62/998 (yes, there aren't 1000 novels)

Comedy (3/149)

  • Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
  • Money - Martin Amis
  • The Information - Martin Amis
  • The Bottle Factory Outing - Beryl Bainbridge
  • According to Queeney - Beryl Bainbridge
  • Flaubert's Parrot - Julian Barnes
  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters - Julian Barnes
  • Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man - Henry Howarth Bashford
  • Molloy - Samuel Beckett
  • Zuleika Dobson - Max Beerbohm
  • The Adventures of Augie March - Saul Bellow
  • The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett
  • Queen Lucia - EF Benson
  • The Ascent of Rum Doodle - WE Bowman
  • A Good Man in Africa - William Boyd
  • The History Man - Malcolm Bradbury
  • No Bed for Bacon - Caryl Brahms and SJ Simon
  • Illywhacker - Peter Carey
  • A Season in Sinji - JL Carr
  • The Harpole Report - JL Carr
  • The Hearing Trumpet - Leonora Carrington
  • Mister Johnson - Joyce Cary
  • The Horse's Mouth - Joyce Cary
  • Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
  • The Case of the Gilded Fly - Edmund Crispin
  • Just William - Richmal Crompton
  • The Provincial Lady - EM Delafield
  • Slouching Towards Kalamazoo - Peter De Vries
  • The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
  • Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens
  • Jacques the Fatalist and his Master - Denis Diderot
  • A Fairy Tale of New York - JP Donleavy
  • The Commitments - Roddy Doyle
  • Ennui - Maria Edgeworth
  • Cheese - Willem Elsschot
  • Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
  • Joseph Andrews - Henry Fielding
  • Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
  • Caprice - Ronald Firbank
  • Bouvard et Pécuchet - Gustave Flaubert
  • Towards the End of the Morning - Michael Frayn
  • The Polygots - William Gerhardie
  • Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  • Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
  • Oblomov - Ivan Goncharov
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Brewster's Millions - Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon)
  • Squire Haggard's Journal - Michael Green
  • Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene
  • Travels with My Aunt - Graham Greene
  • Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith
  • The Little World of Don Camillo - Giovanni Guareschi
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House - Eric Hodgkins
  • High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
  • I Served the King of England - Bohumil Hrabal
  • The Lecturer's Tale - James Hynes
  • Mr Norris Changes Trains - Christopher Isherwood
  • The Mighty Walzer Howard - Jacobson
  • Pictures from an Institution - Randall Jarrell
  • Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome
  • Finnegans Wake - James Joyce
  • The Castle - Franz Kafka
  • Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor
  • Death and the Penguin - Andrey Kurkov
  • The Debt to Pleasure - John Lanchester
  • L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Gil Blas) - Alain-René Lesage
  • Changing Places - David Lodge
  • Nice Work - David Lodge
  • The Towers of Trebizond - Rose Macaulay
  • England, Their England - AG Macdonell
  • Whisky Galore - Compton Mackenzie
  • Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf - David Madsen
  • Cakes and Ale - Or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard - W Somerset Maugham
  • Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
  • Bright Lights, Big City - Jay McInerney
  • Puckoon - Spike Milligan
  • The Restraint of Beasts - Magnus Mills
  • Charade - John Mortimer
  • Titmuss Regained - John Mortimer
  • Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
  • Pnin - Vladimir Nabokov
  • Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
  • Fireflies - Shiva Naipaul
  • The Sacred Book of the Werewolf - Victor Pelevin
  • La Disparition - Georges Perec
  • Les Revenentes - Georges Perec
  • La Vie Mode d'Emploi - Georges Perec
  • My Search for Warren Harding - Robert Plunkett
  • A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell
  • A Time to be Born - Dawn Powell
  • Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
  • Less Than Angels - Barbara Pym
  • Zazie in the Metro - Raymond Queneau
  • Solomon Gursky Was Here - Mordecai Richler
  • Alms for Oblivion - Simon Raven
  • Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
  • The Westminster Alice - Saki
  • The Unbearable Bassington - Saki
  • Hurrah for St Trinian's - Ronald Searle
  • Great Apes - Will Self
  • Porterhouse Blue - Tom Sharpe
  • Blott on the Landscape - Tom Sharpe
  • Office Politics - Wilfrid Sheed
  • Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel - Charles Simmons
  • Moo - Jane Smiley
  • Topper Takes a Trip - Thorne Smith
  • The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom - Tobias Smollett
  • The Adventures of Roderick Random - Tobias Smollett
  • The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle - Tobias Smollett
  • The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - Tobias Smollett
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
  • The Girls of Slender Means - Muriel Spark
  • The Driver's Seat - Muriel Spark
  • Loitering with Intent - Muriel Spark
  • A Far Cry from Kensington - Muriel Spark
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Laurence Sterne
  • White Man Falling - Mike Stocks
  • Handley Cross - RS Surtees
  • A Tale of a Tub - Jonathan Swift
  • Penrod - Booth Tarkington
  • The Luck of Barry Lyndon - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Before Lunch - Angela Thirkell
  • Tropic of Ruislip - Leslie Thomas
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  • Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
  • Venus on the Half-Shell - Kilgore Trout
  • The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain
  • The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike
  • Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
  • Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
  • Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh
  • Black Mischief - Evelyn Waugh
  • Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
  • The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh
  • A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
  • The Life and Loves of a She-Devil - Fay Weldon
  • Tono Bungay - HG Wells
  • Molesworth - Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
  • The Wimbledon Poisoner - Nigel Williams
  • Anglo-Saxon Attitudes - Angus Wilson
  • Something Fresh - PG Wodehouse
  • Piccadilly Jim - PG Wodehouse
  • Thank You Jeeves - PG Wodehouse
  • Heavy Weather - PG Wodehouse
  • The Code of the Woosters - PG Wodehouse
  • Joy in the Morning - PG Wodehouse

Crime (9/147)

  • The Man with the Golden Arm - Nelson Algren
  • Fantomas - Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  • The Mask of Dimitrios - Eric Ambler
  • Epitaph for a Spy - Eric Ambler
  • Journey into Fear - Eric Ambler
  • The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
  • Trent's Last Case - EC Bentley
  • The Poisoned Chocolates Case - Anthony Berkeley
  • The Beast Must Die - Nicholas Blake
  • Lady Audley's Secret - Mary E Braddon
  • The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
  • The Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
  • Greenmantle - John Buchan
  • The Asphalt Jungle - WR Burnett
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice - James M Cain
  • Double Indemnity - James M Cain
  • True History of the Ned Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
  • The Hollow Man - John Dickson Carr
  • The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
  • The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
  • No Orchids for Miss Blandish - James Hadley Chase
  • The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers
  • And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
  • The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie
  • The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  • The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
  • A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Manchurian Candidate - Richard Condon
  • The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
  • Under Western Eyes - Joseph Conrad
  • Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell
  • The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
  • Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
  • Poetic Justice - Amanda Cross
  • The Ipcress File - Len Deighton
  • Last Seen Wearing - Colin Dexter
  • The Remorseful Day - Colin Dexter
  • Ratking - Michael Dibdin
  • Dead Lagoon - Michael Dibdin
  • Dirty Tricks - Michael Dibdin
  • A Rich Full Death - Michael Dibdin
  • Vendetta - Michael Dibdin
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
  • My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • The Pledge - Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • The Crime of Father Amado - José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
  • The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
  • American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
  • LA Confidential - James Ellroy
  • The Big Nowhere - James Ellroy
  • A Quiet Belief in Angels - RJ Ellory
  • Sanctuary - William Faulkner
  • Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
  • Goldfinger - Ian Fleming
  • You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming
  • The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth
  • Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
  • A Gun for Sale - Graham Greene
  • The Ministry of Fear - Graham Greene
  • The Third Man - Graham Greene
  • A Time to Kill - John Grisham
  • The King of Torts - John Grisham
  • Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
  • The Glass Key - Dashiell Hammett
  • The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
  • Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
  • The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
  • Fatherland - Robert Harris
  • Black Sunday - Thomas Harris
  • Red Dragon - Thomas Harris
  • Tourist Season - Carl Hiaasen
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle - George V Higgins
  • Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
  • The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
  • Bones and Silence - Reginald Hill
  • A Rage in Harlem - Chester Himes
  • Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg
  • Rogue Male - Geoffrey Household
  • Malice Aforethought - Francis Iles
  • Silence of the Grave - Arnadur Indridason
  • Death at the President's Lodging - Michael Innes
  • Cover Her Face - PD James
  • A Taste for Death - PD James
  • Friday the Rabbi Slept Late - Harry Kemelman
  • Misery - Stephen King
  • Dolores Claiborne - Stephen King
  • Kim - Rudyard Kipling
  • The Constant Gardener - John le Carre
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John le Carre
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - John le Carre
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • 52 Pick-up - Elmore Leonard
  • Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
  • Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem
  • The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
  • Cop Hater - Ed McBain
  • No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
  • Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
  • Sidetracked - Henning Mankell
  • Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley
  • The Great Impersonation - E Phillips Oppenheim
  • The Strange Borders of Palace Crescent - E Phillips Oppenheim
  • My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
  • Toxic Shock - Sara Paretsky
  • Blacklist - Sara Paretsky
  • Nineteen Seventy Four - David Peace
  • Nineteen Seventy Seven - David Peace
  • The Big Blowdown - George Pelecanos
  • Hard Revolution - George Pelecanos
  • Lush Life - Richard Price
  • The Godfather - Mario Puzo
  • V - Thomas Pynchon
  • The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
  • Black and Blue - Ian Rankin
  • The Hanging Gardens - Ian Rankin
  • Exit Music - Ian Rankin
  • Judgment in Stone - Ruth Rendell
  • Live Flesh - Ruth Rendell
  • Dissolution - CJ Sansom
  • Whose Body? - Dorothy L Sayers
  • Murder Must Advertise - Dorothy Le Sayers
  • The Madman of Bergerac - Georges Simenon
  • The Blue Room - Georges Simenon
  • The Laughing Policeman - Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  • Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout
  • Perfume - Patrick Suskind
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
  • The Getaway - Jim Thompson
  • Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain
  • A Dark-Adapted Eye - Barbara Vine
  • A Fatal inversion - Barbara Vine
  • King Solomon's Carpet - Barbara Vine
  • The Four Just Men - Edgar Wallace
  • Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
  • Native Son - Richard Wright
  • Therese Raquin - Emile Zola

Family and self (7/146)

  • The Face of Another - Kobo Abe
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson
  • Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood
  • Epileptic - David B
  • Room Temperature - Nicholson Baker
  • Eugenie Grandet - Honore de Balzac
  • Le Pere Goriot - Honore de Balzac
  • The Crow Road - Iain Banks
  • The L Shaped Room - Lynne Reid Banks
  • Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
  • Malone Dies - Samuel Beckett
  • A Legacy - Sybille Bedford
  • Herzog - Saul Bellow
  • Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
  • The Old Wives' Tale - Arnold Bennett
  • G - John Berger
  • Extinction - Thomas Bernhard
  • Two Serious Ladies - Jane Bowles
  • Any Human Heart - William Boyd
  • The Death of Virgil - Hermann Broch
  • Evelina - Fanny Burney
  • The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler
  • The Sound of my Voice - Ron Butlin
  • The Outsider - Albert Camus
  • Wise Children - Angela Carter
  • The Professor's House - Willa Cather
  • The Wapshot Chronicle - John Cheever
  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  • Les Enfants Terrible - Jean Cocteau
  • The Vagabond - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  • Manservant and Maidservant - Ivy Compton-Burnett
  • Being Dead - Jim Crace
  • Quarantine - Jim Crace
  • The Mandarins - Simone de Beauvoir
  • Roxana - Daniel Defoe
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • My New York Diary - Julie Doucet
  • The Millstone - Margaret Drabble
  • My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
  • Silence - Shusaku Endo
  • The Gathering - Anne Enright
  • Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
  • As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
  • The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
  • The Sportswriter - Richard Ford
  • Howards End - EM Forster
  • Spies - Michael Frayn
  • Hideous Kinky - Esther Freud
  • The Man of Property - John Galsworthy
  • Mary Barton - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Immoralist - Andre Gide
  • The Vatican Cellars - Andre Gide
  • The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith
  • The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene
  • Hunger - Knut Hamsun
  • The Shrimp and the Anemone - LP Hartley
  • The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
  • Narziss and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
  • The Three Paradoxes - Paul Hornschemeier
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
  • The Ambassadors - Henry James
