Novels Heather Liked Better Than War and Peace:


Edward Abbey,

            The Monkey Wrench Gang

Douglas Adams

            Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

            The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

            Life the Universe and Everything

            The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

            The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

            So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

Richard Adams

            Watership Down

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

            Half of a Yellow Sun

Monica Ali

            Brick Lane

Martin Amis

            The Information

            Time's Arrow

Robert T. Bakker

            Raptor Red

Nicola Barker


Pat Barker

            Border Crossing

            Double Vision

            Regeneration (trilogy)

Heinrich Böll

            Billiards at Half-Past Nine

Mikhail Bulgakov

            The Heart of a Dog

            Master and Margarita

Lewis Carrol

            Alice in Wonderland

            Through the Looking Glass

Bryce Courtenay

            The Power of One

Don Delillo

            White Noise

Fyodor Dostoevsky

            The Brothers Karamazov

            Crime and Punishment

            Demons (The Possessed, Devils)

Brian Doyle

            Mink River

Roddy Doyle

            Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

            A Star Called Henry

Louise Erdrich

            The Round House

Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

            Good Omens

Amitav Ghosh

            The Glass Palace

            The Hungry Tide

Graham Greene

            The End of the Affair

            The Heart of the Matter

            The Power and the Glory

            The Quiet American

Joseph Heller



            The Iliad

            The Odyssey

Khaled Hosseini

            The Kite Runner

            A Thousand Splendid Suns

Victor Hugo

            The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Keri Hulme

            The Bone People

P.D. James

            An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Milan Kundera

            The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Jhumpa Lahiri

            The Namesake

Ursula K. Le Guin

            A Wizard of Earthsea

Harper Lee

            To Kill a Mockingbird

Alan Lightman

            The Diagnosis

Sergei Lukyanenko

            Night Watch

Alistair MacLeod

            No Great Mischief

Javier Marias

            A Heart So White

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

            Love in the Time of Cholera

            One Hundred Years of Solitude

Yann Martel

            The Life of Pi

Gita Mehta

            A River Sutra

Herman Melville

            Moby Dick

A.A. Milne

            Winnie the Pooh

Rohinton Mistry

            A Fine Balance

Toni Morrison

            The Bluest Eye


            Song of Solomon

Vladimir Nabokov

            Invitation to a Beheading



R.K. Narayan

            The Guide

Edna O'Brien

            House of Splendid Isolation

Michael Ondaatje

            Anil's Ghost

            Coming Through Slaughter


            The English Patient

            In the Skin of a Lion

George Orwell


Martin Page

            How I Became Stupid

Sylvia Plath

            The Bell Jar

Annie Proulx

            The Shipping News

Arundhati Roy

            The God of Small Things

Salman Rushdie

            Midnight's Children

            The Satanic Verses


Jose Saramago


Vikram Seth

            A Suitable Boy

Gary Shteyngart

            The Russian Debutante's Handbook

Khushwant Singh

            Train to Pakistan

Neal Stephenson


            The Big U


            Snow Crash


J.R.R. Tolkien

            The Hobbit

Vladimir Voinovich

            The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

            Moscow 2042

Jill Paton Walsh

            A Desert in Bohemia

Edith Wharton

            The House of Mirth

Swain Wolfe

            The Woman Who Lives in the Earth

Virginia Woolf

            Mrs. Dalloway

Evgeni Zamyatin



This is, last updated July 23, 2013.