Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Official List of the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time, henceforth to be known as My List.

Only the first 100 are the official Quest. The remainder were culled from various great novels lists, or reviews that made me want to read them. Novels I've finished and reviewed are hyperlinked in orange.

1. ★★★  The Great Gatsby     by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
2. ★★★½  Nineteen Eighty-Four     by George Orwell (1948)
3. ★★★  The Catcher in the Rye     by J. D. Salinger (1951)
4. ½  On the Road     by Jack Kerouac (1957)
5. ½  Ulysses     by James Joyce (1922)
6. ★★★½  Catch-22     by Joseph Heller (1961)
7. ★★★½  Animal Farm     by George Orwell (1946)
8. ★★★★★  The Grapes of Wrath     by John Steinbeck (1939)
9. ★★★  The Sound andthe Fury     by William Faulkner (1929)
10. DNF  Lolita     by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
10. ★★★★★  Lord of the Flies     by William Golding (1955)
11. ★★★★  Invisible Man     by Ralph Ellison (1952)
12. ★★½  The Sun Also Rises     by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
13. ★★½  To the Lighthouse     by Virginia Woolf (1927)
14. ★★★  As I Lay Dying     by William Faulkner (1930)
15. ★★★½  Brave New World     by Aldous Huxley (1932)
16. ★★★★★  The Lord of the Rings +The Hobbit     by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
17. ★★★½  Slaughterhouse-Five     by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
18. ★★★★★  To Kill a Mockingbird     by Harper Lee (1960)
19. ★★★  A Clockwork Orange     by Anthony Burgess (1963)
20. ★★★  Heart of Darkness     by Joseph Conrad (1899)
21. ★★★½  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest     by Ken Kessey (1962)
22. ★★★★  Brideshead Revisited     by Evelyn Waugh (1946)
23. ★★★★  Atonement     by Ian McEwan (2002)
24. ★★★★  Blood Meridian     by Cormac McCarthy (1986)
25. ★★★  Don Quixote     by Miguel de Cervantes (1620)
26. ★★★★  The Brothers Karamazov     by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1880)
27. ★★★★  The Adventuresof Huckleberry Finn     by Mark Twain (1884)
28. ★★★★½  Anna Karenina     by Leo Tolstoy (1877)
29. ★★★★★  Gone With the Wind     by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
30. ★★★  Moby Dick     by Herman Melville (1851)
31. ★★★★½  Jane Eyre     by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
32. ★★★  Under the Volcano     by Malcolm Lowry (1947)
33. ★★★  Wuthering Heights     by Emily Brontë (1847)
34. ★★★★  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter     by Carson McCullers (1940)
35. ★★★½  Madame Bovary     by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
36. ★★★½  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man     by James Joyce (1916)
37. ★★★½  A Passage to India     by E. M. Forster (1924)
38. ★★★½  One Hundred Years of Solitude
                       by Gabriel Garcia Márquez (1970)
39. ★★★½  Absalom, Absalom!     by William Faulkner (1936)
40. ★★★★  The French Lieutenant's Woman     by John Fowles (1969)
41. ★★★½  Frankenstein     by Mary Shelley (1818)
42. ★★★½  I, Claudius     by Robert Graves (1934)
43. ★★★★  Pale Fire     by Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
44. ★★★★  Nostromo     by Joseph Conrad (1904)
45. ★★★★  Emma     by Jane Austen (816)
46. ★★★½  The Trial     by Franz Kafka (1925)
47. DNF  Gravity's Rainbow     by Thomas Pynchon (1973)
47. ★★★½  The Moviegoer     by Walker Percy (1961)
48. ★★★★½  Dune     by Frank Herbert (1965)
49. ★★★★  The Adventures of Augie March     by Saul Bellow (1953)
50. ★★★★★  David Copperfield     by Charles Dickens (1850)
51. DNF  Tropic of Cancer     by Henry Miller (1934)
51. ★★★  The Big Sleep     by Raymond Chandler (1939)
52. ★★★½  Of Human Bondage      y W. Somerset Maugham (1915)
53. ★★★★  Death Comes for the Archbishop     by Willa Cather (1927)
54. ★★★★  Beloved     by Toni Morrison (1987)
55. ★★★  The Day of the Locust     by Nathanael West (1939)
56. ★★★½  Lucky Jim     by Kingsley Amis (1954)
57. ★★★★  The Call of the Wild     by Jack London (1903)
58. ★★★★  The Scarlet Letter     by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
59. ★★★  Mrs. Dalloway     by Virginia Woolf (1925)
60. ★★★½  Light in August     by William Faulkner (1932)
61. ★★★½  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie     by Muriel Spark (1961)
62. ★★★½  A Farewell to Arms     by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
63. ★★★★  American Pastoral     by Philip Roth (1997)
64. ★★★  A Bend in theRiver     by V. S. Naipaul (1979)
65. ★★  Money     by Martin Amis (1984)
66. ★★★★  The Sheltering Sky     by Paul Bowles (1949)
67. ★★★★  Tom Jones     by Henry Fielding (1749)
68. ★★★★½  Pride and Prejudice     by Jane Austen (1813)
69. ★★★★  War and Peace     by Leo Tolstoy (1869)
70. ★★★★★  The Count of Monte Cristo     by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
71. ★★  The Ambassadors     by Henry James (1903)
72. ★★★★  An AmericanTragedy     by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
73. ★★★★½  Atlas Shrugged     by Ayn Rand (1957)
74. ★★★★  Great Expectations     by Charles Dickens (1861)
75. ★★★½  The Fountainhead     by Ayn Rand (1943)
76. ★★½  The Wings of the Dove     by Henry James (1902)
77. Les Misérables     by Victor Hugo (1862)
78. Crime and Punishment     by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
79. The Heart of the Matter     by Graham Greene (1948)
80. Appointment in Samarra     by John O’Hara (1934)
81. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray (1848)
82. The Golden Bowl by Henry James (1904)
83. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)
84. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759)
85. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (1934)
86. All the King's Men by by Robert Penn Warren (1946)
87. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
88. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (1915)
89. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by by Thornton Wilder (1927)
90. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (1956)
91. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (1931)
92. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839)
93. Go Tell it on the Mountain by by James Baldwin (1953)
94. USA by John Dos Passos (1936)
95. Native Son by by Richard Wright (1940)
96. Deliverance by by James Dickey (1970)
97. The Stand by Stephen King (1978)
98. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1869)
99. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell (1951)
100. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (1980)

The continuing lifetime list to be read, more or less, but not necessarily in this exact order.

