10 Year Reading List

  1. Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
  2. Henry Adams Democracy
  3. Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim
  4. Martin Amis Money
  5. Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio
  6. Jane Austen Emma
  7. Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
  8. Honoré de Balzac Eugénie Grandet
  9. Honoré de Balzac Le Pére Goriot
  10. Julian Barnes Flaubert's Parrot
  11. Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March
  12. Saul Bellow Seize the Day
  13. Saul Bellow Herzog
  14. Roberto Bolaño The Savage Detectives
  15. Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones
  16. Hermann Broch The Sleepwalkers
  17. Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
  18. Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
  19. Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars
  20. Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh
  21. Albert Camus The Stranger
  22. Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland
  23. Joyce Cary The Horse's Mouth
  24. Truman Capote In Cold Blood
  25. John Cheever Falconer
  26. Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage
  27. Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop
  28. Willa Cather My Antonía
  29. Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote
  30. Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  31. Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep
  32. G.K Chesterton The Man Who Was Thursday
  33. Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  34. Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
  35. Joseph Conrad Lord Jim
  36. Joseph Conrad Nostromo
  37. Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent
  38. Joseph Conrad Under Western Eyes
  39. James Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans
  40. Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders
  41. Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe
  42. Don DeLillo White Noise
  43. Don DeLillo Underworld
  44. Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle
  45. Philip K. Dick Valis
  46. Charles Dickens Bleak House
  47. Charles Dickens David Copperfield
  48. Charles Dickens Great Expectations
  49. Charles Dickens Oliver Twist
  50. Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
  51. Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
  52. Fyodor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov
  53. Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment
  54. Fyodor Dostoevsky The Gambler
  55. Fyodor Dostoevsky The Idiot
  56. Fyodor Dostoevsky Notes from the Undergound
  57. Fyodor Dostoevsky The Possessed
  58. Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles
  59. Lawrence Durrell Justine
  60. George Eliot Middlemarch
  61. George Eliot The Mill on the Floss
  62. George Eliot Silas Marner
  63. Ralph Ellison Invisible Man
  64. Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
  65. William Faulkner Abasalom, Absalom!
  66. William Faulkner As I Lay Dying
  67. William Faulkner Go Down, Moses
  68. William Faulkner A Light in August
  69. William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury
  70. Henry Fielding Tom Jones
  71. F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
  72. Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
  73. Gustave Flaubert Bouvard and Pécuchet
  74. Ian Fleming From Russia With Love
  75. Ford Maddox Ford The Good Soldier
  76. E.M. Forster Howards End
  77. E.M. Forster A Passage to India
  78. John Fowles The French Lieutenant's Woman
  79. Jonathan Franzen The Corrections
  80. William Gibson Neuromancer
  81. Andre Gide The Immoralist
  82. William Golding The Lord of the Flies
  83. Zane Grey Riders of the Purple Sage
  84. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther
  85. Graham Greene Brighton Rock
  86. Graham Greene The Heart of the Matter
  87. Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
  88. Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure
  89. Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge
  90. Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native
  91. Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  92. Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of Seven Gables
  93. Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter
  94. Robert Heinlein The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  95. Robert Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land
  96. Joseph Heller Catch 22
  97. Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms
  98. Ernest Hemingway For Whom the Bell Tolls
  99. Ernest Hemingway The Sun Also Rise
  100. Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea
  101. Frank Herbert Dune
  102. Hermann Hesse Demian
  103. Hermann Hesse Steppenwolf
  104. Victor Hugo Les Misérables
  105. Aldous Huxley Brave New World
  106. Henry James The Ambassadors
  107. Henry James The American
  108. Henry James Daisy Miller
  109. Henry James The Golden Bowl
  110. Henry James The Portrait of a Lady
  111. Henry James The Spoils of Poynton
  112. Henry James The Turn of the Screw
  113. Henry James Washington Square
  114. Henry James The Wings of the Dove
  115. Franz Kafka The Trial
  116. Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums
  117. Jack Kerouac On the Road
  118. Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  119. Rudyard Kipling Kim
  120. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa The Leopard
  121. D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers
  122. John le Carré The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  123. Stanislaw Lem His Master's Voice
  124. Stanislaw Lem Solaris
  125. Jonathan Lethem The Fortress of Solitude
  126. C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
  127. Mario Vargas Llosa The Feast of the Goat
  128. Mario Vargas Llosa The Storyteller
  129. Jack London The Call of the Wild
  130. Thomas Mann The Black Swan
  131. Thomas Mann Buddenbrooks
  132. Thomas Mann Death in Venice
  133. Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain
  134. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  135. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Love in the Time of Cholera
  136. Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
  137. Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses
  138. Cormac McCarthy The Road
  139. Ian McEwan Atonement
  140. Herman Melville Billy Budd
  141. Herman Melville Moby Dick
  142. Toni Morrison Beloved
  143. Robert Musil The Man Without Qualities
  144. Vladimir Nabokov Lolita
  145. Vladimir Nabokov Pale Fire
  146. V.S. Naipaul A Bend in the River
  147. V.S. Naipaul Guerrillas
  148. Michael Ondaatje The English Patient
  149. George Orwell Animal Farm
  150. George Orwell 1984
  151. Walker Percy The Moviegoer
  152. Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar
  153. Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordom Pym
  154. Marcel Proust Remembrance of Things Past
  155. Aleksandr Pushkin Eugene Onegin
  156. Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49
  157. Thomas Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow
  158. Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping
  159. Philip Roth American Pastoral
  160. Philip Roth The Human Stain
  161. J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  162. J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
  163. Mary Shelley Frankenstein
  164. Zadie Smith White Teeth
  165. Alexander Solzhenitsyn Cancer Ward
  166. Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  167. Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  168. John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
  169. John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
  170. Stendhal The Charterhouse of Parma
  171. Stendhal The Red and the Black
  172. Neal Stephenson Snow Crash
  173. Laurence Sterne A Sentimental Journey
  174. Laurence Sterne Tristam Shandy
  175. Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  176. Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island
  177. Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels
  178. William Thackeray Vanity Fair
  179. J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit
  180. Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina
  181. Leo Tolstoy The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  182. Leo Tolstoy The Kreutzer Sonata
  183. Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
  184. John Kennedy Tooles A Confederacy of Dunces
  185. Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons
  186. Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn
  187. Mark Twain Tom Sawyer
  188. Miguel de Unamuno Three Exemplary Novels
  189. John Updike Rabbit Run
  190. Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle
  191. Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five
  192. Alice Walker The Color Purple
  193. David Foster Wallace Oblivion
  194. Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited
  195. Nathaniel West The Day of the Locust
  196. Nathaniel West Miss Lonelyhearts
  197. Edith Wharton Ethan Frome
  198. Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray
  199. Owen Wister The Virginian
  200. Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway
  201. Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse
  202. Richard Wright Native Son
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