1001 books

1001-booksWhenever I’m not quite sure what to read next, I find it helpful to choose something from Peter Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

To view all the ones I’ve reviewed, click on my 1001 Books to read before you die tag.

Alternatively, check out the list below. The reviews are arranged in alphabetical order by book title — hyperlinks take you to my review in full.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce

‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque

‘Amongst Women’ by John McGahern

‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan

‘A Room with a View’ by E.M. Forster

‘Bonjour Tristesse’ by Françoise Sagan

‘The Bell Jar’ by Slyvia Plath

‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ by Truman Capote

‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene

‘Carry Me Down’ by M.J. Hyland

‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell

‘The Corrections’ by Jonathan Franzen

‘Dangerous Liaisons’ by Choderlos de Laclos

‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker

‘The End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene

‘Excellent Women’ by Barbara Pym

‘Fall on Your Knees’ by Ann-Marie MacDonald

‘Fifth Business’ by Robertson Davies

‘Fugitive Pieces’ by Anne Michaels

‘The Gathering’ by Anne Enright

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

‘If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler’ by Italo Calvino

‘I’m Not Scared’ by Niccolo Ammaniti

‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte

‘July’s People’ by Nadine Gordimer

‘The Lonely Londoners’ by Sam Selvon

‘The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum or How violence develops and where it can lead’ by Heinrich Böll

‘The Lover’ by Margeurite Duras

‘The Master and Margarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov

‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden

‘Miss Lonelyhearts’ by Nathanael West

‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ by Winifred Watson

‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell

‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier

‘The Sea’ by John Banville

‘Season of Migration to the North’ by Tayeb Salih

‘Silk’ by Alessandro Baricco

‘Soldiers of Salamis’ by Javier Cercas

‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ by Patricia Highsmith

‘The Trick is to Keep Breathing’ by Janice Galloway

‘Under the Skin’ by Michel Faber

Vernon God Little’ by DBC Pierre

‘Voss’ by Patrick White

‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys

‘Wise Blood’ by Flannery O’Connor

This page will be updated as and when I review titles from this book. It was last updated on 28 August 2017.

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