Books Read Authors I - N

  
These are all the books that I have completed since 1994 when I was about 24, so while it doesn't include the college years, it does more or less cover my adult life. It does mean, however, that early favorites like Atwood, Forster, Hesse, Maugham, Shute, and others are underrepresented.

Keep in mind that these ratings do not really address literary merit. They merely represent how I felt about a book after reading it. So compare the ratings to other books of similar genre and quality, not necessarily to other books with the same rating.

Rating Scale:
10 - All time favorite
9 - Loved
8 - Almost loved
7 - Really liked
6 - Liked
5 - Ambivalent
4 - Almost disliked
3 - Disliked
2 - Really Disliked
1 - Hated

I
Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany (10) 12/19/95
Isherwood, Christopher: A Meeting By the River (8) 6/16/09
Isherwood, Christopher: Prater Violet (6) 11/15/06
Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go (7) 8/29/06
Ishiguro, Kazuo: The Remains of the Day (8) 6/20/97

J 
Jackson, Shirley: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (7) 11/1/09
James, Henry: Portrait of a Lady (6) 9/6/09
James, Henry: The Spoils of Poynton (4) 1/18/11
James, Henry: Washington Square (6) 4/8/95
Jekyll, Gertrude: The Beauties of a Cottage Garden (5) 4/26/10
Jenkins, Elizabeth: The Tortoise and the Hare (8) 7/2/12
Jin, Ha: The Crazed (4) 12/14/06
Johnson, Fenton: Geography of the Heart (No recollection) 3/14/04
Johnson, Haynes: The Age of Anxiety (7) 12/12/05
Johnson, Samuel: Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (6) 8/21/11
Jones, Edward P.: The Known World (7) 9/30/06
Joyce, James: The Dead (9) 8/1/11
Joyce, James: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (2) 11/5/03
Just, Ward: The American Ambassador (7) 3/24/04
Just, Ward: The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert (6) 9/18/06
Just, Ward: Echo House (8) 1/4/04
Just, Ward: Exiles in the Garden (8) 7/14/11
Just, Ward: A Family Trust (7) 2/8/07
Just, Ward: Honor, Power, Riches, Fame and the Love of Women (7) 5/10/10
Just, Ward: In the City of Fear (7) 11/10/07
Just, Ward: Jack Gance (8) 1/9/05
Just, Ward: Lowell Limpett and Two Stories (7) 12/14/06
Just, Ward: Stringer (8) 5/9/05
Just, Ward: The Translator (7) 7/8/12
Just, Ward: An Unfinished Season (8) 8/18/05
Just, Ward: The Weather in Berlin (7) 5/6/05

K 
Kalfus, Ken: A Disorder Peculiar to the Country (4) 3/10/09
Keats, John C.: The Crack in the Picture Window (7) 5/4/02
Keillor, Garrison: Homegrown Democrat (6) 12/2/07
Kennedy, Margaret: The Ladies of Lyndon (9) 6/12/12
Kennedy, William: Ironweed (2) 6/6/99
Kerouac, Jack: On the Road (6) 4/10/97
Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (8) 9/14/11
Kincaid, Jamaica: Annie John (6) 6/12/04
Knowles, John: A Separate Peace (2) 7/15/09
Koeppen, Wolfgang: Death in Rome (6) 2/1/96
Koestler, Arthur: Darkness at Noon (9) 10/23/99
Kosztola, Dezso: Skylark (6) 11/1/10

L
Lamb, Wally: I Know This Much is True (6) 11/8/98
Lamb, Wally: She's Come Undone (9) 9/27/97
Lamb, Wally: Wishin' and Hopin' (1) 3/30/11
Lanchester, John: Mr Phillips (7) 2/9/09
Laski, Marghanita: Little Boy Lost (8) 12/4/10
Laski, Marghanita: The Victorian Chaise-Longue (3) 11/26/11
Laurence, Margaret: A Jest of God (8) 3/29/09
Laurence, Margaret: The Stone Angel (6) 1/21/09
Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers (6) 12/10/00
Lawrence, D.H.: The Rainbow (3) 5/23/07
Leavitt, David: Arkansas (6) 11/20/11
Leavitt, David: The Body of Jonah Boyd (6) 7/1/07
Leavitt, David: Martin Bauman, Or a Sure Thing (7) 6/13/08
Leavitt, David: The Page Turner (7) 2/21/01
Leavitt, David: While England Sleeps (8) 2/4/12
Lebrecht, Norman: The Game of Opposites (8) 7/11/09
Lebrecht, Norman: The Life and Death of Classical Music (7) 7/1/09
Lebrecht, Norman: The Song of Names (9) 10/4/04
Lee, Laurie: Cider With Rosie (6) 1/18/01
Lefcourt, Peter: Di and I (8) 3/27/09
Lefcourt, Peter: The Dreyfus Affair (7) 2/26/06
Lefcourt, Peter: The Deal (8) 9/14/08
Lefcourt, Peter: The Woody (8) 2/11/09
Lessing, Doris: The Fifth Child (7) 8/12/10
Lessing, Doris: The Golden Notebook (5) 12/2/10
Lessing, Doris: In Pursuit of the English (5) 10/11/11
Lessing, Doris: The Summer Before Dark (6) 9/7/09
Leverson, Ada: Love's Shadow (8) 1/2/12
Lewis, Jeremy: Penguin Special (7) 4/29/10
Lewis, Jim: The King is Dead (6) 3/5/09
Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith (9) 5/20/95
Lewis, Sinclair: Babbitt (9) 6/19/95
Lewis, Sinclair: Cass Timberlane (8) 6/30/96
Lewis, Sinclair: Dodsworth (9) 6/16/96
Lewis, Sinclair: Elmer Gantry (9) 5/21/96
Lewis, Sincalir: Gideon Planish (6) 3/26/12
Lewis, Sinclair: Kingsblood Royal (8) 6/22/10
Lewis, Sinclair: The Prodigal Parents (9) 10/19/03
Lewis, Sinclair: World So Wide (8) 6/5/96
Lipman, Elinor: The Dearly Departed (6) 1/31/10
Lipman, Elinor: The Inn at Lake Devine (9) 2/24/09
Lipman, Elinor: Isabel's Bed (6) 1/8/11
Lipman, Elinor: The Ladies Man (7) 6/29/09
Lipman, Elinor: My Latest Grievance (9) 11/29/09
Lipman, Elinor: Then She Found Me (5) 2/20/12
Lipman, Elinor: The Way Men Act (6) 11/22/06
Lively, Penelope: Consequences (9) 6/18/09
Lively, Penelope: Heat Wave (7) 6/14/10
Lively, Penelope: Moon Tiger (7) 12/30/09
Lively, Penelope: Oleander, Jacaranda (6) 10/15/09
Lively, Penelope: The Photograph (6) 10/23/09
Lively, Penelope: The Road to Lichfield (7) 7/26/11
Lodge, David: Changing Places (9) 5/17/97
Lodge, David: Home Truths (8) 5/20/04
Lodge, David: Nice Work (8) 5/31/00
Lodge, David: Soul and Bodies (7) 9/3/06
Lodge, David: The British Museum is Falling Down (8) 1/17/00
London, Jack: The Call of the Wild (9) (10/29/99)
  

