Eventually, I would like to read all of these books, but it’ll be a long process because there are over 200. If I read one per month it will take about 16-17 years. I guess I’m in it for the long haul? However, I’m giving myself license to abandon a book if I hate it after reading 50 pages. The books I’ve read are crossed out.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A BEND IN THE RIVER by V.S. Naipaul
  3. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
  4. A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS by George Orwell
  5. A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (series) by Anthony Powell
  6. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY
  7. A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
  8. A HANDFUL OF DUST by Evelyn Waugh
  9. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA by Richard Hughes
  10. A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS by V.S. Naipaul
  11. A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster
  12. A PEPOLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn
  13. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce
  14. A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving
  15. A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Virginia Woolf
  16. A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster
  17. A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute
  18. ABSALOM ABSALOM! by William Faulkner
  19. ALL THE KING’S MEN by Robert Penn Warren
  20. AMERICAN PASTORAL by Phillip Roth
  21. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser
  22. ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner
  23. ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
  24. ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy
  25. ANTHEM by Ayn Rand
  26. APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O’Hara
  27. ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET
  28. ARROWSMITH by Sinclair Lewis
  29. AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner
  30. AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS by Flann O’Brien
  31. AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by H.P. Lovecraft
  32. ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
  33. ATONEMENT
  34. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOM X as told to Alex Haley
  35. BELOVED by Toni Morrison
  36. BIRDS OF AMERICA by Lorrie Moore
  37. BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy
  38. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
  39. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh
  40. CALL IT SLEEP
  41. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller
  42. CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert Heinlein
  43. DARKNESS AT NOON by Arthur Koestler
  44. DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather
  45. DELIVERANCE by James Dickey
  46. DOG SOLDIERS
  47. DOUBLE STAR by Robert Heinlein
  48. DUNE by Frank Herbert
  49. ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
  50. ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE by Grace Paley
  51. EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES by Tom Robbins
  52. FALCONER
  53. FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
  54. FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies
  55. FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce
  56. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by James Jones
  57. GIOVANNI’S ROOM by James Baldwin
  58. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin
  59. GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
  60. GRAVITY’S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon
  61. GREENMANTLE by Charles de Lint
  62. GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton
  63. HAMLET by William Shakespeare
  64. HATESHIP FRIENDSHIP COURTSHIP LOVESHIP MARRIAGE by Alice Munro
  65. HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad
  66. HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow
  67. HERZOG
  68. HOUSEKEEPING
  69. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti
  70. HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster
  71. I CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
  72. ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach
  73. INFINITE JEST
  74. INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison <–Started this in high school and even wrote a paper on it, but didn’t actually finish the book. It definitely deserves a reading.
  75. IRONWEED by William Kennedy
  76. IT by Stephen King
  77. KIM by Rudyard Kipling
  78. LEAVES OF GRASS by Walt Whitman
  79. LETTERS TO A YOUNG CONTRARIAN by Christopher Hitchens
  80. LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner
  81. LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
  82. LORD JIM by Joseph Conrad
  83. LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
  84. LOVING by Henry Green
  85. LUCKY JIM
  86. MAIN STREET by Sinclair Lewis
  87. MEMORY AND DREAM by Charles de Lint
  88. MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
  89. MONEY
  90. MOONHEART by Charles de Lint
  91. MRS. DALLOWAY
  92. MULENGRO by Charles de Lint
  93. MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather
  94. MYTHAGO WOOD by Robert Holdstock
  95. NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs
  96. NATIVE SON by Richard Wright
  97. NEUROMANCER
  98. NEVER LET ME GO
  99. NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad
  100. OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham
  101. ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute
  102. ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac
  103. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey
  104. ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane
  105. PALE FIRE by Vladimir Nabokov
  106. PARADE’S END by Ford Madox Ford
  107. PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
  108. POINT COUNTER POINT by Aldous Huxley
  109. PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth
  110. PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James
  111. POSSESSION
  112. RABBIT RUN
  113. RAGTIME by E.L. Doctorow
  114. RED HARVEST
  115. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
  116. SCOOP by Evelyn Waugh
  117. SHANE by Jack Schaefer
  118. SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser
  119. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut  <–want to re-read
  120. SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM by Joan Didion
  121. SNOW CRASH
  122. SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint
  123. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury
  124. SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION by Ken Kesey
  125. SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence
  126. SOPHIE’S CHOICE by William Styron
  127. STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert Heinlein
  128. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein
  129. SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy
  130. TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  131. THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Saul Bellow
  132. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton
  133. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET by Lawrence Durell
  134. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon
  135. THE AMBASSADORS by Henry James
  136. THE ASSISTANT
  137. THE BERLIN STORIES
  138. THE BIG SLEEP
  139. THE BLIND ASSASSIN
  140. THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY by Thornton Wilder
  141. THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
  142. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger <–In Progress
  143. THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER
  144. THE CORRECTIONS
  145. THE CRYING OF LOT 49
  146. THE CUNNING MAN by Robertson Davies
  147. THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West
  148. THE DEATH OF THE HEART by Elizabeth Bowen
  149. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein
  150. THE DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE by Adrienne Rich
  151. THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
  152. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN by John Fowles
  153. THE GINGER MAN by J.P. Donleavy
  154. THE GOLDEN BOWL by Henry James
  155. THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK by Doris Lessing
  156. THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford
  157. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
  158. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  159. THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
  160. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson
  161. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers
  162. THE HEART OF THE MATTER by Graham Greene
  163. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
  164. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton
  165. THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy
  166. THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE 
  167. THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint
  168. THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien <–In Progress…it’s 529 pages. Yikes.
  169. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington
  170. THE MAGUS by John Fowles
  171. THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett
  172. THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN .                 he Man Who Loved Children
  173. THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS by Robert Heinlein
  174. THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy
  175. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD by Norman Mailer
  176. THE OLD WIVES’ TALE by Arnold Bennett
  177. THE PAINTED BIRD
  178. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE by James M. Cain
  179. THE POWER AND THE GLORY
  180. THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Muriel Spark
  181. THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert Heinlein
  182. THE RAINBOW by D.H. Lawrence
  183. THE RECOGNITIONS by William Gaddis
  184. THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie
  185. THE SECRET AGENT by Joseph Conrad
  186. THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt
  187. THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles
  188. THE SOT-WEED FACTOR
  189. THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner
  190. THE SPORTSWRITER
  191. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
  192. THE STAND by Stephen King
  193. THE STUDS LONIGAN TRILOGY by James T. Farrell
  194. THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway
  195. THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLES by John Cheever
  196. THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler
  197. THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James
  198. THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling
  199. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving
  200. THE WORM OUROBOROS by E.R. Eddison
  201. THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
  202. THINGS FALL APART
  203. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  204. TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf
  205. TOBACCO ROAD by Erskine Caldwell
  206. TRADER by Charles de Lint
  207. TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller
  208. TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM by Nevil Shute
  209. USA (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
  210. UBIK
  211. ULYSSES by James Joyce
  212. UNDER THE NET by Iris Murdoch
  213. UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
  214. V. by Thomas Pynchon
  215. WATCHMEN
  216. WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
  217. WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand
  218. WHITE NOISE
  219. WHITE TEETH
  220. WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys
  221. WINESBURG OHIO by Sherwood Anderson
  222. WISE BLOOD by Flannery O’Connor
  223. WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence
  224. YARROW by Charles de Lint
  225. ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE by Robert Pirsig
  226. ZULEIKA DOBSON by Max Beerbohm