGuin- The Language of the Night, Words are My Matter, The Wave in the Mind, No Time To Spare

Suffer the Little Children and Venetian Mysteries., by Donna Leon

Geoff LePard: My Father and Other Liars

José Lezama’s Paradiso


Atticus Lish,  Preparation for the Next Life  2014

Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell (English translation by Charlotte Mandell). From Verso

Fly on the Wall by E Lockhart

Lodge, David – How Far Can You Go? (1980)

Audrey Lorde, A Burst of Light: and Other Essays 

Collected Poems by Robert Lowell

Arnost Lustig, Lovely Green Eyes

Naguib Mahfouz, the Harafish

MacInnes, Colin – The London Novels (1957

Mailer, Norman – The Naked and the Dead (1948), The Executioner’s Song, Ancient Evenings (1983)

Malamud, Bernard – Dubin’s Lives (1979), The Assistant (1957)

Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés

Sir Thomas Malory’s Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur 

Alberto Manguel,The Library at Night (non fiction)

Henning Mankell, Faceless Killers

Charles Mann, 1491.

Thomas Mann-The Magic Mountain

Manning, Olivia – The Balkans Trilogy (1960)

Ben Marcus, Notable American Women

Javier Maria- All Souls

Anthony Marra, Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

McCarthy, Mary – The Groves of Academe (1952)

William McDonald- The New Times Book of the Dead

Ian McEwan, Atonement

Thomas McGonigle- Going to Patchogue

Henry Michaux- A Miserable Miracle

China Mieville, London’s Overthrow– a photo-essay as book, also available at

Magnus Mills, The Scheme for Full Employment

Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Nancy Mitford, the Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, Don’t Tell Alfred

Moers, Walter- The 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebeard

Moore, Brian – The Doctor’s Wife (1976)

Wright Morris- Plains Song

Tony Morrison, Beloved

Horacio Castellanos Moya,  Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvadore 

Alice Munro, Lives of Girls and Women

Iris Murdoch- The Sea, the Sea, A Word Child: A Novel, The Bell (1958), The Sacred and Profane Love Machine 

Gerald Murnane- Inland  

Skippy Dies- Paul Murray

Robert Musil,  the Man Without Qualities, vol 1

George Musser, Spooky Action at a Distance

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis Trans. Edith Grossman

Nabokov, Vladimir – Pale Fire (1962), The Defence (1964), Cloud Castle Lake

Naipaul, V.S. – A Bend in the River (1979), Guerrillas 

David Nicholls, One Day

Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll (English translation by Adam Morris) from Two Lines Press

Narayan, R.K. – The Vendor of Sweets (1967)

Jake Needham, Laundry Man 

Nigel Nicolson- Portrait of a Marriage

Jao Gilberto Noll: Atlantic Motel

Nye, Robert – Falstaff (1976)

Wonderland by Joyce Carol Oates

O’Brien, Flann – At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)

Maggie O’Farrell, The Hand That First Held Mine

Yoko Ogawa- Revenge

O’Hara, John – The Lockwood Concern (1965),  Appointment in Samarra 

Mary Oliver- a Poetry Handbook, Upstream

Nnedi Orokafor, Lagoon

George Orwell, Keep the A pidistra Flying, Down and Out in Paris and London

Brian D. OstafinMichael D. RobinsonBrian P. Meier –Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation

Ferdinand Oyono, Houseboy

Michael Palin, The Truth

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.

Percy, Walker – The Last Gentleman (1966)

Georges Perec- Life: a Users Manual

Plascencia, Salvador- The People of Paper

Plato’s Timaeus

Plunkett, James – Farewell Companions (1977)

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. and The Botany of Desire

Donald Ray Pollock- Knockemstiff

Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Chiam Potok- The Chosen

Powell, Anthony – A Dance to the Music of Time (1951)

Ezra Pound’s Personae

Gisèle Prassinos, Arthritic Grasshopper
Priestley, J.B. – The Image Men (1968)

Francine Prose, Guided Tours of Hell

Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time

Editors: Purser, Ronald E., Forbes, David, Burke, Adam (Eds.)- Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context, and Social Engagement

Thomas Pynchon- Against the Day, Mason Dixon

David Quamman, Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

Tristine Rainer: Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anais Nin

Ian Rankin, Tooth and Nail

 Ishmael Reed, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, , and   The Terrible Twos,

This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own by Jonathan Rendall

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea, Let Them Call It Jazz

Richler, Mordecai – Cocksure (1968)

Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Duino Elegies, Sonnets to OrpheusLetters

Roberts, Keith – Pavane (1968)

Monique Roffey, House of Ashes

Changing Ones, by Will Roscoe.

