100 Best Reads… apparently

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Best Crazies (1-5)
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
2. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Nikolai Gogol
3. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5. Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Best Romance (6-10)
6. Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
7. Spy In House Of Love: V4 In Nin’S Continuous Novel by Anais Nin
8. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence
9. Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
10. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Best Villains (11-15)
11. The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky
12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
13. Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
14. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
15. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Best Lovers (16-20)
16. A Room With a View by E. M. Forster
17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
18. Don Juan by Lord George Gordon Byron
19. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
20. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

Best Heroes (21-25)
21. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
22. Middlemarch by George Eliot
23. No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
24. The Fight by Norman Mailer
25. She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard

Best Tearjerkers (26-30)
26. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
27. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
28. Notre-Dame of Paris by Victor Hugo
29. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Best Scares (31-35)
31. Turn of The Screw by Henry James
32. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
33. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
34. Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Bram Stoker
35. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Best Minxes (36-40)
36. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
37. Emma by Jane Austen
38. Baby doll by Tennessee Williams
39. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
40. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Best Journeys (41-45)
41. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
42. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
43. The Odyssey by Homer
44. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
45. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James **so good it’s on here twice!

Best Decadence (46-50)
46. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
47. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
48. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
49. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
50. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Best Rebels (51-55)
51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
52. The Outsider by Albert Camus
53. Animal Farm by George Orwell
54. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
55. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Best Sci-Fi (56-60)
56. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
57. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
58. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
59. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
60. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Best Violence (61-65)
61. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
62. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson
63. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
64. Another Country by James Baldwin
65. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Best Highs (66-70)
66. Junky: The Definitive Text of Junk by William S. Burroughs
67. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
68. Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey
69. Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac
70. Monsieur Monde Vanishes by Georges Simenon

Best Subversion (71-75)
71. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
72. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
73. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
74. Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie
75. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Best Crimes (76-80)
76. Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon
77. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
78. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
79. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
80. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Best Adultery (81-85)
81. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
82. Therese Raquin by Ãmile Zola
83. Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
84. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
85. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Best Debauchery (86-90)
86. I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 by Robert Graves
87. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
88.The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay
89. The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
90. Guys and Dolls

Best Action (91-95)
91. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
92. The Iliad by Homer
93. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
94. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
95. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Best Laughs (96-100)
96. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
97. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
98. Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
99. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
100. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis


Author: littlemissmandu

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