110 Best Books: The Perfect Library  by The Telegraph

1. The Odyssey by Homer

 The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the m…

2. The Iliad by Homer
The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and e…

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). It was …

4. The Histories of Herodotus by Herodotus
The Histories of Herodotus is considered one of the seminal works of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serve…

5. Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
e vita Caesarum (Latin, direct translation: On the Life of the Caesars) commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman …

6. Confessions by Augustine
Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published …

7. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Unknown
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The annals were initially created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during…

8. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a mo…

9. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the …

10. Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
Le Morte d’Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d’Arthur, “the death of Arthur”) is Sir Thomas Malory’s compilation of …

11. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was origi…

12. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, is a collection of poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as time, love, beauty and mutability. They were proba…

13. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, commonly called Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes which was published in 1651. It is titled after th…

14. Paradise Lost by John Milton
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books. A second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve…

15. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the four remarkable journeys of ship’s surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy;…

16. L’Encyclopédie by Diderot
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (English: Encyclopedia, or a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts, and crafts) was a general encyclopedia publish…

17. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way in which to set up a political community in the face of th…

18. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. …

19. Dangerous Liaison by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte…

20. Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake
Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul are two books of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. Although Songs of Innocence was first…

21. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defen…

22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The book is narrated in free indirect speech following the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with matters of upbringing, marriage, moral rightness and education in her aristocratic socie…

23. The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
He’s one of English literature’s all-time heavyweights, but most of what we know about Samuel Johnson, the man, comes from his friend Boswell’s hearty anecdotal biog.

24. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the ‘ghost story’ that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the…

25. On War by Carl Von Clausewitz
Vom Kriege is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife in…

26. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengt…

27. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham’s Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his “tales…

28. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her senti…

29. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane’s childhood at Gateshead…

30. The Prelude by William Wordsworth
The Prelude; or, Growth of a Poet’s Mind is an autobiographical, “philosophical” poem in blank verse by the English poet William Wordsworth. Wordsworth wrote the first version of the poem when he w…

31. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The story of the abandoned waif who learns to survive through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune.

32. The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope
The Chronicles of Barsetshire is a series of six novels by the English author Anthony Trollope, set in the fictitious cathedral town of Barchester. These classics of Victorian literature concern th…

33. The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Life of Charlotte Brontë is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontë by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. Although quite frank in many places, Gaskell suppressed details of Charlotte’s lov…

34. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for “offenses against morality and religion.” What shoc…

35. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelation…

36. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, published on Thursday 24 November 1859, is a seminal work of scientific literature considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title…

37. Das Kapital by Karl Marx
Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Ökonomie (German pronunciation: [das kapiˈtaːl]) (Capital, in the English translation) is an extensive treatise on political economy written in German by Karl Ma…

38. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of fi…

39. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nem…

40. Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final i…

41. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The story centres on Isabel Archer, an attractive American whom circumstances have brought to Europe. Isabel refuses the offer of marriage to an English peer and to a bulldog-like New Englander, to…

42. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long…

43. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created.

44. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy’s immortal work. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently…

45. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
When the Time Traveler courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700 — and everything had changed. H.G. Wells’s famous novel of one man’s astonishi…

46. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
This book introduces Freud’s theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation. Dreams, in Freud’s view, were all forms of “wish-fulfillment” — attempts by the unconscious to resolve a…

47. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
The Railway Children is a children’s book by Edith Nesbit, originally published in 1906. The story concerns a family who move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned as a resu…

48. Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori, as it was originally known i…

49. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
A classic in children’s literature The Wind in the Willow is alternately slow moving and fast paced. The book focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. T…

50. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Swann’s Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust’s seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narr…

51. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey (the oldest member of the Bloomsbury Group), first published in 1918 and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. It…

52. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
The Waste Land is a 434 line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot published in 1922. It has been called “one of the most important poems of the 20th century.” Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem — i…

53. Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title parallels and alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer’s Odyss…

54. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO (16 August 1888–19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British military officer renowned especially for his liaison role dur…

55. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh Bear and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Wi…

56. Odes by John Keats
John Keats is perhaps most famous for his Odes, poems written in 1819 at a particularly harsh time of his life, when he had already been stricken with the tuberculosis that would eventually kill h…

57. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man is a novel by Siegfried Sassoon, first published in 1928. It won both the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, being immediately recognised as a c…

58. Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves
Good-bye to All That is the autobiography of Robert Graves. First published in 1929, the work is a landmark anti-war memoir of life in the trenches during World War I. The title expresses Graves’ d…

59. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, …

60. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons is the first book in the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome and was first published in 1930. It is set in the Lake District between the two World Wars. At the tim…

61. Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Babar the Elephant is a very popular French children’s fictional character who first appeared in Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931 and enjoyed immediate success. An English language ver…

62. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embod…

63. Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

64. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
I, Claudius deals sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and cynically with the history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44…

65. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant dete…

66. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind is set in Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, the daughter of an Irish immigrant plantation o…

67. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca is considered to be one of her best works. Some observers have noted parallels with Jane Eyre. Much of the novel was written while she was staying in Alexandria, Egypt, where her husband wa…

68. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep (1939) is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and a…

69. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a communist guerilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As an expert in the use of explosives, he is …

70. If This Is a Man by Primo Levi
If This Is a Man is a work of witness by the Italian author Primo Levi. It was influenced by his experiences in the concentration camp at Auschwitz during the Second World War. It can be described …

71. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime’s propaganda by falsifying records and political literatur…

72. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
World War II has just begun and four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, are evacuated from London in 1940 to escape the Blitz. They are sent to live with Professor Digory Kirke, who …

73. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young America…

74. A History of the Crusades by Stephen Runciman
A History of the Crusades is the work that historian Stephen Runciman is arguably most noted for. A cursory glance at the body of Runciman’s work would lead many to believe that his passion for hi…

75. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick’s film version and published after the release of the film. The story…

76. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation is the first book in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy (later expanded into The Foundation Series). Foundation is a collection of five short stories, which were first published together …

77. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel written in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. Although Wyndham had already published other novels, this was the first publi…

78. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by philologist and Oxford University professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier, less complex children’…

79. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and her former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill, covering the period from Ca…

80. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago is a 20th century novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957. The novel is named after its protagonist, Yuri Zhivago, a medical doctor and poet. It tells the story of a man to…

81. The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a novel written in 1960 by the Scottish author Muriel Spark. It tells the story of a devilish Scottish migrant, Dougal Douglas, who moves to Peckham in London and wr…

82. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Rabbit, Run depicts five months in the life of a 26-year-old former high school basketball player named Harry ‘Rabbit’ Angstrom, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life.

