軽くて心温まるラブストーリー Flat-out Love

Jessica Park

ペーパーバック: 345ページ

出版社: Amazon Childrens Publishing

ISBN-10: 1477810250


ISBN-13: 978-1477810255

発売日: 2012/9/11

ラブストーリー、ロマンス、青春小説、YA

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1477810250
http://rcm-jp.amazon.co.jp/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yukariscott-22&o=9&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1477810250

ボストンの大学での新生活を楽しみにしていたJulieが契約していたアパートに到着したところ、アパートがある筈の場所にはブリートスの店があるだけだった。オンライン詐欺でお金と住処を失い途方にくれているJulieに、母の大学時代のルームメイトが一時的な住処を提供してくれることになった。

 母はハーバード大学で教鞭を取る弁護士で、父は海洋生物学の研究者、次男のMattはマサチューセッツ工科大学の学生、というインテリ一家は、Julieに対してとても優しいのだが、どこかが奇妙なのである。末っ子のCelesteは美少女で天才的なのだが、不在の長男のFinnの等身大切り抜きを持ち歩き、他人と心を通わせないのである。おまけに、誰も料理をしないので夕飯はいつもテイクアウトであり、夕飯が終わると、親たちは仕事のために職場に戻ってしまう。

人懐っこくて、少々おせっかいなところがあるJulieは、両親から忘れ去られているようなCelesteとMattを社会と繫げるような画策を練る。失敗をくり返しつつも、Julieは家族の一員のようなかけがえのない存在になってゆく。

Sethという素敵なボーイフレンドもできたJulieだが、世界を旅行中で不在のFinnとFacebookで繋がり、正直に心情を打ち明けて相談するうちに会った事もない彼に恋愛感情を抱くようになる。

 

最後まで引きずられる謎も含め、プロットが最初から予想できるシンプルな作品ではある。それでも最後まで飽きないし、登場人物全員を好きになれ、心を暖かくしてくれる。

すでにYA作家として5冊の本を出版し、まあまあ売れていた作家なのに、大手の出版社の数々から拒否されたこの本を、著者はアマゾンを利用した自費出版という方法で世に出した。そうしたところ、数ヶ月後にニューヨークタイムズベストセラーになってしまったのである。

出版社というプロを満足させるのではなく、読者を満足させる作品なのであろう。文章も、大手の出版社から刊行されているYAロマンスファンタジーなどよりも、ずっとこなれている。読者も、自費出版の作家を探すのが上手になってきていると言えるかもしれない。

米国に限って言えば、これからは大手出版社を飛び越えて自費出版に手を出す作家がどんどん増えてゆくことだろう。

 

●読みやすさ 読みやすい

シンプルでとても読みやすく、多読向けの児童書に飽きている人におすすめ。

 

●おすすめの年齢層 中学校高学年(13歳くらいから)以上

ラブストーリーですから性的なシーンもありますが、実際の場面はキスとmake out程度で、際どくなりそうな場面はありますが、そこ止まりです。心理面でのラブストーリーと言えるでしょう。

 

 

The Lion’s Game(本棚発掘シリーズ)

Nelson DeMille

マスマーケット: 944ページ

出版社: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint版

ISBN-10: 0446608262

オリジナル発売日: 2000年

軍事、政治スリラー/テロリスト/FBI, CIA

本棚発掘シリーズ

 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0446608262
http://rcm-jp.amazon.co.jp/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yukariscott-22&o=9&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=0446608262

DeMilleのJohn
Corey(ジョン・コリー)シリーズの第二作。

前作のPlum Island
で死にかけたNYPD殺人課刑事のCoreyは、上部からの命令でATTF
(Anti-Terrorist Task Force、反テロリストタスクフォース)でcontract
agent(一時的な派遣契約の立場)として働くことになる。Copとして長年FBIやCIAへの偏見を抱いているCoreyだが、曖昧な気分で赴いたJFK空港で、テロリストによる惨劇を目撃してしまう。

(さらに…)

情熱的なロマンスブックファンによるロマンスブック大特集!

ただいまとある企画を準備しているのですが、ロマンスブックの分野で『とら次郎さん(ハンドル名)』という情熱的かつリソースフルな方にご協力をいただきました。すごく充実した情報なので、このブログでシェアさせていただこうと思います。
とら次郎さんは、このブログを通じて繋がり、東京のMeet-up でお会いしたロマンスブックファンの方です。そのMeet-upに参加した方全員が同意してくれると思うのですが、実に元気で情熱的。それまでノンフィクションしか読まなかった方までもが「ロマンスブック読んでみようかな..」と思ったほどの説得力でした。
大阪のmeet-upでもロマンスブックのファンたちは明るくて前向きだったので、もしかするとロマンスブックファンは仕事のモヤモヤを解消して気持ちを切り替えるのが上手なのかもしれません。

そのとら次郎さんが、彼女のブログを通じて洋書ロマンスブック(翻訳作品含む)のトップ10のアンケートをしてくださり、その結果をオフ会に持ち込んでディスカッションまでしてくださったのです。

 

(さらに…)

仕事に希望を見いだせない人へのミニアドバイス Amazing Things Will Happen

C.C. Chapman
ハードカバー: 208ページ
出版社: Wiley
ISBN-10: 1118341384
ISBN-13: 978-1118341384
発売日: 2012/11/28
自己啓発/人生指南/ビジネス書

ボストンを拠点にする著者のC.C. Chapmanは、かつてHBO, Discovery Channel, Harley-Davidson, A&E, American Eagle,Coca-Colaといった大きなクライアントを抱えるマーケティング会社を経営していたのですが、その会社を売ってThe Cleon Foundationを創立しました(情報公開:C.C.は夫の友人であり、私も会ったことがあります)。

The Cleon Foundationのミッションは、Making the World Better Through Creativity(創造性を活かして世界をよりよいものにすること)です。これまで蓄積したマーケティングとソーシャルメディアの知識と技術を駆使して、世界をより良くするための活動をしている会社や団体がそれを実現するお手伝いをするのがC.C.Chapmanの目指していることです。

彼の新刊 Amazing Things Will Happen は、ビジネス書というよりも、モチベーションを上げる自己啓発本です。

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1118341384
http://rcm-jp.amazon.co.jp/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yukariscott-22&o=9&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1118341384

(さらに…)

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko(本棚発掘シリーズ)

ペーパーバック: 160ページ
出版社: Riverhead Trade (2008/4/1)
ISBN-10: 1594482918
ISBN-13: 978-1594482915
ビジネス書/マンガ

本棚発掘シリーズ

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yofaclja-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1594482918
http://rcm-jp.amazon.co.jp/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&npa=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=yukariscott-22&o=9&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1594482918

ビル・クリントン政権で労働長官を勤めたロバート・ライシュの補佐官、副大統領アル・ゴアの主任スピーチライターなど政治の場では輝かしいキャリアコースを歩んでいたダニエル・ピンクだが、その後Fee Agent(フリーランスのようなものだが、日本で流行っている「ノマド」に近い感覚)宣言をして、独立した。

ピンクは、その後、ニューヨークタイムズ紙やワシントンポスト紙などに記事を書き、多くの画期的な自己啓発的なビジネス書をヒットさせ、2011年のThinkers50では、世界で最も影響力を持つビジネス思想家リストの29位にランキングされるようになっている。

彼は、2007年にジャパン・ソサエティ(全米最大の日米交流団体)のメディア・フェローとして日本に滞在し、漫画を研究したこともある。そのときに得たヒントで出来上がったのが、2008年刊行の漫画ビジネス指南書の『The Adventures of Johnny Bunko』なのである。

(さらに…)

新企画:本棚発掘シリーズ

現在とある企画を手がけているのですが、そのためにわが家の本棚を発掘していたら、過去に読んだ面白い本が沢山見つかり、再び楽しんでいます。

本ブログでは、ふだん新刊を中心にご紹介していますが、過去に刊行されたもので、現在読んでも面白い作品を本棚発掘シリーズとして簡単にご紹介してゆくことにしました。それらは文庫やキンドル版になっていることが多いので、新刊よりも手に取りやすいと思います。どうぞお楽しみに。

500 Best Books Tentative List, Children Books (including YA)

I’m writing a book “500 best books originally written in
English for Japanese audience”
, and this is a tentative list of 135 children’s
books(
139 at the moment). I have lists for fiction
books,nonfiction
books,and classics
separately.


This list is not completed and I would like your input. Some of the book’s
audience are beginning readers of English and some are native level, so I need
a mix of books that would appeal to these various levels that I believe
are enjoyable for the Japanese readers.  Some are entertaining, and some
are mind stimulating, and some of them are informative.  The most
important thing is that the book gives a Japanese reader a good reading
experience. If that experience encourages the reader to pick up another English
book, it will be a success.

The following are the criteria I used for the tentative list.  

1)   The reader feels “ I’m glad I have read this book”.

2)   The book has a reasonably wide range of audience.

3)   The book must be reasonably well written.

4)   The book must be still in print and available in Japan.

I’m including some books I personally do not like very much, because I believe
there are many Japanese readers who can learn to enjoy English books from
them.  Because of the limited number I can list for the book, I decided to
chose only one book by each author(for each category).

I separated into several genres, but please keep in mind that some of them are
mixture of different genres.

 

 

詩と絵本(poems & picture books for wide
audience)

 

Green Eggs and Ham (1960) and other books by Dr. Seuss

Where the Wild Things Are (1963) by Maurice Sendak

Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book (1963)and other books by
Richard Scarry

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) by Eric Carle

Corduroy(1976) by Don Freeman

Clifford the Big Red Dog (1978) by Norman Bridwell

A Bear Called Paddington (1958) by Michael Bond, Peggy
Fortnum

Eloise (1955)by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Tales From Outer Suburbia
by Shaun Tan

 

 

幼稚園/小学校低学年

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig

Toot & Puddle
 by Holly Hobbie

Henry and Mudge(early readers) by Cynthia Rylant

Nate the
Great
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey

How I Learned Geography
by Uri Shulevitz

Classic Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

Judy Moody(小学校1〜4年生向け)
by Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds

The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy

CAM Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David
A. Adler

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy (Book 1) by Dori
Hillestad Butler

Nancy Drew: All New Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Frindle by Andrew Clements

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine
Applegate
(Author), Patricia
Castelao
(Illustrator)

Poppy(The Poppy Stories) by Avi

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

The Capture (Guardians of Ga’hoole, Book 1) by Kathryn Lasky

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror
by Chris Priestley

A Series of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket

Charlotte’s Web (1952) by E. B. White

 

小学校高学年以上

SF, ファンタジー


The Hobbit(1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Chronicles of Narnia (1948) by C. S. Lewis

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L’Engle

The Last Unicorn(1968) by Peter S. Beagle

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) by Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

Watership Down (1972) by Richard Adams

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle)  by Ursula K. Le Guin

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book
1) by Rick Riordan

The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1) by
John Flanagan

Princess Academy
(Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Warriors #1: Into the Wild
(Warriors, Book 1) by Erin Hunter

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suznne Collins

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Shadowland (The Mediator #1) by Meg Cabot

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

Vampire Accademy by Richelle Mead

Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy) by
Libba Bray

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

How We Live Now by Meg Rosoff

The Maze Runner (Book 1) by James Dashner

The Wee Free Men (Discworld series)  by Terry Pratchett

 

冒険、アクション、ミステリー、ホラー

 

Swallows and Amazons (1930)

The Children of Green Knowe(1954) by L.M. Boston

Old Yeller (1956) by Fred Gipson

Where the Red Fern Grows (1961) by Wilson Rawls

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L.
Konigsburg

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

Holes by Louis Sachar

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)
by Anthony Horowitz

Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

London Eye by Siobhan Dowd

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark
Haddon

 

学校、家庭

 

The Baby-Sitters Club
by Ann M. Martin

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman
Alexie

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

 

歴史小説

 

Heart of Samurai by Margi Preus

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Best Friends Forever by Beverly Patt

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly

青春小説、ラブストーリー

I Capture the Castle (1948) by Dodie Smith

The Bell Jar (1963) by Sylvia Plath

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
(Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Truth About Forever 
by Sarah Dessen

The Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Sea of Tranquility by Ketja Millay

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Wings of the Falcon 
by Barbara Michaels

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

 

ノンフィクション(nonfiction)


Grandfather’s Journey
by Allen Say

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Manners by Nancy Holyoke

Charles and Emma by Deborah Helligman

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

The Omnivore’s Dilemma (for Children) by Michael Pollan

Bomb by Steve shelkin

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Amelia Lost by Candance Flemming

Mission Control,This is Apollo by Alan Bean and Michael Chaikin

 

コミック、グラフィックノベル Comic, graphic novel

Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Garfield by Jim Davis

The Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The Sandman (for teens and adults only) by Neil Gaiman and
many illustrators

V for Vendetta
by Alan Moore

 

*****The following books are also considered.*****

500冊にするためにリストから落としたもの

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

A Separate Peace (1951) by John Knowles(好き嫌いが非常に分かれる)

My Side of the Mountain (1959) by Jean Craighead George

Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958) by Philippa Pearce

The Eleventh Hour
by Graeme Base

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin, Jr.

The Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
by Helen Oxenbury

I Spy
series by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
the Bus! by Mo Willems

GOING-TO-BED BOOK
by Sandra Boynton

The Hat
by Jan Brett

Extra Yarn
by Jon Klassen

The Jolly Postman
by Allen and Janet Ahlberg

Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein

How to Catch a Star
by Oliver Jeffers

Library Lion
by MIchelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes

Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book
1) by Tamora Pierce(女子中学生に人気がある作品で、推薦されたものだが、あまり魅力的に感じなかった。また、Book2から適正年齢がぐっと上がるのも問題かもしれない)

The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin

The American Girls series by Valerie Tripp and other authors

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? By Steve Jenkins

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall

Is your Mama a Llama? – Deborah Guarino

Mama, Do You Love Me – Barbara M. Joosee

Picture books by Bill Peet

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Wayside School series (I chose Holes)

The Wind Boy

Tatsinda

Andrew Lang Fairy Books

Red Sails to Capri

Esther

Max and Ruby series

Each Peach Pear Plum

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke(この本から洋書を読み続けるようになるほどの魅力はない)

Leon and the Spitting Image by Allen Kerzweil

Monster

Z for Zachariah – Robert C. O’Brien

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman
Gannett

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds

Forever . . . by Judy Blume(Blumeは、小学生用の本を選択したので)

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Anna and French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Feed by M. T. Anderson

***

Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs(素晴らしいクラシックだが、絵のみで文章がないので、この本には不適切と判断)

Ella Enchanted
by Cail Carson Levine

The Maggie B by Irene Haas(絵本)
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler, S.D. Schindler
Dav Pilkey(Captain Underpants シリーズ)

The Thief (The Queen’s Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Big Red by Jim Kjeilgaard

Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler

500 Best Books Tentative List, Nonfiction

I’m writing a book “500 best books originally written in
English for Japanese audience”
, and this is a tentative list of 75 non-fiction
books
(76 at the moment). I have lists for fiction
books, children’s
books, and classics
separately.

This list is not completed and I would like your input. Some of the book’s
audience are beginning readers of English and some are native level, so I need
a mix of books that would appeal to these various levels that I believe
are enjoyable for the Japanese readers.  Some are entertaining, and some
are mind stimulating, and some of them are informative.  The most
important thing is that the book gives a Japanese reader a good reading experience.
If that experience encourages the reader to pick up another English book, it
will be a success.

The following are the criteria I used for the tentative list.  

1)   The reader feels “ I’m glad I have read this book”.

2)   The book has a reasonably wide range of audience.

3)   The book must be reasonably well written.

4)   The book must be still in print and available in Japan.

I’m including some books I personally do not like very much, because I believe
there are many Japanese readers who can learn to enjoy English books from
them.  Because of the limited number I can list for the book, I decided to
chose only one book by each author.

I separated into several genres, but please keep in mind that some of them are
mixture of different genres.

 

回想録/伝記 Biographies, memoirs

 

Angela’s Ashes by
Frank McCourt

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Look me in the Eye by John Elder Robison

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Open by Andre Agassi

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Dewey by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter

Saving Sammy by Beth
Alison Maloney

 

 

政治経済、時事、ルポ


In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Googled by Ken Auletta

Embracing Defeat
 by John W. Dower

Columbine by Dave Cullen

A Thousand Lives by
Julia Scheeres

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Seabuiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The Great
Derangement
by Matt Taibbi

Game Change by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Lost in Shangri-La by Michell Zuckoff

Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

A Year in Province by Peter Mayle

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

 

自然/科学/医学/音楽/心理/教育 

Nature, Science,
Medicine, Music

 

A Brief History of Time (2005年改訂版) by Stephen Hawking

Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

How Music Works by David Byrne

How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks

Telling Lies
by Paul Ekman

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Stuff by Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee

Moonwalking
with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer 

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, et al

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon

NurtureShock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

Play by Stuart Brown

 

ビジネス/経営/社会科学/実用書/自己啓発 Business, management, and marketing, social
science

 

Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

Tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

The End of Big by Nicco Mele

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink

The Dip by Seth Godin

Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead by David Meerman
Scott & Brian Halligan

Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff–and it’s all small stuff by
Richard Carlson

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

How Starbucks Saved My Life
by Michael Gates Gill

The Happiness Trap
by Russ Harris

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Fall in Love for Life by Barbara Cooper

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project

Give Your Speech, Change the World by Nick Morgan

 

ユーモア Humor

 

The Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt

I Suck at Girls
by Justin Halpern

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

 

 

その他のジャンル
(art, cooking, and other genre)

 

Asylum by Christopher Payne

Dancers Among Us
by Jordan Matter

PostSecret by Frank Warren

Guinness World Records

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham

 

 

*****The following books are also considered******

500冊にするためにリストから落とした作品。

Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Helter Skelter by
Vincent Bugliosi

Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

J. D. Salinger by Kenneth Slawenski

Escape by Carolyn
Jessop

A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke

Life in Rewind by
Terry Weible Murphy & Michael A. Jenike

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos by Lucy Jo Palladino Ph.
D.

