Time’s 100

  • The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  • All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren
  • American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  • An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Appointment in Samarra – John O’Hara
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
  • The Assistant – Bernard Malamud
  • At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’ Brien
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • Beloved – by Toni Morrison
  • The Berlin Stories – Christopher Isherwood
  • The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  • The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  • Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder
  • Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner – William Styron
  • The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  • The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  • A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
  • The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
  • A Death in the Family – James Agee
  • The Death of the Heart – Elizabeth Bowen
  • Deliverance – James Dickey
  • Dog Soldiers – Robert Stone
  • Falconer – John Cheever
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  • The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  • Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
  • The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  • Herzog – Saul Bellow
  • Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
  • A House for Mr. Biswas  V.S. Naipaul
  • I, Claudius – Robert Graves
  • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  • Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  • Light in August – William Faulkner
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Loving – Henry Green
  • Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  • The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  • Money – Martin Amis
  • The Moviegoer – Walker Percy
  • Mrs. Dalloway  Virginia Woolf
  • Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
  • Native Son – Richard Wright
  • Neuromancer – William Gibson
  • Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  • The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosinski
  • Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  • A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  • Play It As It Lays – Joan Didion
  • Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  • Possession – A.S. Byatt
  • The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  • Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  • Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  • The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  • Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  • Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
  • The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles
  • Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
  • The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth
  • The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  • The Sportswriter – Richard Ford
  • The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John Le Carre
  • The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  • To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  • Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  • Ubik – Philip K. Dick
  • Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  • Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  • Watchmen – Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • White Noise – Don DeLillo
  • White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  • Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

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