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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 Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
1984 by George Orwell

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet 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
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
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
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Dune by Frank Herbert
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

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

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
The Odyssey by Homer

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Stand by Stephen King
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Watchmen by Alan Moore
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Ulysses by James Joyce
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