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Joan Didion’s Favorite Books of All Time, in a Handwritten Reading List

Joan Didion s Favorite Books of All Time in a Handwritten Reading List Brain Pickings

Joan Didion s Favorite Books of All Time in a Handwritten Reading List Brain Pickings


  1. A Farewell to Arms (public library) by Ernest Hemingway
  2. Victory (public library) by Joseph Conrad
  3. Guerrillas (public library) by V.S. Naipaul
  4. Down and Out in Paris and London (public library) by George Orwell
  5. Wonderland (public library) by Joyce Carol Oates
  6. Wuthering Heights (public library) by Emily Brontë
  7. The Good Soldier (public library) by Ford Madox Ford
  8. One Hundred Years of Solitude (public library) by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  9. Crime and Punishment (public library) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  10. Appointment in Samarra (public library) by John O’Hara
  11. The Executioner’s Song (public library) by Norman Mailer
  12. The Novels of Henry James (public library): Washington Square, Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, Daisy Miller, The Aspern Papers, The Turn of the Screw
  13. Speedboat (public library) by Renata Adler
  14. Go Tell It on the Mountain (public library) by James Baldwin
  15. Notes of a Native Son (public library) by James Baldwin
  16. The Berlin Stories (public library) by Christopher Isherwood
  17. Collected Poems (public library) by Robert Lowell
  18. Collected Poems (public library) by W.H. Auden
  19. The Collected Poems (public library) by Wallace Stevens

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I'm happy you translated her scribbling. I could not read her handwriting!

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