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Reading List 2002 (Alphabetical Order):

Author (with links)

Title (with book links)


Allende, Isabel Hija De La Fortuna Spanish Edition
Ambrose, David Coincidence .
Amis, Martin London Fields .
Anderson, Sherwood Winesburg, Ohio .
Ansay, A. Manette Vinegar Hill .
Axelsson, Majgull April Witch Beth Top 2002 List
Bail, Murray Eucalyptus Commonwealth Writers Prize 1999
Baker, Nicholson Double Fold National Book Critics Circle Award 2001
Banville, John The Book of Evidence Booker Prize Shortlist 1989; Beth Top 2002 List
Banville, John Eclipse .

Bardi, Abby

The Book of Fred


Barker, Clive Coldheart Canyon .
Barker, Pat Border Crossing .
Barrett, Andrea The Voyage of the Narwhal .
Benedict, Elizabeth Almost .
Blacker, Terence Kill Your Darlings .
Bloom, Amy A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You : Stories .
Böll, Heinrich The Silent Angel Nobel Prize Author 1972
Brooks, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire .
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth Pulitzer Prize 1932
Burroughs, Augusten Running With Scissors .
Byatt, A. S. The Biographer's Tale .
Chbosky, Stephen The Perks of Being a Wallflower .
Coben, Harlan Gone for Good .

Crace, Jim

Quarantine Whitbread Novel Award 1997
Czuchlewski, David The Muse Asylum .

Danticat, Edwidge

The Farming of Bones American Book Award 1999
Davies, Adam The Frog King .

Davies, Robertson

Fifth Business Beth Top 2002 List

Dawson, Jill

Fred & Edie

Orange Prize Shortlist 2001

DeBartolo, Tiffanie God-Shaped Hole .
Desai, Anita Fasting, Feasting Booker Prize Shortlist 1999
Diamond, Jared Guns, Germs and Steel Pulitzer Prize

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

The Vine of Desire


DuMaurier, Daphne

Jamaica Inn .

