https://medium.com/world-literature/creating-the-ultimate-list-100-books-to-read-before-you-die-45f1b722b2e5

Objective: Read ultimate list of 100 books over a 4-year period.

Process:

* Read from the bottom of the list up

* Complete a book every two weeks, except for the two weeks leading up to X-mas

* Write a 1-page narrative on the book, including key takeaways, the Sunday of completion

* Read at least one review of the book

Fiction novels

  1. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Catch-22 Joseph Heller
  3. On the Road Jack Kerouac
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
  5. The Lord Of The Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
  7. The Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
  8. Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
  9. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  10. Ulysses James Joyce
  11. Lord of the Flies William Golding
  12. The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbeck
  13. 1984 George Orwell
  14. Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
  15. Moby-Dick Herman Melville
  16. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
  17. A Passage to India EM Forster
  18. Brave New World Aldous Huxley
  19. Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
  20. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
  21. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez
  22. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  23. Animal Farm George Orwell
  24. Crime And Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  25. Beloved Toni Morrison
  26. Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
  27. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
  28. The Stranger Albert Camus
  29. Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes
  30. Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
  31. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
  32. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
  33. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  34. Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë
  35. Little Women Louisa M Alcott
  36. The Call of the Wild Jack London
  37. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  38. Scoop Evelyn Waugh
  39. The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
  40. Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
  41. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller Italo Calvino
  42. A Bend in the River V. S. Naipaul
  43. Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
  44. Atonement Ian McEwan
  45. His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
  46. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
  47. Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  48. Middlemarch George Eliot
  49. Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
  50. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
  51. Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
  52. The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
  53. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
  54. The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
  55. To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
  56. White Noise Don DeLillo
  57. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
  58. The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
  59. Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov
  60. I, Claudius Robert Graves
  61. Go Tell It On The Mountain James Baldwin
  62. A Dance to The Music of Time Anthony Powell
  63. Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
  64. Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
  65. Under The Net Iris Murdoch
  66. Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
  67. Tom Jones Henry Fielding
  68. Clarissa Samuel Richardson
  69. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne
  70. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
  71. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  72. The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
  73. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
  74. Nostromo Joseph Conrad
  75. In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
  76. The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence
  77. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  78. The Trial Franz Kafka
  79. As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
  80. Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
  81. The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
  82. Herzog Saul Bellow
  83. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John Le Carré
  84. Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
  85. Money Martin Amis
  86. Oscar And Lucinda Peter Carey
  87. Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie
  88. American Pastoral Philip Roth
  89. Austerlitz W. G. Sebald
  90. A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
  91. Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret Judy Blume
  92. Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
  93. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon
  94. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
  95. The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
  96. The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
  97. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
  98. Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
  99. Watchmen Alan Moore
  100. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera