A Summer Reading List


1984 (Harcourt Brace, 1949) by George Orwell
2666 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) by Roberto Bolaño
After Dark (Knopf, 2007) by Haruki Murakami
All Hallow's Eve (Faber & Faber, 1945) by Charles Williams
The Animal People by Henry Oso Quintero
Atlas Shrugged (Random House, 1957) by Ayn Rand
Aztec (Atheneum, 1980) by Gary Jennings
Balún-Canán by Rosario Castellanos
Blue Water (Morrow, 2006) by A. Manette Ansay
Brideshead Revisited
(Little, Brown, 1945) by Evelyn Waugh
Bridge of Sighs (Knopf, 2007) by Richard Russo
Caramelo (Knopf, 2002) by Sandra Cisneros
Castle (Graywolf Press, 2009) by J. Robert Lennon
The Children's Hospital (McSweeney's Books, 2006) by Chris Adrian
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
A Confederacy of Dunces
(Louisiana State University Press, 1980) by John Kennedy Toole
The Conqueror
(Open Letter Books, 2009) by Jan Kjaerstad
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973) by J. G. Ballard
Deep Rivers (Waveland, 2002) by José María Arguedas
Dune (Chilton Books, 1965) by Frank Herbert
Empire Falls (Knopf, 2001) by Richard Russo
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(Random House, 1971) by Hunter S. Thompson
Fire in the Blood (Knopf, 2007) by Irène Némirovsky
The First Man (Knopf, 1995) by Albert Camus
The Garden of Last Days (Norton, 2008) by Andre Dubus III
God Says No (McSweeney's Books, 2009) by James Hannaham
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Dial, 2009) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (Bantam, 1994) by Tom Robbins
Home (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) by Marilynne Robinson
The House on Coliseum Street (Knopf, 1961) by Shirley Ann Grau
House on Mango Street (Arte Publico Press, 1983) by Sandra Cisneros
El Juego del Ángel (Vintage, 2008) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Kafka on the Shore (Knopf, 2005) by Haruki Murakami
Killer Karma: A Father Ananda Mystery (Silkworm Books, 2008) by Nick Wilgus
Landscape in Concrete
(Open Letter Books, 2009) by Jakov Lind
Lottery (Berkley Trade, 2008) by Patricia Woods
Lowboy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) by John Wray
The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989) by Oscar Hijuelo
The Mariposa Club (Alyson Books, 2009) by Rigoberto González
Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Cinco Puntos Press, 2009) by Luis Alberto Urrea, illustrated by Christopher Cardinale
A Mercy (Knopf, 2008) by Toni Morrison
Moloch: Or, This Gentile World (Grove Press, 1992) by Henry Miller
The New Valley
(Grove Press, 2009) by Josh Weil
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Pantheon Books, 2005) by Alexander McCall Smith
Normal People Don't Live Like This
(Persea Books, 2009) by Dylan Landis
Norwegian Wood (Vintage International, 2000) by Haruki Murakami
Novel Without a Name
(Morrow, 1995) by Duong Thu Huong
Odd Thomas (Bantam Books, 2004) by Dean Koontz
Only Revolutions (Pantheon Books, 2006) by Mark Z. Danielewski
Oscar and Lucinda (Harper & Row, 1988) by Peter Carey
A Person of Interest (Viking, 2008) by Susan Choi
A Posturing of Fools (River City, 2004) by Brewster Milton Robertson
A Prodigal Summer
(HarperCollins, 2000) by Barbara Kingsolver
A Proper Knowledge
(Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) by Michelle Latiolais
Prospero's Cell
(Dutton, 1960) by Lawrence Durrell
Pygmy (Doubleday, 2009) by Chuck Palahniuk
The Reader (Pantheon Books, 1997) by Bernhard Schlink
The Riddle of the Traveling Skull (McSweeney's Books, 2005) by Harry Stephen Keeler
Ruins (Akashic Books, 2009) by Achy Obejas
Saints in Limbo (WaterBrook Press, 2009) by River Jordon
Sag Harbor (Doubleday, 2009) by Colson Whitehead
The Secret of Hurricanes (MacAdam/Cage, 2002) by Theresa Williams
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (Penguin Press, 2009) by Reif Larsen
Shark Dialogues (Atheneum, 1994) by Kiana Davenport
The Signal (Viking, 2009) by Ron Carlson
Sinners (HarperCollins, 1971) by Jackie Collins
Specimen Days (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) by Michael Cunningham
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Ecco, 2008) by David Wroblewski
The Summer Book (Pantheon Books, 1974) by Tove Jansson
The Tapestries (Little, Brown, 2002) by Kien Nguyen
Technology as Symptom and Dream (Routledge, 1989) by Robert D. Romanyshyn
The Temple of Wild Geese (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008) by Tsutomu Mizukami
To the Wedding (Pantheon Books, 1995) by John Berger
Underworld  (Scribner, 1997) by Don DeLillo
The Vagrants (Random House, 2009) by Yiyun Li
Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Voyage Along the Horizon (McSweeney's Books, 2006) by Javier Marías
Watchmen (DC Comics, 1995) by Alan Moore
The Women (Viking, 2009) by T. C. Boyle
Yarwar Fiesta (Waveland, 2002) by José María Arguedas
The Year of Fog (Delacorte Press, 2007) by Michelle Richmond

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Julian by Gore Vidal
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Ulysses by James Joyce
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

"A Dog Heaven" from Sweet Talk (Random House, 1990) by Stephanie Vaughn
Don't Cry (Pantheon Books, 2009) by Mary Gaitskill
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) by Wells Tower
How It Ended (Knopf, 2009) by Jay McInerney
Legends of the Fall (Delacorte/S. Lawrence, 1979) by Jim Harrison
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
(Harper & Row, 1972) by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Magic of Blood (University of New Mexico Press, 1993) by Dagoberto Gilb
Oh, Don't You Cry for Me (Jefferson Press, 2008) by Philip Shirley
Olive Kitteridge (Random House, 2008) by Elizabeth Strout
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women (Oxford University Press, 2008) edited by Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Lauren Stuart Muller, Jana Sequoya Magdaleno
Romancer Erector (Dalkey Archive Press, 2001) by Diane Williams
The Stories of John Cheever (Knopf, 1978)
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Harper Perennial, 2009) by Kevin Wilson
The View From Castle Rock (Knopf, 2006) by Alice Munro
Woman Hollering Creek (Random House, 1991) by Sandra Cisneros