A Backward Glance, Edith Wharton's autobiography
The Custom Of The Country Edith Wharton
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris. On the rise of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves St Laurent.
The Writing of Fiction, Edith Wharton (non-fiction)
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Warden by Anthony Trollope. If you read only one of Trollope's novels, perhaps it should be this.
A Special Providence, Richard Yates
Edith Wharton biography by Hermione Lee
Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Reef Edith Wharton