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1001 Books to read before...

List from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (by Peter Boxall)
  • Books read are noted in Bold
  • Books reviewed on this blog are in green (links to my review).
Updated: 14 June 2020

 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
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
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
70       Timbuktu – Paul Auster
71       The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
72       Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
73       As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
74       Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
75       Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
76       The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
77         Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
78       Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
79       Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
80       Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
81         Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
82       Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
83       All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
84       The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
85       Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
86       The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
87       Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
88       Another World – Pat Barker
89         The Hours – Michael Cunningham
90         Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
91       Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
92       The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
94       Great Apes – Will Self
95         Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
96       Underworld – Don DeLillo
97       Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
98       The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
99       American Pastoral – Philip Roth
100     The Untouchable – John Banville
101     Silk – Alessandro Baricco
102     Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
103     Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
104     Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
105     The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
106     Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
107     Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
108     The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
110     The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
111     Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
112     The Information – Martin Amis
113     The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
114     Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
115     The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
117     A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
118     Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
119     The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
120     Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
121     The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
122     Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
123     Land – Park Kyong-ni
124     The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
125     The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
126     Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
127     City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
128     How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
129       Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
130     Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
131     Disappearance – David Dabydeen
132     The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
133       The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
134       Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
135     Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
136     Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
137     Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
138     Complicity – Iain Banks
139     On Love – Alain de Botton
140     What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
141     A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
142       The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
143     The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
144     The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
145     The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
146     The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
147       The Secret History – Donna Tartt
148     Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
149     The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
150     A Heart So White – Javier Marias
151       Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
152     Indigo – Marina Warner
153     The Crow Road – Iain Banks
154       Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
155       Jazz – Toni Morrison
156       The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
157       Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
158     The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
159     Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
160     The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
161     Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
162     Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
163     Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
164     Arcadia – Jim Crace
165     Wild Swans – Jung Chang
166     American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
167     Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
168     Mao II – Don DeLillo
169     Typical – Padgett Powell
170     Regeneration – Pat Barker
171     Downriver – Iain Sinclair
172     Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
173     Wise Children – Angela Carter
174     Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
175     Amongst Women – John McGahern
176     Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
177     Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
178     Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
179     The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
180     The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
181     A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
182     Like Life – Lorrie Moore
183       Possession – A.S. Byatt
184     The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
185     The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
186     A Disaffection – James Kelman
187       Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
188     Moon Palace – Paul Auster
189     Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
190       Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
191     The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
192     The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
193     The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
194     The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
195     Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
196       A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
197     London Fields – Martin Amis
198     The Book of Evidence – John Banville
199     Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
200     Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
201     The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
202     Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
203     The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
204     The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
205     Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
206     Libra – Don DeLillo
207     The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
208     Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
209     The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
210     Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
211     The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
212     The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
213     The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
214     The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
215     The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
216     The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
217     Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
218       The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
220     World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
221     Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
222     The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
224     Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
225     Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
226     Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
227     Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
228     The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
229     Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
230     An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
231     Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
232     Foe – J.M. Coetzee
233     The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
234     Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
235     The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
236     Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
237       Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
238       The Cider House Rules – John Irving
239     A Maggot – John Fowles
240     Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
241     Contact – Carl Sagan
243       Perfume – Patrick Süskind
244     Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
245     White Noise – Don DeLillo
246     Queer – William Burroughs
247     Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
248     Legend – David Gemmell
249     Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
250     The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
251     The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
252     The Lover – Marguerite Duras
253     Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
254     The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
255     Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
256       The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
257     Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
258     Neuromancer – William Gibson
259     Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
260     Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
261     Shame – Salman Rushdie
262     Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
263     Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
264     La Brava – Elmore Leonard
265     Waterland – Graham Swift
266     The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
267     The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
268     The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
269     The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
270     If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
271     A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
272       The Color Purple – Alice Walker
273     Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
274     A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
275     Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
276     The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
277     The Newton Letter – John Banville
278     On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
279     Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
280     The Names – Don DeLillo
281     Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
282     Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
283     The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
284     July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
285     Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
286     Broken April – Ismail Kadare
288     Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
289     Rites of Passage – William Golding
290     Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
291     Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
292     City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
293     The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
294     The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
295     Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
296     Shikasta – Doris Lessing
297     A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
298     Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
299     The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
300     If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
301     The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
302     The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
303     The World According to Garp – John Irving
304     Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
305     The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
306     The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
307     Yes – Thomas Bernhard
308     The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
309     In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
310     The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
311      Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
312     The Shining – Stephen King
313     Dispatches – Michael Herr
314     Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
315     Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
316     The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
317     The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
318     Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
319     The Public Burning – Robert Coover
320     Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
321     Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
322     Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
323     Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
324     Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
325     W, or the Memory of childhood – Georges Perec
326     A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
327     Grimus – Salman Rushdie
328     The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
329     Fateless – Imre Kertész
330     Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
331     High Rise – J.G. Ballard
332     Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
333     Dead Babies – Martin Amis
334     Correction – Thomas Bernhard
335     Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
336     The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
337     Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
338     The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
339     Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
340     Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
341     Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
342     A Question of Power – Bessie Head
343     The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
344     The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
345     Crash – J.G. Ballard
346     The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
347     Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
348     The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
349     Sula – Toni Morrison
350     Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
351     The Breast – Philip Roth
352     The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
353     G – John Berger
354     Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
355     House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
356     In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
357     The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
358     Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
359     Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
360     The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
361     Rabbit Redux – John Updike
362     The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
363     The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
364     The Ogre – Michael Tournier
365     The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
366     Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
367     I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
368     Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
369     Troubles – J.G. Farrell
370     Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
371     The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
372     Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
373     Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
374     Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
375     Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
376     The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
377     The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
378     Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
379     The Godfather – Mario Puzo
380     Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
381     Them – Joyce Carol Oates
382     A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
383     Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
384     Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
385     The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
386     Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
387     Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
388     The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
389     2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
390     Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
391     Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
392     The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
393     In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
394     A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
395     The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
396     Chocky – John Wyndham
397     The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
398     The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
399     One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
400     The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
401     Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
402     The Joke – Milan Kundera
403     No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
404     The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
405     A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
406     The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
407     Trawl – B.S. Johnson
409     The Magus – John Fowles
410     The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
411      Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
412     Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
413     The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
414     Things – Georges Perec
415     The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
416     August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
417     God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
418     Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
419     The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
420     Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
421     Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
422     Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
423     Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
424     The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
425     Herzog – Saul Bellow
426     V. – Thomas Pynchon
427     Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
428     The Graduate – Charles Webb
429     Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
430     The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
431     The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
432     Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
433     The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
434     One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
435     The Collector – John Fowles
436     One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
437     A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
438     Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
439     The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
440     The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
441     Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
442     Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
443     The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
444     Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
445     Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
446     A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
447     Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
448     Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
449     Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
451     Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
452     The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
453     How It Is – Samuel Beckett
454     Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
455     The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
456     To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
457     Rabbit, Run – John Updike
458     Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
459     Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
460     Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
461     Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
462     The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
463     Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
464     Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
465     Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
466     Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
467     Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
468     The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
469     Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
470     A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
471     The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
472     Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
473     Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
474     Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
475     Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
476     The End of the Road – John Barth
477     The Once and Future King – T.H. White
478     The Bell – Iris Murdoch
479     Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
480     Voss – Patrick White
481     The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
482     Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
483     Homo Faber – Max Frisch
484     On the Road – Jack Kerouac
485     Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
486     Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
487     The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
488     Justine – Lawrence Durrell
490     The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
491     The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
492     Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
493     The Floating Opera – John Barth
494     The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
496     Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
497     A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
498     The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
499     The Quiet American – Graham Greene
500     The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
501     The Recognitions – William Gaddis
502     The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
503     Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
504     I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
505     Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
506     The Story of O – Pauline Réage
507     A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
508       Lord of the Flies – William Golding
509     Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
510     The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
511     The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
512     The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
513     Watt – Samuel Beckett
514     Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
515     Junkie – William Burroughs
516     The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
517     Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
519     The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
520     Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
522     Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
523     The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
524     Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
525     Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
526       Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
527     Foundation – Isaac Asimov
528     The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
530     The Rebel – Albert Camus
531     Molloy – Samuel Beckett
532       The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
533     The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
534     The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
535     The Third Man – Graham Greene
536     The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
