Sunday, December 7, 2008

Reading the '90s: Master List

The 1990s represent a very dry spell in my reading history. For one reason or another (busy with work, family, Internet addiction, etc.), I really did very little reading during the entire decade. Well, except for doll-collector magazines which I devoured in alarming numbers.

So I've devised a little ongoing personal reading challenge to read some of those books published in the 1990s, that I neglected at the time. This is my list of books that look interesting. I'm sure I'll be adding to it over time. I'm sure I won't be reading all of them in this lifetime, but at least it gives me something to aim at.

A Bottle in the Smoke. A.N. Wilson (1990)
A Closed Eye. Anita Brookner (1991)
A Dubious Legacy. Mary Wesley (1992)
A Fine Place for Death. Ann Granger (1994)
A Gentle Madness. Nicholas A. Basbanes (1995)
A Man In Full. Tom Wolfe (1998)
A Patchwork Planet. Anne Tyler (1998)
A Peaceful Retirement. "Miss Read" (1996)
A Sensible Life. Mary Wesley (1990)
A Share in Death (Kincaid/James #1). Deborah Crombie (1993)
A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley (1991)
A Touch of Mortality. Ann Granger (1996)
A Watch in the Night. A.N. Wilson (1996)
A Word After Dying. Ann Granger (1996)
Absolute Power. David Baldacci (1996)
Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood (1996)
All the Names. Jose Saramago (1997)
Along Came a Spider. James Patterson (1992) [read August 2011 - see review]
American Pastoral. Philip Roth (1997)
An Imaginative Experience. Mary Wesley (1996)
Angels & Insects. A.S. Byatt (1992) [read March 2009 - see review]
At Home in Mitford. Jan Karon (1994)
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity #1). Nancy Atherton (1992)
Babel Tower. A.S. Byatt (1996)
Bastard Out of Carolina. Dorothy Allison (1992)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Kate Atkinson (1995)
Beneath These Stones. Ann Granger (1999)
Black Dogs. Ian McEwan (1992)
Blindness. Jose Saramago (1995)
Blood Work. Michael Connelly (1998)
Brief Lives. Anita Brookner (1990)
Brightness Falls. Jay McInerney (1992)
Buffalo Girls. Larry McMurtry (1990)
Call the Dead Again. Ann Granger (1998)
Candle for a Corpse. Ann Granger (1995)
Cat on the Scent. Rita Mae Brown (1999) [read in January 2013 - see review]
Changes at Fairacre. "Miss Read" (1991)
Circle of Friends. Maeve Binchy (1990)
City of the Mind. Penelope Lively (1991)
Cleopatra's Sister. Penelope Lively (1993)
Colony, Ann Rivers Siddons (1992)
Comanche Moon. Larry McMurtry (1997)
Curriculum Vitae. Muriel Spark (1992)
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness. William Styron (1990)
Daughter of Fortune. Isabel Allende (1999)
Daughters of Albion. A.N. Wilson (1991)
Daughters of Cain. Colin Dexter (1994)
Dead Man's Walk. Larry McMurtry (1995)
Death at Bishop's Keep (Victorian Mystery #1). Robin Paige (1994)
Death In Disguise. Caroline Graham (1993)
Death Is Now My Neighbour. Colin Dexter (1996)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Rebecca Wells (1996)
Dolly. Anita Brookner (1994)
Dreaming of the Bones. Deborah Crombie (1997)
Ella Enchanted. Gail Carson Levine (1997)
Enduring Love. Ian McEwan (1997)
English Music. Peter Ackroyd (1992)
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Anne Fadiman (1998)
Faithful Unto Death. Caroline Graham (1998)
Falling Slowly. Anita Brookner (1998)
Family Pictures. Sue Miller (1990)
Farewell to Fairacre. "Miss Read" (1993)
Fortune's Rocks. Anita Shreve (1999)
Framed In Lace. Monica Ferris (1999)
Fraud. Anita Brookner (1992)
From the Teeth of Angels. Jonathan Carroll (1994)
Girlfriend in a Coma. Douglas Coupland (1998)
Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier (1999)
Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence. Nick Bantock (1991) [read January 2010 - see review]
Harlot's Ghost. Norman Mailer (1991)
Hearing Voices. A.N. Wilson (1995)
Heat Wave. Penelope Lively (1996)
Here on Earth. Alice Hoffman (1997)
Hill Towns. Ann Rivers Siddons (1993)
Hocus Pocus. Kurt Vonnegut (1990)
Hotel Paradise. Martha Grimes (1996)
How to Make an American Quilt. Whitney Otto (1991)
I Cannot Get You Close Enough: Three Novellas. Ellen Gilchrist (1990)
Immortality. Milan Kundera (1990)
Kiss the Girls. James Patterson (1995)
Little Altars Everywhere. Rebecca Wells (1992)
Martin Dressler. Steven Millhauser (1996)
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse. Lee Smith (1990)
Miss Zukas and the Library Murders. Jo Dereske (1994)
Morality Play. Barry Unsworth (1995)
