12 November 2011

Be prepared...It's a cubs life!

Today I have been busy with my son and his friend Connor.  We have been working on their cub scout DIY badge, well to be honest I just took the photos, it was my Dad that did all the work with them.

They had to do some woodwork, today they made a magic marble towel holder.  Have you heard of these?
They are super cool and relatively easy to do and the guys were pretty pleased with themselves.
Here's some from Magic Towel Holders, an online store from Grand Island, New York.

The boys opted for the simple version, although a lot of effort went into them.

I'll post all the pictures soon, they are going to start work on their chef badge tomorrow at Connor's house and next week we're building Tech Deck ramps! Woo Woo! Should be fun, not sure they will turn out like these ones though!

I wonder how many of these will be purchased this Christmas?! I know one little man who has one on his list. TTFN ~x~

5 November 2011

Oooops I did it again...

In those wise words of Britney Spears, yep I've done it again.

I wish I could be satisfied with my blog graphics but I just wasn't, so I've change the colour to see if this will help!

What do you think? TTFN ~x~

4 November 2011

Christmas Shopping Inspiration...

What a lovely surprise I had when I got home, well two really.

One of my friends from down the road had popped up to see us, we got chatting and opened a bottle of wine, don't you just love that spur of the moment get together?

Secondly, the Not On The High Street Christmas brochure had been delivered to my door, oh yeah its that time of the year when households are bombarded with Christmas brochures, but I have to say this is one I didn't put straight into the recycling...

Well without a moments hesitation I was in that brochure before you could say 'Merry Christmas' and I now have some fabulous ideas...not for family gifts but for me!!  Here's a few that will be going on my list...

I just adore these silver words bangles, they come from Posh Totty Designs Boutique and cost £110 for two bangles with a joining ring or you can just go for a single bangle for £55.  Gorgeous aren't they?

The next gift on my wish list is this lovely golden jewellery stand which comes from BeGolden, I love the pretty little birds just perching on the branches...

and finally this wonderful personalised family poster from A Piece Of.  To be honest I could probably recreate something like this myself and I probably will but I thought I would just share how cute it is!!

Seriously, if you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member check out Not On The High Street.  I've shown you only a few items, there are many more gifts available that suits all tastes...go have a look!!  TTFN ~x~

28 October 2011

I'm late, I'm late...

No don't worry, not that kind of late! People, I'm not pregnant!!

But I am late...I'm usually well on my way to having most if not all my Christmas shopping done but I have to hold my hands up and admit I have not had the time to get anything...until today that is.

I met one of my friends down the road at lunchtime and we were walking and talking, looking in the charity shop, you know like you do and we decided to pop into the chemist.  They had buy one get one half price on Baylis and Harding gift sets, I adore their products so I picked up a couple of sets for my Mum and sister!
Yay, I'm off and on my way, only a few hundred more pressies to go and I'm done!!! I'm off to look at Ebay and some online toy shops...when I get going I just can't stop! TTFN ~x~

26 October 2011

It's been a while....but you can't get rid of me that easily!

Yes, its been a while...

My last two blogs were back in May and June when I was busy making wedding cakes and feeling pretty exhausted.

My new job is a bit more involved than my previous with deadlines to make and lots of projects on the go...still I can't grumble, I have a job and I'm earning money!

 I've changed my blog again....I just can't help myself and I get bored so very easily. I'm not even going to say that this is the last time, maybe I should do one each season...if that's the case though I'll have to change this again for a winter theme....aaahhh poop, no not gonna, maybe my new years resolution is to accept what I do the first time around??

Its that time again when I'll be busy creating things for the Christmas fayre at my son's school and refreshing my Folksy shop. I have seriously been considering Etsy but I'm not sure I could do with sending things abroad? Is it too much hassle or just as easy as sending out in this country???

Anyway I'm going to be making some upcycled cushions for kids rooms out of denim, like me 'Vroom' cushion I made and also some patchwork and linen boudoir cushions. I also have some embroidered fabric that I'm going to make into cushions.
Then of course there will be the normal Christmas plaques, I have to come up with some new ideas.....I better crack on with this though, the fayre is at the end of November!!!

 I have loads of magnet pegs, fridge magnets and different gift tags, although I need to make some Christmas ones too. Decorative mirrors and some button art on canvas which was quite popular at the summer fayre!

Wow, I'm going to be a busy bee but I like a challenge. TTFN ~x~

25 June 2011

Wedding Season....

It's wedding season and I have three weddings cakes to make over the next three months!

I love cake decorating, I don't mind baking the cakes either but my favorite part is the cake decorating, so let me tell you about the cakes I'm going to be making.

The first cake is for a colleague at work, well her daughter actually, she's marrying an Australian guy and they have decided on a ivory cake.  Four tiers and they are using it as their dessert, so they want a simple sponge, jam and butter cream, a Australian mud cake and lemon drizzle cake...hmmm yummy!  The fourth tier is going to be a dummy cake made from polystyrene.

She wants it to look something like this, which is a cake originally by Marks and Spencer;

The lady has a colour scheme of purple, cream and latte so I'm going to incorporate this with ribbon at the base of each cake.

The second cake is for another colleague at work and I have to say I am most excited about making this one.

We have been discussing Lucy's wedding for some time now and her colour theme is black and white, so obviously she was keen to have a black and white cake, here are a few I suggested;

But she finally settle on something like this one and I have to agree it's lovely, just hope it turns out the same!!

The final one is the week after Lucy's and they want a very simple three tier cake with ivory ribbon around the base of the cakes.

I think they are putting fresh flowers on the top which will look lovely.  Well that's what I'll be up to over the summer, well among other things....TTFN~x~

23 May 2011

I'm exhausted....

Yes I am exhausted so apologies for not posting for a whole week!  Last week was busy one and on Friday I went off for a weekend with the Cub Scouts at a local camp site, so I am bushwacked!   I'll post about that later, I'm still trying to recover from the weekend! TTFN ~x~

13 May 2011

Folksy Finds on Friday...

This would have been posted earlier but there's been a problem with blogger since yesterday.

This is one of my favourite mediums and I love that it is so versatile.

This weeks theme.....Hessian.

  1. Hand printed rustic stag cushion ~ £46.00  @  Helkatdesign
  2. Christmas Stocking ~ £6.99 @ Funky & Modern Country Eco-friendly Homeware & Goodies
  3. I Heart You Bag ~£29.99 @  Shellybobbins™
  4. Mini Lotus Lunch Bag ~ £7.00 @ Snowdon
  5. Rainbow Cockle Shell Cluster ~ £3.00  @ Leanne Woods Designs
  6. Up-cycled fabric button keyring-natural tones, browns and pink ~ £6.00  @ NaMade
I adore the stag cushion from Helkatdesign, it inspires me to make my own cushions out of hessian and use freezer paper to do some stencilling, just have to decide on a design.....hmmm decisions, decisions. TTFN ~x~

9 May 2011

The Craft Shed...

What does she mean by "The Craft Shed"? I hear you ask.....well for months now I've been trying to persuade my father to let me convert the shed in our garden to MY craft shed but alas to no avail.....

"Where will we put the stuff that's in the shed now?" he asks every time I mention it.

So I decided I would try to assemble some evidence to explain what I was trying to achieve, you never know this may sway him into agreeing what a fabulous idea it would be to transform a generally bog standard shed into a craft haven for myself, somewhere to hide and drift off into my own little craft world, my very own utopia....oops sorry I was drifting off for a moment!

I was surfing around and came across a new blog Daily Suze, and she had done any article on how they were building a shed, she had some fab photos and this one caught my eye.  I figured I could show it my dad so he could see my vision;

I love the way both doors can open and let in the light, we have double doors on our shed, yay! I love the colour of the shed, that off white is lovely but to be honest I was thinking of a pale sage green and I love the window that houses the desk below it, our shed has one like this too.

The only thing I feel it needs is a little more storage for my fabric stash, card stock and shelving for my button collection, it would also need a wider desk so I could have my sewing machine up all the time.

As you may be aware I am a huge advocate of Pinterest and I have a board called The Craft Shed, this is where I stash ideas for my shed, storage and decor ideas.

So what do you think, do you think my dad will go for the idea? I have to say I do have a habit of getting round my dad, eventually.....I'll keep you posted! TTFN ~x~

7 May 2011

They call it mellow yellow....

Yellow.  I love the colour yellow, not quite as much as white but it does something for your mood, do you know what I mean? When I see yellow things it reminds me of spring and summer, of warmth and sunshine, it makes me smile....so yellow can't be bad can it?

So what is the meaning of yellow, I found the following information from Feng Shui and Beyond and it describes how yellow makes me feel to a tea!

The meaning of yellow is very happy, warm, stimulating, and expansive. Yellow draws people out and makes them more talkative. It helps to focus one’s attention and stimulate the intellect. Yellow also encourages hope and optimism, and is very grounding and supportive when muted. Some common properties of the color yellow include:

Social / Extroverted
Cheerful (happiest of all colors)
Grounding, support, stability (when muted)
Abundance / Richness / Splendor
Hope / Optimism
High-spirited / Inspiring
Potency / Fertility

The meaning of the color yellow is commonly associated with light and the sun. Like the sun, the color yellow is very warm, uplifting, cheerful and happy.

I've heard, yellow is going to be huge this year, so I did a little research into all things yellow and came up with the following;

Yellow rooms are are said to make people more talkative and outgoing. I love the bathroom and kitchen in these pictures.

I love the colour yellow but unfortunately I don't think I could wear it with my colouring, so this year I'll be looking out for yellow accessories to go with my usual black clothing!!! I'll be the one that looks like a bumblebee.....BTW I'm loving this Chanel bag, early birthday pressie maybe? Yeah right. TTFN ~x~

6 May 2011

Folksy Finds on Friday...

Ooops a little late in the day to post this but I've been pretty busy today so I didn't get a chance earlier!

As you may be aware I love making and decorating cakes however there are times when something simple on top of a cake will do!

This weeks theme.....Cake Toppers.

  1. Wedding Pig Cake Topper and 40 Favors ~ £100.00  @  Amys Clay Critters
  2. Cake Topper ~ £24.99 @ Handmade by Jool
  3. Jack Russell Topper "Jackers R Us" ~£12.00 @  Ludicris Toppers: Handmade Collectables and crafted toppers
  4. Unique Custom/Hand Made Mr & Mrs Love Owl ~ £35.00 @ Johanna Brown's Cake Toppers
  5. Rainbow Cockle Shell Cluster ~ £7.00  @ Delightfully Decorative
  6. Set of 50 Alice In Wonderland EAT ME Vintage Party Picks-Cupcake Toppers £50.00  @ Craftypagan Designs
I think the Jack Russell topper from Ludicris Toppers: Handmade Collectables and crafted toppers is so cute and would be lovely for all the dog lovers out there but I have to say my favourite one out of this selection is the Wedding Pigs from Amys Clay Critters TTFN ~x~

1 May 2011

Summer is on its way....

Well if felt like it yesterday anyway!  The weather was glorious here so we took advantage of it and we were outside most of the day.

We cut the lawn and watered the garden and I think it looks lovely, don't you think?

I treated myself to a gorgeous white azalea that caught my eye whilst I was shopping in Waitrose, I know Sarah, its white!! lol I have a thing about all things white at the moment and its a bit of a standing joke with my pal Sarah.  That got planted yesterday too.

My Dad and I finished the fence painting on Friday afternoon, after the wedding....had to take advantage of the extra day off.

I guess it's been a pretty busy weekend, Dad oiled the table and I started oiling the director chairs, which I think will come up looking lovely.  I've ordered some dark green dye for the canvas covers, so they can be freshened up for the Summer too.

So there you go, thats been my weekend so far and I have today and Monday to fill up too...I think we'll move the rotary drier to the side of the house today....its spoils the look of the garden and tomorrow.....hmmm maybe a bit of crafting in preparation for the school fayre....pheww! Have you been busy??? TTFN ~x~

29 April 2011

Royal Wedding...

Wow what a wedding, I've just finished watching the wedding and thought it was a wonderful, personal ceremony.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine looked absolutely beautiful and the dress was so elegant....

You can't help but remember your own wedding, the vows and the celebration afterwards.

I hope they have a very happy and long life together....just waiting for the kiss on the balcony now!  TTFN ~x~

28 April 2011

Folksy Finds on Friday...

Two apologies today, one being that this post is being posted today because I intend to be doing something a little more interesting tomorrow......and the other apology is as follows;

Sorry I missed last Fridays Folksy Finds but what with Easter and being Good Friday I completely forgot!  Anyhow, this Friday I'll be watching the Royal Wedding and what better way to promote those Folksy crafters than with....

This weeks theme.....Royal Wedding.

  1. Will and Kate Solar Powered Lantern ~ £25.00 @  Glow Box Solar Lanterns
  2. Royal Wedding Brooch ~ £4.00 @ Julia Davey Ceramics
  3. Royal Wedding Mug - designed by JotStudios ~ £10.00 @  LF Design
  4. Set of Four Royal Wedding Coasters - Square ~ £10.95 @ Claryce Design
  5. Royal Prince and Princess Hearts - Rose ~ £15.00 @ By Alex
  6. Union Jack Royal Wedding Brooch Pin Badge ~ £3.50 @ Pinch Her Cheeks
I think it's amazing how the wackiest and the most normal things are converted to commemorative items when a Royal Wedding occurs, my favourite is the Union Jack Coasters from Claryce Design, which one do you like?? TTFN ~x~

27 April 2011

Living in hope....

I was very said to hear that my friend Sally over at Knit Sally Knit is having an awful time at the moment!

Her poor dog Honey is very poorly and Sally has been back and forth to the vets with her and the prognosis doesn't look too good.  You can read about Honey's story over at Knit Sally Knit, and I'm living in hope that everything turns out for the best.

Honey is 5 years old and here's a super cute picture of Honey as a puppy....

she is a lovely, gentle dog and I do hope she's okay...TTFN ~x~

26 April 2011

Don't you just love the beach?

I don't know what it is about walking on the beach, maybe it's because we don't live that close to one that its such a joy to take a walk on one.

Last week, my eldest was on his Easter holiday from school so my Mum and I took the opportunity to take the boys down to the coast, via IKEA in Southampton (but that's another story!).

The boys loved the beach, although it's a pebble beach it just feels great when you get to paddle in the sea, well that's what Jack thought...

Harry on the other hand was just content to throw pebble in the sea and run away when the waves hit the shore...

Jack was somewhat disappointed that we didn't end up at a sandy beach beach he was desperate to build a sangar (a term for a small temporary fortified position originally made up of stone, now built of sandbags and similar materials - wikipedia) however they both did get to do a little digging and a lot wet!!!

Mum and I took great pleasure sitting on the pebbles, watching the boys whilst collecting some lovely shells and unusual pebbles to take home.  We just kicked off our shoes and enjoyed the sun....

Our next beach trip will be at the beginning of June on a sandy beach this time, although it will be the lovely black sand on the island of Lanzarote..... can't wait! TTFN ~x~

24 April 2011

Books are the Bees...

...which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. ~James Russell Lowell

I adore books and am fortunate enough to have a Kindle, which I must say is is great because I feel I can buy books and keep them without taking up to much space.....okay some might say its not the same as a heavy hardback, but I've decided if I feel the urge to hold a heavy old hardback I'll go to the library!

I was looking on Amazon for some holiday reads and have downloaded some of the classics, Lady Chatterley's Lover (which incidentally I have already read), The Iliad etc. Then it struck me, "What books should I read before I die??"....morbid I know but I just thought it's one thing that I could say I've done!! So I Googled a list and here it is.....it's long....sorry (no actually I'm not sorry, lol )

  1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Saturday – Ian McEwan
  3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  4. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
  5. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
  6. The Sea – John Banville
  7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
  8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  9. The Master – Colm Tóibín
  10. Vanishing Point – David Markson
  11. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
  12. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
  13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  14. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  15. The Colour – Rose Tremain
  16. Thursbitch – Alan Garner
  17. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
  18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
  19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  20. Islands – Dan Sleigh
  21. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
  22. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
  23. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
  24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters - I have this in my book stash to read!!
  25. The Double – José Saramago
  26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  27. Unless – Carol Shields
  28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
  30. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
  31. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
  32. Shroud – John Banville
  33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  34. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
  35. Dead Air – Iain Banks
  36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
  37. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
  38. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
  39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
  41. Schooling – Heather McGowan
  42. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  44. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
  45. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
  46. Fury – Salman Rushdie
  47. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  48. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  50. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
  51. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
  52. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
  53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
  54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  55. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
  56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
  57. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
  58. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
  59. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
  60. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
  61. How the Dead Live – Will Self
  62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  64. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
  65. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
  66. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
  67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
  68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  69. Pastoralia – George Saunders