83. The Origins of the Second World War by A. J. P. Taylor
Was Hitler all that bad? Wasn’t he just an opportunist who took advantage of Anglo-French dithering and appeasement? The label ‘iconoclastic’ applies to few historians so well as it does to Taylor.

84. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of the 20th century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning car…

85. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick first published in 1968. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, while the secondary plot …

86. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
Master and Commander is a historical naval novel by Patrick O’Brian. First published in 1969 (US) (1970 in UK), it is first in the Aubrey-Maturin series of stories of Captain Jack Aubrey and the na…

87. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. First published in 1970 as “Jona…

88. Rabbit Redux by John Updike
Rabbit Redux finds the former high-school basketball star, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, working a dead-end job and approaching middle age in the downtrodden and fictional city of Brewer, Pennsylvania, …

89. How to Cook by Delia Smith
Delia’s How to Cook is a simple-to-follow cooking course for people of all ages and abilities. In this comprehensive two-part book series, Delia returns to the very roots of cooking to look at the …

90. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values is the first of Robert M. Pirsig’s texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The 1974 book describes, in first person,…

91. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a spy novel by John le Carré, first published in 1974. It is the first volume of a three-book series informally known as The Karla Trilogy, followed by The Honourabl…

92. The Plantagenet Saga by Jean Plaidy


93. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the title of the first of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of th…

94. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
Rabbit Is Rich is a 1981 novel by John Updike. It is the third novel of the four-part series which begins with Rabbit, Run and Rabbit Redux, and concludes with Rabbit At Rest. There is also a relat…

95. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Red Dragon is a novel by Thomas Harris. It was the first novel to feature Harris’ iconic character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a sociopathic, murderous cannibal and ex-forensic psychiatrist; though he pla…

96. Diaries by Alan Clark
Alan Clark started keeping a regular diary in 1955 which lasted until August 1999, during his second spell as a Member of Parliament, when he was incapacitated due to the onset of the brain tumour …

97. Neuromancer by William Gibson
The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack. Gibson explores artificial intelligence, virtual reality, genetic engineering, …

98. Beloved by Toni Morrison
Beloved (1987) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The novel, her fifth, is loosely based on the life and legal case of the slave Margaret Garner, about whom Morrison…

99. Killshot by Elmore Leonard
Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen.

100. Citizens by Simon Schama
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution is a book by the historian Simon Schama. It was published in 1989, the bicentenary of the French Revolution, and like many other works in that year, w…

101. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
A Year in Provence is autobiographical novel by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs. It was adapted into a television miniseries starring John Thaw and Li…

102. Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo, and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behavi…

103. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
The Beauty Myth examines beauty as a demand and as a judgment upon women. Subtitled How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women, Wolf examines how modern conceptions of women’s beauty impact the sp…

104. A Child Called ‘It’ by Dave Pelzer
A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive is Dave Pelzer’s 1995 autobiographical account of his alleged abuse as a child by an alcoholic mother, Catherine Roerva.

105. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The story involves fantasy elements such as witches and armoured polar bears, and alludes to a broad range of ideas from fields such as physics, philosophy, theology and spirituality. It follows th…

106. A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes
This multi-award book is history on an epic yet human scale. Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, “A People’s Tragedy” offers a…

107. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a …

108. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell defines a tipping point as a sociological term: “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” The book seeks to explain and describe the “mysterious” sociological change…

109. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
The Human Stain is set in 1990s America, the time of the culture wars, political correctness and the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. The story is told by Nathan Zuckerman, a writer who lives …

110. Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott
Schott’s Miscellanies are a trio of best-selling books by Ben Schott. They consist of a collection of trivia generally centred on the culture of the United Kingdom (and to a lesser extent the rest …

111. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a non-fiction book written by Lynne Truss, the former host of the BBC Radio 4’s Cutting a Dash programme. In the book, published in 2003, Truss bemoans the state of punctua…

112. Collected Poems of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children’s writer, known as Ted Hughes. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984…

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The Guardian

1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become obsessed with books of chivalry, and believes th…

2. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man’s religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled roa…

3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A shipwreck’s sole escapee, Robinson Crusoe endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and manages not only to survive but also to prevail. A warm humanity, evocative details of his struggl…

4. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the four remarkable journeys of ship’s surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy;…

5. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neig…

6. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language.

7. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram’s narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make expla…

8. Dangerous Liaison by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte…

9. Emma by Jane Austen
Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like.”[1] In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, …

10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the ‘ghost story’ that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the…

11. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
Nightmare Abbey is a topical satire in which the author pokes light-hearted fun at the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, in particular its obsession with morbid subjects, misant…

12. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
The novel is set in Bath and centres around two main characters: Miss Abigail Wendover and Mr Miles Caverleigh. When attempting to enlist Miles’ help in preventing a clandestine marriage between hi…

13. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major litera…

14. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The…

15. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
Here is the unbelievable yet true story of Sybil Dorsett, a survivor of terrible childhood abuse who as an adult was a victim of sudden and mysterious blackouts. What happened during those blackout…

16. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The story of the abandoned waif who learns to survive through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune.

17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The narrative is non-linear, involving several flashbacks, and two primary narrators: Mr. Lockwood and Ellen “Nelly” Dean. The novel opens in 1801, with Mr. Lockwood arriving at Thrushcross Grange,…

18. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane’s childhood at Gateshead…

19. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her senti…

20. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hester Prynne is a beautiful young woman. She is also an outcast. In the eyes of her neighbors she has committed an unforgivable sin. Everyone knows that her little daughter, Pearl, is the product …

21. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
First published in 1851, Melville’s masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick’s words, “the greatest novel in American literature.” The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white wh…

22. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for “offenses against morality and religion.” What shoc…

23. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelation…

24. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps th…

25. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, it was published in two parts in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Am…

26. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Trollope did not write for posterity,’ observed Henry James. ‘He wrote for the day, the moment; but these are just the writers whom posterity is apt to put into its pocket.’ Considered by contempo…

27. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endu…

28. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Daniel Deronda opens with one of the most memorable encounters in fiction: Gwendolen Harleth, alluring yet unsettling, is poised at the roulette-table in Leubronn, observed by Daniel Deronda, a you…

29. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers, is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is mur…

30. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The story centres on Isabel Archer, an attractive American whom circumstances have brought to Europe. Isabel refuses the offer of marriage to an English peer and to a bulldog-like New Englander, to…

31. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Revered by all of the town’s children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic worl…

32. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Spawned by a nightmare that Stevenson had, this classic tale of the dark, primordial night of the soul remains a masterpiece of the duality of good and evil within us all.

33. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Conceived as a fairly serious guide to amateur boating on the Thames in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome’s best-known novel ended up as a hilarious account of the misadventures of three friends and a dog as …

34. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into…

35. The Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith
Weedon Grossmith’s 1892 book presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone character of Charles Porter. Porter’s diary chronicles his daily routine, which inc…

36. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
In 1895 Hardy’s final novel, the great tale of Jude the Obscure, sent shock waves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the…

37. Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
A simple invitation to join his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic is the beginning of an extraordinary and dangerous adventure for the bored and worldly but clever Carruthers. As…

38. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous…

39. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Edited with an introduction and notes by Martin Seymour-Smith. In his evocation of the republic of Costaguana, set amid the exotic and grandiose scenery of South America, Conrad reveals not only th…

40. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
A classic in children’s literature The Wind in the Willow is alternately slow moving and fast paced. The book focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. T…

41. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Swann’s Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust’s seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narr…

42. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern Engla…

43. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier, the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to…

44. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
In The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), the best-known of his thrillers (made into a popular movie by Alfred Hitchcock), John Buchan introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claimin…

45. Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title parallels and alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer’s Odyss…

46. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Created from two short stories, “Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street” and the unfinished “The Prime Minister”, the novel’s story is of Clarissa’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. Wit…

47. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India is set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Cyril Fi…

48. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the “Jazz Age”. Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the “roar…

49. The Trial by Franz Kafka
Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and mu…

50. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway’s most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would o…

51. Journey to the End of The Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Journey to the End of Night is the first novel of Louis-Ferdinand Céline. This semi-autobiographical work describes antihero Ferdinand Bardamu. His surname, Bardamu, is derived from the French word…

52. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The book is told in stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family’s quest — noble or selfish — to honor he…

53. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embod…

54. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
In Scoop, surreptitiously dubbed “a newspaper adventure,” Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-jo…

55. U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos
The U.S.A. Trilogy is the major work of American writer John Dos Passos, comprising the novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919, also known as Nineteen Nineteen (1932), and The Big Money (1936). The …

56. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep (1939) is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and a…

57. The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford
ew aristocratic English families of the twentieth century enjoyed the glamorous notoriety of the infamous Mitford sisters. Nancy Mitford’s most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold…

58. The Plague by Albert Camus
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century liter…

59. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime’s propaganda by falsifying records and political literatur…

60. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
Malone Dies is a novel by Samuel Beckett. It was first published in 1951, in French, as Malone Meurt, and later translated into English by the author.

61. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking wo…

62. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending strug…

63. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praisin…

64. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by philologist and Oxford University professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier, less complex children’…

65. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the eponymous James (Jim) Dixon, a reluctant Medieval history lecturer at an unnamed provincial English university. Having made a bad fir…

66. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, but with disastrous results….

67. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
As young Pyle’s well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler’s motives for…

68. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
On the Road is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the post…

69. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle aged Humbert Humbert, becomes obsessed and se…

70. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath, who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and…

71. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
A novel of great power that turns the world upside down. The Nigerian novelist Achebe reached back to the early days of his people’s encounter with colonialism, the 1890’s, though the white man and…

72. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
A slender novel but far from flimsy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie enrolls the reader at Edinburgh’s fictional Marcia Blaine School for Girls under the tutelage of one Jean Brodie, a magnetic, unco…

73. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses is…

74. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cite…

75. Herzog by Saul Bellow
Herzog is a novel set in 1964, in the United States, and is about the midlife crisis of a Jewish man named Moses E. Herzog. He is just emerging from his second divorce, this one particularly acrimo…

76. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of the 20th century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning car…

77. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs. Palfrey strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer. Fate brings them together after she has an accident ou…

78. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a spy novel by John le Carré, first published in 1974. It is the first volume of a three-book series informally known as The Karla Trilogy, followed by The Honourabl…

79. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
It follows the life of Macon “Milkman” Dead III, an African-American male living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood. The main theme in the novel is Milkman’s quest for identity as a black man in …

80. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
The Bottle Factory Outing is a 1974 novel written by Beryl Bainbridge, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize that year and won the Guardian Fiction Prize. It is also listed as one of the 100 grea…

81. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
The Executioner’s Song is a 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Norman Mailer that depicts the events surrounding the execution of Gary Gilmore by the state of Utah for murder. The title of the bo…

82. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
Calvino’s anti-novel is about the efforts of his two characters — a man called only The Reader, and the Other Reader, a woman named Ludmilla — to read ten very different novels. They are never able…

83. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
In the “brilliant novel” (“The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man — an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isol…

84. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire, running the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement and ignoring the impending war with the barbarians. When interrogation experts a…

85. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Ruth narrates the story of how she and her younger sister Lucille are raised by a succession of relatives in the fictional town of Fingerbone, Idaho (some details are similar to Robinson’s hometown…

86. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Lanark, subtitled A Life in Four Books, was the first novel of Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, and is still his best known. Written over a period of almost thirty years, it combines realist and dyst…

87. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster. Originally published sequentially as City of Glass (1985), Ghosts (1986) and The Locked Room (1986), it has since been collected into a si…

88. The BFG by Roald Dahl
When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten t…

89. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
The stories have various themes: the experiences of life in Nazi concentration camps, legacies from the profession of chemistry, tales both true and with his own fantasy, creating a vision of the s…

90. Money by Martin Amis
Money tells the story of, and is narrated by, John Self, a successful director of commercials who is invited to New York by Fielding Goodney, a film producer, in order to shoot his first film. Self…

91. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it. He notices how his once great reputation has faltered since…

92. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Cornish son of a Plymouth Brethren minister who becomes an Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. Th…

93. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
With its seven interrelated parts — rich in story, character, and imaginative range — “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978) is the novel that brought Czech-born Milan Kundera his first big inte…

94. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children’s book by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie’s first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous tha…

95. L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
Los Angeles in the 1950s: from its fabulous mansions to its sizzling nightclubs, it is a sprawling center of corruption and dangerous passions. Now a horrific mass murder invades the bleak cityscap…

96. Wise Children by Angela Carter
Wise Children follows the fortunes of the Chance twins, Dora and Nora, taking in the story of their show business family — the Hazards — over the past century. Born illegitimately, spurned by their…

97. Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement is a 2001 novel by British author Ian McEwan. It tells the story of protagonist Briony Tallis’s crime and how it changes her life, as well as those of her sister Cecilia and her lover Rob…

98. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Mattie Gokey has a word for everything. She collects words, stores them up as a way of fending off the hard truths of her life, the truths that she can’t write down in stories. The fresh pain of he…

99. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Pastoral is a Philip Roth novel concerning Seymour “Swede” Levov, a Jewish-American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov’s happy and conventional upper…

100. Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man?s search for the answer to his life?s ce…

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Best Books by Agatha Christie

