Classics Reading List


Books that are crossed out have been read. Books that are crossed out and hyperlinked, I’ve reviewed and the link will take you to their review.

Indian Summer, Adalbert Stifter

An Obediant Father, Akhil Sharma

Everything You Need, AL Kennedy

Looking for the Possible Dance, AL Kennedy

On Love, Alain de Botton

Jealousy, Alain Robbe-Gillet

The Folding Star, Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst

The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst

Watchmen, Alan Moore

Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe

Lanark, Alisdair Grey

The Plague, Albert Camus

The Rebel, Albert Camus

Belle de Seigneur, Albert Cohen

Ghost at Noon, Alberto Moravia

The Time of Indifference, Alberto Moravia

Antic Hay, Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley

Eyeless in Gaza, Aldous Huxley

The Kingdom of this World, Alejo Carpentier

The Lost Steps, Alejo Carpentier

Nowhere Man, Aleksandar Hemon

The First Circle, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Silk, Alessandro Baricco

The  Betrothed, Alessandro Marzoni

Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus, Alexander Pope

Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin

Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

La Reine Margot, Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Christo, Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Dublin

A World for Julius, Alfredo Bryce Echenique

The Accidental, Ali Smith

Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro

The Beggar Maid, Alice Munro

Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Temple of the Familiar, Alice Walker

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, Alvaro Mutis

Fear and Trembling, Amelie Nothomb

The Shadow Lines, Amitav Ghosh

A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz

Black Box, Amos Oz

Reasons to Live, Amy Hempel

Delta of Venus, Anais Nin

Thais, Anatole France

Arcanum 17, Andre Breton

Nadja, Andre Breton

Strait is the Gate, Andre Gide

The Fruits of the Earth, Andre Gide

The Immoralist, Andre Gide

Man’s Fate, Andre Malraux

A Dry White Season, Andre Philippus Brink

Small Island, Andrea Levy

The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman, Andrzej Szczypiorski

Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter

The Passion of New Eve, Angela Carter

Wise Children, Angela Carter

No Laughing Matter, Angus Wilson

Clear Light of Day, Anita Desai

The Mysteries of Udulfo, Ann Radcliffe

Transit, Anna Seghers

Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte

The Gathering, Anne Enright

Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels

Interview with a Vampire, Anne Rice

Fall on Your Knees, Anne-Marie MacDonald

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

Inside Mr Enderby, Anthony Burgess

A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell

Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope

He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope

Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope

The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fado Alexandrino, Antonio Lobo

Pereira Declares, Antonio Tabucchi

Oroonoko, Alphra Behn

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture, Apostolos K. Doxiades

The Golden Ass, Apuleius

The Old Wive’s Tale, Arnold Bennett

The Cast of Sergeant Grischa, Arnold Zweig

2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clark

None But the Brave, Arthur Schintzler

The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasilinna

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

Possession, AS Byatt

The Children’s Book, AS Byatt

The Virgin in the Garden, AS Byatt

By the Open Sea, August Strindberg

People of Hemso, August Strindberg

The Red Room, August Strindberg

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

Quartet in Autumn, Barbara Pym

A Kestral for a Knave,  Barry Hines

The Conquest of New Spain, Bernal Diaz del Castillo

Obabakoak, Bernardo Atxaga

The Reader, Bernhard Schlink

The Threepenny Novel, Bertolt Brecht

A Question of Power, Bessie Head

The Holder of the World, Bharati Mukherjee

Closely Watched Trains, Bohumil Hrabal

Dracula, Bram Stoker

Borstal Boy, Brendan Behan

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis

On the Black Hill, Bruce Chatwin

The Street of Crocodiles, Bruno Schulz

House Mother Normal, BS Johnson

The Dark Child, Camara Laye

Journey to the Alcarria, Camilo Jose Cela

The Hive, Camilo Jose Cela

A Dream of Red Mansions, Cao Xeuqin

Contact, Carl Sagan

Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi

The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes

The Back Room, Carmen Martin Gaite

The Club Dumas, Arturo Perez-Reverte

The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields

Unless, Carol Shields

All Soul’s Day, Cees Noteboom

Don Quixote, Cervantes

The Moon and the Bonfires, Cesare Pavese

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Bleak House, Charles Dickens

Hard Times, Charles Dickens

Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens

The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley

Melmouth the Wanderer, Charles Martin Marturin

The Albingenses, Charles Martin Marturin

Shirley, Charlotte Bronte

Villette, Charlotte Bronte

The Female Quixote, Charlotte Lennox

The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

C, Chester B Himes

Half a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Arrow of God, Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Patterns of Childhood, Christa Wolf

The Quest for Christa T, Christa Wolf

The Man Who Loved Children, Christina Stead

The Last World, Christoph Ransmayr

The Berlin Stories, Christopher Isherwood

The Last of Mister Norris, Christopher Isherwood

Choke, Chuck Palahniuk

Broad and Alien is the World, Ciro Allegria

The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector

The Passion According to GH, Clarice Lispector

The Heather Blazing, Colm Toibin

The Master, Colm Toibin

Alberta and Jacob, Cora Sandel

All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy

The Third Wedding, Costas Taktsis

Islands, Dan Sleigh

Moll Flanders, Daniel Dafoe

Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Dafoe

Roxana, The Fortunate Mistress, Daniel Dafoe

Measuring the World, Daniel Kehlmann

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, Daniel Paul Schreber

Rebecca, Daphne de Maurier

Red Harvest, Dashiell Hammett

The Glass Key, Dashiell Hammett

The Thin Man, Dashiel Hammett

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

In Parenthesis, David Jones

Lost Language of Crane, David Leavitt

Remembering Babylon, David Malouf

Vanishing Point, David Markson

Wittgenstein’s Mistress, David Markson

Nineteen Seventy Seven, David Peace

Jacques the Fatalist, Denis Diderot

Aaron’s Rod, DH Lawrence

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, DH Lawrence

Plumed Serpent, DH Lawrence

Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence

The Fox, DH Lawrence

The Rainbow, DH Lawrence

Women in Love, DH Lawrence

The Tartar Steppe, Dino Buzzati

Nightwood, Djuna Barnes

Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Falling Man, Don DeLillo

Libra, Don DeLillo

Mao II, Don DeLillo

Ratner’s Star, Don DeLillo

The Body Artist, Don DeLillo

The Names, Don DeLillo

White Noise, Don DeLillo

Amateurs, Donald Bartholme

The Dead Father, Donald Bartholme

Shikasta, Doris Lessing

The Diaries of Jane Somers, Doris Lessing

The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

The Grass is Singing, Doris Lessing

Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L Sayers

The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L Sayers

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Douglas Adams

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Dubravka Ugresic

Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Real Charlotte, Edith Somerville

Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton

Summer, Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

The Glimpses of the Moon, Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

A Boy’s Own Story, Edmund White

The Beautiful Room is Empty, Edmund White

I Thought of a Daisy, Edmund Wilson

August is a Wicked Month, Edna O’Brien

Country Girl, Edna O’Brien

Girl With Green Eyes, Edna O’Brien

In the Forest, Edna O’Brien

Memory of Fire, Eduardo H Galeano

Mother’s Milk, Edward St Aubyn

The Enormous Room, EE Cummings

Billy Bathgate, EL Doctorow

City of God, EL Doctorow

Ragtime, EL Doctorow

The Book of Daniel, EL Doctorow

Troubling Love, Elena Ferrante

Here’s to You, Jesua, Elena Poniatowska

Auto-de-Fe, Elias Canetti

Conversations in Sicily, Elio Vittorini

Love in Excess, Eliza Haywood

A World of Love, Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen

The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen

The House in Paris, Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen

Cranford, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskhell

Mary Barton, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskhell

North and South, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskhell

Blaming, Elizabeth Taylor

Bitter Glass, Ellis Dillon

City Primeval, Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard

La Brava, Elmore Leonard

On the Heights of Despair, EM Cioran

A Passage to India, EM Forster

A Room with a View, EM Forster

Howard’s End, EM Forster

Germinal, Emile Zola

La Bete Humaine, Emile Zola

Nana, Emile Zola

Therese Raquin, Emile Zola

Sandokan, Emilio Salgari

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

Life is a Caravan, Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

Bartleby and Co., Enrique Vila-Matas

Some Experiences of an Irish RM, EO Somerville

Cause for Alarm, Eric Ambler

Fear of Flying, Erica Jong

All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque

A House in the Uplands, Erksine Caldwell

The Riddle of the Sands, Erksine Childers

A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

To Have and Have Not, Ernest Hemingway

The Glass Bees, Ernst Junger

Hideous Kinky, Esther Freud

Ancestral Voices, Etienne van Heerdan

The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudora Welty

Astradeni, Eugenia Fakinou

A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh

Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh

Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh

Down Second Avenue, Ezekiel Mphahlele

Tender is the Night, F Scott Fitzgerald

Camilla, Fanny Burney

Evelina, Fanny Burney

Pallieter, Felix Timmermans

The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

Our Lady of the Assassins, Fernando Vallejo

At-Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O’Brien

The Complete Novels, Flann O’Brien

The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien

Everything that Rise Must Converge, Flannery O’Connor

The Violent Bear it Away, Flannery O’Connor

Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor

Parade’s End, Ford Madox Ford

The Good Soldier, Ford Madax Ford

Cecilia, Frances Burney

Viper’s Tangle, Francois Mauriac

Gargantua and Pantagruel, Francois Rabelais

Bonjour Tristesse, Francois Sagan

The Swarm, Frank Schatzing

The Castle, Franz Kafka

The Trial, Franz Kafka

Her Privates We, Frederic Manning

Hadrian the Seventh, Frederick Wolfe

The Viceroys, Frederico de Roberto

The Inspector Barlach Mysteries, Friedrich Durrenmatt

Hyperion, Friedrich Holderlin

The Brothers Karamazov, Fyoder Dosteyevsky

The Idiot, Fyoder Dosteyevsky

Three Trapped Tigers, G Cabrera Infante

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No One Writes to the Colonel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Autumn of the Patriarch, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Child of Pleasure, Gabriele D’Annunzio

The Tin Flute, Gabrielle Roy

Amadis of Gaul, Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo

Adam Bede, George Eliot

Daniel Deronda, George Eliot

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Silas Marner, George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot

The Diary of No One, George Grossmith

Burmese Days, George Orwell

Coming Up for Air, George Orwell

Keep the Asphidistra, George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell

Pastoralia, George Saunders

Blue of Noon, Georges Bataille

Story of the Eye, Georges Bataille

Under Satan’s Sun, Georges Bernanos

A Void, Georges Perec

Things, Georges Perec

Inland, Gerald Murnane

The Parable of the Blind, Gert Hoffman

The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein

Three Lives and Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein

Eclipse of the Crescent Moon, Geza Gardonyi

The Born Exile, Gillian Tindall

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Giorgio Bassani

The House by the Medlar Tree, Giovanni Verga

The Christmas Oratorio, Goran Tunstrom

Myra Breckinridge, Gore Vidal

Brighton Rock, Graham Greene

England Made Me, Graham Greene

The End of the Affair, Graham Greene

The Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul, Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene

The Quiet American, Graham Greene

The Third Man, Graham Greene

The Light of Day, Graham Swift

Waterland, Graham Swift

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Guazhong Luo

The Leopard, Guiseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa

Cat and Mouse, Gunter Grass

Dog Years, Gunter Grass

A Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert

Bouvard and Pecuchet, Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Gustave Flaubert

Bel Ami, Guy de Maupassant

All About H Haterr, GV Desani

King Soloman’s Mines, H Rider Haggard

She, H Rider Haggard

Gabriel’s Gift, Hanif Kureishi

Intimacy, Hanif Kureishi

The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi

The Adventurous Simpliccimus, Hans Jacob Grimmelhausen

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Discovery of Heaven, Harry Mulisch

After the Quake, Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Stone, Haruki Murakami

Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami

Asphodel, HD (Hilda Doolittle)

