Book Club: Twentieth Century

Here's a compilation of 20th Century readings, by year, from the inception of the book club. (Let me know if you see any mistakes or omissions... I'll catch up eventually.)

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1977-10Lancelot: A Novel
Walker Perry
1977-11Painted Bird
Jerzey Kosinski
William Faulkner
1978-01The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway
1978-02Denial of Death
Ernest Becker
1978-05Pigeon Feathers
John Updike
1978-07Spy in the House of Love
Anäis Nin
1978-08Katie Mulholland
Catherine Cookson
1978-09Daniel Martin
John Fowles
1978-10Cracker Factory
Joyce Rebeta-Burditt
1978-11Women's Room
Marilyn French
1978-12Enemies, A Love Story
Isaac Singer
1979-01Of Human Bondage, Rain
Somerset Maugham
1979-02Journey to America
Alexis de Tocqueville
E.L. Doctorow
1979-04Blackberry Winter
Margaret Mead
1979-06Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner
1979-07World According to Garp
John Irving
1979-09Essays of E. B. White
E.B. White
1979-10Life on the Mississippi
Samuel Clemens
1979-12Hazards of Being Male
Herb Goldberg
1980-01Man's Search for Meaning
Victor Frankl
1980-02Woman of Independent Means
Liz Hadley
1980-03Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur Clarke
1980-04Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1980-05Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathaniel West
1980-07Journal of a Solitude
May Sarton
1980-08Hunger for Justice: the politics of food and faith
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
1980-09Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis
1980-10End of a Mission
Heinrich Böll
1980-11Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert Pirsig
1980-12Under Milkwood; Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
Jack (dies)
1981-02Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
1981-02Children's Hour
Lillian Hellman
Arthur Miller
1981-04Daisy Miller
Henry James
1981-05Myth of Sisyphus
Albert Camus
1981-06Third Wave
Alvin Toffler
1981-08Père Goriot
Honoré De Balzac
1981-09The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
1981-10Humbolt's Gift
Saul Bellow
1981-11Wise Blood
Flannery O'Connor
1981-12Narcissus & Goldmund
Hermann Hesse
1982-01Cannery Row
John Steinbeck
1982-02Tell Me a Riddle
Tillie Olsen
1982-03Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
1982-05Tent of Miracles
Jorge Amado
1982-06Last Temptation of Christ
Nikos Kazantzakis
1982-07After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
Aldous Huxley
1982-08So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
1982-09Death of Artemio Cruz
Carlos Fuentes
1982-11Heaven has no Favorites
Erich Maria Remarque
1982-12The Takeover
Muriel Spark
1983-01Out of Africa
Isaak Dinesen
1983-02My Ántonia
Willa Cather
1983-03Theophilus North
Thornton Wilder
1983-06October Light
John Gardner
William Wharton
1983-08The Stone Angel
Margaret Laurence
1983-09Going After Cacciato
Tim O'Brien
1983-10Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert
1983-12Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Anne Tyler
1984-01The Color Purple
Alice Walker
1984-02Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters
J.D. Salinger
1984-03For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
1984-04Growing Up
Russell Baker
1984-05A Bend in the River
V.S. Naipaul
1984-06The Name of the Rose
Umberto Ecco
1984-09Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
1984-10The Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
1984-11The Defense
Vladimir Nabokov
William Kennedy
Marilyn Robinson
1985-03Encounters with the Archdruid
John McPhee
1985-04The Honorary Consul
Graham Greene
1985-05Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson
1985-06God's Grace
Bernard Malamud
1985-08Difficult Loves
Italo Calvino
1985-09Mickelsson's Ghosts
John Gardner
1985-11Moby Dick
Herman Melville
1986-01Manhatten Transfer
Dos Passos
1986-02Love Medicine
Louise Erdrich
Archibald MacLeish
1986-04The Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
1986-05A Room with a View
E.M. Forrester
1986-06Pictures From a Trip
Tim Rumsey
1986-08Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Anne Burns
1986-09Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1986-10All the King's Men
R. Penn Warren
1986-11Linden Hills
Gloria Naylor
1986-12Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1987-03Captain Pantoja and the Special Service
Mario Vargas Llosa
1987-04Simon's Night
John Hassler
1987-06The Sea, The Sea
Iris Murdoch
1987-07The Sea Wolf
Jack London
1987-08The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
1987-10Miracle at Philadelphia
C. Drinker Bowen
1987-11To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Philip José Farmer
1987-12On Moral Fiction
John Gardner
1988-01Wild Berries
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
1988-02Kristin Lavransdatter
Sigrid Undset
1988-03A Women of Pharisees
François Mauriac
1988-04The Joke
Milan Kundera
1988-05Milagro Bean Field War
John Nichols
1988-07Cry Beloved Country
Alan Paton
1988-08The Trees
Conrad Richter
1988-09West with the Night
Beryl Markham
Anthony Burgess
1988-11Giants in the Earth
Ole Edvart Rølvaag
1988-12A Death in the Family
James Agee
1989-01Burger's Daughter
Nadine Gordimer
1989-02The Cape Ann
Faith Sullivan
1989-04The Year of the French
Thomas Flanagan
1989-05Bonfire of the Vanities
Tom Wolfe
1989-06A Far Cry From Kensington
Muriel Spark
1989-07Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
1989-08The Short Reign of Pippin IV
John Steinbeck
1989-10The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
Raine Eisler
1989-11Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Tom Wolff
1990-02A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving
1990-03Keep the Change
Tom McGuane
1990-04And Again?
Sean O'Faolain
1990-05Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
1990-06Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Michael Dorris
1990-08Prince of Tides
Pat Conroy
Toni Morrison
1990-10The Rebel Angels
Robertson Davies
1990-11The Golden Apples
Eudora Welty
1990-12The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Brian Moore
1991-01The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
1991-02The Road from Coorain
Jill Ker Conway
1991-03The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
1991-04Crossing to Safety
Wallace Stegner
1991-06The Haj
Leon Uris
1991-07The Bell
Iris Murdoch
George Sand
1991-09Robinson Crusoe
Daniel DeFoe
1991-10The Abbess of Crewe
Muriel Spark
D. M. Thomas
1991-11A Guest of Honour
Nadine Gordimer
1991-12Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
1992-01A Reckoning:A Novel
May Sarton
1992-02The Web and the Rock
Thomas Wolfe
1992-03The Lost World of Kalahari
Laurens van der Post
1992-04Barchester Towers
Anthony Trollope
1992-06Selected Stories
De Bus
1992-07Solomon Gursky Was Here
Mordecai Richler
1992-08North of Hope
Jon Hassler
1992-09To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
1992-10The Awakening
Kate Chopin
Franz Kafka
1992-12Piano Lesson
August Wilson
1993-01The Beet Queen
Louise Erdrich
1993-02The Dean's December
Saul Bellow
1993-03Coming Home Crazy
Bill Holm
1993-04Selected Writings
Ralph Waldo Emerson, et. al.
1993-05Time Will Darken It
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.
1993-06Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Katherine Anne Porter
1993-08The Quiet American
Graham Greene
1993-09The Stranger
Albert Camus
1993-11The Prince
Nicolò Machiavelli
1993-12Berlin Stories
Christopher Isherwood
1994-01Burden of Proof
Scott Turow
1994-02Point Counter Point
Aldous Huxley
1994-03Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
1994-04Lie Down in Darkness
William Styron
1994-05The All of It
Jeannette Haien
1994-06The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy
Evelyn Waugh
1994-07Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Evelyn Waugh
1994-08The Bone People
Keri Hulme
1994-10Ghosts; Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
1994-10A Day in the Life of Ivan Denesovich
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
1994-11The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien
1994-12The Power of One
Bryce Courtenay
1995-01Children of Men
P.D. James
1995-02Little Dorrit
Charles Dickens
1995-04King Lear
William Shakespeare
1995-05The Shipping News
E. Annie Proulx
1995-07What's Bred in the Bone
Robertson Davies
1995-08Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood
1995-09The English Patient
Michael Onaatje
1995-10Sexing the Cherry
Jeanette Winterson
1995-11The Visit
Friedrich Durrenmatt
1995-12Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
1996-01My Family and Other Animals
Gerald Durrell
1996-02Milroy the Magician
Paul Theroux
1996-03All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
John Gardner
1996-05Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
1996-06Stones from the River
Ursula Hegi
1996-08Snow Falling on Cedars
David Guterson
Jean Paul Sartre
1996-10Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner
1996-11Fitzgerald: Short Stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1997-02A Dead Man in Deptford
Anthony Burgess
1997-03The Autobiography of My Mother
Jamaica Kincaid
1997-04The Statement
Brian Moore
1997-05In the Beauty of the Lilies
John Updike
1997-07A Soldier of the Great War
Mark Helprin
1997-08Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene
1997-09Don't Stop the Carnival
Herman Wouk
1997-11Short Stories
Tennessee Williams
1997-12The Trial
Franz Kafka
1998-01Expensive People
Joyce C. Oates
1998-02The Reader
Bernard Schlink
1998-04Straight Man
Richards Russo
Wittaker Chambers
1998-06Undaunted Courage
Stephen Ambrose
Judy Wattman @ Coenens  
1998-08The Flanders Panel
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Rick Wattman @ Martins  
1998-10Snow in August
Pete Hamil
Jean Irvine @ Baumanns  
1998-11Darkness at Noon
Arthur Koestler
Larry @ Fishmans  
Evelyn Waugh
Maryellen @ Martins  
1999-01Montana 1948
Larry Watson
Phil @ Wattmans  
1999-02No Ordingary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Mike @ Scotts  
1999-04In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez
Sheila @ Mike's  
1999-06Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier
Carol @ Fishmans  
1999-07The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver
Jim S. @ Martins  
1999-08Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Ruth @ Grina  
1999-10Barney's Version
Mordecai Richler
Jim M. @ Wattmans  
1999-11Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Frank McCourt
Judy @ Coenens  
1999-12Ford Tramps
Seegar Swanson
Rick @ Scotts  
2000-02Great Books - Part I
David Denby
Larry @ Fishmans  
2000-02Great Books - Part II
David Denby
Larry @ Baumans  
2000-04The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett
Jean @ Grina  
James Joyce
Maryellen @ Martins  
2000-09The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Anne Fadiman
Mike @ Scotts  
2000-10The Ghost Road
Pat Barker
Sheila @ Grina  
2000-12Essays of E.B. White: One Man's Meat
E. B. White
Carol @ Coenen  
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