Mr. Murder. Dean Koontz (1993)
Mrs. Malory and the Fatal Legacy. Hazel Holt (1999) [read August 2011]
Murder Among Us. Ann Granger (1992)
Murder on the Prowl. Rita Mae Brown (1998)
Murder, She Meowed. Rita Mae Brown (1996)
My Name Is Red. Orhan Pamuk (1998)
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe. Bill Bryson (1992)
New Year's Eve. Lisa Grunwald (1997) [read September 2009 - see review]
New York Days. Willie Morris (1993)
Notes from a Small Island. Bill Bryson (1995)
Outer Banks. Ann Rivers Siddons (1991)
Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha. Roddy Doyle (1993)
Part of the Furniture. Mary Wesley (1997)
Pay Dirt. Rita Mae Brown (1995)
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #1). Charlaine Harris (1990)
Relic. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (1995)
Reliquary. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (1997)
Rest in Pieces. Rita Mae Brown (1992) [read January 2009]
Room Temperature. Nicholson Baker (1990)
Rose Cottage. Mary Stewart (1997)
Sabine's Notebook. Nick Bantock (1992) [read January 2010 - see review]
Saint Maybe. Anne Tyler (1991)
Say It with Poison. Ann Granger (1991)
Seventh Heaven. Alice Hoffman (1990)
She Walks These Hills. Sharyn McCrumb (1994)
Slowness. Milan Kundera (1993)
Snow Falling on Cedars. David Guterson (1994)
Sophie's World. Jostein Gaarder (1991)
South of the Border, West of the Sun. Haruki Murakami (1992) [read November 2015]
Smilla's Sense of Snow. Peter Hoeg (1992)
Spiderweb. Penelope Lively (1998) [read in January 2012]
Stormy Petrel. Mary Stewart (1991)
Streets of Laredo. Larry McMurtry (1993)
Symposium. Muriel Spark (1991)
The Black Book. Orhan Pamuk (1990)
The Blue Flower. Penelope Fitzgerald (1995)
The Body in the Belfry (Faith Fairchild #1). Katherine Hall Page (1990)
The Burden of Proof. Scott Turow (1990)
The Evening Star. Larry McMurtry (1992)
The Face of a Stranger (William Monk #1). Anne Perry (1990)
The Face on the Wall (Homer Kelly #13). Jane Langton (1998)
The Gate of Angels. Penelope Fitzgerald (1990)
The Gift of Asher Lev. Chaim Potok (1990)
The Girl with the Botticelli Eyes. Herbert Lieberman (1998)
The Giver. Lois Lowry (1993)
The Gold Bug Variations. Richard Powers (1991)
The Golden Child. Penelope Fitzgerald (1999)
The Green Knight. Iris Murdoch (1993)
The Hours. Michael Cunningham (1999)
The Ice Storm. Rick Moody (1994)
The Information. Martin Amis (1995)
The Inn at Lake Devine. Elinor Lipman (1998) [read in 2012 - see review]
The Jewel That Was Ours. Colin Dexter (1991)
The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1). Elizabeth Jane Howard (1990)
The Music Lesson. Katharine Weber (1999)
The Pilot's Wife. Anita Shreve (1998)
The Players Come Again. Amanda Cross (1990) [read in 2012 - see review]
The Prestige. Christopher Priest (1995)
The Quilter's Apprentice. Jennifer Chiaverini (1999) [read August 2014]
The Raphael Affair. Iain Pears (1990) [read January 2010 - see review]
The Reader. Bernhard Schlink (1995)
The Red Tent. Anita Diamant (1997)
The Remorseful Day. Colin Dexter (1999)
The Robber Bride. Margaret Atwood (1993)
The Safety of Objects. A.M. Homes (1990)
The Sandman Vol. 01: Preludes and Nocturnes. Neil Gaiman (1991)
The Sculptress. Minette Walters (1993)
The Secret History. Donna Tartt (1992)
The Stone Diaries. Carol Shields (1993)
The Thief of Always. Clive Barker (1992) [read April 2014]
The Virgin Suicides. Jeffrey Eugenides (1993)
The Volcano Lover. Susan Sontag (1992)
The Way Through the Woods. Colin Dexter (1992) [read April 2009 - See Review]
The Weight of Water. Anita Shreve (1997)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Haruki Murakami (1994)
The Winter King. Bernard Cornwell (1995)
The Witching Hour. Anne Rice (1990)
Thunderhead. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (1998)
Timeline. Michael Crichton (1999)
Time Windows. Kathryn Reiss (1991)
To Dance with the White Dog. Terry Kay (1990) [read May 2009 - see review
To Say Nothing of the Dog. Connie Willis (1998) 
Turtle Moon. Alice Hoffman (1992)
Visitors. Anita Brookner (1997)
Vox. Nicholson Baker (1992)
Waking the Moon. Elizabeth Hand (1994)
We Were the Mulvaneys. Joyce Carol Oates (1996)
What We Keep. Elizabeth Berg (1998) [read November 2015]
When the Wind Blows. James Patterson (1998)
Where the Heart Is. Billie Letts (1995)
While I Was Gone. Sue Miller (1998)
Whispers in the Graveyard. Theresa Breslin (1994)
Wise Children. Angela Carter (1991)
WLT: A Radio Romance. Garrison Keillor (1991)
Wonder Boys. Michael Chabon (1995)
World Below. Sue Miller (1993)