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The Help by Kathryn StockettThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniWater for Elephants by Sara GruenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Best for Book Clubs
166th out of 5,644 books — 11,242 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Best Books of the Decade: 1990's
75th out of 2,728 books — 3,352 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling1984 by George OrwellAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Best Books of the 20th Century
535th out of 7,712 books — 48,505 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Pulitzer Winners: Fiction & Novels
19th out of 90 books — 905 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George Orwell
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
890th out of 20,724 books — 93,574 voters
The Road by Cormac McCarthyNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonLife of Pi by Yann Martel
Major Award-Winning Fiction Since 1990
36th out of 221 books — 487 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTwilight by Stephenie Meyer
Best Books Ever
2231st out of 54,954 books — 190,663 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Jezebel's Books All Women Should Read
97th out of 742 books — 1,438 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathThe Awakening by Kate Chopin
Best Feminist Fiction
84th out of 1,341 books — 2,782 voters
The Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Best Women's Fiction Novels
75th out of 1,680 books — 1,503 voters

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTwilight by Stephenie MeyerHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The BOOK was BETTER than the MOVIE
431st out of 1,497 books — 18,486 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Road by Cormac McCarthyGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Pulitzer Prize Winners-Fiction
30th out of 91 books — 201 voters

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainBabbitt by Sinclair LewisLittle House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls WilderEsme Dooley by Jane  Donovan
Novels of the American Midwest
10th out of 285 books — 181 voters
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelAtonement by Ian McEwanGilead by Marilynne RobinsonA Thousand Acres by Jane SmileyRagtime by E.L. Doctorow
National Book Critics Circle Award Winners (Fiction)
4th out of 40 books — 36 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Entertainment Weekly New Classics
47th out of 100 books — 250 voters
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieMy Sister's Keeper by Jodi PicoultHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Best Twists
403rd out of 3,301 books — 6,948 voters

Black Beauty by Anna SewellThe Black Stallion by Walter FarleyKing of the Wind by Marguerite HenryMisty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenrySeabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Horse Books/Novels
58th out of 1,256 books — 615 voters
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
Best Books with Rural Settings
134th out of 1,021 books — 950 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling1984 by George Orwell
100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks
1137th out of 7,130 books — 9,167 voters
Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe Firm by John GrishamSophie's World by Jostein GaarderNeedful Things by Stephen KingThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Best Books of 1991
13th out of 298 books — 131 voters

Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerEclipse by Stephenie MeyerFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
The Worst Books of All Time
559th out of 6,991 books — 18,090 voters
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingMy Sister's Keeper by Jodi PicoultThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenBridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Books that Made You Cry!
353rd out of 2,922 books — 7,023 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank1984 by George OrwellThe Road by Cormac McCarthyBridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonNight by Elie Wiesel
Most Depressing Book of All Time
220th out of 1,163 books — 3,382 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Top 100 New Classics
83rd out of 270 books — 475 voters

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom StoppardOphelia by Lisa M. KleinFool by Christopher MooreHag-Seed by Margaret AtwoodStill Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
Shakespeare Retellings
10th out of 83 books — 107 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Color Purple by Alice Walker
Best Books by American Women
30th out of 416 books — 252 voters

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Cider House Rules by John IrvingA Thousand Acres by Jane SmileyEverything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
The Iowa Writers' Workshop
4th out of 134 books — 24 voters
1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Two Towers by J.R.R. TolkienOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Nothing but Numbers
95th out of 1,066 books — 162 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter Series Box Set by J.K. RowlingMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Must Read Books- Different Genres
547th out of 4,605 books — 3,781 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Best Twentieth Century American Novels
79th out of 220 books — 144 voters

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