The List

Book Club

Disgrace — JM Coetzee

About Schmidt — Louis Begley

Music and Silence — Rose Tremain

The Story of Lucy Gault — William Trevor

The Kellys and the O’Kellys — Anthony Trollope

The English Teacher — RK Narayan

The Hours — Michael Cunningham

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Mark Haddon

The Master and Margarita — Mikhail Bulgakov

The Poor Mouth — Flann O’Brien

The Man Who Was Thursday — GK Chesterton

The Grass Is Singing — Doris Lessing

Behind the Scenes at the Museum — Kate Atkinson

Small Island — Andrea Levy

Wide Sargasso Sea — Jean Rhys

Saturday — Ian McEwan

The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini

Embers — Sándor Márai

Perfume — Patrick Süskind

Anil’s Ghost — Michael Ondaatje

The Ginger Man — JP Donleavy

The Fortress of Solitude — Jonathan Lethem

The Dead — James Joyce

The Poisonwood Bible — Barbara Kingsolver

The Moor’s Last Sigh — Salman Rushdie

Property — Valerie Martin

In the Beauty of the Lilies — John Updike

Middlesex — Geoffrey Eugenides

The Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro

Cider With Rosie — Laurie Lee

The Third Policeman — Flann O’Brien

Metamorphosis — Franz Kafka

The Catastrophist — Ronan Bennett

The Kreutzer Sonata — Leo Tolstoy

To the Wedding — John Berger

Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert

Stoner — John Williams

Out Stealing Horses — Per Petersen

Measuring the World — Daniel Kehlmann

Surfacing — Margaret Atwood

The Master — Colm Tóibín

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas — John Boyne

Crossing to Safety — Wallace Stegner

Housekeeping — Marilynne Robinson

Middlemarch — George Eliot

Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad

Dead Souls — Nikolay Gogol

The Secret Scripture — Sebastian Barry

My Antonía — Willa Cather

Persuasion — Jane Austen

The River — Rumer Godden

Echo Maker — Richard Powers

A River Runs Through It — William McLean

Howard’s End — EM Forster

Love and Summer — William Trevor

The Adventures of Augie March — Saul Bellow

The Shipping News — Annie Proulx

Brooklyn — Colm Tóibín

A Modest Proposal — Jonathan Swift

Staying On — Paul Scott

Blind Assassin — Margaret Atwood

Troubles — JG Farrell

The Stone Carvers — Jane Urquart

Oscar and Lucinda — Peter Carey

Flaubert’s Parrot — Julian Barnes

Le Testament Français — Andreï Makine

In the Skin of a Lion — Michael Ondaatje

The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy

Monsignor Quixote — Graham Greene

I Curse the River of Time — Per Petterson

Portrait of the Artist — James Joyce

L’Étranger — Albert Camus

Ghost Light — Joseph O’Connor

The Leopard — Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Years — Virginia Woolf

New Finnish Grammar — Diego Marani

Soldiers of Salamis — Javier Cercas

The Moviegoer — Walter Percy

Runaway — Alice Munro

Under the Volcano — Malcolm Lowry

Sexing the Cherry — Jeanette Winterson

Pereira Maintains — Antonio Tabucchi

The Tiger’s Wife — Téa Obreht

The Unbearable Lightness of Being — Milan Kundera

The Twin — Gerbrand Bakker

Human Stain — Philip Roth

Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton

Childhood of Jesus — JM Coetzee

Night Train to Lisbon — Pascal Mercier

Catch 22 — Joseph Heller

The Infatuations — Javier Marías

The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Transatlantic — Colm McCann

A House for Mr Biswas — VS Naipaul

East of Eden — John Steinbeck

The Blue Flower — Penelope Fitzgerald

Remembering Babylon — David Malouf

The Radetzky March — Joseph Roth

The Secret History — Donna Tartt

Let the Great World Spin — Colum McCann

All the Pretty Horses — Cormac McCarthy

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet — David Mitchell

In Paradise — Peter Mathieson

Mary Barton — Elizabeth Gaskell

The Door — Magda Szabó

Plainsong — Kent Haruf

Snow — Orham Pamuk

The Hunting Gun — Yasushi Inoue

My Brilliant Friend — Elena Ferrante

The Blue Room — Georges Simenon

Gilead — Marilyn Robinson

Orfeo — Richard Powers

The Green Road — Anne Enright

The Sea, the Sea — Iris Murdoch

In the Light of What We Know — Zia Haider Rahman

East of the Mountains — David Gutterson

A Goat’s Song — Dermot Healy

A Wild Sheep Chase — Haruki Murakami

A Whole Life — Robert Seethaler

Austerlitz — WG Sebald

So Long, See You Tomorrow — William Maxwell

Langrishe, Go Down — Aidan Higgins

Old Filth — Jane Gardam

Fugitive Pieces — Anne Michaels

All We Shall Know — Donal Ryan

The Marquise of O — Heinrich von Kleist

Christ Stopped at Eboli — Carlo Levi

American Pastoral — Philip Roth

Bel Canto — Anne Patchett

A Star Called Henry — Roddy Doyle

Iza’s Ballad — Magda Szabó

The Narrow Road to the Deep North — Richard Flanagan

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao — Junot Diaz

Voss — Patrick White

Midwinter Break — Bernard McClaverty

Lincoln in the Bardo — George Saunders

Independence Day — Richard Ford

Swing Time — Zadie Smith

When Light Is Like Water — Molly McCloskey

The Masters — CP Snow

The Dark Flood Rises — Margaret Drabble

The Siege of Krishnapur — JG Farrell

A Gentleman in Moscow — Amor Towles

The Last September — Elizabeth Bowen

The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead

Moon Tiger — Penelope Lively

The Gustav Sonata — Rose Tremain

Burial Rites — Hannah Kent

Burger’s Daughter — Nadine Gordimer

The Golden Bowl — Henry James

The Hungry Grass — Richard Power

Familiar — J Robert Lennon

Monsieur Linh and His Child — Philippe Claudel

Beloved — Toni Morrison

Olive Kitteridge — Elizabeth Strout

Death and Nightingales — Eugene McCabe

Idaho — Emily Ruskovich

Losing Battles — Eudora Welty

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

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