To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Best Books of the 20th Century
113th out of 5,719 books — 38,499 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
418th out of 32,968 books — 125,532 voters

American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisLord of the Flies by William GoldingA Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer1984 by George OrwellA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Most Disturbing Book Ever Written
28th out of 1,329 books — 5,037 voters
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Best Westerns
3rd out of 497 books — 624 voters

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great American Novel
11th out of 365 books — 573 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardWatchmen by Alan MooreBeloved by Toni Morrison
Best Books of the Decade: 1980's
28th out of 966 books — 1,015 voters

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthyNo Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthySuttree by Cormac McCarthy
Best Cormac McCarthy Books
1st out of 16 books — 81 voters
1984 by George OrwellThe Road by Cormac McCarthyAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisLord of the Flies by William GoldingA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Darkest Books Of All Time
13th out of 583 books — 811 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen1984 by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëCrime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Goodreads Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time
47th out of 100 books — 1,006 voters
Ulysses by James JoyceFinnegans Wake by James JoyceThe Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerMoby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman MelvilleWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Most Difficult Novels
34th out of 318 books — 1,378 voters

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles Portis
Literary Westerns
1st out of 98 books — 147 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
647th out of 11,829 books — 58,296 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Best Southern Literature
57th out of 750 books — 1,821 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George OrwellHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks
358th out of 5,499 books — 6,753 voters

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Historical Fiction
267th out of 4,035 books — 17,421 voters

City of Ashes by Cassandra ClareHush, Hush by Becca FitzpatrickCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareMarked by P.C. Cast
Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
628th out of 17,564 books — 48,108 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
195th out of 1,313 books — 3,329 voters

Dracula by Bram Stoker1984 by George OrwellAmerican Gods by Neil GaimanThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeFrankenstein by Mary Shelley
Quality Dark Fiction
75th out of 886 books — 1,176 voters

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyThe Scholar of Moab by Steven L. PeckTrue Grit by Charles PortisLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Best Contemporary Western Novels
1st out of 39 books — 47 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels
43rd out of 100 books — 308 voters

The Stranger by Albert CamusSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse1984 by George OrwellThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryCrime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Best Philosophical Literature
98th out of 510 books — 1,556 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card1984 by George OrwellThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Reddit Recommendations
91st out of 559 books — 714 voters

Catch-22 by Joseph HellerAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Best War Novels
54th out of 533 books — 521 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Cider House Rules by John IrvingPerfume by Patrick SüskindLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
Best Books of 1985
7th out of 127 books — 80 voters
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessDarkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff LindsayFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Best Antiheroes
46th out of 285 books — 390 voters

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