Books I’ve Read

Here’s what I’ve slogged through from the very long Master List, compiled from twenty-four lists of “great literary works” from throughout history.

To see what I have left to read, visit the Books to Go section.

1200–100 BCE

HOMER 700 BCE
The Odyssey [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]
The Iliad [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

AESOP 620 BCE
Fables [PB] [HC] [EP] [HB]

AESCHYLUS 524 BCE
Oresteia [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Prometheus Bound [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Seven Against Thebes [HB] [HC] [HRB]

SOPHOCLES 497 BCE
Oedipus Cycle (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonos, Antigone) [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

HERODOTUS 484 BCE
The History [GB] [SJC] [EL] [HB] [HRB]

EURIPIDES 480 BCE
The Bacchae [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Hippolytus [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Medea [GB] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Alcestis [GB] [HB] [HRB]
Electra [GB] [HB] [HRB]

THUCYDIDES 460 BCE
History of the Peloponnesian War [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

HIPPOCRATES 460 BCE
The Oath of Hippocrates [HC] [GB] [HRB]

Hebrew Bible 450-100 BCE APPROX. [EL] [HC] [SJC] [HB] [HRB] [EP]

ARISTOPHANES 446 BCE
The Frogs [HC] [GB] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
The Clouds [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
The Birds [GB] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Lysistrata [GB] [HB] [HRB]

PLATO 428 BCE
The Republic [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]
Symposium [GB] [SJC] [EL] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
Apology [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Crito [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Phaedo [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Gorgias [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Meno [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Parmenides [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Theatetus [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Timeaus [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]
Charmides [GB] [HB] [HRB]
Euthyphro [GB] [HB] [HRB]
Laches [GB] [HB] [HRB]
Lysis [GB] [HB] [HRB]
Protagoras [GB] [HB] [HRB]

ARISTOTLE 384 BCE
Poetics [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]
Politics [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HRB]
Nicomachean Ethics [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

100 BCEE–350 CE

VIRGIL 70 BCE
The Aenied [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

OVID 43 BCE
Metamorphoses [PB] [HB] [HB] [HRB]

PLUTARCH 46 CE
Lives [HC] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

New Testament 50 CE APPROX. [HC] [SJC] [EL] [HB] [HRB] [EP]

350–1200 CE

The Book of the Thousand and One Nights 800 CE APPROX. [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB]

1200–1700 CE

DANTE ALIGHIERI 1265
The Divine Comedy [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

GEOFFRY CHAUCER 1343
Canterbury Tales [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]
Troilus and Criseyde [GB] [HB] [HRB]

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI 1469
The Prince [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

FRANCOIS RABELAIS 1494
Gargantua and Pantagruel [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB]

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES 1547
Don Quixote de La Mancha [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

FRANCIS BACON 1561
Essays [HC] [HB] [HRB]

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 1564
All Plays and Poems [GB] [EL] [HB] [HRB] [EP]
(Some lists cite plays individually)
Hamlet [HC] [SJC] [EP]
King Lear [HC] [SJC]
Macbeth [HC] [SJC]
The Tempest [HC] [SJC]
As You Like It [SJC]
A Midsummer’s Night Dream [EP]
Othello [SJC]
Richard II [SJC]
Romeo and Juliet [EP]

JOHN MILTON 1608
Paradise Lost [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

1700–1800 CE

DANIEL DEFOE 1659
Robinson Crusoe [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Moll Flanders [G] [PB] [HB]

JONATHAN SWIFT 1667
Gulliver’s Travels [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

VOLTAIRE 1694
Candide [G] [PB] [GB] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

HENRY FIELDING 1707
Tom Jones [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [GB] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

LAURENCE STERNE 1713
Tristram Shandy [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [HB] [HRB] [EP]

PIERRE CHODERLOS DE LACLOS 1741
Dangerous Liaisons [O] [G] [PB] [HB] [EL]

