Foreword:  As noted elsewhere, the books listed are only those which I have read or re-read within the past decade and which are exceptionally good or are unusually bad (and, thus, deserving of warning).  Accordingly, the list omits 80% of my  readings since college, as I simply didn’t make notes in that now distant past.

A Man in Full – Wolfe

Art of Fielding – Harbach

Baron in the Trees – Calvino

Before Night Falls – Arenas

Birdsong – Faulks

Candide – Voltaire

Cantebury Tales – Chaucer

Catch 22 – Heller

Catcher in the Rye – Salinger

Chekhov’s Best Plays

Corelli’s Mandolin – Bernier

Cutting for Stone – Verghese

Cyrano de Bergerac – Rostand

Darkling Thrush – Hardy

Decameron – Boccaccio

Devil in the White City – Larson

Divine Comedy – Dante

Don Quixote – Cervantes

Dorian Gray – Wilde

Engleby – Faulks

Far from the Madding Crowd – Hardy

Fathers & Sons – Turgenev

Faust – Goethe

First Love – Turgenev

Gandhi – Shirer

Gone with the Wind – Mitchell

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim – Mamdani

Good Soldier – Ford

Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald

Illiad – Homer

Imporance of Being Earnest – Wilde

Issac’s Storm – Larson

Jennie Gerhardt – Dreiser

Jonathon Livingston Seagull – Bach

Jude the Obscure – Hardy

Last Tycoon, Lazard Freres – Cohan

Les Miserables – Hugo

Linnet Bird – Holeman

Little Women – Allcott

Longitude – Sobel

Lotos and Cross – Zacharias

Love in the Time of Cholera – Marquez

Lush Life – P:rice

Madame Bovary – Flaubert

Magic Universe – Calder

Man without a Country – Vonnegut

Mysterious Stranger – Twain

Naked and the Dead – Mailer

Nineteen Eighty-Four – Orwell

Oscar Wilde’s Poems

Pillars of the Earth – Follett

Poisonwood Bible – Kingsolver

Portrait of an Artist – Joyce

Reading Lolita in Tehran – Nafisi

Scaramouche – Sabatini

Shakespeare – Bryson

Shakespeare’s Insults – Hill

Shantaram – Roberts

Silas Marner – Eliot

Sister Carrie – Dreiser

Sons and Lovers – DH Lawrene

Sound and Fury – Faulkner

Spectacle of Corruption – Liss

Suite Francaise – Nermirovsky

T S Eliot – Selected Poems

Tess of the Dubervilles – Hardy

The Coffee Trader – Liss

The Help – Stockett

The Little Prince – St. Exupery

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Way of All Flesh – Butler

Three Cups of Tea – Moretnson

Thunderstruck – Larson

Tipping Point – Gladwell

T S Eliot, Select Poems

Twelve Men – Dreiser

War and Peace – Tolstoy

Water for Elephants – Gruen

William James Writings

Wind, Sand & Stars – St. Exupery

Women in Love – DH Lawrence

Wuthering Heights – Bronte

Dr. Zhivago – Pasternak