My Checklists – Literature

Using the Big Literature List with some additions from various sources, I am keeping track of how many of these 3,328 works I have read. The works I’ve read are highlighted in blue.  I keep a running tally at the bottom of the list.

NOTE ABOUT PLAYS – If I have seen the play or a movie based on the play, but not actually read the text of the play, I have put an asterisk next to the title.

2000-1001 BCE

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000 BCE, Mesopotamia) – Anonymous [epic poem]
  2. Rig Veda (c. 1500-1200 BCE, India) – Anonymous [poetry/religious text]

1000-701 BCE

  1. I Ching (c. 1000 BCE, China) – Anonymous [non-fiction]
  2. The Iliad (c. 800-725 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Homer (attrib.) [epic poem]
  3. The Odyssey (c. 775-700 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Homer (attrib.) [epic poem]

700-501 BCE

  1. Theogony (700 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Hesiod [poem]
  2. Works and Days (c. 700 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Hesiod [poem]
  3. Tao Te Ching (c. 624-604 BCE, China) – Lao Tzu (Laozi) [non-fiction: philosophy]
  4. Classic of Poetry (Book of Odes; Shijing) (c. 600 BCE, China) – Anonymous [poetry]
  5. With His Venom (c. 570 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sappho [poem]
  6. Fragment 42 (c. 570 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sappho [poem]
  7. Fragment 155 (c. 570 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sappho [poem]
  8. Fables (c. 600-560 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aesop [fiction: stories]

500-301 BCE

  1. The Persians (472 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aeschylus [play]
  2. Seven Against Thebes (467 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aeschylus [play]
  3. The Suppliant Women (463 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aeschylus [play]
  4. The Oresteia (458 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aeschylus [play]
  5. Oedipus Rex (c. 450 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  6. Women of Trachis (c. 450 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  7. Ajax (c. 447 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  8. Victory Odes (498-444 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Pindar [poetry]
  9. Antigone (442-441 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  10. The Histories (441 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Herodotus [non-fiction: history]
  11. Alcestis (438 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  12. Medea (c. 431 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  13. Prometheus Bound (c. 430 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aeschylus (attrib. in question) [play]
  14. Hippolytus (c. 428 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  15. Andromache (c. 425 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  16. The Acharnians (425 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  17. The Knights (424 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  18. Hecuba (c. 424 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  19. The Clouds (423 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  20. The Wasps (422 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  21. Peace (421 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  22. Electra (c. 420 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  23. Heracles (c. 416 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  24. Trojan Women (415 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  25. Electra (418-414 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  26. Iphigenia in Tauris (414 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  27. Ion (414 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  28. Helen (412 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  29. Thesmophoriazusae (411 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  30. Lysistrata (411 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  31. The History of the Peloponnesian War (c. 410 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Thucydides [non-fiction: history]
  32. Philoctetes (409 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  33. Orestes (408 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  34. The Bacchae (405 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  35. The Frogs (405 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  36. Iphigenia at Aulis (405 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  37. Oedipus at Colonus (401 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Sophocles [play]
  38. Mukya Upanishads (c. 800-400 BCE, India) – Anonymous [religious text]
  39. The Art of War (c. 499-400 BCE, China) – Sun Tzu (Sunzi) (attrib.) [non-fiction]
  40. The Birds (c. 400 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  41. Cyclops (c. 400 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Euripides [play]
  42. The Book of Job (c. 400 BCE, Palestine) – Anonymous [religious text]
  43. The Assemblywomen (392 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  44. Apology (c. 399-390 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Plato [non-fiction: philosophy]
  45. Crito (c. 399-390 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Plato [non-fiction: philosophy]
  46. Wealth (Plutus) (388 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristophanes [play]
  47. Meno (c. 388-367 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Plato [non-fiction: philosophy]
  48. Phaedo (c. 388-367 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Plato [non-fiction: philosophy]
  49. The Republic (c. 388-367 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Plato [non-fiction: philosophy]
  50. The Symposium (c. 388-367 BCE, Ancient Greece) [non-fiction: philosophy]
  51. Avesta (c. 559-330 BCE, Persia) – Anonymous [religious text]
  52. Poetics (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  53. Nicomachean Ethics (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  54. Physics (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) –  Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  55. Politics (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  56. Rhetoric (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  57. Metaphysics (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]
  58. On the Soul (335-323 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Aristotle [non-fiction: philosophy]

300-1 BCE

  1. Mahabharata (c. 540-300 BCE, India) – Vyasa (attrib.) [poetry/religious text]
  2. The Bhagavad-Gita (c. 400-300 BCE, India) – Anonymous [poetry/religious text]
  3. The Book of Mencius (c. 309-289 BCE, China) – Mencius [non-fiction: philosophy]
  4. The Book of Zhuangzi (c. 306-286 BCE, China) – Zhuangzi [non-fiction: philosophy]
  5. The Han Feizi (c. 281-233 BCE, China) – Han Fei [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  6. The Analects of Confucius (c. 475-221 BCE, China) – Confucius (attrib.) [philosophy]
  7. Argonautica (Jason and the Argonauts) (c. 220 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Apollonius of Rhodes [epic poem]
  8. The Panchatantra (c. 300-200 BCE, India) – Vishnu Sharma (attrib.) [fiction: linked stories]
  9. Idylls (c. 200 BCE, Ancient Greece) – Theocritus [poetry]
  10. Pseudolus (c. 191 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Plautus [play]
  11. Amphitryon (c. 190-185 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Plautus [play]
  12. The Menaechmi (c. 254-184 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Plautus [play]
  13. The Old Testament (c. 800-100 BCE, Palestine/Mesopotamia) – Anonymous [religious texts]
  14. Dhammapada (200-100 BCE, India) – Anonymous [religious text]
  15. Records of the Grand Historian (109-91 BCE, China) Sima Qian [non-fiction: history]
  16. IV (The Yacht) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  17. (Let’s Live and Love: To Lesbia) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  18. VI (Flavius’s Girl: To Flavius) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  19. VII (How Many Kisses: To Lesbia) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  20. VIII (Advice: To Himself) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  21. (Home Truths For Varus’s Girl: To Varus) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  22. XI (Words Against Lesbia: To Furius and Aurelius) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  23. XIII (Invitation: To Fabullus) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  24. XIV (What A Book! : To Calvus The Poet) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  25. XXXI (Sirmio) ( c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  26. LI (He seems to me equal to a God/To Lesbia) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  27. LXIII (Attis) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  28. CI (Ave Atque Vale: On His brother’s death) (c. 65-54 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Catullus [poem]
  29. De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) (50 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Lucretius [poem]
  30. Eclogues (39-38 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Virgil [poetry]
  31. Satires (35-30 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Horace [poetry]
  32. Georgics (37-29 BCE, Ancient Rome) [poetry]
  33. The Aeneid (29-19 BCE, Ancient Rome) –Virgil [epic poem]
  34. Heroides (The Heroines) (c. 19 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Ovid [poem]
  35. Amores (The Loves) (c. 16-15 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Ovid [poem]
  36. Elegies (c. 15 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Sextus Propertius [poetry]
  37. Odes (65-8 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Horace [poetry]
  38. The Young Men Come Here Less Often, Isn’t It So? (Odes, Book 1:25) (65-8 BCE, Ancient Rome) – Horace [poem]

1-299 CE

  1. Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) (1 CE, Ancient Rome) – Ovid [poem]
  2. Metamorphoses (2-8 CE, Ancient Rome) – Ovid [epic poem]
  3. Tristia (c. 9-12 CE, Ancient Rome) – Ovid [poem]
  4. Pharsalia (On the Civil War) (61-65 CE, Ancient Rome) – Lucan [epic poem]
  5. Satyricon (27-66 CE, Ancient Rome) – Petronius [fiction: novel]
  6. Ramayana (c. 100 CE, India) – Valmiki (attrib.) [epic poem/religious text]
  7. Moralia (c. 100 CE, Ancient Rome) – Plutarch [non-fiction: essays]
  8. Vimalakirti Sutra (100 CE, India) – Anonymous [religious text]
  9. Annals (109 CE, Ancient Rome) – Tacitus [non-fiction: history]
  10. Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans (100-125 CE, Ancient Rome) – Plutarch [non-fiction: biography]
  11. Satires (c. 138 CE, Ancient Rome) – Juvenal [poetry]
  12. The New Testament (c. 50-150 CE, Palestine/Ancient Rome) – Anonymous [religious texts]
  13. Meditations (c. 180 CE, Ancient Rome) – Marcus Aurelius [non-fiction: memoir]
  14. The Golden Ass (c. 158-180 CE, Ancient Rome) – Apuleius [fiction]
  15. Satires (c. 125-190 CE, Ancient Rome) – Lucan [fiction]
  16. Lotus Sutra (c. 200 CE, India) – Anonymous [religious text]

300-599 CE

  1. Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali (c. 400 CE, India) – Patanjali (attrib.) [religious text]
  2. Confessions (c. 400 CE, Ancient Rome/Algeria) – Augustine of Hippo [non-fiction: memoir]
  3. The City of God (426 CE, Ancient Rome/Algeria) – Augustine of Hippo [non-fiction: religion]
  4. Returning to Live in the Country (I) (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  5. Returning to Live in the Country (II) (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  6. Reading the Classic of Hills and Seas (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  7. Twenty Poems After Drinking Wine (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  8. The Return (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  9. Begging for Food (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  10. On Moving House (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  11. In The Sixth Month of 408, Fire (c. 427 CE, China) – Tao Yuanming (Tao Qian) [poem]
  12. The Recognition of Sakuntala (c. 400-450 CE, India) – Kālidāsa [play]
  13. Malavika and Agnimitra (Malavikagnimitra) (c. 400-450 CE) – Kālidāsa [play]
  14. Urvashi Won By Valor (Vikramorvashi)  (c. 400-450 CE, India) – Kālidāsa [play]
  15. Birth of the War God (Kumarasambhava)(c. 400-450 CE, India) – Kālidāsa [epic poem]
  16. Dynasty of Raghu (Raghuvamsha) (c. 400-450 CE, India) – Kālidāsa [epic poem]
  17. The Cloud Messenger (Meghaduta) (c. 400-450 CE, India) – Kālidāsa [poem]
  18. The Three Centuries (Satakatraya) (c. 500 CE, India) – Bhartrihari [poetry]
  19. The Hanging Poems (Mu’allaqat) (c. 550-630 CE, Arabia) – Anonymous [poetry]

600-899 CE

  1. The Qur’an (610-632 CE, Arabia) – Muhammad (attrib.) [religious text]
  2. Deer Park (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  3. Replying to Subprefect Zhang (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  4. A Green Stream (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  5. The Bamboo Grove (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  6. A Song of Peach Blossom River (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  7. Mourning Yin Yao (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  8. A Song of an Autumn Night (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  9. A Message from My Lodge at Wangchuan to Pei Di (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  10. One-Hearted (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  11. Autumn Evening in a Mountain Retreat (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  12. At Parting (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  13. Birds Calling in the Ravine (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  14. Huazi Ridge (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  15. Temple Tree Path (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  16. At the Lake Pavilion (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  17. Farewell (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  18. Passing Hidden Fragrance Temple (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  19. Drifting on the Lake (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  20. Lament for Mêng Hao-Jan (c. 759 CE, China) – Wang Wei [poem]
  21. Man’yōshū (c. 760 CE, Japan) – Anonymous [poetry]
  22. Jade Stairs Lament (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  23. The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (A Poem of Changgan) (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  24. The Exile’s Letter (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  25. Farewell to Meng Hao-jan (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  26. The Moon at the Fortified Pass (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po)[poem]
  27. Waking From Drunkenness on a Spring Day (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  28. To Wang Lun (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  29. Long Yearning (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  30. Looking for a Monk and not Finding Him (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  31. Visiting a Taoist Priest on Tiatien Mountain (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  32. Amidst the Flowers a Jug of Wine (Drinking Alone in the Moonlight) (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  33. A Quiet Night Thought (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  34. Taking Leave of a Friend (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  35. For Meng Hao-Jan (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  36. Chuang Tzu and the Butterfly (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  37. Alone, Looking at the Mountain (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  38. Autumn River Song (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  39. About Du Fu (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  40. Confessional (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  41. On Climbing in Nan-king to the Terrace of Phoenixes (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  42. Drinking with Someone in the Mountains (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  43. To Du Fu from Shantung (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  44. Climbing West of Lotus Flower Peak (c. 750-762 CE, China) – Li Bai (Li Po) [poem]
  45. Song of an Old Cypress (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  46. To My Retired Friend Wei (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  47. Thinking of Li Bai at the End of the Sky (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  48. Spring Night in the Left Office (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  49. On Meeting Li Guinian Again, South of the River (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  50. Ballad of the Army Carts (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  51. Moonlit Night (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  52. Alone, Looking for Blossoms along the River (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  53. A Spring View (c. 750-770 CE, China)- Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  54. Thinking of My Brothers on a Moonlit Night (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  55. Four Rhymes to see off General Yan at Fenji Station (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  56. Reply to a Friend’s Advice (c. 750-770 CE, China) – Du Fu (Tu Fu) [poem]
  57. Jūjūshinron (Treatise on the Ten Stages of the Development of Mind) (830 CE, Japan) – Kukai [non-fiction: philosophy]

900-1199 CE

  1. Wulf and Eadwacer (c. 960-990 CE, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  2. Beowulf (c. 1000 CE, England) – Anonymous [epic poem]
  3. The Pillow Book (1002, Japan) – Sei Shonagon [non-fiction: memoir]
  4. Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) (1010, Persia) – Ferdowsi [epic poem]
  5. The Tale of Genji (c. 1021, Japan) – Shikibu Murasaki [fiction: novel]
  6. Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra (1070, Persia) – Omar Khayyam [non-fiction: mathematics]
  7. The Ocean of Rivers of Story (c. 1050-1080, India) – Somadeva [fiction: stories]
  8. Deliverance from Error (c. 1100, Persia) – Al-Ghazali [non-fiction: memoir]
  9. Dreaming of my Deceased Wife on the Night of the 20th Day of the First Month (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  10. Impromptu Verse (“My frosty hair blows loosely in the wind”) (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  11. Mid-Autumn Moon (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  12. New Year’s Watch (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  13. Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on Winter Solstice (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  14. Visiting the Temple of the God of Mercy on a Rainy Day (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  15. Written While Drunk in Lake-View Pavilion on the 27th Day of the Sixth Month (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  16. Remembrance (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  17. The Immortal by the River (c. 1101, China) – Su Shi (Su Dongpo) [poem]
  18. The Assemblies of Al-Hariri (Maqamat Al-Hariri) (c. 1100-1122, Arabia) – Al-Hariri of Basra [poetry]
  19. The Rubaiyat (c. 1110-1131, Persia) – Omar Khayyam (attrib.) [poem]
  20. To the Tune of ‘Fisherman’s Pride’ (Early Plum Blossom) (c. 1151, China) – Li Qingzhao [poem]
  21. To the Tune of ‘Intoxicated Under the Shadow of Flowers’ (c. 1151, China) – Li Qingzhao [poem]
  22. To the Tune of ‘Like a Dream’ (c. 1151, China) – Li Qingzhao [poem]
  23. Confession (c. 1165, Western Europe) – Archpoet (pseud.) [poem]
  24. The Song of Roland (c. 1140-1170, France) – Anonymous [epic poem]
  25. The Conference of the Birds (1177, Persia) – Attar of Nishapur (Farid Al-Din Attar) [poem]
  26. Perceval, the Story of the Grail (1181-1190, France) – Chrétien de Troyes [epic poem]
  27. Lais of Marie de France (c. 1180-1199, France) – Marie de France [poetry]

1200-1299

  1. Commentary on the Four Books (c. 1180-1200, China) – Zhu Xi [non-fiction: philosophy]
  2. Nibelungenlied (c. 1200, Germany) – Anonymous [epic poem]
  3. Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190-1204, Spain/Morocco/Egypt) – Maimonides [non-fiction: philosophy/religion]
  4. The Poem of the Cid (1195-1207, Spain) – Anonymous [epic poem]
  5. Tristan (c. 1210, Germany) – Gottfried von Strassburg [fiction]
  6. Parzifal (1200-1220, Germany) – Wolfram von Eschenbach [poem]
  7. Romance of the Rose, Part 1 (1230, France) – Guillaume de Lorris [poem]
  8. Song of Govinda (Gita Govinda) (c. 1250, India) – Jayadeva [poem]
  9. Bustan (Bostan) (The Orchard) (1257, Persia) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di) [poetry]
  10. Gulistan (Golestan) (The Rose Garden) (1258, Persia) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di) [poetry]
  11. Bani Adam (“All human beings are in truth akin”) (1258, Persia) – Saadi Shirazi (Sa’di) [poem]
  12. The Masnavi (1258-1273, Persia) – Jalalu’l-Din Rumi [poetry]
  13. Birdsong (c. 1273, Persia) – Jalalu’l-Din Rumi [poem]
  14. A Stone I died (c. 1273, Persia) – Jalalu’l-Din Rumi [poem]
  15. Come, Come, Whoever You Are (c. 1273, Persia) – Jalalu’l-Din Rumi [poem]
  16. At the Twilight (c. 1273, Persia) – Jalalu’l-Din Rumi [poem]
  17. Romance of the Rose, Part 2 (1275, France) – Jean de Meun [poem]
  18. Njal’s Saga (c. 1280, Iceland) – Anonymous [fiction: saga]
  19. The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (c. 1200-1280, China) – Anonymous [non-fiction: philosophy]
  20. The New Life (1295, Italy) – Dante Alighieri [poem]

1300-1399

  1. A Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights) (c. 900-1300, Arabia) – Anonymous [fiction: linked stories]
  2. The Divine Comedy (c. 1308-1321, Italy) – Dante Alighieri [epic poem]
  3. Meditation on the Past at Tong Pass (c. 1329, China) – Zhang Yanghao [poem]
  4. Essays in Idleness (1330-1332, Japan) – Yoshida Kenko [non-fiction: essays]
  5. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1350, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  6. The Decameron (1350-1353, Italy) – Giovanni Boccaccio [fiction: linked stories]
  7. Water Margin (Outlaws of the Marsh) (c. 1296-1372, China) – Shi Nai’an [fiction: novel]
  8. Sonnets to Laura in Life 109 (“Alas, when Love makes his assaults on me”) – Petrarch (c. 1350-1374, Italy) [poem]
  9. Sonnets to Laura in Life 156 (“I saw angelic virtue on earth”) – Petrarch (c. 1350-1374, Italy) [poem]
  10. Muqaddimah (1377, Tunisia) – Ibn Khaldun [non-fiction: history]
  11. Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385, England) – Chaucer [poem]
  12. Rubaiyat 1 (“Nothing comes in our eyes except Your face”) (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  13. O beautiful wine bearer, bring forth the cup (Ghazal 1) (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  14. That beautiful Shirazi Turk, took control and my heart stole (Ghazal 3) (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  15. Where is my Ruined Life? (Ghazal 12) (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  16. Last Night, as Half Asleep I Dreaming Lay (Ghazal 44) (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  17. Wild Deer (c. 1385, Persia) – Hafez [poem]
  18. Piers Plowman (c. 1386, England) – William Landland [poem]

1400-1499

  1. The Canterbury Tales (c. 1380-1400, England) – Chaucer [fiction: linked stories]
  2. Atsumori (c. 1400, Japan) – Zeami Motokiyo [play]
  3. Adam Lay I-Bowndyn (Adam Lay Ybounden) (c. 1400, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  4. I Syng of A Mayden (As Dewe In Aprille) (c. 1400, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  5. The Unquiet Grave (Child Ballad No. 78) (c. 1400, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  6. Izutsu (The Well Curb; The Well Cradle) (c. 1420-1440, Japan) – Zeami Motokiyo [play]
  7. Le Morte d’Arthur (1485, England) – Thomas Malory [fiction: novel]
  8. Everyman (c. 1490, England) – Anonymous [play]
  9. Orlando Innamorato (c. 1494, Italy) – Matteo Maria Boiardo [epic poem]
  10. La Celestina (The Spanish Bawd) (1499, Spain) – Fernando de Rojas [play]

1500-1599

  1. The Praise of Folly (1511, The Netherlands) – Erasmus [non-fiction]
  2. The Prince (1513, pub. 1532, Italy) – Niccolò Machiavelli [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  3. Utopia (1516, England) – Thomas More [fiction: novel]
  4. To Mistress Margaret Hussey (1523, England) – John Skelton [poem]
  5. The Book of the Courtier (1528, Italy) – Baldassare Castiglione [non-fiction]
  6. Western Wind (Westron Wynde) (c. 1530, England) – Anonymous [poem]
  7. Orlando Furioso (1532, Italy) – Ludovico Ariosto [epic poem]
  8. Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1534, France) – François Rabelais [fiction: novels]
  9. Whoso List to Hunt (c. 1542, England) – Sir Thomas Wyatt [poem]
  10. They Flee from Me (The Lover Showeth How He Is Forsaken) (c. 1542, England) – Sir Thomas Wyatt [poem]
  11. Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550, Italy) – Giorgio Vasari [non-fiction: biography]
  12. Epic of Layla and Majnun (c. 1540-1556, Turkey) – Fużūlī [poem]
  13. The Heptameron (1558, France) – Marguerite de Navarre [fiction: linked stories]
  14. Journey to the West (Monkey) (c. 1540-1560, China) – Wu Cheng’en [fiction: novel]
  15. The Lusiads (1572, Portugal) – Luís Vaz de Camões [epic poem]
  16. Essays (1580, France) – Michel de Montaigne [non-fiction: essays]
  17. Jerusalem Delivered (1581, Italy) – Torquato Tasso [poem]
  18. Tichborne’s Elegy (1586, England) – Chidiock Tichborne [poem]
  19. Dido, Queen of Carthage (c. 1586, England) – Christopher Marlowe [play]
  20. Doctor Faustus (1588, England) – Christopher Marlowe [play]
  21. Tamburlaine, Pts. 1 and 2 (1587-1588, England) – Christopher Marlowe [plays]
  22. The Jew of Malta (c. 1589, England) – Christopher Marlowe [play]
  23. A Comedy of Errors (1589, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  24. The Faerie Queen (Books I-III) (1590, England) – Edmund Spenser [epic poem]
  25. Henry VI, Pts. 1, 2, 3 (1591, England) – William Shakespeare [plays]
  26. Astrophel and Stella (1591, England) – Philip Sidney [poem]
  27. The Spanish Tragedy (1582-1592, England) – Thomas Kyd [play]
  28. Titus Andronicus (1592, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  29. Edward II (1592, England) – Christopher Marlowe [play]
  30. The Lie (1592, England) – Walter Raleigh [poem]
  31. Richard III (1592-93, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  32. The Massacre at Paris (c. 1593, England) – Christopher Marlowe [play]
  33. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (c. 1593, pub. 1599, England) – Christopher Marlowe [poem]
  34. Romeo and Juliet (1594, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  35. The Taming of the Shrew (1594, England) – William Shakespeare [play]*
  36. Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  37. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1594-95, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  38. Richard II (1595, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  39. Love’s Labour’s Lost (1595, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  40. The Burning Babe (1595, England) – Robert Southwell [poem]
  41. The Faerie Queen (Books IV-VI) (1596, England) – Edmund Spenser [epic poem]
  42. The Merchant of Venice (1596, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  43. King John (1596, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  44. The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd (c. 1596, pub. 1600, England) – Walter Raleigh [poem]
  45. Henry IV, Parts I and II (1597, England) – William Shakespeare [plays]
  46. Essays (1597, England) – Francis Bacon [non-fiction: essays]
  47. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1598, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  48. Much Ado about Nothing (1598, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  49. Henry V (1598, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  50. The Peony Pavilion (1598, China) – Tang Xiansu [play]
  51. Julius Caesar (1599, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  52. Twelfth Night (1599, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  53. As You Like It (1599, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  54. Sonnet 138 (“When my love swears she is made of truth”) (1599, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  55. My Love Is Like to Ice, and I to Fire (c. 1599, England) – Edmund Spenser [poem]

1600-1649

  1. Hamlet (1600, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  2. The Plum in the Golden Vase (c. 1600, China) – Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng [fiction: novel]
  3. Summer’s Last Will and Testament (1600, England) – Thomas Nashe [play]
  4. All’s Well That Ends Well (1602, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  5. The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage (1603, England) – Walter Raleigh [poem]
  6. Othello (1604, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  7. Measure for Measure (1604, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  8. King Lear (1605, England) – William Shakespeare [play]*
  9. Macbeth (1605, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  10. The Advancement of Learning (1605, England) – Francis Bacon [non-fiction]
  11. Don Quixote (Part 1) (1605, Spain) – Miguel de Cervantes [fiction: novel]
  12. Antony and Cleopatra (1606, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  13. Timon of Athens (1606, England) – William Shakespeare [play]*
  14. Volpone (1606, England) – Ben Jonson [play]
  15. Coriolanus (1607, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  16. Sonnet 1 (“From fairest creatures we desire increase”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  17. Sonnet 12 (“When I do count the clock that tells the time”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  18. Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  19. Sonnet 20 (“A woman’s face with nature’s own hand painted”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  20. Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  21. Sonnet 30 (“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  22. Sonnet 55 (“Not marble, nor the gilded monuments”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  23. Sonnet 65 (“Since neither brass nor stone”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  24. Sonnet 71 (“No longer mourn for me when I am dead”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  25. Sonnet 73 (“That Time of year thou mayst in me behold”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  26. Sonnet 76 (“Why is my verse so barren of new pride”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  27. Sonnet 94 (“They that have power to hurt and will do none”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  28. Sonnet 106 (“When in the chronicle of wasted time”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  29. Sonnet 107 (“Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  30. Sonnet 116 (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  31. Sonnet 127 (“In the old age black was counted fair”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  32. Sonnet 129 (“The expense of spirit in a waste of shame”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  33. Sonnet 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  34. Sonnet 146 (“Pour soul, the centre of my sinful earth”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  35. Sonnet 147 (“My love is a fever, longing still”) (1609, England) – William Shakespeare [poem]
  36. Holy Sonnets No. 7  (“At the round earth’s imagined corners”) (1609, England) – John Donne [poem]
  37. Holy Sonnets No. 10 (“Death be not proud”) (1609, England) – John Donne [poem]
  38. Holy Sonnets No. 14 (“Batter my heart, three-personed God”) (1609, England) [poem]
  39. The Winter’s Tale (1610, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  40. Holy Sonnets No. 1 (“Thou has made me, and shall thy work decay”) (1609-1611, England) – John Donne [poem]
  41. The Tempest (1611, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  42. Cymbeline (1611, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  43. The Alchemist (1612, England) – Ben Jonson [play]
  44. The White Devil (1612, England) – John Webster [play]
  45. Henry VIII (1613, England) – William Shakespeare [play]
  46. Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward (1613, England) – John Donne [poem]
  47. The Duchess of Malfi (1614, England) – John Webster [play]
  48. Don Quixote (Part 2) (1615, Spain) – Miguel de Cervantes [fiction: novel]
  49. Song to Celia (“Drink to me only with thine eyes) (1616, England) – Ben Jonson [poem]
  50. On My First Son (1616, England) – Ben Jonson [poem]
  51. To Penshurst (1616, England) – Ben Jonson [poem]
  52. Fuenteovejuna (Lost in a Mirror) (1619, Spain) Lope de Vega [play]
  53. Novum Organum (1620, England) – Francis Bacon [non-fiction]
  54. Rose-Cheeked Laura (c. 1620, England) – Thomas Campion [poem]
  55. New Atlantis (1623, England) – Francis Bacon [fiction: novel]
  56. On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity (1629, England) – John Milton [poem]
  57. Holy Sonnets No. 5 (“I am a little world made cunningly”) (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  58. Song (“Go and Catch a Falling Star”) (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  59. The Good-Morrow (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  60. The Sun Rising (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  61. The Anniversary (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  62. The Canonization (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  63. The Ecstasy (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  64. The Flea (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  65. The Funeral (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  66. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  67. Woman’s Constancy (c. 1631, England) – John Donne [poem]
  68. L’Allegro (1631, England) – John Milton [poem]
  69. Il Penseroso (1631, England) – John Milton [poem]
  70. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632, Italy) – Galileo Galilei [non-fiction: science]
  71. ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1633, England) – John Ford [play]
  72. The Collar (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  73. Virtue (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  74. The Pulley (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  75. Easter Wings (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  76. Jordan (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  77. Redemption (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  78. Bitter-sweet (1633, England) – George Herbert [poem]
  79. Life is a Dream (1629-1635, Spain) – Pedro Calderon de la Barco [play]
  80. The Cid (1637, France) – Pierre Corneille [play]
  81. Discourse on Method (1637, France) – René Descartes [non-fiction: philosophy]
  82. To John Donne (c. 1637, England) – Ben Jonson [poem]
  83. Lycidas (1637, England) – John Milton [poem]
  84. Comus (1638, England) – John Milton [play]
  85. Orsames’ Song (“Why so pale and wan, fond lover?”) (1638, England) – John Suckling [poem]
  86. To My Inconstant Mistress (c. 1640, England) – Thomas Carew [poem]
  87. Meditations on First Philosophy (1641, France) – René Descartes [non-fiction: philosophy]
  88. To Althea, From Prison (1642, England) – Richard Lovelace [poem]
  89. Areopagitica (1644, England) – John Milton [non-fiction]
  90. The Argument of His Book (1648, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  91. Upon Julia’s Clothes (1648, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  92. Delight In Disorder (1648, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  93. To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time (1648, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  94. Corinna’s Going a-Maying (1648, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  95. To Lucasta, Going to the Wars (1649, England) – Richard Lovelace [poem]

