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
30th out of 452 books — 2,022 voters
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiSnow Country by Yasunari KawabataKokoro by Sōseki Natsume
Japanese Literature
14th out of 180 books — 186 voters

Spring Snow by Yukio MishimaForbidden Colors by Yukio MishimaConfessions of a Mask by Yukio MishimaThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio MishimaThe Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
The Best of Yukio Mishima
4th out of 20 books — 41 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
1421st out of 6,216 books — 41,871 voters

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiKitchen by Banana YoshimotoNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Japanese authors
24th out of 108 books — 117 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeTwilight by Stephenie MeyerPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
5360th out of 39,361 books — 146,483 voters

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
32nd out of 244 books — 164 voters
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō AbeThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio MishimaThe Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko OgawaIn the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami
Yomiuri Prize winners
3rd out of 72 books — 8 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Non-American books that every American should read
125th out of 483 books — 344 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
73rd out of 101 books — 36 voters

War with the Newts by Karel ČapekSnow Country by Yasunari KawabataDiary of a Mad Old Man by Jun'ichirō TanizakiThe Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizakikokoro by Sōseki Natsume
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Novels
27th out of 222 books — 18 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiOne Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez BergenThe Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
History through Novels: 1900s/2000s Japan
11th out of 39 books — 21 voters

Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellThe Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari KawabataHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiNaomi by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Japanese Studies
17th out of 161 books — 19 voters
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonMrs. Dalloway by Virginia WoolfThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Writers who committed suicide
90th out of 175 books — 192 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
1045th out of 1,136 books — 1,452 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
166th out of 216 books — 36 voters

Norwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiStupeur et tremblements by Amélie NothombInk by Amanda SunTokyo Vice by Jake AdelsteinHere Comes the Sun by Leza Lowitz
Understanding Modern Japan
22nd out of 48 books — 7 voters
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio MishimaInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaPequeños poemas by de Campoamor, RamónThe Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
Only Lovers Left Alive - Eve's Books
1st out of 11 books — 3 voters

Perfume by Patrick SüskindLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Forgotten Garden by Kate MortonThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Humanitas - Raftul Denisei 1
97th out of 100 books — 4 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
3582nd out of 4,985 books — 19,280 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeKindred by Octavia E. Butler
No white men
27th out of 155 books — 13 voters
Ficciones by Jorge Luis BorgesSteppenwolf by Hermann HesseThe Man Without Qualities Vol. 1 by Robert MusilInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceThe Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
/lit/'s Top 100 Books
62nd out of 102 books — 2 voters

Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Best Historical Fiction Books that Are Actually Historical Fiction
854th out of 1,380 books — 1,362 voters
Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellKamishibai Man by Allen SayThe Pillow Book by Sei ShōnagonThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Confessions of Lady Nijō by Lady Nijō
Japan
106th out of 164 books — 37 voters

The Silver Chair by C.S. LewisBy the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls WilderThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanThese Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls WilderSilver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
Silver and Gold
125th out of 222 books — 29 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
204th out of 317 books — 55 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
305th out of 306 books — 136 voters
Holy Bible by AnonymousNaked Lunch by William S. BurroughsHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Weirdest Books Ever
163rd out of 410 books — 539 voters

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathThe Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey EugenidesRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Suicide
423rd out of 428 books — 370 voters
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovZ213 by Dimitris LyacosCandide by Voltaire
Favorite Translated Literature
316th out of 343 books — 72 voters

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