Here is a top containing my favorite top 100 novels (and some novella).  Please note that this not a top with the best novels ever written, but only with the best one I’ve read.  Since it doesn’t contain short stories, tragedies, poems or essays you won’t find here names like E.A. Poe, Anton Chekhov, H. P. Lovecraft; Aeschylus,William Shakespeare, Jean Racine; Nichita Stănescu, Pablo Neruda, Sergei Yesenin; Emil Cioran, Carlos Castaneda or Constantin Noica. Nor writers that are highly appreciated, but that I don’t really like, like: Saul Bellow, Pearl Buck, Virginia Woolf, Paulo Coehlo or J.D. Salinger.

1 Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre (FRA)

2 Light in August by William Faulkner (U.S.A)

3 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (RUS)

4 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (COLOMBIA)

5 Antimemoires by Andre Malraux (FRA)

6 Les Thibault by Roger Martin du Gard (FRA)

7 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (U.S.A)

8 The wisdom of the Sands by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Fra)

The Stranger by Albert Camus (FRA)

10 The Trial by Franz Kafka (AUSTRIA)

11 The Spire by William Golding (U.K.)

12 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (RUS)

13 The Collector by John Fowles (U.K)

14 Man of Maize by Miguel Angel Asturias (GUATEMALA)

15 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (RUS)

16 The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (COLOMBIA)

17 Resurrection by Leo Tolstoi (RUS)

18 A Fable by William Faulkner (U.S.A)

19 The Plague by Albert Camus (FRA)

20 Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (RUS)

21 Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (RUS)

22 The Golem by Gustav Meyrink (AUSTRIA)

23 Stone upon Stone by Wieslaw Mysliwski (POLISH)

24 The Tree of Man by Patrick White (AUSTRALIA)

25 The General in his Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (COLOMBIA)

26 The Most Beloved of Earthlings by Marin Preda (ROMANIA)

27 Martin Eden by Jack London (U.S.A.)

28 The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse (GER)

29 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe (GER)

30 The Castle by Franz Kafka (AUSTRIA)

31 Under Fire by Henri Barbusse (FRA)

32 The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (GER)

33 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (U.K.)

34 The Perfume by Patrick Suskind (GER)

35 Amerika by Franz Kafka (AUSTRIA)

36 Sanctuary by William Faulkner (U.S.A)

37 Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (FRA)

38 The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide (FRA)

39 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi (RUS)

40 Animal Farm by George Orwell (U.K.)

41 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (U.S.A.)

42 The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa (PERU)

43 Lord of the Flies by William Golding (U.K.)

44 And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov (RUSSIA)

45 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France (FRA)

46 The Gardens of Epicurus by Anatole France (FRA)

47 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (COLOMBIA)

48 As I lay Dying by William Faulkner (U.S.A)

49 The Moromete Family by Marin Preda (ROMANIA)

50 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (RUSSIA)

51 The Magus by John Fowles (U.K)

52 Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (GER)

53 My Childhood by Maxim Gorky (RUSSIA)

54 The Vatican Cellars by Andre Gide (FRA)

55 Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (RUS)

56 Les cartes du Temps by Jose Cabanis (FRA)

57 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (U.S.A.)

58 Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse (GER)

59 The Attack at the Mill by Emile Zola (FRA)

60 The Mother byMaxim Gorky (RUS)

61 The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima (JAP)

62 Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (POLISH)

63 Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (U.S.A.)

64 The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (RUS)

65 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (JAP)

66 Red and Black by Stendhal (FRA)

67 In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (FRA)

68 Immortality by Milan Kundera (CZECH)

69 A Happy Boy by Bjornstjerne Bjornson (Norway)

70 Viper’s Tangle by Francois Mauriac (FRA)

71 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (UKRAINE)

72 Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenev (RUS)

73 Of Mice and Man by John Steinbeck (U.S.A.)

74 Forest of the Hanged by Liviu Rebreanu (ROMANIA)

75 All the Names by Jose Saramago (Portuguese)

76 A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir (FRA)

77 Ubik by Philip K. Dick (U.S.A.)

78 The Genius and the Goddess by Aldous Huxley (U.K.)

79 Susane and the Pacific by Jean Giraudoux (FRA)

80 Germinal by Emile Zola (FRA)

81 Ion by Liviu Rebreanu (ROMANIA)

82 The Iron Heel by Jack London (U.S.A.)

83 Slowness by Milan Kundera (CZECH)

84 A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov (RUS)

85 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (U.S.A.)

86 The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France (FRA)

87 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (U.K.)

88 Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac (FRA)

89 Candide by Voltaire (FRA)

90 The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (FRA)

91 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (U.K.)

92 The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato (ARGENTINA)

93 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (U.S.A.)

94 Genitrix by Francois Mauriac (FRA)

95 Chronicles of Travnik by Ivo Andric (SERBIAN)

96 Hard Times by Charles Dickens (U.K.)

97 Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue (JAP)

98 On the Road by Jack Kerouac (U.S.A.)

99 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (IRISH)

100 Mauprat by George Sand (FRA)

If you have any suggestion based on this list of books I should read, I’m listening 🙂