Read 25 of Time Magazine's Top 100 English-Language Novels

  1. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  2. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
  3. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  4. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  6. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
  7. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  8. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
  9. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
  10. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  11. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  12. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  14. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  15. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  16. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  18. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
  19. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  20. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  21. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  22. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  23. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  24. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  25. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
  26. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
  27. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  28. A Death in the Family by James Agee
  29. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
  30. Deliverance by James Dickey
  31. Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
  32. Falconer by John Cheever
  33. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  34. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  35. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  36. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  37. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  38. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  39. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  40. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  41. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  42. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  43. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  44. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  45. A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
  46. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  47. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  48. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  49. Light in August by William Faulkner
  50. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  51. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  52. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  53. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. Loving by Henry Green
  55. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  56. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
  57. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  58. Money by Martin Amis
  59. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  60. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  61. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
  62. Native Son by Richard Wright
  63. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  64. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  65. 1984 by George Orwell
  66. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  68. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
  69. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  70. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  71. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  72. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
  73. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  74. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  75. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  76. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  77. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  78. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
  79. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  80. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  81. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  82. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  83. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  84. The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
  85. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  86. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
  87. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carre
  88. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  89. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  90. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  91. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  92. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  93. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  94. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  95. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
  96. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  97. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  98. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  99. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  100. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys