Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Revised and Updated Edition



My copy of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die came in the mail a few days ago and I've been browsing through and having lots of fun doing it too. The list has been revised since it was first published in 2006, so that means I have to start all over again. lol

Here's the new list as of 2010:

Pre-1800

The Thousand and One Nights - Anonymous
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Anonymous
The Tale of the Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Luo Guanzhong
The Water Margin - Shi Nai'an & Luo Guanzhong
The Golden Ass - Lucius Apuleius
Tirant lo Blanc - Joanot Martorell
La Celestina - Fernando de Rojas
Amadis of Gaul - Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes - Anonymous
Gargantua and Pantagruel - Francois Rabelais
The Lusiad - Luis Vaz de Camoes
Monkey: A Journey to the West - Wu Cheng'en
Unfortunate Traveller - Thomas Nashe
Thomas of Reading - Thomas Deloney
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Conquest of New Spain - Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The Adventurous Simplicissimus - Hans von Grimmelshausen
The Princess of Cleves - Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de la Fayette
Oroonoko - Aphra Behn
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Dafoe
Love in Excess - Eliza Haywood
Moll Flanders - Daniel Dafoe
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift
Joseph Andrews - Henry Fielding
Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus - J. Arbuthnot, J. Gray, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
Pamela - Samuel Richardson
Clarissa - Samuel Richardson
Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
Fanny Hill - John Cleland
Peregrine Pickle - Tobias George Smollett
The Female Quixote - Charlotte Lennox
Candide - Voltaire
Rasselas - Samuel Johnson
Julie; or, The New Eloise - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Emile; or, On Education - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
Tristam Shandy - Laurence Sterne
A Sentimental Journey - Laurence Sterne
The Man of Feeling - Henry Mackenzie
Humphry Clinker - Tobias George Smollett
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Evelina - Fanny Burney
Reveries of a Solitary Walker - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Dangerous Liaisons - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Confessions - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
Anton Reiser - Karl Phillipp Mortiz
Vathek - William Backford
Justine - Marquis de Sade
A Dream of Red Mansions - Cao Xueqin
The Adventures of Cale Williams - William Godwin
The Interesting Narrative - Olaudah Equiano
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
Wilhem Meister's Apprenticeship - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Monk - M.G. Lewis
Camilla - Fanny Burney
Jacques the Fatalist - Denis Diderot
The Nun - Denis Diderot
Hyperion - Friedrich Holderlin

1800's

Castle Rackrent - Maria Edgeworth
Henry of Ofterdingen - Novalis
Rameau's Nephew - Denis Diderot
Elective Affinities - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Michael Kohlhaas - Heinrich von Kleist
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Emma - Jane Austen

Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott
Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin
The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr - E.T.A. Hoffman
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
The Life of a Good-for-Nothing - Joseph von Eichendorff
The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
The Betrothed - Alessandro Manzoni
The Red and the Black - Stendhal
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
Eugenie Grandet - Honore de Balzac
Le Pere Goriot - Honore de Balzac
The Nose - Nikolay Gogol
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
The Lion of Flanders - Hendrik Conscience
The Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal
The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe
Camera Obscura - Hildebrand
A Hero of Our Times - Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov
Dead Souls - Nikolay Gogol
Lost Illusions - Honore de Balzac
The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Facundo - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
The Devil's Pool - George Sand
The Count of Monte-Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
The Scarlett Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Green Henry - Gottfried Keller
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Indian Summer - Adalbert Stifter
Adam Bede - George Eliot
Oblomov - Ivan Goncharov
The Woman in White - Wilkie White
The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
Max Havelaar - Multatuli
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Silas Marner - George Eliot
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
The Water-Babies - Charles Kingley
Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Uncle Silas - Sheridan Le Fanu
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope
Therese Raquin - Emile Zola
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Maldoror - Comte de Lautreamont
Phineas Finn - Anthony Trollope
Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
King Lear of the Streppes - Ivan Turgenev
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Spring Torrents - Ivan Turgenev
Erewhon - Samuel Butler
The Devil's - Fyodor Dostoevsky
In a Glass Darkly - Sheridan Le Fanu
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
The Enchanted Wanderer - Nicolai Leskov
Far from the Maddening World - Thomas Hardy
Pepita Jimenez - Juan Valera
The Crime of Father Amado - Jose Maria Eca de Quieros
Drunkard - Emile Zola
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Martin Fierro - Jose Hernandez
The Red Room - August Strindberg
Ben-Hur - Lew Wallace
Nana - Emile Zola
The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
The House by the Medlar Tree - Giovanni Verga
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Bouvard and Pecuchet - Gustave Flaubert
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
A Woman's Life - Guy de Maupassant
The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
Against the Grain - Joris-Karl Huysmans
The Regent's Wife - Clarin Leopoldo Alas
Bel-Ami - Guy de Maupassant
Marius the Epicurean - Walter Pater
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Germinal - Emile Zola
King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard
The Quest - Frederik van Eeden
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Manors of Ulloa - Emilia Pardo Bazan
The People of Hemso - August Strindberg
Pierre and Jean - Guy de Maupassant
Under the Yoke - Ivan Vazov
The Child of Pleasure - Gabriele D'Annunzio
Eline Vere - Louis Couperus
Hunger - Knut Hamsun
By the Open Sea - August Strindberg
La Bete Humaine - Emile Zola
Thais - Anatole France
The Kreutzer Sonata - Leo Tolstoy
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Down There - Joris-Karl Huysmans
Tess of the D'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy
Gosta Berling's Saga - Selma Lagerlof
New Grub Street - George Gissing
News from Nowhere - William Morris
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Diary of a Nobody - George and Weedon Grossmith
The Viceroys - Federico De Roberto
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Effi Briest - Theodor Fontane
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz
Dracula - Bram Stoker
What Maisie Knew - Henry James
Compassion - Benito Perez Galdos
Pharaoh - Boleslaw Prus
Fruits of the Earth - Andre Gide
The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
As a Man Grows Older - Italo Svevo
Dom Casmurro - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
The Stechlin - Theodor Fontane
Eclipse of the Crescent Moon - Geza Gardonyi
Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. - Somerville and Ross

