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The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Best Classic Literature Ever
397 books — 454 voters
An Arsonist's Guide To Writers' Homes In New England by Brock ClarkeSomething Wicked This Way Comes by Ray BradburyShe Got Up Off The Couch by Haven KimmelThe Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. ChestertonLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
Best Book Titles
2,336 books — 2,160 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Awakening by Kate ChopinThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
AP Literature
90 books — 136 voters

The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Quiet American by Graham GreeneWe Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Harold G. Moore
Best Literature About the Vietnam War
206 books — 410 voters
Perfume by Patrick SüskindThe Secret History by Donna TarttLolita by Vladimir NabokovRichard III by William ShakespeareBastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Evil Inside
273 books — 133 voters

Eragon by Christopher PaoliniTwilight by Stephenie MeyerThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Commonly Loved Books I Hate
206 books — 508 voters
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings by Thomas PaineThe Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
Best Books of the 18th Century
145 books — 579 voters

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James JoyceDubliners by James JoyceThe Collected Poems by W.B. YeatsReading in the Dark by Seamus DeaneAre You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain
Best Irish Literature
438 books — 501 voters
The Prestige by Christopher PriestAnimal Farm by George OrwellIn Watermelon Sugar by Richard BrautiganA Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'EngleAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Trippy Books
436 books — 610 voters

Summer and Smoke by Tennessee WilliamsFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward AlbeeThe Miser and Other Plays by MolièreDoctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Best Play Ever
422 books — 366 voters
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman AlexieReservation Blues by Sherman AlexieThe Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman AlexieFools Crow by James WelchTen Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Native American Fiction
513 books — 485 voters

Possession by A.S. ByattThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe Blind Assassin by Margaret AtwoodDisgrace by J.M. CoetzeeLife and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
Booker Prize Winners
49 books — 1,455 voters
A Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins GilmanThe Feminine Mystique by Betty FriedanThe Subjection of Women by John Stuart MillJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Feminist Books
1,038 books — 1,209 voters

1984 by George OrwellThe Road by Cormac McCarthyBlindness by José Saramago
This is the end...
728 books — 1,269 voters
Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerEverything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'ConnorA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan PoeDubliners by James Joyce
Collections of Short Stories
1,931 books — 1,477 voters

Neverwhere by Neil GaimanSomeplace to Be Flying by Charles de LintWinter's Tale by Mark HelprinAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Best Urban Fantasy
2,653 books — 9,556 voters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëNative Son by Richard WrightLight in August by William FaulknerOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
14,036 books — 69,022 voters

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee WilliamsRichard III by William ShakespeareA Doll's House by Henrik IbsenHow I Learned to Drive by Paula VogelOthello by William Shakespeare
Best Plays Ever
569 books — 737 voters
Beauty by Robin McKinleyTam Lin by Pamela DeanBriar Rose by Jane YolenJack of Kinrowan by Charles de LintSnow White, Blood Red by Ellen Datlow
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
1,683 books — 7,157 voters

Little Women by Louisa May AlcottPersuasion by Jane Austen
Classics Library
356 books — 463 voters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska OrczyMiddlemarch/Silas Marner/Amos Barton by George EliotPersuasion by Jane AustenThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Must Read Classics
1,043 books — 3,026 voters

The Carrier of Ladders by W.S. MerwinCollected Poems by James WrightBlack Zodiac by Charles WrightThe Wild Iris by Louise GlückSelf-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery
Pulitzer Winners: Poetry
93 books — 36 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeDarkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff LindsayOn the Road by Jack KerouacHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Disappointing Books
2,075 books — 4,379 voters

East of Eden by John SteinbeckOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezThe Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerThe Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Best Books of the 20th Century
6,231 books — 41,958 voters
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Road by Cormac McCarthyUtopia by Thomas More
Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
2,174 books — 18,715 voters