  1. And Then There Were None (1939)
  2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  3. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
  4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
  5. Curtain (1975)
  6. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)
  7. The Secret Adversary (1922)
  8. Poirot’s Early Cases (1974)
  9. Death on the Nile (1937)
  10. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  11. A Murder Is Announced (1950)
  12. 4.50 from Paddington (1957)
  13. Evil Under the Sun (1941)
  14. Sleeping Murder (1976)
  15. Murder Is Easy (1939)
  16. The A.B.C. Murders (1936)
  17. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
  18. The Body in the Library (1942)
  19. The Pale Horse (1961)
  20. The Hollow (1946)
  21. Appointment with Death (1938)
  22. Nemesis (1971)
  23. Towards Zero (1944)
  24. Cards on the Table (1936)
  25. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)
  26. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)
  27. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962)
  28. Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
  29. Death in the Clouds (1935)
  30. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
  31. The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
  32. Dumb Witness (1937)
  33. Peril at End House (1932)
  34. Sad Cypress (1940)
  35. After the Funeral (1953)
  36. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
  37. The Clocks (1963)
  38. Crooked House (1949)
  39. The Big Four (1927)
  40. At Bertram’s Hotel (1965)
  41. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)
  42. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)
  43. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
  44. Hallowe’en Party (1969)
  45. The Thirteen Problems (1932)
  46. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
  47. They Do It with Mirrors (1952)
  48. Taken at the Flood (1948)
  49. Murder in the Mews (1937)
  50. Three Act Tragedy (1934)
  51. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)
  52. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)
  53. Poirot Investigates (1924)
  54. Five Little Pigs (1942)
  55. Endless Night (1967)





