Modern Classics

Classics must resonate with an audience and have continued readership. Modern classics are generally written after WWI. They are also popularly known as "contemporary classics." ...more

The Missing Girl
Dark Days
Of Dogs and Walls
The Custard Heart
Three Japanese Short Stories
The Three Electroknights
The Problem That Has No Name
Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber
Till September Petronella
The Austen Girls
The Black Ball
The Cracked Looking-Glass
The Haunted Boy
I Have More Souls Than One
Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady
To Kill a Mockingbird
1984
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
Fahrenheit 451
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Lord of the Flies
The Bell Jar
Of Mice and Men
Lolita
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange
Slaughterhouse-Five
Catch-22
Siddhartha by Hermann HesseThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoTao Te Ching by Lao TzuThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Inspiring Books
2,198 books — 2,045 voters
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerBeloved by Toni MorrisonThe Darkest Child by Delores PhillipsKindred by Octavia E. ButlerAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Contemporary Black Women's Literature
348 books — 209 voters

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsThe Summer Garden by Paullina SimonsOutlander by Diana GabaldonGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
War/Romance novels
494 books — 685 voters
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayFor Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Best of Hemingway
25 books — 163 voters

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman CapoteExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of New York City
1,336 books — 1,185 voters
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer102 Minutes by Jim DwyerThe Looming Tower by Lawrence WrightThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidThe Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
9/11 Related
224 books — 215 voters


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