101      Of Mice and Men     by  John Steinbeck
102      The Rainbow     by  D. H. Lawrence
103      The Moon is a Harsh Mistress     by  Robert Heinlein
104      The Idiot     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
105      Middlemarch     by  George Eliot
106      A Tale of Two Cities     by  Charles Dickens
107      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer     by  Mark Twain
108      Harry Potter series     by  J. K. Rowling
109      Wise Blood     by  Flannery O'Connor
110      Ender's Game     by  Orson Scott Card
111      Barnaby Rudge     by  Charles Dickens
112      The Tale of Genji     by  Murasaki Shikibu
113      Portnoy's Complaint     byPhilip Roth
114      The Corrections     by  Jonathan Franzen
115      A Prayer for Owen Meany     byJohn Irving
116      Fahrenheit 451     by  Ray Bradbury
117      The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle     by  Haruki Murakami
118      A Wild Sheep Chase     by  Haruki Murakami
119      The Recognitions     byWilliam Gaddis
120      Watership Down     by  Richard Adams
121      Scoop     by  Evelyn Waugh
122      The Power and the Glory     by  Graham Greene
123      The Handmaid's Tale     by  Margaret Atwood
124      Dead Souls     by  Nikolai Gogol
125      Jude the Obscure     by  Thomas Hardy
126      Martin Chuzzlewit     by  Charles Dickens
127      Tess of the d'Urbervilles     by  Thomas Hardy
128      Things Fall Apart     byChinua Achebe
129      The Magus     by  John Fowles
130      Pedro Paramo     by  Juan Rulfo
131      Dream of the Red Chamber     by  Cao Xueqin
132      Journey to the West     by  Wu Cheng'en
133      Romance of the Three Kingdoms     by  Guanzhong Luo
134      The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh     by  Shi Naian
135      Lord Jim     by  Joseph Conrad
136      The Unbearable Lightness of Being     by  Milan Kundera
137      A House for Mr. Biswas     byV. S. Naipaul
138      Kim     by  Rudyard Kipling
139      Herzog     bySaul Bellow
140      Berlin Alexanderplatz     by  Alfred Döblin
141      At Swim Two-Birds     by  Flann O'Brien
142      For Whom the Bell Tolls     by  Ernest Hemingway
143      Redeployment     by  Phil Klay
144      Dombey and Son     by  Charles Dickens
145      Sprawl Trilogy     by  William Gibson
146      Bonfire of the Vanities     by  Tom Wolfe
147      The Death of the Heart     byElizabeth Bowen
148      Housekeeping     by  Marilynne Robinson
149      Ragtime     by  E. L. Doctorow
150      Independent People     by  Halldor Laxness
151      Infinite Jest     byDavid Foster Wallace
152      A Sentimental Education     by  Gustave Flaubert
153      Manon Lescaut     by  Abbe Prevost
154      Wide Sargasso Sea     by  Jean Rhys
155      Cousin Bette     by  Honore De Balzac
156      Loving     by  Henry Green
157      Midnight's Children     bySalman Rushdie
158      The Good Soldier Svejk     by  Jaroslav Hašek
159      Treasure Island     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
160      Under the Net     byIris Murdoch
161      Carmen     by  Prosper Mérimée
162      The Little Prince     by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
163      Pilgrim's Progress     byJohn Bunyan
164      Beau Geste     by  P. C. Wren
165      Doctor Faustus     by  Thomas Mann
166      Robinson Crusoe     by  Daniel Defoe
167      The Magic Mountain     by  Thomas Mann
168      Lost Illusions     by  Honore De Balzac
169      If Not Now, When?     by  Primo Levi
170      Battlefield Earth     by  L. Ron Hubbard
171      Doctor Zhivago     by  Boris Pasternak
172      Fortune Smiles     by  Adam Johnson
173      Gulliver's Travels     by  Jonathan Swift
174      Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea     by  Jules Verne
175      Clarissa     by  Samuel Richardson
176      The Book of Disquiet     by  Fernando Pessoa
177      Anthem     by  Ayn Rand
178      Hunger     by  Knut Hamsun
179      The Eustace Diamonds     by  Anthony Trollope
180      The Assistant     by  Bernard Malamud
181      Orlando: A Biography     by  Virginia Woolf
182      Dangerous Liaison     by  Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
183      Darkness at Noon     by  Arthur Koestler
184      Steppenwolf     by  Hermann Hesse
185      Lorna Doon     by  R. D. Blackmore
186      The Moonstone     by  Wilkie Collins
187      Eugenie Grandet     by  Honore De Balzac
188      We the Living     by  Ayn Rand
189      Sons and Lovers     by  D. H. Lawrence
190      The Pickwick Papers     by  Charles Dickens
191      Mission Earth     by  L. Ron Hubbard
192      Fear     by  L. Ron Hubbard
193      Confessions of Zeno     by  Italo Svevo
194      Nightmare Abbey     byThomas Love Peacock
195      Alice's Adventures in Wonderland     byLewis Carroll
196      Through the Looking Glass     by  Lewis Carroll
197      The Man Who Loved Children     byChristina Stead
198      The Berlin Stories     by  Christopher Isherwood
199      Black Sheep     by  Georgette Heyer
200      The Temple of the Golden Pavilion     by  Yukio Mishima
201      The Princess of Cleves     by  Madame de La Fayette
202      The Way of All Flesh     by  Samuel Butler
203      The Underground Railroad     by  Colson Whitehead
204      The Wind on the Moon     by  Eric Linklater
205      The Blind Assassin     by  Margaret Atwood
206      Sybil: Or The Two Nations     by  Benjamin Disraeli
207      Stranger in a Strange Land     by  Robert Heinlein
208      All Quiet on the Western Front     by  Erich Maria Remarque
209      A Town Like Alice     by  Nevil Shute
210      The Dog     by  Kerstin Ekman
211      Memoirs of Hadrian     by  Marguerite Yourcenar
212      Call It Sleep     by  Henry Roth
213      The Sleepwalkers     by  Hermann Broch
214      The Red Badge of Courage     by  Stephen Crane
215      Henderson The Rain King     by  Saul Bellow
216      The Confessions of Nat Turner     by  William Styron
217      The Lost Steps     by  Alejo Carpentier
218      The Woman in White     by  Wilkie Collins
219      Winnie the Pooh     by  A. A. Milne
220      The Crying of Lot 49     byThomas Pynchon
221      Our Mutual Friend     by  Charles Dickens
222      The Way We Live Now     by  Anthony Trollope
223      Zorba the Greek     by  Nikos Kazantzakis
224      Barabbas     by  Par Lagerkvist
225      Nausea     by  Jean-Paul Sartre
226      Shane     by  Jack Schaefer
227      East of Eden     by  John Steinbeck
228      The Makioka Sisters     by  Tanizaki Jun’ichirō
229      The Waves     by  Virginia Woolf
230      Trustee from the Toolroom     by  Nevil Shute
231      The Color Purple     by  Alice Walker
232      The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay     by  Michael Chabon
233      A Death in the Family     byJames Agee
234      The Long Goodbye     by  Raymond Chandler
235      The Mists of Avalon     by  Marion Zimmer Bradley
236      Look Homeward, Angel     by  Thomas Wolfe
237      Daniel Deronda     byGeorge Eliot
238      Death in Venice     by  Thomas Mann
239      The Red and the Black     by  Stendhal
240      The Mayor of Casterbridge     by  Thomas Hardy
241      Tender Is the Night     by  F. Scott Fitzgerald
242      Cloud Atlas     by  David Mitchell
243      Studs Lonigan Trilogy     by  James T. Farrell
244      The Seven Madmen     by  Roberto Arlt
245      Dog Soldiers     byRobert Stone
246      The War of the End of the World     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
247      Uncle Tom's Cabin     by  Harriet Beecher Stowe
248      If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem     by  William Faulkner
249      2666     by  Roberto Bolano
250      Falconer     by  John Cheever
251      The Sound of the Mountain     by  Yasunari Kawabata
252      A Wrinkle In Time     by  Madeleine L'Engle
253      The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
254      The House of the Spirits     by  Isabel Allende
255      The Worm Ouroboros     by  E. R. Eddison
256      Jakob Von Gunten     by  Robert Walser
257      Three Men in a Boat     by  Jerome K. Jerome
258      Sister Carrie     by  Theodore Dreiser
259      The Golden Notebook     by  Doris Lessing
260      Fathers and Sons     by  Ivan Turgenev
261      The Diary of a Nobody     by  George & Weedon Grossmith
262      The Breakfast of Champions     by  Kurt Vonnegut
263      Moonheart     by  Charles de Lint
264      A Tree Grows in Brooklyn     by  Betty Smith
265      All the Pretty Horses     by  Cormac McCarthy
266      The Kite Runner     by  Khaled Hosseini
267      Some Prefer Nettles     by  Junichiro Tanizaki
268      The Book Thief     by  Markus Zusak
269      Riddle of the Sands     by  Erskine Childers
270      Bleak House     by  Charles Dickens
271      The Devil to Pay in the Backlands     by  Joao Guimaraes Rosa
272      Howard's End     by  E. M. Forster
273      Silas Marner     by  George Eliot
274      Oblomov     by  Ivan Goncharov
275      The Wind in the Willows     by  Kenneth Grahame
276      The Gambler     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
277      The Custom of the Country     by  Edith Wharton
278      The Maias: Episodes from Romantic Life     by  Eça de Queirós
279      The Deptford Trilogy     by  Robertson Davies
280      Jacques the Fatalist and His Master     by  Denis Diderot
281      Le Pére Goriot     by  Honore De Balzac
282      Someplace to be Flying     by  Charles de Lint
283      The Jungle     by  Upton Sinclair
284      Foucault's Pendulum     by  Umberto Eco
285      The Joy Luck Club     by  Amy Tan
286      The Sorrows of Young Werther     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
287      The Thirty-Nine Steps     by  John Buchan
288      So Long, See You Tomorrow     by  William Maxwell
289      Point Counter Point     by  Aldous Huxley
290      Yarrow     by  Charles de Lint
291      At the Mountain of Madness     by  H. P. Lovecraft
292      The Intuitionist     by  Colson Whitehead
293      The Secret Agent     by  Joseph Conrad
294      The Time Machine     by  H. G. Wells
295      Cold Mountain     by  Charles Frazier
296      One Lonely Night     by  Mickey Spillane
297      Adolphe     by  Benjamin Constant
298      The Stranger     byAlbert Camus
299      Memory and Dream     by  Charles de Lint
300      Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress     by  Dai Sijie
301      The Day of the Jackal     by  Frederick Forsyth
302      In Cold Blood     by  Truman Capote
303      Women in Love     by  D. H. Lawrence
304      I'm Not Stiller     by  Max Frisch
305      The American     by  Henry James
306      Trader     by  Charles de Lint
307      The Shadow of the Wind     by  Carlos Ruiz Zafon
308      Journey to the End of The Night     by  Louis-Ferdinand Céline
309      Death of Virgil     by  Hermann Broch
310      The Adventures of Oliver Twist     by  Charles Dickens
311      The Naked and the Dead     by  Norman Mailer
312      Breakfast at Tiffany's     by  Truman Capote
313      His Dark Materials Trilogy     by  Philip Pullman
314      Norwegian Wood     by  Haruki Murakami
315      Effi Briest     by  Theodor Fontane
316      The Mill on the Floss     by  George Eliot
317      Miss Lonelyhearts     byNathanael West
318      History     by  Elsa Morante
319      The Time Traveler's Wife     by  Audrey Niffenegger
320      Ethan Frome     by  Edith Wharton
321      Dracula     by  Bram Stoker
322      Germinal     by  Émile Zola
323      JR     by  William Gaddis
324      Little, Big     by  John Crowley
325      Invisible Cities     by  Italo Calvino
326      The Maltese Falcon     by  Dashiell Hammett
327      On the Beach     by  Nevil Shute
328      The Da Vinci Code     by  Dan Brown
329      Somersault     by  Kenzaburō Ōe
330      The Pursuit Of Love     by  Nancy Mitford
331      Hopscotch     by  Julio Cortázar
332      The Phantom of the Opera     by  Gaston Leroux
333      A Christmas Carol     by  Charles Dickens
334      Parade's End     by  Ford Madox Ford
335      The Killer Angels     by  Michael Shaara
336      The Old Man and the Sea     by  Ernest Hemingway
337      The Plague     by  Albert Camus
338      The Age of Innocence     by  Edith Wharton
339      War of the Worlds     by  H. G. Wells
340      Dissolution: A Shardlake Novel     by  C. J. Sansom
341      Greenmantle     by  Charles de Lint
342      We     by  Yevgeny Zamyatin
343      The Road     by  Cormac McCarthy
344      Zuleika Dobson     by  Max Beerbohm
345      The Plum in the Golden Vase     by  Anonymous
346      Love Medicine     by  Louise Erdrich
347      The Trilogy     by  Samuel Beckett
348      American Gods     by  Neil Gaiman
349      The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym     by  Edgar Allan Poe
350      The Little Country     by  Charles de Lint
351      From Here to Eternity     byJames Jones
352      Going After Cacciato     by  Tim O'Brien
353      Starship Troopers     by  Robert Heinlein
354      Conversation in the Cathedral     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
355      A Place of Greater Safety     by  Hilary Mantel
356      Little Dorrit     by  Charles Dickens
357      Charlotte's Web     by  E. B. White
358      La Regenta     by  Clarín
359      The Wapshot Chronicle     by  John Cheever
360      The Garlic Ballads     by  Mo Yan
361      The Shipyard     by  Juan Carlos Onetti
362      Never Let Me Go     byKazuo Ishiguro
363      The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony     by  Roberto Calasso
364      The World According to Garp     by  John Irving
365      The Remains of the Day     by  Kazuo Ishiguro
366      Ray     by  Barry Hannah
367      2001: A Space Odyssey     by  Arthur C. Clarke
368      Life of Pi     by  Yann Martel
369      The Last of the Mohicans     by  James Fenimore Cooper
370      Something Wicked This Way Comes     by  Ray Bradbury
371      Memoirs of a Geisha     by  Arthur Golden
372      Utopia     by  Thomas More
373      Mr. American     by  George MacDonald Fraser
374      The Haunting of Hill House     byShirley Jackson
375      Beauty and Sadness     by  Yasunari Kawabata
376      Love in the Time of Cholera     by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
377      The Deceivers     by  John Masters
378      Ferdydurke     by  Witold Gombrowicz
379      The Quiet American     byGraham Greene
380      The Awakening     by  Kate Chopin
381      The Painted Bird     byJerzy Kosinski
382      The History of Mr. Polly     by  H. G. Wells
383      Main Street     by  Sinclair Lewis
384      A Confederacy of Dunces     by  John Kennedy Toole
385      The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao     by  Junot Diaz
386      Jazz     by  Toni Morrison
387      Waiting     by  Ha Jin
388      Hawaii     by  James A. Michener
389      The House of Mirth     by  Edith Wharton
390      The Tin Drum     by  Günter Grass
391      Ben-Hur     by  Lew Wallace
392      Man's Fate     by  Andre Malraux
393      The Alexandria Quartet     by  Lawrence Durrell
394      Notes from the Underground     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
395      The Wood Wife     by  Terri Windling
396      The Sea, The Sea     by  Iris Murdoch
397      Play It As It Lays     byJoan Didion
398      Shogun     by  James Clavell
399      A High Wind in Jamaica     by  Richard Hughes
400      The Door Into Summer     by  Robert Heinlein
401      Thousand Cranes     by  Yasunari Kawabata
402      The Hunchback of Notre-Dame     by  Victor Hugo
403      Possession     byA. S. Byatt
404      A Suitable Boy     by  Vikram Seth
405      Thérèse Raquin     by  Émile Zola
406      Rebecca     by  Daphne du Maurier
407      Petersburg     by  Andrei Bely
408      The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas     by  Machado de Assis
409      The Universal Baseball Association     by  Robert Coover
410      Fortunata and Jacinta     by  Benito Pérez Galdós
411      Blindness     by  José Saramago
412      Fight Club     by  Chuck Palahniuk
413      The Tartar Steppe     by  Dino Buzzati
414      Rabbit Series     by  John Updike
415      The Betrothed     by  Alessandro Manzoni
416      Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont     by  Elizabeth Taylor
417      A Hero of Our Time     by  Mikhail Lermontov
418      Chesapeake     by  James A. Michener
419      Moll Flanders     by  Daniel Defoe
420      My Name is Red     by  Orhan Pamuk
421      Finnegans Wake     by  James Joyce
422      Middlesex     by  Jeffrey Eugenides
423      Kokoro     by  Sōseki Natsume
424      Murder on the Orient Express     by  Agatha Christie
425      Mating     by  Norman Rush
426      Season of Migration to the North     by  Al-Tayyib Salih
427      Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy     by  John le Carré
428      The Fortress of Solitude     by  Jonathan Lethem
429      Children of Gebelawi     by  Naguib Mahfouz
430      Arrowsmith     by  Sinclair Lewis
431      Watt     by  Samuel Beckett
432      True History of the Kelly Gang     by  Peter Carey
433      The Turn of the Screw     by  Henry James
434      Persuasion     by  Jane Austen
435      Red Harvest     byDashiell Hammett
436      The English Patient     by  Michael Ondaatje
437      The Once and Future King     by  T. H. White
438      Song of Solomon     by  Toni Morrison
439      Riders of the Purple Sage     by  Zane Grey
440      Snow Country     by  Yasunari Kawabata
441      Dom Casmurro     by  Machado de Assis
442      Under Satan's Sun     by  Georges Bernanos
443      A Room With a View     by  E. M. Forster
444      Revolutionary Road     by  Richard Yates
445      Daphnis and Chloe     by  Longus
446      The Bottle Factory Outing     by  Beryl Bainbridge
447      The House of the Seven Gables     by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
448      The Executioner's Song     by  Norman Mailer
449      Friday, or, the Other Island     by  Michel Tournier
450      The Secret History     by  Donna Tartt
451      The Hunt for Red October     by  Tom Clancy
452      If on a Winter's Night a Traveller     byItalo Calvino
453      Angle of Repose     by  Wallace Stegner
454      The Name of the Rose     by  Umberto Eco
455      Cold Nights     by  Ba Jin
456      The Good Earth     by  Pearl S. Buck
457      A Separate Peace     by  John Knowles
458      The Shipping News     by  E. Annie Proulx
459      The Fall     by  Albert Camus
460      The Reivers     by  William Faulkner
461      The Moon and the Bonfires     by  Cesare Pavese
462      Snow Crash     byNeal Stephenson
463      The Murder of Roger Ackroyd     by  Agatha Christie
464      The Puppet Masters     by  Robert Heinlein
465      The Sot-Weed Factor     byJohn Barth
466      Rites of Passage     by  William Golding
467      Betrayed by Rita Hayworth     by  Manuel Puig
468      Waiting for the Barbarians     by  J. M. Coetzee
469      Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha     by  Roddy Doyle
470      The Woman in the Dunes     by  Kobo Abé
471      The Crossing     by  Cormac McCarthy
472      IT     by  Stephen King
473      The Man in the High Castle     by  Philip K. Dick
474      Daisy Miller     by  Henry James
475      The Transit of Venus     by  Shirley Hazzard
476      V     by  Thomas Pynchon
477      The Sportswriter     byRichard Ford
478      A Lost Lady     by  Willa Cather
479      Lanark     byAlasdair Gray
480      The Hamlet     by  William Faulkner
481      Journey by Moonlight     by  Antal Szerb
482      The Return of the Native     by  Thomas Hardy
483      Double Star     by  Robert Heinlein
484      J R     by  William Gaddis
485      Los lanzallamas     by  Roberto Arlt
486      The Three Musketeers     by  Alexandre Dumas
487      The Spy Who Came in From the Cold     byJohn le Carré
488      The New York Trilogy     by  Paul Auster
489      Celestina     by  Fernando de Rojas
490      Humboldt's Gift     by  Saul Bellow
491      Europe Central     by  William T. Vollmann
492      Three Trapped Tigers     by  Guillermo Cabrera Infante
493      The Old Wives' Tale     by  Arnold Bennett
494      The Forsyte Saga     by  John Galsworthy
495      Smilla's Sense of Snow     by  Peter Høeg
496      The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters     by  Robert Lewis Taylor
497      The Sorrow Of War     by  Bao Ninh
498      Death on Credit     by  Louis-Ferdinand Céline
499      Citzen of the Galaxy     by  Robert Heinlein
500      Tarzan of the Apes     by  Edgar Rice Burroughs
501      The Master and Margarita     by  Mikhail Bulgakov
502      Memed, My Hawk     by  Yaşar Kemal
503      Their Eyes Were Watching God     byZora Neale Hurston
504      Nero Wolfe     by  Rex Stout
505      The Possessed     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
506      One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
507      Schindler's List     by  Thomas Keneally
508      The Hunting Gun     by  Yasushi Inoue
509      The Sirens of Titan     by  Kurt Vonnegut
510      Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell     by  Susanna Clarke
511      Mrs. Bridge     by  Evan S. Connell
512      The Alchemist     by  Paulo Coelho
513      We Have Always Lived in the Castle     by  Shirley Jackson
514      The Death of Ivan Ilyich     by  Leo Tolstoy
515      Mr Bridge     by  Evan S. Connell
516      Anne of Green Gables     by  Lucy Maud Montgomery
517      The Princess Bride     by  William Goldman
518      An Artist of the Floating World     byKazuo Ishiguro
519      Freedom     by  Jonathan Franzen
520      Buddenbrooks     by  Thomas Mann
521      Tobacco Road     by  Erskine Caldwell
522      The Thorn Birds     by  Colleen McCullough
523      The Bell Jar     by  Sylvia Plath
524      Oscar and Lucinda     by  Peter Carey
525      Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
526      The Kreutzer Sonata     by  Leo Tolstoy
527      The Box Man     by  Kobo Abé
528      The Garden of the Finzi-Continis     by  Giorgio Bassani
529      Ironweed     by  William Kennedy
530      The Time of the Hero     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
531      The Known World     by  Edward P. Jones
532      A Mortal Spring     by  Francisco Umbral
533      The Man with the Golden Arm     by  Nelson Algren
534      The Shadow Line     by  Joseph Conrad
535      The Book of Laughter and Forgetting     byMilan Kundera
536      Peter and Wendy     by  J. M. Barrie
537      Sometimes a Great Notion     by  Ken Kesey
538      Sanctuary     by  William Faulkner
539      A Thousand Splendid Suns     by  Khaled Hosseini
540      Demian     by  Hermann Hesse
541      Ubik     by  Philip K. Dick
542      The Bean Trees     by  Barbara Kingsolver
543      Haroun and the Sea of Stories     by  Salman Rushdie
544      The Diary of a Country Priest     by  Georges Bernanos
545      The God of Small Things     by  Arundhati Roy
546      The Lover     by  Marguerite Duras
547      My Antonia     by  Willa Cather
548      South of the Border, West of the Sun     by  Haruki Murakami
549      The Fault in Our Stars     by  John Green
550      Siddhartha     by  Hermann Hesse
551      Sophie's World     by  Jostein Gaarder
552      L.A. Confidential     byJames Ellroy
553      The Spoils of Poynton     by  Henry James
554      Mulengro     by  Charles de Lint
555      Wise Children     by  Angela Carter
556      Sophie's Choice     by  William Styron
557      And Then There Were None     by  Agatha Christie
558      Suttree     by  Cormac McCarthy
559      Brighton Rock     by  Graham Greene
560      Mythago Wood     by  Robert Holdstock
561      White Noise     byDon DeLillo
562      Gilead     by  Marilynne Robinson
563      Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World     by  Haruki Murakami
564      The Fixer     by  Bernard Malamud
565      The Postman Always Rings Twice     by  James M. Cain
566      Illusions     by  Richard Bach
567      Billy Budd     by  Herman Melville
568      The Poisonwood Bible     by  Barbara Kingsolver
569      White Teeth     byZadie Smith
570      VALIS     by  Philip K. Dick
571      Hotel du Lac     by  Anita Brookner
572      The Cunning Man     by  Robertson Davies
573      Cat's Cradle     by  Kurt Vonnegut
574      Babbitt     by  Sinclair Lewis
575      Austerlitz     byW. G. Sebald
576      The Unconsoled     by  Kazuo Ishiguro
577      The Magnificent Ambersons     byBooth Tarkington
578      The Day of the Triffids     by  John Wyndham
579      Satanic Verses     by  Salman Rushdie
580      Foundation     by  Isaac Asimov
581      The Leopard     by  Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
582      The Talented Mr. Ripley     by  Patricia Highsmith
583      The Black Swan     by  Thomas Mann
584      Life, a User's Manual     by  Georges Perec
585      Candide     by  Voltaire
586      Andersonville     by  MacKinlay Kantor
587      Chimera     by  John Barth
588      The End of the Affair     by  Graham Greene
589      The Metamorphosis     by  Franz Kafka
590      A Personal Matter     by  Kenzaburō Ōe
591      Gargantua and Pantagruel     by  Francois Rabelais
592      The Castle     by  Franz Kafka
593      Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?     by  Philip K. Dick
594      White Fang     by  Jack London
595      Decameron     by  Giovanni Boccaccio
596      Black Beauty     by  Anna Sewell
597      The Famished Road     by  Ben Okri
598      The Yearling     by  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
599      Mr. Sammler's Planet     by  Saul Bellow
600      Interview with the Vampire     by  Anne Rice
601      Wolf Hall     by  Hilary Mantel
602      Captain Hornblower R.N. Trilogy     by  C. S. Forester
603      A Visit From The Goon Squad     by  Jennifer Egan
604      Salvage the Bones     by  Jesmyn Ward
605      War Trash     by  Ha Jin
606      Legends of The Fall     by  Jim Harrison
607      Life & Times of Michael K     by  J. M. Coetzee
608      House Made of Dawn     by  N. Scott Momaday
609      Tree of Smoke     by  Denis Johnson
610      The Monkey Wrench Gang     by  Edward Abbey
611      The Bone People     by  Keri Hulme
612      A Fable     by  William Faulkner
613      Morte D'Urban     by  J. F. Powers
614      The Sense of an Ending     by  Julian Barnes
615      A Thousand Acres     by  Jane Smiley
616      The Razor's Edge     by  W. Somerset Maugham
617      The Great Fire     by  Shirley Hazzard
618      The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony     by  Henry Handel Richardson
619      The Czar's Madman     by  Jaan Kross
620      Last Orders     by  Graham Swift
621      Death of a Lake     by  Arthur W. Upfield
622      Sabbath's Theater     by  Philip Roth
623      The Go-Between     by  L. P. Hartley
624      Independence Day     by  Richard Ford
625      The Richard Trilogy     by  Paul Horgan
626      The Siege of Krishnapur     by  J. G. Farrell
627      The Bone is Pointed     by  Arthur W. Upfield
628      How Green Was My Valley     by  Richard Llewellyn
629      The Beast in the Jungle     by  Henry James
630      The Orphan Master's Son     by  Adam Johnson
631      The Poorhouse Fair     by  John Updike
632      The Ghost Road     by  Pat Barker
633      The Prince and the Pauper     by  Mark Twain
634      Let the Great World Spin     by  Colum McCann
635      Another Country     by  James Baldwin
636      The Optimist's Daughter     by  Eudora Welty
637      Amelia     by  Henry Fielding
638      Bring Up the Bodies     by  Hilary Mantel
639      Of Time and the River     by  Thomas Wolfe
640      World's Fair     by  E. L. Doctorow
641      Monsignor Quixote     by  Graham Greene
642      The Hours     by  Michael Cunningham
643      Mysteries     by  Knut Hamsun
644      Woodcutters     by  Thomas Bernhard
645      The White Tiger     by  Aravind Adiga
646      The Old Curiosity Shop     by  Charles Dickens
647      Empire Falls     by  Richard Russo
648      The Blithedale Romance     by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
649      A Frolic of His Own     by  William Gaddis
650      Horseman, Pass By  by  Larry McMurtry
651      The Inheritance of Loss     by  Kiran Desai
652      The Shining     by  Stephen King
653      The Able McLaughlins     by  Margaret Wilson
654      Underworld     by  Don DeLillo
655      In America     by  Susan Sontag
656      The Left Hand Of Darkness     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
657      The Gathering     by  Anne Enright
658      So Big     by  Edna Ferber
659      Murphy     by  Samuel Beckett
660      Paris Trout     by  Pete Dexter
661      Cry, the Beloved Country     by  Alan Paton
662      How Late It Was, How Late     by  James Kelman
663      Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant     by  Anne Tyler
664      Alice Adams     by  Booth Tarkington
665      Shadow Country     by  Peter Matthiessen
666      The Death of Artemio Cruz     by  Carlos Fuentes
667      Holiday     by  Stanley Middleton
668      The Edge of Sadness     by  Edwin O'Connor
669      Kristin Lavransdatter     by  Sigrid Undset
670      The Spectator Bird     by  Wallace Stegner
671      The Wanderer     by  Henri Alain-Fournier
672      Offshore     by  Penelope Fitzgerald
673      Bridget Jones's Diary     by  Helen Fielding
674      His Family     by  Ernest Poole
675      The Black Prince     by  Iris Murdoch
676      Paco's Story     by  Larry Heinemann
677      Zazie in the Metro     by  Raymond Queneau
678      The Savage Detectives     by  Roberto Bolano
679      Something to Answer For     by  P. H. Newby
680      Bonjour Tristesse     by  Francoise Sagan
681      Foreign Affairs     by  Alison Lurie
682      Manhattan Transfer     by  John Dos Passos
683      The Field of Vision     by  Wright Morris
684      The Elected Member     by  Bernice Rubens
685      The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge     by  Rainer Maria Rilke
686      In This Our Life     by  Ellen Glasgow
687      The Human Stain     by  Philip Roth
688      The Round House     by  Louise Erdrich
689      Sacred Hunger     by  Barry Unsworth
690      Lamb in His Bosom     by  Caroline Miller
691      A Wizard of Earthsea     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
692      Spartina     by  John Casey
693      The Conservationist     by  Nadine Gordimer
694      Steps     by  Jerzy Kosinski
695      The Half Brother     by  Lars Saabye Christensen
696      The Luminaries     by  Eleanor Catton
697      The English Teacher     by  R. K. Narayan
698      Years of Grace     by  Margaret Ayer Barnes
699      Ten North Frederick     by  John O'Hara
700      Memoirs of a Good for Nothing     by  Joseph von Eichendorff
701      Saville     by  David Storey
702      Growth of the Soil     by  Knut Hamsun
703      Dragon's Teeth     by  Upton Sinclair
704      The Seventh Cross     by  Anna Seghers
705      Charming Billy     by  Alice McDermott
706      First Circle     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
707      The Old Devils     by  Kingsley Amis
708      Simplicius Simplicissimus     by  Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
709      A Bell for Adano     by  John Hersey
710      The Three-Arched Bridge     by  Ismail Kadare
711      The Echo Maker     by  Richard Powers
712      Vendor Of Sweeets     by  R. K. Narayan
713      Vernon God Little     by  DBC Pierre
714      March     by  Geraldine Brooks
715      The Gift     by  Vladimir Nabokov
716      The Good Lord Bird     by  James McBride
717      Jealousy     by  Alain Robbe-Grillet
718      The Finkler Question     by  Howard Jacobson
719      The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr     by  E.T.A. Hoffmann
720      Breathing Lessons     by  Anne Tyler
721      Siebenkäs     by  Jean Paul
722      Blood Tie     by  Mary Lee Settle
723      Der Nachsommer     by  Adalbert Stifter
724      The Sea     by  John Banville
725      Cancer Ward     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
726      One of Ours     by  Willa Cather
727      The Skeleton     by  Amrita Pritam
728      The Waters of Kronos     by  Conrad Richter
729      Count Julian     by  Juan Goytisolo
730      Staying On     by  Paul Scott
731      The Way West     by  A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
732      The Hair of Harold Roux     by  Thomas Williams
733      First Love     by  Ivan Turgenev
734      Moon Tiger     by  Penelope Lively
735      The Royal Physician's Visit     by  Per Olov Enquist
736      Now in November     by  Josephine Winslow Johnson
737      Embers     by  Sandor Marai
738      The Centaur     by  John Updike
739      G.     by  John Berger
740      Honey in the Horn     by  Harold L. Davis
741      Identity     by  Milan Kundera
742      Middle Passage     by  Charles R. Johnson
743      And Where Were You, Adam?     by  Heinrich Böll
744      Heat and Dust     by  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
745      The Burn     by  Vassily Aksyonov
746      The Town     by  Conrad Richter
747      Three Junes     by  Julia Glass
748      In a Free State     by  V. S. Naipaul
749      Life and Fate     by  Vasily Grossman
750      A Summons to Memphis     by  Peter Taylor
751      Burmese Days     by  George Orwell
752      The News from Paraguay     by  Lily Tuck
753      Ivanhoe     by  Sir Walter Scott
754      Amsterdam     by  Ian McEwan
755      Elective Affinities     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
756      The Store     by  Thomas Sigismund Stribling
757      Plains Song     by  Wright Morris
758      August 1914     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
759      Disgrace     by  J. M. Coetzee
760      Green Henry     by  Gottfried Keller
761      Journey in the Dark     by  Martin Flavin
762      Soul Mountain     by  Xingjian Gao
763      The Narrow Road to the Deep North     by  Richard Flanagan
764      The Goldfinch     by  Donna Tartt
765      The Rings of Saturn     by  W. G. Sebald
766      A Brief History of Seven Killings     by  Marlon James
767      Sweet Days of Discipline     by  Fleur Jaeggy
768      The Years with Laura Diaz     by  Carlos Fuentes
769      Early Autumn     by  Louis Bromfield
770      The Sellout     by  Paul Beatty
771      My City: A Hong Kong Story     by  Xi Xi
772      The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love     by  Oscar Hijuelos
773      The Stone Raft     by  José Saramago
774      Troubles     by  J. G. Farrell
775      Antiworlds     by  Andrey Voznesensky
776      Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer     by  Steven Millhauser
777      Radetzky March     by  Joseph Roth
778      Olive Kitteridge     by  Elizabeth Strout
779      Les Enfants Terribles     by  Jean Cocteau
780      The Caine Mutiny     by  Herman Wouk
781      Perfume: The Story of a Murderer     by  Patrick Suskind
782      The Stechlin     by  Theodor Fontane
783      Fatelessness     by  Imre Kertész
784      The Reader     by  Bernhard Schlink
785      Bel Canto     by  Ann Patchett
786      A Fine Balance     by  Rohinton Mistry
787      The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood     by  Howard Pyle
788      American Psycho     by  Bret Easton Ellis
789      Party Going     by  Henry Green
790      Master and Commander     by  Patrick O'Brian
791      Correction     by  Thomas Bernhard
792      The Accidental Tourist     by  Anne Tyler
793      Snow Falling on Cedars     by  David Guterson
794      Pigs in Heaven     by  Barbara Kingsolver
795      Cold Comfort Farm     by  Stella Gibbons
796      Casino Royale     by  Ian Fleming
797      The Hunger Games     by  Suzanne Collins
798      The Chronicles of Barsetshire     by  Anthony Trollope
799      A Tale of Love and Darkness     by  Amos Oz
800      A Game of Thrones     by  George R. R. Martin
801      Red Dragon     by  Thomas Harris
802      The Warlord of Mars     by  Edgar Rice Burroughs
803      Swallows and Amazons     by  Arthur Ransome
804      The Moon is Down     by  John Steinbeck
805      Kidnapped     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
806      Killshot     by  Elmore Leonard
807      The Cloister and the Hearth     by  Charles Reade
808      The Plantagenet Saga     by  Jean Plaidy
809      The Scarlet Plague     by  Jack London
810      Jonathan Livingston Seagull     by  Richard Bach
811      The Island Within     by  Ludwig Lewisohn
812      Gone Girl     by  Gillian Flynn
813      Miss Susie Slagle's     by  Augusta Tucker
814      The Ballad of Peckham Rye     by  Muriel Spark
815      Nectar in a Sieve     by  Kamala Markandaya
816      The Chaneysville Incident     by  David Bradley
817      The Hour of the Star     by  Clarice Lispector
818      Mumbo Jumbo     by  Ishmael Reed
819      The Shell Seekers     by  Rosamunde Pilcher
820      What Is the What     by  Dave Eggers
821      Baudolino     by  Umberto Eco
822      The Manuscript Found in Saragossa     by  Jan Potocki
823      Eugene Onegin     by  Alexander Pushkin
824      Mason & Dixon     by  Thomas Pynchon
825      The Beautiful and Damned     byF. Scott Fitzgerald
826      The Discovery of Heaven     by  Harry Mulisch
827      The Baron in the Trees     by  Italo Calvino
828      The Days of His Grace     by  Eyvind Johnson
829      The Road to Klockrike     by  Harry Martinson
830      Hemsöborna     by  August Strindberg
831      Stockholm series     by  Per Anders Fogelström
832      House with the Blind Glass Windows     by  Herbjørg Wassmo
833      The Women's Room     by  Marilyn French
834      The Bells of Bicêtre     by  Georges Simenon
835      Flowering Nettle     by  Harry Martinson
836      Barefoot     by  Zaharia Stancu
837      The Unknown Soldier     by  Väinö Linna
838      The Serious Game     by  Hjalmar Söderberg
839      The Red Room     by  August Strindberg
840      The Dwarf     by  Par Lagerkvist
841      The Emigrants     by  Vilhelm Moberg
842      Doctor Glas     by  Hjalmar Söderberg
843      Second-class Citizen     by  Buchi Emecheta
844      The Queen's Tiara     by  Carl Jonas Love Almquist
845      After the Flood     by  P. C. Jersild
846      Kallocain     by  Karin Boye
847      The Long Ships     by  Frans G. Bengtsson
848      Simon and the Oaks     by  Marianne Fredriksson
849      The Christmas Oratorio     by  Göran Tunström
850      The Alberta Trilogy     by  Cora Sandel
851      They Burn the Thistles     by  Yaşar Kemal
852      The Emperor of Portugallia     by  Selma Lagerlöf
853      The Werewolf     by  Aksel Sandemose
854      Bathsheba     by  Torgny Lindgren
855      The Prince of Tides     by  Pat Conroy
856      Wonder Boys     by  Michael Chabon
857      The Man Who Was Thursday     by  G. K. Chesterton
858      Cold Sassy Tree     by  Olive Ann Burns
859      The Golden Ass     by  Apuleius
860      High Fidelity     by  Nick Hornby
861      Flicker     by  Theodore Roszak
862      The Code of the Woosters     by  P. G. Wodehouse
863      World's End     by  T. C. Boyle
864      The Storyteller     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
865      Half of a Yellow Sun     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
866      Time and Again     by  Jack Finney
867      At Play in the Fields of the Lord     by  Peter Matthiessen
868      The Green Knight     by  Iris Murdoch
869      A Severed Head     by  Iris Murdoch
870      The Remorseful Day     by  Colin Dexter
871      Living     by  Henry Green
872      The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
873      The Hearts and Lives of Men     by  Fay Weldon
874      The Real Life of Sebastian Knight     by  Vladimir Nabokov
875      Water Music     by  T. C. Boyle
876      Nights At The Circus     by  Angela Carter
877      The Unicorn     by  Iris Murdoch
878      The African Child     by  Camara Laye
879      Kaputt     by  Curzio Malaparte
880      Blindness     by  Henry Green
881      Cutting for Stone     by  Abraham Verghese
882      The Book of the New Sun     by  Gene Wolfe
883      The Horse's Mouth     by  Joyce Cary
884      Earth Abides     by  George Rippey Stewart
885      Cities of Salt     by  Abdelrahman Munif
886      Waverley     by  Sir Walter Scott
887      The Van     by  Roddy Doyle
888      House of Leaves     by  Mark Z. Danielewski
889      Little House on the Prairie     by  Laura Ingalls Wilder
890      Benito Cereno     by  Herman Melville
891      Einstein's Dreams     by  Alan Lightman
892      The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities  by Unknown
893      Cheri     by  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
894      The Voyage Out     by  Virginia Woolf
895      Nicholas Nickleby  by  Charles Dickens
896      The Pioneers     by  James Fenimore Cooper
897      In Watermelon Sugar     by  Richard Brautigan
898      Resurrection     by  Leo Tolstoy
899      Penguin Island     by  Anatole France
900      New Atlantis     by  Francis Bacon
901      Devil in a Blue Dress     by  Walter Mosley
902      The Giver     by  Lois Lowry
903      Out Stealing Horses     by  Per Petterson
904      The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born     by  Ayi K. Armah
905      Everything Is Illuminated     by  Jonathan Safran Foer
906      Kane and Abel     by  Jeffrey Archer
907      The Violent Bear It Away     by  Flannery O'Connor
908      Voss     by  Patrick White
909      Roots     by  Alex Haley
910      Ellen Foster     by  Kaye Gibbons
911      London Fields     by  Martin Amis
912      War and Remembrance     by  Herman Wouk
913      Centennial     by  James A. Michener
914      Sula     by  Toni Morrison
915      Cider with Rosie     by  Laurie Lee
916      The Godfather     by  Mario Puzo
917      Augustus     by  John Edward Williams
918      Giants in the Earth     by  Ole Edvart Rolvaag
919      The Alienist     by  Caleb Carr
920      Talk Before Sleep     by  Elizabeth Berg
921      Corelli's Mandolin     by  Louis de Bernières
922      The Education of Little Tree     by  Forrest Carter
923      The Help     by  Kathryn Stockett
924      Birdsong     by  Sebastian Faulks
925      The Notebook     by  Agota Kristof
926      Like Water For Chocolate     by  Laura Esquivel
927      Wittgenstein's Mistress     by  David Markson
928      Bless Me, Ultima     by  Rudolfo Anaya
929      Moravagine     by  Blaise Cendrars
930      Froth on the daydream     by  Boris Vian
931      I Am Legend     by  Richard Matheson
932      Sea of Poppies     by  Amitav Ghosh
933      Under Western Eyes     by  Joseph Conrad
934      A New Life     by  Bernard Malamud
935      In the Time of the Butterflies     by  Julia Alvarez
936      Amongst Women     by  John McGahern
937      Mortals     by  Norman Rush
938      The Bastard of Istanbul     by  Elif Shafak
939      Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk     by  Ben Fountain
940      Amerika     by  Franz Kafka
941      The Heather Blazing     by  Colm Tóibín
942      An Accidental Man     by  Iris Murdoch
943      Gaudy Night     by  Dorothy L. Sayers
944      The Electric Michelangelo     by  Sarah Hall
945      Cities of the Red Night     by  William S. Burroughs
946      The Rachel Papers     by  Martin Amis
947      Ghostwritten     by  David Mitchell
948      The Ballad of the Sad Cafe     by  Carson McCullers
949      I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem     by  Maryse Condé
950      Distant Star     by  Roberto Bolano
951      American Genius: A Comedy     by  Lynne Tillman
952      The Elementary Particles     by  Michel Houellebecq
953      Stoner     by  John Edward Williams
954      A Violent Life     by  Pier Paolo Pasolini
955      The Daughter of Time     by  Josephine Tey
956      No Country for Old Men     by  Cormac McCarthy
957      A Spy In The House Of Love     by  Anaïs Nin
958      The Natural     by  Bernard Malamud
959      Cat's Eye     by  Margaret Atwood
960      Diamonds Are Forever     by  Ian Fleming
961      Eye Of The Needle     by  Ken Follett
962      Farewell, My Lovely     by  Raymond Chandler
963      She and Allan     by  H. Rider Haggard
964      Against Nature     by  Joris-Karl Huysmans
965      Junky     by  William S. Burroughs
966      Hangover Square: A Tale of Darkest Earl's Court     by  Patrick Hamilton
967      The Royal Game     by  Stefan Zweig
968      A Canticle for Leibowitz     by  Walter M. Miller
969      The Invisible Man     by  H. G. Wells
970      The Talisman     by  Sir Walter Scott
971      Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions     by  Edwin A. Abbott
972      The Sea-Wolf     by  Jack London
973      Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans     by  Honore De Balzac
974      The Third Policeman     by  Flann O'Brien
975      Blood Oranges     by  John Hawkes
976      The Palm-Wine Drinkard     by  Amos Tutola
977      Man in the Holocene     by  Max Frisch
978      Love in a Cold Climate     by  Nancy Mitford
979      Falling in Place     by  Ann Beattie
980      The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story     by  Horace Walpole
981      Professor Unrat     by  Heinrich Mann
982      Nog     by  Rudy Wurlitzer
983      The Feast of the Goat     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
984      Tragic Magic     by  Wesley Brown
985      The Pure and the Impure     by  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
986      Searching for Caleb     by  Anne Tyler
987      Burr     by  Gore Vidal
988      The German Lesson     by  Siegfried Lenz
989      Shadows on the Hudson     by  Isaac Bashevis Singer
990      The Changeling     by  Joy Williams
991      The Lime Twig     by  John Hawkes
992      Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
993      The Clown     by  Heinrich Böll
994      Vile Bodies     by  Evelyn Waugh
995      Betty Blue: The Story of a Passion     by  Philippe Djian
996      From Russia with Love     by  Ian Fleming
997      The Subterraneans     by  Jack Kerouac
998      The Maurizius Case     by  Jakob Wassermann
999      A Sorrow Beyond Dreams     by  Peter Handke
1000    The Coup     by  John Updike
1001    The New Sufferings of Young W     by  Ulrich Plenzdorf
1002    The Power of One     by  Bryce Courtenay
1003    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan     by  Lisa See
1004    The Wife of Martin Guerre     by  Janet Lewis
1005    Cannery Row     by  John Steinbeck
1006    Raise High the Roof Beam     by  J. D. Salinger
1007    The Namesake     by  Jhumpa Lahiri
1008    Going Native     by  Stephen Wright
1009    Chronicle of a Death Foretold     by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1010    Obasan     by  Joy Kogawa
1011    Girl in Hyacinth Blue     by  Susan Vreeland
1012    Far Tortuga     by  Peter Matthiessen
1013    Life After Life     by  Kate Atkinson
1014    Good Omens     by  Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
1015    The Iron Heel     by  Jack London
1016    You Shall Know Our Velocity     by  Dave Eggers
1017    Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me     by  Richard Fariña
1018    The Bonesetter's Daughter     by  Amy Tan
1019    Dawn     by  Elie Wiesel
1020    Dreaming in Cuban     by  Cristina García
1021    Jayber Crow     by  Wendell Berry
1022    Lonesome Dove     by  Larry McMurtry
1023    Purple Hibiscus     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
1024    O Pioneers!     by  Willa Cather
1025    Ties That Bind, Ties That Break     by  Lensey Namioka
1026    The Bostonians     by  Henry James
1027    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency     by  Alexander McCall Smith
1028    This Side of Paradise     by  F. Scott Fitzgerald
1029    The Blue Sword     by  Robin McKinley
1030    Affliction     by  Russell Banks
1031    Where Angels Fear to Tread     by  E. M. Forster
1032    Crow Lake     by  Mary Lawson
1033    The Wasp Factory     by  Iain Banks
1034    A Dog's Purpose     by  W. Bruce Cameron
1035    The Colour of Magic     by  Terry Pratchett
1036    I Capture the Castle     by  Dodie Smith
1037    Ecotopia     by  Ernest Callenbach
1038    The Farming of Bones     by  Edwidge Danticat
1039    The Physician     by  Noah Gordon
1040    The House at Pooh Corner     by  A. A. Milne
1041    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas     by  John Boyne
1042    He, She and It     by  Marge Piercy
1043    Trainspotting     by  Irvine Welsh
1044    A Series of Unfortunate     by  Lemony Snicket
1045    Bread Givers     by  Anzia Yezierska
1046    Knots and Crosses     by  Ian Rankin
1047    Valley of the Dolls     by  Jacqueline Susann
1048    The Pearl     by  John Steinbeck
1049    Hard Times     by  Charles Dickens
1050    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo     by  Stieg Larsson
1051    The Commitments     by  Roddy Doyle
1052    The Bluest Eye     by  Toni Morrison
1053    Nothing Like the Sun     by  Anthony Burgess
1054    The Thinking Reed     by  Rebecca West
1055    The Public Burning     by  Robert Coover
1056    Beat the Devil     by  Claud Cockburn
1057    The Indian Lawyer     by  James Welch
1058    The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold     by  Evelyn Waugh
1059    The Making of Americans     by  Gertrude Stein
1060    Light Years     by  James Salter
1061    The Nova Trilogy     by  William S. Burroughs
1062    The Almanac of the Dead     by  Leslie Marmon Silko
1063    A Mirror for Witches     by  Esther Forbes
1064    The Slaves of Solitude     by  Patrick Hamilton
1065    The Soul of Kindness     by  Elizabeth Taylor
1066    Novel on Yellow Paper     by  Stevie Smith
1067    Take It Or Leave It     by  Raymond Federman
1068    A Feast of Snakes     by  Harry Crews
1069    Less Than Angels     by  Barbara Pym
1070    Vida     by  Marge Piercy
1071    The Plot Against America     by  Philip Roth
1072    Regeneration     by  Pat Barker
1073    Animal Dreams     by  Barbara Kingsolver
1074    The Mask of Dimitrios     by  Eric Ambler
1075    Americanah     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
1076    July's People     by  Nadine Gordimer
1077    Julian     by  Gore Vidal
1078    The Killer Inside Me     by  Jim Thompson
1079    An American Dream     by  Norman Mailer
1080    Lady into Fox     by  David Garnett
1081    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time     by  Mark Haddon
1082    If He Hollers Let Him Go     by  Chester Himes
1083    My Brilliant Friend     by  Elena Ferrante
1084    Flaubert's Parrot     by  Julian Barnes
1085    Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War     by  Karl Marlantes
1086    Suite Française     by  Irène Némirovsky
1087    The Clan of the Cave Bear     by  Jean M. Auel
1088    The Last Good Kiss     by  James Crumley
1089    The Radiant Way     by  Margaret Drabble
1090    The Illustrious House of Ramires     by  Eça de Queirós
1091    The Flight from the Enchanter     by  Iris Murdoch
1092    Eustace and Hilda     by  L. P. Hartley
1093    Tripmaster Monkey     by  Maxine Hong Kingston
1094    The Horse Whisperer     by  Nicholas Evans
1095    Gateway     by  Frederik Pohl
1096    Machine Dreams     by  Jayne Anne Phillips
1097    NW     by  Zadie Smith
1098    Two Serious Ladies     by  Jane Bowles
1099    The Dogs of March     by  Ernest Hebert
1100    The Loser     by  Thomas Bernhard
1101    The King Must Die     by  Mary Renault
1102    Sleeping Beauty     by  Ross Macdonald
1103    House Of Splendid Isolation     by  Edna O'Brien
1104    Lucy     by  Jamaica Kincaid
1105    Greenmantle     by  John Buchan
1106    Hadrian the Seventh     by  Frederick Rolfe
1107    New Grub Street     by  George Gissing
1108    Joy in the Morning     by  P. G. Wodehouse
1109    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes     by  Anita Loos
1110    Winter's Tale     by  Mark Helprin
1111    The Heat of the Day     by  Elizabeth Bowen
1112    Lolly Willowes     by  Sylvia Townsend Warner
1113    The Pillars Of The Earth     by  Ken Follett
1114    Cranford     by  Elizabeth Gaskell
1115    The Rifles     by  William T. Vollmann
1116    Follow the River     by  James Alexander Thom
1117    Dhalgren     by  Samuel R. Delany
1118    The Fountains of Neptune     by  Rikki Ducornet
1119    The Jade Cabinet     by  Rikki Ducornet
1120    Entering Fire     by  Rikki Ducornet
1121    The Stain     by  Rikki Ducornet
1122    Cane     by  Jean Toomer
1123    Lookout cartridge     by  Joseph McElroy
1124    Genoa: a telling of wonders     by  Paul C. Metcalf
1125    The Glass Bead Game     by  Hermann Hesse
1126    The Voyeur     by  Alain Robbe-Grillet
1127    Double Or Nothing     by  Raymond Federman
1128    The Cannibal     by  John Hawkes
1129    The Secret Garden     by  Frances Hodgson Burnett
1130    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry     by  Mildred D. Taylor
1131    Busman's Honeymoon     by  Dorothy L. Sayers
1132    The Counterlife     by  Philip Roth
1133    Operation Shylock     by  Philip Roth
1134    Always Coming Home     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
1135    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood     by  Rebecca Wells
1136    The Cairo Trilogy     by  Naguib Mahfouz
1137    Riddley Walker     by  Russell Hoban
1138    Checkerboard Trilogy     by  William Eastlake
1139    A Patchwork Planet     by  Anne Tyler
1140    The Franchiser     by  Stanley Elkin
1141    Skinny Legs and All     by  Tom Robbins
1142    Outlander     by  Diana Gabaldon
1143    Tlooth     by  Harry Mathews
1144    Waiting for the Mahatma     by  R. K. Narayan
1145    Misery     by  Stephen King
1146    Albany Cycle     by  William Kennedy
1147    The Tunnel     by  William H. Gass
1148    Omensetter's Luck     by  William H. Gass
1149    Fried Green Tomatoes     by  Fannie Flagg
1150    Tisha     by  Robert Specht
1151    Darconville's Cat     by  Alexander Theroux
1152    Up     by  Ronald Sukenick
1153    Christy     by  Catherine Marshall
1154    Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down     by  Ishmael Reed
1155    Lost Horizon     by  James Hilton
1156    You Bright and Risen Angels     by  William T. Vollmann
1157    More Than Human     by  Theodore Sturgeon
1158    Boy's Life     by  Robert R. McCammon
1159    Mulligan Stew     by  Gilbert Sorrentino
1160    Easy Travel to Other Planets     by  Ted Mooney
1161    Home and the World     by  Rabindranath Tagore
1162    Tours of the Black Clock     by  Steve Erickson
1163    I, Robot     by  Isaac Asimov
1164    Cities of the Plain     by  Cormac McCarthy
1165    The Moor's Last Sigh     by  Salman Rushdie
1166    Winter's Bone     by  Daniel Woodrell
1167    The Dharma Bums     by  Jack Kerouac
1168    Savages     by  Don Winslow
1169    The Professional     by  W. C. Heinz
1170    The Continental Op     by  Dashiell Hammett
1171    Time's Arrow     by  Martin Amis
1172    Plainsong     by  Kent Haruf
1173    American Tabloid     by  James Ellroy
1174    A Fan's Notes     by  Frederick Exley
1175    Women     by  Charles Bukowski
1176    The Stone Diaries     by  Carol Shields
1177    Netherland     by  Joseph O'Neill
1178    On Beauty     by  Zadie Smith
1179    The Blue Flower     by  Penelope Fitzgerald
1180    The Accidental     by  Ali Smith
1181    Case Histories     by  Kate Atkinson
1182    The Secret Scripture     by  Sebastian Barry
1183    Clockers     by  Richard Price
1184    Snow     by  Orhan Pamuk
1185    Home     by  Marilynne Robinson
1186    Fingersmith     by  Sarah Waters
1187    A Lesson Before Dying     by  Ernest J. Gaines
1188    Small Island     by  Andrea Levy
1189    Billy Bathgate     by  E. L. Doctorow
1190    them     by  Joyce Carol Oates
1191    Brooklyn     by  Colm Tóibín
1192    The March     by  E. L. Doctorow
1193    Ship of Fools     by  Katherine Anne Porter
1194    Mystic River     by  Dennis Lehane
1195    Black Water     by  Joyce Carol Oates
1196    The Abyss     by  Marguerite Yourcenar
1197    The Horseman on the Roof     by  Jean Giono
1198    Belle du Seigneur     by  Albert Cohen
1199    The Lovely Bones     by  Alice Sebold
1200    Thérèse Desqueyroux     by  François Mauriac
1201    Confusion     by  Stefan Zweig
1202    The Eye in the Door     by  Pat Barker
1203    The House on Mango Street     by  Sandra Cisneros
1204    LaBrava     by  Elmore Leonard
1205    le Silence de la Mer     by  Vercors
1206    Thursbitch     by  Alan Garner
1207    Eva Luna     by  Isabel Allende
1208    The Joke     by  Milan Kundera
1209    A Ghost at Noon     by  Alberto Moravia
1210    The Ghost     by  Robert Harris
1211    Aurélien     by  Louis Aragon
1212    Waiting to Exhale     by  Terry McMillan
1213    Youth     by  J. M. Coetzee
1214    The Night Manager     by  John le Carré
1215    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things     by  Jon McGregor
1216    Fleshmarket Close     by  Ian Rankin
1217    The Children of Men     by  P. D. James
1218    Drop City     by  T. C. Boyle
1219    Martin Eden     by  Jack London
1220    The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum     by  Heinrich Böll
1221    The Opposing Shore     by  Julien Gracq
1222    The Kindly Ones     by  Jonathan Littell
1223    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils     by  Selma Lagerlöf
1224    The Ravishing of Lol Stein     by  Marguerite Duras
1225    The Interrogation     by  J. M. G. Le Clezio
1226    The Damned Utd     by  David Peace
1227    A Sight for Sore Eyes     by  Ruth Rendell
1228    Bright Lights, Big City     by  Jay McInerney
1229    The General of the Dead Army     by  Ismail Kadare
1230    The Emperor's Children     by  Claire Messud
1231    Born Yesterday     by  Gordon Burn
1232    The Strange Case of Peter the Lett     by  Georges Simenon
1233    The Enchantress of Florence     by  Salman Rushdie
1234    A Home at the End of the World     by  Michael Cunningham
1235    The Ruins     by  Scott Smith
1236    By the Lake     by  John McGahern
1237    No Orchids for Miss Blandish     by  James Hadley Chase
1238    Unless     by  Carol Shields
1239    Second Thoughts     by  Michel Butor
1240    Presumed Innocent     by  Scott Turow
1241    The Last Gentleman     by  Walker Percy
1242    The Carhullan Army     by  Sarah Hall
1243    Kaaterskill Falls     by  Allegra Goodman
1244    Practical Magic     by  Alice Hoffman
1245    The Position     by  Meg Wolitzer
1246    English Passengers     by  Matthew Kneale
1247    The Destiny Waltz     by  Gerda Charles
1248    The Terror     by  Dan Simmons
1249    Saturday     by  Ian McEwan
1250    Injury Time     by  Beryl Bainbridge
1251    Ceremony     by  Leslie Marmon Silko
1252    Speedboat     by  Renata Adler
1253    Postcards     by  E. Annie Proulx
1254    Behind of the Scenes at the Museum     by  Kate Atkinson
1255    The Chymical Wedding     by  Lindsay Clarke
1256    Kate Vaiden     by  Reynolds Price
1257    Being Dead     by  Jim Crace
1258    Philadelphia Fire     by  John Edgar Wideman
1259    Music and Silence     by  Rose Tremain
1260    The Chip Chip Gatherers     by  Shiva Naipaul
1261    Seaview     by  Toby Olson
1262    Swing Hammer Swing!     by  Jeff Torrington
1263    Kruger's Alp     by  Christopher Hope
1264    The Barracks Thief     by  Tobias Wolff
1265    The Children of Dynmouth     by  William Trevor
1266    The Bird of Night     by  Susan Hill
1267    Motherless Brooklyn     by  Jonathan Lethem
1268    The Art of Fielding     by  Chad Harbach
1269    The Bear Comes Home     by  Rafi Zabor
1270    The Great Man     by  Kate Christensen
1271    Everyman     by  Philip Roth
1272    The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle     by  David Wroblewski
1273    Home to Harlem     by  Claude McKay
1274    Day     by  A. L. Kennedy
1275    Spies     by  Michael Frayn
1276    Soldiers in Hiding     by  Richard Wiley
1277    Mao II     by  Don DeLillo
1278    The Comforts of Madness     by  Paul Sayer
1279    George Mills     by  Stanley Elkin
1280    Mrs. Ted Bliss     by  Stanley Elkin
1281    Felicia's Journey     by  William Trevor
1282    The Hand That First Held Mine     by  Maggie O'Farrell
1283    Scarlet Sister Mary     by  Julia Peterkin
1284    Hopeful Monsters     by  Nicholas Mosley
1285    Geek Love     by  Katherine Dunn
1286    The Flamethrowers     by  Rachel Kushner
1287    Theory of War     by  Joan Brady
1288    Restless     by  William Boyd
1289    Sent for You Yesterday     by  John Edgar Wideman
1290    How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents     by  Julia Alvarez
1291    Quarantine     by  Jim Crace
1292    The Queen of the Tambourine     by  Jane Gardam
1293    Brown Girl, Brownstones     by  Paule Marshall
1294    Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man     by  James Weldon Johnson
1295    Carter Beats The Devil     by  Glen David Gold
1296    The Child in Time     by  Ian McEwan
1297    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets     by  Stephen Crane
1298    Leading the Cheers     by  Justin Cartwright
1299    Tinkers     by  Paul Harding
1300    The Late George Apley     by  John P. Marquand
1301    How German Is It     by  Walter Abish
1302    Souls and Bodies     by  David Lodge
1303    Twelve Bar Blues     by  Patrick Neate
1304    Fools of Fortune     by  William Trevor
1305    Silver's City     by  Maurice Leitch
1306    Dusk     by  James Salter
1307    The Dispossessed     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
1308    The Tenderness of Wolves     by  Stef Penney
1309    The Sacred and Profane Love Machine     by  Iris Murdoch
1310    Laughing Boy     by  Oliver La Farge
1311    The Eighth Day     by  Thornton Wilder
1312    Every Man for Himself     by  Beryl Bainbridge
1313    Pure     by  Andrew Miller
1314    Guard of Honor     by  James Gould Cozzens
1315    Docherty     by  William Mcllvanney
1316    The Old Jest     by  Jennifer Johnston
1317    Picture Palace     by  Paul Theroux
1318    Poor Things     by  Alasdair Gray
1319    October Light     by  John Gardner
1320    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close     by  Jonathan Safran Foer
1321    The Ice Storm     by  Rick Moody
1322    The Keepers of the House     by  Shirley Ann Grau
1323    The Year of the French     by  Thomas Flanagan
1324    Young Shoulders     by  John Wain
1325    Advise and Consent     by  Allen Drury
1326    The Epicure's Lament     by  Kate Christensen



  1. I just read The Bridge of San Luis Rey and it was really interesting. Welcome to the club!

    1. It'll be a while before I get to it, but I look forward to it. Thanks Arie!

  2. I think this list looks great! It'll take you a while to get through it, but I hope you enjoy it!

  3. So glad you included Atlas Shrugged. Best novel I've ever read!

    1. Shhhh....you shouldn't say things like that on the record. Apparently, reading Ayn Rand can ruin your political career.

    2. I have no qualms about it, Atlas Shrugged is one of the best books I've read as well. :-) I think you'll enjoy it as well.

    3. Or it could MAKE your political career ;)

  4. I was going to recommend the Classics Club to you as a way of inspiring or supporting you through your list of classics...but I see that Arie and you already know each other :-)

  5. In which I'm excited to see Little Women on your list. And yes, I can be a bit bossy, lol. Thanks for the words and the book recommendation! :-) I humbly recommend The Killer Angels to you.

  6. That's a long list! And from what I can tell you're following it in the order you've listed the titles, right? WoW.

    I glanced through the titles you've completed, and I found myself wanting to ask you what you thought of some of them...then I realised those were links to reviews. So, I shall be going through them slowly...and commenting. :D

    1. My quest is truly only the top 100, but I'll probably keep going whenever I complete that. Yes, I'm reading them in order. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. I am impressed! So ambitious. I will also be reading your reviews over time. Best of luck!!

    1. Thanks for the feedback Lynn. I look forward to comparing notes where we overlap, and getting a good recommendation on others.

  8. Wow! Way to go on the list! I'm impressed by its size :) Lots of great titles on here. Love to see some overlap between our lists. Looking forward to comparing how we like our classics in the future!

  9. What a wonderful list. Some I've read, some I want to read, most I haven't read. There's so many great books, right, :)

    I have read Catch 22 recently. I see you are a military man, and maybe because I'm not a military person, I enjoyed Catch 22. To me, it was a satire of life with the military background, but I can see how it can rub military people wrong. I'm always easier to be at least disappointed with a novel that makes satire of something very well known and dear to me.

  10. Keith C.
    I think that the second hundred of your long list is much better than the first one. I am baffled by the lack of Neal Stephenson's works however, and also Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes' creator.

  11. It's so nice to have a list of books to consider which ones I would choose, and which ones I have already read. I am fortunate to have read many in your list, and many, many more. I notice that your list does not contain much Science-fiction. Some of the finest modern writers are found in this field e.g. Neal Stephenson and L.E. Modesitt are two splendid examples. When you are ready to expand your reading range a little you might try them. I like the quote about a person who does not read only lives one life but a person who does lives a thousand. Enjoy your thousand lives. Regards, Keith.

    1. It isn't truly MY list...it is a composite of six different Greatest Novels list. I agree that Sci-Fi, is a bit neglected...as well as a few other genres.

  12. I am so intrigued by your list and your reading project! I am considering a similar list and project for my humble book-blogging efforts: http://theabbessofandalusia.blogspot.com/
    I am curious, though, about your 3 deletions; what is the story behind the deletions (but I think I might guess).
    In any case, now that I have stumbled upon your blog, which very much interests me, I look forward to revisiting often. Who knows! I might shadow your reading plan by falling into step behind you. All the best from a die-hard bibliophile on the Gulf coast . . . Tim

    1. Thanks Tim. The tree I did not finish for slightly different reasons. Lolita was just a topic I did not want to fill my mind with. I understand there may be some redeeming element in the end, but I just didn't want to dwell on the topic. Gravity's Rainbow was obscene. Henry James is the hardest to describe why...but the one I objected to most. IMO, he is also obscene, but in a different way. He seems to hold everyone and everything in contempt. That is the one of the three that I did explain a bit in this DNF review: http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2015/06/tropic-of-cancer-by-henry-miller.html


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