Summer Reading List 2010

5 Jun

1. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

2. White Man’s Burden –  William Easterly

3. Let the Great World Spin –  Colum McCann

4. Franny and Zooey –  J.D. Salinger

5. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

6. Persuasion – Jane Austen

7. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford

8. Revolutionaries –  Jack Rakove

9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

10. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinback

11. 1984 – George Orwell

12. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

13. Olive Kitteridge  – Elizabeth Strout

14. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

15. Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

16. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

17. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri

18. Sula – Toni Morrison

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One Response to “Summer Reading List 2010”

  1. Laura June 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    I’m reading Lolita right now – Nabokov is a literary genius.

    Another great book, if you ever get the chance to read it, is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. I just finished it and the way Roy weaves the characters’ past memories and experiences together with the present is mind-blowingly seamless. It’s a gorgeous read.

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