Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes

New Atlantis (1627) Sir Francis Bacon

Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders (1722) by Daniel Defoe

Persian Letter (1722) Montesquieu

Gulliver’s Travels (1735) by Jonathan Swift

Tom Jones (1749) by Henry Fielding

Candide (1759) by Voltaire

Tristam Shandy (1759) by Laurence Stern

Julie, or the New Heloise (1761) by Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Rameau’s Nephew (1805) by Denis Diderot

Elective Affinities (1809) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sense and Sensibility (1811) by Jane Austen

The Swiss Family Robinson (1812) by Johann David Wyss

Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park (1814) by Jane Austen

Emma (1815) by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey (1817) by Jane Austen

Frankenstein (1818) by Mary Shelley

Persuasion (1818) by Jane Austen

Ivanhoe (1820) by Sir Walter Scott

The Last of the Mohicans (1826) by James Fenimore Cooper

Emile (1827) by Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Betrothed (1827) by Alessandro Manzoni

The Red and the Black (1830) by Stendhal

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) by Victor Hugo

Le Pere Goriot (1835) by Honore de Balzac

Hyperion: A Romance (1836) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Pickwick Papers (1837) by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist (1838) by Charles Dickens

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1938) by Edgar Allen Poe

Nicholas Nickleby (1839) by Charles Dickens

Beatrix (1839) by Honore de Balzac


A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas

Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Bronte

Vanity Fair (1848) by William Makepeace Thackery


David Copperfield (1850) by Charles Dickens

The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of Seven Gables (1850) Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby Dick (1851) by Herman Melville

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The North and the South; or Slavery and Its Contrasts (1852) by Caroline Rush

Bleak House (1853) by Charles Dickens

Hard Time (1854) by Charles Dickens

Madame Bovary (1856) by Gustave Flaubert

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens


The Mill on the Floss (1860) by George Eliot

Great Expectations (1861) by Charles Dickens

Silas Marner (1861) by George Eliot

Fathers and Sons (1862) by Ivan Turgenev

The House of the Dead (1861) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Les Miserables (1862)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne

Notes from Underground (1864) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll

From the Earth to the Moon (1865) by Jules Verne

Crime and Punishment (1866) Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Gambler (1866) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Ragged Dick (1867) by Horatio Alger

The Idiot (1869) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

War and Peace (1869) by Leo Tolstoy


The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) by Charles Dickens

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) by Jules Verne

Through the Looking Glass (1870) by Lewis Carroll

Demons (1872) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Middlemarch (1872) by George Eliot

The Torrents of Spring (1873) by Ivan Turgenev

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873) by Mark Twain and Dudley Warner

Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) by Jules Verne

Far from the Maddening Crowd (1874) by Thomas Hardy

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) by Mark Twain

Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy

Daisy Miller (1878) by Henry James


Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by Lew Wallace

The Brothers Karamazov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Washington Square (1880) by Henry James

Heidi (1880) by Johanna Spyri

The Portrait of a Lady (1881) by Henry James

The Prince and the Pauper (1881) by Mark Twain

Treasure Island (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Carlo Collodi

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883) by Howard Pyle

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain

King Solomon’s Mines (1885) by H. Ryder Haggard

Germinal (1885) by Emile Zola

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) by Leo Tolstoy

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) by Thomas Hardy

Kidnapped (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Three Men In a Boat (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) by Mark Twain


The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde

Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1890) by Thomas Hardy

Maggie: a Girl of the Streets (1893) by Stephen Crane

Jude the Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy

The Red Badge of Courage (1895) by Stephen Crane

The Time Machine (1895) by H.G. Wells

Captains Courageous (1897) by Rudyard Kipling

The Invisible Man (1897) by H.G. Wells

The Turn of the Screw (1898) by Henry James

The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin

Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad


Lord Jim (1900) by Joseph Conrad

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum

Sister Carrie (1900) by Theodore Dreiser

Buddenbrooks (1901) by Thomas Mann

Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling

Heart of Darkness (1902) by Joseph Conrad

The Wings of the Dove (1902) by Henry James

The Hound of Baskervilles (1902) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Call of the Wild (1903) Jack London

The Way of All Flesh (1903) by Samuel Butler

The Ambassadors (1903)

Nostromo (1904) by Joseph Conrad

The Golden Bowl (1904) by Henry James

Master of the World (1904) by Jules Verne

The Sea-Wolf (1904) by Jack London

The House of Mirth (1905) by Edith Wharton

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) by Emma Orczy

The Secret Agent (1907) by Joseph Conrad

Anne of Green Gables (1908) by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Howard End (1910) by E.M. Forster

Under Western Eyes (1911) by Joseph Conrad

Ethan Frome (1911) Edith Wharton

Death in Venice (1912) by Thomas Mann

Sons and Lovers (1913) D.H. Lawrence

John Barleycorn (1913) by Jack London

In Search of Lost Time (1913) by Marcel Proust

Tarzan of the Apes (1914) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Trial (1914) by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka

Of Human Bondage (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham

The Rainbow (1915) by D.H. Lawrence

The Good Solider (1915) by Ford Maddox Ford

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) by James Joyce

The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) by Booth Tarkington

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) by Sherwood Anderson


The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton

This Side of Paradise (1920) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Women In Love (1920) by D.H. Lawrence

