I live in a bubble

I haven’t posted to my blog in a while. Because I live in a bubble. An amazing, house-sized bubble encasing me, my hubby, my baby girl and occasional visitors. I don’t like leaving the house (because honestly? leaving a house with an infant by yourself is freaking hard.) unless I absolutely have to, or I have hubby’s assistance. I’m still out on maternity leave, so I haven’t had to go to work yet. So other than major necessities (i.e. grocery shopping or doctor’s visits) prompting me to leave, I stay in my bubble.

And I like it that way.

But things change.

I will be going back to work next month. I will have to leave my bubble. This is a painful realization for me, so I’m taking baby steps. First step? Updating my blog. I’m technically still inside my bubble, but I’m shifting focus (temporarily, of course) away from my baby, my BlackBerry and my TV to something else. Something that requires thought. So I’m here. Updating. And cleaning out my email inbox.

It’s a slow process. But I’m getting there.

Oh, did I mention I gave birth to my baby girl? (I’ll have a post about that soon!) She’s 12 weeks old today. Hence my bubble. I’m completely wrapped up in being a Mommy and spending all my time with this little miracle. But I know I can be a fabulous Mommy and do other things to (like maintain my blog)…I just needed to be reminded of it (I was motivated to update after reading Katie’s recent posts at Confessions of a Young Married Couple).

So. Blog updated. Bubble burst.

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It’s a day late, but I’m posting anyway

So last week’s prompt from MamaKat made me recall a (literally) painful memory, so this week I chose a prompt which brought a smile to my face when I thought about it: “Describe the first date you went on in a boy’s car.”

This prompt makes me particularly happy because the first date I went on in a boy’s car just so happened to be my first date with my now hubby. The hubs and I started dating in high school – I was 16 and he was 17. He also had a driver’s license AND a car (well, technically, it was his Dad’s car at the time, but it is now his car). *swoon*

OK, so the actual date. I had to think long and hard about this because it seems like ages ago, but the details all came flooding back to me once I starting thinking about it. Hubs didn’t have my telephone number, so he asked a mutual friend to give it to him. He calls my house and we chat for a while. Now, hubs has a very common name. So common that I knew several people with the same name in high school whom I was also friends with. And if I’m completely honest, I definitely thought he was one of those other friends at first. It took me a little while, but I realized who I was really talking to and I was completely flabbergasted. I had a crush on hubs for quite some time, but we were most definitely in the “friend” zone and he wasn’t taking any of my hints that I wanted to take the relationship to a different level (my hubby is not the most astute guy when it comes to flirting). So in my shock, I panic. I told him I had to go and I would talk to him later.

“Wait! So the real reason I was calling….ummmm…what are you doing tonight?” *silence on my end* “Ummm…what I mean…ummm…did you want to go to the movies with me?” *nervous laughter from me* “Ummm…so is that a yes?”

I must have babbled something along the lines of an affirmative response, because the hubs told me he would pick me up later that night. (Did I mention he had a CAR?! This was a HUGE step for me.) So the rest of my day went by quickly – I was in my high school’s musical, so I had practice that afternoon. The mutual friend who gave hubs my number? Yeah, he was in the musical, too. So I told him everything that happened. He warned me not to get my hopes up because…well…hubs can be kind of a jerk. So I should be prepared for him to be late and not to pay for me. Hmmm. I prepared myself.

Well, hubs was NOT late. In fact, he was early. I was still finishing getting dressed when I peaked out my window and saw “Tally” (that’s our nickname for his car). *panic* I wasn’t even CLOSE to ready. Somehow, I managed to get dressed, do my hair and makeup and fly down the stairs without making him wait too long. But I couldn’t find my damn coat (it was January). Finally, I located my jacket and said, “sorry about that! I have everything now.”

Hubs looks at me. “No, you don’t.” *internal panic* Did I forget something? Was there something wrong with my outfit? I had money in my pocket, I didn’t need my purse…what could it be????

From behind his back, he drew a single red rose. He handed it to me. “NOW you have everything.” *swoon*

(Side note – mutual friend was soooooooooo wrong about hubby)

I quickly hug him and thank him for the flower. We walk to his car and he held the door open for me. *more swooning* He gets into the driver’s seat and off we go. Now, every other date I had ever been on; someone ELSE was driving. Usually a parent. Or another friend. I didn’t have a license. Most of the guys I had dated didn’t have a license. This was the first time I was in a car, on a date with a guy who was DRIVING the car. We were completely alone. Shit. There was no buffer. No one else to talk to. We needed to talk to each other. And that makes me VERY nervous.

So what do I do? Ask him if HE’S nervous! He says he isn’t, I accuse him of lying to make himself look better and tell him he’s TOTALLY nervous (great strategy, right?). This goes on for most of the ride to the movie theater. Finally, I realize this isn’t the best course of conversation, so I ask him what movie he wanted to see. We decided to see Antitrust.