1900's
Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem - Emilio Salgari
Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser
None but the Brave - Arthur Schnitzler
Kim - Rudyard Kipling
Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Wings of a Dove - Henry James
The Immoralist - Andre Gide
The Ambassadors - Henry James
The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Memoirs of my Nervous Illness - Daniel P. Schreber
The Way of all Flesh - Samuel Butler
Hadrian the Seventh - Frederick Rolfe
Nostromo - Joseph Conrad
The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
Professor Unrat - Heinrich Mann
Solitude - Victor Catala
Young Torless - Robert Musil
The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
Mother - Maxim Gorky
The House on the Boderland - William Hope Hodgson
The Old Wives' Tale - Arnold Bennett
The Inferno - Henri Barbusse
A Room with a View - E. M. Foster
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge - Rainer Maria Rilke
Howards End - E. M. Foster
Impressions of Africa - Raymond Roussel
Fantomas - Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
The Charwoman's Daughter - James Stephens
Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
Platero and I - Juan Ramon Jimenez
Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Locus Solus - Raymond Roussel
Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
The Rainbow - D. H. Lawrence
Of Human Bondage - William Somerset Maugham
The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford
Rashomon - Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Under Fire - Henri Barbusse
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
The Underdogs - Mariano Azuela
Pallieter - Felix Timmermans
Home and the World - Rabindranath Tagore
Growth of the Soil - Knut Hamsun
The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
Tarr - Wyndham Lewis
The Storm of Steel - Ernst Junger
Women in Love - D. H. Lawrence
Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Crome Yellow - Aldous Huxley
Life of Christ - Giovanni Papini
Ulysses - James Joyce
Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis
Claudine's House - Colette
Life and Deaht of Harriett Frean - May Sinclair
The Forest of the Hanged - Liviu Rebreanu
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
The Enourmous Room - e. e. cummings
Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset
Amok - Stefan Zweig
The Devil in the Flesh - Raymond Radiguet
Zeno's Conscience - Italo Svevo
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster
We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
The Green Hat - Michael Arlen
The New World - Heruy Walda-Sellasse
The Professor's House - Willa Carter
The Artomonov Business - Maxim Gorky
The Trial - Franz Kafka
The Counterfeiters - Andre Gide
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Chaka the Zulu - Thomas Mofolo
The Making of Americans - Gertrude Stein
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
One, None and a Hundred Thousand - Luigi Pirandello
Under Satan's Sun - Georges Bernanos
The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek
Alberta and Jacob - Cora Sandel
The Castle - Franz Kafka
Blindness - Henry Green
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Amerika - Franz Kafka
The Case of Sergeant Grischa - Arnold Zweig
Tarka the Otter - Henry Williamson
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust
Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
Nadja - Andre Breton
Quicksand - Nella Larson
Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
Some Prefer Nettles - Junichiro Tanizaki
Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford
The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence
Orlando - Virginia Woolf
Story of the Eye - Georges Bataille
Retreat Without Song - Shahan Shahnoor
Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau
Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Doblin
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
The Time of Indifference - Alberto Moravia
Living - Henry Green
I Thought of Daisy - Edmund Wilson
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Passing - Nella Larson
Look Homeward, Angel - Thomas Wolfe
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
Her Privates We - Frederic Manning
The Apes of God - Wyndham Lewis
Monica - Saunders Lewis
Insatiability - Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
The Waves - Virginia Woolf
To The North - Elizabeth Bowen
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
Journey to the End of the Night - Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The Return of Philip Latinowicz - Miroslav Krleza
The Radetzky March - Joseph Roth
The Forbidden Realm - J. J. Slaurhoff
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Vipers' Tangle - Francois Mauriac
The Man Without Qualities - Robert Musil
Cheese - Willem Elsschot
Man's Fate - Andre Malraux
A Day Off - Storm Jameson
Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Gertrude Stein
Murder Must Advertise - Dorothy L. Sayers
Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathaneal West
Call it Sheep - Henry Roth
The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz
Thank You, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse
Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
The Postman Always Rings Twice - James M. Cain
On the Heights of Despair - Emil Cioran
The Bells of Basel - Louis Aragon
The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers
Auto-da-Fe - Elias Canetti
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Horace McCoy
The Last of Mr. Norris - Christopher Isherwood
Untouchable - Mulk Raj Anand
Independent People - Halldor Laxness
Nightwood - Djuna Barnes
At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft
Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
War with the Newts - Karel Capek
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Thinking Reed - Rebecca West
Eyeless in Gaza - Aldous Huxley
Summer Will Show - Sylvia Townsend Warner
Rickshaw Boy - Lao She
Out of Afirca - Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
In Parenthesis - David Jones
Ferdydurke - Witold Gombrowicz
The Blind Owl - Sadegh Hedayat
The Hobbitt - J. R. R. Tolkien
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Murphy - Samuel Beckett
U.S.A. - John Dos Passos
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
Cause for Alarm - Eric Ambler
Alamut - Vladimir Bartol
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
On the Edge of Reason - Miroslav Krleza
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Good Morning, Midnight - Jean Rhys
At Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'Brien
Finnegans Wake - James Joyce
Native Son - Richard Wright
The Tartar Steppe - Dino Buzzati
The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
Broad and Alien is the World - Ciro Alegria
The Living and the Dead - Patrick White
The Harvesters - Cesare Pavese
Conversations in Sicily - Elio Vittorini
The Outsider - Albert Camus
Embers - Sandor Marai
Chess Story - Stefan Zweig
The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
Joseph and His Brothers - Thomas Mann
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
Transit – Anna Seghers
Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
Loving – Henry Green
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andric
Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
Arcanum 17 – André Breton
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Bosnian Chronicle - Ive Andre
