1% Well-Read Challenge – 1001 Books

The challenge is to read 1% from the list of 1001 books you must read before you die. This equates to 10 books in 10 months. This will obviously be an ongoing challenge.

Note: This is the original list published in 2006.

As of 1 August, 2013 – 100/1001

As of 19 June, 2011 – 94/1001

As of 30 Dec. 2010 – 88/1001

As of 13 Jan, 2010 – 72/1001

As of 5 March, 2009 – 53/1001

As of 5 Dec. 2008 – 50/1001

2000s

1.      Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

2.      Saturday – Ian McEwan

3.      On Beauty – Zadie Smith

4.      Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee

5.      Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson

6.      The Sea – John Banville

7.      The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble

8.      The Plot Against America – Philip Roth

9.      The Master – Colm Tóibín

10.  Vanishing Point – David Markson

11.  The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd

12.  Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair

13.  Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

14.  Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle

15.  The Colour – Rose Tremain

16.  Thursbitch – Alan Garner

17.  The Light of Day – Graham Swift

18.  What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt

19.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

20.  Islands – Dan Sleigh

21.  Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee

22.  London Orbital – Iain Sinclair

23.  Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

24.  Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

25.  The Double – José Saramago

26.  Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

27.  Unless – Carol Shields

28.  Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

29.  The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor

30.  That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern

31.  In the Forest – Edna O’Brien

32.  Shroud – John Banville

33.  Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

34.  Youth – J.M. Coetzee

35.  Dead Air – Iain Banks

36.  Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon

37.  The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster

38.  Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi

39.  Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

40.  Platform – Michael Houellebecq

41.  Schooling – Heather McGowan

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

43.  The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

44.  Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini

45.  The Body Artist – Don DeLillo

46.  Fury – Salman Rushdie

47.  At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill

48.  Choke – Chuck Palahniuk

49.  Life of Pi – Yann Martel

50.  The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa

51.  An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma

52.  The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho

53.  Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare

54.  White Teeth – Zadie Smith

55.  The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda

56.  Under the Skin – Michel Faber

57.  Ignorance – Milan Kundera

58.  Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace

59.  Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy

60.  City of God – E.L. Doctorow

61.  How the Dead Live – Will Self

62.  The Human Stain – Philip Roth

63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

64.  After the Quake – Haruki Murakami

65.  Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande

66.  Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard

67.  House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

68.  Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates

69.  Pastoralia – George Saunder

1990s

70.  Timbuktu – Paul Auster

71.  The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra

72.  Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

73.  As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?

74.  Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy

75.  Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb

76.  The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie

77.  Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

78.  Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

79.  Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq

80.  Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi

81.  Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

82.  Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks

83.  All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom

84.  The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon

85.  Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

86.  The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

87.  Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis

88.  Another World – Pat Barker

89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham

90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho

91.  Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon

92.  The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

94.  Great Apes – Will Self

95.  Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

96.  Underworld – Don DeLillo

97.  Jack Maggs – Peter Carey

98.  The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin

99.  American Pastoral – Philip Roth

100.      The Untouchable – John Banville

101.      Silk – Alessandro Baricco

102.      Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard

103.      Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker

104.      Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels

105.      The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

106.      Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse

107.      Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

108.      The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin

109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

110.      The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro

111.      Morvern Callar – Alan Warner

112.      The Information – Martin Amis

113.      The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie

114.      Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth

115.      The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

117.      A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

118.      Love’s Work – Gillian Rose

119.      The End of the Story – Lydia Davis

120.      Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster

121.      The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst

122.      Whatever – Michel Houellebecq

123.      Land – Park Kyong-ni

124.      The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee

125.      The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