M
Mackail, Denis: Greenery Street (7) 5/2/10
Mackail, Denis: The Square Circle (6) 9/20/12
MacLaverty, Bernard: Grace Notes (6) 10/1/97
MacLaverty, Bernard: Grace Notes (8) 2/1/12
MacLaverty, Bernard: Lamb (6) 5/3/12
Maine, David: The Flood (6) 3/8/08
Malouf, David: Remembering Babylon (3) 6/25/07
Manning, Olivia: School for Love (6) 11/10/10
Marouane, Leila: The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris (6) 6/3/11
Maria Dominguez, Carlos: The House of Paper (5) 12/29/07
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera (5) 5/26/97
Marshall, Anthony: Trafficking in Old Books (9) 9/8/07
Martel, Yann: The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (5) 7/12/06
Martin, Steve: Shopgirl (6) 8/4/01
Martinac, Paula: Out of Time (6) 6/6/07
Maugham, W. Somerset: Ashenden: The British Agent (6) 11/4/08
Maugham, W. Somerset: Christmas Holiday (7) 1/21/01
Maugham, W. Somerset: Christmas Holiday (8) 12/10/09
Maugham, W. Somerset: Liza of Lambeth (6) 1/16/04
Maugham, W. Somerset: Up at the Villa (9) 5/31/98
Maupin, Armistead: The Night Listener (3) 6/1/01
Mawer, Simon: The Glass Room (8) 1/18/11
Mayes, Frances: Bella Tuscany (7) 8/28/04
Mayle, Peter: Anything Considered (7) 3/24/05
McCall Smith, Alexander: 44 Scotland Street (7) 2/29/08
McCarthy, Mary: The Group (8) 4/11/11
McCauley, Stephen: True Enough (5) 3/10/06
McCullers, Carson: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (4) 12/31/06
McEwan, Ian: Amsterdam (8) 7/28/99
McEwan, Ian: The Cement Garden (8) 1/12/07
McEwan, Ian: The Child in Time (5) 2/15/11
McEwan, Ian: The Comfort of Strangers (6) 10/16/05
McEwan, Ian: Enduring Love (7) 10/24/00
McEwan, Ian: The Innocent (6) 3/25/09
McEwan, Ian: On Chesil Beach (10) 10/22/07
McGrath, Patrick: Ghost Town (6) 12/29/08
McInerney, Jay: Bright Lights, Big City (5) 2/27/04
McInerney, Jay: The Good Life (6) 7/1/08
McMurtry, Larry: Books: A Memoir (7) 7/12/08
McNamee, Thomas: Alice Waters and Chez Panisse (6) 6/9/09
Melville, Herman: Bartleby the Scrivener (6) 8/8/11
Melville, Herman: White Jacket (7) 10/17/95
Mendelson, Cheryl: Anything for Jane (9) 4/25/09
Mendelson, Cheryl: Love, Work, Children (8) 1/25/09
Mendelson, Cheryl: Morningside Heights (9) 3/23/04
Messud, Claire: A Simple Tale (7) 4/5/07
Messud, Claire: The Emperor's Children (6) 10/20/07
Messud, Claire: The Hunters (7) 4/5/07
Messud, Claire: When the World Was Steady (7) 6/27/07
Miller, Merle: A Gay and Melancholy Sound (7) 6/7/04
Miller, Merle: Reunion (8) 9/24/04
Miller, Merle: The Warm Feeling (8) 4/13/09
Mitchell, Joseph: Old Mr. Flood (5) 12/28/05
Mitford, Nancy: The Pursuit of Love (9) 3/27/12
Monette, Paul: Afterlife (7) 2/15/05
Moore, Brian: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (3) 4/3/05
Moore, Lorrie: Anagrams (4) 10/29/12
Moore, Susanna: My Old Sweetheart (2) 7/4/06
Morrow, Bradford: Trinity Fields (8) 5/14/96
Mortimer, Penelope: My Friend Says It's Bullet-Proof (6) 8/25/12
Morton, Frederic: A Nervous Splendor (4) 5/8/07
Mueenuddin, Daniyal: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (6) 2/4/11
Mulisch, Harry: Siegfried (4) 2/11/06
Mulisch, Harry: The Assault (6) 3/11/10
Murdoch, Iris: An Accidental Man (9) 3/18/03
Murdoch, Iris: The Bell (9) 11/8/99
Murdoch, Iris: Bruno's Dream (7) 8/30/02
Murdoch, Iris: A Fairly Honourable Defeat (9) 7/15/03
Murdoch, Iris: The Flight from the Enchanter (7) 1/12/12
Murdoch, Iris: The Italian Girl (8) 9/12/03
Murdoch, Iris: The Nice and the Good (7) 5/15/04
Murdoch, Iris: Nuns and Soldiers (9) 6/26/00
Murdoch, Iris: The Philosopher's Pupil (7) 5/22/05
Murdoch, Iris: The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (7) 5/28/02
Murdoch, Iris: The Sandcastle (7) 5/22/11
Murdoch, Iris: The Sea, The Sea (9) 7/5/01
Murdoch, Iris: Something Special (8) 7/10/01
Murdoch, Iris: Under the Net (10) 2/21/99
Murdoch, Iris: The Unicorn (7) 7/10/06
Murdoch, Iris: A Word Child (6) 6/4/07

N
Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita (9) 9/27/97
Naipaul, V.S.: A House for Mr. Biswas (6) 11/11/06
Naipaul, V.S.: A Bend in the River (6) 8/8/99
Naipaul, V.S.: The Enigma of Arrival (6) 7/10/94
Newby, P.H.: A Season in England (6) 9/11/08
Nicolson, Juliet: The Perfect Summer (4) 1/2/07
Niffenegger, Audrey: Her Fearful Symmetry (8) 1/15/10
Nissen, Thisbe: The Good People of New York (6) 5/2/05
Nissen, Thisbe: Osprey Island (6) 11/3/07



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