Favourite Reads

Kerry might not like mashed potato, but she does love lists.  She thought she’d should share some of her favourite reads with you. This list will change over time, but these are her current top twelve. These won’t necessarily influence her enjoyment of your story, but you might get a better idea of what keeps her turning the pages.

Kerry’s top 12 (in no particular order)

  1. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
  2. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  3. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  4. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  5. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  6. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  7. Friday – Michel Tournier
  8. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
  9. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  10. Germinal – Emile Zola
  11. Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Some of the short stories or novellas that she loves.

  1. A Good Man is Hard to Find; Good Country People;
    The Artificial Nigger – Flannery O’Connor
  2. Reunion; O City of Broken Dreams – John Cheever
  3. You’re Ugly, too – Lorrie Moore
  4. Bullet in the Brain; Firelight – Tobias Wolff
  5. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios – Yann Martel
  6. Dance of the Happy Shades – Alice Munro
  7. The Ballad of the Sad Café– Carson McCullers
  8. Collectors – Raymond Carver
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  10. We Have Always Lived In A Castle – Shirley Jackson
  11. Dog stories – James Herriot (Kerry says: don’t sneer before you’ve read them. To all dog fans out there,  you will love this collection)
  12. The Shared Patio – Miranda July
  13. Third Floor Rising – Hilary Mantel
  14. The Isabel Fish – Julie Orringer
  15. Honeysuckle Cottage – P.G.Wodehouse
  16. The Conversion of the Jews; Defender of the Faith – Philip Roth