Best books with best titles, alphabetically: a failed attempt to combat insomnia

Appleseed–Matt Bell

Beloved–Toni Morrison (my number one fave?)

Bastard Out of Carolina–Dorothy Allison

Braiding Sweetgrass–Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born–Ayi Kwei Armah

The Brother’s K–David James Duncan

The Bone People–Keri Hulme

The Color Purple–Alice Walker

Cloud Cuckoo Nest–Anthony Doerr

Control of Nature–John McPhee

Dear Committee Members–Julie Schumacher

Detransition, Baby–Torrey Peters

The Every (Dave Eggers–I didn’t really like but I got stuck on E)

The Echomaker–Richard Powers (thought of my actual favorite E)

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds–Paul Zindel

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues–Tom Robbins

Finnegan’s Wake (hahaha)

Flight Behavior–Barbara Kingsolver

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates–Tom Robbins

Franny and Zooey–JD Salinger

Geek Love–Katherine Dunn

Gut Symmetries–Jeanette Winterson

Galatea 2.2–Richard Powers

Heavy–Kiese Laymon

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas–Tom Robbins

Hamnet–Maggie O’Farrell

H is for Hawk–Helen McDonald

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy–Douglas Adams

Homegoing–Yaa Gyasi

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel–Alexander Chee

I Been in Sorrows Kitchen and Licked Out all The Pots–Susan Straight

It’s Like This Cat–Emily Neville

I’ve Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up From Here–Richard Fariña

I Am the Cheese–Robert Cromier

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods–Matt Bell

Jitterbug Perfume–Tom Robbins

The Kite Runner–Khaled Hosseini

Lincoln in the Bardo–George Saunders

Let the Great World Spin–Collum McCann

Light in August–William Faulkner (this might be my second favorite)

Moby Dick–Herman Melville

Master Butchers Singing Club–Louise Erdrich

My Darling, My Hamburger–Paul Zindel

The Night Watchman–Louise Erdrich

Neck Deep and Other Predicaments–Ander Monson

One Hundred Years of Solitude–Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Overstory–Richard Powers

Poisonwood Bible–Barbara Kingsolver

Persuasion–Jane Austen

Queen of the Night–Alexander Chee

The Quiet American–Graham Greene

The Round House–Louise Erdrich

The Road–Cormac McCarthy

The River Why–David James Duncan

Sometimes a Great Notion–Ken Kesey

Song of Solomon–Toni Morrison

She’s Come Undone–Wally Lamb

Sexing the Cherry–Jeannette Winterson

Snow–Orham Pamuk

Salvage the Bones–Jesmyn Ward

Slaughterhouse Five–Kurt Vonnegut

Stones from a River–Ursula Hegi

Swamplandia–Karen Russell

Things Fall Apart–Chinua Achebe

This Cold Heaven–Gretel Ehrlich

Under the Banner of Heaven–Jon Krakauer

Underground Railroad–Colson Whitehead

A Visit from the Good Squad–Jennifer Egan

Wolf Hall–Hilary Mantel

Xanadu–Olivia Newton John

Yellow House–Sarah Broom

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance–Robert Pirsig

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