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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

Cathleen Schine

1. Emma by Jane Austen (1816).
2. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1855–91).
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).
4. Phineas Finn: The Irish Member by Anthony Trollope (1869).
5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (1864–65).
6. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (1977).
7. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884).
8. The stories of  Alice Munro (1931– ).
9. The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (1943–48).
10. Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell (1954).

Classic List

George Saunders

1. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1842).
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884).
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).
4. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759–67).
5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1600).
6. The stories of Isaac Babel (1894–1940).
7. The stories of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904).
8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969).
9. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (1953).
10. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957).