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Jan. 1st, 2012

1001 Books: The List

  1. 2000s
  2. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  3. Saturday – Ian McEwan
  4. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  5. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
  6. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
  7. The Sea – John Banville
  8. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
  9. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  10. The Master – Colm Tóibín
  11. Vanishing Point – David Markson
  12. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
  13. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
  14. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  15. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  16. The Colour – Rose Tremain
  17. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
  18. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
  19. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
  20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  21. Islands – Dan Sleigh
  22. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
  23. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
  24. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
  25. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
  26. The Double – José Saramago
  27. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  28. Unless – Carol Shields
  29. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  30. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
  31. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
  32. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
  33. Shroud – John Banville
  34. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  35. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
  36. Dead Air – Iain Banks
  37. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
  38. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
  39. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
  40. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  41. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
  42. Schooling – Heather McGowan
  43. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  44. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  45. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
  46. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
  47. Fury – Salman Rushdie
  48. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  49. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  51. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
  52. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
  53. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  54. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
  55. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  56. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
  57. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
  58. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
  59. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
  60. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
  61. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
  62. How the Dead Live – Will Self
  63. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  64. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  65. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
  66. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
  67. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
  68. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  69. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  70. Pastoralia – George Saunders
  71.  
  72. 1900s
  73. Timbuktu – Paul Auster
  74. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
  75. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  76. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
  77. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
  78. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
  79. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
  80. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
  81. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
  82. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
  83. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
  84. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
  85. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
  86. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
  87. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
  88. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  89. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  90. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
  91. Another World – Pat Barker
  92. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
  93. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
  94. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  95. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  96. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  97. Great Apes – Will Self
  98. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
  99. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  100. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
  101. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
  102. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  103. The Untouchable – John Banville
  104. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
  105. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
  106. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
  107. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
  108. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
  109. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
  110. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  111. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
  112. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  113. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
  114. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
  115. The Information – Martin Amis
  116. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
  117. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
  118. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
  119. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  120. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  121. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
  122. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
  123. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
  124. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
  125. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
  126. Land – Park Kyong-ni
  127. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
  128. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  129. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
  130. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
  131. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
  132. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  133. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
  134. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
  135. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
  136. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
  137. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
  138. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  139. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
  140. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
  141. Complicity – Iain Banks
  142. On Love – Alain de Botton
  143. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
  144. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  145. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  146. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  147. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
  148. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
  149. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
  150. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  151. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
  152. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
  153. A Heart So White – Javier Marias
  154. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
  155. Indigo – Marina Warner
  156. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
  157. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
  158. Jazz – Toni Morrison
  159. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  160. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
  161. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
  162. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
  163. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
  164. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  165. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
  166. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
  167. Arcadia – Jim Crace
  168. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  169. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  170. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
  171. Mao II – Don DeLillo
  172. Typical – Padgett Powell
  173. Regeneration – Pat Barker
  174. Downriver – Iain Sinclair
  175. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
  176. Wise Children – Angela Carter
  177. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
  178. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  179. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
  180. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
  181. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
  182. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
  183. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  184. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
  185. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
  186. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  187. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
  188. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
  189. A Disaffection – James Kelman
  190. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  191. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
  192. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
  193. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  194. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
  195. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  196. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
  197. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
  198. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  199. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  200. London Fields – Martin Amis
  201. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
  202. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  203. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  204. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
  205. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  206. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  207. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
  208. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  209. Libra – Don DeLillo
  210. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
  211. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
  212. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  213. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
  214. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
  215. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
  216. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
  217. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  218. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
  219. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
  220. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
  221. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  222. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  223. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  224. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
  225. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
  226. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  227. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
  228. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  229. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
  230. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
  231. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
  232. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  233. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
  234. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  235. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  236. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
  237. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
  238. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
  239. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  240. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  241. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
  242. A Maggot – John Fowles
  243. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  244. Contact – Carl Sagan
  245. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  246. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  247. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  248. White Noise – Don DeLillo
  249. Queer – William Burroughs
  250. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
  251. Legend – David Gemmell
  252. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
  253. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
  254. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
  255. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
  256. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
  257. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  258. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  259. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  260. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
  261. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  262. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
  263. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
  264. Shame – Salman Rushdie
  265. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  266. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  267. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
  268. Waterland – Graham Swift
  269. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
  270. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  271. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  272. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
  273. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
  274. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
  275. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  276. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
  277. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
  278. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
  279. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  280. The Newton Letter – John Banville
  281. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
  282. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  283. The Names – Don DeLillo
  284. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
  285. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
  286. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
  287. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  288. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
  289. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
  290. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
  291. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  292. Rites of Passage – William Golding
  293. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
  294. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  295. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
  296. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  297. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
  298. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
  299. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
  300. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
  301. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
  302. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
  303. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  304. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  305. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
  306. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  307. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  308. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  309. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
  310. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
  311. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
  312. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
  313. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
  314. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
  315. The Shining – Stephen King
  316. Dispatches – Michael Herr
  317. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  318. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  319. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
  320. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
  321. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
  322. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  323. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
  324. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
  325. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
  326. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
  327. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
  328. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
  329. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
  330. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
  331. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
  332. Fateless – Imre Kertész
  333. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
  334. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
  335. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
  336. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
  337. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
  338. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  339. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
  340. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
  341. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
  342. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
