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100 top novels — 8

New addition: The Road (#82)

1 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2 Beloved – Toni Morrison
3 To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
4 Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
5 Molloy – Samuel Beckett
6 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
7 Underworld – Don DeLillo
8 Middle Passage – Charles Johnson
9 White Noise – Don DeLillo
10 Middlemarch – George Eliot

11 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
12 Suttree – Cormac McCarthy
13 Housekeeping – Marilyn Robinson
14 Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15 The Brother’s Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
16 The Plague – Albert Camus
17 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
18 Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler
19 The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
20 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

21 Native Son – Richard Wright
22 All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
23 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
24 On the Road – Jack Kerouac
25 The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
26 Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko
27 Wolf – Jim Harrison
28 Narcissus and Goldmund – Herman Hesse
29 The Master and Marguerita – Michael Bulgakov
30 Blindness – Jose Saramago

31 A House for Mr. Biswas – V. S. Naipaul
32 Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
33 The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)- Herman Hesse
34 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
35 Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
36 The Bone People – Keri Hulme
37 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
38 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
39 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
40 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitzen

41 Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
42 Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathan Lethem
43 1984 – George Orwell
44 The Fortress of Solitude – Jonathan Lethem
45 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
46 The Uncomfortable Dead: (what’s missing is missing) – Paco Ignacio Taibo II & Subcommandante Marcos
47 Mao II – Don DeLillo
48 Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
49 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
50 The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

51 Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
52 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
53 As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
54 The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
55 A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
56 Neuromancer – William Gibson
57 For Whom the Bell Tolls – Earnest Hemingway
58 Generation X – Douglass Copeland
59 Brave New World – Aldus Huxley
60 The Chosen – Chaim Potok

61 Doomsday Book – Connie Willis
62 Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
63 Fall on Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
64 The Dog of the South – Charles Portis
65 All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
66 Dr. Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
67 The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
68 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
69 Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith
70 White Teeth – Zadie Smith

71 The Stone Canal – Ken MacLeod
72 Schizmatrix – Bruce Sterling
73 The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin
74 The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh
75 The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
76 The Fall – Albert Camus
77 Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
78 Straight Man – Richard Russo
79 A Small Death in Lisbon – Robert Wilson
80 Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee

81 Kindred – Octavia Butler
82 The Road – Cormac McCarthy
83 The Street – Ann Petry
84 The Feast of Love – Charles Baxter
85 Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
86 Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
87 The Old Man and the Sea – Earnest Hemingway
88 The Star Fraction – Ken MacLeod
89 He, She, and It – Marge Piercy
90 The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin

91 The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
92 The Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler

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