A Small Bookclub

All these novels have fewer than 200 pages, some of them fewer than 100. Together they make up the first batch of books in my family’s Small Book Club, which is designed to get us all reading despite our shriveled brains and crippling TikTok habits.

More about it on the blog: Nabokov vs Hugo.

Train Dreams, Denis Johnson.
The Eye, Vladimir Nabokov (review)
Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov.
We are Made of Diamond Stuff, Isabel Waidner
L.A. Woman, Eve Babitz.
A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor.
The Royal Game: A Chess Story, Stefan Zweig.
The Summer Book: A Novel, Tove Jansson.
Strange Weather in Tokyo, Hiromi Kawakami.
Bonjour Tristesse, Françoise Sagan.
Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain.
The Invention of Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares.
Push, Sapphire.
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann.
Autumn Quail, Naguib Mahfouz.