100 best novels - modern library
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,040,496 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,628,386 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 815,462 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 412,724 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 410,434 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 879,368 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 185,466 ratings
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 328,562 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,283,047 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 713,116 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 358,939 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 409,047 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 31,934 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 66,863 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 690,240 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 435,444 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 804,415 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 58,475 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 66,798 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 99,691 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 235,396 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 70,916 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 163,426 ratings
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 223,082 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 81,968 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 410,497 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 33,393 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 84,832 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 44,678 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 63,713 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 54,396 ratings
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 193,688 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 87,120 ratings
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 81,227 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 107,266 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 35,735 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 59,367 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 14,605 ratings
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 38,938 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 29,663 ratings
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 228,618 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 399,383 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 240,555 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 26,388 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 52,798 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 19,835 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 24,392 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 22,336 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 8,255 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 14,174 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 17,450 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 15,251 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 57,935 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 10,149 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 22,363 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 17,423 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 10,450 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 28,845 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 149,319 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 17,772 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 21,691 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 33,441 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 183,989 ratings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 202,365 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 229,268 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 14,772 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 55,696 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 16,645 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 30,528 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 10,832 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,285 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 21,033 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 12,104 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 57,361 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 15,185 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 65,238 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 39,029 ratings
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 17,822 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 9,382 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 9,272 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 20,437 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 22,052 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 96,956 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 352,548 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,591 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 29,934 ratings
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 3,814 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,251 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 40,396 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 6,942 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 21,868 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 18,952 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 5,907 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 2,473 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 28,964 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,621 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 4,952 ratings
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159 books · 91 voters · list created June 6th, 2009 by Rhea.
Tags: best, fiction, novel
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2599 books
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Derya 718 books
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Angela 16884 books
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Becky 68 books
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Eliette 881 books
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Cat 987 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Kite Runner can't possibly be on the list, as it was published after the list was made.


message 2: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Apr 17, 2010 01:08PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Yes, I removed it. Also (with equal regret) "A Tale of Two Cities," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Christie's "And Then There Were None," and Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility," as well as "Peace Like a River," "The Chronicles of Narnia," "Walk Two Moons," "Where Are the Children," "My Name Is Asher Lev," "The Search for Wallace Whipple," "Murphy's Law," "The Chronicles of Prydain," "Inkheart," "The Gabriel Hounds," and "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

To those who added these books: Please note that this is NOT a RANDOM list for great novels, but it is only supposed to contain novels listed on either the Modern Library Editors' or their Readers' list, as published at http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibr... .

There are plenty of other lists for great novels (random as well as topical). If you want to add a book to THIS particular list, however, please first check on the above-mentioned website whether the book you have in mind matches the criteria. Thanks in advance!


message 3: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Table 21?


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Jan 18, 2012 02:48AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Hardly. Good catch!

ETA: Removed that book, as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, and amended the list description to include an express caveat to that effect.


message 5: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Yaste Where are the rest of the 100?


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) If you've read any of them, do feel free to add the book(s) in question!


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Removed Mid Ocean -- likewise NOT on the original Modern Library list.


message 8: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Yaste The board's list or the reader's list?


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) On most of these lists where there's both a board's (or publisher's) list and a readers' list, it tends to be either ...


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary The Hunt for Red October should not be listed.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Marzie wrote: "The Hunt for Red October should not be listed."

It's on the readers' list.


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah There's only 86 on here?


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Sarah wrote: "There's only 86 on here?"

That's presumably because people so far have only added the books they've read. If you see any books at the above link (http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/...) -- either on the 100-book Board's List or on the 100-book Readers' List -- that you've read and that aren't on the list, yet, do feel free to add them as well. (It's easy: Just click on the tab up top next to "all votes").


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed, for not being on either of the Modern Library lists in question:

Isn't It Pretty To Think So?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You and me both.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, it's down to 36 pages of Listopias now. Progress?


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Softly, softly catch a monkey ... (shrug).


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I need a nap.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Me, too. Got us down to 35 pages, though.


message 22: by David (last edited Mar 06, 2014 02:33PM) (new)

David Hello all, I noticed that there were quite a few titles from the original Modern Reader's 100 Novels list that were not on here so I have added all of the remaining ones to the list as they are all books that I've either read or intend to read. It was a goal of mine for quite some time to obtain or read every book on this list. I finished collecting them several years ago. Surprisingly I had never searched out this list but am glad I found it. So, comb through it and if there are some that are also your favorites, give 'em a vote. I didn't tackle the readers list, that will be for another time. :)


message 23: by Julian (new)

Julian Meynell This list badly needs books removing. The number one book on the list is To Kill a Mockingbird which does not appear on the Modern Library list.


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