1001 Books to Read Before You Die

Hello hello! 🙂     (I like “Hello’s”, don’t I? 😛 )

The other day I stumbled upon a site talking about 1001 books to read before you die and challenges concerning it ….

Woah!! 1001?!

There used to be 100, now they upped it to 1001 ?? O_O How many years would THAT take?

1001 Books at Amazon

I think this is the site that I’d found the list, but it refuses to load so I will post the list here as well.

I was curious, (and up for a challenge), so I found the list of books. There is a very nice and handy excel sheet that lists them all, and you can mark which you’ve read already, which you want to read next, etc. If you donate there are even better features for it.

2000s

  1. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Saturday, Ian McEwan
  3. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  4. Slow Man, J.M. Coetzee
  5. Adjunct: An Undigest, Peter Manson
  6. The Sea, John Banville
  7. The Red Queen, Margaret Drabble
  8. The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
  9. The Master, Colm Tóibín
  10. Vanishing Point, David Markson
  11. The Lambs Of London, Peter Ackroyd
  12. Dining On Stones, Iain Sinclair
  13. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  14. Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle
  15. The Colour, Rose Tremain
  16. Thursbitch, Alan Garner
  17. The Light Of Day, Graham Swift
  18. What I Loved, Siri Hustvedt
  19. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  20. Islands, Dan Sleigh
  21. Elizabeth Costello, J.M. Coetzee
  22. London Orbital, Iain Sinclair
  23. Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry
  24. Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
  25. The Double, José Saramago
  26. Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
  27. Unless, Carol Shields
  28. Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami
  29. The Story Of Lucy Gault, William Trevor
  30. That They May Face the Rising Sun, John McGahern
  31. In The Forest, Edna O’Brien
  32. Shroud, John Banville
  33. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  34. Youth, J.M. Coetzee
  35. Dead Air, Iain Banks
  36. Nowhere Man, Aleksandar Hemon
  37. The Book Of Illusions, Paul Auster
  38. Gabriel’s Gift, Hanif Kureishi
  39. Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald
  40. Platform, Michael Houellebecq
  41. Schooling, Heather McGowan
  42. Atonement, Ian McEwan
  43. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
  44. Don’t Move, Margaret Mazzantini
  45. The Body Artist, Don DeLillo
  46. Fury, Salman Rushdie
  47. At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O’Neill
  48. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
  49. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel
  50. The Feast Of The Goat, Mario Vargos Llosa
  51. An Obedient Father, Akhil Sharma
  52. The Devil And Miss Prym, Paulo Coelho
  53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost, Ismail Kadare
  54. White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  55. The Heart Of Redness, Zakes Mda
  56. Under The Skin, Michel Faber
  57. Ignorance, Milan Kundera
  58. Nineteen Seventy Seven, David Peace
  59. Celestial Harmonies, Péter Esterházy
  60. City Of God, E.L. Doctorow
  61. How The Dead Live, Will Self
  62. The Human Stain, Philip Roth
  63. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
  64. After The Quake, Haruki Murakami
  65. Small Remedies, Shashi Deshpande
  66. Super-Cannes, J.G. Ballard
  67. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
  68. Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates
  69. Pastoralia, George Saunders

1900s

  1. Timbuktu, Paul Auster
  2. The Romantics, Pankaj Mishra
  3. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
  4. As If I Am Not There, Slavenka Drakulic
  5. Everything You Need, A.L. Kennedy
  6. Fear And Trembling, Amélie Nothomb
  7. The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
  8. Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
  9. Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami
  10. Atomised, Michel Houellebecq
  11. Intimacy, Hanif Kureishi
  12. Amsterdam, Ian McEwan
  13. Cloudsplitter, Russell Banks
  14. All Souls Day, Cees Nooteboom
  15. The Talk Of The Town, Ardal O’Hanlon
  16. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
  17. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  18. Glamorama, Bret Easton Ellis
  19. Another World, Pat Barker
  20. The Hours, Michael Cunningham
  21. Veronika Decides To Die, Paulo Coelho
  22. Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon
  23. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  24. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
  25. Great Apes, Will Self
  26. Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
  27. Underworld, Don DeLillo
  28. Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
  29. The Life Of Insects, Victor Pelevin
  30. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
  31. The Untouchable, John Banville
  32. Silk, Alessandro Baricco
  33. Cocaine Nights, J.G. Ballard
  34. Hallucinating Foucault, Patricia Duncker
  35. Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels
  36. The Ghost Road, Pat Barker
  37. Forever a Stranger, Hella Haasse
  38. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  39. The Clay Machine-Gun, Victor Pelevin
  40. Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
  41. The Unconsoled, Kazuo Ishiguro
  42. Morvern Callar, Alan Warner
  43. The Information, Martin Amis
  44. The Moor’s Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie
  45. Sabbath’s Theater, Philip Roth
  46. The Rings Of Saturn, W.G. Sebald
  47. The Reader, Bernhard Schlink
  48. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
  49. Love’s Work, Gillian Rose
  50. The End Of The Story, Lydia Davis
  51. Mr. Vertigo, Paul Auster
  52. The Folding Star, Alan Hollinghurst
  53. Whatever, Michel Houellebecq
  54. Land, Park Kyong-ni
  55. The Master Of Petersburg, J.M. Coetzee
  56. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  57. Pereira Declares: A Testimony, Antonio Tabucchi
  58. City Sister Silve, Jàchym Topol
  59. How Late It Was, How Late, James Kelman
  60. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
  61. Felicia’s Journey, William Trevor
  62. Disappearance, David Dabydeen
  63. The Invention Of Curried Sausage, Uwe Timm
  64. The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
  65. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  66. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  67. Looking For The Possible Dance, A.L. Kennedy
  68. Operation Shylock, Philip Roth
  69. Complicity, Iain Banks
  70. On Love, Alain de Botton
  71. What A Carve Up!, Jonathan Coe
  72. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
  73. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
  74. The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
  75. The House Of Doctor Dee, Peter Ackroyd
  76. The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood
  77. The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
  78. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  79. Life Is A Caravanserai, Emine Özdamar
  80. The Discovery Of Heaven, Harry Mulisch
  81. A Heart So White, Javier Marias
  82. Possessing The Secret Of Joy, Alice Walker
  83. Indigo, Marina Warner
  84. The Crow Road, Iain Banks
  85. Written On The Body, Jeanette Winterson
  86. Jazz, Toni Morrison
  87. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  88. Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow, Peter Høeg
  89. The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe
  90. Black Water, Joyce Carol Oates
  91. The Heather Blazing, Colm Tóibín
  92. Asphodel, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  93. Black Dogs, Ian McEwan
  94. Hideous Kinky, Esther Freud
  95. Arcadia, Jim Crace
  96. Wild Swans, Jung Chang
  97. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  98. Time’s Arrow, Martin Amis
  99. Mao II, Don DeLillo
  100. Typical, Padgett Powell
  101. Regeneration, Pat Barker
  102. Downriver, Iain Sinclair
  103. Señor Vivo And The Coca Lord, Louis de Bernieres
  104. Wise Children, Angela Carter
  105. Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard
  106. Amongst Women, John McGahern
  107. Vineland, Thomas Pynchon
  108. Vertigo, W.G. Sebald
  109. Stone Junction, Jim Dodge
  110. The Music Of Chance, Paul Auster
  111. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  112. A Home At The End Of The World, Michael Cunningham
  113. Like Life, Lorrie Moore
  114. Possession, A.S. Byatt
  115. The Buddha Of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi
  116. The Midnight Examiner, William Kotzwinkle
  117. A Disaffection, James Kelman
  118. Sexing The Cherry, Jeanette Winterson
  119. Moon Palace, Paul Auster
  120. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
  121. The Remains Of The Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  122. The Melancholy Of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai
  123. The Temple Of My Familiar, Alice Walker
  124. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway
  125. The History Of The Siege Of Lisbon, José Saramago
  126. Like Water For Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
  127. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
  128. London Fields, Martin Amis
  129. The Book Of Evidence, John Banville
  130. Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood
  131. Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco
  132. The Beautiful Room Is Empty, Edmund White
  133. Wittgenstein’s Mistress, David Markson
  134. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  135. The Swimming-Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst
  136. Oscar And Lucinda, Peter Carey
  137. Libra, Don DeLillo
  138. The Player Of Games, Iain M. Banks
  139. Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga
  140. The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul, Douglas Adams
  141. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
  142. The Radiant Way, Margaret Drabble
  143. The Afternoon Of A Writer, Peter Handke
  144. The Black Dahlia, James Ellroy
  145. The Passion, Jeanette Winterson
  146. The Pigeon, Patrick Süskind
  147. The Child In Time, Ian McEwan
  148. Cigarettes, Harry Mathews
  149. The Bonfire Of The Vanities, Tom Wolfe
  150. The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster
  151. World’s End, T. Coraghessan Boyle
  152. Enigma Of Arrival, V.S. Naipaul
  153. The Taebek Mountains, Jo Jung-rae
  154. Beloved, Toni Morrison
  155. Anagrams, Lorrie Moore
  156. Matigari, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  157. Marya, Joyce Carol Oates
  158. Watchmen, Alan Moore & David Gibbons
  159. The Old Devils, Kingsley Amis
  160. Lost Language Of Cranes, David Leavitt
  161. An Artist Of The Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
  162. Extinction, Thomas Bernhard
  163. Foe, J.M. Coetzee
  164. The Drowned And The Saved, Primo Levi
  165. Reasons To Live, Amy Hempel
  166. The Parable Of The Blind, Gert Hofmann
  167. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  168. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
  169. The Cider House Rules, John Irving
  170. A Maggot, John Fowles
  171. Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis
  172. Contact, Carl Sagan
  173. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  174. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
  175. Old Masters, Thomas Bernhard
  176. White Noise, Don DeLillo
  177. Queer, William Burroughs
  178. Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd
  179. Legend, David Gemmell
  180. Dictionary Of The Khazars, Milorad Pavic
  181. The Bus Conductor Hines, James Kelman
  182. The Year Of The Death Of Ricardo Reis, José Saramago
  183. The Lover, Marguerite Duras
  184. Empire Of The Sun, J.G. Ballard
  185. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
  186. Nights At The Circus, Angela Carter
  187. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Milan Kundera
  188. Blood And Guts In High School, Kathy Acker
  189. Neuromancer, William Gibson
  190. Flaubert’s Parrot, Julian Barnes
  191. Money: A Suicide Note, Martin Amis
  192. Shame, Salman Rushdie
  193. Worstward Ho, Samuel Beckett
  194. Fools Of Fortune, William Trevor
  195. La Brava, Elmore Leonard
  196. Waterland, Graham Swift
  197. The Life And Times Of Michael K, J.M. Coetzee
  198. The Diary Of Jane Somers, Doris Lessing
  199. The Piano Teacher, Elfriede Jelinek
  200. The Sorrow Of Belgium, Hugo Claus
  201. If Not Now, When?, Primo Levi
  202. A Boy’s Own Story, Edmund White
  203. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  204. Wittgenstein’s Nephew, Thomas Bernhard
  205. A Pale View Of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro
  206. Schindler’s Ark, Thomas Keneally
  207. The House Of The Spirits, Isabel Allende
  208. The Newton Letter, John Banville
  209. On The Black Hill, Bruce Chatwin
  210. Concrete, Thomas Bernhard
  211. The Names, Don DeLillo
  212. Rabbit Is Rich, John Updike
  213. Lanark: A Life in Four Books, Alasdair Gray
  214. The Comfort Of Strangers, Ian McEwan
  215. July’s People, Nadine Gordimer
  216. Summer In Baden-Baden, Leonid Tsypkin
  217. Broken April, Ismail Kadare
  218. Waiting For The Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee
  219. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  220. Rites Of Passage, William Golding
  221. Rituals, Cees Nooteboom
  222. A Confederacy Of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  223. City Primeval, Elmore Leonard
  224. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco
  225. The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting, Milan Kundera
  226. Smiley’s People, John Le Carré
  227. Shikasta, Doris Lessing
  228. A Bend In The River, V.S. Naipaul
  229. Burger’s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer
  230. The Safety Net, Heinrich Böll
  231. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, Italo Calvino
  232. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  233. The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan
  234. The World According To Garp, John Irving
  235. Life: A User’s Manual, Georges Perec
  236. The Sea, The Sea, Iris Murdoch
  237. The Singapore Grip, J.G. Farrell
  238. Yes, Thomas Bernhard
  239. The Virgin In The Garden, A.S. Byatt
  240. In The Heart Of The Country, J.M. Coetzee
  241. The Passion Of New Eve, Angela Carter
  242. Delta Of Venus, Anaïs Nin
  243. The Shining, Stephen King
  244. Dispatches, Michael Herr
  245. Petals Of Blood, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  246. Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  247. The Hour Of The Star, Clarice Lispector
  248. The Left-Handed Woman, Peter Handke
  249. Ratner’s Star, Don DeLillo
  250. The Public Burning, Robert Coover
  251. Interview With The Vampire, Anne Rice
  252. Cutter and Bone, Newton Thornburg
  253. Amateurs, Donald Barthelme
  254. Patterns Of Childhood, Christa Wolf
  255. The Autumn Of The Patriarch, Gabriel García Márquez
  256. W, Or The Memory Of Childhood, Georges Perec
  257. A Dance To The Music of Time, Anthony Powell
  258. Grimus, Salman Rushdie
  259. The Dead Father, Donald Barthelme
  260. Fateless, Imre Kertész
  261. Willard And His Bowling Trophies, Richard Brautigan
  262. High Rise, J.G. Ballard
  263. Humboldt’s Gift, Saul Bellow
  264. Dead Babies, Martin Amis
  265. Correction, Thomas Bernhard
  266. Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
  267. The Fan Man, William Kotzwinkle
  268. Dusklands, J.M. Coetzee
  269. The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum, Heinrich Böll
  270. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John Le Carré
  271. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  272. Fear Of Flying, Erica Jong
  273. A Question Of Power, Bessie Head
  274. The Siege Of Krishnapur, J.G. Farrell
  275. The Castle Of Crossed Destinies, Italo Calvino
  276. Crash, J.G. Ballard
  277. The Honorary Consul, Graham Greene
  278. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
  279. The Black Prince, Iris Murdoch
  280. Sula, Toni Morrison
  281. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
  282. The Breast, Philip Roth
  283. The Summer Book, Tove Jansson
  284. G, John Berger
  285. Surfacing, Margaret Atwood
  286. House Mother Normal, B.S. Johnson
  287. In A Free State, V.S. Naipaul
  288. The Book Of Daniel, E.L. Doctorow
  289. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
  290. Group Portrait With Lady, Heinrich Böll
  291. The Wild Boys, William Burroughs
  292. Rabbit Redux, John Updike
  293. The Sea Of Fertility, Yukio Mishima
  294. The Driver’s Seat, Muriel Spark
  295. The Ogre, Michael Tournier
  296. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
  297. Goalie’s Anxiety At The Penalty Kick, Peter Handke
  298. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  299. Mercier Et Camier, Samuel Beckett
  300. Troubles, J.G. Farrell
  301. Jahrestage, Uwe Johnson
  302. The Atrocity Exhibition, J.G. Ballard
  303. Tent Of Miracles, Jorge Amado
  304. Pricksongs And Descants, Robert Coover
  305. Blind Man With A Pistolm, Chester Hines
  306. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  307. The French Lieutenant’s Woman, John Fowles
  308. The Green Man, Kingsley Amis
  309. Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth
  310. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  311. Ada Or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov
  312. Them, Joyce Carol Oates
  313. A Void, Georges Perec
  314. Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen
  315. Myra Breckinridge, Gore Vidal
  316. The Nice And The Good, Iris Murdoch
  317. Belle Du Seigneur, Albert Cohen
  318. Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  319. The First Circle, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  320. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
  321. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  322. Dark As The Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid, Malcolm Lowry
  323. The German Lesson, Siegfried Lenz
  324. In Watermelon Sugar, Richard Brautigan
  325. A Kestrel For A Knave, Barry Hines
  326. The Quest For Christa T., Christa Wolf
  327. Chocky, John Wyndham
  328. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
  329. The Cubs And Other Stories, Mario Vargas Llosa
  330. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  331. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  332. Pilgrimage, Dorothy Richardson
  333. The Joke, Milan Kundera
  334. No Laughing Matter, Angus Wilson
  335. The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien
  336. A Man Asleep, Georges Perec
  337. The Birds Fall Down, Rebecca West
  338. Trawl, B.S. Johnson
  339. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  340. The Magus, John Fowles
  341. The Vice-Consul, Marguerite Duras
  342. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
  343. Giles Goat-Boy, John Barth
  344. The Crying Of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
  345. Things, Georges Perec
  346. The River Between, Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  347. August Is A Wicked Month, Edna O’Brien
  348. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Kurt Vonnegut
  349. Everything That Rises Must Converge, Flannery O’Connor
  350. The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector
  351. Sometimes A Great Notion, Ken Kesey
  352. Come Back, Dr. Caligari, Donald Bartholme
  353. Albert Angelo, B.S. Johnson
  354. Arrow Of God, Chinua Achebe
  355. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein, Marguerite Duras
  356. Herzog, Saul Bellow
  357. V., Thomas Pynchon
  358. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  359. The Graduate, Charles Webb
  360. Manon Des Sources, Marcel Pagnol
  361. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, John Le Carré
  362. The Girls Of Slender Means, Muriel Spark
  363. Inside Mr. Enderby, Anthony Burgess
  364. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  365. One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  366. The Collector, John Fowles
  367. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  368. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  369. Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
  370. The Drowned World, J.G. Ballard
  371. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  372. Labyrinths, Jorg Luis Borges
  373. Girl With Green Eyes, Edna O’Brien
  374. The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis, Giorgio Bassani
  375. Stranger In A Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
  376. Franny And Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  377. A Severed Head, Iris Murdoch
  378. Faces In The Water, Janet Frame
  379. Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
  380. Cat And Mouse, Günter Grass
  381. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
  382. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  383. The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O’Connor
  384. How It Is, Samuel Beckett
  385. Our Ancestors, Italo Calvino
  386. The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien
  387. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  388. Rabbit, Run, John Updike
  389. Promise At Dawn, Romain Gary
  390. Cider With Rosie, Laurie Lee
  391. Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse
  392. Naked Lunch, William Burroughs
  393. The Tin Drum, Günter Grass
  394. Absolute Beginners, Colin MacInnes
  395. Henderson The Rain King, Saul Bellow
  396. Memento Mori, Muriel Spark
  397. Billiards At Half-Past Nine, Heinrich Böll
  398. Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
  399. The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  400. Pluck The Bud And Destroy The Offspring, Kenzaburo Oe
  401. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
  402. The Bitter Glass, Eilís Dillon
  403. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  404. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe
  405. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico
  406. Borstal Boy, Brendan Behan
  407. The End Of The Road, John Barth
  408. The Once And Future King, T.H. White
  409. The Bell, Iris Murdoch
  410. Jealousy, Alain Robbe-Grillet
  411. Voss, Patrick White
  412. The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham
  413. Blue Noon, Georges Bataille
  414. Homo Faber, Max Frisch
  415. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
  416. Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
  417. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
  418. The Wonderful “O”, James Thurber
  419. Justine, Lawrence Durrell
  420. Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin
  421. The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon
  422. The Roots of Heaven, Romain Gary
  423. Seize The Day, Saul Bellow
  424. The Floating Opera, John Barth
  425. The Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  426. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
  427. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  428. A World Of Love, Elizabeth Bowen
  429. The Trusting And The Maimed, James Plunkett
  430. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
  431. The Last Temptation Of Christ, Nikos Kazantzákis
  432. The Recognitions, William Gaddis
  433. The Ragazzi, Pier Paulo Pasolini
  434. Bonjour Tristesse, Françoise Sagan
  435. I’m Not Stiller, Max Frisch
  436. Self Condemned, Wyndham Lewis
  437. The Story Of O, Pauline Réage
  438. A Ghost At Noon, Alberto Moravia
  439. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
  440. Under The Net, Iris Murdoch
  441. The Go-Between, L.P. Hartley
  442. The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
  443. The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett
  444. Watt, Samuel Beckett
  445. Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
  446. Junkie, William Burroughs
  447. The Adventures Of Augie March, Saul Bellow
  448. Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin
  449. Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  450. The Judge And His Hangman, Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  451. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  452. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  453. Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor
  454. The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson
  455. Memoirs Of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
  456. Malone Dies, Samuel Beckett
  457. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham
  458. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
  459. The Opposing Shore, Julien Gracq
  460. The Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger
  461. The Rebel, Albert Camus
  462. Molloy, Samuel Beckett
  463. The End Of The Affair, Graham Greene
  464. The Abbot C, Georges Bataille
  465. The Labyrinth Of Solitude, Octavio Paz
  466. The Third Man, Graham Greene
  467. The 13 Clocks, James Thurber
  468. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
  469. The Grass Is Singing, Doris Lessing
  470. I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
  471. The Moon And The Bonfires, Cesare Pavese
  472. The Garden Where The Brass Band Played, Simon Vestdijk
  473. Love In A Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford
  474. The Case Of Comrade Tulayev, Victor Serge
  475. The Heat Of The Day, Elizabeth Bowen
  476. Kingdom Of This World, Alejo Carpentier
  477. The Man With The Golden Arm, Nelson Algren
  478. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  479. All About H. Hatterr, G.V. Desani
  480. Disobedience, Alberto Moravia
  481. Death Sentence, Maurice Blanchot
  482. The Heart Of The Matter, Graham Greene
  483. Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton
  484. Doctor Faustus, Thomas Mann
  485. The Victim, Saul Bellow
  486. Exercises In Style, Raymond Queneau
  487. If This Is A Man, Primo Levi
  488. Under The Volcano, Malcolm Lowry
  489. The Path To The Spider’s Nest, Italo Calvino
  490. The Plague, Albert Camus
  491. Back, Henry Green
  492. Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake
  493. The Bridge On The Drina, Ivo Andric
  494. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  495. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  496. Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
  497. The Pursuit Of Love, Nancy Mitford
  498. Loving, Henry Green
  499. Arcanum 17, André Breton
  500. Christ Stopped At Eboli, Carlo Levi
  501. The Razor’s Edge, William Somerset Maugham
  502. Transit, Anna Seghers
  503. Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
  504. Dangling Man, Saul Bellow
  505. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  506. Caught, Henry Green
  507. The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse
  508. Embers, Sandor Marai
  509. Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner
  510. The Outsider, Albert Camus
  511. Conversations In Sicily, Elio Vittorini
  512. The Poor Mouth, Flann O’Brien
  513. The Living And The Dead, Patrick White
  514. Hangover Square, Patrick Hamilton
  515. Between The Acts, Virginia Woolf
  516. The Hamlet, William Faulkner
  517. Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler
  518. For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
  519. Native Son, Richard Wright
  520. The Power And The Glory, Graham Greene
  521. The Tartar Steppe, Dino Buzzati
  522. Party Going, Henry Green
  523. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  524. Finnegans Wake, James Joyce
  525. At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O’Brien
  526. Coming Up For Air, George Orwell
  527. Goodbye To Berlin, Christopher Isherwood
  528. Tropic Of Capricorn, Henry Miller
  529. Good Morning, Midnight, Jean Rhys
  530. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
  531. After The Death Of Don Juan, Sylvie Townsend Warner
  532. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Winifred Watson
  533. Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre
  534. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
  535. Cause For Alarm, Eric Ambler
  536. Brighton Rock, Graham Greene
  537. U.S.A., John Dos Passos
  538. Murphy, Samuel Beckett
  539. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
  540. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  541. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  542. The Years, Virginia Woolf
  543. In Parenthesis, David Jones
  544. The Revenge For Love, Wyndham Lewis
  545. Out of Africa, Isak Dineson
  546. To Have And Have Not, Ernest Hemingway
  547. Summer Will Show, Sylvia Townsend Warner
  548. Eyeless In Gaza, Aldous Huxley
  549. The Thinking Reed, Rebecca West
  550. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  551. Keep The Aspidistra Flying, George Orwell
  552. Wild Harbour, Ian MacPherson
  553. Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
  554. At The Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft
  555. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes
  556. Independent People, Halldór Laxness
  557. Auto-da-Fé, Elias Canetti
  558. The Last Of Mr. Norris, Christopher Isherwood
  559. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Horace McCoy
  560. The House In Paris, Elizabeth Bowen
  561. England Made Me, Graham Greene
  562. Burmese Days, George Orwell
  563. The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L. Sayers
  564. Threepenny Novel, Bertolt Brecht
  565. Novel With Cocaine, M. Ageyev
  566. The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain
  567. Tropic Of Cancer, Henry Miller
  568. A Handful Of Dust, Evelyn Waugh
  569. Tender Is The Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  570. Thank You, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
  571. Call It Sleep, Henry Roth
  572. Miss Lonelyhearts, Nathanael West
  573. Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L. Sayers
  574. The Autobiography Of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein
  575. Testament Of Youth, Vera Brittain
  576. A Day Off, Storm Jameson
  577. The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil
  578. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  579. Journey To The End Of The Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  580. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  581. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  582. To The North, Elizabeth Bowen
  583. The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett
  584. The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth
  585. The Waves, Virginia Woolf
  586. The Glass Key, Dashiell Hammett
  587. Cakes And Ale, W. Somerset Maugham
  588. The Apes Of God, Wyndham Lewis
  589. Her Privates We, Frederic Manning
  590. Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh
  591. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
  592. Hebdomeros, Giorgio de Chirico
  593. Passing, Nella Larsen
  594. A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  595. Red Harvest, Dashiell Hammett
  596. Living, Henry Green
  597. The Time Of Indifference, Alberto Moravia
  598. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
  599. Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin
  600. The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen
  601. Harriet Hume, Rebecca West
  602. The Sound And The Fury, William Faulkner
  603. Les Enfants Terribles, Jean Cocteau
  604. Look Homeward, Angel, Thomas Wolfe
  605. Story Of The Eye, Georges Bataille
  606. Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  607. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence
  608. The Well Of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall
  609. The Childermass, Wyndham Lewis
  610. Quartet, Jean Rhys
  611. Decline And Fall, Evelyn Waugh
  612. Quicksand, Nella Larsen
  613. Parade’s End, Ford Madox Ford
  614. Nadja, André Breton
  615. Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
  616. Remembrance Of Things Past, Marcel Proust
  617. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
  618. Tarka The Otter, Henry Williamson
  619. Amerika, Franz Kafka
  620. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  621. Blindness, Henry Green
  622. The Castle, Franz Kafka
  623. The Good Soldier Švejk, Jaroslav Hašek
  624. The Plumed Serpent, D.H. Lawrence
  625. One, None And A Hundred Thousand, Luigi Pirandello
  626. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie
  627. The Making Of Americans, Gertrude Stein
  628. Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos
  629. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  630. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  631. The Counterfeiters, André Gide
  632. The Trial, Franz Kafka
  633. The Artamonov Business, Maxim Gorky
  634. The Professor’s House, Willa Cather
  635. Billy Budd, Foretopman, Herman Melville
  636. The Green Hat, Michael Arlen
  637. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann
  638. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin
  639. A Passage To India, E.M. Forster
  640. The Devil In The Flesh, Raymond Radiguet
  641. Zeno’s Conscience, Italo Svevo
  642. Cane, Jean Toomer
  643. Antic Hay, Aldous Huxley
  644. Amok, Stefan Zweig
  645. The Garden Party, Katherine Mansfield
  646. The Enormous Room, E.E. Cummings
  647. Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf
  648. Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
  649. The Glimpses Of The Moon, Edith Wharton
  650. Life And Death Of Harriett Frean, May Sinclair
  651. The Last Days Of Humanity, Karl Kraus
  652. Aaron’s Rod, D.H. Lawrence
  653. Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
  654. Ulysses, James Joyce
  655. The Fox, D.H. Lawrence
  656. Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley
  657. The Age Of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  658. Main Street, Sinclair Lewis
  659. Women In Love, D.H. Lawrence
  660. Night And Day, Virginia Woolf
  661. Tarr, Wyndham Lewis
  662. The Return Of The Soldier, Rebecca West
  663. The Shadow Line, Joseph Conrad
  664. Summer, Edith Wharton
  665. Growth Of The Soil, Knut Hamsen
  666. Bunner Sisters, Edith Wharton
  667. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, James Joyce
  668. Under Fire, Henri Barbusse
  669. Rashōmon, Akutagawa Ryunosuke
  670. The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford
  671. The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf
  672. Of Human Bondage, William Somerset Maugham
  673. The Rainbow, D.H. Lawrence
  674. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
  675. Kokoro, Natsume Soseki
  676. Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel
  677. Rosshalde, Herman Hesse
  678. Tarzan Of The Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  679. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
  680. Sons And Lovers, D.H. Lawrence
  681. Death In Venice, Thomas Mann
  682. The Charwoman’s Daughter, James Stephens
  683. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
  684. Fantômas, Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  685. Howards End, E.M. Forster
  686. Impressions Of Africa, Raymond Roussel
  687. Three Lives, Gertrude Stein
  688. Martin Eden, Jack London
  689. Strait Is The Gate, André Gide
  690. Tono-Bungay, H.G. Wells
  691. The Inferno, Henri Barbusse
  692. A Room With A View, E.M. Forster
  693. The Iron Heel, Jack London
  694. The Old Wives’ Tale, Arnold Bennett
  695. The House On The Borderland, William Hope Hodgson
  696. Mother, Maxim Gorky
  697. The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
  698. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
  699. Young Törless, Robert Musil
  700. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
  701. The House Of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  702. Professor Unrat, Heinrich Mann
  703. Where Angels Fear To Tread, E.M. Forster
  704. Nostromo, Joseph Conrad
  705. Hadrian The Seventh, Frederick Rolfe
  706. The Golden Bowl, Henry James
  707. The Ambassadors, Henry James
  708. The Riddle Of The Sands, Erskine Childers
  709. The Immoralist, André Gide
  710. The Wings Of The Dove, Henry James
  711. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  712. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  713. Buddenbrooks, Thomas Mann
  714. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
  715. Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
  716. Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad

1800s

  1. Some Experiences Of An Irish R.M., Somerville and Ross
  2. The Stechlin, Theodore Fontane
  3. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  4. The Turn Of The Screw, Henry James
  5. The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells
  6. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
  7. What Maisie Knew, Henry James
  8. Fruits Of The Earth, André Gide
  9. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  10. Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
  11. The Island Of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells
  12. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  13. Effi Briest, Theodore Fontane
  14. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  15. The Real Charlotte, Somerville and Ross
  16. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  17. Born In Exile, George Gissing
  18. Diary Of A Nobody, George & Weedon Grossmith
  19. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. News From Nowhere, William Morris
  21. New Grub Street, George Gissing
  22. Gösta Berling’s Saga, Selma Lagerlöf
  23. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  24. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  25. The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy
  26. La Bête Humaine, Émile Zola
  27. By the Open Sea, August Strindberg
  28. Hunger, Knut Hamsun
  29. The Master Of Ballantrae, Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. Pierre And Jean, Guy de Maupassant
  31. Fortunata And Jacinta, Benito Pérez Galdés
  32. The People Of Hemsö, August Strindberg
  33. The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy
  34. She, H. Rider Haggard
  35. The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  36. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
  37. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
  38. King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  39. Germinal, Émile Zola
  40. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  41. Bel-Ami, Guy de Maupassant
  42. Marius The Epicurean, Walter Pater
  43. Against The Grain, Joris-Karl Huysmans
  44. The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy
  45. A Woman’s Life, Guy de Maupassant
  46. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  47. The House By The Medlar Tree, Giovanni Verga
  48. The Portrait Of A Lady, Henry James
  49. Bouvard And Pécuchet, Gustave Flaubert
  50. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  51. Nana, Émile Zola
  52. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  53. The Red Room, August Strindberg
  54. Return Of The Native, Thomas Hardy
  55. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  56. Drunkard, Émile Zola
  57. Virgin Soil, Ivan Turgenev
  58. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  59. The Hand Of Ethelberta, Thomas Hardy
  60. The Temptation Of Saint Anthony, Gustave Flaubert
  61. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  62. The Enchanted Wanderer, Nicolai Leskov
  63. Around The World In Eighty Days, Jules Verne
  64. In A Glass Darkly, Sheridan Le Fanu
  65. The Devils, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  66. Erewhon, Samuel Butler
  67. Spring Torrents, Ivan Turgenev
  68. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  69. Through The Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll
  70. King Lear Of The Steppes, Ivan Turgenev
  71. He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope
  72. War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  73. Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert
  74. Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
  75. Maldoror, Comte de Lautréaumont
  76. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  77. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  78. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  79. Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola
  80. The Last Chronicle Of Barset, Anthony Trollope
  81. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Jules Verne
  82. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  83. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  84. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  85. Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu
  86. Notes From The Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  87. The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley
  88. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
  89. Fathers And Sons, Ivan Turgenev
  90. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  91. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  92. On The Eve, Ivan Turgenev
  93. Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope
  94. The Mill On The Floss, George Eliot
  95. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
  96. The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  97. Max Havelaar, Multatuli
  98. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  99. Oblomovka, Ivan Goncharov
  100. Adam Bede, George Eliot
  101. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  102. North And South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  103. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  104. Walden, Henry David Thoreau
  105. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  106. Villette, Charlotte Brontë
  107. Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell
  108. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Or, Life Among The Lonely, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  109. The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  110. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  111. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  112. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  113. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  114. Shirley, Charlotte Brontë
  115. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell
  116. The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
  117. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  118. Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë
  119. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  120. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  121. The Count Of Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  122. La Reine Margot, Alexandre Dumas
  123. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  124. The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allan Poe
  125. Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
  126. The Pit And The Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe
  127. Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac
  128. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  129. Dead Souls, Nikolay Gogol
  130. The Charterhouse Of Parma, Stendhal
  131. The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
  132. The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
  133. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  134. The Nose, Nikolay Gogol
  135. Le Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac
  136. Eugénie Grandet, Honoré de Balzac
  137. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
  138. The Red And The Black, Stendhal
  139. The Betrothed, Alessandro Manzoni
  140. Last Of The Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  141. The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner, James Hogg
  142. The Albigenses, Charles Robert Maturin
  143. Melmoth The Wanderer, Charles Robert Maturin
  144. The Monastery, Sir Walter Scott
  145. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
  146. Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  147. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  148. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  149. Ormond, Maria Edgeworth
  150. Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
  151. Emma, Jane Austen
  152. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  153. Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
  154. The Absentee, Maria Edgeworth
  155. Sense And Sensibility, Jane Austen
  156. Elective Affinities, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  157. Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth

1700s

  1. Hyperion, Friedrich Hölderlin
  2. The Nun, Denis Diderot
  3. Camilla, Fanny Burney
  4. The Monk, M.G. Lewis
  5. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  7. The Interesting Narrative, Olaudah Equiano
  8. The Adventures Of Caleb Williams, William Godwin
  9. Justine, Marquis de Sade
  10. Vathek, William Beckford
  11. The 120 Days Of Sodom, Marquis de Sade
  12. Cecilia, Fanny Burney
  13. Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  14. Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  15. Reveries Of A Solitary Walker, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  16. Evelina, Fanny Burney
  17. The Sorrows Of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  18. Humphrey Clinker, Tobias George Smollett
  19. The Man Of Feeling, Henry Mackenzie
  20. A Sentimental Journey, Laurence Sterne
  21. Tristram Shandy, Laurence Sterne
  22. The Vicar Of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
  23. The Castle Of Otranto, Horace Walpole
  24. Émile; Or, On Education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  25. Rameau’s Nephew, Denis Diderot
  26. Julie; Or, the New Eloise, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  27. Rasselas, Samuel Johnson
  28. Candide, Voltaire
  29. The Female Quixote, Charlotte Lennox
  30. Amelia, Henry Fielding
  31. Peregrine Pickle, Tobias George Smollett
  32. Fanny Hill, John Cleland
  33. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding
  34. Roderick Random, Tobias George Smollett
  35. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
  36. Pamela, Samuel Richardson
  37. Jacques The Fatalist, Denis Diderot
  38. Memoirs Of Martinus Scriblerus, J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  39. Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding
  40. A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift
  41. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  42. Roxana, Daniel Defoe
  43. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
  44. Love In Excess, Eliza Haywood
  45. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  46. A Tale Of A Tub, Jonathan Swift

Pre-1700

  1. Oroonoko, Aphra Behn
  2. The Princess Of Clèves, Comtesse de La Fayette
  3. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
  4. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
  5. The Unfortunate Traveller, Thomas Nashe
  6. Euphues: The Anatomy Of Wit, John Lyly
  7. Gargantua And Pantagruel, Françoise Rabelais
  8. The Thousand And One Nights, Anonymous
  9. The Golden Ass, Lucius Apuleius
  10. Aithiopika, Heliodorus
  11. Chaireas And Kallirhoe, Chariton
  12. Metamorphoses, Ovid
  13. Aesop’s Fables, Aesopus

Well… I’ve read 5 of those 1001 books. FIVE. Wow, what a super amazing achievement. *sarcasm*

I would have had the number to 6, if it hadn’t stopped reading “Great Expectations” some years ago due to the difficult language being used. But I cannot be like that, so I would like to read some of those and be more knowledgeable, more experienced, more scholarly. Hell, half of those books I don’t even remember them because it’s been some years since I last read them.

There is also… dun duuun!!!

1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

Well, you may say: “Haven’t we already grown up?”

Well, maybe yes or maybe no, but I think it’s still good to read such books. It opens your eyes about your inner child, your childhood, your (current or future) children and their behavior. It opens your mind to other perspectives and point of views.

This is the song that came on Spotify as I was writing the blog post… And I like this song a lot. It depends on my mood of course, but I think at the moment I can handle it if I don’t listen to it TOO much. 😛

P.S. This post was written on June 18th 2010 😛 Yes, I am going through my Drafts and publishing them finally 😛 I really don’t know why I didn’t publish them in the first place 😛

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Your Face Tomorrow

29

A Tale of Love and Darkness

30

What I Loved

31

Lady Number Thirteen

32

The Successor

33

Vernon God Little

34

The Namesake

35

Kafka on the Shore

36

Everything is Illuminated

37

Nowhere Man

38

Snow

39

Platform

40

The Corrections

41

Life of Pi

42

Austerlitz

43

Atonement

44

Soldiers of Salamis

45

I’m Not Scared

46

The Feast of the Goat

47

The Devil and Miss Prym

48

Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

49

Under the Skin

50

White Teeth

51

The Human Stain

52

Celestial Harmonies

53

Bartleby and Co.

1900s

54

Fear and Trembling

55

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

56

In Search of Klingsor

57

Pavel’s Letters

58

As If I Am Not There

59

Disgrace

60

Savage Detectives

61

Dirty Havana Trilogy

62

The Talk of the Town

63

Elementary Particles

64

The Heretic

65

All Souls Day

66

The Hours

67

Veronika Decides to Die

68

The Poisonwood Bible

69

Crossfire

70

Enduring Love

71

Underworld

72

Jack Maggs

73

Money to Burn

74

The Life of Insects

75

Margot and the Angels

76

The God of Small Things

77

Silk

78

Fall on Your Knees

79

A Light Comedy

80

Hallucinating Foucault

81

Fugitive Pieces

82

The Ghost Road

83

Forever a Stranger

84

Infinite Jest

85

The Clay Machine-Gun

86

Alias Grace

87

The Unconsoled

88

Morvern Callar

89

Santa Evita

90

The Reader

91

A Fine Balance

92

Love’s Work

93

The End of the Story

94

The Late-Night News

95

Troubling Love

96

Whatever

97

Land

98

Our Lady of the Assassins

99

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

100

Pereira Declares: A Testimony

101

City Sister Silver

102

How Late It Was, How Late

103

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

104

Felicia’s Journey

105

Deep River

106

Disappearance

107

The Invention of Curried Sausage

108

Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

109

The Shipping News

110

Birdsong

111

Looking for the Possible Dance

112

The Twins

113

On Love

114

What a Carve Up!

115

A Suitable Boy

116

The Stone Diaries

117

The Virgin Suicides

118

The Holder of the World

119

Remembering Babylon

120

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

121

The Secret History

122

Before Night Falls

123

Life is a Caravanserai

124

The Discovery of Heaven

125

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture

126

The Triple Mirror of the Self

127

All the Pretty Horses

128

Possessing the Secret of Joy

129

The English Patient

130

Indigo

131

The Crow Road

132

Written on the Body

133

The Dumas Club

134

Smilla’s Sense of Snow

135

The Butcher Boy

136

Asphodel

137

Memoirs of Rain

138

Hideous Kinky

139

Arcadia

140

Wild Swans

141

Mao II

142

Typical

143

Regeneration

144

Astradeni

145

Faceless Killers

146

The Laws

147

American Psycho

148

Vertigo

149

The Daughter

150

Get Shorty

151

Amongst Women

152

Stone Junction

153

The Music of Chance

154

The Things They Carried

155

The Midnight Examiner

156

The Shadow Lines

157

The Buddha of Suburbia

158

Like Life

159

Sexing the Cherry

160

Moon Palace

161

London Fields

162

Remains of the Day

163

The Melancholy of Resistance

164

The Great Indian Novel

165

The Trick is to Keep Breathing

166

The History of the Siege of Lisbon

167

Like Water for Chocolate

168

A Prayer for Owen Meany

169

Inland

170

Obabakoak

171

Gimmick!

172

Foucault’s Pendulum

173

Paradise of the Blind

174

Wittgenstein’s Mistress

175

The Satanic Verses

176

The Swimming Pool Library

177

Oscar and Lucinda

178

The Last World

179

The First Garden

180

Nervous Conditions

181

Cigarettes

182

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

183

Kitchen

184

The Radiant Way

185

The Afternoon of a Writer

186

The Black Dahlia

187

The Bonfire of the Vanities

188

Black Box

189

The New York Trilogy

190

All Souls

191

Beloved

192

Of Love and Shadows

193

The Pigeon

194

World’s End

195

Enigma of Arrival

196

Ballad for Georg Henig

197

The Taebaek Mountains

198

Lost Language of Cranes

199

Anagrams

200

Matigari

201

The Old Devils

202

Memory of Fire

203

An Artist of the Floating World

204

Extinction

205

Watchmen

206

The Drowned and the Saved

207

The Beautiful Mrs Seidenman

208

Ancestral Voices

209

Love in the Time of Cholera

210

The Parable of the Blind

211

Annie John

212

The Cider House Rules

213

Simon and the Oaks

214

Contact

215

Blood Meridian

216

Perfume

217

Hawksmoor

218

The Handmaid’s Tale

219

Reasons to Live

220

Half of Man is Woman

221

White Noise

222

Love Medicine

223

The Young Man

224

Legend

225

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

226

Dictionary of the Khazars

227

The Busconductor Hines

228

Empire of the Sun

229

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

230

The Lover

231

Democracy

232

The Wasp Factory

233

Neuromancer

234

Nights at the Circus

235

Larva: Midsummer Night’s Babel

236

Blood and Guts in High School

237

Professor Martens’ Departure

238

Flaubert’s Parrot

239

Money: A Suicide Note

240

Shame

241

The Witness

242

Fado Alexandrino

243

The Christmas Oratorio

244

La Brava

245

Waterland

246

The Life and Times of Michael K

247

The Piano Teacher

248

The Sorrow of Belgium

249

Baltasar and Blimunda

250

The Book of Disquiet

251

If Not Now, When?

252

A Boy’s Own Story

253

The Color Purple

254

Wittgenstein’s Nephew

255

A Pale View of Hills

256

Schindler’s Ark

257

The House of the Spirits

258

On the Black Hill

259

July’s People

260

Couples, Passerby

261

Rabbit is Rich

262

Lanark: A Life in Four Books

263

The War of the End of the World

264

Leaden Wings

265

The House with the Blind Glass Windows

266

Summer in Baden-Baden

267

Waiting for the Barbarians

268

Midnight’s Children

269

Broken April

270

Smell of Sadness

271

Rituals

272

Confederacy of Dunces

273

Clear Light of Day

274

The Name of the Rose

275

Southern Seas

276

Smiley’s People

277

Fool’s Gold

278

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

279

A Dry White Season

280

A Bend in the River

281

Burger’s Daughter

282

So Long a Letter

283

If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler

284

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

285

The Cement Garden

286

The Virgin in the Garden

287

The Back Room

288

Life: A User’s Manual

289

The Sea, The Sea

290

The Singapore Grip

291

Requiem for a Dream

292

The Beggar Maid

293

Delta of Venus

294

The Shining

295

Dispatches

296

The Wars

297

Song of Solomon

298

The Hour of the Star

299

Quartet in Autumn

300

The Engineer of Human Souls

301

In the Heart of the Country

302

Almost Transparent Blue

303

Kiss of the Spider Woman

304

The Left-Handed Woman

305

Interview With the Vampire

306

Cutter and Bone

307

Blaming

308

Patterns of Childhood

309

Autumn of the Patriarch

310

W, or the Memory of Childhood

311

A Dance to the Music of Time

312

Correction

313

The Dead Father

314

Fateless

315

Willard and His Bowling Trophies

316

Woman at Point Zero

317

Humboldt’s Gift

318

The Year of the Hare

319

The Commandant

320

Ragtime

321

The Port

322

The Fan Man

323

Dusklands

324

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

325

The Diviners

326

The Dispossessed

327

Fear of Flying

328

A Question of Power

329

The Siege of Krishnapur

330

The Castle of Crossed Destinies

331

Crash

332

The Honorary Consul

333

Gravity’s Rainbow

334

Invisible Cities

335

The Optimist’s Daughter

336

The Twilight Years

337

The Summer Book

338

G

339

Surfacing

340

In A Free State

341

House Mother Normal

342

Lives of Girls and Women

343

The Book of Daniel

344

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

345

Group Portrait With Lady

346

Cataract

347

Rabbit Redux

348

The Sea of Fertility

349

The Bluest Eye

350

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

351

A World for Julius

352

Jahrestage

353

Play It As It Lays

354

Fifth Business

355

Here’s to You, Jesusa

356

Season of Migration to the North

357

Heartbreak Tango

358

Moscow Stations

359

The Case Worker

360

Tent of Miracles

361

Pricksongs and Descants

362

Blind Man With a Pistol

363

Slaughterhouse Five

364

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

365

Jacob the Liar

366

Portnoy’s Complaint

367

The Godfather

368

Ada

369

Them

370

A Void

371

The First Circle

372

Myra Breckinridge

373

Cancer Ward

374

Belle du Seigneur

375

2001: A Space Odyssey

376

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

377

The Quest for Christa T.

378

The German Lesson

379

In Watermelon Sugar

380

A Kestrel for a Knave

381

The Cathedral

382

Eva Trout

383

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

384

Day of the Dolphin

385

No Laughing Matter

386

One Hundred Years of Solitude

387

The Manor

388

Pilgrimage

389

Z

390

Miramar

391

The Third Policeman

392

Wide Sargasso Sea

393

The Master and Margarita

394

The Magus

395

The Vice-Consul

396

Marks of Identity

397

Giles Goat-Boy

398

The Crying of Lot 49

399

To Each His Own

400

Silence

401

Death and the Dervish

402

In Cold Blood

403

Things: A Story of the Sixties

404

Everything That Rises Must Converge

405

Garden, Ashes

406

The River Between

407

Closely Watched Trains

408

Back to Oegstgeest

409

The Passion According to G.H.

410

Sometimes a Great Notion

411

Three Trapped Tigers

412

Arrow of God

413

The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein

414

Herzog

415

V.

416

Cat’s Cradle

417

The Graduate

418

Manon des Sources

419

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

420

The Girls of Slender Means

421

Inside Mr. Enderby

422

The Bell Jar

423

Dog Years

424

The Third Wedding

425

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

426

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

427

The Time of the Hero

428

The Death of Artemio Cruz

429

Girl With Green Eyes

430

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

431

A Clockwork Orange

432

Pale Fire

433

Time of Silence

434

The Golden Notebook

435

Labyrinths

436

Stranger in a Strange Land

437

Memoirs of a Peasant Boy

438

Faces in the Water

439

No One Writes to the Colonel

440

Franny and Zooey

441

A Severed Head

442

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

443

Cat and Mouse

444

Solaris

445

Catch-22

446

The Shipyard

447

God’s Bits of Wood

448

Bebo’s Girl

449

The Country Girls

450

Halftime

451

The Magician of Lublin

452

To Kill a Mockingbird

453

Rabbit, Run

454

Promise at Dawn

455

Absolute Beginners

456

Billy Liar

457

Naked Lunch

458

The Tin Drum

459

Cider With Rosie

460

Down Second Avenue

461

Billiards at Half-Past Nine

462

Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring

463

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

464

Deep Rivers

465

The Leopard

466

The Guide

467

The Bitter Glass

468

Things Fall Apart

469

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

470

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

471

Borstal Boy

472

The Bell

473

The Once and Future King

474

The Birds

475

Jealousy

476

Voss

477

The Midwich Cuckoos

478

Blue of Noon

479

Homo Faber

480

The Deadbeats

481

The Manila Rope

482

On the Road

483

Pnin

484

Doctor Zhivago

485

The Glass Bees

486

Justine

487

Giovanni’s Room

488

The Floating Opera

489

The Roots of Heaven

490

The Lonely Londoners

491

The Lord of the Rings

492

The Talented Mr. Ripley

493

Lolita

494

The Devil to Pay in the Backlands

495

The Last Temptation of Christ

496

The Tree of Man

497

The Trusting and the Maimed

498

The Quiet American

499

The Burning Plain

500

The Recognitions

501

The Ragazzi

502

I’m Not Stiller

503

The Unknown Soldier

504

The Sound of Waves

505

Death in Rome

506

Bonjour Tristesse

507

The Mandarins

508

Lord of the Flies

509

Under the Net

510

The Story of O

511

A Ghost at Noon

512

A Day in Spring

513

The Dark Child

514

The Go-Between

515

The Long Goodbye

516

The Hothouse

517

The Lost Steps

518

Lucky Jim

519

Junkie

520

Casino Royale

521

Go Tell It on the Mountain

522

A Thousand Cranes

523

Excellent Women

524

The Judge and His Hangman

525

Invisible Man

526

The Old Man and the Sea

527

Wise Blood

528

The Hive

529

Memoirs of Hadrian

530

Day of the Triffids

531

Malone Dies

532

Foundation

533

The Opposing Shore

534

The Catcher in the Rye

535

The Rebel

536

Molloy

537

The End of the Affair

538

Barabbas

539

The Guiltless

540

The Abbot C

541

The Labyrinth of Solitude

542

The 13 Clocks

543

Gormenghast

544

The Moon and the Bonfires

545

A Town Like Alice

546

The Grass is Singing

547

I, Robot

548

The Garden Where the Brass Band Played

549

The Case of Comrade Tulayev

550

Love in a Cold Climate

551

The Heat of the Day

552

Kingdom of This World

553

The Man With the Golden Arm

554

Nineteen Eighty-Four

555

Death Sentence

556

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

557

In The Heart of the Seas

558

Cry, the Beloved Country

559

All About H. Hatterr

560

Disobedience

561

Ashes and Diamonds

562

Journey to the Alcarria

563

Froth on the Daydream

564

Midaq Alley

565

Doctor Faustus

566

The Plague

567

Exercises in Style

568

If This Is a Man

569

Under the Volcano

570

The Path to the Nest of Spiders

571

House in the Uplands

572

Back

573

Zorba the Greek

574

Titus Groan

575

The Death of Virgil

576

Andrea

577

The Tin Flute

578

Bosnian Chronicle

579

Brideshead Revisited

580

Arcanum 17

581

Christ Stopped at Eboli

582

The Bridge on the Drina

583

Animal Farm

584

Loving

585

Pippi Longstocking

586

Transit

587

The Razor’s Edge

588

Dangling Man

589

The Little Prince

590

Joseph and His Brothers

591

The Glass Bead Game

592

Chess Story

593

Embers

594

The Outsider

595

Conversations In Sicily

596

The Harvesters

597

The Living and the Dead

598

Broad and Alien is the World

599

The Man Who Loved Children

600

For Whom the Bell Tolls

601

The Power and the Glory

602

The Tartar Steppe

603

Native Son

604

Finnegans Wake

605

At Swim-Two-Birds

606

Good Morning, Midnight

607

The Grapes of Wrath

608

Goodbye to Berlin

609

The Big Sleep

610

On the Edge of Reason

611

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

612

Nausea

613

Rebecca

614

Alamut

615

Cause for Alarm

616

Brighton Rock

617

U.S.A.