  • Washington Square - Henry James
  • The Tortoise and the Hare - Elizabeth Jenkins
  • The Unfortunates - BS Johnson
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  • Ulysses - James Joyce
  • Good Behaviour - Molly Keane
  • Memet my Hawk - Yasar Kemal
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  • The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
  • Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence
  • Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
  • Invitation to the Waltz - Rosamond Lehmann
  • The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
  • How Green was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn
  • Martin Eden - Jack London
  • Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
  • The Member of the Wedding - Carson McCullers
  • Palace Walk - Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Assistant - Bernard Malamud
  • Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
  • The Chateau - William Maxwell
  • The Rector's Daughter - FM Mayor
  • The Ordeal of Richard Feverek - George Meredith
  • Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
  • Sour Sweet - Timothy Mo
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore
  • The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
  • Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
  • Who Do You Think You Are? - Alice Munro
  • The Black Prince - Iris Murdoch
  • The Man Without Qualities - Robert Musil
  • A House for Mr Biswas - VS Naipaul
  • At-Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'Brien
  • Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness - Kezaburo Oe
  • The Moviegoer - Walker Percy
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • My Name Is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
  • The Good Companions - JB Priestley
  • The Shipping News - E Annie Proulx
  • Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust
  • A Married Man - Piers Paul Read
  • Pointed Roofs - Dorothy Richardson
  • The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney - Henry Handel Richardson
  • Call it Sleep - Henry Roth
  • Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  • Alberta and Jacob - Cora Sandel
  • A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  • Unless - Carol Shields
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  • The Three Sisters - May Sinclair
  • The Family Moskat or The Manor or The Estate - Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
  • On Beauty - Zadie Smith
  • The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
  • East of Eden - John Steinbeck
  • Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfield
  • Confessions of Zeno - Italo Svevo
  • The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington
  • Angel - Elizabeth Taylor
  • Lark Rise to Candleford - Flora Thompson
  • The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Toibin
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 - Sue Townsend
  • Death in Summer - William Trevor
  • Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
  • Peace in War - Miguel de Unamuno
  • The Rabbit Omnibus - John Updike
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarest Kid on Earth - Chris Ware
  • Morvern Callar - Alan Warner
  • The History of Mr Polly - HG Wells
  • The Fountain Overflows - Rebecca West
  • Frost in May - Antonia White
  • The Tree of Man - Patrick White
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
  • I'll Go to Bed at Noon - Gerard Woodward
  • To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  • Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  • Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss

Love (9/141)

  • Le Grand Meaulnes - Henri Alain-Fournier
  • Dom Casmurro - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
  • Nightwood - Djuna Barnes
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis - Giorgio Bassani
  • Love for Lydia - HE Bates
  • More Die of Heartbreak - Saul Bellow
  • Lorna Doone - RD Blackmore
  • The Death of the Heart - Elizabeth Bowen
  • The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Vilette - Charlotte Bronte
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Look At Me - Anita Brookner
  • Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown
  • Possession - AS Byatt
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
  • Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
  • A Month in the Country - JL Carr
  • My Antonia - Willa Cather
  • A Lost Lady - Willa Cather
  • Claudine a l'ecole - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  • Cheri - Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette
  • Victory: An Island Tale - Joseph Conrad
  • The Princess of Cleves - Madame de Lafayette
  • The Parasites - Daphne du Maurier
  • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
  • The Lover - Marguerite Duras
  • Adam Bede - George Eliot
  • Daniel Deronda - George Eliot
  • The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
  • The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Tender is the Night - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Blue Flower - Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford
  • A Room with a View - EM Forster
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles
  • The Snow Goose - Paul Gallico
  • Ruth - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Strait is the Gate - Andre Gide
  • Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  • Living - Henry Green
  • The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
  • The Well of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
  • Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
  • The Woodlanders - Thomas Hardy
  • The Go-Between - LP Hartley
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Transit of Venus - Shirley Hazzard
  • A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
  • The Infamous Army - Georgette Heyer
  • Regency Buck - Georgette Heyer
  • The Swimming-Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst
  • Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest - WH Hudson
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
  • Crome Yellow - Aldous Huxley
  • The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
  • The Wings of the Dove - Henry James
  • The Piano Teacher - Elfriede Jelinek
  • Beauty and Saddness - Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Far Pavillions - Mary Margaret Kaye
  • Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Moon over Africa - Pamela Kent
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover - DH Lawrence
  • The Rainbow - DH Lawrence
  • Women in Love - DH Lawrence
  • The Echoing Grove - Rosamond Lehmann
  • The Weather in the Streets - Rosamond Lehmann
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Anita Loos
  • Zami - Audre Lorde
  • Foreign Affairs - Alison Lurie
  • Samarkand - Amin Maalouf
  • Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
  • The Silent Duchess - Dacia Maraini
  • A Heart So White - Javier Marias
  • Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Of Human Bondage - Somerset Maugham
  • So Long, See you Tomorrow - William Maxwell
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • The Child in Time - Ian McEwan
  • The Egoist - George Meredith
  • Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
  • Patience and Sarah - Isabel Miller
  • Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford
  • Love in a Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
  • Arturo's Island - Elsa Morante
  • Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  • Lolita, or the Confessions of a White Widowed Male - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Painter of Signs - RK Narayan
  • Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
  • All Souls Day - Cees Nooteboom
  • The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
  • Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
  • Manon Lescaut - Abbe Prevost
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
  • Maurice Guest - Henry Handel Richardson
  • Pamela - Samuel Richardson
  • Clarissa - Samuel Richardson
  • Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
  • Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan
  • Ali and Nino - Kurban Said
  • Light Years - James Salter
  • A Sport and a Passtime - James Salter
  • The Reader - Benhardq Schlink
  • The Reluctant Orphan - Aara Seale
  • Love Story - Eric Segal
  • Enemies, a Love Story - Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • At Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept - Elizabeth Smart
  • I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
  • The Map of Love - Ahdaf Soueif
  • Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
  • Waterland - Graham Swift
  • Diary of a Mad Old Man - Junichiro Tanizaki
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • Music and Silence - Rose Tremain
  • First Love - Ivan Turgenev
  • Breathing Lessons - Anne Tyler
  • The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler
  • The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
  • The Graduate - Charles Webb
  • The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  • The Passion - Jeanette Winterson
  • East Lynne - Ellen Wood
  • Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

Science fiction and fantasy (20/149)

  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Non-Stop - Brian W Aldiss
  • Foundation - Isaac Asimov
  • The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • In the Country of Last Things - Paul Auster
  • The Drowned World - JG Ballard
  • Crash - JG Ballard
  • Millennium People - JG Ballard
  • The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  • Consider Phlebas - Iain M Banks
  • Weaveworld - Clive Barker
  • Darkmans - Nicola Barker
  • The Time Ships - Stephen Baxter
  • Darwin's Radio - Greg Bear
  • Vathek - William Beckford
  • The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Lost Souls - Poppy Z Brite
  • Wieland - Charles Brockden Brown
  • Rogue Moon - Algis Budrys
  • The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Coming Race - EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
  • A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  • The End of the World News - Anthony Burgess
  • A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
  • Kindred - Octavia Butler
  • Erewhon - Samuel Butler