The Tin Flute - Gabrielle Roy
Andrea - Carmen Laforet
The Death of Virgil - Hermann Broch
Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis
Back - Henry Green
House in the Uplands - Erskine Caldwell
The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
The Plague – Albert Camus
Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
Midaq Alley - Naguib Mahfouz
Froth on the Daydream - Boris Vian
Journey to the Alcarria - Camilo Jose Cela
Ashes and Diamonds - Jerzy Andrzejewski
Disobedience - Alberto Moravia
All About H. Hatterr - G.V. Desani
Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
In the Heart of the Seas - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen - Tadeusz Borowski
Death Sentence - Maurice Blanchot
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
The Guiltless - Hermann Broch
Barabbas - Par Lagerkvist
The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
Molloy – Samuel Beckett
The Rebel – Albert Camus
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
Foundation – Isaac Asimov
Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
The Hive - Camilo Jose Cela
Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
A Thousand Cranes - Yasunari Kawabata
Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
Junkie – William Burroughs
Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
The Lost Steps - Alejo Carpentier
The Hothouse - Wolfgang Koeppen
The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
The Dark Child - Camara Laye
A Day in Spring - Ciril Kosmac
A Ghost at Noon - Alberto Moravia
The Story of O - Pauline Reage
Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
The Mandarins - Simone de Beauvoir
Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan
Death in Rome - Wolfgang Koeppen
The Sound of Waves - Yukio Mishima
The Unknown Soldier - Vaino Linna
I'm Not Stiller - Max Frisch
The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
The Recognitions – William Gaddis
The Burning Plain - Juan Rulfo
The Quiet American - Graham Greene
The Trusting and the Maimed - James Plunkett
The Tree of Man - Patrick White
The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands - Joao Guimaraes Rosa
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
The Floating Opera – John Barth
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
Justine – Lawrence Durrell
The Glass Bees - Ernst Junger
Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
The Manila Rope - Veijo Meri
The Deadbeats - Ward Ruyslinck
Homo Faber - Max Frisch
Blue of Noon - Georges Bataille
The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
Voss – Patrick White
Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Birds - Tarjei Vesaas
The Once and Future King - T. H. White
The Bell - Iris Murdoch
Borstal Boy - Brendan Behan
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
The Guide - R. K. Narayan
The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Deep Rivers - Jose Maria Arguedas
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
Down Second Avenue - Ezekiel Mphahiele
Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
The Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
Rabbit, Run – John Updike
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Magician of Lublin - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Halftime - Martin Walser
The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
Bebo's Girl - Carlo Cassola
God's Bits of Wood - Ousmane Sembene
The Shipyard - Juan Carlos Onetti
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
The Prime of Miss Brodie - Muriel Spark
A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
No One Writes to the Colonel - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Faces in the Water - Janet Frame
Memoirs of a Peasant Boy - Xose Neira Vilas
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Labyrinths - Jorge Luis Borges
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
Time of Silence - Luis Martin-Santos
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
The Death of Artemio Cruz - Carloes Fuentes
The Time of the Hero - Mario Vargas Llosa
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - Giorgio Bassani
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
The Third Wedding - Costas Taktsis
Dog Years - Gunter Grass
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Inside Mr. Enderby - Anthony Burgess
The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
The Graduate – Charles Webb
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
V. – Thomas Pynchon
Herzog – Saul Bellow
The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
Three Trapped Tigers - Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
Back to Oegstgeest - Jan Wolkers
Closely Watched Trains - Bohumil Hrabal
The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Garden, Ashes - Danilo Kis
Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
Things - Georges Perec
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Death and the Dervish - Mesa Selimovic
Silence - Shusaku Endo
To Each His Own - Leonardo Sciascia
The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
Marks of Identity - Juan Goytisolo
The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
The Magus – John Fowles
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
Miramar - Naguib Mahfouz
Z - Vassilis Vassilikos
Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
The Manor - Issac Bashevis Singer
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
Day of the Dolphin - Robert Merie
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
Eva Trout - Elizabeth Bowen
The Cathedral - Oles Honchar
A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
The First Circle - Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
Them – Joyce Carol Oates
Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
Jacob the Liar - Jurek Becker
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
The Case Worker - Gyorgy Konrad
Moscow Stations - Venedikt Yerofeev
Heartbreak Tango - Manuel Puig
Seasons of Migrations to the the North - Tayeb Salith
Here's to You, Jesusa! - Elena Poniatowska
Fifth Business - Robertson Davies
Play I As it Lays - Joan Didion
Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
A World for Julius - Alfredo Bryce Echenique
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
The Sea of Fertility - Yukio Mishima
Rabbit Redux – John Updike
Cataract - Mykhaylo Osadchyl
Group Portrait With Lady - Heinrich Boll
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
Lives of Girls and Women - Alice Munro
House Mother Normal - B. S. Johnson
In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
G – John Berger
The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
The Twilight Years - Sawako Ariyoshi
The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
Crash – J.G. Ballard
The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
A Question of Power – Bessie Head
Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum - Heinrich Boll
Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
The Port - Antun Soljan
Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
The Commandant - Jessica Anderson
The Year of the Hare - Arto Paasilinna
Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
Woman at Point Zero - Nawal El Saadawi
Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
Fateless – Imre Kertész
The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
Correction - Thomas Bernhard
A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
Blaming - Elizabeth Taylor