THOMAS JEFFERSON 1743
Declaration of Independence [GB] [SJC]

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE 1745
Faust [HC] [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

JAMES MADISON 1751
The Constitution of the United States of America [GB] [SJC]

1800–1900 CE

WALTER SCOTT 1771
Ivanhoe [G] [PB] [EP]

JANE AUSTEN 1775
Pride and Prejudice [G] [PB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Emma [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Sense and Sensibility [G] [PB] [HC] [EL]

STENDHAL 1783
The Red and the Black [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

WASHINGTON IRVING 1783
The Sketch Book [HC] [EP] [HB]

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER 1789
The Last of the Mohicans [PB] [EP]

JOHN KEATS 1795
Selected Poems [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB]

MARY SHELLEY 1797
Frankenstein [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]

VICTOR HUGO 1802
Les Miserables [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris) [PB] [HC] [EP] [HB]

ALEXANDRE DUMAS 1802
The Three Musketeers [G] [PB] [EP] [MUM]
The Count of Monte Cristo [O] [G] [PB] [EP]

RALPH WALDO EMERSON 1803
Essays [HC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 1804
The Scarlet Letter [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
The House of the Seven Gables [G] [PB]

EDGAR ALLAN POE 1809
Tales and poetry [HC] [PB] [EP] [HB]

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 1811
Vanity Fair [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

CHARLES DICKENS 1812
David Copperfield [O] [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Great Expectations [G] [PB] [EL] [EP] [HB]
A Tale of Two Cities [G] [PB] [EL] [EP] [HB]
Oliver Twist [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

ROBERT BROWNING 1812
Poems [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB]

CHARLOTTE BRONTE 1816
Jane Eyre [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM]
Villette [G] [PB] [HB]

EMILY BRONTE 1818
Wuthering Heights [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

IVAN TURGENEV 1818
Fathers and Sons [G] [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

WALT WHITMAN 1819
Leaves of Grass [EL] [EP] [HB]

HERMAN MELVILLE 1819
Moby-Dick [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

GEORGE ELIOT 1819
The Mill on the Floss [G] [PB] [HC] [EL] [HB] [MUM] [EP]
Middlemarch [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [HB] [HRB] [EP]

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY 1821
The Brothers Karamazov [O] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Crime and Punishment [G] [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Notes from the Underground [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT 1821
Madame Bovary [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]

WILKIE COLLINS 1824
The Moonstone [G] [PB] [HB]

LEO TOLSTOY 1828
Anna Karenina [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
War and Peace [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [EP] [HB] [HRB]

LEWIS CARROLL 1832
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There [G] [PB] [HB]

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 1832
Little Women [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]

MARK TWAIN 1835
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court [G] [HB]
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [G] [EL]

THOMAS HARDY 1840
Jude the Obscure [O] [G] [PB] [HB] [EP]
Tess of the D’Urbervilles [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
The Return of the Native [PB] [HB] [EP]

HENRY JAMES 1843
The Portrait of a Lady [RR] [O] [G] [PB] [HC] [EP] [HB]
The Ambassadors [MLB] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB] [HRB]
The Turn of the Screw [G] [PB] [MUM]

BRAM STOKER 1847
Dracula [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]

SARAH ORNE JEWETT 1849
The Country of the Pointed Firs [HB] [MUM]

GUY DE MAUPASSANT 1850
Stories [HC] [EP] [HB]

KATE CHOPIN 1850
The Awakening [RR] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 1850
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
Treasure Island [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]

OSCAR WILDE 1854
The Picture of Dorian Gray [O] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

SIGMUND FREUD 1856
Selected Writings [GB] [SJC] [HRB]

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

JOSEPH CONRAD 1857
Heart of Darkness [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [LM] [G] [PB] [GB] [SJC] [EL] [EP] [MUM]
Lord Jim [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM]
Nostromo [MLB] [O] [G] [PB] [HB]
The Secret Agent [MLB] [G] [PB] [HB]

