Adult - fiction

 

books that matter logoAbbey, Edward, The Monkey Wrench Gang

Abe, Kobo, The Woman in the Dunes

Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart

Adams, Richard, Watership Down

Alain-Fournier, Henri, The Wanderer

Alcorn, Alfred, Vestments

Aldrich, Bess Streeter, A Lantern in Her Hand

Algren, Nelson, Never Come Morning

Allende, Isabel, Eva Luna; The House of the Spirits

Allison, Dorothy, Bastard Out of Carolina

Alvarez, Julia
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
In the Time of the Butterflies

Amado, Jorge
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
The War of the Saints

Amis, Kingsley, Lucky Jim

Amis, Martin, London Fields

Anderson, Sherwood, Winesburg, Ohio

Anonymous, Primary Colors

Anthony, Evelyn, Exposure

Archer, Jeffrey
The Fourth Estate
(and other titles)

Arnow, Harriette, The Dollmaker

Atwood, Margaret,
Cat’s Eye
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Robber Bride

Auel, Jean, The Clan of the Cave Bear

Austen, Jane,
Emma
Mansfield Park
Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

Babel, Isaak
Collected Stories
You Must Know Everything: Stories, 1915-1937

Bach, Richard,
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bachman, Richard,
The Long Walk
The Regulators

Baldacci, David, The Simple Truth

Balzac, Honore de
Cousin Bette
Eugenie Grandet

Human Comedy series featuring the character Vautrin

Banks, Russell, Cloudsplitter

Barnes, Julian, Flaubert’s Parrot

Barnes, Steven, Blood Brothers

Barr, Joel, Chapters and Verse

Barth, John, The Sot-Weed Factor

Barthelme, Donald, Snow White

Bassani, Giorgio, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Beckett, Samuel, Watt

Bellamy, Edward, Looking Backward, 2000-1887

Bellow, Saul
Herzog
Humboldt’s Gift
The Adventures of Augie March

Benson, E.F., Make Way for Lucia

Berg, Elizabeth, Joy School

Berger, Thomas, Little Big Man

Binchy, Maeve
Circle of Friends
Evening Class
Tara Road

Blasco Ibanez, Vicente, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Blatty, William, The Exorcist

Block, Valerie, Was It Something I Said?

Blume, Judy, Summer Sisters

Bohjalian, Christopher A., Midwives

Borges, Jorge Luis, Ficciones; Labyrinths

Borland, Hal, King of Squaw Mountain

Boulle, Pierre, The Bridge over the River Kwai

Bowen, Elizabeth, The Death of the Heart

Bowles, Jane, Two Serious Ladies

Boyle, T.C., Budding Prospects

Bradbury, Ray
Dandelion Wine
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Braddon, Mary, Lady Audley’s Secret

Bradford, Barbara Taylor, Voice of the Heart

Bradley, Marion Z., The Firebrand; The Forest House

Bradshaw, Gillian, The Bearkeeper’s Daughter (and other titles)

Briley, John, The First Stone

Brodkey, Harold, Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

Bronte, Charlotte, Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily, Wuthering Heights

Brown, Rita Mae, Six of One

Brown, Sandra
Eloquent Silence
The Witness

Buck, Pearl S., The Good Earth

Buffet, Jimmy, Tales from Margaritaville

Bukowski, Charles, Women

Bulgakov, Mikhail
The Master and Margarita
The White Guard

Bunkley, Anita R.
Starlight Passage
Wild Embers

Bunyan, John, Pilgrim’s Progress

Burgess, Anthony
A Clockwork Orange
Earthly Powers

Burkholz, Herbert, The Snow Gods

Burns, Olive Ann, Cold Sassy Tree

Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Tarzan of the Apes

Burroughs, William S., Naked Lunch

Byatt, A.S., Possession: A Romance

Cabrera Infante, Guillermo, Three Trapped Tigers

Cahill, Mary, Carpool

Caldwell, Erskine, God’s Little Acre

Caldwell, Taylor, Dynasty of Death

Calvino, Italo
Difficult Loves
Invisible Cities

Camus, Albert
Exile and the Kingdom
The Plague
The Stranger

Canin, Ethan, The Palace Thief

Capote, Truman
A Christmas Memory
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Grass Harp

Cather, Willa
Death Comes for the Archbishop
My Antonia
The Troll Garden

Celine, Louis-Ferdinand, Death on the Installment Plan

Cerda, Martha, Senora Rodriguez and Other Worlds

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Cheever, John
Falconer
The Stories of John Cheever

Chekhov, Anton
A Woman’s Kingdom and Other Stories
The Stories of Anton Chekhov

Chesterton, G.K.
The Man Who Was Thursday

Chopin, Kate, The Awakening

Cisneros, Sandra
The House on Mango Street
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Clancy, Tom
Patriot Games
Rainbow Six
Red Storm Rising
The Hunt for Red October

Clark, Mary Higgins, A Stranger Is Watching

Clavell, James
King Rat
Shogun
Tai-Pan

Cleage, Pearl
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Colette
The Ripening Seed

Collier, Peter, Downriver: A Novel

Collins, Max Allan, Flying Blind: A Novel of Amelia Earhart

Collins, Wilkie, The Moonstone

Colwin, Laurie
Goodbye Without Leaving
Happy All the Time

Connell, Evan S., Mrs. Bridge

Conrad, Joseph
Almayer’s Folly
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
Nostromo
Under Western Eyes

Conroy, Pat
Beach Music
The Great Santini
The Lords of Discipline
The Prince of Tides

Cook, Robin, Coma

Cookson, Catherine
My Beloved Son
The Rag Nymph

Cooper, James Fenimore
The Deerslayer
The Last of the Mohicans

Cortazar, Julio, Hopscotch

Coulter, Catherine
Lord of Hawkfell Island
The Cove

Coupland, Douglas, Microserfs

Courtenay, Bryce, The Power of One

Crace, Jim, Quarantine

Crane, Stephen, The Red Badge of Courage

Craven, Margaret, I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Crichton, Michael
Airframe
Congo
Disclosure
Eaters of the Dead

Cussler, Clive, Sahara

Dailey, Janet, Tangled Vines

Dank, Milton, Khaki Wings

Danticat, Edwidge, Breath, Eyes, Memory

Davenport, Marcia, The Valley of Decision

Day, Richard Cortez, When in Florence

DeAssis, Machado, Epitaph of a Small Winner

DeBernieres, Louis, Corelli’s Mandolin

Defoe, Daniel
A Journal of the Plague Year
Robinson Crusoe

Delafield, E.M., Diary of a Provincial Lady

DeLillo, Don
The Names
Underworld
White Noise

Delinsky, Barbara
For My Daughters
Shades of Grace

Dickens, Charles
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
Bleak House
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Oliver Twist
Our Mutual Friend
Pickwick Papers

Dickey, James, Deliverance

Digges, Deborah, Vesper Sparrows

Dinesen, Isak, Seven Gothic Tales (and other titles)

Doctorow, E.L.
Ragtime
World’s Fair

Donleavy, J.P.
Schultz
The Ginger Man

Dorris, Michael, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Dos Passos, John, U.S.A.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Crime and Punishment
Notes from the Underground
The Brothers Karamazov
The Idiot
The Possessed

Dreiser, Theodore
An American Tragedy
Jewish Zeus
Sister Carrie
Spanish Ballad

Drury, Allen, Advise and Consent

Du Maurier, Dame Daphne, Rebecca

Dumas, Alexandre
Louise de la Valliere
Queen Margot
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Three Musketeers
The Vicomte de Bragelonne
Twenty Years After

Duncan, William Cary, Golden Hooves

Dunnett, Dorothy, Lymond series (The Game of Kings, etc.)