  70. Timbuktu – Paul Auster
  71. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
  72. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  73. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?
  74. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
  75. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
  76. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
  77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
  78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
  79. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
  80. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
  81. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
  82. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
  83. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
  84. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
  85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
  86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  87. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
  88. Another World – Pat Barker
  89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
  90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
  91. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
  92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  94. Great Apes – Will Self
  95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
  96. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  97. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
  98. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
  99. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  100. The Untouchable – John Banville
  101. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
  102. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
  103. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
  104. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
  105. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
  106. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
  107. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  108. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
  109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  110. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
  111. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
  112. The Information – Martin Amis
  113. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
  114. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
  115. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
  116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  117. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  118. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
  119. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
  120. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
  121. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
  122. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
  123. Land – Park Kyong-ni
  124. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
  125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  126. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
  127. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
  128. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
  129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  130. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
  131. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
  132. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
  133. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
  134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
  135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  136. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
  137. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
  138. Complicity – Iain Banks
  139. On Love – Alain de Botton
  140. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
  141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  142. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  144. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
  145. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
  146. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
  147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  148. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
  149. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
  150. A Heart So White – Javier Marias
  151. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
  152. Indigo – Marina Warner
  153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks
  154. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
  155. Jazz – Toni Morrison
  156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
  158. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
  159. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
  160. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
  161. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  162. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
  163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
  164. Arcadia – Jim Crace
  165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  167. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
  168. Mao II – Don DeLillo
  169. Typical – Padgett Powell
  170. Regeneration – Pat Barker
  171. Downriver – Iain Sinclair
  172. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
  173. Wise Children – Angela Carter
  174. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
  175. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  176. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
  177. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
  178. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
  179. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
  180. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  181. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
  182. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
  183. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
  185. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
  186. A Disaffection – James Kelman
  187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  188. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
  189. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
  190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  191. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
  192. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  193. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
  194. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
  195. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  197. London Fields – Martin Amis
  198. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
  199. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  200. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  201. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
  202. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  203. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  204. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
  205. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  206. Libra – Don DeLillo
  207. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
  208. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
  209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
  211. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
  212. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
  213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
  214. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  215. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
  216. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
  217. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
  218. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  220. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  221. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
  222. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
  223. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  224. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
  225. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  226. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
  227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
  228. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
  229. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  230. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
  231. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  232. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  233. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
  234. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
  235. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
  236. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
  239. A Maggot – John Fowles
  240. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  241. Contact – Carl Sagan
  242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  244. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  245. White Noise – Don DeLillo
  246. Queer – William Burroughs
  247. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
  248. Legend – David Gemmell
  249. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
  250. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
  251. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
  252. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
  253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
  254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  255. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  256. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  257. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
  258. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  259. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
  260. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
  261. Shame – Salman Rushdie
  262. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  263. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  264. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
  265. Waterland – Graham Swift
  266. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
  267. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  268. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  269. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
  270. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
  271. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
  272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  273. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
  274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
  275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
  276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  277. The Newton Letter – John Banville
  278. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
  279. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  280. The Names – Don DeLillo
  281. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
  282. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
  283. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
  284. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  285. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
  286. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
  287. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
  288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  289. Rites of Passage – William Golding
  290. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
  291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  292. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
  293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  294. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
  295. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
  296. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
  297. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
  298. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
  299. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
  300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  302. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
  303. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  304. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  306. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
  307. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
  308. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
  309. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
  310. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
  311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin
  312. The Shining – Stephen King
  313. Dispatches – Michael Herr
  314. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  315. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
  316. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
  317. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
  318. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
  319. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
  321. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
  322. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
  323. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
  324. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
  325. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
  326. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
  327. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
  328. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
  329. Fateless – Imre Kertész
  330. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
  331. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
  332. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
  333. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
  334. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
  335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  336. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
  337. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
  338. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
  339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
  340. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  341. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  342. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
  343. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
  344. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
  345. Crash – J.G. Ballard
  346. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
  347. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  348. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  349. Sula – Toni Morrison
  350. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  351. The Breast – Philip Roth
  352. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
  353. G – John Berger
  354. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
  355. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
  356. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
  357. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
  358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  359. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
  360. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
  361. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
  362. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
  363. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
  364. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
  365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  366. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
  367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou  I have this in my book stash to read!!
  368. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
  369. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
  370. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
  371. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
  372. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
  373. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
  374. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
  375. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  376. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  377. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
  378. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  380. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
  381. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
  382. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
  383. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
  384. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
  385. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
  386. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
  387. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  388. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  391. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
  392. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
  393. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
  394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
  395. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
  396. Chocky – John Wyndham
  397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  398. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
  399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  400. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  401. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
  402. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  403. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
  404. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
  405. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
  406. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
  407. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
  408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  409. The Magus – John Fowles
  410. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
  411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  412. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
  413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  414. Things – Georges Perec
  415. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  416. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
  417. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  418. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
  419. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
  420. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
  421. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
  422. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
  423. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
  424. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
  425. Herzog – Saul Bellow
  426. V. – Thomas Pynchon
  427. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  428. The Graduate – Charles Webb
  429. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
  430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
  431. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
  432. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
  433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  434. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  435. The Collector – John Fowles
  436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  438. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  439. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
  440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  441. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
  442. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
  443. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
  444. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
  445. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
  446. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
  447. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
  448. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
  449. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
  450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  452. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
  453. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
  454. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
  455. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
  456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  457. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  458. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
  459. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
  460. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
  461. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
  462. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  463. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
  464. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
  465. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
  466. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
  467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  469. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
  470. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  471. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
  472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
  474. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  475. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
  476. The End of the Road – John Barth
  477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  479. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
  480. Voss – Patrick White
  481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
  482. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
  483. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
  484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  485. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
  486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  487. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
  488. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
  489. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
  490. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
  491. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
  492. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
  493. The Floating Opera – John Barth
  494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  497. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
  498. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
  499. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  500. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
  501. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  502. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
  503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  504. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
  505. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
  506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
  507. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
  508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  509. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
  511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  512. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
  513. Watt – Samuel Beckett
  514. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  515. Junkie – William Burroughs
  516. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  517. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
  519. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  522. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
  523. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
  524. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  525. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
  526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  527. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  528. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
  529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  530. The Rebel – Albert Camus
  531. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
  532. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  533. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
  534. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
  535. The Third Man – Graham Greene
  536. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
  537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
  538. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
  539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  540. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
  541. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
  542. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
  543. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
  544. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
  545. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
  546. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
  547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  548. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
  549. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
  550. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
  551. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
  553. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann
  554. The Victim – Saul Bellow
  555. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
  556. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
  557. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  558. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
  559. The Plague – Albert Camus
  560. Back – Henry Green
  561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
  562. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?
  563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  566. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  567. Loving – Henry Green
  568. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
  569. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
  570. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
  571. Transit – Anna Seghers
  572. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  573. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
  574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  575. Caught – Henry Green
  576. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
  577. Embers – Sandor Marai
  578. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  579. The Outsider – Albert Camus
  580. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini
  581. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
  582. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
  583. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
  584. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
  585. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
  586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
  587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  588. Native Son – Richard Wright
  589. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  590. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
  591. Party Going – Henry Green
  592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  593. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
  594. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
  595. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
  596. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
  597. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  598. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  600. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
  601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  602. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  604. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
  605. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  606. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
  607. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
  608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  611. The Years – Virginia Woolf
  612. In Parenthesis – David Jones
  613. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
  614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
  615. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  616. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  617. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
  618. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
  619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
  621. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
  622. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
  623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
  624. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
  625. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
  626. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
  627. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
  628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
  629. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
  630. England Made Me – Graham Greene
  631. Burmese Days – George Orwell
  632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
  633. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
  634. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
  635. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  636. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  637. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  638. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  640. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  641. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
  642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
  643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
  644. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
  645. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
  646. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  647. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  648. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  651. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
  652. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
  653. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
  654. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
  655. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
  656. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
  657. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
  658. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
  659. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
  660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  661. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
  662. Passing – Nella Larsen
  663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  664. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  665. Living – Henry Green
  666. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
  667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  668. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
  669. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
  670. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
  671. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
  673. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
  674. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
  675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
  676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  677. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall
  678. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
  679. Quartet – Jean Rhys
  680. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
  681. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
  682. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
  683. Nadja – André Breton
  684. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
  685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
  686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  687. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
  688. Amerika – Franz Kafka
  689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  690. Blindness – Henry Green
  691. The Castle – Franz Kafka
  692. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
  693. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
  694. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
  695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
  696. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
  697. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
  698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  700. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
  701. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  702. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
  703. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
  704. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
  705. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
  706. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
  707. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
  708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  709. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
  710. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
  711. Cane – Jean Toomer
  712. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
  713. Amok – Stefan Zweig
  714. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
  715. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
  716. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
  717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  718. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton I have this on my Kindle
  719. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
  720. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
  721. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
  722. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
  723. Ulysses – James Joyce
  724. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
  725. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
  726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton I have this on my Kindle
  727. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
  728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
  729. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  730. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
  731. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
  732. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
  733. Summer – Edith Wharton I loved this book!
  734. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
  735. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton I have this on my Kindle
  736. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  737. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
  738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
  739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  740. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
  741. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham
  742. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
  743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
  744. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
  745. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
  746. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
  747. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  748. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
  749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
  750. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
  751. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
  752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton I have this on my Kindle
  753. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  754. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  755. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
  756. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
  757. Martin Eden – Jack London
  758. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
  759. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
  760. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
  761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
  762. The Iron Heel – Jack London
  763. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
  764. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
  765. Mother – Maxim Gorky
  766. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
  767. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  768. Young Törless – Robert Musil
  769. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
  770. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton  I have this on my Kindle
  771. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
  772. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
  773. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
  774. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
  775. The Golden Bowl – Henry James
  776. The Ambassadors – Henry James
  777. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
  778. The Immoralist – André Gide
  779. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
  780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad  I have this on my Kindle
  781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  782. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann
  783. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  784. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  785. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad

  786. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross
  787. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
  788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
  792. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  793. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
  794. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  795. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
  796. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
  797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
  798. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
  799. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  800. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
  801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  802. Born in Exile – George Gissing
  803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
  804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  805. News from Nowhere – William Morris
  806. New Grub Street – George Gissing
  807. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
  808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  810. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
  811. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
  812. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
  813. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  814. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
  815. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
  816. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
  817. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
  818. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
  819. She – H. Rider Haggard
  820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  821. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  822. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
  823. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  824. Germinal – Émile Zola
  825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
  827. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
  828. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
  829. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  830. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
  831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  832. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
  833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  834. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
  835. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
  836. Nana – Émile Zola
  837. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  838. The Red Room – August Strindberg
  839. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
  840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy -  I have this on my Kindle
  841. Drunkard – Émile Zola
  842. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
  843. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot  I have this on my Kindle
  844. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
  845. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
  846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  847. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
  848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
  849. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
  850. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  851. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
  852. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
  853. Middlemarch – George Eliot  I have this on my Kindle
  854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  855. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
  856. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
  857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy - I have this on my Kindle
  858. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
  859. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
  860. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
  861. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  864. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
  865. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
  866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
  867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  869. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  870. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu  I have this on my Kindle
  871. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley  I have this on my Kindle
  873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo  I have this on my Kindle
  874. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
  875. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens   I have this on my Kindle
  877. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev  I have this on my Kindle
  878. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope  I have this on my Kindle
  879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot  I have this on my Kindle
  880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  881. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne   I have this on my Kindle
  882. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
  883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  884. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
  885. Adam Bede – George Eliot    I have this on my Kindle
  886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert   I have this on my Kindle
  887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  888. Hard Times – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  889. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë  I have this on my Kindle
  892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell  I have this on my Kindle
  893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe   I have this on my Kindle
  894. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  895. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville  I have this on my Kindle
  897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne   I have this on my Kindle
  898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë   I have this on my Kindle
  900. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell  I have this on my Kindle
  901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë  I have this on my Kindle
  902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë  I have this on my Kindle
  903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë  I have this on my Kindle
  904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray  I have this on my Kindle
  906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  907. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
  908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas  I have this on my Kindle
  909. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
  910. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  912. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
  913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  914. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  915. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
  916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens  I have this on my Kindle
  919. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
  920. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac  I have this on my Kindle
  921. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  923. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  924. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni   I have this on my Kindle
  925. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper   I have this on my Kindle
  926. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
  927. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
  928. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
  929. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott   I have this on my Kindle
  930. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott  I have this on my Kindle
  931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  I have this on my Kindle
  932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen  I have this on my Kindle
  933. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  934. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
  935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott  Rob Roy
  936. Emma – Jane Austen
  937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen  I have this on my Kindle
  938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  939. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth  I have this on my Kindle 
  940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  941. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  942. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth  I have this on my Kindle

  943. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
  944. The Nun – Denis Diderot
  945. Camilla – Fanny Burney
  946. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
  947. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  948. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
  949. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
  950. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
  951. Justine – Marquis de Sade
  952. Vathek – William Beckford  I have this on my Kindle
  953. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
  954. Cecilia – Fanny Burney  I have this on my Kindle
  955. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  956. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  957. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  958. Evelina – Fanny Burney   I have this on my Kindle
  959. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  I have this on my Kindle
  960. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett  I have this on my Kindle
  961. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie   I have this on my Kindle
  962. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne   I have this on my Kindle  
  963. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne   I have this on my Kindle  
  964. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
  965. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole   I have this on my Kindle  
  966. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau  I have this on my Kindle  
  967. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
  968. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  969. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson  I have this on my Kindle  
  970. Candide – Voltaire  I have this on my Kindle  
  971. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
  972. Amelia – Henry Fielding
  973. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett  I have this on my Kindle  
  974. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
  975. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding  I have this on my Kindle
  976. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett  I have this on my Kindle
  977. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  978. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
  979. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
  980. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
  981. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding I have this on my Kindle
  982. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
  983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift  I have this on my Kindle
  984. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
  985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe - I have this on my Kindle
  986. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
  987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe  I have this on my Kindle 
  988. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift  I have this on my Kindle

  989. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
  990. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
  991. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra  I have this on my Kindle
  993. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
  994. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
  995. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais  I have this on my Kindle
  996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  997. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius  I have this on my Kindle
  998. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  999. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  1000. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus  I have this on my Kindle
(Taken from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: A Comprehensive Reference Source, Chronicling the History of the Novel Preface by Peter Ackroyd, General Editor Peter Boxall ) 

So there it is, I'm going to work my way through it.....not in order of course, but I can make a start already and cross off the one's I have read!! Have you read any of these?? TTFN ~x~
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