Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Cannonball List

I finally stopped to think about what a hot mess my right hand navigation would be by the time I hit 100 books, so I'm going to stick the reading list here. Questions or suggestions, please feel free to post in the comments!
  1. Future Jihad, by Walid Phares
  2. La Bella Figura, by Beppe Severgnini
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  4. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  5. Parliament of Whores, by PJ O'Rourke
  6. City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt
  7. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
  8. A Lion Among Men, by Gregory Maguire
  9. Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Austin Grossman
  10. A Wolf at the Table, by Augusten Burroughs
  11. The Ladies of Grace Adieu, by Susanna Clarke
  12. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
  13. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon
  14. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  15. Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov
  16. Fall On Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  17. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks
  18. The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
  19. Mason & Dixon, by Thomas Pynchon
  20. I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert
  21. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
  22. The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  23. The Stranger, by Albert Camus/The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy
  24. The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton
  25. Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty, by Isaiah Berlin
  26. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
  27. Gladiator, by Dan Clark a.k.a. Nitro
  28. Diplomacy, by Henry Kissinger
  29. The Future of Freedom, by Fareed Zakaria
  30. Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt
  31. Blinded by the Right, by David Brock
  32. Grand Avenues, by Scott W. Berg
  33. The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman
  34. The Culture of Fashion, by Christopher Breward
  35. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
  36. The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
  37. The Vile Village, by Lemony Snicket
  38. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Rashid
  39. The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, by Susan Vreeland
  40. Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  41. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower series), by Stephen King
  42. Only Say The Word, by Niall Williams
  43. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  44. Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
  45. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
  46. The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan
  47. The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  48. Sweet and Low, by Rich Cohen
  49. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Ann Barrows
  50. The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir


  1. Great list, Josie! I have a lot of these books if you want to borrow any of them. What do you think of Perez-Reverte?

  2. I am...neutral on Perez-Reverte. Enjoyable but somehow slightly irritating for some reason...