Books Left to Read

Books left to read, ordered by popularity among the twenty-four lists. Books only mentioned in two lists are not included here; go to the Books to Go (Chronology) section to see everything, including those.

6 LISTS

RUDYARD KIPLING 1865 [NP]
Kim
[MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

MARCEL PROUST 1871
In Search of Lost Time
[O] [PB] [GB] [HB] [HRB] [G]

JAMES JOYCE 1882
Finnegans Wake
[MLB] [RR] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB] (5)

5 LISTS

JOHN DONNE 1572
The Complete English Poems
[HC] [SJC] [EL] [HB] [EP]

THOMAS HOBBES 1588
Leviathan
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

JEAN BAPTISTE RACINE 1639
Phedre
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

HENRY FIELDING 1707
Joseph Andrews
[G] [PB] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

LAURENCE STERNE 1713
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
[G] [HC] [PB] [HB] [HRB]

ADAM SMITH 1723
The Wealth of Nations
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [HRB]

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE 1745
The Sorrows of Young Werther
[G] [PB] [HC] [HB] [MUM]

STENDHAL 1783
The Charterhouse of Parma
[O] [PB] [HB] [HRB] [G]

HONORE DE BALZAC 1799
Le Pere Goriot [G] [PB] [HC] [HB] [HRB]

CHARLES DARWIN 1809
The Origin of Species
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HRB]

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY 1821
The Idiot
[G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [HRB]

HENRY JAMES 1843
The Wings of the Dove
[MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [HB]

JOHN GALSWORTHY 1867 [NP]
The Forsyte Saga
[G] [PB] [HB] [MUM] [NP]

D. H. LAWRENCE 1885
The Rainbow
[MLB] [O] [PB] [HB]

KATHERINE ANNE PORTER 1890
Collected Stories
[PP] [NBA] [HB] [MUM]

NATHANAEL WEST 1903
The Day of the Locust
[MLB] [AT] [LM] [G] [HB]

EVELYN WAUGH 1903
A Handful of Dust
[MLB] [AT] [G] [PB] [HB]

HENRY GREEN 1905
Loving
[MLB] [AT] [G] [PB] [HB]

PAUL BOWLES 1910
The Sheltering Sky
[MLB] [AT] [LM] [G] [HB]

DORIS LESSING 1919 [NP]
The Golden Notebook
[AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]

V. S. NAIPAUL 1932 [NP]
A House for Mr. Biswas
[MLB] [AT] [G] [EL] [HB]

PETER CAREY 1943
Oscar and Lucinda
[O] [MBP] [PB] [HB] [G] (31)

4 LISTS

LUCRETIUS 99 BCE
On the Nature of Things
[GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

EPICTETUS 55 CE
The Discourses
[HC] [GB] [HRB] [SJC]

MARCUS AURELIUS 121 CE
Meditations
[HC] [GB] [EL] [HRB]

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE 1533
Essays
[GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

WILLIAM HARVEY 1578
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [HRB]

RENE DESCARTES 1596
Discourse on the Method
[HC] [GB] [SJC] [HRB]

JOHN MILTON 1608
Poems
[HC] [GB] [HB] [HRB]

ANDREW MARVELL 1621
Poems
[HC] [SJC] [EL] [HB]

JONATHAN SWIFT 1667
A Tale of a Tub
[G] [PB] [HB] [HRB]

SAMUEL RICHARDSON 1689
Clarissa
[O] [PB] [HB] [G]

SAMUEL JOHNSON 1709
Rasselas
[G] [PB] [HB] [HRB]

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU 1712
A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
[GB] [HC] [SJC] [HRB]
Confessions
[PB] [EL] [HB] [EP]

JOHN JAY, JAMES MADISON, ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1745, 1751, 1755
The Federalist Papers
[GB] [SJC] [EP] [HRB]

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE 1772
Selected Poems
[HC] [EL] [HB] [HRB]

ALESSANDRO MANZONI 1785
The Betrothed
[G] [PB] [HC] [HB]

JOHN STUART MILL 1806
On Liberty
[HC] [GB] [HB] [HRB]

NIKOLAI GOGOL 1809
Dead Souls
[G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

CHARLES DICKENS 1812
Hard Times
[G] [PB] [HB] [HRB]

IVAN GONCHAROV 1812
Oblomov
[G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

HERMAN MELVILLE 1819
Billy Budd
[PB] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

GEORGE ELIOT 1819
Daniel Deronda
[O] [PB] [HB] [G]
Silas Marner
[G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
Adam Bede
[G] [PB] [HB] [HRB]

HENRIK IBSEN 1828
A Doll’s House and other plays
[GB] [HB] [HRB] [EP]

THOMAS HARDY 1840
The Mayor of Casterbridge
[G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 1844
Beyond Good and Evil
[GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

ARNOLD BENNETT 1867
The Old Wives’ Tale
[MLB] [G] [PB] [HB]

FORD MADOX FORD 1873
Parade’s End
[MLB] [G] [PB] [HB]

WILLA CATHER 1873
Death Comes for the Archbishop
[MLB] [RR] [AT] [EL]

LOUIS-FERDINAND CELINE 1894
Journey to the End of the Night
[O] [PB] [HB] [G]

JOSEPH ROTH 1894
The Radetzky March
[G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD 1904
The Berlin Stories
[AT] [PB] [G] [HB]

ANTHONY POWELL 1905
A Dance to the Music of Time (series)
[MLB] [AT] [G] [PB]

IRIS MURDOCH 1919
Under the Net
[MLB] [AT] [G] [PB]

KINGSLEY AMIS 1922
Lucky Jim
[AT] [O] [PB] [G]

NORMAN MAILER 1923
The Naked and the Dead
[MLB] [RR] [LM] [G]

PHILIP ROTH 1933
Operation Shylock
[NYT] [PFA] [PB] [HB]

J. G. FARRELL 1935
The Siege of Krishnapur
[MBP] [G] [PB] [HB]

DON DELILLO 1936
Libra
[NYT] [LM] [PB] [HB]

THOMAS PYNCHON 1937
The Crying of Lot 49
[AT] [G] [PB] [HB]
V.
[MLR] [G] [PB] [HB]

J. M. COETZEE 1940 [NP]
Waiting for the Barbarians
[LM] [O] [PB] [G]

SALMAN RUSHDIE 1947
The Satanic Verses
[MLR] [RR] [G] [PB]

MARTIN AMIS 1949
Money
[AT] [O] [PB] [G] (52)

3 LISTS

CONFUCIUS 551 BCE
The Analects
[EL] [HC] [EP]

AESCHYLUS 524 BCE
Seven Against Thebes
[HB] [HC] [HRB]
Persians
[HB] [HC] [HRB]
Suppliant Maids
[HB] [HC] [HRB]

SOPHOCLES 497 BCE
Women of Trachis
[HB] [GB] [HRB]

EURIPIDES 480 BCE
Electra
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Cyclops
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Heracles
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Hecuba
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Ion
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Helen
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Iphigenia at Aulis
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

ARISTOPHANES 446 BCE
The Knights
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
The Wasps
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
The Assemblywomen
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

PLATO 428 BCE
Euthydemus
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Cratylus
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Parmenides
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Sophist
[GB] [HB] [HRB] [SJC]
Statesman
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Philebus
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
Laws
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

ARISTOTLE 384 BCE
Physics
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
On Generation and Corruption
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Metaphysics
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Parts of Animals
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
On Generation of Animals
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
De Anima
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
On Interpretation
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Prior Analytics
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Categories
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

EUCLID 300 BCE
Elements
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

APOLLONIUS OF PERGA 262 BCE
On Conic Sections
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

VIRGIL 70 BCE
The Eclogues
[GB] [HB] [HRB]
The Georgics
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

TACITUS 56 CE
Annals
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

NICOMACHUS OF GERASA 60 CE
Introduction to Arithmetic
[GB] [HRB] [SJC]

PTOLEMY 90 CE
The Almagest
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

PLOTINUS 204 CE
The Enneads
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO 354 CE
City of God
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

ANONYMOUS
Beowulf 700-1000 CE APPROX. [HC][EP][HB]

ANONYMOUS
The Song of Roland 1140 CE APPROX. [HC] [HB] [HRB]

THOMAS AQUINAS 1225
Summa Theologica [SELECTIONS]
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

GEOFFRY CHAUCER 1343
Troilus and Criseyde
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

DESIDERIUS ERASMUS 1466
The Praise of Folly
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

THOMAS MORE 1478
Utopia
[HC] [HB] [HRB]

FRANCIS BACON 1561
Novum Organum
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
The New Atlantis
[HC] [GB] [HRB]

GALILEO GALILEI 1564
Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

JOHANNES KEPLER 1571
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (Books IV – V)
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

RENE DESCARTES 1596
Rules for the Direction of the Mind
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Meditations on First Philosophy
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

JOHN MILTON 1608
Areopagitica & Tractate of Education
[HC] [HB] [HRB]

CHRISTIAN HUYGENS 1629
Treatise on Light
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

JOHN LOCKE 1632
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

ISAAC NEWTON 1643
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

SAMUEL RICHARDSON 1689
Pamela
[G] [PB] [HB]

VOLTAIRE 1694
Letters on the English, by Voltaire
[HC] [HB] [HRB]

DAVID HUME 1711
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Hume
[HC] [GB] [HRB]

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU 1712
The Social Contract
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Emile; or, On Education
[PB] [HB] [HRB]
Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise
[G] [PB] [HB]

TOBIAS SMOLLETT 1721
The Adventures of Roderick Random
[G] [PB] [HB]
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
[G] [PB] [HB]

IMMANUEL KANT 1724
The Critique of Pure Reason
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

OLIVER GOLDSMITH 1730
She Stoops to Conquer
[HC] [EP] [HB]
The Vicar of Wakefield
[G] [PB] [HB]

EDWARD GIBBON 1737
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

JAMES BOSWELL 1740
The Life of Samuel Johnson
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

ANTOINE LAURENT LAVOISIER 1743
Elements of Chemistry
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE 1745
Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
[PB] [HC] [HB]

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN 1751
The School for Scandal
[HC] [HB] [MUM]

FANNY BURNEY 1752
Evelina
[G] [PB] [HB]

WILLIAM BLAKE 1757
The Complete Poems
[HC] [EL] [HB]

MARIA EDGEWORTH 1767
Castle Rackrent
[G] [PB] [HB]

JAMES HOGG 1770
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
[G] [PB] [HB]

JANE AUSTEN 1775
Mansfield Park
[G] [PB] [HB]
Persuasion
[G] [PB] [HB]

CHARLES MATURIN 1782
Melmoth the Wanderer
[G] [PB] [HB]

THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK 1785
Nightmare Abbey
[O] [HB]

JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM 1785
Household Tales
[HC] [EP] [HB]

LORD BYRON 1788
Selected Poems
[HC] [EL] [HB]

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY 1792
Poems
[HC] [HB] [EL]

JOHN STUART MILL 1806
Autobiography
[HC] [HB] [HRB]

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON 1806
Selected Poems
[HC] [EL] [HB]

CHARLES DARWIN 1809
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
[GB] [HRB] [EP]

ELIZABETH GASKELL 1810
Mary Barton
[G] [PB] [HB]
Cranford
[G] [PB] [HB]
North and South
[G] [PB] [HB]

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 1811
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
[G] [PB] [EP]

CHARLES DICKENS 1812
Bleak House
[G] [PB] [HB]
The Pickwick Papers
[G] [HB] [HRB]
Martin Chuzzlewit
[G] [PB] [HB]

SOREN KIERKEGAARD 1813
Fear and Trembling
[PB] [GB] [SJC]

ANTHONY TROLLOPE 1815
The Way We Live Now
[O] [HB]

KARL MARX 1818
Capital
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

IVAN TURGENEV 1818
First Love
[G] [EL] [HB]

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY 1821
The Devils
[PB] [EL] [HB]

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE 1821
Selected Poems by Charles Baudelaire
[EL] [HB] [EP]

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT 1821
A Sentimental Education
[G] [PB] [HB]

LEO TOLSTOY 1828
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories
[PB] [EL] [HB]

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI 1830
The Complete Poems
[HC] [EL] [HB]

WILLIAM MORRIS 1834
News from Nowhere
[G] [PB] [HB]

MARK TWAIN 1835
The Mysterious Stranger
[G] [HB] [HRB]

THOMAS HARDY 1840
Far from the Madding Crowd
[G] [PB] [HB]
The Woodlanders
[G] [PB] [HB]

WILLIAM JAMES 1842
The Principles of Psychology
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]
Pragmatism
[GB] [HB] [HRB]

HENRY JAMES 1843
The Golden Bowl
[MLB][PB] [HB]

GEORGE GROSSMITH 1847
The Diary of a Nobody
[O] [PB]

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 1850
Kidnapped
[G] [PB] [HB]

ARTHUR RIMBAUD 1854
Collected Poems
[SJC] [EL] [HB]

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 1856 [NP]
Pygmalion
[EP] [HB] [HRB]

GEORGE GISSING 1857
New Grub Street
[G] [PB] [HB]

ANTON CHEKHOV 1860
Plays
[GB] [EP] [HB]

H. G. WELLS 1866
The Island of Dr Moreau
[G] [PB] [HB]

ANDRE GIDE 1869 [NP]
The Immoralist
[G] [PB] [HB]

ERSKINE CHILDERS 1870
The Riddle of the Sands
[O] [PB]

WILLA CATHER 1873
A Lost Lady
[G] [GB] [HB]
The Professor’s House
[G] [PB] [HB]

MAX BEERBOHM 1874
Zuleika Dobson
[MLB][G] [HB]

GERTRUDE STEIN 1874
The Making of Americans
[LM] [PB] [HB]

ROBERT FROST 1874
Poems
[EL] [EP] [HB]

THOMAS MANN 1875 [NP]
Joseph and His Brothers
[EL] [HB] [HRB]
Buddenbrooks
[G] [PB] [NP]

ALFRED DOBLIN 1878
Berlin Alexanderplatz
[G] [PB] [HB]

ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
[GB] [SJC] [HRB]

WALLACE STEVENS 1879
Poems
[SJC] [EL] [HB]

ROBERT MUSIL 1880
The Man Without Qualities
[G] [PB] [HB]

D. H. LAWRENCE 1885

JEAN TOOMER 1894
Cane
[LM] [PB] [HB]

WILLIAM FAULKNER 1897 [NP]
Collected Stories
[NBA] [HB] [MUM]

ERICH REMARQUE 1898
All Quiet on the Western Front
[G] [PB] [MUM]

ELIZABETH BOWEN 1899
The Death of the Heart
[MLB][AT] [G]

NEVIL SHUTE 1899
A Town Like Alice
[MLR] [G] [PB]

ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY 1900
The Little Prince
[G] [PB] [MUM]

ANDRE MALRAUX 1901
Man’s Fate
[HB] [G] [MUM]

CHRISTINA STEAD 1902
The Man Who Loved Children
[AT] [G] [HB]

SAMUEL BUTLER 1902
Erewhon
[G] [PB] [HB]

EVELYN WAUGH 1903
Vile Bodies
[G] [PB] [HB]

ALAN PATON 1903
Cry, the Beloved Country
[G] [PB] [MUM]

ALEJO CARPENTIER 1904
The Kingdom of this World
[G] [PB] [HB]

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE 1905 [NP]
Nausea
[PB] [HB] [HRB]

JOHN O’HARA 1905
Appointment in Samarra
[MLB] [AT] [HB]

NELSON ALGREN 1909
The Man With the Golden Arm
[NBA] [G] [PB]

WILLIAM GOLDING 1911 [NP]
Rites of Passage
[MBP] [PB] [G]

MERVYN PEAKE 1911
Titus Groan
[G] [PB] [HB]

PATRICK WHITE 1912 [NP]
Voss
[G] [PB] [HB]

GIORGIO BASSANI 1916
The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis
[G] [PB] [EL]

ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN 1918 [NP]
Cancer Ward
[PB] [HB] [HRB]

MURIEL SPARK 1918
The Girls of Slender Means
[G] [PB] [EL]
The Driver’s Seat
[G] [PB] [EL]

PRIMO LEVI 1919
The Periodic Table
[O] [EL] [HB]
If Not Now, When?
[G] [PB] [HB]

STANISLAW LEM 1921
Solaris
[G] [PB] [HB]

NORMAN MAILER 1923
The Executioner’s Song
[PP] [O] [HB]

RUSSELL HOBAN 1925
Riddley Walker
[LM] [G] [HB]

JOHN BERGER 1926
G.
[MBP] [G] [PB]

PHILIP K. DICK 1928
The Man in the High Castle
[HA] [LM] [G]

MILAN KUNDERA 1929
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
[O] [PB]
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
[G] [PB] [HB]

J. G. BALLARD 1930
Crash
[LM] [G] [PB]

JOHN BARTH 1930
The Sot-Weed Factor
[AT] [LM] [HB]

E. L. DOCTOROW 1931
The Book of Daniel
[G] [PB] [HB]

PHILIP ROTH 1933
Sabbath’s Theater
[NYT] [NBA] [PB]

DON DELILLO 1936
Mao II
[PFA] [PB] [HB]

ROBERT STONE 1937
Dog Soldiers
[AT] [NBA] [HB]

JOYCE CAROL OATES 1938
Them
[NBA] [PB] [HB]

LARRY NIVEN 1938
Ringworld
[HA] [NA] [G]

ANGELA CARTER 1940
Wise Children
[O] [PB] [G]

MICHAEL ONDAATJE 1943
The English Patient
[MBP] [G] [PB]

JOE HALDEMAN 1943
The Forever War
[HA] [NA] [G]

W. G. SEBALD 1944
Austerlitz
[O] [PB] [G]

JAMES KELMAN 1946
How Late It Was, How Late
[MBP] [G] [PB]

JEANNETTE WINTERSON 1959
The Passion
[G] [PB] [HB]

ARUNDHATI ROY 1961
The God of Small Things
[MBP] [G] [PB]

BRETT EASTON ELLIS 1964
American Psycho
[LM] [G] [PB]

(190)

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