Sunday, April 10, 2011

National Book Critics Award....14/34

Year Won, Title, Author
2010A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
2009Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - Yes
20082666 by Roberto Bolano
2007The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz - Yes
2006The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai - Yes
2005 The March by E. L. Doctorow - Yes
2004Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson - Yes
2003The Known World by Edward P. Jones - Yes
2002Atonement by Ian McEwan - Yes
2001Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
2000Being Dead by Jim Crace - Yes
1999 Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
1998 The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
1997 The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald - Yes
1996 Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories by Gina Berriault
1995 Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin
1994 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields - Yes
1993 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - Yes
1992 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac Mccarthy - Yes
1991 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley - Yes
1990 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike - Yes
1989 Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
1988 The Middleman and Other Stories by Bharati Mukherjee
1987 The Counterlife by Philip Roth
1986 Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
1985 Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler - Yes
1984 Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich - Yes
1983 Ironweed by William Kennedy - Yes
1982 George Mills by Stanley Elkin
1981 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike - Yes
1980 The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
1979 The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan
1978 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
1977 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison - Yes
1976 October Light by John C Gardner

Modern Library 100......71/100

Modern Library 100 Titles and Authors
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Yes
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - Yes
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - Yes
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Yes
The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Yes
Ulysses by James Joyce
Beloved by Toni Morrison - Yes
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Yes
1984 by George Orwell - Yes
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner - Yes
Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov - Yes
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Yes
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - Yes
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - Yes
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Yes
Animal Farm by George Orwell - Yes
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - Yes
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - Yes
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - Yes
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Yes
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne - Yes
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Yes
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - Yes
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison - Yes
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Yes
Native Son by Richard Wright - Yes
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - Yes
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - Yes
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway - Yes
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Yes
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Yes
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - Yes
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James - Yes
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The World According to Garp by John Irving - Yes
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren - Yes
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster - Yes
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - Yes
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally - Yes
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - Yes
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - Yes
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - Yes
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - Yes
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Yes
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence - Yes
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - Yes
The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Yes
My Antonia by Willa Cather - Yes
Howards End by E.M. Forster - Yes
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - Yes
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger-Yes
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie - Yes
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Sophie's Choice by William Styron - Yes
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - Yes
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Yes
A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Yes
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence - Yes
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe - Yes
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Yes
Light in August by William Faulkner
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James - Yes
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Yes
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - Yes
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh - Yes
Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - Yes
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
White Noise by Don DeLillo
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather - Yes
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - Yes
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad - Yes
The Bostonians by Henry James - -Yes
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather - Yes
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - Yes
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - Yes
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles - Yes
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rabbit, Run by John Updike - Yes
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie - Yes

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer Reading with Beth

The Slum by Aluisio Azeveda
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
Light in August by William Faulkner
Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
The Toss of a Lemon
Cecilia Valdes
Brief Interview with Hideous Men
Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdich

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon

2006 - Cancer, no summer reading that year


The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
Oryx & Crake by margaret Atwood
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature: 2/5

2007 The Genizah at the House of Shepher by Tamar Yellin - Yes
2008 The Man in the White Shark Skin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
2009 The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer - Yes
2010 Plumes by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
2011 The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tabulated by LT member, Top 100 Novels: 73/100

Top 100 Novels
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6) - - Yes
ULYSSES by James Joyce (6)
1984 by George Orwell (6) - Yes
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6) - Yes
ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5) - Yes
CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (5) - Yes
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5) - Yes
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5) - Yes
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh (5) - Yes
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (4) - Yes
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4) - Yes
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4) - - Yes
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4) - Yes
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (4) - Yes
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (4) - Yes
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (4) - Yes
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell (4) - Yes
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4) - Yes
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4) - Yes
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4) - Yes
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4) - Yes
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4) - Yes
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3) - Yes
EMMA by Jane Austen (3) - Yes
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3) - Yes
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3) - Yes
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3) - Yes
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (3) - Yes
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3) - Yes
BELOVED by Toni Morrison (3) - Yes
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3) - Yes
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3) - Yes
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3) - Yes
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3) - Yes
NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad (3)
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3) - Yes
UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry (3)
THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford (3)
HERZOG by Saul Bellow (3)- Yes
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3) - Yes
U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos (3)
FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce (3)
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser (3)
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3) - Yes
WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence (3)
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3) - Yes
THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins (3) - Yes
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe (3) - Yes
TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller (3)
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather (3) - Yes
LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner (3) - Yes
THE MAGUS by John Fowles (3)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving (2) - Yes
DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes (2)
TOM JONES by Henry Fielding (2)
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2) - Yes
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2) - Yes
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2) - Yes
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2) - Yes
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
TRISTAM SHANDY by Laurence Sterne (2)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2) - Yes
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2) - Yes
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2) - Yes
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME by Marcel Proust (2)
THE AMBASSADORS by Henry James (2)
THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon (2)
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2) - Yes
DUNE by Frank Herbert (2)
A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute (2)
CLARISSA by Samuel Richardson (2)
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (2) - Yes
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2) - Yes
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2) - Yes
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2) - Yes
ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren (2) - Yes
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2) - Yes
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2) - Yes
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
THE STAND by Stephen King (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2) - Yes
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves (2)
HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster (2) - Yes
TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2) - Yes
THE RAINBOW by D.H. Lawrence (2)
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens (2) - Yes
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner (2)
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James (2) - Yes
AUSTERLITZ by W. G. Sebald (2)
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2) - Yes
WISE BLOOD by Flannery O'Connor (2)
FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (2) - Yes