  • The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
  • The Influence - Ramsey Campbell
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There - Lewis Carroll
  • Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter
  • The Passion of New Eve - Angela Carter
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
  • The Man who was Thursday - GK Chesterton
  • Childhood's End - Arthur C Clarke
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
  • Hello Summer, Goodbye - Michael G Coney
  • Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland
  • House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski
  • Pig Tales - Marie Darrieussecq
  • The Einstein Intersection - Samuel R Delaney
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K Dick
  • The Man in the High Castle - Philip K Dick
  • Camp Concentration - Thomas M Disch
  • Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
  • Under the Skin - Michel Faber
  • The Magus - John Fowles
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • Red Shift - Alan Garner
  • Neuromancer - William Gibson
  • Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
  • Light - M John Harrison
  • The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A Heinlein
  • Dune - Frank L Herbert
  • The Glass Bead Game - Herman Hesse
  • Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban
  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
  • Atomised - Michel Houellebecq
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • The Unconsoled - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
  • The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
  • The Children of Men - PD James
  • After London; or, Wild England - Richard Jefferies
  • Bold as Love - Gwyneth Jones
  • The Trial - Franz Kafka
  • Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
  • The Shining - Stephen King
  • The Victorian Chaise-longue - Marghanita Laski
  • Uncle Silas - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Earthsea Series - Ursula Le Guin
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
  • Solaris - Stanislaw Lem
  • Memoirs of a Survivor - Doris Lessing
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  • The Monk - Matthew Lewis
  • A Voyage to Arcturus - David Lindsay
  • The Night Sessions - Ken Macleod
  • Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel
  • Only Forward - Michael Marshall Smith
  • I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
  • Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Maturin
  • The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  • Ascent - Jed Mercurio
  • The Scar - China Mieville
  • Ingenious Pain - Andrew Miller
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M Miller Jr
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • Mother London - Michael Moorcock
  • News from Nowhere - William Morris
  • Beloved - Toni Morrison
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
  • Ada or Ardor - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Ringworld - Larry Niven
  • Vurt - Jeff Noon
  • The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien
  • The Famished Road - Ben Okri
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  • Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Nightmare Abbey - Thomas Love Peacock
  • Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
  • The Space Merchants - Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth
  • A Glastonbury Romance - John Cowper Powys
  • The Discworld Series - Terry Pratchett
  • The Prestige - Christopher Priest
  • His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel - Francois Rabelais
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
  • Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds
  • The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling
  • Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
  • The Female Man - Joanna Russ
  • Air - Geoff Ryman
  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Blindness - Jose Saramago
  • How the Dead Live - Will Self
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • Hyperion - Dan Simmons
  • Star Maker - Olaf Stapledon
  • Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Insult - Rupert Thomson
  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
  • Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
  • Institute Benjamenta - Robert Walser
  • Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Affinity - Sarah Waters
  • The Time Machine - HG Wells
  • The War of the Worlds - HG Wells
  • The Sword in the Stone - TH White
  • The Old Men at the Zoo - Angus Wilson
  • The Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe
  • Orlando - Virginia Woolf
  • Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
  • The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
  • We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

State of the nation (7/134)

  • Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
  • Anthills of the Savannah - Chinua Achebe
  • London Fields - Martin Amis
  • Untouchable - Mulk Raj Anand
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
  • La Comedie Humaine - Honore de Balzac
  • They Were Counted - Miklos Banffy