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Top 200 Books 1990-2000

  1. Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace
  2. American Psycho (1991) by Bret Easton Ellis
  3. Harry Potter (1997) by J.K. Rowling
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire (1996) by George R.R. Martin
  5. Blindness (1995) by Jose Saramago
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999) by Stephen Chbosky
  7. House of Leaves (2000) by Mark Z. Danielewski
  8. A Fine Balance (1995) by Rohinton Mistry
  9. Fight Club (1996) by Chuck Palahniuk
  10. Giver (1993) by Lois Lowry
  11. Good Omens (1990) by Terry Pratchett
  12. The God of Small Things (1997) by Arundhati Roy
  13. The Green Mile (1996) by Stephen King
  14. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994) by Haruki Murakami
  15. Trainspotting (1993) by Irvine Welsh
  16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) by Michael Chabon
  17. Holes (1998) by Louis Sachar
  18. Cryptonomicon (1999) by Neil Stephenson
  19. Memoirs of a Geisha (1997) by Arthur Golden
  20. Jurassic Park (1990) by Michael Crichton
  21. The Book of the New Sun (1994) by Gene Wolfe
  22. The Secret History (1992) by Donna Tartt
  23. Birdsong (1993) by Sebastian Faulks
  24. Calvin and Hobbes (1993) by Bill Watterson
  25. Tuesdays With Morrie (1997) by Mitch Albom
  26. Angela’s Ashes (1996) by Frank McCourt
  27. High Fidelity (1995) by Nick Hornby
  28. Snow Crash (1992) by Neal Stephenson
  29. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990) by Dr. Seuss
  30. The Virgin Suicides (1993) by Jeffrey Eugenides
  31. Redeeming Love (1991) by Francine Rivers
  32. The Shipping News (1993) by E. Annie Proulx
  33. Underworld (1997) by Don DeLillo
  34. Battle Royale (1999) by Koushun Takami
  35. Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) by Helen Fielding
  36. The Poisonwood Bible (1998) by Barbara Kingsolver
  37. Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) by Jared Diamond
  38. The Blind Assassin (2000) by Margaret Atwood
  39. A Suitable Boy (1993) by Vikram Seth
  40. Notebook (1996) by Nicholas Sparks
  41. A Walk to Remember (1999) by Nicholas Sparks
  42. The Sandman (1996) by Neil Gaiman
  43. Speak (1999) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  44. The Beach (1996) by Alex Garland
  45. Cold Mountain (1997) by Charles Frazier
  46. The English Patient (1992) by Michael Ondaatje
  47. Outlander (1991) by Diana Gabaldon
  48. Possession: A Romance (1990) by A.S. Byatt
  49. Neverwhere (1996) by Neil Gaiman
  50. We (1993) by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  51. Stardust (1999) by Neil Gaiman
  52. The Red Tent (1997) by Anita Diamant
  53. The Dresden Files (2000) by Jim Butcher
  54. The Diamond Age (1995) by Neal Stephenson
  55. Kingdom Come (1996) by Mark Waid
  56. Into Thin Air (1997) by Jon Krakauer
  57. White Teeth (2000) by Zadie Smith
  58. Guess How Much I Love You (1994) by Sam McBratney
  59. Interpreter of Maladies (1999) by Jhumpa Lahiri
  60. Into the Wild (1996) by Jon Krakauer
  61. Ender’s Shadow (1999) by Orson Scott Card
  62. The Reader (1995) by Benhardq Schlink
  63. Ella Enchanted (1997) by Gail Carson Levine
  64. Disgrace (1999) by J.M. Coetzee
  65. American Pastoral (1997) by Philip Roth
  66. Firm (1991) by John Grisham
  67. On Writing (2000) by Stephen King
  68. The Tipping Point (2000) by Malcolm Gladwell
  69. I Know This Much Is True (1998) by Wally Lamb
  70. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (1997) by David Foster Wallace
  71. The Demon-Haunted World (1997) by Carl Sagan
  72. Pelican Brief (1992) by John Grisham
  73. Sophie’s World (1991) by Jostein Gaarder
  74. The Coldest Winter Ever (1999) by Sister Souljah
  75. In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) by Julia Alvarez
  76. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994) by John Berendt
  77. Invisible Monsters (1999) by Chuck Palahniuk
  78. Long Walk to Freedom (1995) by Nelson Mandela
  79. Falling Up (1996) by Shel Silverstein
  80. The Human Stain (2000) by Philip Roth
  81. Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) by David Sedaris
  82. Motherless Brooklyn (1999) by Jonathan Lethem
  83. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (1997) by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  84. A Walk in the Woods (1998) by Bill Bryson
  85. Kitchen Confidential (2000) by Anthony Bourdain
  86. Perfect Storm (1997) by Sebastian Junger
  87. Bag of Bones (1998) by Stephen King
  88. The Hot Zone (1997) by Richard Preston
  89. Naked (1997) by David Sedaris
  90. Runaway Jury (1996) by John Grisham
  91. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994) by Louis de Bernieres
  92. Ishmael (1992) by Daniel Quinn
  93. Thousand Acres (1991) by Jane Smiley
  94. The Pact (1998) by Jodi Picoult
  95. Client (1993) by John Grisham
  96. The Savage Detectives (1998) by Roberto Bolano
  97. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1998) by Anne Fadiman
  98. All the Pretty Horses (1992) by Cormac McCarthy
  99. Timeline (1999) by Michael Crichton
  100. Walk Two Moons (1994) by Sharon Creech
  101. Girl, Interrupted (1993) by Susanna Kaysen
  102. The Sparrow (1996) by Mary Doria Russell
  103. Dolores Claiborne (1992) by Stephen King
  104. Under the Skin (2000) by Michel Faber
  105. Message in a Bottle (1998) by Nicholas Sparks
  106. Because of Winn-Dixie (2000) by Kate DiCamillo
  107. Push (1996) by Sapphire
  108. Rich Dad Poor Dad (2000) by Robert Kiyosaki
  109. White Oleander (1999) by Janet Fitch
  110. Stargirl (2000) by Jerry Spinelli
  111. Snow Falling on Cedars (1994) by David Guterson
  112. Fatherland (1992) by Robert Harris
  113. The Rum Diary (1998) by Hunter S. Thompson
  114. Liar’s Poker (1990) by Michael Lewis
  115. Without Remorse (1993) by Tom Clancy
  116. Rainmaker (1995) by John Grisham
  117. The Hours (1998) by Michael Cunningham
  118. Survivor (1999) by Chuck Palahniuk
  119. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990) by Avi
  120. Who Moved My Cheese? (1998) by Spencer Johnson
  121. The Children of Men (1992) by P.D. James
  122. Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995) by Kate Atkinson
  123. The Prestige (1995) by Christopher Priest
  124. A Fire Upon the Deep (1992) by Vernor Vinge
  125. Gates of Fire (1998) by Steven Pressfield
  126. Resident Evil (1998) by S.D. Perry
  127. Lesson Before Dying (1993) by Ernest J. Gaines
  128. LA Confidential (1990) by James Ellroy
  129. Freak the Mighty (1993) by Rodman Philbrick
  130. Angels & Demons (2000) by Dan Brown
  131. 300 (1998) by Frank Miller
  132. Flags of Our Fathers (2000) by James Bradley
  133. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 (1995) by Christopher Paul Curtis
  134. Kitchen God’s Wife (1991) by Amy Tan
  135. Enduring Love (1997) by Ian McEwan
  136. Veronika Decides to Die (1998) by Paulo Coelho
  137. Needful Things (1991) by Stephen King
  138. Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) by Tracy Chevalier
  139. My Name is Red (1998) by Orhan Pamuk
  140. Understanding Comics (1993) by Scott McCloud
  141. Lost World (1995) by Michael Crichton
  142. Revelation Space (2000) by Alastair Reynolds
  143. Someone Like You (1998) by Sarah Dessen
  144. The Mythical Man-Month (1995) by Frederick Brooks
  145. About a Boy (1998) by Nick Hornby
  146. Cirque du Freak (2000) by Darren Shan
  147. Doomsday Book (1992) by Connie Willis
  148. Sin City (2000) by
  149. Street Lawyer (1998) by John Grisham
  150. DC vs. Marvel (1996) by
  151. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995) by Gregory Maguire
  152. King Leopold’s Ghost (1998) by Adam Hochschild
  153. Alias Grace (1996) by Margaret Atwood
  154. Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990) by Salman Rushdie
  155. Bastard Out of Carolina (1992) by Dorothy Allison
  156. Pale Blue Dot (1994) by Carl Sagan
  157. Standing for Something (2000) by Gordon B. Hinckley
  158. Insomnia (1994) by Stephen King
  159. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996) by Rebecca Wells
  160. Dance Dance Dance (1994) by Haruki Murakami
  161. The Thief of Always (1992) by Clive Barker
  162. Chinese Cinderella (1999) by Adeline Yen Mah
  163. Testament (1999) by John Grisham
  164. Celestine Prophecy (1993) by James Redfield
  165. The Bell Curve (1994) by Charles Murray
  166. Hearts in Atlantis (1999) by Stephen King
  167. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) by Dave Eggers
  168. Tigana (1990) by Guy Gavriel Kay
  169. Lies My Teacher Told Me (1995) by James Loewen
  170. Rainbow Six (1998) by Tom Clancy
  171. Mars trilogy (1993) by Kim Stanley Robinson
  172. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow (1992) by Peter Hoeg
  173. True History of the Ned Kelly Gang (2000) by Peter Carey
  174. Batman: Knightfall (1994) by
  175. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six (1998) by Tom Clancy
  176. Sum of All Fears (1991) by Tom Clancy
  177. The Clash of Civilizations (1996) by Samuel P. Huntington
  178. Debt of Honor (1994) by Tom Clancy
  179. The Crow Road (1992) by Iain Banks
  180. Northern Lights (1995) by Philip Pullman
  181. Desperation (1996) by Stephen King
  182. Dark Visions Trilogy (1995) by L.J. Smith
  183. The Eye of the World (1990) by Robert Jordan
  184. Fever 1793 (2000) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  185. Black Hawk Down (1999) by Mark Bowden
  186. The Story of Tracy Beaker (1991) by Jacqueline Wilson
  187. Digital Fortress (1998) by Dan Brown
  188. Vineland (1990) by Thomas Pynchon
  189. Hogfather (1996) by Terry Pratchett
  190. Hannibal (1999) by Thomas Harris
  191. Nightfall (1990) by Isaac Asimov
  192. Sputnik Sweetheart (1999) by Haruki Murakami
  193. Stormbreaker (2000) by Anthony Horowitz
  194. The Freedom Writers Diary (1999) by Erin Gruwell
  195. The Rings of Saturn (1995) by WG Sebald
  196. Esperanza Rising (2000) by Pam Munoz Ryan
  197. A Course in Miracles (1996) by Helen Schucman
  198. Imajica (1991) by Clive Barker
  199. Independence Day (1995) by Richard Ford

The 11 best Fantasy books ever written.

