1book140 Nominations: A Running List

By Kevin Fallon

Below is a list of the titles that have been suggested by followers of 1book140, which we'll update once a day until the nominations round ends. It's a simple copy and paste from reader tweets and comments, so some of the authors or titles may be misspelled. If you see a mistake, let us know. To nominate another book, tweet your suggestion with the hashtag #1book140, or leave a comment on the Entertainment channel.

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13 Bankers by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Short History of A Small Place by T.R. Pearson

A Sideways Look at Time by Jay Griffiths

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahamme-Smith

Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) by Lian Hern

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Angels Crest by Leslie Schwartz

Another Country by James Baldwin

Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead

Area 51 by Robert Doherty

ASH: A Secret History by Mary Gentle

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres

Black Boy by Richard Wright

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Bleed by Ed Kurtz

Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Born to Run by Christopher MacDougall

Brainiac by Ken Jennings

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Callisto by Torsten Krol

Candide by Voltaire

Catcher in the Rye

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

Civil War Stories by Ambrose Bierce

Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Susan Vreeland

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Controlled Burn by Scott Wolven

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Disgrace by J.M. Coetze

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dragon Precinct by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Driving with Plato by Robert Rowland Smith

Dune by Frank Herbert

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream  by Hunter S. Thompson

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Glass Bead Game by Hesse

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Horns by Joe Hill

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish

How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland

Howling's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I Am Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Have Seen the Future: A Life of Lincoln Steffens by Peter Hartshorn

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I, Robot Series by Assimov

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

Independent People by Halldór Laxness

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright

It by Stephen King

It Happened on the Way to War by Rye Barcott

Journey By Moonlight by Antal Szerb

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec

Like Being Killed by Ellen Miller

Lincoln's Melancholy by Johsua Wolf Shneck

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada

Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Fridges by Tim Scott

Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees

Magician by Robert E. Feist

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simmonson

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Marable Manning

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland

Modern China-The Fall and Rise of a Great Power-From 1850 to Present by Jonathan Fenby

Moment in the Sun by John Sayles

Monstrous Regimen by Terry Pratchett

Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Nemesis by Jo Nesbo

Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner

Noli Mi Tangere by Jose Rizal (Leon Ma. Guerrero translation)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith

Only Revolutions by Mark Danielewski

Open City by Teju Cole

Oracle Night by Paul Oster

Orientalism by Edward Said

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Panopticon by Jeremy Bantham

Paper Towns by John Green

Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey

Passages by Connie Wills

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Pride & Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Rat by Fernanda Eberstadt

Red Plenty by Francis Spufford

Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Room by Emma Donoghue

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History by Karl Jacoby

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Solar by Ian McEwan

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Spoon Fed by Kim Severson

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Sula by Toni Morrison

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Swamplandia by Karen Russell

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell

The Anatomy School by Bernard MacLaverty

The Android's Dream by John Scalzi

The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Big Shift by Marc Freedman

The Birth of Pleasure by Carol Gilligan

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

The City and the City by China Mieville

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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

The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter

The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser

The Forty Rules of Love by Elik Shafak

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Free World by David Bezmozgis

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

The Glamour by Christopher Priest

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlonidow

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand

The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander

The Mosntrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The New Cool by Neal Bascomb

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephanie Chbosky

The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution by  Amir Taheri

The Point of Origin by Duke and Nancy Kell

The Possessed by Elif Batuman

The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg

The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence

The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

The Street by Ann Petry

The Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond

The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston

To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust

Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

True Deceiver by Tove Jansson

Twentysomething: The Quarter-Life Crisis of Jack Lancaster by Iain Hollingshead

Unexpectedly, Milo by Matthew Dicks

Voices by Arnaldur Indridason

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Wastelands by John Joseph Adams

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

When the World Was Young by Tony Romano

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century by P W Singer

With a Little Help by Cory Doctorow

Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker by David Remnick

Woods Burner by John Pipkin

Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

 

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