Alix Ohlin's Top Ten List

    Congratulations to Alix Ohlin (O-lean), who has two books on Oprah’s Summer Reading List: the short story collection “Signs and Wonders” and the novel “Inside.”

      Alix Ohlin’s Top Ten List

      1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961).

      2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925).

      3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).

      4. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (1944).

      5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994).

    6. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920).

    7. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers (1935).

    8. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925).

    9. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien (1967).

    10. Daybook: The Journey of an Artist by Anne Truitt (1982).

     

     

    New List

    David Mitchell

    1. The Duel by Anton Chekhov (1891).
    2.1984by George Orwell (1948).
    3.Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad (1899).
    4.Sense and Sensibilityby Jane Austen (1811).
    5.The Master and Margaritaby Mikhail Bulgakov (1966).
    6.As I Lay Dyingby William Faulkner (1930).
    7.Tom Jonesby Henry Fielding (1749).
    8.Labyrinthsby Jorge Luis Borges (1964).
    9.W, or The Memory of Childhoodby Georges Perec (1975).
    10.The Makioka Sistersby Junichiro Tanizaki (1943–48).
    Wild Card:Lolly Willowesby Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926).



     

    Classic List

    Top Ten African-American Works

    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952). 
    2. Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987). 
    3. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (1977). 
    4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937). 
    5. Native Son by Richard Wright (1945). 
    6. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (1959). 
    7. Another Country by James Baldwin (1962). 
    8. Cane by Jean Toomer (1923). 
    9. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid (1990). 
    10. Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown (1965). 

     





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