They Say You Must Read These Books

Who are “they” anyway?

There is a big, honking book out called 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die edited by Peter Boxall. For me, the list is quasi-useful. True, it shows the titles of a lot of books that are generally considered somehow more important to read than other books. However, the list leaves out way too many books that I might want included, especially the more experimental texts. So just because a title isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it is any less important to read … it just might have a more limited audience.

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  1. Aesop’s Fables — Aesop
  2. Metamorphoses — Ovid
  3. Chairas and Ksllirhoe — Chariton
  4. Aithiopika — Heliodorus
  5. Golden Ass, The — Apuleius
  6. Thousand and One Nights, The — Anonymous
  7. Gargantua and Pantagruel — Rabelais, Francois
  8. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit — Lyly, John
  9. Unfortunate Traveller, The — Nashe, Thomas
  10. Don Quixote — Cervantes, Miguel de
  11. Pilgrim’s Progress, The — Bunyan, John
  12. Princess of Cleves, The — La Vergue, Marie-Madeline Pioche, Comptess de la ette
  13. Oroonoko — Behn, Aphra
  14. Tale of a Tub, A — Swift, Jonathan
  15. Robinson Crusoe — DeFoe, Daniel
  16. Love In Excess — Haywood, Elizabeth
  17. Moll Flanders — DeFoe, Daniel
  18. Roxana — DeFoe, Daniel
  19. Gulliver’s Travels — Swift, Jonathan
  20. Modest Proposal, A — Swift, Jonathan
  21. Joseph Andrews — Fielding, Henry
  22. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus,Arbuthot — Gay, Parnell, Pope, Swift
  23. Pamela — Richardson, Samuel
  24. Clarissa — Richardson, Samuel
  25. Roderick Random — Smollett, Tobias
  26. Tom Jones — Fielding, Henry
  27. Fanny Hill — Cleland, John
  28. Peregrine Pickle — Smollett, Tobias
  29. Amelia — Fielding, Henry
  30. Female Quixote, The — Lennox, Charlotte
  31. Candide — Voltaire
  32. Rasselas — Johnson, Samuel
  33. Julie or the New Eloise — Rousseau, Jean-Jasques
  34. Rameau’s Nephew — Diderot, Denis
  35. Emile or On Education — Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  36. Castle of Otranto, The — Walpole, Horace
  37. Vicar of Wakefield, The — Goldsmith, Oliver
  38. Tristram Shandy — Sterne, Laurence
  39. Sentimental Journey, A — Sterne, Laurence
  40. Man of Feeling, The — MacKenzie, Henry
  41. Humphrey Clinker — Smollett, Tobias
  42. Sorrows of Young Werther, The — Geothe, Johann Wolfgang von
  43. Evelina — Burney, Fanny
  44. Reveries of a Solitary Walker — Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  45. Dangerous Liaisons — de Laclos, Pierre Choderlos
  46. Confessions — Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  47. Cecelia — Burney, Fanny
  48. 120 Days of Sodom, The — de Sade, Marquis
  49. Vathek — Beckford, William
  50. Justine — de Sade, Marquis
  51. Adventures of Caleb Williams, The — Godwin, William
  52. Interesting Narrative, The — Equiano, Olaudah
  53. Mysteries of Udolpho, The — Radcliffe, Ann
  54. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship — Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  55. Monk, The — Lewis, M. G.
  56. Camillia — Burney, Fanny
  57. Jacques the Fatalist — Diderot, Denis
  58. Nun, The — Diderot, Denis
  59. Hyperion — Hökderlin, Friedrich
  60. Castle Rackrent — Edgeworth, Maria
  61. Elective Affinities — Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  62. Sense and Sensibilities — Austen, Jane
  63. Absentee, The — Edgeworth, Maria
  64. Pride and Prejudice — Austen, Jane
  65. Mansfield Park — Austen, Jane
  66. Emma — Austen, Jane
  67. Rob Roy — Scott, Sir Walter
  68. Ormond — Edgeworth, Maria
  69. Persuasion — Austen, Jane
  70. Northanger Abbey — Austen, Jane
  71. Frankenstein — Shelley, Mary
  72. Ivanhoe — Scott, Sir Walter
  73. Monestary, The — Scott, Sir Walter
  74. Melmoth the Wanderer — Maturin, Charles
  75. Albigenses, The — Maturin, Charles
  76. Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The — Hogg, James
  77. Last of the Mohicans — Cooper, James Fenimore
  78. Betrothal, The — Manzoni, Alessander
  79. Red and the Black, The — Stendhal
  80. Hunchback of Notre Dame, The — Hugo, Victor
  81. Eugénie Grandet — Balzac, Honore de
  82. Père Goriot, Le —  Balzac, Honore de
  83. Nose, The — Gogol, Nikolay
  84. Oliver Twist — Dickens, Charles
  85. Nicholas Nickleby — Dickens, Charles
  86. Fall of the House of Usher, The — Poe, Edgar Allan
  87. Charterhouse of Parma, The — Stendhal
  88. Dead Souls — Gogol, Nikolay
  89. Christmans Carol, A — Dickens, Charles
  90. Lost Illusions — Balzac, Honore de
  91. Pit and the Pendulum, The — Poe, Edgar Allan
  92. Martin Chuzzlewit — Dickens, Charles
  93. Purloined Letter, The — Poe, Edgar Allan
  94. Three Musketeers, The — Dumas, Alexander
  95. Reine Margot, La — Dumas, Alexander
  96. Count of Monte Cristo — Dumas, Alexander
  97. Vanity Fair — Thackeray, William Makepeace
  98. Jane Eyre — Brontë, Charlotte
  99. Agnes Grey — Brontë, Anne
  100. Wuthering Heights — Brontë, Emily
  101. Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The — Brontë, Anne
  102. Mary Barton — Gaskell, Elizabeth
  103. Shirley — Brontë, Charlotte
  104. David Copperfield — Dickens, Charles
  105. Scarlett Letter, The — Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  106. Moby Dick — Melville, Herman
  107. House of the Seven Gables, The — Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  108. Blithedale Romance, The — Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  109. Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  110. Cranford — Gaskell, Elizabeth
  111. Villette — Brontë, Charlotte
  112. Bleak House — Dickens, Charles
  113. Walden — Thoreau, Henry David
  114. Hard Times — Dickens, Charles
  115. North and South — Gaskell, Elizabeth
  116. Madame Bovary — Flaubert, Gustave
  117. Oblomovka — Goncharov, Ivan
  118. Tale of Two Cities, A — Dickens, Charles
  119. Max Havelaar — Multatuli
  120. Marble Faun, The —  Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  121. Woman in White, The — Collins, Wilkie
  122. Mill on the Floss, The — Eliot, George
  123. Castle Richmond — Trollope, Anthony
  124. On the Eve — Turgenev, Ivan
  125. Great Expectations — Dickens, Charles
  126. Silas Marner — Eliot, George
  127. Fathers and Sons — Turgenev, Ivan
  128. Misérables, Les — Hugo, Victor
  129. Water-Babies, The — Kingsley, Charles
  130. Notes from the Underground — Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  131. Uncle Silas — Le Fanu, J. Sheridan
  132. Our Mutual Friend — Dickens, Charles
  133. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — Carroll, Lewis
  134. Crime and Punishment — Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  135. Journey to the Center of the Earth — Verne, Jules
  136. Last Chronicle of Barset, The — Trollope, Anthony
  137. Thérèse Raquin — Zola, Emile
  138. Little Women — Alcott, Louisa May
  139. Moonstone, The — Collins, Wilkie
  140. Idiot, The — Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  141. Maldoror — Lautrémont, Comte de
  142. Phineas Finn — Trollope, Anthony
  143. Sentimental Education — Flaubert, Gustave
  144. War and Peace — Tolstoy, Leo
  145. He Knew He Was Right — Trollope, Anthony
  146. King Lear of the Steppes — Turgenev, Ivan
  147. Through the Looking Glass — Carroll, Lewis
  148. Middlemarch — Eliot, George
  149. Spring Torrents — Turgenev, Ivan
  150. Erewhon — Butler, Samuel
  151. Devils, The — Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  152. In a Glass Darkly — Le Fanu, J. Sheridan
  153. Around the World in Eighty Days — Verne, Jules
  154. Enchanted Wanderer, The — Leskov, Nicolai
  155. Far From the Madding Crowd — Hardy, Thomas
  156. Temptation of St. Anthony, The — Flaubert, Gustave
  157. Hand of Ethelberta, The — Hardy, Thomas
  158. Daniel Deronda — Eliot, Georges
  159. Virgin Soil — Turgenev, Ivan
  160. L’Assommir — Zola, Emile
  161. Anna Karenina — Tolstoy, Leo
  162. Return of the Native — Hardy, Thomas
  163. Red Room, The — Strindberg, August
  164. Brothers Karamozov, The — Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  165. Nana — Zola, Emile
  166. Ben-Hur — Wallace, Lew
  167. Bouvard and Pécuchet — Flaubert, Gustave
  168. Portrait of a Lady, The — James, Henry
  169. House by the Medlar Tree, The — Verga, Giovanni
  170. Treasure Island — Stevenson, Robert Louis
  171. Woman’s Life, A — Maupassant, Guy de
  172. Death of Ivan Ilyich, The — Tolstoy, Leo
  173. A Rebours — Huysmanns, J. K.
  174. Marius the Epicurean — Pater, Walter
  175. Bel Ami — Maupassant, Guy de
  176. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The — Twain, Mark
  177. Germinal — Zola, Emile
  178. King Solomon’s Mines — Haggard, H. Rider
  179. Mayor of Casterbridge, The — Hardy, Thomas
  180. Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Dr. Hyde, The — Stevenson, Robert Louis
  181. She — Haggard, H. Rider
  182. Woodlanders, The — Hardy, Thomas
  183. People of Hemso — Strindberg, August
  184. Fortunata and Jacinta — Galdos, Benito Peré
  185. Pierre and Jean — Maupassant, Guy de
  186. Master of Ballantrae, The — Stevenson, Robert Louis
  187. Hunger — Hamsun, Knut
  188. By the Open Sea — Strindberg, August
  189. Bête Humaine, La — Zola, Emile
  190. Kreutzer Sonata, The — Tolstoy, Leo
  191. Picture of Dorian Gray, The — Wilde, Oscar
  192. Tess of the D’Urbervilles — Hardy, Thomas
  193. Gösta Berling’s Saga — Lagerlöf, Selma
  194. New Grub Street — Gissing, George
  195. News from Nowhere — Morris, William
  196. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The — Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
  197. Diary of a Nobody — Grossmith, George & Weedon
  198. Born in Exile — Gissing, George
  199. Yellow Wallpaper, The — Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
  200. Real Charlotte, The — Somerville and Ross
  201. Jude the Obscure — Hardy, Thomas
  202. Effi Briest — Fontane, Theodor
  203. Time Machine, The — Wells, H. G.
  204. Island of Dr. Moreau, The — Wells, H. G.
  205. Quo Vadis — Sienkiewicz, Henryk
  206. Dracula — Stoker, Bram
  207. Fruits of the Earth — Gide, André
  208. What Maisie Knew — James, Henry
  209. Invisible Man, The — Wells, H. G.
  210. War of the Worlds, The — Wells, H. G.
  211. Turn of the Screw, The — James, Henry
  212. Awakening, The — Chopin, Kate
  213. Stechlin — Fontane, Theodor
  214. Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. — Ross, Somerville
  215. Lord Jim — Conrad, Joseph
  216. Sister Carrie — Dreiser, Thoedore
  217. Kim — Kipling, Rudyard
  218. Buddenbrooks — Mann, Thomas
  219. Hound of the Baskervilles, The — Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
  220. Heart of Darkness — Conrad, Joseph
  221. Wings of the Dove, The — James, Henry
  222. Immoralist, The — Gide, André
  223. Riddle of the Sands, The — Childers, Erskine
  224. Ambassadors, The — James, Henry
  225. Golden Bowl, The — James, Henry
  226. Hadrian the Seventh — Rolfe, Frederick
  227. Nostromo — Conrad, Joseph
  228. Where Angels Fear to Tread — Forster, E. M.
  229. Professor Unrat — Mann, Heinrich
  230. House of Mirth, The — Wharton, Edith
  231. Forsyte Saga, The — Galsworthy, John
  232. Young Törless — Musil, Robert
  233. Jungle, The — Sinclair, Upton
  234. Secret Agent, The — Conrad, Joseph
  235. Mother — Gorky, Maxim
  236. House on the Borderland, The — Hodgson, William Hope
  237. Old Wive’s Tale, The — Bennett, Arnold
  238. Iron Heel, The — London, Jack
  239. Room with a View, A — Forster, E. M.
  240. Inferno, The — Barbusse, Henri
  241. Tono-Bungay — Wells, H. G.
  242. Strait Is the Gate — Gide, André
  243. Martin Eden — London, Jack
  244. Three Lives — Stein, Gertrude
  245. Impressions of Africa — Roussel, Raymond
  246. Howard’s End — Forster, E. M.
  247. Fantomas — Allain, Marcel & Pierre Souvestre
  248. Ethan Frome — Wharton, Edith
  249. Charwoman’s Daughter, The — Stephens, James
  250. Death In Venice — Mann, Thomas
  251. Sons and Lovers — Lawrence, D. H.
  252. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The — Tressell, Robert
  253. Tarzan of the Apes — Burroughs, Edgar Rice
  254. Rosshalde — Hesse, Hermann
  255. Locus Solus — Roussel, Raymond
  256. Kokoro — Soseki, Natsume
  257. Thirty-Nine Steps, The — Buchan, John
  258. Rainbow, The — Lawrence, D. H.
  259. Of Human Bondage — Maugham, William Somerset
  260. Voyage Out, The — Woolf, Virginia
  261. Good Soldier, The — Ford, Ford Madox
  262. Rashomon — Ryonosuke, Akutagowa
  263. Under Fire — Barbuse, Henri
  264. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A — Joyce, James
  265. Bunner Sisters — Wharton, Edith
  266. Growth of the Soil — Hamsun, Knut
  267. Summer — Wharton, Edith
  268. Shadow Line, The — Conrad, Joseph
  269. Return of the Soldier, The — West, Rebecca
  270. Tarr — Lewis, Wyndham
  271. Night and Day — Woolf, Virginia
  272. Women in Love — Lawrence, D. H.
  273. Main Street — Lewis, Sinclair
  274. Age of Innocence, The — Wharton, Edith
  275. Chrome Yellow — Huxley, Aldous
  276. Fox, The — Lawrence, D. H.
  277. Ulysses — Joyce, James
  278. Babbitt — Lewis, Sinclair
  279. Aaron’s Rod — Lawrence, D. H.
  280. Last Days of Humanity, The — Kraus, Karl
  281. Life and Death of Harriet Frean — Sinclair, May
  282. Glimpses of the Moon, The — Wharton, Edith
  283. Siddhartha — Hesse, Hermann
  284. Jacob’s Room — Woolf, Virginia
  285. Enormous Room, The — Cummings, E. E.
  286. Garden Party, The — Mansfield, Katherine
  287. Amok — Zweig, Stephan
  288. Antic Hay — Huxley, Aldous
  289. Care — Toomer, Jean
  290. Zeno’s Conscience — Svevo, Italo
  291. Devil in the Flesh, The — Radiguet, Raymond
  292. Passage to India, A — Forster, E. M.
  293. We — Zamyatin, Yevgeny
  294. Magic Mountain, The — Mann, Thomas
  295. Green Hat, The — Arlen, Michael
  296. Billy Budd, Foretopman — Melville, Herman
  297. Professor’s House, The — Cather, Willa
  298. Artamonov Business, The — Gorky, Maxim
  299. Trial, The — Kafka, Franz
  300. Counterfeiters, The — Gide, André
  301. Great Gatsby, The — Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  302. Mrs. Dalloway — Woolf, Virginia
  303. Manhattan Transfer — Dos Passos, John
  304. Making of Americans, The — Stein, Gertrude
  305. Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The — Christie, Agatha
  306. One, None and a Hundred Thousand — Pirandello, Luigi
  307. Plumed Serpent, The — Lawrence, D. H.
  308. Good Soldier Svejk, The — Hasek, Jaroslav
  309. Castle, The — Kafka, Franz
  310. Blindness — Green, Henry
  311. Sun Also Rises, The — Hemingway, Ernest
  312. Amerika — Kafka, Franz
  313. Tarka the Otter — Williamson, Henry
  314. To the Lighthouse — Woolf, Virginia
  315. Remembrance of Things Past — Proust, Marcel
  316. Steppenwolf — Hesse, Hermann
  317. Nadja — Breton, André
  318. Parade’s End — Ford, Ford Madox
  319. Quicksand — Larsen, Nella
  320. Decline and Fall — Waugh, Evelyn
  321. Quartet — Rhys, Jean
  322. Childermass, The — Lewis, Wyndham
  323. Well of Loneliness, The — Hall, Radclyffe
  324. Lady Chatterley’s Lover — Lawrence, D. H.
  325. Orlando — Woolf, Virginia
  326. Story of the Eye — Bataille, Georges
  327. Look Homeward, Angel — Wolfe, Thomas
  328. Enfants Terribles, Les — Cocteau, Jean
  329. Sound and the Fury, The — Faulkner, William
  330. Harriet Hume — West, Rebecca
  331. Last September, The — Bowen, Elizabeth
  332. Berlin Alexanderplatz — Döblin, Alfred
  333. All Quiet on the Western Front — Remarque, Erich Maria
  334. Time of Indifference, The — Moravia, Alberto
  335. Living — Green, Henry
  336. Red Harvest — Hammett, Dashiell
  337. Farewell to Arms, A — Hemingway, Ernest
  338. Passing — Larsen, Nella
  339. Hebdomeros — Chirico, Giorgio di
  340. Maltese Falcon, The — Hammett, Dashiell
  341. Vile Bodies — Waugh, Evelyn
  342. Her Privates We — Manning, Frederic
  343. Apes of God, The — Lewis, Wyndam
  344. Cakes and Ale — Maugham, William Somerset
  345. Glass Key, The — Hammett, Dashiell
  346. Waves, The — Woolf, Virginia
  347. Radetzky March, The — Roth, Joseph
  348. Thin Man, The — Hammett, Dashiell
  349. To the North — Bowen, Elizabeth
  350. Cold Comfort Farm — Gibbons, Stella
  351. Brave New World — Huxley, Aldous
  352. Journey to the End of Night — Céline, Louis-Ferdinand
  353. Scot’s Quair, A (Sunset Song) — Gibbon, Lewis Grassic
  354. Man without Qualities, The — Musil, Robert
  355. Day Off, A — Jameson, Storm
  356. Testament of Youth — Brittain, Vera
  357. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, The — Stein, Gertrude
  358. Murder Must Advertise — Sayers, Dorothy
  359. Miss Lonelyhearts — West, Nathanael
  360. Call It Sleep — Roth, Henry
  361. Thank You, Jeeves — Wodehouse, P. G.
  362. Tender Is the Night — Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  363. Handful of Dust, A — Waugh, Evelyn
  364. Tropic of Cancer — Miller, Henry
  365. Postman Always Rings Twice, The — Cain, James M.
  366. Novel with Cocaine — Ageev, M.
  367. Three Penny Novel — Brecht, Bertolt
  368. Nine Tailors, The — Sayers, Dorothy L.
  369. Burmese Days — Orwell, George
  370. England Made Me — Greene, Graham
  371. House in Paris, The — Bowen, Elizabeth
  372. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They — McCoy, Horace
  373. Last of Mr. Norris, The — Isherwood, Christopher
  374. Auto-da-Fé — Canetti, Elias
  375. Independent People — Laxness, Halldor
  376. Nightwood — Barnes, Djuna
  377. At the Mountains of Madness — Lovecraft, H. P.
  378. Absalom, Absalom! — Faulkner, William
  379. Wild Harbor — MacPherson, Ian
  380. Keep the Aspidistra Flying — Orwell, George
  381. Gone with the Wind — Mitchell, Margaret
  382. Thinking Reed, The — West, Rebecca
  383. Eyeless in Gaza — Huxley, Aldous
  384. Summer Will Show — Warner, Sylvia Townsend
  385. To Have and Have Not — Hemingway, Ernest
  386. Out of Africa — Dinesen, Isak (Karen Blixen)
  387. Revenge of Love, The — Lewis, Wyndham
  388. In Parenthesis — Jones, David
  389. Years, The — Woolf, Virginia
  390. Hobbit, The — Tolkein, J. R. R.
  391. Their Eyes Were Watching God — Hurston, Zora Neale
  392. Of Mice and Men — Steinbeck, John
  393. Murphy — Beckett, Samuel
  394. USA — Dos Passos, John [The 42nd Parallel, 1919, The Big Money]
  395. Brighton Rock — Greene, Graham
  396. Cause for Alarm — Ambler, Eric
  397. Rebecca — du Maurier, Daphne
  398. Nausea — Sartre, Jean-Paul
  399. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day — Watson, Winifred
  400. After the Death of Don Juan — Warner, Sylvia Townsend
  401. Big Sleep, The — Chandler, Raymond
  402. Good Morning, Midnight — Rhys, Jean
  403. Tropic of Capricorn — Miller, Henry
  404. Goodbye to Berlin — Isherwood, Christopher
  405. Coming Up for Air — Orwell, George
  406. At Swim-Two-Birds — O’Brien, Flann
  407. Finnegans Wake — Joyce, James
  408. Grapes of Wrath, The — Steinbeck, John
  409. Party Going — Green, Henry
  410. Tartar Steppe, The — Buzzati, Dino
  411. Power and the Glory, The — Greene, Graham
  412. Native Son — Wright, Richard
  413. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter — Carson McCullers
  414. For Whom the Bell Tolls — Hemingway, Ernest
  415. Farewell My Lovely — Chandler, Raymond
  416. Hamlet, The — Faulkner, William
  417. Between the Acts — Woolf, Virginia
  418. Hangover Square — Hamilton, Patrick
  419. Living and the Dead, The — White, Patrick
  420. Poor Mouth, The — O’Brien, Flann
  421. In Sicily — Vittorini, Elio
  422. Outsider, The — Camus, Albert
  423. Go Down, Moses — Faulkner, William
  424. Embers — Marai, Sandor
  425. Glass Bead Game, The — Hesse, Hermann
  426. Caught — Green, Henry
  427. Little Prince, The — Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
  428. Dangling Man — Bellow, Saul
  429. Ficciones — Borges, Jorge Luis
  430. Transit — Seghers, Anna
  431. Razor’s Edge, The — Maugham, William Somerset
  432. Christ Stopped at Eboli — Levi, Carlo
  433. Arcanum 17 — Breton, André
  434. Loving — Green, Henry
  435. Pursuit of Love, The — Mitford, Nancy
  436. Cannery Row — Steinbeck, John
  437. Animal Farm — Orwell, George
  438. Brideshead Revisited — Waugh, Evelyn
  439. Bridge on the Drina, The — Andric, Ivo
  440. Titus Groan — Peake, Mervyn
  441. Back — Green, Henry
  442. Plague, The — Camus, Albert
  443. Path to the Nest of Spiders, The — Calvino, Italo
  444. Under the Volcano — Lowry, Malcolm
  445. If This Is a Man — Levi, Primo
  446. Exercises in Style — Queneau, Raymond
  447. Victim, The — Bellow, Saul
  448. Doctor Faustus — Mann, Thomas
  449. Cry, the Beloved Country — Paton, Alan
  450. Heart of the Matter, The — Greene, Graham
  451. Death Sentence — Blanchot, Maurice
  452. Disobedience — Moravia, Alberto
  453. All About H. Hatterr — Desani, G. V.
  454. Nineteen Eighty-Four — Orwell, George
  455. Man with the Golden Arm, The — Algren, Nelson
  456. Kingdom of the World — Carpentier, Alejo
  457. Heat of the Day, The — Bowen, Elizabeth
  458. Case of Comrade Tulayev, The — Serges, Victor
  459. Love in a Cold Climate — Mitford, Nancy
  460. Garden Where the Brass Band Played, The — Vestdijk, Simon
  461. Moon and the Bonfires, The — Pavese, Cesare
  462. I, Robot — Asimov, Issac
  463. Grass Is Singing, The — Lessing, Doris
  464. Gormenghast — Peake, Mervyn
  465. 13 Clocks, The — Thurber, James
  466. Third Man, The — Greene, Graham
  467. Labyrinth of Solitude, The — Paz, Octavio
  468. Abbot C, The — Bataille, Georges
  469. End of the Affair, The — Greene, Graham
  470. Molloy — Beckett, Samuel
  471. Rebel, The — Camus, Albert
  472. Catcher In the Rye, The — Salinger, J. D.
  473. Opposing Shore, The — Gracq, Julien
  474. Foundation — Asimov, Isaac
  475. Day of the Triffids — Wyndham, John
  476. Malone Dies — Beckett, Samuel
  477. Memoirs of Hadrian — Yourcenar, Marguerite
  478. Killer Inside Me, The — Thompson, Jim
  479. Wise Blood — O’Connor, Flannery
  480. Old Man and the Sea, The — Hemingway, Ernest
  481. Invisible Man — Ellison, Ralph
  482. Judge and His Hangman, The — Dürrenmatt, Friedrich
  483. Casino Royale — Fleming, Ian
  484. Go Tell It on the Mountain — Baldwin, James
  485. Adventures of Augie March, The — Bellow, Saul
  486. Junkie — Burroughs, William S.
  487. Lucky Jim — Amis, Kingsley
  488. Watt — Beckett, Samuel
  489. Unnamable, The — Beckett, Samuel
  490. Long Good-Bye, The — Chandler, Raymond
  491. Go-Between, The — Hartley, L. P.
  492. Under the Net — Murdoch, Iris
  493. Lord of the Flies — Golding, William
  494. Ghost at Noon, A — Moravia, Alberto
  495. Story of O, The — Réage, Pauline
  496. Self Condemned — Lewis, Wyndam
  497. I’m Not Stiller — Frisch, Max
  498. Bonjour Tristesse — Sagan, Françoise
  499. Ragazzi, The — Pasolini, Pier Paolo
  500. Recognitions, The — Gaddis, William
  501. Last Temptation of Christ, The — Kazantzakis, Nikos
  502. Quiet American, The — Greene, Graham
  503. Trusting and the Maimed, The — Plunkett, James
  504. World of Love, A — Bowen, Elizabeth
  505. Lolita — Nabokov, Vladimir
  506. Talented Mr. Ripley, The — Highsmith, Patricia
  507. Lord of the Rings, The — Tolkien, J. R. R.
  508. Floating Opera, The — Barth, John
  509. Seize the Day — Bellow, Saul
  510. Roots of Heaven, The — Gary, Romain
  511. Lonely Londoners, The — Selvon, Sam
  512. Giovanni’s Room — Baldwin, James
  513. Justine — Durrell, Lawrence
  514. Wonderful “O”, The — Thurber, James
  515. Doctor Zhivago — Pasternak, Boris
  516. Pnin — Nabokov, Vladimir
  517. On the Road — Kerouac, Jack
  518. Homo Faber — Frisch, Max
  519. Blue of Noon — Bataille, Georges
  520. Midwich Cuckoos, The — Wyndham, John
  521. Voss — White, Patrick
  522. Jealousy — Robbe-Grillet, Alain
  523. Bell, The — Murdoch, Iris
  524. Once and Future King, The — White, T. H.
  525. End of the Road, The — Barth, John
  526. Borstal Boy — Behan, Brendan
  527. Mrs. ‘Arris goes to Paris — Gallico, Paul
  528. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning — Sillitoe, Alan
  529. Things Fall Apart — Achebe, Chinua
  530. Bitter Glass, The — Dillon, Eilis
  531. Town Like Alice, A — Shute, Nevil
  532. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring — Oe, Kenzaburo
  533. Leopard, The — Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi di
  534. Breakfast at Tiffany’s — Capote, Truman
  535. Billiards at Half-Past Nine — Böll, Heinrich
  536. Memento Mori — Spark, Muriel
  537. Henderson the Rain King — Bellow, Saul
  538. Absolute Beginners — MacInnes, Colin
  539. Tin Drum, The — Grass, Günter
  540. Naked Lunch, The — Burroughs, William S.
  541. Billy Liar — Waterhouse, Keith
  542. Cider with Rosie — Lee, Laurie
  543. Promise at Dawn — Gary, Romain
  544. Rabbit, Run — Updike, John
  545. To Kill a Mockingbird — Lee, Harper
  546. Country Girls, The — O’Brien, Edna
  547. Our Ancestors — Calvino, Italo
  548. How It Is — Beckett, Samuel
  549. Violent Bear It Away, The — O’Connor, Flannery
  550. Catch-22 — Heller, Joseph
  551. Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The — Spark, Muriel
  552. Cat and Mouse — Grass, Günter
  553. Solaris — Lem, Stanislaw
  554. Faces in the Water — Frame, Janet
  555. Severed Head, A — Murdoch, Iris
  556. Franny and Zooey — Salinger, J. D.
  557. Stranger in a Strange Land — Heinlein, Robert
  558. Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The — Bassani, Giorgio
  559. Girl with Green Eyes — O’Brien, Edna
  560. Labyrinths — Borges, Jorge Luis
  561. Golden Notebook, The — Lessing, Doris
  562. Drowned World, The — Ballard, J. G.
  563. Pale Fire — Nabokov, Vladimir
  564. Clockwork Orange, A — Burgess, Anthony
  565. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Kesey, Ken
  566. Collector, The — Fowles, John
  567. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich — Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich
  568. Bell Jar, The — Plath, Sylvia
  569. Inside Mr. Enderby — Burgess, Anthony
  570. Girls of Slender Means, The — Spark, Muriel
  571. Spy Who Came in From the Cold, The — Le Carré, John
  572. Manon des Sources — Pagnol, Marcel
  573. Graduate, The — Webb, Charles
  574. Cat’s Cradle — Vonnegut, Kurt
  575. V. — Pynchon, Thomas
  576. Herzog — Bellow, Saul
  577. Ravishing of Lol V. Stein, The — Duras, Marguerite
  578. Arrow of God — Achebe, Chinua
  579. Alberto Angelo — Johnson, B. S.
  580. Come Back, Dr. Caligari — Barthelme, Donald
  581. Sometimes a Great Notion — Kesey, Ken
  582. Passion According to G. H., The — Lispector, Clarice
  583. Everything That Rises Must Converge — O’Connor, Flannery
  584. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater — Vonnegut, Kurt
  585. August Is a Wicked Month — O’Brien, Edna
  586. River Between, The — Thiong’p, Ngugi wa
  587. Things — Perec, Georges
  588. Crying of Lot 49, The — Pynchon, Thomas
  589. Giles Goat-Boy — Barth, John
  590. Wide Sargasso Sea — Rhys, Jean
  591. Vice-Consul, The — Duras, Marguerite
  592. Magus, The — Fowles, John
  593. In Cold Blood — Capote, Truman
  594. Trawl — Johnson, B. S.
  595. Birds Fall Down, The — West, Rebecca
  596. Man Asleep, A — Perec, Georges
  597. Third Policeman, The — O’Brien, Flann
  598. No Laughing Matter — Wilson, Angus
  599. Joke, The — Kundera, Milan
  600. Pilgrimage — Richardson, Dorothy
  601. Master and Margarita, The — Bulgakov, Mikhail
  602. One Hundred Years of Solitude — Márquez, Gabriel García
  603. Cubs and Other Stories, The — Llosa, Mario Vargas
  604. Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The — Wolfe, Tom
  605. Chocky — Wyndham, John
  606. Quest for Christa T., The — Wolf, Christa
  607. Kestrel for a Knave, A — Hines, Barry
  608. In Watermelon Sugar — Brautigan, Richard
  609. German Lesson, The — Lenz, Siegfried
  610. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid — Lowry, Malcolm
  611. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Dick, Philip K.
  612. 2001: A Space Odyssey — Clarke, Arthur C.
  613. In the First Circle — Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich
  614. Cancer Ward — Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich
  615. Belle du Signeur — Cohen, Albert
  616. Nice and the Good, The — Murdoch, Iris
  617. Myra Breckinridge — Vidal, Gore
  618. Eva Trout — Bowen, Elizabeth
  619. A Void — Perec, Georges
  620. them — Oates, Joyce Carol
  621. Ada — Nabokov, Vladimir
  622. Godfather, The — Puzo, Mario
  623. Portnoy’s Complaint — Roth, Philip
  624. Green Man, The — Amis, Kingsley
  625. French Lieutenant’s Woman, The — Fowles, John
  626. Slaughterhouse Five — Vonnegut, Kurt
  627. Blind Man with a Pistol — Himes, Chester
  628. Pricksongs and Descants — Coover, Robert
  629. Tent of Miracles — Amado, Jorge
  630. Atrocity Exhibition, The — Ballard, J. G.
  631. Jahrestage — Johnson, Uwe
  632. Troubles — Farrell, J. G.
  633. Mercier et Camier — Beckett, Samuel
  634. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Angelou, Maya
  635. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick — Handke, Peter
  636. Bluest Eye, The — Morrison, Toni
  637. Ogre, The — Tournier, Michel
  638. Driver’s Seat, The — Spark, Muriel
  639. Sea of Fertility, The — Mishima, Yukio [Spring Snow, Runaway Horses, The Temple of Dawn, The Decay of the Angel]
  640. Rabbit Redux — Updike, John
  641. Wild Boys, The — Burroughs, William S.
  642. Group Portrait With Lady — Böll, Heinrich
  643. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — Thompson, Hunter S.
  644. Book of Daniel, The — Doctorow, E. L.
  645. In a Free State — Naipaul, V. S.
  646. House Mother Normal — Johnson, B. S.
  647. Surfacing — Atwood, Margaret
  648. G — Berger, John
  649. Summer Book, The — Jansson, Tove
  650. Breast, The — Roth, Philip
  651. Invisible Cities — Calvino, Italo
  652. Sula — Morrison, Toni
  653. Black Prince, The — Murdoch, Iris
  654. Gravity’s Rainbow — Pynchon, Thomas
  655. Honorary Consul, The — Greene, Graham
  656. Crash — Ballard, J. G.
  657. Castle of Crossed Destinies, The — Calvino, Italo
  658. Siege of Krishnapur, The — Farrell, J. G.
  659. Question of Power, A — Head, Bessie
  660. Fear of Flying — Jong, Erica
  661. Breakfast of Champions — Vonnegut, Kurt
  662. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — Le Carré, John
  663. Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, The — Böll, Heinrich
  664. Dusklands — Coetzee, J. M.
  665. Fan Man, The — Kotzwinkle, William
  666. Ragtime — Doctorow, E. L.
  667. Correction — Bernhard, Thomas
  668. Dead Babies — Amis, Martin
  669. Humbolt’s Gift — Bellow, Saul
  670. High Rise — Ballard, J. G.
  671. Willard and His Bowling Trophies — Brautigan, Richard
  672. Fatelessness — Kertesz, Imre
  673. Dead Father, The — Barthelme, Donald
  674. Grimus — Rushdie, Salman
  675. Dance to the Music of Time, A — Powell, Anthony
  676. W, or the Memory of Childhood — Perec, Georges
  677. Autumn of the Patriarch — Marquez, Gabriel Garciá
  678. Patterns of Childhood — Wolf, Christa
  679. Amateurs — Barthelme, Donald
  680. Cutter and Bone — Thornburg, Newton
  681. Interview with the Vampire — Rice, Anne
  682. Public Burning, The — Coover, Robert
  683. Ratner’s Star — DeLillo, Don
  684. Left-Handed Woman, The — Handke, Peter
  685. Hour of the Star, The — Lispector, Clarice
  686. Song of Solomon — Morrison, Toni
  687. Petals of Blood — Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa
  688. Dispatches — Herr, Michael
  689. Shining, The — King, Stephen
  690. Delta of Venus — Nin, Anaïs
  691. Passion of New Eve, The — Carter, Angela
  692. In the Heart of the Country — Coetzee, J. M.
  693. Virgin in the Garden, The — Byatt, A. S.
  694. Yes — Bernhard, Thomas
  695. Singapore Grip, The — Farrell, J. G.
  696. Sea, The Sea, The — Murdoch, Iris
  697. Life: A User’s Manual — Perec, Georges
  698. World According to Garp, The — Irving, John
  699. Cement Garden, The — McEwan, Ian
  700. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Adams, Douglas
  701. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler — Calvino, Italo
  702. Safety Net, The — Böll, Heinrich
  703. Burger’s Daughter — Gordimer, Nadine
  704. Bend In the River, A — Naipaul, V. S.
  705. Shikasta — Lessing, Doris
  706. Smiley’s People — Le Carré, John
  707. Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The — Kundera, Milan
  708. Name of the Rose, The — Eco, Umberto
  709. City Primeval — Leonard, Elmore
  710. Confederacy of Dunces — Toole, John Kennedy
  711. Rituals — Nooteboom, Cees
  712. Rites of Passage — Golding, William
  713. Midnight’s Children — Rushdie, Salman
  714. Waiting for the Barbarians — Coetzee, J. M.
  715. Broken April — Kadare, Ismail
  716. Summer in Baden-Baden — Tsypkin, Leonid
  717. July’s People — Gordimer, Nadine
  718. Comfort of Strangers, The — McEwan, Ian
  719. Lanark: A Life in Four Books — Gray, Alasdair
  720. Rabbit is Rich — Updike, John
  721. Names, The — DeLillo, Don
  722. Concrete — Bernhard, Thomas
  723. On the Black Hill — Chatwin, Bruce
  724. Newton Letter, The — Banville, John
  725. House of the Spirits, The — Allende, Isabel
  726. Schindler’s Ark — Keneally, Thomas
  727. Pale View of Hills, A — Ishiguro, Kazuo
  728. Wittgenstein’s Nephew — Bernhard, Thomas
  729. Color Purple, The — Walker, Alice
  730. Boy’s Own Story, A — White, Edmund
  731. If Not Now, When? — Levi, Primo
  732. Sorrow of Belgium, The — Claus, Hugo
  733. Piano Teacher, The — Jelinek, Elfriede
  734. Diary of Jane Somers — Lessing, Doris
  735. Life and Times of Michael K — Coetzee, J. M.
  736. Waterland — Swift, Graham
  737. LaBrava — Leonard, Elmore
  738. Fools of Fortune — Trevor, William
  739. Worstward Ho — Beckett, Samuel
  740. Shame — Rushdie, Salman
  741. Money: A Suicide Note — Amis, Martin
  742. Flaubert’s Parrot — Barnes, Julian
  743. Neuromancer — Gibson, William
  744. Blood and Guts in High School — Acker, Kathy
  745. Unbearable Lightness of Being, The — Kundera, Milan
  746. Nights at the Circus — Carter, Angela
  747. Wasp Factory, The — Banks, Iain
  748. Empire of the Sun — Ballard, J. G.
  749. Lover, The — Duras, Marguerite
  750. Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, The — Saramago, José
  751. Busconductor Hines, The — Kelman, James
  752. Dictionary of the Khazars — Pavic, Milorad
  753. Legend — Gemmell, David
  754. Hawksmoor — Ackroyd, Peter
  755. Queer — Burroughs, William S.
  756. White Noise — DeLillo, Don
  757. Old Masters — Bernhard, Thomas
  758. Perfume — Süskind, Patrick
  759. Handmaid’s Tale, The — Atwood, Margaret
  760. Contact — Sagan, Carl
  761. Less Than Zero — Ellis, Bret Easton
  762. Maggot, A — Fowles, John
  763. Cider House Rules, The — Irving, John
  764. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit — Winterson, Jeanette
