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jessica hallock. book list, sept 2005 to jan 2013.

sept/oct 05
*menand – the metaphysical club
schlink – the reader
*nabokov – lolita
mccullers – the heart is a lonely hunter
salinger – franny & zooey
*erickson – tours of the black clock
*adler – pitch dark
adler – speedboat
*duras – the lover
*duras – the sailor from gibraltor
gaiman – anansi boys
huxley – the genius & the goddess
bach – jonathan livingston seagull
*dostoyevsky – the brothers karamazov
hesse – siddhartha
the bhagavad gita

nov 05
*sartre – nausea
woolf – to the lighthouse
euripides – the bacchae & other plays (ion / women of troy / helen / bacchae)
sacher-masoch – venus in furs
miller – death of a salesman
coetzee – life & times of michael k
kesey – one flew over the cuckoo’s nest
vonnegut – god bless you, mr. rosewater
wiesel – night

dec 05
bradbury – the martian chronicles
lewis – a grief observed
*duras – the sailor from gibraltor [repeat]
duras – yann andrea steiner
capote – in cold blood
sedaris – dress your family in corduroy & denim
dostoyevsky – crime & punishment
*hoeg – borderliners [repeat]
nothomb – fear and trembling
hesse – demian
lao tsu – tao te ching
*beckett – waiting for godot

jan 06
woolf – a room of one’s own
cogwell – chomsky for beginners
*adler – pitch dark [repeat]
salinger – nine stories
levin – mercury
raab – the probable world
*carson – glass, irony & god
palmer – sartre for beginners [repeat]
gaiman – smoke and mirrors
duras – four novels
wilde – the picture of dorian gray
smith – white teeth
thompson – kingdom of fear

feb 06
vonnegut – welcome to the monkey house
houellebecq – the elementary particles
robbins – skinny legs and all
nugent – elliott smith and the big nothing
lewis – the screwtape letters
lethem – men and cartoons
carre – the constant gardener
williams – the glass menagerie
gide – the immoralist
marquez – chronicle of a death foretold

mar 06
salinger – raise high the roof beam, carpenters / seymour – an introduction
ellis – less than zero [repeat]
*erdrich – tracks
duras – the north china lover
camus – the stranger
schlink – flights of love
byars – the burning questions of bingo brown [ya]
agee – the morning watch
mcinerney – bright lights, big city
ishiguro – an artist of the floating world
turgenev – fathers and sons
*delillo – white noise
chekhov – the major plays (ivanov, seagull, uncle v, 3 sisters, cherry orchard)

apr 06
haslett – you are not a stranger here
*dostoyevsky – the best short stories
*roy – the god of small things
alexie – the lone ranger & tonto fistfight in heaven
johnson – the middle passage

may 06
hornby (ed.) – speaking with the angel
byars – bingo brown & the language of love [ya]
*michaels – fugitive pieces
palahniuk – choke
lahiri – interpreter of maladies
dillard – for the time being
palahniuk – fugitives and refugees
cormier – i am the cheese [repeat]
huxley – brave new world
hamilton – a map of the world

jun 06
coupland – shampoo planet
englander – for the relief of unbearable urges
*haskell – i am not jackson pollock.
tolstoy – anna karenina
beckett – endgame
kundera – the unbearable lightness of being

jul 06
dunn – geek love
card – ender’s game
smith – the autograph man
chabon – the final solution
*erdrich – tales of burning love
carroll – the wooden sea

aug 06
lightman – einstein’s dreams
matthews – philosophy & the young child
stoppard – arcadia
*adler – pitch dark [repeat]
o’connor – everything that rises must converge
stoppard – the real thing
johnson – already dead
*erickson – the sea came in at midnight
*erickson – our ecstatic days
kundera – identity
jin – war trash
cameron – drinking to kindness
*o’connor – wise blood

sep 06
*chabon – the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay
solzhenitsyn – one day in the life of ivan denisovich
palahniuk – diary
barry – jennifer government
coupland – generation x
wagner & locke – a history of violence [gn]
hamilton – the book of ruth
gunn – rain
jones – cold snap
moore & lloyd – v for vendetta [gn]
auburn – proof
flaubert – madame bovary
*ondaatje – coming through slaughter
lethem – motherless brooklyn

oct 06
gaiman – coraline [ya]
palahniuk – lullaby
salinger – nine stories [repeat]
cunningham – the hours
shanley – doubt
cambor – in sunlight, in a beautiful garden
*haskell – american purgatorio
rilke – stories of god
edson – wit
*ondaatje – in the skin of a lion
doseone – the pelt
pamuk – snow

nov 06
prose – a changed man
wolfe – the electric kool-aid acid test
dillard – teaching a stone to talk
blake – the marriage of heaven and hell
fussel – class (a guide through the american status system)
(*?)rushdie – midnight’s children
lethem – gun, with occasional music
ondaatje – anil’s ghost
ondaatje – the collected works of billy the kid
klosterman – killing yourself to live

dec 06
*russel – the sparrow
lewis – a grief observed [repeat]
ondaatje – the english patient
*dostoyevsky – the idiot [rp/lv t]
ondaatje – running in the family
ondaatje – handwriting

pamuk – my father’s suitcase [’06 nobel speech]
duras – the bible [st]
alexie – what you pawn i will redeem [st]
murakami – hunting knife [st]
erdrich – the plague of doves [st]

jan 07
balliett (+helquist) – chasing vermeer [ya]
*duras – the sailor from gibraltar [repeat]
picoult – my sister’s keeper
lewis – main street
lahiri – the namesake
ondaatje – the cinnamon peeler
*russel – children of god
lansens – the girls
gogol – the overcoat & the nose
eliot (+gorey) – old possum’s book of practical cats

feb 07
atwood – alias grace
ozick – heir to the glimmering world
orwell – keep the aspidistra flying
smith – on beauty

mar 07
*mcewan – atonement
shelley – frankenstein
chabon – the mysteries of pittsburgh
clarke – jonathan strange & mr. norrell
(*?)proust – swann’s way
carroll – alice’s adventures in wonderland & through the looking glass
coleridge – rime of the ancient mariner
haddon – the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
flaubert – a simple heart

apr 07
murakami – after the quake
*gogol – the collected tales of nikolai gogol [rp/lv t]
*duras – two by duras (the slut of the normandy coast, the atlantic man)
*duras – the war, a memoir
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #1, a bad beginning [ya]
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #2, the reptile room [ya]
(*?)paz – an erotic beyond: sade
gaiman + mckean – mr. punch [gn]
*hofstadter – what is it like to be a strange loop? [ar]
duras – destroy, she said
sophocles – philoctetes

may 07
*mcewan – amsterdam
*aeschylus – agamemnon
choldenko – al capone does my shirts [ya]
pynchon – the crying of lot 49
goethe – the sorrows of young werther
redhill – martin sloane
fromm – night swimming

jun 07
*atwood – oryx and crake
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #3, the wide window [ya]
*chekhov – the complete short novels [rp/lv t]
sagan – idlewild
*gilbert – refusing heaven
*gogol – dead souls, volume i [rp/lv t]

jul 07
gogol – dead souls, volume ii [rp/lv t]
*bulgakov – the master and margarita [rp/lv t]
snicket – a serious of unfortunate events #4, the miserable mill [ya]
*roy – the cost of living

aug 07
*russell – a thread of grace
moore – lamb
*erdrich – the master butchers singing club
hiaasen – hoot [ya]
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #5, the austere academy [ya]
flaubert – the temptation of st. anthony
gorey – the unstrung harp
crace – being dead
*eggers – a heartbreaking work of staggering genius
*fox – desperate characters

sep 07 // wk 139 hrs
sagan – edenborn
camus – the fall
*saramago – blindness
lethem – the disappointment artist
turgenev – a month in the country
nabokov – pnin
july – no one belongs here more than you.
*klosterman – klosterman iv
*dostoyevsky – the eternal husband and other stories [rp/lv t]
*eliot – murder in the cathedral

oct 07 // wk 143 hrs
prose – the peaceable kingdom
*voltaire – candide and other stories
mahfouz – akhenaten, dweller in truth
*camus – the plague
camus – the fall [repeat]
(*?)graham – overlord
roth – everyman
hornby – a long way down
*erickson – rubicon beach [repeat]
coetzee – slow man
miller & gibbons – give me liberty [gn]
gaiman & zulli – the last temptation [gn]

nov 07 // wk 152.5 hrs
dumas – the three musketeers [rp t]
*erickson – zeroville
moliere – tartuffe
carson – decreation
shteyngart – absurdistan
camus – exile and the kingdom
camus – reflections on the guillotine
(*?)dick – valis
marquez – the general in his labyrinth
sagan – everfree
eggers – what is the what
*haskell – i am not jackson pollock. [repeat]

dec 07 // wk 205.5 hrs
*chekhov – stories [rp/lv t]
gide – madeleine (et nunc manet in te)
kelly – song
beckett – mercier and camier

jan 08 // wk 235 hrs
fitch – white oleander
kelly – the orchard
(*?)fox – poor george
*duras – the ravishing of lol stein
plato – meno
(*?)maxwell – so long, see you tomorrow
plato – charmides
mcewan – saturday
*dostoyevsky – the double & the gambler* [rp/lv t]
*duras – the lover [repeat]

feb 08 // wk 218 hrs
bowler – midget [ya]
hass – praise
*levis – elegy
*borges – collected fictions [trans. andrew hurley]

mar 08 // wk 237 hrs
*johnson – tree of smoke
mccarthy – the sunset limited
(*?)mccarthy – no country for old men
*beckett – happy days

apr 08 // wk 246.5 hrs
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #6, the ersatz elevator [ya]
*hofstadter – i am a strange loop
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #7, the vile village [ya]
(*?)aczel – the mystery of the aleph: mathematics, the kabbalah, and the search for infinity
(*?)duras – summer rain
aeschylus – eumenides
*siken – crush

may 08 // wk 222 hrs
*woolf – mrs. dalloway
*marquez – of love and other demons
*dostoyevsky – demons [rp/lv t]
macleish – j.b.
austen – pride & prejudice
hicklin (ed.) – the revolution will be accessorized
*erickson – days between stations

jun 08 // wk 168 hrs
*robinson – housekeeping
austen – sense & sensibility
beckett – krapp’s last tape
beckett – cascando
(*?)beckett – eh joe
morrison & janson – batman gothic [gn]
*robinson – gilead

jul 08 // wk 135 hrs
(*?)duras – blue eyes, black hair
chabon – gentlemen of the road
adiga – the white tiger
palahniuk – rant: an oral biography of buster casey
roy – an ordinary person’s guide to empire
*barsamian – louder than bombs: interviews from the progressive magazine

aug 08 // wk 116 hrs
hammett – the maltese falcon
moore & gibbons – watchmen [gn]
hass – time and materials
*moore & campbell – from hell [gn]
miller & gibbons – martha washington dies [gn]
cohen – book of longing

sep 08 // wk 236.5 hrs
*de bernieres – the war of don emmanuel’s nether parts
aeschylus – prometheus bound
aeschylus – the libation bearers / choephori
euripides – hippolytus
la rochefoucauld – maxims
(*?)conrad – heart of darkness
aristophanes – clouds

oct 08 // wk 248 hrs
*wakefield – human parts of me want to eat the flowers off of trees
plato – crito
plato – apology
*gallagher – instructions to the double
(*?)plato – gorgias
*buckler – storm drunk
ferlinghetti – a coney island of the mind
euripides – medea
frank – alas, babylon

nov 08 // wk 210 hrs
plato – symposium
shiva – stolen harvest
*woolf – jacob’s room
(*?)wright – deepstep come shining

