Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Books, Part 3

Just in time for the weekend, here are more amazing books that we here at DGLM (well, at least one of us for each list below) stand by. Why not pick one up to read before Monday?

And if you haven't already, don't forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2!

DGLM-er #5:

Graham Greene's The Quiet American
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary
Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome
Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince
James Frey's A Million Little Pieces
Alice McDermott's Child of My Heart
J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring
Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper
Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

DGLM-er #6:

George Orwell's 1984
Colum McCann's Everything in This Country Must
Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Paul Muldoon's Quoof
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude
Julian Barnes's A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
Knut Hamsun's Hunger
John Milton's Paradise Lost
Philip Gourevitch's We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy
Judith Guest's Ordinary People


  1. I'm always *shocked* when I see Catcher in the Rye on favorite book lists. The first thing that pops into my head is, 'haven't they read *anything* else?' :)


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