1001 Books to Read Before You Die

Current Total Read: 123
Started, couldn’t finish, won’t read: 6

2000s
Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
Saturday — Ian McEwan
On Beauty — Zadie Smith
Slow Man — J.M. Coetzee
Adjunct: An Undigest — Peter Manson
The Sea — John Banville
The Red Queen — Margaret Drabble
The Plot Against America — Philip Roth
The Master — Colm Tóibín
Vanishing Point — David Markson
The Lambs of London — Peter Ackroyd
Dining on Stones — Iain Sinclair
Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell
Drop City — T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Colour — Rose Tremain
Thursbitch — Alan Garner
The Light of Day — Graham Swift
What I Loved — Siri Hustvedt
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–Time — Mark Haddon
Islands — Dan Sleigh
Elizabeth Costello — J.M. Coetzee
London Orbital — Iain Sinclair
Family Matters — Rohinton Mistry
Fingersmith — Sarah Waters
The Double — José Saramago
Everything is Illuminated — Jonathan Safran Foer
Unless — Carol Shields
Kafka on the Shore — Haruki Murakami
The Story of Lucy Gault — William Trevor
That They May Face the Rising Sun — John McGahern
In the Forest — Edna O’Brien
Shroud — John Banville
Middlesex — Jeffrey Eugenides
Youth — J.M. Coetzee
Dead Air — Iain Banks
Nowhere Man — Aleksandar Hemon
The Book of Illusions — Paul Auster
Gabriel’s Gift — Hanif Kureishi
Austerlitz — W.G. Sebald
Platform — Michael Houellebecq
Schooling — Heather McGowan
Atonement — Ian McEwan
The Corrections — Jonathan Franzen
Don’t Move — Margaret Mazzantini
The Body Artist — Don DeLillo
Fury — Salman Rushdie
At Swim, Two Boys — Jamie O’Neill
Choke — Chuck Palahniuk
Life of Pi — Yann Martel
The Feast of the Goat — Mario Vargos Llosa
An Obedient Father — Akhil Sharma
The Devil and Miss Prym — Paulo Coelho
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost — Ismail Kadare
White Teeth — Zadie Smith
The Heart of Redness — Zakes Mda
Under the Skin — Michel Faber
Ignorance — Milan Kundera
Nineteen Seventy Seven — David Peace
Celestial Harmonies — Péter Esterházy
City of God — E.L. Doctorow
How the Dead Live — Will Self
The Human Stain — Philip Roth
The Blind Assassin — Margaret Atwood
After the Quake — Haruki Murakami
Small Remedies — Shashi Deshpande
Super-Cannes — J.G. Ballard
House of Leaves — Mark Z. Danielewski
Blonde — Joyce Carol Oates
Pastoralia — George Saunders

1900s
Timbuktu — Paul Auster
The Romantics — Pankaj Mishra
Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson
As If I Am Not There — Slavenka Drakuli?
Everything You Need — A.L. Kennedy
Fear and Trembling — Amélie Nothomb
The Ground Beneath Her Feet — Salman Rushdie
Disgrace — J.M. Coetzee
Sputnik Sweetheart — Haruki Murakami
Elementary Particles — Michel Houellebecq
Intimacy — Hanif Kureishi
Amsterdam — Ian McEwan
Cloudsplitter — Russell Banks
All Souls Day — Cees Nooteboom
The Talk of the Town — Ardal O’Hanlon
Tipping the Velvet — Sarah Waters
The Poisonwood Bible — Barbara Kingsolver
Glamorama — Bret Easton Ellis
Another World — Pat Barker
The Hours — Michael Cunningham
Veronika Decides to Die — Paulo Coelho
Mason & Dixon — Thomas Pynchon
The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy
Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden
Great Apes — Will Self
Enduring Love — Ian McEwan
Underworld — Don DeLillo
Jack Maggs — Peter Carey
The Life of Insects — Victor Pelevin
American Pastoral — Philip Roth
The Untouchable — John Banville
Silk — Alessandro Baricco
Cocaine Nights — J.G. Ballard
Hallucinating Foucault — Patricia Duncker
Fugitive Pieces — Anne Michaels
The Ghost Road — Pat Barker
Forever a Stranger — Hella Haasse
Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
The Clay Machine–Gun — Victor Pelevin
Alias Grace — Margaret Atwood
The Unconsoled — Kazuo Ishiguro
Morvern Callar — Alan Warner
The Information — Martin Amis
The Moor’s Last Sigh — Salman Rushdie
Sabbath’s Theater — Philip Roth
The Rings of Saturn — W.G. Sebald
The Reader — Bernhard Schlink
A Fine Balance — Rohinton Mistry
Love’s Work — Gillian Rose
The End of the Story — Lydia Davis
Mr. Vertigo — Paul Auster
The Folding Star — Alan Hollinghurst
Whatever — Michel Houellebecq
Land — Park Kyong–ni
The Master of Petersburg — J.M. Coetzee
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle — Haruki Murakami
Pereira Declares: A Testimony — Antonio Tabucchi
City Sister Silver — Jàchym Topol
How Late It Was, How Late — James Kelman
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Louis de Bernieres
Felicia’s Journey — William Trevor
Disappearance — David Dabydeen
The Invention of Curried Sausage — Uwe Timm
The Shipping News — E. Annie Proulx
Trainspotting — Irvine Welsh
Birdsong — Sebastian Faulks
Looking for the Possible Dance — A.L. Kennedy
Operation Shylock — Philip Roth
Complicity — Iain Banks
On Love — Alain de Botton
What a Carve Up! — Jonathan Coe
A Suitable Boy — Vikram Seth
The Stone Diaries — Carol Shields
The Virgin Suicides — Jeffrey Eugenides
The House of Doctor Dee — Peter Ackroyd
The Robber Bride — Margaret Atwood
The Emigrants — W.G. Sebald
The Secret History — Donna Tartt
Life is a Caravanserai — Emine Özdamar
The Discovery of Heaven — Harry Mulisch
A Heart So White — Javier Marias
Possessing the Secret of Joy — Alice Walker
Indigo — Marina Warner
The Crow Road — Iain Banks
Written on the Body — Jeanette Winterson
Jazz — Toni Morrison
The English Patient — Michael Ondaatje
Smilla’s Sense of Snow — Peter Høeg
The Butcher Boy — Patrick McCabe
Black Water — Joyce Carol Oates
The Heather Blazing — Colm Tóibín
Asphodel — H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Black Dogs — Ian McEwan
Hideous Kinky — Esther Freud
Arcadia — Jim Crace
Wild Swans — Jung Chang
American Psycho — Bret Easton Ellis
Time’s Arrow — Martin Amis
Mao II — Don DeLillo
Typical — Padgett Powell
Regeneration — Pat Barker
Downriver — Iain Sinclair
Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord — Louis de Bernieres
Wise Children — Angela Carter
Get Shorty — Elmore Leonard
Amongst Women — John McGahern
Vineland — Thomas Pynchon
Vertigo — W.G. Sebald
Stone Junction — Jim Dodge
The Music of Chance — Paul Auster
The Things They Carried — Tim O’Brien
A Home at the End of the World — Michael Cunningham
Like Life — Lorrie Moore
Possession — A.S. Byatt
The Buddha of Suburbia — Hanif Kureishi
The Midnight Examiner — William Kotzwinkle
A Disaffection — James Kelman
Sexing the Cherry — Jeanette Winterson
Moon Palace — Paul Auster
Billy Bathgate — E.L. Doctorow
Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro
The Melancholy of Resistance — László Krasznahorkai
The Temple of My Familiar — Alice Walker
The Trick is to Keep Breathing — Janice Galloway
The History of the Siege of Lisbon — José Saramago
Like Water for Chocolate — Laura Esquivel
A Prayer for Owen Meany — John Irving
London Fields — Martin Amis
The Book of Evidence — John Banville
Cat’s Eye — Margaret Atwood
Foucault’s Pendulum — Umberto Eco
The Beautiful Room is Empty — Edmund White
Wittgenstein’s Mistress — David Markson
The Satanic Verses — Salman Rushdie
The Swimming-Pool Library — Alan Hollinghurst
Oscar and Lucinda — Peter Carey
Libra — Don DeLillo
The Player of Games — Iain M. Banks
Nervous Conditions — Tsitsi Dangarembga
The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul — Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency — Douglas Adams
The Radiant Way — Margaret Drabble
The Afternoon of a Writer — Peter Handke
The Black Dahlia — James Ellroy
The Passion — Jeanette Winterson
The Pigeon — Patrick Süskind
The Child in Time — Ian McEwan
Cigarettes — Harry Mathews
The Bonfire of the Vanities — Tom Wolfe
The New York Trilogy — Paul Auster
World’s End — T. Coraghessan Boyle
Enigma of Arrival — V.S. Naipaul
The Taebek Mountains — Jo Jung–rae
Beloved — Toni Morrison
Anagrams — Lorrie Moore
Matigari — Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Marya — Joyce Carol Oates
Watchmen — Alan Moore & David Gibbons
The Old Devils — Kingsley Amis
Lost Language of Cranes — David Leavitt
An Artist of the Floating World — Kazuo Ishiguro
Extinction — Thomas Bernhard
Foe — J.M. Coetzee
The Drowned and the Saved — Primo Levi
Reasons to Live — Amy Hempel
The Parable of the Blind — Gert Hofmann
Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel García Márquez
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit — Jeanette Winterson
The Cider House Rules — John Irving
A Maggot — John Fowles
Less Than Zero — Bret Easton Ellis
Contact — Carl Sagan
The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood
Perfume — Patrick Süskind
Old Masters — Thomas Bernhard
White Noise — Don DeLillo
Queer — William Burroughs
Hawksmoor — Peter Ackroyd
Legend — David Gemmell
Dictionary of the Khazars — Milorad Pavi?
The Bus Conductor Hines — James Kelman
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis — José Saramago
The Lover — Marguerite Duras
Empire of the Sun — J.G. Ballard
The Wasp Factory — Iain Banks
Nights at the Circus — Angela Carter
The Unbearable Lightness of Being — Milan Kundera
Blood and Guts in High School — Kathy Acker
Neuromancer — William Gibson
Flaubert’s Parrot — Julian Barnes
Money: A Suicide Note — Martin Amis
Shame — Salman Rushdie
Worstward Ho — Samuel Beckett
Fools of Fortune — William Trevor
La Brava — Elmore Leonard
Waterland — Graham Swift
The Life and Times of Michael K — J.M. Coetzee
The Diary of Jane Somers — Doris Lessing
The Piano Teacher — Elfriede Jelinek
The Sorrow of Belgium — Hugo Claus
If Not Now, When? — Primo Levi
A Boy’s Own Story — Edmund White
The Color Purple — Alice Walker
Wittgenstein’s Nephew — Thomas Bernhard
A Pale View of Hills — Kazuo Ishiguro
Schindler’s Ark — Thomas Keneally
The House of the Spirits — Isabel Allende
The Newton Letter — John Banville
On the Black Hill — Bruce Chatwin
Concrete — Thomas Bernhard
The Names — Don DeLillo
Rabbit is Rich — John Updike
Lanark: A Life in Four Books — Alasdair Gray
The Comfort of Strangers — Ian McEwan
July’s People — Nadine Gordimer
Summer in Baden–Baden — Leonid Tsypkin
Broken April — Ismail Kadare
Waiting for the Barbarians — J.M. Coetzee
Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie
Rites of Passage — William Golding
Rituals — Cees Nooteboom
Confederacy of Dunces — John Kennedy Toole
City Primeval — Elmore Leonard
The Name of the Rose — Umberto Eco
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting — Milan Kundera
Smiley’s People — John Le Carré
Shikasta — Doris Lessing
A Bend in the River — V.S. Naipaul
Burger’s Daughter — Nadine Gordimer
The Safety Net — Heinrich Böll
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler — Italo Calvino
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
The Cement Garden — Ian McEwan
The World According to Garp — John Irving
Life: A User’s Manual — Georges Perec
The Sea, The Sea — Iris Murdoch
The Singapore Grip — J.G. Farrell
Yes — Thomas Bernhard
The Virgin in the Garden — A.S. Byatt
In the Heart of the Country — J.M. Coetzee
The Passion of New Eve — Angela Carter
Delta of Venus — Anaïs Nin
The Shining — Stephen King
Dispatches — Michael Herr
Petals of Blood — Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Song of Solomon — Toni Morrison
The Hour of the Star — Clarice Lispector
The Left-Handed Woman — Peter Handke
Ratner’s Star — Don DeLillo
The Public Burning — Robert Coover
Interview With the Vampire — Anne Rice
Cutter and Bone — Newton Thornburg
Amateurs — Donald Barthelme
Patterns of Childhood — Christa Wolf
Autumn of the Patriarch — Gabriel García Márquez
W, or the Memory of Childhood — Georges Perec
A Dance to the Music of Time — Anthony Powell
Grimus — Salman Rushdie
The Dead Father — Donald Barthelme
Fateless — Imre Kertész
Willard and His Bowling Trophies — Richard Brautigan
High Rise — J.G. Ballard
Humboldt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
Dead Babies — Martin Amis
Correction — Thomas Bernhard
Ragtime — E.L. Doctorow
The Fan Man — William Kotzwinkle
Dusklands — J.M. Coetzee
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum — Heinrich Böll
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — John Le Carré
Breakfast of Champions — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Fear of Flying — Erica Jong
A Question of Power — Bessie Head
The Siege of Krishnapur — J.G. Farrell
The Castle of Crossed Destinies — Italo Calvino
Crash — J.G. Ballard
The Honorary Consul — Graham Greene
Gravity’s Rainbow — Thomas Pynchon
The Black Prince — Iris Murdoch
Sula — Toni Morrison
Invisible Cities — Italo Calvino
The Breast — Philip Roth
The Summer Book — Tove Jansson
G — John Berger
Surfacing — Margaret Atwood
House Mother Normal — B.S. Johnson
In A Free State — V.S. Naipaul
The Book of Daniel — E.L. Doctorow
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — Hunter S. Thompson
Group Portrait With Lady — Heinrich Böll
The Wild Boys — William Burroughs
Rabbit Redux — John Updike
The Sea of Fertility — Yukio Mishima
The Driver’s Seat — Muriel Spark
The Ogre — Michael Tournier
The Bluest Eye — Toni Morrison
Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick — Peter Handke
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
Mercier et Camier — Samuel Beckett
Troubles — J.G. Farrell
Jahrestage — Uwe Johnson
The Atrocity Exhibition — J.G. Ballard
Tent of Miracles — Jorge Amado
Pricksongs and Descants — Robert Coover
Blind Man With a Pistol — Chester Hines
Slaughterhouse-five — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The French Lieutenant’s Woman — John Fowles
The Green Man — Kingsley Amis
Portnoy’s Complaint — Philip Roth
The Godfather — Mario Puzo
Ada — Vladimir Nabokov
Them — Joyce Carol Oates
A Void/Avoid — Georges Perec
Eva Trout — Elizabeth Bowen
Myra Breckinridge — Gore Vidal
The Nice and the Good — Iris Murdoch
Belle du Seigneur — Albert Cohen
Cancer Ward — Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
The First Circle — Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
2001: A Space Odyssey — Arthur C. Clarke
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip K. Dick
Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid — Malcolm Lowry
The German Lesson — Siegfried Lenz
In Watermelon Sugar — Richard Brautigan
A Kestrel for a Knave — Barry Hines
The Quest for Christa T. — Christa Wolf
Chocky — John Wyndham
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test — Tom Wolfe
The Cubs and Other Stories — Mario Vargas Llosa
One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel García Márquez
The Master and Margarita — Mikhail Bulgakov
Pilgrimage — Dorothy Richardson
The Joke — Milan Kundera
No Laughing Matter — Angus Wilson
The Third Policeman — Flann O’Brien
A Man Asleep — Georges Perec
The Birds Fall Down — Rebecca West
Trawl — B.S. Johnson
In Cold Blood — Truman Capote
The Magus — John Fowles
The Vice-Consul — Marguerite Duras
Wide Sargasso Sea — Jean Rhys
Giles Goat-Boy — John Barth
The Crying of Lot 49 — Thomas Pynchon
Things — Georges Perec
The River Between — Ngugi wa Thiong’o
August is a Wicked Month — Edna O’Brien
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater — Kurt Vonnegut
Everything That Rises Must Converge — Flannery O’Connor
The Passion According to G.H. — Clarice Lispector
Sometimes a Great Notion — Ken Kesey
Come Back, Dr. Caligari — Donald Bartholme
Albert Angelo — B.S. Johnson
Arrow of God — Chinua Achebe
The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein — Marguerite Duras
Herzog — Saul Bellow
V. — Thomas Pynchon
Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut
The Graduate — Charles Webb
Manon des Sources — Marcel Pagnol
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold — John Le Carré
The Girls of Slender Means — Muriel Spark
Inside Mr. Enderby — Anthony Burgess
The Bell Jar — Sylvia Plath
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich — Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
The Collector — John Fowles
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
A Clockwork Orange — Anthony Burgess
Pale Fire — Vladimir Nabokov
The Drowned World — J.G. Ballard
The Golden Notebook — Doris Lessing
Labyrinths — Jorg Luis Borges
Girl With Green Eyes — Edna O’Brien
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis — Giorgio Bassani
Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert Heinlein
Franny and Zooey — J.D. Salinger
A Severed Head — Iris Murdoch
Faces in the Water — Janet Frame
Solaris — Stanislaw Lem
Cat and Mouse — Günter Grass
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie — Muriel Spark
Catch-22 — Joseph Heller
The Violent Bear it Away — Flannery O’Connor
How It Is — Samuel Beckett
Our Ancestors — Italo Calvino
The Country Girls — Edna O’Brien
To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
Rabbit, Run — John Updike
Promise at Dawn — Romain Gary
Cider With Rosie — Laurie Lee
Billy Liar — Keith Waterhouse
Naked Lunch — William Burroughs
The Tin Drum — Günter Grass
Absolute Beginners — Colin MacInnes
Henderson the Rain King — Saul Bellow
Memento Mori — Muriel Spark
Billiards at Half–Past Nine — Heinrich Böll
Breakfast at Tiffany’s — Truman Capote
The Leopard — Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring — Kenzaburo Oe
A Town Like Alice — Nevil Shute
The Bitter Glass — Eilís Dillon
Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning — Alan Sillitoe
Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris — Paul Gallico
Borstal Boy — Brendan Behan
The End of the Road — John Barth
The Once and Future King — T.H. White
The Bell — Iris Murdoch
Jealousy — Alain Robbe-Grillet
Voss — Patrick White
The Midwich Cuckoos — John Wyndham
Blue Noon — Georges Bataille
Homo Faber — Max Frisch
On the Road — Jack Kerouac
Pnin — Vladimir Nabokov
Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
The Wonderful “O” — James Thurber
Justine — Lawrence Durrell
Giovanni’s Room — James Baldwin
The Lonely Londoners — Sam Selvon
The Roots of Heaven — Romain Gary
Seize the Day — Saul Bellow
The Floating Opera — John Barth
The Lord of the Rings — J.R.R. Tolkien
The Talented Mr. Ripley — Patricia Highsmith
Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov
A World of Love — Elizabeth Bowen
The Trusting and the Maimed — James Plunkett
The Quiet American — Graham Greene
The Last Temptation of Christ — Nikos Kazantzákis
The Recognitions — William Gaddis
The Ragazzi — Pier Paulo Pasolini
Bonjour Tristesse — Françoise Sagan
