All of the books on this have been deemed “worth a read” by somebody important so I’ve decided to check them out. I am also open to any suggestions from readers and anything that catches my eye at the local library.

-”1001 Arabian Nights”
-”2001 A Space Odyssey” by Arthur Clarke
-”The Able McLaughlins” by Margaret Wilson
-”The Adventures of Augie March” by Saul Bellow
-”The Alexandria Quartet” by Lawrence Durrell
-”All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque
-”The Ambassadors” by Henry James
-”American Pastoral” by Philip Roth
-”American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis
-”An American Tragedy” by Theodore Dreiser
-”Andersonville” by Mackinlay Kantor
-”Appointment in Samarra” by John O’Hara
-”Arrowsmith” by Sinclair Lewis
-”As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner
-”The Assistant” by Bernard Malamud
-”At Swim-Two Birds” by Flann O’Brien
-”Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
-”Atomised” by Michael Houellebecq
-”The Awakening” by Kate Chopin
-”Babbit” by Sinclair Lewis
-”Bartleby the Scribner” by Hermann Melville
-”Battlefield: Earth” by Ron L. Hubbard
-”A Bell for Adano” by John Hersey
-”The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath
-”Beowulf”
-”The Berlin Stories” by Christopher Isherwood
-”The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler
-”Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell
-”Blackwood Farm” by Anne Rice
-”Blood and Gold” by Anne Rice
-”Blood Canticle” by Anne Rice

-”Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy

-”The Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe

-”Breathing Lessons” by Anne Tyler
-”Brighton Rock” by Graham Greene
-”The Buddha of Suburbia” by Hanif Kureishi
-”The Burgher’s Daughter” by Nadine Gordimer
-”The Caine Mutiny” by Herman Wouk
-”Call It Sleep” by Henry Roth
-”The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
-”Catch-22″ by Joseph Heller
-”Ceremony” by Leslie Marmon Silko
-”The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov
-”The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier
-”A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
-”A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess
-”The Confessions of Nat Turner” by William Styron
-”The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
-”Crash” by J.G. Ballard
-”The Crow Road” by Iain Banks
-”The Crying of Lot 49″ by Thomas Pynchon
-”A Dance to Music of Time (Movements 1-4) by Anthony Powell
-”Darkness at Noon” by Arthur Koestler
-”David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
-”The Day of the Locust” by Nathanael West
-”Death Comes for the Archbishop” by Willa Cather
-”Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller
-”A Death in the Family” by James Agee
-”The Death of the Heart” by Elizabeth Bowen
-”Deliverance” by James Dickey
-”Diamonds Are Forever” by Ian Fleming
-”Doctor Zhivago” by Boris Pasternak
-”Dog Soldiers” by Robert Stone
-”Dr. No” by Ian Fleming
-”Dragon’s Teeth” by Upton Sinclair
-”Dubliners” by James Joyce
-”Early Autumn” by Louis Bromfield
-”Earthly Powers” by Anthony Burgess
-”Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” by Peter Bisklund
-”The Edge of Sadness” by Edwin O’Connor
-”Elbow Room” by James Alan McPherson
-”Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons
-”Empire Falls” by Richard Russo
-”The Executioner’s Song” by Norman Mailer
-”Exodus” by Leon Uris
-”Explaining Death to the Dog” by Susan Perabo
-”A Fable” by William Faulkner
-”Falconer” by John Cheever
-”Fateless” by Imre Kertesz
-”Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev
-”The Fixer” by Bernard Malamud
-”Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
-”The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand
-”Foreign Affairs” by Alison Lurie
-”For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway
-”For Your Eyes Only” by Ian Fleming
-”Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
-”From Here to Eternity” by James Joyce
-”From Russia With Love” by Ian Fleming
-”Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson
-”The Ginger Man” by J.P. DonLeavy
-”Girlfriend in a Coma” by Douglas Coupland
-”The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams
-”The Godfather” by Mario Puzo
-”The Golden Bowl” by Henry James
-”The Golden Key” by George MacDonald
-”The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford
-”The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
-”The Ground Beneath Her Feet” by Salman Rushdie
-”Guard of Honor” by James Gould Cozzens
-”A Handful of Dust” by Evelyn Waugh
-”The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers
-”The Heart of the Matter” by Susan N. Johnson
-”Herzog” by Saul Bellow
-”A High Wind in Jamaica” by Richard Hughes
-”His Family” by Ernest Poole
-”Honey in the Horn” by Harold Davis
-”The Hotel New Hampshire” by John Irving
-”The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
-”A House for Mr. Biswas” by V.S. Naipaul
-”House Made of Dawn” by M. Scott Momaday
-”Housekeeping” by Marilynn Robinson
-”Humboldt’s Gift” by Saul Bellow
-”Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo
-”The Iliad and the Odyssey” by Homer
-”In This Our Life” by Ellen Glasgow
-”Independence Day” by Richard Ford
-”Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace
-”Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
-”The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells
-”Ironweed” by William J. Kennedy
-”Journey in the Dark” by Martin Flavin
-”The Joy-Luck Club” by Amy Tan
-”Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane
-”Kane and Abel” by Jeffrey Archer
-”The Keepers of the House” by Shirley Anne Grau
-”Kes” by Barry Hines
-”The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara
-”The Known World” by Edward P. Jones
-”Lamb in His Bosom” by Caroline Miller
-”The Last Great Tortoise Race” by Jasper Fforde
-”The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fennimore Cooper
-”The Late George Apley” by John Phillips Marquand
-”Laughing Boy” by Oliver La Farge
-”Les Grand Meaulnes” by Alain Fournier
-”Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo
-”Light in August” by William Faulkner
-”Lilith” by George MacDonald
-”Live and Let Die” by Ian Fleming
-”Long Day’s Journey into the Night” by Eugene O’Neill
-”Look Homeward, Angel” by Thomas Wolfe
-”Loving” by Henry Green
-”The Magus” by John Fowles
-”The Man With the Golden Gun” by Ian Fleming
-”The Man Who Loved Children” by Christina Stead
-”Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer” by Steven Milhauser
-”The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov
-”Memnoch the Devil” by Anne Rice
-”Merrick” by Anne Rice
-”Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
-”Money” by Martin Amis
-”The Moon Lady” by Amy Tan
-”Mostly Harmless” by Douglas Adams
-”The Moviegoer” by Walker Percy
-”My Antonia” by Willa Cather
-”The Naked and the Dead” by Norman Mailer
-”The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass
-”Native Son” by Richard A. Wright
-”The New York Trilogy” by Paul Aster
-”Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro
-”No Logo” by Naomi Kleinberg
-”Now in November” by Josephine Winslow Johnson
-”Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
-”Not Fade Away” by Jim Dodge
-”Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham
-”The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
-”One Day in the Life of Alex Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
-”One Lonely Night” by Nicky Spillane
-”One of Ours” by Willa Cather
-”The Opposite of Fate” by Amy Tan
-”The Optomist’s Daughter” by Eudora Welty
-”Our Man in Havana” by Graham Greene
-”The Painted Bird” by Jerzy Kosinski
-”Pandora” by Anne Rice
-”Parade’s End” by Ford Madox Ford
-”Paradise Lost” by John Milton
-”A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster
-”Phantastes” by George MacDonald
-”Perfume” by Patrick Suskind
-”Point Counter Point” by Aldous Huxley
-”Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth
-”Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James
-”A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving
-”The Princess and the Goblin” by George MacDonald
-”Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw
-”Rabbit at Rest” by John Updike
-”Rabbit is Rich” by John Updike
-”Rabbit Redux” by John Updike
-”Rabbit Remembered” by John Updike
-”The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist” by Robert Tressell
-”The Rainbow” by Pearl S. Buck
-”The Recognitions” by William Gaddis
-”The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane
-”The Reivers” by William Faulkner
-”Revolutionary Road” by Richard Yates
-”The Roderick Books” by John Sladek
-”Roots” by Alex Haley
-”Sarah” by J.T. LeRoy
-”Scarlet Sister Mary” by Julia Peterkin
-”The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad
-”The Secret History” by Donna Tartt
-”The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles
-”The Shipping News” by Anne Proulx
-”Silas Marner” by George Elliott
-”Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson
-”Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson
-”So Big” by Edna Ferber
-”Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison
-”Sons and Lovers” by DH Lawrence
-”Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron
-”The Sot-Weed Factor” by John Barth
-”The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner
-”The Sportswriter” by Richard Ford
-”Stone Diaries” by Carol Shields
-”The Store” by T.S. Stribling
-”The Studs Lonigan Trilogy” by James T. Farrell
-”A Summons to Memphis” by Peter Taylor
-”The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
-”A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens
-”Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-”That was Then, This is Now” by S.E. Hinton
-”A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley
-”The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
-”The Town” by Conrad Richter
-”The Travels of Jamie McPheeters” by Robert Louis Taylor
-”Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller
-”Turn of the Screw” by Henry James
-”Ubik” by Phillip K. Dick
-”Ulysses” by James Joyce
-”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe
-”Under the Net” by Iris Murdoch
-”Under the Volcano” by Malcolm Lowry
-”U.S.A. Trilogy” by John Dos Passos
-”Vanity Fair” by William Thackeray
-”Valley of the Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann
-”The Vampire Armand” by Anne Rice
-”Vittorio the Vampire” by Anne Rice
-”Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett
-”The Wapshot Chronicles” by John Cheever
-”The Wasp Factory” by Iain Banks
-”Waterland” by Graham Swift
-”Watership Down” by Richard Adams
-”The Way of All Flesh” by Samuel Butler
-”The Way West” by A.B. Guthrie
-”White Noise” by Don DeLillo
-”White Teeth” by Zadie Smith
-”The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
-”Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson
-”The Wings of the Dove” by Henry James
-”The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare
-”Women in Love” by DH Lawrence
-”The World According to Garp” by John Irving
-”Yarrow” by Charles DeLint
-”The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
-”Years of Grace” by Margaret Ayer Barnes
-”Zuleika Dobson” by Max Beerbohm

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