Durrell, Lawrence, Alexandria Quartet

Eco, Umberto
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Name of the Rose

Elegant, Simon, A Floating Life

Eliot, George
Middlemarch
The Mill on the Floss
Elizabeth [Elizabeth von Arnim]
The Enchanted April

Ellison, James, Rudy

Ellison, Ralph, Invisible Man

Ende, Michael, Momo

Erdrich, Louise, Love Medicine

Esquivel, Laura, Like Water for Chocolate

Evans, Nicholas, The Horse Whisperer

Evans, Richard Paul
The Christmas Box
Timepiece

Fairbairn, Ann, Five Smooth Stones

Farrell, James, Studs Lonigan

Faulkner, William
Absalom, Absalom!
As I Lay Dying
Light in August
The Hamlet
The Mansion
The Reivers
The Sound and the Fury
The Town

Feuchtwanger, Lion, The Oppermanns

Fielding, Helen, Bridget Jones’s Diary

Fielding, Henry, The History of Tom Jones

Figes, Eva, Light

Finney, Jack
From Time to Time
Time and Again

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, The Bent Twig

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby

Flagg, Fannie, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Flaubert, Gustave, Madame Bovary

Fleming, Ian
Casino Royale
Goldfinger

Follett, Ken
The Eye of the Needle
The Pillars of the Earth

(and other titles)

Folsom, Allan
Day of Confession
The Day After Tomorrow

Forbes, Kathryn, Mama’s Bank Account

Ford, Richard, Independence Day

Forester, C.S.
Captain Horatio Hornblower
The African Queen

Forster, E.M.
A Passage to India
Great Novels and Short Stories of E.M. Forster

Fowles, John, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Franklin, Miles, My Brilliant Career

Frazier, Charles, Cold Mountain

Freeman, Cynthia, Portraits

Friedman, Carl, Nightfather

Friedman, Philip, Grand Jury

Fry, Stephen, The Liar

Fuentes, Carlos, Terra Nostra

Fuhrman, Chris, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Fuller, Jack, Fragments

Gaarder, Jostein, Sophie’s World

Gabaldon, Diana
Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn

Outlander
Voyager

Gaiman, Neil, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnus Nutter, Witch

Gaines, Ernest, A Lesson Before Dying

Gallegos, Romulo, Cantaclaro

Garber, Joseph, Vertical Run

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Love in the Time of Cholera
Of Love and Other Demons
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gardam, Jane, The Queen of the Tambourine

Garland, Alex, The Beach

Garrett, George P., Death of the Fox

Garwood, Julie, Saving Grace

Gaskell, Elizabeth, Cranford

Genet, Jean, Our Lady of the Flowers

Gibbons, Kaye, Ellen Foster

Gibbons, Stella, Cold Comfort Farm

Gibson, William, The Difference Engine

Girzone, Joseph R., Joshua

Gissing, George, The Odd Women

Godden, Rumer, In This House of Brede

Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich
Dead Souls
"The Nose"
"The Overcoat"

Golden, Arthur, Memoirs of a Geisha

Golding, William, Lord of the Flies

Goldman, William, Marathon Man

Goldreich, Gloria, Years of Dreams

Goldstein, Lisa, The Dream Years

Gordimer, Nadine, July’s People

Goudge, Elizabeth, A City of Bells

Graham, Janice, Firebird

Grass, Gunter, The Tin Drum

Graves, Robert
Claudius, the God and His Wife Messalina
I , Claudius

Green, Gerald, The Last Angry Man

Greene, Graham
The Comedians
The Heart of the Matter
The Honorary Consul
The Power and the Glory

Grey, Zane
Riders of the Purple Sage
(and other titles)

Grisham, John
A Time to Kill
The Chamber
The Client
The Firm
The Partner
The Pelican Brief
The Rainmaker
The Runaway Jury

