100 Books

This is a list of 100 books that I intend to read.
I’ve only included prose because I prefer and have a better understanding of it compared to poetry. I believe that most lists are too… English-dominated and I hope that you will find a greater variety below.

Austen, Jane
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Emma (1815)

Beckett, Samuel
Molloy (1955)
Malon Dies (1956)
The Unnamable (1958)
Waiting for Godot (1952)
Endgame (1957) ✓

Broch, Hermann
Sleepwalkers: A Trilogy (1918)
The Death of Virgil (1945) ✓
The Guiltless (1950)

Bulgakov, Mikhail
Master and Margarita (1966) ✓
Heart of a Dog (1968)

Camus, Albert
The Stranger (1942) ✓
The Plague (1947) ✓
The Fall (1956) ✓
Caligula (1938)
The Myth of Sisyphus (1942)
The Rebel (1951)

Chekhov, Anton
The Seagull (1896) ✓
Uncle Vanya (1897) ✓
Three Sisters (1901) ✓
The Cherry Orchard (1904) ✓

Dante
Divine Comedy (1314-1321)

Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Poor Folk (1846) ✓
The Double (1846)
Humiliated and Insulted (1861) ✓
Notes from Underground (1864)✓
The Gambler (1866) ✓
Crime and Punishment (1866) ✓
The Idiot (1868)
Demons (1871-1872)
The Adolescent (1875)
The Brothers Karamazov (1879-1880)

Faulkner, William
The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Sanctuary (1931)
Absalom, Absalom! (1936)

Flaubert, Gustave
Madame Bovary (1857) ✓
Salamambô (1862)
Sentimental Education (1869)
Three Tales: A Simple Heart, The Legend of Saint Julien the Hospitalier, Hérodias (1877)

Goethe
Faust (1808-1832)

Gogol, Nikolai
Dead Souls (1842)
The Overcoat (1842) ✓
The Nose (1835-1836) ✓
Diary of a Madman (1835) ✓
The Portrait (1835) ✓

Hesse, Hermann
Demian (1919) ✓
Siddhartha (1922)
Steppenwolf (1927)

Hugo, Victor
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831)
Les Misérables (1862) ✓

Ibsen, Henrik
Pillars of Society (1877)
A Doll’s House (1879)
The Wild Duck (1884)
Hedda Gabler (1890)

Ionesco, Eugène
The Bold Soprano (1948) ✓
The Lesson (1951) ✓
The Chairs (1952)
Rhinoceros (1959) ✓

Joyce, James
Dubliners (1914)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
Ulysses (1922)
Finnegans Wake (1939)

Kafka, Franz
The Metamorphosis (1915) ✓
The Trial (1925)
The Castle (1926)

Kazantzakis, Nikos
Ascesis: The Saviors of God (1945)
Zorba the Greek (1946)
Captain Michalis (1953)
Christ Recrucified (1954)

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) ✓
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) ✓

Nabocov, Vladimir
Lolita (1955) ✓

Orwell, George
Animal’s Farm (1945) ✓
1984 (1949) ✓

Proust, Marcel
In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927)

Salinger, Jerome David
The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

Sartre, Jean-Paul
Nausea (1938)
The Wall (1939)
The Flies (1943)
No Exit (1944) ✓

Stendhal, Marie-Henri
The Red and the Black (1830) ✓
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839)

Tolstoy, Leo
War and Peace (1864-1869)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) ✓
Anna Karenina (1873-1877)

Williams, Tennessee
The Glass Menagerie (1944)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
Summer and Smoke (1948) ✓
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1959)

Wolf, Virginia
Mrs Dalloway (1925) ✓
To the Lighthouse (1927)

Zweig, Stefan
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1922) ✓
The Invisible Collection (1925)
The Royal Game (1938-1941)

Zola, Émile
Nana (1880)
Germinal (1885)
La Bête Humaine (1890)

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