More on Books

I am writing on books coz my Dad was a publisher, and this is a cheerful way of remembering him.

I have book called “1oo1 Books You Must Read Before You Die”. I thought I say the books I have read and loved.

It is meant to be fun.

PRE 1700

The Thousand and One Nights. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.


A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding.


Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen. Emma, Jane Austen. The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe. The Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte. Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte. Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell. Villette, Charlotte Bronte. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins. Great Expectationss, Charles Dickens. The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Dracula, Bram Stoker. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James. The Awakening, Kate Chopin.


The Garden Party, Katherine Mansfield. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie. Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson. Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh. All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque. Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons. Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain. Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L. Sayers. A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh. The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L. Sayers. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They, Horace McCoy. The Last of Mr. Norris, Christopher Isherwood. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck. Brighton Rock, Graham Greene. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler. Good Morning, Midnight, Jean Rhys. Goodbye to Berlin, Christopher Isherwood. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck. For Whom the Bells Tolls, Ernest Hemingway. Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler. The Poor Mouth, Flann O’Brien. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford. Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake. Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford. The Grass is Singing, Doris Lessing. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake. The 13 Clocks, James Thurber. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin. The Long Good-Bye, Raymond Chandler. The Go-Between, L. P. Hartley. Lord of the Flies, William Golding. The Wonderful “O”, James Thurber. The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham. Borstal Boy, Brendan Behan. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe. Cider With Rosie, Laurie Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark. The Bell Jar. Sylvia Plath. The Girls of Slender Means, Muriel Spark. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys. The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien. Chocky, John Wyndham. A Kestrel for a Knave, Barry Hines. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson. Surfacing, Margaret Atwood. The Honorary Consul, Grahame Greene. The Cider House Rules, John Irving. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson. Beloved, Toni Morrison. Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood. The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway. Wild Swans, Jung Chang. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters.


Fingersmith, Sarah Waters.

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