537     Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
538     The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
539     I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
540     The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
541     The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
542     Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
543     The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
544     The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
545     Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
546     The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
547       Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
548     All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
549     Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
550     Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
551     The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
552     Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
553     Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
554     The Victim – Saul Bellow
555     Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
556     If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
557     Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
558     The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
559     The Plague – Albert Camus
560     Back – Henry Green
561     Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
562     The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
563     Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
564     Animal Farm – George Orwell
565     Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
566     The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
567     Loving – Henry Green
568     Arcanum 17 – André Breton
569     Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
570     The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
571     Transit – Anna Seghers
572     Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
573     Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
574     The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
575     Caught – Henry Green
576     The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
577     Embers – Sandor Marai
578     Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
579     The Outsider – Albert Camus
580     In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
581     The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
582     The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
583     Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
584     Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
585     The Hamlet – William Faulkner
586     Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
587     For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
588     Native Son – Richard Wright
589     The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
590     The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
591     Party Going – Henry Green
592     The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
593     Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
594     At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
595     Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
596     Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
597     Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
598     Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
599     The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
600     After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
601     Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
602     Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
604     Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
605     Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
606     U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
607     Murphy – Samuel Beckett
608     Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
609     Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
611     The Years – Virginia Woolf
612     In Parenthesis – David Jones
613     The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
614       Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
615     To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
616     Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
617     Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
618     The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
619     Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
620     Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
621     Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
622     Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
623     At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
624     Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
625     Independent People – Halldór Laxness
626     Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
627     The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
628     They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
629     The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
630     England Made Me – Graham Greene
631     Burmese Days – George Orwell
632     The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
633     Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
634     Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
635     The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
636     Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
638       Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
639     Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
640     Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
641       Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
642     Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
643     The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
644     Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
645     A Day Off – Storm Jameson
646     The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
647     A Scot’s Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
648     Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
649     Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
650     Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
651     To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
652     The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
653     The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
654       The Waves – Virginia Woolf
655     The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
656     Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
657     The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
658     Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
659     Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
660     The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
661     Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
662     Passing – Nella Larsen
663     A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
664     Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
665     Living – Henry Green
666     The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
667     All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
668     Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
669     The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
670     Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
671     The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
672     Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
673     Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
674     Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
675     Orlando – Virginia Woolf
676     Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
677     The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
678     The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
679     Quartet – Jean Rhys
680     Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
681     Quicksand – Nella Larsen
682     Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
683     Nadja – André Breton
684     Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
685     Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
686     To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
687     Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
688     Amerika – Franz Kafka
689     The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
690     Blindness – Henry Green
691     The Castle – Franz Kafka
692     The Good Soldier – Jaroslav Hasek
693     The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
694     One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
695     The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
696     The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
697     Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
698     Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
699     The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
700     The Counterfeiters – André Gide
701     The Trial – Franz Kafka
702     The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
703     The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
704     Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
705     The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
706     The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
707     We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
708     A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
709     The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
710     Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
711     Cane – Jean Toomer
712     Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
713     Amok – Stefan Zweig
714     The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
715     The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
716     Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
717     Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
718     The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
719     Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
720     The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
721     Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
722     Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
723     Ulysses – James Joyce
724     The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
725     Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
727     Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
728     Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
729     Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
730     Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
731     The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
732     The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
733       Summer – Edith Wharton
734     Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
735     Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
736     A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
737     Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
738     Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
739     The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
740     The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
741       Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
742     The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
743     The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
744     Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
745     Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
746     Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
747     Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
748     The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
749     Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
750     Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
751     The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
752       Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
753     Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
754     Howards End – E.M. Forster
755     Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
756     Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
757     Martin Eden – Jack London
758     Strait is the Gate – André Gide
759     Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
760     The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
761     A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
762     The Iron Heel – Jack London
763     The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
764     The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
765     Mother – Maxim Gorky
766     The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
767     The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
768     Young Törless – Robert Musil
769     The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy
770     The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
771     Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
772     Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
773     Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
774     Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
775     The Golden Bowl – Henry James
776     The Ambassadors – Henry James
777     The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
778     The Immoralist – André Gide
779     The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
780     Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
781     The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
782     Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
783     Kim – Rudyard Kipling
785     Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
         
1800s
786     Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
787     The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
788     The Awakening – Kate Chopin
789     The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
790     The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
791     The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
792     What Maisie Knew – Henry James
793     Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
794     Dracula – Bram Stoker
795     Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
796     The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
797     The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
799     Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
800     The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
801     The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
802     Born in Exile – George Gissing
803     Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
804     The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
805     News from Nowhere – William Morris
806     New Grub Street – George Gissing
807     Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
808     Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
809     The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
810     The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
811     La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
812     By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
813     Hunger – Knut Hamsun
814     The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
815     Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
816     Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
817     The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
818     The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
819     She – H. Rider Haggard
820     The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
821     The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
822     Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
823     King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
824     Germinal – Émile Zola
825     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
826     Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
827     Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
828     Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
829     The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
830     A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
831     Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
832     The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
833     The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
834     Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
835     Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
836     Nana – Émile Zola
837     The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
838     The Red Room – August Strindberg
839     Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
841     Drunkard – Émile Zola
842     Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
843     Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
844     The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
845     The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
846     Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
847     The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
848     Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
849     In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
850     The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
851     Erewhon – Samuel Butler
852     Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
853     Middlemarch – George Eliot
854     Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
855     King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
856     He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
857     War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
858     Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
859     Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
860     Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
861     The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
862     The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
863     Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
864     Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
865     The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
866     Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
867     Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
868     Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
869     Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
870     Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
871     Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
872     The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
873     Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
874     Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
876     Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
877     On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
878     Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
879     The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
880     The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
881     The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
882     Max Havelaar – Multatuli
883     A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
884     Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
885     Adam Bede – George Eliot
887     North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
888     Hard Times – Charles Dickens
889     Walden – Henry David Thoreau
890     Bleak House – Charles Dickens
891     Villette – Charlotte Brontë
892     Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
893     Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
894     The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
895     The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
896     Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
897      The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
898     David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
899     Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
900     Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
901     The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
902     Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
903     Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
904     Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
905     Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
906     The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
907     La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
908     The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
909     The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
910     Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
911     The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
912     Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
913     A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
914     Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
915     The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
916     The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
917     The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
918     Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
919     The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
920     Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
921     Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
922     The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
923     The Red and the Black – Stendhal
924     The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
925     Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
926     The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
927     The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
928     Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
929     The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
930     Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
931     Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
932     Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
933     Persuasion – Jane Austen
934     Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
935     Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
936     Emma – Jane Austen
937     Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
939     The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
940     Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
941     Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
942     Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
         
1700s
943     Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
944     The Nun – Denis Diderot
945     Camilla – Fanny Burney
946     The Monk – M.G. Lewis
947     Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
948     The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
949     The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
950     The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
951     Justine – Marquis de Sade
952     Vathek – William Beckford
953     The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
954     Cecilia – Fanny Burney
955     Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
956     Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
957     Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
958     Evelina – Fanny Burney
959     The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
960     Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
961     The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
962     A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
963     Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
964     The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
965     The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
966     Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
967     Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
968     Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
969     Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
970     Candide – Voltaire
971     The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
972     Amelia – Henry Fielding
973     Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
974     Fanny Hill – John Cleland
975     Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
976     Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
977     Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
978     Pamela – Samuel Richardson
979     Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
980     Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
981     Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
982     A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
983     Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
984     Roxana – Daniel Defoe
985     Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
986     Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
987     Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
988     A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift
         
Pre-1700
989     Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
990     The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
991     The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
992     Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
993     The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
994     Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
995     Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
996     The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
997     The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
998     Aithiopika – Heliodorus
999     Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
1000   Metamorphoses – Ovid
1001   Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus