I know I'm joining really late, but so many of these books are already in my TBR pile or on my bookmooch wishlist, so I decided my list would just be everything I'm already planning to read.
1. After This by Alice McDermott
2. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
3. Everyman by Phillip Roth
4. Lisey's Story by Stephen King
5. Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
6. The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
7. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
8. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
9. Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
10. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
11. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
12. The Road by Cormac Mccarthy
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