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Books & The Unread Alphabet

*Isaac Salazar’s beautiful books of art.

In 2011, I started to work my way through a list of authors I’d never read before, alphabetically. This was because, as I explained here, I loved reading fiction, but had forgotten how to really enjoy it through years of academic study. I didn’t stick to the list too much, as I also read any book that had a siren song call to me – the books that demanded to be read instantly.  Here’s some of the reviews of the Unread Alphabet I’ve given so far, and the list that I’m working through. Any further recommendations or suggestions are very welcome!

A – C : Auster, Boyd, Chekhov

D-F: Dostoevsky, Eliot, Fitzgerald

A: Paul Auster – In the Country of Last Things

B: William Boyd – Any Human Heart

C: Anton Chekhov – The Story of a Nobody

D: Fydor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment

E: George Eliot – Silas Marner

F: F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

G: Stella Gibbons – Cold Comfort Farm

H: Joseph Heller – Catch 22

I: Kazuo Ishurgo – Never Let Me Go

J: P.D. James – Children of Men

K: Jack Kerouac – On the Road

L: Doris Lessing – The Golden Notebook

M: Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude

N: Audrey Niffinger – The Time Traveler’s Wife

O: Tea Obreht – The Tiger’s Wife

P: Boris Pasternak – Doctor Zhivago

Other Books Reviewed:

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly


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