2006 Reading List

1. Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts-
Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon, ed.
2. The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in American Film - Bruce Chadwick
3. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Jack Finney
4. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
5. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (The Finca Vigia Edition)
6. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
7. Long Day’s Journey into Night - Eugene O’Neill
8. Frankenstein or, the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley
9. Hard Times: A Oral History of the Great Depression - Studs Terkel
10. Tobacco Road - Erskine Caldwell
11. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules - David Sedaris, ed.
12. Everything That Rises Must Converge- Flannery O’ Connor
13. The L-Shaped Room - Lynne Reid Banks
14. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
15. The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing - Norman Mailer
16. D’aulires’ Book of Greek Myths
17. Cary Grant: A Biography - Marc Eliot
18. The Great Revival: Beginnings of the Bible Belt - John B. Boles
19. Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood - Mick LaSalle
20. The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
21. A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960 - Jeanine Basinger
22. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee - Charles J. Shields
23. Mildred Pierce - James M. Cain
24. Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life - bell hooks
25. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
26. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? - Horace McCoy
27. The Sexual Life of Catherine M. - Catherine Millet
28. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft
29. Joan of Arc: Her Story - Regine Pernoud and Marie-Veronique Clin
30. Daily Life in the United States 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through
the “Roaring Twenties” and the Great Depression - David Kyvig
31. Designing Women: Cinema, Art Deco and the Female Form - Lucy Fischer
32. We’re in the Money: Depression America and Its Films - Andrew Bergman
33. The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case - George Baxt
34. The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Robert Browning version
35. Come Back, Little Sheba - William Inge
36. The Children’s Hour - Lillian Hellman
37. Arsenic and Old Lace - Joseph Kesselring
38. Norma Shearer: A Biography - Gavin Lambert
39. Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament - Kay
Redfield Jamison
40. Portnoy’s Compliant - Philip Roth
41. The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin
42. Herzog - Saul Bellow
43. The Girl - Meridel Le Sueur
44. The Postman Always Rings Twice - James M. Cain
45. Double Indemnity - James M. Cain
46. Two for the Seesaw - William Gibson
47. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
48. Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
49. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
50. Sanctuary - William Faulkner
51. Thunderstruck - Erik Larsen
52. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

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