MAIN COURSE Books

Book Bites: Main Course

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These are books that take longer to read due to language, content, or theme. These are the kind of books that stick to your bones and help shape who you are. They’re the ‘Classics’ or are categorized as ‘Literary/Contemporary Fiction’ online, but they can be Nonfiction or Memoirs as well. 

Book Author My Star Ratings
Stories of Your Life and Others Ted Chiang  3
Child of God Cormack McCarthy  4
The Road Cormack McCarthy  4
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates  4
To The Wedding by John Berger  5
The Handmaid’s Tale  Margaret Atwood  5
 The Glass Castle (a Memoir)   Jeannette Walls  5
 The Kite Runner  Khaled Hosseini  5
 The Alchemist  Paulo Coelho  5
 Tinkers  Paul Harding  5
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their              Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics  Daniel James Brown  3
 The Goldfinch  Donna Tartt  2
Miracles and Conundrums and the Secondary               Planets  Jacob M. Appel  4
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis J. D. Vance  4
Cleaning Nabokov’s House  Leslie Daniels  3
Dreams of Joy Lisa See    2
  Lock In   John Scalzi  2
 A Man Called Ove  Fredrik Backman  5
 Touch  Claire North  3