Time Magazine’s ALL-TIME 100

Bold titles are books I have read (I also own most of these)
A single asterisk denotes books on my personal reading lists
Double asterisks denote books I own, and obviously plan to read


To Kill a Mockinbird by Harper Lee

1984 by George Orwell

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller**

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck**

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell**

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut*

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov**

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey*

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess*

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

Watchmen by Alan Moore**

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro*

Atonement by Ian McEwan**

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe*

Beloved by Toni Morrison*

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway*

On the Road by Jack Kerouac**

Possession by A.S. Byatt

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler*

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster*

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston*

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner*

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren*

Native Son by Richard Wright

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Light in August by William Faulkner

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood*

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

To the Lighthouse by Virgina Woolf**

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Fowles

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy*

White Noise by Don DeLillo*

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace*

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates*

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh*

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie*

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Neuromancer by William Gibson

American Pastoral by Philip Roth*

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen**

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene**

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

Rabbit, Run by John Updike*

White Teeth by Zadie Smith*

Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński

A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Ubik by Philip K. Dick

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov*

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara

Money by Martin Amis

Deliverance by James Dickey

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

Herzog by Saul Bellow

Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford

The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien

A Death in the Family by James Agee

The Recognitions by William Gaddis

Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone

The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

Loving by Henry Green

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement by Anthony Powell

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Falconer by John Cheever

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

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