Saturday, December 26, 2009

dr. mckay's recommended reading list for winter break:

1. American Pastoral- Philip Roth
2. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume
3. The Assistant- Bernard Malamud
4. Lord of the Flies- William Golding
5. Beloved- Toni Morrison
6. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
7. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
8. Naked Lunch- William Burroughs
9. On the Road- Jack Kerouac
10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
11. The Correction- Jonathan Franzen
12. The Crying of Lot 49- Thomas Pynchon
13. A Death in the Family- James Agee
14. Deliverance- James Dickey
15. A Passage to India- E.M. Forster



16. Rabbit, Run- John Updike 17. Ragtime- E.L. Doctorow 18. Revolutionary Road- Richard Yates 19. The Sheltering Sky- Paul Bowles 20. Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut 21. Herzog- Saul Bellow 22. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe 23. To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee 24. To the Lighthouse- Virginia Woolf 25. Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison 26. White Noise- Don DeLillo 27. White Teeth- Zadie Smith 28. Wide Sargasso Sea- Jean Rhys 29. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man- James Joyce
30. The Naked and the Dead- Norman Mailer
31. The Wapshot Chronicles- John Cheever
32. Ironweed- William Kennedy
33. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
34. The Liars’ Club- Mary Karr
35. Cold Mountain- Charles Frazier
36. The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
37. Rabbit at Rest- John Updike 38. On Beauty- Zadie Smith 39. Naked- David Sedaris 40. The Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan 41. Angela’s Ashes- Frank McCourt 42. The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold 43. The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingslover 44. Clockers- Richard Price 45. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay- Michael Chabon 46. The Bonfire of the Vanities- Tom Wolfe 47. Underworld- Don DeLillo 48. The Giver- Lois Lowry 49. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini 50. A Prayer for Owen Meany- John Irving 51. The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro 52. The Stone Diaries- Carol Shields 53. Holes- Louis Sachar 54. Gilead- Marilynne Robinson 55. A Thousand Acres- Jane Smiley 56. Fast Food Nation- Eric Schlosser 57. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath 58. A Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy Tooles 59. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams 60. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test- Tom Wolfe 61. Siddhartha- Herman Hesse 62. The Stranger- Albert Camus 63. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry into Values- Robert M. Pirsi www.tumblr.com/tagged/angela+marie<
The writing techniques I use in this article are all explained in Mary Duffy's writing manual--an indispensable guide:

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