Norwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiBattle Royale by Koushun TakamiHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Best Japanese Books
29th out of 386 books — 1,709 voters
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiKokoro by Sōseki NatsumeThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
Japanese Literature
12th out of 212 books — 142 voters

Spring Snow by Yukio MishimaThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio MishimaForbidden Colors by Yukio MishimaConfessions of a Mask by Yukio MishimaThe Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
The Best of Yukio Mishima
2nd out of 19 books — 29 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
20th out of 235 books — 126 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
Best Books of the 20th Century
1330th out of 5,590 books — 37,845 voters
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroKitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Japanese authors
22nd out of 104 books — 102 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
6076th out of 32,149 books — 122,182 voters
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō AbeThe Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko OgawaIn the Miso Soup by Ryū MurakamiThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
Yomiuri Prize winners
4th out of 72 books — 7 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Non-American books that every American should read
114th out of 444 books — 289 voters
Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki MurakamiThe Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari KawabataNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiThe Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shōnagon
Japanese Studies
17th out of 154 books — 16 voters

Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Blind Assassin by Margaret AtwoodBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughThe Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerAbsalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels
66th out of 101 books — 31 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenOne Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez BergenThe Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichirō TanizakiThe Ginger Tree by Oswald WyndKafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
History through Novels: 1900s/2000s Japan
9th out of 38 books — 17 voters

The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayMrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Writers who committed suicide
84th out of 156 books — 180 voters
Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellThe Pillow Book by Sei ShōnagonThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Confessions of Lady Nijo by Lady NijōKamishibai Man by Allen Say
Japan
75th out of 121 books — 27 voters

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodNight by Elie WieselSophie's Choice by William Styron1776 by David McCullough
The Silent Generation Makes Some Noise
138th out of 142 books — 25 voters

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovCandide by VoltaireZ213 by Dimitris LyacosThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Favorite Translated Literature
250th out of 254 books — 48 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Books that Blew Me Away and that I Still Think About (of all types)
3304th out of 4,337 books — 6,622 voters

Holy Bible by AnonymousNaked Lunch by William S. BurroughsHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Weirdest Books Ever
142nd out of 319 books — 440 voters
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
What To Read Next
7718th out of 8,301 books — 17,383 voters

Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenGreen Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussFrankenstein by Mary ShelleyRobinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Concealed Authorship
115th out of 148 books — 35 voters
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathThe Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey EugenidesRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareWintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Suicide
386th out of 391 books — 305 voters

Maurice by E.M. ForsterBrokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeGiovanni's Room by James BaldwinTales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Best Gay Fiction
861st out of 898 books — 1,197 voters
The Silver Chair by C.S. LewisBy the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls WilderThese Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls WilderSilver on the Tree by Susan CooperThe Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Silver and Gold
108th out of 186 books — 26 voters

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierThe Silver Chair by C.S. LewisThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienBy the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Jewelry Box
195th out of 306 books — 53 voters
1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George OrwellSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Essential Man's Library
339th out of 341 books — 129 voters

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