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
  4. Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  5. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
  6. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  7. The City & The City by China Mieville
  8. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  9. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  10. The Chronicles of Narnia by Clive Staples Lewis
  11. The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The 49 best Startup and Business Books to read

  1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  2. Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham
  3. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable by Seth Godin
  4. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  7. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  8. The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
  9. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  10. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  11. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  12. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Shwartz
  13. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson
  14. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  15. Founders At Work: Stories Of Startups Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  16. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  17. ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by David Heinemeier Hansson
  18. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  19. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  20. Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  21. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  22. The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  23. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
  24. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Kenneth Cukier
  25. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
  26. Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  27. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
  28. The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing : A Guide to Move More Profitable by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale
  29. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children by John Wood
  30. The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding by Laura Ries and Al Ries
  31. Rich Dad Poor Dad : What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Don’t by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  32. Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  33. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Thomas Ferriss
  34. How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be : The 25 Principles of Success by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  35. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  36. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Litt
  37. Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
  38. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  39. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V Gerstner, Jr
  40. The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley
  41. Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
  42. The Innovator’s Dilemma by clayton m. christensen
  43. The Paypal Wars by Eric M. Jackson
  44. One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard Brandt
  45. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
  46. The Curse of the Mogul by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave
  47. The Accidental Billionaires : The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
  48. Lean In : Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  49. High Output Management by Andy Grove

The 49 best Startup and Business Books to read

  1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  2. Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham
  3. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable by Seth Godin
  4. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  7. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  8. The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
  9. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  10. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  11. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  12. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Shwartz
  13. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson
  14. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  15. Founders At Work: Stories Of Startups Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  16. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  17. ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by David Heinemeier Hansson
  18. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  19. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  20. Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  21. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  22. The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  23. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
  24. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Kenneth Cukier
  25. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
  26. Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  27. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
  28. The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing : A Guide to Move More Profitable by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale
  29. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children by John Wood
  30. The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding by Laura Ries and Al Ries
  31. Rich Dad Poor Dad : What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Don’t by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  32. Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  33. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Thomas Ferriss
  34. How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be : The 25 Principles of Success by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  35. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  36. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Litt
  37. Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
  38. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  39. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V Gerstner, Jr
  40. The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley
  41. Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
  42. The Innovator’s Dilemma by clayton m. christensen
  43. The Paypal Wars by Eric M. Jackson
  44. One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard Brandt
  45. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
  46. The Curse of the Mogul by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave
  47. The Accidental Billionaires : The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
  48. Lean In : Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  49. High Output Management by Andy Grove

Top Books 1910-1920

  1. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1915) by James Joyce
  2. Sons and Lovers (1913) by D.H. Lawrence
  3. Of Human Bondage (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham
  4. Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton
  5. The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. Howards End (1910) by E.M. Forster
  7. Women in Love (1920) by D.H. Lawrence
  8. Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce
  9. Phantom of the Opera (1910) by Gaston Leroux
  10. My Antonia (1918) by Willa Cather
  11. Winesburg, Ohio (1919) by Sherwood Anderson
  12. Pygmalion (1912) by George Bernard Shaw
  13. The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka
  14. The Thirty-nine Steps (1915) by John Buchan
  15. Main Street (1920) by Sinclair Lewis
  16. Death in Venice (1912) by Thomas Mann
  17. A Princess of Mars (1917) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  18. The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) by Booth Tarkington
  19. The Good Soldier (1915) by Ford Madox Ford
  20. Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H. Porter
  21. This Side of Paradise (1920) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Zuleika Dobson (1911) by Max Beerbohm
  23. Demian (1919) by Hermann Hesse
  24. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) by Agatha Christie
  25. The Rainbow (1915) by D.H. Lawrence
  26. The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. The Mysterious Stranger (1916) by Mark Twain
  28. O Pioneers (1913) by Willa Cather
  29. The Home and the World (1916) by Rabindranath Tagore
  30. Peter and Wendy (1911) by J.M. Barrie
  31. Moon and Sixpence (1919) by W. Somerset Maugham
  32. Ethan Frome (1911) by Edith Wharton
  33. Greenmantle (1916) by John Buchan
  34. Devdas (1917) by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  35. The History of Mr Polly (1910) by H.G. Wells
  36. The Devil’s Dictionary (1911) by Ambrose Bierce
  37. Under Western Eyes (1911) by Joseph Conrad
  38. A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) by David Lindsay
  39. The Return of the Soldier (1918) by Rebecca West
  40. Anne of the Island (1915) by L.M. Montgomery
  41. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) by Zane Grey
  42. Piccadilly Jim (1917) by PG Wodehouse
  43. Le Grand Meaulnes (1913) by Henri Alain-Fournier
  44. Something Fresh (1915) by PG Wodehouse
  45. Tarzan of the Apes (1914) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  46. The Gods of Mars (1918) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  47. The Valley of Fear (1915) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  48. Penrod (1914) by Booth Tarkington
  49. Outline of History (1919) by H.G. Wells
  50. Clayhanger (1918) by Arnold Bennett
  51. Trent’s Last Case (1913) by EC Bentley
  52. His Last Bow (1917) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  53. The World Set Free (1914) by H.G. Wells

Top books from 1900 to 1910

  1. House of Mirth (1905) by Edith Wharton
  2. Call of the Wild (1903) by Jack London
  3. Room With a View (1908) by E.M. Forster
  4. The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) by Baroness Orczy
  7. Howards End (1910) by E.M. Forster
  8. Anne of Green Gables (1908) by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Nostromo (1904) by Joseph Conrad
  10. Little Princess (1905) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. Buddenbrooks (1901) by Thomas Mann
  12. Ambassadors (1903) by Henry James
  13. Phantom of the Opera (1910) by Gaston Leroux
  14. Jungle (1906) by Upton Sinclair
  15. Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling
  16. Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) by Beatrix Potter
  17. Sister Carrie (1900) by Theodore Dreiser
  18. Way of All Flesh (1903) by Samuel Butler
  19. White Fang (1906) by Jack London
  20. Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum
  21. Lord Jim (1900) by Joseph Conrad
  22. Wings of the Dove (1902) by Henry James
  23. The Man who was Thursday (1908) by GK Chesterton
  24. Virginian (1902) by Owen Wister
  25. Martin Eden (1909) by Jack London
  26. The Old Wives’ Tale (1908) by Arnold Bennett
  27. The Secret Agent (1907) by Joseph Conrad
  28. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905) by Sigmund Freud
  29. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1903) by Maurice Joly
  30. Souls of Black Folk (1903) by W.E.B. Du Bois
  31. The 120 Days of Sodom (1905) by Marquis de Sade
  32. Sea Wolf (1904) by Jack London
  33. The Riddle of the Sands (1903) by Erskine Childers
  34. Brewster’s Millions (1902) by Richard Greaves
  35. The Immoralist (1902) by Andre Gide
  36. The Railway Children (1906) by Edith Nesbit
  37. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) by Max Weber
  38. Anne of Avonlea (1909) by L.M. Montgomery
  39. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) by L. Frank Baum
  40. The History of Mr Polly (1910) by H.G. Wells
  41. The Book of the Law (1904) by Aiwass
  42. Tono Bungay (1909) by H.G. Wells
  43. Ozma of Oz (1907) by L. Frank Baum
  44. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  45. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) by L. Frank Baum
  46. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  47. The Iron Heel (1908) by Jack London
  48. Five Children and It (1902) by Edith Nesbit
  49. The First Men in the Moon (1901) by H.G. Wells
  50. The Four Feathers (1902) by A.E.W. Mason
  51. The Emerald City of Oz (1910) by L. Frank Baum
  52. Mother (1906) by Maxim Gorky
  53. Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904) by Beatrix Potter
  54. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) by E.M. Forster
  55. The Blue Lagoon (1908) by Henry De Vere Stacpoole
  56. Jock of the Bushveld (1907) by Percy Fitzpatrick
  57. The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) by William James
  58. The Little White Bird (1902) by J.M. Barrie
  59. I Am a Cat (1906) by Natsume Soseki
  60. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906) by J.M. Barrie
  61. The Sleeper Awakes (1910) by H.G. Wells
  62. Scouting for Boys (1908) by Robert Baden-Powell
  63. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908) by Beatrix Potter
  64. Claudine a l’ecole (1900) by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  65. The Beast in the Jungle (1903) by Henry James
  66. The Man-eaters of Tsavo (1907) by John Henry Patterson
  67. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905) by Beatrix Potter
  68. The Golden Bowl (1904) by Henry James
  69. My Brilliant Career (1901) by Miles Franklin
  70. The Westminster Alice (1902) by Saki
  71. The Vagabond (1910) by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  72. The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904) by H.G. Wells
  73. The Arctic Home in the Vedas (1903) by Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  74. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (1907) by Edith Nesbit
  75. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest (1904) by WH Hudson

