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Free Choice Suggestions

This is a list of free choice suggestions. Any novel on this list is allowed on your reading list. Mind the  [½], which indicates this book counts as half.

Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim, 1953

Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood, 2009

James Baldwin
If Beale Street could talk, 1974

Ian Banks
The Wasp Factory, 1984  [½]

Pat Barker
Regeneration (Regeneration #1), 1991
The Eye in the Door (Regeneration #2), 1993
The Ghost Road (Regeneration #3), 1995

Julian Barnes
A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, 1989

Athony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange, 1962

A.S. Byatt
Possession, 1990

John le Carré
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, 1963

J.M. Coetzee
Foe, 1986
Waiting for the Barbarians, 1980
Life & Times of Michael K , 1983
Disgrace, 1999
The Childhood of Jesus, 2013
Youth, 2003

Joseph Conrad
The Heart of Darkness, 1899
Nostromo, 1904
The Secret Agent, 1907

Michael Cunningham
The Hours, 1998

Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke, ha ha ha, 1993

Brett Easton Ellis
American Psycho, 1991

William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury, 1929

Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything is Illuminated, 2001
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005

E.M. Forster
A Room with a View, 1908
Passage to India, 1924

John Fowles
The Collector, 1963
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, 1969

John Gardner
Grendel, 1970

William Golding
Lord of the Flies, 1954

Robert Graves
I Claudius, 1934

Joanne Greenberg
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964

Graham Greene
The Heart of the Matter,1948
The Quiet American, 1955
Our Man in Havana, 1958

Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007

Chad Harbach
The Art of Fielding, 2011

Joseph Heller
Catch-22,1961

Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms, 1929
The Sun also Rises, 1926
For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940
The Old Man and the Sea, 1952 [½]

Susan Hill
I’m the King of the Castle, 1970

Nick Hornby
A long way down, 2006
About a Boy
, 2000

Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner, 2003
A Thousand Splendid Suns, 2007

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World, 1932

Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day, 1988
Never Let Me Go, 2005
The Buried Giant, 2015

James Joyce
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1916

Jack Kerouac
On the Road, 1957

Ken Kesey
One flew over a Cuckoo’s Nest, 1962

D.H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers, 1913
Lady Chatterley’s lover, 1928

Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960

Doris Lessing
The Fifth Child, 2010 [½]
The Grass is Singing, 1950

Ira Levin
The Boys from Brazil, 1976
A Kiss Before Dying, 1953
Rosemary’s Baby, 1967

Jack London
The Call of the Wild, 1903

Ford Madox Ford
The Good Soldier, 1915

Yann Martel
Life of Pi, 2006

Frank McCourt
Angela’s Ashes, 1996

Ian McEwan
Amsterdam, 1998
The Cement Garden, 1978
The Child in Time, 1987
The Children’s Act, 2014
Atonement, 2002

Bernard McLaverty
Cal, 1998

David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas, 2004

Alison Moore
The Lighthouse, 2012

Brian Moore
Lies of Silence, 1990

Iris Murdoch
The Sandcastle, 1957
The Unicorn,1963
Under the Net, 1954
The Sea, the sea, 1978

Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita, 1955

V.S. Naipaul
A Bend in the River, 1979

Michiel Ondaatje
The English Patient, 1992

George Orwell
1984, 1949 (19)
Animal Farm, 1945 [½]

Alan Paton
Cry, the Beloved Country, 1940

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar, 1963

Chaim Potok
The Chosen, 1967

Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966

Philip Roth
American Pastoral, 1997
The Plot Against America, 2004

Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children, 1981

J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye, 1951

Sapphire
Push, 1996  [½]

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, 1925

Alan Sillitoe
The Loneliness of a Long-distance Runner, 1959

Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project, 2013

John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath, 1939
Of Mice and Men, 1937  [½]

Kathryn Stockett
The Help, 2009

J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings,1954
The Silmarillion, 1977

Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five, 1969

Alice Walker
The Color Purple, 1982

Evelyn Waugh
A Handful of Dust, 1977

Fay Weldon
The Life and Loves of a She-devil, 1983

Edith Wharton
Age of Innocence, 1920

Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway, 1925
To the Lighthouse, 1927

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