I’ll spare you the details about the movie (not terrible, not great, but at least it gave us stuff to talk about after). When the movie ended, we head out of the theater to HIS car. (It was amazing not to have to call a parent or wait for a friend to come and get us!) Then I realized I left my coat in the aforementioned car. It was January. And freezing. Hubby was a semi-jerk and made a comment about how silly it was for me to leave my coat in the car, but he saved himself by wrapping his arm around me as we hurried to the car.

Want to know the other great thing about the hubs having his own car? We could go wherever we wanted! Instead of going straight home, we decided to extend our first date by getting milkshakes at a local 50s diner. We spent the car ride there discussing the movie, then talked about anything and everything over our delicious milkshakes. Finally, he drove me home, kissed me goodnight on the stairs and I watched his car drive away from the window. This was the first of many nights where I would look out the window to see his car pulling up to take me out and watch him drive away after spending time together.

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Weighing in on Weight

Let me just put this out there: I’m overweight. I was overweight before I got pregnant. I have been overweight my entire pregnancy. I am not “obese” nor am I “morbidly obese”.

I’m big. I understand this. I’m well aware that even though I was on my way to my goal weight prior to pregnancy (diet and exercise were definitely working out for me), all hopes of losing weight went out the window the second that test came back positive. And you know what? I was totally okay with that. It’s not healthy to lose weight during pregnancy, and I wanted to stay as healthy as possible so Future Baby could be as healthy as possible.

But, like many preggers out there, I was very ill during my first tri-mester. I lost weight. I couldn’t help it. I couldn’t eat much, and what I could eat,  I couldn’t keep down. Therefore, I lost weight. Granted, it wasn’t too much. Nothing scary. Nothing that would harm Future Baby. But initially, I lost weight.

Weight loss ended as soon as my morning sickness did. Finally, I could eat and not be running to the bathroom five minutes later! It was exciting! And I may have overdone it a bit. Because I started to gain weight. Not a lot at first; but all those fast-food runs and ice cream cravings do add up. And add up they did. Slowly at first, then a little bit faster and a little bit more. I actually didn’t realize how much weight I had put on; I don’t own a scale. And though I started to look more pregnant (i.e. bigger boobs and belly, along with swelling legs and ankles), I couldn’t put a number on how many pounds this pregnancy was packing on to me.

Until I went to the doctor for a checkup during my second trimester. And I had a meltdown on the scale. I had reached the number I had vowed never to reach. And though it terrified me then, I have no issue with it now, so I’m going to put it out there: I was officially *gasp* 200 pounds. Now, this isn’t much if you’re a 6-foot tall muscular man; but I’m a not-so-muscular 5’4″ woman. Two hundred pounds is a lot for my frame. And it’s a big, scary number to me.

So like I said; meltdown on the scale. Thankfully, the nurse was amazing and calmed me down quickly. She reassured me that all women gain different amounts of weight during pregnancy and that if gaining this amount of weight was an issue, the doctors would work with me to come up with a solution. Amazingly, the doctor didn’t even seem fazed at the number. This comes down to a number of factors:

  1. All of my vitals were fine.
  2. All of Future Baby’s vitals were fine.
  3. Even though I had all the symptoms, my gestational diabetes test came back negative.
  4. I have an auto-immune condition invovling my thyroid, which leads to my body putting weight on easily for no apparent reason (and makes it ridiculously hard for me to lose weight as well).
  5. I had ridiculous swelling in my legs, hands and ankles since the first month of pregnancy, so it was obvious my body was already retaining a lot of fluid.

Since the doc wasn’t all that worried, and Future Baby has received a clean bill of health at every checkup, I decided not to worry about the weight. Seriously. I was going to embrace my changing body; after all, it’s changing to accomodate the child growing inside me…and that’s freaking amazing. As long as both Future Baby and I were happy and healthy, my weight was not going to matter to me.

Do you want to know who it DOES matter to? EVERYONE ELSE. Not even kidding. I had been warned that having a baby bump will somehow transform your family, friends, co-workers and complete strangers into know-it-alls who graciously impart their opinions and wisdom onto you, whether you want it or not. So I was somewhat prepared for that. What I was NOT prepared for was all those people’s judgemental comments regarding my weight.

“Wow, you’ve gotten so big so quickly!” “Wow! You’re HUGE!” “You MUST be due in a week or two; you’re so BIG!” “What are you still doing working? Aren’t you ready to deliver in a few days?” “Are you sure it’s not twins?” And more. I’ve heard them all. Then there’s the judgemental comments about my eating habits. FYI – it’s perfectly normal to have several meals and snacks throughout the day; in fact, it’s healthy to do that. Also, the only dietary restrictions my doc gave me were no raw food and no alcohol, so don’t begrudge me my glass of Coke. As long as Future Baby and I are healthy, I don’t know what it is everyone is so concerned about.

It’s funny; the second I decided to stop caring about my weight, it was all anyone could comment on (minus a select group of loving, supportive people). I’m still not sure how to react to those comments. Sometimes I get offended. Sometimes I laugh. Sometimes I’m just speechless. But I’m learning to let it go. And I’ve definitely learned weight is a personal matter and anyone else’s weight is none of my business.

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Progress Update – #27 of My 101 Things to Do

Continuing with my bok theme; here is my progress so far on reading 20 books from the Best Lists Best 100 Novels (I’ve crossed out the ones I’ve already read).

Total Progress: 33 of 20.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  16. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  18. Ulysses by James Joyce
  19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  20. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  22. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  26. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  27. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  29. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  30. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  31. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  32. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  33. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  34. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  35. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  36. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  38. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  39. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  41. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  43. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  44. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  45. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  46. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  47. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  48. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  49. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  50. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  51. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  52. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  53. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  54. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  55. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  56. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  57. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  58. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  59. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  60. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  61. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  63. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  64. The Stand by Stephen King
  65. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  67. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  68. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  69. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  70. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  71. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  72. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  73. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  74. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  75. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  76. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  77. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  78. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  79. Dune by Frank Herbert
  80. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  81. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  82. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  83. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  84. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  85. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  86. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  87. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  88. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  89. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  90. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  91. Emma by Jane Austen
  92. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  93. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  94. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  95. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  96. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  97. Light in August by William Faulkner
  98. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  99. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  100. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Progress Update – #26 of My 101 Things to Do

Instead of choosing 100 best books, The Guardian decided to make a list of 1,000 books everyone must read. I aim to read at least 20 of these. Here is my progress so far (I’ve crossed out the ones I’ve read already).

Side note – I’m not quite sure why I’m not getting 1,000 when I count out the books on the list. Any ideas? The list on the web site isn’t numbered, so I was having a hard time comparing them.

Total Progress: 55 out of 20

  1. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  2. Money by Martin Amis
  3. The Information by Martin Amis
  4. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
  5. According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge
  6. Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
  7. A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
  8. Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Howarth Bashford
  9. Molloy by Samuel Beckett
  10. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
  11. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  12. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  13. Queen Lucia by EF Benson
  14. The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman
  15. A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd
  16. The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury
  17. No Bed for Bacon by Caryl Brahms and SJ Simon
  18. Illywhacker by Peter Carey
  19. A Season in Sinji by JL Carr
  20. The Harpole Report by JL Carr
  21. The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
  22. Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary
  23. The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary
  24. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  25. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  26. Just William by Richmal Crompton
  27. The Provincial Lady by EM Delafield
  28. Slouching Towards Kalamazoo by Peter De Vries
  29. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  30. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  31. Jacques the Fatalist and his Master by Denis Diderot
  32. A Fairy Tale of New York by JP Donleavy
  33. The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
  34. Ennui by Maria Edgeworth
  35. Cheese by Willem Elsschot
  36. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  37. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
  38. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  39. Caprice by Ronald Firbank
  40. Bouvard et Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert
  41. Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn
  42. The Polygots by William Gerhardie
  43. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  44. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  45. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
  46. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  47. Brewster’s Millions by Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon)
  48. Squire Haggard’s Journal by Michael Green
  49. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  50. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
  51. Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  52. The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi
  53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  54. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  55. Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgkins
  56. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  57. I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
  58. The Lecturer’s Tale by James Hynes
  59. Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
  60. The Mighty Walzer Howard by Jacobson
  61. Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell
  62. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  63. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  64. The Castle by Franz Kafka
  65. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
  66. Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
  67. The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
  68. L’Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Gil Blas) Alain-René Lesage
  69. Changing Places by David Lodge
  70. Nice Work by David Lodge
  71. The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
  72. England, Their England by AG Macdonell
  73. Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie
  74. Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf by David Madsen
  75. Cakes and Ale – Or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard by W Somerset Maugham
  76. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  77. Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
  78. Puckoon by Spike Milligan
  79. The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
  80. Charade by John Mortimer
  81. Titmuss Regained by John Mortimer
  82. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
  83. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  84. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  85. Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul
  86. The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin
  87. La Disparition by Georges Perec
  88. Les Revenentes by Georges Perec
  89. La Vie Mode d’Emploi by Georges Perec
  90. My Search for Warren Harding by Robert Plunkett
  91. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
  92. A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  93. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
  94. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
  95. Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau
  96. Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
  97. Alms for Oblivion by Simon Raven
  98. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
  99. The Westminster Alice by Saki
  100. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  101. Hurrah for St Trinian’s by Ronald Searle
  102. Great Apes by Will Self
  103. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe
  104. Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe
  105. Office Politics by Wilfrid Sheed
  106. Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel by Charles Simmons
  107. Moo by Jane Smiley
  108. Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith
  109. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett
  110. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  111. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett
  112. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett
  113. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  114. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
  115. The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  116. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
  117. A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark
  118. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
  119. White Man Falling by Mike Stocks
  120. Handley Cross by RS Surtees
  121. A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
  122. Penrod by Booth Tarkington
  123. The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray
  124. Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
  125. Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas
  126. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  127. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  128. Venus on the Half-Shell by Kilgore Trout
  129. The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
  130. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  131. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  132. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  133. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
  134. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  135. Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
  136. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  137. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
  138. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  139. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon
  140. Tono Bungay by HG Wells
  141. Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
  142. The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams
  143. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson
  144. Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse
  145. Piccadilly Jim by PG Wodehouse
  146. Thank You Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
  147. Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse
  148. The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
  149. Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse
  150. The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  151. Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  152. The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
  153. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
  154. Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler
  155. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  156. Trent’s Last Case by EC Bentley
  157. The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
  158. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  159. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary E Braddon
  160. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
  161. The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
  162. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  163. Greenmantle by John Buchan
  164. The Asphalt Jungle by WR Burnett
  165. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
  166. Double Indemnity by James M Cain
  167. True History of the Ned Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  168. The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
  169. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  170. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  171. No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase
  172. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  173. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  174. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  175. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  176. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  177. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  178. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  179. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  180. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  181. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  182. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  183. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
  184. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  185. Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
  186. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  187. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  188. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  189. Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross
  190. The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
  191. Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter
  192. The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
  193. Ratking by Michael Dibdin
  194. Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin
  195. Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin
  196. A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin
  197. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
  198. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  199. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  200. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  201. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  202. The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  203. The Crime of Father Amado by José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
  204. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  205. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  206. LA Confidential by James Ellroy
  207. The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
  208. A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory
  209. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  210. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  211. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  212. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
  213. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  214. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  215. A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene
  216. The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
  217. The Third Man by Graham Greene
  218. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  219. The King of Torts by John Grisham
  220. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
  221. The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
  222. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  223. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  224. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  225. Fatherland by Robert Harris
  226. Black Sunday by Thomas Harris
  227. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  228. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
  229. The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins
  230. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  231. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  232. Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill
  233. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
  234. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
  235. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
  236. Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
  237. Silence of the Grave by Arnadur Indridason
  238. Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
  239. Cover Her Face by PD James
  240. A Taste for Death by PD James
  241. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
  242. Misery by Stephen King
  243. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  244. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  245. The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
  246. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
  247. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
  248. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  249. 52 Pick-up by Elmore Leonard
  250. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
  251. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  252. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  253. Cop Hater by Ed McBain
  254. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  255. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  256. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
  257. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  258. The Great Impersonation by E Phillips Oppenheim
  259. The Strange Borders of Palace Crescent by E Phillips Oppenheim
  260. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  261. Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky
  262. Blacklist by Sara Paretsky
  263. Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace
  264. Nineteen Seventy Seven by David Peace
  265. The Big Blowdown by George Pelecanos
  266. Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
  267. Lush Life by Richard Price
  268. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  269. V by Thomas Pynchon
  270. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  271. Black and Blue by Ian Rankin
  272. The Hanging Gardens by Ian Rankin
  273. Exit Music by Ian Rankin
  274. Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell
  275. Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
  276. Dissolution by CJ Sansom
  277. Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
  278. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Le Sayers
  279. The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon
  280. The Blue Room by Georges Simenon
  281. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  282. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
  283. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  284. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
  285. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  286. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  287. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  288. The Getaway by Jim Thompson
  289. Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  290. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
  291. A Fatal inversion by Barbara Vine
  292. King Solomon’s Carpet by Barbara Vine
  293. The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
  294. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  295. Native Son by Richard Wright
  296. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
  297. The Face of Another by Kobo Abe
  298. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  299. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  300. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  301. Epileptic by David B
  302. Room Temperature by Nicholson Baker
  303. Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  304. Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  305. The Crow Road by Iain Banks
  306. The L Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
  307. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  308. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
  309. A Legacy by Sybille Bedford
  310. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  311. Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
  312. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett
  313. G by John Berger
  314. Extinction by Thomas Bernhard
  315. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
  316. Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  317. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
  318. Evelina by Fanny Burney
  319. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  320. The Sound of my Voice by Ron Butlin
  321. The Outsider by Albert Camus
  322. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  323. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
  324. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
  325. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  326. Les Enfants Terrible by Jean Cocteau
  327. The Vagabond by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  328. Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
  329. Being Dead by Jim Crace
  330. Quarantine by Jim Crace
  331. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
  332. Roxana by Daniel Defoe
  333. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  334. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  335. My New York Diary by Julie Doucet
  336. The Millstone by Margaret Drabble
  337. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  338. Silence by Shusaku Endo
  339. The Gathering by Anne Enright
  340. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  341. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  342. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  343. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
  344. Howards End by EM Forster
  345. Spies by Michael Frayn
  346. Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
  347. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
  348. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  349. The Immoralist by Andre Gide
  350. The Vatican Cellars by Andre Gide
  351. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  352. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  353. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  354. The Shrimp and the Anemone by LP Hartley
  355. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  356. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
  357. Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
  358. The Three Paradoxes by Paul Hornschemeier
  359. Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
  360. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  361. The Ambassadors by Henry James
  362. Washington Square by Henry James
  363. The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins
  364. The Unfortunates by BS Johnson
  365. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  366. Ulysses by James Joyce
  367. Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
  368. Memet my Hawk by Yasar Kemal
  369. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  370. The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
  371. Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
  372. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  373. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
  374. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  375. How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  376. Martin Eden by Jack London
  377. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  378. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  379. Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
  380. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
  381. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  382. The Chateau by William Maxwell
  383. The Rector’s Daughter by FM Mayor
  384. The Ordeal of Richard Feverek by George Meredith
  385. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
  386. Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
  387. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
  388. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  389. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  390. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro
  391. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
  392. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
  393. A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul
  394. At-Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
  395. Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness by Kezaburo Oe
  396. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  397. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  398. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  399. The Good Companions by JB Priestley
  400. The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx
  401. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  402. A Married Man by Piers Paul Read
  403. Pointed Roofs by Dorothy Richardson
  404. The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney by Henry Handel Richardson
  405. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth
  406. Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  407. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  408. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  409. Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel
  410. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  411. Unless by Carol Shields
  412. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  413. The Three Sisters by May Sinclair
  414. The Family Moskat or The Manor or The Estate by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  415. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  416. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  417. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
  418. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  419. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
  420. Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo
  421. The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  422. Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
  423. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
  424. The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
  425. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
  426. Death in Summer by William Trevor
  427. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  428. Peace in War by Miguel de Unamuno
  429. The Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike
  430. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  431. Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  432. Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
  433. The History of Mr Polly by HG Wells
  434. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
  435. Frost in May by Antonia White
  436. The Tree of Man by Patrick White
  437. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  438. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  439. I’ll Go to Bed at Noon by Gerard Woodward
  440. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  441. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  442. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
  443. Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier
  444. Dom Casmurro Joaquim by Maria Machado de Assis
  445. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  446. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  447. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  448. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  449. Emma by Jane Austen
  450. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  451. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  452. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
  453. The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis by Giorgio Bassani
  454. Love for Lydia by HE Bates
  455. More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow
  456. Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore
  457. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
  458. The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
  459. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  460. Vilette by Charlotte Bronte
  461. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  462. Look At Me by Anita Brookner
  463. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  464. Possession by AS Byatt
  465. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  466. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  467. A Month in the Country by JL Carr
  468. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  469. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  470. Claudine a l’ecole by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  471. Cheri by Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette
  472. Victory: An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad
  473. The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
  474. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
  475. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  476. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  477. Adam Bede by George Eliot
  478. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
  479. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  480. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  481. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  482. Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
  483. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  484. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  485. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  486. A Room with a View by EM Forster
  487. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  488. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  489. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
  490. Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide
  491. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  492. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  493. Living by Henry Green
  494. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  495. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  496. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  497. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  498. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  499. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
