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1. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
2. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
4. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
5. White Noise: Text and Criticism by Don DeLillo
6. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
7. No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
8. My Antonia by Willa Cather


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9. The Believers by Zoe Heller
10. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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Karol Hi, Kathryn! Welcome to the "75" challenge!


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Thanks!


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14. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
15. Notes on a Scandal: A Novel by Zoe Heller


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Karol "How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read" - that title cracks me up! Sounds like it would be great for college students and TV news/talk hosts who interview authors . . .


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Andrea | 4050 comments Mod
Kathryn, I love Jhumpa Lahiri! I like that writing style were a bunch of stories connect.


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Dawn Michelle | 2345 comments Hi Kathryn! Welcome to the group!
I too LOVE Jhumpa Lahiri! I have read all her stuff and its just amazing. My favorite is "The Namesake". Truly, an amazing book!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED "My Antonia". I think its on my top ten list of favorite books ever. I even got my mom to read it and we both now LOVE Willa Cather books. I have two more currently to read by her. She is an amazing author!!


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"How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read" was awesome, and the author is a college professor, so it's not only useful for students :)

I absolutely love Jhumpa Lahiri! I'm using "Interpreter of Maladies" as a part of my thesis, and I love writing about books that are so beautifully written.

I liked "O Pioneers" better than "My Antonia," and Willa Cather is so amazing!


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20. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
21. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon


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22. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
23. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko


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Joy | 1116 comments Kathryn wrote: "22. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
23. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko"


I loved The Blind Assassin when I read it last year, I want to read all her stuff, I read Moral Disorder this year.


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I love Margaret Atwood! If you like The Blind Assassin, you'll love Alias Grace - similar narrative style, timing, location.


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24. Beloved by Toni Morrison
25. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
26. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet


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32. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
33. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules ed. David Sedaris


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34. Self-Help: Stories by Lorrie Moore
35. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
36. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
37. Death With Interruptions by José Saramago
38. Tinkers by Paul Harding


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Joy | 1116 comments Kathryn wrote: "34. Self-Help: Stories by Lorrie Moore
35. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
36. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
37. [book:Death With Interruptions|3018539..."


How did you like Gilead? I read it this year as well, and really liked it!


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I thought it was beautifully written, and I felt that the style made me contemplate the themes of a well-lived life and how people cope with their existences. I didn't really identify with the main character (50-year-old preacher in a small town vs. 21-year-old college student in a large city), but I thought the writing was fantastic.

If you like Gilead, you might like Tinkers, by Paul Harding. It brought up some similar themes and writing styles/techniques. Robinson taught Harding in his MFA program.


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39. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
40. Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
41. The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1 by Anaïs Nin


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42. You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett
43. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
44. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
45. Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka
46. The Song of Roland by Anonymous
47. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
48. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
49. Print Is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age by Jeff Gomez


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50. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
51. Translations by Brian Friel
52. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman


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53. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
54. The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
55. The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis


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56. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
57. Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga


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Joy | 1116 comments Kathryn wrote: "I thought it was beautifully written, and I felt that the style made me contemplate the themes of a well-lived life and how people cope with their existences. I didn't really identify with the main..."

I will have to look into Tinkers!


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message 31: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4050 comments Mod
Only 9 to go Kathryn!!!


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I'm excited! Between reading my final books for classes and having time off around the holidays, I know I can make it :)


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67. Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
68. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore
69. Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
70. Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
71. Like Life by Lorrie Moore
72. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
73. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan


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Andrea | 4050 comments Mod
Go Kathryn go!!!!


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74. The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges
75. The Subject Steve by Sam Lipsyte
76. Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg


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Andrea | 4050 comments Mod
Yay Kathryn! Finished with time to spare- good for you!


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:)


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77. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
78. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
79. The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
80. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell


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