• The Harafish, by Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann, trans. H. T. Lowe-Porter
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami, trans. Jay Rubin
  • The Red and the Black, by Stendhal


  • Bitten, by Kelley Armstrong
  • Arthur and George, by Julian Barnes
  • Willful Creatures, by Aimee Bender
  • The Savage Detectives, by Roberto Bolano
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libby Bray
  • The Alienist, by Caleb Carr
  • The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  • Justine, Balthazar, Montolive, and Clea, by Laurence Durrell
  • The Island of the Day Before, by Umberto Eco
  • Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison
  • A Free Life, by Ha Jin
  • The Indian Clerk, by David Leavitt
  • Dreams of Darkness and Light and The Secret Books of Paradys, by Tanith Lee
  • Atonement, by Ian McEwan
  • Perdido Street Station, and Iron Council, by China Mieville
  • Empress Orchid, by Anchee Min
  • Dance, Dance, Dance and The Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami
  • Mating, by Norman Rush
  • The Empress of Florence and Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, by Patrick Süskind
  • Psion, Catsfall, and Snow Queen, by Joan D. Vinge
  • Kafka in Brontëland, by Tamar Yellin