126.      Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi

127.      City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol

128.      How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman

129.      Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

130.      Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor

131.      Disappearance – David Dabydeen

132.      The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm

133.      The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

134.      Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

135.      Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

136.      Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy

137.      Operation Shylock – Philip Roth

138.      Complicity – Iain Banks

139.      On Love – Alain de Botton

140.      What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe

141.      A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

142.      The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

144.      The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd

145.      The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood

146.      The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald

147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

148.      Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar

149.      The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch

150.      A Heart So White – Javier Marias

151.      Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker

152.      Indigo – Marina Warner

153.      The Crow Road – Iain Banks

154.      Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson

155.      Jazz – Toni Morrison

156.      The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

157.      Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg

158.      The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe

159.      Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates

160.      The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín

161.      Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

162.      Black Dogs – Ian McEwan

163.      Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud

164.      Arcadia – Jim Crace

165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang

166.      American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

167.      Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis

168.      Mao II – Don DeLillo

169.      Typical – Padgett Powell

170.      Regeneration – Pat Barker

171.      Downriver – Iain Sinclair

172.      Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres

173.      Wise Children – Angela Carter

174.      Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard

175.      Amongst Women – John McGahern

176.      Vineland – Thomas Pynchon

177.      Vertigo – W.G. Sebald

178.      Stone Junction – Jim Dodge

179.      The Music of Chance – Paul Auster

180.      The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

181.      A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

182.      Like Life – Lorrie Moore

183.      Possession – A.S. Byatt

184.      The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi

1980’s

185.      The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle

186.      A Disaffection – James Kelman

187.      Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson

188.      Moon Palace – Paul Auster

189.      Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow

190.      Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

191.      The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai

192.      The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

193.      The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway

194.      The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago

195.      Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

196.      A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

197.      London Fields – Martin Amis

198.      The Book of Evidence – John Banville

199. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

200.      Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco

201.      The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White

202.      Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson

203.      The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

204.      The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst

205.      Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey

206.      Libra – Don DeLillo

207.      The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

208. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga

209.      The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams

210.      Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

211.      The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble

212.      The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke

213.      The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

214.      The Passion – Jeanette Winterson

215.      The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind

216.      The Child in Time – Ian McEwan

217.      Cigarettes – Harry Mathews

218.      The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

219.      The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

220.      World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle

221.      Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

222.      The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae

223. Beloved – Toni Morrison

224.      Anagrams – Lorrie Moore

225.      Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

226.      Marya – Joyce Carol Oates

227.      Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

228.      The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis

229.      Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt

230.      An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro

231.      Extinction – Thomas Bernhard

232.      Foe – J.M. Coetzee

233.      The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi

234.      Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel

235.      The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann

236.      Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

238.      The Cider House Rules – John Irving

239.      A Maggot – John Fowles

240.      Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis

241.      Contact – Carl Sagan

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind

244.      Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard

245.      White Noise – Don DeLillo

246.      Queer – William Burroughs

247.      Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd

248.      Legend – David Gemmell

249.      Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?

