Looking back on Second Readings with The Post's Jonathan Yardley

Friday, January 1, 2010; C03

Following are the books that have been discussed in Jonathan Yardley's Second Reading series since its inception on Feb. 20, 2003. They are listed in order of appearance. All the reviews are available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/bookworld.

-- "H.M. Pulham, Esq.," by John P. Marquand.

-- "The Daughter of Time," by Josephine Tey.

-- "W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes," by Robert Lewis Taylor.

-- "The Autumn of the Patriarch," by Gabriel García Márquez.

-- "Happy All the Time," by Laurie Colwin.

-- "And Then We Heard the Thunder," by John Oliver Killens.

-- "Reveille in Washington," by Margaret Leach.

-- "The Twelve Caesars," by Suetonius, translated by Robert Graves.

-- "Cheaper by the Dozen," by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

-- "Lucky Jim," by Kingsley Amis.

-- "The Clock Winder," by Anne Tyler.

-- "The Dreadful Lemon Sky," by John D. MacDonald.

-- "The Woman Within," by Ellen Glasgow.

-- "Tom Jones," by Henry Fielding.

-- "Paper Tiger," by Stanley Woodward.

-- "The Reivers," by William Faulkner.

-- "The Earl of Louisiana," by A.J. Liebling.

-- "Notes of a Native Son," by James Baldwin.

-- "Rebecca," by Daphne du Maurier.

-- "Someone Like You," by Roald Dahl.

-- "The Long Season," by Jim Brosnan.

-- "The Count of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas.

-- "Speak, Memory," by Vladimir Nabokov.

-- "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," by Carson McCullers.

-- "No Left Turns," by Joseph L. Schott.

-- "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill," by John Cheever.

-- "Penrod and Sam," by Booth Tarkington.

-- "The Boys on the Bus," by Timothy Crouse.

-- "The Sketch Book," by Washington Irving.

-- "The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger .

-- "Crazy Salad," by Nora Ephron.

-- "A New Life," by Bernard Malamud.

-- "Cockfighter," by Charles Willeford.

-- "Cyrano," by Edmund Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker.

-- "The House on Coliseum Street," by Shirley Ann Grau.

-- "Appointment in Samarra," by John O'Hara.

-- "Victory," by Joseph Conrad.

-- "Pogo," by Walt Kelly.

-- "Office Politics," by Wilfrid Sheed.

-- "The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor," edited by Sally Fitzgerald.

-- "Generation of Vipers," by Philip Wylie.

-- "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant," by Douglass Wallop.

-- "The Death of the Heart," by Elizabeth Bowen.

-- "Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans," by Louis Armstrong.

-- "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin."

-- "Instant Replay," by Jerry Kramer with Dick Schaap.

-- "Look at Me," by Anita Brookner.

-- "Beat to Quarters," by C.S. Forester.

-- "The Fathers," by Allen Tate.

-- "Bleak House," by Charles Dickens.

-- "Sula," by Toni Morrison.

-- "St. Urbain's Horseman," by Mordecai Richler.

-- "Treasure Island," by Robert Louis Stevenson.

-- "Giant," by Edna Ferber.

-- "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," by William Bradford Huie.

-- "The Robber Bridegroom," by Eudora Welty.

-- "Fanny Hill," by John Cleland.

-- "Veeck -- As in Wreck," by Bill Veeck with Ed Linn.

-- "Poets in Their Youth," by Eileen Simpson.

-- "The Damnation of Theron Ware," by Harold Frederic.

-- "A Moveable Feast," by Ernest Hemingway.

-- "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

-- "The Mountain Lion," by Jean Stafford.

-- "Black Like Me," by John Howard Griffin.

-- "The Ox-Bow Incident," by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

-- "My Life and Hard Times," by James Thurber.

-- "The Woman Warrior," by Maxine Hong Kingston.

-- "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," by Eric Hodgins.

-- "Morte d'Urban," by J.F. Powers.

-- "The Stardust Road," by Hoagy Carmichael.

-- "I Was Dancing," by Edwin O'Connor.

-- "Little House in the Big Woods," by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

-- "Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's," by Frederick Lewis Allen.

-- "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," by Joan Didion.

-- "Lie Down in Darkness," by William Styron.

-- "My Young Years," by Arthur Rubenstein.

-- "Cannery Row," by John Steinbeck.

-- "Scott Fitzgerald," by Andrew Turnbull.

-- "The Rector of Justin," by Louis Auchincloss.

-- "The Shooting Party," by Isabel Colegate.

-- "The Elements of Style," by William Strunk and E.B. White.

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

-- "Dale Loves Sophie to Death," by Robb Forman Dew.

-- "About Three Bricks Shy of a Load," by Roy Blount Jr.

-- "Act One," by Moss Hart.

-- "Black Boy," by Richard Wright.

-- "The Young Lions," by Irwin Shaw.

-- "The Proud Tower," by Barbara Tuchman.

-- "Never Love a Stranger," by Harold Robbins.

-- "The Spawning Run" and "My Moby Dick," by William Humphrey.

-- "Newspaper Days," by H.L. Mencken.

-- "Pride and Prejudice," by Jane Austen.

-- "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," by Mark Twain.

-- "Pomp and Circumstance," by Noël Coward.

-- "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," by Thornton Wilder.

-- "The Second Happiest Day," by John Phillips.

-- "The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor."

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