dec 08 // wk 183 hrs
*euripides – grief lessons: four plays (alkestis, herakles, hekabe, hippolytus) [trans anne carson]
garnett – lady into fox
sophocles – oedipus the king
haeg – edible estates: attack on the front lawn
(*?)arendt – on violence
david – nalda said

jan 09 // wk 185 hrs
snicket – a series of unfortunate events #8, the hostile hospital [ya]
*duras – hiroshima mon amour
sophocles – oedipus at colonus
(*?)murakami – after dark
*mccarthy – child of god
(*?)snicket – a series of unfortunate events #9, the carnivorous carnival [ya]
whitefield – permaculture in a nutshell

feb 09 // wk 186 hrs
(*?)duras – the north china lover [repeat]
(*?)chabon – the yiddish policemen’s union
*duras – emily l. [repeat]
camus – the stranger [repeat]
duras – no more
*ibsen – four major plays (doll’s house, ghosts, hedda gabler, the master builder)
(*?)ibsen – love’s comedy

mar 09 // wk 236 hrs
roy – war talk
*weil – waiting for god
james – daisy miller
*haskell – out of my skin
(*?)milosz – fourteen poems
carver – a new path to the waterfall
austen – lady susan
didion – the year of magical thinking

apr 09 // wk 203.5 hrs
*woolf – between the acts
(*?)woolf – flush: a biography
(*?)woolf – night and day
tsunetomo – hagakure

may 09 // wk 202.5 hrs
*arnold – shells [repeat?]
strand – reasons for moving
sagan & hofstadter – that mad ache [trans dh] / translator, trader
*arnold – made flesh
*connelly – the book of lost things
(*?)christensen – alphabet
williams – something cloudy, something clear
*delillo – the body artist

jun 09
delillo – valparaiso
(*?)abe – the woman in the dunes
*dick – the man in the high castle
hickman – the nightly news #1 & #2 [gn]
(*?)mcdougal – born to run

jul 09
*simic – sixty poems
*sophocles – aias (ajax) [trans rp/golder]
hornby – shakespeare wrote for money
*kundera – the curtain

aug 09
*nabokov – the defense
mcewan – on chesil beach
___thoreau – civil disobedience & other essays
*pollan – the botany of desire
___*aeschylus – agamemnon [repeat]
___aeschylus – the libation bearers [repeat]

___chopin – the story of an hour [st, repeat]
___gilman – the yellow wallpaper [st, repeat]
___maupassant – the necklace [st, repeat]
___asimov – nightfall [st]
___allen – the whore of mensa [st]
___hemingway – hills like white elephants [st, repeat]
___king – the man in the black suit [st]
___faulkner – a rose for emily [st]
___*fitzgerald – may day [st]
___hawthorne – rappaccini’s daughter [st]

sep 09 // wk 83.5 hrs // 16 crd
___aeschylus – the eumenides [repeat]
plato – euthyphro
euripides – orestes
___(*?)melville – billy budd

oct 09 // wk 78 hrs // 16 crd
*erickson – amnesiascope
garnett – aspects of love
moliere – the imaginary invalid
___*dostoyevsky – crime and punishment [repeat]

nov 09 // wk 79.5 hrs // 16 crd
fraction, brubaker, aja – the immortal iron fist, #1-7 [gn]
bastiat – the law
simic – that little something

dec 09// wk 51 hrs // 16 crd
eggers – how the water feels to the fishes
*duras – practicalities
___tolle – a new earth
*___arendt – eichmann in jerusalem
(*?)fitzgerald – the book shop
manguso – hard to admit and harder to escape
*unferth – minor robberies

jan 10 // wk 82 hrs // 21 crd
mamet – cryptogram
*___shakespeare – othello [repeat]
*sartre – existentialism and human emotions

feb 10 // wk 77.5 hrs // 21 crd
___shakespeare – the taming of the shrew
*sappho – if not, winter: fragments of sappho [trans carson]
pollan – food rules
woolf – freshwater

mar 10 // wk 78 hrs // 21 crd
(*?)tadic – dark things [trans simic]
aristotle – poetics [trans sachs]
*volkman – spar
(*?)___shakespeare – richard ii
(*?)dickman – the end of the west
glenum – the hounds of no
*___shakespeare – henry iv, pt 1

