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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
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
1984 by George Orwell
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
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dune by Frank Herbert

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Odyssey by Homer
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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

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

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

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

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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

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


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