250.      The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman

251.      The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago

252.      The Lover – Marguerite Duras

253.      Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

254.      The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

255.      Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter

256.      The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

257.      Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker

258.      Neuromancer – William Gibson

259.      Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes

260.      Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis

261.      Shame – Salman Rushdie

262.      Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett

263.      Fools of Fortune – William Trevor

264.      La Brava – Elmore Leonard

265.      Waterland – Graham Swift

266.      The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee

267.      The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing

268.      The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek

269.      The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus

270.      If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi

271.      A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White

272.      The Color Purple – Alice Walker

273.      Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard

274.      A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro

275.      Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

276.      The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

277.      The Newton Letter – John Banville

278.      On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin

279.      Concrete – Thomas Bernhard

280.      The Names – Don DeLillo

281.      Rabbit is Rich – John Updike

282.      Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray

283.      The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan

284.      July’s People – Nadine Gordimer

285.      Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin

286.      Broken April – Ismail Kadare

287.      Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee

288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

289.      Rites of Passage – William Golding

290.      Rituals – Cees Nooteboom

291.      Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

292.      City Primeval – Elmore Leonard

293.      The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

1970s

294.      The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

295.      Smiley’s People – John Le Carré

296.      Shikasta – Doris Lessing

297.      A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul

298.      Burger’s Daughter – Nadine Gordimer

299.      The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll

300.      If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino

301.      The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

302.      The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan

303.      The World According to Garp – John Irving

304.      Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec

305.      The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

306.      The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell

307.      Yes – Thomas Bernhard

308.      The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt

309.      In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee

310.      The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter

311.      Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin

312.      The Shining – Stephen King

313.      Dispatches – Michael Herr

314.      Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

315.      Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

316.      The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector

317.      The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke

318.      Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo

319.      The Public Burning – Robert Coover

320.      Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

321.      Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg

322.      Amateurs – Donald Barthelme

323.      Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf

324.      Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez

325.      W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec

326.      A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell

327.      Grimus – Salman Rushdie

328.      The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme

329.      Fateless – Imre Kertész

330.      Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan

331.      High Rise – J.G. Ballard

332.      Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow

333.      Dead Babies – Martin Amis

334.      Correction – Thomas Bernhard

335.      Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

336.      The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle

337.      Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee

338.      The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll

339.      Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré

340.      Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

341.      Fear of Flying – Erica Jong

342.      A Question of Power – Bessie Head

343.      The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

344.      The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino

345.      Crash – J.G. Ballard

346.      The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene

347.      Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

348.      The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch

349. Sula – Toni Morrison

350.      Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino

351.      The Breast – Philip Roth

352.      The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

353.      G – John Berger

354.      Surfacing – Margaret Atwood

355.      House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson

356.      In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul

357.      The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow

358.      Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

359.      Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll

360.      The Wild Boys – William Burroughs

361.      Rabbit Redux – John Updike

362.      The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima

363.      The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

364.      The Ogre – Michael Tournier

365.      The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

1960s

366.      Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke

367.      I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

368.      Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett

369.      Troubles – J.G. Farrell

370.      Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson

371.      The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard

372.      Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado

373.      Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover

374.      Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines

375. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

376.      The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles

377.      The Green Man – Kingsley Amis

378.      Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

379.      The Godfather – Mario Puzo

380.      Ada – Vladimir Nabokov

381.      Them – Joyce Carol Oates

382.      A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec

383.      Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen

384.      Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal

385.      The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch

386.      Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen

387.      Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

388.      The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

389.      2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

390.      Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

391.      Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry

392.      The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz

393.      In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan

394.      A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines

395.      The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf

396.      Chocky – John Wyndham

397.      The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe

398.      The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa

399.      One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez

400.      The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

401.      Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson

402.      The Joke – Milan Kundera

403.      No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson

404.      The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien

405.      A Man Asleep – Georges Perec

406.      The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West

407.      Trawl – B.S. Johnson

408.      In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

409.      The Magus – John Fowles

410.      The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

412.      Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth

413.      The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon

414.      Things – Georges Perec

415.      The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

416.      August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien

417.      God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut

418.      Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor

419.      The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector

420.      Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey

421.      Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme

422.      Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson

423.      Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe

424.      The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras

425.      Herzog – Saul Bellow

426.      V. – Thomas Pynchon

427.      Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

428.      The Graduate – Charles Webb

429.      Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol

430.      The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré

431.      The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark

432.      Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess

433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

434.      One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

435. The Collector – John Fowles

436.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

437.      A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

438.      Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov

439.      The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard

440.      The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

441.      Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges

442.      Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien

443.      The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani

444.      Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

445.      Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger

446.      A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

447.      Faces in the Water – Janet Frame

448.      Solaris – Stanislaw Lem

449.      Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass

450.      The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

451.      Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

452.      The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor

453.      How It Is – Samuel Beckett

454.      Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino

455.      The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

457.      Rabbit, Run – John Updike

458.      Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary

1950s

459.      Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee

460.      Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse

461.      Naked Lunch – William Burroughs

462.      The Tin Drum – Günter Grass

463.      Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes

464.      Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow

465.      Memento Mori – Muriel Spark

466.      Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll

467.      Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

468.      The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

469.      Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe

470.      A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

471.      The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon

472.      Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

473.      Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe

474.      Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico

475.      Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan

476.      The End of the Road – John Barth

477.      The Once and Future King – T.H. White

478.      The Bell – Iris Murdoch

479.      Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet

480.      Voss – Patrick White

481.      The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

482.      Blue Noon – Georges Bataille

483.      Homo Faber – Max Frisch

484.      On the Road – Jack Kerouac

485.      Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

486.      Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

487.      The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber

488.      Justine – Lawrence Durrell

489.      Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

490.      The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon

491.      The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary

492.      Seize the Day – Saul Bellow

493.      The Floating Opera – John Barth

494.      The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

495.      The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

497.      A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen

498.      The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett

499.      The Quiet American – Graham Greene

500.      The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis

501.      The Recognitions – William Gaddis

502.      The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini

503.      Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

504.      I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch

505.      Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis

506.      The Story of O – Pauline Réage

507.      A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia

508.      Lord of the Flies – William Golding

509.      Under the Net – Iris Murdoch

510.      The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley

511.      The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

512.      The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett

513.      Watt – Samuel Beckett

514.      Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

515.      Junkie – William Burroughs

516.      The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow

517.      Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin

518.      Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

519.      The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

520.      Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

522.      Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor

523.      The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson

524.      Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar

525.      Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett

526.      Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

527.      Foundation – Isaac Asimov

528.      The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq

529.      The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

530.      The Rebel – Albert Camus

531.      Molloy – Samuel Beckett

532.      The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

533.      The Abbot C – Georges Bataille

534.      The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz

1940s

535.      The Third Man – Graham Greene

536.      The 13 Clocks – James Thurber

537.      Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake

538.      The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing

539.      I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

540.      The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese

541.      The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk

542.      Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford

543.      The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge

544.      The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen

545.      Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier

546.      The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

548.      All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani

549.      Disobedience – Alberto Moravia

550.      Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot

551.      The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene

552.      Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton

553.      Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann

554.      The Victim – Saul Bellow

555.      Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau

556.      If This Is a Man – Primo Levi

557.      Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

558.      The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino

559.      The Plague – Albert Camus

560.      Back – Henry Green

561.      Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

562.      The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?

563.      Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

565.      Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

566.      The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford

567.      Loving – Henry Green

568.      Arcanum 17 – André Breton

569.      Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi

570.      The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham

571.      Transit – Anna Seghers

572.      Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges

573.      Dangling Man – Saul Bellow

574.      The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

575.      Caught – Henry Green

576.      The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse

577.      Embers – Sandor Marai

578.      Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner

579. The Outsider – Albert Camus

580.      In Sicily – Elio Vittorini

581.      The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien

582.      The Living and the Dead – Patrick White

583.      Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

584.      Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf

585.      The Hamlet – William Faulkner

586.      Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

587.      For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

588.      Native Son – Richard Wright

589.      The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

590.      The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati

1930s

591.      Party Going – Henry Green

592.      The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

593.      Finnegans Wake – James Joyce

594.      At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien

595.      Coming Up for Air – George Orwell

596.      Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

597.      Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller

598.      Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys

599.      The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

600.      After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner

601.      Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson

602.      Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre

603.      Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

604.      Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler

605.      Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

606.      U.S.A. – John Dos Passos

607.      Murphy – Samuel Beckett

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

609.      Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

610.      The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

611.      The Years – Virginia Woolf

612.      In Parenthesis – David Jones

613.      The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis

614.      Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)