618

Murphy

619

Of Mice and Men

620

Their Eyes Were Watching God

621

The Hobbit

622

The Blind Owl

623

Ferdydurke

624

In Parenthesis

625

Out of Africa

626

Rickshaw Boy

627

Summer Will Show

628

Eyeless in Gaza

629

The Thinking Reed

630

Gone With the Wind

631

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

632

War with the Newts

633

Absalom, Absalom!

634

At the Mountains of Madness

635

Nightwood

636

Independent People

637

Untouchable

638

The Last of Mr. Norris

639

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

640

Auto-da-Fé

641

The Nine Tailors

642

The Bells of Basel

643

On the Heights of Despair

644

The Postman Always Rings Twice

645

Tropic of Cancer

646

Tender is the Night

647

Thank You, Jeeves

648

The Street of Crocodiles

649

Call it Sleep

650

Miss Lonelyhearts

651

Murder Must Advertise

652

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

653

Testament of Youth

654

A Day Off

655

Man’s Fate

656

Cheese

657

The Man Without Qualities

658

Vipers’ Tangle

659

Brave New World

660

Cold Comfort Farm

661

The Forbidden Realm

662

The Radetzky March

663

The Return of Philip Latinowicz

664

Journey to the End of the Night

665

The Thin Man

666

To the North

667

The Waves

668

Insatiability

669

Monica

670

The Apes of God

671

Her Privates We

672

The Maltese Falcon

673

Look Homeward, Angel

674

Passing

675

A Farewell to Arms

676

I Thought of Daisy

677

Living

678

The Time of Indifference

679

All Quiet on the Western Front

680

Berlin Alexanderplatz

681

Les Enfants Terribles

682

Retreat Without Song

683

Story of the Eye

684

Orlando

685

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

686

The Well of Loneliness

687

Parade’s End

688

Some Prefer Nettles

689

Decline and Fall

690

Quicksand

691

Nadja

692

Steppenwolf

693

Remembrance of Things Past

694

To The Lighthouse

695

Tarka the Otter

696

The Case of Sergeant Grischa

697

Amerika

698

The Sun Also Rises

699

Blindness

700

The Castle

701

Alberta and Jacob

702

The Good Soldier Švejk

703

Under Satan’s Sun

704

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

705

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

706

The Making of Americans

707

Chaka the Zulu

708

Mrs. Dalloway

709

The Great Gatsby

710

The Counterfeiters

711

The Trial

712

The Artamonov Business

713

The Professor’s House

714

The New World

715

The Green Hat

716

The Magic Mountain

717

We

718

A Passage to India

719

Zeno’s Conscience

720

The Devil in the Flesh

721

Amok

722

Kristin Lavransdatter

723

The Enormous Room

724

Siddhartha

725

The Forest of the Hanged

726

Life and Death of Harriett Frean

727

Claudine’s House

728

Babbitt

729

Ulysses

730

Life of Christ

731

Crome Yellow

732

The Age of Innocence

733

Main Street

734

Women in Love

735

The Storm of Steel

736

Tarr

737

The Return of the Soldier

738

Growth of the Soil

739

The Home and the World

740

Pallieter

741

The Underdogs

742

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

743

Under Fire

744

Rashomon

745

The Good Soldier

746

Of Human Bondage

747

The Rainbow

748

The Thirty-Nine Steps

749

Kokoro

750

Locus Solus

751

Tarzan of the Apes

752

Platero and I

753

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

754

Sons and Lovers

755

Death in Venice

756

The Charwoman’s Daughter

757

Ethan Frome

758

Fantômas

759

Impressions of Africa

760

Howards End

761

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

762

Strait is the Gate

763

A Room With a View

764

The Inferno

765

The Old Wives’ Tale

766

The House on the Borderland

767

Mother

768

The Secret Agent

769

The Jungle

770

The Forsyte Saga

771

Young Törless

772

Solitude

773

Professor Unrat

774

The House of Mirth

775

Nostromo

776

Hadrian the Seventh

777

The Way of All Flesh

778

Memoirs of my Nervous Illness

779

The Call of the Wild

780

The Riddle of the Sands

781

The Ambassadors

782

The Immoralist

783

The Wings of the Dove

784

Heart of Darkness

785

The Hound of the Baskervilles

786

Buddenbrooks

787

Kim

788

None but the Brave

789

Sister Carrie

790

Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem

1800s

791

Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

792

Eclipse of the Crescent Moon

793

The Stechlin

794

The Awakening

795

Dom Casmurro

796

As a Man Grows Older

797

The War of the Worlds

798

Fruits of the Earth

799

Pharoah

800

Compassion

801

What Maisie Knew

802

Dracula

803

Quo Vadis

804

The Island of Dr. Moreau

805

The Time Machine

806

Effi Briest

807

Jude the Obscure

808

The Viceroys

809

Diary of a Nobody

810

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

811

News from Nowhere

812

New Grub Street

813

Gösta Berling’s Saga

814

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

815

Down There

816

The Picture of Dorian Gray

817

The Kreutzer Sonata

818

Thais

819

La Bête Humaine

820

By the Open Sea

821

Hunger

822

Eline Vere

823

The Child of Pleasure

824

Under the Yoke

825

Pierre and Jean

826

The People of Hemsö

827

The Manors of Ulloa

828

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

829

The Quest

830

King Solomon’s Mines

831

Germinal

832

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

833

Marius the Epicurean

834

Bel-Ami

835

The Regent’s Wife

836

Against the Grain

837

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

838

A Woman’s Life

839

Treasure Island

840

Bouvard and Pécuchet

841

The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas

842

The House by the Medlar Tree

843

The Portrait of a Lady

844

Nana

845

Ben-Hur

846

The Red Room

847

Martin Fierro

848

Anna Karenina

849

Drunkard

850

The Crime of Father Amaro

851

Pepita Jimenez

852

Far from the Madding Crowd

853

The Enchanted Wanderer

854

Around the World in Eighty Days

855

In a Glass Darkly

856

The Devils

857

Erewhon

858

Spring Torrents

859

Middlemarch

860

Through the Looking Glass

861

King Lear of the Steppes

862

War and Peace

863

Sentimental Education

864

Phineas Finn

865

Maldoror

866

The Idiot

867

Little Women

868

The Moonstone

869

Thérèse Raquin

870

The Last Chronicle of Barset

871

Crime and Punishment

872

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

873

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

874

Uncle Silas

875

Notes from the Underground

876

The Water-Babies

877

Les Misérables

878

Fathers and Sons

879

Silas Marner

880

Great Expectations

881

Max Havelaar

882

The Mill on the Floss

883

The Woman in White

884

Oblomov

885

Adam Bede

886

Indian Summer

887

Madame Bovary

888

North and South

889

Green Henry

890

Walden

891

Bleak House

892

Cranford

893

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

894

The House of the Seven Gables

895

Moby-Dick

896

The Scarlet Letter

897

David Copperfield

898

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

899

Wuthering Heights

900

Vanity Fair

901

Jane Eyre

902

The Count of Monte-Cristo

903

The Devil’s Pool

904

Facundo

905

The Three Musketeers

906

The Pit and the Pendulum

907

Lost Illusions

908

Dead Souls

909

A Hero of Our Times

910

Camera Obscura

911

The Fall of the House of Usher

912

The Charterhouse of Parma

913

The Lion of Flanders

914

Oliver Twist

915

The Nose

916

Le Père Goriot

917

Eugénie Grandet

918

Eugene Onegin

919

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

920

The Red and the Black

921

The Betrothed

922

Last of the Mohicans

923

The Life of a Good-for-Nothing

924

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

925

The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr

926

Melmoth the Wanderer

927

Ivanhoe

928

Frankenstein

929

Rob Roy

930

Emma

931

Mansfield Park

932

Pride and Prejudice

933

Sense and Sensibility

934

Michael Kohlhaas

935

Elective Affinities

936

Rameau’s Nephew

937

Henry of Ofterdingen

938

Castle Rackrent

1700s

939

Hyperion

940

The Nun

941

Jacques the Fatalist

942

Camilla

943

The Monk

944

Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

945

The Mysteries of Udolpho

946

The Interesting Narrative

947

The Adventures of Caleb Williams

948

A Dream of Red Mansions

949

Justine

950

Vathek

951

Anton Reiser

952

The 120 Days of Sodom

953

Confessions

954

Dangerous Liaisons

955

Reveries of a Solitary Walker

956

Evelina

957

The Sorrows of Young Werther

958

Humphry Clinker

959

The Man of Feeling

960

A Sentimental Journey

961

Tristram Shandy

962

The Vicar of Wakefield

963

The Castle of Otranto

964

Émile; or, On Education

965

Julie; or, the New Eloise

966

Rasselas

967

Candide

968

The Female Quixote

969

Peregrine Pickle

970

Fanny Hill

971

Tom Jones

972

Clarissa

973

Pamela

974

Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus

975

Joseph Andrews

976

A Modest Proposal

977

Gulliver’s Travels

978

Moll Flanders

979

Love in Excess

980

Robinson Crusoe

pre-1700s

981

Oroonoko

982

The Princess of Clèves

983

The Adventurous Simplicissimus

984

The Conquest of New Spain

985

The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda

986

Don Quixote

987

Thomas of Reading

988

The Unfortunate Traveller

989

Monkey: Journey to the West

990

The Lusiad

991

Gargantua and Pantagruel

992

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

993

Amadis of Gaul

994

La Celestina

995

Tirant lo Blanc

996

The Golden Ass

997

The Water Margin

998

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

999

The Tale of Genji

1000

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

1001

The Thousand and One Nights

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14 thoughts on “1001 Books to Read Before You Die

  1. The Blade of Light says:

    Hmm, interesting list and diverse … I have read only these :

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (I do not remember a thing of it though :/ )
    Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
    The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
    The Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
    Foundation, Isaac Asimov
    I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
    The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
    Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
    Aesop’s Fables, Aesopus
    Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Jules Verne
    Around The World In Eighty Days, Jules Verne
    (but where is Verne’s “L’Eternelle Adam”, by FAR his best book imho )

    … but I really do not think that I could read all of these books, however good the people that created the list might think they are … For example I cannot imagine myself reading “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, I mean really .?. 😛

    On the other hand there are some really important and unique books missing lik, Plato’s “Politeia”, Wilhelm Reich’s “listen Little man” ? Or even Homer for crying out loud !

    In any case, a very good topic 😀

    Definitely in my “To read” list :
    Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
    Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (Dru I see that you have read it … is it good .?. )
    The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells

    • Wow, you’ve read a lot!!! Good for you 😀

      > For example I cannot imagine myself reading “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, I mean really .?. 😛

      Ahahaha 😀 Well maybe it’s a super wonderful, inspirational, thought-provoking, blah blah blah book 😛 Never judge a book by its cover (or title!), lol 😛

      Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (Dru I see that you have read it … is it good .?. ) On the other hand there are some really important and unique books missing lik, Plato’s “Politeia”, Wilhelm Reich’s “listen Little man” ? Or even Homer for crying out loud !

      Why not make your own list then? 😉

      > a very good topic 😀

      thanks thanks 😀

    • Estelle4565 says:

      You read quite a lot indeed. I want comments on:

      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
      The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
      “L’Eternelle Adam”, Vernes

      One is in my list and the other one I am considering. The third i have never heard of before :p

      • The Blade of Light says:

        > The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

        Τον Χωκ Φιν (όπως μεταφράστηκε το βιβλίο) τον διάβασα πάρα πολύ μικρός και δεν θυμάμαι τι έγινε αλλά γενικά ήταν μια καλή περιπέτεια. Γενικά, απ’ οσο έχω ακούσει είναι ένα βιβλίο με ακραίες “κριτικές” … όσοι το έχουν διαβάσει ή το λατρεύουν ή το βρίσκουν απίστευτα βαρετό !

        > The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

        Απο Sherlock Holmes έχω τα άπαντα (καμια χιλιαριά σελίδες) και είναι τόσο καλό που τα έχω διαβάσει δύο φορές και σκέφτομαι να το ξεκινήσω και τρίτη. 😀

        > “L’Eternelle Adam”, Vernes

        Όσο για αυτό το έχω διαβάσει ίσα με 12-14 φορές και ΚΑΘΕ ΦΟΡΑ βρίσκω το τέλος του συγκλονιστικό ακόμη και αν το ξέρω πια σχεδόν απέξω (δεν είναι και μεγάλο διήγημα). Πρόκειται για ένα μάλλον σπάνιο βιβλίο (τώρα που το έψαξα στο ίντερνετ) και λέγεται οτι το έγραψε μαζί με τον γιο του. Το είχα σε μια παμπάλαια έκδοση Αστέρος μαζί με τον “Φάρο στην άκρη του κόσμου” αλλά δεν το βρίσκω στο ίντερνετ (βρήκα όμως αυτό : http://www.palaiobibliopolio.gr/%CE%93%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%AC%CF%84%CE%B5-%CF%86%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%82-p-23657.html?osCsid=7626a1455e7d5a3b25d1f214730917aa 😀 😀 οι αναμνήσεις ! και τώρα αυτό το παιδικό βιβλιαράκι είναι σπάνιο και κάνει 35 ευρώ !!! Ο_ο ).

        Ψάχνοντας όμως βρήκα μια άλλη έκδοση :
        http://www.biblionet.gr/main.asp?page=showbook&bookid=170482

        Αλλά και το αυθεντικό artwork του βιβλίου (που είχε διατηρηθεί απο τον Αστέρο) :

        Κατά την ταπεινή μου άποψη, από τα καλύτερα βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει. MUST HAVE !

  2. Estelle4565 says:

    I will second George Orwel’s 1984. I very interesting book thought by no means pleasant. I second the Lord of the Rings counting as three books. And of course they forgot Silmarrilion and books by Agatha Christie. Such an insult. I have read 13 of the books mentioned here:

    Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
    2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
    Solaris
    The Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
    Foundation, Isaac Asimov
    Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
    The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Around The World In Eighty Days, Jules Verne
    Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Oliver Twist, Charles Dicken
    Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
    Sense And Sensibility, Jane Austen

    And I had forgotten that I read some of them… Go figure… If this is any indication I think I probably have read more books than I remember reading :p

    Hey does watching the movie counts? :p

    And I want to read several more (hint, hint ;p) :
    The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Through The Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll
    War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
    The Thousand And One Nights, Anonymous
    The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Milan Kundera
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
    The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett”

    As for the rest. I have heard of several of them, but their plots never inspired me to read them. Have watched a several on the tv and with the exception of “the hitchhicker’s guide to the galaxy I was not inspired to read them either.

    As for you only having read 5. Well there are other books, like the Northern Lights that are not mentioned here but are good books. So do not get irritated or dispirited by it. And anyway a book it to be read to give u enjoyment. What is the point otherwise. But it is admirable that you want to read more books. Something that of course all of us should aspire to. After all books provide the food for the mind :D.

    Ah last comment. Finishing your drafts and publishing them is a very good idea 😀
    And if this was published as it was when u wrote it, it looks like a very nice post to me. 🙂

    • The Blade of Light says:

      > And of course they forgot Silmarrilion and books by Agatha Christie. Such an insult.

      So true !!

      > The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
      > The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
      > I, Robot, Isaac Asimov

      Great Choices indeed ! Distance notwithstanding I cound have lent them to you because e-books for such masterpieces are simply not the same … :/

      • Maybe it can be sent! If it’s a light book that you really want to read. Well… I had to pay 4 euros to send a book so maybe not so cheap. 😛 But if there is a will, there is a way! 😛 (E.g. Blade you could give it to K. so she can give it to me when I meet her and thus give it to Estelle when we meet 😛 Would take a while though)

  3. Nice! All in all I think I’ve read about 50+ of them. Though there must be at least another 20 I’ve wanted to read and haven’t thus far – mainly some of the science fiction titles. There are a lot of other books I’ve read that should be on the list but aren’t, for example George Orwells’ 1984, or Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff … and of course, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Lastly, I must say the Lord Of The Rings should count as 3 – and they didn’t even have one ‘Star Wars’ book! 😛

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