100 Novels Everyone Should Read

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2:47am, 15 Apr 2023
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DazTheSlug
ok so since my last update in June 2019 I have read another 21:

3 re-reads:
Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee - 4 Stars (out of 5)
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - 2
The Code of the Woosters - PG Wodehouse - 3

18 new:
Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey - 5
Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell - 3
Clarissa - Samuel Richardson - 3 (first book only - not in hurry to read all rest!)
Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre - 2
Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne - 5
The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James - 2
A Bend in the River - VS Naipaul - 4
The Dream of the Red Chamber (aka The Story Of The Stone) - Cao Xueqin - 4 (first book only (Golden Days) so far, but will continue...)
London Fields - Martin Amis - 4
Go Tell It On the Mountain - James Baldwin - 4
The Cairo Trilogy - Naguib Mahfouz - 3 (first book only (Palace Walk) - not in hurry to read all rest!)
Germinal - Emile Zola - 4
A Passage to India - EM Forster - 3
Suite Francaise - Irène Némirovsky - 4
My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk - 4
On the Road - Jack Kerouac - 4
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie - 4
Ulysses - James Joyce - DNF

making 90

currently reading Les Miserables...
Apr 2023
7:05am, 15 Apr 2023
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Cerrertonia
Tristram Shandy is quite unique - Don Quixote meets a mid 18th century Viz meets James Joyce.
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8:05am, 15 Apr 2023
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LindsD
I'm impressed Daz. Also loved Oscar and Lucinda
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5:14pm, 15 Apr 2023
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westmoors
Currently reading The Name Of The Rose. Must go and update the list as I've read quite a few in the last couple of years.

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