  343. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  344. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  345. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
  346. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
  347. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
  348. Crash – J.G. Ballard
  349. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
  350. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  351. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  352. Sula – Toni Morrison
  353. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  354. The Breast – Philip Roth
  355. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
  356. G – John Berger
  357. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
  358. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
  359. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
  360. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
  361. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  362. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
  363. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
  364. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
  365. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
  366. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
  367. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
  368. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  369. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
  370. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  371. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
  372. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
  373. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
  374. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
  375. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
  376. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
  377. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
  378. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  379. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  380. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
  381. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  382. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  383. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
  384. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
  385. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
  386. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
  387. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
  388. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
  389. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
  390. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  391. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  392. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  393. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  394. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
  395. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
  396. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
  397. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
  398. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
  399. Chocky – John Wyndham
  400. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  401. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
  402. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  403. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  404. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
  405. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  406. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
  407. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
  408. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
  409. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
  410. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
  411. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  412. The Magus – John Fowles
  413. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
  414. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  415. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
  416. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  417. Things – Georges Perec
  418. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  419. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
  420. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  421. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
  422. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
  423. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
  424. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
  425. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
  426. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
  427. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
  428. Herzog – Saul Bellow
  429. V. – Thomas Pynchon
  430. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  431. The Graduate – Charles Webb
  432. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
  433. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
  434. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
  435. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
  436. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  437. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  438. The Collector – John Fowles
  439. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  440. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  441. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  442. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
  443. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  444. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
  445. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
  446. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
  447. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
  448. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  449. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
  450. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
  451. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
  452. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
  453. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  454. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  455. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
  456. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
  457. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
  458. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
  459. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  460. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  461. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
  462. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
  463. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
  464. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
  465. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  466. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
  467. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
  468. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
  469. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
  470. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  471. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  472. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
  473. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  474. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
  475. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  476. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
  477. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  478. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
  479. The End of the Road – John Barth
  480. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  481. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  482. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
  483. Voss – Patrick White
  484. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
  485. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
  486. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
  487. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  488. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
  489. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  490. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
  491. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
  492. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  493. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
  494. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
  495. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
  496. The Floating Opera – John Barth
  497. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  498. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  499. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  500. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
  501. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
  502. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  503. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
  504. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  505. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
  506. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  507. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
  508. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
  509. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
  510. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
  511. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  512. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  513. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
  514. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  515. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
  516. Watt – Samuel Beckett
  517. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  518. Junkie – William Burroughs
  519. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  520. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  521. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
  522. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  523. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  524. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  525. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
  526. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
  527. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  528. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
  529. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  530. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  531. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
  532. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  533. The Rebel – Albert Camus
  534. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
  535. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  536. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
  537. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
  538. The Third Man – Graham Greene
  539. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
  540. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
  541. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
  542. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  543. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
  544. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
  545. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
  546. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
  547. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
  548. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
  549. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
  550. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  551. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
  552. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
  553. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
  554. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  555. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
  556. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
  557. The Victim – Saul Bellow
  558. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
  559. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
  560. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  561. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
  562. The Plague – Albert Camus
  563. Back – Henry Green
  564. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
  565. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
  566. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  567. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  568. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  569. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  570. Loving – Henry Green
  571. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
  572. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
  573. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
  574. Transit – Anna Seghers
  575. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  576. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
  577. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  578. Caught – Henry Green
  579. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
  580. Embers – Sandor Marai
  581. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  582. The Outsider – Albert Camus
  583. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
  584. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
  585. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
  586. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
  587. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
  588. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
  589. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
  590. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  591. Native Son – Richard Wright
  592. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  593. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
  594. Party Going – Henry Green
  595. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  596. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
  597. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
  598. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
  599. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
  600. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  601. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  602. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  603. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
  604. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  605. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  606. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  607. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
  608. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  609. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
  610. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
  611. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  612. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  613. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  614. The Years – Virginia Woolf
  615. In Parenthesis – David Jones
  616. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
  617. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
  618. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  619. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  620. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
  621. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
  622. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  623. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
  624. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
  625. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
  626. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
  627. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
  628. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
  629. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
  630. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
  631. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
  632. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
  633. England Made Me – Graham Greene
  634. Burmese Days – George Orwell
  635. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
  636. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
  637. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
  638. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  639. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  640. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  641. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  642. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  643. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  644. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
  645. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
  646. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
  647. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
  648. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
  649. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  650. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  651. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  652. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  653. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  654. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
  655. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
  656. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
  657. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
  658. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
  659. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
  660. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
  661. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
  662. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
  663. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  664. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
  665. Passing – Nella Larsen
  666. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  667. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  668. Living – Henry Green
  669. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
  670. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  671. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
  672. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
  673. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
  674. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  675. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
  676. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
  677. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
  678. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
  679. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  680. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
  681. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
  682. Quartet – Jean Rhys
  683. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
  684. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
  685. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
  686. Nadja – André Breton
  687. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
  688. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
  689. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  690. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
  691. Amerika – Franz Kafka
  692. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  693. Blindness – Henry Green
  694. The Castle – Franz Kafka
  695. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
  696. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
  697. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
  698. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
  699. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
  700. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
  701. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  702. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  703. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
  704. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  705. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
  706. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
  707. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
  708. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
  709. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
  710. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
  711. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  712. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
  713. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
  714. Cane – Jean Toomer
  715. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
  716. Amok – Stefan Zweig
  717. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
  718. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
  719. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
  720. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  721. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
  722. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
  723. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
  724. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
  725. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
  726. Ulysses – James Joyce
  727. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
  728. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
  729. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  730. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
  731. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
  732. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  733. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
  734. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
  735. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
  736. Summer – Edith Wharton
  737. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
  738. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
  739. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  740. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
  741. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
  742. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  743. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
  744. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
  745. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
  746. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
  747. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
  748. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
  749. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
  750. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  751. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
  752. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
  753. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
  754. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
  755. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  756. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  757. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  758. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
  759. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
  760. Martin Eden – Jack London
  761. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
  762. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
  763. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
  764. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
  765. The Iron Heel – Jack London
  766. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
  767. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
  768. Mother – Maxim Gorky
  769. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
  770. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  771. Young Törless – Robert Musil
  772. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
  773. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  774. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
  775. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
  776. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
  777. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
  778. The Golden Bowl – Henry James
  779. The Ambassadors – Henry James
  780. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
  781. The Immoralist – André Gide
  782. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  783. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  784. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  785. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
  786. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  787. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  788. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
  789.  
  790. 1800s
  791. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
  792. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
  793. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  794. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  795. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  796. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  797. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  798. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
  799. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  800. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  801. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
  802. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  803. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
  804. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  805. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
  806. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  807. Born in Exile – George Gissing
  808. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
  809. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  810. News from Nowhere – William Morris
  811. New Grub Street – George Gissing
  812. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
  813. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  814. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  815. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  816. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
  817. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
  818. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  819. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
  820. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
  821. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
  822. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
  823. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  824. She – H. Rider Haggard
  825. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  826. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  827. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  828. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  829. Germinal – Émile Zola
  830. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  831. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
  832. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
  833. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
  834. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  835. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
  836. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  837. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
  838. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  839. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
  840. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
  841. Nana – Émile Zola
  842. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  843. The Red Room – August Strindberg
  844. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  845. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  846. Drunkard – Émile Zola
  847. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
  848. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
  849. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
  850. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
  851. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  852. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
  853. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  854. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
  855. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  856. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  857. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
  858. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  859. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  860. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
  861. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
  862. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  863. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
  864. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
  865. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
  866. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  867. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  868. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  869. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
  870. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
  871. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  872. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  873. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  874. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  875. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
  876. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  877. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
  878. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  879. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  880. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  881. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  882. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
  883. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
  884. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  885. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  886. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  887. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
  888. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  889. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
  890. Adam Bede – George Eliot
  891. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  892. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  893. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  894. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  895. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  896. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  897. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  898. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  899. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  900. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  901. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  902. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  903. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  904. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  905. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  906. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  907. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  908. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
  909. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  910. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  911. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  912. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  913. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  914. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  915. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  916. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  917. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  918. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  919. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  920. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  921. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  922. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  923. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  924. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  925. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  926. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  927. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  928. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  929. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  930. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  931. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  932. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  933. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  934. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
  935. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  936. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  937. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  938. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  939. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  940. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  941. Emma – Jane Austen
  942. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  943. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  944. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
  945. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  946. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  947. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
  948.  
  949. 1700s
  950. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
  951. The Nun – Denis Diderot
  952. Camilla – Fanny Burney
  953. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
  954. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  955. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  956. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
  957. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
  958. Justine – Marquis de Sade
  959. Vathek – William Beckford
  960. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
  961. Cecilia – Fanny Burney
  962. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  963. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  964. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  965. Evelina – Fanny Burney
  966. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  967. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
  968. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
  969. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  970. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  971. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
  972. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
  973. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  974. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
  975. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  976. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
  977. Candide – Voltaire
  978. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  979. Amelia – Henry Fielding
  980. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
  981. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
  982. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  983. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
  984. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  985. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
  986. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  987. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  988. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
  989. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
  990. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  991. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
  992. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  993. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
  994. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  995. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift
  996.  
  997. Pre-1700
  998. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  999. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
  1000. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  1001. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  1002. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
  1003. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
  1004. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
  1005. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  1006. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
  1007. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  1008. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  1009. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  1010. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus
Source: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: A Comprehensive Reference Source, Chronicling the History of the Novel
Preface by Peter Ackroyd, General Editor Peter Boxall
ISBN 1-84403-417-8