  500. The Go-Between by LP Hartley
  501. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  502. The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  503. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  504. The Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
  505. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
  506. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
  507. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by WH Hudson
  508. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  509. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
  510. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  511. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  512. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  513. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
  514. Beauty and Saddness by Yasunari Kawabata
  515. The Far Pavillions by Mary Margaret Kaye
  516. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  517. Moon over Africa by Pamela Kent
  518. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  519. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  520. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos
  521. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
  522. The Rainbow by DH Lawrence
  523. Women in Love by DH Lawrence
  524. The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann
  525. The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann
  526. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
  527. Zami by Audre Lorde
  528. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  529. Samarkand by Amin Maalouf
  530. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  531. The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini
  532. A Heart So White by Javier Marias
  533. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  534. Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  535. So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  536. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  537. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  538. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
  539. The Egoist by George Meredith
  540. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  541. Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
  542. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  543. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  544. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  545. Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante
  546. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  547. Lolita, or the Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov
  548. The Painter of Signs by RK Narayan
  549. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
  550. All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom
  551. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  552. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  553. Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost
  554. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  555. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
  556. Pamela by Samuel Richardson
  557. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
  558. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  559. Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
  560. Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
  561. Light Years by James Salter
  562. A Sport and a Passtime by James Salter
  563. The Reader by Benhardq Schlink (Important note: I think the author’s name is actually spelled “Bernhard Schlink”)
  564. The Reluctant Orphan by Aara Seale
  565. Love Story by Eric Segal
  566. Enemies, a Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  567. At Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
  568. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  569. The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
  570. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  571. Waterland by Graham Swift
  572. Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki
  573. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  574. Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
  575. First Love by Ivan Turgenev
  576. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  577. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  578. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  579. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  580. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  581. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  582. East Lynne by Ellen Wood
  583. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  584. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  585. Non-Stop by Brian W Aldiss
  586. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  587. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  588. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  589. In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
  590. The Drowned World by JG Ballard
  591. Crash by JG Ballard
  592. Millennium People by JG Ballard
  593. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  594. Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
  595. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
  596. Darkmans by Nicola Barker
  597. The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
  598. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
  599. Vathek by William Beckford
  600. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  601. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  602. Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
  603. Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown
  604. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
  605. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  606. The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
  607. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  608. The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess
  609. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  610. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
  611. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  612. Erewhon by Samuel Butler
  613. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
  614. The Influence by Ramsey Campbell
  615. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  616. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  617. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  618. The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
  619. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  620. The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
  621. Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke
  622. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  623. Hello Summer, Goodbye by Michael G Coney
  624. Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
  625. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  626. Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
  627. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delaney
  628. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
  629. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
  630. Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch
  631. Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  632. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
  633. The Magus by John Fowles
  634. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  635. Red Shift by Alan Garner
  636. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  637. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  638. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  639. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  640. Light by M John Harrison
  641. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  642. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
  643. Dune by Frank L Herbert
  644. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
  645. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
  646. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
  647. Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
  648. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  649. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
  650. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  651. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  652. The Children of Men by PD James
  653. After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
  654. Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones
  655. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  656. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  657. The Shining by Stephen King
  658. The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
  659. Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  660. The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin
  661. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
  662. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  663. Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
  664. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  665. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  666. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
  667. The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod
  668. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
  669. Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
  670. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  671. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
  672. The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
  673. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  674. Ascent by Jed Mercurio
  675. The Scar by China Mieville
  676. Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
  677. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr
  678. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  679. Mother London by Michael Moorcock
  680. News from Nowhere by William Morris
  681. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  682. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  683. Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
  684. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  685. Ringworld by Larry Niven
  686. Vurt by Jeff Noon
  687. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
  688. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  689. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  690. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  691. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
  692. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  693. The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth
  694. A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys
  695. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
  696. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  697. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  698. Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
  699. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
  700. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
  701. The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
  702. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
  703. Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  704. The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  705. Air by Geoff Ryman
  706. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  707. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  708. How the Dead Live by Will Self
  709. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  710. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  711. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
  712. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  713. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  714. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  715. The Insult by Rupert Thomson
  716. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  717. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  718. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  719. Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  720. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  721. Institute Benjamenta by Robert Walser
  722. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  723. Affinity by Sarah Waters
  724. The Time Machine by HG Wells
  725. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  726. The Sword in the Stone by TH White
  727. The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson
  728. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
  729. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  730. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  731. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
  732. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  733. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  734. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
  735. London Fields by Martin Amis
  736. Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
  737. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  738. La Comedie Humaine by Honore de Balzac
  739. They Were Counted by Miklos Banffy
  740. A Kind of Loving by Stan Barstow
  741. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  742. Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn
  743. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett
  744. The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
  745. Room at the Top by John Braine
  746. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
  747. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  748. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