Dunn, Mark

Ella Minnow Pea .
Eliot, George Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe Beth Top 2002 List
Elkin, Stanley The Living End .
Erdich, Louise The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse National Book Award Finalist 2001
Eugenides, Jeffrey Middlesex Beth Top 2002 List
Fforde, Jasper The Eyre Affair Beth Top 2002 List
Fforde, Jasper Lost in a Good Book .
Findley, Timothy Pilgrim Giller Prize Shortlist 1999
Finnamore, Suzanne The Zygote Chronicles .
Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything is Illuminated Beth Top 2002 List
Ford, Ford Madox The Good Soldier M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century; Beth Top 2002 List
Ford, Jeffrey The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque .
Frank, Pat Alas, Babylon .
Frayn, Michael Spies Beth Top 2002 List
Freed, Lynn The Mirror .
Gaddis, William Agape, Agape .
Gaiman, Neil The Doll's House (Sandman, Book 2) .
Gaiman, Neil Dream Country (Sandman, Book 3) .
Gaiman, Neil Season of Mists (Sandman, Book 4) .
Gaiman, Neil A Game of You (Sandman, Book 5) .
Gaiman, Neil Fables and Reflections (Sandman, Book 6) .
Gaiman, Neil Brief Lives (Sandman, Book 7) .
Gaiman, Neil World's End (Sandman, Book 8) .
Gaiman, Neil The Kindly Ones (Sandman, Book 9) .
Gaiman, Neil The Wake (Sandman, Book 10) Beth Top 2002 List [full Sandman series]
Gaiman, Neil Coraline .
Gilling, Tom The Adventures of Miles and Isabel Beth Top 2002 List
Grass, Gunter My Century Nobel Prize Author 1999
Haines, Lise In My Sister's Country .
Haslett, Adam You Are Not A Stranger Here .
Hooper, Chloe A Child's Book of True Crime Orange Prize Shortlist 2002
Hornby, Nick How to be Good .
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God .
Inness-Brown, Elizabeth Burning Marguerite .
Johnson, Charles Middle Passage National Book Award 1990
Juster, Norton The Phantom Tollbooth .
Kimmel, Haven The Solace of Leaving Early Beth Top 2002 List
King, Stephen Dreamcatcher .
King, Stephen Everything's Eventual .
Kneale, Matthew English Passengers Booker Prize Shortlist 2000, Whitbread Novel Award 2000
Kolata, Gina Flu: Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 .
Kowalski, William Somewhere South of Here .
Kuo, David Dot.bomb: My Days & Nights at an Internet Goliath .
Lamott, Anne Blue Shoe .
Lehane, Dennis Mystic River Beth Top 2002 List
Lesy, Michael Wisconsin Death Trip .
Lodge, David Thinks… .
Lowry, Lois Gathering Blue .
Maguire, Gregory Lost .
Mann, Thomas The Magic Mountain Nobel Prize Author 1929
Markandaya, Kamala Nectar in a Sieve "500 Great Books by Women"
Martel, Yann Life of Pi Beth Top 2002 List
McCammon, Robert Mine .
McCracken, Elizabeth Niagara Falls All Over Again .
McDermid, Val A Place of Execution Edgar Award Finalist 2001
McDermott, Alice Child of My Heart .
McEwan, Ian Atonement Booker Prize Shortlist 2001
Melville, Herman Typee .
Mills, Magnus The Restraint of Beasts Booker Prize Shortlist 1998
Miyabe, Miyuki All She Was Worth .
Monk, Sue The Secret Life of Bees .
Morrison, Toni Sula Nobel Prize Author 1993
Muller, Filip Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers .
Nabokov, Vladimir Pale Fire M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century; Beth Top 2002 List
O'Brien, Edna In the Forest .
O'Brien, Tim July, July .
Oe, Kenzaburo A Personal Matter
O'Hara, John Appointment in Samarra M.L.'s 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century; Beth Top 2002 List
Packer, Ann The Dive From Clausen's Pier .
Palahniuk, Chuck Choke .
Patchett, Ann Bel Canto Orange Prize 2002
Pelzer, Dave A Child Called "It" .
Picoult, Jodi Perfect Match .
Pollack, Neal The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature .
Rand, Ayn Anthem .
Rhys, Jean Wide Sargasso Sea "500 Great Books by Women"
Russo, Richard Empire Falls Pulitzer Prize 2002; Beth Top 2002 List
Saunders, George The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip .
Schlosser, Eric Fast Food Nation .
Sebald, W. G. Austerlitz National Book Critics Circle Award 2001
Sebold, Alice Lucky .
Sebold, Alice The Lovely Bones Beth Top 2002 List
Shields, Carol Unless .
Shreve, Anita Sea Glass .
Shute, Nevil On the Beach .
Sijie, Dai Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Beth Top 2002 List
Snicket, Lemony The Reptile Room (Series of Unfortunate Events, 2) .
Soueif, Ahdaf The Map of Love Booker Prize Shortlist 1999
Spiegelman, ed. Art Strange Stories for Strange Kids .
Suskind, Patrick Perfume .
Sutcliffe, William Are You Experienced? .
Turner, Nancy E. These is My Words Beth Top 2002 List
Udall, Brady The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint Beth Top 2002 List
Updike, John The Centaur National Book Award 1965
Uppal, Priscila The Divine Economy of Salvation Beth Top 2002 List
Ursu, Anne Spilling Clarence .
Wagner, Bruce I'm Losing You .
Wambaugh, Joseph The Fire Lover .
Ware, Chris Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Guardian First Book Award 2001
Weisberg, Joseph 10th Grade .
Wenzel, Kurt Lit Life .
Wiesel, Elie The Judges .
Wilcken, Hugo The Execution .
Willis, Connie Doomsday Book Nebula Award 1992; Hugo Award 1993
Wilson, Robert Charles The Chronoliths .
Wylie, Philip The Disappearance .


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updated 31 December 2003