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1. The Waves by Virginia Woolf
2. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
4. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
5. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
6. Zone by Mathias Enard
7. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
10. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
11. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
12. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
13. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
14. The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
15. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
16. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
17. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
18. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
19. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
20. The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume 5 (1936-1941)
21. Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
22. Betrayal in Naples by Neil Griffiths
23. Motel Chronicles by Sam Shepard
24. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
25. Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction by J.D. Salinger
26. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
27. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
28. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
29. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
30. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
31. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
32. Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
33. Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor
34. Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
35. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
36. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
37. Stories by Katherine Mansfield
38. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
39. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
40. Lightning on the Sun by Robert Bingham
41. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
42. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
43. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
44. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
45. A Perfect Spy by John le Carre
46. The Likeness by Tana French
47. Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
48. Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
49. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
50. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
51. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
52. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
53. The Illustrated Hardwick Shepherd by James Rebanks
54. Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith
55. The Comedians by Graham Greene
56. The Oblivion Seekers and Other Stories by Isabelle Eberhardt
57. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
58. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
59. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
60. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
61. The Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
62. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
63. The Secret Place by Tana French
64. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
65. The Dogs Bark by Truman Capote
66. The Sea House by Esther Freud
67. Mr. Golightly’s Holiday by Salley Vickers
68. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
69. The Public Image by Muriel Spark
70. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
71. A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard by Paul Bowles
72. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
73. Don’t Look Now by Daphne DuMaurier
74. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
75. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
76. Pure Slaughter Value: Stories by Robert Bingham
77. The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
78. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
79. Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith
80. The Black Tower by P.D. James
81. Broken Harbour by Tana French
82. Black Betty by Walter Mosley
83. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series) by Douglas Adams
84. In Search of London by H.V. Morton
85. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama
86. The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
87. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
88. This Is London by Edward R. Murrow
89. A London Diary by Quentin Reynolds
90. It Chooses You by Miranda July
91. Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban
92. 1 Dead in Attic: Post-Katrina Stories by Chris Rose
93. Stitches by David Small
94. Michael Palin’s Diaries: Volume 1: 1969-1979
95. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
96. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
97. Keith Haring: the Authorized Biography by John Gruen
98. The Dogs Bark by Truman Capote
99. The Unquiet Grave: A World Cycle by Cyril Connolly
100. Up above the World by Paul Bowles