Must-Read Books

This is a recommended reading list of classic books and other pieces of writing. These literary works are ones which are considered classics, and ones which I have seen recommended in numerous places as worth reading.

TitleAuthorRead?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
A Bend in the RiverV. S. Naipaulx
A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgessx
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtMark Twainx
A Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichAlexander Solzenhitsynx
A Fine BalanceRohinton Mistryx
A Modest ProposalJonathan Swiftx
A Parchment of LeavesSilas Housex
A Passage to IndiaE. M. Forsterx
A Prayer For Owen MeanyJohn Irving
A Soldier of the Great WarMark Helprinx
A Suitable BoyVikram Sethx
A Town Like AliceNevil Shutex
A Wizard of EarthseaUrsula K. Le Guinx
A Wonder-Book for Girls and BoysNathaniel Hawthornex
Adam BedeGeorge Eliotx
Agnes GreyAnne Brontëx
Ali and Nino: A Love StoryKurban Saidx
Alice's Adventures In WonderlandLewis Carroll
All Quiet On The Western FrontErich Maria Remarquex
All the President's MenCarl Bernsteinx
Allan QuatermainHenry Rider Haggardx
American PastoralPhilip Rothx
American PsychoBret Easton Ellisx
An Artist of the Floating WorldKazuo Ishigurox
Angela's AshesFrank McCourtx
Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal SnoggingLouise Rennisonx
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoyx
Anne of Green Gables SeriesL.M. Montgomery
AntigoneSophoclesx
Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Vernex
Artemis Fowl SeriesEoin Colferx
As I Lay DyingWilliam Faulknerx
AtonementIan McEwanx
AusterlitzW. G. Sebaldx
Barchester TowersAnthony Trollopex
Behind The Scenes At The MuseumKate Atkinsonx
Bel-AmiGuy de Maupassantx
Beowulf: A New Verse TranslationUnknownx
BirdsongSebastian Faulksx
Black BeautyAnna Sewellx
Brave New WorldAldous Huxleyx
Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waughx
Bridge to TerabithiaKatherine Patersonx
Bridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fieldingx
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and WeptPaulo Coelhox
Captain Corelli's MandolinLouis de Bernieresx
Catch-22Joseph Hellerx
Charlotte's WebE. B. White
ClarissaSamuel Richardsonx
Cold Comfort FarmStella Gibbonsx
Collected FictionsJorge Luis Borgesx
Common SenseThomas Painex
CranfordElizabeth Gaskellx
Crime And PunishmentFyodor Dostoyevskyx
Cross StitchDiana Gabaldonx
Daddy-Long-LegsJean Websterx
Dangerous LiaisonsPierre Choderlos De Laclosx
Daniel DerondaGeorge Eliotx
Daughter of FortuneIsabel Allendex
Dead SoulsNikolai Gogolx
Discworld SeriesTerry Pratchett
Do Lado de SwanMarcel Proustx
Doctor FaustusThomas Mannx
Does It Matter?Alan Wilson Wattsx
Don QuixoteMiguel De Cervantesx
DraculaBram Stokerx
DublinersJames Joycex
DuneFrank Herbertx
East Of EdenJohn Steinbeckx
Eclipse of the Crescent MoonGéza Gárdonyix
Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardx
Evil GeniusCatherine Jinksx
Far From The Madding CrowdThomas Hardyx
Farenheit 451Ray Bradburyx
Flowers In The AtticVirginia Andrewsx
For Whom the Bell TollsErnest Hemingwayx
FrankensteinMary Shelleyx
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeFannie Flaggx
Gone with the WindMargaret Mitchellx
Good OmensTerry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Goodnight Mister TomMichelle Magorianx
GormenghastMervyn Peakex
Gulliver's TravelsJonathan Swift
Haroun and the Sea of StoriesSalman Rushdiex
Harry Potter SeriesJ.K. Rowling
Heart Of DarknessJoseph Conradx
HeidiJohanna Spyrix
HerzogSaul Bellowx
High FidelityNick Hornbyx
His Dark Materials TrilogyPhilip Pullman
HolesLouis Sacharx
House Of LeavesMark Z. Danielewskix
HousekeepingMarilynne Robinsonx
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasDr. Seussx
I Capture The CastleDodie Smithx
I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angeloux
I, Juan de ParejaElizabeth Borton de Treviñox
If on a Winter's Night a TravellerItalo Calvinox
In Search of Lost TimeMarcel Proustx
IslandAldous Huxleyx
ItStephen Kingx
IvanhoeSir Walter Scottx
Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë
John BrownW.E.B. Du Boisx
Johnny TremainEsther Forbesx
Jonathan Livingstone SeagullRichard Bachx
Journey to the Center of the EarthJules Vernex
Journey to the End of the NightLouis-Ferdinand Celinex
Jude The ObscureThomas Hardyx
Just So StoriesRudyard Kipling
Kane And AbelJeffrey Archerx
KatherineAnya Setonx
KidnappedRobert Louis Stevensonx
KimRudyard Kiplingx
King Solomon's MinesHenry Rider Haggardx
La ConfidentialJames Ellroyx
LanarkAlasdair Grayx
Les MisérablesVictor Hugox
Life of PiYann Martelx
Little Lord FauntleroyFrances Hodgson Burnett
Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
LolitaVladimir Nabokovx
Looking for AlaskaJohn Greenx
Lord JimJoseph Conradx
Lord Of The FliesWilliam Golding
Lorna DooneR. D. Blackmorex
Love In The Time Of CholeraGabriel García Márquezx
Lucky JimKingsley Amisx
Madame BovaryGustave Flaubertx
MadelineLudwig Bemelmansx
MagicianRaymond E Feistx
Malone DiesSamuel Beckettx
Man And BoyTony Parsonsx
Mary BartonElizabeth Gaskellx
Master And CommanderPatrick O'Brianx
Memoirs Of A GeishaArthur Goldenx
Men Without WomenErnest Hemingwayx
MiddlemarchGeorge Eliotx
Midnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdiex
Moby DickHerman Melvillex
Moll FlandersDaniel Defoex
MoneyMartin Amisx
Mrs DallowayVirginia Woolfx
Mrs Palfrey at the ClaremontElizabeth Taylorx
Murder on the Orient ExpressAgatha Christie
Narrative of Sojourner TruthSojourner Truthx
Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglassx
Nightmare AbbeyThomas Love Peacockx
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
NostromoJoseph Conradx
Noughts And CrossesMalorie Blackmanx
Of Mice And MenJohn Steinbeckx
On The RoadJack Kerouacx
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestKen Kesey
One Hundred Years Of SolitudeGabriel García Márquezx
Oscar And LucindaPeter Careyx
PapillonHenri Charrierex
Patriot GamesTom Clancyx
PerfumePatrick Süskindx
Point BlancAnthony Horowitzx
PossessionA. S. Byattx
Public Enemy Number TwoAnthony Horowitzx
RebeccaDaphne du Maurierx
Rights of ManThomas Painex
River GodWilbur Smithx
Rob RoySir Walter Scottx
Robinson CrusoeDaniel Defoe
Rubyfruit JungleRita Mae Brownx
Scarlet and BlackStendhalx
ScoopEvelyn Waughx
ShirleyCharlotte Brontëx
ShogunJames Clavellx
Silas MarnerGeorge Eliotx
Silent SpringRachel Carsonx
Skeleton KeyAnthony Horowitzx
Slaughterhouse 5Kurt Vonnegut
Song in the SilenceElizabeth Kernerx
Song of SolomonToni Morrisonx
Sons And LoversD. H. Lawrencex
Sophie's WorldJostein Gaarderx
SteppenwolfHermann Hessex
StormbreakerAnthony Horowitzx
Sunset SongLewis Grassic Gibbonx
Swallows And AmazonsArthur Ransomex
SybilBenjamin Disraelix
Tales from the Arabian NightsRichard Francis Burtonx
Tanglewood Tales for Girls and BoysNathaniel Hawthornex
Tess Of The D'UrbervillesThomas Hardyx
The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain
The Adventures of PinocchioCarlo Collodix
The Adventures of Robin HoodRoger Lancelyn Greenx
The Adventures of Tom SawyerMark Twain
The AeneidVirgilx
The Age of InnocenceEdith Whartonx
