Literature Book Lists

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Literary Fiction
776 books — 950 voters

Animal Farm by George OrwellOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Stranger by Albert Camus
World's Greatest Novellas
424 books — 945 voters
Hamlet by William ShakespeareMacbeth by William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareOthello by William Shakespeare
Best of William Shakespeare
63 books — 929 voters

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba BrayRebel Angels by Libba BrayThe Sweet Far Thing by Libba BrayThe Luxe by Anna GodbersenThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Teen Historical Novels
507 books — 885 voters
Middlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerTipping the Velvet by Sarah WatersMaurice by E.M. ForsterTales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Best LGBTQIA literature
893 books — 884 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë1984 by George Orwell
Best British and Irish Literature
841 books — 867 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Your Top 5 Reads in 2012
669 books — 842 voters

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe House at Riverton by Kate MortonBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughA Room with a View by E.M. ForsterHowards End by E.M. Forster
Downton Abbey-esque Books
491 books — 836 voters
Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareFire by Kristin CashoreWintergirls by Laurie Halse AndersonIf I Stay by Gayle Forman
2009 MUST READS: Children's and YA
258 books — 777 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldLord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Required Reading in High School
451 books — 696 voters

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best War Novels
648 books — 631 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Best Beginning
378 books — 608 voters

Love Least Expected by Meredith BondForever Friends by Shelagh WatkinsA World of Possibility by Christopher  ShieldsA World of Verse by Christopher  ShieldsEnd of the Road by Jacques  Antoine
Best Anthologies
578 books — 594 voters
The Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Trial by Franz KafkaAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarquePerfume by Patrick SüskindFaust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Best German/Austrian Literature
566 books — 579 voters

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan SwiftRobinson Crusoe by Daniel DefoeCandide by VoltaireThe Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheLes Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Best Books of the 18th Century
145 books — 579 voters
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreLife of a Loser - Wanted by Lou Zuhr
Best Humor Writing
504 books — 570 voters

Kürk Mantolu Madonna by Sabahattin AliTutunamayanlar by Oğuz AtayAylak Adam by Yusuf AtılganPuslu Kıtalar Atlası by İhsan Oktay AnarSaatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
Best Turkish Literature
466 books — 535 voters
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. DraperMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsOne Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-GarciaCountdown by Deborah WilesMockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Newbery 2011
147 books — 514 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonIn a Sunburned Country by Bill BrysonChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherThe Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Have Passport Will Travel
456 books — 472 voters

Peter by William  O'BrienThe Magic of Finkleton by K.C. HiltonThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
New Children's Classics
224 books — 459 voters
1984 by George OrwellGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Best Books To Frame Thinking
490 books — 442 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCloudstreet by Tim WintonTomorrow, When the War Began by John MarsdenA Town Like Alice by Nevil ShuteThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Best Modern Australian Literature
327 books — 419 voters
Stoner by John WilliamsChess Story by Stefan ZweigA High Wind in Jamaica by Richard HughesThe Summer Book by Tove JanssonThe Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
New York Review Books - Classics
413 books — 406 voters

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë1984 by George OrwellThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Books on Loneliness
348 books — 400 voters
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseZ213 by Dimitris Lyacos90 Miles to Freedom by K.C. HiltonGRIT The Banter and Brutality of the Late-Night Cab by Karl Wiggins
Unique Books
528 books — 346 voters

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