Reading in the 1990s

Alias Grace.  Margaret Atwood

Along Came a Spider.  James Patterson

American Psycho.  Bret Easton Ellis

Angela’s Ashes.  Frank McCourt

Because of Winn-Dixie. Kate DiCamillo

Birdsong.  Sebastian Faulks

The Bridges of Madison County.  Robert James Waller

Bridget Jones’s Diary.  Helen Fielding

A Civil Action.  Jonathan Harr

Cold Mountain.  Charles Frazier

The Color of Water.  James McBride

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Mo Willems

Dreams from my Father.Barack Obama

The English Patient.  Michael Ondaatje

Fight Club.  Chuck Palahniuk

The Firm.  John Grisham

The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman

Guns, Germs, and Steel.  Jared Diamond

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  J.K. Rowling

High Fidelity.  Nick Hornby

Holes. Louis Sachar

The Ice Storm.  Rick Moody

Infinite Jest.David Foster Wallace

Into Thin Air.  John Krakauer

Isaac’s Storm.  Erik Larson

Jurassic Park.  Michael Crichton

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes

The Matisse Stories.  A.S. Byatt

Memoirs of a Geisha.  Arthur Golden

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  John Gray

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  John Berendt

Number the Stars. Lois Lowry

Olivia.Ian Falconer

The Pelican Brief.  John Grisham

The Plains of Passage.  Jean M. Auel

The Poisonwood Bible.  Barbara Kingsolver

Possession.   A.S. Byatt

Primary Colors.  Joe Klein (originally Anonymous)

The Rape of Nanking.  Iris Chang

Shiloh. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Stinky Cheese Man. John Scieszka 

Thank You for Smoking.  Christopher Buckley

The Things They Carried.Tim O’Brien

Tuesdays with Morrie.  Mitch Albom

Underworld.  Don DeLillo

A Walk in the Woods:Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.  Bill Bryson

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. Christopher Paul Curtis

The Woman Who Walked into Doors.  Roddy Doyle