’50 Novels’ in One Year

This is the ‘master list’ for my 50 Novels in One Year reading challenge (if you want to find out what this challenge is all about then please go here). This is the best place to come to if you want to see either the list of books I’m reading (or have finished reading), or to catch up on my progress.

My ’50 Novel’ list is as follows: (note – the titles in RED are the novels I’ve completed, and the title marked in GREEN is my current read)

1. The Road (2006) – Cormac McCarthy [afterthoughts]
2. The Plague (1947) – Albert Camus [afterthoughts]
3. Slaughterhouse 5 (1969) – Kurt Vonnegut [afterthoughts]
4. Heart of Darkness (1899) – Joseph Conrad [afterthoughts]
5. Dharma Bums (1958) – Jack Kerouac
6. On The Road (1951) – Jack Kerouac
7. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) – J D Salinger.
[afterthoughts]
8. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
[afterthoughts]
9. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (1997) – Haruki Murakami
10.  *John Steinbeck Special*
10a. Tortilla Flat (1935) [afterthoughts]
10b. Of Mice and Men (1937) [afterthoughts]
10c. Grapes of Wrath (1939) [afterthoughts]
10d. Cannery Row (1945) [afterthoughts]
10e. The Pearl (1947) [afterthoughts]
11. The Idiot (1868) – Fyodor Dostoevsky
12. Siddhartha (1922) – Hermann Hesse
13. Ham on Rye (1982) – Charles Bukowski
14. Hunger (1890) – Knut Hamsun
[afterthoughts]
15. Life of Pi (2001) – Yann Martell
16. A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) – John Irving
17. The Diary of a Nobody (1892) – George Grossmith
[afterthoughts]
18. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse (2002) – Robert Rankin [afterthoughts]
19. A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) – John Kennedy Toole
20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003) – Mark Haddon
[afterthoughts]
21. To Kill A Mocking Bird (1960) – Harper Lee
22. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1917) – James Joyce
23. Crime and Punishment (1866) – Fyodor Dostoevsky
24. Never Let Me Go (2005) – Kazuo Ishiguro [afterthoughts]
25. Cloud Atlas (2004) – David Mitchell
26. The New York Trilogy (1987) – Paul Auster
27. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (2005) – Marina Lewycka
28. Ask the Dust (1939) – John Fante

29. The Bell Jar (1963) – Sylvia Plath
30. Small Island (2004) – Andrea Levy
31. Water for Elephants (2006) – Sara Gruen
[afterthoughts]
32. The Blind Assassin (2000) – Margaret Atwood
33. The God of Small Things (1997) – Arundhati Roy
34. The Kite Runner (2003) – Khaled Hosseini
35. Cancer Ward (1968) – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
36. Three to See the King (2001) – Magnus Mills
[afterthoughts]
37. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) – Carson McCullers

38. The Chosen (1967) – Chaim Potok

39. Blindness (1998) – José Saramago
40. Holes (1998) – Louis Sachar
41. Invitation to a Beheading (1934) – Vladimir Nabokov

42. Vernon God Little (2003) – DBC Pierre
43. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993) – Roddy Doyle
44. *Niccolò Ammaniti Special*
44a. I’m Not Scared (2001) – Niccolò Ammaniti [afterthoughts]
44b. The Crossroads (2009) – Niccolò Ammaniti [afterthoughts]
44c. Steal You Away (1999) – Niccolò Ammaniti [afterthoughts]
45. A Fraction of the Whole (2008) – Steve Tolz
46. Concrete Island (1974) J.G. Ballard
47. Oscar and Lucinda (1988) – Peter Carey
48. Growth of the Soil (1917) – Knut Hamsun
49. Diary (2003) – Chuck Palahniuk
50. The Secret History (1992) – Donna Tartt