The List

I originally started this blog back in 2011 because I wanted to read all 1001 books on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. I realized a long time ago that all 1001 aren’t too likely to happen, but I still like to keep track of the ones I’ve read here.

The List

2000s

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

2. Saturday – Ian McEwan

3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith

4. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee

5. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson

6. The Sea – John Banville

7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble

8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth

9. The Master – Colm Tóibín

10. Vanishing Point – David Markson

11. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd

12. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

14. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle

15. The Colour – Rose Tremain

16. Thursbitch – Alan Garner

17. The Light of Day – Graham Swift

18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt

19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

20. Islands – Dan Sleigh

21. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee

22. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair

23. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

25. The Double – José Saramago

26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

27. Unless – Carol Shields

28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor

30. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern

31. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien

32. Shroud – John Banville

33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

34. Youth – J.M. Coetzee

35. Dead Air – Iain Banks

36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon

37. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster

38. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi

39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq

41. Schooling – Heather McGowan

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan February 12, 2011

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

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

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

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

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

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

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

219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

220. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle

221. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

222. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae

223. Beloved – Toni Morrison

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

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

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

287. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee

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 February 16, 2011

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

408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

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

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

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

489. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

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

495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

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

518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

519. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

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

529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

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

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier January 31, 2013

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

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

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 February 14, 2011

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

637. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh

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 Scots 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 Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek

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

726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

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 Sage – 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

784. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser

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 June 15, 2012

791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells May 12, 2011

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 April 13, 2012

798. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane

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 September 20, 2012

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

840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

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

875. Silas Marner – George Eliot

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

886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

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 March 28, 2011

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 May 19, 2011

903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë August 30, 2011

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 February 5, 2011

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 February 18, 2012

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen May 5, 2011

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen May 10, 2011

934. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth

935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

936. Emma – Jane Austen April 7, 2011

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen March 16, 2011

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen February 23, 2011

939. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen February 9, 2011

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 February 1, 2011

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 April 13, 2011

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

8 thoughts on “The List

  1. I’ve been doing this for a few years as well… think I’m at about 116 or so completed?

    Which list are you using? I’m using the 2006 edition. They update every few years – but I probably won’t finish the 2006 edition for forty years, so I’m not about to update my list every few years – I’d never get done! Lol

    • I have no idea–I started the project in 2010 (didn’t start the blog till 2011) so probably a more recent list than 2006. Whichever one is posted on Shelfari, haha…

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