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Reading List 

Title

Author

Country

Rating (/5)

1.      The March

E. L. Doctorow

USA

2.00

2.      A Long Long Way

Sebastian Barry

Ireland

4.80

3.      Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Zafón

Spain

1.75

4.      Mr. Pip

Lloyd Jones

New Zealand

3.50

5.      Meditations in Green

Stephen Wright

USA

3.50

6.      The Lay of the Land

Richard Ford

USA

4.00

7.      The Welsh Girl

Peter Ho Davies

UK

3.75

8.      Falling Man

Don DeLillo

USA

3.00

9.      My Mother’s Lovers

Christopher Hope

South Africa

3.00

10.   Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson

Norway

4.10

11.   The World to Come

Dara Horne

USA

3.25

12.   On Chesil Beach

Ian McEwan

UK

3.75

13.   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz

USA

4.50

14.   Half of a Yellow Sun

C. Ngozi Adichie

Nigeria

2.00

15.   American Journeys

Don Watson

Australia

Not Rated

16.   The Outlander

Gil Adamson

Canada

3.90

17.   Sea of Poppies

Amitav Ghosh

India

3.00

18.   The Secret Scripture

Sebastian Barry

Ireland

4.90

19.   The Lost Dog

Michelle de Kretser

Australia

2.75

20.   Wanting

Richard Flanagan

Australia

3.95

21.   The Lazarus Project

Aleksandar Heman

USA

3.95

22.   Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry

UK

5.00

23.   The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell

France

3.80

24.   By Night in Chile

Roberto Bolaño

Chile

4.60

25.   The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas

Australia

3.60

26. The Savage Detectives

Roberto Bolaño

Chile

4.40

27. Brooklyn

Colm Tóibín

Ireland

2.80

28. Parrot & Olivier

Peter Carey

Australia

4.00

29. Land of Green Plums

Herta Müller

Romania

4.70

30. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

USA

4.00

31. Dirt Music

Tim Winton

Australia

4.00

32. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

Sweden

Not Rated

33. The Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk

Turkey

4.30

34. Beloved

Toni Morrison

USA

4.85

35. Ilustrado

Miguel Syjuco

Philippines

3.30

36. Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

UK

4.30

37. Matterhorn

Karl Marlantes

USA

3.60

38. The Vintage and the Gleaning

Jeremy Chambers

Australia

3.40

39. Tinkers

Paul Harding

USA

4.65

40. Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth

Chris Ware

USA

Not Rated

41. The Thousand Autumns of Jakob de Zoet

David Mitchell

UK

4.20

42. The Elephant’s Journey

José Saramago

Portugal

4.40

43. The Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Canada

4.50

44. The End

Salvatore Scibona

USA

4.10

45. One Foot in Eden

Ron Rash

USA

4.00

46. Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas

Machado de Assis

Brazil

4.75

47. Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

USA

3.50

48. The Quickening Maze

Adam Foulds

UK

4.15

49. The Roving Party

Rohan Wilson

Australia

2.75

50. The Stranger’s Child

Alan Hollinghurst

UK

4.20

51. Satanic Verses

Salmon Rushdie

UK

4.00

52. The Family of Pascal Duarte

Camilo José Cela

Spain

4.80

53. Life A User’s Manual

Georges Perec

France

4.00

54. The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

UK

3.60

55. On Canaan’s Side

Sebastian Barry

Ireland

4.85

56. Christ vs. Arizona

Camilo José Cela

Spain

4.85

57. The Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgokov

USSR

3.60

58. The Cove

Ron Rash

USA

4.20

59. The Hive

Camilo José Cela

Spain

4.40

60. Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantell

UK

4.25

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