8/20/13

My Favorite Works of Fiction

Not much gaming content in this post, just so you know.

I read a lot...a little more than a book a week...and I tend to read non-fiction more than fiction. But I do like a good story. Here is a list of my favorite fiction. I haven't necessarily excluded fantasy and science fiction, but not many of them made the cut. My wife and I read a of books together--what we call our House Book Club--and some of my favorite books were originally one of her selections for us to read (Birdsong, Out Stealing Horses and The Road are good examples of books she picked for our little book club). Every gamer should read The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop by Robert Coover.

Some of my favorite fiction (I marked my Top Ten with an *):

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein*
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursala Le Guin
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov*
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salmon Rushdie
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova*
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll*
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien*
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco*
The Otori Trilogy by Lian Hearn
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger*
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee *
A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop by Robert Coover*
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Wonderful Fool by Shusaku Endo

2 comments:

  1. "Every gamer should read The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop by Robert Coover."

    I just read the blurb over at Amazon -- I'm intrigued.

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    1. "The Catcher in the Rye" for older, dice wielding men.

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