Alix Ohlin's Top Ten List

Congratulations to Alix Ohlin (O-lean), who has two books on Oprah’s Summer Reading List: the short story collection “Signs and Wonders” and the novel “Inside.”

  Alix Ohlin’s Top Ten List

  1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961).

  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925).

  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).

  4. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (1944).

  5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994).

6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920).

7. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers (1935).

8. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925).

9. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien (1967).

10. Daybook: The Journey of an Artist by Anne Truitt (1982).



New List

Jonathan Franzen

1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880).
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).
3. The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925).
4. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913–27).
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925).
6. Absalom, Abalom! by William Faulkner (1936).
7. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839).
8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955).
9. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead (1940).
10. Independent People by Halldór Laxness (1934).


Classic List

Mary Gaitskill

1. Ulysses by James Joyce (1922).
2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955).
3. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (1962).
4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853).
5. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (1857).
6. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927).
7. Gusev by Anton Chekhov (1860–1904).
8. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (1904).
9. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1842).
10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831).

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