Groom, Winston, Forrest Gump

Grossman, David, See Under: Love

Grumbach, Doris, Chamber Music

Guest, Judith, Ordinary People

Guterson, David, Snow Falling on Cedars

Haasse, Hella S., In a Dark Wood Wandering

Haggard, H. Rider, King Solomon’s Mines

Hailey, Elizabeth Forsythe, A Woman of Independent Means

Hamill, Pete, Snow in August

Hamilton, Jane
A Map of the World
The Book of Ruth

Hamner, Earl, Jr., Spencer’s Mountain

Hamsun, Knut, Hunger

Handke, Peter, The Left-Handed Woman

Handler, Daniel, The Basic Eight

Hardy, Thomas
Jude the Obscure
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Return of the Native

Harris, Thomas, The Silence of the Lambs

Harrison, Sue, My Sister the Moon

Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Complete Short Stories
The House of the Seven Gables
The Scarlet Letter

Hedges, Peter, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Hegi, Ursula, Stones from the River

Hellenga, Robert, The Fall of a Sparrow

Heller, Joseph, Catch-22

Hemingway, Ernest
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Fifth Column, and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises

Henry, O., "The Gift of the Magi"

Hersey, John
A Bell for Adano
The Child Buyer
The Wall

Hesse, Hermann
Demian
Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game)
Siddhartha
Steppenwolf

Heyer, Georgette
Devil’s Cub
The Convenient Marriage
The Corinthian

Hiaasen, Carl, Tourist Season

Hijuelos, Oscar, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Hill, Susan, The Woman in Black

Hilton, James, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Hoag, Tami, Guilty as Sin

Hoeg, Peter, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Hoffman, Alice, Here on Earth

Holt, Victoria, The Black Opal

Horgan, Paul, A Distant Trumpet

Hudson, W.H., Green Mansions

Huffaker, Clair, The Cowboy and the Cossack

Hughart, Barry, Bridge of Birds

Hughes, Langston, Simple’s Uncle Sam (and other titles)

Hugo, Victor
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Last Day of a Condemned Man
Les Miserables

Huntley, Thomas, Buckets and Leaves

Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Huxley, Aldous
Brave New World
Point Counter Point

Huysmans, Joris-Karl, Against Nature

Innes, Hammond, The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Irvine, Alexander, My Lady of the Chimney Corner

Irving, John
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Son of the Circus
The Hotel New Hampshire
The World According to Garp

Irving, Washington, Tales of the Alhambra

Ishiguro, Kazuo, The Remains of the Day

Jackson, Shirley
The Lottery and Other Stories
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Jakes, John, The Bastard

James, Henry
The Golden Bowl
The Portrait of a Lady
The Turn of the Screw
What Maisie Knew

Jaramillo, Stephan, Going Postal

Jenkins, Dan, You Gotta Play Hurt

Jennings, Gary, The Journeyer

Johnson, Charles, Middle Passage

Johnson, Diane, Le Divorce

Johnson, Samuel, The History of Rasselas: Prince of Abyssinia

Jones, James, From Here to Eternity

Jong, Erica, Fear of Flying

Joyce, James
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Dubliners
Ulysses

Kafka, Franz
Metamorphosis, and Other Short Stories
The Castle
The Penal Colony
The Trial

Kantor, MacKinlay, Andersonville

Karon, Jan
A New Song
Mitford Years series (At Home in Mitford, etc.)

Kazantzakis, Nikos, Zorba the Greek

Keane, Molly, Good Behavior

Keneally, Thomas, Schindler’s List

Kennedy, Richard, The Boxcar at the Center of the Universe

Kerouac, Jack
On the Road
The Dharma Bums

Kerr, Phillip, The Grid

Kesey, Ken, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Keyes, Daniel, Flowers for Algernon

King, Stephen
Bag of Bones
Carrie
Christine
Cujo
Dark Tower series (The Drawing of the Three, etc.)
Desperation
Insomnia
It
Misery
Needful Things
Pet Sematary
"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"
The Dead Zone
The Green Mile
The Shining
The Stand

Kingsolver, Barbara
Animal Dreams
Pigs in Heaven
The Bean Trees
The Poisonwood Bible