Cutter and Bone - Newton Thornburg
Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
The Left-Handed Woman - Peter Handke
Kiss of the Spider Woman - Manuel Puig
Almost Transparent Blue - Ryu Murakami
In the Heart of the Country - J. M. Coetzee
The Engineer of Human Souls - Josef Skvorecky
Quartet in Autumn - Barbara Pym
The Hour of the Star - Clarice Lispector
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
The Wars - Timothy Findley
Dispatches - Michael Herr
The Shinning - Stephen King
Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
The Beggar Maid - Alice Munro
Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr.
The Singapore Grip - J. G. Farrell
The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch
Life: A User's Manual - Georges Perec
The Back Room - Carmen Martin Gaite
The Virgin in the Garden - A. S. Byatt
The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
So Long a Letter - Mariama Ba
Burger's Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
A Bend in the River - V. S. Naipaul
A Dry White Season - Andre Brink
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
Fool's Gold - Maro Douka
Smiley's People - John Le Carre
Southern Seas - Manuel Vasquez Montalban
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
Clear Light of Day - Anita Desai
Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Rituals - Cees Nooteboom
Smell of Sadness - Alfred Krossmann
Broken April - Ismall Kadare
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
The House with the Blind Glass Windows - Herbjorg Wassmo
Leaden Wings - Zhang Jie
The War at the End of the World - Mario Vargas Llosa
Lanark: A Life in Four Books - Alasdair Gray
Rabbit is Rich - John Updike
Couples, Passerby - Botho Strauss
July's People - Nadine Gordimer
On the Black Hill - Bruce Chatwin
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
Baltasar and Blimunda - Jose Saramago
The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
Waterland – Graham Swift
La Brava – Elmore Leonard
The Christmas in Oratorio - Goran Tunstrom
Fado Alexandrino - Antonio Lobo Antunes
The Witness - Juan Jose Saer
Shame - Salman Rushdie
Money: A Suicide Note - Martin Amis
Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
Professor Martens' Departure - Jaan Kross
Blood and Guts in High School - Kathy Acker
Larva: Midsummer Night's Babel - Julian Rios
Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter
Neuromancer - William Gibson
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
Democracy - Joan Didion
The Lover - Marguerite Duras
The Year of the Death of Ricard Reis - José Saramago
Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavic
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
Legend – David Gemmell
The Young Man - Botho Strauss
Love Medicine - Louise Erdich
White Noise - Don DeLillo
Half of Man is Woman - Zhang Xianliang
Reasons to Live - Amy Hempel
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
Perfume – Patrick Süskind
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Contact – Carl Sagan
Simon and the Oaks - Marianne Fredriksson
The Cider House Rules - John Irving
Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid
The Parable of the Blind - Gert Hofmann
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
Ancestral Voices - Etienne van Heerden
The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman - Andrzej Szczypiorski
The Drowned and the Saved - Primo Levi
Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Extinction - Thomas Bernhard
An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
Memory of Fire - Eudardo Galeano
The Old Devils - Kingsley Amis
Matigari - Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
Ballad for Georg Henig
Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Pigeon - Patrick Suskind
Of Love and Shadows - Isabel Allende
Beloved - Toni Morrison
All Souls - Javier Marias
The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
Black Box - Amos Oz
The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
The First Garden - Anne Herbert
The Last World - Christoph Ransmayr
Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
Paradise of the Blind - Duong Thu Huong
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
Gimmick! - Joost Zwagerman
Obabakoak - Bernardo Atxaga
Inland - Gerald Murnane
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor
The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
London Fields – Martin Amis
Moon Palace – Paul Auster
Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
Like Life – Lorrie Moore
The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
The Shadow Lines - Amitav Ghosh
The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
Amongst Women – John McGahern
Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
The Daughter - Pavlos Matesis
Vertigo - W. G. Sebald
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
The Laws - Connie Palmen
Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell
Astradeni - Eugenia Fakinou
Regeneration - Pat Barker
Typical - Padgett Powell
Mao II - Don DeLillo
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Arcadia - Jim Crace
Hideous Kinky - Esther Freud
Memoirs of Rain - Sunetra Gupta
Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
The Dumas Club - Arturo Perez-Reverte
Written on the Body - Jeanette Winterson
The Crow Road - Iain Banks
Indigo - Marina Warner
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
Possessing the Secret of Joy - Alice Walker
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
The Triple Mirror of the Self - Zulfikar Ghose
Uncle Pretos and Goldbach's Conjecture - Apostolos Doxiadis
The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
Before Night Falls - Reinaldo Arenas
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll - Alvaro Murtis
Remembering Babylon - Daid Malouf
The Holder of the World - Bharati Mukherjee
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
On Love – Alain de Botton
The Twins - Tessa de Loo
Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light - Ivan Klima
The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
Disappearance – David Dabydeen
Deep River - Shusaku Endo
Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Our Lady of the Assassins - Fernando Vallejo
Land – Park Kyong-ni
Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
Troubling Love - Elena Ferrante
The Late-Night News - Petros Markaris
The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
Santa Evita - Tomas Eloy Martinez
Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
A Light Comedy - Eduardo Mendoza
Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald
Silk – Alessandro Baricco
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Margot and the Angels - Kristien Hemmerechts
The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
Money to Burn - Ricardo Piglia
Jack Maggs - Peter Carey
Underworld – Don DeLillo
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
Crossfire - Miyabe Miyuki
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
The Hours – Michael Cunningham
All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
The Heretic - Miguel Deliber
Elementary Particles - Michel Houellebecq
The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
Dirty Havana Trilogy - Pedro Juan Gutierrez
Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic
Pavel's Letters - Monika Maron
In Search of Klingsor - Jorge Volpi
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender - Dubravka Ugresic
Fear and Trembling - Amelie Nothomb

2000's

Bartleby and Co. - Enrique Vila-Matas
Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
Under the Skin – Michel Faber
The Human Stain – Philip Roth
White Teeth – Zadie Smith
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
I'm Not Scared - Niccolo Ammaniti
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Soldiers of Salamis - Javier Cercas
Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
Platform - Michel Houellebecq
Snow - Orhan Pamuk
Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
The Successor - Ismail Kadare
Lady Number Thirteen - Jose Carlos Somoza
What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
A Tale of Love and Darkness - Amos Oz
Your Face Tomorrow - Javier Marias
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Swarm - Frank Schatzing
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
The Master – Colm Tóibín
The Book about Blanch and Marie - Per Olov Enquist
2666 - Roberto Bolano
The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
The Accidental - Ali Smith
Mother's Milk - Edward St. Aubyn
Measuring the World - Daniel Kelhmann
The Sea - John Banville
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
Carry Me Down - M. J. Hyland
Against the Day - Thomas Pynchon
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Falling Man - Dan DeLillo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Blind Side of the Heart - Julia Franck
The Gathering - Anne Enright
Kieron Smith, Boy - James Kelman
Home - Marilynne Robinson
The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Cost - Roxanna Robinson
American Rust - Philipp Meyer
Invisible - Paul Auster
The Children's Book - A. S. Byatt

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Jorie said...

Thanks for posting the 2010 version online. Here's the link on Jorie's Reads.

http://joriesreads.wordpress.com/1001-books/

rachel leah said...

just out of curiosity, is this list in the order of presentation in the actual book?

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I've read exactly 4.7% of the books.