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

I Have More Souls Than One
Three Japanese Short Stories
The Custard Heart
Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady
The Cracked Looking-Glass
Of Dogs and Walls
The Haunted Boy
Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber
The Problem That Has No Name
The Three Electroknights
Till September Petronella
The Austen Girls
Dark Days
Four Russian Short Stories: Gazdanov & Others
To Kill a Mockingbird
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
Fahrenheit 451
Lord of the Flies
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
The Bell Jar
Of Mice and Men
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange
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
353 books — 208 voters

East of Eden by John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckCannery Row by John SteinbeckThe Pearl by John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck
44 books — 205 voters
The Dante Club by Matthew PearlThe Historian by Elizabeth KostovaPossession by A.S. ByattArthur & George by Julian BarnesThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Authors in Historical Fiction
176 books — 86 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
496 books — 693 voters
Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckEast of Eden by John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckCannery Row by John SteinbeckThe Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Steinbeck's Country
42 books — 35 voters

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