Books I've Read of the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" - Help me pick one!

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  1. So it's pretty obvious I haven't done enough "reading of significance" in my life. Allow me therefore to solicit your collective wisdom. If you could only suggest one (or at most two) of the unread books from this list, which would it be.
  2. 2000s
  3. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. Saturday – Ian McEwan
  5. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  6. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
  7. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
  8. The Sea – John Banville
  9. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
  10. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  11. The Master – Colm Tóibín
  12. Vanishing Point – David Markson
  13. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
  14. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
  15. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  16. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  17. The Colour – Rose Tremain
  18. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
  19. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
  20. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
  21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  22. Islands – Dan Sleigh
  23. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
  24. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
  25. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
  26. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
  27. The Double – José Saramago
  28. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  29. Unless – Carol Shields
  30. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  31. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
  32. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
  33. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
  34. Shroud – John Banville
  35. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  36. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
  37. Dead Air – Iain Banks
  38. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
  39. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
  40. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
  41. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  42. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
  43. Schooling – Heather McGowan
  44. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  45. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  46. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
  47. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
  48. Fury – Salman Rushdie
  49. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  50. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  52. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
  53. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
  54. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  55. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
  56. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  57. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
  58. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
  59. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
  60. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
  61. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
  62. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
  63. How the Dead Live – Will Self
  64. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  65. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  66. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
  67. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
  68. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
  69. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  70. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  71. Pastoralia – George Saunders
  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 (tried to get through this and failed)
  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. 1800s
  790. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
  791. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
  792. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  793. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  794. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  795. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  796. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  797. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
  798. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  799. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  800. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
  801. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  802. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
  803. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  804. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
  805. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  806. Born in Exile – George Gissing
  807. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
  808. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  809. News from Nowhere – William Morris
  810. New Grub Street – George Gissing
  811. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
  812. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  813. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  814. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  815. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
  816. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
  817. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  818. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
  819. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
  820. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
  821. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
  822. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  823. She – H. Rider Haggard
  824. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  825. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  826. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  827. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  828. Germinal – Émile Zola
  829. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  830. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
  831. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
  832. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
  833. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  834. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
  835. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  836. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
  837. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  838. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
  839. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
  840. Nana – Émile Zola
  841. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  842. The Red Room – August Strindberg
  843. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  844. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  845. Drunkard – Émile Zola
  846. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
  847. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
  848. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
  849. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
  850. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  851. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
  852. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  853. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
  854. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  855. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  856. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
  857. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  858. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  859. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
  860. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
  861. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  862. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
  863. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
  864. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
  865. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  866. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  867. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  868. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
  869. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
  870. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  871. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  872. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  873. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
  874. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
  875. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  876. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
  877. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  878. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  879. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  880. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  881. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
  882. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
  883. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  884. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  885. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  886. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
  887. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  888. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
  889. Adam Bede – George Eliot
  890. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  891. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  892. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
  893. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  894. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  895. Villette – Charlotte Brontë
  896. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  897. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  898. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  899. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  900. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  901. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  902. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  903. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë
  904. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  905. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  906. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  907. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
  908. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  909. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  910. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  911. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  912. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  913. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  914. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
  915. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  916. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  917. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  918. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  919. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  920. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  921. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens
  922. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  923. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  924. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  925. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  926. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  927. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  928. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
  929. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  930. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  931. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  932. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  933. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
  934. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  935. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  936. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  937. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  938. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  939. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
  940. Emma – Jane Austen
  941. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  942. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  943. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
  944. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  945. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  946. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
  947. 1700s
  948. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
  949. The Nun – Denis Diderot
  950. Camilla – Fanny Burney
  951. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
  952. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  953. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  954. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
  955. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
  956. Justine – Marquis de Sade
  957. Vathek – William Beckford
  958. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
  959. Cecilia – Fanny Burney
  960. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  961. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  962. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  963. Evelina – Fanny Burney
  964. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  965. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
  966. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
  967. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
  968. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  969. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
  970. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
  971. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  972. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
  973. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  974. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
  975. Candide – Voltaire
  976. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  977. Amelia – Henry Fielding
  978. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
  979. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
  980. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  981. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
  982. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  983. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
  984. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  985. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  986. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
  987. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
  988. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  989. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
  990. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  991. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
  992. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  993. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift
  994. Pre-1700
  995. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  996. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
  997. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  998. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  999. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
  1000. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
  1001. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
  1002. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  1003. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
  1004. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  1005. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  1006. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  1007. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus
Author Comments: 

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

You asked for two recommendations. My top two so far (having read about 400 of the books on the list) are: Atonement (Ian McEwan) and A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving).

davecham55

I found Never Let Me Go very moving. Atonement is a must.