Thursday 8 June 2017

100 Fiction Books to Read in a Lifetime

If only there was only 100 books we needed to read in a lifetime. This list of must reads is from Abe Books

1984 - George Orwell

The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Lord of the Flies - William Golding (see my review)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
Americana - Chimamanda Negozi Adichie
The Vegetarian - Han Kang
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Barney's Version - Mordecai Richler
The Beetle - Richard Marsh
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Giver - Lois Lowry (see my review)
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Anna Karennina - Leo Tolstoy
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
The Karamazov Brothers - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White 
The Chrysalids - John Wyndham
City of Thieves - David Benioff
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (see my review)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
Gullivers Travels - Jonathan Swift
Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (see my review)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (see my review)
If Tomorrow Comes - Sidney Sheldon
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Kindred - Octavia E. Butler
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Márquez
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
Maus - Art Spiegeln
Middlemarch - George Elliot
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Ulysses - James Joyce
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Native Son - Richard Wright
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Road - Cormac McCarthy (see my review)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Luo Guanzhong
The Shining - Stephen King
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden
The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Trial - Franz Kafka
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 


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