Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Books You Must Read Before You Die

Hey fellow bookaholics, I came across this list, just thought you might wanna have it too :)

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die"

2000s
1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Saturday – Ian McEwan
3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
4. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
5. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
6. The Sea – John Banville
7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
9. The Master – Colm Tóibín
10. Vanishing Point – David Markson
11. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
12. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
14. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
15. The Colour – Rose Tremain
16. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
17. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
20. Islands – Dan Sleigh
21. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
22. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
23. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
25. The Double – José Saramago
26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

27. Unless – Carol Shields
28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
30. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
31. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
32. Shroud – John Banville
33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
34. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
35. Dead Air – Iain Banks
36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
37. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
38. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
41. Schooling – Heather McGowan
42. Atonement – Ian McEwan
43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
44. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
45. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
46. Fury – Salman Rushdie
47. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
48. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
50. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
51. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
52. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
55. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
57. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
58. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
59. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
60. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
61. How the Dead Live – Will Self
62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
64. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
65. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
66. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
69. Pastoralia – George Saunders

You can find the rest of them here: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/11271/about?ActivityId=123055791

7 comments:

Xweing said...

Whoa... 2 books by Murakami, eh?

The Sea by John Banville, I read it halfway through and couldn't finish it. Too much prose for my liking!!

The Curious Incident of the Dog is a good one. Mark Haddon's next book isn't, though. Too typical of a contemporary dysfunctional British family until it sounds plain normal.

I wanna read The Life of Pi!

A Bookaholic said...
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A Bookaholic said...

yep! i love murakami's works..i usually read his stuff when i knw i hv free time to myself...cuz I dun like leaving his story aside for a few days haha

Oh and yes, I LOVED THE CURIOUS INCIDENT! i think it was a work of genius! I hvn't read the life of pi tho...my bro-in-law said not that good...

Xweing said...

Obama reads it to his daughter during bedtime... Pi...

A Bookaholic said...

oh really? din knw that....! Thx! will keep a lookout for this book at the next sales then hehe

bunnyslave said...

aiya.. i have read only 3 out of the 69 listed here... ahaha

A Bookaholic said...

me worse, 2 haha Couldn't finish Life of Pi lah...u read that liao?

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