Top 200 Books 2000-2010

  1. The Kite Runner (2003) by Khaled Hosseini
  2. The Hunger Games (2008) by Suzanne Collins
  3. Cloud Atlas (2004) by David Mitchell
  4. The Help (2009) by Kathryn Stockett
  5. House of Leaves (2000) by Mark Z. Danielewski
  6. American Gods (2001) by Neil Gaiman
  7. World War Z (2006) by Max Brooks
  8. Life of Pi (2001) by Yann Martel
  9. The Kingkiller Chronicle (2007) by Patrick Rothfuss
  10. The Heroes of Olympus (2010) by Rick Riordan
  11. The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy
  12. Looking for Alaska (2005) by John Green
  13. The Book Thief (2006) by Markus Zusak
  14. A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007) by Khaled Hosseini
  15. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003) by Lionel Shriver
  16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003) by Mark Haddon
  17. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) by Michael Chabon
  18. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger
  19. Atonement (2001) by Ian McEwan
  20. No Country for Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy
  21. Middlesex (2002) by Jeffrey Eugenides
  22. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (2005) by Rick Riordan
  23. The Glass Castle (2005) by Jeannette Walls
  24. People’s History of the United States (2010) by Howard Zinn
  25. Water for Elephants (2006) by Sara Gruen
  26. Moneyball (2003) by Michael Lewis
  27. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006) by John Boyne
  28. Everything is Illuminated (2002) by Jonathon Safran Foer
  29. The Host (2010) by Stephenie Meyer
  30. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) by Jonathan Safran Foer
  31. Fun Home (2006) by Alison Bechdel
  32. The Shadow of the Wind (2001) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  33. Scott Pilgrim (2010) by Bryan O’Malley
  34. Outliers (2008) by Malcolm Gladwell
  35. Thirteen Reasons Why (2007) by Jay Asher
  36. Shantaram (2003) by Gregory David Roberts
  37. The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007) by Brian Selznick
  38. The Walking Dead (2003) by Robert Kirkman
  39. Hush, Hush (2009) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  40. Lovely Bones (2002) by Alice Seybold
  41. Paper Towns (2008) by John Green
  42. Under the Dome (2009) by Stephen King
  43. The Blind Assassin (2000) by Margaret Atwood
  44. The Graveyard Book (2008) by Neil Gaiman
  45. The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) by Michael Pollan
  46. The Last Song (2009) by Nicholas Sparks
  47. Unwind (2007) by Neal Shusterman
  48. The Maze Runner (2009) by James Dashner
  49. Kafka on the Shore (2002) by Haruki Murakami
  50. The Other Boleyn Girl (2001) by Philippa Gregory
  51. The Last Lecture (2008) by Randy Pausch
  52. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) by Sherman Alexie
  53. Marley & Me (2005) by John Grogan
  54. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007) by Jeff Kinney
  55. My Sister’s Keeper (2004) by Jodi Picoult
  56. The God Delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins
  57. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2008) by Garth Stein
  58. The Passage (2010) by Justin Cronin
  59. The Dresden Files (2000) by Jim Butcher
  60. A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003) by Bill Bryson
  61. The Lucky One (2008) by Nicholas Sparks
  62. Vampire Academy (2007) by Richelle Mead
  63. Old Man’s War (2005) by John Scalzi
  64. Graceling (2008) by Kristin Cashore
  65. The Devil in the White City (2003) by Erik Larson
  66. Crank (2004) by Ellen Hopkins
  67. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003) by Mitch Albom
  68. Getting Things Done (2002) by David Allen
  69. White Teeth (2000) by Zadie Smith
  70. The Truth About Forever (2004) by Sarah Dessen
  71. Coraline (2002) by Neil Gaiman
  72. Freakonomics (2005) by Steven D. Levitt
  73. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008) by Mary Ann Shaffer
  74. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004) by Susanna Clarke
  75. What Is the What (2006) by Dave Eggers
  76. The Corrections (2001) by Jonathan Franzen
  77. Fingersmith (2002) by Sarah Waters
  78. Shutter Island (2003) by Dennis Lehane
  79. Noughts & Crosses (2001) by Malorie Blackman
  80. Cutting for Stone (2009) by Abraham Verghese
  81. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2005) by Lisa See
  82. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot
  83. The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) by Max Brooks
  84. Room (2010) by Emma Donoghue
  85. Nineteen Minutes (2007) by Jodi Picoult
  86. John Adams (2001) by David G. McCullough
  87. On Writing (2000) by Stephen King
  88. Sarah’s Key (2006) by Tatiana de Rosnay
  89. Fablehaven (2010) by Brandon Mull
  90. The Tipping Point (2000) by Malcolm Gladwell
  91. The Hero with a Thousand Faces (2008) by Joseph Campbell
  92. The Tale of Despereaux (2003) by Kate DiCamillo
  93. An Abundance of Katherines (2006) by John Green
  94. Abhorsen (2003) by Garth Nix
  95. The 48 Laws of Power (2007) by Robert Greene
  96. 1Q84 (2009) by Haruki Murakami
  97. The House of the Scorpion (2002) by Nancy Farmer
  98. Blink (2005) by Malcolm Gladwell
  99. Anathem (2008) by Neal Stephenson
  100. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005) by Stieg Larsson
  101. The Namesake (2003) by Jhumpa Lahiri
  102. City of Thieves (2008) by David Benioff
  103. Skulduggery Pleasant (2007) by Derek Landy
  104. Along for the Ride (2009) by Sarah Dessen
  105. Civil War (2007) by Shelby Foote
  106. The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) by Trenton Lee Stewart
  107. The Human Stain (2000) by Philip Roth
  108. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2006) by Kate DiCamillo
  109. Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) by David Sedaris
  110. The Guardian (2003) by Nicholas Sparks
  111. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) by Junot Diaz
  112. Kitchen Confidential (2000) by Anthony Bourdain
  113. Columbine (2009) by Dave Cullen
  114. Catching Fire (2009) by Suzanne Collins
  115. Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro
  116. Bonesetter’s Daughter (2001) by Amy Tan
  117. Infidel (2006) by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  118. One Day (2009) by David Nicholls
  119. Impulse (2007) by Ellen Hopkins
  120. Peter and the Starcatchers (2004) by Dave Barry
  121. Team of Rivals (2005) by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  122. The Shock Doctrine (2007) by Naomi Klein
  123. Just Kids (2010) by Patti Smith
  124. Mountains Beyond Mountains (2003) by Tracy Kidder
  125. Fallen (2009) by Lauren Kate
  126. Mockingjay (2010) by Suzanne Collins
  127. The Choice (2007) by Nicholas Sparks
  128. Blankets (2003) by Craig Thompson
  129. New Encyclopaedia Britannica (2010) by
  130. Fast Food Nation (2002) by Eric Schlosser
  131. Leviathan (2009) by Scott Westerfeld
  132. When You Reach Me (2009) by Rebecca Stead
  133. Mystic River (2001) by Dennis Lehane
  134. Wolf Hall (2009) by Hilary Mantel
  135. The History of Love (2005) by Nicole Krauss
  136. Hex Hall (2010) by Rachel Hawkins
  137. God Is Not Great (2007) by Christopher Hitchens
  138. Porno (2002) by Irvine Welsh
  139. The City of Ember (2003) by Jeanne DuPrau
  140. Elantris (2005) by Brandon Sanderson
  141. Half of a Yellow Sun (2007) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  142. Anansi Boys (2005) by Neil Gaiman
  143. I Am Number Four (2010) by Pittacus Lore
  144. Lock and Key (2008) by Sarah Dessen
  145. Gilead (2004) by Marilynne Robinson
  146. Inkheart (2003) by Cornelia Funke
  147. Before I Fall (2010) by Lauren Oliver
  148. Unaccustomed Earth (2008) by Jhumpa Lahiri
  149. Under the Skin (2000) by Michel Faber
  150. The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008) by Chetan Bhagat
  151. City of Bones (2007) by Cassandra Clare
  152. Blue Like Jazz (2003) by Donald Miller
  153. Year of Wonders (2001) by Geraldine Brooks
  154. Because of Winn-Dixie (2000) by Kate DiCamillo
  155. 2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolano
  156. Breaking Dawn (2008) by Stephenie Meyer
  157. Rich Dad Poor Dad (2000) by Robert Kiyosaki
  158. Under the Banner of Heaven (2003) by Jon Krakauer
  159. Wintergirls (2009) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  160. Stargirl (2000) by Jerry Spinelli
  161. A Bend in the Road (2001) by Nicholas Sparks
  162. Odd Thomas (2003) by Dean Koontz
  163. Good to Great (2001) by James C. Collins
  164. The White Tiger (2008) by Aravind Adiga
  165. The Secret (2006) by Rhonda Byrne
  166. Eat, Pray, Love (2006) by Elizabeth Gilbert
  167. Burned (2007) by Ellen Hopkins
  168. World Without End (2007) by Ken Follett
  169. Matched (2010) by Ally Condie
  170. Extremis (2006) by
  171. Altered Carbon (2002) by Richard K. Morgan
  172. A New Earth (2005) by Eckhart Tolle
  173. When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) by David Sedaris
  174. The Morganville Vampires (2006) by Rachel Caine
  175. The Immortals of Meluha (2010) by Amish Tripathi
  176. The Children of Hurin (2007) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  177. John Dies at the End (2007) by Jason Pargin
  178. For One More Day (2006) by Mitch Albom
  179. Plain Truth (2001) by Jodi Picoult
  180. The Thirteenth Tale (2006) by Diane Setterfield
  181. Eragon (2003) by Christopher Paolini
  182. Princess Academy (2005) by Shannon Hale
  183. Eats, Shoots & Leaves (2003) by Lynne Truss
  184. Bel Canto (2001) by Ann Patchett
  185. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) by Stieg Larsson
  186. The Wettest County in the World (2008) by Matt Bondurant
  187. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010) by David Mitchell
  188. 1776 (2005) by David McCullough
  189. Little Brother (2008) by Cory Doctorow
  190. Running with Scissors (2003) by Augusten Burroughs
  191. Angels & Demons (2000) by Dan Brown
  192. A Million Little Pieces (2003) by James Frey
  193. On Beauty (2005) by Zadie Smith
  194. The Lost Symbol (2009) by Dan Brown
  195. Before I Die (2007) by Jenny Downham
  196. Flags of Our Fathers (2000) by James Bradley
  197. Sold (2006) by Patricia McCormick
  198. Something Borrowed (2005) by Emily Giffin
  199. Suite Francaise (2004) by Irene Nemirovsky
  200. The World Is Flat (2005) by Thomas Friedman

Top Books on Hacker News [1–100]

2. Thinking, Fast and Slow

3. Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

4. JavaScript: The Good Parts

5. The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

6. Steve Jobs

7. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

8. Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

9. The Design of Everyday Things

11. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

12. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

13. On Intelligence

14. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

15. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

16. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

17. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

18. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

19. The Soul of A New Machine

20. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

21. Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup

22. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

23. Working Effectively with Legacy Code

24. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

25. The Algorithm Design Manual

26. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition

27. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

28. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

29. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

30. Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers (German and English Edition)

31. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

32. Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It

33. Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications

34. The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

35. Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

36. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

37. The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It, And Why It Matters More Than You Think

38. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

39. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

40. What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

41. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

42. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

43. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

44. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

45. Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty

46. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)

47. Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know — -and What to Do About Them

48. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

49. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

50. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution — 25th Anniversary Edition

51. The C Programming Language

52. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

54. Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions

55. Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets

56. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

57. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

58. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

59. The Non-Designer’s Design Book (3rd Edition)

60. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

61. How to Lie with Statistics

62. Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

63. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning (3 Volumes in One)

64. Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

65. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

66. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

67. Lisp in Small Pieces

68. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

69. The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist

70. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)

71. Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners

72. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

73. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

74. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

75. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

76. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

77. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

78. Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace

79. Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming (MIT Press)

80. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

81. Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)

82. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs — 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

83. The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)

84. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

85. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

86. Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

87. Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager

88. It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!: RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals

89. DAEMON

90. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

91. How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

92. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

93. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)

94. The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook

95. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

96. The Little Schemer — 4th Edition

97. Introduction to the Theory of Computation

98. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition

99. Engineering a Compiler, Second Edition

100. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.