What’s Next?

Below is a list of the books on my ever-expanding to-read list, soon to be reviewed, discussed, or fawned over on this blog, in roughly the order they will appear:

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
Under the Skin – Michel Faber
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
MaddAddam –
Margaret Atwood
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
War and Peace
– Leo Tolstoy
Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
London Fields – Martin Amis
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
Shame – Salman Rushdie
A World of Strangers – Nadine Gordimer
A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Süskind
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
Blindness – José Saramago
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr
The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie [Best
 of the Booker month]
The Siege of Krishnapur – J. G. Farrell [Best of the Booker month]
The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer [Best of the Booker month]
Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey [Best of the Booker month]
Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee [Best of the Booker month]
The Ghost Road – Pat Barker [Best of the Booker month]
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
A Little Life – Hana Yanagihara
Hyperion – Dan Simmons
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Ruby – Cynthia Bond
The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInery
Possession – A. S. Byatt
The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
The Third Man – Graham Greene
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Swimming Home – Deborah Levy
Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Plague – Albert Camus
Ulysses – James Joyce
The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
The Shining – Stephen King
Moby-Dick – Helman Melville
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
The Ragazzi – Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
The Sense  of an Ending – Julian Barnes
Who Do You Think You Are? – Alice Munro
The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson
The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Rites of Passage – William Golding
A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
Pollen – Jeff Noon
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel
Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
The Children of Men – PD James
The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Rehearsal – Eleanor Catton
Neuromancer – William Gibson
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernières
On Beauty – Zadie Smith
Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
The Road Home – Rose Tremain
The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Elmear McBride
Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
The Quick – Lauren Owen
– Howard Jacobson
The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
Fatherland – Robert Harris
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
Crash – J.G. Ballard
The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
The Ogre – Michael Tournier
Wild Swans – Jung Chang
Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
A Bend in the River – V. S. Naipaul
Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil
The Bridge – Iain Banks
Ubik – Philip K. Dick
Ectopia – Martin Goodman
The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
A High Wind in Jamaica – Richard Hughes
Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko
Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame – Victor Hugo
Wise Children – Angela Carter
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
How the Dead Live – Will Self
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
The Trial – Franz Kafka
My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
The Outsider – Albert Camus
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
Troubles – J.G. Farrell
Consider Phlebas – Iain M. Banks
The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
The Elected Member – Bernice Rubens
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Female Man – Joanna Russ
Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
The Human Stain – Philip Roth
Music and Silence – Rose Tremain
Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
The Information – Martin Amis
Kim – Rudyard Kipling
The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Strangers in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie
The Double – José Saramago
The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel [pending publication]

More(?!) to be added as and when!


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