an endless list of must-read novels

all eras, all styles, all subjects; an English Major's ongoing personal list of Books Everyone Should Read, alphabetized bc reasons
  1. "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle
  3. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
  4. "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
  5. "The Farming of Bones" by Edwidge Danticat
  6. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
  9. "Trumpet" by Jackie Kay
  10. "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss
  11. "The Life of an Unknown Man" by Andreï Makine
  12. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
  13. "1984" by George Orwell
  14. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
  15. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy
  16. "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith
  17. "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
  18. "The Return of the Soldier" by Rebecca West
  19. "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson
  20. "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf