Goal: Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels

Like I need more things to do… but, I would like to read all 100 of these. I’ll aim for 10 per year, although that seems ambitious. The idea is that these are books I’d like to read ANYWAY, right? Here’s the list if you’d like to read along. Books will be in RED when I’ve read them (get it?). I’ve already read a handful of these, some of them might need a re-read.

  • ULYSSES by James Joyce
  • THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (date unknown)
  • A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (date unknown)
  • LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (date unknown)
  • BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (date unknown)
  • THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner
  • CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (date unknown)
  • DARKNESS AT NOON by Arthur Koestler
  • SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence
  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (date unknown)
  • UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
  • THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler
  • 1984 by George Orwell (date unknown)
  • I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
  • TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf
  • AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser
  • THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (date unknown)
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut (date unknown)
  • INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (date unknown)
  • NATIVE SON by Richard Wright
  • HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow
  • APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O’Hara
  • U.S.A.(trilogy) by John Dos Passos
  • WINESBURG, OHIO by Sherwood Anderson
  • A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster
  • THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James
  • THE AMBASSADORS by Henry James
  • TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • THE STUDS LONIGAN TRILOGY by James T. Farrell
  • THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford
  • ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (date unknown)
  • THE GOLDEN BOWL by Henry James
  • SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser
  • A HANDFUL OF DUST by Evelyn Waugh
  • AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN by Robert Penn Warren
  • THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY by Thornton Wilder
  • HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster
  • GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin
  • THE HEART OF THE MATTER by Graham Greene
  • LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (date unknown)
  • DELIVERANCE by James Dickey
  • A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (series) by Anthony Powell
  • POINT COUNTER POINT by Aldous Huxley
  • THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway
  • THE SECRET AGENT by Joseph Conrad
  • NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad
  • THE RAINBOW by D.H. Lawrence
  • WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence
  • TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller
  • THE NAKED AND THE DEAD by Norman Mailer
  • PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth
  • PALE FIRE by Vladimir Nabokov
  • LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner
  • ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac
  • THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett
  • PARADE’S END by Ford Madox Ford
  • THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton
  • ZULEIKA DOBSON by Max Beerbohm
  • THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy
  • DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather
  • FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by James Jones
  • THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLES by John Cheever
  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (date unknown)
  • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (date unknown)
  • OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham
  • HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (date unknown)
  • MAIN STREET by Sinclair Lewis
  • THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton
  • THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET by Lawrence Durell
  • A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA by Richard Hughes
  • A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS by V.S. Naipaul
  • THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West
  • A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
  • SCOOP by Evelyn Waugh
  • THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Muriel Spark
  • FINNEGANS WAKE by James Joyce
  • KIM by Rudyard Kipling
  • A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster (date unknown)
  • BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh
  • THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Saul Bellow
  • ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner
  • A BEND IN THE RIVER by V.S. Naipaul
  • THE DEATH OF THE HEART by Elizabeth Bowen
  • LORD JIM by Joseph Conrad
  • RAGTIME by E.L. Doctorow
  • THE OLD WIVES’ TALE by Arnold Bennett
  • THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
  • LOVING by Henry Green
  • MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
  • TOBACCO ROAD by Erskine Caldwell
  • IRONWEED by William Kennedy
  • THE MAGUS by John Fowles
  • WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys
  • UNDER THE NET by Iris Murdoch
  • SOPHIE’S CHOICE by William Styron (date unknown)
  • THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles
  • THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE by James M. Cain
  • THE GINGER MAN by J.P. Donleavy
  • THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington
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