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 1859
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [PB] [EP]

EDITH WHARTON 1862
The Age of Innocence [MLB] [RR] [PP] [G] [PB] [HB]
The House of Mirth [MLB] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]
Ethan Frome [RR] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

RUDYARD KIPLING 1865 [NP]
The Jungle Books [EP] [HB]

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 1865 [NP]
Collected Poems [EP] [SJC] [HB]

H. G. WELLS 1866
The Time Machine [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
The War of the Worlds [RR] [G] [PB] [HB]

STEPHEN CRANE 1871
The Red Badge of Courage [G] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

1900-2010 CE

THEODORE DREISER 1871
An American Tragedy [MLB] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [HB]
Sister Carrie [MLB] [G] [PB] [HB]

FORD MADOX FORD 1873
The Good Soldier [MLB] [O] [G] [PB] [HB]

WILLA CATHER 1873
My Antonia [RR] [G] [EL] [HB] [MUM]

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM 1874
Of Human Bondage [MLB] [MLR] [G] [PB] [MUM]

JOHN BUCHAN 1875
The Thirty-Nine Steps [O] [G] [PB]

THOMAS MANN 1875 [NP]
Death in Venice [G] [PB] [GB]

SHERWOOD ANDERSON 1876
Winesburg, Ohio [MLB] [LM] [HB]

JACK LONDON 1876
The Call of the Wild [MLR] [RR] [O] [G]

HERMAN HESSE 1877 [NP]
Siddhartha [PB] [MUM]

UPTON SINCLAIR 1878
The Jungle [RR] [G] [PB]

E. M. FORSTER 1879
A Passage to India [MLB] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [MUM]
Howards End [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [HB]
A Room with a View [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB]
Where Angels Fear to Tread [RR] [PB]

JAMES JOYCE 1882
Ulysses [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [HRB]
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [LM] [G] [PB] [GB] [EL] [EP] [HB] [MUM] [HRB]
Dubliners [LM] [EL] [HB] [HRB]

VIRGINIA WOOLF 1882
To the Lighthouse [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [GB] [EL] [HB]
Mrs. Dalloway [RR] [AT] [O] [G] [PB] [SJC] [EL] [HB]
Orlando [RR] [G] [PB] [HB]

FRANZ KAFKA 1883
The Metamorphosis [GB] [EL] [HB] [MUM]

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN 1884
We [G] [PB]

SINCLAIR LEWIS 1885 [NP]
Main Street [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB]

D. H. LAWRENCE 1885
Sons and Lovers [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [MUM]
Women in Love [MLB] [RR] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]
Lady Chatterley’s Lover [RR] [G] [PB] [EP] PC]

EUGENE O’NEILL 1888 [NP]
Long Day’s Journey into Night [HB] [MUM]

T. S. ELIOT 1888 [NP]
The Waste Land [GB] [SJC] [EL] [HB]

RAYMOND CHANDLER 1888
The Big Sleep [AT] [O] [G] [PB] [EL]
Farewell My Lovely [PB] [EL]
The Long Goodbye [G] [PB] [EL]

KATHERINE MANSFIELD 1888
Short Stories [HB] [PB]

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

BORIS PASTERNAK 1890 [NP]
Doctor Zhivago [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

JEAN RHYS 1890
Wide Sargasso Sea [MLB] [RR] [AT] [G] [PB]

AGATHA CHRISTIE 1890
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd [G] [PB]

ZORA NEALE HURSTON 1891
Their Eyes Were Watching God [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]

HENRY MILLER 1891
Tropic of Cancer [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB]

PEARL BUCK 1892 [NP]
The Good Earth [PP] [MUM]

J. R. R. TOLKIEN 1892
The Lord of the Rings [MLR] [RR] [O] [G] [PB] [MUM]
The Hobbit [G] [PB]

DOROTHY SAYERS 1893
Murder Must Advertise [G] [PB]

