301 READING LIST

It has been a few years since I started this endeavor and am blown away by the amount of reading I've done!  The list started out as three lists of "100 books  you should read before you die" compilation, but has morphed into something far more wonderful.  Started out as 301 books, but is down to somewhere in the 200's having had new books added. UPDATED December 31, 2019.

I am the founder of The Sacred Order of the Glorious Laborious Book Club so please check it out.


A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
A Passage to India by E.M.Forster
A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Town Like Alice by Nevile Shute
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Avilion by Robert Holdstock
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Crash by J. G. Ballard
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Dead Harvest by Chris Holm
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Easy Street, the True Story of a Gangster's Daughter by Susan Berman
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
Evelyn Nesbit's Own Story
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Final Girls by Mira Grant and Julie Dillon
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn by Robert Holdstock
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Greenmantle by Charles de Lint
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Henderson of the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler Italo Calvino
Illusions by Richard Bach
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Search of Lost Time by Patrick Alexander
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Ironweed by William Kennedy
Lavondis by Robert Holdstock
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life: A User's Manual by Geroges Perec
Light in August by William Faulkner
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
London Fields by Martin Amis
London Fields by Martin Amis
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Loving by Henry Green
Lucky by Alice Sebold
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Merlin's Wood by Robert Holdstock
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Maureen Howard
Mulengro by Charles de Lint
Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Erdag M. Goknar
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock (Ryhope Wood Series)
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Native Son by Richard Wright
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
Navigating Troubled Waters: A History of Commercial Fishing in Glacier Bay, Alaska by James Mackovjak
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Lonely Night by Mickey Spillane
One Thousand and One Nights by Unknown
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
Portnoy's Complaint by Phillip Roth
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
Son by Lois Lowry
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Ambassadors by Henry James
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Bone Series by Robert Holdstock
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Collector by John Fowles
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hallowing by Robert Holdstock
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Little Country by Charles de Lint
The Magus by John Fowles
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
The Outfit: The Role of Chicago's Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America by Gus Russo
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
The Recognitions by William Gaddis
The Red and The Black by Stendhal
The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders by Anthony Flacco and others
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sounds and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling
The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
Tongass Timber: A History of Logging and Timber Utilization in Southeast Alaska by James Mackovjak
Tragic Beauty: The Lost 1914 Memoirs of Evelyn Nesbit
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Wineburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
Yarrow by Charles de Lint

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