Kinsella, W.P., Shoeless Joe

Kluger, Richard, The Sheriff of Nottingham

Knowles, John, A Separate Peace

Koestler, Arthur, Darkness at Noon

Koontz, Dean, Oddkins

Kosinki, Jerzy N., The Painted Bird

Kraft, Eric, Herb ‘n’ Lorna

Kundera, Milan
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Kureishi, Hanif, The Buddha of Suburbia

Laclos, Choderlos de, Dangerous Liaisons

Lahaye, Tim, Left Behind

Laker, Rosalind, The Venetian Mask

Lamb, Wally
I Know This Much Is True
She’s Come Undone

Laurie, Hugh, The Gun Seller

Lawrence, D.H.
Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Sons and Lovers
The Rainbow
Women in Love

Le Carre, John
A Small Town in Germany
Smiley series (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley’s People)

Lee, Harper, To Kill a Mockingbird

Leland, Christopher T., The Book of Marvels

Letts, Billie, Where the Heart Is

Levin, Ira, The Boys from Brazil

Levin, Meyer, The Old Bunch

Lewis, C.S., Till We Have Faces

Lewis, Sinclair
Arrowsmith
Babbitt
Elmer Gantry
Main Street

Lightman, Alan, Einstein’s Dreams

Lipman, Elinor
Isabel’s Bed
The Inn at Lake Divine

Lippman, Peter, Plunkety Plunk

Lister, Stephen, The Dog That Never Was

Llewellyn, Richard, How Green Was My Valley

Lodge, David
Paradise News
Therapy

London, Jack
The Call of the Wild
The Sea Wolf
To Build a Fire and Other Stories

Lowell, Elizabeth
Jade Island
Tell Me No Lies

Lucas, George, Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker: A Novel

Ludlum, Robert
The Bourne Identity
The Matarese Circle (and other titles)

MacInnes, Colin, Absolute Beginners

MacKay, Shena, The Orchard on Fire

Maclean, Norman, A River Runs Through It

Mahfouz, Naguib, Palace Walk

Mailer, Norman, Tough Guys Don’t Dance

Malamud, Bernard
The Fixer
The Magic Barrel
The Natural

Mann, Thomas
Buddenbrooks
Joseph and His Brothers
The Magic Mountain

Mansfield, Katherine, In a German Pension

Mantel, Hilary, A Place of Greater Safety

Markey, Judy, The Daddy Clock

Martin Du Gard, Roger, The Thibaults

Matthiessen, Peter, Killing Mister Watson

Maugham, W. Somerset
Of Human Bondage
The Moon and Sixpence
The Razor’s Edge

Maxwell, William, All the Days and Nights (and other titles)

McCammon, Robert R., Boy’s Life

McCarthy, Cormac, All the Pretty Horses

McCorkle, Jill, Ferris Beach

McCullers, Carson, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

McCullough, Colleen, The Ladies of Missalonghi

McEwan, Ian
Enduring Love
The Cement Garden

McFarland, Dennis, The Music Room

McKinney-Whetstone, Diane, Tumbling

McMurtry, Larry
Duane’s Depressed
Lonesome Dove
The Last Picture Show

McNaught, Judith, Remember When

Meltzer, Brad, The Tenth Justice

Melville, Herman, Moby Dick

Melville, Jennie, Dragon’s Eye

Meyrink, Gustav, The Golem

Michael, Judith, Pot of Gold

Michaels, Anne, Fugitive Pieces

Michener, James A.
Centennial
Hawaii
The Drifters
The Fires of Spring
The Source

Miller, Arthur, Focus

Miller, Henry, Tropic of Cancer

Mishima, Yukio, Spring Snow

Mistry, Rohinton, A Fine Balance

Mitchard, Jacquelyn, The Deep End of the Ocean

Mitchell, Adrian, Bodyguard

Mitchell, Margaret, Gone with the Wind

Mitford, Nancy
Love in a Cold Climate
The Blessing
The Pursuit of Love

Moats, Lillian, Legacy of Shadows

Moore, Alan, Watchmen

Moore, Brian
No Other Life
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Moore, Lorrie, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Morley, Christopher, Parnassus on Wheels

