A work in progress, but here’s the list so far….
- Daytripper – Gabriel Ba / Fabio Moon (graphic novel)
- A Room with a View – E.M. Forster
- The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
- The Sandman: The Dream Hunters – Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)
- A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway (non-fiction / memoir)
- Griffin and Sabine Trilogy – Nick Bantock
- Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret? – Judy Blume
- Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt (non-fiction / biography)
- A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
- American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
- The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke
- A Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkein
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkein
- Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
- The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
- Persuasion – Jane Austen
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
- Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
- 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
- Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
- Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
- Skippy Dies – Paul Murray
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell
- The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner (non-fiction / travel)
- The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
- 2666 – Roberto Bolano
- Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
- In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
- Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman
- The Oxford Murders – Guillermo Martinez
- A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
- Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
- Slapstick – Kurt Vonnegut
- The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
- The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck
- The Pearl – John Steinbeck
- Perfume – Patrick Suskind
- The Prestige – Christopher Priest
- My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk
- Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
- Eats Shoots and Leaves – Lynn Truss (non-fiction / grammar)
- Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond (non-fiction / society)
- Hamlet – William Shakespeare
- Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
- Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
- Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
- Bringing Up Bebe – Pamela Druckerman (non-fiction / parenting / society)
- The Sweet Life in Paris – David Lebovitz (non-fiction / travel / cooking)
- A Song of Ice and Fire Series – George R.R. Martin
- The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
- Room – Emma Donoghue
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
- Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
- Freakonomics – Stephen Dubner / Steven Levitt (non-fiction / economics / society)
- The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
- The Reader – Bernard Schlink
- The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
- Death Be Not Proud – John Gunthar
- Lord of the Flies – William Golding
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- Life of Pi – Yann Martel
- Coraline – Neil Gaiman
- The Non-Existent Knight – Italo Calvino
- The Cloven Viscount – Italo Calvino
- Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
- Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
- The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
- The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
- A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra
- The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Dinner – Herman Koch
- House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
- The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
- Middlemarch – George Eliot
15 thoughts on “My Top (not quite) 100 Books”
No Filipino book?
I haven’t read one I loved.
What a great list. Griffin & Sabine would also be in my top ten, such a stunning set of books and they don’t get enough love!
Thanks! They are definitely underrated!
So many good books here! I must refer to your list whenever I’m making my mind over which books to buy!
I think the computer crashed trying to list all those amazing books, got to No. 89 and then it gave up! Great list shall try to read it again later!
A very amazing list. I have read some of these books, and find something new to read today. Thank you very much. And one of my favorite Japanese book is on it: 1Q84 is the masterpiece of Murakami Haruki.
Thanks! Yes, I enjoyed 1Q84 very much. I’ve also read Kafka on the Shore, but unfortunately, didn’t like it as much as 1Q84. I’ve also read South of the Border, West of the Sun and After Dark, and both books were ok. I’m looking forward to Murakami’s latest “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.”
I enjoyed reading them too. The latest book of Murakami Haruki will be published soon in English, I hope you will have fun with it.
I’m counting the days till August 12 when it is said to be sold in bookstores!
You should read the Wind-up Bird Chronicle. Masterpiece.
I will eventually.
Strange list. Are you actually Neil Gaiman?