2004-07-15

Pharos Book Club Reading List

In January, 2002, five friends and I became the charter members of the Pharos Book Club, a reading group focused on great works of literature regarded as classic, innovative, or influential.  When we meet on future occasions, I'll be sure to post the gist of our discussion.  For now, a list of our previous readings will have to suffice.
 
  1. Ayn Rand's "Ethics of Emergencies" in The Virtue of Selfishness; Carol Shields' "Words"
  2. Thornton Wilder's The Bridge on San Luis Rey
  3. Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince
  4. Martin Amis' Time's Arrow
  5. Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray
  6. Homer's Odyssey
  7. F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
  8. Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Poetic Principle"
  9. Yann Martel's Life of Pi
  10. Fyodr Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
  11. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
  12. Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary
  13. John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany
  14. Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge
  15. Rudyard Kipling's Kim
  16. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  17. William Gibson's Neuromancer
  18. Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Marjane Setrapi's Persepolis
  19. Jonathan's Swift's Gulliver's Travels
  20. James Joyce's Dubliners

 

2 comments:

igm said...

Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell TollsSeptember 17, 2004

Krista C. said...

Guess we should update the list, eh?