apr 10 // wk hrs // 18 crd
*wakefield – unsleep’s village
*duras – writing
___shakespeare – henry iv, pt 2
___shakespeare – henry v
___shakespeare – richard iii

may 10 // wk hrs // 15 crd
___cole – best-loved folktales of the world
*___toelken – the dynamics of folklore
propp – morphology of the folktale
mark – the babies
*nabokov – invitation to a beheading
___lessing – nathan the wise
*mark – tsim tsum

jun 10 // wk hrs // 15 crd
___marx (& engels) – the communist manifesto [repeat]
___fulbrook – a concise history of germany
lahiri – unaccustomed earth
derrida – on cosmopolitanism and forgiveness
*gladman – juice

jul 10 // wk hrs // 15 crd
saint exupery – the little prince [repeat]
(*?)gilbert – the dance most of all
(*?)loncar – 66 galaxie
*gladman – to after that (toaf)
(*?)millet – the sexual life of catherine m.

aug 10 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*lévi-strauss – myth and meaning
tadic – dark things [trans simic, repeat]
*hempel – reasons to live
richie – the truth about diamonds
*mccullers – the ballad of the sad café and other stories
*tadic – night mail: selected poems [trans simic]
*gregg – too bright to see

sep 10 // wk hrs // 16 crd
___beowulf [trans heaney]
strauss – half a life
___sir gawain & the green knight
*wakefield – the void of course moon [aloud]
___everyman
___the seagull reader: poems
___sophocles – oedipus rex [trans young, repeat]

oct 10 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*woolf – orlando [aloud]
___*shakespeare – king lear
beauvoir – a very easy death
___(*?)marlowe – dr. faustus

nov 10 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*sartre – existentialism is a humanism
*lao tzu – tao te ching [trans star, repeat]

dec 10 // wk hrs // 16 crd
___defoe – robinson crusoe
___the seagull reader: stories
___the norton anthology of english literature (selections)
___hughes – christian america and the kingdom of god
*unferth – vacation

jan 11 // wk hrs // 26 crd
___proulx – brokeback mountain
___harris – letter to a christian nation
___machen – the great god pan
___russell – the devil: perceptions of evil from antiquity to primitive christianity
___kafka – the metamorphosis [repeat]
___machen – the hill of dreams

feb 11 // wk hrs // 26 crd
___douglass – narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave
___blackwood – julius levallon: an episode
___chekhov – the cherry orchard [repeat]
___blackwood – the centaur

mar 11 // wk hrs // 26 crd
___*calvino – if on a winter’s night a traveler
___russell – satan: the early christian tradition

apr 11 // wk hrs // 23 crd
___*dante – inferno
___james – pragmatism
___freud – civilization and its discontents
___*campbell – a brief introduction to the philosophy of mind
*swensen – magic kingdom [draft]
___yeats – selected poems and four plays [selections]
yeats – per amica silentia lunae

may 11 // wk hrs // 23 crd
___fortune – the demon lover
___stowe – uncle tom’s cabin [selections]
___*sartre – transcendence of the ego
___*milton – paradise lost
___shaw – pygmalion
___woolf – the london scene: six essays on london life
___chekhov – the cherry orchard [repeat]

jun 11 // london // 6 crd
___woolf – moments of being
___*woolf – orlando [repeat]
___*woolf – mrs. dalloway [repeat]
___shakespeare – as you like it [repeat]
___gay – the beggar’s opera

jul 11 // wk hrs // 6 crd
*hazzard – the transit of venus
packer – drinking coffee elsewhere

aug 11 // wk hrs // 16 crd
(*?)mcewan – the comfort of strangers
*marquez – memories of my melancholy whores
*nabokov – laughter in the dark

sep 11 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*nabokov – transparent things
*nabokov – transparent things [repeat]

oct 11 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*nabokov – the real life of sebastian knight