A Little
History of Philosophy
by Nigel Warburton

Einstein Never Used Flashcards by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,
et al

The Best American Essays

The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller

Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer

New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Story by Robert McKee

This is Your Brain on
Music by Daniel J. Levitin

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

 

***

Justice by Michael Sandel(日本で過剰に評価されているほど米国では評価されていないし、ここで紹介する必要もないほど知られているから)

Strong in the Rain (今の日本人には、かえって良くないかもしれないから)

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo

How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus(非常に売れた作品なので、紹介しなくてもよいかも…)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, Musicophelia
by Oliver Sacks, etc. Because of “one book by one author for one
genre”policy

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

1776 by David McCullough

Incognito by David Eagleman ( I instead chose his short
stories, Sum)

A Girl Named Zippy

A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Pattern Language, Alexander, et al

Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Bossy Pants (A very good book, but Japanese audience don’t
know who she is)

Influence, Cialdini

Northern Nurse

One Hundred Names for Love

The Snow Leopard, Matthiessen

The Songlines, Chatwin

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her
American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures 

The Wisdom of Crowds 

Townie: A Memoir 

Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language

Undaunted Courage

Darth Vader and Son 

Yokai Attack

It’s Not How Good You Are, … 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell(映画に比べて本の評価があまりにも低い。著者に好感が抱けないという意見が多い)

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff(手紙のやりとりは面白いが、制限ある中に入れる価値があるかどうか不明)

NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT by Edward Humes

Food Inc. by Participant Media

500 Best Books Tentative List, Fiction

I’m writing a book “500 best books originally written in
English for Japanese audience”
, and this is a tentative list of 160 fiction
books
(160 at the moment). I have lists for nonfiction
books, children’s
books, and classics
separately.

This list is not completed and I would like your input. Some of the book’s
audience are beginning readers of English and some are native level, so I need
a mix of books that would appeal to these various levels that I believe
are enjoyable for the Japanese readers.  Some are entertaining, and some
are mind stimulating, and some of them are informative.  The most
important thing is that the book gives a Japanese reader a good reading
experience. If that experience encourages the reader to pick up another English
book, it will be a success.

The following are the criteria I used for the tentative list.  

1)   The reader feels “ I’m glad I have read this book”.

2)   The book has a reasonably wide range of audience.

3)   The book must be reasonably well written.

4)   The book must be still in print and available in Japan.

I’m including some books I personally do not like very much, because I believe
there are many Japanese readers who can learn to enjoy English books from
them.  Because of the limited number I can list for the book, I decided to
chose only one book for one category by each author.I will mention other
notable books by the same author when I introduce the book in “500 Best Books”.

I separated into several genres, but please keep in mind that some of them are
mixture of different genres.

ミステリー/スリラー/心理ドラマ(単独のミステリー)

The Long Goodbye (1953) by Raymond Chandler

The Talented Mr. Ripley** (1955) by Patricia Highsmith

A Cry In The Night
by Mary Higgins Clark

A Judgement in Stone  by Ruth Rendell

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Down River by John Hart

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

スパイ、国際政治、軍事、テクノスリラー 

 

The Quiet American (1955) by Graham Greene

Catch-22* (1961) by Joseph Heller

The Day of Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

From Russia with Love (James Bond) (1957) by Ian Fleming

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carre

The Eagle Has Landed
by Jack Higgins

Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille

The Kill Artist( Gabriel Allon Novel) by Daniel Silva

The Innocent  by David
Baldacci

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Daemon by Daniel Suarez

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

 

コージーミステリーとシリーズもの

 

The Cat Who
Could Read Backwards
(The Cat Who series) by Lilian
Jackson Braun

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander
McCall Smith

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce
Mystery by Alan Bradley

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Alone (Detective D.D. Warren Novels) by Lisa Gardner

Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries) by
Louise Penny

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Her Royal Spyness by by Rhys Bowen

Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Novel) by Deanna Raybourn

The Surgeon (A Rizzoli & Isles Novel) by Tess Gerritsen

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mysteries, No.
1) by P.D. James

E is for Evidence (The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries) by Sue Grafton

Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novels)
by Sara Paretsky

Frost at Christmas (D.I. Jack Frost) by R.D. Wingfield

The Bone Collector (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver

 

歴史小説
Historical novels

 

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The God of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie
Flagg

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Seabuiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

 

ラブストーリー/恋愛小説

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby(男性向けラブストーリー)

One Day
by David Nicholls(男性向けラブストーリー)

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

To Die For by Linda Howard

It Had To Be
You

Something
Borrowed

Bet Me
by Jennifer Crusie

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand
by Carla Kelly

Slightly Married (Get Connected Romances)
by Mary Balogh

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

The Witness ( or any of Nora Roberts) by Nora Roberts

The Duke and I (Bridgerton Series, Book 1) by Julia Quinn

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) by Nalini Singh

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) by J. R. Ward

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Land of Laughs
by Jonathan Carroll

 

SF/ファンタジー、ホラー

 

The Dying Earth (1950) by Jack Vance

The Lord of the Rings (1951) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Invisible Man (1952) by H. G. Wells

Fahrenheit 451 *(1953)by Ray Bradbury

Foundation (1951) by Isaac Asimov

The Once and Future King (1958) by T. H. White

Flowers for Algernon* (1959) by Daniel Keyes

Stranger in a Strange Land(1961) by Robert A. Heinlein

Dune* (1965) by Frank Herbert

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Arthur C. Clarke

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Phili K, Dick

Slaughterhouse-Five** (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire series) by Naomi Novik

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Mistborn (Mistborn, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Hounded( The Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire series) by George
R. R Martin

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Hakness

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

11/22/63 by Stephen King

 

文芸小説


Atlas Shrugged(1957) by Ayn Rand

All Creatures Great and Small (1972) by James Herriot

The Shell Seekers
by Rosamund Pilcher

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Little Children by Tom
Perrotta

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Prince of Tide by Pat Conroy

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

The World According to Garp by John Irving

Room by Emma Donoghue

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Fight Club
by Chuck Palanhniuk

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael
Chabon

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

 

短編集 Short
stories, anthologies & literary collections

 

Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver

A River Runs Through It  by Norman Maclean

Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore

Dear Life by Alice Munro

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

 

 

*** The following were also considered for the list.***

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Lord of Scoundrels
by Loretta Chase(米国のロマンスファンには大人気で、おすすめされて読んだのだが、ロマンスブックなのに不愉快だし、読むのが苦痛だったので、落とさせていただいた)

Time and Again  by Jack Finney(すでに知られている作品なので、別の作品を入れるために落とした)

Garden Spells
by Sarah Addison Allen(一般読者の評価は高いが、読んでみると、人物描写もプロットもフラット。特に驚きもなく、退屈だったので削除)

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell(Mitchellは、日本人読者には超上級すぎて対象が限定されすぎる)

The Chill by Ross Macdonald(ミステリ)

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Haunted Bookshop Mystery) by
Alice Kimberly(コージーミステリー、別名で同一作家があるのでリスト漏れ)

The Silver Metal Lover
by Tanith Lee(ファンタジー/SF, ロマンス)

Donald E. Westlake(ミステリ? Dortmunderシリーズ)
Warren Murphy(Traceシリーズ、ミステリ、コージーに入れてもよい)
Elmore Leonard(Get Shortyほか、クライムフィクション)
Jill Churchill(コージーミステリ)
Reginald Hill(Dalziel and Pascoeシリーズ、ミステリ)
Peter Cameron(The City of Your Final Destination、文芸)
Jonathan Safran Foer(Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close、文芸)
Patrick McGrath (ゴシックホラーThe GrotesqueかAsylumあたり?)

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill(冊数の制限があるので、落とした)

The Quiche of
Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)
by M. C. Beaton(人気のコージーだが、冊数制限で落とした)

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 1) by Cleo Coyle(面白いが、冊数制限で落とした)

Murder Is Binding by Lorna Barrett(良いのだが、冊数制限で落とした)

The Godwulf
Manuscript
(Spencer series) by Robert B.
Parker(有名だが、他にベターな作家がいるから)

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell(有名だが、他にベターな作家がいるから)

Joyce Carol Oats (None of my family members like her books.)

Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Interview with Vampire by Anne Rice 

The Tourist (Milo Weaver) by Olen Steinhauer

Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman(歴史小説の大家Penmanの代表作で面白いのだが、冊数制限を満たすために外した。長編で日本人には読みにくいかもしれないから)

A Confederacy of Dunces(ノンネイティブには入り込みにくい)

Color Purple(同様の作品が多いことと、英語に慣れていない人には読みにくいから)

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Jonathan Livingston Seagull(日本では有名だが、特に素晴らしい本ではないと思う)

Midnight’s Children (because I chose ‘Haroun and the Sea of
Stories’ instead)

Mervyn Peake

Crossing to Safety

March by Geraldine Brooks

Homestead by Rosina Lippi

The Kitchen God’s Wife – Amy Tan ( I chose another Amy Tan
book)

The Moonstone 

Clan of the Cave Bear(非常に風変わりな本で面白いが、リストに入れるほどではないと判断)

Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics(面白いのだけれど、話題が古すぎるし、すでに冊数を超過しているのでリストから落とした)

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld(米国のプレップスクールの内情をよく表現していて面白いが、主人公に好感を抱きにくい)

The Devil Wears Prada(面白いが、本の場合は映画よりも主人公に好感を抱きにくい)

Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

A Walk to Remember  by
Nicholas Sparks (I just can’t stand with him!)

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley(非常によく売れているし、評価も高いが、まったく凡庸な作品)

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward(話題が日本人向けではない)

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks(女性の描き方やロマンスに反感覚える人が多いと思う)

Billy Bathgate by E.L.Doctorow(英語ネイティブでも読みにくいスタイル)

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron(よいところは多いが、問題あり)

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe(有名だが、非常に読みにくい。ネイティブでも入り込めない人が多い)

The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama(よい作品なのだが、トップ500冊からは漏れると判断)

Valley of the
Dolls
by Jacqueline Susann(61年刊のトラッシュ・クラシック。歴史小説として読むと面白いのだが、トップ500冊に制限するために落とした)

Forrest Gump by Winston Groom(面白いし、読みやすい本だが、現代では新鮮さが薄れているし、トップ500冊の制限には漏れると判断)

The Best American Short Stories(500冊の制限があるので落とした。)

Sum by David Engelmann(500冊の制限があるので落とした。)

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield(500冊の制限があるので落とした。)

A Bit on the Side by William Trevor(短編集。500冊の制限があるので落とした。)

500 Best Books Tentative List, Classic

These are the tentative list of 100 Best Classic Books(100 at the moment) for “500 Best Books originally written in English for Japanese Audience”.

One of the definitions of “Classics”is “The books which
survived the test of time”, but that time itself is hard to define. Therefore,
as a matter of convenience, I choose the books which were published before 1950. Some of Science Fiction novels, Mysteries, and Thrillers are introduced in a “Fiction” page because they are less known to Japanese audience.

Again, this tentative list is made for Japanese audience. I
have lists for fiction
books, nonfiction
books,and children’s
books separately.

This list is not completed and I would like your input.

The following are the criteria I used for the tentative list.  

1)   Relatively easy to read.

2)   Enjoyable, fun, or satisfying.

3)   Still in print and available in Japan.

 

クラシックの定義としては「Survive
the test of time」が重要な条件ですが、この「time」が何年かを決めるのが悩ましいところです。通常は、第二次世界大戦後の作品がContemporary
literature(現代文学)と見なされていますので、便宜上、現代文学ではないものを「クラシック文学」とすることにしました。

このリストは、最終候補を選ぶ前の段階のリストです。これから加わる作品もあれば、リストから外れる作品もあります。ここよりも、本文でおすすめしたい作品は中に含まれていません。

 

*** *** *** ***


児童書
(Children’s books)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

The Wind in the Willows (1908)

The Velveteen Rabbit (1922)

Winnie-the-Pooh  (1926)

The Little Engine That Could (1930) by Plat & Munck

Curious George (1941)

Runaway Bunny (1942) by Margaret Wise Brown

Madeline(1939) by
Ludwig Bemelmans

Goodnight Moon (1947)

***

A Christmas Carol* (1843)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Little Women* (1868)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer * (1876)

Black Beauty (1877)

The Happy Prince **(1892)

The Jungle Books* (1894)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Peter Pan (1904)

The Railway Children (1906) by
Nesbit

Anne of Green Gables (1908)

A Little Princess(1888) & The Secret Garden** (1911)

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922)

The Little House books (1932 〜) by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mary Poppins (1934)

