Reading List

Here is the list of the books I am to go through.  I have a separate list of the people who suggested them, just so I can make sure to thank the unexpectedly good ones.  I’ll be posting reviews as they come, and will not necessarily read them in order, though I will try.

Please keep suggesting!

  1. Middlesex-Jeffrey Eugenides
  2. Rashi’s Daughters-Maggie Anton
  3. What is the What-Dave Eggers
  4. Infidel-Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  5. Grimm’s fairy tales-
  6. Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman-
  7. In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land– Poems by Ariel Dorfman
  8. Between Barack and a Hard Place-Tim Wise
  9. White Boy Shuffle-Paul Beatty
  10. Honky-Dalton Conley
  11. Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortensen
  12. The Sketch-Book­-Washington Irving (Adam Lashinsky)
  13. Greek Myths-Robert Graves
  14. 2666-Roberto Bolaño
  15. The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
  16. Dante’s Commedia­
  17. The Aeneid
  18. Complete Works of Shakespeare (not all at once)
  19. Paradise Lost-Milton
  20. Cryptonomicon-William Gibson
  21. Walden-Thoreau
  22. Ciao Professore (Vanessa Kahen)
  23. Three Delays-Charlie Smith
  24. The Invisible Gorilla-Christopher Chabris and Danile Simons
  25. Cloud Splitter-Russel Banks
  26. The Shame of the Nation-Jonathan Kozol
  27. House of Leaves– Mark Danielewski
  28. Running With Scissors-Augusten Burroughs
  29. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close-Safran Foer
  30. History of LoveNicole Krauss
  31. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larson,
  32. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – Chuck Barris
  33. When You Are Engulfed in Flames-David Sedaris
  34. East of Eden– John Steinbeck
  35. Rain Clouds Gather-Bessie Head
  36. How Fiction Works-James Wood

About Big Adam

A NYC doorman, a community organizer, wannabe ape, sometimes blogger, sometimes writer, always crossword puzzle incompleter, I will ride bicycles with your papa, dance Bhangra with your mama, take you on dates that cost nada.
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3 Responses to Reading List

  1. Sheila says:


  2. laceyputnam says:

    A Blessing on the Moon
    Motherless Brooklyn
    Sherlock Holmes

    • big Adam says:

      plucked Motherless Brooklyn off the shelf on the way to work. About halfway through now. LOVING IT. “context is everything” I couldn’t resist those first reading those first few lines out loud.

      Looking forward to getting through your other suggestions film and book.

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