Schooling, Heather McGowan

Billiards at Half-Past Nine, Heinrich Boll

Group Portrait with Lady, Heinrich Boll

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Heinrich Boll

The Safety Net, Heinrich Boll

Michael Kohlhaas, Heinrich von Kleist

The Lion of Flanders, Hendrik Conscience

Faceless Killers, Henri Barbusse

Amelia, Henry Fielding

Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding

Tom Jones, Henry Fielding

Blindness, Henry Green

Loving, Henry Green

The Golden Bowl, Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James

The Wings of a Dove, Henry James

What Maisie Knew, Henry James

A Man of Feeling, Henry Mackenzie

Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller

Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller

Call it Sleep, Henry Roth

Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson

The House with Blind House Windows, Herbjorg Wassmo

Rosshalde, Herman Hesse

Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse

The Glass Bead Game, Herman Hesse

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

The Death of Virgil, Hermann Broch

The Guiltless, Hermann Broch

The Invisible Man, HG Wells

The War of the Worlds, HG Wells

Tono-Bungay, HG Wells

Eugenie Grandet, Honore de Balzac

Lost Illusions, Honore de Balzac

The Castle of Otronto, Horace Walpole

At the Mountains of Madness, HP Lovecraft

Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby

The Sorrow of Belgium, Hugo Claus

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson

Complicity, Iain Banks

The Crow Road, Iain Banks

The Player of Games, Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks

Downriver, Iain Sinclair

London Orbital, Iain Sinclair

Casino Royal, Ian Fleming

Wild Harbour, Ian MacPherson

Amsterdam, Ian McEwan

Atonement, Ian McEwan

Black Dogs, Ian McEwan

Saturday, Ian McEwan

The Comfort of Strangers, Ian McEwan

Fateless, Imre Kertesz

Animal’s People, Indra Sinha

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

Quicksand, Irish Johansen

A Severed Head, Iris Murdoch

The Bell, Iris Murdoch

The Black Prince, Iris Murdoch

The Nice and the Good, Iris Murdoch

The Sea, the Sea, Iris Murdoch

Under the Net, Iris Murdoch

Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh

Foundation, Isaac Asimov

I, Robot, Isaac Asimov

The Magician of Lublin, Isaac Barshevis Singer

The Manor, Isaac Barshevis Singer

Of Love and Shadows, Isabel Allende

Out of Africa, Isak Dineson

Broken April, Ismail Kadare

Spring Flowers, Spring Frost, Ismail Kadare

The Successor, Ismail Kadare

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino

Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Italo Calvino

The Path to the Spider’s Nest, Italo Calvino

As a Man Grows Older, Italo Svevo

Zeno’s Conscience, Italo Svevo

Oblomov, Ivan Aleskandrovich Goncharav

Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, Ivan Klima

Under the Yoke, Ivan Minchov Vazov

Fathers and Sons, Ivan Surgeevich Turganev

First Love and Other Stories, Ivan Surgeevich Turganev

On the Eve, Ivan Surgeevich Turganev

Rudin and a King Lear of the Steppes, Ivan Surgeevich Turganev

Virgin Soil, Ivan Surgeevich Turganev

The Bridge on the Drina, Ivo Andric

In a Glass Darkly, J Sheridan LeFanu

Uncle Silas, J Sheridan LeFanu

Professor Martens Departure, Jaan Kross

City, Sister, Silver, Jachym Topol

On the Road, Jack Kerouac

Martin Eden, Jack London

The Call of the Wild, Jack London

The Iron Heel, Jack London

Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid

Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

Go Tell It On The Mountain, James Baldwin

The Black Dahlia, James Ellroy

The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

Confessions of a Justified Sinner, James Hogg

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce

Finnegan’s Wake, James Joyce

Ulysses, James Joyce

A Disaffection, James Kelman

How Late It Was, How Late, James Kelman

Kieron Smith, boy, James Kelman

The Busconductor Hines, James Kelman

The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M Cain

The Trusting and the Maimed, James Plunkett

The 13 Clocks, James Thurber

The Wonderful O, James Thurber

At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O’Neill

Emma, Jane Austen

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Persuasion, Jane Austen

Faces in the Water, Janet Frame

The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway

A Heart So White, Javier Marias

Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marias

Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

Les Enfants Terribles, Jean Cocteau

Good Morning, Midnight, Jean Rhys

Quartet, Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys

Cane, Jane Toomer

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson

Sexing the Cherry, Jeanette Winterson

The Passion, Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson

Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Julie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