The Idea: A Wordless Novel (1920) by Frans Masereel

Main Street (1920) by Sinclair Lewis

Crome Yellow (1921) by Aldous Huxley

Babbit (1922) by Sinclair Lewis

The Beautiful and Damned (1922) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Siddhartha (1922) by Hermann Hesse

Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce

Billy Budd (1922) by Herman Melville

The Magic Mountain (1922) by Thomas Mann

The Passage to India (1924) E.M. Forster

Parade’s End (1924-28) by Ford Maddox Ford

An American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser

The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mrs Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) by Agatha Christie

The Sun Also Rises (1926) by Ernest Hemingway

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) by Thornton Wilder

Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) by Willa Cather

Steppenwolf (1927) by Hermann Hesse

Men Without Women (1927) by Ernest Hemingway

To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927) by B. Travern

Point Counter Point (1928) by Aldous Huxley

A Farewell to Arms (1929) by Ernest Hemingway

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) Erich Maria Remarque

The Sound and the Fury (1929) by William Faulkner

Look Homeward, Angel (1929) Thomas Wolfe


The U.S.A. Trilogy (1930-36) by John Dos Passos

As I Lay Dying (1930) by William Faulkner

The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashel Hammett

The U.S.A. Triology (1930) by John Dos Passos

The Sleepwalkers (1931-32) by Hermann Broch

Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley

Light In August (1932) by William Faulkner

I, Claudius (1934) by Robert Graves

Appointment in Samarra (1934) by John O’Hara

The Thin Man (1934) by Dashel Hammett

Tropic of Cancer (1934) by Henry Miller

Tender Is the Night (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Murder on the Orient Express (1934) by Agatha Christie

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James M. Caine

Gone With the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston

Of Mice and Men (1937) by John Steinbeck

To Have and Have Not 91937) by Ernest Hemingway

The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov (1938)

Invitation to a Beheading (1938) by Vladimir Nabokov

Tropic of Capricorn (1938) by Henry Miller

The Yearling (1938) by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Nausea (1938) by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck

The Big Sleep (1939) by Raymond Chandler

How Green Was My Valley (1939) by Richard Llewellyn

Johnny Got His Gun (1939) by Dalton Trumbo

Finnegans Wake (1939) by James Joyce


For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) by Ernest Hemingway

Native Son (1940) by Richard Wright

The Hamlet (1940) by William Faulkner

Darkness At Noon (1940) by Arthur Koestler

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers

Go Down Moses (1941) by William Faulkner

Screwtape Letters (1941) by C.S. Lewis

The Stranger (1941)

Johnny Tremain (1942)

Double Indemnity (1943) by James M. Caine

A Tree Grows in Brookly (1943) by Betty Smith

The Man Without Qualities (1943) by Robert Musil

The Fountainhead (1943) by Ayn Rand

The Age of Reason (1944) by Jean Paul Sartre

Animal Farm (1945) George Orwell

And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks (1945) Kerouac and Burroughs

Cannery Row (1945) by John Steinbeck

All the King’s Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren

Zorba the Greek (1946) by Nikos Kazantzakis

The Plague (1947) by Albert Camus

Under the Volcano (1947) by Malcolm Lowry

Ides of March (1948) by Thornton Wilder

Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton

The Naked and the Dead (1948) by Norman Mailer

The Heart of the Matter (1948) by Graham Greene

Nineteen Eighty Four (1949) by George Orwell


The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) by C.S. Lewis

The Catcher In the Rye (1951) by J.D. Salinger

Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison

Catch-22 (1953) by Joseph Heller

The Adventures of Augie March (1953) by Saul Bellow

Go Tell It On the Mountain (1953) by James Baldwin

Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding

The Quiet American (1955) by Graham Greene

On The Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac

Doctor Zhicago (1957) by Boris Pasternak

Lolita (1958) Vladimir Nabakov

Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe

Henderson The Rain King (1959) by Saul Bellow


To Kill A Mockingbord (1960) by Harper Lee

Rabbit, Run (1960) by John Updike

The Moviegoer (1961) by Walker Percy

Revolutionary Road (1961) by Richard Yates

Pale Fire (1962) by Vladimir Nabakov

The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing

A Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963) by John le Carre

Herzog (1964) by Saul Bellow

The Painted Bird (1965) by Jerry Kosinski

In Cold Blood (1966) by Truman Capote

Dune (1966) Frank Herbert

The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) by Thomas Pynchon

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1968) by Milan Kundera

Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut

Portnoy’s Complaint (1969) by Philip Roth


Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) by Thomas Pynchon

Ragtime (1975) by E.L. Doctorow

Song of Solomon (1977) by Toni Morrison

The Executioner’s Song (1977) by Norman Mailer

If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler (1979) by Italo Calvino

A Bend in the River (1979) by V.S. Naipaul


Midnight’s Children (1980) by Salman Rushdie

Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) by J.M. Coetzee

The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco

Housekeeping (1980) by Marilynne Robinson

Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) by Milan Kundera

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

Blood Meridian (1985) by Cormac McCarthy

White Noise (1985) by Don Delillo

Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison


Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace

American Pastoral (1997) by Philip Roth

Underworld (1997) by Don Delillo

Disgrace (1999) by J.M. Coetzee


Atonement (2001) by Ian McEwan

Austerlitz (2001) by W.G. Sebald

Istanbul: Memories and the City (2003) by Orham Pamuk

Gilead (2004) by Marilynne Robinson

No Country For Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy

The Road (2007) by Cormac McCarthy