Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Archiving Lifetime Faves/Recommended Reading List

This post is nothing new. Instead, I am moving the Lifetime Favorites/Recommended Reading list to a blog post. The blog sidebar was getting way too long and cluttered. I did not want to simply erase this reading list. Moving it here means it will stay on the site and always be accessible.

Like many librarians, I keep lists of good books I have read. Doing so helps me do readers' advisory work. This list is mostly fiction, but there are a few memoirs and nonfiction titles mixed in.

- Watership Down by Richard Adams
- Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
- Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
- House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
- The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong
- The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow
- Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
- In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
- Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
- The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
- Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
- Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
- Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
- Mystery Ride by Robert Boswell
- World’s End by T. C. Boyle
- Palm Latitudes by Kate Braverman
- Sara Will by Sue Ellen Bridgers
- Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns
- My Antonia by Willa Cather
- Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
- Twenty Questions by Alison Clement
- Mr. Bridge by Evan Connell
- Mrs. Bridge by Evan Connell
- Body and Soul by Frank Conroy
- Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
- Some People, Some Other Place by J. California Cooper
- New Mercies by Sandra Dallas
- Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos
- Fortunate Lives by Robb Forman Dew
- The Widows’ Adventure by Charles Dickinson
- Eva by Peter Dickinson
- The Living by Annie Dillard
- Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
- Shake Down the Stars by Frances Donnelly
- A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
- The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble
- Ten Seconds by Louis Edwards
- Bride Island by Alexandra Enders
- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
- Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
- Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
- Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
- Her Mother’s Daughters by Marilyn French
- 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Net of Jewels by Ellen Gilchrist
- The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
- Woman Wanted by Joanna M. Glass
- Father Melancholy’s Daughter by Gail Godwin
- She Drove Without Stopping by Jaimy Gordon
- The Other Side by Mary Gordon
- Pearl by Mary Gordon
- White People by Alan Gurganus
- Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh
- Home Free by Elizabeth Hailey
- Without a Map: a Memoir by Meredith Hall
- Jacob’s Well by Stephen Harrigan
- Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison
- Eventide by Kent Haruf
- Windbreak by Linda Hasselstrom
- The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O’Brien by Oscar Hijuelos
- Barefoot: a Novel by Elin Hildebrand
- Among the Birches by Rebecca Hill
- Blue Rise by Rebecca Hill
- Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman
- Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
- The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
- Cowboys are My Weakness: Stories by Pam Houston
- Fireman’s Fair by Josephine Humphreys
- Rich in Love by Josphine Humphreys
- What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
- Cider House Rules by John Irving
- The World According to Garp by John Irving
- The Room-Mating Season by Rona Jaffe
- In the Heart of the Valley of Love by Cynthia Kadohata
- Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
- The Ha-ha by Dave King
- The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
- Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
- The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
- Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
- Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
- The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
- Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
- On the Night Plain by J. Robert Lennon
- The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
- Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
- What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
- The Inhabited World by David Long
- In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
- Field of Stars by Alice Mattison
- The Usual Rules by Joyce Maynard
- Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon
- All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Group by Mary McCarthy
- Ferris Beach by Jill McCorkle
- Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
- After This by Alice McDermott
- At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott
- Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney
- Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry
- Morningside Heights by Cheryl Mendelson
- Family Pictures by Sue Miller
- Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller
- The Tender Bar: a Memoir by J. R. Moehringer
- Breakable You by Brian Morton
- A Window Across the River by Brian Morton
- Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
- Looking for Leo by Gloria Nagy
- Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still by Kent Nelson
- The Wizard of Loneliness by John Nichols
- Cities of the Interior by Anais Nin
- Benediction at the Savoia by Christine O’Hagan
- Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
- The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens
- The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
- Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
- Truck: a Love Story by Michael Perry
- Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
- The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy
- Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
- Songs of the Gorilla Nation by Dawn Prince-Hughes
- Postcards by L. Annie Proulx
- The Shipping News by L. Annie Proulx
- Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
- Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen
- Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
- The First Desire by Nancy Reisman
- 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell
- What Matters Most by Luanne Rice
- Louisa Elliott by Ann Roberts
- Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
- Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue by Barbara Samuel
- Lady Luck’s Map of Vegas by Barbara Samuel
- The Writing on the Wall by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
- Opal on Dry Ground by Sandra Scofield
- The Real Minerva by Mary Sharratt
- Where or When by Anita Shreve
- Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson
- Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
- A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
- Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith
- On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
- A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
- Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
- Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
- I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots by Susan Straight
- Learning Joy From Dogs Without Collars: A Memoir by Lauralee Summer
- The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
- Season of Open Water by Dawn Tripp
- Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
- Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
- Digging to America by Anne Tyler
- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
- Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
- Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
- Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
- Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker
- The Rock Orchard by Paula Wall
- Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein
- The Hearts and Lives of Men by Fay Weldon
- An Alphabetical Life: Living it Up in the World of Books by Wendy Werris
- Harnessing Peacocks by Mary Wesley
- Housewrights by Lily Willard
- A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren

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