  749. The Virgin in the Garden by AS Byatt
  750. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
  751. The Plague by Albert Camus
  752. The Kingdom of this World by Alejo Carpentier
  753. What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
  754. Disgrace by JM Coetzee
  755. Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coeztee
  756. Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  757. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  758. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  759. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  760. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  761. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  762. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
  763. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  764. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
  765. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  766. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  767. Sybil or The Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli
  768. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
  769. The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow
  770. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  771. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  772. USA by John Dos Passos
  773. Sister Carrie by Theodor Dreiser
  774. Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
  775. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  776. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  777. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  778. Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
  779. Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane
  780. Independence Day by Richard Ford
  781. A Passage to India by EM Forster
  782. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  783. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
  784. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  785. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  786. The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
  787. The Odd Women by George Gissing
  788. New Grub Street by George Gissing
  789. July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
  790. Mother by Maxim Gorky
  791. Lanark by Alastair Gray
  792. Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood
  793. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  794. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
  795. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  796. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
  797. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  798. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
  799. Chronicle in Stone by Ismael Kadare
  800. How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
  801. The Leopard by Giuseppi di Lampedusa
  802. A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin
  803. Passing by Nella Larsen
  804. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
  805. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  806. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
  807. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  808. Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes
  809. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  810. Amongst Women by John McGahern
  811. The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  812. Of Love & Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross
  813. Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
  814. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  815. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
  816. Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
  817. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  818. The Time of Indifference by Alberto Moravia
  819. A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul
  820. McTeague by Frank Norris
  821. Personality by Andrew O’Hagan
  822. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  823. The Ragazzi Pier by Paolo Pasolini
  824. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  825. The Moon and the Bonfire by Cesare Pavese
  826. GB84 by David Peace
  827. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock
  828. Afternoon Men by Anthony Powell
  829. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
  830. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
  831. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  832. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
  833. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  834. Shame by Salman Rushdie
  835. To Each his Own by Leonardo Sciascia
  836. Staying On by Paul Scott
  837. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr
  838. The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon
  839. God’s Bit of Wood by Ousmane Sembene
  840. The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge
  841. Richshaw Boy by Lao She
  842. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
  843. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  844. Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith
  845. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  846. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovtich by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  847. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  848. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  849. This Sporting Life by David Storey
  850. The Red Room by August Stringberg
  851. The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  852. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  853. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  854. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
  855. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  856. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  857. Couples by John Updike
  858. Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
  859. Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
  860. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  861. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
  862. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  863. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  864. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  865. Germinal by Emile Zola
  866. La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola
  867. Silver Stallion by Junghyo Ahn
  868. Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington
  869. Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
  870. Darkness Falls from the Air by Nigel Balchin
  871. Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard
  872. Regeneration by Pat Barker
  873. A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
  874. Fair Stood the Wind for France by HE Bates
  875. Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
  876. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  877. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  878. An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd
  879. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
  880. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  881. Auto-da-Fe by Elias Canetti
  882. One of Ours by Willa Cather
  883. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  884. Monkey by Wu Ch’eng-en
  885. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  886. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  887. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  888. Sharpe’s Eagle by Bernard Cornwell
  889. The History of Pompey the Little by Francis Coventry
  890. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  891. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  892. Bomber by Len Deighton
  893. Deliverance by James Dickey
  894. Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos
  895. South Wind by Norman Douglas
  896. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  897. Justine by Lawrence Durrell
  898. The Bamboo Bed by William Eastlake
  899. The Siege of Krishnapur by JG Farrell
  900. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  901. Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford
  902. The African Queen by CS Forester
  903. The Ship by CS Forester
  904. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
  905. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  906. The Beach by Alex Garland
  907. To The Ends of the Earth trilogy by William Golding
  908. Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny
  909. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  910. Count Belisarius by Robert Graves
  911. Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman
  912. De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage
  913. King Solomon’s Mines by H Rider Haggard
  914. She: A History of Adventure by H Rider Haggard
  915. The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton
  916. Covenant with Death by John Harris
  917. Enigma by Robert Harris
  918. The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
  919. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  920. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  921. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  922. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  923. Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
  924. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  925. Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
  926. Confederates by Thomas Keneally
  927. Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally
  928. Day by AL Kennedy
  929. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  930. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  931. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
  932. If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
  933. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  934. The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
  935. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  936. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  937. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
  938. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
  939. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  940. La Condition Humaine by Andre Malraux
  941. Fortunes of War by Olivia Manning
  942. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  943. The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat
  944. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  945. Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener
  946. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
  947. History by Elsa Morante
  948. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  949. The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
  950. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  951. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  952. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  953. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  954. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  955. The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell
  956. The Soldier’s Art by Anthony Powell
  957. The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell
  958. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  959. The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolp Erich Raspe
  960. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  961. The Crab with the Golden Claws by Georges Remi Herge
  962. Tintin in Tibet by Georges Remi Herge
  963. The Castafiore Emerald by Georges Remi Herge
  964. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by Joao Guimaraes Rosa
  965. Sacaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
  966. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
  967. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer
  968. The Hunters by James Salter
  969. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  970. The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald
  971. Austerlitz by WG Sebald
  972. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  973. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
  974. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  975. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  976. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
  977. Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson
  978. A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne
  979. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  980. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  981. A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
  982. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  983. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  984. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  985. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  986. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  987. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  988. Williwaw by Gore Vidal
  989. Candide by Voltaire
  990. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  991. Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh
  992. Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh
  993. The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells
  994. The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall
  995. Voss by Patrick White
  996. The Virginian by Owen Wister
  997. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  998. The Debacle by Emile Zola
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Progress Update – #25 of My 101 Things to Do

I love reading, so picking a few “greatest books of all time” lists to select new reading material from seemed like a great fit for me. Here is my progress so far on reading 20 of Time’s 100 Greatest Novels (I’ve crossed out the ones I’ve read already).

Total Progress: 13 out of 20

  1. The Adventures of Augie March (1953), by Saul Bellow
  2. All the King’s Men (1946), by Robert Penn Warren
  3. American Pastoral (1997), by Philip Roth
  4. An American Tragedy (1925), by Theodore Dreiser
  5. Animal Farm (1946), by George Orwell
  6. Appointment in Samarra (1934), by John O’Hara
  7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970), by Judy Blume
  8. The Assistant (1957), by Bernard Malamud
  9. At Swim-Two-Birds (1938), by Flann O’Brien
  10. Atonement (2002), by Ian McEwan
  11. Beloved (1987), by Toni Morrison
  12. The Berlin Stories (1946), by Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Big Sleep (1939), by Raymond Chandler
  14. The Blind Assassin (2000), by Margaret Atwood
  15. Blood Meridian (1986), by Cormac McCarthy
  16. Brideshead Revisited (1946), by Evelyn Waugh
  17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), by Thornton Wilder
  18. Call It Sleep (1935), by Henry Roth
  19. Catch-22 (1961), by Joseph Heller
  20. The Catcher in the Rye (1951), by J.D. Salinger
  21. A Clockwork Orange (1963), by Anthony Burgess
  22. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), by William Styron
  23. The Corrections (2001), by Jonathan Franzen
  24. The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), by Thomas Pynchon
  25. A Dance to the Music of Time (1951), by Anthony Powell
  26. The Day of the Locust (1939), by Nathanael West
  27. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), by Willa Cather
  28. A Death in the Family (1958), by James Agee
  29. The Death of the Heart (1958), by Elizabeth Bowen
  30. Deliverance (1970), by James Dickey
  31. Dog Soldiers (1974), by Robert Stone
  32. Falconer (1977), by John Cheever
  33. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969), by John Fowles
  34. The Golden Notebook (1962), by Doris Lessing
  35. Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953), by James Baldwin
  36. Gone With the Wind (1936), by Margaret Mitchell
  37. The Grapes of Wrath (1939), by John Steinbeck
  38. Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), by Thomas Pynchon
  39. The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  40. A Handful of Dust (1934), by Evelyn Waugh
  41. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter (1940), by Carson McCullers
  42. The Heart of the Matter (1948), by Graham Greene
  43. Herzog (1964), by Saul Bellow
  44. Housekeeping (1981), by Marilynne Robinson
  45. A House for Mr. Biswas (1962), by V.S. Naipaul
  46. I, Claudius (1934), by Robert Graves
  47. Infinite Jest (1996), by David Foster Wallace
  48. Invisible Man (1952), by Ralph Ellison
  49. Light in August (1932), by William Faulkner
  50. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), by C.S. Lewis
  51. Lolita (1955), by Vladimir Nabokov
  52. Lord of the Flies (1955), by William Golding
  53. The Lord of the Rings (1954), by J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. Loving (1945), by Henry Green
  55. Lucky Jim (1954), by Kingsley Amis
  56. The Man Who Loved Children (1940), by Christina Stead
  57. Midnight’s Children (1981), by Salman Rushdie
  58. Money (1984), by Martin Amis
  59. The Moviegoer (1961), by Walker Percy
  60. Mrs. Dalloway (1925), by Virginia Woolf
  61. Naked Lunch (1959), by William Burroughs
  62. Native Son (1940), by Richard Wright
  63. Neuromancer (1984), by William Gibson
  64. Never Let Me Go (2005), by Kazuo Ishiguro
  65. 1984 (1948), by George Orwell
  66. On the Road (1957), by Jack Kerouac
  67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), by Ken Kesey
  68. The Painted Bird (1965), by Jerzy Kosinski
  69. Pale Fire (1962), by Vladimir Nabokov
  70. A Passage to India (1924), by E.M. Forster
  71. Play It As It Lays (1970), by Joan Didion
  72. Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), by Philip Roth
  73. Possession (1990), by A.S. Byatt
  74. The Power and the Glory (1939), by Graham Greene
  75. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), by Muriel Spark
  76. Rabbit, Run (1960), by John Updike
  77. Ragtime (1975), by E.L. Doctorow
  78. The Recognitions (1955), by William Gaddis
  79. Red Harvest (1929), by Dashiell Hammett
  80. Revolutionary Road (1961), by Richard Yates
  81. The Sheltering Sky (1949), by Paul Bowles
  82. Slaughterhouse Five (1969), by Kurt Vonnegut
  83. Snow Crash (1992), by Neal Stephenson
  84. The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), by John Barth
  85. The Sound and the Fury (1929), by William Faulkner
  86. The Sportswriter (1986), by Richard Ford
  87. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1964), by John le Carre
  88. The Sun Also Rises (1926), by Ernest Hemingway
  89. Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), by Zora Neale Hurston
  90. Things Fall Apart (1959), by Chinua Achebe
  91. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), by Harper Lee
  92. To the Lighthouse (1927), by Virginia Woolf
  93. Tropic of Cancer (1934), by Henry Miller
  94. Ubik (1969), by Philip K. Dick
  95. Under the Net (1954), by Iris Murdoch
  96. Under the Volcano (1947), by Malcolm Lowry
  97. Watchmen (1986), by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  98. White Noise (1985), by Don DeLillo
  99. White Teeth (2000), by Zadie Smith
  100. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), by Jean Rhys
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Progress Update – #1 of My 101 Things to Do

I realized it would be hard for me to keep track of my progress on my DayZero list unless I write it down. So here’s my progress on my first goal: Watch 50 of the AFI 100 Greatest movies (I’m using the 10th anniversary list).

I’ve crossed off the ones I’ve already seen.

Total Progress: 34 out of 50

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. Casablanca (1942)
4. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
6. Gone With the Wind (1939)

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
9. Vertigo (1958)
10. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11. City Lights (1931)
12. The Searchers (1956)
13. Star Wars (1977)
14. Psycho (1960)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
17. The Graduate (1967)
18. The General (1927)
19. On the Waterfront (1954)
20. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
21. Chinatown (1974)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
27. High Noon (1952)
28. All About Eve (1950)
29. Double Indemnity (1944)
30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
35. Annie Hall (1977)
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1941)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The Sound of Music (1965)

41. King Kong (1933)
42. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Shane (1953)
46. It Happened One Night (1934)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48. Rear Window (1954)
49. Intolerance (1916)
50. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
51. West Side Story (1961)
52. Taxi Driver (1976)
53. The Deer Hunter (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
55. North by Northwest (1959)
56. Jaws (1975)
57. Rocky (1976)
58. The Gold Rush (1925)
59. Nashville (1975)
60. Duck Soup (1933)
61. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
62. American Graffiti (1973)
63. Cabaret (1972)
64. Network (1976)
65. The African Queen (1951)
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68. Unforgiven (1992)
69. Tootsie (1982)
70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
74. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
75. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
76. Forrest Gump (1994)
77. All the President’s Men (1976)
78. Modern Times (1936)
79. The Wild Bunch (1969)
80. The Apartment (1960)
81. Spartacus (1960)
82. Sunrise(1927)
83. Titanic (1997)
84. Easy Rider (1969)
85. A Night at the Opera (1935)
86. Platoon (1986)
87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
90. Swing Time (1936)
91. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
92. Goodfellas (1990)
93. The French Connection (1971)
94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
96. Do the Right Thing (1989)
97. Blade Runner (1982)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99. Toy Story (1995)
100. Ben-Hur (1959)

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