The AlchemistPaulo Coelhox
The Alexandria QuartetLawrence Durrellx
The Aspern PapersHenry Jamesx
The AwakeningKate Chopinx
The BeachAlex Garlandx
The Big SleepRaymond Chandlerx
The Black ArrowRobert Louis Stevensonx
The Black SheepHonore De Balzacx
The Book of Laughter and ForgettingMilan Kunderax
The Bottle Factory OutingBeryl Bainbridgex
The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoyevskyx
The Call of the WildJack London
The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucerx
The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salingerx
The Celtic QueenBrian Dyerx
The Charterhouse of ParmaStendhalx
The Chronicles of Narnia SeriesC.S. Lewis
The Clan Of The Cave BearJean M Auel
The CollectorJohn Fowlesx
The Color PurpleAlice Walkerx
The Complete Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle
The Complete WorksCharles Dickens✔x
The Complete WorksEdgar Allan Poe✔x
The Complete WorksJane Austen
The Complete WorksRoald Dahl✔x
The Complete WorksWilliam Shakespeare✔x
The Count Of Monte CristoAlexandre Dumasx
The CrucibleArthur Millerx
The Cruel SeaNicholas Monsarratx
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMark Haddon
The Day Of The JackalFrederick Forsythx
The Day Of The TriffidsJohn Wyndhamx
The DeadJames Joycex
The Death of Ivan IlychLeo Tolstoyx
The DeerslayerJames Fenimore Cooperx
The Diary Of A NobodyGeorge and Weedon Grossmithx
The Divine ComedyDante Alighierix
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon MarigoldsPaul Zindelx
The Epic of GilgameshAnonymousx
The Executioner's SongNorman Mailerx
The Far PavilionsM. M. Kayex
The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green
The FirmJohn Grishamx
The Forsyte SagaJohn Galsworthyx
The Four MillionO. Henryx
The GiverLois Lowryx
The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williamsx
The God Of Small ThingsArundhati Royx
The GodfatherMario Puzox
The Good SoldierFord Madox Fordx
The Grapes Of WrathJohn Steinbeckx
The Great GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald
The Green MileStephen Kingx
The Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwoodx
The Happy Prince and Other StoriesOscar Wildex
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
The HobbitJ.R.R. Tolkien
The Horse WhispererNicholas Evans
The House of MirthEdith Whartonx
The Hunchback of Notre-DameVictor Hugox
The Hunger Games TrilogySuzanne Collins
The IliadHomerx
The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wildex
The Joy Luck ClubAmy Tanx
The JungleUpton Sinclairx
The Jungle BookRudyard Kiplingx
The Last of the MohicansJames Fenimore Cooperx
The Leavenworth CaseAnna Katharine Greenx
The Little PrinceAntoine De Saint-Exuperyx
The Lord of the Rings TrilogyJ.R.R. Tolkien
The Lovely BonesAlice Seboldx
The MabinogionUnknown
The Magic Faraway TreeEnid Blyton
The MagusJohn Fowlesx
The Maltese FalconDashiell Hammettx
The Man in the Iron MaskAlexandre Dumasx
The Man Who Was ThursdayG.K. Chestertonx
The Man Who Would Be KingRudyard Kiplingx
The Master And MargaritaMikhail Bulgakovx
The Mayor Of CasterbridgeThomas Hardyx
The Mill on the FlossGeorge Eliotx
The MoonstoneWilkie Collinsx
The Name Of The RoseUmberto Ecox
The Napoleon of Notting HillG.K. Chestertonx
The New York TrilogyPaul Austerx
The Night Before ChristmasClement Clarke Moorex
The OdysseyHomerx
The Old Man And The SeaErnest Hemingwayx
The Once And Future KingT. H. Whitex
The PearlJohn Steinbeckx
The Perilous GardElizabeth Marie Popex
The Periodic TablePrimo Levix
The Phantom of the OperaGaston Lerouxx
The Picture Of Dorian GrayOscar Wildex
The Pilgrim's ProgressJohn Bunyanx
The Pillars Of The EarthKen Follettx
The PlagueAlbert Camusx
The Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolverx
The Portrait of a LadyHenry Jamesx
The Power Of OneBryce Courtenayx
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Sparkx
The PrinceNiccolò Machiavellix
The Prince and the PauperMark Twainx
The Princess and CurdieGeorge MacDonaldx
The Princess and the GoblinGeorge MacDonaldx
The Princess DiariesMeg Cabotx
The Prisoner of ZendaAnthony Hopex
The ProfessorCharlotte Brontëx
The ProphetKhalil Gibranx
The Prose EddaSnorri Sturlsonx
The Pursuit Of LoveNancy Mitfordx
The Quiet AmericanGraham Greenex
The Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsRobert Tressellx
The RainbowD. H. Lawrencex
The Red Badge of CourageStephen Cranex
The Riddle of the SandsErskine Childersx
The Runaway JuryJohn Grishamx
The Running ManMichael Gerard Bauerx
The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthornex
The Secret AgentJoseph Conradx
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾Sue Townsendx
The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret HistoryDonna Tarttx
The Shell SeekersRosamunde Pilcherx
The Shipping NewsAnnie Proulxx
The SicilianMario Puzox
The Silver SwordIan Serraillierx
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington Irvingx
The StandStephen Kingx
The StandoffChuck Hoganx
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevensonx
The StrangerAlbert Camusx
The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemingwayx
The Tenant of Wildfell HallAnne Brontëx
The Thin ManDashiell Hammettx
The Thirty-Nine StepsJohn Buchanx
The Thorn BirdsColleen McColloughx
The Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumasx
The Time MachineH.G. Wellsx
The Time Traveller's WifeAudrey Niffeneggerx
The Tin DrumGunter Grassx
The TrialFranz Kafkax
The Turn of the ScrewHenry Jamesx
The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kunderax
The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric Carle
The War Of The WorldsH. G. Wellsx
The Wasp FactoryIain Banksx
The Water BabiesCharles Kingsleyx
The Way We Live NowAnthony Trollopex
The Wind in the WillowsKenneth Grahame
The Witch of Blackbird PondElizabeth George Spearex
The Woman In WhiteWilkie Collinsx
The Wonderful Wizard of OzL. Frank Baum
The World According To GarpJohn Irvingx
The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins Gilman
They Used To Play On GrassTerry Venables and Gordon Williamsx
Things Fall ApartChinua Achebex
Three Men In A BoatJerome K. Jeromex
Through The Looking GlassLewis Carroll
Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJohn Le Carrex
To a God UnknownJohn Steinbeckx
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Leex
TrainspottingIrvine Welshx
Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
Tristram ShandyLaurence Sternex
Tuesdays With MorrieMitch Albomx
UlyssesJames Joycex
Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowex
Under the Greenwood TreeThomas Hardyx
Under the VolcanoMalcolm Lowryx
USA TrilogyJohn Dos Passosx
UtopiaThomas Morex
Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackerayx
VilletteCharlotte Brontëx
Waiting for the BarbariansJ.M. Coetzeex
WaldenHenry David Thoreaux
War and PeaceLeo Tolstoyx
Watership DownRichard Adamsx
WaverleySir Walter Scottx
Westward Ho!Charles Kingsleyx
What Katy Did SeriesSusan Coolidge
White FangJack Londonx
Winnie-the-PoohA.A. Milne
Wise BloodFlannery O'Connorx
Wise ChildrenAngela Carterx

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