Ashes and Diamonds, Jerry Wadja Andrejewski

The Commandment, Jessica Anderson

Cocaine Nights, JG Ballard

Crash, JG Ballard

Empire of the Sun, JG Ballard

High Rise, JG Ballard

Super Cannes, JG Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition, JG Ballard

The Drowned World, JG Ballard

The Siege of Krishnapur, JG Ferrell

The Singapore Grip, JG Ferrell

Troubles, JG Ferrell

The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

Leaden Wings, Jie Zhang

Arcadia, Jim Crace

Stone Junction, Jim Dodge

The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson

Disgrace, JM Coetzee

Ducklands, JM Coetzee

Elizabeth Costello, JM Coetzee

Foe, JM Coetzee

From the Heart of the Country, JM Coetzee

Life and Times of Michael K, JM Coetzee

Slow Man, JM Coetzee

The Master of Petersburg, JM Coetzee

Waiting for the Barbarians, JM Coetzee

Youth, JM Coetzee

Democracy, Joan Didion

Play it as it Lays, Joan Didion

The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, Joao Guimaraes Rosa

The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

William Meister’s Years of Apprenticeship, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Shroud, John Banville

The Book of Evidence, John Banville

The Newton Letter, John Banville

The Sea, John Banville

The Untouchable, John Banville

Giles Goat-Boy, John Barth

The End of the Road, John Barth

The Floating Opera, John Barth

The Thirty Nine Steps, John Buchan

The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

Fanny Hill, John Cleland

Manhattan Transfer, John dos Passos

USA, John dos Passos

A Maggot, John Fowles

The Collector, John Fowles

The French Lieutenants Woman, John Fowles

The Magus, John Fowles

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

The Cider House Rules, John Irving

The World According to Garp, John Irving

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

Smiley’s People, John Le Carre

Euphes, John Lyly

Amongst Women, John McGahern

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

Rabbit is Rich, John Updike

Rabbit Redux, John Updike

Rabbit Run, John Updike

Chocky, John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham

The Midwich Cukoos, John Wyndham

What a Carve Up, Jonathan Coe

The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell

Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Jorge Amado

Tent of Americas, Jorge Amado

Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges

Labyrinths, Jorge Luis Borges

In Search of Klingsor, Jorge Volpi Escalante

Martin Fierro, Jose Hernandez

Deep Rivers, Jose Maria Arguedas

The Crime of Father Amaro, Jose Maria Eca de Costa

Baltasar and Blimunda, Jose Saramago

The Double, Jose Saramago

The History of the Siege of Lisbon, Jose Saramago

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, Jose Saramago

The Engineer of Human Souls, Josef Skvorecky

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad

Nostromo, Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad

The Shadow Line, Joseph Conrad

Catch-22, Joseph Heller

The Radetzky, Joseph Roth

Life of a Good for Nothing, Joseph von Eichendoff

Black Water, Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates

Marya, Joyce Carol Oates

Them, Joyce Carol Oates

The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

The Shipyard, Juan Carlos Onetti

Marks of Identity, Juan Goytisolo

The Witness, Juan Jose Saer

The Burning Plain, Juan Rulfo

Pepita Jimenez, Juan Valera

Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne

The Blindness of the Heart, Julia Franck

The Opposing Shore, Julien Gracq

Wild Swans, Jung Chang

Some Prefer Nettles, Junichiro Tanizaki

Jacob the Liar, Jurek Becker

War with the Newts, Karel Capek

Last Days of Mankind, Karl Kraus

Anton Reiser, Karl Philipp Moritz

The Awakening, Kate Chopin

The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield

Blood and Guts in High School, Kathy Acker

A Pale View of the Hills, Kazuo Ishiguru

An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguru

Never Let me Go, Kazuo Ishiguru

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguru

The Unconsoled, Kazuo Ishiguru

Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse

One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey

The Green Man, Kingsley Amis

The Old Devils, Kingsley Amis

The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

Growth of the Soil, Knut Hamson

Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater, Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Land, Kyongni Pak