Morrison, Toni
Beloved
Jazz
Paradise
Song of Solomon
The Bluest Eye

Munn, Vella, Spirit of the Eagle

Munro, Alice, Selected Stories of Alice Munro

Murakami, Haruki
A Wild Sheep Chase
Murasaki Shikibu
The Tale of Genji

Myers, John, Silverlock

Myrer, Anton, The Last Convertible

Nabokov, Vladimir
Lolita
Pale Fire

Nathan, Robert
Portrait of Jennie
The Bishop’s Wife

Naylor, Gloria, The Women of Brewster Place

Nesmith, Michael, The Long, Sandy Hair of the Neftoon Zamora

Noon, Jeff, Automated Alice

Nordhoff, Charles and James Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty

Norman, Hilary, Shattered Stars

O’Brian, Patrick, Aubrey/Maturin series (Master and Commander, etc.)

O’Brien, Edna, A Fanatic Heart

O’Brien, Tim
Going After Cacciato
In the Lake of the Woods
The Things They Carried

Oates, Joyce Carol, We Were the Mulvaneys

Oe, Kenzaburo, The Silent Cry

Olsen, Tillie, "I Stand Here Ironing"

Ondaatje, Michael, The English Patient

Oppenheim, E. Phillips, The Great Impersonation

Orczy, Emmuska, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Orwell, George
1984
Animal Farm

Oz, Amos, A Panther in the Basement (and other titles)

Pargeter, Edith
The Brothers of Gwynedd
The Heaven Tree Trilogy

Parker, Dorothy, Dorothy Parker’s Short Stories

Parkinson, C. Northcote, Jeeves: A Gentleman’s Personal Gentleman

Pasternak, Boris, Dr. Zhivago

Paton, Alan, Cry, the Beloved Country

Patten, Lewis B., Ambush at Soda Creek

Pekarakova, Iva, Truck Stop Rainbows: A Czech Road Novel

Penman, Sharon Kay, When Christ and His Saints Slept

Peretti, Frank E.
Prophet
This Present Darkness

Perkins, Charles Elliott, The Pinto Horse

Pesetsky, Bette, Midnight Sweets (and other titles)

Philipson, Morris, Secret Understandings

Piercy, Marge, Small Changes

Pilcher, Rosamunde
Coming Home
September
The Shell Seekers

Plath, Sylvia, The Bell Jar

Porter, Katherine Anne, Ship of Fools

Portis, Charles, True Grit

Potok, Chaim
In the Beginning
My Name Is Asher Lev
The Chosen

Powell, Anthony, A Dance to the Music of Time

Powers, Richard, The Gold Bug Variations

Pratchett, Terry, Good Omens

Preston, Douglas, Relic

Profitt, Nicholas, Gardens of Stone

Proulx, Annie, The Shipping News

Proust, Marcel, Remembrance of Things Past

Puig, Manuel, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Pushkin, Alexander, Eugene Onegin

Puzo, Mario
The Fortunate Pilgrim
The Godfather

Pym, Barbara, Excellent Women

Pynchon, Thomas
Gravity’s Rainbow
V: A Novel

Quick, Amanda, With This Ring (and other titles)

