Books by Others

A professor once explained to me that the true art of literature was what happened in the interaction between the text and the reader. These are a just a few of the books where I have encountered art:

  • Orson Scot Card, Ender’s Game
  • Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
  • Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
  • Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • Theodore Judson, Fitzpatrick’s War
  • Stephen R. Lawhead, The Pendragon Cycle (the first three books: Taliesin,Merlin, and Arthur)
  • C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia (all seven books)
  • Walter M. Miller, A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
  • Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear (eagerly awaiting the third book in the series)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter (all seven books)
  • Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Neal Stephenson, Anathem
  • Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood
  • J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (all four books)
  • Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems


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