My Booklist

The book list provided below is a good resource for you when doing research for homework assignments or specific class topics. The books are organized by groups for easy reference. Simply click on the book title link to view additional information.

This is from bestlists.com. It is a list of best novels, not THE list. But, if you want to upgrade your literacy, this is as good a place to start as any. None of these books can hurt you, all of them can give you something worthwhile to think about, and all have some kind of merit. And if you read any of them on your own, and write me a couple of pages discussing what you got out of the experience, you'll earn extra credit. ONE REQUIREMENT: get parental permission to read a book from this list. That way, everyone is okay with what you're doing, and your parents can be proud of your initiative. Okay, hit the books.

Best 100 Novels

Top 100 novels of all time voted by regular people

  We asked people to choose the best 100 novels of all time. We then awarded one point to each top ten vote and entered them all into a database. We simply took the top 100 novels and put them on the list. If you disagree with the list we would like to hear from you. Go to our TOP 10 SUBMISSION PAGE to submit your top 10 novels list and we'll add your top 10 to our database and include them in our next update. You can read a review of any of the top 100 novels by clicking on the title.

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  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  11. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  14. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  15. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  17. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  19. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  20. Ulysses by James Joyce
  21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  22. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  24. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  25. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  26. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  30. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  31. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  32. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  33. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  34. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  35. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  36. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  37. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  38. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  39. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  40. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  41. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  43. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  44. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  45. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  46. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  47. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  48. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  49. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  50. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  51. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  52. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  53. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  54. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  55. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  56. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  57. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  58. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  59. Dune by Frank Herbert
  60. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  61. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  62. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  63. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  64. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  65. The Stand by Stephen King
  66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  67. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  68. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  69. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  70. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  71. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  72. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  73. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  74. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  75. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  76. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  77. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  78. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  79. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  80. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  81. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  82. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  83. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  84. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  85. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  86. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  87. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  88. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
  89. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  90. Emma by Jane Austen
  91. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  92. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  93. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  94. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  95. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  96. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  97. Siddharta by Hermann Hesse
  98. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  99. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  100. Atonement by Ian McEwan