Which two books should I pick and WHY?



The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The American by Henry James

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Antelope Wife by Louise Erdich

As I lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Aspern Papers by Henry James

The Awakening by Kate Chopin


Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Billy Budd by Herman Melville

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh


Cane by Jean Toomer

Cathedral by Ramond Carver

Clara by Luisa Valenzeula

Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis DeBernieres

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton


Death Come for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee

Dubliners by James Joyce

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles


The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike

Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift


The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne


The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jazz by Toni Morrison


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

The Magus by John Fowles

A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Moby Dick by Herman Melville


Native Son by Richard Wright

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre

Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Obasan by Joy Kogawa

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

The Plague by Albert Camus

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ships of Fools by Katherine Ann Porter

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood


Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Time's Arrow by by Martin Amis

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys


Waiting by Ha Jin

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

The Woman Worrier by Maxine Hong Kingston

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    It's wonderfully funny and good if you enjoy multi-sensory experiences (there are many movies that have been made of this story)


    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Not because they're WONDERFUL but because they'll keep your attention better than most of the other books on the list.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Milan (Milano) must be the first city when a tourist is preparing the trip to Italy since this city has an important previous and a wealthy cultural history therefore, discover more concerning this incredible town with hotelbye . One of the places most popular of Milano could be the Piazza del Duomo wherever Napoleon was crowned (actually, he crowned himself) within the Duomo. Milan also provided musicians like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, the composer Verdi, the fantastic tenor Enrico Caruso, and custom Giorgio Armani all lived and labored here; and Mussolini launched the Fascist party here. Also, the entire style world appears to Milan's catwalks twice a year for the season's fashions. All this has remaining to the Milan City an abundance of artwork, national, and architectural pieces for you to enjoy.

  • Pud
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Lolita or Invisible Cities. They're both pretty interesting.

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