1001 Books to Read Before You Die


The books read are highlighted in red (this will be a slow process of updating!). The list is from earliest published date to the last for the 2010 edition.

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 Beckford
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
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
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 Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
The Forest of the Hanged – Liviu Rebreanu
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
The Enormous 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 Hobbit – 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
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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