Harvard Book Store – Top 100 – Books

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


  3. Harry Potter Collection by J.K. Rowling


  4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


  8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


  9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


  10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare


  11. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

  12. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


  13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


  14. The Odyssey by Homer


  15. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


  16. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


  17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


  18. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


  19. The Stranger by Albert Camus


  20. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


  21. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


  22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


  23. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


  25. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


  26. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo


  27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


  28. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez


  30. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving


  31. Watership Down by Richard Adams


  32. I, Claudius by Robert Graves


  33. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman


  34. Middlemarch by George Eliot


  35. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


  36. Beloved by Toni Morrison


  37. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck


  38. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway


  39. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri


  40. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut


  41. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges


  42. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov


  43. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


  44. Dubliners by James Joyce


  45. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin


  46. Moby-Dick, or, the Whale by Herman Melville


  47. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  48. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino


  49. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


  50. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway


  51. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  52. Watchmen by Alan Moore


  53. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham


  54. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


  55. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers


  56. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger


  57. Orlando by Virginia Woolf


  58. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch


  59. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


  60. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin


  61. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison


  62. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

  63. The Histories by Herodotus


  64. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett


  65. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley


  66. Baudolino by Umberto Eco


  67. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


  68. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson


  69. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson


  70. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami


  71. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder


  72. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey


  73. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol


  74. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon


  75. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


  76. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger


  77. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison


  78. The Bone People by Keri Hulme


  79. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz


  80. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor


  81. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley


  82. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov


  83. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami


  84. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn


  85. White Noise by Don DeLillo


  86. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


  87. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh


  88. Popol Vuh by Anonymous


  89. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway


  90. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


  91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle


  92. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Fariña


  93. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie


  94. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion


  95. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami


  96. Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe


  97. You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers


  98. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry


  99. Little, Big by John Crowley


  100. Drown by Junot Díaz