I’m Not Stiller — Max Frisch
Self Condemned — Wyndham Lewis
The Story of O — Pauline Réage
A Ghost at Noon — Alberto Moravia
Lord of the Flies — William Golding
Under the Net — Iris Murdoch
The Go-Between — L.P. Hartley
The Long Goodbye — Raymond Chandler
The Unnamable — Samuel Beckett
Watt — Samuel Beckett
Lucky Jim — Kingsley Amis
Junkie — William Burroughs
The Adventures of Augie March — Saul Bellow
Go Tell It on the Mountain — James Baldwin
Casino Royale — Ian Fleming
The Judge and His Hangman — Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Invisible Man — Ralph Ellison
The Old Man and the Sea — Ernest Hemingway
Wise Blood — Flannery O’Connor
The Killer Inside Me — Jim Thompson
Memoirs of Hadrian — Marguerite Yourcenar
Malone Dies — Samuel Beckett
Day of the Triffids — John Wyndham
Foundation — Isaac Asimov
The Opposing Shore — Julien Gracq
The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
The Rebel — Albert Camus
Molloy — Samuel Beckett
The End of the Affair — Graham Greene
The Abbot C — Georges Bataille
The Labyrinth of Solitude — Octavio Paz
The Third Man — Graham Greene
The 13 Clocks — James Thurber
Gormenghast — Mervyn Peake
The Grass is Singing — Doris Lessing
I, Robot — Isaac Asimov
The Moon and the Bonfires — Cesare Pavese
The Garden Where the Brass Band Played — Simon Vestdijk
Love in a Cold Climate — Nancy Mitford
The Case of Comrade Tulayev — Victor Serge
The Heat of the Day — Elizabeth Bowen
Kingdom of This World — Alejo Carpentier
The Man With the Golden Arm — Nelson Algren
Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell
All About H. Hatterr — G.V. Desani
Disobedience — Alberto Moravia
Death Sentence — Maurice Blanchot
The Heart of the Matter — Graham Greene
Cry, the Beloved Country — Alan Paton
Doctor Faustus — Thomas Mann
The Victim — Saul Bellow
Exercises in Style — Raymond Queneau
If This Is a Man — Primo Levi
Under the Volcano — Malcolm Lowry
The Path to the Nest of Spiders — Italo Calvino
The Plague — Albert Camus
Back — Henry Green
Titus Groan — Mervyn Peake
The Bridge on the Drina — Ivo Andri?
Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh
Animal Farm — George Orwell
Cannery Row — John Steinbeck
The Pursuit of Love — Nancy Mitford
Loving — Henry Green
Arcanum 17 — André Breton
Christ Stopped at Eboli — Carlo Levi
The Razor’s Edge — William Somerset Maugham
Transit — Anna Seghers
Ficciones — Jorge Luis Borges
Dangling Man — Saul Bellow
The Little Prince — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Caught — Henry Green
The Glass Bead Game — Herman Hesse
Embers — Sandor Marai
Go Down, Moses — William Faulkner
The Outsider — Albert Camus
In Sicily — Elio Vittorini
The Poor Mouth — Flann O’Brien
The Living and the Dead — Patrick White
Hangover Square — Patrick Hamilton
Between the Acts — Virginia Woolf
The Hamlet — William Faulkner
Farewell My Lovely — Raymond Chandler
For Whom the Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway
Native Son — Richard Wright
The Power and the Glory — Graham Greene
The Tartar Steppe — Dino Buzzati
Party Going — Henry Green
The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck
Finnegans Wake — James Joyce
At Swim-Two-Birds — Flann O’Brien
Coming Up for Air — George Orwell
Goodbye to Berlin — Christopher Isherwood
Tropic of Capricorn — Henry Miller
Good Morning, Midnight — Jean Rhys
The Big Sleep — Raymond Chandler
After the Death of Don Juan — Sylvie Townsend Warner
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day — Winifred Watson
Nausea — Jean–Paul Sartre
Rebecca — Daphne du Maurier
Cause for Alarm — Eric Ambler
Brighton Rock — Graham Greene
U.S.A. — John Dos Passos
Murphy — Samuel Beckett
Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck
Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston
The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien
The Years — Virginia Woolf
In Parenthesis — David Jones
The Revenge for Love — Wyndham Lewis
Out of Africa — Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
To Have and Have Not — Ernest Hemingway
Summer Will Show — Sylvia Townsend Warner
Eyeless in Gaza — Aldous Huxley
The Thinking Reed — Rebecca West
Gone With the Wind — Margaret Mitchell
Keep the Aspidistra Flying — George Orwell
Wild Harbour — Ian MacPherson
Absalom, Absalom! — William Faulkner
At the Mountains of Madness — H.P. Lovecraft
Nightwood — Djuna Barnes
Independent People — Halldór Laxness
Auto-da-Fé — Elias Canetti
The Last of Mr. Norris — Christopher Isherwood
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? — Horace McCoy
The House in Paris — Elizabeth Bowen
England Made Me — Graham Greene
Burmese Days — George Orwell
The Nine Tailors — Dorothy L. Sayers
Threepenny Novel — Bertolt Brecht
Novel With Cocaine — M. Ageyev
The Postman Always Rings Twice — James M. Cain
Tropic of Cancer — Henry Miller
