Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Reading List Nominations


Bible
Acts of the Apostles, AD 80-90
1 Samuel 16-31, 2 Samuel, and 1 Kings 1–2 (Story of David,)
Luke [followed by Acts in 2019] 
Maccabees I and II from the Apocrypha
Nehemiah (Story of return from Babylonian captivity) (Book of Ezra too?)

Shakespeare
Richard II, 1595

Drama: (not one of our categories) (maybe a substitute for Shakespeare?)
Tartuffe, by Moliere,1664, 164 pages

Woman Author
**The Pillow Book, by Sei Sh┼Źnagon, AD 1002, 172 pages
The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing, 1962, 688 pages
The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck, 1931, 368 pages
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, 1811, 368 pages
**Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, 1937, 256 pages

20th Century Work
A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, 1955, 112 pages
Twelve Chairs, by Ilf and Petrov, 1928, 574 pages
Herzog by Saul Bellow, 1964, 400 pages
Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun, 1917, 390-416 pages
**100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marques, 1967, 417 pages
The Reivers: A Reminiscence, by William Faulkner,  1962, 305 pages
Stoner, by John Edward Williams, 1965, 288 pages
Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow, 1953
**Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, 1937, 256 pages
Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin, 1953, 256 pages 
**The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin, 1963, 128 pages
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl, 1946, 184 pages

Long Work
Crime and Punishment, by Dostoevsky, 1866, 428-624 pages
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne, 1759-1767, 450-704 pages
Quiet Flows the Don, by Mikhail Sholokhov, 1925-1932, 1940 (availability of all three volumes?)
In Search of Lost Time, by Marcel Proust (7 vol’s, select first three volumes, see below)
• Swann’s Way, 1913, 459 pages
   • In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, 1919, 576 pages (a.k.a. Within a Budding Grove)
• The Guermantes Way, 1920/1921, 640 pages,
The following three books by Chinua Achebe: 576 pages total
Things Fall Apart, 1958
No Longer at Ease, 1960 
Arrow of God, 1964

Ancient Greek or Roman Work: 
Annals, by Tacitus, AD 14-68, 464 pages
Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, BC 411, 144 pages

Non-Western Work
The Home and the World, by Rabindranath Tagore, 1916, 240 pages
**The Pillow Book, by Sei Sh┼Źnagon, AD 1002, 172 pages
**Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe,1958, 216 pages
Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki, 1914, 248 pages

Short Work
is 5, by e.e. cummings, 128 pages,
The Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy, 128 pages
**100 Selected Poems, by e.e. cummings, 121 pages
**The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin, 1963, 128 pages
Songs from the Slums, by Kagawa Toyohiko, 1935, 96 pages
Language and Myth, by Earnst Cassier, 128 pages

Poetry:
Faust, by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 488 pages
**100 Selected Poems, by e.e. cummings, 121 pages
Philip Larkin—Collected Poems, Edited by Anthony Thwaite, 1988 & 2003, 240 pages
The Lovesong of J. Alfred Proofrock, by T.S. Eliot, 1915, 

Re-reading books we have read before:
**Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 242 pages

No Particular Category:
 White Jacket, by Herman Melville, 1850, 387 pages

Note:
** Indicates that the book is listed in two categories.