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Friday, October 04, 2013

The 100 Greatest Novels Ever

This list was in Entertainment Weekly, mid-July:

1. Anna Karenina (By Leo Tolstoy -- 1878)
2. The Great Gatsby (By F. Scott Fitzgerald -- 1925)
3. Pride and Prejudice (By Jane Austen -- 1813)
4. Great Expectations (By Charles Dickens -- 1861)
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude (By Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- 1967)
6. My Antonia (By Willa Cather -- 1918)
7. The Harry Potter series (By J.K. Rowling -- 1997-2007)
8. The Rabbit quartet (By John Updike -- 1960-1990)
9. Beloved (By Toni Morrison -- 1987)
10. Charlotte's Web (By E.B. White -- 1952)
11. Mrs. Dalloway (By Virginia Woolf -- 1925)
12. The Sound and the Fury (By William Faulkner -- 1929)
13. To Kill a Mockingbird (By Harper Lee -- 1960)
14. Crime and Punishment (By Fyodor Dostoevsky -- 1867)
15. Ragtime (By E.L. Doctorow -- 1975)
16. Jane Eyre (By Charlotte Bronte -- 1847)
17. The Road (By Cormac McCarthy -- 2006)
18. Moby-Dick (By Herman Melville -- 1851)
19. Lolita (By Vladimir Nabokov -- 1955)
20. Lonesome Dove (By Larry McMurtry -- 1985)
21. An American Tragedy (By Theodore Dreiser -- 1925)
22. Wuthering Heights (By Emily Bronte -- 1847)
23. The Brothers Karamazov (By Fyodor Dostoevsky -- 1880)
24. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (By James Joyce -- 1916)
25. Bleak House (By Charles Dickens -- 1853)
26. Invisible Man (By Ralph Ellison -- 1952)
27. A Wrinkle in Time (By Madeleine L'Engle -- 1962)
28. War and Peace (By Leo Tolstoy -- 1869)
29. The Handmaid's Tale (By Margaret Atwood -- 1986)
30. Native Son (By Richard Wright -- 1940)
31. Blindness (By Jose Saramago -- 1995)
32. The Catcher in the Rye (By J.D. Salinger -- 1951)
33. Maus (By Art Spiegelman -- 1986)
34. The World According to Garp (By John Irving -- 1978)
35. A Personal Matter (By Kenzaburo Oe -- 1964)
36. Atlas Shrugged (By Ayn Rand -- 1957)
37. The Sun Also Rises (By Ernest Hemingway -- 1926)
38. The Regeneration trilogy (By Pat Barker -- 1991-1995)
39. Middlesex (By Jeffrey Eugenides -- 2002)
40. A Suitable Boy (By Vikram Seth -- 1993)
41. Go Tell It on The Mountain (By James Baldwin -- 1953)
42. The Stand (By Stephen King -- 1978)
43. A Confederacy of Dunces (By John Kennedy Toole -- 1980)
44. His Dark Materials (By Philip Pullman -- 1995-2000)
45. The Color Purple (By Alice Walker -- 1982)
46. The Age of Innocence (By Edith Wharton -- 1920)
47. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (By Haruki Murakami -- 1994)
48. The Talented Mr. Ripley (By Patricia Highsmith -- 1955)
49. Ender's Game (By Orson Scott Card -- 1985)
50. Snow (By Orhan Pamuk -- 2002)
51. The Corrections (By Jonathan Franzen -- 2001)
52. Song of Solomon (By Toni Morrison -- 1977)
53. Gone With the Wind (By Margaret Mitchell -- 1936)
54. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (By Ben Fountain -- 2012)
55. A Fine Balance (By Rohinton Mistry -- 1995)
56. Sophie's Choice (By William Styron -- 1979)
57. The Children of Men (By P.D. James -- 1992)
58. Midnight's Children (By Salman Rushdie -- 1981)
59. Dracula (By Bram Stoker -- 1897)
60. Their Eyes Were Watching God (By Zora Neale Hurston -- 1937)
61. Love in the Time of Cholera (By Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- 1988)
62. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (By Mark Twain -- 1884) 
63. Portnoy's Complaint (By Philip Roth -- 1969)
64. Infinite Jest (By David Foster Wallace -- 1996)
65. Herzog (By Saul Bellow -- 1964)
66. Howards End (By E.M. Forster -- 1910)
67. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (By Michael Chabon -- 2000)
68. Middlemarch (By George Eliot -- 1874)
69. Money (By Martin Amis -- 1985)
70. Neuromancer (By William Gibson -- 1984)
71. The Hobbit (By J.R.R. Tolkien -- 1937)
72. The Remains of the Day (By Kazuo Ishiguro -- 1989)
73. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (By John le Carre -- 1963)
74. Cold Mountain (By Charles Frazier -- 1997)
75. Madame Bovary (By Gustave Flaubert -- 1857)
76. The Golden Notebook (By Doris Lessing -- 1962)
77. Tom Jones (By Henry Fielding -- 1749)
78. A House for Mr. Biswas (By V.S. Naipaul -- 1961)
79. Bring Up the Bodies (By Hilary Mantel -- 2012)
80. Swann's Way (By Marcel Proust -- 1913)
81. Frankenstein (By Mary Shelley -- 1818)
82. Disgrace (By J.M. Coetzee -- 1999)
83. The Stone Diaries (By Carol Shields -- 1993)
84. Clockers (By Richard Price -- 1992)
85. Catch-22 (By James Heller -- 1961)
86. A Home at the End of the World (By Michael Cunningham -- 1990)
87. White Teeth (By Zadie Smith -- 2000)
88. The Bonfire of the Vanities (By Tom Wolfe -- 1987)
89. Tristram Shandy (By Laurence Sterne -- 1895)
90. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (By Carson McCullers -- 1940)
91. The Leopard (By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa -- 1958)
92. The Glass Bead Game (By Hermann Hesse -- 1943)
93. Bastard Out of Carolina (By Dorothy Allison -- 1992)
94. The Moonstone (By Wilkie Collins -- 1868)
95. The Poisonwood Bible (By Barbara Kingsolver -- 1998)
96. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (By Italo Calvino -- 1979)
97. The Big Sleep (By Raymond Chandler -- 1939)
98. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (By Judy Blume -- 1970)
99. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (By Douglas Adams -- 1979)
100. The Joy Luck Club (By Amy Tan -- 1989)


Notes: I've read the books highlighted in blue.


We have at least another 15-20 of these books in my house, so I could/should read them at any time.

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