The 2nd 100


  1. (07/02/12)  No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
  2.  (07/23/12) A Death in the Family by James Agee
  3. (08/06/12) The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  4. (05/05/14) Poor White by Sherwood Anderson
  5. (09/10/12) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  6. (08/13/12)  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. (05/12/14) The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
  8. (04/14/14) The Happy Hypocrite by Sir Max Beerbohm
  9. (11/05/12)  Dangling Man by Saul Bellow
  10. (10/22/12) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury  
  11. (10/01/12) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. (12/10/12)  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  13. (09/24/12)  The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  14. (09/03/12)  God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
  15. (12/03/12) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  16. (04/15/13) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  17. (08/27/12) O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  18. (02/23/15) The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  19. (04/01/13) The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever
  20. (11/26/12) The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  21. (08/05/13) The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
  22. (06/09/14) Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
  23. (04/22/13) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  24. (04/21/14) The Return by Joseph Conrad
  25. (09/17/12) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  26. (03/25/12) Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  27. (07/01/13) Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  28. (12/17/12) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  29. (03/18/13) White Noise by Don DeLillo
  30. (06/17/13) Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
  31. (01/27/14) Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos
  32. (04/08/13) Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. (01/07/13) Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser
  34. (07/28/14) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  35. (07/29/13) The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  36. (06/10/13) Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  37. (01/13/14) My Days of Anger  by James T. Farrell
  38. (05/19/14) The Reivers  by William Faulkner
  39. (11/18/13) The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  40. (04/29/13) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  41. (05/06/13) In the Woods by Tana French
  42. (11/24/14) The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
  43. (07/22/13) The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  44. (07/15/13) The Human Factor by Graham Greene
  45. (08/12/13) Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  46. (01/14/13) The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
  47. (12/24/12) Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  48. (09/02/13) The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  49. (11/10/14) Closing Time by Joseph Heller
  50. (10/08/12) In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
  51. (10/29/12) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  52. (04/07/14) The Iliad by Homer
  53. (10/14/13) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  54. (11/11/13) A Son of the Circus by John Irving
  55. (08/26/13) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  56. (09/30/13) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  57. (10/15/12) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  58. (02/25/13) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  59. (12/29/14) Martin Eden by Jack London
  60. (12/02/13) Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  61. (03/11/13) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  62. (11/19/12) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  63. (12/31/12) The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  64. (03/10/14) Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  65. (01/21/13) Beloved by Toni Morrison
  66. (08/25/14) A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
  67. (10/07/13) Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  68. (11/25/13) A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  69. (12/09/13) Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  70. (02/17/14) Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  71. (07/16/12) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  72. (07/08/13) Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  73. (07/09/12) Anthem by Ayn Rand
  74. (09/23/13) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  75. (08/11/14) Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
  76. (07/30/12) Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction
    by J. D. Salinger
  77. (02/03/14) Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  78. (11/12/12) Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
  79. (09/09/13) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  80. (06/03/13) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  81. (02/11/13) I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  82. (12/08/14) The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  83. (01/28/13) Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  84. (12/16/13) Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
  85. (12/30/13) Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  86. (12/23/13) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  87. (05/27/13) The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  88. (12/01/14) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  89. (02/04/13) Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  90. (08/20/12) The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  91. (09/16/13) A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  92. (03/17/14) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  93. (08/19/13) Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
  94. (03/26/15) One Day I Will Write About this Place by Binyaavanga Wainaina
  95. (05/13/13) The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  96. (05/20/13) The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
  97. (01/06/14) Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
  98. (03/04/13) Night by Elie Wiesel
  99. (06/24/13) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  100. (02/18/13) Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

8 responses to “The 2nd 100

  1. This is a really good list. Has quite a few favorites of mine. Look forward to your bulletins from the front.
    – By the way Swann’s War sounds a bit more action packed than Swann’s Way ; )

  2. Pingback: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe | 100 Books in 100 Weeks

  3. Wow, what an impressive list! Some of these are personal favorites of mine and it’s always nice to know that someone else is going to give them a chance. Wuthering Heights is beautiful and brilliant, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is magical and eye-opening (for some reason, I didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was), and the Hunger Games is simply powerful and just…wow, so much more than I expected. Many books on this list are wonderfully thrilling reads, I hope you enjoy them!

  4. The book never kept me too interested. I did like this book and the characters, but I find that there are other books I’d rather read.

  5. Any chance you could fix the link for your review of “Dangling Man” by Bellow?

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