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How Many Books on the "The Goodreads 100—Fiction" List Have You Read?

The only reading list with both Ulysses and Twilight! The Goodreads staff pored over the most-read and most highly rated books added by our membership to create the Goodreads 100 for Fiction. Reflecting the amazing diversity of the Goodreads community, this list blends highbrow literature and mainstream fiction, stretching from historic greats like Homer and Shakespeare to modern favorites like Cormac McCarthy and J.K. Rowling. You'll find classics, contemporary novels, and plenty of genre representation, including historical fiction, science fiction, romance, and fantasy. Any reader who has read all 100 can claim mastery of the Western canon as well as 21st century pop culture.
How many have you read?


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1984 by George Orwell
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Alice in Wonderland by Jane Carruth
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Dune by Frank Herbert
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
The Odyssey by Homer
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Stranger by Albert Camus
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Stand by Stephen King
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Watchmen by Alan Moore

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Ulysses by James Joyce

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri


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The average user has read 26 out of 100 total books on this list