Have a Favorite Book? Add It to My Reading List

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

My top desk drawer is cluttered with tiny pieces of paper, many of which have book titles written on them. Instead of letting these scraps of paper pile up, I’ve written out the book titles below. The list is an expansion of one I created last year for my blog to keep track of books I’ve been wanting to read.

I’d like to get your help in adding to the list. Please feel free to make recommendations in the comments section of this entry.

Phew. I can finally throw away all those scraps of paper! Now I just need to find time to actually read all of these books …

The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

Mexican Enough, by Stephanie Griest

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

The Tender Bar, by J.R. Moehringer

I Am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright

The History of Love, by Nicholas Krauss

A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

The Waves, by Virginia Woolf

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

White Noise, by Don Delillo

The Folded Leaf, by William Maxwell

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurty (I should read this one while I’m still in Texas)

The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam

The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers

The World According to Garp, by John Irving

Sickened, by Julie Gregory

All Souls, by Michael Patrick Macdonald  

Meridian, by Alice Walker

The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton

A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls

The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger  

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder