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LOL @ the ranking. Once you see this list you will realise that the ranking criteria is not what you think it is - one of the most important criterias mentioned is the books impact on history or something like that, i.e the bible is in the list (if anyone finds the exact criteria, please post it here!).
If impact on society and history is important then this list is a little inconsistent. Ofcoarse no list is perfect and no ranking criterias are perfect, and people will always disagree.


War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 1869
1984 - George Orwell 1949
Ulysses - James Joyce 1922
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1955
The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 1929
Invisible Man Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 1952
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 1927
The Illiad and The Odyssey - Homer 8th century B.C.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 1813
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri 1321
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer 15th century
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 1726
Middlemarch - George Eliot 1874
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe 1958
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 1951
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 1936
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1967
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 1961
Beloved - Toni Morrison 1987
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 1939
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 1981
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 1932
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 1925
Native Son - Richard Wright 1940
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 1835
Origin of Species - Charles Darwin 1859
The Histories - Herodotus 440 B.C.
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
Confessions - St. Augustine 4th century
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes 1651
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 431 B.C.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien 1954
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne 1926
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis 1950
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster 1924
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 1957
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 1960
The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. NA
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1962
Light in August Light in August - William Faulkner 1932
The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois 1903
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 1966
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 1857
Paradise Lost - John Milton 1667
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 1877
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 1603
King Lear - William Shakespeare 1608
Othello - William Shakespeare 1622
Sonnets - William Shakespeare 1609
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman 1855
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 1885
Kim - Rudyard Kipling 1901
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley 1818
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 1962
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 1940
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1969
Animal Farm - George Orwell 1945
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1954
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 1965Ž
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 1962
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust 1913
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 1939
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 1930
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 1926
I, Claudius - Robert Graves 1934
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers 1940
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 1913
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 1946
Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 1953
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White 1952
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 1902
Night - Elie Wiesel 1958
Rabbit, Run - John Updike 1960
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 1920
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth 1969
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser 1925
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West 1939
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 1934
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett 1930
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather 1927
The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud 1900
The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams 1918
Quotations from Chairman Mao - Mao Zedong 1964
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature - William James 1902
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson 1962
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes 1936
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad 1900
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves 1929
The Affluent Society - John Kenneth Galbraith 1958
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley and Malcolm X 1965
Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey 1918
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 1982
The Second World War (The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; - Winston Churchill 1948

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LOL @ the ranking. Once you see this list you will realise that the ranking criteria is not what you think it is - one of the most important criterias mentioned is the books impact on history or something like that, i.e the bible is in the list (if anyone finds the exact criteria, please post it here!).
If impact on society and history is important then this list is a little inconsistent. Ofcoarse no list is perfect and no ranking criterias are perfect, and people will always disagree.


War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 1869
1984 - George Orwell 1949
Ulysses - James Joyce 1922
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1955
The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 1929
Invisible Man Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 1952
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 1927
The Illiad and The Odyssey - Homer 8th century B.C.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 1813
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri 1321
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer 15th century
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 1726
Middlemarch - George Eliot 1874
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe 1958
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 1951
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 1936
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1967
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 1961
Beloved - Toni Morrison 1987
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 1939
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 1981
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 1932
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 1925
Native Son - Richard Wright 1940
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 1835
Origin of Species - Charles Darwin 1859
The Histories - Herodotus 440 B.C.
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
Confessions - St. Augustine 4th century
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes 1651
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 431 B.C.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien 1954
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne 1926
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis 1950
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster 1924
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 1957
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 1960
The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. NA
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1962
Light in August Light in August - William Faulkner 1932
The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois 1903
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 1966
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 1857
Paradise Lost - John Milton 1667
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 1877
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 1603
King Lear - William Shakespeare 1608
Othello - William Shakespeare 1622
Sonnets - William Shakespeare 1609
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman 1855
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 1885
Kim - Rudyard Kipling 1901
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley 1818
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 1962
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 1940
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1969
Animal Farm - George Orwell 1945
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1954
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 1965Ž
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 1962
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust 1913
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 1939
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 1930
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 1926
I, Claudius - Robert Graves 1934
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers 1940
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 1913
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 1946
Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 1953
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White 1952
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 1902
Night - Elie Wiesel 1958
Rabbit, Run - John Updike 1960
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 1920
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth 1969
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser 1925
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West 1939
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 1934
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett 1930
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather 1927
The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud 1900
The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams 1918
Quotations from Chairman Mao - Mao Zedong 1964
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature - William James 1902
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson 1962
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes 1936
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad 1900
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves 1929
The Affluent Society - John Kenneth Galbraith 1958
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley and Malcolm X 1965
Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey 1918
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 1982
The Second World War (The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; - Winston Churchill 1948
The ranking is random, surely? I mean not from 1-100. Otherwise CS Lewis ahead of Shakespeare and John Milton.

Such a list makes no sense, of course, with a million different considerations and possible criteria (political, artistic... feminist). Silent spring, but no Koran.

+ it's a bit anglo-centric (no Baudelaire, Goethe, Cervantes).

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The ranking is random, surely? I mean not from 1-100. Otherwise CS Lewis ahead of Shakespeare and John Milton.

Such a list makes no sense, of course, with a million different considerations and possible criteria (political, artistic... feminist). Silent spring, but no Koran.

+ it's a bit anglo-centric (no Baudelaire, Goethe, Cervantes).
That list is retarded on many levels, yes. The ranking itself is just ridiculous - "Pride and Prejudice" being above "100 Years of Solitude" can only be interpreted as an elaborate joke, and the inclusion of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" raises some serious questions about the sanity of whoever made this list.

On the other hand, making "best of" lists of subjective/objectively unmeasurable elements is ALWAYS going to be a risky proposition. I doubt anyone could compose a list that nobody would criticize, due to the very nature of the beast. How WOULD one objectively determine The Best 10 Books Ever, never mind the Best 100?

For instance - it's impossible to make a list of 10 Best Players Ever that nobody will question. A while ago Pele was invited by FIFA to make a list of the 100 best players, a list that was doomed to be worthless from the start because FIFA wanted 50 of the listed players to be still active (and it's IMPOSSIBLE to find 50 active players who belong in a "top 100 players ever" list). Pele shouldn't have accepted to include the 50 active players on his list, but he did, and as a natural consequence his final "top 100" was ridiculous. But even if he had refused to include 50 active players, the list would have been widely criticized, because any such selection is inevitably subjective. Lists of things that can't be measured objectively are, by definition, a matter of personal opinion.

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What is the ranking and generally this list based on? I mean Frankenstein is a classic of trivial literature and it is in one list with The Holy Bible?

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Declaring the best book ever written is tricky business. Who's to say what the best is? We went one step further: we crunched the numbers from 10 top books lists (Modern Library, the New York Public Library, St. John's College reading list, Oprah's, and more) to come up with The Top 100 Books of All Time. It's a list of lists — a meta-list. Let the debate begin.

So, we can not say there is a single criteria, but it is a ranking of rankings...

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We began by selecting 10 separate lists of best books that we thought represented an eclectic mix of readers' tastes, not just a narrow Great Books of the Western World canon. To be considered, the list had to be of books that were either originally written in English or books that had been translated into English. The lists we selected range from the highly erudite (the St. John's College reading list) to the much more accessible (Oprah's Book Club and Wikipedia's list of the bestselling books of all time). Some of the lists only featured novels, while others included a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Some contained only 20th-century works, while others reached all the way back to the beginnings of Western civilization. Our goal was to take into consideration a range of factors—including a book's impact on history, intellectual contribution to our culture, modern relevance, and enduring popularity. It was meant not to be a comprehensive list of the best books ever, but rather a reflection of the passions and judgments of smart readers and critics of our time.



The complete list of 10 previously published lists that we drew upon includes The Telegraph’s 110 best books/The Perfect Library, The Guardian’s top 100 books, Oprah’s Book Club, the St. John’s College reading list, Wikipedia’s list of all-time bestsellers, the New York Public Library’s books of the century, the Radcliffe Publishing Course’s list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, The Modern Library’s 100 best novels and 100 best works of nonfiction, Time’s 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present, and NEWSWEEK’s own list of current top 50 choices, which is being published this week.

Once all the lists were selected and the titles entered into a database, we devised a weighting system so that each individual title would be scored equally, no matter whether it came from a long list or a short list, a list of only fiction or a mix of genres, or whether the list included only books written in the 20th century or titles that went back much further in time. The weighting adjusted for these individual differences between lists. In the final result, the book with the highest combined score is ranked No. 1 on our list, the second is ranked No. 2, and so on down the list. In the case of ties—of which there were many—we broke the tie by awarding the higher ranking to the book returning the greater number of Google results, when a search was done by author and title.

In our meta-ranking, we note which books were recommended on which list or lists. If you click through to the individual lists, you'll see where each book falls on that respective list (although some of the book lists from which we drew were not ranked in order and some were, which we took into consideration in assigning each book a rank).

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Shakespeare and Faulkner are the only ones who have 3 or more books in the list.

Well-deserved for Faulkner.

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Well deserved for Shakespeare too. He deserves to be slightly ahead of Philip Pullman and Malcolm X.

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From one end to the other - the following I think:

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War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 1869
1984 - George Orwell 1949
Ulysses - James Joyce 1922
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1955
The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 1929
Invisible Man Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 1952
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 1927
The Illiad and The Odyssey - Homer 8th century B.C.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 1813
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri 1321
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer 15th century
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 1726
Middlemarch - George Eliot 1874
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe 1958
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 1951
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 1936
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1967
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 1961
Beloved - Toni Morrison 1987
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 1939
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 1981
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 1932
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 1925
Native Son - Richard Wright 1940
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 1835
Origin of Species - Charles Darwin 1859
The Histories - Herodotus 440 B.C.
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
Confessions - St. Augustine 4th century
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes 1651
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 431 B.C.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien 1954
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne 1926
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis 1950
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster 1924
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 1957
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 1960
The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. NA
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1962
Light in August Light in August - William Faulkner 1932
The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois 1903
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 1966
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 1857
Paradise Lost - John Milton 1667
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 1877
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 1603
King Lear - William Shakespeare 1608
Othello - William Shakespeare 1622
Sonnets - William Shakespeare 1609
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman 1855
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 1885
Kim - Rudyard Kipling 1901
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley 1818
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 1962
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 1940
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1969
Animal Farm - George Orwell 1945
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1954
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 1965Ž
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 1962
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust 1913
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 1939
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 1930
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 1926
I, Claudius - Robert Graves 1934
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers 1940
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 1913
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 1946
Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 1953
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White 1952
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 1902
Night - Elie Wiesel 1958
Rabbit, Run - John Updike 1960
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 1920
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth 1969
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser 1925
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West 1939
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 1934
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett 1930
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather 1927
The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud 1900
The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams 1918
Quotations from Chairman Mao - Mao Zedong 1964
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature - William James 1902
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson 1962
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes 1936
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad 1900
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves 1929
The Affluent Society - John Kenneth Galbraith 1958
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley and Malcolm X 1965
Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey 1918
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 1982
The Second World War (The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; - Winston Churchill 1948

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Howsa bout we compile Bonita Bookshop's Top 100?

100. The Story of O by Pauline Réage
99. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
98. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
97. The Teory of the Leisure Class by Tosten Veblen
96. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
95. My City by SiSi

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War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 1869
1984 - George Orwell 1949
Ulysses - James Joyce 1922
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1955
The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 1929
Invisible Man Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 1952
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 1927
The Illiad and The Odyssey - Homer 8th century B.C.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 1813
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri 1321
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer 15th century
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 1726
Middlemarch - George Eliot 1874
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe 1958
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 1951
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 1936
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1967
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 1961
Beloved - Toni Morrison 1987
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 1939
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 1981
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 1932
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 1925
Native Son - Richard Wright 1940
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 1835
Origin of Species - Charles Darwin 1859
The Histories - Herodotus 440 B.C.
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
Confessions - St. Augustine 4th century
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes 1651
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 431 B.C.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien 1954
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne 1926
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis 1950
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster 1924
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 1957
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 1960
The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. NA
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1962
Light in August Light in August - William Faulkner 1932
The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois 1903
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 1966
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 1857
Paradise Lost - John Milton 1667
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 1877
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 1603
King Lear - William Shakespeare 1608
Othello - William Shakespeare 1622
Sonnets - William Shakespeare 1609
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman 1855
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 1885
Kim - Rudyard Kipling 1901
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley 1818
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 1962
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 1940
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1969
Animal Farm - George Orwell 1945
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1954
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 1965Ž
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 1962
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust 1913
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 1939
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 1930
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 1926
I, Claudius - Robert Graves 1934
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers 1940
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 1913
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 1946
Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 1953
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White 1952Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 1902
Night - Elie Wiesel 1958
Rabbit, Run - John Updike 1960
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 1920
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth 1969
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser 1925
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West 1939
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 1934
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett 1930
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather 1927
The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud 1900
The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams 1918
Quotations from Chairman Mao - Mao Zedong 1964
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature - William James 1902
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson 1962
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes 1936
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad 1900
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves 1929
The Affluent Society - John Kenneth Galbraith 1958
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley and Malcolm X 1965
Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey 1918
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 1982
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I would like to know what Xtratimers have read which books?
I can't read.