nov 11 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*nabokov – bend sinister
*nabokov – the eye

dec 11 // wk hrs // 16 crd
*carson – nox
(*?)rich – diving into the wreck
*duras – the sea wall
*nabokov – despair

jan 12 // 27 crd
*markson – this is not a novel
*delillo – mao ii
*dillard – the writing life
___winckelmann – reflections on the imitation of greek works in painting & sculpture
___minoru – a corpse with feet
___poe – the detective stories of edgar allen poe
___plath – the bell jar
___doyle – the hound of the baskervilles
___camus – the stranger [repeat]
___lessing – laocoon: an essay upon the limits of painting & poetry
___christie – the mysterious affair at styles
___yuknavitch – the chronology of water

feb 12 // 27 crd
___*hammett – red harvest
___(*?)acker – kathy goes to haiti
___(*?)chandler – the big sleep
___hegel – introduction to the philosophy of history
___crews – a childhood: the biography of a place
___(*?)schiller – on the aesthetic education of man
___schlegel – on the study of greek poetry
___(*?)camus – myth of sisyphus [repeat]
___*himes – cotton comes to harlem
___sartre – existentialism is a humanism [repeat]

mar 12 // 27 crd
___*sartre – nausea [repeat]
___sartre – no exit
___thompson – the killer inside me
___*tillman – american genius, a comedy
___(*?)hölderlin – the death of empedocles
*wakefield – the honeys trinity
___(*?)carrington – the hearing trumpet
___*nabokov – transparent things [repeat]

apr 12 // 27 crd
___highsmith – the talented mr. ripley
___*delillo – mao ii [repeat]
___*auster – city of glass
___*duras – the war [repeat]
___(*?)lethem – gun, with occasional music [repeat]
___*wittig – les guerilleres
___dunn – geek love [repeat]
___nietzsche – on the advantage & disadvantage of history for life
___*marx – selected writings
___*derrida – voice & phenomenon [trans lawlor]

may 12 // 27 crd
___schelling – the philosophy of art
stein – the fallback plan

jun 12 // 3 crd
___(*?)collins & pinch – dr. golem: how to think about medicine
___beauchamp & childress – principles of biomedical ethics
___murphy – case studies in biomedical research ethics

jul 12
erickson – these dreams of you

aug 12 // 19 crd
*stein – dispatch from the future
___huxley – ape & essence
___(*?)spark – the girls of slender means

sep 12 // 19 crd
___*jones – in parenthesis
___(*?)orwell – homage to catalonia
___woolf – three guineas
___nietzsche – on the advantage & disadvantage of history for life [repeat]
___*hamilton – hangover square

oct 12 // 19 crd
___*eliot – four quartets
___plato – five dialogues
___*nietzsche – on the genealogy of morals
___priestly – they came to a city

nov 12 // 19 crd
___*green – back
___aristotle – de anima
___aristotle – nicomachean ethics

dec 12 // 19 crd
___narayan – waiting for the mahatma
___*whitman – complete poetry & prose
___empiricus – selections from the major writings on skepticism, man, and god

jan 13
*hannah – ray
*adler – pitch dark [repeat]

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[abandoned jan ’13 through may ’14]

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jun 14
powell – dance night
powell – come back to sorrento
powell – turn, magic wheel

jul 14
powell – angels on toast
powell – my home is far away

aug 14
powell – the locusts have no king
powell – the wicked pavilion
powell – the golden spur

sep 14
chopin – the awakening [repeat]

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[abandoned sep ’14 through june ’15]

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jun 15
*dworkin – alkali
toomer – cane [repeat]

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[abandoned through october ’17]

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oct 17
mccarthy – the counselor
*fernandes – transmitter and receiver [repeat]

___ = for undergrad
[gn] = graphic novel / comic
[ya] = young adult
[ar] = article
[st] = story
[repeat] = read previously
[aloud] = entire work read aloud
* = of favorites (adjusted/debated frequently, stopped ’14)
[rp/lv t] = translated by richard pevear & larissa volokhonsky

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