Time 100 Books List

This is the full list of Time Magazine‘s 100 best English language books since the magazine’s inception in 1923. Books that I’ve read and reviewed can be checked out by clicking the links. Note that for the Resolution Project, I’m only reading things I haven’t read before, ones that I read before starting the project in 2011 are marked in blue. How many have you read?

C – D

F – G

H – I

L – N

O – R

  • On the Road (1957), by Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), by Ken Kesey
  • The Painted Bird (1965), by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Pale Fire (1962), by Vladimir Nabokov (February 2012)
  • A Passage to India (1924), by E.M. Forster (October 2011)
  • Play It As It Lays (1970), by Joan Didion
  • Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), by Philip Roth
  • Possession (1990), by A.S. Byatt
  • The Power and the Glory (1939), by Graham Greene
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), by Muriel Spark
  • Rabbit, Run (1960), by John Updike
  • Ragtime (1975), by E.L. Doctorow
  • The Recognitions (1955), by William Gaddis
  • Red Harvest (1929), by Dashiell Hammett
  • Revolutionary Road (1961), by Richard Yates

S – T

  • The Sheltering Sky (1949), by Paul Bowles
  • Slaughterhouse Five (1969), by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Snow Crash (1992), by Neal Stephenson
  • The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), by John Barth
  • The Sound and the Fury (1929), by William Faulkner
  • The Sportswriter (1986), by Richard Ford
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1964), by John le Carre (September 2013)
  • The Sun Also Rises (1926), by Ernest Hemingway
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart (1959), by Chinua Achebe
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), by Harper Lee
  • To the Lighthouse (1927), by Virginia Woolf
  • Tropic of Cancer (1934), by Henry Miller

U – W

  • Ubik (1969), by Philip K. Dick
  • Under the Net (1954), by Iris Murdoch
  • Under the Volcano (1947), by Malcolm Lowry
  • Watchmen (1986), by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  • White Noise (1985), by Don DeLillo
  • White Teeth (2000), by Zadie Smith
  • Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), by Jean Rhys (September 2016)

Graphic Novels

  • Berlin: City of Stones (2000), by Jason Lutes
  • Blankets (2003), by Craig Thompson
  • Bone (2004), by Jeff Smith
  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2002), by Kim Deitch
  • The Dark Knight Returns (1986), by Frank Miller
  • David Boring (2000), by Daniel Clowes
  • Ed the Happy Clown (1989), by Chester Brown
  • Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000), by Chris Ware
  • Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories (2003), by Gilbert Hernandez
  • Watchmen (1986), by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

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