V. 20th and 21st Centuries

  • Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim; Heart of Darkness
  • Rudyard Kipling, Kim
  • Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie; An American Tragedy
  • Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome; The House of Mirth; The Age of Innocence
  • E.M. Forster, A Room with a View; Howard's End; A Passage to India, Maurice
  • D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers; Women in Love; Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga
  • Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier
  • Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives' Tale
  • Katherine Mansfield, Selected Stories
  • Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September; To the North; The Heat of the Day
  • William Butler Yeats, Selected Poetry
  • Willa Cather, O Pioneers; My Antonia
  • Julia Peterkin, Scarlet Sister Mary; Green Thursday
  • Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage; Cakes and Ale; Mrs. Craddock, The Painted Veil
  • Sinclair Lewis, Main Street; Babbitt
  • Thornton Wilder, Bridge of San Luis Rey; Our Town
  • Upton Sinclair, The Jungle
  • Gertrude Stein, Three Lives
  • Proust, In Search of Lost Time
  • James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist; Ulysses
  • Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain 
  • Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway; Orlando; To the Lighthouse; The Waves
  • Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows
  • Pearl Buck, The Good Earth
  • Nella Larsen, Quicksand; Passing
  • Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby; Tender is the Night
  • Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; For Whom the Bell Tolls; The Old Man and the Sea, Islands in the Stream
  • John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men; The Grapes of Wrath; East of Eden
  • Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, The Loved One
  • Anthony Powell, Dance to the Music of Time
  • Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward. Angel
  • William Faulkner
  • Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  • Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Richard Wright, Native Son
  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  • James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain; Giovanni's Room
  • Katherine Anne Porter, Selected Stories
  • Flannery O'Connor, Selected Stories including "Good Country People"
  • Eudora Welty, Selected Stories including "Why I Live at the PO"
  • May Sarton
  • Barbara Pym
  • Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
  • Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love; Love in a Cold Climate
  • John Dos Passos, USA
  • Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • George Orwell, 1984; Animal Farm
  • Joseph Heller, Catch-22
  • Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
  • Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
  • J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye; Selected Stories
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita; Pnin; Pale Fire
  • Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
  • Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice
  • Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Dorris Lessing
  • Edna O'Brien
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Alice Munro
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar; Selected Poetry
  • Anne Sexton, Selected Poetry
  • Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
  • Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Alice Walker, The Color Purple and selected stories, including "Everyday Use"
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved
  • Tove Jannson, The Summer Book
  • Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye; Alias Grace
  • John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • John Crowley, Little, Big
  • Salmon Rushdie, Midnight's Children; Satanic Verses
  • Thomas Pynchon, V.; The Crying of Lot 49; Gravity's Rainbow, Mason and Dixon
  • Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
  • Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit; Passion; Sexing the Cherry
  • A.S. Byatt, Possession; The Children's Book
  • Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Sarah Waters
  • Edward P. Jones, The Known World
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