erik lundegaard

Read These Books

The following list was given out at the funeral of Kim Ricketts last May. Thought I'd pass it along and encourage others to 1) read these books, and 2) come up with their own list. I double-down on Willa Cather:

  • My Antonia by Willa Cather“The Bunny Planet” by Rosemary Wells
  • “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  • “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis
  • “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith
  • “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
  • “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje
  • “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard
  • “My Antonia” by Willa Cather
  • “The Shipping News” by Annie Proulx
  • “Birds of America” by Lorrie Moore
  • “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers
  • “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins

What's on your must-read list?

No tags
Posted at 06:35 AM on Fri. Aug 19, 2011 in category Books  

COMMENTS

Uncle Vinny wrote:

“La Grande Therese”, a great book about a fantastic liar in late 19th-century Paris, usually makes my list.

Comment posted on Fri. Aug 19, 2011 at 02:14 PM

Erik wrote:

Off the top of my head:

THE GHOST WRITER by Philip Roth
THE BOOK OF DANIEL by E.L. Doctorow
WORLD'S FAIR by E.L. Doctorow
RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS by J.D. Salinger
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

Anything by Joyce, Kundera, Mailer.

Comment posted on Sat. Aug 20, 2011 at 09:35 AM

Alex Bradbury wrote:

BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
LITTLE DORRIT by Charles Dickens
FIFTH BUSINESS/THE MANTICORE/WORLD OF WONDERS by Robertson Davies
A SUITABLE BOY by Vikram Seth
ZORBA THE GREEK by Nikos Kazantzakis
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway
A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS by V.S. Naipaul
JUDE THE OBSCURE by Thomas Hardy
ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner

Comment posted on Thu. Aug 25, 2011 at 06:09 AM
« Obama, the GOP and Terrence Malick's “The Tree of Life”   |   Home   |   No One in the Wings: The Underappreciated Career of Edgar Martinez »
 RSS    Facebook

Twitter: @ErikLundegaard

ARCHIVES
LINKS
dative-querulous