Tuesday, December 27, 2011

#CBR4 List Selected

I've completed the final list of selections for the Cannonball Read 4. I feel good about it. It's fairly balanced, covers a breadth of genres and authors, includes works both classic and modern, includes fiction and nonfiction, and each of the books appeals to me in some way.

Title Author
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Tigana Guy Gavriel Kay
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
State of Wonder Ann Patchett
Lolita Vladimir Nabakov
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold John Le Carre
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
Season of Life: A Football Star, A Boy, A Journey to Manhood Jeffry Marx
Volt Alan Heathcock
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
The Neverending Story Michael Ende
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
The Art of War Sun Tzu
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
Neuromancer William Gibson
Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
Heroes Die Matthew Woodring Stover
Rumpole of the Bailey John Mortimer
Someday This Will Be Funny Lynne Tillman
Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Way of the Superior Man David Deida
Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Restand
Eye of the Needle Ken Follet
The Anubis Gates Tim Powers
On the Road Jack Kerouac
Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Phillip K. Dick
In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Gaudy Night Dorothy L. Sayers
There but for the Ali Smith
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
Elantris Brandon Sanderson
The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides
The Daughter of Time Josephine Tey
Fletch Gregory Mcdonald
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Ringworld Larry Niven
The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth
Talion: Revenant Michael Stackpole
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway

1 comment:

Nathan Southerland said...

And we have our first substitution of the Cannonball. Seriously, have you ever seen the unabridged version of Don Quixote? It's massive. It's going to have to come off the list. In its place is Terry Brooks' Armageddon's Children.

If you're wondering about Tigana, it's still on the list, but I'm waiting for it to come through on an Interlibrary Loan. Until then, we move forward.