615.      To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway

616.      Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner

617.      Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley

618.      The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West

619.      Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

620.      Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell

621.      Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson

622.      Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner

623.      At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft

624.      Nightwood – Djuna Barnes

625.      Independent People – Halldór Laxness

626.      Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti

627.      The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood

628.      They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy

629.      The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen

630.      England Made Me – Graham Greene

631.      Burmese Days – George Orwell

632.      The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers

633.      Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht

634.      Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev

635.      The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain

636.      Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

637.      A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh

638.      Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

639.      Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

640.      Call it Sleep – Henry Roth

641.      Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West

642.      Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers

643.      The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein

644.      Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain

645.      A Day Off – Storm Jameson

646.      The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil

647.      A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon

648.      Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline

649.      Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

650.      Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

651.      To the North – Elizabeth Bowen

652.      The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett

653.      The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth

654.      The Waves – Virginia Woolf

655.      The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett

656.      Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham

657.      The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis

658.      Her Privates We – Frederic Manning

659.      Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh

660.      The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

1920s

661.      Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico

662.      Passing – Nella Larsen

663.      A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

664.      Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett

665.      Living – Henry Green

666.      The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia

667.      All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

668.      Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin

669.      The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen

670.      Harriet Hume – Rebecca West

671.      The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

672.      Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

673.      Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe

674.      Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille

675.      Orlando – Virginia Woolf

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

677.      The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall

678.      The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis

679.      Quartet – Jean Rhys

680.      Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh

681.      Quicksand – Nella Larsen

682.      Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

683.      Nadja – André Breton

684.      Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse

685.      Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust

686.      To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

687.      Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson

688.      Amerika – Franz Kafka

689.      The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

690.      Blindness – Henry Green

691.      The Castle – Franz Kafka

692.      The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek

693.      The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence

694.      One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

696.      The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein

697.      Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos

698.      Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

700.      The Counterfeiters – André Gide

701.      The Trial – Franz Kafka

702.      The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky

703.      The Professor’s House – Willa Cather

704.      Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville

705.      The Green Hat – Michael Arlen

706.      The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann

707.      We – Yevgeny Zamyatin

708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster

709.      The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet

710.      Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo

711.      Cane – Jean Toomer

712.      Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley

713.      Amok – Stefan Zweig

714.      The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield

715.      The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings

716.      Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf

717.      Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

718.      The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton

719.      Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair

720.      The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus

721.      Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence

722.      Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis

723.      Ulysses – James Joyce

724.      The Fox – D.H. Lawrence

725.      Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley

726.      The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

727.      Main Street – Sinclair Lewis

728.      Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

1910s

729.      Night and Day – Virginia Woolf

730.      Tarr – Wyndham Lewis

731.      The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West

732.      The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad

733.      Summer – Edith Wharton

734.      Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen

735.      Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton

736.      A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

737.      Under Fire – Henri Barbusse

738.      Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke

739.      The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford

740.      The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf

741.      Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham

742.      The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence

743.      The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

744.      Kokoro – Natsume Soseki

745.      Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel

746.      Rosshalde – Herman Hesse

747.      Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

748.      The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell

749.      Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

750.      Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

751.      The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens

752.      Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

753.      Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

754.      Howards End – E.M. Forster

755.      Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel

1900s

756.      Three Lives – Gertrude Stein

757.      Martin Eden – Jack London

758.      Strait is the Gate – André Gide

759.      Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells

760.      The Inferno – Henri Barbusse

761.      A Room With a View – E.M. Forster

762.      The Iron Heel – Jack London

763.      The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett

764.      The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson

765.      Mother – Maxim Gorky

766.      The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad

767.      The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

768.      Young Törless – Robert Musil

769.      The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy

770.      The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

771.      Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann

772.      Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster

773.      Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

774.      Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe

775.      The Golden Bowl – Henry James

776.      The Ambassadors – Henry James

777.      The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers

778.      The Immoralist – André Gide

779.      The Wings of the Dove – Henry James

780.      Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

781.      The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

782.      Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann

783.      Kim – Rudyard Kipling

784.      Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser

785.      Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad

1890s

786.      Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross

787.      The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane

788.      The Awakening – Kate Chopin

789.      The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

790.      The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

791.      The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells

792.      What Maisie Knew – Henry James

793.      Fruits of the Earth – André Gide

794.      Dracula – Bram Stoker

795.      Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz

796.      The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells

797.      The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

798.      Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane

799.      Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

800.      The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross

801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

802.      Born in Exile – George Gissing

803.      Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith

804.      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

805.      News from Nowhere – William Morris

806.      New Grub Street – George Gissing

807.      Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf

808.      Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

809.      The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

1880s

810.      The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy

811.      La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola

812.      By the Open Sea – August Strindberg

813.      Hunger – Knut Hamsun

814.      The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson

815.      Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant

816.      Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés

817.      The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg

818.      The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy

819.      She – H. Rider Haggard

820.      The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

821.      The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

822.      Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

