100 Best Books?

I recently stumbled upon TIME Magazine's "All-Time 100 Novels" list and thought it'd be cool to see how many of them I've read. There are quite a few lists like this one floating around the Internet, all of them composed of different titles but for the most part consisting of classics. I'm not a huge fan of classics, but there are definitely a few I'm interested in reading one day…not to mention the ones I was forced to read in high school. Here's the list. Titles marked with an "x" are ones that I have read. The ones that are italicized are ones I might want to read one day. I've only read 11, that's pretty sad! Count how many you've read and tell me in the comments below 🙂

The Adventures of Augie March

All the King’s Men

American Pastoral

An American Tragedy

Animal Farm

Appointment in Samarra

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

The Assistant

At Swim-Two-Birds

Atonement [X]

Beloved [X]

The Berlin Stories

The Big Sleep

The Blind Assassin

Blood Meridian

Brideshead Revisited

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Call It Sleep


The Catcher in the Rye [X]

A Clockwork Orange [X]

The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Corrections

The Crying of Lot 49

A Dance to the Music of Time

The Day of the Locust

Death Comes for the Archbishop

A Death in the Family

The Death of the Heart


Dog Soldiers


The French Lieutenant’s Woman

The Golden Notebook

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Gone With the Wind [X]

The Grapes of Wrath

Gravity’s Rainbow

The Great Gatsby [X]

A Handful of Dust

The Heart is A Lonely Hunter

The Heart of the Matter



A House for Mr. Biswas

I, Claudius

Infinite Jest

Invisible Man

Light in August

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe [X]


Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Rings


The Moviegoer

Lucky Jim

The Man Who Loved Children

Midnight’s Children


Mrs. Dalloway

Naked Lunch

Native Son


Never Let Me Go

1984 [X]

On the Road

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Painted Bird

Pale Fire

A Passage to India

Play It As It Lays

Portnoy’s Complaint


The Power and the Glory

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Rabbit, Run


The Recognitions

Red Harvest

Revolutionary Road

The Sheltering Sky

Slaughterhouse Five [X]

Snow Crash

The Sot-Weed Factor

The Sound and the Fury

The Sportswriter

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

The Sun Also Rises

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Things Fall Apart [X]

To Kill a Mockingbird [X]

To the Lighthouse

Tropic of Cancer


Under the Net

Under the Volcano


White Noise

White Teeth

Wide Sargasso Sea


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