The Gilmore List

George Orwell, 1984
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy
Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Donald Kagan, The Archidamian War
Henry James, The Art of Fiction
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
Ian McEwan, Atonement
Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a Face
Kate Chopin, The Awakening
Dick King-Smith, Babe
Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Dai Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seanstress
Felix Salten, Bambi
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Toni Morrison, Beloved
Seamus Heaney, Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
The Bhagava Gita
Peter Duffy, The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women
Mary McCarthy, A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Monica Ali, Brick Lane
Alan Jay Lerner, Brigadoon
Voltaire, Candide
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
Stephen King, Carrie
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web
Lillian Hellman, The Children’s Hour
Stephen King, Christine
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
P. G. Wodehouse, The Code of Woosters
Eudora Welty, The Collected Stories
William Shakespeare, A Comedy of Errors
Dawn Powell, Complete Novels
Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
Dorothy Parker, Complete Stories
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Honore de Balzac, Cousin Bette
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Stephen King, Cujo
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Isabel Allende, Daughter of Fortune
Dr. Theodore Issac Rubin, M.D., David and Lisa
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls
Fyodor Dostoyevski, Demons
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Judy Blume, Deenie
Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band
Dante, The Divine Comedy
Rebecca Wells, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
Alfred Uhrv, Driving Miss Daisy
Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt
Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
Kay Thompson, Eloise
Roger Reger, Emily the Strange
Jane Austen, Emma
Richard Russo, Empire Falls
Donald J. Sobol, Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective
Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome
Baruch Spinoza, Ethics
Isabel Allende, Eva Luna
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
Gary Krist, Extravagance
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11
Donald Kagan, The Fall of the Athenian Empire
Greg Critser, Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake
Gregory McDonald, Fletch
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon
Jonatham Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday
Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos
Judith Butler, Gender Trouble
Jacob Weisberg, George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Fredrick Kohner, Gidget
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted
Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels
Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Alvin Granowsky, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
Ford Maddox Ford, The Good Soldier
Charles Webb, The Graduate
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Mary McCarthy, The Group
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
William Shakespeare, Henry V
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
David Sedaris, Holidays on Ice: Stories
Lawrence Lipton, The Holy Barbarians
Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog
Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
M. J. Hyland, How the Light Gets In
Allen Ginsberg, Howl
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
Homer, The Iliad
Pamela des Barres, I’m with the Band
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Inherit the Wind
William J. Kennedy, Iron Weed
Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
Mark Twain, The Jumping Frog
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle
Tony Vigorito, Just a Couple of Days
William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part I
William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part II
Robert Alexander, The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar
Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Gore Vidal, The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Steven Pressfield, The Legend of Bagger Vance
Bret Easton Ellis, Less than Zero
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Al Franken, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Marie Konde, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
Katharine Butler Hathaway, The Little Locksmith
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery: And Other Stories
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
Erich Segal, The Love Story
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Robertson Davies, The Manticore
William Goldman, Marathon Man
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Simone de Beauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day
Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Meaning of Consuelo
H. R. Mencken, Mencken’s Chrestomathy
William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
William Gibson, The Miracle Worker
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Jim Irvin, The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion
Hobart Chatfield Taylor, Moliere: A Biography
Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States
Celeste Albaret, Monsieur Proust
Julie Mars, A Month of Sundays: Searching for the Spirit and My Sister
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty
Seymour M. Hersh, My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath
H. R. Mencken, My Life as Author and Editor
Tim Guest, My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle
Myra Waldo, Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
Emma McLaughlin, The Nanny Diaries
Jan Lars Jensen, Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature
Emily Dickinson, New Poems of Emily Dickinson
David Macauley, The New Way Things Work
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
Elie Wiesel, Night
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
Dawn Powell, Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night / Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel / Angels on Toast / A Time to Be Born
Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Tobias Wolff, Old School
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Amy Tan, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Paul Auster, Oracle Night
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
Shakespeare, Othello
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
Donald Kagan, The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Isak Dineson, Out of Africa
S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders
E. M. Forster, A Passage to India
Donald Kagan, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicillian Expedition
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Grace Metalious, Peyton Place
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Arianna Huffington, Pigs at the Trough
Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio
Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree
Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker
Friedrich Nietzche, The Portable Nietzche
Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Valerie Martin, Property
T. J. Binyon, Pushkin: A Biography
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
James McKean, Quattrocento
Rachel Howzell Hall, A Quiet Storm
Grimm Brothers, Rapunzel
Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
Virginia Holman, Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memoirs from a Decade Gone Mad
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
Sue Grafton, R is for Ricochet
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth
Henry Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order
Edith Wharton, Roman Holiday
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
E. M. Forster, A Room with a View
Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby
Ursula Hegi, Sacred Time
William Faulkner, Sanctuary
Nancy Milford, Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Henry James, Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
L. Frank Baum, The Scarecrow of Oz
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Judith Thurman, Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
Dawn Powell, Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
John Knowles, A Separate Peace
Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
Henry Miller, Sexus
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind
Jack Shaefer, Shane
Stephen King, The Shining
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Sue Grafton, S is for Silence
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Andrea Levy, Small Island
Ernest Hemingway, Snows of Kilimanjaro
Grimm Brothers, Snow White and Rose Red
Barrington Moore, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World
Norman Lebrecht, The Song of Names
Julia de Burgos, Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos
Lisa Tucker, The Song Reader
Nick Hornby, Songbook
William Shakespeare, The Sonnets
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese
William Styron, Sophie’s Choice
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
E. B. White, Stuart Little
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
Ann Collett, Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins, and Seals
Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
Larry McMurtry, Terms of Endearment
Sholem Aleichem, Tevya the Dairyman and the Railroad: Stories
Jack Finney, Time and Again
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Ernest Hemingway, The Have and Have Not
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Richard III
Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Elisabeth Robinson, The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
James Joyce, Ulysses
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Carol Shields, Unless
Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls
Philip Meyers, The Vanishing Newspaper
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
Joe Harvard, Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Daniel Sinker, We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews
Richard Nelson Bolles, What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005
Henry Farrell, What Happened to Baby Jane
Julia Otsuka, When the Emperor was Divine
Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Cheryl Strayed, Wild
Alice Randall, The Wind Done Gone
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking