Le Monde Top 100

Blue = Read (60)

  1. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  2. In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
  3. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  4. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. Man’s Fate – André Malraux
  6. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  7. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  8. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  9. Le Grand Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier
  10. Froth on the Daydream – Boris Vian
  11. The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
  12. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
  13. Being and Nothingness – Jean-Paul Sartre
  14. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  15. The Gulag Archipelago – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  16. Paroles – Jacques Prévert
  17. Alcools – Guillaume Apollinaire
  18. The Blue Lotus – Hergé
  19. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  20. Tristes Tropiques – Claude Lévi-Strauss
  21. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  22. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  23. Asterix the Gaul – René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
  24. The Bald Soprano – Eugène Ionesco
  25. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality – Sigmund Freud
  26. The Abyss – Marguerite Yourcenar
  27. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  28. Ulysses – James Joyce
  29. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
  30. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
  31. The Horseman on the Roof – Jean Giono
  32. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
  33. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  34. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  35. Thérèse Desqueyroux – François Mauriac
  36. Zazie in the Metro – Raymond Queneau
  37. Confusion of Feelings – Stefan Zweig
  38. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  39. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence
  40. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
  41. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  42. Le Silence de la mer – Vercors
  43. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  45. Under the Sun of Satan – Georges Bernanos
  46. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  47. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  48. Contempt – Alberto Moravia
  49. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
  50. Nadja – André Breton
  51. Aurelien – Louis Aragon
  52. The Satin Slipper – Paul Claudel
  53. Six Characters in Search of an Author – Luigi Pirandello
  54. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui – Bertolt Brecht
  55. Friday – Michel Tournier
  56. The War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells
  57. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
  58. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  59. Les Vrilles de la vigne (French) – Colette
  60. Capital of Pain – Paul Éluard
  61. Martin Eden – Jack London
  62. Ballad of the Salt Sea – Hugo Pratt
  63. Writing Degree Zero – Roland Barthes
  64. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
  65. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
  66. The Order of Things – Michel Foucault
  67. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  68. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils – Selma Lagerlöf
  69. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  70. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
  71. The Ravishing of Lol Stein – Marguerite Duras
  72. The Interrogation – J. M. G. Le Clézio
  73. Tropisms – Nathalie Sarraute
  74. Journal, 1887–1910 – Jules Renard
  75. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
  76. Écrits – Jacques Lacan
  77. The Theatre and its Double – Antonin Artaud
  78. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
  79. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  80. Moravagine – Blaise Cendrars
  81. The General of the Dead Army – Ismail Kadare
  82. Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
  83. Gypsy Ballads – Federico García Lorca
  84. The Strange Case of Peter the Lett – Georges Simenon
  85. Our Lady of the Flowers – Jean Genet
  86. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  87. Furor and Mystery – René Char
  88. The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  89. No Orchids For Miss Blandish – James Hadley Chase
  90. Blake and Mortimer – Edgar P. Jacobs
  91. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge – Rainer Maria Rilke
  92. Second Thoughts – Michel Butor
  93. The Origins of Totalitarianism – Hannah Arendt
  94. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  95. The Rosy Crucifixion – Henry Miller
  96. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  97. Amers – Saint-John Perse
  98. Gaston – André Franquin
  99. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  100. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

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