CHAP­TER AND VERSE . . . REC­OM­MENDED READS

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IDEN­TITY

Beloved – Toni Mor­ri­son Days With­out End – Se­bas­tian Barry Fugi­tive Pieces – Anne Michaels Half of a Yel­low Sun – Chi­ma­manda Ngozi Adichie Homego­ing – Yaa Gyasi Small Is­land – An­drea Levy The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath The God of Small Things – Arund­hati Roy Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe White Teeth – Zadie Smith

LOVE, SEX & RO­MANCE

Brid­get Jones’s Diary – He­len Field­ing For­ever – Judy Blume Gio­vanni’s Room – James Bald­win Pride and Prej­u­dice – Jane Austen Rid­ers – Jilly Cooper Their Eyes Were Watch­ing God – Zora Neale Hurston The Far Pavil­ions – M. M. Kaye The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak The Pas­sion – Jeanette Win­ter­son The Slaves of Soli­tude – Pa­trick Hamilton

AD­VEN­TURE

City of Bo­hane – Kevin Barry Eye of the Nee­dle – Ken Follett For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hem­ing­way His Dark Ma­te­ri­als Tril­ogy – Phillip Pull­man Ivan­hoe – Wal­ter Scott Mr Stand­fast – John Buchan The Big Sleep – Ray­mond Chan­dler The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins The Jack Aubrey Nov­els – Pa­trick O’Brian The Lord of the Rings Tril­ogy – J.R.R. Tolkein

LIFE, DEATH & OTHER WORLDS

A Game of Thrones – Ge­orge R. R. Martin As­ton­ish­ing the Gods – Ben Okri Dune – Frank Her­bert Franken­stein – Mary Shel­ley Gilead – Mar­i­lynne Robin­son The Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia – C. S. Lewis The Dis­c­world Se­ries – Terry Pratch­ett The Earth­sea Tril­ogy – Ur­sula K. Le Guin The Sand­man Se­ries – Neil Gaiman The Road – Cor­mac McCarthy

POL­I­TICS, POWER & PROTEST

A Thou­sand Splen­did Suns – Khaled Hos­seini Brave New World d – Al­dous Hux­ley Home Fire – Kamila Sham­sie Lord of the Flies – Wil­liam Gold­ing Noughts & Crosses – Malo­rie Black­man Strum­pet City – James Plun­kett The Color Pur­ple – Alice Walker To Kill a Mock­ing­bird – Harper Lee V for Ven­detta – Alan Moore Un­less – Carol Shields

CLASS & SO­CI­ETY

– Mr V. A S. Biswas House Naipaul for – John Can­nery Stein­beck Row Dis­grace – J.M. Coet­zee Our Mu­tual Friend – Charles Dick­ens Poor Cow – Nell Dunn Satur­day Night and Sun­day Morn­ing – Alan Sil­li­toe The Lonely Pas­sion of Ju­dith Hearne – Brian Moore The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark The Re­mains of the Day – Kazuo Ishig­uro Wide Sar­gasso Sea – Jean Rhys

COM­ING OF AGE

Emily of New Moon – L. M. Mont­gomery Golden Child – Claire Adam – Mar­garet Oryx and At­wood Crake You So Tomorrow Long, See – Wil­liam Maxwell Swami and Friends – R. K. Narayan The Coun­try Girls – Edna O’Brien The Harry Pot­ter se­ries – J. K. Rowl­ing The Out­siders – S. E. Hin­ton The Se­cret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ – Sue Townsend The Twi­light Saga – Stephanie Meyer

FAM­ILY & FRIEND­SHIP

– Vikram Bal­let A Suit­able Shoes Seth Boy – Noel Cloud­street Streat­feild – Tim Win­ton Cold Com­fort Farm – Stella Gibbons I Cap­ture the Cas­tle – Dodie Smith Mid­dle­march – Ge­orge Eliot Tales of the City – Ar­mis­tead Maupin The Ship­ping News – E. Annie Proulx The Ten­ant of Wild­fell Hall – Anne Bronte The Witches – Roald Dahl

CON­FLICT & CRIME

Amer­i­can Tabloid – James Ell­roy

RULE-BREAKERS

– Omar Amer­i­can El Akkad War Ice Candy Man – Bapsi Sid­hwa Re­becca – Daphne du Mau­rier Re­gen­er­a­tion – Pat Barker The Chil­dren of Men – P.D. James The Hound of the Baskervill­es – Arthur Co­nan Doyle The Re­luc­tant Fun­da­men­tal­ist – Mohsin Hamid The Tal­ented Mr Ri­p­ley – Pa­tri­cia High­smith The Quiet Amer­i­can – Gra­ham Greene – of John Bartleby, A Dunces Con­fed­er­acy Kennedy the Toole – Scrivener Her­man Habibi Melville – Craig How Thomp­son to be Both – Ali Smith Or­lando – Vir­ginia Woolf Nights at the Cir­cus – An­gela Carter Nine­teen Eighty-Four – Ge­orge Or­well Psmith, Jour­nal­ist – P. G. Wode­house The Moor’s Last Sigh – Sal­man Rushdie Zami: A New Spell­ing of My Name – Au­dre Lorde

Diary en­try: Re­nee Zell­weger as Brid­get Jones

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