Table of Contents

Alphabetical by Author

A Unified Theory of Novels


Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche – Americanah

Naomi Alderman – The Power

Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow

Deepa Anaparra – Djinn Patrol On the Purple Line

Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace

Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey


James Baldwin – Giovanni’s Room

Honore de Balzac – The Memoirs of Two Young Wives

Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists

Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister the Serial Killer

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Max Brooks – World War Z


John Carreyrou – Bad Blood

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

Michael Chabon – Moonglow

Susanna Clarke – Piranesi


John Darnielle – Devil House

Don DeLillo – White Noise

Alexandre Dumas – The Man in the Iron Mask


George Eliot – Middlemarch


Elena Ferrante – The Lost Daughter

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night

Jonathan Franzen – Purity

Tana French:


Neil Gaiman – American Gods

Jennifer Giesbrecht – The Monster of Elendhaven

James Gleick – The Information

Nicola Griffith – Hild

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies


Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens

Grady Hendrix – The Final Girl Support Group

Nathan Hill – The Nix

Laird Hunt – The House in the Dark of the Woods

Zora Neale Hurston – Dust Tracks on a Road


Tove Jansen – Finn Family Moomintroll

N. K. Jemisin:


Laura Kipnis – How To Become a Scandal

Chuck Klosterman – I Wear The Black Hat

Chris Kraus – I Love Dick

R. O. Kwon – The Incendiaries


Min Jin Lee – Pachinko

Michael Lewis – The Premonition


Hilary Mantel – The Cromwell Trilogy

Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds

David Mitchell – The Bone Clocks

Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Mexican Gothic

Ottessa Moshfegh – My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Siddhartha Mukherjee – The Gene

Haruki Murakami – 1Q84


Angela Nagle – Kill All Normies

Larry Niven – Ringworld


Arika Okrent – In the Land of Invented Languages


Dexter Palmer – Mary Toft

Esther Perel – Mating in Captivity

Edgar Allan Poe – Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Padgett Powell – The Interrogative Mood

Richard Powers – Gold Bug Variations

Thomas Pynchon – Against the Day


Marilynne Robinson – Gilead

Sally Rooney:

Ron Rosenbaum – Explaining Hitler


George Saunders:

Bill Schutt – Cannibalism

Sir Walter Scott – Ivanhoe

Randy Shilts – And the Band Played On

Jane Smiley – A Thousand Acres

Curtis Sittenfeld – Rodham

Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events

Neal Stephenson:

Michael Swanwick – Stations of the Tide


Paul Theroux – The Great Railway Bazaar

James Thurber – The 13 Clocks

Miriam Toews – Women Talking

Olga Tokarczuk – Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Anthony Trollope :


Vergil – The Aeneid

Gore Vidal:


Sarai Walker – Dietland

Chris Ware – Rusty Brown

Evelyn Waugh – A Handful of Dust

Lindy West – Shrill

Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad

Virginia Woolf – A Room of One’s Own


Nell Zink – Doxology