Already read:  I may have read these in school, or just because I felt like it or I like the author.  I may reread some of these just because this year.  (54)
Started and unfinished: I started these books and for some reason abandoned them.  I'm going to try them again this year, and if I still can't stand to finish them I'll at least document why.  (16)
Completed this year: duh  (9)
Currently reading: feel free to commiserate and offer opinions

Oct. 25th, 2010

1001 Books

This year I turn 30.  I turn 30, and I have a sinking feeling that I could have done more, been more in the past thirty years.  I went straight from high school to jobs and marriage and babies, and now I look back and think, what could I have been if I had tried more, learned more when I had the teachers and the opportunity.  In the course of all this depressing contemplation, I decided that maybe I'd feel better if I set a goal for the nest year to exercise my brain, just to see if it really has turned to jello with the details of everyday life as a semi-reclusive, acerbic homemaker with two children under ten and a decided lack of education and job experience.

I thought about going to college part-time, but with my current nomadic existence, trekking from NC to TX on the schedule of my husband's deployments that was a little impractical.  Hard to get to class on time when the commute can go from 10 minutes to 20 hours mid-semester.  I've tried online classes, but they just don't seem to engross me.  The internet for me is connected with fun and boredom, not serious endeavor.

Then in one of my insomniac link clicking sprees, I landed on a blog someone had written about The 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die.  And guess what, someone has posted them in list form so I don't have to venture out to buy the book on books I should read, and quite a few of them are public domain.

So there it was, a goal to exercise my intellect, portable, and as a bonus it wouldn't signifgantly impact my grocery budget (this is a very big bonus when trying to feed two growing boys/bottomless pits).  I'm going to copy/paste the list at the top of the journal, with the books I've already read marked out, and as I work my way through the list I can mark through the books and maybe if I have time between chaos outbreaks write down what I think of them.  Not a greatly original idea, but after this much radio silence I doubt anyone reads here anyway.

Wonder how many I can get through in a year?

Apr. 28th, 2008

My little girls (an intro)

Meet the girls!  I've had them for a few months now, and just now got around to uploading anything.  Lilly came home as a rescue on my anniversary (2/2).  I brought Pestis home a month later as a companion, and Yersina came the first on April.  All except Lilly are pet store rats (didn't know better).  They started in a My First Home for Exotics cage, but after Yessy discovered she could escape I moved them all to the Petco Rat Manor.
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Mar. 18th, 2008

OMG *dies*

Dude, I heard about this on the radio on the way home from the orthopedist, and I had to pull over I was laughing so hard. There are no words.  If that doesn't work it's here http://youtube.com/watch?v=IOyEw9bT8yQ

Nov. 27th, 2007

Blah blah blah



Wow, I've seen more of these than I assumed I had (the ones in bold). Maybe I'll rent some of the others while Alex is deployed (again). Yup, it's that time again, only this time no war zones. I'll fill in more when I know more, so far I just know he's going to Japan after the first of the year.


I wouldn't be so annoyed about this, if it weren't coming at the worst possible time for me. I saw an orthopedist last week about my hands, and now we're talking tests and surgery on both sides. How, I ask you, am I supposed to have surgery on my hands that puts me out of commission for at least two weeks and possibly longer?


No new knitting to speak of, the weather changing has my hands upset. I'm getting 10 rows done on a good day. Does anyone remember what I used to do with my spare time before knitting? I'm bored, and netflix and the library are wearing thin.


Since I have no pretty yarn pictures, I shall distract you with the cuteness that is my children. Ben just didn't understand how Nick could possibly want to sleep.

 

Nov. 13th, 2007

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Why yes, I have new shoes on.

And best of all, my new shoes have SHEEP on them!

I've been waiting ages for Zappos.com to get these in my size again, and now they are MINE!!!! Doesn't that little black sheep just make you all warm and fuzzy inside?

I've made a decision about the shawl with the evil pooling. I'm going to keep knitting it, and over dye after I finish with blue or green. To hedge my bets, I've started another Mystic Waters in a much prettier solid green lace weight single from handpaintedyarn.com. It's amazing how much more I like this pattern when I can actually see it. I think I've upgraded from pattern "like" to pattern "love." Pictures coming as soon as I have enough knit on it to show.

Nov. 11th, 2007

I feel like the fairy godmother.

I spent most of today getting Alex ready to go the the Marine's Birthday Ball. I was going to go this year, but they kept changing their minds about if childcare was going to be provided and where, so I eventually just said screw it and decided to stay home. I look better in jeans than formal wear anyway. Since I already had the camera out, I also took pictures of a shawl i recently finished and my current work in progress. The red stole is Scheherazade (purchased pattern from Pink Lemon Knits) in a mystery red cashmere lace weight I got off of eBay last year. It's so light and soft, and I have enough left for at least one more shawl. Yay! The pin holding it on was my birthday present from Alex, it's the feather pin from here http://www.designsbyromi.com/pages/snssellsheet2.htm . Her shawl pins were featured in Vogue knitting this year, and she also designed Muir from the fall Knitty. Highly recommended.
And this is my Mystic Waters shawl, about halfway through clue three. It looks like a stripy blob. The pattern itself is lovely, and the yarn is dreamy, I'm just not sure about the colors. Maybe I'll try over dying it once I'm done with a darker blue. Knit in Shimmer from Knitpicks in Morning Mist.
On the health front, my hands are still a bother, and severely limit my knitting time, which explains the only one WIP. I have an orthopedic appointment on the 19th, we'll know more then.

I'm also starting college this fall (finally!). I'm signed up for and English and a math course online, and now that I'm actually doing it I'm nervous as hell. I haven't had to really learn anything in almost ten years. I'm not sure my brain still works. Guess we'll find out in January!

Oct. 27th, 2007

because my hands hurt and i have no life


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Jun. 9th, 2007

LLAMA!

Stuff and Things

 

I finally hooked up my camera, so I have things to post about! First, I got a terrific package in the mail on Tuesday. My Hurricane sock pal outdid herself, I was squeeing the entire time I was unwrapping all the little bundles.

 

It's been a very HP update, hasn't it? No worries, I only have one more current Potter project, and it's been put on hold until I finish a pair of socks for my great aunt. At least, I say it is. Anyone believe that it will stay that way?

 

Jun. 3rd, 2007

I'm getting so old!

My oldest son lost his first two teeth this week.  I got to play tooth fairy for the first time.  It's cute and amazing and depressing at the same time.  Now the younger one is walking around trying to get his teeth to wiggle so he can be just like Bubba.

I caught them being really sweet tonight at bedtime.  I tucked them into separate beds, and when I came back they were both in the same bed, and sharing a book while the oldest read aloud.  Why don't they ever do things like that when they know i'm looking?

I'm still dealing with the needy and forlorn, but I've started to accept that those are the types of people that are drawn to me.  It could be worse.  I could be needy and forlorn, instead of passive-aggressive and determinedly cheerful.

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