Booklist 2009

During my gap year, I also tried to fill in gaps in my reading lists.  I enjoyed being exposed to a wide range of literature in different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books I read in 2009. Books I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Adorno – The Culture Industry
  • Alvarez – In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Aristotle – On Poetics
  • Baudrillard – Simulacra and Simulation (Tran. Glaser)
  • Bauer – The Well-Educated Mind
  • Benjamin – Illuminations
  • Blake – The Book of Urizen
    Blake – Visions of the Daughters of Albion
    Blake – Milton
  • Bloom – Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
  • Braddon – Lady Audley’s Secret
  • Camus – “Myth of Sisyphus”
    Camus – The Rebel
    Camus – Reflections on the Guillotine
  • Coetzee – Waiting for the Barbarians
  • Collins – The Woman in White
  • Cooper – Over Sea, Under Stone
    Cooper – The Dark is Rising
    Cooper – Greenwitch
    Cooper – The Grey King
    Cooper – Silver on the Tree
  • Cosby – Cosbyology
  • Dickens – Great Expectations
    Dickens – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Dostoevsky – The Idiot (Tran. Garnett/Yuffa)
  • Durkheim – The Division of Labor
  • Eagleton – Literary Theory: An Introduction
  • El Saadawi – Woman at Point Zero
  • Eliot – The Lifted Veil
  • Everts – God in the Flesh
  • Fanon – Peau noir, masques blancs
  • FitzGerald – The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Frye – Fearful Symmetry
  • Gaddis – The Cold War: A New History
  • Garcia-Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera (Tran. Grossman)
  • Hardy – Jude the Obscure
  • Havel – Temptation
  • Homer – The Iliad (Tran. Butler)
    Homer – The Odyssey (Tran. Butler)
  • Ionesco – Les Chaises
  • Irving – A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
  • Jones – Mister Pip
  • Joyce – Dubliners
  • Kincaid – Autobiography of My Mother
  • Kotlowitz – There Are No Children Here
  • L’Engle – The Arm of the Starfish
  • LeGuin – Lavinia
  • Levitt/Dubner – Freakonomics
  • Li – The Vagrants
  • Lynch – Catching the Big Fish
  • Marks – Cortés
  • Morrison – A Mercy
  • Nafisi – Things I Have Been Silent About
  • Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • O’Brien – The Things They Carried
  • Paolini – Brisingr
    Paolini – Eldest
    Paolini – Eragon
  • Picoult – Harvesting the Heart
  • Ragland-Sullivan/Bracher – Lacan and the Subject of Language
  • Ramazani – The Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale
  • Rivers – Leota’s Garden
  • Rodley – Lynch on Lynch
  • Roose – The Unlikely Disciple
  • Roy – The God of Small Things
  • Rushdie – Midnight’s Children
  • Said – Orientalism
  • Shakespeare – As You Like It
    Shakespeare – Henry IV, p. 2
    Shakespeare – Henry VI, p. 1
    Shakespeare – Henry VI, p. 2
    Shakespeare – Henry VI, p. 3
    Shakespeare – Henry VIII
    Shakespeare – King John
    Shakespeare – Richard II
    Shakespeare – Venus and Adonis
  • Shaw – Pygmalion
  • Shusterman – Unwind
  • Stoker – Dracula
  • Tolan – The Lemon Tree
  • Twain – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Valette/Morgenroth – C’est de la prose
  • Walcott – Selected Poems
  • Weir – Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Weir – The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Winter – Perfecting Ourselves to Death
  • Wood – East Lynne
  • Wrong – In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

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