Bulk List

This page is a work in process.

 

Any novel on this bulk list is allowed on your reading list. Mind the [½], which indicates this book counts as half. Novels with an (*) have their label under discussion, ask your teacher for details.

 

Novels by author surname

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A

Kingsley Amis (1922 – 1995)
*Lucky Jim, 1953 [goodreads]

 

Adiga Aravind (1974 – …)
The White Tiger, 2008 [goodreads]

 

Kate Atkinson (1951 – …)
Life after Life, 2013 [Recent prize winner 2013 – Winner]

A God in Ruins, 2015 [Recent prize winner 2015 – Winner]

 

Margaret Atwood (1939 – …)
The Handmaid’s Tale, 1985

The Testaments, 2019  [Recent prize winner 2019 – Short List]

 

Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)
Pride and Prejudice, 1813 [pre-modern]  [ download ]

Emma, 1815 [pre-modern]  [ download ]

 


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B

John Banville (1945 – …)
*The Sea,
2005 [goodreads]

 

Pat Barker (1943 – …)
*Regeneration (Regeneration #1), 1991 [goodreads]

*The Eye in the Door (Regeneration #2), 1993 [goodreads]

*The Ghost Road (Regeneration #3), 1995 [goodreads]

The Silence of the Girls, 2018 [Recent prize winner 2019 – Short List]

 

Julian Barnes (1946 – …)
*A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, 1989 [goodreads]

A Sense of an Ending, 2011 [Recent prize winner 2011 – Winner]

 

Paul Beatty (1946 – …)
The Sellout, 2015 [Recent prize winner 2016 – Winner]

 

Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012)

Fahrenheit 451, 1953

 

Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855)
Jane Eyre, 1847 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848)
Wuthering Heights, 1847 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Anthony Burgess (1917 – 1993)
A Clockwork Orange, 1962

 

Anna Burns (1962 – …)
Milkman, 2018  [Recent prize winner 2018 – Winner]

 

A.S. Byatt (1936 – …)
*Possession, 1990 [goodreads]

*The Children’s Book, 2009 [goodreads]

 

 


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C

John le Carré (1931 – …)
*The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, 1963 [goodreads]

 

Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898)
Alice in Wonderland, 1865 [½] [pre-modern] [ download ]

Through the Looking Glass, 1871 [½] [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Eleanor Catton (1985 – …)
The Luminaries, 2013 [Recent prize winner 2013 – Winner] [goodreads]

 

Kate Chopin (1850 – 1904)
The Awaking, 1899 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

 

J.M. Coetzee (1940 – …)
Waiting for the Barbarians, 1980

*Foe, 1986 [goodreads]

*Life & Times of Michael K , 1983 [goodreads]

*Disgrace, 1999 [goodreads]

*The Childhood of Jesus, 2013 [goodreads]

 

Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889)
The Moonstone, 1868 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924)
The Heart of Darkness, 1899 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

 

Jim Crace (1946 – …)

Harvest, 2013 [Recent prize winner 2013 – Short List]

 

Michael Cunningham (1952 – …)
*The Hours, 1998 [goodreads]

 

 

 


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D

Daniel Defoe (1661-1731)
Robinson Crusoe, 1719 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Oliver Twist, 1838 [pre-modern] [ download ]

A Tale of Two Cities, 1859 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

Great Expectations, 1861 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Anthony Doerr (1973- …)

All the Light We Cannot See, 2014, [Recent prize winner 2015 – Winner]

 

Emma Donoghue (1969 – …)

Room, 2010, [Recent prize winner 2010 – Short List]

 

Roddy Doyle (1958 – …)
*Paddy Clarke, ha ha ha, 1993 [goodreads]

 

 


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E

Brett Easton Ellis (1964 – …)
*American Psycho, 1991 [goodreads]

 

Anne Enright (1962 – …)
The Gathering, 2007 [goodreads]

 


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F

Nathan Filer (1980 – …)
The Shock of the Fall, 2013, [Recent prize winner 2013 – Winner]

 

Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754)
The History of Tom Jones, 1749 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

 

Richard Flanagan (1961 – …)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, 2013 [Recent prize winner 2014 – Winner]

 

Jonathan Safran Foer (1977 – …)
*Everything is Illuminated, 2001 [goodreads]

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2005

 

E.M. Forster (1878 – 1970)
*A Room with a View, 1908 [goodreads]

*Passage to India, 1924 [goodreads]

 

John Fowles (1926 – 2005)
The Collector, 1963 [modern classic]

 

 


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G

John Gardner (1933 – 1982)
Grendel, 1970 [goodreads]

 

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 – 1865)
North and South, 1854 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

 

William Golding (1911 – 1993)
Lord of the Flies, 1954 [modern classic]

 

Robert Graves (1895 – 1985)
I Claudius, 1934 [goodreads]

 

Joanne Greenberg / Hannah Green (1932- …)
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964

 

Graham Greene
The Quiet American, 1955 [goodreads]

*Our Man in Havana, 1958 [goodreads]

 

 


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H

Mohsin Hamid (1971 -…)
*The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007  [goodreads]

 

Chad Harbach (1975 – …)
*The Art of Fielding, 2011 [goodreads]

 

Thomas Hardy (1840-1926)
Jude the Obscure, 1895 [pre-modern] [download] [goodreads]

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
The Scarlet Letter, 1850  [pre-modern] [download] [goodreads]

 

Joseph Heller (1923 – 1999)
Catch-22, 1961

 

Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)
A Farewell to Arms, 1929 [modern classic]

*The Sun also Rises, 1926 [goodreads]

*For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940 [goodreads]

The Old Man and the Sea, 1952  [½]

 

Susan Hill (1942 – …)
I’m the King of the Castle, 1970 [modern classic]

 

Emma Hooper (1980 – …)
Etta and Otto and Russell and James, 2015

 

Nick Hornby (1957 – …)
*About a Boy, 2000 [goodreads]

*A long way down, 2006 [goodreads]

 

Khaled Hosseini (1965 – …)
The Kite Runner, 2003

A Thousand Splendid Suns, 2007

 

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Brave New World, 1932

 

 


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I

Kazuo Ishiguro (1954-…)
*The Remains of the Day, 1988 [goodreads]

Never Let Me Go, 2005

The Buried Giant, 2015

 

 


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J

Howard Jacobson (1942 – …)

The Finkler Question, 2010 [goodreads]

 

Henry James (1843 – 1916)

The Turn of the Screw, 1898 [pre-modern][download] [goodreads] [½]

Portrait of a lady, 1881 [pre-modern] [download] [goodreads]

 

Marlon James (1970 – …)

A Brief History of Seven Killings, 2014 [goodreads] [Recent prize winner 2015- Winner]

 

James Joyce (1882 – 1941)
*Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916 [goodreads]

 

 


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K

Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969)
*On the Road, 1957 [goodreads]

 

Ken Kesey (1935 – 2001)
One flew over a Cuckoo’s Nest, 1962 [modern classic]

 

 


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John Lanchester (1962 – …)
The Wall, 2019

 

D.H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)
*Sons and Lovers, 1913 [goodreads]

*Lady Chatterley’s lover, 1928 [goodreads]

 

Harper Lee (1926-2016)
To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960 [modern classic]

 

Doris Lessing (1919-2013)
*The Grass is Singing, 1950 [goodreads]

*The Fifth Child, 1988  [goodreads] [½]

 

Ira Levin (1929 – 2007)
*A Kiss Before Dying, 1953 [goodreads]

The Boys from Brazil, 1976

 

Valeria Luiselli (1983- …)
Lost Children Archive, 2019

 

 


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M

Hillary Mantel (1952 – …)

Wolf Hall, 2009 [goodreads]

Bring up the Bodies, 2012 [goodreads]

 

Yann Martel (1963 – …)
Life of Pi, 2006

 

Cormac McCarthy (1933 – …)
The Road, 2006

 

Frank McCourt (1930 – 2009)
*Angela’s Ashes, 1996 [goodreads]

 

Ian McEwan (1948 – …)
The Cement Garden, 1978 [goodreads]

*The Child in Time, 1987 [goodreads]

