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Reading List 2001(Alphabetical Order):

Author (with links)

Title (with book links)


Agee, James A Death in the Family 1958 Pulitzer Prize
Amis, Martin Time’s Arrow 1991 Booker Prize Finalist, Beth Top 2001 List
Ang, Li The Butcher's Wife "500 Great Books by Women"
Antrim, Donald The Hundred Brothers PEN/Faulkner Award Shortlist 1998
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin 2000 Booker Prize, Beth Top 2001 List
Atwood, Margaret Cat's Eye Booker Prize Shortlist 1989
Bank, Melissa The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing .
Berg, Elizabeth Never Change .
Berne, Suzanne A Perfect Arrangement .
Boyle, T. C. Riven Rock .
Brookner, Anita Hotel du Lac 1984 Booker Prize
Brooks, Geraldine Year of Wonders Beth Top 2001 List

Bryson, Bill

In a Sunburned Country


Burt, Guy The Hole .
Butler, Samuel Erewhon Beth Top 2001 List
Carey, Peter True History of the Kelly Gang 2001 Booker Prize

Carr, Caleb

Killing Time


Carrere, Emmanuel The Adversary .
Carter, Angela Saints and Strangers "500 Great Books by Women"
Cather, Willa O Pioneers! .
Chabon, Michael The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay 2000 Pulitzer Prize, Beth Top 2001 List
Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha Bound Feet & Western Dress .
Coben, Harlan Tell No One .
Coetzee, J. M. Waiting for the Barbarians .
Colapinto, John About the Author .
Crais, Robert Hostage .
Defoe, Daniel A Journal of the Plague Year .
DeLillo, Don The Body Artist .

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Arranged Marriage: Stories


Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee The Unknown Errors of Our Lives .

Doyle, Roddy

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors


Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry .
Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy Beth Top 2001 List
Dunne, Dominick Justice: Crimes, Trials & Punishments .
Egan, Jennifer Look At Me National Book Award Finalist 2001

Eggers, Dave

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


Enger, Leif Peace Like A River Beth Top 2001 List
Fadiman, Anne Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader .
Faulkner, William The Sound and The Fury 1949 Nobel Prize Author, Beth Top 2001 List
Faulkner, William Absalom, Absalom! 1949 Nobel Prize Author
Fielding, Helen Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason .
Fitzgerald, Penelope The Bookshop 1978 Booker Prize Finalist
Fowles, John The Magus M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century, Beth Top 2001 List
Franzen, Jonathan The Corrections National Book Award 2001, Beth Top 2001 List
Gaiman, Neil American Gods Beth Top 2001 List
Gaiman, Neil The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes .
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins The Yellow Wallpaper .
Gordimer, Nadine The Conversationist 1974 Booker Prize
Graves, Robert I, Claudius M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century, Beth Top 2001 List
Greene, Graham The End of the Affair .
Haien, Jeannette The All of It .
Hamill, Pete Snow in August .
Hanff, Helene 84 Charing Cross Road Beth Top 2001 List
Hansen, Ron Hitler's Niece .
Hijuelos, Oscar The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love 1990 Pulitzer Prize
Hoffman, Alice The River King .
Hoffman, Alice Seventh Heaven "500 Great Books by Women"
Hoffman, Alice Turtle Moon ALA Notable Book 1993
Hoffman, Alice Blue Diary .
Holman, Sheri The Dress Lodger .
Hughes, Richard A High Wind in Jamaica M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century, Beth Top 2001 List
Hulme, Keri The Bone People 1985 Booker Prize, Beth Top 2001 List
Irving, John The Fourth Hand .
Ishiguro, Kazuo When We Were Orphans 2000 Booker Prize Finalist
Jerome, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat Beth Top 2001 List
Jha, Raj Kamal The Blue Bedspread .
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer Heat and Dust 1975 Booker Prize

Johnson, Diane

Le Divorce

1997 National Book Award Finalist

Karr, Mary Cherry .
King, Stephen Hearts in Atlantas .
Kingsolver, Barbara Prodigal Summer .
Kinsella, Sophie Confessions of a Shopaholic .
Kosinski, Jerzy The Painted Bird Beth Top 2001 List
Kowalski, William Eddie's Bastard Beth Top 2001 List
Lamott, Anne All New People .
Lanchester, John Mr. Phillips .
Larson, Nella Passing "500 Great Books by Women"

Lauck, Jennifer

Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found


Lee, Chang-rae A Gesture Life Beth Top 2001 List
Lethem, Jonathan Motherless Brooklyn 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award
Lethem, Jonathan Girl in Landscape .
Lightman, Alan The Diagnosis .
Lively, Penelope Moon Tiger Booker Prize Winner 1987
Livesey, Margot Eva Moves the Furniture Beth Top 2001 List
Lott, Bret Jewel .
MacDonald, Ann-Marie Fall on Your Knees 1996 Giller Prize Finalist
Maddox, Bruno My Little Blue Dress Beth Top 2001 List
Maguire, Gregory Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Beth Top 2001 List
McCarthy, Mary The Group "500 Great Books by Women"
Mendelsohn, Jane Innocence .
Mitchard, Jacquelyn A Theory of Relativity .
Mukherjee, Bharati Jasmine "500 Great Books by Women"
Novak, Karen Five Mile House .

Oates, Joyce Carol

We Were The Mulvaneys


Oates, Joyce Carol Beasts .
Ondaatje, Michael Anil's Ghost 2000 Giller Prize
Oufkir, Malika Stolen Lives: 20 Years in a Desert Jail O41

Ozick, Cynthia

The Shawl

"500 Great Books by Women"

Parsons, Tony Man and Boy .
Payne, Peggy Sister India .
Perrotta, Tom Joe College .

Philbrick, Nathaniel

In the Heart of the Sea

2000 National Book Award

Picoult, Jodi Salem Falls .
Pierce, Anne Whitney Rain Line .
Rice, Ben Pobby and Dingan Beth Top 2001 List
Roth, Philip Sabbath’s Theater 1995 National Book Award
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire .
Rubio, Gwyn Hyman Icy Sparks O40
Rushdie, Salman Fury .
Saramago, Jose Blindness 1998 Nobel Prize Author, Beth Top 2001 List
Schwartz, Lynn Ruined by Reading .
Searles, John Boy Still Missing .
Shreve, Anita Fortune's Rocks .
Shreve, Anita The Last Time They Met .
Shreve, Anita Eden Close .
Shute, Nevil A Town Like Alice Beth Top 2001 List
Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning .
Sontag, Susan In America National Book Award 2000
Spark, Muriel Aiding and Abetting .

Steinbeck, John

The Grapes of Wrath

1940 Pulitzer Prize, Beth Top 2001 List

Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin "500 Great Books by Women"

Strout, Elizabeth

Amy & Isabelle

2000 Orange Prize Finalist

Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu .
Tademy, Lalita Cane River O42
Tan, Amy The Kitchen God's Wife "500 Great Books by Women"
Tan, Amy The Bonesetter's Daughter Beth Top 2001 List
Tekin, Latife Berji Kristin : Tales from Garbage Hills "500 Great Books by Women"
Tey, Josephine The Daughter of Time "500 Great Books by Women"
Turow, Scott One L .
Tyler, Anne Back When We Were Grownups .
Vickers, Salley Miss Garnet's Angel .
Vreeland, Susan Girl in Hyacinth Blue .
Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth "500 Great Books by Women"
Wright, Richard Native Son .


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updated 29 April 2002