21. The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (p. 2007)

20. By Night in Chile, Roberto Bolano (p. 2000)

19. The Underdogs, Mariano Azuela (p. 1915)

18. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery (p. 1943)

17. Raise the Red Lantern, Su Tong (p. 1990)

16. Mr. Norris Changes Trains, Christopher Isherwood (p.1933)

15. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon (p. 2000)

14. The Bible of Lost Pets, Jamey Dunham (p. 2009)

13. Prater Violet, Christopher Isherwood (p. 1954)

12. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway (p. 1964)

11. Terminus and other plays, Daniel Keene (p. 2003)

10. Dreams from my Father, Barack Obama (p. 1995)

9. White Teeth, Zadie Smith (p. 2000)

8. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris (p. 2004)

7. The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama (p. 2006)

6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (p. 2007)

5. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut (p. 1973)

4. The Key, Junichiro Tanizaki (p. 1956)

3. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion (p. 2005)

2. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie (p. 1993)

1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (p. 1813)

Short Stories and Essays

E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, David Foster Wallace (p. 1993)

Secretary, Mary Gaitskill

Ava’s Apartment, Jonathan Lethem

The Call of a Faraway Town, Peter Temple

Me and Miss Mandible, Donald Barthelme

Secret Skin: An essay in Unitard Theory, Michael Chabon

Robert Kennedy Saved From Drowning, Donald Barthelme

Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice, Nam Le

The Autobiography of J.G.B, J.G. Ballard

Dimension, Alice Munro

Vast Hell, Guillermo Martinez

Leopard, Wells Tower

Blow-up, Julio Cortazar

Lucky Alan, Jonathan Lethem

Nimrod Flipout, Etgar Keret

Shared Patio, Miranda July

Another Manhattan, Donald Antrim

Chickens and Eggs, Doris Lessing

The Damned Thing, Ambrose Bierce

Clara, Roberto Bolano

The Lady with the Dog, Anton Chekhov

Meeting with Enrique Lihn, Roberto Bolano

The Daughters of the Moon, Italo Calvino

On Keeping a Notebook, Joan Didion

Sign of the Gun, P.D. Mallamo

Overreachers, Richard Ford

Farangs, Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Envy, Kathryn Chetkovich

The Nature of the Fun, David Foster Wallace

Pregnancy Diary, Yoko Ogawa

The War of the Ears, Moses Isegawa

The Cafeteria in the Evening and a Pool in the Rain, Yoko Ogawa

Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young, David Foster Wallace

Ticket to the Fair, David Foster Wallace

Tense Present: Democracy, English, and the Wars Over Usage, David Foster Wallace

Tennis, Trigonometry, Tornadoes, David Foster Wallace

Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace

The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allen Poe

Read in 2008

Read in 2007


(Number of Books Read Last Year) x (Life Expectancy) =

(Number of Books One Expects to Read in this Life-time)


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