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Cover of The Real Deal by Paritosh Uttam

Cover of Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam

The Time Top 100 is the list of top 100 novels in English published since 1923, as selected by Time magazine (in alphabetical order).

Reading score: 98/100

† Yet to read.

No.   TitleAuthor
1The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow
2All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren
3American Pastoral Philip Roth
4An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
5Animal Farm George Orwell
6Appointment in Samarra John O’Hara
7Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Judy Blume
8The Assistant Bernard Malamud
9At Swim-Two-Birds Flann O’Brien
10Atonement Ian McEwan
11Beloved Toni Morrison
12The Berlin Stories Christopher Isherwood
13The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
14The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood
15Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
16Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
17The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder
18Call It Sleep Henry Roth
19Catch-22 Joseph Heller
20The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
21A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
22The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron
23The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
24The Crying of Lot 49 Thomas Pynchon
25A Dance to the Music of Time Anthony Powell
26The Day of the Locust Nathanael West
27Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
28A Death in the Family James Agee
29The Death of the Heart Elizabeth Bowen
30Deliverance James Dickey
31Dog Soldiers Robert Stone
32Falconer John Cheever
33The French Lieutenant’s Woman John Fowles
34The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing
35Go Tell it on the Mountain James Baldwin
36Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
37 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
38Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
39The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
40A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh
41The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
42The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene
43Herzog Saul Bellow
44Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
45A House for Mr. Biswas V. S. Naipaul
46I, Claudius Robert Graves
47Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
48Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
49Light in August William Faulkner
50The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
51Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
52Lord of the Flies William Golding
53The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
54Loving Henry Green
55Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
56The Man Who Loved Children Christina Stead
57Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
58Money Martin Amis
59The Moviegoer Walker Percy
60Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf
61Naked Lunch William Burroughs
62Native Son Richard Wright
63Neuromancer William Gibson
64Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
651984 George Orwell
66On the Road Jack Kerouac
67One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
68The Painted Bird Jerzy Kosinski
69Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov
70A Passage to India E. M. Forster
71Play It As It Lays Joan Didion
72Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
73Possession A.S. Byatt
74The Power and the Glory Graham Greene
75The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
76Rabbit, Run John Updike
77Ragtime E.L. Doctorow
78The Recognitions William Gaddis
79Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett
80Revolutionary Road Richard Yates
81The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
82Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
83Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
84The Sot-Weed Factor John Barth
85The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
86The Sportswriter Richard Ford
87The Spy Who Came in From the Cold John le Carre
88The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
89Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
90Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
91To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
92To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
93Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
94Ubik Philip K. Dick
95Under the Net Iris Murdoch
96Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry
97Watchmen Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
98White Noise Don DeLillo
99White Teeth Zadie Smith
100Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys