Monday, September 12, 2011

my number's on the stall

So one of my first assignments in my advanced fiction workshop was to compile a list of 25 books that I haven't read yet, but that I should read to further my craft as a writer. Three of them will factor into my specific class experience somehow. I also finished Michael Bible's Simple Machines recently, which I'll talk about next time, but this should be a good lengthy post to make up for the radio silence on my end recently.


Thomas Pynchon – Against The Day
David Foster Wallace – Infinite Jest
Michael Kimball - Us
James Ellroy – American Tabloid
Michael Chabon – The Adventures of Kavalier and Klay
Paolo Bacigalupi – The Windup Girl
Philip K. Dick – The Man In the High Castle
Jules Verne – From the Earth to the Moon
Matt Bell – How They Were Found (collection)
Walter M. Miller – A Canticle for Leibowitz
Thom Jones – Cold Snap (collection)
Upton Sinclair – The Jungle
Ekaterina Sedia – The Secret History of Moscow
Michael Ondaatje – Anil's Ghost
Colson Whitehead – Sag Harbor
HP Lovecraft – Dreams of Terror & Death (collected stories)
Haruki Murakami – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Ekaterina Sedia – The Secret History of Moscow
Neil Gaiman – Anansi Boys
Sinclair Lewis - Babbit
Deborah Kay Davies – True Things About Me
Manu Joseph – Serious Men
Gary Shteyngart – Super Sad True Love Story
Grace Krilanovich – This Orange Eats Creeps
Lauren Groff – The Monsters of Templeton