  • A Kind of Loving - Stan Barstow
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave - Aphra Behn
  • Clayhanger - Arnold Bennett
  • The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen
  • Room at the Top - John Braine
  • A Dry White Season - Andre Brink
  • Shirley - Charlotte Bronte
  • Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess
  • The Virgin in the Garden - AS Byatt
  • Tobacco Road - Erskine Caldwell
  • The Plague - Albert Camus
  • The Kingdom of this World - Alejo Carpentier
  • What a Carve Up! - Jonathan Coe
  • Disgrace - JM Coetzee
  • Waiting for the Barbarians - JM Coeztee
  • Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
  • Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
  • Underworld - Don DeLillo
  • White Noise - Don DeLillo
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  • Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens
  • Hard Times - Charles Dickens
  • Little Dorritt - Charles Dickens
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • Play It As It Lays - Joan Didion
  • Sybil or The Two Nations - Benjamin Disraeli
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Döblin
  • The Book of Daniel - EL Doctorow
  • Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • USA - John Dos Passos
  • Sister Carrie - Theodor Dreiser
  • Castle Rackrent - Maria Edgeworth
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • Silas Marner - George Eliot
  • The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
  • Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
  • Effi Briest - Theodore Fontane
  • Independence Day - Richard Ford
  • A Passage to India - EM Forster
  • The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
  • The Recognitions - William Gaddis
  • Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Counterfeiters - Andre Gide
  • The Odd Women - George Gissing
  • New Grub Street - George Gissing
  • July's People - Nadine Gordimer
  • Mother - Maxim Gorky
  • Lanark - Alastair Gray
  • Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
  • A Kestrel for a Knave - Barry Hines
  • The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
  • South Riding - Winifred Holtby
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  • Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood
  • Chronicle in Stone - Ismael Kadare
  • How Late it Was, How Late - James Kelman
  • The Leopard - Giuseppi di Lampedusa
  • A Girl in Winter - Philip Larkin
  • Passing - Nella Larsen
  • The Grass is Singing - Doris Lessing
  • Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis
  • Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
  • Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
  • Absolute Beginners - Colin MacInnes
  • The Group - Mary McCarthy
  • Amongst Women - John McGahern
  • The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • Of Love & Hunger - Julian Maclaren-Ross
  • Remembering Babylon - David Malouf
  • The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
  • The Betrothed - Alessandro Manzoni
  • Bel-Ami - Guy de Maupassant
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • The Time of Indifference - Alberto Moravia
  • A Bend in the River - VS Naipaul
  • McTeague - Frank Norris
  • Personality - Andrew O'Hagan
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • The Ragazzi Pier - Paolo Pasolini
  • Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
  • The Moon and the Bonfire - Cesare Pavese
  • GB84 - David Peace
  • Headlong Hall - Thomas Love Peacock
  • Afternoon Men - Anthony Powell
  • Vineland - Thomas Pynchon
  • The Radetzky March - Joseph Roth
  • American Pastoral - Philip Roth
  • The Human Stain - Philip Roth
  • Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
  • Shame - Salman Rushdie
  • To Each his Own - Leonardo Sciascia
  • Staying On - Paul Scott
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr
  • The Lonely Londoners - Samuel Selvon
  • God's Bit of Wood - Ousmane Sembene
  • The Case of Comrade Tulayev - Victor Serge
  • Richshaw Boy - Lao She
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Alan Sillitoe
  • The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
  • Novel on Yellow Paper - Stevie Smith
  • White Teeth - Zadie Smith
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovtich - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  • The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • The Red and the Black - Stendhal
  • This Sporting Life - David Storey
  • The Red Room - August Stringberg
  • The Home and the World - Rabindranath Tagore
  • Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
  • The Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope
  • The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
  • Couples - John Updike
  • Z - Vassilis Vassilikos
  • Billy Liar - Keith Waterhouse
  • Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
  • The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West
  • The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
  • The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe
  • Germinal - Emile Zola
  • La Bete Humaine - Emile Zola

War and travel (7/132)

  • Silver Stallion - Junghyo Ahn