The Melancholy of Resistance, Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, Laurence Stern

The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shady, Laurence Stern

Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee

Maldorer and Poems, Lautremont

Justine, Lawrence Durrell

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

To Each His Own, Leonardo Sciascia

Summer in Baden-Baden, Leonid Tsypkin

Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace

Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Forest of the Hanged, Liviu Rebreanu

Anagrams, Lorrie Moore

Like Life, Lorrie Moore

The Bells of Basel, Louis Aragon

Eline Vere, Louis Couperas

Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, Louis de Bernieres

Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich

Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The Go-Between, LP Hartley

Time of Silence, Luis Martin-Santos

The Lusiads, Luis vaz de Camoes

The End of the Story, Lydia Davis

Novel with Cocaine, M Ageyev

Dom Casmurro, Machado de Assis

The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, Machado de Assis

Dark is the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid, Malcom Lowry

Southern Seas, Manual Vazquez Montalban

Heartbreak Tango, Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig

Fantomas, Marcel Allain

Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel Proust

Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood

Surfacing, Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood

Radiant Way, Margaret Drabble

The Red Queen, Margaret Drabble

The Diviners, Margaret Lawrence

Don’t Move, Margaret Mazzantini

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

The Lover, Marguerite Duras

The Ravishing of Lol Stein, Marguerite Duras

The Vice-Consul, Marguerite Duras

Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar

Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth

The Absentee, Maria Edgeworth

So Long a Letter, Mariama Ba

Simon and the Oaks, Marianne Fredriksson

The Underdogs, Mariano Azuela

Home, Marilynne Robinson

A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian, Marina Lewycka

The Godfather, Mario Puzo

The Cubs and Other Stories, Mario Vargas Llosa

The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero, Mario Varags Llosa

Dead Babies, Martin Amis

London Fields, Martin Amis

Time’s Arrow, Martin Amis

Death Sentence, Maurice Blanchot

Homo Faber, Max Frisch

The Artamonov Business, Maxim Gorky

Life and Death of Harriet Frean, May Sinclair

Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake

Death and the Dervish, Mesa Selimovic

The Monk, MG Lewis

The Green Hat, Michael Arlen

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

A Home at the End of the World, Michael Cunningham

Under the Skin, Michel Faber

Platform, Michel Houellebecq

The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq

Whatever, Michel Houellebecq

The Ogre, Michel Tournier

The Heretic, Miguel Delibes

The Master and the Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

Ignorance, Milan Kundera

The Book of Laughing and Forgetting, Milan Kundera

The Joke, Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

Dictionary of the Khazars, Milorad Pavic

On the Edge of Reason, Miroslav Krleza

The Return of Philip Latinowicz, Miroslav Krleza

Crossfire, Miyuke Miyabe

Carry Me Down, MJ Hyland

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid

Untouchable, Mulk Raj Anand

Max Havelaar, Multatuli

Memento Mori, Muriel Spark

The Driver’s Seat, Muriel Spark

The Girls of Slender Means, Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

The Enchanted Wandereer, NS Leskov

Burger’s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer

July’s People, Nadine Gordimer

Midaq Alley, Najib Muhfuz

Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford

The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford

The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Miss Lonleyhearts and the Day of the Locust, Nathaniel West