JAMES M. CAIN 1893
The Postman Always Rings Twice [MLB] [G] [PB] [EL]
Double Indemnity [G] [EL]

ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894
Brave New World [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [LM] [O] [G] [EP] [HB] [MUM]

DASHIELL HAMMETT 1894
The Maltese Falcon [MLB] [RR] [LM] [G] [PB] [EL]
Red Harvest [AT] [G] [PB] [EL]

ROBERT GRAVES 1895
I, Claudius [MLB] [MLR] [AT]

JOHN DOS PASSOS 1896
U.S.A. [MLB] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [HB]

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD 1896
The Great Gatsby [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [GB] [HB] [MUM]
Tender is the Night [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [HB]
This Side of Paradise [RR] [EL]

WILLIAM FAULKNER 1897 [NP]
The Sound and the Fury [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB]
As I Lay Dying [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [O] [G] [HB]
Light in August [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [HB]
Absalom, Absalom! [MLR] [RR] [LM] [PB] [HB]

THORNTON WILDER 1897
The Bridge of San Luis Rey [MLB] [AT] [PP]
Our Town [HB] [MUM]

C. S. LEWIS 1898
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe [AT] [G]

JORGE LUIS BORGES 1899
Ficciones [PB] [EL] [HB]

ERNEST HEMINGWAY 1899 [NP]
A Farewell to Arms [MLB] [RR] [G] [PB] [EP] [HB] [MUM]
The Sun Also Rises [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [PB] [HB]
The Old Man and the Sea [RR] [PP] [G] [PB] [NP]
For Whom the Bell Tolls [RR] [G] [PB]
In Our Time [RR] [HB]
Men Without Women [O] [HB]

VLADIMIR NABOKOV 1899
Lolita [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]
Pale Fire [MLB] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

E. B. WHITE 1899
Charlotte’s Web [RR] [O]

MARGARET MITCHELL 1900
Gone With the Wind [MLR] [RR] [AT] [PP] [G] [PB] [MUM]

THOMAS WOLFE 1900
Look Homeward, Angel [RR] [LM] [PB] [MUM]

JOHN STEINBECK 1902 [NP]
The Grapes of Wrath [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [PP] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]
Of Mice and Men [RR] [G] [PB] [EP]

SAMUEL BUTLER 1902
The Way of All Flesh [MLB] [G] [EP] [HB]

FRANK HERBERT 1902
Dune [MLR] [HA] [NA] [G]

GEORGE ORWELL 1903
Animal Farm [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [G] [PB] [GB] [EL] [EP] [MUM]
1984 [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

NATHANAEL WEST 1903
Miss Lonelyhearts [PB] [HB]

EVELYN WAUGH 1903
Brideshead Revisited [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [PB] [EL]
Scoop [MLB] [O] [G] [EL] [HB]

ERSKINE CALDWELL 1903
Tobacco Road [MLB] [G]

GRAHAM GREENE 1904
The Power and the Glory [AT] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]
Brighton Rock [G] [PB] [HB]

AYN RAND 1905
The Fountainhead [MLR] [RR]

ROBERT PENN WARREN 1905
All the King’s Men [MLB] [RR] [AT] [PP] [HB]

ARTHUR KOESTLER 1905
Darkness at Noon [MLB] [G]

HENRY ROTH 1906
Call It Sleep [AT] [G] [PB] [HB]

SAMUEL BECKETT 1906 [NP]
Waiting for Godot [GB] [HB] [MUM]

T. H. WHITE 1906
The Once and Future King [G] [PB]

DAPHNE DU MAURIER 1907
Rebecca [RR] [G] [PB] [MUM]

ROBERT HEINLEIN 1907
Stranger in a Strange Land [MLR] [HA] [G] [PB]
Starship Troopers [MLR] [HA]

RICHARD WRIGHT 1908
Native Son [MLB] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

MALCOLM LOWRY 1909
Under the Volcano [MLB] [MLR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]

WALLACE STEGNER 1909
Angle of Repose [MLB] [PP]

JAMES AGEE 1909
A Death in the Family [AT] [PP] [MUM]

WILLIAM GOLDING 1911 [NP]
The Lord of the Flies [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [O] [G] [PB] [MUM]

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1911
The Glass Menagerie [HB] [MUM]

JOHN CHEEVER 1912
The Wapshot Chronicles [MLB] [NBA] [G]
Collected Stories [PP] [NBA] [HB]

ALBERT CAMUS 1913 [NP]
The Plague [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [MUM]
The Stranger [G] [PB] [EL] [HB] [MUM]

RALPH ELLISON 1914
Invisible Man [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914
Naked Lunch [MLR] [RR] [AT] [G] [PB]

SAUL BELLOW 1915 [NP]
The Adventures of Augie March [MLB] [AT] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]
Herzog [AT] [NBA] [O] [G] [PB] [HB]
Humboldt’s Gift [PP] [G] [PB]

ARTHUR MILLER 1915
The Death of a Salesman [HB] [MUM]

WALKER PERCY 1916
The Moviegoer [MLB] [MLR] [AT] [NBA] [G] [HB]

ANTHONY BURGESS 1917
A Clockwork Orange [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB]

CARSON MCCULLERS 1917
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter [MLB] [MLR] [AT] [G] [HB] [MUM]

MURIEL SPARK 1918
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie [MLB] [AT] [O] [G] [PB] [EL]

J. D. SALINGER 1919
The Catcher in the Rye [MLB] [MLR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

PATRICIA HIGHSMITH 1921
The Talented Mr Ripley [G] [PB] [EL]

KURT VONNEGUT 1922
Slaughterhouse-Five [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB]
Cat’s Cradle [RR] [PB] [HB] [MUM]

JACK KEROUAC 1922
On the Road [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB]

WILLIAM GADDIS 1922
The Recognitions [MLR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]
J R [NBA] [LM]

ITALO CALVINO 1923
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler [O] [PB] [EL] [HB]
Invisible Cities [G] [PB] [HB]

JAMES DICKEY 1923
Deliverance [MLB] [AT] [G]

JOSEPH HELLER 1923
Catch-22 [MLB] [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [MUM]

JAMES BALDWIN 1924
Go Tell It On the Mountain [MLB] [RR] [AT] [G] [PB] [MUM]

TRUMAN CAPOTE 1924
In Cold Blood [RR] [PB] [HB]

WILLIAM STYRON 1925
Sophie’s Choice [MLB] [NBA] [G]

FLANNERY O’CONNOR 1925
Complete Stories [RR] [NBA] [PB] [SJC] [HB]

JOHN KNOWLES 1926
A Separate Peace [RR] [MUM]

HARPER LEE 1926
To Kill A Mockingbird [MLR] [RR] [AT] [PP] [O] [G] [PB] [MUM]

JOHN FOWLES 1926
The French Lieutenant’s Woman [MLR] [RR] [AT] [LM] [G] [PB]

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ 1927 [NP]
One Hundred Years of Solitude [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]
Love in the Time of Cholera [PB] [EL]

WILLIAM KENNEDY 1928
Albany Trilogy [MLB] [PP] [LM] [HB]

URSULA K. LE GUIN 1929
The Left Hand of Darkness [HA] [NA] [G] [HB] [MUM]

CHINUA ACHEBE 1930
Things Fall Apart [RR] [AT] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

TONI MORRISON 1931 [NP]
Beloved [MLR] [RR] [AT] [NYT] [PP] [LM] [G] [PB] [EL]
Song of Solomon [RR] [O] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]
Jazz [RR] [PB]

E. L. DOCTOROW 1931
Ragtime [MLB] [AT] [PB]
Billy Bathgate [PFA] [PB]
World’s Fair [NBA] [HB]

TOM WOLFE 1931
Bonfire of the Vanities [RR] [G] [PB]

JOHN LE CARRE 1931
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [O] [G] [PB]

UMBERTO ECO 1932
The Name of the Rose [G] [PB] [EL]

JOHN UPDIKE 1932
Rabbit Angstrom [RR] [NYT] [AT] [PP] [NBA] [G] [PB] [EL] [MUM]
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike [G] [HB]

V. S. NAIPAUL 1932 [NP]
A Bend in the River [MLB] [O] [G] [PB] [HB]

PHILIP ROTH 1933
American Pastoral [AT] [NYT] [PP] [O] [G] [PB]
Portnoy’s Complaint [MLB] [AT] [G] [PB] [HB]
The Human Stain [NYT] [PFA] [G] [PB]
The Counterlife [NYT] [HB]
The Plot Against America [NYT] [PB]

CORMAC MCCARTHY 1933
Blood Meridian [MLR] [AT] [NYT] [LM] [G] [HB]
Border Trilogy [NYT] [NBA] [G] [EL]
Suttree [MLR] [HB]

KEN KESEY 1935
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [RR] [AT] [G] [PB]

THOMAS KENEALLY 1935
Schindler’s Ark [RR] [MBP] [G] [PB] [HB]

DON DELILLO 1936
White Noise [RR] [AT] [NYT] [NBA] [G] [PB] [HB]
Underworld [NYT] [LM] [G] [PB]

A. S. BYATT 1936
Possession [AT] [MBP] [G] [PB]

LARRY MCMURTRY 1936
Lonesome Dove [PP] [G]

THOMAS PYNCHON 1937
Gravity’s Rainbow [MLR] [AT] [NBA] [LM] [G] [PB] [HB]

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE 1937
A Confederacy of Dunces [MLR] [NYT] [PP] [G] [PB]

MARGARET ATWOOD 1939
The Handmaid’s Tale [MLR] [G] [PB] [EL]
The Blind Assassin [AT] [MBP] [G] [PB]
Surfacing [PB] [HB]

ANGELA CARTER 1940
Nights at the Circus [G] [PB]

JOHN IRVING 1942
The World According to Garp [MLR] [RR] [NBA] [PB]
A Prayer for Owen Meany [MLR] [G] [PB]

MARILYNN ROBINSON 1943
Housekeeping [AT] [NYT] [LM] [O]

RICHARD FORD 1944
Independence Day [NYT] [PP] [PFA] [G]
The Sportswriter [AT] [G]

ALICE WALKER 1944
The Color Purple [RR] [PP] [NBA] [G] [PB] [MUM]

TIM O’BRIEN 1946
The Things They Carried [NYT] [G] [PB]

STEPHEN KING 1947
The Shining [G] [PB]

SALMAN RUSHDIE 1947
Midnight’s Children [MLR] [RR] [AT] [MBP] [LM] [G] [PB] [EL] [HB]

PAUL AUSTER 1947
New York Trilogy [LM] [O] [G] [PB]

WILLIAM GIBSON 1948
Neuromancer [AT] [HA] [NA] [LM] [G] [PB]

IAN MCEWAN 1948
Atonement [AT] [O] [G] [PB]

JAMES ELLROY 1948
LA Confidential [O] [G]

JANE SMILEY 1949
A Thousand Acres [PP] [G]

CHARLES FRAZIER 1950
Cold Mountain [NBA] [G]

DOUGLAS ADAMS 1952
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [MLR] [RR] [G] [PB]

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM 1952
The Hours [PP] [PFA] [PB]

ALAN MOORE 1953
Watchmen [AT] [PB]

JONATHAN FRANZEN 1959
The Corrections [AT] [NBA] [G] [PB]

MICHAEL CHABON 1963
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay [PP] [G]
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union [HA] [NA]

DONNA TARTT 1963
The Secret History [G] [PB]

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