Thursday, 13 March 2014

100 NOVELS YOU QUITE MIGHT LIKE TO READ IF YOU'VE A MIND TO AND WHICH YOU MIGHT QUITE LIKE TO TRY - BUT NO PRESSURE AND IT'S NOT LIKE A TEST OR A BLUMMIN COMPETITION OR ANYTHING'



The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut
The Dead Zone – Stephen King
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Ishwerwood
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
Another Country – James Baldwin
The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
Ladder of Years – Anne Tyler
Maybe the Moon – Armistead Maupin
Lady Oracle – Margaret Atwood
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
A Room with a View – E M Forster
Orlando – Virginia Woolf
Fluke – James Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
The Land of Laughs – Jonathan Carroll
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
Flowers for Mrs Harris – Paul Gallico
While England Sleeps – David Leavitt
The Lights of Manchester – Tony Warren
Sabbath’s Theatre – Philip Roth
Mister Sandman – Barbara Gowdy
Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
Queen of the Tambourine – Jane Gardam
The Persian Pickle Club – Sandra Dallas
Crocodile Soup – Julia Darling
Lives of the Monster Dogs – Kirsten Bakis
I am Legend – Richard Matheson
The Flight from the Enchanter – Iris Murdoch
The Wrong Boy – Willy Russell
If I’ve Told You Once – Judy Budnitz
To Your Scattered Bodies Go – Philip Jose Farmer
Behold the Man – Michael Moorcock
Our Lady of Darkness – Fritz Leiber
Madensky Square – Eva Ibbotson
Last Exit to Brooklyn – Hubert Selby Jr
Carnivale – M R Lovric
Fallen Angel – Kim Wilkins
Dancer – Colin McCann
The Love Machine – Jacqueline Susann
Dancer from the Dance – Andrew Holleran
Mabel Stark – Robert Hough
Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
Mr Starlight – Laurie Graham
The Pursuit of Happiness – Douglas Kennedy
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Fortnight in September
The Particolored Unicorn – John DeCles
A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Ship Who Sang – Anne McCaffrey
The Rings of Saturn – W G Sebald
The Easy Way Out – Stephen McCauley
In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
Lucia, Lucia – Adriana Trigiani
The House Next Door – Ann Rivers Siddons
The Arizona Game – Georgina Hammick
Poor Cow – Nell Dunn
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
The Magicians – Lev Grossman
Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom – Julie Cohen
The Nutmeg Tree – Margery Sharp
At Bertram’s Hotel – Agatha Christie
Auntie Mame – Patrick Dennis
One Day – David Nicholls
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
The Borrower – Rebecca Makkai
Wrapped up in You – Carole Matthews
The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
Rough Music – Patrick Gale
Cuckoo – Julia Crouch
Diary of a Nobody – George and Weedon Grosssmith
War of the Worlds – H G Wells
All Fall Down – James Leo Herlihy
Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
On What Grounds – Cleo Coyle
Dune – Frank Herbert
The Last Stormlord – Glenda Larke
Dark Matter – Michelle Paver
Heft – Liz Moore
The Hour Between – Sebastian Stuart
The Paris Wife – Paula McLain
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris – Jenny Colgan
Longbourn – Jo Baker
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

                          



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