George Johnson

(Partial and sporadic with most recent on top.)

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner
The Dog Stars, Peter Heller
The Unwinding, George Packer.
Year of the Dog, Henry Chang
Countdown City, Ben H. Winters
Levels of Life, Julian Barnes
You Are One of Them, Elliott Holt
The Last Policeman, Ben H. Winters
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Truth in Small Doses, Clifton Leaf
The Riddle of the Labyrinth, Margalit Fox
The Beekeeper's Lament, Hannah Rosen
The Pale King, John Foster Wallace
The Boy, Lara Santoro
The Philadelphia Chromosome, Jessica Wapner
The Ultimate Good Luck, Richard Ford
A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers
Toms River, Dan Fagin
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max
Everything and More, David Foster Wallace
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
Map of the World, Jane Hamilton
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
Evidence of Things Unseen, Marianne Wiggins
Canada, Richard Ford
Hiroshima, by John Hershey
Intoxicated by My Illness, Anatole Broyard
A Whole New Life, Reynolds Price
About Alice, Calvin Trillin
The Codeine Diary, Tom Andrews
Mr. Palomar, Italo Calvino
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, Janna Levin
Sabbath's Theater, Philip Roth
The Human Stain, Philip Roth
I Married a Communist, Philip Roth
American Pastoral, Philip Roth
Exit Ghost, Philip Roth
The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford
Independence Day, Richard Ford
The Sportswriter, Richard Ford
London Fields, Martin Amis
Mercy, Lara Santoro
The Information, Martin Amis
Ravelstein, Saul Bellow
Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
The Dean's December, Saul Bellow
A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
Nothing to Be Afraid Of, Julian Barnes
An Area of Darkness, V.S. Naipaul
A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipaul
Two Against One, Frederick Barthelme
Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
The Information, James Gleick
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Rising from the Plains, John McPhee
Story of My Life and Others, Ted Chiang
In the First Circle, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Nemesis, Philip Roth
Cancer Ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Shooting Star, Wallace Stegner
Wild Swans, Jung Chang
Isle of Passion, Laura Restrepo
The Periodic Table, Primo Levi
What's the Matter With Kansas, Thomas Frank
Mr. Bridge, Evan S. Connell
The Milagro Beanfield War, John Nichols
Easy in the Islands, Bob Shacochis
On the Mesa, John Nichols
The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson
Backbone of the World, Frank Clifford
Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert
A Quiet Flame, Philip Kerr
The Survival of the Bark Canoe, John McPhee
The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
The Myth of the Rational Market, Justin Fox
Fordlandia, Greg Grandin
Lords of Finance, Liaquat Ahamed
The Great Crash: 1929, John Kenneth Galbraith
Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
American Ground, William Langewiesche
Random Family, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, Philip Gourevitch
The Great Taos Bank Robbery, Tony Hillerman
The Sea, John Banville
The Crofter and the Laird, John McPhee
Deliverance, James Dickey
Christine Falls, Benjamin Black/John Banville
The Silver Swan, Benjamin Black/John Banville
A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler
Money, John Kenneth Galbraith
Uncentering the Earth, William T. Vollmann
American Lion, Jon Meacham
Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell
The Coming of the New Deal (Age of Roosevelt, vol. 2), Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
The Dying Animal, Philip Roth
Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving
The Professor of Desire, Philip Roth
John Adams, David McCullough
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
Exit Ghost, Philip Roth
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion
The Crisis of the Old Order (Age of Roosevelt, vol. 1), Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace
After Henry, Joan Didion
Simple Genius, David Baldacci
The Moviegoer, Walker Percy
The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer
The Old Patagonian Express, Paul Theroux
Beyond the Hoax, Alan Sokal
Mating, Norman Rush
The Group, Mary McCarthy
Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, Jim Steinmeyer
Glenn Gould at Work, Andrew Kazdin
Once in Golconda, John Brooks
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
Living To Tell The Tale, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Master of Go, Yasunari Kawabata
Snow Country, Yasunari Kawabata
Turn Left at the Sleeping Dog, John Pen La Farge
Behind the Mountains, Oliver La Farge
The Known World, Edward P. Jones
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
Santa Fe: The Autobiography of a Southwestern Town, Oliver La Farge
Uncle Tungsten, Oliver Sacks
Mortals, Norman Rush
Whites, Norman Rush
The Edge of Chaos, Pamela McCorduck
Intuition, Allegra Goodman
The Name of the World, Denis Johnson
Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
Junkyard Dreams, Jeanette Boyer
Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl
Saturday, Ian McEwan
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford
The City at the End of the World, V.B. Price
The Witches of Abiquiu, Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks
The Face of Another, Kobo Abe
Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
A Personal Matter, Kenzaburo Oe
Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
Arthur & George, Julian Barnes
Fifth Business, Robertson Davies
The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
The Pigeon, Patrick Suskind
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
Le Mariage, Diane Johnson
The Body of Jonah Boyd, David Leavitt
Lying Awake, Mark Salzman
Jill, Phillip Larkin
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Life in the Middle Ages, James Atlas
The House on Beartown Road, Elizabeth Cohen
The Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Uttermost Part of the Earth, E. Lucas Bridges
Skeleton Man, Tony Hillerman
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Middlesex, Jeffrey Euginides
The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
The Book of Evidence, John Banville
Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann
The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
The Book Nobody Read, Owen Gingerich
Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
King of Torts, John Grisham
Notes From the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Terms of Endearment, Larry McMurtry
The Trial, Franz Kafka
Possession, A. S. Byatt
Of the Farm, John Updike
Angels and Insects, A. S. Byatt
House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III
Main Street, Sinclair Lewis
The War Between the Tates, Alison Lurie
All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
Morality for Beautiful Girls, Andrew McCall Smith
Servants of the Map, Andrea Barrett
Smile of the Giraffe, Andrew McCall Smith
The Sportswriter, Richard Ford
Master of the Senate, Robert Caro
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Andrew McCall Smith
Two on a Tower, Thomas Hardy
The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem
The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil (first volume)
The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Galileo
Doctor Copernicus, John Banville
The Sleepwalkers, Arthur Koestler
The Wapshot Scandal, John Cheever
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
Seek My Face, John Updike
Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
A Box of Matches, Nicholson Baker
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Falconer, John Cheever
Rabbit is Rich, John Updike
The Crazed, Ha Jin
Three Junes, Julia Glass
Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
Youth, J. M. Coetzee
The Great Pretender, James Atlas
More Die of Heartbreak, Saul Bellow
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
High and Dry: The Texas-New Mexico Struggle for the Pecos River, G. Emlen Hall
A Sport and a Pastime, James Salter
Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Light Years, James Salter
The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald
Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
The Facts, Philip Roth
The Hours, Michael Cunningham
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Red Sky at Morning, Richard Bradford
The Information, Martin Amis
The Anatomy Lesson, Philip Roth
An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
Positively 4th Street, by David Hajdu
Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth
Rabbit Redux, John Updike
Zuckerman Unbound, Philip Roth
The Ghost Writer, Philip Roth
Rabbit, Run, John Updike
The Counterlife, Philip Roth
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
The Comfort of Strangers, Ian McEwan
Mr. Sammler's Planet, Saul Bellow
London Fields, Martin Amis
Recapitulation, Wallace Stegner
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje
Darkness Visible, William Styron
Seize the Day, Saul Bellow
A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean
Henderson the Rain King, Saul Bellow
Herzog, Saul Bellow
Ravelstein, Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow
Bellow, James Atlas
Waiting, Ha Jin
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
Patrimony, Philip Roth
Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
The Spectator Bird, Wallace Stegner
All the Little Live Things, Wallace Stegner
Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
The Human Stain, Philip Roth
The Saddest Pleasure, Moritz Thomsen
The Farm on the River of Emeralds, Moritz Thomsen
I Married a Communist, Philip Roth
American Pastoral, Philip Roth
Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
Amsterdam, Ian McEwen
Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates