On The Table

I love a good book browse and I am always competing with myself to see how many of the books I have read from a list.

In these posts, I challenge myself to read from:

On a recent bookstore visit, I saw a table laid out with some popular, some obscure novels, and to my shock and horror, I hadn’t read any of the books displayed there.

Click to watch the video where I show the books

Below is a full list of the books mentioned. Have you read any of them? Would you recommend one to me?

  • HhhH /Laurent Binet
  • My Education /Susan Choi
  • I refuse /Per Petterson
  • The Slave /Isaac Bashevi Singer
  • Glyph /Percival Everett
  • Honeydew /Edith Pearlman
  • Sudddenly A Knock on the Door /Etgar Keret
  • Girl On The Fridge /Etgar Keret
  • Mom’s Cancer/ Brian Fies
  • The Defiant Muse Vietnames Feminist Poems
  • The Journey To The East /Herman Hesse – I love his novel Siddharta
  • The Early Stories of Truman Capote
  • Every Third Thought /John Barth
  • The Dead Father /Donald Barthelme
  • The Odd Woman And The City /Vivian Gornick
  • I Am Not Sidney Poitier /Percival Everett
  • Quesadillas /Juan Pablo Villalobos
  • Motherless Brooklyn /Jonathan Lethem
  • From The Mouth of the Whale /Sjon
  • The Blue Fox /Sjon
  • The Doll and other Stories/Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Lives of Others /Neel Mukherjee
  • What I Don’t Know About Animals /Jenny Diski
  • Cleaning Up New York /Bob Rosenthal
  • Cassandra /Crista Wolf
  • An Unnecssary Woman /Rabih Alameddine
  • Atmospheric Disturbances /Rivka Galchen
  • The Seventh Function of Language /Laurent Binet
  • Let Me tell You /Shirley Jackson
  • 642 Tiny Things to Write About
  • Spectacle /Susan Steinberg
  • The Good lord Bird /James McBride
  • Lions and Shadows /Christopher John Wood
  • Menagerie Manor /Gerald Durrell
  • Great House /Nicole Krauss
  • The Company They Kept – Writers On Unforgettable Friendships
  • At The Bottom Of The River /Jamaica Kincaid
  • Enormous Changes At The Last Minute /Grace Paley
  • You don’t Have to Live Like This /Benjamin Markovits
  • Trristana /Benito Perez Galdos
  • The Love Children /Marilyn French
  • Wolf In White Van /John Darnielle
  • Down The Rabbit Hole /Juan Pablo Villalobos

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