Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Best 100 Novels

On the Book Club Forum a while ago, someone did a survey of the members' top 10 books and the results were collected together with other results to form a list of the Best 100 Novels of All Time. I thought I'd post the list here and indicate the following:

Books I've read (29 so far, with 8 of them being read this year!)
Books I've currently got on my TBR pile (20)
*Books I'd like to read one day (38)

Most of the books with an * (that I'd like to read one day), I actually already have in ebook format but didn't think it right to include in my current TBR pile.

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
3. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
9. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
10. *Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13. *Ulysses by James Joyce
14. Animal Farm by George Orwell
15. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
16. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
17. *The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
18. *Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
19. *The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
20. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
21. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
22. *Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
23. *Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
24. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
25. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
26. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
27. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
28. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
29. *Life of Pi by Yann Martel
30. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
31. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
32. *One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. *War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
34. *The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
35. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
36. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
37. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
38. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
39. *Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
40. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
41. *The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
42. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
43. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
44. *His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
45. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
46. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
47. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
48. *The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
49. The Stand by Stephen King
50. *A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
51. *Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
52. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
53. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
54. *The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
55. Watership Down by Richard Adams
56. Dracula by Bram Stoker
57. Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
58. *Moby Dick by Herman Melville
59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
60. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
61. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
62. *The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
63. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
64. Dune by Frank Herbert
65. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
66. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
67. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
68. Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
69. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
70. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
71. *Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
72. The Trial by Franz Kafka
73. *I, Claudius by Robert Graves
74. *The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
75. *Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
76. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
77. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
78. *The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
79. *To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
80. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
81. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
82. *The Stranger by Albert Camus
83. *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
84. *The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
85. *The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LeRoux
86. *For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
87. *Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
88. *Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
89. *The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. Persuasion by Jane Austen
91. Light in August by William Faulkner
92. *Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
93. Call of the Wild by Jack London
94. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
95. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
96. *Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
97. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
98. *The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
99. *The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
100. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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