Amsterdam, 1998

*Atonement, 2002 [goodreads]

*The Children’s Act, 2014 [goodreads]

 

Jon McGregor (1976 – …)
Reservoir 13, 2017 [goodreads] [Recent prize winner 2017- Winner]


Bernard McLaverty
(1942 – …)
*Cal, 1998 [goodreads]


David Mitchell
(1969 – …)
*Cloud Atlas, 2004 [goodreads]

 

Alison Moore (1971 – …)
The Lighthouse, 2012 [goodreads]


Brian Moore
(1921 – 1999)
*Lies of Silence, 1990 [goodreads]

 

 

 


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N

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 – 1977)
Lolita, 1955 [modern classic]

 

 

 


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Michael Ondaatje (1943 …)
The English Patient, 1992

 

George Orwell (1903 – 1950)
Animal Farm, 1945 [½]

1984, 1949

 

 

 


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P

Alan Paton (1903 – 1988)
Cry, the Beloved Country, 1948 [modern classic]

 

Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963)
The Bell Jar, 1963

 

Chaim Potok (1929 – 2002)
The Chosen, 1967

 

Richard Powers (1957 – …)
The Overstory, 2018 [Recent prize winner 2019- Winner]

 

 


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R

Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966

 

Sally Rooney (1991 – …)
Normal People, 2018 [Recent prize winner 2018 – Winner]

 

Philip Roth
American Pastoral, 1997 [goodreads]

The Plot Against America, 2004 [goodreads]

 

Salman Rushdie (1947 – …)
Midnight’s Children, 1981

 

Donal Ryan (1976 – …)
From a Low and Quiet Sea, 2018, [Recent prize winner 2018 – Short List]

 

 


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S

J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)
The Catcher in the Rye, 1951 [modern classic]

 

George Saunders (1958 – …)
Lincoln in the Bardo, 2017 [goodreads] [Recent prize winner 2017 – Winner]

 

Sapphire (1950 – …)
*Push, 1996 [goodreads] [½]

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940)
The Great Gatsby, 1925 [modern classic]

 

Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851)
Frankenstein, 1818 [pre-modern] [ download ]

The Last Man, 1826 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

 

Alan Sillitoe (1928 – 2010)
*The Loneliness of a Long-distance Runner, 1959 [goodreads]

 

Graeme Simsion (1956 – …)
The Rosie Project, 2013

 

Ali Smith (1962 – …)
How to be Both, 2014 [Recent prize winner 2014 – Winner (2x)]

 

John Steinbeck (1902 – …)
Of Mice and Men, 1937 [½]

The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 [modern classic]

 

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Kathryn Stockett (1969 – …)
*The Help, 2009 [goodreads]

 

Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912)
Dracula, 1897 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)
 Gulliver’s Travels, 1726 [pre-modern] [ download ]

 

 

 


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Donna Tartt (1963 – …)
The Goldfinch, 2013 [goodreads]

 

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)
*The Lord of the Rings, 1954 [goodreads]

*The Silmarillion, 1977 [goodreads]

 

 


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V

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 – 2007)
Slaughterhouse Five, 1969

Mother Night, 1961

 

 


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Alice Walker (1944 – …)
The Color Purple, 1982

Evelyn Waugh (1903 – 1966)
A Handful of Dust, 1977 [goodreads]

Fay Weldon (1931 – …)
The Life and Loves of a She-devil, 1983 [goodreads]

H.G. Wells (1866 – 1946)
War of the Worlds, 1898 [pre-modern] [ download ] [goodreads]

Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937)
Age of Innocence, 1920 [modern classic]

Colson Whitehead (1969 – …)
The Underground Railroad, 2016 [Recent prize winner 2017 – Winner]

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
*The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 [pre-modern] [ download] [goodreads]

John Williams (1922 – 1994)
Stoner, 1965 [goodreads]

Virginia Woolf (1182 – 1941)
Mrs Dalloway, 1925 [goodreads]

To the Lighthouse, 1927

 

 


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Y

Hanya Yanagihara (1974 – …)
A Little Life, 2015 [Recent prize winner 2015- Shorlist]

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