  765. Love in the Time of Cholera — Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
  766. Parable of the Blind, The — Hofmann, Gert
  767. Reasons to Live — Hempel, Amy
  768. Drowned and Saved, The — Levi, Primo
  769. Foe — Coetzee, J. M.
  770. Extinction — Bernhard, Thomas
  771. Artist of the Floating World, An — Ishiguro, Kazuo
  772. Lost Language of Cranes — Leavitt, David
  773. Old Devils, The — Amis, Kingsley
  774. Watchman — Moore, Alan & Dave Gibbons
  775. Marya: A Life — Oates, Joyce Carol
  776. Matigari — Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa
  777. Anagrams — Moore, Lorrie
  778. Beloved — Morrison, Toni
  779. Taebek Mountains, The — Jung-rae, Jo
  780. Enigma of Arrival — Naipaul, V. S.
  781. World’s End — Boyle, T. C.
  782. New York Trilogy, The — Auster, Paul
  783. Bonfire of the Vanities, The — Wolfe, Tom
  784. Cigarettes — Mathews, Harry
  785. Child In Time, The — McEwan, Ian
  786. Pigeon, The — Süskind, Patrick
  787. Passion, The — Winterson, Jeanette
  788. Black Dahlia, The — Ellroy, James
  789. Afternoon of a Writer, The — Handke, Peter
  790. Radiant Way, The — Drabble, Margaret
  791. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency — Adams, Douglas
  792. Long Dark Teatime of the Soul, The — Adams, Douglas
  793. Nervous Conditions — Dangarembga, Tsitsi
  794. Player of Games, The — Banks, Iain M.
  795. Libra — DeLillo, Don
  796. Oscar and Lucinda — Carey, Peter
  797. Swimming-Pool Library, The — Hollinghurst, Alan
  798. Satanic Verses, The — Rushdie, Salman
  799. Willgenstein’s Mistress — Markson, David
  800. Beautiful Room Is Empty, The — White, Edmund
  801. Foucault’s Pendulum — Eco, Umberto
  802. Cat’s Eye — Atwood, Margaret
  803. Book of Evidence, The — Banville, John
  804. London Fields — Amis, Martin
  805. Prayer for Owen Meany, A — Irving, John
  806. Like Water for Chocolate — Esquivel, Laura
  807. History of the Siege of Lisbon, The — Saramago, José
  808. Trick Is to Keep Breathing, The — Galloway, Janice
  809. Temple of My Familiar, The — Walker, Alice
  810. Melancholy of Resistance, The — Krasznahorkai, Laszlo
  811. Remains of the Day — Ishiguro, Kazuo
  812. Billy Bathgate — Doctorow, E. L.
  813. Moon Palace — Auster, Paul
  814. Sexing the Cherry — Winterson, Jeanette
  815. Disaffection, A — Kelman, James
  816. Midnight Examiner, The — Kotzwinkle, William
  817. Buddha of Suburbia, The — Kureishi, Hanif
  818. Possession — Byatt, A. S.
  819. Like Life — Moore, Lorrie
  820. Home at the End of the World, A — Cunningham, Michael
  821. Things They Carried, The — O’Brien, Tim
  822. Music of Chance, The — Auster, Paul
  823. Stone Junction — Dodge, Jim
  824. Vertigo — Sebald, W. G.
  825. Vineland — Pynchon, Thomas
  826. Amongst Women — McGahern
  827. Get Shorty — Leonard, Elmore
  828. Wise Children — Carter, Angela
  829. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord — Bernières, Loius de
  830. Downriver — Sinclair, Iain
  831. Regeneration — Barker, Pat
  832. Typical — Powell, Padgett
  833. Mao II — DeLillo, Don
  834. Time’s Arrow — Amis, Martin
  835. American Psycho — Ellis, Bret Easton
  836. Wild Swans — Chang, Jung
  837. Arcadia — Crace, Jim
  838. Hideous Kinky — Freud, Esther
  839. Black Dogs — McEwan, Ian
  840. Asphodel — H.D.
  841. Heather Blazing, The — Toibin, Colm
  842. Black Water — Oates, Joyce Carol
  843. Butcher Boy, The — McCabe, Patrick
  844. Smilla’s Sense of Snow — Hoeg, Peter
  845. English Patient, The — Ondaatje, Michael
  846. Jazz — Morrison, Toni
  847. Written on the Body — Winterson, Jeanette
  848. Crow Road, The — Banks, Iain
  849. Indigo — Warner, Marina
  850. Possessing the Secret of Joy — Walker, Alice
  851. Heart So White, A — Marias, Javier
  852. Discovery of Heaven, The — Mulisch, Harry
  853. Life Is a Caravanserai — Ozdamar, Emine
  854. Secret History, The — Tartt, Donna
  855. Emigrants, The — Sebald, W. G.
  856. Robber Bride, The — Atwood, Margaret
  857. House of Doctor Dee, The — Ackroyd, Peter
  858. Virgin Suicides, The — Eugenides, Jeffrey
  859. Stone Diaries, The — Shields, Carol
  860. Suitable Boy, A — Seth, Vikram
  861. What a Carve Up! — Coe, Jonathan
  862. On Love — de Botton, Alain
  863. Complicity — Banks, Iain
  864. Operation Shylock — Roth, Philip
  865. Looking for the Possible Dance — Kennedy, A. L.
  866. Birdsong — Faulks, Sebastian
  867. Trainspotting — Welsh, Irvine
  868. Shipping News, The — Proulx, E. Annie
  869. Invention of Curried Sausage, The — Timm, Uwe
  870. Disappearance — Dabydeen, David
  871. Felicia’s Journey — Trevor, William
  872. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Bernières, Loius de
  873. How Late It Was, How Late — Kelman, James
  874. City Sister Silver — Topol, Jachym
  875. Pereira Declares: A Testimony — Tabucchi, Antonio
  876. Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, The — Murakami, Haruki
  877. Master of Petersburg, The — Coetzee, J. M.
  878. Land — Kyong-ni, Park
  879. Whatever — Houellebecq, Michel
  880. Folding Star, The — Hollinghurst, Alan
  881. Mr. Vertigo — Auster, Paul
  882. End of the Story, The — Davis, Lydia
  883. Up — Sukenick, Ronald
  884. Love’s Work — Rose, Gillian
  885. Fine Balance, A — Mistry, Rohinton
  886. Reader, The — Schlink, Bernhard
  887. Rings of Saturn, The — Sebald, W. G.
  888. Sabbath’s Theater — Roth, Philip
  889. Moor’s Last Sigh, The — Rushdie, Salman
  890. Information, The — Amis, Martin
  891. Morvern Callar — Warner, Alan
  892. Unconsoled, The — Ishiguro, Kazuo
  893. Alias Grace — Atwood, Margaret
  894. Clay Machine-Gun, The — Pelevin, Victor
  895. Infinite Jest — Wallace, David Foster
  896. Forever a Stranger — Haasse, Hella
  897. Ghost Road, The — Barker, Pat
  898. Fugitive Pieces — Michaels, Anne
  899. Hallucinating Foucault — Duncker, Patricia
  900. Cocaine Nights — Ballard, J. G.
  901. Silk — Baricco, Alessandro
  902. Untouchable, The — Banville, John
  903. American Pastoral — Roth, Philip
  904. Life of Insects, The — Pelevin, Victor
  905. Jack Maggs — Carey, Peter
  906. Underworld — DeLillo, Don
  907. Enduring Love — McEwan, Ian
  908. Great Apes — Self, Will
  909. Memoirs of a Geisha — Golden, Arthur
  910. God of Small Things, The — Roy, Arundhati
  911. Mason & Dixon — Pynchon, Thomas
  912. Veronika Decides to Die — Coelho, Paulo
  913. Hours, The — Cunningham, Michael
  914. Another World — Barker, Pat
  915. Glamorama — Ellis, Bret Easton
  916. Poisonwood Bible, The — Kingsolver, Barbara
  917. Tipping the Velvet — Waters, Sarah
  918. Talk of the Town, The — O’Hanlon, Ardal
  919. All Souls Day — Nooteboom, Cees
  920. Cloudsplitter — Banks, Russell
  921. Amsterdam — McEwan, Ian
  922. Intimacy — Kureishi, Hanif
  923. Elementary Particles — Houellebecq, Michel
  924. Sputnick Sweetheart — Murakami, Hurakami
  925. Disgrace — Coetzee, J. M.
  926. Ground Beneath Her Feet, The — Rushdie, Salman
  927. Fear and Trembling — Nothomb, Amelie
  928. Everything You Need — Kennedy, A. L.
  929. As If I Am Not There — Drakulic, Slavenka
  930. Cryptonomicon — Stephenson, Neal
  931. Romantics, The — Mishra, Pankaj
  932. Timbuktu — Auster, Paul
  933. Pastoralia — Saunders, George
  934. Blonde — Oates, Joyce Carol
  935. House of Leaves — Danielewski, Mark Z.
  936. Super-Cannes — Ballard, J. G.
  937. Small Remedies — Deshpande, Shashi
  938. After the Quake — Murakami, Haruki
  939. Blind Assassin, The — Atwood, Margaret
  940. Human Stain, The — Roth, Philip
  941. How the Dead Live — Self, Will
  942. City of God — Doctorow, E. L.
  943. Celestial Harmonies — Esterhazy, Peter
  944. Nineteen Seventy Seven — Peace, David
  945. Ignorance — Kundera, Milan
  946. Under the Skin — Faber, Michel
  947. Heart of Redness, The — Mda, Zakes
  948. White Teeth — Smith, Zadie
  949. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost — Kadare, Ismail
  950. Devil and Miss Prym, The — Coelho, Paulo
  951. Obedient Father, An — Sharma, Akhil
  952. Feast of the Goat, The — Llosa, Mario Vargas
  953. Life of Pi — Martel, Yann
  954. Choke — Palahniuk, Chuck
  955. At Swim, Two Boys — O’Neill, Jamie
  956. Fury — Rushdie, Salman
  957. Body Artist, The — DeLillo, Don
  958. Don’t Move — Mazzantini, Margaret
  959. Corrections, The — Franzen, Jonathan
  960. Atonement — McEwan, Ian
  961. Schooling — McGowan, Heather
  962. Platform — Houellebecq, Michel
  963. Austerlitz — Sebald, W. G.
  964. Gabriel’s Gift — Kureishi, Hanif
  965. Book of Illusions, The — Auster, Paul
  966. Nowhere Man — Hemon, Aleksandar
  967. Dead Air — Banks, Iain
  968. Youth — Coetzee, J. M.
  969. Middlesex — Eugenides, Jeffrey
  970. Shroud — Banville, John
  971. In the Forest — O’Brien, Edna
  972. That They May Face the Rising Sun — McGahern
  973. Story of Lucy Gault, The — Trevor, William
  974. Kafka on the Shore — Murakami, Haruki
  975. Unless — Shields, Carol
  976. Everything Is Illuminated — Foer, Jonathan Safran
  977. Double, The — Saramago, José
  978. Fingersmith — Waters, Sarah
  979. Family Matters — Mistry, Rohinton
  980. London Orbital — Sinclair, Iain
  981. Elizabeth Costello — Coetzee, J. M.
  982. Islands — Sleigh, Dan
  983. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The — Haddon, Mark
  984. What I Loved — Hustvedt, Siri
  985. Light of Day, The — Swift, Graham
  986. Thursbitch — Garner, Alan
  987. Colour, The — Tremain, Rose
  988. Drop City — Boyle, T. C.
  989. Cloud Atlas — Mitchell, David
  990. Dining on Stones — Sinclair, Iain
  991. Lambs of London, The — Ackroyd, Peter
  992. Vanishing Point — Markson, David
  993. Master, The — Toibin, Colm
  994. Plot Against America, The — Roth, Philip
  995. Red Queen, The — Drabble, Margaret
  996. Sea, The — Banville, John
  997. Adjunct: An Undigest — Manson, Peter
  998. Slow Man — Coetzee, J. M.
  999. On Beauty — Smith, Zadie
  1000. Saturday — McEwan, Ian
  1001. Never Let Me Go — Ishiguro, Katzuo

This list has been updated to stay current with newly published books. Here is a batch from a recent update but I just see a batch of kowtowing to publishers and many of these titles (all?) do not belong on any list (several of the original list were just a popularity contest so it figures, especially in a list that gives short attention to classic literature to leave room for dime-store novels.

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery (2010)
  • The Children’s Book – A.S. Byatt (2010)
  • Invisible – Paul Auster (2010)
  • American Rust – Philipp Meyer (2010)
  • Cost – Roxana Robinson (2010)
  • The White Tiger -Aravind Adiga (2010)
  • Home – Marilynne Robinson (2010)
  • Kieron Smith, boy – James Kelman (2010)
  • The Gathering – Anne Enright (2010)
  • The Blind Side of the Heart – Julia Franck (2010)
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz (2010)
  • Animal’s People – Indra Sinha (2008)
  • Falling Man – Don DeLillo (2008, 2010)
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid (2008)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2008, 2010)
  • The Kindly Ones – Jonathan Littell (2008)
  • The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai (2008, 2010)
  • Against the Day – Thomas Pynchon (2008, 2010)
  • Carry Me Down – M.J. Hyland (2008, 2010)
  • Mother’s Milk – Edward St. Aubyn (2008, 2010)
  • Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann (2008, 2010)
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka (2008)

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