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The Book: The Top Ten

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

Michael Chabon

1. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges (1964).
2.Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (1962).
3. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini (1921).
4. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851).
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813).
6. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (1836–47).
7. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913–27).
8. Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667).
9. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (1985).
10. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (1953).

Classic List

Michael Cunningham

1. King Lear by William Shakespeare (1605).
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (1857).
3. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1855–91).
4. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927).
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925).
6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955).
7. Dubliners by James Joyce (1916).
8. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (1930).
9. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898).
10. The stories of Flannery O’Connor (for their unerring narrative focus) (1925–64).

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