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Books mentioned in An Unnecessary Woman

Here’s a list of all the books mentioned in Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman, a novel about a book-obsessed 72-year-old woman who only leaves her book-laden apartment when she has to. What are some of your favorites here?

1. Austerlitz (2001) by W G Sebald
2. The Emigrants (1992) by W G Sebald
3. 2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolaño
4. The Savage Detectives (1998) by Roberto Bolaño
5. A Heart So White (1992) by Javier Marias
6. Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (1994) by Javier Marias
7. Your Face Tomorrow Trilogy (2002-2007) by Javier Marias
8. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens
9. Invisible Cities (1972) by Italo Calvino
10. Cinnamon Shops (1934) by Bruno Schulz
11. The Conformist (1951) by Alberto Moravia
12. Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
13. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Mohsin Hamid
14. The Shipping News (1993) by Annie Proulx
15. The Magic Mountain (1924) by Thomas Mann
16. 100 Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
17. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1984) by Jose Saramago
18. Murphy (1938) by Samuel Beckett
19. Waiting for Godot (1952) by Samuel Beckett
20. Death of a Travelling Salesman (1936) by Eudora Welty
21. Giovanni’s Room (1956) by James Baldwin
22. Corydon (1924) by Andre Gide
23. Sepharad (2001) by Antonio Muñoz Molina
24. Sophie’s Choice (1979) by William Styron
25. Nightwood (1936) by Djuna Barnes
26. The Leopard (1957) by Guiseppe Lampedusa
27. Kaddish for an Unborn Child (1990) by Imre Kertész
28. Fatelessness (1975) by Imre Kertész
29. Crime & Punishment ((1866) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
30. The Brothers Karamozov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
31. Madame Bovary (1856) by Gustave Flaubert
32. The Waves (1931) by Virginia Woolf
33. Mrs Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf
34. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy
35. The Book of Disquiet (1888-1935) by Fernando Pessoa
36. The Fall (1956) by Albert Camus
37. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969) by John Fowles
38. Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka   [my review]
39. The English Patient (1992) by Michael Ondaatje
40. Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce
41. Herzog (1964) by Saul Bellow
42. Hills like White Elephants (1927) by Ernest Hemingway
43. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) by Ernest Hemingway
44. The Encyclopaedia of the Dead (1983) by Danilo Kiš
45. Ransom (2009) by David Malouf
46. The Colour Purple (1982) by Alice Walker
47. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (1947) by TadeuszBorowski
48. Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll
49. The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) by Samuel Johnson
50. Flight Without End (1927) by Joseph Roth
51. Hunger (1890) by Knut Hamsun
52. A Book of Memories (1986) by Péter Nádas
53. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) by Muriel Spark
54. A House for Mr Biswas (1961) by V S Naipaul
55. Midnight’s Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie
56. Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) by J M Coetzee


AN: Feel Free To Use Giif <3

Your head jerked up when a twig snapped. Bran was still asleep next to you and you could hear Osha and Rickon not far away, your eyes fell on the retreating figure of Jojen and grabbed Osha’s spear.


You follow him for a while and see that he’s making no effort to slow down or stop at any point so you closed the gap and raised the spear, before it hit the back of his neck he stopped.


“(Y/N) You know I’m unarmed.” He said softly. You didn’t lower the weapon; unlike your brother you weren’t so easily tricked by tales of magic.

“Where are you going… Are you going to tell someone where we are?” You pressed the spear forward a little harder than you meant and he grunted as it pricked his skin.



“I’m going to find Meera, I don’t plan on leaving or telling anyone about you and your brothers.” His voice remained calm as usual.


“I don’t trust you.” You stated, still refusing to lower the weapon.


“I know but you will, believe me I have no intention of hurting anyone.” His hand reached up to grip then end of the spear and turned to face you, pushing the offending weapon to your side.


“Why don’t you and your sister just go away then, you’re doing Bran more harm than good filling head with nonsense.” You snapped before storming away. You missed the frown and sad sigh Jojen let out as you hurried back to your brother.


“I am starting to think your visions are not always accurate, there is no way in the seven heavens that girl will kiss you.” Meera chuckled as she went to stand beside her brother.


“I have not been wrong yet… (Y/N) has good reason to doubt our loyalty every other ally has betrayed her.” He sighed as you returned to your spot beside Bran and smiled slightly when Summer lay across your legs and rested her large head in Bran’s lap.

More Game Of Thrones


Kayascods: my favourite


Lynara Stark was Cregan Stark’s third and final wife.  She had five children Jonnel, Edric, Lyanna, Barthogan and Brandon.  Three of her sons became Lord of Winterfell during the tumultuous period that followed Cregan Stark’s death.  Her oldest sons, Jonnel and Edric were married to their half brother’s two daughters. Both Jonnel and Barthogan died without issue.  The fate of her only daughter is unknown. Cast for/by @andi-d

In bad news today: I didn’t have time to lock the dogs in the house before I went for Brodie’s birthday dinner after work so they were on the deck/ in the yard when I got home at 9 and the police were also there because someone called them due to barking

Like it was one night in like 3 months that they haven’t been locked inside and it was only 9! can they chill the fuck out for 5 seconds 😖

Police were like don’t worry people are ass holes hope you had a nice dinner your dog is lovely

Newt is Newt from Cory in the House

Before Newt went to the Glade and the Flare, he lived as Newton Livingston III, the son of senator.

He played guitar and bass

                                                                    In Cory in the House he was also stated multiple times that he was afraid of being leader like he was in the Glade because he thinks he would be a poor leader

He also was friends with Alby before they both matured and his name was ‘Cory’

Newt also believed  that in “Cory in the House’ that he was going to be cursed by the "Livingston Curse’ which later on caused him to be cursed after his rich father developed a man-made disease later known as "The Flare”