The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyBleak House by Charles Dickens
Big Fat Books Worth the Effort
1,480 books — 6,278 voters
Atonement by Ian McEwanThe Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
World War II Fiction
751 books — 1,234 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard FeynmanWhat Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard FeynmanCider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,249 books — 1,166 voters
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
Elementary, My Dear Holmes
188 books — 123 voters

The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Best Jewish Books
183 books — 53 voters
The Chosen by Chaim PotokMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Jewish Fiction
57 books — 75 voters

Chess Story by Stefan ZweigThe Chosen by Chaim PotokWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Best of Jewish Authors
460 books — 124 voters
A Room with a View by E.M. ForsterHowards End by E.M. Forster
E.M. Forster
41 books — 16 voters

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Best Books of the 14th Century
26 books — 238 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasEmma by Jane Austen
Best Books of the 19th Century
870 books — 4,777 voters

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienFarmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Best books by J.R.R. Tolkien
31 books — 159 voters
Hamlet by William ShakespeareKing Lear by William ShakespeareThe Tempest by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William ShakespeareA Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
Best Play Ever
432 books — 380 voters

Asterix and the Banquet by René Goscinny
A Bite to Eat...
212 books — 26 voters

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroKing Lear by William ShakespeareDeath in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann
40+ Main Characters
222 books — 99 voters
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Best Books About Ancient Rome
544 books — 864 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldPersuasion by Jane AustenMadame Bovary by Gustave FlaubertThe Tempest by William Shakespeare
Best Classics Ever Written
237 books — 317 voters
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cardinal Directions in Titles
218 books — 21 voters

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienJames and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Favorite books from my childhood
3,408 books — 6,467 voters
Cloud Atlas by David MitchellGhostwritten by David MitchellBlack Swan Green by David MitchellThe Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchellnumber9dream by David Mitchell
David Mitchell
10 books — 93 voters

Under the Net by Iris MurdochThe Bell by Iris MurdochThe Nice and the Good by Iris MurdochThe Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
Best of Iris Murdoch
34 books — 45 voters
The Chosen by Chaim PotokWorld's Fair by E.L. DoctorowMy Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Jews in Literature
482 books — 254 voters

World's Fair by E.L. DoctorowThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tales of New York City
994 books — 919 voters
2001 by Arthur C. ClarkeEnder's Game by Orson Scott Card
Best Science Fiction
2,056 books — 3,096 voters

2001 by Arthur C. ClarkeRevolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Best Books of the 20th Century
6,478 books — 44,137 voters
The God Delusion by Richard DawkinsThe Origin of Species by Charles DarwinBorn to Run by Christopher McDougallThe Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Best Non-Fiction (non biography)
3,870 books — 5,700 voters

The Origin of Species by Charles DarwinThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Periodic Table by Primo LeviThe Age of Wonder by Richard HolmesClimbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins
Best General Science Books
306 books — 339 voters
Persuasion by Jane AustenMadame Bovary by Gustave FlaubertThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Best Books with Rural Settings
886 books — 869 voters


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