table of contents

The stories so far…

Here it is: the definitive list of every book I’ve read and reviewed for Book to the Future to date. The list below is mostly in chronological order – with, of course a few exceptions here and there.

The 1900s

1900 –

The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum

1901 –

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin

1902 –

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

1903 –

The Ambassadors – Henry James

1904 –

Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

1905 –

Where Angels Fear to Tread – E. M. Forster

1906 –

The Confusions of Young Törless – Robert Musil

1907 –

The Longest Journey – E. M. Forster

1908 –

Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

1909 –

Strait is the Gate – Andre Gide

Special Feature ~ 1838 –

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

The 1910s

1910 –

Howards End – E. M. Forster

1911 –

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

1912 –

Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

1913 –

Sons and Lovers – D. H. Lawrence

1914 –

Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

1915 –

The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

1916 –

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

1917 –

Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsun

1918 –

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie – May Gibbs~ and ~ The Magic Pudding – Norman Lindsay

1919 –

Night and Day – Virginia Woolf

Special Feature ~ 1891 –

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

The 1920s

1920 –

The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

1921 –

Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley

1922 –

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

1923 –

Kangaroo – D. H. Lawrence

1924 –

A Passage to India – E. M. Forster

1925 –

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

1926 –

The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

2010 –

Indelible Ink – Fiona McGregor

1927 –

Amerika – Franz Kafka

1928 –

Orlando – Virginia Woolf

1929 –

All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

Special Feature ~ 1884 –

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The 1930s

1930 –

As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner

Special Feature ~ 1774 –

The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1931 –

The Waves – Virginia Woolf

1932 –

Save Me The Waltz – Zelda Fitzgerald

1933 –

The Cat – Colette

1934 –

Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Special Feature ~ 2005 –

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

1935 –

Mr. Norris Changes Trains – Christopher Isherwood

1936 –

Double Indemnity – James M. Cain

1937 –

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

1938 –

Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

1939 –

Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys

Special Feature ~ 1813 –

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The 1940s

1940 –

The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead

1940 (yes, again) –

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

1941 –

Up at the Villa – W. Somerset Maugham

1942 –

The Body in the Library – Agatha Christie

1943 –

She Came to Stay – Simone de Beauvoir

1944 –

Fair Stood the Wind for France – H. E. Bates

1945 –

Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

1946 –

Zorba the Greek – Nikos Kazantzakis

1947 –

The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

1948 –

The Harp in the South – Ruth Park

1949 –

The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles

Special Feature ~ 1874 –

Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

The 1950s

1950 –

The 13 Clocks – James Thurber

1951 –

The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger

1952 –

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

1953 –

The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

1954 –

Live and Let Die – Ian Fleming

1955 –

The Quiet American – Graham Greene

1956 –

Seize the Day – Saul Bellow

1954 (again) –

Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

1957 –

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

Special Feature ~ 1984 –

The Children’s Bach – Helen Garner

1958 –

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

1956 (again) –

The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

Special Feature – 2012 –

The Hanging Garden – Patrick White

1959 –

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico