Saturday, October 26, 2013

List of Books Read in Previous Years

Here is a running list of the books we have read in previous years:


Silence, by Shusaku Endo
Native Son, by Richard Wright
A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor
Selected song lyrics by Bob Dylan
Cymbeline, by Shakespeare
Palace Walk (Cairo Triology), by Naguib Mahfouz
Palace of Desire (Cairo Triology), by Naguib Mahfouz
Sugar Street (Cairo Triology), by Naguib Mahfouz
The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon
Fear and Trembling, by Soren Kierkegaard
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius


If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, a translation by Anne Carson
Dream of the Red Chamber(also titled
Hónglóu Mèng (紅樓夢)), by Cao Xueqin
The Vicar of Wakefield, by Goldsmith
The Cross, by Sigrid Undset
The Wife, by Sigrid Undset
The Wreath, by Sigrid Undset
The Book of Ruth, from the Bible
Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Selected Poems, by Gwendolyn Brooks
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 by Shakespeare


Njáls Saga (part of Sagas of Icelanders)
Bhagavad Gita
The Nature of Things, by Lucretius
The Mansion, Vol. 3 of Snopes Triology, by William Faulkner
The Town, Vol. 2 of Snopes Trilogy, by William Faulkner
The Hamlet, Vol. 1 of Snopes Trilogy, by William Faulkner
King Lear, by Shakespeare
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
Book of Esther, from the Bible
Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King


Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Future of an Illusion, by Sigmund Freud
Ulysses, by James Joyce
Ulysses, by James Joyce
Ulysses, by James Joyce
A Winter's Tale, by Shakespeare
The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
Song of Solomon, from the Bible
Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles


The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Medea by Euripides
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
One Thousand and One Nights (covered in three meetings)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Genesis from the Bible
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf


Gospel of Mark from the Bible
Epic of Gilgamesh
Anthony & Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas (covered in three meetings)
Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tao te Ching, Lao-tsu
Symposium, Plato
Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
Catch 22, Joseph Heller


The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Ecclesiastes, from the Bible
Plutarch's Lives, by Plutarch (covered in three meetings)
Candide, by Voltaire
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, tr. Edward FitzGerald
Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare
and the movie, “10 Things I Hate About You”
The Odyssey, by Homer
The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton


Beowulf, by anonymous 
Selected Poems, by various English authors 
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu 
War and Peace, by Tolstoy (covered in three meetings)
The Tempest, by Shakespeare 
Revelation, (from the bible) 
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell 
Revelations of Divine Love, by Julian of Norwich 
The Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides 


A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
King Lear, William Shakespeare
In A Grove, Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
Job (from Hebrew Scriptures)
The Iliad, Homer (2nd time for the group)
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte


Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriett Beecher Stowe
Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
Emma, by Jane Austen
Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev
The Koran
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus


The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare
The Sayings of Confucius, by Confucius
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
The Divine Comedy, by Dante (covered in three meetings)
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather 
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
The Sonnets, by William Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 


Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
Democracy In America, by Alexis de Tocqueville
On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville 


Paradise Lost, by John Milton
The Republic, by Plato
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Pentateuch
The Alhambra, by Washington Irving 


The Aeneid by Virgil
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
The Odyssey, by Homer
Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Iliad, by Homer

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