Quigley, Martin, The Original Colored House of David

Quindlen, Anna
Black and Blue
One True Thing

Quinn, Daniel
Ishmael
My Ishmael
The Story of B

Rabelais, Francois, Gargantua and Pantagruel

Ragen, Naomi, Sotah

Rand, Ayn
Anthem
Atlas Shrugged
The Fountainhead

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, The Yearling

Rawls, Wilson, The Summer of the Monkeys

Read, Miss, Village Diary

Redfield, James, The Celestine Prophecy

Remarque, Erich Maria, All Quiet on the Western Front

Renault, Mary
Fire from Heaven
The King Must Die

Rhys, Jean, Wide Saragasso Sea

Rice, Anne
Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Witching Hour

Rice, Grantland, The Omnibus of Sport

Richter, Conrad, The Light in the Forest

Rinehart, Mary Roberts, Tish

Robbins, Tom, Jitterbug Perfume

Roberts, Kenneth Lewis
Arundel
Northwest Passage
Rabble in Arms

Roberts, Nora
Divine Evil
Inner Harbor
Montana Sky
Rising Tides
Sea Swept

Robinson, Marilynne, Housekeeping

Rock, Phillip, Flickers

Rolland, Romain, Jean-Christophe

Rolvaag, Ole Edvart, Giants in the Earth

Rosten, Leo, The Education of Hyman Kaplan

Roth, Henry, Call It Sleep

Roth, Philip
American Pastoral
Goodbye, Columbus
Letting Go
Operation Shylock
Portnoy’s Complaint
Sabbath’s Theater
The Counterlife
The Ghost Writer

Roy, Arundhati, The God of Small Things

Rush, Norman, Mating

Rushdie, Salman
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Midnight’s Children
The Moor’s Last Sigh

Rutherford, Edward, Sarum

Sabatini, Rafael, Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution (and other titles)

Saint, H.F., Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Saint-Exupery, Antoine, Night Flight

Salinger, J.D.
Franny and Zooey
Nine Stories
The Catcher in the Rye

Sanders, Leonard, Star of Empire

Santmyer, Helen Hooven
"…and Ladies of the Club"
Sapphire
Push

Saramago, Jose
Blindness
The History of the Siege of Lisbon

Saroyan, William, The Human Comedy

Sassoon, Siegfried
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Schaeffer, Susan F., Anya

Schlink, Bernhard, The Reader

Schram, Peninnah (ed.), Chosen Tales: Stories Told by Jewish Story Tellers

Schwarz-Bart, Andre, The Last of the Just

Scott, Paul, The Raj Quartet

Self, Will, Great Apes

Shaara, Michael, The Killer Angels

Sheldon, Sidney, Bloodline (and other titles)

Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein

Shields, Carol
The Stone Diaries
Sholem Aleichem
Marienbad
Old Country Tales

Shreve, Anita
Resistance: A Novel
The Weight of Water

Shute, Nevil
A Town Like Alice (The Legacy)
On the Beach
Pied Piper
Trustee from the Toolroom

Simmons, Dan, Carrion Comfort

Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

Smiley, Jane, A Thousand Acres

Smith, Betty, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Smith, Dodie, I Capture the Castle

Smith, Madeline Babcock, The Lemon Jelly Cake

Smith, Martin Cruz, Polar Star

Smith, Scott, A Simple Plan

Smith, Wilbur, River God, Seventh Scroll

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I., One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Sontag, Susan, The Volcano Lover

Sparks, Nicholas, The Notebook

Spencer, LaVyrle, Home Song

Steel, Danielle, Malice

Secrets, The Long Road Home

Stegner, Wallace
Angle of Repose
Crossing to Safety
The Spectator Bird

Steinbeck, John
Cannery Row
East of Eden
In Dubious Battle
Of Mice and Men
Sweet Thursday
The Grapes of Wrath
The Long Valley
The Pearl
Stendhal
The Red and the Black

Stern, Daniel, Who Shall Live, Who Shall Die

Stevenson, Robert Louis
Kidnapped
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stoker, Bram, Dracula

Stone, Irving, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Stone, Robert
A Flag for Sunrise
Outerbridge Reach
(and other titles)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Stratton-Porter, Gene, A Girl of the Limberlost

Streatfeild, Noel, A Vicarage Family

Strindberg, August, The Son of a Servant

Stubbs, Jean, Dear Laura

Styron, William
Sophie’s Choice
The Confessions of Nat Turner

Suskind, Patrick, Perfume

Swados, Elizabeth, The Myth Man

Swift, Jonathan, Gulliver’s Travels

Taber, Gladys, The Stillmeadow Road

Tan, Amy
The Joy Luck Club
The Kitchen God’s Wife

Tevis, Walter, The Queen’s Gambit

Thackeray, William, Vanity Fair

Thom, James A., Follow the River

Thomas, D.M., The White Hotel

Thomas, Dylan, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Thomas, Rosie, A Woman of Our Times

Thompson, Earl
A Garden of Sand
Tattoo

Thompson, Flora, Lark Rise to Candleford

Thornton, Lawrence, Imagining Argentina

Tilly, Meg, Singing Songs

Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, The Buru Quartet (This Earth of Mankind, etc.)

Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Hobbit
The Return of the King
The Two Towers

Tolstoy, Aleksey, Vampires (and other titles)

Tolstoy, Leo
Anna Karenina
"The Death of Ivan Ilych"
War and Peace

Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe, The Leopard

Toole, John Kennedy
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Neon Bible

Trollope, Anthony
Barchester Towers
Phineas Finn, the Irish Member
(and other titles)

Trumbo, Dalton, Johnny Got His Gun

Tsukiyama, Gail, Samurai’s Garden

Turgenev, Ivan, Fathers and Sons

Turow, Scott
Presumed Innocent
The Burden of Proof

Turteltaub, H.N., Justinian

Twain, Mark
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Pudd’nhead Wilson
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

Tyler, Anne
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
The Ladder of Years

Undset, Sigrid, Kristin Lavransdatter

Updike, John
Brazil
Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit Redux
Rabbit Run

Uris, Leon
Battle Cry
Exodus
Mila 18
Trinity

Vargas Llosa, Mario, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Verne, Jules
Around the World in 80 Days
The Mysterious Island

Vidal, Gore
Burr
Creation

Villasenor, Victor
Rain of Gold
Voltaire
Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt
Breakfast of Champions
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Jailbird
Mother Night
Player Piano
Slapstick
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Sirens of Titan
Welcome to the Monkey House

Walker, Alice
Possessing the Secret of Joy
The Color Purple
The Temple of My Familiar

Wallace, Irving
The Man
The Seventh Secret

Waller, Robert, The Bridges of Madison County

Warren, Robert Penn, All the King’s Men

Watson, Lawrence
Montana 1948
White Crosses

Waugh, Evelyn, Brideshead Revisited

Weiss, David, Naked Came I: A Novel of Rodin

Weldon, Fay, Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen

Wells, Rebecca
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Little Altars Everywhere

Welsh, Irvine, Trainspotting

Werfel, Franz, Forty Days of Musa Dagh

West, Dorothy, The Wedding

West, Michael Lee, Crazy Ladies

West, Morris, Daughter of Silence (and other titles)

West, Nathaniel, The Day of the Locust

Wharton, Edith
Ethan Frome
The Age of Innocence
The House of Mirth

White, Patrick, Voss

White, T.H., The Once and Future King

Wicker, Tom, Unto This Hour

Wiesel, Elie, Dawn

Wilde, Oscar, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilder, Thornton
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Theophilus North

Williams, Ben Amos, House Divided

Windham, Kathryn Tucker, A Serigamy of Stories

Winterson, Jeanette, Passion

Wodehouse, P.G., How Right You Are, Jeeves (and other titles)

Wolfe, Thomas, Look Homeward, Angel

Wolfe, Tom
A Man in Full
The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolff, Tobias, The Barracks Thief

Wood, Barbara, Virgins of Paradise

Woolf, Virginia
Flush, a Biography
Mrs. Dalloway
Orlando
To the Lighthouse

Wouk, Herman
Inside, Outside
Marjorie Morningstar
The Caine Mutiny
The Winds of War
War and Remembrance

Wright, Richard, Native Son

Yehoshua, Abraham, Mr. Mani

Yolen, Jane, Briar Rose

Zangwill, Israel
Children of the Ghetto
Dreamers of the Ghetto

Zola, Emile, Germinal

Zweig, Stefan, Amok

Author(s) Unknown, Arabian Nights (A Thousand and One Nights)