Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee)

About Schmidt (Louis Begley)

Music and Silence (Rose Tremain)

The Story of Lucy Gault (William Trevor)

The Kellys and the O’Kellys (Anthony Trollope)

The English Teacher (R.K. Narayan)

The Hours (Michael Cunningham)

The Curious Incident of the Dog (Mark Haddon)

The Master and Margarita (Bulgakov)

The Poor Mouth (Flann O’Brien)

The Man Who Was Thursday (G.K. Chesterton)

The Grass Is Singing (Doris Lessing)

Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Kate Atkinson)

Small Island (Andrea Levy)

Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)

Saturday (Ian McEwan)

The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

Embers (Sandor Marais)

Perfume (Patrick Susskind)

Anil’s Ghost (Michael Ondaatje)

The Ginger Man (J.P. Donleavy)

The Fortress of Solitude (Jonathan Lethem)

The Dead (James Joyce) [short story]

The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

The Moor’s Last Sigh (Salman Rushdie)

Property (Valerie Martin)

In the Beauty of the Lilies (John Updike)

Middlesex (Geoffrey Eugenides)

Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Cider With Rosie (Laurie Lee)

The Third Policeman (Flann O’Brien)

Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)

The Catastrophist (Ronan Bennet)

The Kreutzer Sonata (Leo Tolstoy)

To the Wedding (John Berger)

Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

Stoner (John Williams)

Out Stealing Horses (Per Petersen)

Measuring the World (Daniel Kehlmann)

Surfacing (Margaret Atwood))

The Master (Colm Tóibín)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)

Crossing to Safety (Wallace Stegner)

Housekeeping (Marilynne Robinson)

Middlemarch (George Eliot)

Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

Dead Souls (Nikolay Gogol)

Secret Scripture (Sebastian Barry)

My Antonía (Willa Cather)

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

The River (Rumer Godden)

Echo Maker (Richard Powers)

A River Runs Through It (William McLean)

Howard’s End (E.M. Forster)

Love and Summer (William Trevor)

The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)

Shipping News (Annie Proulx)

Brooklyn (Colm Tóibín)

A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift)

Staying On (Paul Scott)

Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)

Troubles (J.G. Farrell)

The Stone Carvers (Jane Urquart)

Oscar and Lucinda (Peter Carey)

Flaubert’s Parrot (Julian Barnes)

Le Testament Français (Andreï Makine)

In the Skin of a Lion (Michael Ondaatje)

The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)

Monsignor Quixote (Graham Greene)

I Curse the River of Time (Per Petterson)

Portrait of the Artist (James Joyce)

L’Étranger (Albert Camus)

Ghost Light (Joseph O’Connor)

The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)

The Years (Virginia Woolf)

New Finnish Grammar (Diego Marani)

Soldiers of Salamis (Javier Cercas)

The Moviegoer (Walter Percy)

Runaway (Alice Munro)

Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)

Sexing the Cherry (Jeanette Winterson)

Pereira Maintains (Antonio Tabucchi)

The Tiger’s Wife (Téa Obreht)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)

The Twin (Gerbrand Bakker)

Human Stain (Philip Roth)

Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

Childhood of Jesus (J.M. Coetze)

Night Train to Lisbon (Pascal Mercier)

Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)

The Infatuations (Javier Marías)

Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Transatlantic (Colm McCann)

House of Mr Biswas (V.S. Naipaul)

East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)

Remembering Babylon (David Malouf)

The Radetzky March (Joseph Roth)

The Secret History (Donna Tartt)

Let Let the Great World Spin (McCann)

All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell)

In Paradise (Peter Mathieson)

Mary Barton (Elizabeth Gaskell)

The Door (Magda Szabó)

Plainsong (Kent Haruf)

Snow (Orham Pamuk)

The Hunting Gun (Yasushi Inoue)

My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)

The Blue Room (Georges Simenon)

Gilead (Marilyn Robinson)

Orfeo (Richard Powers)

The Green Road (Anne Enright)

The Sea, the Sea (Iris Murdoch)

In the Light of What We Know (Zia Haider Rahman)

East of the Mountains (David Gutterson)

A Goat’s Song (Dermot Healy)

A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami)

A Whole Life (Robert Seethaler)

Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)

So Long, See You Tomorrow (William Maxwell)

Langrishe, Go Down (Aidan Higgins)

Old Filth (Jane Gardam)

Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)

All We Shall Know (Donal Ryan)

Marquis of O (Heinrich von Kleist)

Christ Stopped at Eboli (Carlo Levi)

American Pastoral (Philip Roth)

Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)

A Star Called Henry (Roddy Doyle)

Iza’s Ballad (Magda Szabó)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)

Voss (Patrick White)

Midwinter Break (Bernard McClaverty)

Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)

Independence Day (Richard Ford)

Swing Time (Zadie Smith)

When Light Is Like Water (Molly McCloskey)

The Masters (C.P. Snow)

The Dark Flood Rises (Margaret Drabble)

The Siege of Krishnapur (J.G. Farrell)

A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

The Last September (Elizabeth Bowen)

The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)

Moon Tiger (Penelope Lively)

The Gustav Sonata (Rose Tremain)

Burial Rites (Hannah Kent)

Burger’s Daughter (Nadine Gordimer)

The Golden Bowl (Henry James)

The Hungry Grass (Richard Power)

Familiar (J. Robert Lennon)

Monsieur Linh and His Child (Philippe Claudel)

Beloved (Toni Morrison)

Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)

Death and Nightingales (Eugene McCabe)

Idaho (Emily Ruskovich)

Losing Battles (Eudora Welty)

The Dutch House (Ann Patchett)

End of the Affair (Graham Greene)

Shadowplay (Joseph O’Connor)

The Country Girls (Edna O’Brien)

Shuggie Bain (Douglas Stuart)

The Burgess Boys (Elizabeth Strout)

Katalin Street (Magda Szabo)

The Beginning of Spring (Penelope Fitzgerald)

Apeirogon (Colum McCann)

Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)

Hamnet (Maggie O’Farrell)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)

The Pages (Hugo Hamilton)

Beatlebone (Kevin Barry)

The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)

Klara and the Sun (Kazuo Ishiguro)

My Lover’s Lover (Maggie O’Farrell)

Loving Sabotage (Amélie Nothomb)

Bewilderment (Richard Powers)

The Promise (Damon Galgut)

The Island of Missing Trees (Elif Shafak)

Good Behaviour (Molly Keane)

Coming Up for Air (George Orwell)

This is Happiness (Niall Williams)

Learwife (J.R. Thorp)

There There (Tommy Orange)

Go, Went, Gone (Jenny Erpenbeck)

The Ice Palace (Tarjei Vesaas)

Transit of Venus (Shirley Hazzard)

Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)

Lessons in Chemistry (Bonnie Garmus)

A Month in the Country (J.L. Carr)

Small Things Like These (Claire Keegan)

Diary of a Country Priest (Georges Bernanos)

Trust (Diaz Hernán)

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