100+ Book Challenge

100+ Book Challenge hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf



DETAILS:

1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

What doesn’t count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.





The 2011 TBR Pile Challenge


It is hosted by Roofbeam Reader head over there to join in.







The Goal:
To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile, within 12 months.

Specifics:

1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list forAT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2010 or later (any book published in the year 2009 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile – I WILL be checking publication dates). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books end up in the “can’t get through” pile.

2. To be eligible, you must sign-up with Mr. Linky – link to your list (so create it ahead of time!) and add updated links to each book’s review.  Every listed book must be completed and must be reviewed in order to count as completed.

3. Your list must be posted by Friday, December 31st, 2010.

4. Leave comments on this post as you go along, to update us on your status. Come back here if/when you complete this challenge and leave a comment indicating that you CONQUERED YOUR 2011 TBR LIST!  Every person who successfully reads his/her 12 books and/or alternates (and who provides a working link to their list, which has links to the review locations) will be entered to win a $50 gift card from either Amazon.com or The Book Depository!

5.  There may be mini-challenge “check-ins” throughout 2011, to award and recognize those participants who are progressing through the challenge, such as a “Spring Break Check-In!” or a “6 Month Pit Stop!” Participants who are making equal progress to-date (6 books at the 6 month check-in, for example) could win a prize! 

6. Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable, as long as you have never read the book before and it was published pre-2010! 




LAURA’S LIST:
1. Great Expectations (audio cd) by Charles Dickens
2. Moby Dick (audio cd) by Herman Melville
3. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynn Truss
4. If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar
5. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

6. Lucky by Ann Sebold
7. The Bitch Posse by Martha O’Connor
8. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
9. The Tall Pine Polka by Lorna Landvik
10. Memoirs of a Geisha (audio cd) by Arthur Golden
11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
12. The Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend


Alternates:
A Thousand Splendid Suns (audio cd) by Khaled Hosseini
The Summons by John Grisham







1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – from Listology.com


  1. 2000s
  2. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  3. Saturday – Ian McEwan
  4. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  5. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
  6. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
  7. The Sea – John Banville
  8. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
  9. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  10. The Master – Colm Tóibín
  11. Vanishing Point – David Markson
  12. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
  13. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
  14. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  15. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  16. The Colour – Rose Tremain
  17. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
  18. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
  19. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
  20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  21. Islands – Dan Sleigh
  22. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
  23. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
  24. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
  25. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
  26. The Double – José Saramago
  27. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  28. Unless – Carol Shields
  29. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  30. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
  31. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
  32. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
  33. Shroud – John Banville
  34. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  35. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
  36. Dead Air – Iain Banks
  37. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
  38. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
  39. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
  40. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  41. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
  42. Schooling – Heather McGowan
  43. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  44. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  45. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
  46. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
  47. Fury – Salman Rushdie
  48. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  49. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  51. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
  52. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
  53. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  54. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
  55. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  56. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
  57. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
  58. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
  59. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
  60. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
  61. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
  62. How the Dead Live – Will Self
  63. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  64. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  65. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
  66. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
  67. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
  68. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  69. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  70. Pastoralia – George Saunders
  1. 1900s
  2. Timbuktu – Paul Auster
  3. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
  4. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  5. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
  6. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
  7. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
  8. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
  9. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
  10. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
  11. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
  12. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
  13. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
  14. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
  15. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
  16. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
  17. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  18. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  19. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
  20. Another World – Pat Barker
  21. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
  22. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
  23. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  24. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  25. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  26. Great Apes – Will Self
  27. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
  28. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  29. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
  30. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
  31. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  32. The Untouchable – John Banville
  33. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
  34. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
  35. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
  36. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
  37. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
  38. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
  39. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  40. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
  41. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  42. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
  43. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
  44. The Information – Martin Amis
  45. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
  46. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
  47. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
  48. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  49. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  50. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
  51. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
  52. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
  53. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
  54. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
  55. Land – Park Kyong-ni
  56. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
  57. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  58. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
  59. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
  60. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
  61. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  62. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
  63. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
  64. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
  65. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
  66. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
  67. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  68. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
  69. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
  70. Complicity – Iain Banks
  71. On Love – Alain de Botton
  72. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
  73. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  74. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  75. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  76. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
  77. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
  78. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
  79. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  80. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
  81. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
  82. A Heart So White – Javier Marias
  83. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
  84. Indigo – Marina Warner
  85. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
  86. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
  87. Jazz – Toni Morrison
  88. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  89. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
  90. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
  91. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
  92. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
  93. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  94. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
  95. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
  96. Arcadia – Jim Crace
  97. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  98. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  99. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
  100. Mao II – Don DeLillo
  101. Typical – Padgett Powell
  102. Regeneration – Pat Barker
  103. Downriver – Iain Sinclair
  104. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
  105. Wise Children – Angela Carter
  106. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
  107. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  108. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
  109. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
  110. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
  111. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
  112. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  113. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
  114. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
  115. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  116. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
  117. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
  118. A Disaffection – James Kelman
  119. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  120. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
  121. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
  122. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  123. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
  124. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  125. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
  126. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
  127. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  128. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  129. London Fields – Martin Amis
  130. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
  131. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  132. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  133. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
  134. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  135. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  136. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
  137. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  138. Libra – Don DeLillo
  139. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
  140. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
  141. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  142. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
  143. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
  144. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
  145. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
  146. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  147. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
  148. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
  149. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
  150. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  151. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  152. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  153. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
  154. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
  155. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  156. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
  157. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  158. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
  159. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
  160. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
  161. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  162. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
  163. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  164. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  165. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
  166. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
  167. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
  168. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  169. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  170. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
  171. A Maggot – John Fowles
  172. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  173. Contact – Carl Sagan
  174. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  175. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  176. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  177. White Noise – Don DeLillo
  178. Queer – William Burroughs
  179. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
  180. Legend – David Gemmell
  181. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
  182. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
  183. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
  184. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
  185. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
  186. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  187. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  188. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  189. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
  190. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  191. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
  192. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
  193. Shame – Salman Rushdie
  194. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  195. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  196. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
  197. Waterland – Graham Swift
  198. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
  199. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  200. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  201. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
  202. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
  203. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
  204. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  205. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
  206. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
  207. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
  208. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  209. The Newton Letter – John Banville
  210. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
  211. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  212. The Names – Don DeLillo
  213. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
  214. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
  215. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
  216. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  217. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
  218. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
  219. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
  220. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  221. Rites of Passage – William Golding
  222. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
  223. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  224. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
  225. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  226. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
  227. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
  228. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
  229. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
  230. Burger’s Daughter – Nadine Gordimer
  231. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
  232. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  233. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  234. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
  235. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  236. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  237. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  238. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
  239. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
  240. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
  241. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
  242. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
  243. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
  244. The Shining – Stephen King
  245. Dispatches – Michael Herr
  246. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  247. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  248. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
  249. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
  250. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
  251. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  252. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
  253. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
  254. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
  255. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
  256. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
  257. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
  258. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
  259. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
  260. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
  261. Fateless – Imre Kertész
  262. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
  263. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
  264. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
  265. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
  266. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
  267. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  268. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
  269. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
  270. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
  271. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
  272. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  273. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  274. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
  275. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
  276. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
  277. Crash – J.G. Ballard
  278. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
  279. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  280. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  281. Sula – Toni Morrison
  282. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  283. The Breast – Philip Roth
  284. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
  285. G – John Berger
  286. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
  287. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
  288. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
  289. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
  290. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  291. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
  292. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
  293. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
  294. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
  295. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
  296. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
  297. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  298. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
  299. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  300. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
  301. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
  302. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
  303. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
  304. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
  305. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
  306. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
  307. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  308. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  309. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
  310. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  311. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  312. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
  313. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
  314. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
  315. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
  316. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
  317. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
  318. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
  319. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  320. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  321. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  322. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  323. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
  324. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
  325. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
  326. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
  327. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
  328. Chocky – John Wyndham
  329. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  330. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
  331. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  332. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  333. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
  334. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  335. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
  336. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
  337. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
  338. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
  339. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
  340. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  341. The Magus – John Fowles
  342. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
  343. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  344. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
  345. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  346. Things – Georges Perec
  347. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  348. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
  349. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  350. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
  351. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
  352. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
  353. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
  354. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
  355. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
  356. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
  357. Herzog – Saul Bellow
  358. V. – Thomas Pynchon
  359. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  360. The Graduate – Charles Webb
  361. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
  362. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
  363. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
  364. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
  365. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  366. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  367. The Collector – John Fowles
  368. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  369. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  370. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  371. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
  372. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  373. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
  374. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
  375. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
  376. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
  377. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  378. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
  379. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
  380. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
  381. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
  382. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  383. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  384. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
  385. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
  386. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
  387. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
  388. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  389. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  390. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
  391. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
  392. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
  393. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
  394. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  395. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
  396. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
  397. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
  398. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
  399. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  400. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  401. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
  402. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  403. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
  404. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  405. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
  406. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  407. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
  408. The End of the Road – John Barth
  409. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  410. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  411. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
  412. Voss – Patrick White
  413. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
  414. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
  415. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
  416. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  417. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
  418. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  419. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
  420. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
  421. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  422. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
  423. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
  424. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
  425. The Floating Opera – John Barth
  426. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  427. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  428. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  429. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
  430. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
  431. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  432. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
  433. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  434. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
  435. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  436. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
  437. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
  438. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
  439. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
  440. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  441. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  442. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
  443. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  444. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
  445. Watt – Samuel Beckett
  446. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  447. Junkie – William Burroughs
  448. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  449. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  450. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
  451. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  452. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  453. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  454. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
  455. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
  456. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  457. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
  458. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  459. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  460. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
  461. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  462. The Rebel – Albert Camus
  463. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
  464. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  465. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
  466. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
  467. The Third Man – Graham Greene
  468. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
  469. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
  470. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
  471. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  472. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
  473. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
  474. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
  475. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
  476. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
  477. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
  478. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
  479. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  480. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
  481. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
  482. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
  483. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  484. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
  485. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
  486. The Victim – Saul Bellow
  487. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
  488. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
  489. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  490. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
  491. The Plague – Albert Camus
  492. Back – Henry Green
  493. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
  494. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
  495. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  496. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  497. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  498. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  499. Loving – Henry Green
  500. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
  501. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
  502. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
  503. Transit – Anna Seghers
  504. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  505. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
  506. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  507. Caught – Henry Green
  508. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
  509. Embers – Sandor Marai
  510. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  511. The Outsider – Albert Camus
  512. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
  513. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
  514. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
  515. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
  516. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
  517. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
  518. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
  519. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  520. Native Son – Richard Wright
  521. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  522. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
  523. Party Going – Henry Green
  524. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  525. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
  526. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
  527. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
  528. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
  529. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  530. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  531. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  532. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
  533. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  534. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  535. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  536. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
  537. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  538. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
  539. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
  540. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  541. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  542. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  543. The Years – Virginia Woolf
  544. In Parenthesis – David Jones
  545. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
  546. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
  547. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  548. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  549. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
  550. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
  551. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  552. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
  553. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
  554. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
  555. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
  556. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
  557. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
  558. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
  559. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
  560. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
  561. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
  562. England Made Me – Graham Greene
  563. Burmese Days – George Orwell
  564. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
  565. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
  566. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
  567. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  568. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  569. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  570. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  571. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  572. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  573. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
  574. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
  575. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
  576. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
  577. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
  578. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  579. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  580. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  581. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  582. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  583. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
  584. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
  585. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
  586. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
  587. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
  588. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
  589. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
  590. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
  591. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
  592. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  593. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
  594. Passing – Nella Larsen
  595. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  596. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  597. Living – Henry Green
  598. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
  599. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  600. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
  601. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
  602. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
  603. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  604. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
  605. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
  606. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
  607. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
  608. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  609. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
  610. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
  611. Quartet – Jean Rhys
  612. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
  613. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
  614. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
  615. Nadja – André Breton
  616. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
  617. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
  618. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  619. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
  620. Amerika – Franz Kafka
  621. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  622. Blindness – Henry Green
  623. The Castle – Franz Kafka
  624. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
  625. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
  626. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
  627. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
  628. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
  629. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
  630. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  631. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  632. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
  633. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  634. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
  635. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
  636. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
  637. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
  638. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
  639. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
  640. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  641. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
  642. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
  643. Cane – Jean Toomer
  644. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
  645. Amok – Stefan Zweig
  646. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
  647. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
  648. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
  649. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  650. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
  651. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
  652. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
  653. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
  654. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
  655. Ulysses – James Joyce
  656. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
  657. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
  658. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  659. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
  660. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
  661. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  662. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
  663. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
  664. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
  665. Summer – Edith Wharton
  666. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
  667. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
  668. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  669. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
  670. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
  671. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  672. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
  673. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
  674. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
  675. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
  676. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
  677. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
  678. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
  679. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  680. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
  681. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
  682. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
  683. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
  684. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  685. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  686. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  687. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
  688. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
  689. Martin Eden – Jack London
  690. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
  691. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
  692. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
  693. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
  694. The Iron Heel – Jack London
  695. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
  696. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
  697. Mother – Maxim Gorky
  698. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
  699. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  700. Young Törless – Robert Musil
  701. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
  702. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  703. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
  704. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
  705. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
  706. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
  707. The Golden Bowl – Henry James
  708. The Ambassadors – Henry James
  709. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
  710. The Immoralist – André Gide
  711. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  712. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  713. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  714. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
  715. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  716. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  717. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
  1. 1800s
  2. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
  3. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
  4. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  5. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  6. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  7. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  8. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  9. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
  10. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  11. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  12. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
  13. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  14. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
  15. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  16. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
  17. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  18. Born in Exile – George Gissing
  19. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
  20. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  21. News from Nowhere – William Morris
  22. New Grub Street – George Gissing
  23. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
  24. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  25. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  26. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  27. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
  28. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
  29. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  30. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
  32. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
  33. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
  34. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  35. She – H. Rider Haggard
  36. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  37. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  38. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  39. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  40. Germinal – Émile Zola
  41. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  42. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
  43. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
  44. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
  45. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  46. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
  47. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  48. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
  49. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  50. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
  51. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
  52. Nana – Émile Zola
  53. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  54. The Red Room – August Strindberg
  55. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  56. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  57. Drunkard – Émile Zola
  58. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
  59. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
  60. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
  61. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
  62. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  63. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
  64. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  65. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
  66. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  67. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  68. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
  69. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  70. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  71. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
  72. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
  73. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  74. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
  75. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
  76. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
  77. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  78. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  79. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  80. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
  81. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
  82. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  83. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  84. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  85. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  86. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
  87. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  88. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
  89. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  90. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  91. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  92. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  93. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
  94. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
  95. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  96. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  97. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  98. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
  99. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  100. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
  101. Adam Bede – George Eliot
  102. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  103. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  104. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  105. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  106. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  107. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  108. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  109. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  110. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  111. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  112. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  113. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  114. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  115. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  116. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  117. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  118. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  119. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
  120. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  121. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  122. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  123. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  124. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  125. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  126. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  127. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  128. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  129. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  130. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  131. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  132. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  133. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  134. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  135. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  136. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  137. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  138. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  139. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  140. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  141. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  142. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  143. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  144. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  145. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
  146. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  147. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  148. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  149. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  150. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  151. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  152. Emma – Jane Austen
  153. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  154. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  155. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
  156. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  157. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  158. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
  1. 1700s
  2. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
  3. The Nun – Denis Diderot
  4. Camilla – Fanny Burney
  5. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
  6. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  7. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  8. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
  9. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
  10. Justine – Marquis de Sade
  11. Vathek – William Beckford
  12. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
  13. Cecilia – Fanny Burney
  14. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  15. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  16. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  17. Evelina – Fanny Burney
  18. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  19. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
  20. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
  21. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  22. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  23. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
  24. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
  25. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  26. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
  27. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  28. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
  29. Candide – Voltaire
  30. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  31. Amelia – Henry Fielding
  32. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
  33. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
  34. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  35. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
  36. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  37. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
  38. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  39. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  40. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
  41. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
  42. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  43. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
  44. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  45. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
  46. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  47. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift
  1. Pre-1700
  2. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  3. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
  4. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  5. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  6. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
  7. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
  8. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
  9. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  10. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
  11. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  12. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  13. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  14. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus
Author Comments:
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: A Comprehensive Reference Source, Chronicling the History of the Novel
Preface by Peter Ackroyd, General Editor Peter Boxall
ISBN 1-84403-417-8
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I noted the ones I have read in bold/italics – 54?  5.4%!!  Pitiful!

I’ve Some Books to Give Away

Both my husband & I have done quite a bit of reading this year, and in an effort to (slightly) whittle down the pile on the shelf, I thought I’d offer some of the book we have read to anyone who is interested.


Here’s what we have:

The Sari Shop
by Rupa Bajwa
It is another working day in Amritsar, and Ramchand is late again. He runs through the narrow streets to Sevak Sari House in the heart of one of the city’s old bazaars. There, among the Bangladeshi cottons and Benaras silks, Ramchand and his fellow shop assistants sit all day patiently rolling and unrolling yards of colored fabric for wives and daughters of “status families” and for the giggling girls who dream of dressing up in silk but can only afford cotton.” One afternoon, Ramchand is sent to a new part of the city and is jolted out of the rhythm of his narrow daily life. His glimpse into this different world charges him with an urgent sense of possibility. And so, armed with two battered English grammar books, a fresh pair of socks, and a bar of Lifebuoy soap, he attempts to recapture the hope that his childhood had promised. But soon these efforts turn his life upside down, bringing him face to face with the cruelties on which his very existence depends.  (I am currently reading this one, and will pass it along as soon as I finish.)



Tsar
by Ted Bell
Swashbuckling counter Spy Alex Hawke returns in New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell’s most explosive tale of international suspense to date.
There dwells, somewhere in Russia, a man so powerful no one even knows his name. His existence is only speculated upon, only whispered about in American corridors of power and CIA strategy meetings. Though he is all but invisible, he is pulling strings — and pulling them hard. For suddenly, Russia is a far, far more ominous threat than even the most hardened cold warriors ever thought possible.
The Russians have their finger on the switch to the European economy and an eye on the American jugular. And, most importantly, they want to be made whole again. Should America interfere with Russia’s plans to “reintegrate” her rogue states, well then, America will pay in blood.
In Ted Bell’s latest pulse-pounding and action-packed tour de force, Alex Hawke must face a global nightmare of epic proportions. As this political crisis plays out, Russia gains a new leader. Not just a president, but a new tsar, a signal to the world that the old, imperial Russia is back and plans to have her day. And in America, a mysterious killer, known only as Happy the Baker, brutally murders an innocent family and literally flattens the small Midwestern town they once called home. Just a taste, according to the new tsar, of what will happen if America does not back down. Onto this stage must step Alex Hawke, espionage agent extraordinaire and the only man, both Americans and the Brits agree, who can stop the absolute madness borne and bred inside the modern police state of Vladimir Putin’s ‘New Russia’.



Last Car to Elysian Fields (a Dave Robicheaux novel)
by James Lee Burke
It is a rainy late-summer’s night in New Orleans. Detective Dave Robicheaux is about to confront the man who may have savagely assaulted his friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest who’s always at the centre of controversy. But things are never as they seem and soon Robicheaux is back in New Iberia, probing a car crash that killed three teenage girls. A grief-crazed father and a maniacal, complex assassin are just a few of the characters Robicheaux meets as he is drawn deeper into a web of sordid secrets and escalating violence. A masterful exploration of the troubled side of human nature and the dark corners of the heart, peopled by familiar characters such as P.I. Clete Purcel and Robicheaux’s old flame Theodosia LeJeune, LAST CAR TO ELYSIAN FIELDS is vintage Burke – moody, hard-hitting, with his trademark blend of human drama and relentless noir suspense. 



Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Classic Retro Theatre edition (abridged audio)
Dickens considered Great Expectations one of his “little pieces,” and indeed, it is slim compared to such weighty novels as David Copperfieldor Nicholas Nickleby. But what this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story.



God-Shaped Hole
by Tiffanie Debartolo
Written with the snap, glitter and wit of The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing, God-Shaped Hole is a memorable, poignant love story that will leave you weeping with laughter. It is told in the wry, vulnerable voice of Beatrice “Trixie” Jordan who replies to a personal ad, “If your intentions are pure I am seeking a friend for the end of the world.” 
In doing so, she meets Jacob Grace, a charming, effervescent thirty-something writer, a free spirit who is a passionate seeker of life. He possesses his own turn of phrase and ways of thinking and feeling that dissonantly harmonize with Trixie’s off-center vision as they roller coaster through the joys and furies of their wrenching romance. Along the way they try to come to terms with the hurt brought about by their distant fathers who, in different ways, forsook them.



Water for Elephants
by Sarah Gruen
“Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.” Jacob was there because his luck had run out – orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive “ship of fools.” It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn’t have an act – in fact, she couldn’t even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.



Are You There, God? It’s Me, Kevin.
by Kevin Keck
A far-too-sexual memoir about the author’s deeply disturbing crisis of faith.

In this hilarious, confessional memoir, Kevin Keck tries to come to terms with the intense lack of meaning in his life. At twenty-six, Keck felt like he was losing his mind. When anxieties about his “Ultimate Purpose” aren’t manifesting themselves in struggles with OCD or depression, they swing him into a mania that drives him from one dysfunctional girlfriend to the next…all of whom resemble his mother in their shared capacities for personalized madness. In search of sanity, he returns to his childhood home in North Carolina, only to be met with serious doses of reality in the form of his congenitally reclusive brother, manic depressive mother, and grandmother suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s. His grandfather and dad are there, too, but they never leave the basement where they continually repair a single lawnmower.

Will Keck’s anxieties about the failure of his Ultimate Purpose to manifest drift away as he looks for life’s meaning in the comforting Carolina hills? No way. That wouldn’t be funny. Are You There, God? It’s Me. Kevin. is a madcap journey to faith (in life? in God?) from an insanely talented comedic genius.




The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
by Stephen King
Unabridged Audio CD, performed by Anne Heche
What begins as a bit of a simple tale — little girl lost — soon turns to the larger questions of what is at the center of creation, what motivates any of us, and the place where darkness and human imagination cross. I resisted this story to some extent, for King is wily. He begins with a soft lull, a bit of a dramatic moment that gets lost quickly in the sweet worry of a young girl who is resourceful enough to pick berries for survival and to do all the right — but ultimately wrong — things in order to find her way back to civilization. But soon, nature itself becomes a force, more often for ill than for good. And as Trisha’s imagination begins to re-create the dark forest around her, a slow, sure terror mounts.





Death in Venice
by Thomas Mann
Unabridged Audio CD, narrated by Simon Callow
Novella by Thomas Mann, published in German as Der Tod in Venedig in 1912. A symbol-laden story of aestheticism and decadence, Mann’s best-known novella exemplifies the author’s regard for Sigmund Freud’s writings on the unconscious. Gustav von Aschenbach is a revered author whose work is known for its discipline and formal perfection. At his Venetian hotel he encounters the strikingly handsome young teenager Tadzio. Aschenbach is disturbed by his attraction to the boy, and although he watches Tadzio, he dare not speak to him. Despite warnings of a cholera epidemic Aschenbach stays in Venice; he sacrifices his dignity and well-being to the immediate experience of beauty as embodied by Tadzio. After exchanging a significant look with the boy on the day of Tadzio’s scheduled departure, Aschenbach dies of cholera. As in his other major works, Mann explores the role of the artist in society. The cerebral Aschenbach summons extraordinary discipline and endurance in his literary work, but his private desires overwhelm him.



Fat Girl: A True Story
by Judith Moore
A nonfiction She’s Come Undone, Fat Girl is a powerfully honest memoir of obsession with food, and with one’s own body. For any woman who has ever had a love-hate relationship with food and how she looks, for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or sooth the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is an angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss.” In this book, Moore describes, in vivid detail, what is was like to be “the fat girl,” both in school and in her loveless home; dreading unannounced weigh-ins in front of her class and avoiding the verbal and physical lashings of her petite and icy mother; struggling to become invisible while desperately craving attention. Through the people who shaped Moore’s early life – among them a spiteful, self-serving grandmother and a kind, homosexual uncle – we bear witness to the depths of human cruelty and the remarkable power of compassion. From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M. F. K. Fisher at her finest, the heart-breaking accounts of Moore’s deep longing for a family and a sense of belonging and love, Fat Girl stuns and shocks, saddens and tickles.



The Shack
by William P. Young
Mackenzie Allen Philips youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.


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