A book that’s been mentioned in another book

midnight-at-the-bright-ideas-bookstore-by-matthew-sullivanMy latest read was Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (review to follow soon). If I set out to record every author or author’s characters mentioned in these pages, I’d be at it a long while. The main character is a bookseller and a librarian’s daughter, after all. There’s even a character named Plath. But what I can do is provide a list of “books mentioned in another book,” No. 50 on the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. In the opening before the book starts, there are two book quotes, from We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser and The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, respectively.

Here are the titles mentioned in these pages, in order of appearance:
One Hundred Years of Solitude 
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The Birds and the Beakers: Forty Years in a Biology Classroom
Child’s Story Primer
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Open Secrets by Alice Munro
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
A Universal History of the Destruction of Books
The Osmond Family Story
The Bed-Wetter’s Almanac: Folklore, Wives’ Tales, and Cures from Around the Globe
Where the Wild Things Are
Crime and Punishment
The Metamorphosis
Alice in Wonderland
A History of the Sect of the Hasidim
Emergers (a book about fly-fishing)
The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Rosemary’s Baby
The Devil’s Tour (poetry)
The Jew in the Lotus
Hindu Proverbs
Care of the Soul
Signs and Symbols in Christian Art
The Madonna of 115th Street
God: A Biography
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
Wise Blood
The Crying of Lot 49
The Black Book
The Secret History
Finnegan’s Wake
The Ursonate
To The Lighthouse
Gravity’s Rainbow
Poems of Nazim Hikmet



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