My Ratings

Listed below are ratings (1-10) in descending order.  To read my review, click on the title.

THE 10’s:

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  3. The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  4. U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
  5. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  6. The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T. Farrell
  7. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
  8. Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather
  9. A Farewill To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  10. Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  11. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  12. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
  13. No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
  14. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  15. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  16. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  18. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  19. Night by Elie Wiesel
  20. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  21. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
  22. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  23. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  24. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  25. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  26. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  27. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  28. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

THE 9’s:

  1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  2. The Way Of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  3. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  4. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  5. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  6. Slaughter-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  7. Native Son by Richard Wright
  8. Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara
  9. A Passage To India by E.M. Forster
  10. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  11. A Handful Of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  13. The Bridge Of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  14. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
  15. The Heart Of The Matter by Graham Greene
  16. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  17. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  18. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  19. The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  20. The Wapshot Chronicles by John Cheever
  21. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burges
  22. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  23. A High Wind In Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  24. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  25. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
  26. The Adventures Of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  27. The Call Of The Wild by Jack London
  28. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  29. Ironweed by William Kennedy
  30. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  31. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
  32. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  33. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
  34. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  35. A Death in the Family by James Agee
  36. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction by J. D. Salinger
  37. God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
  38. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  39. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  40. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
  41. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  44. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  45. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser
  46. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  47. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  48. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  49. Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  50. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever
  51. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  52. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  53. In the Woods by Tana French
  54. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  55. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  56. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  57. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
  58. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  59. Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
  60. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  61. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  62. The Happy Hypocrite by Sir Max Beerbohm
  63. Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  64. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

THE 8’s:

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  3. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  4. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  7. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  9. All the King’S Men by Robert Penn Warren
  10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  11. Deliverance by James Dickey
  12. A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell
  13. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  14.  Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  15. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  16. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
  17. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  18. Light in August by William Faulkner
  19. Parade’S End  by Ford Madox Ford
  20. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  21. A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
  22. The Day Of the Locust by Nathanael West
  23. The Prime Of Miss Jeab Brodie by Muriel Spark
  24. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  25. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  26. The Death Of The Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
  27. The Old Wive’s Tale by Arnold Bennett
  28. Loving by Henry Green
  29. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  30. The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
  31. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  32. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  33. O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  34. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  35. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  36. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  37. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  38. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  39. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  40. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  41. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  42. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  43. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
  44. The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
  45. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  46. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  47. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  48. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  49. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  50. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  51. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
  52. Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos
  53. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  54. The Iliad by Homer
  55. The Return by Joseph Conrad
  56. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
  57. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
  58. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  59. The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  60. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

THE 7’s:

  1. THE 6’s:A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. Henderson The Rain King by Saul Bellow
  4. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Howards End by E.M. Forster
  6. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  7. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  8. The House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  9. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  10. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  11. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  12. Dangling Man by Saul Bellow
  13. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  14. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  15. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
  16. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
  17. Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
  18. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  19. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  20. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  21. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  23. My Days of Anger  by James T. Farrell
  24. Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
  25. Closing Time by Joseph Heller
  26. The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
  27. Martin Eden by Jack London
  28. One Day I Will Write About this Place by Binyaavanga Wainaina

THE 6’s:

  1. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  2. The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
  3. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
  4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  5. From Here To Eternity by James Jones
  6. Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  7. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  8. The Magus by John Fowles
  9. A Son of the Circus by John Irving
  10. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  11. Poor White by Sherwood Anderson
  12. The Reivers by William Faulkner
  13. A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

THE 5’s:

  1. Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  2. The Wings Of The Dove by Henry James
  3. Point Counterpoint by Aldous Huxley
  4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

THE 4’s:

  1. The Ambassadors by Henry James

THE 3’s:

  1. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durell

THE 2’s:

  1. Ulysses by James Joyce

THE 1’s:

  1. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  2. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

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