Literary Fiction Book Lists

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Help by Kathryn StockettCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Smart Summer Reads
1,401 books — 2,709 voters

Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul CudeThe Fairfax Fix by Dorothy May MercerCrashing Back Down by Kristen Hope MazzolaIrradiance by David BrunsUndertow by K.R. Conway
Indie Writers Unite!
438 books — 529 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensAtonement by Ian McEwan
Literary Historical Fiction
312 books — 329 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareCatch-22 by Joseph Heller
Best Lighthearted Literature
199 books — 215 voters

Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukTrainspotting by Irvine WelshFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisMagic America by C.E. Medford
Contemporary Cult Fiction
126 books — 149 voters

1984 by George OrwellThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerMagic America by C.E. MedfordFight Club by Chuck PalahniukSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Postmodern cult classics
78 books — 71 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordLooking for Alaska by John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakPaper Towns by John Green
Young Adult Literary Fiction
76 books — 68 voters

The Secret History by Donna TarttThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Separate Peace by John KnowlesSpecial Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha PesslThe Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer   Miller
School Novels
47 books — 63 voters

In the Penal Colony by Franz KafkaChess by Stefan ZweigTerra Incognita by Vladimir NabokovThe Machine Stops by E.M. ForsterThe Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft
Penguin Mini Modern Classics
50 books — 26 voters

The Absolutist by John BoyneThe Charioteer by Mary RenaultComfort and Joy by Jim GrimsleyMaurice by E.M. ForsterThe Persian Boy by Mary Renault
Literary Gay Romantic Novels
21 books — 11 voters
Little Visible Delight by S.P. MiskowskiFalling Over by James EveringtonThe Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird BarronWar of the Worlds 2030 by Stephen B. PearlThe End of Alice by A.M. Homes
Dark Fiction
20 books — 8 voters

Magic America by C.E. MedfordBreakfast at Tiffany's by Truman CapoteTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeOn Becoming a Novelist by John GardnerThe Ice Storm by Rick Moody
27 books — 3 voters
Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie BarronSense and Sensibility by Jane AustenPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenMansfield Park by Jane AustenEmma by Jane Austen
13 books — 2 voters

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryLight on Snow by Anita Shreve
LitPics and Flicks
2 books — 1 voter
Emma by Jane AustenGreat Expectations by Charles DickensJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Classic Lines
6 books — 1 voter

Lolita by Vladimir NabokovOne Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynLady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. LawrenceBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyA Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
Independent Banned Book Series
18 books — 1 voter
Loving Day by Mat JohnsonLifted by the Great Nothing by Karim DimechkieA Perfect Crime by A. YiDeath and Mr. Pickwick by Stephen JarvisMuse by Jonathan Galassi
Anticipated 2015 Literary Fiction
20 books — 1 voter

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