Robert Hough: BOOKS I LIKE

or, the novels that popped into my head during the fifteen minutes I gave myself to write this, along with a few I thought of later that I couldn’t bear not putting in, all listed in alphabetical order because if I put them “in no particular order” everyone would think I was endorsing the ones that happened to be on top, which I wouldn’t have been, because basically I think anyone who likes novels would enjoy reading any of the following:

 

  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  • Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • Animal’s People by Indra Singh
  • Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  • A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
  • Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler
  • Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
  • Black Bird by Michel Basilieres
  • Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureshi
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  • City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Crackpot by Adele Wiseman
  • Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  • Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
  • Heliopolis by James Scudamore
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • MAUS by Art Spiegelman
  • Me Cheetah by James Lever
  • Memoir From Antproof Case by Mark Holprin
  • Midaq Alley by Naguib Mafouz
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
  • My Mother's Lovers by Christopher Hope
  • Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  • Red Grass River by William Carlos Blake
  • Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
  • Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi
  • Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  • The Adventures of Cavalier and Kay by Michel Chabon
  • The Dork of Cork by Chet Raymo
  • The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
  • The Little Girl Who Was Too Afraid of Matches by Gaetan Soucy
  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  • The Ordinary Seaman by Francisco Goldman
  • The Rotter’s Club by Jonathon Coe
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer
  • Waterland by Graham Swift
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

© Robert Hough 2015