A Handful of Dust — Evelyn Waugh
Tender is the Night — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thank You, Jeeves — P.G. Wodehouse
Call it Sleep — Henry Roth
Miss Lonelyhearts — Nathanael West
Murder Must Advertise — Dorothy L. Sayers
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas — Gertrude Stein
Testament of Youth — Vera Brittain
A Day Off — Storm Jameson
The Man Without Qualities — Robert Musil
A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) — Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Journey to the End of the Night — Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons
To the North — Elizabeth Bowen
The Thin Man — Dashiell Hammett
The Radetzky March — Joseph Roth
The Waves — Virginia Woolf
The Glass Key — Dashiell Hammett
Cakes and Ale — W. Somerset Maugham
The Apes of God — Wyndham Lewis
Her Privates We — Frederic Manning
Vile Bodies — Evelyn Waugh
The Maltese Falcon — Dashiell Hammett
Hebdomeros — Giorgio de Chirico
Passing — Nella Larsen
A Farewell to Arms — Ernest Hemingway
Red Harvest — Dashiell Hammett
Living — Henry Green
The Time of Indifference — Alberto Moravia
All Quiet on the Western Front — Erich Maria Remarque
Berlin Alexanderplatz — Alfred Döblin
The Last September — Elizabeth Bowen
Harriet Hume — Rebecca West
The Sound and the Fury — William Faulkner
Les Enfants Terribles — Jean Cocteau
Look Homeward, Angel — Thomas Wolfe
Story of the Eye — Georges Bataille
Orlando — Virginia Woolf
Lady Chatterley’s Lover — D.H. Lawrence
The Well of Loneliness — Radclyffe Hall
The Childermass — Wyndham Lewis
Quartet — Jean Rhys
Decline and Fall — Evelyn Waugh
Quicksand — Nella Larsen
Parade’s End — Ford Madox Ford
Nadja — André Breton
Steppenwolf — Herman Hesse
Remembrance of Things Past — Marcel Proust
To The Lighthouse — Virginia Woolf
Tarka the Otter — Henry Williamson
Amerika — Franz Kafka
The Sun Also Rises — Ernest Hemingway
Blindness — Henry Green
The Castle — Franz Kafka
The Good Soldier Švejk — Jaroslav Hašek
The Plumed Serpent — D.H. Lawrence
One, None and a Hundred Thousand — Luigi Pirandello
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd — Agatha Christie
The Making of Americans — Gertrude Stein
Manhattan Transfer — John Dos Passos
Mrs. Dalloway — Virginia Woolf
The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Counterfeiters — André Gide
The Trial — Franz Kafka
The Artamonov Business — Maxim Gorky
The Professor’s House — Willa Cather
Billy Budd, Foretopman — Herman Melville
The Green Hat — Michael Arlen
The Magic Mountain — Thomas Mann
We — Yevgeny Zamyatin
A Passage to India — E.M. Forster
The Devil in the Flesh — Raymond Radiguet
Zeno’s Conscience — Italo Svevo
Cane — Jean Toomer
Antic Hay — Aldous Huxley
Amok — Stefan Zweig
The Garden Party — Katherine Mansfield
The Enormous Room — E.E. Cummings
Jacob’s Room — Virginia Woolf
Siddhartha — Herman Hesse
The Glimpses of the Moon — Edith Wharton
Life and Death of Harriett Frean — May Sinclair
The Last Days of Humanity — Karl Kraus
Aaron’s Rod — D.H. Lawrence
Babbitt — Sinclair Lewis
Ulysses — James Joyce
The Fox — D.H. Lawrence
Crome Yellow — Aldous Huxley
The Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton
Main Street — Sinclair Lewis
Women in Love — D.H. Lawrence
Night and Day — Virginia Woolf
Tarr — Wyndham Lewis
The Return of the Soldier — Rebecca West
The Shadow Line — Joseph Conrad
Summer — Edith Wharton
Growth of the Soil — Knut Hamsen
Bunner Sisters — Edith Wharton
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — James Joyce
Under Fire — Henri Barbusse
Rashomon — Akutagawa Ryunosuke
The Good Soldier — Ford Madox Ford
The Voyage Out — Virginia Woolf
Of Human Bondage — William Somerset Maugham
The Rainbow — D.H. Lawrence
The Thirty-Nine Steps — John Buchan
Kokoro — Natsume Soseki
Locus Solus — Raymond Roussel
Rosshalde — Herman Hesse
Tarzan of the Apes — Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists — Robert Tressell
Sons and Lovers — D.H. Lawrence
Death in Venice — Thomas Mann
The Charwoman’s Daughter — James Stephens
Ethan Frome — Edith Wharton
Fantômas — Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
Howards End — E.M. Forster
Impressions of Africa — Raymond Roussel
Three Lives — Gertrude Stein
Martin Eden — Jack London
Strait is the Gate — André Gide
Tono–Bungay — H.G. Wells
The Inferno — Henri Barbusse
A Room With a View — E.M. Forster
The Iron Heel — Jack London
The Old Wives’ Tale — Arnold Bennett
The House on the Borderland — William Hope Hodgson
Mother — Maxim Gorky
The Secret Agent — Joseph Conrad
The Jungle — Upton Sinclair
Young Törless — Robert Musil
The Forsyte Sage — John Galsworthy
The House of Mirth — Edith Wharton
Professor Unrat — Heinrich Mann
Where Angels Fear to Tread — E.M. Forster
Nostromo — Joseph Conrad
Hadrian the Seventh — Frederick Rolfe
The Golden Bowl — Henry James
The Ambassadors — Henry James
The Riddle of the Sands — Erskine Childers
The Immoralist — André Gide
The Wings of the Dove — Henry James
Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad
The Hound of the Baskervilles — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Buddenbrooks — Thomas Mann
Kim — Rudyard Kipling
Sister Carrie — Theodore Dreiser
Lord Jim — Joseph Conrad

1800s
Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. — Somerville and Ross
The Stechlin — Theodore Fontane
The Awakening — Kate Chopin
The Turn of the Screw — Henry James
The War of the Worlds — H.G. Wells
The Invisible Man — H.G. Wells
What Maisie Knew — Henry James
Fruits of the Earth — André Gide
Dracula — Bram Stoker
Quo Vadis — Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Island of Dr. Moreau — H.G. Wells
The Time Machine — H.G. Wells
Effi Briest — Theodore Fontane
Jude the Obscure — Thomas Hardy
The Real Charlotte — Somerville and Ross
The Yellow Wallpaper — Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Born in Exile — George Gissing
Diary of a Nobody — George & Weedon Grossmith
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
News from Nowhere — William Morris
New Grub Street — George Gissing
Gösta Berling’s Saga — Selma Lagerlöf
Tess of the D’Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy
The Picture of Dorian Gray — Oscar Wilde
The Kreutzer Sonata — Leo Tolstoy
La Bête Humaine — Émile Zola
By the Open Sea — August Strindberg
Hunger — Knut Hamsun
The Master of Ballantrae — Robert Louis Stevenson
Pierre and Jean — Guy de Maupassant
Fortunata and Jacinta — Benito Pérez Galdés
The People of Hemsö — August Strindberg
The Woodlanders — Thomas Hardy
She — H. Rider Haggard
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — Robert Louis Stevenson
The Mayor of Casterbridge — Thomas Hardy
Kidnapped — Robert Louis Stevenson
King Solomon’s Mines — H. Rider Haggard
Germinal — Émile Zola
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain
Bel-Ami — Guy de Maupassant
Marius the Epicurean — Walter Pater
Against the Grain — Joris–Karl Huysmans
The Death of Ivan Ilyich — Leo Tolstoy
A Woman’s Life — Guy de Maupassant
Treasure Island — Robert Louis Stevenson
The House by the Medlar Tree — Giovanni Verga
The Portrait of a Lady — Henry James
Bouvard and Pécuchet — Gustave Flaubert
Ben-Hur — Lew Wallace
Nana — Émile Zola
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Red Room — August Strindberg
Return of the Native — Thomas Hardy
Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
Drunkard — Émile Zola
Virgin Soil — Ivan Turgenev
Daniel Deronda — George Eliot
The Hand of Ethelberta — Thomas Hardy
The Temptation of Saint Anthony — Gustave Flaubert
Far from the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy
The Enchanted Wanderer — Nicolai Leskov
Around the World in Eighty Days — Jules Verne
In a Glass Darkly — Sheridan Le Fanu
The Devils — Fyodor Dostoevsky
Erewhon — Samuel Butler
Spring Torrents — Ivan Turgenev
Middlemarch — George Eliot
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There — Lewis Carroll
King Lear of the Steppes — Ivan Turgenev
He Knew He Was Right — Anthony Trollope
War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy
Sentimental Education — Gustave Flaubert
Phineas Finn — Anthony Trollope
Maldoror — Comte de Lautréaumont
The Idiot — Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Moonstone — Wilkie Collins
Little Women — Louisa May Alcott
Thérèse Raquin — Émile Zola
The Last Chronicle of Barset — Anthony Trollope
Journey to the Centre of the Earth — Jules Verne
Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoevsky
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll
Our Mutual Friend — Charles Dickens
Uncle Silas — Sheridan Le Fanu
Notes from the Underground — Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Water-Babies — Charles Kingsley
Les Misérables — Victor Hugo
Fathers and Sons — Ivan Turgenev
Silas Marner — George Eliot
Great Expectations — Charles Dickens
On the Eve — Ivan Turgenev
Castle Richmond — Anthony Trollope
The Mill on the Floss — George Eliot
The Woman in White — Wilkie Collins
The Marble Faun — Nathaniel Hawthorne
Max Havelaar — Multatuli
A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens
Oblomovka — Ivan Goncharov
Adam Bede — George Eliot
Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert
North and South — Elizabeth Gaskell
Hard Times — Charles Dickens
Walden — Henry David Thoreau
Bleak House — Charles Dickens
Villette — Charlotte Brontë
Cranford — Elizabeth Gaskell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely — Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Blithedale Romance — Nathaniel Hawthorne
The House of the Seven Gables — Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby-Dick — Herman Melville
The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne
David Copperfield — Charles Dickens
Shirley — Charlotte Brontë
Mary Barton — Elizabeth Gaskell
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall — Anne Brontë
Wuthering Heights — Emily Brontë
Agnes Grey — Anne Brontë
Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë
Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thackeray
The Count of Monte–Cristo — Alexandre Dumas
La Reine Margot — Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers — Alexandre Dumas
The Purloined Letter — Edgar Allan Poe
Martin Chuzzlewit — Charles Dickens
The Pit and the Pendulum — Edgar Allan Poe
Lost Illusions — Honoré de Balzac
A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
Dead Souls — Nikolay Gogol
The Charterhouse of Parma — Stendhal
The Fall of the House of Usher — Edgar Allan Poe
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby — Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens
The Nose — Nikolay Gogol
Le Père Goriot — Honoré de Balzac
Eugénie Grandet — Honoré de Balzac
The Hunchback of Notre Dame — Victor Hugo
The Red and the Black — Stendhal
The Betrothed — Alessandro Manzoni
Last of the Mohicans — James Fenimore Cooper
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner — James Hogg
The Albigenses — Charles Robert Maturin
Melmoth the Wanderer — Charles Robert Maturin
The Monastery — Sir Walter Scott
Ivanhoe — Sir Walter Scott
Frankenstein — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen
Persuasion — Jane Austen
Ormond — Maria Edgeworth
Rob Roy — Sir Walter Scott
Emma — Jane Austen
Mansfield Park — Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
The Absentee — Maria Edgeworth
Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen
Elective Affinities — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Castle Rackrent — Maria Edgeworth

1700s
Hyperion — Friedrich Hölderlin
The Nun — Denis Diderot
Camilla — Fanny Burney
The Monk — M.G. Lewis
Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Mysteries of Udolpho — Ann Radcliffe
The Interesting Narrative — Olaudah Equiano
The Adventures of Caleb Williams — William Godwin
Justine — Marquis de Sade
Vathek — William Beckford
The 120 Days of Sodom — Marquis de Sade
Cecilia — Fanny Burney
Confessions — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Dangerous Liaisons — Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Reveries of a Solitary Walker — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Evelina — Fanny Burney
The Sorrows of Young Werther — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Humphrey Clinker — Tobias George Smollett
The Man of Feeling — Henry Mackenzie
A Sentimental Journey — Laurence Sterne
Tristram Shandy — Laurence Sterne
The Vicar of Wakefield — Oliver Goldsmith
The Castle of Otranto — Horace Walpole
Émile; or, On Education — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rameau’s Nephew — Denis Diderot
Julie; or, the New Eloise — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rasselas — Samuel Johnson
Candide — Voltaire
The Female Quixote — Charlotte Lennox
Amelia — Henry Fielding
Peregrine Pickle — Tobias George Smollett
Fanny Hill — John Cleland
Tom Jones — Henry Fielding
Roderick Random — Tobias George Smollett
Clarissa — Samuel Richardson
Pamela — Samuel Richardson
Jacques the Fatalist — Denis Diderot
Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus — J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
Joseph Andrews — Henry Fielding
A Modest Proposal — Jonathan Swift
Gulliver’s Travels — Jonathan Swift
Roxana — Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders — Daniel Defoe
Love in Excess — Eliza Haywood
Robinson Crusoe — Daniel Defoe
A Tale of a Tub — Jonathan Swift

Pre–1700
Oroonoko — Aphra Behn
The Princess of Clèves — Marie–Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
The Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan
Don Quixote — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Unfortunate Traveller — Thomas Nashe
Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit — John Lyly
Gargantua and Pantagruel — Françoise Rabelais
The Thousand and One Nights — Anonymous
The Golden Ass — Lucius Apuleius
Aithiopika — Heliodorus
Chaireas and Kallirhoe — Chariton
Metamorphoses — Ovid
Aesop’s Fables — Aesopus

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4 Comments

  1. Ummmm…one word: whoa! GREAT list!

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  2. My list is different and unfortunately I think I might prefer yours, but still :) Best of luck with it!

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  3. WOW, what a great (and long) list! Are the bolded books the ones you’ve read so far??

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