The List of 100 best novels of all time by Telegraph.

The best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch.

After seeing this I thought how less I’ve read from THE LIST….. So far only 4 books ( Shame big shame)….

So guys this is my new READ LIST, which has to be completed in lets say 2 years??? Too tight time frame but what lets give it a try…

100    The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein

99      To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

98      The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

97      The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

96      One Thousand and One Nights Anon

95      The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

94      Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

93      Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

92      Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

91      The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki

90      Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

89      The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

88      Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

87      On the Road by Jack Kerouac

86      Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

85      The Red and the Black by Stendhal

84      The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

83      Germinal by Emile Zola

82      The Stranger by Albert Camus

81      81The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

80      Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

79      Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

78      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

77      Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

76      The Trial by Franz Kafka

75      Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

74      Waiting for the Mahatma by RK Narayan

73      All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

72      Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

71      The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

70      The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

69      If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

68      Crash by JG Ballard

67      A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul

66      Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

65      Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

64      The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

63      The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

62      Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

61      My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

60      One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

59      London Fields by Martin Amis

58      The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

57      The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

56      The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

55      Austerlitz by WG Sebald

54      Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

53      The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

52      The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

51      Underworld by Don DeLillo

50      Beloved by Toni Morrison

49      The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

48      Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

47      47The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

46      The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

45      The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet

44      Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

43      The Rabbit books by John Updike

42      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

41      The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

40      The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

39      Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

38      The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

37      The Warden by Anthony Trollope

36      Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

35      Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

34      The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

33      Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

32      A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

31      Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky

30      Atonement by Ian McEwan

29      Life: a User’s Manual by Georges Perec

28      Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

27      Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

26      Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

25      The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

24      Ulysses by James Joyce

23      Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22      A Passage to India by EM Forster

21      1984 by George Orwell

20      Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

19      The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

18      Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

17      Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

16      Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

15      The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse

14      Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

13      David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

12      Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

11      Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

10      Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

9        Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

8        Disgrace by JM Coetzee

7        Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

6        In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

5        Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

4        The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

3        Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

2        Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

1        Middlemarch by George Eliot


4 thoughts on “100 Books OF SOLTITUDE

  1. oh my gosh! i cannot believe i just randomly found this list you made…i have been looking for something like this for months! thank you so much! can i make a request? 🙂 i would also like a similar list for movies. 🙂


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