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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:00 AM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:28 AM

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


Edited by frankie, 31 May 2014 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:43 AM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

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, 25 February 2011 - 05:15 PM.
Added 'A Kestrel for a Knave' to 'to read' pile


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:52 PM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:57 PM

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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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:10 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:47 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:25 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:02 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:36 PM

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 :mrgreen:

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 :mrgreen: 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 :mrgreen: 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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

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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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:12 PM

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




That it was boring.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:25 AM

That it was boring.


:lol: Something to look forward to, then!

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:58 AM

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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