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100 top novels — 10

New addition: The Intuitionist (#36), by Colson Whitehead

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 Intuitionist – Colson Whitehead
37 The Bone People – Keri Hulme
38 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
39 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
40 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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

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

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

71 Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith
72 White Teeth – Zadie Smith
73 The Stone Canal – Ken MacLeod
74 Schizmatrix – Bruce Sterling
75 The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin
76 The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh
77 The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
78 The Fall – Albert Camus
79 Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
80 Straight Man – Richard Russo

81 A Small Death in Lisbon – Robert Wilson
82 Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee
83 Kindred – Octavia Butler
84 The Road – Cormac McCarthy
85 The Street – Ann Petry
86 The Feast of Love – Charles Baxter
87 Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
88 Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
89 The Old Man and the Sea – Earnest Hemingway
90 The Star Fraction – Ken MacLeod

91 He, She, and It – Marge Piercy
92 The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin
93 The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
94 The Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler

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1 Comment

  1. endithinks says:

    Bless Me Ultima
    McTeague
    Three Musketeers
    Baile’s Cafe
    Don Quixote
    Catch 22
    The Ugly American
    Things Fall Apart

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