I've read fewer than I thought.
3. Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
4. Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift
5. Tom Jones Henry Fielding
8. Dangerous Liaisons Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
9. Emma Jane Austen
17. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
21. Moby-Dick Herman Melville
22. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
23. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
24. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll
31. Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
33. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
38. The Call of the Wild Jack London
49. The Trial Franz Kafka
53. Brave New World Aldous Huxley
55. USA John Dos Passos
59. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
61. Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
64. The Lord Of The Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
65. Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
69. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
70. The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
74. Catch-22 Joseph Heller
75. Herzog Saul Bellow
76. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
82. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller Italo Calvino
86. Lanark Alasdair Gray
89. The Periodic Table Primo Levi
99. American Pastoral Philip Roth
Of these, I would single out:
USA - the first non-sci-fi grown up book I read. I never looked back after that.
American Pastoral - heartbreaking.
Emma - strange choice for a powerlifter, perhaps, but the nuance of the writing makes it one of the very best novels I've ever read.
I could not get on with:
I have a few more from that list I have in the pipeline. 'Diary of a nobody' looks really good.
Lifetime best: 500/363/573 @ 220 belt only
"The proper study of mankind is books" - Aldous Huxley
Last edited by Tannhauser; 01-21-2012 at 06:42 AM.