The Black Stallion (1941)

 

大人向け(For
adult readers)

 

Hamlet (1601)and others by William Shakespeare

Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

The Monk (1796)

Pride and Prejudice(1813), and others by Jane Austen

Frankenstein(1818)

The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

Great Expectations (1860) and others by Charles Dickens

Jane Eyre(1847)

Wuthering Heights (1847)

Vanity Fair (1848)

Nature (1849) by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

Moby Dick (1851)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

Walden (1854)

North and South
(1855)

Leaves of Grass
* (1855) by Walt Whitman(多くの小説で引用されている作品)

Middlemarch (1871) by George Eliot

The Way We Live Now
 by Anthony Trollope (1875)

Treasure Island (1883)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

A Study in Scarlet (1887), & other Sherlock
Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James(1881)

Three Men in a Boat(1889) by Jerome K. Jerom

The Picture of Dorian Gray** (1890), The Importance of Being
Earnest** (1895) by Oscar Wilde

The Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson(1890)

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy(1891)

The Time Machine (1895)

Dracula (1897)

The Awakening (1899)

Lord Jim (1900) & Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Best of O’Henry(1904) by O’Henry

The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories by Jack
London (1906)

A Room with a View (1908)

Daddy-Long-Legs (1912)

Pygmalion (1913)

The Moon And Sixpence (1919)

Very Good, Jeeves (1919)

The Age of Innocence (1920)

Ulysses (1922)

The Waste Land (1922)

A Passage to India (1924)

The Great Gatsby (1925)

Mrs. Dalloway (1925)

These Old
Shades
(1926) by Georgette Heyer(現代のロマンス小説家のお手本となっている作家)

The Sun Also
Rises
(1926)

Ashenden (1927) by William Somerset Maugham

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd* (1926), and other
mysteries by Agatha Christie

The Roman Hat Mystery (Ellery Queen Detective #1) (1929) by Ellery Queen

The Collected Short Stories of Saki(1930) by Saki

The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell
Hammett

Brave New World (1932)

Gone with the Wind* (1936)

Their Eyes Were Watching God
(1937)

The Ghost Stories of Edith (1937) Edith Wharton

Rebecca* (1938)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) and Other Tales by Edgar
Allan Poe*

The Grapes of Wrath (1939) & Of Mice and Men

Death of a Salesman (1940)

近代クラシック Modern Classic

 

Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell

A Streetcar Named Desire(1947) by Tennessee Williams

The Catcher in the Rye  (1951) by J. D. Salinger

The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by Ernest Hemingway

Waiting for
Godot by Samuel Beckett
(1952,脚本)

Lord of the Flies* (1954) by William Golding

A Fable by William Faulkner (1954)

Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov

Seize the Day
(Penguin Classics)
(1956) by Saul Bellow

My Family and
Other Animals
(1956) by Gerald Durrell

Goodbye, Columbus (1958) by Philip Roth

The Bell(1958) by Iris Murdoch

To Kill A Mockingbird**(1960) by  Harper Lee

Rabbit, Run (1960) John Updike

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest *(1962) by Ken Kesey

A Clockwork Orange (1962) Anthony Burgess

On the Road (1967) by Jack Kerouac

The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo

***** The following classics are also onsidered.*****

Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand(説明が必要な本なので、フィクションに移動)

Ramona Quimby series (1955) by Beverly Cleary

Harry the Dirty Dog(1956) by by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham

The Dark Is Rising (1973) by Susan Cooper

The Mist of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote(1958)(すでに他の本を紹介しているから)

Cold Comfort Farm (1932)

Death Comes
for the Archbishop
(1927)

Make Way For Lucia  (1920)

Alexandria
Quartet
(1961)

The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zeilinsky

A Death in the Family
Go Tell It on the Mountain
The Canterbury Tales
The Red Badge of Courage
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
An American Tragedy
The Mill on the Floss
Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I Lay Dying

The Night
Before Christmas
(1869)

100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

Great Short Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) 

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The 39 Steps

The Innocent
Voyage (a High Wind in Jamaica)
by Richard Hughes (Not available)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Sound and the Fury
Tom Jones
The Good Soldier
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Woman Warrior
Babbitt
The Crucible
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Long Day’s Journey into Night
The Crying of Lot 49
All Quiet on the Western Front
Call It Sleep
Ceremony

The Wind Boy 

Things Fall Apart

Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill

The Gashlycrumb Tinies(1963) by Edward Gorey

The Rabbits’ Wedding by Garth Williams