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Full List of Books I Plan To Read Before Death. Sourced from here

A – B

  1. The Adventures of Augie March (1953), by Saul Bellow
  2. All the King’s Men (1946), by Robert Penn Warren
  3. American Pastoral (1997), by Philip Roth
  4. An American Tragedy (1925), by Theodore Dreiser
  5. Animal Farm (1946), by George Orwell read in 2010
  6. Appointment in Samarra (1934), by John O’Hara
  7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970), by Judy Blume
  8. The Assistant (1957), by Bernard Malamud
  9. At Swim-Two-Birds (1938), by Flann O’Brien
  10. Atonement (2002), by Ian McEwan
  11. Beloved (1987), by Toni Morrison
  12. The Berlin Stories (1946), by Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Big Sleep (1939), by Raymond Chandler read in 2010
  14. The Blind Assassin (2000), by Margaret Atwoodcurrently enjoying
  15. Blood Meridian (1986), by Cormac McCarthy read in 2010
  16. Brideshead Revisited (1946), by Evelyn Waugh read in 2010
  17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), by Thornton Wilder

C – D

  1. Call It Sleep (1935), by Henry Roth
  2. Catch-22 (1961), by Joseph Heller
  3. The Catcher in the Rye (1951), by J.D. Salinger read in 2009
  4. A Clockwork Orange (1963), by Anthony Burgess read in 2010
  5. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), by William Styron
  6. The Corrections (2001), by Jonathan Franzen
  7. The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), by Thomas Pynchon
  8. A Dance to the Music of Time (1951), by Anthony Powell
  9. The Day of the Locust (1939), by Nathanael West
  10. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), by Willa Cather
  11. A Death in the Family (1958), by James Agee
  12. The Death of the Heart (1958), by Elizabeth Bowen
  13. Deliverance (1970), by James Dickey
  14. Dog Soldiers (1974), by Robert Stone

F – G

  1. Falconer (1977), by John Cheever
  2. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969), by John Fowles
  3. The Golden Notebook (1962), by Doris Lessing
  4. Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953), by James Baldwin
  5. Gone With the Wind (1936), by Margaret Mitchell
  6. The Grapes of Wrath (1939), by John Steinbeckread in 1998
  7. Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), by Thomas Pynchon
  8. The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H – I

  1. A Handful of Dust (1934), by Evelyn Waugh
  2. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter (1940), by Carson McCullers
  3. The Heart of the Matter (1948), by Graham Greene
  4. Herzog (1964), by Saul Bellow
  5. Housekeeping (1981), by Marilynne Robinson
  6. A House for Mr. Biswas (1962), by V.S. Naipaul
  7. I, Claudius (1934), by Robert Graves
  8. Infinite Jest (1996), by David Foster Wallace
  9. Invisible Man (1952), by Ralph Ellison read in 2002

L – N

  1. Light in August (1932), by William Faulkner
  2. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), by C.S. Lewis read in 1994
  3. Lolita (1955), by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Lord of the Flies (1955), by William Golding read in 1997
  5. The Lord of the Rings (1954), by J.R.R. Tolkien read in 1997
  6. Loving (1945), by Henry Green
  7. Lucky Jim (1954), by Kingsley Amis
  8. The Man Who Loved Children (1940), by Christina Stead
  9. Midnight’s Children (1981), by Salman Rushdie
  10. Money (1984), by Martin Amis
  11. The Moviegoer (1961), by Walker Percy
  12. Mrs. Dalloway (1925), by Virginia Woolf
  13. Naked Lunch (1959), by William Burroughs
  14. Native Son (1940), by Richard Wright
  15. Neuromancer (1984), by William Gibson
  16. Never Let Me Go (2005), by Kazuo Ishiguro
  17. 1984 (1948), by George Orwell read in 2010

O – R

  1. On the Road (1957), by Jack Kerouac
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), by Ken Kesey
  3. The Painted Bird (1965), by Jerzy Kosinski
  4. Pale Fire (1962), by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. A Passage to India (1924), by E.M. Forster
  6. Play It As It Lays (1970), by Joan Didion
  7. Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), by Philip Roth
  8. Possession (1990), by A.S. Byatt
  9. The Power and the Glory (1939), by Graham Greene
  10. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), by Muriel Spark
  11. Rabbit, Run (1960), by John Updike
  12. Ragtime (1975), by E.L. Doctorow
  13. The Recognitions (1955), by William Gaddis
  14. Red Harvest (1929), by Dashiell Hammett
  15. Revolutionary Road (1961), by Richard Yates

S – T

  1. The Sheltering Sky (1949), by Paul Bowles
  2. Slaughterhouse Five (1969), by Kurt Vonnegut read in 1998
  3. Snow Crash (1992), by Neal Stephenson
  4. The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), by John Barth
  5. The Sound and the Fury (1929), by William Faulkner
  6. The Sportswriter (1986), by Richard Ford
  7. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1964), by John le Carre
  8. The Sun Also Rises (1926), by Ernest Hemingway
  9. Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), by Zora Neale Hurston
  10. Things Fall Apart (1959), by Chinua Achebe read in 2010
  11. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), by Harper Lee
  12. To the Lighthouse (1927), by Virginia Woolf
  13. Tropic of Cancer (1934), by Henry Miller

U – W

  1. Ubik (1969), by Philip K. Dick
  2. Under the Net (1954), by Iris Murdoch
  3. Under the Volcano (1947), by Malcolm Lowry
  4. Watchmen (1986), by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  5. White Noise (1985), by Don DeLillo
  6. White Teeth (2000), by Zadie Smith
  7. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), by Jean Rhys

All-TIME Graphic Novels

  1. Berlin: City of Stones (2000), by Jason Lutes
  2. Blankets (2003), by Craig Thompson
  3. Bone (2004), by Jeff Smith
  4. The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2002), by Kim Deitch
  5. The Dark Knight Returns (1986), by Frank Miller
  6. David Boring (2000), by Daniel Clowes
  7. Ed the Happy Clown (1989), by Chester Brown
  8. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000), by Chris Ware
  9. Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories (2003), by Gilbert Hernandez
  10. Watchmen (1986), by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

About the List

  1. TIME’S List of the 100 Best Novels

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