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I never do these, but it felt like a good idea.

Bold for those I've read, italic for those I want to read. I have no idea where this set of books came from. Why two McEwans or two Atwoods, for example? It's a very weird set; some of these books had never previously entered my consciousness, and some I read a very long time ago indeed. I've only put want to read if I actively do. A vague sense of guilt that I've never read this book and probably ought to isn't enough to put it on the 'want to read' list. (The Updikes fall into this category). I got this from ang_rrr.

Given the day, I should probably add Ulysses by James Joyce.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Being Dead by Jim Crace
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Disgrace by JM Coetzee
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Faith Singer by Rosie Scott
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fred and Edie by Jill Dawson
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Hotel World by Ali Smith
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Misery by Stephen King
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
Money by Martin Amis
Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Riders by Jilly Cooper
Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Rabbit Books by John Updike
The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Women's Room by Marilyn French
Tracey Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Unless by Carol Shields
What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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Ah, it was a list of contempary "must reads" from the Hay on Wye festival. I'll update my entry to properly attrib.

I'll try to put The Tin Drum and Ulysses on your to-read shelf. Afaik we don't have any of the others.

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