The Telegraph’s “100 novels everyone should read” challenge

The Telegraph’s “100 novels everyone should read” challenge

I’m going to read (or re-read) every novel on this list over the coming weeks. You can track my progress on twitter #100novels, and I’ll update this page with links to each of my reviews as we go on.

    • 100. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein Read the review or buy the book.
    • 99 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Read the review or buy the book.
    • 98 The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore Read the review or buy the book.
    • 97 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Read the review or buy the book.
    • 96 One Thousand and One Nights Anon Read the review or buy the book.
    • 95 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Read the review or buy the book.
    • 94 Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie Read the review or buy the book.
    • 93 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré Read the review or buy the book.
    • 92 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Read the review or buy the book.
    • 91 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Read the review or buy the book.
    • 90 Under the Net by Iris Murdoch Read the review or buy the book.
    • 89 The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Read the review or buy the book.
    • 88 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Read the review or buy the book.
    • 87 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    • 86 Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac Read the review or buy the book.
    • 85 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
    • 84 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    • 83 Germinal by Emile Zola
    • 82 The Stranger by Albert Camus
    • 81The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
    • 80 Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
    • 79 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
    • 78 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    • 77 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    • 76 The Trial by Franz Kafka
    • 75 Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
    • 74 Waiting for the Mahatma by RK Narayan
    • 73 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque
    • 72 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
    • 71 The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
    • 70 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    • 69 If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
    • 68 Crash by JG Ballard
    • 67 A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul
    • 66 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • 65 Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
    • 64 The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
    • 63 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • 62 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
    • 61 My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
    • 60 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
    • 59 London Fields by Martin Amis
    • 58 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
    • 57 The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
    • 56 The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
    • 55 Austerlitz by WG Sebald
    • 54 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    • 53 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    • 52 The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
    • 51 Underworld by Don DeLillo
    • 50 Beloved by Toni Morrison
    • 49 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    • 48 Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
    • 47The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
    • 46 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
    • 45 The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
    • 44 Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
    • 43 The Rabbit books by John Updike
    • 42 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    • 41 The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • 40 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
    • 39 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    • 38The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
    • 37 The Warden by Anthony Trollope
    • 36 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
    • 35 Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
    • 34 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
    • 33 Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
    • 32 A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
    • 31 Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky
    • 30 Atonement by Ian McEwan
    • 29 Life: a User’s Manual by Georges Perec
    • 28 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
    • 27 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    • 26 Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
    • 25 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    • 24 Ulysses by James Joyce
    • 23 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    • 22 A Passage to India by EM Forster
    • 21 1984 by George Orwell
    • 20 Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
    • 19 The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
    • 18 Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
    • 17 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
    • 16 Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
    • 15 The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
    • 14 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    • 13 David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    • 12 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    • 11 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • 10 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
    • 9 Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    • 8 Disgrace by JM Coetzee
    • 7 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    • 6 In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    • 5 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    • 4 The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    • 3 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    • 2 Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
    • 1 Middlemarch by George Eliot

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