Kokoro, Natsume Soseki

Woman at Point Zero, Nawal el Saadawi

Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson

Passing, Nella Larsen

The Man with the Golden Arm, Nelson Algren

A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

Cutter and Bone, Newton Thornburg

Matigari, Ngugiwa Thiongo

Petals of Blood, Ngugiwa Thiongo

The River Between, Ngugiwa Thiongo

I’m Not Scared, Niccolo Ammaniti

Dead Souls, Nickolai Gogol

The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis

Henry von Ofterdingen, Novalis

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano

The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith

God’s Bit of Wood, Ousmane Sembene

Metamorphosis, Ovid

Typical, Padgett Powell

Manon des Sources, Pagnol Marcel

The Romantics, Pankaj Mishra

Barabbas, Par Lagervist

Another World, Pat Barker

Regeneration, Pat Barker

The Butcher Boy, Pat McCabe

Hallucinating Foucault, Patricia Duncker

The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith

Hangover Square, Patrick Hamilton

Perfume, Patrick Suskind

The Living and the Dead, Patrick White

The Tree of Man, Patrick White

Voss, Patrick White

Moon Palace, Paul Auster

Mr. Vertigo, Paul Auster

The Book of Illusions, Paul Auster

The Music of Chance, Paul Auster

The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster

Timtuktu, Paul Auster

Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico

The Devil and Miss Pym, Paulo Coehlo

Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coehlo

Dirty Havana Trilogy, Pedro Juan Gutierrez

The Book about Blanche and Marie, Per Olov Enquist

Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd

The House of Doctor Dee, Peter Ackroyd

The Lambs of London, Peter Ackroyd

Jack Maggs, Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey

Celestial Harmonies, Peter Esterhazy

The Afternoon of a Writer, Peter Handke

The Left Handed Woman, Peter Handke

Late Night News, Petros Markaris

Thank You, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K Dick

Operation Shylock, Philip Roth

Sabbath’s Theater, Philip Roth

The Human Stain, Philip Roth

American Rust, Philipp Meyer

The Ragazzi, Pier Paulo Pasolini

Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Ambrose Francois Choderlos

If Not Now, When, Primo Levi

Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi

The Drowned and the Saved, Primo Levi

The Home and the World, Rabindranath Tagore

The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler

The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

Exercises in Style, Raymond Queneau

The Devil in the Flesh, Raymond Radiguet

Impressions of Africa, Raymond Roussel

Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel

Harriet Hume, Rebecca West

The Birds Fall Down, Rebecca West

The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West

The Thinking Reed, Rebecca West

In Watermelon Sugar, Richard Brautigan

Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Richard Brautigan

Native Son, Richard Wright

The Guide, RK Narayan

Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A Heinlein

Pricksongs and Descants, Robert Coover

The Public Burning, Robert Coover

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Master of Ballantrae, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Confusions of Young Torless, Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil

The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolano

Fifth Business, Robertson Davies

A Fine Business, Rohinton Mistry

Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry

Promise of Dawn, Romain Gary

The Roots of Heaven, Romain Gary

The Colour, Rose Tremain

Cost, Roxana Robinson

Cloudsplitter, Russell Banks

Almost Transparent Blue, Ryu Murakami

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Justine, Sade

The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Stories, Sade

The Blind Owl, Sadiq Hidayat

Fury, Salman Rushdie

Grimus, Salman Rushdie

Shame, Salman Rushdie

The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie

The Moor’s Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

Malone Dies, Samuel Beckett

Mercier and Camier, Samuel Beckett

Molloy, Samuel Beckett

Murphy, Samuel Beckett

The Unnameable, Samuel Beckett

Watt, Samuel Beckett

Worstward Ho, Samuel Beckett

Erewhon, Samuel Butler

The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler

Rasselas, Samuel Johnson

Clarissa Harlowe, Samuel Richardson

Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded, Samuel Richardson

The Lonely Londoners, Samuel Selvon

Embers, Sandor Marai

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters

Dangling Man, Saul Bellow

Henderson the Rain King, Saul Bellow

Herzog, Saul Bellow

Seize the Day, Saul Bellow

The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow

The Victim, Saul Bellow

The Twilight Years, Sawako Ariyoshi

The Bamboo Cutters Tale, Sayumi Kawauchi

Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

Retreat without Song, Shahan Shahnur

The Great Indian Novel, Shashi Tharoor

Ricksaw Boy, She Lao

The Water Margin, Shi Naian

The Tale of Genji, Shikibu Murasaki

Deep River, Shusaku Endo

Silence, Shusaku Endo

The German Lesson, Siegfried Lenz

Kristin Lavrandatter, Sigrid Undset

The Garden where the Brass Band Played, Simon Vestdijk

The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir

Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis

What I Loved, Siri Hustvedt

Insatiability, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Amok and Other Stories, Stefan Zweig

Chess Story, Stefan Zweig

Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

The Charterhouse of Parma, Stendhal

The Red and the Black, Stendhal

The Shining, Stephen King

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

After the Death of Don Juan, Sylvia Townsend Warner

Summer with Show, Sylvia Townsend Warner

Drop City, T Coraghessan Boyle

World’s End, T Coraghessan Boyle

This Way for Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Taduesz Borowski

Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih

The Twins, Tessa de Loo

The Once and Future King, TH White

Effi Briest, Theodor Fontaine

The Stechlin, Theodor Fontaine

Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser

Correction, Thomas Bernhard

Extinction,Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters, Thomas Bernhard

Wittgenstein’s Nephew, Thomas Bernhard

Yes, Thomas Bernhard

Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy

The Hand of Ethelberta, Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy

The Woodlanders, Thomas Hardy

Buddenbrooks, Thomas Mann

Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

Doctor Faustus, Thomas Mann

Joseph and His Brothers, Thomas Mann

Chaka the Zulu, Thomas Mofolo

The Unfortunate Traveler and Other Works, Thomas Nash

Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon

Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

Mason and Dixon, Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon

V, Thomas Pynchon

Vineland, Thomas Pynchon

Look Homeward Angel, Thomas Wolfe

Paradise of the Blind, Thu Huong Duong

The Things they Carried, Tim O’Brien

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Tobias Smollett

The Adventures of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett

The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker, Tobias Smollett

The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe

Santa Evita, Tomas Eloy Martinez

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Jazz, Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Sula, Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Summer Book, Tove Jonsson

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote

Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangaremba

Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair

The Dispossessed, Ursula LeGuin

The Invention of Curried Sausage, Uwe Timm

The Manila Rope, Veijo Meri

Moscow Station, Venedikt Yerofeev

Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain

Solitude, Victor Catala

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

A Ballad for George Henig, Victor Paskow

The Case of Comrade Tulayev, Victor Serge

The Life of Insects, Viktor Pelevin

Between the Acts, Virginia Woolfe

Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolfe

Night and Day, Virginia Woolfe

Orlando, Virginia Woolfe

The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolfe

The Waves, Virginia Woolfe

The Years, Virginia Woolfe

To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolfe

Alamut, Vladimir Bartol

Ada, Vladimir Nabakov

Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov

Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabakov

Pnin, Vladimir Nabakov

Candide, Voltaire

A Bend in the River, VS Naipaul

In a Free State, VS Naipaul

The Enigma of Arrival, VS Naipaul

Of Human Bondage, W Somerset Maugham

Cakes and Ale, W Somerset Maugham

The Razor’s Edge, W Somerset Maugham

Marius the Epicurian, Walter Pater

Ivanhoe, Walter Scott

Rob Roy, Walter Scott

The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Great Apes, Will Self

How the Dead Live, Will Self

The Professor’s House, Willa Cather

Cheese, Willem Elsschot

Vathek, William Beckford

Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner

Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner

The Hamlet, William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

The Recognitions, William Gaddis

Neuromancer, William Gibson

Caleb Williams, William Godwin

The House on the Borderland, William Hope Hodgson

The Fan Man, William Kotzwinkle

The Midnight Examiner, William Kotzwinkle

Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackery

News from Nowhere, William Morris

Junky, William S Burroughs

Naked Lunch, William S Burroughs

Queer, William S Burroughs

The Wild Boys, William S Burroughs

Felicia’s Journey, William Trevor

Fools of Fortune, William Trevor

The Story of Lucy Gault, William Trevor

Austerlitz, Winifred Georg Sebald

The Emigrants, Winifred Georg Sebald

Vertigo, Winifred Georg Sebald

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Winifred Watson

Ferdydurke, Witold Gombrowicz

Death in Rome, Wolfgang Koeppen

The Hothouse, Wolfgang Koeppen

Childermass, Wyndham Lewis

Self Condemned, Wyndham Lewis

Tarr, Wyndham Lewis

The Apes of God, Wyndham Lewis

Memoirs of a Peasant Boy, Xosi Neira Vilas

The Sea of Fertility, Yukio Mishima

The Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima

On Beauty, Zadie Smith

White Teeth, Zadie Smith

The Heart of Redness, Zakes Mda

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

The Triple Mirror of Self, Zulkifar Ghose

Professor Unrat

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

New Grub Street, George Gissing


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