1650-1699

  1. The Retreat (1650, Wales) – Henry Vaughan [poem]
  2. Leviathan (1651, England) – Thomas Hobbes [non-fiction: philosophy]
  3. The Would-Be Gentleman (1655, France) – Molière [play]
  4. Sonnet XVIII (On the Late Massacre in Piedmont) (1655, England) – John Milton [poem]
  5. Sonnet XIX (On His Blindness(1655, England) – John Milton [poem]
  6. They Are All Gone into the World of Light (1655, Wales) – Henry Vaughan [poem]
  7. Sonnet XXIII (On His Deceased Wife(1656, England) – John Milton [poem]
  8. Ridiculous Precieuses (1659, France) – Molière [play]
  9. School for Husbands (1661, France) – Molière [play]
  10. The School for Wives (1662, France) – Molière [play]
  11. Don Juan (1665, France) – Molière [play]
  12. The Misanthrope (1666, France) – Molière [play]
  13. The Physician in Spite of Himself (1666, France) – Molière [play]
  14. Paradise Lost (1667, England) – John Milton [epic poem]
  15. Andromache (1667, France) – Jean Racine [play]
  16. The Miser (1668, France) – Molière [play]
  17. Tartuffe (1669, France) – Molière [play]
  18. Pensées (1669, France) – Blaise Pascal [non-fiction: philosophy/religion]
  19. An Exequy, To His Matchless Never-to- be-Forgotten Friend (Exequy on his Wife) (c. 1669, England) – Henry King [poem]
  20. Paradise Regained (1671, England) – John Milton [poem]
  21. Samson Agonistes (1671, England) – John Milton [play]
  22. The Seashell Game (1672, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  23. The Learned Ladies (1672, France) – Molière [play]
  24. To My Dear and Loving Husband (c. 1672, Colonial America) – Anne Bradstreet [poem]
  25. The Imaginary Invalid (1673, France) – Molière [play]
  26. To Daffodils (c. 1674, England) – Robert Herrick [poem]
  27. The Country Wife (1675, England) – William Wycherley [play]
  28. The Plain Dealer (1676, England) – William Wycherley [play]
  29. Phèdre (1677, France) – Jean Racine [play]
  30. Ethics (1677, The Netherlands) – Benedict de Spinoza [non-fiction: philosophy]
  31. The Rover (1677, England) – Aphra Behn [play]
  32. The Princess of Cleves (1678, France) – Madame de La Fayette [fiction: novel]
  33. To His Coy Mistress (c. 1678, England) – Andrew Marvell [poem]
  34. Bermudas (c. 1678, England) – Andrew Marvell [poem]
  35. The Definition of Love (c. 1678, England) – Andrew Marvell [poem]
  36. The Garden (c. 1678, England) – Andrew Marvell [poem]
  37. All For Love (1678, England) – John Dryden [play]
  38. Mac Flecknoe (c. 1678, England) – John Dryden [poem]
  39. The Pilgrim’s Progress (1679, England) – John Bunyan [fiction: novel]
  40. Maxims (1680, France) – François de la Rochefoucauld [non-fiction]
  41. Shriveled Chestnuts (1683, Japan) – Various, incl. Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  42. Record of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton (1684, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  43. Winter Days (1684, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  44. To the Memory of Mr. Oldham (1684, England) – John Dryden [poem]
  45. Spring Days (1686, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  46. A Visit to Kashima Shrine (1687, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  47. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687, England) – Isaac Newton [non-fiction: science]
  48. Song (“Go, Lovely Rose”) (c. 1687, England) – Edmund Waller [poem]
  49. A Song for St. Cecila’s Day (1687, England) – John Dryden [poem]
  50. Record of a Travel-Worn Satchel (1688, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  51. A Visit to Sarashina Village (1688, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  52. Wasteland (1689, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  53. Two Treatises of Government (1689,  England) – John Locke [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  54. The Gourd (1690, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  55. The Monkey’s Raincoat (1691, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  56. Saga Diary (1691, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  57. On Transplanting the Banana Tree (1691, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  58. On Seclusion (1692, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  59. The Narrow Road to the Interior (1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [non-fiction/poetry]
  60. Fables (1668-1694, France) – Jean de La Fontaine [fiction: stories]
  61. A Sack of Charcoal (1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  62. The Detached Room (1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]
  63. An old pond (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  64. First day of spring (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  65. Four Haiku (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  66. A bee (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  67. The dragonfly (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  68. Fleas, lice (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  69. A caterpillar (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  70. A cicada shell (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  71. What fish feel (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  72. A wild sea (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  73. Spring rain (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  74. First snow (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  75. Winter garden (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  76. Awake at night (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  77. How admirable (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  78. None is travelling (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  79. Don’t imitate me (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  80. Autumn moonlight (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  81. Winter solitude (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  82. Stillness (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  83. The oak tree (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  84. A field of cotton (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  85. Moonlight slanting (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  86. The clouds come and go (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  87. Won’t you come and see (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  88. Basho’s Death Poem (c. 1694, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poem]
  89. Love for Love (1695, England) – William Congreve [play]
  90. The Monkey’s Raincoat, Continued (1698, Japan) – Matsuo Basho [poetry]

1700-1749

  1. The Way of the World (1700, England) – William Congreve [play]
  2. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1703, Japan) – Chikamatsu Monzaemon [play]
  3. A Tale of a Tub (1704, Ireland/England) – Jonathan Swift [fiction: satire]
  4. A Description of the Morning (1709, Ireland/GB) – Jonathan Swift [poem]
  5. Essay on Criticism (1711, GB) – Alexander Pope [poem]
  6. The Rape of the Lock (1712, GB) – Alexander Pope [poem]
  7. Robinson Crusoe (1719, GB) – Daniel Defoe [fiction: novel]
  8. Moll Flanders (1722, GB) – Daniel Defoe [fiction: novel]
  9. A Journal of the Plague Year (1722, England) – Daniel Defoe [fiction: novel]
  10. Gulliver’s Travels (1726, Ireland) – Jonathan Swift [fiction: novel]
  11. The Beggar’s Opera (1728, GB) – John Gay [play]
  12. A Modest Proposal (1729, Ireland/GB) – Jonathan Swift [fiction: satire]
  13. Manon Lescaut (1731, France) – Abbé Prévost [fiction: novel]
  14. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1734, GB) – Alexander Pope [poem]
  15. Letters Concerning the English Nation (1734, France) – Voltaire [non-fiction: essays]
  16. Pamela (1740, GB) – Samuel Richardson [fiction: novel]
  17. Joseph Andrews (1742, GB) – Henry Fielding [fiction: novel]
  18. Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744, GB) – Samuel Johnson [non-fiction: biography]
  19. The Servant of Two Masters (One Man, Two Guvnors) (1746, Italy) – Carlo Goldoni [play]
  20. Zadig (1747, France) – Voltaire [fiction: novel]
  21. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes (1747, GB) – Thomas Gray [poem]
  22. Clarissa (1748, GB) – Samuel Richardson [fiction: novel]
  23. The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura) (c. 1748, Japan) – Takeda Izumo (II) [play]
  24. Tom Jones (1749, GB) – Henry Fielding [fiction: novel]
  25. The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749, GB) – Samuel Johnson [poem]

1750-1799

  1. Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard (1751, GB) – Thomas Gray [poem]
  2. Candide (1759, France) – Voltaire [fiction: novel]
  3. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759, Ireland/GB) – Laurence Sterne [fiction: novel]
  4. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759, GB) – Samuel Johnson [fiction: novel]
  5. The Social Contract (1762, Switzerland/France) – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  6. Émile, or On Education (1762, Switzerland/France) – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [non-fiction: education]
  7. Dream of the Red Chamber (The Story of the Stone) (1763-1764, China) – Cao Xueqin [fiction: novel]
  8. The Vicar of Wakefield (1766, Ireland) – Oliver Goldsmith [fiction: novel]
  9. The Beautiful Night (1768, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  10. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768, Ireland/GB) – Laurence Sterne [fiction: novel]
  11. The Deserted Village (1770, Ireland) – Oliver Goldsmith [poem]
  12. The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (1771, GB) – Tobias Smollett [fiction: novel]
  13. Rameau’s Nephew (1761-1772, France) – Denis Diderot [fiction: novel]
  14. She Stoops to Conquer (1773, Ireland) – Oliver Goldsmith [play]
  15. The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [fiction: novel]
  16. The Rivals (1775, GB) – Richard Brinsley Sheridan [play]
  17. The Declaration of Independence (1776, US) – Thomas Jefferson [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  18. The Wealth of Nations (1776, Scotland) – Adam Smith [non-fiction: economics]
  19. Common Sense (1776, GB/US) – Thomas Paine [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  20. The School for Scandal (1777, Ireland/GB) – Richard Brinsley Sheridan [play]
  21. Jacques the Fatalist (1771-1778, France) – Denis Diderot [fiction: novel]
  22. Evelina (1778, GB) – Fanny Burney [fiction: novel]
  23. Nathan the Wise (1779, Germany) – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing [play]
  24. Olney Hymn 35 (“Light Shining out of Darkness”) (1779, GB) – William Cowper [poem]
  25. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779, GB: Scotland) – David Hume [non-fiction: philosophy]
  26. The Robbers (1781, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [play]
  27. Confessions (1781, Switzerland/France) – Jean-Jacques Rousseau [non-fiction: memoir]
  28. Critique of Pure Reason (1781, Germany) – Immanuel Kant [non-fiction: philosophy]
  29. The Lives of the Poets (1781, GB) – Samuel Johnson [non-fiction: biography]
  30. Dangerous Liaisons (1782, France) – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos [fiction: novel]
  31. The Marriage of Figaro (1784, France) – Pierre Beaumarchais [play]
  32. Poetical Sketches (1783, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  33. The Erlking (1782, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  34. To The Evening Star (1783, GB) – William Blake [poem]
  35. Hokku Poems in Four Seasons (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  36. Buying leeks (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  37. A bat flits (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  38. Ploughing the land (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  39. Washing the hoe (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  40. Calligraphy of geese (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  41. His Holiness the Abbot (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  42. Coolness (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  43. Early summer rain (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  44. Harvest moon (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  45. Haiku (The winter river…) (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  46. Not quite dark yet (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  47. Blown from the west (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  48. Straw sandal half sunk (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  49. The behavior of the pigeon (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  50. He’s on the porch (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  51. The spring sea rising (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  52. The end of spring (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  53. The willow leaves fallen (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  54. Dawn (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  55. Evening wind (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  56. Lighting one candle (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  57. My arm for a pillow (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  58. Sparrow singing (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  59. They end their flight (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  60. Before the white chrysanthemum (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  61. Blow of an ax (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  62. Old well (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  63. Elegy to the Old Man Hokuju (c. 1784, Japan) – Yosa Buson [poem]
  64. On Being Brought from Africa to America (c. 1784, US) – Phillis Wheatley [poem]
  65. On Imagination (c. 1784, US) – Phillis Wheatley [poem]
  66. To S. M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works (c. 1784, US) – Phillis Wheatley [poem]
  67. On Virtue (c. 1784, US) – Phillis Wheatley [poem]
  68. An Island in the Moon (1784-1785, GB) – William Blake [fiction]
  69. Holy Willie’s Prayer (1785, GB) – Robert Burns [poem]
  70. To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough (1785, GB) – Robert Burns [poem]
  71. Ode to Joy (1785, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [poem]
  72. Don Carlos (1787, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [play]
  73. There Is No Natural Religion (c. 1788, GB) – William Blake [non-fiction: religion]
  74. All Religions Are One (c. 1788, GB) – William Blake [non-fiction: religion]
  75. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788, GB) – Edward Gibbon [non-fiction: history]
  76. The Federalist Papers (1787-1788, US) – James Madison, Alexander Hamilton & John Jay [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  77. Songs of Innocence (1789, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  78. Piping down the Valleys Wild (Introduction to Songs of Innocence) (1789, GB) – William Blake [poem]
  79. Tiriel (1789, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  80. The Book of Thel (1789, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  81. John Anderson My Jo (1789 GB: Scotland) – Robert Burns [poem]
  82. The French Revolution (1791, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  83. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791, GB) – James Boswell [non-fiction: biography]
  84. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791, US) – Benjamin Franklin [non-fiction: memoir]
  85. The Rights of Man (1791, US/France) – Thomas Paine [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  86. The Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792, GB) – Mary Wollstonecraft [non-fiction: feminism]
  87. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-1793, GB) – William Blake [poetry/non-fiction]
  88. A Song of Liberty (1793, GB) – William Blake [poem]
  89. Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  90. America A Prophecy (1793, GB) – William Blake [non-fiction/mythology /poetry]
  91. Songs of Experience (1794, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  92. The Tyger (1794, GB) – William Blake [poem]
  93. London (1794, GB) – William Blake [poem]
  94. Europe A Prophecy (1794, GB) – William Blake [non-fiction/mythology/poetry]
  95. The First Book of Urizen (1794, GB) – William Blake [mythology/poetry]
  96. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose (1794 GB: Scotland) – Robert Burns [poem]
  97. Continental Prophecies (1793-1795, GB) – William Blake [mythology/poetry]
  98. The Book of Los (1795, GB) – William Blake [mythology/poetry]
  99. The Song of Los (1795, GB) – William Blake [poetry: mythology]
  100. The Book of Ahania (1795, GB) – William Blake [mythology/poetry]
  101. Nearness of the Beloved (1795, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  102. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (1796, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [fiction: novel]
  103. The Four Zoas (1797, GB) – William Blake [poetry]
  104. Farewell (1797, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  105. Kubla Khan (1797, GB) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [poem]
  106. The Glove (1797, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [poem]
  107. Frost at Midnight (1798, GB) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [poem]
  108. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798, GB) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [poem]
  109. Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (1798, GB) – William Wordsworth [poem]

1800-1809

  1. Castle Rackrent (1800, GB/Ireland) – Maria Edgeworth [fiction: novel]
  2. Mary Stuart (1800, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [play]
  3. Lyrical Ballads (1798-1800, GB) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge & William Wordsworth [poetry]
  4. Lucy Gray, or Solitude (1800, GB) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  5. Dejection: An Ode (1802, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [poem]
  6. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (1802, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  7. London, 1802 (1802, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  8. Mock On, Mock On! Voltaire, Rousseau (1800-1803, UK) – William Blake [poem]
  9. Auguries of Innocence (1803, UK) – William Blake [poem]
  10. William Tell (1804, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [play]
  11. Archimedes (c. 1805, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [poem]
  12. Evening (c. 1805, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [poem]
  13. The Artists (c. 1805, Germany) – Friedrich Schiller [poem]
  14. Daffodils (“I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”) (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  15. The World Is Too Much with Us (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  16. My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  17. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  18. Resolution and Independence (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  19. The Solitary Reaper (1807, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  20. Faust, Part 1 (1808, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [play]
  21. Elective Affinities (1809, Germany)  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [fiction: novel]

1810-1819

  1. Jerusalem (“And did those feet in ancient time”) (1804-1810, UK) – William Blake [poem]
  2. The Lady of the Lake (1810, UK) – Walter Scott [poem]
  3. Sense and Sensibility (1811, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  4. Milton: A Poem (c. 1804-1811, UK) – William Blake [poem]
  5. Children’s and Household Tales, Vol. 1 (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) (1812) [fiction: stories]
  6. Waverley (1814, UK) – Walter Scott [fiction: novel]
  7. Mansfield Park (1814, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  8. She Walks In Beauty (1814, UK) – George Gordon, Lord Byron [poem]
  9. Pride and Prejudice (1815, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  10. Emma (1815, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  11. Children’s and Household Tales, Vol. 2 (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) (1815) [fiction: stories]
  12. The Destruction of Sennacherib (1815, UK) – George Gordon, Lord Byron [poem]
  13. On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer (1816, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  14. Rob Roy (1817, UK) – Walter Scott [fiction: novel]
  15. Endymion (1817, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  16. So, We’ll Go No More a-Roving (1817, UK) – George Gordon, Lord Byron [poem]
  17. When We Two Parted (1817, UK) – George Gordon, Lord Byron [poem]
  18. Thanatopsis (1817, US) – William Cullen Bryant [poem]
  19. Frankenstein (1818, UK) – Mary Shelley [fiction: novel]
  20. Persuasion (1818, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  21. Northanger Abbey (1818, UK) – Jane Austen [fiction: novel]
  22. Nightmare Abbey (1818, UK) – Thomas Love Peacock [fiction: novel]
  23. At Midnight Hour (1818, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  24. When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be (1818, UK)  – John Keats [poem]
  25. Ozymandias (1818, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  26. Stanzas Written in Dejection – December 1818, Near Naples (1818, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  27. Rip Van Winkle (1819, US) – Washington Irving [fiction: story]
  28. Ode to the West Wind (1819, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  29. England in 1819 (1819, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  30. The Masque of Anarchy (1819, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  31. Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  32. La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  33. Ode on Melancholy (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  34. Ode to a Nightingale (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  35. Ode to Psyche (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  36. Ode to Autumn (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  37. Bright Star (1819, UK) – John Keats [poem]

1820-1829

  1. Ivanhoe (1820, UK) – Walter Scott [fiction: novel]
  2. Melmoth the Wanderer (1820, Ireland) – Charles Maturin [fiction: novel]
  3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820, US) – Washington Irving [fiction: story]
  4. Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion (1804-1820, UK) – William Blake [poetry]
  5. Love’s Philosophy (1820, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  6. To A Skylark (1820, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  7. Ruslan and Ludmila (1820, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [poem]
  8. Prince of Homburg (1821, Germany) – Heinrich von Kleist [play]
  9. Music, When Soft Voices Die (1821, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  10. Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats (1821, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [poem]
  11. The Eve of St. Agnes (c. 1815-1821, UK) – John Keats [poem]
  12. To A Waterfowl (1821, US) – William Cullen Bryant [poem]
  13. A Defence of Poetry (1821, pub. 1840, UK) – Percy Bysshe Shelley [non-fiction: literary criticism]
  14. The Devil and Tom Walker (1824, US) – Washington Irving [fiction: story]
  15. Don Juan (1819-1824, UK) – George Gordon, Lord Byron [epic poem]
  16. Boris Godunov (1825, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [play]
  17. The Last of the Mohicans (1826, US) – James Fenimore Cooper [fiction: novel]
  18. The Betrothed (1827, Italy) – Alessandro Manzoni [fiction: novel]
  19. All the time I pray to Buddha (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  20. The snow is melting (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  21. Even with insects (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  22. A cuckoo sings (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  23. Ducks bobbing on the water (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  24. In this world (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  25. It once happened (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  26. Pissing in the snow (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  27. That pretty girl (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  28. A huge frog and I (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  29. Writing shit about new snow (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  30. I’m going out (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  31. How much (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  32. Don’t know about the people (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  33. Even on the smallest islands (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  34. Blossoms at night (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  35. With my father (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  36. Last time, I think (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  37. Summer night (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  38. Windy fall (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  39. Seen (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  40. New Year’s morning (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  41. The crow (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  42. Don’t worry, spiders (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  43. A bath when you’re born (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  44. In spring rain (c. 1828, Japan) – Kobayashi Issa [poem]
  45. I Loved You (1829, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [poem]
  46. Alone (1829, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [poem]

1830-1839

  1. The Red and the Black (1830, France) – Stendhal [fiction: novel]
  2. A Passion in the Desert – Honoré de Balzac (France, 1830) [fiction: story]
  3. Mariana (1830, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  4. From My Life: Poetry and Truth (1811-1830, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [non-fiction: memoir]
  5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831, France) – Victor Hugo [fiction: novel]
  6. The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  7. To Helen (1831, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [poem]
  8. Louis Lambert (1832, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  9. Indiana (1832, France) – George Sand [fiction: novel]
  10. Valentine (1832, France) – George Sand [fiction: novel]
  11. Faust, Part 2 (1832, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [play]
  12. Mignon’s Longing (c. 1832, Germany)- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  13. Permanence in Change (c. 1832, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  14. The Fisherman (c. 1832, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  15. The Dance of Death (c. 1832, Germany) – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [poem]
  16. Eugénie Grandet (1833, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  17. The Girl with the Golden Eyes (1833, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  18. Eugene Onegin (1833, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [fiction: novel in verse]
  19. Ulysses (1833, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  20. The Lotos-eaters (1833, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  21. The Queen of Spades (1834, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [fiction: story]
  22. Abou Ben Adhem (1834, UK) – James Henry Leigh Hunt [poem]
  23. Does Fortune Favor Fools? (c. 1834, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [non-fiction: essay]
  24. On Men, Educated and Uneducated (c. 1834, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [non-fiction: essay]
  25. The Character of Othello (c. 1834, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [non-fiction: essay]
  26. Materialism and Ghosts (c. 1834, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [non-fiction: essay]
  27. The Destiny of the United States (c. 1834, UK) – Samuel Taylor Coleridge [non-fiction: essay]
  28. Le Père Goriot (1835, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  29. Young Goodman Brown (1835, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  30. The Ambitious Guest (1835, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  31. The Gray Champion (1835, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  32. Diary of a Madman (1835, Russia) – Nikolai Gogol [fiction: story]
  33. Thumbelina (1835, Denmark) – Hans Christian Andersen [fiction: story]
  34. The Canti (1835, Italy) – Giacomo Leopardi [poetry]
  35. Break, Break, Break (1835, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  36. The Captain’s Daughter (1836, Russia) – Alexander Pushkin [fiction: novel]
  37. The Nose (1835-1836, Russia) – Nikolai Gogol [fiction: story]
  38. The Minister’s Black Veil (1836, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  39. The Government Inspector (The Inspector General) (1836, Russia) – Nikolai Gogol [play]
  40. Concord Hymn (1836, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [poem]
  41. The Pickwick Papers (1837, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  42. David Swan (1837, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  43. Woyzeck (1836-1837, Germany) – Georg Büchner [play]
  44. Oliver Twist (1838, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  45. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: novella]
  46. The Eclipse (US, 1833-1838) – James Fenimore Cooper [fiction: story]
  47. The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838, Denmark) – Hans Christian Andersen [fiction: story]
  48. A Psalm of Life (1838, US) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poem]
  49. Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  50. The Charterhouse of Parma (1839, France) – Stendhal [fiction: novel]
  51. The Fall of the House of Usher (1839, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]

1840-1849

  1. Democracy in America (1835-1840, France) – Alexis de Toqueville [non-fiction]
  2. The Deerslayer (1841, US) – James Fenimore Cooper [fiction: novel]
  3. Ursule Mirouet (1841, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  4. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  5. The Snow-storm (1841, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [poem]
  6. The Demon (1829-1841, Russia) – Mikhail Lermontov [poem]
  7. Essays, 1st Series (1841, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [non-fiction: essays]
  8. Dead Souls (1842, Russia) – Nikolai Gogol [fiction: novel]
  9. The Overcoat (1842, Russia) – Nikolai Gogol [fiction: story]
  10. The Pit and the Pendulum (US, 1842) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  11. The Masque of the Red Death (US, 1842) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  12. The Village Blacksmith (1842, US) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poem]
  13. My Last Duchess (1842, UK) – Robert Browning [poem]
  14. Lost Illusions (1837-1843, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  15. A Christmas Carol (1843, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  16. The Tell-Tale Heart (1843, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  17. The Gold Bug (1843, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  18. The Birthmark (1843, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  19. The Ugly Duckling (1843, Denmark) – Hans Christian Andersen [fiction: story]
  20. The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844, India/UK) – William Makepeace Thackeray [fiction: novel]
  21. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-1844, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  22. The Three Musketeers (1844, France) – Alexandre Dumas [fiction: novel]
  23. The Snow Queen (1844, Denmark) – Hans Christian Andersen [fiction: story]
  24. Rappaccini’s Daughter (1844, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: story]
  25. The Purloined Letter (1844, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  26. Essays, 2nd Series (1844, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [non-fiction: essays]
  27. Marguerite de Valois (La Reine Margot) (1845, France) – Alexandre Dumas [fiction: novel]
  28. The Little Match Girl (1845, Denmark) – Hans Christian Andersen [fiction: story]
  29. The Raven (1845, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [poem]
  30. I Am (1845, UK) – John Clare [poem]
  31. The Arrow and the Song (1845, US) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poem]
  32. Home-thoughts, From Abroad (1845, UK) – Robert Browning [poem]
  33. Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845, US) – Frederick Douglass [non-fiction: memoir]
  34. Cousin Bette (1846, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  35. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1846, France) – Alexandre Dumas [fiction: novel]
  36. The Haunted Marsh (La mare au diable) (1846, France) – George Sand [fiction: novel]
  37. The Cask of Amontillado (1846, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [fiction: story]
  38. Remembrance (1846, UK) – Emily Brontë [poem]
  39. Sonnets from the Portuguese 14 (“If thou must love me, let it be for nought”) (1845-1846, UK) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning [poem]
  40. Sonnets from the Portuguese 43 (“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”) (1845-1846, UK) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning [poem]
  41. Wuthering Heights (1847, UK) – Emily Brontë [fiction: novel]
  42. Jane Eyre (1847, UK) – Charlotte Brontë [fiction: novel]
  43. A Harlot High and Low (1847, France) – Honoré de Balzac [fiction: novel]
  44. The Rhodora (1847, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [poem]
  45. Dombey and Son (1846-1848, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  46. Vanity Fair (1848, UK) – William Makepeace Thackeray [fiction: novel]
  47. Mary Barton (1848, UK) – Elizabeth Gaskell [fiction: novel]
  48. The Christmas Tree and the Wedding (Russia, 1848) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: story]
  49. The Communist Manifesto (1848, Germany/UK) – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  50. Little Fadette (La petite Fadette) (1849, France) – George Sand [fiction: novel]
  51. Annabel Lee (1849, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [poem]
  52. A Dream Within A Dream (1849, US) – Edgar Allan Poe [poem]
  53. In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  54. Nature (1849, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [non-fiction: essay]
  55. Civil Disobedience (1849, US) – Henry David Thoreau [non-fiction: essay]

1850-1859

  1. David Copperfield (1849-1850, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  2. The Scarlet Letter (1850, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: novel]
  3. The Prelude (1850, UK) – William Wordsworth [poem]
  4. The Blessed Damozel (1850, UK) – Dante Gabriel Rossetti [poem]
  5. Representative Men (1850, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [non-fiction: essay]
  6. Moby-Dick (1851, US) – Herman Melville [fiction: novel]
  7. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1851, US) – Harriet Beecher Stowe [fiction: novel]
  8. The House of Seven Gables (1851, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: novel]
  9. The Eagle (1851, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  10. A Sportsman’s Notebook (1852, Russia) – Ivan Turgenev [fiction: stories]
  11. The District Doctor (1852, Russia) – Ivan Turgenev [fiction: story]
  12. Thee, Thee, Only Thee (c. 1852, Ireland) – Thomas Moore [poem]
  13. Tis the Last Rose of Summer (c. 1852, Ireland) – Thomas Moore [poem]
  14. The Meeting of the Waters (c. 1852, Ireland) – Thomas Moore [poem]
  15. Oft in the Stilly Night (c. 1852, Ireland) – Thomas Moore [poem]
  16. Bleak House (1852-1853, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  17. Villette (1853, UK) – Charlotte Brontë  [fiction: novel]
  18. Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853, US) – Herman Melville [fiction: story]
  19. The Scholar Gipsy (1853, UK) – Matthew Arnold [poem]
  20. Hard Times (1854, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  21. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (1854, India/UK) – William Makepeace Thackeray [fiction: novel]
  22. The Lightning-Rod Man (1854, US) – Herman Melville [fiction: story]
  23. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  24. Echo (1854, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  25. Walden (1854, US) – Henry David Thoreau [non-fiction: memoir]
  26. Slavery in Massachusetts (1854, US) – Henry David Thoreau [non-fiction: essay]
  27. North and South (1854-1855, UK) – Elizabeth Gaskell [fiction: novel]
  28. The Warden (1855, UK) – Anthony Trollope [fiction: novel]
  29. Leaves of Grass (1855, US) – Walt Whitman [poetry]
  30. Song of Myself (1855, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  31. Two in the Campagna (1855, UK) – Robert Browning [poem]
  32. History of Rome (1854-1856, Germany) – Christian Mommsen [non-fiction: history]
  33. In An Artist’s Studio (1856, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  34. Madame Bovary (1857, France) – Gustave Flaubert [fiction: novel]
  35. Little Dorrit (1857, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  36. Barchester Towers (1857, UK) – Anthony Trollope [fiction: novel]
  37. Flowers of Evil (1857, France) – Charles Baudelaire [poetry]
  38. Carrion (A Carcass) (1857, France) – Charles Baudelaire [poem]
  39. Invitation to a Voyage (1857, France) – Charles Baudelaire [poem]
  40. My Lost Youth (1858, US) – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poem]
  41. The Chambered Nautilus (1858, US) – Oliver Wendell Holmes [poem]
  42. A Tale of Two Cities (1859, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  43. Oblomov (1859, Russia) – Ivan Goncharov [fiction: novel]
  44. Adam Bede (1859, UK) – George Eliot [fiction: novel]
  45. Family Happiness (1859, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novella]
  46. Jenny Kiss’d Me (c. 1859) – James Henry Leigh Hunt [poem]
  47. Goblin Market (1859, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  48. A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859, US) – Henry David Thoreau [non-fiction: essay]
  49. On Liberty (1859, UK) – John Stuart Mill [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  50. On the Origin of Species (1859, UK) – Charles Darwin [non-fiction: science]

1860-1869

  1. The Mill on the Floss (1860, UK) – George Eliot [fiction: novel]
  2. The Marble Faun (1860, US) – Nathaniel Hawthorne [fiction: novel]
  3. The Woman in White (1860, UK) – Wilkie Collins [fiction: novel]
  4. On the Eve (1860, Russia) – Ivan Turgenev [fiction: novel]
  5. First Love (1860, Russia) – Ivan Turgenev [fiction: novella]
  6. The Storm (1860, Russia) – Alexander Ostrovsky [play]
  7. To You (1860, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  8. The Conduct of Life (1860) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [non-fiction: essay]
  9. Great Expectations (1860-1861, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  10. Silas Marner (1861, UK) – George Eliot [fiction: novel]
  11. Hymn to Beauty (1861, France) – Charles Baudelaire [poem]
  12. The Latest Decalogue (c. 1861, UK) – Arthur Hugh Clough [poem]
  13. Battle Hymn of the Republic (1861, US) – Julia Ward Howe [poem]
  14. Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth (c. 1861, UK) – Arthur Hugh Clough [poem]
  15. A Birthday (1861, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  16. Les Misérables (1862, France) – Victor Hugo [fiction: novel]
  17. Fathers and Sons (1862, Russia) – Ivan Turgenev [fiction: novel]
  18. Remember (1862, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  19. Up-hill (1862, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  20. Song (1862, UK) – Christina Rossetti [poem]
  21. Sic Vita (1862, US) – Henry David Thoreau [poem]
  22. The Children’s Hour (1863, US) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [poem]
  23. Notes from the Underground (1864, Russia) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: novel]
  24. Our Mutual Friend (1864, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: novel]
  25. On his Seventy-Fifth Birthday (c. 1864, UK) – Walter Savage Landor [poem]
  26. Rose Aylmer (c. 1864, UK) – Walter Savage Landor [poem]
  27. Dirce (c. 1864, UK) – Walter Savage Landor [poem]
  28. Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher (c. 1864, UK) – Walter Savage Landor [poem]
  29. Piers Plowman (c. 1864, UK) – Walter Savage Landor [poem]
  30. First Love (c. 1864, UK) – John Clare [poem]
  31. Barbara Frietchie (1864, US) – John Greenleaf Whittier [poem]
  32. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865, UK) – Lewis Carroll [fiction: novel]
  33. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865, US) Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  34. Captain! My Captain! (1865, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  35. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d (1865, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  36. Shiloh: A Requiem (1865, US) – Herman Melville [poem]
  37. America (1865, US) – Herman Melville [poem]
  38. Crime and Punishment (1866, Russia) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: novel]
  39. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1866, France) – Jules Verne [fiction: novel]
  40. The Signal-Man (1866, UK) – Charles Dickens [fiction: story]
  41. Brand (1866, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  42. Gettysburg (1866, US) – Herman Melville [poem]
  43. Snowbound (1866, US) – John Greenleaf Whittier [poem]
  44. The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867, UK) – Anthony Trollope [fiction: novel]
  45. Thérèse Raquin (1867, France) – Émile Zola [fiction: novel]
  46. Peer Gynt (1867, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  47. Dover Beach (1867, UK) – Matthew Arnold [poem]
  48. When I Heard The Learn’d Astronomer (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  49. I Hear America Singing (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  50. Year that Trembled and Reel’d Beneath Me (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  51. Whoever You Are Now Holding Me Now in Hand (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  52. Dirge for Two Veterans (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  53. The Runner (1867, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  54. Little Women (1868, US) – Louisa May Alcott [fiction: novel]
  55. The Moonstone (1868, UK) – Wilkie Collins [fiction: novel]
  56. The Luck of Roaring Camp (1868, US) – Bret Harte [fiction: story]
  57. War and Peace (1869, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novel]
  58. Sentimental Education (1869, France) – Gustave Flaubert [fiction: novel]
  59. The Idiot (1869, Russia) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: novel]
  60. Phineas Finn (1869, UK) – Anthony Trollope [fiction: novel]
  61. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1869, US) – Bret Harte [fiction: story]
  62. Tennessee’s Partner (1869, US) – Bret Harte [fiction: story]
  63. Scarlet Stockings (1869, US) – Louisa May Alcott [fiction: story]
  64. Paris Spleen (1869, France) – Charles Baudelaire [poetry]
  65. Rhyme? and Reason? (Phantasmagoria) (1869, UK) – Lewis Carroll [poem]
  66. The Innocents Abroad (1869, US) – Mark Twain [non-fiction: travel]

1870-1879

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870, France) – Jules Verne [fiction: novel]
  2. A Fight with a Cannon (c. 1870, France) – Victor Hugo [fiction: story]
  3. The Earthly Paradise (1868-1870, UK) – William Morris [epic poem]
  4. The Sleeper in the Valley (1870, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  5. Sensation (1870, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  6. Romance (1870, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  7. Through the Looking-Glass (1871, UK) – Lewis Carroll [fiction: novel]
  8. Jabberwocky (from Through The Looking Glass) (1871, UK) – Lewis Carroll [poem]
  9. The Drunken Boat (Le Bateau Ivre) (1871) – Arthur Rimbaud [poetry]
  10. As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days (1871, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  11. President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn (1871, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  12. The Owl and the Pussycat (1871, UK) – Edward Lear [poem]
  13. Middlemarch (1871-1872, UK) – George Eliot [fiction: novel]
  14. The Possessed (The Devils) (1872, Russia) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: novel]
  15. Erewhon (1872, UK) – Samuel Butler [fiction: novel]
  16. Proses Evangeliques (1872, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poetry]
  17. Roughing It (1872, US) – Mark Twain [non-fiction: memoir/travel]
  18. Around the World in Eighty Days (1873, France) – Jules Verne [fiction: novel]
  19. Emperor and Galilean (1873, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  20. Poesies (c. 1869-1873, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poetry]
  21. A Season in Hell (Un Saison en Enfer) (1873, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poetry]
  22. Far From the Madding Crowd (1874, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  23. Song of the Redwood Tree (1874, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  24. Illuminations (1874, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poetry]
  25. Invictus (1875, UK) – William Ernest Henley [poem]
  26. Daniel Deronda (1876, UK) – George Eliot [fiction: novel]
  27. The Adventure of Tom Sawyer (1876, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: novel]
  28. The Hunting of the Snark (1876, UK) – Lewis Carroll [poem]
  29. Anna Karenina (1877, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novel]
  30. L’Assommoir (1877, France) – Émile Zola [fiction: novel]
  31. Three Tales (1877, France) – Gustave Flaubert [fiction: stories]
  32. The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller (from Three Tales) (1877, France) – Gustave Flaubert [fiction: story]
  33. God’s Grandeur (1877, UK) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  34. The Windhover (1877, UK) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  35. Pied Beauty (1877, UK) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  36. The Return of the Native (1878, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  37. Daisy Miller (1878, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novella]
  38. A Forsaken Garden (1878, UK) – Algernon Charles Swinburne [poem]
  39. A Doll’s House (1879, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]

1880-1889

  1. The Brothers Karamazov (1880, Russia) – Fyodor Dostoevsky [fiction: novel]
  2. Ben-Hur (1880, US) – Lew Wallace [fiction: novel]
  3. Nana (1880, France) – Émile Zola [fiction: novel]
  4. The Red Room (1880, Sweden) – August Strindberg [fiction: novel]
  5. Washington Square (1880, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novella]
  6. Boule de Suif (1880, France) – Guy de Maupassant [fiction: story]
  7. Vera, or The Nihilists (1880, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  8. Spring and Fall: To A Young Child (1880) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  9. Felix Randal (1880) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  10. Requiem (1880, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [poem]
  11. The Portrait of a Lady (1881, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  12. Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881, France) – Gustave Flaubert [fiction: novel]
  13. Thrawn Janet (1881, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: story]
  14. Ghosts (1881, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  15. Inversnaid (1881, UK) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  16. A Lodging for the Night (1882, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: story]
  17. The Lady or the Tiger? (1882, US) – Frank Stockton [fiction: story]
  18. An Enemy of the People (1882, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  19. A Clear Midnight (1882, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  20. In Paths Untrodden (1882, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  21. Shut Not Your Doors (1882, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  22. A Noiseless Patient Spider (1882, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  23. Days (c. 1882, US) – Ralph Waldo Emerson [poem]
  24. Treasure Island (1883, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: novel]
  25. Little Novels of Sicily (1883, Italy) – Giovanni Verga [fiction: novel]
  26. The Duchess of Padua (1883, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  27. Das Kapital (three volumes) (1867-1883, Germany/UK) – Karl Marx [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  28. Life on the Mississippi (1883, US) – Mark Twain [non-fiction: travel/memoir]
  29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: novel]
  30. With Fire and Sword (1884, Poland) – Henryk Sienkiewicz [fiction: novel]
  31. The Necklace (1884, France) – Guy de Maupassant [fiction: story]
  32. Bel Ami (1885, France) – Guy de Maupassant [fiction: novel]
  33. Germinal (1885, France) – Émile Zola [fiction: novel]
  34. The Three Questions (1885, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: story]
  35. The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1885, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  36. The Huntsmen (1885, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  37. The Looking Glass (1885, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  38. The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885, US) – Frank Stockton [fiction: story]
  39. The Looking Glass (1885, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  40. The Wild Duck (1885, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  41. Old Ironsides (1885, US) – Oliver Wendell Holmes [poem]
  42. Carrion Comfort (1885, UK) – Gerard Manley Hopkins [poem]
  43. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  44. Kidnapped (1886, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: novel]
  45. The Bostonians (1886, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  46. The Deluge (1886, Poland) – Henryk Sienkiewicz [fiction: novel]
  47. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: novella]
  48. The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novella]
  49. How Much Land Does A Man Need? (1886, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: story]
  50. Vanka (1886, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  51. Mosada (1886, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  52. The End of Satan (Et nox facta es) (1886, France) – Victor Hugo [poem]
  53. Beyond Good and Evil (1886, Germany) – Friedrich Nietzsche [non-fiction: philosophy]
  54. Success is counted sweetest (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  55. ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers, (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  56. I heard a Fly buzz – when I died (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  57. Because I could not stop for Death (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  58. A narrow fellow in the grass (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  59. I’m Nobody! Who are you? (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  60. There’s a certain Slant of light, (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  61. I felt a funeral, in my Brain, (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  62. The Soul selects her own Society (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  63. A Bird came down the Walk (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  64. After great pain, a formal feeling comes (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  65. Much madness is divinest sense (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  66. Wild Nights! Wild Nights! (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  67. This is my letter to the world (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  68. As Imperceptibly as Grief (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  69. The Bible Is an Antique Volume (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  70. Fame Is a Bee (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  71. I Like a Look of Agony (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  72. I Never Lost as Much but Twice (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  73. I Reckon – When I Count at All (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  74. I Would Not Paint – a Picture (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  75. A Little Over [or, East of] Jordan (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  76. My Life Had Stood – a Loaded Gun (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  77. On a Columnar Self (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  78. The bustle in a house (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  79. Publication Is the Auction (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  80. Renunciation Is a Piercing Virtue (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  81. A Route of Evanescence (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  82. Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  83. Split the Lark and You’ll Find the Music (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  84. Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  85. They Shut Me Up in Prose (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  86. I Cannot Live with You (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  87. If those I loved were lost (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  88. There is another sky (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  89. “Why do I love” You, Sir? (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  90. “Faith” is a fine invention (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  91. To hear an oriole sing (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  92. Ample make this Bed (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  93. This Grass so little has to do (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  94. One need not be a Chamber – to be haunted (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  95. Surgeons must be very careful (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  96. To fight aloud, is very brave (c. 1886, US) – Emily Dickinson [poem]
  97. Fortunata and Jacinta (1886-1887, Spain) – Benito Pérez Galdós [fiction: novel]
  98. The People of Hemsö (1887, Sweden) – August Strindberg [fiction: novel]
  99. The Woodlanders (1887, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  100. The Horla (1887, France) – Guy de Maupassant [fiction: story]
  101. The Father (1887, Sweden) – August Strindberg  [play]
  102. The Maldive Shark (1887, US) – Herman Melville [poem]
  103. The Maias (1888, Portugal) – José Maria de Eça de Queiroz [fiction: novel]
  104. Fire in the Steppe (1888, Poland) – Henryk Sienkiewicz [fiction: novel]
  105. Pierre and Jean (1888, France) – Guy de Maupassant [fiction: novel]
  106. The Aspern Papers (1888, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novella]
  107. The Man Who Would be King (1888, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: story]
  108. The Nightingale and the Rose (1888, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [fiction: story]
  109. The Happy Prince (1888, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [fiction: story]
  110. The Selfish Giant (1888, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [fiction: story]
  111. Miss Julie (1888, Sweden) – August Strindberg [play]
  112. Roman Constitutional Law (1871-1888, Germany) – Christian Mommsen [non-fiction: history]
  113. The Way of All Flesh (c. 1889, UK) – Samuel Butler [fiction: novel]
  114. The Master of Ballantrae (1889, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: novel]
  115. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: novel]
  116. The Kreutzer Sonata (1889, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novella]
  117. The Bet (1889, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  118. Chickamauga (1889, US) – Ambrose Bierce [fiction: story]
  119. A Horseman in the Sky (1889, US) – Ambrose Bierce [fiction: story]
  120. Crossing The Bar (1889, UK) – Alfred, Lord Tennyson [poem]
  121. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (c. 1889, UK) – Robert Browning [poem]

1890-1899

  1. Hunger (1890, Norway) – Knut Hamsun [fiction: novel]
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [fiction: novel]
  3. News from Nowhere (1890, UK) – William Morris [fiction: novel]
  4. By the Open Sea (1890, Sweden) – August Strindberg [fiction: novel]
  5. La Bête Humaine (1890, France) – Émile Zola [fiction: novel]
  6. The House by the Medlar Tree (1890, Italy) – Giovanni Verga [fiction: novel]
  7. The Tragic Muse (1890, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novella]
  8. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1890, US) – Ambrose Bierce [fiction: story]
  9. Without Benefit of Clergy (1890, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: story]
  10. Hedda Gabler (1890, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  11. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (1890, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  12. The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (1890, UK) – James George Frazer [non-fiction]
  13. Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  14. Billy Budd (c. 1891, pub. 1924, US) – Herman Melville [fiction: novella]
  15. A New England Nun (1891, US) – Mary Wilkins Freeman [fiction: story]
  16. The Boarded Window (1891, US) – Ambrose Bierce [fiction: story]
  17. The Bottle Imp (1891, UK) – Robert Louis Stevenson [fiction: story]
  18. Under The Lion’s Paw (1891, US) – Hamlin Garland [fiction: story]
  19. The Red-Headed League (1891, UK) – Arthur Conan Doyle [fiction: story]
  20. Good-Bye My Fancy! (1891, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  21. Evil (c. 1891, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  22. The Seekers of Lice (c. 1891, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  23. A Winter Dream (c. 1891, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  24. Dance of The Hanged Men (c. 1891, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  25. Ophelia (c. 1891, France) – Arthur Rimbaud [poem]
  26. Narcissus Speaks (Version 1: 1891, Version 2: 1920, France) – Paul Valéry [poem]
  27. Intentions: The Critic As Artist (1891, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [non-fiction: criticism]
  28. Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-1891, Germany) – Friedrich Nietzsche [non-fiction: philosophy]
  29. Diary of a Nobody (1892, UK) – George & Weedon Grossmith [fiction: novel]
  30. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892, UK) – Arthur Conan Doyle [fiction: stories]
  31. Ward Number Six (1892, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  32. The Yellow Wallpaper (1892, US) – Charlotte Perkins Gilman [fiction: story]
  33. Chitra (1892, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [play]
  34. The Countess Cathleen (1892, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  35. Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  36. The Master Builder (1892, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  37. The Weavers (1892, Germany) – Gerhart Hauptmann [play]
  38. Gunga Din (1892, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [poem]
  39. When You Are Old (1892, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  40. A Child Said, What is the grass? (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  41. Beat! Beat! Drums! (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  42. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  43. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  44. President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  45. To a Locomotive in Winter (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  46. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night (c. 1892, US) – Walt Whitman [poem]
  47. Specimen Days (1892, US) – Walt Whitman [non-fiction: essays]
  48. Desiree’s Baby (1893, US) – Kate Chopin [fiction: story]
  49. A Woman of No Importance (1893, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  50. Salomé (1893, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  51. The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: novel]
  52. The Jungle Book (1894, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: stories]
  53. Rikki Tikki Tavi (1894, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: story]
  54. The Story of an Hour (1894, US) – Kate Chopin [fiction: story]
  55. Regret (1894, US) – Kate Chopin [fiction: story]
  56. Arms and the Man (1894, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  57. The Land of Heart’s Desire (1894, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  58. Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae (1894) – Ernest Dowson [poem]
  59. Introduction to the Method of Leonardo da Vinci (1894, France) – Paul Valéry [non-fiction: essay]
  60. Jude the Obscure (1895, UK) – Thomas Hardy [fiction: novel]
  61. The Time Machine (1895, UK) – H.G. Wells [fiction: novel]
  62. The Red Badge of Courage (1895, US) – Stephen Crane [fiction: novel]
  63. Quo Vadis (1895, Poland) – Henryk Sienkiewicz [fiction: novel]
  64. An Ideal Husband (1895, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]*
  65. In the Desert (1895, US) – Stephen Crane [poem]
  66. Effi Briest (1896, Germany) – Theodor Fontane [fiction: novel]
  67. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896, UK) – H.G. Wells [fiction: novel]
  68. The House with the Mezzanine (1896, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  69. The Figure in the Carpet (1896, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: story]
  70. Little Herr Friedemann (1896, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: story]
  71. The Seagull (1896, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [play]
  72. Ubu Roi (King Ubu) (1896, France) – Alfred Jarry [play]
  73. A Shropshire Lad II (“Loveliest of Trees The Cherry Now”) (1896, UK) – A.E. Housman [poem]
  74. A Shropshire Lad XIX (To An Athlete Dying Young) (1896, UK) – A.E. Housman [poem]
  75. A Shropshire Lad LIV (“With Rue My Heart Is Laden”) (1896, UK) – A.E. Housman [poem]
  76. A Shropshire Lad LXII (“Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff”) (1896, UK) – A.E. Housman [poem]
  77. The Evening With Monsieur Teste (1896, France) – Paul Valéry [non-fiction: essay]
  78. What Maisie Knew (1897, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  79. The Invisible Man (1897, UK) – H.G. Wells [fiction: novel]
  80. Dracula (1897, Ireland) – Bram Stoker [fiction: novel]
  81. Misericordia (1897, Spain) – Benito Pérez Galdós [fiction: novel]
  82. A Pair of Silk Stockings (1896-1897, US) – Kate Chopin [fiction: story]
  83. The Open Boat (1897, US) – Stephen Crane [fiction: story]
  84. Cyrano de Bergerac (1897, France) – Edmond Rostand [play]
  85. Recessional (1897, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [poem]
  86. Richard Cory (1897, US) – Edwin Arlington Robinson [poem]
  87. Luke Havergal (1897, US) – Edwin Arlington Robinson [poem]
  88. The War of the Worlds (1898, UK) – H.G. Wells [fiction: novel]
  89. The Turn of the Screw (1898, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: story]
  90. Gooseberries (1898, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  91. Youth (1898 (magazine), 1902 (book), Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: story]
  92. To Damascus (1898, Sweden) – August Strindberg [play]
  93. Three Sunsets (c. 1898, UK) – Lewis Carroll [poem]
  94. J’Accuse (1898, France) – Émile Zola [non-fiction: essay]
  95. The Awakening (1899, US) – Kate Chopin [fiction: novel]
  96. Resurrection (1899, Russia) – Leo Tolstoy [fiction: novel]
  97. Heart of Darkness (1899 (serial), 1902 (book), Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novella]
  98. The Lady with the Dog (1899, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [fiction: story]
  99. The Importance of Being Earnest (1899, Ireland) – Oscar Wilde [play]
  100. When We Dead Awaken (1899, Norway) – Henrik Ibsen [play]
  101. Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1899, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  102. The Interpretation of Dreams (1899, Austria) – Sigmund Freud [non-fiction: psychology]

1900-1909

  1. Lord Jim (1900, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novel]
  2. Sister Carrie (1900, US) – Theodore Dreiser [fiction: novel]
  3. A Dark Brown Dog (c. 1900, pub. 1901, US) – Stephen Crane [fiction: story]
  4. Uncle Vanya (1899-1900, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [play]*
  5. La Ronde (1900 (pub.), 1920 (performed), Austria) – Arthur Schnitzler [play]
  6. Buddenbrooks (1901, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: novel]
  7. Kim (1901, UK) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: novel]
  8. The Broken Nest (Nashtanir) (1901, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [fiction: novella]
  9. Three Sisters (1901, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [play]
  10. A Dream Play (1901, Sweden) – August Strindberg  [play]
  11. The Dance of Death (1901, Sweden) – August Strindberg [play]
  12. Cathleen Ni Houlihan (1901, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  13. The Darkling Thrush (1901, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  14. The Ruined Maid (1901, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  15. Up From Slavery (1901, US) – Booker T. Washington [non-fiction: memoir]
  16. The Wings of the Dove (1902, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  17. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902, UK) – Arthur Conan Doyle [fiction: novel]
  18. The Immoralist (1902, France) – André Gide [fiction: novel]
  19. The Monkey’s Paw (1902, UK) – W.W. Jacobs [fiction: story]
  20. How the Leopard Got His Spots (1902, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: story]
  21. One Autumn Night (1902, Russia) – Maxim Gorky [fiction: story]
  22. The Omnibus (1902, UK) – Arthur Quiller-Couch [fiction: story]
  23. The Lower Depths (1902, Russia) – Maxim Gorky [play]
  24. The Man He Killed (1902, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  25. A Mountain Village (c. 1902, Japan) – Masaoka Shiki [poem]
  26. A Hollyhock (c. 1902, Japan) – Masaoka Shiki [poem]
  27. Night (c. 1902, Japan) – Masaoka Shiki [poem]
  28. A Quart of Phlegm (c. 1902, Japan) – Masaoka Shiki [poem]
  29. For Love and For Hate (c. 1902, Japan) – Masaoka Shiki [poem]
  30. The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902, US) – William James [non-fiction]
  31. The Ambassadors (1903, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  32. The Call of the Wild (1903, US) – Jack London [fiction: novel]
  33. A Dog’s Tale (1903, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  34. Was it Heaven? Or Hell? (1903, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  35. Man and Superman (1902-1903, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  36. Where There Is Nothing (1903, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  37. The Hour Glass (1903, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  38. The Souls of Black Folk (1903, US) W.E.B. Du Bois [non-fiction]
  39. Nostromo (1904, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novel]
  40. The Golden Bowl (1904, US/UK) – Henry James [fiction: novel]
  41. The Sea-Wolf (1904, US) – Jack London [fiction: novel]
  42. The Mezzotint (1904, UK) – M.R. James [fiction: story]
  43. The Cherry Orchard (1904, Russia) – Anton Chekhov [play]
  44. Riders to the Sea (1904, Ireland) – John Millington Synge [play]
  45. King’s Threshold (1904, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  46. The Pot of Broth (1904, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  47. Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes (1904) – Rainer Maria Rilke [poem]
  48. Peter Pan (1904, UK) – J. M. Barrie [play]
  49. Waiting for the Barbarians (1904, Greece) – Constantine P. Cavafy [poem]
  50. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904, Germany) – Max Weber [non-fiction]
  51. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: novel]
  52. The Cop and the Anthem (1904, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  53. The House of Mirth (1905, US) – Edith Wharton [fiction: novel]
  54. The Gift of the Magi (1905, US) – Henry [fiction: story]
  55. Paul’s Case (1905, US)Willa Cather [fiction: story]
  56. Eve’s Diary (1905, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  57. Major Barbara (1905, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  58. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905, Austria) – Sigmund Freud [non-fiction: psychology]
  59. The Jungle (1906, US) – Upton Sinclair [fiction: novel]
  60. The Confusions of Young Törless (1906, Germany) – Robert Musil [fiction: novel]
  61. White Fang (1906, US) – Jack London [fiction: novel]
  62. Mother (1906, Russia) – Maxim Gorky [fiction: novel]
  63. The Last Leaf (1906, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  64. The Skylight Room (1906, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  65. The Furnished Room (1906, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  66. Lazarus (1906, Russia) – Leonid Andreyev [fiction: story]
  67. The Highwayman (1906, UK) – Alfred Noyes [poem]
  68. The Secret Agent (1907, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novel]
  69. Marta Oulie (1907, Denmark/Norway) – Sigrid Undset [fiction: novel]
  70. The Willows (1907, UK) – Algernon Blackwood [fiction: story]
  71. The Ghost Sonata (1907, Sweden) – August Strindberg [play]
  72. The Playboy of the Western World (1907, Ireland) – John Millington Synge [play]
  73. A Flea in Her Ear (1907, France) – Georges Feydeau [play]
  74. Dierdre (1907, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  75. New Poems: First Part and Other Part (1907, Austria) – Rainer Maria Rilke [poetry]
  76. The Cremation of Sam McGee (1907, Canada/UK) – Robert William Service [poem]
  77. To Mother (1907, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  78. Pragmatism (1907, US) – William James [non-fiction: philosophy]
  79. The Making of Americans (1906-1908, pub. 1925, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [fiction: novel]
  80. A Wind in the Willows (1908, UK) – Kenneth Grahame [fiction: novel]
  81. The Old Wive’s Tale (1908, UK) – Arnold Bennett [fiction: novel]
  82. A Room with a View (1908, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: novel]
  83. To Build a Fire (1908, US) – Jack London [fiction: story]
  84. On The Gull’s Road (1908, US) – Willa Cather [fiction: story]
  85. Self-Portrait (Retrato) (1908, Spain) – Antonio Machado [poem]
  86. The Cactus (c. 1905-1909, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  87. The Princess and the Puma (c. 1905-1909, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  88. A Municipal Report (c. 1905-1909, US) – O. Henry [fiction: story]
  89. Gabriel-Ernest (1909, UK) – Saki (H.H. Munro) [fiction: story]
  90. The Machine Stops (1909, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: story]
  91. Martin Eden (1909, US) – Jack London [fiction: novel]
  92. Tono-Bungay (1909, UK) – H.G. Wells [fiction: novel]
  93. Three Lives (1909, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [fiction: novellas]
  94. Les Mains Jointes (1909, France) – François Mauriac [poetry]
  95. In Paris (1909, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]

1910-1919

  1. Howards End (1910, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: novel]
  2. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910) – Rainer Maria Rilke [fiction: novel]
  3. Gora (Fair-Faced) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [fiction: novel]
  4. The Secret Sharer (1909-1910, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: story]
  5. The Schartz-Metterklume Method (1910, UK) – Saki (H.H. Munro) [fiction: story]
  6. The Tattooer (Shisei) (1910, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: story]
  7. The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm (c. 1910, pub. 1916, US) – Mark Twain [fiction: story]
  8. Gitanjali (Song Offerings) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poetry]
  9. Endless Time (Gitanjali #1) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  10. A Moment’s Indulgence (Gitanjali #5) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  11. The Lotus (Gitanjali #20) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  12. On The Seashore (Gitanjali #60) (1910, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  13. Miniver Cheevy (1910, US) – Edwin Arlington Robinson [poem]
  14. The City (1910, Greece) – Constantine P. Cavafy [poem]
  15. The Goat (1910, Italy) – Umberto Saba [poem]
  16. If (1910, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [poem]
  17. The Way through the Woods (1910, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [poem]
  18. Ethan Frome (1911, US) – Edith Wharton [fiction: novel]
  19. Under Western Eyes (1911, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novel]
  20. Zuleika Dobson (1911, UK) – Max Beerbohm [fiction: novel]
  21. Jenny (1911, Denmark/Norway) – Sigrid Undset [fiction: novel]
  22. The Odour of Chrysanthemums (1911, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: story]
  23. The Other Side of the Hedge (1911, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: story]
  24. How the Widow Won the Deacon (1911, US) – William James Lampton [fiction: story]
  25. Casting the Runes (1911, UK) – M.R. James [fiction: story]
  26. Ithaka (1911, Greece) – Constantine P. Cavafy [poem]
  27. Leisure (1911, UK) – W.H. Davies [poem]
  28. A Princess of Mars (Under the Moons of Stars) (1912, pub. 1917, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  29. Tarzan of the Apes (1912, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  30. Death in Venice (1912, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: novella]
  31. The Gift (1912, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  32. The Listeners (1912, UK) – Walter de la Mare [poem]
  33. Susie Asado (1912, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [poem]
  34. My Reminiscences (1912, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [non-fiction: memoir]
  35. Sons and Lovers (1913, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: novel]
  36. The Custom of the Country (1913, US) – Edith Wharton [fiction: novel]
  37. Le Grand Meaulnes (1913, France) – Henry Alain-Fournier [fiction: novel]
  38. Pygmalion (1912-1913, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  39. The Post Office (1913, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [play]
  40. The Gardener (1913, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poetry]
  41. The Gardener #38 (“My love once upon a time”) (1913, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  42. Silver (1913, UK) – Walter de la Mare [poem]
  43. Zone (1913, Poland/France) – Guillaume Apollinaire [poem]
  44. Trees (1913, UK) – Joyce Kilmer [poem]
  45. For My Poems, Written So Young (1913, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  46. You Walk, Looking Just Like Me (1913, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  47. A Station of the Metro (1913, US) – Ezra Pound [poem]
  48. Kokoro (1914, Japan) – Natsume Soseki [fiction: novel]
  49. The Vatican Cellars (1914, France) – André Gide [fiction: novel]
  50. Dubliners (1914, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: stories]
  51. Araby (1914, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: story]
  52. The Dead (1914, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: story]
  53. Eveline (1914, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: story]
  54. The Sisters (1914, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: story]
  55. In the Penal Colony (1914, pub. 1919, Austria-Hungary) – Franz Kafka [fiction: story]
  56. Sredni Vashtar (c. 1900-1914, UK) – Saki (H.H. Munro) [fiction: story]
  57. The Open Window (1914, UK)Saki (H.H. Munro) [fiction: story]
  58. The Prussian Officer (1914, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: story]
  59. Dracula’s Guest (1914, Ireland) – Bram Stoker [fiction: story]
  60. The King of the Dark Chamber (1914, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [play]
  61. The Convergence of the Twain (1914, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  62. The Voice (1914, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  63. Channel Firing (1914, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  64. Chicago (1914, US) – Carl Sandburg [poem]
  65. The Soldier (1914, UK) – Rupert Brooke [poem]
  66. Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries (1914, UK) – A.E. Housman [poem]
  67. Mending Wall (1914, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  68. After Apple-Picking (1914, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  69. Tender Buttons (1914, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [poem]
  70. My Childhood (1914, Russia) – Maxim Gorky [non-fiction: memoir]
  71. The Rainbow (1915, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: novel]
  72. The Good Soldier (1915, UK) – Ford Madox Ford [fiction: novel]
  73. Of Human Bondage (1915, UK) – Somerset Maugham [fiction: novel]
  74. Victory (1915, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: novel]
  75. The Metamorphosis (1915, Austria-Hungary) – Franz Kafka [fiction: novella]
  76. Rashomon and Other Stories (1915, Japan) – Akutagawa Ryunosuke [fiction: stories]
  77. Spoon River Anthology (1915, US) – Edgar Lee Masters [poetry]
  78. The Girlfriend (cycle) (1914-1915, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  79. In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ (1915, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  80. Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  81. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  82. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: novel]
  83. The Home and the World (1916, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [fiction: novel]
  84. At the Hawk’s Well (1916) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  85. Fruit-Gathering (1916, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [poem]
  86. Easter 1916 (1916, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  87. Where Does Such Tenderness Come From? (1916, Russia) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  88. The Trees of My Childhood (1916, Finland) – Edith Södergran [poem]
  89. Break of Day in the Trenches (1916, UK) – Isaac Rosenberg [poem]
  90. Fog (1916, US) – Carl Sandburg [poem]
  91. Patterns (1916, US) – Amy Lowell [poem]
  92. The Road Not Taken (1916, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  93. An Old Man’s Winter Night (1916, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  94. Birches (1916, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  95. Out, Out (1916, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  96. The Oven Bird (1916, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  97. The Garden (1916, US) – Ezra Pound [poem]
  98. Danse Russe (1916, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  99. My Apprenticeship (1915-1916, Russia) – Maxim Gorky [non-fiction: memoir]
  100. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (1916, Germany) – Albert Einstein [non-fiction: science]
  101. The Tale (1917, Poland/UK) – Joseph Conrad [fiction: story]
  102. Afterwards (1917, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  103. During Wind and Rain (1917, UK) – Thomas Hardy [poem]
  104. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1917) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  105. The Wild Swans at Coole (1917, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  106. Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town (1917, US) – E.E. Cummings [poem]
  107. Dulce et Decorum Est (1917, UK) – Wilfred Owen [poem]
  108. Anthem for Doomed Youth (1917, UK) – Wilfred Owen [poem]
  109. La Jeune Parque (1917, France) – Paul Valéry [poem]
  110. La Figlia Che Piange (1917, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  111. Nationalism (1917, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [non-fiction: essays]
  112. The Magnificent Ambersons (1918, US) – Booth Tarkington [fiction: novel]
  113. My Ántonia (1918, US) – Willa Cather [fiction: novel]
  114. The Gods of Mars (1918, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  115. I Want to Know Why (1918, US) – Sherwood Anderson [fiction: story]
  116. A Madman’s Diary (1918, China) – Lu Xun [fiction: story]
  117. Strange Meeting (1918, UK) – Wilfred Owen [poem]
  118. The Fish (1918, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  119. The Twelve (1918, USSR) – Alexander Blok [poem]
  120. Grass (1918, US) – Carl Sandburg [poem]
  121. Piano (1918, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [poem]
  122. The Education of Henry Adams (1918, US) – Henry Adams [non-fiction: memoir]
  123. The Elements of Style (1918, US)  – William Strunk & E.B. White [non-fiction: writing]
  124. Eminent Victorians (1918, UK) – Lytton Strachey [non-fiction: biography]
  125. The Warlord of Mars (1919, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  126. The Moon and Sixpence (1919, UK) – W. Somerset Maugham [fiction: novel]
  127. Winesburg, Ohio (1919, US) – Sherwood Anderson [fiction: linked stories]
  128. Kew Gardens (1919, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: story]
  129. A.V. Laider (1919, UK) – Max Beerbohm [fiction: story]
  130. The Interlopers (1919, UK) – Saki (H.H. Munro) [fiction: story]
  131. Heartbreak House (1919, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  132. Anecdote of the Jar (1919, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  133. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death (1919, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  134. Poetry (1919, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  135. The Blue Octavo Notebooks (1917-1919, pub. 1954, Czechoslovakia) – Franz Kafka [non-fiction: journals]

1920-1929

  1. The Age of Innocence (1920, US) – Edith Wharton [fiction: novel]
  2. Women in Love (1920, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: novel]
  3. Main Street (1920, US) – Sinclair Lewis [fiction: novel]
  4. This Side of Paradise (1920, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: novel]
  5. The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921, UK) – John Galsworthy [fiction: novels]
  6. Rain (1921, UK) – W. Somerset Maugham [fiction: story]
  7. A Haunted House (1921, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: story]
  8. Bliss (1920, New Zealand/UK) – Katherine Mansfield [fiction: story]
  9. The Other Woman (1920, US) – Sherwood Anderson [fiction: story]
  10. The Dybbuk (1920, Poland/Russia/Belarus) – S. Ansky [play]
  11. Album of Ancient Verses (1920, France) – Paul Valéry [poetry]
  12. Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921, Italy) – Luigi Pirandello [play]
  13. Back to Methuselah (1921, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  14. Four Plays for Dancers (1921, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  15. The Frontier in American History (1921, US) – Frederick Jackson Turner [non-fiction: history]
  16. The Second Coming (1920, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  17. Preludes (1920, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  18. Sweeney Among The Nightingales (1920, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  19. Mother to Son (1920, US) – Langston Hughes [poem]
  20. The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1920, US) – Langston Hughes [poem]
  21. The Graveyard by the Sea (1920, France) – Paul Valéry [poem]
  22. The Necklace (“Take From My Palms”) (1920, USSR) – Osip Mandelstam [poem]
  23. I Carry Your Heart with Me (1920, US) – E.E. Cummings [poem]
  24. The Snow Man (1921, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  25. Tea at the Palaz of Hoon (1921, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  26. Mr. Flood’s Party (1921, US) – Edwin Arlington Robinson [poem]
  27. Ulysses (1922, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: novel]
  28. Siddhartha (1922, Germany/Switzerland) – Hermann Hesse [fiction: novel]
  29. Babbitt (1922, US) By Sinclair Lewis [fiction: novel]
  30. Kristin Lavransdatter (1. The Wreath. 2. The Wife. 3. The Cross) (1920-1922, Denmark/Norway) – Sigrid Undset [fiction: novels]
  31. A Kiss to the Leper (Le Baiser au lépreux) (1922, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  32. The True Story of Ah Q (1921-1922, China) – Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) [fiction: novella]
  33. The Horse Dealer’s Daughter (1922, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: story]
  34. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: story]
  35. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (1922, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: story]
  36. A Hunger Artist (1922, Czechoslovakia) – Franz Kafka [fiction: story]
  37. The Doll’s House (1922, New Zealand/UK) – Katherine Mansfield [fiction: story]
  38. The Garden Party (1922, New Zealand/UK) Kathleen Mansfield [fiction: story]
  39. The Fly (1922, New Zealand/UK) – Katherine Mansfield [fiction: story]
  40. I’m a Fool (1922, US) Sherwood Anderson [fiction: story]
  41. Henry IV (1922, Italy) – Luigi Pirandello [play]
  42. The Player Queen (1922, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  43. The Waste Land (1922, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  44. The Emperor of Ice Cream (1922, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  45. Charms (1922, France) – Paul Valéry [poetry]
  46. First Fig (1922, US) – Edna St. Vincent Millay [poem]
  47. Gray Hairs (1922, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  48. Design (1922, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  49. Zeno’s Conscience (The Confessions of Zeno) (1923, Italy) – Italo Svevo [fiction: novel]
  50. A Lost Lady (1923, US) – Willa Cather [fiction: novel]
  51. Antic Hay (1923, UK) – Aldous Huxley [fiction: novel]
  52. Génitrix (1923, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  53. Duino Elegies (1912-1923) – Rainer Maria Rilke [poetry]
  54. The Window (1923, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  55. Dialogue Between Hamlet and His Conscience (1923, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  56. You Who Loved Me with the Falseness (1923, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  57. Shine, Perishing Republic (1923, US) – Robinson Jeffers [poem]
  58. Snake (1923, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [poem]
  59. Fire and Ice (1923, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  60. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  61. The Red Wheelbarrow (1923, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  62. Sunday Morning (1923, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  63. The Magic Mountain (1924, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: novel]
  64. A Passage to India (1924, UK) – E.M. Forster [fiction: novel]
  65. The Land that Time Forgot (1924, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  66. The Most Dangerous Game (1924, US) Richard Connell [fiction: story]
  67. Saint Joan (1924, Ireland/UK) – George Bernard Shaw [play]
  68. Juno and the Paycock (1924, Ireland) – Sean O’Casey [play]
  69. Red Oleanders (1924, India) – Rabindranath Tagore [play]
  70. The Vortex (1924, UK) – Noël Coward [play]
  71. Piazza Piece (1924, US) – John Crowe Ransom [poem]
  72. Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter (1924, US) – John Crowe Ransom [poem]
  73. The Trial (1925, Czechoslovakia) – Franz Kafka [fiction: novel]
  74. The Great Gatsby (1925, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: novel]
  75. Mrs. Dalloway (1925, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  76. An American Tragedy (1925, US) – Theodore Dreiser [fiction: novel]
  77. The Counterfeiters (1925, France) – André Gide [fiction: novel]
  78. The Desert of Love (Le Désert de l’amour) (1925, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  79. The Professor’s House (1925, US) – Willa Cather [fiction: novel]
  80. The Artamonov Business (1925, USSR) – Maxim Gorky [fiction; novel]
  81. Naomi (Chijin no ai) (1924-1925, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  82. In Our Time (1925, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: stories]
  83. Tales of the Don (1925, USSR) – Mikhail Sholokhov [fiction: stories]
  84. The Story of My Dovecot (1925, Ukraine/USSR) – Isaac Babel [fiction: story]
  85. Haircut (1925, US) – Ring Lardner [fiction: story]
  86. Orpheus (1925, France) – Jean Cocteau [play]
  87. The Eye (1925, US) – Robinson Jeffers [poem]
  88. The Deer Lay Down Their Bones (1925) – Robinson Jeffers [poem]
  89. Suicide’s Note (1925, US) – Langston Hughes [poem]
  90. The Hollow Men (1925, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  91. The Good Soldier Švejk (1926, Czechoslovakia) – Jaroslav Hašek [fiction: novel]
  92. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  93. Winnie-the-Pooh (1926, UK) – A.A. Milne [fiction: novel]
  94. The Castle (1926, Czechoslovakia) – Franz Kafka [fiction: novel]
  95. The Sun Also Rises (1926, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: novel]
  96. The Rocking-Horse Winner (1926, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: story]
  97. My First Goose (1926, Ukraine/USSR) – Isaac Babel [fiction: story]
  98. The Gardener (1926, UK/India) – Rudyard Kipling [fiction: story]
  99. The Dancing Girl of Izu (1926, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: story]
  100. The Plough and the Stars (1926, Ireland) – Sean O’Casey [play]
  101. Sweeney Agonistes (1926, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  102. Selected Poetry (1894-1926, Austria) – Rainer Maria Rilke [poetry]
  103. Personae: Collected Poems (1926, US) – Ezra Pound [poetry]
  104. Since Feeling Is First (1926, US) – E.E. Cummings [poem]
  105. Voyages (1921-1926, US) – Hart Crane [poem]
  106. Ars Poetica (1926, US) – Archibald MacLeish [poem]
  107. Autobiographies (1926, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [non-fiction: memoir]
  108. In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927, France) – Marcel Proust [fiction: novels]
  109. To the Lighthouse (1927, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  110. Steppenwolf (1927, Germany/Switzerland) – Hermann Hesse [fiction: novel]
  111. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927, US) – Willa Cather [fiction: novel]
  112. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927, US) – Thornton Wilder [fiction: novel]
  113. Amerika (1927, Czechoslovakia) – Franz Kafka [fiction: novel]
  114. The Master of Hestviken (1. The Axe. 2. The Snake Pit. 3. In the Wilderness. 4. The Son Avenger) (1925-1927, Denmark/Norway) – Sigrid Undset [fiction: novels]
  115. Thérèse Desqueyroux (1927, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  116. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927, UK) – Arthur Conan Doyle [fiction: stories]
  117. Hills Like White Elephants (1927, US) Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  118. The Killers (1927, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  119. A Jury of her Peers (1927, US) – Susan Glaspell [fiction: story]
  120. Footprints in the Jungle (1927, UK) – W. Somerset Maugham [fiction: story]
  121. The Resurrection (1927, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  122. Journey of the Magi (1927, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  123. Parade’s End (1924-1928, UK) – Ford Madox Ford [fiction: novel]
  124. Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [fiction: novel]
  125. Nadja (1928, France) – André Breton [fiction: novel]
  126. Orlando: A Biography (1928, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  127. Point Counter Point (1928, UK) – Aldous Huxley [fiction: novel]
  128. The Threepenny Opera (1928, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [play]*
  129. Strange Interlude (1928, US) – Eugene O’Neill [play]
  130. Machinal (1928, US) – Sophie Treadwell [play]
  131. Journey’s End (1928, UK) – R.C. Sherriff [play]
  132. The Front Page (1928, US) – Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur [play]
  133. Gypsy Ballads (1928, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [poetry]
  134. The Tower (1928, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poetry]
  135. Leda and the Swan (1928, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  136. Sailing to Byzantium (1928, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  137. Dead Water (1928, China) – Wen Yiduo [poem]
  138. Conversation with a Genius (1928, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  139. Ode to the Confederate Dead (1928, US) – Allen Tate [poem]
  140. Acquainted With The Night (1928, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  141. Mack the Knife (1928, German) – Bertolt Brecht [song lyric]
  142. The Sound and the Fury (1929, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  143. A Farewell to Arms (1929, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: novel]
  144. The Maltese Falcon (1929, US) – Dashiell Hammett [fiction: novel]
  145. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929, Germany) – Alfred Döblin [fiction: novel]
  146. Les Enfants Terribles (1929, France) – Jean Cocteau [fiction: novel]
  147. Look Homeward, Angel (1929, US) – Thomas Wolfe [fiction: novel]
  148. All Quiet on the Western Front (1929, Germany) – Erich Maria Remarqué [fiction: novel]
  149. Southern Mail (1929, France) – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry [fiction: novel]
  150. Some Prefer Nettles (Tade kuu mushi) (1928–1929, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  151. The Dunwich Horror (1929, US) – H.P. Lovecraft [fiction: story]
  152. The Bedbug (1929, USSR) – Vladimir Mayakovsky [play]
  153. A Room of One’s Own (1929, UK) – Virginia Woolf [non-fiction: essay]
  154. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1929, India) – Mohandas K. Gandhi [non-fiction: memoir]
  155. Goodbye to All That (1929, UK) – Robert Graves [non-fiction: memoir]

1930-1939

  1. Vile Bodies (1930, UK) – Evelyn Waugh [fiction: novel]
  2. East Wind, West Wind (1930, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  3. As I Lay Dying (1930, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  4. Narcissus and Goldmund (1930, Germany) – Hermann Hesse [fiction: novel]
  5. Babylon Revisited (1930, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: story]
  6. The Jilting of Granny Wetherall (1930, US) – Katherine Anne Porter [fiction: story]
  7. Flowering Judas (1930, US) – Katherine Anne Porter [fiction: story]
  8. Theft (1930, US) Katherine Anne Porter [fiction: story]
  9. A Rose for Emily (1930, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: story]
  10. A Telephone Call (1930, US) – Dorothy Parker [fiction: story]
  11. Private Lives (1930, UK) – Noël Coward [play]
  12. Design for Living (1930, UK) – Noël Coward [play]
  13. The Bridge (1930, US) – Hart Crane [poem]
  14. Seven-Sided Poem (1930, Brazil) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade [poem]
  15. Civilization and its Discontents (1930, Austria) – Sigmund Freud [non-fiction]
  16. The Waves (1931, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  17. The Good Earth (1931, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  18. Night Flight (1931, France) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [fiction: novella]
  19. Guests of the Nation (1931, Ireland) – Frank O’Connor [fiction: story]
  20. That Evening Sun (That Evening Sun Go Down) (1931, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: story]
  21. Dry September (1931, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: story]
  22. Terra Incognita (1931, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: story]
  23. Mourning Becomes Electra (1931, US) – Eugene O’Neill [play]
  24. Residence on Earth (Series I) (1925-1931, pub. 1933, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poetry]
  25. Autopsychography (1931, Portugal) – Fernando Pessoa [poem]
  26. Lord, Help Me to Live Through This Night (1931, USSR) – Osip Mandelstam [poem]
  27. Sonnet XLI (“I, Being Born A Woman and Distressed”) (1931) – Edna St. Vincent Millay [poem]
  28. Journey to the End of Night (1932, France) – Louis-Ferdinand Céline [fiction: novel]
  29. Brave New World (1932, UK) – Aldous Huxley [fiction: novel]
  30. Light in August (1932, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  31. Cold Comfort Farm (1932, UK) – Stella Gibbons [fiction: novel]
  32. Seeds of Tomorrow (Virgin Soil Upturned I) (1932, USSR) – Mikhail Sholokhov [fiction: novel]
  33. The Radetzky March (1932, Austria) – Joseph Roth [fiction: novel]
  34. Sons (1932, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  35. Tobacco Road (1932, US) – Erskine Caldwell [fiction: novel]
  36. Young Lonigan (1932, US) – James T. Farrell [fiction: novel]
  37. The Reed Cutter (Ashikari) (1932, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  38. Vipers’ Tangle (Le Nœud de vipers) (1932, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  39. The Frontenac Mystery (Le Mystère Frontenac) (1932, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  40. Guy de Maupassant (1932, Ukraine/USSR) – Isaac Babel [fiction: story]
  41. Blood Wedding (1932, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [play]
  42. The Wedding (Hochzeit) (1932, Bulgaria/UK) – Elias Canetti [play]
  43. The Skull (1932, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [play]
  44. Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (1932, US) – Mary Elizabeth Frye [poem]
  45. Bavarian Gentians (1932, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [poem]
  46. Man’s Fate (1933, France) – André Malraux [fiction: novel]
  47. Miss Lonelyhearts (1933, US) – Nathanael West [fiction: novel]
  48. Apache Devil (1933, US) – Edgar Rice Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  49. A Portrait of Shunkin (Shunkinsho) (1933, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  50. A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1933, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  51. A Day’s Wait (1933, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  52. Our Lady’s Juggler (1933, France) – Anatole France [fiction: story]
  53. Death in the Woods (1933, US) – Sherwood Anderson [fiction: story]
  54. Poem in Frozen Time (1933, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poetry]
  55. The Ship of Death (1933, UK) – D.H. Lawrence [poem]
  56. To Be Great, Be Whole (1933, Portugal) – Fernando Pessoa [poem]
  57. The Stalin Epigram (1933, USSR) – Osip Mandelstam [poem]
  58. The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower (1933, UK) – Dylan Thomas [poem]
  59. Letter to My Wife (1933, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  60. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933, US) – Gertrude Stein [non-fiction: biography]
  61. In Praise of Shadows (In’ei Raisan) (1933, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [non-fiction: essay]
  62. Tender is the Night (1934, US) – F. Scott Fitzgerald [fiction: novel]
  63. Tropic of Cancer (1934, US) – Henry Miller [fiction: novel]
  64. A Handful of Dust (1934, UK) – Evelyn Waugh [fiction: novel]
  65. I, Claudius (1934, UK) – Robert Graves [fiction: novel]
  66. Call It Sleep (1934, US) – Henry Roth [fiction: novel]
  67. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934, US) – James M. Cain [fiction: novel]
  68. Appointment in Samarra (1934, US) – John O’Hara [fiction: novel]
  69. Burmese Days (1934, UK) – George Orwell [fiction: novel]
  70. The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934, US) – James T. Farrell [fiction: novel]
  71. Murder on the Orient Express (1934, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  72. Seven Gothic Tales (1934, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) [fiction: stories]
  73. Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1934, US) – Conrad Aiken [fiction: story]
  74. The Children’s Hour (1934, US) – Lillian Hellman [play]
  75. Wheels and Butterflies (1934, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  76. The Words Upon the Window Pane (1934, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  77. Yerma (1934, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [play]
  78. Poems (1934, UK) – William Golding [poetry]
  79. The Idea of Order at Key West (1934, US) – Wallace Stevens [poem]
  80. Permit Me Voyage (1934, US) – James Agee [poem]
  81. This is Just to Say (1934, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  82. Independent People (1935, Iceland) – Halldór Laxness [fiction: novel]
  83. The Book of Disquiet (1935, Portugal) – Fernando Pessoa [fiction: novel]
  84. Judgment Day (1935, US) – James T. Farrell  [fiction: novel]
  85. The ABC Murders (1935, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  86. Auto-da-Fé (Die Blendung; Tower of Babel) (1935, Bulgaria/UK) – Elias Canetti [fiction: novel]
  87. A House Divided (1935, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  88. Murder in the Cathedral (1935, US) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  89. Awake and Sing! (1935, US) – Clifford Odets [play]
  90. The Forgotten Man (1935, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [play]
  91. Residence on Earth (Series II) (1931-1935, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poetry]
  92. Walking Around (1935, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poem]
  93. Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1935, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [poem]
  94. The Steeplejack (1935, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  95. Mythistorema (1935, Greece) – George Seferis [poem]
  96. The Yachts (1935, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  97. U.S.A. (1930-1936, US) – John Dos Passos [fiction: novels]
  98. Absalom, Absalom! (1936, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  99. Gone With The Wind (1936, US) – Margaret Mitchell [fiction: novel]
  100. Eyeless in Gaza (1936, UK) – Aldous Huxley [fiction: novel]
  101. Black Spring (1936, US) – Henry Miller [fiction: novel]
  102. At the Mountains of Madness (1936, US) – H.P. Lovecraft [fiction: novella]
  103. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1936, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  104. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: story]
  105. Death of a Traveling Salesman (1936, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  106. Spring in Fialta (1936, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: story]
  107. Shooting An Elephant (1936, UK) – George Orwell [fiction: story]
  108. The House of Bernarda Alba (1936, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [play]
  109. The Women (1936, US) – Claire Booth Luce [play]
  110. Selected Poems (1918-1936, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [poetry]
  111. The Unfaithful Wife (c. 1936, Spain) – Federico García Lorca [poem]
  112. The Epic of Shaykh Bedreddin (1936, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  113. The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money (1936, UK) – John Maynard Keynes [non-fiction: economics]
  114. Rickshaw Boy (1937, China) – Lao She [fiction: novel]
  115. The Years (1937, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  116. Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937, US) – Zora Neale Hurston [fiction: novel]
  117. The Hobbit (1937, UK) – J.R.R. Tolkien [fiction: novel]
  118. Of Mice and Men (1937, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: novella]
  119. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1937, US) – Delmore Schwartz [fiction: story]
  120. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937, US) – Stephen Vincent Benét [fiction: story]
  121. The Leader of the People (1937, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: story]
  122. Golden Boy (1937, US) – Clifford Odets [play]
  123. Electra (1937, France) – Jean Giraudoux [play]
  124. Perched on Nothing’s Branch (1922-1937, Hungary) – Attila József [poetry]
  125. In Parenthesis (1937, UK) – David Jones [epic poem]
  126. Provide, Provide (1937, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  127. Out of Africa (1937, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen [non-fiction: memoir]
  128. Rebecca  (1938, UK) – Daphne DuMaurier [fiction: novel]
  129. Nausea (1938, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [fiction: novel]
  130. Brighton Rock (1938, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novel]
  131. The Death of the Heart (1938, UK) – Elizabeth Bowen [fiction: novel]
  132. Murphy (1938, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [fiction: novel]
  133. Tropic of Capricorn (1938, US) – Henry Miller [fiction: novel]
  134. Scoop (1938, UK) – Evelyn Waugh [fiction: novel]
  135. The Chrysanthemums (1938, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: story]
  136. The Use of Force (1938, US) – William Carlos Williams [fiction: story]
  137. Flight (1938, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: story]
  138. Leiningen versus the Ants (1938, Germany) – Carl Stephenson [fiction: story]
  139. The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins (1938, US) [fiction: children’s literature]
  140. Our Town (1938, US) – Thornton Wilder [play]
  141. Life of Galileo (1938, performed 1943, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [play]
  142. Asmodée (1938, France) – François Mauriac [play]
  143. The Herne’s Egg (1938, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [play]
  144. Black Stone Lying on a White Stone (c. 1938, Peru) – César Vallejo [poem]
  145. Funeral Blues (1938, US) – W.H. Auden [poem]
  146. Bagpipe Music (1938, Ireland) – Louis MacNeice [poem]
  147. Musée Des Beaux Arts (1938, US) – W.H. Auden [poem]
  148. I Am Writing to You from a Far-off Country (1938, Belgium/France) – Henri Michaux [poem]
  149. Today Is Sunday (1938, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  150. Homage to Catalonia (1938, UK) – George Orwell [non-fiction: memoir]
  151. Finnegan’s Wake (1939, Ireland) – James Joyce [fiction: novel]
  152. And Then There Were None (Ten Little N****rs) (1939, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  153. The Master and Margarita (1929-1939; pub. 1966, USSR) – Mikhail Bulgakov [fiction: novel]
  154. The Big Sleep (1939, US) – Raymond Chandler [fiction: novel]
  155. At Swim-Two-Birds (1939, Ireland) – Flann O’Brien [fiction: novel]
  156. The Day of the Locust  (1939, US) – Nathanael West [fiction: novel]
  157. Barn Burning (1939, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: story]
  158. The Wall (1939, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [fiction: story]
  159. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939, US) James Thurber [fiction: story]
  160. The Door (1939, US) – E.B. White [fiction: story]
  161. First Confession (1939, Ireland) – Frank O’Connor [fiction: story]
  162. The Girls In Their Summer Dresses (1939, US) – Irwin Shaw [fiction: story]
  163. Mother Courage and Her Children (1938-1939, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [play]
  164. The Iceman Cometh  (1939, US) – Eugene O’Neill [play]
  165. The Little Foxes (1939, US) – Lillian Hellman [play]
  166. The Time of Your Life (1939, US) – William Saroyan [play]
  167. The Philadelphia Story (1939, US) – Philip Barry [play]*
  168. The Family Reunion (1939, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  169. Among School Children (1939, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  170. The Circus Animals’ Desertion (1939, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  171. Lapis Lazuli (for Henry Clifton) (1939, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  172. No Second Troy (1939, Ireland) – William Butler Yeats [poem]
  173. Wind, Sand and Stars (1939, France) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [non-fiction: memoir]

1940-1949

  1. The Grapes of Wrath (1940, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: novel]
  2. Native Son (1940, US) – Richard Wright [fiction: novel]
  3. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: novel]
  4. The Power and the Glory (1940, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novel]
  5. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940, US) – Carson McCullers [fiction: novel]
  6. The Man Who Loved Children (1940, Australia) – Christina Stead [fiction: novel]
  7. And Quiet Flows the Don (1926-1940, USSR) – Mikhail Sholokhov [fiction: novel]
  8. The Third Policeman (1939-1940, Ireland) – Flann O’Brien [fiction: novel]
  9. The Hamlet (1940, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  10. Darkness at Noon (1940, Hungary/UK) – Arthur Koestler [fiction: novel]
  11. The Tartar Steppe (1940, Italy) – Dino Buzzati [fiction: novel]
  12. Farewell, My Lovely (1940, US) – Raymond Chandler [fiction: novel]
  13. Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: story]
  14. The Saint (1940, UK) – V.S. Pritchett [fiction: story]
  15. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1940, US) – Eugene O’Neill [play]
  16. My Faust (I. Lust.  II. The Only One.) (1940, France) – Paul Valéry [play]
  17. Requiem (1935-1940, USSR) – Anna Akhmatova [poem]
  18. Lullaby (1940, US/UK) – W.H. Auden [poem]
  19. In Memory of W.B. Yeats (1940, UK) – W.H. Auden [poem]
  20. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941, US) – Carson McCullers [fiction: novel]
  21. The Colossus of Maroussi (1941, US) – Henry Miller [fiction: novel]
  22. A Woman of the Pharisees (La Pharisienne) (1941, France) – François Mauriac [fiction: novel]
  23. Between the Acts (1941, UK) – Virginia Woolf [fiction: novel]
  24. China Sky (1941, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  25. A Curtain of Green (1941, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: stories]
  26. A Worn Path (1941, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  27. The Hitch-Hikers (1941, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  28. Why I Live at the P.O. (1941, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  29. Petrified Man (1941, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  30. The Garden of Forking Paths (1941, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: story]
  31. Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland (1941, US) – Carson McCullers [fiction: story]
  32. Nightfall (1941, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: story]
  33. Blithe Spirit (1941, UK) – Noël Coward [play]
  34. The Good Person of Szechwan (The Good Woman of Setzuan) (1941, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [play]
  35. Don’t Ask Me For That Love Again (1941, Pakistan) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz [poem]
  36. What Are Years? (1941, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  37. Little World (c. 1941, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  38. The Demon in Me (c. 1941, USSR) – Marina Tsvetaeva [poem]
  39. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia (1941, UK) – Rebecca West [non-fiction: travel]
  40. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941, US) – James Agee [non-fiction]
  41. The Stranger (1942, France) – Albert Camus [fiction: novel]
  42. They Fought for their Country (1942, Russia) – Mikhail Sholokov [fiction: novel]
  43. The Screwtape Letters (1942, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  44. Dragon Seed (1942, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  45. The Robber Bridegroom (1942, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: novella]
  46. Winter’s Tales (1942, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)  [fiction: stories]
  47. Sorrow-Acre (1942, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) [fiction: story]
  48. The Skin of Our Teeth (1942, US) – Thornton Wilder [play]*
  49. Present Laughter (1942, UK) – Noel Coward [play]
  50. The Pleasures of the Door (1942, France) – Francis Ponge [poem]
  51. And Suddenly It’s Evening (1942, Italy) – Salvatore Quasimodo [poem]
  52. My Papa’s Waltz (1942, US) – Theodore Roethke [poem]
  53. Lessons of the War: 1. Naming of Parts (1942, UK) – Henry Reed [poem]
  54. The Most of It (1942, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  55. The Gift Outright (1942, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  56. Flight to Arras (1942, France) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [non-fiction: memoir]
  57. Mythology (1942, Germany/US) – Edith Hamilton [non-fiction: criticism]
  58. The Man Without Qualities (1930-1943, Germany) – Robert Musil [fiction: novel]
  59. Our Lady of the Flowers (1942-1943, France) – Jean Genet [fiction: novel]
  60. The Little Prince (1943, France) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [fiction: novel]
  61. Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game) (1943, Germany/Switzerland) – Herman Hesse [fiction: novel]
  62. The Fountainhead (1943, US) – Ayn Rand [fiction: novel]
  63. Five Little Pigs (1943, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  64. The Lady in the Lake (1943, US) – Raymond Chandler [fiction: novel]
  65. Joseph and His Brothers (1933-1943, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: novel]
  66. Canto General (1943, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poem]
  67. The World (A Naive Poem) (1943, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  68. The Abolition of Man (1943, UK) – C.S. Lewis [non-fiction: philosophy]
  69. Being and Nothingness (1943, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [non-fiction: philosophy]
  70. The Nature and Destiny of Man (1943, US) – Reinhold Niebuhr [non-fiction: religion]
  71. The Razor’s Edge (1944, UK) – W. Somerset Maugham [fiction: novel]
  72. The Angelic Avengers (1944, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)  [fiction: novel]
  73. Ficciones (1944, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: stories]
  74. Beware of the Dog (1944, UK)- Roald Dahl [fiction: story]
  75. No Exit (1944, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [play]
  76. The Glass Menagerie (1944, US) – Tennessee Williams [play]
  77. The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing (1944, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  78. Nevertheless (1944, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  79. Vergissmeinnicht (c. 1944, UK) – Keith Douglas [poem]
  80. A Song on the End of the World (1944, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  81. Brideshead Revisited (1945, UK) – Evelyn Waugh [fiction: novel]
  82. Animal Farm (1945, UK) – George Orwell [fiction: novel]
  83. The Bridge on the Drina (1945, Yugoslavia) – Ivo Andrić [fiction: novel]
  84. Loving (1945, UK) – Henry Green [fiction: novel]
  85. The Death of Virgil (1945, Austria) – Hermann Broch [fiction: novel]
  86. Watt (1945, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [fiction: novel]
  87. The Age of Reason (Roads to Freedom I) (1945, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [fiction: novel]
  88. Pippi Longstocking (1945, Sweden) – Astrid Lindgren [fiction: novel]
  89. The Great Divorce (1945, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  90. The Berlin Stories (1945, UK) – Christopher Isherwood [fiction: novellas]
  91. The Demon Lover (1945, Ireland/UK) – Elizabeth Bowen [fiction: story]
  92. Miriam (1945, US) – Truman Capote [fiction: story]
  93. The Aleph (1945) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: story]
  94. The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1943-1945, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [play]
  95. The Madwoman of Chaillot (1945, France) – Jean Giraudoux [play]
  96. Residence on Earth (Series III) (1935-1945, pub. 1947, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poetry]
  97. Human Landscapes from My Country (1941-1945, pub. 1966-67, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [epic poem]
  98. Four Quartets (1945, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [poem]
  99. The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner (1945, US) – Randall Jarrell [poem]
  100. The Mother (1945, US) – Gwendolyn Brooks [poem]
  101. Fern Hill (1945, UK) – Dylan Thomas [poem]
  102. I’ve Dreamed of You So Much (1945, France) – Robert Desnos [poem]
  103. Family Portrait (1945, Brazil) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade [poem]
  104. Dedication (1945, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  105. Black Boy (1945, US) – Richard Wright [non-fiction: memoir]
  106. All the King’s Men (1946, US) – Robert Penn Warren [fiction: novel]
  107. Zorba the Greek (1946, Greece) – Nikos Kazantzakis [fiction: novel]
  108. The Member of the Wedding (1946, US) – Carson McCullers [fiction: novel]
  109. Titus Groan (Gormenghast I) (1946, UK) – Mervyn Peake [fiction: novel]
  110. The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1946, Nigeria) – Amos Tutuola [fiction: novel]
  111. First Love (1946, pub. 1973, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [fiction: story]
  112. Casa Tomada (A House Taken Over) (1946, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: story]
  113. In My Craft or Sullen Art (1946, UK) – Dylan Thomas [poem]
  114. The Fish (1946, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  115. Frederick Douglass (1946, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  116. Middle Passage (1946, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  117. Winter Night (1946, USSR) – Boris Pasternak [poem]
  118. Stanzas in Meditation (1946, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [poem]
  119. Guillaume Apollinaire (c. 1946, US/France) – Gertrude Stein [poem]
  120. Hiroshima (1946, US) – John Hersey [non-fiction: journalism]
  121. Doctor Faustus (1947, Germany) – Thomas Mann [fiction: novel]
  122. Midaq Alley (1947, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  123. Under the Volcano (1947, UK) – Malcolm Lowry [fiction: novel]
  124. The Plague (1947, France) – Albert Camus [fiction: novel]
  125. Sinners (1947, Ireland) – Seán Ó Faoláin [fiction: story]
  126. A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, US) – Tennessee Williams [play]*
  127. All My Sons (1947, US) – Arthur Miller [play]
  128. A Refusal to Mourn the Death – Fire, of a Child in London (1947, UK) – Dylan Thomas [poem]
  129. Directive (1947, US) – Robert Frost [poem]
  130. The Diary of a Young Girl (1947, The Netherlands) – Anne Frank [non-fiction: memoir]
  131. If This Is a Man (Survival in Auschwitz) (1947, Italy) – Primo Levi [non-fiction: memoir]
  132. Snow Country (1948, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novel]
  133. The Makioka Sisters (1948, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  134. Cry, The Beloved Country (1948, South Africa) – Alan Paton [fiction: novel]
  135. The Heart of the Matter (1948, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novel]
  136. The Naked and the Dead (1948, US) – Norman Mailer [fiction: novel]
  137. A Perfect Day for a Bananafish (1948, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: story]
  138. The Lottery (1948, US) – Shirley Jackson [fiction: story]
  139. Symbols and Signs (1948, Russia/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: story]
  140. A Man From the South (1948, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: story]
  141. Miami-New York (1948, US) – Martha Gellhorn [fiction: story]
  142. Puntila and His Man Matti (1948, Germany/US) – Bertolt Brecht [play]
  143. Rescue (1948, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poetry]
  144. Since Akkad, Since Elam, Since Sumer (1948, Martinique/France) – Aimé Césaire [poem]
  145. Death Fugue (1948, Romania/France) – Paul Celan [poem]
  146. The Dispossessed (1948, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  147. The Ball Poem (1948, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  148. The Traveler (1948, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  149. Angina Pectoris (1948, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  150. On Living (1948, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  151. The Wisdom of the Sands (1948, France) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [non-fiction: essays]
  152. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949, UK) – George Orwell [fiction: novel]
  153. The Sheltering Sky (1949, US) – Paul Bowles [fiction: novel]
  154. The Kingdom of this World (1949, Cuba) – Alejo Carpentier [fiction: novel]
  155. The Man with the Golden Arm (1949, US) – Nelson Algren [fiction: novel]
  156. The Little Sister (1949, US) – Raymond Chandler [fiction: novel]
  157. The Third Man (1949, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novella]
  158. The Golden Apples (1949, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: stories]
  159. The Aleph and Other Stories (1949, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: stories]
  160. Los Reyes (The Kings) (1949, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [play]
  161. Death of a Salesman (1949, US) – Arthur Miller [play]
  162. The Cocktail Party (1949, US) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  163. Prison Poems (Songs From A Prison Diary) (c. 1949, Vietnam) – Ho Chi Minh [poetry]
  164. Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday (1949, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  165. Some Advice to Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison (1949, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  166. The Second Sex (1949, France) – Simone de Beauvoir [non-fiction]
  167. The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949, US) – Joseph Campbell [non-fiction: mythology]

1950-1959

  1. A Murder is Announced (1950, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia: I) (1950, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  3. Gormenghast (Gormenghast II) (1950, UK) – Mervyn Peake [fiction: novel]
  4. A Town Like Alice (1950, UK) – Nevil Shute [fiction: novel]
  5. The Grass is Singing (1950, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: novel]
  6. The Family Moskat (1950, US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: novel]
  7. The Martian Chronicles (1950, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: stories]
  8. I, Robot (1950, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: stories]
  9. The Veldt (1950, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: story]
  10. For Esmé – with Love and Squalor (1950, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: story]
  11. The Comedy of Vanity (Komödie der Eitelkeit) (1950, Bulgaria/UK) – Elias Canetti [play]
  12. The Bald Soprano (1950, Romania/France) – Eugène Ionesco [play]
  13. Kinaxixi (1950, Angola) – Agostinho Neto [poem]
  14. Elegy for Jane (1950, US) – Theodore Roethke [poem]
  15. The Story of Art (1950, Austria/UK) – Ernst Gombrich [non-fiction: criticism]
  16. The Catcher in the Rye (1951, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: novel]
  17. Memoirs of Hadrian (1951, France) – Marguerite Yourcenar [fiction: novel]
  18. Foundation (Foundation I) (1951) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  19. From Here to Eternity (1951, US) – James Jones [fiction: novel]
  20. Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia: II) (1951, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  21. Day of the Triffids (1951, UK) – John Wyndham [fiction: novel]
  22. The Opposing Shore (1951, France) – Julien Gracq [fiction: novel]
  23. The Stars, Like Dust (1951, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  24. The Ballad of the Sad Café (1951, US) – Carson McCullers [fiction: novella]
  25. The End of the Affair (1951, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novella]
  26. The Illustrated Man (1951, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: stories]
  27. Bestiario (Bestiary) (1951, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: stories]
  28. Bestiario (Bestiary) (1951, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: story]
  29. Goodbye, My Brother (1951, US) – John Cheever [fiction: story]
  30. The Chaser (1951, UK) – John Collier [fiction: story]
  31. Christmas Every Day (Christmas Not Just Once a Year) (1951, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: story]
  32. The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin (1951, US) – Tennessee Williams [fiction: story]
  33. The African Queen (1951, US) – James Agee [fiction: screenplay]*
  34. Dream Deferred (1951, US) – Langston Hughes [poem]
  35. Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (1951, UK) – Dylan Thomas [poem]
  36. The Rebel (1951, Algeria/France) – Albert Camus [non-fiction: philosophy/essays]
  37. Speak, Memory (1951, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [non-fiction: memoir]
  38. Invisible Man (1952, US) – Ralph Ellison [fiction: novel]
  39. The Old Man and the Sea (1952, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: novel]
  40. Wise Blood (1952, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: novel]
  41. Foundation and Empire (Foundation II) (1952) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  42. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia: III) (1952, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  43. Charlotte’s Web (1952, US) – E.B. White [fiction: novel]
  44. East of Eden (1952, US) – John Steinbeck [fiction: novel]
  45. A Thousand Cranes (1949-1952, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novel]
  46. Martha Quest (1952, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: novel]
  47. A Sound of Thunder (1952, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: story]
  48. A Child’s Christmas in Wales (1952, UK) – Dylan Thomas [fiction: story]
  49. A Mother’s Tale (1952, US) – James Agee [fiction: story]
  50. Babette’s Feast (1952, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) [fiction: story]
  51. The Chairs (1952, Romania/France) – Eugène Ionesco [play]
  52. The Crucible (1952, US) – Arthur Miller [play]*
  53. The Deep Blue Sea (1952, UK) – Terence Rattigan [play]
  54. Collected Poems: 1934-1952 (1952, Ireland) – Dylan Thomas [poetry]
  55. If You Forget Me (1952, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poem]
  56. Mere Christianity (1952, UK) – C.S. Lewis [non-fiction: religion]
  57. Molloy; Molone Dies; The Unnameable (Three Novels) (1951-1953, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [fiction: novels]
  58. The Adventures of Augie March (1953, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  59. Second Foundation (Foundation III) (1953) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  60. Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953, US) – James Baldwin [fiction: novel]
  61. Lucky Jim (1953, UK) – Kingsley Amis [fiction: novel]
  62. Fahrenheit 451 (1953, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: novel]
  63. The Lost Steps (1953, Cuba) – Alejo Carpentier [fiction: novel]
  64. The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia: IV) (1953, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  65. The Demolished Man (1953, US) – Alfred Bester [fiction: novel]
  66. Childhood’s End (1953, UK) – Arthur C. Clarke [fiction: novel]
  67. Seizure of Power (1953, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [fiction: novel]
  68. Queer (1951-1953, pub. 1985, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  69. Junkie (1953, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  70. The Long Goodbye (1953, US) – Raymond Chandler [fiction: novel]
  71. The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: stories]
  72. Nine Stories (1953, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: stories]
  73. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1953, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: story]
  74. Second Variety (1953, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: story]
  75. Gimpel the Fool (1953, Poland/US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: story]
  76. Waiting for Godot (1953, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [play]
  77. The Confidential Clerk (1953, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  78. Picnic (1953, US) – William Inge [play]
  79. Carmel Point (1953, US) – Robinson Jeffers [poem]
  80. The Waking (1953, US) – Theodore Roethke [poem]
  81. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet (1953, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  82. The Captive Mind (1953, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  83. A Fable (1954, US) – William Faulkner [fiction: novel]
  84. The Sound of the Mountain (1949-1954, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novel]
  85. Lord of the Flies (1954, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  86. I’m Not Stiller (1954, Switzerland) – Max Frisch [fiction: novel]
  87. The Master of Go (1951-1954, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novel]
  88. Under the Net (1954, UK) – Iris Murdoch [fiction: novel]
  89. Bonjour Tristesse (1954, France) – Françoise Sagan [fiction: novel]
  90. The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia: V) (1954, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  91. I Am Legend (1954, US) – Richard Matheson [fiction: novel]
  92. The Caves of Steel (1954, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  93. All Summer in a Day (1954, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: story]
  94. The Five-Forty-Eight (1954, US) – John Cheever [fiction: story]
  95. The Country Husband (1954, US) – John Cheever [fiction: story]
  96. Horton Hears a Who! (1954, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  97. Twelve Angry Men (1954 (teleplay), 1964 (stage), US) – Reginald Rose [play]*
  98. The Night of the Hunter (1954, US) – James Agee [fiction: screenplay]*
  99. Collected Poems (1954, US) – Wallace Stevens [poetry]
  100. I Knew a Woman (1954, US) – Theodore Roethke [poem]
  101. Pedro Páramo (1955, Mexico) – Juan Rulfo [fiction: novel]
  102. The Quiet American (1955, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: novel]
  103. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955, UK) – Patricia Highsmith [fiction: novel]
  104. The Recognitions (1955, US) – William Gaddis [fiction: novel]
  105. The End of Eternity (1955, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  106. The Issa Valley (1955, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [fiction: novel]
  107. Lolita (1955, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: novel]
  108. The Inheritors (1955, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  109. The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia: VI) (1955, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  110. The Artificial N****r (1955, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: story]
  111. Good Country People (1955, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: story]
  112. The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1955, Colombia) – Gabriel García Márquez fiction: story]
  113. Murke’s Collected Silences (1955, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: story]
  114. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955, US) – Tennessee Williams [play]
  115. A View from the Bridge (1955, US) – Arthur Miller [play]
  116. Sunflower Sutra (1955, US) – Allen Ginsberg [poem]
  117. At the Fishhouses (1955, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  118. Church Going (1955, US) – Philip Larkin [poem]
  119. Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (1955, UK) – C.S. Lewis [non-fiction: memoir]
  120. Notes of a Native Son (1955, US) – James Baldwin [non-fiction: essays]
  121. The Lord of the Rings (1956, UK) – J.R.R. Tolkien [fiction: novels]
  122. Seize the Day (1956, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  123. The Fall (1956, France) – Albert Camus [fiction: novel]
  124. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1956, Brazil) – João Guimarães Rosa [fiction: novel]
  125. Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy I) (1956, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  126. Pincher Martin (1956, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  127. The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia: VII) (1956, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  128. Till We Have Faces (1956, UK) – C.S. Lewis [fiction: novel]
  129. The Key (Kagi) (1956, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: novel]
  130. Imperial Woman (1956, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: novel]
  131. Final del juego (1956, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar  [fiction: stories]
  132. The Continuity of Parks (1956, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar  [fiction: story]
  133. The Last Question (1956, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: story]
  134. Like a Bad Dream (1956, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: story]
  135. Their Days Are Numbered (Die Befristeten) (1956, Bulgaria/UK) – Elias Canetti [play]
  136. The Visit (1956, Germany) – Friedrich Dürrenmatt [play]
  137. Look Back in Anger (1956, UK) – John Osborne [play]
  138. Things of This World (1956, US) – Richard Wilbur [poetry]
  139. A Supermarket in California (1956, US) – Allen Ginsberg [poem]
  140. Howl (1956, US) – Allen Ginsberg [poem]
  141. America (1956, US) – Allen Ginsberg [poem]
  142. Love Calls Us to the Things of This World (1956, US) – Richard Wilbur [poem]
  143. An Arundel Tomb (1956, UK) – Philip Larkin [poem]
  144. What’s Bad (c. 1956, Germany) – Gottfried Benn [poem]
  145. The Eel (1956, Italy) – Eugenio Montale [poem]
  146. For John Clare (1956, US) – John Ashbery [poem]
  147. Glazunoviana (1956, US) – John Ashbery [poem]
  148. I Come and Stand at Every Door (The Little Girl) (1956, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  149. Radio Poem (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  150. I Want to Go with the One I Love (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  151. On the Critical Attitude (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  152. Parting (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  153. Contemplating Hell (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  154. The Mask of Evil (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  155. To Be Read in the Morning and at Night (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  156. United Front Song (c. 1956, Germany) – Bertolt Brecht [poem]
  157. The Sweet Science (1956, US) – A. J. Liebling [non-fiction]
  158. Doctor Zhivago (1957, USSR) – Boris Pasternak [fiction: novel]
  159. On the Road (1957, US) – Jack Kerouac [fiction: novel]
  160. The Wapshot Chronicle (1957, US) – John Cheever [fiction: novel]
  161. A Death in the Family (1957, US) – James Agee [fiction: novel]
  162. The Stars My Destination (1957, UK) – Alfred Bester [fiction: novel]
  163. Voss (1957, Australia) – Patrick White [fiction: novel]
  164. Jealousy (1957, France) – Alain Robbe-Grillet [fiction: novel]
  165. The Baron in the Trees (1957, Italy) – Italo Calvino [fiction: novel]
  166. Palace of Desire (The Cairo Trilogy II) (1957, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  167. Sugar Street (The Cairo Trilogy III) (1957, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  168. Atlas Shrugged (1957, US) – Ayn Rand [fiction: novel]
  169. Dandelion Wine (1957, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: novel]
  170. The Naked Sun (1957, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  171. Desolation Angels (1957?, pub. 1965, US) – Jack Kerouac [fiction: novel]
  172. The Fate of a Man (1957, USSR) – Mikhail Sholokhov [fiction: novella]
  173. The Habit of Loving (1957, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: story]
  174. The Adulterous Woman (1957, Algeria/France) – Albert Camus [fiction: story]
  175. Sonny’s Blues (1957, US) – James Baldwin [fiction: story]
  176. The Little Shoemakers (1957, Poland/US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: story]
  177. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  178. The Cat in the Hat (1957, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  179. Endgame (1957, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [play]*
  180. The Birthday Party (1957, UK) – Harold Pinter [play]
  181. The Dumb Waiter (1957, UK) – Harold Pinter [play]
  182. The Balcony (1957, France) – Jean Genet [play]
  183. The Entertainer (1957, UK) – John Osborne [play]
  184. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1957, US) – William Inge [play]
  185. Not Waving but Drowning (1957, UK) – Stevie Smith [poem]
  186. The Thought-Fox (1957, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  187. Mythologies (1957, France) – Roland Barthes [non-fiction: essays]
  188. Selected Essays (1939-1957, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [non-fiction: essays]
  189. Things Fall Apart (1958, Nigeria) – Chinua Achebe [fiction: novel]
  190. The Leopard (1958, Italy) – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa [fiction: novel]
  191. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958, US) – Truman Capote [fiction: novel]
  192. The Once and Future King (1958, UK) – T.H. White [fiction: novel]
  193. The Dharma Bums (1958, US) – Jack Kerouac [fiction: novel]
  194. The Last Mohican (1958, US) – Bernard Malamud [fiction: story]
  195. An Immortal Story (1958, Denmark) – Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) [fiction: story]
  196. The Challenge (1958, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: story]
  197. Krapp’s Last Tape (1958, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [play]
  198. The Elder Statesman (1958, US/UK) – T.S. Eliot [play]
  199. The Zoo Story (1958, US) – Edward Albee [play]
  200. Paterson (1946-1958, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  201. Night (1958, Romania/France/US) – Elie Wiesel [non-fiction: memoir]
  202. The Tin Drum (1959, Germany) – Günter Grass [fiction: novel]
  203. Naked Lunch (1959, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  204. Henderson the Rain King (1959, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  205. Free Fall (1959, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  206. Starship Troopers (1959, US) – Robert Heinlein [fiction: novel]
  207. Titus Alone (Gormenghast III) (1959, UK) – Mervyn Peake [fiction: novel]
  208. Children of the Alley (Children of Gebelawi) (1959, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  209. The Sirens of Titan (1959, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  210. Billiards at Half-Past Nine (1959, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: novel]
  211. Secret Weapons (1959, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: stories]
  212. Miguel Street (1959, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: stories]
  213. The Sacrificial Egg (1959, Nigeria) – Chinua Achebe [fiction: story]
  214. The Ledge (1959, US) – Lawrence Sargent Hall [fiction: story]
  215. Defender of the Faith (1959, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: story]
  216. The Landlady (1959, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: story]
  217. Flowers for Algernon (1959, US) – Daniel Keyes [fiction: story]
  218. Las Babas del Diablo (Blow-Up) (1959, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: story]
  219. The Pursuer (1959, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: story]
  220. Advertisements for Myself (1959, US) – Norman Mailer [fiction: stories/non-fiction: essays]
  221. The Caretaker (1959, UK) – Harold Pinter [play]
  222. The Lion and the Jewel (1959, pub. 1963, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  223. Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance (1959, UK) – John Arden [play]
  224. Rhinoceros (1959, Romania/France) – Eugène Ionesco [play]
  225. A Raisin in the Sun (1959, US) – Lorraine Hansberry [play]*
  226. My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow (1959) – Robert Lowell [poem]
  227. A Jelly-Fish (1959, US) – Marianne Moore [poem]
  228. To Axion Esti (It Is Worthy) (1959, Greece) – Odysseas Elytis [poem]
  229. We Real Cool (1959, US) – Gwendolyn Brooks [poem]
  230. Matiere de Bretagne (1959, Romania/France) – Paul Celan [poem]
  231. Tenebrae (1959, Romania/France) – Paul Celan [poem]
  232. The Day Lady Died (1959, US) – Frank O’Hara [poem]
  233. Native Realm: A Search for Self-Definition (1959, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: memoir]

1960-1969

  1. The Alexandria Quartet (1957-1960, UK) – Lawrence Durrell [fiction: novels]
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960, US) – Harper Lee [fiction: novel]
  3. Rabbit, Run (1960, US) – John Updike [fiction: novel]
  4. The Sot-Weed Factor (1960, US) – John Barth [fiction: novel]
  5. The Violent Bear It Away (1960, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: novel]
  6. A Canticle for Leibowitz (1960, US) – Walter M. Miller, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  7. Los Premios (The Winners) (1960, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar  [fiction: novel]
  8. Harvest on the Don (Virgin Soil Upturned II) (1960, USSR) – Mikhail Sholokhov [fiction: novel]
  9. Dreamtigers (The Maker) (1960, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: stories]
  10. Borges and I (1960, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: story]
  11. Patriotism (1960, Japan) Yukio Mishima [fiction: story]
  12. Green Eggs and Ham (1960, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  13. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  14. A Dance of the Forests (1960, pub. 1963, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  15. The Trials of Brother Jero (1960, pub. 1963, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  16. Brazil, January 1, 1502 (1960, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  17. Talking in Bed (1960, UK) – Philip Larkin [poem]
  18. How to Paint A Water Lily (1960, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  19. The Colossus (1960, US) – Sylvia Plath [poem]
  20. Crowds and Power (Masse und Macht) (1960, Bulgaria/UK) – Elias Canetti [non-fiction: sociology]
  21. The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960, US) – William L. Shirer [non-fiction: history]
  22. A Moveable Feast (c. 1960, pub. 1964, US) – Ernest Hemingway [non-fiction: memoir]
  23. Revolutionary Road (1961, US) – Richard Yates [fiction: novel]
  24. Solaris (1961, Poland) – Stanislaw Lem [fiction: novel]
  25. Cat and Mouse (1961, Germany) – Günter Grass [fiction: novel]
  26. The Soft Machine (Nova Trilogy I) (1961, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  27. The Thief and the Dogs (1961, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  28. How It Is (1961, Ireland/France) – Samuel Beckett [fiction: novel]
  29. Catch-22 (1961, US) – Joseph Heller [fiction: novel]
  30. The Moviegoer (1961, US) – Walker Percy [fiction: novel]
  31. A House for Mr. Biswas (1961, Trinidad/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  32. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961, UK) – Muriel Spark [fiction: novel]
  33. Mother Night (1961, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  34. Stranger in a Strange Land (1961, US) – Robert Heinlein [fiction: novel]
  35. Franny and Zooey (1961, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: novellas]
  36. The House of the Sleeping Beauties (1961, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novella]
  37. Almos’ a Man (The Man who was Almost a Man) (1961, US) – Richard Wright [fiction: story]
  38. The Complete Short Stories (1923-1961, pub. 1987, US) – Ernest Hemingway [fiction: stories]
  39. Harrison Bergeron (1961, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: story]
  40. I Stand Here Ironing (1961, US) – Tillie Olsen [fiction: story]
  41. A & P (1961, US) – John Updike [fiction: story]
  42. Lifeguard (1961, US) – John Updike [fiction: story]
  43. A Personal Anthology (1961, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: stories/non-fiction: essays/poems]
  44. Blood Knot (1961, South Africa) – Athol Fugard [play]
  45. Babi Yar (1961, USSR) – Yevgeny Yevtushenko [poem]
  46. Poet’s Obligation (1961, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poem]
  47. Miniature (1961, Greece) – Yannis Ritsos [poem]
  48. Advice to a Prophet (1961, US) – Richard Wilbur [poem]
  49. Elegy of Fortinbras (1961, Poland) – Zbigniew Herbert [poem]
  50. The Fly (1961, Czechoslovakia) – Miroslav Holub [poem]
  51. James and the Giant Peach (1961, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  52. The Wretched of the Earth (1961, France/Algeria) – Franz Fanon [non-fiction]
  53. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961, US) – Jane Jacobs [non-fiction]
  54. Mastering The Art of French Cooking (Vol. 1: 1961; Vol. 2: 1970, US/France) – Julia Child, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle [non-fiction: food]
  55. Pale Fire (1962, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: novel]
  56. The Golden Notebook (1962, Zimbabwe/UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: novel]
  57. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962, USSR) – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [fiction: novel]
  58. A Clockwork Orange (1962, UK) – Anthony Burgess [fiction: novel]
  59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962, US) – Ken Kesey [fiction: novel]
  60. The Woman in the Dunes (1962, Japan) – Kobo Abe [fiction: novel]
  61. The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962, Mexico) – Carlos Fuentes [fiction: novel] 
  62. The Man in the High Castle (1962, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: novel]
  63. The Time of the Hero (The City and the Dogs) (1962, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  64. A Wrinkle in Time (1962, US) – Madeleine L’Engle [fiction: novel]
  65. The Drowned World (1962, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  66. Big Sur (1962, US) – Jack Kerouac [fiction: novel]
  67. The Wanting Seed (1962, UK) – Anthony Burgess [fiction: novel]
  68. The Ticket That Exploded (Nova Trilogy II) (1962, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  69. The Old Capital (1962, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: novel]
  70. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962, US) – Ray Bradbury [fiction: novel]
  71. Labyrinths (1962, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [fiction: stories/poems/non-fiction: essays]
  72. Pigeon Feathers (1962, US) – John Updike [fiction: story]
  73. Let Them Call It Jazz (1962, Dominica/UK) – Jean Rhys [fiction: story]
  74. Diary of a Mad Old Man (Futen Rojin Nikki) (1961–1962, Japan) – Junichiro Tanizaki [fiction: story]
  75. Yentl the Yeshiva Boy (1962, UK) – Graham Greene [fiction: story]
  76. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962, US) – Edward Albee [play]*
  77. A Ballad of Remembrance (1962, US) – Robert Hayden [poetry]
  78. The Dance (1962, US) – William Carlos Williams [poem]
  79. The Heaven of Animals (1962, US) – James Dickey [poem]
  80. The Truth The Dead Know (1962, US) – Anne Sexton [poem]
  81. Daddy (1962, US) – Sylvia Plath [poem]
  82. Lady Lazarus (1962, US) – Sylvia Plath [poem]
  83. Those Winter Sundays (1962, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  84. Runagate Runagate (1962, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  85. The Whipping (1962, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  86. Things I Didn’t Know I Loved (1962, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  87. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962, US) – Thomas Kuhn [non-fiction: science]
  88. Silent Spring (1962, US) – Rachel Carson [non-fiction: science]
  89. The Guns of August (1962, US) – Barbara Tuchman [non-fiction: history]
  90. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963, US) – John Le Carré [fiction: novel]
  91. Cat’s Cradle (1963, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  92. The Bell Jar (1963, US) – Sylvia Plath [fiction: novel]
  93. V. (1963, US) – Thomas Pynchon [fiction: novel]
  94. Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963, US) – J.D. Salinger [fiction: novellas]
  95. Inside Mr. Enderby (1963, UK) – Anthony Burgess [fiction: novel]
  96. The Clown (1963, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: novel]
  97. Rayuela (Hopscotch) (1963, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: novel]
  98. Where Is the Voice Coming From? (1963, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: story]
  99. Gogol’s Wife (1963, Italy) – Tomasso Landolfi [fiction: story]
  100. The Jewbird (1963, US) – Bernard Malamud [fiction: story]
  101. Birds and Fishes (1963, US) – Robinson Jeffers [poem]
  102. A Blessing (1963, US) – James Wright [poem]
  103. Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio (1963, US) – James Wright [poem]
  104. Don Quixote (c. 1963, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  105. Hymn to Life (c. 1963, Turkey) – Nâzim Hikmet [poem]
  106. The Labyrinth of Solitude (1963, Mexico) – Octavio Paz [non-fiction: essays]
  107. The Feminine Mystique (1963, US) – Betty Friedan [non-fiction: feminism]
  108. The Making of the English Working Class (1963, UK) – P. Thompson [non-fiction: history]
  109. Herzog (1964, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  110. Earthsea (series, 1964-2014, US) – Ursula K. LeGuin [fiction: stories/novels]
  111. A Personal Matter (1964, Japan) – Kenzaburo Oe [fiction: novel]
  112. The Interpreters (1964, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [fiction: novel]
  113. Nova Express (Nova Trilogy III) (1964, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  114. The Spire (1964, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  115. The Doll Queen (1964, Mexico) – Carlos Fuentes [fiction: story]
  116. One Arm (1964, Japan) – Yasunari Kawabata [fiction: story]
  117. The Swimmer (1964, US) – John Cheever [fiction: story]
  118. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  119. The Homecoming (1964, UK) – Harold Pinter [play]
  120. Marat/Sade (1964, Germany) – Peter Weiss [play]
  121. Dutchman (1964, US) – LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) [play]
  122. A Word to Husbands (1964, US) – Ogden Nash [poem]
  123. Poetry (1964. Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poem]
  124. For the Union Dead (1964) – Robert Lowell [poem]
  125. The Broken Home (1964, US) – James Merrill [poem]
  126. Breyten Prays for Himself (1964, South Africa) – Breyten Breytenbach [poem]
  127. This is a Photograph of Me (1964, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  128. 77 Dream Songs (1964, US) – John Berryman [poetry]
  129. Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry hid the day (1964, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  130. Dream Song 10: There were strange gatherings. A vote would come (1964, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  131. Dream Song 14: Life, friends, is boring. (1964, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  132. Dream Song 29: There sat down, once, a thing on Henry’s heart (1964, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  133. Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, con guitar… (1964, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  134. De Gaulle (1964, France) – François Mauriac [non-fiction: biography]
  135. Shadow and Act (1964, US) – Ralph Ellison [non-fiction: essays]
  136. The Words (1964, France) – Jean-Paul Sartre [non-fiction: memoir]
  137. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1964, China) – Mao Zedong [non-fiction]
  138. Why We Can’t Wait (1964, US) – Martin Luther King, Jr. [non-fiction]
  139. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964, Canada) – Marshall McLuhan [non-fiction: media]
  140. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: novel]
  141. Dune (1965, US) – Frank Herbert [fiction: novel]
  142. Collected Stories (1965, US) – Katherine Anne Porter [fiction: stories]
  143. Parker’s Back (1965, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: story]
  144. All at One Point (1965, Italy) – Italo Calvino [fiction: story]
  145. The Odd Couple (1965, US) – Neil Simon [play]*
  146. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965, US) – Malcolm X with Alex Haley [non-fiction: memoir]
  147. An Area of Darkness (1965, Trinidad & Tobago/US) – V.S. Naipaul [non-fiction: travel/sociology]
  148. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966, Dominica/UK) – Jean Rhys [fiction: novel]
  149. The Fixer (1966, US) – Bernard Malamud [fiction: novel]
  150. The Crying of Lot 49 (1966, US) – Thomas Pynchon [fiction: novel]
  151. The Magus (1966, UK) – John Fowles [fiction: novel]
  152. Enemies: A Love Story (1966, Poland/US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: novel]
  153. Flowers for Algernon (1966, US) – Daniel Keyes [fiction: novel]
  154. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966, US) – Robert Heinlein [fiction: novel]
  155. The Green House (1966, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  156. The Crystal World (1966, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  157. Todos los fuegos el fuego (All the Fires the Fire) (1966, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar  [fiction: stories]
  158. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (1966, US) – Joyce Carol Oates [fiction: story]
  159. We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (1966, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: story]
  160. The Laugher (1966, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: story]
  161. Digging (1966, US) – Seamus Heaney [poem]
  162. In Cold Blood (1966, US) – Truman Capote [non-fiction: journalism]
  163. Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (1966, US) – Hunter S. Thompson [non-fiction: journalism]
  164. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967, Colombia) – Gabriel García Márquez [fiction: novel]
  165. Cancer Ward (1967, USSR) – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [fiction: novel]
  166. Miramar (1967, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  167. Lord of Light (1967, US) – Roger Zelazny [fiction: novel]
  168. The Mimic Men (1967, Trinidad & Tobago/US) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  169. The Pyramid (1967, US) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  170. Endless Night (1967, UK) – Agatha Christie [fiction: novel]
  171. The Night Face Up (1967, Argentina) – Julio Cortázar [fiction: story]
  172. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1967, UK) – Tom Stoppard [play]
  173. Kongi’s Harvest (1967, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  174. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967, UK) – Peter Nichols [play]
  175. More Light! More Light! (1967, US) – Anthony Hecht [poem]
  176. Dreams (c. 1967, US) – Langston Hughes [poem]
  177. Men at Forty (1967, US) – Donald Justice [poem]
  178. Telephone Conversation (1967, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [poem]
  179. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (1967, Canada/UK) – Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore [non-fiction: media]
  180. The First Circle (1968, USSR) – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [fiction: novel]
  181. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, UK) – Arthur C. Clarke [fiction: novel]
  182. Myra Breckenridge (1968, US)- Gore Vidal [fiction: novel]
  183. Stand on Zanzibar (1968, UK) – John Brunner [fiction: novel]
  184. A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea series) (1968, US) – Ursula Le Guin [fiction: novel]
  185. The Last Unicorn (1968, US) – Peter S. Beagle [novel: fiction]
  186. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: novel]
  187. Dragonriders of Pern (series, 1968-Present) – Anne & Todd McCaffrey [fiction: novels]
  188. Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern series) (1968, US) – Anne McCaffrey [fiction: novel]
  189. The Past Through Tomorrow (1967, US) – Robert Heinlein [fiction: stories]
  190. Henne Fire (1968, Poland/US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: story]
  191. The Cafeteria (1968, Poland/US) – Isaac Bashevis Singer [fiction: story]
  192. Threadsuns (1968, Romania/France) – Paul Celan [poem]
  193. Song for the Last Act (1968, US) – Louise Bogan [poem]
  194. Juan’s Song (1968, US) – Louise Bogan [poem]
  195. Gretel in Darkness (1968, US) – Louise Glück [poem]
  196. Armies of the Night (1968, US) – Norman Mailer [non-fiction: journalism/memoir]
  197. The Double Helix (1968, US) – James Watson [non-fiction: science]
  198. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968, US)- Tom Wolfe [non-fiction: journalism]
  199. Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968, US) – Joan Didion [non-fiction: essays]
  200. Slaughterhouse-Five (1969, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  201. Portnoy’s Complaint (1969, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  202. Them (1969, US) – Joyce Carol Oates [fiction: novel]
  203. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969, UK) – John Fowles [fiction: novel]
  204. The Godfather (1969, US) – Mario Puzo [fiction: novel]
  205. The Left Hand of Darkness (1969, US) – Ursula K. LeGuin [fiction: novel]
  206. Conversation in the Cathedral (1969, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  207. Ubik (1969, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: novel]
  208. Ada or Ardor (1969, USSR/US) – Vladimir Nabokov [fiction: novel]
  209. How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again (1969, US) – Joyce Carol Oates [fiction: story]
  210. What the Butler Saw (1969, UK) – Joe Orton [play]
  211. Dream Song 106: 28 July (1969, US) – John Berryman [poem]
  212. Poems from Prison (A Shuttle in the Crypt) (1969, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [poetry]
  213. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969, US) – Maya Angelou [non-fiction: memoir]
  214. Visions from San Francisco Bay (1969, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: essays]
  215. Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [non-fiction: essays]

1970-1979

  1. The Sea of Fertility (1965-1970, Japan) – Yukio Mishima [fiction: novels]
  2. Deliverance (1970, US) – James Dickey [fiction: novel]
  3. The Ogre (1970, France) – Michel Tournier [fiction: novel]
  4. Ringworld (1970, US) – Larry Niven [fiction: novel]
  5. The Chronicles of Amber (series of 10 books, 1970-1991, US) – Roger Zelazny [fiction: novels]
  6. Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber series) (1970, US) – Roger Zelazny [fiction: novel]
  7. The Bluest Eye (1970, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  8. Fantastic Mr Fox (1970, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  9. Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970, Italy) – Dario Fo [play]
  10. The Explosion (1970, UK) – Philip Larkin [poem]
  11. Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape (1970, US) – John Ashbery [poem]
  12. The Carrier of Ladders (1970, UK) – W.S. Merwin [poetry]
  13. Crow’s Fall (1970, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  14. El-hajj Malik El-shabazz (Malcolm X) (1970, US) – Robert Hayden [poem]
  15. Shakespeare (1970, UK) – Anthony Burgess [non-fiction: biography]
  16. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (1970, US) – Dee Brown [non-fiction: history]
  17. Rabbit Redux (1971, US) – John Updike [fiction: novel]
  18. In a Free State (1971, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  19. Angle of Repose (1971, US) – Wallace Stegner [fiction: novel]
  20. Group Portrait with Lady (1971, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: novel]
  21. Roadside Picnic (1971, USSR) – Arkady and Boris Strugatsky [fiction: novel]
  22. To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld series, 1971, US) – Philip José Farmer [fiction: novel]
  23. The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead (1971, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  24. Post Office (1971, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [fiction: novel]
  25. The Complete Stories (1971, US) – Flannery O’Connor [fiction: stories]
  26. The Suitcase (1971, US) – Cynthia Ozick [fiction: story]
  27. The House of Blue Leaves (1971, US) – John Guare [play]
  28. Madmen and Specialists (1971, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  29. A Mirror (c. 1971, France) – Jean Follain [poem]
  30. Face the Animal (c. 1971, France) – Jean Follain [poem]
  31. A Theory of Justice (1971, US) – John Rawls [non-fiction: political philosophy]
  32. Our Bodies, Ourselves (1971, US) – Boston Women’s Health Book Collective [non-fiction: health]
  33. Surfacing (1972, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: novel]
  34. Invisible Cities (1972, Italy) – Italo Calvino [fiction: novel]
  35. The Gods Themselves (1972, USSR/US) – Isaac Asimov [fiction: novel]
  36. The Optimist’s Daughter (1972, US) – Eudora Welty [fiction: novel]
  37. Naga (1972, India)  R.K. Narayan [fiction: story]
  38. The Lorax (1971, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  39. The Cantos (1917-1972, US) – Ezra Pound [poetry]
  40. A Girl (c. 1972, US) – Ezra Pound [poem]
  41. Under One Small Star (1972, Poland) – Wisława Szymborska [poem]
  42. Henry James: A Life (1953-1972, US/Canada) – Leon Edel [non-fiction: biography]
  43. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (1972, US) – Hunter S. Thompson [non-fiction: journalism]
  44. The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka (1972, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [non-fiction: memoir]
  45. The Joy of Sex (1972, UK) – Alex Comfort [non-fiction: sexuality]
  46. Ways of Seeing (1972, UK) – John Berger [non-fiction]
  47. Gravity’s Rainbow (1973, US) – Thomas Pynchon [fiction: novel]
  48. Breakfast of Champions (1973, US) – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [fiction: novel]
  49. The Siege of Krishnapur (1973, UK) – J.G. Farrell [fiction: novel]
  50. Rendezvous with Rama (1973, UK) – Arthur C. Clarke [fiction: novel]
  51. Fear of Flying (1973, US) – Erica Jong [fiction: novel]
  52. The Season of Anomy (1973, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [fiction: novel]
  53. Child of God (1973, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  54. Sula (1973, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  55. Crash (1973, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  56. Time Enough for Love (1973, US) – Robert Heinlein [fiction: novel]
  57. Exterminator! (1973, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: stories]
  58. The Old Demon (c. 1973, pub. 1981, US) – Pearl Buck [fiction: story]
  59. Everyday Use (1973, US) – Alice Walker [fiction: story]
  60. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (1973, US) – Ursula Le Guin [fiction: story]
  61. The Norman Conquests (trilogy) (1973, UK) – Alan Ayckbourn [plays]
  62. Equus (1973, UK) – Peter Shaffer [play]
  63. A Kind of Loss (c. 1973, Austria) – Ingeborg Bachmann [poem]
  64. Aria 1 (c. 1973, Austria) – Ingeborg Bachmann [poem]
  65. The Envoy of Mr. Cogito (1973, Poland) – Zbigniew Herbert [poem]
  66. Diving into the Wreck (1973, US) – Adrienne Rich [poem]
  67. Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 (1973, US) – Hunter S. Thompson [non-fiction: journalism]
  68. The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956 (1973, USSR) – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [non-fiction: history]
  69. The Conservationist (1974, South Africa) – Nadine Gordimer [fiction: novel]
  70. The Mote in God’s Eye (1974, US) – Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [fiction: novel]
  71. The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia (1974, US) – Ursula K. LeGuin [fiction: novel]
  72. The Forever War (1974, US) – Joe Haldeman [fiction: novel]
  73. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974, UK) – John Le Carré [fiction: novel]
  74. Concrete Island (1974, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  75. Dog Soldiers (1974, US) – Robert Stone [fiction: novel]
  76. Five-Twenty (1974, Australia) – Patrick White [fiction: story]
  77. Travesties (1974, UK) – Tom Stoppard [play]
  78. Selected Poems (1923-1974, Chile) – Pablo Neruda [poetry]
  79. Where The Sidewalk Ends (1974, US) – Shel Silverstein [poetry]
  80. Ars Poetica? (1974, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  81. Backdrop Addresses Cowboy (1974, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  82. Siren Song (1974, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  83. In Praise of Darkness (1974, Argentina) – Jorge Luis Borges [poem]
  84. What Mr. Cogito Thinks About Hell (1974, Poland) – Zbigniew Herbert [poem]
  85. The Civil War: A Narrative (1974, US) – Shelby Foote [non-fiction: history]
  86. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974, US) – Robert Pirsig [non-fiction: philosophy]
  87. All The President’s Men (1974, US) – Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward [non-fiction: journalism]
  88. The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974, US) – Lewis Thomas [non-fiction: science]
  89. Helter Skelter: the True Story of the Manson Murders (1974, US) – Vincent Bugliosi & Curt Gentry [non-fiction: true crime]
  90. Working (1974, US) – Studs Terkel [non-fiction]
  91. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek (1974, US) – Annie Dillard [non-fiction]
  92. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974, US) – Robert A. Caro [non-fiction: biography]
  93. Earwitness: Fifty Characters (1974, Bulgaria/UK/Switzerland) – Elias Canetti [non-fiction: biography]
  94. A Dance to the Music of Time (12-novel cycle) (1951-1975, UK) – Anthony Powell [fiction: novels]
  95. Ragtime (1975, US) – E.L. Doctorow [fiction: novel]
  96. Humboldt’s Gift (1975, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  97. The Periodic Table (1975, Italy) – Primo Levi [fiction: novel]
  98. J R (1975, US) – William Gaddis [fiction: novel]
  99. The Female Man (1975, US) – Joanna Russ [fiction: novel]
  100. Dhalgren (1975, US) – Samuel R. Delany [fiction: novel]
  101. Salem’s Lot (1975, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  102. High Rise (1975, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  103. Autumn of the Patriarch (1975, Colombia) – Gabriel García Márquez [fiction: novel]
  104. Factotum (1975, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [fiction: novel]
  105. Respected Sir (1975, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  106. Bluebell Meadow (1975, Ireland) – Benedict Kiely [fiction: story]
  107. American Buffalo (1975, US) – David Mamet [play]
  108. Death and the King’s Horseman (1975, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [play]
  109. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975, US) – John Ashbery [poetry]
  110. I Am Root (1973-1975, Nicaragua/El Salvador) – Claribel Alegría [poem]
  111. The Harvest Moon (1975, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  112. Funeral Rites (1975, Ireland) – Seamus Heaney [poem]
  113. The Grauballe Man (1975, Ireland) – Seamus Heaney [poem]
  114. The Tollund Man (1975, Ireland) – Seamus Heaney [poem]
  115. The School Children (1975, US) – Louise Glück [poem]
  116. The Great War and Modern Memory (1975, US) – Paul Fussell [non-fiction: criticism]
  117. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975, France) – Michel Foucault [non-fiction]
  118. Edith Wharton: A Biography (1975, US) – R.W.B. Lewis [non-fiction: biography]
  119. The School (1976, US) – Donald Barthelme [fiction: story]
  120. The Selfish Gene (1976, UK) – Richard Dawkins [non-fiction: science]
  121. The Uses of Enchantment (1976, US) – Bruno Bettelheim [non-fiction: criticism/psychology]
  122. In Praise of My Sister (1976, Poland) – Wisława Szymborska [poem]
  123. The Wishing Bone Cycle (1976, Canada) – Jacob Nibenegenesabe [poem]
  124. Love After Love (1976, St. Lucia) – Derek Walcott [poem]
  125. Song of Solomon (1977, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  126. Falconer (1977, US) – John Cheever [fiction: novel]
  127. A Book of Common Prayer (1977, US) – Joan Didion [fiction: novel]
  128. Lucifer’s Hammer (1977, US) – Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [fiction: novel]
  129. Gateway (Heechee Saga series, 1977, US) – Frederik Pohl [fiction: novel]
  130. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (series of 10 books, 1977-2013, US) – Stephen R. Donaldson [fiction: novels]
  131. Lord Foul’s Bane (1977, US) – Stephen R. Donaldson [fiction: novel]
  132. A Scanner Darkly (1977, US) – Philip K. Dick [fiction: novel]
  133. Shannara (series, 1977-Present, US) – Terry Brooks [fiction: novels]
  134. The Sword of Shannara (The Shannara series) (1977, US) – Terry Brooks [fiction: novel]
  135. The Shining (1977, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  136. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977, Peru) – Maro Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  137. Rape Fantasies (1977, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: story]
  138. A Family Man (1977, UK) – V.S. Pritchett [fiction: story]
  139. Uncommon Women and Others (1977, US) – Wendy Wasserstein [play]
  140. Epilogue (1977, US) – Robert Lowell [poem]
  141. One Art (1977, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  142. In the Waiting Room (1977, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  143. Syringa (1977, US) – John Ashbery [poem]
  144. India: A Wounded Civilization (1977, US) – V.S. Naipaul [non-fiction: travel/sociology]
  145. The Land of Ulro (1977, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: memoir/philosophy]
  146. The Tongue Set Free (Die gerettete Zunge) (1977 Bulgaria/UK/Switzerland) – Elias Canetti [non-fiction: memoir]
  147. Dispatches (1977, US) – Michael Herr [non-fiction: journalism]
  148. Samuel Johnson (1977, US) – Walter Jackson Bates [non-fiction: biography]
  149. The Sea, The Sea (1978, UK) – Iris Murdoch [fiction: novel]
  150. Women (1978, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [fiction: novel]
  151. Life: A User’s Manual (1978, France) – Georges Perec [fiction: novel]
  152. The World According to Garp (1978, US) – John Irving [fiction: novel]
  153. The Stand (1978, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  154. The Stories of John Cheever (1978, US) – John Cheever [fiction: stories]
  155. The Beggar Maid (Who Do You Think You Are?) (1978, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  156. To Room Nineteen (1978, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: story]
  157. Buried Child (1978, US) – Sam Shepard [play]
  158. Betrayal (1978, UK) – Harold Pinter [play]*
  159. The Layers (1978, US) – Stanley Kunitz [poem]
  160. “A” (1978, US) – Louis Zukofsky [poem]
  161. Phenomenal Woman (1978, US) – Maya Angelou [poem]
  162. Still I Rise (1978, US) – Maya Angelou [poem]
  163. Orientalism (1978, Palestine) – Edward Said [non-fiction]
  164. The Snow Leopard (1978, US) – Peter Matthiessen [non-fiction]
  165. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (1979, Italy) – Italo Calvino [fiction: novel]
  166. Sophie’s Choice (1979, US) – William Styron [fiction: novel]
  167. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979, UK)- Douglas Adams [fiction: novel]
  168. A Bend in the River (1979, Trinidad/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  169. The Dead Zone (1979, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  170. Burger’s Daughter (1979, South Africa) – Nadine Gordimer [fiction: novel]
  171. The Safety Net (1979, Germany) – Heinrich Böll [fiction: novel]
  172. The Ghost Writer (1979, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  173. The Year of the French (1979, US) – Thomas Flanagan [fiction: novel]
  174. The Bloody Chamber (1979, UK) – Angela Carter [fiction: story]
  175. Cloud 9 (1979, UK) – Caryl Churchill [play]
  176. Amadeus (1979, UK) – Peter Shaffer [play]*
  177. At Blackwater Pond (1979, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  178. Filling Station (1979, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poem]
  179. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979, US) – Douglas Hofstadter [non-fiction]
  180. Samuel Johnson (US, 1979) – W. Jackson Bate [non-fiction: biography]
  181. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979, US) – Edmund Morris [non-fiction: biography]
  182. Munich: The Price of Peace (1979, US) – Telford Taylor [non-fiction: history]
  183. Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur (1979, US) – Ernest Samuels [non-fiction: biography]
  184. Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1979, US) – Carl Schorske [non-fiction]
  185. The White Album (1979, US) – Joan Didion [non-fiction: essays]
  186. The Right Stuff (1979, US) – Tom Wolfe [non-fiction: journalism]
  187. The Gnostic Gospels (1979, US) – Elaine Pagels [non-fiction: religion]

1980-1989

  1. A Confederacy of Dunces (1980, US) – John Kennedy Toole [fiction: novel]
  2. So Long, See You Tomorrow (1980, US) – William Maxwell [fiction: novel]
  3. Housekeeping (1980, US) – Marilynne Robinson [fiction: novel]
  4. Earthly Powers (1980, UK) – Anthony Burgess [fiction: novel]
  5. The Second Coming (1980, US) – Walker Percy [fiction: novel]
  6. Rites of Passage (1980, UK) – William Golding [fiction: novel]
  7. The Executioner’s Song (1980, US) – Norman Mailer [fiction: novel/non-fiction]
  8. The Name of the Rose (1980, Italy) – Umberto Eco [fiction: novel]
  9. Waiting for the Barbarians (1980, South Africa) – J. M. Coetzee [fiction: novel]
  10. The Book of the New Sun (series, 1980-1983, US) – Gene Wolfe [fiction: novels]
  11. The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun series) (1980, US) – Gene Wolfe [fiction: novel]
  12. China Men (1980, US) – Maxine Hong Kingston [fiction: stories/non-fiction]
  13. The Shawl (1980, US) – Cynthia Ozick [fiction: story]
  14. True West (1980, US) – Sam Shepard [play]
  15. Empire of Dreams (1980, Serbia/US) – Charles Simic [poem]
  16. The Schooner ‘Flight’ (1980, St. Lucia) – Derek Walcott [poem]
  17. A People’s History of The United States (1980, US) – Howard Zinn [non-fiction: history]
  18. The Torch in My Ear (Die Fackel im Ohr) (1980, Bulgaria/UK/Switzerland) – Elias Canetti [non-fiction: memoir]
  19. Walter Lippmann and the American Century (1980, US) – Ronald Steel [non-fiction: biography]
  20. Peter the Great: His Life and World (1980, US) – Robert K. Massie [non-fiction: biography]
  21. Walt Whitman: A Life (1980, US) – Justin Kaplan [non-fiction: biography]
  22. Cosmos (1980, US) – Carl Sagan [non-fiction: science]
  23. Midnight’s Children (1981, India/UK) – Salman Rushdie [fiction: novel]
  24. Rabbit is Rich (1981, US) – John Updike [fiction: novel]
  25. Obasan (1981, Canada) – Joy Kogawa [fiction: novel]
  26. The War of the End of the World (1981, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  27. July’s People (1981, South Africa) – Nadine Gordimer [fiction: novel]
  28. Cities of the Red Night (Red Night Trilogy I) (1981, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  29. A Flag for Sunrise (1981, US) – Robert Stone [fiction: novel]
  30. Transit of Venus (1981, US) – Shirley Hazzard [fiction: novel]
  31. Why Don’t You Dance (1981, US) – Raymond Carver [fiction: story]
  32. Easter Morning (1981, US) – A.R. Ammons [poem]
  33. In Memoriam Mae Noblitt (1981, US) – A.R. Ammons [poem]
  34. The Season of Phantasmal Peace (1981, St. Lucia) – Derek Walcott [poem]
  35. Aké: The Years of Childhood (1981, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [non-fiction: memoir]
  36. Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [non-fiction: travel/sociology]
  37. Jefferson and His Time (1948-1981, US) – Dumas Malone [non-fiction: biography]
  38. Grant: A Biography (1981, US) – William S. McFeely [non-fiction: biography]
  39. National Defense (1981, US) – James Fallows [non-fiction]
  40. The Mismeasure of Man (1981, US) – Stephen Jay Gould [non-fiction: science]
  41. Schindler’s List (1982, Australia) – Thomas Keneally [fiction: novel]
  42. The Color Purple (1982, US) – Alice Walker [fiction: novel]
  43. The House of the Spirits (1982, Chile) – Isabel Allende [fiction: novel]
  44. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982, US) – Anne Tyler [fiction: novel]
  45. Hollow (1982, US) – Breece D’J Pancake [fiction: story]
  46. The Dark Tower (series of 8 books, 1982-2012, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novels]
  47. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower series) (1982, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  48. Different Seasons (1982, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novellas]
  49. Ham on Rye (1982, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [fiction: novel]
  50. The BFG (1982, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  51. ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys (1982, South Africa) – Athol Fugard [play]
  52. ’night, Mother (1982, US) – Marsha Norman [play]*
  53. The Real Thing (1982, UK) – Tom Stoppard [play]
  54. Top Girls (1982, UK) – Caryl Churchill  [play]
  55. Noises Off (1982, UK) – Michael Frayn [play]
  56. The Changing Light at Sandover (1982, US) – James Merrill [poetry]
  57. Selected Poems (1982, US) – Galway Kinnell [poetry]
  58. Old Leaves from the Chinese Earth (c. 1982, India) – Sadanand Rege [poem]
  59. The Witness of Poetry (1982, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: criticism]
  60. The Fate of the Earth (1982, US) – Jonathan Schell [non-fiction]
  61. The Life and Times of Michael K. (1983, South Africa) – J.M. Coetzee [fiction: novel]
  62. Ironweed (1983, US) – William Kennedy [fiction: novel]
  63. Cathedral (1983, US) Raymond Carver [fiction: story]
  64. The Mists of Avalon (1983, US) – Marion Zimmer Bradley [fiction: novel]
  65. Discworld (series of 41 books, 1983-2015) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novels]
  66. The Color of Magic (Discworld series ) (1983, UK) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novel]
  67. The Place of Dead Roads (Red Night Trilogy I) (1983, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  68. Hot Water Music (1983, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [fiction: stories]
  69. The Witches (1983, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  70. The Complete Poems: 1927-1979 (1983, US) – Elizabeth Bishop [poetry]
  71. A Ballad of Going Down to the Store (c. 1983, Poland) – Miron Bialoszewski [poem]
  72. Caged Bird (1983, US) – Maya Angelou [poem]
  73. August (1983, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  74. A Meeting (1983, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  75. Parsley (1983, US) – Rita Dove [poem]
  76. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984, Czechoslovakia) – Milan Kundera [fiction: novel]
  77. The Lover (1984, France) – Marguerite Duras [fiction: novel]
  78. Money: A Suicide Note (1984, UK) – Martin Amis [fiction: novel]
  79. Foreign Affairs (1984, US) – Alison Lurie [fiction: novel]
  80. Flaubert’s Parrot (1984, UK) – Julian Barnes [fiction: novel]
  81. Neuromancer (1984, US/Canada) – William Gibson [fiction: novel]
  82. Empire of the Sun (1984, UK) – J.G. Ballard [fiction: novel]
  83. Glengarry Glen Ross (1984, US)- David Mamet [play]*
  84. Fool for Love (1984, US) – Sam Shepard [play]
  85. Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face (1984, US) – Jack Prelutsky [poem]
  86. The Second Madrigal (c. 1984, Poland) – Anna Swir (Anna Swirszczynska) [poem]
  87. She Does Not Remember (c. 1984, Poland) – Anna Swir [poem]
  88. You Tell Us What to Do (c. 1984, Pakistan) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz [poem]
  89. Before You Came (c. 1984, Pakistan) – Faiz Ahmed Faiz [poem]
  90. Just Walking Around (1984, US) – John Ashbery [poem]
  91. One Writer’s Beginnings (1984, US) – Eudora Welty [non-fiction: memoir]
  92. Love in the Time of Cholera (1985, Colombia) – Gabriel García Márquez [fiction: novel]
  93. White Noise (1985, US) – Don DeLillo [fiction: novel]
  94. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: novel]
  95. The Accidental Tourist (1985, US) – Anne Tyler [fiction: novel]
  96. Blood Meridian (1985, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  97. Lonesome Dove (1985, US) – Larry McMurtry [fiction: novel]
  98. Ender’s Game (1985, US) – Orson Scott Card [fiction: novel]
  99. Contact (1985, US) – Carl Sagan [fiction: novel]
  100. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985, Japan) – Hakuri Murakami [fiction: novel]
  101. The Cider House Rules (1985, US) – John Irving [fiction: novel]
  102. The Good Terrorist (1985, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: novel]
  103. Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth (1985, Egypt) – Naguib Mahfouz [fiction: novel]
  104. Greasy Lake (1985, US) – T.C. Boyle [fiction: story]
  105. The Chosen Husband (1985, Canada/France) Mavis Gallant [fiction: story]
  106. The Elephant Vanishes (1985, Japan) – Haruki Murakami [fiction: story]
  107. The Normal Heart (1985, US) – Larry Kramer [play]
  108. Oranges (1985, US) – Gary Soto [poem]
  109. War Photographer (1985, UK) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  110. Collected Poems (1985, US) – Robert Hayden [poetry]
  111. The Play of the Eyes (Das Augenspiel) (1985, Bulgaria/UK/Switzerland) – Elias Canetti [non-fiction: memoir]
  112. The New York Trilogy (1985-1986, US) – Paul Auster [fiction: novels]
  113. A Summons to Memphis (1986, US) – Peter Taylor [fiction: novel]
  114. Speaker for the Dead (Ender’s series) (1986, US) – Orson Scott Card [fiction: novel]
  115. It (1986, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  116. Foe (1986, South Africa/Australia) – J.M. Coetzee [fiction: novel]
  117. Fits (1986, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: story]
  118. Communist (1986, US) Richard Ford [fiction: story]
  119. And Yet the Books (1986, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  120. The Journey (1986, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  121. Wild Geese (1986, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  122. A Prayer That Will Be Answered (c. 1986, Poland) – Anna Kamienska [poem]
  123. Variation on the Word Sleep (1986, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  124. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleed’s History (1986, US) – Art Spiegelman [non-fiction: graphic memoir]
  125. Going to the Territory (1986, US) – Ralph Ellison [non-fiction: essays]
  126. Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1986, US) – J. Anthony Lukas [non-fiction: journalism] 
  127. Beloved (1987, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  128. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987, US) – Tom Wolfe [fiction: novel]
  129. Norwegian Wood (1987, Japan) – Hakuri Murakami [fiction: novel]
  130. Watchmen (1987, US) – Alan Moore [fiction: graphic novel]
  131. Mort (Discworld series) (1987, UK) [fiction: novel]
  132. Equal Rites (Discworld series) (1987, UK) [fiction: novel]
  133. Misery (1987, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  134. The Western Lands (Red Night Trilogy I) (1987, US) – William Burroughs [fiction: novel]
  135. The Enigma of Arrival (1987, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  136. The Things They Carried (1987, US) – Tim O’Brien [fiction: story]
  137. You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town (1987, South Africa) – Zoë Wicomb [fiction: story]
  138. Fences (1987, US) – August Wilson [play]
  139. Caedmon (1987, US) – Denise Levertov [poem]
  140. Residue (c. 1987, Brazil) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade [poem]
  141. Don’t Kill Yourself (c. 1987, Brazil) – Carlos Drummond de Andrade [poem]
  142. Clearances (1987, Ireland) – Seamus Heaney [poem]
  143. I Go Back to May 1937 (1987, US) – Sharon Olds [poem]
  144. Little Wilson and Big God (1987, UK) – Anthony Burgess [non-fiction: memoir]
  145. And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the Aids Epidemic (1987, US) – Randy Shilts [non-fiction: journalism]
  146. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1987, US) – Richard Rhodes [non-fiction: history/science]
  147. The Satanic Verses (1988, India/UK) – Salman Rushdie [fiction: novel]
  148. Nervous Conditions (1988, Zimbabwe) – Tsitsi Dangaremba [fiction: novel]
  149. Oscar and Lucinda (1988, Australia) – Peter Carey [fiction: novel]
  150. Paris Trout (1988, US) – Pete Dexter [fiction: novel]
  151. The Alchemist (1988, Brazil) – Paulo Coelho [fiction: novel]
  152. The Player of Games (Culture series) (1988, UK) – Iain M. Banks [fiction: novel]
  153. Dance Dance Dance (1988, Japan) – Haruki Murakami [fiction: novel]
  154. The Fifth Child (1988, UK) – Doris Lessing [fiction: novel]
  155. White Angel (1988, US) – Michael Cunningham [fiction: story]
  156. The Management of Grief (1988, India/US) – Bharati Mukherjee [fiction: story]
  157. Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories (1988, US) – Raymond Carver [fiction: stories]
  158. Matilda (1988, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  159. Esio Trot (1989, UK) – Roald Dahl [fiction: children’s literature]
  160. The Heidi Chronicles (1988, US) – Wendy Wasserstein [play]
  161. M Butterfly (1988, US) – David Henry Hwang [play]
  162. Torture Chamber (c. 1988, Chile) – Enrique Lihn [poem]
  163. The One Day (1988, US) – Donald Hall [poem]
  164. The Answer (1988, China) – Bei Dao [poem]
  165. Funeral Sermon, Soweto (1988, Nigeria) – Wole Soyinka [poem]
  166. A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988, UK) – Stephen Hawking [non-fiction: science]
  167. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988, US) – James M. McPherson [non-fiction: history]
  168. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (1988, US) – Taylor Branch [non-fiction: biography] 
  169. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988, US) – Neil Sheehan [non-fiction: history/biography]
  170. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988, US) – Eric Foner [non-fiction: history]
  171. Billy Bathgate (1989, US) – E.L. Doctorow [fiction: novel]
  172. A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989, US) – John Irving [fiction: novel]
  173. Breathing Lessions (1989, US) – Anne Tyler [fiction: novel]
  174. The Remains of the Day (1989, UK) – Kazuo Ishiguro [fiction: novel]
  175. The Power of One (1989, South Africa/Australia) – Bruce Courtenay [fiction: novel]
  176. Like Water for Chocolate (1989, Mexico) – Laura Esquivel [fiction: novel]
  177. The Joy Luck Club (1989, US) – Amy Tan [fiction: novel]
  178. Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos series) (1989, US) – Dan Simmons [fiction: novel]
  179. A Time to Kill (1989, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  180. London Fields (1989, UK) – Martin Amis [fiction: novel]
  181. Guards! Guards! (Discworld series) (1989, UK) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novel]
  182. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989, US) – Oscar Hijuelos [fiction: novel]
  183. You’re Ugly, Too (1989, US) – Lorrie Moore [fiction: story]

1990-1999

  1. Possession (1990, UK) – A.S Byatt [fiction: novel]
  2. Rabbit at Rest (1990, US) – John Updike [fiction: novel]
  3. Amongst Women (1990, Ireland) – John McGahern [fiction: novel]
  4. Use of Weapons (Culture series) (1990, UK) – Iain M. Banks [fiction: novel]
  5. The Dark Elf Trilogy (series, 1990-1991, US) – R.A. Salvatore [fiction: novels]
  6. Homeland (The Dark Elf Trilogy I) (1990, US) – R.A. Salvatore [fiction: novel]
  7. The Wheel of Time (series of 14 books, 1990-2013, US) – Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson [fiction: novels]
  8. The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time series) (1990, US) – Robert Jordan [fiction: novel]
  9. The Things They Carried (1990, US) – Tim O’Brien [fiction: linked stories]
  10. Friend of My Youth (1990, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  11. Death by Landscape (1990, Canada) Margaret Atwood [fiction: story]
  12. A Real Doll (1990, US) – A.M. Homes [fiction: story]
  13. Oh, the Places You’ll Go (1990, US) – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) [fiction: children’s literature]
  14. Six Degrees of Separation (1990, US) – John Guare [play]*
  15. Dancing at Lughnasa (1990, Ireland) – Brian Friel [play]
  16. The Other Shore (1990, China) – Gao Xingjian [play]
  17. New Selected Poems: 1966-1987 (1990, Ireland) – Seamus Heaney [poetry]
  18. The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1990, Germany/US) – Charles Bukowski [poetry]
  19. Omeros (1990, St. Lucia) – Derek Walcott [poem]
  20. The End of Dodona 2 (c. 1990, Greece) – Yiannis Ritsos [poem]
  21. As Soon As Fred Gets Out of Bed (1990, US) – Jack Prelutsky [poem]
  22. Words, Wide Night (1990, US) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  23. The Summer Day (1990, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  24. You’ve Had Your Time (1990, UK) – Anthony Burgess [non-fiction: memoir]
  25. India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [non-fiction: travel/sociology]
  26. The Journalist and the Murderer (1990, US) – Janet Malcolm [non-fiction: journalism]
  27. Mao II (1991, US) – Don DeLillo [fiction: novel]
  28. A Thousand Acres (1991, US) – Jane Smiley [fiction: novel]
  29. Mating (1991, US) – Norman Rush [fiction: novel]
  30. American Psycho (1991, US) – Bret Easton Ellis [fiction: novel]
  31. Wise Children (1991, US) – Angela Carter [fiction: novel]
  32. Time’s Arrow (1991, UK) – Martin Amis [fiction: novel]
  33. The Firm (1991, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  34. The Pugilist at Rest (1991, US) Thom Jones [fiction: story]
  35. They’re Made out of Meat (1991, US) – Terry Bisson [fiction: story]
  36. Silver Water (1991, US) – Amy Bloom [fiction: story]
  37. Never Marry a Mexican (1991, Mexico/US) – Sandra Cisneros [fiction: story]
  38. An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 (1991, US) – Adrienne Rich [poetry]
  39. Sava’s Journey (c. 1991, Yugoslavia/Serbia) – Vasko Popa [poem]
  40. The English Patient (1992, Canada) – Michael Ondaatje [fiction: novel]
  41. Black Water (1992, US) – Joyce Carol Oates [fiction: novellla]
  42. Doomsday Book (1992, US) – Connie Willis [fiction: novel]
  43. A Fire Upon the Deep (1992, US) – Vernor Vinge [fiction: novel]
  44. Snow Crash (1992, US) – Neal Stephenson [fiction: novel]
  45. Dangerous Lady (1992, UK) – Martina Cole [fiction: novel]
  46. Small Gods (Discworld series) (1992, UK) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novel]
  47. All the Pretty Horses (1992, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  48. The Secret History (1992, US) – Donna Tartt [fiction: novel]
  49. Jazz (1992, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  50. Emergency (1992, US) Denis Johnson [fiction: story]
  51. Angels in America (1992, US) – Tony Kushner [play]*
  52. When Death Comes (1992, US) – Mary Oliver [poem]
  53. Conversation with Jeanne (1992, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  54. A Poem for the End of the Century (1992, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [poem]
  55. Beginning with My Streets: Essays and Recollections (1992, Poland) – Czesław Miłosz [non-fiction: essays/memoir]
  56. What It Takes: The Way to the White House (1992, US) – Richard Ben Cramer [non-fiction: journalism]
  57. Truman (1992, US) – David McCullough [non-fiction: biography]
  58. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America (1992, US) – Garry Wills [non-fiction]
  59. The Stone Diaries (1993, Canada) – Carol Shields [fiction: novel]
  60. The Shipping News (1993, US) – E. Annie Proulx [fiction: novel]
  61. Operation Shylock (1993, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  62. A Suitable Boy (1993, India/UK) – Vikram Seth [fiction: novel]
  63. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993, Ireland) – Roddy Doyle [fiction: novel]
  64. The Virgin Suicides (1993, US) – Jeffrey Eugenides [fiction: novel]
  65. Red Mars (1993, US) – Kim Stanley Robinson [fiction: novel]
  66. The Ladykiller (1993, UK) – Martina Cole [fiction: novel]
  67. The Client (1993, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  68. I Want to Live! (1993, US) Thom Jones [fiction: story]
  69. Arcadia (1993, UK) – Tom Stoppard [play]
  70. Valentine (1993, US) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  71. Havisham (1993, US) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  72. Stuffed (1993, US) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  73. The End and the Beginning (1993, Poland) – Wisława Szymborska [poem]
  74. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994, Japan) – Haruki Murakami [fiction: novel]
  75. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994, UK) – Louis De Bernières [fiction: novel]
  76. How Late It Was, How Late (1994, US) – James Kelman [fiction: novel]
  77. The Sword of Truth (series of 18 books, 1994-2017, US) – Terry Goodkind [fiction: novels]
  78. Wizard’s First Rule (The Sword of Truth series) (1994, US) – Terry Goodkind [fiction: novel]
  79. The Crossing (1994, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  80. A Way in the World (1994, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [fiction: novel]
  81. Juneteenth (c. 1994, pub. 1999, US) – Ralph Ellison [fiction: novel]
  82. Milkweed and Monarch (1994, Ireland) – Paul Muldoon [poem]
  83. Under My Skin (1994, UK) – Doris Lessing [non-fiction: memoir]
  84. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994, US) – John Berendt [non-fiction]
  85. How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter (1994, US) – Sherwin B. Nuland [non-fiction]
  86. A Fine Balance (1995, Canada) – Rohinton Mistry [fiction: novel]
  87. Sabbath’s Theater (1995, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  88. The Blue Flower (1995, US) – Penelope Fitzgerald [fiction: novel]
  89. Blindness (1995, Portugal) – José Saramago [fiction: novel]
  90. The Farseer Trilogy (series, 1995-1997, US) – Robin Hobb [fiction: novels]
  91. Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy I) (1995, US) – Robin Hobb [fiction: novel]
  92. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (1995, US) – Neil Stephenson [fiction: novel]
  93. His Dark Materials (trilogy, 1995-2000, UK) – Philip Pullman [fiction: novels]
  94. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials I) (1995) – Philip Pullman [fiction: novel]
  95. The Rainmaker (1995, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  96. The Information (1995, UK) – Martin Amis [fiction: novel]
  97. The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995, India/UK) – Salman Rushdie [fiction: novel]
  98. Bullet in the Brain (1995, US) – Tobias Wolff [fiction: story]
  99. Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing (1995, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  100. Morning in the Burned House (1995, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  101. In the Secular Night (1995, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  102. The Moment (1995, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [poem]
  103. The Rings of Saturn (1995, Germany) – W.G. Sebald [non-fiction]
  104. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (1995, US) – Richard Preston [non-fiction: medicine]
  105. The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism (1995, US) – Tina Rosenberg [non-fiction]
  106. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995, republished 2004, US) – Barack Obama [non-fiction: memoir]
  107. Infinite Jest (1996, US) – David Foster Wallace [fiction: novel]
  108. The Reality Dysfunction (The Night’s Dawn trilogy) (1996, UK) – Peter F. Hamilton [fiction: novel]
  109. A Song of Ice and Fire (series, 1996-Present) – George R.R. Martin [fiction: novels]
  110. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire series) (1996, US) – George R. R. Martin [fiction: novel]
  111. Fight Club (1996, Ukraine/US) – Chuck Palahniuk [fiction: novel]
  112. The Runaway Jury (1996, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  113. Flying Home and Other Stories (1996, US) – Ralph Ellison [fiction: stories]
  114. Drown (1996, Dominican Republic/US) – Junot Díaz [fiction: story]
  115. Night Women (1996, Haiti/US) – Edwidge Danticat [fiction: story]
  116. Into The Wild (1996, US) – Jon Krakauer [non-fiction: journalism]
  117. American Pastoral (1997, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  118. The God of Small Things (1997, India) – Arundhati Roy [fiction: novel]
  119. Underworld (1997, US) – Don DeLillo [fiction: novel]
  120. Cold Mountain (1997, US) – Charles Frazier [fiction: novel]
  121. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) (1997, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  122. The Partner (1997, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  123. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower IV) (1997, US) – Stephen King [fiction: novel]
  124. Mason & Dixon (1997, US) – Thomas Pynchon [fiction: novel]
  125. Tiny, Smiling Daddy (1997, US) Mary Gaitskill [fiction: story]
  126. Brokeback Mountain (1997, US) – Annie Proulx [fiction: story]
  127. The Weir (1997, Ireland/UK) – Conor McPherson [play]
  128. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies (1997, US) – Jared Diamond [non-fiction: history]
  129. The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (1997, US) – Sebastian Junger [non-fiction: journalism]
  130. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (1997, US) – Jon Krakauer [non-fiction: journalism]
  131. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1997, US) – Iris Chang [non-fiction: history]
  132. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments (1997, US) – David Foster Wallace [non-fiction: essays]
  133. The Savage Detectives (1998, Chile) – Roberto Bolaño [fiction: novel]
  134. A Man in Full (1998, US) – Tom Wolfe [fiction: novel]
  135. My Name Is Red (1998, Turkey) – Orhan Pamuk [fiction: novel]
  136. The Poisonwood Bible (1998, US) – Barbara Kingsolver [fiction: novel]
  137. Cities of the Plain (1998, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  138. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  139. The Hours (1998, US) – Michael Cunningham [fiction: novel]
  140. Birds of America (1998, US) – Lorrie Moore [fiction: stories]
  141. Sea Oak (1998, US) George Saunders [fiction: story]
  142. The Key of Water (c. 1998, Mexico) – Octavio Paz [poem]
  143. Zito the Magician (c. 1998, Czech Republic) – Miroslav Holub [poem]
  144. A Woman Unconscious (c. 1998, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  145. Old Age Gets Up (c. 1998, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  146. Wind (c. 1998, UK) – Ted Hughes [poem]
  147. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (1998, US) – Philip Gourevitch [non-fiction: journalism]
  148. A Walk In The Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (1998, US) – Bill Bryson [non-fiction: travel]
  149. Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples (1998, Trinidad & Tobago/UK) – V.S. Naipaul [non-fiction: travel/sociology]
  150. Waiting (1999, China/US) – Ha Jin [fiction: novel]
  151. The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999, India/UK) – Salman Rushdie [fiction: novel]
  152. Disgrace (1999, South Africa) – J.M. Coetzee [fiction: novel]
  153. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  154. The Testament (1999, US) – John Grisham [fiction: novel]
  155. Malazan Book of the Fallen (series of 10 books, 1999-2011, Canada) – Steven Erikson [fiction: novels]
  156. Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen series) (1999, Canada) – Steven Erikson [fiction: novel]
  157. Invisible Monsters (1999, Ukraine/US) – Chuck Palahniuk [fiction: novel]
  158. Survivor (1999, Ukraine/US) – Chuck Palahniuk [fiction: novel]
  159. The Love of a Good Woman (1998, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  160. The Bear Came Over the Mountain (1999, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: story]
  161. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999, US) – David Foster Wallace [fiction: stories]
  162. Interpreter of Maladies (1999, UK/US) – Jhumpa Lahiri [fiction: stories]
  163. Forgetfulness (1999, US) – Billy Collins [poem]
  164. Anne Hathaway (1999, US) – Carol Ann Duffy [poem]
  165. The Emptiness of Being A Man (The Emptiness of Man) (c. 1999, Brazil) – João Cabral De Melo Neto [poem]
  166. No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (1999, Canada) – Naomi Klein [non-fiction]
  167. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (1999, US) – John W. Dower

2000-2009

  1. White Teeth (2000, UK) – Zadie Smith [fiction: novel]
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000, US) – Michael Chabon [fiction: novel]
  3. Being Dead (2000, UK) – Jim Crace [fiction: novel]
  4. The Human Stain (2000, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  5. The Blind Assassin (2000, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: novel]
  6. Ravelstein (2000, US) – Saul Bellow [fiction: novel]
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  8. The Dresden Files (series, 2000 and continuing, US) – Jim Butcher [fiction: novels]
  9. Storm Front (The Dresden Files series) (2000, US) – Jim Butcher [fiction: novel]
  10. Revelation Space (2000, UK) – Alastair Reynolds [fiction: novel]
  11. The Feast of the Goat (2000, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  12. Pastoralia (2000, US) – George Saunders [fiction: stories]
  13. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (2000, US) – ZZ Packer [fiction: story]
  14. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000, US) – Stephen King [non-fiction]
  15. Proof (2000, US) – David Auburn [play]
  16. We Have Done Our Duty (c. 2000, Israel) – Yehuda Amichai [poem]
  17. A Pity, We Were Such A Good Invention (c. 2000, Israel) – Yehuda Amichai [poem]
  18. My Mother Once Told Me (c. 2000, Israel) – Yehuda Amichai [poem]
  19. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000, US) – Dave Eggers [non-fiction: memoir]
  20. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (2000, US) – Nathaniel Philbrick [non-fiction: history]
  21. From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to The Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (2000, France/US) – Jacques Barzun [non-fiction: history]
  22. London: The Biography (2000, UK) – Peter Ackroyd [non-fiction: history]
  23. Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War ( 2000, US) – Frances FitzGerald [non-fiction: history/journalism]
  24. Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000, US) – David Sedaris [non-fiction: humor]
  25. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000, US) – Malcolm Gladwell [non-fiction]
  26. Cherry (2000, US) – Mary Karr [non-fiction: memoir]
  27. Experience: A Memoir (2000, UK) – Martin Amis [non-fiction: memoir]
  28. Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (2000, US) – Lauren Slater [non-fiction: memoir]
  29. Persepolis (2000, Iran/France) – Marjane Satrapi [non-fiction: graphic memoir]
  30. The Corrections (2001, US) – Jonathan Franzen [fiction: novel]
  31. Austerlitz (2001, Germany) – W.G. Sebald [fiction: novel]
  32. Atonement (2001, UK) – Ian McEwan [fiction: novel]
  33. True History of The Kelly Gang (2001, US) – Peter Carey [fiction: novel]
  34. American Gods (2001, UK) – Neil Gaiman [fiction: novel]
  35. Empire Falls (2001, US) – Richard Russo [fiction: novel]
  36. Bel Canto (2001, US) – Ann Patchett [fiction: novel]
  37. John Henry Days (2001, US) – Colson Whitehead [fiction: novel]
  38. Life of Pi (2001, Canada) – Yann Martel [fiction: novel]
  39. The Secret Life of Bees (2001, US) – Sue Monk Kidd [fiction: novel]
  40. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (2001, US) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  41. Family Furnishings (2001, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: story]
  42. The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001, Ireland/UK) – Martin McDonagh [play]
  43. Topdog/Underdog (2001, US) – Suzan-Lori Parks [play]
  44. I Am Alone (c. 2001, Senegal) – Léopold Sédar Senghor [poem]
  45. To New York (c. 2001, Senegal) – Léopold Sédar Senghor [poem]
  46. An Improvisation for Angular Momentum( c. 2001, US) – A.R. Ammons [poem]
  47. Gravelly Run (c. 2001, US) – A.R. Ammons [poem]
  48. Hymn (c. 2001, US) – A.R. Ammons [poem]
  49. John Adams (2001, US) – David McCullough [non-fiction: biography]
  50. Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001, US) – Laura Hillenbrand [non-fiction: sports]
  51. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001, US) – Eric Schlosser [non-fiction: food]
  52. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America (2001, US) – Barbara Ehrenreich [non-fiction]
  53. The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (2001, US) – Louis Menand [non-fiction: history/biography/philosophy]
  54. Uncle Tungsten: Memories of A Chemical Boyhood (2001, US) – Oliver Sachs [non-fiction: memoir]
  55. Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures At The Table (2001, US) – Ruth Reichl [non-fiction: food]
  56. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001, US) – Michael Pollan [non-fiction]
  57. Middlesex (2002, US) – Jeffrey Eugenides [fiction: novel]
  58. Everything Is Illuminated (2002, US) – Jonathan Safran Foer [fiction: novel]
  59. Kafka on the Shore (2002, Japan) – Haruki Murakami [fiction: novel]
  60. Snow (2002, Turkey) – Orhan Pamuk [fiction: novel]
  61. Altered Carbon (2002, UK) – Richard K. Morgan [fiction: novel]
  62. Gould’s Book of Fish (2002, Australia) – Richard Flanagan [fiction: novel]
  63. The Lovely Bones (2002, US) – Alice Sebold [fiction: novel]
  64. Caramelo (2002, US) – Sandra Cisneros [fiction: novel]
  65. The Crimson Petal and The White (2002, The Netherlands/UK) – Michel Faber [fiction: novel]
  66. Prague (2002, US) – Arthur Phillips [fiction: novel]
  67. Unless (2002, US/Canada) – Carol Shields [fiction: novel]
  68. Lullaby (2002, Ukraine/US) – Chuck Palahniuk [fiction: novel]
  69. Night Watch (Discworld series) (2002, UK) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novel]
  70. You Are Not A Stranger Here (2002, US) – Adam Haslett [fiction: stories]
  71. Travis B (2002, US) Maile Meloy [fiction: story]
  72. The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002, US) – Edward Albee [play]
  73. Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 2 – The Power of Place (2002, UK) Janet Browne [non-fiction: biography]
  74. Bad Blood (2002, UK) – Lorna Sage [non-fiction: memoir]
  75. Live From New York (2002, US) – Tom Shales [non-fiction: arts]
  76. Salt: A World History (2002, US) – Mark Kurlansky [non-fiction: history]
  77. Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (2002, US) – Robert A. Caro [non-fiction: biography]
  78. “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide (2002, Ireland/US) – Samantha Power [non-fiction: history/foreign policy]
  79. The Known World (2003, US) – Edward P. Jones [fiction: novel]
  80. Drop City (2003, US) – T.C. Boyle [fiction: novel]
  81. The Fortress of Solitude (2003, US) – Jonathan Lethem [fiction: novel]
  82. Brick Lane (2003, Bangladesh/UK) – Monica Ali [fiction: novel]
  83. Any Human Heart (2003, UK) – William Boyd [fiction: novel]
  84. The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time (2003, UK) – Mark Haddon [fiction: novel]
  85. The Namesake (2003, UK/US) – Jhumpa Lahiri [fiction: novel]
  86. The Graft (2003, UK) – Martina Cole [fiction: novel]
  87. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  88. Oryx and Crake (2003, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: novel]
  89. The Kite Runner (2003, Afghanistan/US) – Khaled Hosseini [fiction: novel]
  90. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003, US) – Audrey Niffenegger [fiction: novel]
  91. The Da Vinci Code (2003, US) – Dan Brown [fiction: novel]
  92. What You Pawn, I Will Redeem (2003, US) – Sherman Alexie [fiction: story]
  93. Paradise (2003, UK) – Ali Smith [fiction: story]
  94. Runaway (2003, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: story]
  95. The Pillowman (2003, Ireland) – Martin McDonagh [play]
  96. They Marched Into Sunlight: War And Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 (2003, US) – David Maraniss [non-fiction: history]
  97. Gulag: A History (2003, US/Poland) – Anne Applebaum [non-fiction: history]
  98. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003, US) – Mary Roach [non-fiction: science]
  99. Living to Tell The Tale (2003, Colombia) – Gabriel García Márquez [non-fiction: memoir]
  100. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age In The Bronx (2003, US) – Adrian Nicole Leblanc [non-fiction: sociology]
  101. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (2003, US) – Erik Larson [non-fiction: history]
  102. Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means (2003, US) – William Vollmann [non-fiction: history/violence]
  103. Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (2003, US) – William Taubman [non-fiction: biography]
  104. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003, US) – Michael Lewis [non-fiction: sports]
  105. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2003, US) – Jon Krakauer [non-fiction: journalism]
  106. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003, UK) – Lynne Truss [non-fiction: language]
  107. Pandora’s Star (2004, UK) – Peter F. Hamilton [fiction: novel]
  108. Going Postal (Discworld series) (2004, UK) – Terry Pratchett [fiction: novel]
  109. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2004, US) Susanna Clarke [fiction: novel]
  110. Cloud Atlas (2004, US) – David Mitchell [fiction: novel]
  111. The Line of Beauty (2004, US) – Alan Hollinghurst [fiction: novel]
  112. The Master (2004, US) – Colm Toibin [fiction: novel]
  113. Gilead (2004, US) – Marilynne Robinson [fiction: novel]
  114. The Plot Against America (2004, US) – Philip Roth [fiction: novel]
  115. 2666 (2004, Chile) – Roberto Bolaño [fiction: novel]
  116. Case Histories (2004, US) – Kate Atkinson [fiction: novel]
  117. Small Island (2004, UK) – Andrea Levy [fiction: novel]
  118. Runaway (2004, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  119. Oblivion: Stories (2004, US) – David Foster Wallace [fiction: stories]
  120. The First Day (2004, US)- Edward P. Jones [fiction: story]
  121. The History Boys (2004, UK) – Alan Bennett [play]
  122. The Clean House (2004, US) – Sarah Ruhl [play]
  123. Doubt (2004, US) – John Patrick Shanley [play]*
  124. Alexander Hamilton (2004, US) – Ron Chernow [non-fiction: biography]
  125. Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2004, US) – Stephen Greenblatt [non-fiction: biography]
  126. Chronicles: Volume One (2004, US) – Bob Dylan [non-fiction: memoir]
  127. Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 To Abu Ghraib (2004, US) – Seymour M. Hersh [non-fiction: journalism]
  128. Shadow Divers (2004, US) – Robert Kurson [non-fiction]
  129. Washington’s Crossing (2004, US) – David Hackett Fischer [non-fiction: history]
  130. de Kooning: An American Master (2004, US) – Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan [non-fiction: biography]
  131. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age (2004, US) – Kevin Boyle [non-fiction: history]
  132. The 9/11 Commission Report (2004, US) – National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States [non-fiction: government report]
  133. Saturday (2005, UK) – Ian McEwan [fiction: novel]
  134. Never Let Me Go (2005, Japan/UK) – Kazuo Ishiguro [fiction: novel]
  135. On Beauty (2005, UK) – Zadie Smith [fiction: novel]
  136. The March (2005, US) – L. Doctorow [fiction: novel]
  137. Europe Central (2005, US) – William Vollmann [fiction: novel]
  138. Lunar Park (2005, US) – Bret Easton Ellis [fiction: novel]
  139. Shalimar the Clown (2005, India/UK) – Salman Rushdie [fiction: novel]
  140. No Country for Old Men (2005, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  141. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005, Sweden) – Stieg Larsson [fiction: novel]
  142. Twilight (2005, US) – Stephenie Meyer [fiction: novel]
  143. The Book Thief (2005, Australia) – Markus Zusak [fiction: novel]
  144. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  145. Old Man’s War (2005, US) – John Scalzi [fiction: novel]
  146. The Year of Magical Thinking (2005, US) – Joan Didion [non-fiction: memoir]
  147. The Assassins’ Gate: America In Iraq (2005, US) – George Packer [non-fiction: journalism]
  148. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (2005, US) – Charles C. Mann [non-fiction: history]
  149. The Glass Castle (2005, US) – Jeannette Wells [non-fiction: memoir]
  150. 1776 (2005, US) – David McCullough [non-fiction: history]
  151. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey (2005, US) – Candice Millard [non-fiction: history]
  152. Untold Stories (2005, UK). By Alan Bennett [non-fiction: memoir/essays]
  153. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (2005, UK). By Tony Judt [fiction: history]
  154. Them: A Memoir of Parents (2005, France/US). By Francine du Plessix Gray [non-fiction: memoir/biography]
  155. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2005, US). By Stephen Greenblatt [non-fiction: literary criticism/biography]
  156. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005, US). By Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin [non-fiction: biography]
  157. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005, US) – Malcolm Gladwell [non-fiction]
  158. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays (2005, US) – David Foster Wallace [non-fiction: essays]
  159. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005, US) – Steven D. Levitt [non-fiction]
  160. The Bad Girl (2006, Peru) – Mario Vargas Llosa [fiction: novel]
  161. The Road (2006, US) – Cormac McCarthy [fiction: novel]
  162. The Lay of The Land (2006, US) – Richard Ford [fiction: novel]
  163. All Aunt Hagar’s Children (2006, US) – Edward P. Jones [fiction: novel]
  164. The Echo Maker (2006, US) – Richard Powers [fiction: novel]
  165. The Emperor’s Children (2006, US) – Claire Messud [fiction: novel]
  166. Half of a Yellow Sun (2006, Nigeria) – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [fiction: novel]
  167. The First Law (series, 2006-Present, UK) – Joe Abercrombie [fiction: novels]
  168. The Blade Itself (The First Law series) (2006) – Joe Abercrombie [fiction: novel]
  169. Mistborn (series, 2006-Present, US) – Brandon Sanderson [fiction: novels]
  170. Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn series) (2006, US) – Brandon Sanderson [fiction: novel]
  171. The Thirteenth Tale (2006, UK) – Diane Setterfield [fiction: novel]
  172. Twilight of The Superheroes (2006, US) – Deborah Eisenberg [fiction: stories]
  173. The Collected Stories (2006, US) – Amy Hempel [fiction: stories]
  174. Dimension (2006, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: story]
  175. God of Carnage (2006, France) – Yasmina Reza [play]
  176. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and The Road to 9/11 (2006, US) – Lawrence Wright [non-fiction: journalism]
  177. James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Seldon (2006, US) – Julie Phillips [non-fiction: biography]
  178. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War (2006, US) – Nathanial Philbrick [non-fiction: history]
  179. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006, US) – Michael Pollan [non-fiction: food]
  180. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006, US) – Alison Bechdel [non-fiction: graphic memoir]
  181. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (2006, US) – Taylor Branch [non-fiction: biography/history]
  182. The Lost: A Search For Six of Six Million (2006, US) – Daniel Mendelsohn [non-fiction]
  183. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (2006, US) – Elizabeth Gilbert [non-fiction: memoir]
  184. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone (2006, US) – Rajiv Chandrasekaran [non-fiction: journalism]
  185. Enrique’s Journey (2006, US) – Sonia Nazario [non-fiction: journalism]
  186. Peeling the Onion (2006, Germany) – Günter Grass [non-fiction: memoir]
  187. The God Delusion (2006, UK) – Richard Dawkins [non-fiction]
  188. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007, Dominican Republic/US) – Junot Díaz [fiction: novel]
  189. Then We Came To The End (2007, US) – Joshua Ferris [fiction: novel]
  190. Tree of Smoke (2007, US) – Denis Johnson [fiction: novel]
  191. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007, UK) – J.K. Rowling [fiction: novel]
  192. The Kingkiller Chronicle (series, 2007-Present, US) – Patrick Rothfuss [fiction: novel]
  193. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle series) (2007, US) – Patrick Rothfuss [fiction: novel]
  194. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007, US) – Michael Chabon [fiction: novel]
  195. A Free Life (2007, US) – Ha Jin [fiction: novel]
  196. Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey (2007, Ukraine/US) – Chuck Palahniuk [fiction: novel]
  197. Varieties of Disturbance (2007, US) – Lydia Davis [fiction: stories]
  198. The Man on the Stairs (2007, US) – Miranda July [fiction: story]
  199. August: Osage County (2007, US) – Tracy Letts [play]
  200. War Horse (2007, UK) – Nick Stafford [play]
  201. The Rest Is Noise: Listening to The Twentieth Century (2007, US) – Alex Ross [non-fiction: arts]
  202. Legacy of Ashes: The History of The CIA (2007, US) – Tim Weiner [non-fiction: history]
  203. Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal (2007, UK) – Ben MacIntyre [non-fiction: history]
  204. The Nine: Inside The Secret World of The Supreme Court (2007, US) – Jeffrey Toobin [non-fiction: law]
  205. Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and The Arts (2007, Australia) – Clive James [non-fiction]
  206. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007, Canada) – Naomi Klein [non-fiction]
  207. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time (2007, US) – Greg Mortenson [non-fiction]
  208. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007, US) – Nassim Nicholas Taleb [non-fiction]
  209. The Three-Body Problem (2008, China) – Liu Cixin [fiction: novel]
  210. Lush Life (2008, UK/US) – Richard Price [fiction: novel]
  211. The Hunger Games (2008, US) – Suzanne Collins [fiction: novel]
  212. A Mercy (2008, US) – Toni Morrison [fiction: novel]
  213. Anathem (2008, US) – Neal Stephenson [fiction: novel]
  214. Netherland (2008, Ireland/US) – Joseph O’Neill [fiction: novel]
  215. Home (2008, UK/US) – Marilynne Robinson [fiction: novel]
  216. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008, US) – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows [fiction: novel]
  217. Lark & Termite (2008, US) – Jayne Anne Phillips [fiction: novel]
  218. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House (2008, UK) – Kate Summerscale [fiction: novel]
  219. Unaccustomed Earth (2008, UK/US) – Jhumpa Lahiri [fiction: stories]
  220. Outliers: The Story of Success (2008, US) – Malcolm Gladwell [non-fiction]
  221. The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul (2008, UK) – Patrick French [non-fiction: biography]
  222. The Forever War (2008, UK/US) – Dexter Filkins [non-fiction: journalism]
  223. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (2008, US) – Jane Mayer [non-fiction: journalism]
  224. Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008, US) – Rick Perlstein [non-fiction: history]
  225. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008, UK/US) – Drew Gilpin Faust [non-fiction: history]
  226. The Hemingses of Monticello (2008, US) – Annette Gordon-Reed [non-fiction: history/biography]
  227. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science (2008, UK) – Richard Holmes [non-fiction: history/science]
  228. Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (2008, US) – Doug Blackmon [non-fiction: history]
  229. The Last Lecture (2008, US) – Randy Pausch [non-fiction]
  230. Wolf Hall (2009, UK) – Hilary Mantel [fiction: novel]
  231. Lark and Termite (2009, US) – Jayne Anne Phillips [fiction: novel]
  232. The Children’s Book (2009, UK) S. Byatt [fiction: novel]
  233. Love and Summer (2009, Ireland) – William Trevor [fiction: novel]
  234. The Year of The Flood (2009, Canada) – Margaret Atwood [fiction: novel]
  235. 1Q84 (2009, Japan) – Hakuri Murakami [fiction: novel]
  236. Inherent Vice (2009, US) – Thomas Pynchon [fiction: novel]
  237. The Windup Girl (2009, US) – Paolo Bacigalupi [fiction: novel]
  238. The City and the City (2009, UK) – China Miéville [fiction: novel]
  239. The Magicians Trilogy (series, 2009-2014, US) – Lev Grossman [fiction: novels]
  240. The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy I) (2009, US) – Lev Grossman [fiction: novel]
  241. The Help (2009, US) – Kathryn Stockett [fiction: novel]
  242. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (2009, Pakistan/US) – Daniyal Mueenuddin [fiction: stories]
  243. A Tiny Feast (2009, US) Chris Adrian [fiction: story]
  244. Ruined (2009, US) – Lynn Nottage [play]
  245. Red (2009, US) – John Logan [play]
  246. Jerusalem (2009, UK) – Jez Butterworth [play]*
  247. Enron (2009, UK) – Lucy Prebble [play]
  248. Cheever: A Life (2009, US) – Blake Bailey [non-fiction: biography]
  249. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (2009, US) – David Grann [non-fiction: history]
  250. A Paradise Built In Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise In Disaster (2009, US) – Rebecca Solnit [non-fiction]
  251. Zeitoun (2009, US) – Dave Eggers [non-fiction: journalism]
  252. Lit: A Memoir (2009, US) – Mary Karr [non-fiction: memoir]
  253. Strength In What Remains (2009, US) – Tracy Kidder [non-fiction]
  254. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (2009) – Christopher McDougall [non-fiction: journalism]
  255. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (2009, US) – T.J. Stiles [non-fiction: biography]
  256. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (2009, US) – Greg Grandin [non-fiction: history]
  257. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (2009, US) – Barbara Demick [non-fiction: journalism]

2010-2017

  1. A Visit From The Goon Squad (2010, US) – Jennifer Egan [fiction: novel]
  2. Freedom (2010, US) – Jonathan Franzen [fiction: novel]
  3. Room (2010, Ireland/Canada) – Emma Donoghue [fiction: novel]
  4. The Stormlight Archive (series, 2010-Present, US) – Brandon Sanderson [fiction: novels]
  5. The Way of Kings (2010, US) – Brandon Sanderson [fiction: novel]
  6. The Imperfectionists (2010, UK/Canada) – Tom Rachman [fiction: novel]
  7. Super Sad True Love Story (2010, USSR/US) – Gary Shteyngart [fiction: novel]
  8. To The End of The Land (2010, Israel) – David Grossman [fiction: novel]
  9. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010, UK) – David Mitchell [fiction: novel]
  10. Safari (2010, US) Jennifer Egan [fiction: story]
  11. Clybourne Park (2010, US) – Bruce Norris [play]
  12. The Big Short (2010, US) Michael Lewis [non-fiction: journalism]
  13. The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and The People Who Read Them (2010, US) – Elif Batuman [non-fiction]
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010, US) – Rebecca Skloot [non-fiction: science/biography]
  15. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (2010, US) – Isabel Wilkerson [non-fiction: history]
  16. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010, US) – Siddhartha Mukherjee [non-fiction: medicine]
  17. The Marriage Plot (2011, US) – Jeffrey Eugenides [fiction: novel]
  18. The Sense of An Ending (2011, UK) – Julian Barnes [fiction: novel]
  19. The Tiger’s Wife (2011, Serbia/US) – Téa Obreht [fiction: novel]
  20. The Stranger’s Child (2011, UK) – Alan Hollinghurst [fiction: novel]
  21. Open City (2011, US) – Teju Cole [fiction: novel]
  22. State of Wonder (2011, US) – Ann Patchett [fiction: novel]
  23. The Faithless (2011, UK) – Martina Cole [fiction: novel]
  24. The Art of Fielding (2011, US) – Chad Harbach [fiction: novel]
  25. The Night Circus (US, 2011) – Erin Morgenstern [fiction: novel]
  26. In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family In Hitler’s Berlin (2011, US) – Erik Larson [non-fiction: history]
  27. Blue Nights (2011, US) – Joan Didion [non-fiction: memoir]
  28. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2011, US) – Stephen Greenblatt [non-fiction]
  29. Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011, Israel/US) – Daniel Kahneman [non-fiction]
  30. Bring Up The Bodies (2012, UK) – Hilary Mantel [fiction: novel]
  31. Beautiful Ruins (2012, US) – Jess Walter [fiction: novel]
  32. Gone Girl (2012, US) Gillian Flynn [fiction: novel]
  33. Canada (2012, US) Richard Ford [fiction: novel]
  34. This Is How You Lose Her (2012, Dominican Republic/US) – Junot Díaz [fiction: novel]
  35. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2012, US) – Ben Fountain [fiction: novel]
  36. The Fault in Our Stars (2012, US) – John Green [fiction: novel]
  37. Dear Life (2012, Canada) – Alice Munro [fiction: stories]
  38. Lorry Raja (2012, India/US) – Madhuri Vijay [fiction: story]
  39. Italy (2012, US) Antonio Elefano [fiction: story]
  40. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2012, UK) – Simon Stephens [play]
  41. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (2012, US) – Robert A. Caro [non-fiction: biography]
  42. Wild: From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail (2012, US) – Cheryl Strayed [non-fiction: memoir]
  43. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (2012, US) – Susan Cain [non-fiction]
  44. Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope In A Mumbai Undercity (2012, US) – Katherine Boo [non-fiction: journalism]
  45. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012, US) Charles Duhigg [non-fiction]
  46. Ancillary Justice (2013, US) – Ann Leckie [fiction: novel]
  47. Life After Life (2013, UK) – Kate Atkinson [fiction: novel]
  48. The Flamethrowers (2013, US) – Rachel Kushner [fiction: novel]
  49. The Lowland (2013, UK/US) – Jhumpa Lahiri [fiction: novel]
  50. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (2013, US) – Anthony Marra [fiction: novel]
  51. The Luminaries (2013, Canada/New Zealand) – Eleanor Catton [fiction: novel]
  52. The Goldfinch (2013, US) – Donna Tartt [fiction: novel]
  53. Tenth of December (2013, US) – George Saunders [fiction: stories]
  54. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (2013, US) – George Packer [non-fiction: journalism]
  55. Thank You For Your Service (2013, US) – David Finkel [non-fiction: journalism]
  56. Men We Reaped: A Memoir (2013, US) – Jesmyn Ward [non-fiction: memoir]
  57. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and The Prison of Belief (2013, US) – Lawrence Wright [non-fiction: journalism]
  58. All The Light We Cannot See (2014, US) – Anthony Doerr [fiction: novel]
  59. Lila (2014, US) – Marilynne Robinson [fiction: novel]
  60. Redeployment (2014, US) – Phil Klay [fiction: stories]
  61. A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014, Jamaica/US) – Marlon James [fiction: novel]
  62. The Paying Guests (2014, UK) – Sarah Waters [fiction: novel]
  63. All Our Names (2014, Ethiopia/US) – Dinaw Mengestu [fiction: novel]
  64. Everything I Never Told You (2014, US) – Celeste Ng [fiction: novel]
  65. Fourth of July Creek (2014, US) – Smith Henderson [fiction: novel]
  66. The Narrow Road to The Deep North (2014, Australia) – Richard Flanagan [fiction: novel]
  67. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2014, Japan) – Haruki Murakami [fiction: novel]
  68. My Struggle. Book 3: Boyhood (2014, US) – Karl Ove Knausgård [fiction: novel]
  69. The Book of Strange New Things (2014, The Netherlands/UK) – Michel Faber [fiction: novel]
  70. 10:04 (2014, US) – Ben Lerner [fiction: novel]
  71. Boy, Snow, Bird (2014, UK) – Helen Oyeyemi [fiction: novel]
  72. In The Light of What We Know (2014, Bangladesh/UK) -Zia Haider Rahman [fiction: novel]
  73. Station Eleven (2014, Canada) – Emily St. John Mandel [fiction: novel]
  74. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Book 3, The Neapolitan Novels: “Middle Time.” (2014, Italy) – Elena Ferrante [fiction: novel]
  75. Can’t and Won’t (2014, US) – Lydia Davis [fiction: stories]
  76. The Zero Meter Diving Team (2014, US) – Jim Shepard [fiction: story]
  77. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In The End (2014, US) – Atul Gawande [non-fiction: medicine]
  78. A Sketch for a Modern Love Poem (c. 2014, Poland) – Tadeusz Różewicz [poem]
  79. The Tree, The Lamp (c. 2014, France) – Yves Bonnefoy [poem]
  80. For the Anniversary of My Death (c. 2014, US) – W.S. Merwin [poem]
  81. Ballad of the Dogs (c. 2014, Sweden) – Lars Gustafsson [poem]
  82. Thirteen Days In September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat At Camp David (2014, US) – Lawrence Wright [non-fiction: history]
  83. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014, US) – Elizabeth Kolbert [non-fiction: science]
  84. The Empathy Exams (2014, US) – Leslie Jamison [non-fiction: essays]
  85. A Little Life (2015, US) – Hanya Yanagihara [fiction: novel]­
  86. The Sellout (2015, US) – Paul Beatty [fiction: novel]­
  87. A God In Ruins (2015, UK) – Kate Atkinson [fiction: novel]­
  88. The Story of the Lost Child. Book 4, The Neapolitan Novels: “Maturity, Old Age.” (2015, Italy) – Elena Ferrante [fiction: novel]­
  89. Purity (2015, US) – Jonathan Franzen [fiction: novel]­
  90. Fates and Furies (2015, US) – Lauren Groff ­[fiction: novel]­
  91. Delicious Foods (2015, US) – James Hannaham [fiction: novel]­
  92. City On Fire (2015, US) – Garth Risk Hallberg [fiction: novel]­
  93. Get In Trouble: Stories (2015, US) – Kelly Link [fiction: stories]­
  94. A Manual For Cleaning Women: ­Selected Stories (2015, US) – Lucia Berlin [fiction: stories]­
  95. Between The World and Me (2015, US) – ­Ta-­Nehisi Coates [non-fiction]
  96. H Is For Hawk (2015, UK) – Helen MacDonald [non-fiction: memoir]
  97. On The Move: A Life (2015, US) – Oliver Sacks [non-fiction: memoir]
  98. The Underground Railroad (2016, US) – Colson Whitehead [fiction: novel]
  99. Homegoing (2016, Ghana/US) – Yaa Gyasi [fiction: novel]
  100. Swing Time (2016, UK) – Zadie Smith [fiction: novel]
  101. Barkskins (2016, US) – Annie Proulx [fiction: novel]
  102. The Nix (2016, US) – Nathan Hill [fiction: novel]
  103. Another Brooklyn (2016, US) – Jacqueline Woodson [fiction: novel]
  104. Look (2016, Iran/US) – Solmaz Sharif [poetry]
  105. When Breath Becomes Air (2016, US) – Paul Kalanithi [non-fiction: memoir]
  106. Evicted: Poverty and Profit In The American City (2016, US) – Matthew Desmond [non-fiction: sociology]
  107. The Gene: An Intimate History (2016, India/US) – Siddhartha Mukherjee [non-fiction: science]
  108. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (2016, US) – Ruth Franklin [non-fiction: biography]
  109. Lincoln in the Bardo (2017, US) – George Saunders [fiction: novel]
  110. Exit West (2017, Pakistan) – Mohsin Hamid [fiction: novel]
  111. Anything Is Possible (2017, US) – Elizabeth Strout [fiction: novel]
  112. Manhattan Beach (2017, US) – Jennifer Egan [fiction: novel]
  113. Home Fire (2017, Pakistan/UK) – Kamila Shamsie [fiction: novel]
  114. Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017, US) – Jesmyn Ward [fiction: novel]
  115. Little Fires Everywhere (2017, US) – Celeste Ng [fiction: novel]
  116. Whereas (2017, Oglala Lakota Nation/US) – Layli Long Soldier [poetry]
  117. Don’t Call Us Dead (2017, US) – Danez Smith [poetry]
  118. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (2017, US) – David Grann [non-fiction: history]
  119. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (2017, US) – Roxane Gay [non-fiction: memoir]
  120. Priestdaddy: A Memoir (2017, US) – Patricia Lockwood [non-fiction: memoir]
  121. The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir (2017, US) – Ariel Levy [non-fiction: memoir]
  122. What Happened (2017, US) – Hillary Rodham Clinton [non-fiction: memoir/politics]

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