823.      King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard

824.      Germinal – Émile Zola

825.      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

826.      Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant

827.      Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater

828.      Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans

829.      The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy

830.      A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant

831.      Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

832.      The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga

833.      The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James

834.      Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert

835.      Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace

836.      Nana – Émile Zola

837.      The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

1870s

838.      The Red Room – August Strindberg

839.      Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy

840.      Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

841.      Drunkard – Émile Zola

842.      Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev

843.      Daniel Deronda – George Eliot

844.      The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy

845.      The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert

846.      Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

847.      The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov

848.      Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

849.      In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu

850.      The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky

851.      Erewhon – Samuel Butler

852.      Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev

853.      Middlemarch – George Eliot

854.      Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

855.      King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev

1860s

856.      He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope

857.      War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

858.      Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert

859.      Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope

860.      Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont

861.      The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

862.      The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

863.      Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

864.      Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola

865.      The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope

866.      Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

867.      Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

868.      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

869.      Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens

870.      Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu

871.      Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

872.      The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

873.      Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

874.      Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev

875.     Silas Marner – George Eliot

876.      Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

877.      On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev

878.      Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope

879.      The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot

880.     The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

881.      The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne

882.      Max Havelaar – Multatuli

1850s

883.      A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

884.      Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov

885.      Adam Bede – George Eliot

886.      Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

887.      North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

888.      Hard Times – Charles Dickens

889.      Walden – Henry David Thoreau

890.      Bleak House – Charles Dickens

891.      Villette – Charlotte Brontë

892.      Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

893.      Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe

894.      The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne

895.      The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne

896.      Moby-Dick – Herman Melville

897.      The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

1840s

898.      David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

899.      Shirley – Charlotte Brontë

900.      Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell

901.      The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë

902.      Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

903.      Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

904.      Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

905.      Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

906.      The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

907.      La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas

908.      The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

909.      The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe

910.      Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

911.      The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

912.      Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac

913.      A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

914.      Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol

1830s

915.      The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal

916.      The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

917.      The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

918.      Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

919.      The Nose – Nikolay Gogol

920.      Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac

921.      Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac

922.      The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

923.      The Red and the Black – Stendhal

1820s

924.      The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni

925.      Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

926.      The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg

927.      The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin

928.      Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin

929.      The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott

1810s

930.      Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

931.      Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

932.      Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

933.      Persuasion – Jane Austen

934.      Ormond – Maria Edgeworth

935.      Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

936.      Emma – Jane Austen

937.      Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

938.     Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

939.      The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth

940.      Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

1800s

941.      Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

942.      Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth

1790s

943.      Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin

944.      The Nun – Denis Diderot

945.      Camilla – Fanny Burney

946.      The Monk – M.G. Lewis

947.      Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

948.      The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe

949.      The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano

950.      The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin

951.      Justine – Marquis de Sade

1780s

952.      Vathek – William Beckford

953.      The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade

954.      Cecilia – Fanny Burney

955.      Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

956.      Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

957.      Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1770s

958.      Evelina – Fanny Burney

959.      The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

960.      Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett

961.      The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie

1760s

962.      A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne

963.      Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne

964.      The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith

965.      The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole

966.      Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

967.      Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot

968.      Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1750s

969.      Rasselas – Samuel Johnson

970.      Candide – Voltaire

971.      The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox

972.      Amelia – Henry Fielding

973.      Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett

1740s

974.      Fanny Hill – John Cleland

975.      Tom Jones – Henry Fielding

976.      Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett

977.      Clarissa – Samuel Richardson

978.      Pamela – Samuel Richardson

979.      Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot

980.      Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift

981.      Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding

1720s

982.      A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift

983.      Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

984.      Roxana – Daniel Defoe

985.      Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

1710s

986.      Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood

987.      Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

1700s

988.      A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift

Pre-1700

989.      Oroonoko – Aphra Behn

990.      The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette

991.      The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

992.      Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

993.      The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe

994.      Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly

995.      Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais

996.      The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous

997.      The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius

998.      Aithiopika – Heliodorus

999.      Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton

1000.  Metamorphoses – Ovid

1001.  Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

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11 comments

  1. From this post it seems you might be interested in heading over to Arukiyomi for a copy of the new version of Arukiyomi’s 1001 books spreadsheet .

    Along with calculating how many books you need to read a year before you die, there’s all the 2008 edition books, all those removed from the 2006 edition, links to wikipedia , amazon.com and .co.uk and Google books.

  2. Formidable list. There are some good names there. I’d have counted the books I’ve actually read but it would take a while! 😉 Really good list though.

  3. Eyglo – the beauty of this list is that it’s so vast which gives the challenger more options in their choices. I agree, it’s a marvelous list.

    Are you also attempting this challenge?

  4. I looked and saw that I have definitely read 159 of these books, and started about another 20, so I feel slightly less daunted by the challenge.

  5. I like this list, I realized I have read quite a few of these books. Thinking I might also create a page on my blog and attempt some of the other pending books.

    I must confess though that the thought of reading 120 days of Sodom or Justine is not very tempting. Will probably hold off on those until after you 😀

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