2016

1) Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie

2) Subtly Worded, Teffi (trans. Anne Marie Jackson, Robert Chandler, et al)

3) The Festival of Insignificance, Milan Kundera (trans. Linda Asher)

4) Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf

5) Frost in May, Antonia White

6) A Legacy, Sybille Bedford

7) No Signposts in the Sea, Vita Sackville-West

8) Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey

9) The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (volume also included “Tactical Exercise” and “Love Among the Ruins”), Evelyn Waugh

10) The Invisible Collection: Tales of Obsession and Desire, Stefan Zweig (trans. Anthea Bell)

11) Shame and Wonder: Essays, David Searcy

12) Where Angels Fear to Tread, E.M. Forster

13) Master Georgie, Beryl Bainbridge

14) The Common Reader: First Series, Virginia Woolf

15) The Slynx, Tatyana Tolstaya (trans. Jamey Gambrell)

16) Together and Apart, Margaret Kennedy

17) Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

18) Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976, E.B. White (ed. Rebecca M. Dale)

19) The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy

20) Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler

21) Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel

22) The Monarch of the Glen, Compton Mackenzie

23) Flush, Virginia Woolf

24) The Hours, Michael Cunningham

25) An Unsuitable Attachment, Barbara Pym

26) The Duke’s Children, Anthony Trollope

27) Abinger Harvest, E.M. Forster

28) Loving Without Tears, Molly Keane

29) Sartor Resartus, Thomas Carlyle

30) The Scarlet Seed, Edith Pargeter

31) The Moon-Spinners, Mary Stewart

32) Complete Short Fiction, Oscar Wilde

33) Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, Janet Malcolm

34) From the Mouth of the Whale, Sjón (trans. Victoria Cribb)

35) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Anita Loos

36) To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs, 1908-1929, MFK Fisher

37) Angel, Elizabeth Taylor

38) New Grub Street, George Gissing

39) Ten Nights of Dream, Hearing Things, The Heredity of Taste, Sōseki Natsume (trans. Aikō Ito and Graeme Wilson)

40) The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford

41) Is He Popenjoy?, Anthony Trollope

42) Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

43) Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov

44) The Land of Spices, Kate O’Brien

45) The Second Common Reader, Virginia Woolf

46) The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky (trans. Josh Billings)

47) Consider the Oyster, MFK Fisher

48) Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, Herman Melville

49) The Devastating Boys and Other Stories, Elizabeth Taylor

50) The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

51) The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts, Milan Kundera (trans. Linda Asher)

52) A Sentimental Journey, Laurence Sterne

53) The Marriage of Meggotta, Edith Pargeter

54) Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth von Arnim

55) Face, Sherman Alexie

56) An Armenian Sketchbook, Vasily Grossman (trans. Robert and Elizabeth Chandler)

57) High Rising, Angela Thirkell

58) I Haven’t Dreamed of Flying for a While, Taichi Yamada (trans. David James Karashima)

59) Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf

60) The Unbearable Bassington, Saki

61) Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay

62) The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald (trans. Michael Hulse)

63) My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier

64) No Fond Return of Love, Barbara Pym

65) The Guest Cat, Takashi Hiraide (trans. Eric Selland)

66) Love’s Work, Gillian Rose

67) Essays in Idleness, Yoshida Kenkō (trans. Donald Keene)

68) The White Album, Joan Didion

69) L’Assommoir, Émile Zola (trans. Leonard Tancock)

70) Psmith, Journalist, P.G. Wodehouse

71) The Vegetarian, Han Kang (trans. Deborah Smith)

72) Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain

73) Gargantua and Pantagruel, François Rabelais (trans. M.A. Screech)

74) Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler

75) Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope

76) Beasts and Super-Beasts, Saki

77) A Time in Rome, Elizabeth Bowen

78) The Ladies of Lyndon, Margaret Kennedy

79) The Cossacks, Leo Tolstoy (trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude)

80) Night and Day, Virginia Woolf

81) When I Was a Child I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson

82) …But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Anita Loos

83) Lovel the Widower, William Makepeace Thackeray

84) The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, Matsuo Bashō (trans. Nobuyuki Yuasa)

85) The Bridge of Beyond, Simone Schwarz-Bart (trans. Barbara Bray)

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