  • Death of a Hero - Richard Aldington
  • Master Georgie - Beryl Bainbridge
  • Darkness Falls from the Air - Nigel Balchin
  • Empire of the Sun - JG Ballard
  • Regeneration - Pat Barker
  • A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry
  • Fair Stood the Wind for France - HE Bates
  • Carrie's War - Nina Bawden
  • The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
  • The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
  • An Ice-Cream War - William Boyd
  • When the Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs
  • Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
  • Auto-da-Fe - Elias Canetti
  • One of Ours - Willa Cather
  • Journey to the End of the Night - Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  • Monkey - Wu Ch'eng-en
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
  • Nostromo - Joseph Conrad
  • Sharpe's Eagle - Bernard Cornwell
  • The History of Pompey the Little - Francis Coventry
  • The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
  • Bomber - Len Deighton
  • Deliverance - James Dickey
  • Three Soldiers - John Dos Passos
  • South Wind - Norman Douglas
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  • Justine - Lawrence Durrell
  • The Bamboo Bed - William Eastlake
  • The Siege of Krishnapur - JG Farrell
  • Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
  • Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford
  • The African Queen - CS Forester
  • The Ship - CS Forester
  • Flashman - George MacDonald Fraser
  • Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
  • The Beach - Alex Garland
  • To The Ends of the Earth trilogy - William Golding
  • Asterix the Gaul - Rene Goscinny
  • The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
  • Count Belisarius - Robert Graves
  • Life and Fate - Vassily Grossman
  • De Niro's Game - Rawi Hage
  • King Solomon's Mines - H Rider Haggard
  • She: A History of Adventure - H Rider Haggard
  • The Slaves of Solitude - Patrick Hamilton
  • Covenant with Death - John Harris
  • Enigma - Robert Harris
  • The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
  • The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes
  • Rasselas - Samuel Johnson
  • From Here to Eternity - James Jones
  • Andersonville - MacKinlay Kantor
  • Confederates - Thomas Keneally
  • Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneally
  • Day - AL Kennedy
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler
  • The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski
  • If Not Now, When? - Primo Levi
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • The Guns of Navarone - Alistair MacLean
  • All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
  • Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
  • The Mark of Zorro - Johnston McCulley
  • Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurty
  • The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
  • La Condition Humaine - Andre Malraux
  • Fortunes of War - Olivia Manning
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Children of the New Forest - Frederick Marryat
  • Moby-Dick or, The Whale - Herman Melville
  • Tales of the South Pacific - James Michener
  • The Cruel Sea - Nicholas Monsarrat
  • History - Elsa Morante
  • Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
  • The Sorrow of War - Bao Ninh
  • Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Burmese Days - George Orwell
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
  • The Valley of Bones - Anthony Powell
  • The Soldier's Art - Anthony Powell
  • The Military Philosophers - Anthony Powell
  • Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolp Erich Raspe
  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Crab with the Golden Claws - Georges Remi Herge
  • Tintin in Tibet - Georges Remi Herge
  • The Castafiore Emerald - Georges Remi Herge
  • The Devil to Pay in the Backlands - Joao Guimaraes Rosa
  • Sacaramouche - Rafael Sabatini
  • Captain Blood - Rafael Sabatini
  • Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Hunters - James Salter
  • Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
  • The Rings of Saturn - WG Sebald
  • Austerlitz - WG Sebald
  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • The Young Lions - Irwin Shaw
  • A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  • Maus - Art Spiegelman
  • The Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal
  • Cryptonomicon - Neil Stephenson
  • A Sentimental Journey - Lawrence Sterne
  • Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Flag for Sunrise - Robert Stone
  • Sophie's Choice - William Styron
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
  • A Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne
  • Williwaw - Gore Vidal
  • Candide - Voltaire
  • Slaughter-House Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Put Out More Flags - Evelyn Waugh
  • Men at Arms - Evelyn Waugh
  • The Island of Dr Moreau - HG Wells
  • The Machine-Gunners - Robert Westall
  • Voss - Patrick White
  • The Virginian - Owen Wister
  • The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
  • The Debacle - Emile Zola
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