‘The Age of Innocence’ To ‘Empire Of The Summer Moon’: 35 Influential Books


The end of another new year and there are another 30 or so books under this bibliophile’s belt, an inordinate number of them Scandinavian murder mysteries (I inhale them like popcorn) but a fair number of them heavy duty (like eating one’s way through a five-course meal).

A year ago I published a list of my 30 most influential books, which I expand to 35 here (actually 36 because one new title bumps an old one from the list) with the latest additions noted with an asterisk. All of these books are available through online retailers and for free through the Inter Library Loan service of which most larger public libraries are a member.

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  1. Faulkner? Melville? Bradbury? Harrison? Hawthorne? Ah well, you get points for Le Guin – and Harper Lee of course.

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