1001 Books

Out of this list of 1001 books that one ought to read (from this book I guess), here are the ones I have read… about 5.1%. My favorites are marked with a *.

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  2. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  4. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates*
  5. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  6. The Secret History – Donna Tartt*
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  8. Them – Joyce Carol Oates*
  9. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
  10. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  11. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  12. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  13. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  14. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  15. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov*
  16. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  17. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  18. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison*
  19. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  20. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger*
  21. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell*
  22. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  23. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  24. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  25. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley*
  26. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  27. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  28. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  29. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  30. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  31. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  32. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  33. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  34. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  35. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy*
  37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  38. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  39. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  40. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  41. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  42. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  43. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  44. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  45. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë*
  46. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  47. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  48. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  49. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  50. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  51. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift

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