I've read about 5 in the list, I feel like a uncultured buffoon.

EDIT: I've read 8, although I've read bits of Leviathan and Social Contract for Philosophy. Shameful.

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and the inclusion of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" raises some serious questions about the sanity of whoever made this list.




Well, if you depart from the line of thinking that only "serious literature" can make a top 100 list and accept that fantasy and literature geared towards young people is credible and worthy, then it becomes easy to accept this book on hte list. It pretty much is a landmark fantasy work/series. Not every great book has to be about people talking and talkin and talking.

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Heart of Darkness disgusts me.

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The horror, the horror.....

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What disgusts me about this book is the racism.

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War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 1869
1984 - George Orwell 1949 5/5
Ulysses - James Joyce 1922
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 1955 5/5
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner 1929 5/5
Invisible Man Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 1952
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf 1927 3/5
The Illiad and The Odyssey - Homer 8th century B.C.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 1813
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri 1321
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer 15th century
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 1726 4/5
Middlemarch - George Eliot 1874
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe 1958
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 1951 5/5
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 1936
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1967 5/5
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 3/5
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 1961 4/5
Beloved - Toni Morrison 1987
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 1939
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie 1981
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 1932 3/5
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf 1925
Native Son - Richard Wright 1940
Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville 1835
Origin of Species - Charles Darwin 1859
The Histories - Herodotus 440 B.C.
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1762
Das Kapital Karl Marx 1867
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
Confessions - St. Augustine 4th century
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes 1651
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 431 B.C.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien 1954 5/5
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne 1926 5/5
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis 1950
A Passage to India - E. M. Forster 1924
On the Road - Jack Kerouac 1957 5/5
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 1960
The Holy Bible. Revised Standard Version. NA
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 1962 4/5
Light in August - William Faulkner 1932 5/5
The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois 1903
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 1966
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert 1857 5/5
Paradise Lost - John Milton 1667
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy 1877
Hamlet - William Shakespeare 1603 2/5
King Lear - William Shakespeare 1608
Othello - William Shakespeare 1622
Sonnets - William Shakespeare 1609
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman 1855
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain 1885 4/5
Kim - Rudyard Kipling 1901
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley 1818
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey 1962 5/5
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 1940
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1969 5/5
Animal Farm - George Orwell 1945 5/5
Lord of the Flies - William Golding 1954 4/5
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 1965 5/5
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 1962
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust 1913
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 1939
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 1930 5/5
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 1926
I, Claudius - Robert Graves 1934
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers 1940
Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 1913
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren 1946
Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 1953
Charlotte's Web - E. B. White 1952 4/5
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 1902
Night - Elie Wiesel 1958
Rabbit, Run - John Updike 1960
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 1920
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth 1969 2/5
An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser 1925
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West 1939
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 1934
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett 1930
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 1995
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather 1927
The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud 1900
The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams 1918
Quotations from Chairman Mao - Mao Zedong 1964 1/5
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature - William James 1902
Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 1945
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson 1962 4/5
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money - John Maynard Keynes 1936
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad 1900
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves 1929
The Affluent Society - John Kenneth Galbraith 1958
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 1908 3/5
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley and Malcolm X 1965
Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey 1918
The Color Purple - Alice Walker 1982
The Second World War (The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; - Winston Churchill 1948

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