The 30 Novels to read before you leave school


Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger

2Seize the Day – Saul Bellow

3Rabbit, Run – John Updike
4Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
5One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexsander Solzhenitsyn
6The Outsider – Albert Camus
7Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
8Dubliners – James Joyce
9The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
10Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
11Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
12The Road – Cormac McCarthy

13For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemmingway 

14The Turn of The Screw – Henry James
15Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
16Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
17The Hours – Michael Cunningham
18Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
19The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
20Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
21The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
22Gilead – Marilynne Robinson
23Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabakov
24Nemesis – Philip Roth
25Silas Marner – Geroge Eliot
26Caleb Williams – William Godwin
27Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
28Money – Martin Amis
29The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
30Decline & Fall – Evelyn Waugh

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