172 / 1,001*

* Full list to be completed comes from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (the 2006 edition, not the latest edition)

172. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

171. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

170. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

169. The Godfather by Mario Puzo

168. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

167. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

166. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin

165. The Shining by Stephen King

164. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

163. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

162. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

161. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

160. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

159. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

158. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

157. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

156. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

155. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

154. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

153. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

152. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

151. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

150. New Grub Street by George Gissing

149. Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

148. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

147. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

146. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

145. The Monk by Matthew Lewis

144. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

143. Dracula by Bram Stoker

142. Pamela by Samuel Richardson

141. The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald

140. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

139. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

138. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

137. Villette by Charlotte Brontë

136. The Quiet American by Graham Greene

135. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

134. Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood

133. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

132. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

131. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

130. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

129. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

128. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

127. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

126. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

125. The Cider House Rules by John Irving

124. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

123. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

122. Summer by Edith Wharton

121. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

120. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré

119. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

118. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

117. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

116. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

115. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

114. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

113. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

112. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

111. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

110. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

109. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

108. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

107. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

106. Hard Times by Charles Dickens

105. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

104. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

103. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

102. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

101. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

100. Howards End by E. M. Forster

99. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

98. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

97. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

96. Watchmen by Alan Moore and David Gibbons

95. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

94. Unless by Carol Shields

93. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

92. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

91. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

90. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

89. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

88. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

87. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

86. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

85. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

84. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

83. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

82. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

81. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

80. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

79. The Once and Future King by T. H. White

78. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

77. The Nose by Nikolay Gogol

76. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

75. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

74. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

73. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

72. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

71. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

70. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

69. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

68. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

67. The Golden Ass by Apuleius

66. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

65. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

64. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

63. The Count of Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

62. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

61. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

60. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

59. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

58. Sula by Toni Morrison

57. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

56. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

55. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

54. Silas Marner by George Eliot

53. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

52. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

51. Saturday by Ian McEwan

50. Quicksand by Nella Larsen

49. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

48. Persuasion by Jane Austen

47. Perfume by Patrick Süskind

46. Passing by Nella Larsen

45. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

44. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

41. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

40. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

39. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

38. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

37. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

36. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

35. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

34. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov

33. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

32. Jazz by Toni Morrison

31. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

30. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

29. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

28. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

27. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

26. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

25. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

24. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

23. Emma by Jane Austen

22. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

21. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

20. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

19. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

18. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

17. Candide by Voltaire

16. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

14. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

13. Beloved by Toni Morrison

12. Atonement by Ian McEwan

11. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

9. Animal Farm by George Orwell

8. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

6. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

5. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop

4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

3. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

2. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

(I don’t know the exact order I read most of the first 100)

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