Roth, Phillip – Portnoy’s Complaint (1969)

Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Seeing, by José Saramago. A sequel to his amazing novel Blindness.

Sansom, William – The Body (1949)

Schulberg, Budd – The Disenchanted (1950)

Scott, Paul – Staying On (1977)

Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar

Taiye Selasi, Ghana Must Go

Pierre Senges- Major Refutation

Joann Sfar-The Rabbi’s Cat I and II.

William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

Eric Shanower: Age of Bronze: The Story of the Trojan War. I: A Thousand Ships, and II: Sacrifice

Gary J. Shipley- Theoretical Animals

Mihail Sholokhov, And Quiet Flows the Don

Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk about Kevin

Shute, Nevil – No Highway (1948)

Sillitoe, Alan – Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)

Marek Sindelka: Abberant

Mehindra Singh- American Candide:

Christopher Slatky-  Alectryomancer

Slotkin, Richard- Myth of the American Frontier Trilology

Zadie Smith- White Teeth, Feel Free, On Beauty 

Snow, C.P. – Strangers and Brothers (1940)

Rebecca Solnit: Hope in the Dark

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

Marcio Souza– Order of the Day: An Unidentified Flying Opus Paperback – July 1, 1986

Spark, Muriel – The Girls of Slender Means (1963), The Mandelbaum Gate (1965), Loitering with Intent

Christina Stead, The Man Who Loved Children

John Steinbeck: Working days, The Journal of a Novel

Stendhal’s The Red and the Black,  Charterhouse of Parma

Wallace Steven’s Harmonium, The Collected Poems, The Necessary Angel

David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany (non-fiction)

Styron, William – Sophie’s Choice (1979)

Italo Svevo’s Confessions of ZenoZeno’s Conscience (tra: William Weaver)

Kelly Swain, the Naked Muse

Junichiro Tanizaki, the Makioka Sisters

Donna Tartt- The Little Friend, The Secret History

Theroux, Alexander – Darconville’s Cat (1981), The Mosquito Coast (1981)

Postal Child by Joey Truman from Whisk(e)y Tit

Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War

Mark Twain, Letters from Earth ed. Bernard DeVoto

Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Dubrovka Ugresic- The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

Johannes Urzidil: The Last Bell

Updike, John – The Coup (1978)

John Updike, The complete Henry Bech

Paul Valéry’s Eupalinos, ou l’architecte

Vladislav Vancura- Marketa Lazarova

Vidal, Gore – Creation (1981)

William T. Vollman: Fathers and Crows, Expelled From Eden, The Dying Grass

Jeff VanderMeer- Annihilation trilogy

David Wade- Crystal and Dragon: the Cosmic Dance of Symmetry and Chaos in Nature, Art and Consciousness [Paperback]

Vertigo by Joanna Walsh from Dorothy

Warner, Rex – The Aerodrome (1941)

Waugh, Evelyn – Brideshead Revisited (1945), Sword of Honor (1952)

The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

 Abraham Gottlob Werner- nomenclature of colours : adapted to zoology, botany, chemistry, mineralogy, anatomy, and the arts

Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows

Jonathan White, Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity

White, Patrick – Riders in the Chariot (1961)

Williamson, Henry – A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight (1951)

Wilson, Angus – The Old Men at the Zoo (1961), Late Call (1964)

Antoine Wilson- Panorama City

Edmund Wilson, To the Finland Station

Ludwig Wittgenstein- Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Virginia Woolf’s Diaries and Writer’s Diary

Wouk, Herman – The Caine Mutiny (1951)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

William Butler Yeat’s The Tower

 Roger Zelazny and Philip K. Dick: Deus Irae

Audio Books

James Joyce’s Ulysses RTÉ’s 1982 full cast production (that second link links to a free download!).

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, as read by Claire Higgins

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, as read by Nicol Williamson

William Gaddis’s J R, as read by Nick Sullivan

Gordon Lish’s The Collected Fictions of Gordon Lish, as read by Gordon Lish 

Games I Haven’t Played

  • Code Names

  • FATE Core RPG

  • Eldritch Horror

  • Star Realms

  • Tiny Epic Galaxies

  • Misspent Youth RPG