Sunday, June 1, 2008

National Book Award Winners: 20/74

Year Won, Title, Author
2011 Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward
2010 Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
2009 Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann - Yes
2008 Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen - Yes
2007Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson - Yes
2006The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
2005 Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
2004The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
2003The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
2002Three Junes by Julia Glass - Yes
2001The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - Yes
2000In America by Susan Sontag - Yes
1999Waiting by Ha Jin - Yes
1998Charming Billy by Alice McDermott - Yes
1997Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - Yes
1996Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett - Yes
1995Sabbath's Theater by Phillip Roth - Yes
1994 A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
1993 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx - Yes
1992 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
1991 Mating by Norman Rush
1990 Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
1989 Spartina by John Casey - Yes
1988 Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
1987 Paco's Story by Larry Heinemann - Yes
1986 World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
1986 Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
1985 White Noise by Don Delillo
1985 Easy in the Islands (1st Novel Award) by Bob Shacochis
1984 Stones for Ibarra (1st Novel Award) by Harriet Doerr
1984 Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
1983 The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
1983 The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Yes
1982 Dale Loves Sophie to Death (1st Novel Award) by Robb Forman Dew
1982 Rabbit is Rich by John Updike - Yes
1981 Plains Song by Wright Morris
1981 Sister Wolf (1st Novel Award) by Ann Arensberg
1980 Birdy (1st Novel Award) by William Wharton
1980 Sophie's Choice by William Styron - Yes
1980 The World According to Garp by John Irving - Yes
1979 Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien - Yes
1978 Blood Ties by Mary Lee Settle
1977 The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
1977 Master Tung`s Western Chamber Romance by Li Li Chen
1976 JR by William Gaddis
1975 The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams
1975 Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
1974 Gravity's Ranbow by Thomas Pynchon
1974 A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
1973 Augustus by John Williams
1973 Chimera by John Barth
1972 The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
1971 Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow
1970 Them by Joyce Carol Oates
1969 Steps by Jerzy Kosinski
1968 The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder
1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - Yes
1966 The Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
1965 Herzog by Saul Bellow - Yes
1964 The Centaur by John Updike
1963 Morte d'Urban by J.F. Powers
1962 The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
1961 The Waters of Kronos by Conrad Richter
1960 Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth
1959 The Magic Barrell by Bernard Malamud
1958 Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
1957 The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
1956 Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara
1955 A Fable by William Faulkner
1954 The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
1953 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - Yes
1952 From Here to Eternity by James Jones
1951 The Collected Stories by William Faulkner
1950 The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

PEN/Hemingway Winners: 5/36

Year Won, Author, Title
1975 – Loyd Little for Parthian Shot
1976 – Renata Adler for Speedboat
1977 – Darcy O'Brien for A Way of Life, Like Any Other
1978 – Reuben Bercovitch for Hasen
1979 – Alan Saperstein for Mom Kills Kids and Self
1980 – Joan Silber for Household Words
1981 – Marilynne Robinson for Housekeeping - Yes
1982 – Bobbie Ann Mason for Shiloh and Other Stories
1983 – Joan Chase for During the Reign of the Queen of Sheba
1984 – Josephine Humphreys for Dreams of Sleep
1985 – Alan V. Hewar for Lady's Time
1986 – Mary Ward Brown for Tongues of Flame
1987 – Lawrence Thornton for Imagining Argentina - Yes
1988 – Jane Hamilton for The Book of Ruth - Yes
1989 – Mark Richard for The Ice at the Bottom of the World
1990 – Bernard Cooper for Maps to Anywhere
1991 – Louis Begley for Wartime Lies
1992 – Edward P. Jones for Lost in the City
1993 – Dagoberto Gilb for The Magic of Blood
1994 – Susan Power for The Grass Dancer
1995 – Chang-Rae Lee for Native Speaker
1996 – Ha Jin for Ocean of Words
1997 – Charlotte Bacon for A Private State
1998 – Rosina Lippi for Homestead
1999 – Jhumpa Lahiri for Interpreter of Maladies
2000 – Akhil Sharma for An Obedient Father
2001 – Justin Cronin for Mary and O'Neil
2002 – Gabriel Brownstein for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W - Yes
2003 – Jennifer Haigh for Mrs. Kimble
2004 – Chris Abani for Graceland
2005 – Yiyun Li for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
2006 – Ben Fountain for Brief Encounters With Che Guevara
2009 - Michael Dahlie for A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living
2010 - Brigid Pasulka for A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True
2011 - Brando Skyhorse - The Madonnas of Echo Park