You’re at a cocktail party, and the people around you begin talking about The Catcher in the Rye. You’ve never gotten around to reading it. You slink over to another cluster of friends. They’re talking about Ulysses. You’ve never gotten around to finishing it. Following is The Corpus, all the books you need to read to avoid appearing illiterate at cocktail parties. Clicking on a cover will take you to the book’s Amazon page. Send comments, suggestions, and expressions of outrage to valleyofscribes at gmail dot com.
A-? lie below. Alphabet hoppers may skip directly to unread titles that intimidate them the most:
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