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I know there are people here who are doing the challenge so I thought we could set up a thread for the challenge and compare notes. My source is the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, the 2006 edition, the general editor is Peter Boxall. I know there are two more editions, 2008 and 2010 but I don't have those lists on a OpenOffice document. And the list I'll add here is in chronological order, if someone's up for arranging the list in alphabetical order I'm very much pleased :P

 

Here is the list:

 

 

Pre-1700

 

1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

1000. Metamorphoses – Ovid

999. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton

998. Aithiopika – Heliodorus

997. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius

996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous

995. Gargantua and Pantagruel – François Rabelais

994. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly

993. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe

992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

991. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

990. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette

989. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn

 

 

 

1700s

988. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift

987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

986. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood

985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

984. Roxana – Daniel Defoe

983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

982. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift

981. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding

980. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift

979. Pamela – Samuel Richardson

978. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson

977. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett

976. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding

975. Fanny Hill – John Cleland

974. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett

973. Amelia – Henry Fielding

972. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox

971. Candide – Voltaire

970. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson

969. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

968. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot

967. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

966. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole

965. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith

964. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne

963. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne

962. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie

961. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett

960. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

959. Evelina – Fanny Burney

958. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

957. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

956. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

955. Cecilia – Fanny Burney

954. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade

953. Vathek – William Beckford

952. Justine – Marquis de Sade

951. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin

950. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano

949. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe

948. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

947. The Monk – M.G. Lewis

946. Camilla – Fanny Burney

945. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot

944. The Nun – Denis Diderot

943. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin

 

1800s

942. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth

941. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

939. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

936. Emma – Jane Austen

935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

934. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

930. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

929. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott

928. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin

927. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin

926. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg

925. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

924. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni

923. The Red and the Black – Stendhal

922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

921. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac

920. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac

919. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol

918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

915. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal

914. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

912. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac

911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

910. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

909. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe

908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

907. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas

906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë

900. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell

899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë

898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville

895. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne

894. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne

893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

889. Walden – Henry David Thoreau

888. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

885. Adam Bede – George Eliot

884. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov

883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

882. Max Havelaar – Multatuli

881. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne

880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot

878. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope

877. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

875. Silas Marner – George Eliot

874. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev

873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

871. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

870. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu

869. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

865. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope

864. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

861. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

860. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont

859. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope

858. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert

857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

856. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope

855. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev

854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

853. Middlemarch – George Eliot

852. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev

851. Erewhon – Samuel Butler

850. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky

849. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu

848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

847. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov

846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

845. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert

844. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy

843. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot

842. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev

841. Drunkard – Émile Zola

840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

839. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy

838. The Red Room – August Strindberg

837. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

836. Nana – Émile Zola

835. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace

834. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert

833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James

832. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga

831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

830. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant

829. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy

828. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans

827. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater

826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

824. Germinal – Émile Zola

823. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard

822. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

821. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

819. She – H. Rider Haggard

818. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy

817. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg

816. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés

815. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant

814. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson

813. Hunger – Knut Hamsun

812. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg

811. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola

810. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

807. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf

806. New Grub Street – George Gissing

805. News from Nowhere – William Morris

804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith

802. Born in Exile – George Gissing

801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

800. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross

799. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

798. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

796. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells

795. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

793. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide

792. What Maisie Knew – Henry James

791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells

790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

787. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane

786. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross

 

1900s

 

785. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad

784. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser

783. Kim – Rudyard Kipling

782. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann

781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

779. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James

778. The Immoralist – André Gide

777. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers

776. The Ambassadors – Henry James

775. The Golden Bowl – Henry James

774. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe

773. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

772. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster

771. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann

770. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

769. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy

768. Young Törless – Robert Musil

767. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

766. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad

765. Mother – Maxim Gorky

764. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson

763. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett

762. The Iron Heel – Jack London

761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster

760. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse

759. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells

758. Strait is the Gate – André Gide

757. Martin Eden – Jack London

756. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein

755. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel

754. Howards End – E.M. Forster

753. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

751. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens

750. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

748. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell

747. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

746. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse

745. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel

744. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

742. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence

741. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham

740. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf

739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford

738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke

737. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse

736. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

735. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton

734. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen

733. Summer – Edith Wharton

732. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad

731. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West

730. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis

729. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf

728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

727. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis

726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

725. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley

724. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence

723. Ulysses – James Joyce

722. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis

721. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence

720. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus

719. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair

718. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton

717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

716. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf

715. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings

714. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield

713. Amok – Stefan Zweig

712. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley

711. Cane – Jean Toomer

710. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo

709. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet

708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster

707. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin

706. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann

705. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen

704. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville

703. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather

702. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky

701. The Trial – Franz Kafka

700. The Counterfeiters – André Gide

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

697. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos

696. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

694. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello

693. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence

692. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek

691. The Castle – Franz Kafka

690. Blindness – Henry Green

689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

688. Amerika – Franz Kafka

687. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson

686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust

684. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse

683. Nadja – André Breton

682. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

681. Quicksand – Nella Larsen

680. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh

679. Quartet – Jean Rhys

678. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis

677. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf

674. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille

673. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe

672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

671. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

670. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West

669. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen

668. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin

667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

666. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia

665. Living – Henry Green

664. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett

663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

662. Passing – Nella Larsen

661. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico

660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

659. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh

658. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning

657. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis

656. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham

655. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett

654. The Waves – Virginia Woolf

653. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth

652. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett

651. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen

650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

648. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline

647. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon

646. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil

645. A Day Off – Storm Jameson

644. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain

643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein

642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers

641. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West

640. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth

639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

638. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

637. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh

636. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

635. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain

634. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev

633. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht

632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers

631. Burmese Days – George Orwell

630. England Made Me – Graham Greene

629. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen

628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy

627. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood

626. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti

625. Independent People – Halldór Laxness

624. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes

623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft

622. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner

621. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson

620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

618. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West

617. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley

616. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner

615. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway

614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)

613. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis

612. In Parenthesis – David Jones

611. The Years – Virginia Woolf

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

607. Murphy – Samuel Beckett

606. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos

605. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

604. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

602. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre

601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson

600. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

598. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys

597. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller

596. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

595. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell

594. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien

593. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce

592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

591. Party Going – Henry Green

590. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati

589. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

588. Native Son – Richard Wright

587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

585. The Hamlet – William Faulkner

584. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf

583. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

582. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White

581. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien

580. Conversations in Sicily – Elio Vittorini

579. The Outsider – Albert Camus

578. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner

577. Embers – Sandor Marai

576. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse

575. Caught – Henry Green

574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

573. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow

572. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges

571. Transit – Anna Seghers

570. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham

569. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi

568. Arcanum 17 – André Breton

567. Loving – Henry Green

566. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford

565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

562. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andric

561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

560. Back – Henry Green

559. The Plague – Albert Camus

558. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino

557. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

556. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi

555. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau

554. The Victim – Saul Bellow

553. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann

552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton

551. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene

550. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot

549. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia

548. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

546. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren

545. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier

544. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen

543. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge

542. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford

541. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk

540. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese

539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

538. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing

537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake

536. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber

535. The Third Man – Graham Greene

534. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz

533. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille

532. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

531. Molloy – Samuel Beckett

530. The Rebel – Albert Camus

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

528. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq

527. Foundation – Isaac Asimov

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

525. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett

524. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar

523. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson

522. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

519. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

517. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin

516. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow

515. Junkie – William Burroughs

514. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

513. Watt – Samuel Beckett

512. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett

511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley

509. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

507. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia

506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage

505. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis

504. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch

503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

502. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini

501. The Recognitions – William Gaddis

500. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis

499. The Quiet American – Graham Greene

498. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett

497. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

493. The Floating Opera – John Barth

492. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow

491. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary

490. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon

489. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

488. Justine – Lawrence Durrell

487. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber

486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

485. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

483. Homo Faber – Max Frisch

482. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille

481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

480. Voss – Patrick White

479. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet

478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch

477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White

476. The End of the Road – John Barth

475. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan

474. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico

473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe

472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

471. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon

470. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

469. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe

468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

466. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll

465. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark

464. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow

463. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes

462. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass

461. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs

460. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse

459. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee

458. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary

457. Rabbit, Run – John Updike

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

455. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien

454. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino

453. How It Is – Samuel Beckett

452. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor

451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

449. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass

448. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem

447. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame

446. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

445. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger

444. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

443. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani

442. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien

441. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges

440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

439. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard

438. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov

437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

435. The Collector – John Fowles

434. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

432. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess

431. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark

430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré

429. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol

428. The Graduate – Charles Webb

427. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

426. V. – Thomas Pynchon

425. Herzog – Saul Bellow

424. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras

423. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe

422. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson

421. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme

420. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey

419. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector

418. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor

417. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut

416. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien

415. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

414. Things – Georges Perec

413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon

412. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

410. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras

409. The Magus – John Fowles

408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

407. Trawl – B.S. Johnson

406. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West

405. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec

404. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien

403. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson

402. The Joke – Milan Kundera

401. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson

400. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

398. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa

397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe

396. Chocky – John Wyndham

395. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf

394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines

393. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan

392. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz

391. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry

390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

388. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

387. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

386. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen

385. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch

384. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal

383. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen

382. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec

381. Them – Joyce Carol Oates

380. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov

379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo

378. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

377. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis

376. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

374. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines

373. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover

372. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado

371. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard

370. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson

369. Troubles – J.G. Farrell

368. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett

367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

366. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke

365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

364. The Ogre – Michael Tournier

363. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

362. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima

361. Rabbit Redux – John Updike

360. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs

359. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll

358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

357. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow

356. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul

355. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson

354. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood

353. G – John Berger

352. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

351. The Breast – Philip Roth

350. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino

349. Sula – Toni Morrison

348. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch

347. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

346. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene

345. Crash – J.G. Ballard

344. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino

343. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

342. A Question of Power – Bessie Head

341. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong

340. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré

338. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll

337. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee

336. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle

335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

334. Correction – Thomas Bernhard

333. Dead Babies – Martin Amis

332. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow

331. High Rise – J.G. Ballard

330. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan

329. Fateless – Imre Kertész

328. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme

327. Grimus – Salman Rushdie

326. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell

325. W, or the Memory of childhood – Georges Perec

324. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez

323. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf

322. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme

321. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg

320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

319. The Public Burning – Robert Coover

318. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo

317. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke

316. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector

315. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

314. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

313. Dispatches – Michael Herr

312. The Shining – Stephen King

311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin

310. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter

309. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee

308. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt

307. Yes – Thomas Bernhard

306. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell

305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

304. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec

303. The World According to Garp – John Irving

302. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan

301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino

299. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll

298. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer

297. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul

296. Shikasta – Doris Lessing

295. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré

294. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

292. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard

291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

290. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom

289. Rites of Passage – William Golding

288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

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

286. Broken April – Ismail Kadare

285. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin

284. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer

283. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan

282. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray

281. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike

280. The Names – Don DeLillo

279. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard

278. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin

277. The Newton Letter – John Banville

276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro

273. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

271. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White

270. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi

269. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus

268. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek

267. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing

266. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee

265. Waterland – Graham Swift

264. La Brava – Elmore Leonard

263. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor

262. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett

261. Shame – Salman Rushdie

260. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis

259. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes

258. Neuromancer – William Gibson

257. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker

256. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

255. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter

254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

252. The Lover – Marguerite Duras

251. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago

250. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman

249. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?

248. Legend – David Gemmell

247. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd

246. Queer – William Burroughs

245. White Noise – Don DeLillo

244. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard

243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

241. Contact – Carl Sagan

240. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis

239. A Maggot – John Fowles

238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving

237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

236. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

235. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann

234. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel

233. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi

232. Foe – J.M. Coetzee

231. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard

230. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro

229. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt

228. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis

227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

226. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates

225. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

224. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore

223. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae

222. Beloved – Toni Morrison

221. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

220. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle

219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

218. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

217. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews

216. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan

215. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind

214. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson

213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

212. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke

211. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble

210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams

208. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga

207. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

206. Libra – Don DeLillo

205. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey

204. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst

203. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

202. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson

201. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White

200. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco

199. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

198. The Book of Evidence – John Banville

197. London Fields – Martin Amis

196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

195. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

194. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago

193. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway

192. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

191. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai

190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

189. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow

188. Moon Palace – Paul Auster

187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson

186. A Disaffection – James Kelman

185. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle

184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi

183. Possession – A.S. Byatt

182. Like Life – Lorrie Moore

181. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

180. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

179. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster

178. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge

177. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald

176. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon

175. Amongst Women – John McGahern

174. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard

173. Wise Children – Angela Carter

172. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres

171. Downriver – Iain Sinclair

170. Regeneration – Pat Barker

169. Typical – Padgett Powell

168. Mao II – Don DeLillo

167. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis

166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang

164. Arcadia – Jim Crace

163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud

162. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan

161. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

160. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín

159. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates

158. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe

157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg

156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

155. Jazz – Toni Morrison

154. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson

153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks

152. Indigo – Marina Warner

151. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker

150. A Heart So White – Javier Marias

149. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch

148. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar

147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

146. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald

145. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood

144. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd

143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

142. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

140. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe

139. On Love – Alain de Botton

138. Complicity – Iain Banks

137. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth

136. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy

135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

133. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

132. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm

131. Disappearance – David Dabydeen

130. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor

129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

128. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman

127. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol

126. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi

125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

124. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee

123. Land – Park Kyong-ni

122. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq

121. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst

120. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster

119. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis

118. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose

117. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

115. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald

114. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth

113. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie

112. The Information – Martin Amis

111. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner

110. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

108. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin

107. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

106. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse

105. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

104. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels

103. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker

102. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard

101. Silk – Alessandro Baricco

100. The Untouchable – John Banville

99. American Pastoral – Philip Roth

98. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin

97. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey

96. Underworld – Don DeLillo

95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

94. Great Apes – Will Self

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

91. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon

90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho

89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham

88. Another World – Pat Barker

87. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis

86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

84. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon

83. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom

82. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks

81. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

80. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi

79. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq

78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

76. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie

75. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb

74. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy

73. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic

72. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

71. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra

70. Timbuktu – Paul Auster

 

2000s

 

69. Pastoralia – George Saunders

68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates

67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

66. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard

65. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande

64. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami

63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth

61. How the Dead Live – Will Self

60. City of God – E.L. Doctorow

59. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy

58. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace

57. Ignorance – Milan Kundera

56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber

55. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda

54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare

52. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho

51. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma

50. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

48. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk

47. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill

46. Fury – Salman Rushdie

45. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo

44. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini

43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

41. Schooling – Heather McGowan

40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq

39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

38. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi

37. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster

36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon

35. Dead Air – Iain Banks

34. Youth – J.M. Coetzee

33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

32. Shroud – John Banville

31. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien

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

29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor

28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

27. Unless – Carol Shields

26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

25. The Double – José Saramago

24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

23. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

22. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair

21. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee

20. Islands – Dan Sleigh

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

18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt

17. The Light of Day – Graham Swift

16. Thursbitch – Alan Garner

15. The Colour – Rose Tremain

14. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

12. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair

11. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd

10. Vanishing Point – David Markson

9. The Master – Colm Tóibín

8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth

7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble

6. The Sea – John Banville

5. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson

4. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee

3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith

2. Saturday – Ian McEwan

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

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I've read the following:
(I would heartily recommend to anyone, whether they're doing the list or not
I enjoyed reading
It was okay
I hated reading and wouldn't recommend)


985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
971. Candide – Voltaire

957. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
936. Emma – Jane Austen
933. Persuasion – Jane Austen
932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
919. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray 
904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
886. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
801. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker
781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
754. Howards End – E.M. Forster
726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
701. The Trial – Franz Kafka
699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

566. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford

565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
435. The Collector – John Fowles
433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
393. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
378. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
376. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
312. The Shining – Stephen King
291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
215. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
181. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

77. Disgrace - J. M. Coetzee
75. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
27. Unless – Carol Shields
26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

Read: 31.5.2014: 104/1001
 

 

I have the following on my TBR:
988. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift
983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
975. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
960. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
949. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
947. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
914. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
912. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
909. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
900. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
876. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
741. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
615. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
553. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
409. The Magus – John Fowles
397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
138. Complicity – Iain Banks
135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
97. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
79. The Elementary Particles by Michel Houllebecq
85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
64. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
6. The Sea – John Banville
1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

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Come on people and join me, don't be shy, let me and the others know what you've already read from the list and what you thought of the books, and which are the books you're really looking forward to reading. Are there books that you wouldn't have chosen for the list yourself, books that you'd take off it if you had the chance? What would you like to see added to the list? Feel free to chime in! :smile2:

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Come on people and join me, don't be shy, let me and the others know what you've already read from the list and what you thought of the books, and which are the books you're really looking forward to reading. Are there books that you wouldn't have chosen for the list yourself, books that you'd take off it if you had the chance? What would you like to see added to the list? Feel free to chime in! :smile2:

 

WOW Frankie - this is an impressive list... I find that ately I have so many books I wish to read that I need to organise my thoughts, and this might be a good starting point... I'll try to give it some thought :giggle2:

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Before I start this, I have ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION of starting this challenge, but I have read 47/1001. I'd say I enjoyed most of these, but there were a few I hated (which I've highlighted in red), but would still suggest people who haven't read those books give them a go, as they may well love them.

 

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

936. Emma – Jane Austen

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant

803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith

761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster

754. Howards End – E.M. Forster

708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson

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

518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud

153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks

141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

117. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

9. The Master – Colm Tóibín

7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble

3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith

2. Saturday – Ian McEwan

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

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I think I'm using the 2006 list too - not sure what edition my book is!

 

So far, I've read 42! :blush:

 

6. The Sea - John Banville (ugh!)

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

42. Atonement - Ian McEwan

93. The Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

116. The Reader - Bernard Schlink

125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

135. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

170. Regeneration - Pat Barker

173. Wise Children - Angela Carter

237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterston

301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

356. In A Free State - V S Naipaul

408. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

456. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

459. Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee

518. Casino Royale - Ian Flemming (ugh!)

521. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

526. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

529. The Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger (ugh!)

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

563. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

564. Animal Farm - George Orwell

595. Coming Up for Air - George Orwell

603. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

608. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

610. The Hobbit - J R R Toilken

620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell

659. Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh

667. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan

761. A Room With a View - E M Forster

789. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

803. The Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

854. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

863. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

904. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

913. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

938. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

970. Candide - Voltaire

 

On ‘To Read’ Pile (12)

 

117. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

394. A Kestrel for a Knave - Barry Hines

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Truman Capote

481. The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham

496. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

508. Lord of the Flies - William Golding

631. Burmese Days - George Orwell

821. The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy

823. King Solomon’s Mines - H Rider Haggard

831. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

902. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

940. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

Edited by Janet
Added 'A Kestrel for a Knave' to 'to read' pile

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Right heres mine, I've only really started doing this challenge this year.

 

Read

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

 

TBR Pile

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

 

Wishlist

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Shining – Stephen King

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

 

I have such a long way to go compared to everyone else! :(

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Just 27 that I remember reading. What a lot of books I need to read before I die!

 

 

991. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

875. Silas Marner – George Eliot

873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

825. The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn -

804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

564. Animal Farm - George Orwell

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg

156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

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

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

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I was astounded to discover that I have read 94 from the list, with at least another 25 + on my shelves waiting to be read, and about the same amount on wishlist. Here's my read ones, those marked red I thought were brilliant, those in black I neither loved nor hated. None of them I loathed. I am embarassed by how few are 'Classics';

 

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

910. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James

808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford

731. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West

728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

707. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin

701. The Trial – Franz Kafka

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

680. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers

632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers

617. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré

415. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

409. The Magus – John Fowles

399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines

389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

345. Crash – J.G. Ballard

341. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong

339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré

311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin

301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

295. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré

288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

265. Waterland – Graham Swift

258. Neuromancer – William Gibson

253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

236. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

222. Beloved – Toni Morrison

219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

218. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

203. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

192. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

172. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres

165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang

141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

113. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

76. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

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I didn't know you had read Crash, Chrissy! I've been wanting to read it for ages. Glad to see you've enjoyed it.

 

I've read 92 from the list and I'm currently reading one other (in blue). The ones in bold are my absolute favourites (and I tried to narrow it down!), and the ones in red are my least favourites.

 

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

936. Emma – Jane Austen

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells

790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

701. The Trial – Franz Kafka

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

635. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain

628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

579. The Outsider – Albert Camus

576. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

535. The Third Man – Graham Greene

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

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

514. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

485. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

428. The Graduate – Charles Webb

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe

389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino

291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

198. The Book of Evidence – John Banville

157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg

95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

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

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

 

According to my spreadsheet, I have a further 127 on my shelves to be read, and 272 on my wish list. I don't think I'll list them all here. :blush:

 

 

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Shirleyz, feel free to come back with your organised thoughts! :D

 

Chesilbeach, what did you think of Cranford? Have you seen the mini-series with Judi Dench? I thought the series was amazing and I bought the book because of that, I haven't read it yet though. And what did you think of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Hideous Kinky? The former has an intriguing title and I've always been curious about Hideous Kinky, mainly because of the title, as well.

 

Janet, I was laughing out loud when I read your description of you least favorites: ugh! :lol: A very apt choice of wording! Seems a bit of a shame that The Mayor of Casterbridge wasn't chosen for the reading group last autumn, but I think Vanity Fair won and it's also on the list, I think.

 

Lauraloves, I see Heart of Darkness is on your wishlist, I'd be happy to send you my copy, if you don't mind a secondhand paperback? It's in great condition, it's an Oxford World's Classics edition, the only thing is that I've put a plastic cover on it to keep it in shape, would that be a problem for you? PM me about it if you're interested :)

 

Maureen, what did you think of The Pilgrim's Progress?

 

 

I can't believe that I still need to read two D. H. Lawrence's eventhough I've already suffered through Lady Chatterley's Lover, I didn't remember his Sons and Lovers and Women in Love are also on the list. :irked:

 

Chrissy, what did you think of Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier? Obviously it's not you favorite because you had the title in black, but what was it about? Does it have any potential to be a good read imo? I've been curious about it for a while now. I also see that you didn't hugely enjoy The Magus by John Fowles, would you care to elaborate? I have the book on my TBR and from what I know about the book from the blurb, I'm thinking I might really enjoy it.

 

Kylie, do you remember when we were in one of the secondhand bookshops or at the book fair, and we started discussing about this book that has a boy and some kind of a bird on the cover, trying to remember the title of the book or alternatively, whether it was on the list? I think the book we talked about was A Kestrel for a Knave and it's on the list and it seems like Chrissy has read it. Had we found a copy of it, or why were we talking about it?

 

It's so interesting to compare our individual 'read' lists, for example Chrissy seemed to have read only books that I haven't read myself but have been curious about, and then some of you others have a pretty similar 'read' list to my own.

 

What's The Water-Babies everybody seems to have read?

 

Kylie, did you like The Outsider? I like the blurb and I've started reading it, but only got to page 20 or so before I had to stop reading it because I was otherwise busy, I remember having liked it so far? And is The Glass Bead Game a difficult read?

 

 

 

 

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I can't believe that I still need to read two D. H. Lawrence's eventhough I've already suffered through Lady Chatterley's Lover, I didn't remember his Sons and Lovers and Women in Love are also on the list. :irked:

 

Yech, I agree. :(

 

Kylie, do you remember when we were in one of the secondhand bookshops or at the book fair, and we started discussing about this book that has a boy and some kind of a bird on the cover, trying to remember the title of the book or alternatively, whether it was on the list? I think the book we talked about was A Kestrel for a Knave and it's on the list and it seems like Chrissy has read it. Had we found a copy of it, or why were we talking about it?

 

Yep, I remember that. I bought the book while you were here, and my version is called Kes, and I wasn't sure if it was the same as A Kestrel for a Knave (it was). And I knew it was on at least one list, but I don't think I could remember which one.

 

What's The Water-Babies everybody seems to have read?

 

I read this many, many moons ago. A friend gave me a hardback edition when I was young. All I can recall is that it's about a chimney-sweep who ends up living underwater with some water-babies.

 

Kylie, did you like The Outsider? I like the blurb and I've started reading it, but only got to page 20 or so before I had to stop reading it because I was otherwise busy, I remember having liked it so far? And is The Glass Bead Game a difficult read?

 

I liked The Outsider OK. I think most people think very highly of it, but I wasn't exactly overwhelmed by it.

 

Yes, I'd say The Glass Bead Game is a difficult read, but it was reasonably enjoyable and a very rewarding read. :)

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Chesilbeach, what did you think of Cranford? Have you seen the mini-series with Judi Dench? I thought the series was amazing and I bought the book because of that, I haven't read it yet though. And what did you think of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Hideous Kinky? The former has an intriguing title and I've always been curious about Hideous Kinky, mainly because of the title, as well.

 

I saw the mini-series first, which I loved. It was perfect Sunday evening television viewing as far as I'm concerned; gentle comedy and drama, mixed with wonderful actors. I then read the book, which I have to admit, I found a bit boring. I think had I read it before the series, I might have enjoyed it more, but the adaptation was very, very close to the original, and reading it so close to watching the series, I didn't quite feel the same affection to the text. It hasn't put me off reading more Gaskell though, and I would like to read North and South at some point.

 

I can't believe that I still need to read two D. H. Lawrence's eventhough I've already suffered through Lady Chatterley's Lover, I didn't remember his Sons and Lovers and Women in Love are also on the list. :irked:

Urgh, Lady Chatterley's Lover. I can only assume this is on the "Must Read" list because of all the controversy surrounding its publication, not because it's a great book. Haven't read any more of his fiction, but I did start reading one of his travel books which was actually quite good, but it had to go back to the library before I could finish it, and haven't got round to getting it again yet.

 

What's The Water-Babies everybody seems to have read?

The reason I read this is because there was a film made of it when I was a child, and even then I knew it was better to read the book before I watched a film, so I read it then, but I didn't particularly enjoy it, and I didn't like the film version much either!

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I have read the following;

 

975. Fanny Hill – John Cleland (partly, am sort of reading it now, stalled for a while now though)

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

312. The Shining – Stephen King

166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

 

Blah, that's not much, it's like.. 22 books? Funny, cause it seems like half the list is on my TBR list. I have some of them, and have Heart of Darkness lying around from the library.

In a few years I'll have read more, am just starting reading consciously so to speak for a year or so now. ;)

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Chrissy, what did you think of Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier? Obviously it's not you favorite because you had the title in black, but what was it about? Does it have any potential to be a good read imo? I've been curious about it for a while now. I also see that you didn't hugely enjoy The Magus by John Fowles, would you care to elaborate? I have the book on my TBR and from what I know about the book from the blurb, I'm thinking I might really enjoy it.

 

What's The Water-Babies everybody seems to have read?

 

I had to read a run of war related literature at college, and 'The Good Soldier' was one of them. I can barely remember it, but I recall I didn't struggle with it although it was a bit muddly (is that even a word?) at times. My overall feeling is pretty neutral, which is bl**dy useless for you really ~ sorry :blush:

 

'The Magus' was a gripping and fascinating read when I was in my late teens, but when I tried to read it again in my thirties I actually couldn't do it, as it had become pretentious twaddle. Sometimes I think the stage in your life that you read something has as much of an influence on our enjoyment of a book as anything else.

 

'The Water-Babies' is an odd and at times creepy 'fairy story'. I was never sure about it, although as a grown-up I do appreciate that the illustrations are beautifully rendered.

 

No help at all am I?

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Yep, I remember that. I bought the book while you were here, and my version is called Kes, and I wasn't sure if it was the same as A Kestrel for a Knave (it was). And I knew it was on at least one list, but I don't think I could remember which one.

 

Ah, so that's how it went down. Well it's a good thing you bought it :D

 

I read this many, many moons ago. A friend gave me a hardback edition when I was young. All I can recall is that it's about a chimney-sweep who ends up living underwater with some water-babies.

 

The reason I read this is because there was a film made of it when I was a child, and even then I knew it was better to read the book before I watched a film, so I read it then, but I didn't particularly enjoy it, and I didn't like the film version much either!

 

'The Water-Babies' is an odd and at times creepy 'fairy story'. I was never sure about it, although as a grown-up I do appreciate that the illustrations are beautifully rendered.

 

It does sound creepy if it has water-babies in it. Uh, hold on, is water-babies something other than babies living in the water? Maybe I should consult my dictionary at this point. Hm, nope, my dictionary doesn't have anything on water-babies. Creepy. Is it supposed to be a children's book, you two having read it at an earlier stage?

I'm not so intimidated by the idea of reading The Glass Bead Game anymore, thanks Kylie :)

 

I saw the mini-series first, which I loved. It was perfect Sunday evening television viewing as far as I'm concerned; gentle comedy and drama, mixed with wonderful actors. I then read the book, which I have to admit, I found a bit boring. I think had I read it before the series, I might have enjoyed it more, but the adaptation was very, very close to the original, and reading it so close to watching the series, I didn't quite feel the same affection to the text. It hasn't put me off reading more Gaskell though, and I would like to read North and South at some point.

 

That's pretty much what I was hoping you'd say, because it's been a while since I watched the series and I don't remember much about it, other than that it was absolutely fantastic and very witty and funny. I'm hoping I'll get the same feeling when I'm reading the book. Gaskell is supposed to be very good and from what I hear about her novels I think she's a bit undervalued and is maybe left in the shadow of Austen. I haven't read anything by her yet, so I don't know for sure.

 

Urgh, Lady Chatterley's Lover. I can only assume this is on the "Must Read" list because of all the controversy surrounding its publication, not because it's a great book. Haven't read any more of his fiction, but I did start reading one of his travel books which was actually quite good, but it had to go back to the library before I could finish it, and haven't got round to getting it again yet.

 

I agree, it must be on the list merely because it was such a controversial book in it's days. I wish they wouldn't put those kinds of books on the list, unless they were excellent novels in themselves. Lawrence should've stuck to travel writing, IMO.

 

Univerze, how are you liking Fanny Hill? I have mixed feelings about it, maybe because I haven't read it yet, but I think that just like Lady Chatterley's Lover, it's on the list because of it's content and not because of it's literary merits. What do you think, having read at least some of it?

 

I had to read a run of war related literature at college, and 'The Good Soldier' was one of them. I can barely remember it, but I recall I didn't struggle with it although it was a bit muddly (is that even a word?) at times. My overall feeling is pretty neutral, which is bl**dy useless for you really ~ sorry :blush:

 

'The Magus' was a gripping and fascinating read when I was in my late teens, but when I tried to read it again in my thirties I actually couldn't do it, as it had become pretentious twaddle. Sometimes I think the stage in your life that you read something has as much of an influence on our enjoyment of a book as anything else.

 

No it wasn't bloody useless, at least I know you didn't hate reading it :D That's always a good sign. I hope when I get to reading The Magus I'll be in the stage of my life that corresponds with you late teen :D I'd hate not to like it, the blurb sounded so interesting when I bought the book, and I thought it reminds me of The Secret History, which I absolutely loved.

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Yes, The Water-Babies is a children's novel. Here's some more information at Wikipedia, including a few of the illustrations. I would really like to read this again one day.

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I've read:

 

Pre-1700

Nothing. :(

 

1700s

983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

951. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin (amazing!)

 

1800s

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

936. Emma – Jane Austen

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen (my favorite Austen novel)

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

916. The Fall of the House of Usher-Edgar Allen Poe

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray (LOVE it)

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë

899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë (one of my top 5 favorites)

898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

871. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

829. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy

824. Germinal – Émile Zola (SO GOOD)

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman (very haunting)

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

 

1900s

780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

754. Howards End – E.M. Forster

738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke

717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse (one books that did actually change my life)

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

669. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen

667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

602. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre

587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

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

520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

499. The Quiet American – Graham Greene

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving

196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham

81. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

 

2000s

28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

 

Wow...I really need to get up to date with literature from this century!

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I've read 37 from the list... and I must admit that some were "forced" reading due to studies...

 

987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

936. Emma – Jane Austen

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen

923. The Red and the Black – Stendhal

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë (just because it's about my name!! :smile2: )

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

843. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot

826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant

758. Strait is the Gate – André Gide

749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

725. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

605. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

589. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

532. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

294. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer (currently reading)

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

 

quite a few others are on my TBR pile and my wishlist... if only I had more time!!!

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Shirley, what did you think of The Leopard? I've been getting curious about it lately; don't know why - I guess I just seem to see it everywhere I go. smile2.gif

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Shirley, what did you think of The Leopard? I've been getting curious about it lately; don't know why - I guess I just seem to see it everywhere I go. smile2.gif

 

I read it about 20 years ago when I was studying for my Italian A-level. top of my head - it's a fascinating story about the risorgimento in Italy, told in a very colourful language, in a very different way. the author really delves into the different characters... it was one of the easiest to relate with in terms of plot and history

 

hope this helps!

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1800s

 

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen *

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen *

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen *

936. Emma – Jane Austen *

922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo *

906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray *

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell *

879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot

873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

859. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker

 

1900s

 

772. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster

769. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy *

761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster *

754. Howards End – E.M. Forster *

708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster *

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald *

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie *

650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons *

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers *

639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse *

632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers *

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell *

614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen) *

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien *

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck *

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier *

592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck *

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh *

552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton *

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham *

510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley *

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak *

477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White

470. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute *

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

459. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee *

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee *

436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey *

408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote *

303. The World According to Garp – John Irving *

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker *

190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje *

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink *

 

2000s

 

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

 

What a big job!! I think there's 55 there. I seem to have read predominantly older 1900 books. I've put an * beside the ones I particularly like.

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