1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die pt 1.

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  1. redsoxocd

    redsoxocd living on the border

    I found this list on line and thought that it was pretty interesting. I dont know who put it together though. So far I've read ten of the books on the list and I'm working on my 11th. I had to shorten it into 2 parts because it had too many characters.​




    1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die


    2000s
    • Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Saturday – Ian McEwan
    • On Beauty – Zadie Smith
    • Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
    • Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
    • The Sea – John Banville
    • The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
    • The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
    • The Master – Colm Tóibín
    • Vanishing Point – David Markson
    • The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
    • Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
    • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
    • Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
    • The Colour – Rose Tremain
    • Thursbitch – Alan Garner
    • The Light of Day – Graham Swift
    • What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
    • Islands – Dan Sleigh
    • Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
    • London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
    • Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
    • Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
    • The Double – José Saramago
    • Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Unless – Carol Shields
    • Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
    • The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
    • That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
    • In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
    • Shroud – John Banville
    • Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Youth – J.M. Coetzee
    • Dead Air – Iain Banks
    • Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
    • The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
    • Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
    • Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
    • Platform – Michael Houellebecq
    • Schooling – Heather McGowan
    • Atonement – Ian McEwan
    • The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
    • Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
    • The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
    • Fury – Salman Rushdie
    • At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
    • Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
    • Life of Pi – Yann Martel
    • The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
    • An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
    • The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
    • Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
    • White Teeth – Zadie Smith
    • The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
    • Under the Skin – Michel Faber
    • Ignorance – Milan Kundera
    • Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
    • Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
    • City of God – E.L. Doctorow
    • How the Dead Live – Will Self
    • The Human Stain – Philip Roth
    • The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
    • After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
    • Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
    • Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
    • House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
    • Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
    • Pastoralia – George Saunders
    1900s
    • Timbuktu – Paul Auster
    • The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
    • Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
    • As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
    • Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
    • Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
    • The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
    • Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
    • Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
    • Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
    • Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
    • Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
    • Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
    • All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
    • The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
    • Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
    • The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
    • Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
    • Another World – Pat Barker
    • The Hours – Michael Cunningham
    • Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
    • Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
    • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
    • Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    • Great Apes – Will Self
    • Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
    • Underworld – Don DeLillo
    • Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
    • The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
    • American Pastoral – Philip Roth
    • The Untouchable – John Banville
    • Silk – Alessandro Baricco
    • Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
    • Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
    • Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
    • The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
    • Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
    • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
    • The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
    • Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
    • The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
    • The Information – Martin Amis
    • The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
    • Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
    • The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
    • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
    • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
    • Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
    • The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
    • Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
    • The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
    • Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
    • Land – Park Kyong-ni
    • The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
    • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
    • Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
    • City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
    • How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
    • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
    • Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
    • Disappearance – David Dabydeen
    • The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
    • The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
    • Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
    • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
    • Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
    • Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
    • Complicity – Iain Banks
    • On Love – Alain de Botton
    • What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
    • A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
    • The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
    • The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
    • The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
    • The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
    • The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
    • The Secret History – Donna Tartt
    • Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
    • The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
    • A Heart So White – Javier Marias
    • Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
    • Indigo – Marina Warner
    • The Crow Road – Iain Banks
    • Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
    • Jazz – Toni Morrison
    • The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
    • Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
    • The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
    • Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
    • The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
    • Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
    • Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
    • Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
    • Arcadia – Jim Crace
    • Wild Swans – Jung Chang
    • American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
    • Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
    • Mao II – Don DeLillo
    • Typical – Padgett Powell
    • Regeneration – Pat Barker
    • Downriver – Iain Sinclair
    • Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
    • Wise Children – Angela Carter
    • Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
    • Amongst Women – John McGahern
    • Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
    • Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
    • Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
    • The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
    • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
    • A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
    • Like Life – Lorrie Moore
    • Possession – A.S. Byatt
    • The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
    • The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
    • A Disaffection – James Kelman
    • Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
    • Moon Palace – Paul Auster
    • Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
    • Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
    • The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
    • The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
    • The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
    • The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
    • Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
    • A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
    • London Fields – Martin Amis
    • The Book of Evidence – John Banville
    • Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
    • Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
    • The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
    • Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
    • The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
    • The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
    • Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
    • Libra – Don DeLillo
    • The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
    • Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
    • The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
    • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
    • The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
    • The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
    • The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
    • The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
    • The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
    • The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
    • Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
    • The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
    • The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
    • World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
    • Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
    • The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
    • Beloved – Toni Morrison
    • Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
    • Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
    • Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
    • Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
    • The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
    • Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
    • An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
    • Foe – J.M. Coetzee
    • The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
    • Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
    • The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
    • Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
    • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
    • The Cider House Rules – John Irving
    • A Maggot – John Fowles
    • Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
    • Contact – Carl Sagan
    • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    • Perfume – Patrick Süskind
    • Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
    • White Noise – Don DeLillo
    • Queer – William Burroughs
    • Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
    • Legend – David Gemmell
    • Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
    • The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
    • The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
    • The Lover – Marguerite Duras
    • Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
    • The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
    • Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
    • Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
    • Neuromancer – William Gibson
    • Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
    • Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
    • Shame – Salman Rushdie
    • Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
    • Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
    • La Brava – Elmore Leonard
    • Waterland – Graham Swift
    • The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
    • The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
    • The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
    • The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
    • If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
    • A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
    • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
    • Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
    • A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
    • The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
    • The Newton Letter – John Banville
    • On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
    • Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
    • The Names – Don DeLillo
    • Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
    • Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
    • The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
    • July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
    • Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
    • Broken April – Ismail Kadare
    • Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
    • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
    • Rites of Passage – William Golding
    • Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
    • Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    • City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
    • The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
    • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
    • Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
    • Shikasta – Doris Lessing
    • A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
    • Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
    • The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
    • If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
    • The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
    • The World According to Garp – John Irving
    • Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
    • The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
    • The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
    • Yes – Thomas Bernhard
    • The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
    • In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
    • The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
    • Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
    • The Shining – Stephen King
    • Dispatches – Michael Herr
    • Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
    • Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
    • The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
    • The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
    • Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
    • The Public Burning – Robert Coover
    • Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
    • Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
    • Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
    • Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
    • Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
    • W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
    • A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
    • Grimus – Salman Rushdie
    • The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
    • Fateless – Imre Kertész
    • Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
    • High Rise – J.G. Ballard
    • Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
    • Dead Babies – Martin Amis
    • Correction – Thomas Bernhard
    • Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
    • The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
    • Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
    • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
    • Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    • Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
    • A Question of Power – Bessie Head
    • The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
    • The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
    • Crash – J.G. Ballard
    • The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
    • Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
    • The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
    • Sula – Toni Morrison
    • Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
    • The Breast – Philip Roth
    • The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
    • G – John Berger
    • Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
    • House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
    • In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
    • The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
    • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
    • Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
    • The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
    • Rabbit Redux – John Updike
    • The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
    • The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
    • The Ogre – Michael Tournier
    • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
    • Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
    • Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
    • Troubles – J.G. Farrell
    • Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
    • The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
    • Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
    • Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
    • Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
    • Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    • The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
    • The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
    • Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
    • The Godfather – Mario Puzo
    • Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
    • Them – Joyce Carol Oates
    • A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
    • Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
    • Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
    • The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
    • Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
    • Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
    • The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
    • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
    • Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
    • The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
    • In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
    • A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
    • The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
    • Chocky – John Wyndham
    • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
    • The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
    • The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
    • The Joke – Milan Kundera
    • No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
    • The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
    • A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
    • The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
    • Trawl – B.S. Johnson
    • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
    • The Magus – John Fowles
    • The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
    • Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
    • Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
    • The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
    • Things – Georges Perec
    • The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
    • August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
    • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
    • Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
    • The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
    • Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
    • Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
    • Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
    • Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
    • The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
    • Herzog – Saul Bellow
    • V. – Thomas Pynchon
    • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
    • The Graduate – Charles Webb
    • Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
    • The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
    • Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
    • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
    • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
    • The Collector – John Fowles
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
    • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
    • Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
    • The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
    • The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
    • Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
    • Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
    • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
    • Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
    • Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
    • A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
    • Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
    • Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
    • Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
    • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
    • The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
    • How It Is – Samuel Beckett
    • Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
    • The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
    • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    • Rabbit, Run – John Updike
    • Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
    • Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
    • Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
    • Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
    • The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
    • Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
    • Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
    • Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
    • Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
    • The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    • Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
    • A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
    • The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
    • Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
    • Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
    • Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
    • The End of the Road – John Barth
    • The Once and Future King – T.H. White
    • The Bell – Iris Murdoch
    • Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
    • Voss – Patrick White
    • The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
    • Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
    • Homo Faber – Max Frisch
    • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
    • Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
    • Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
    • The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
    • Justine – Lawrence Durrell
    • Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
    • The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
    • The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
    • Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
    • The Floating Opera – John Barth
    • The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
    • The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
    • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
    • A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
    • The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
    • The Quiet American – Graham Greene
    • The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
    • The Recognitions – William Gaddis
    • The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
    • Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
    • I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
    • Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
    • The Story of O – Pauline Réage
    • A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
    • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    • Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
    • The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
    • The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
    • The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
    • Watt – Samuel Beckett
    • Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
    • Junkie – William Burroughs
    • The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
    • Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
    • Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
    • The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
    • Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
    • The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
    • Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
    • The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
    • Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
    • Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
    • Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
    • Foundation – Isaac Asimov
    • The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
    • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
    • The Rebel – Albert Camus
    • Molloy – Samuel Beckett
    • The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
    • The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
    • The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
    • The Third Man – Graham Greene
    • The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
    • Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
    • The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
    • I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
    • The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
    • The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
    • Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
    • The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
    • The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
    • Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
    • The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
    • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
    • All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
    • Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
    • Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
    • The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
    • Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
    • Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
    • The Victim – Saul Bellow
    • Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
    • If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
    • Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
    • The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
    • The Plague – Albert Camus
    • Back – Henry Green
    • Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
    • The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
    • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
    • Animal Farm – George Orwell
    • Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
    • The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
    • Loving – Henry Green
    • Arcanum 17 – André Breton
    • Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
    • The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
    • Transit – Anna Seghers
    • Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
    • Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
    • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    • Caught – Henry Green
    • The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
    • Embers – Sandor Marai
    • Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
    • The Outsider – Albert Camus
    • In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
    • The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
    • The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
    • Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
    • Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
    • The Hamlet – William Faulkner
    • Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
    • Native Son – Richard Wright
    • The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
    • The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
    • Party Going – Henry Green
    • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
    • Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
     

  2. Spackerchip

    Spackerchip Registered Member

    Hmmm, pretty good list. Who wrote it? Catch 22 is a pretty good book.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2008
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've read 27 of these. It took me about 6 months to read Foucoult's Pendulum, and I still didn't understand it.

    Two of my all-time favorites are on this list. A lot that I've been meaning to read, too.

    There are a couple on there that I had to read for my Anthropology classes - Things Fall Apart, and The God of Small Things. I recommend both :nod:

    The Time Traveller's Wife should be on that list.

    ok off to read part II

    thanks for posting these, Red.
     
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Sadly I haven't read much of these books. Sometimes I see authors I know but their books that I've read aren't the ones listed. I have indeed seen some of the movie versions of the books, if that counts as knowing it before I die. LOL.

    Hopefully I'll have more luck with the second list.
     
  5. redsoxocd

    redsoxocd living on the border

    lol yeah, out of my 10 i've only read like 3 from this list and like 7 from the other
     
  6. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    I've read 19 of these. FINNEGAN'S WAKE I read back in High School on a dare. I read the whole thing from cover to cover and didn't understand a blessed thing.
     
  7. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'd love to see which ones you've read, DL. If I get time I'll post which ones I've read.
     
  8. kiwi

    kiwi The Original Kiwi

    Wow, just glancing through I haven't read a single one. I need to get busy.

    What's The time traveller's wife about Jeanie? It sounds intriguing.
     
  9. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

  10. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    Ask and ye shall receive...


    Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
    Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
    Perfume – Patrick Süskind
    The Color Purple – Alice Walker
    A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
    The Shining – Stephen King
    Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
    Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
    The Godfather – Mario Puzo
    2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
    A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
    Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
    To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    Lord of the Flies – William Golding
    Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
    Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
    I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
    Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
     

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