Best Books

Fiction and Plays

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  4. The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
  5. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  7. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  8. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  9. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  11. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  12. The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
  13. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  14. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  15. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – Fannie Flagg
  17. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  18. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  19. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  20. Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass
  21. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  22. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  24. Altered Land by Jules Hardy
  25. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  26. Winters Tale by Mark Helprin
  27. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  28. The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
  29. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  30. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  31. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  32. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  33. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  34. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  35. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  36. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  37. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  38. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  39. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  40. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  41. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  42. The WInd-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  43. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  44. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabakov
  45. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger
  46. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  47. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
  48. 1984 by George Orwell
  49. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  50. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  51. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  52. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  53. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  54. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  55. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  56. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  57. The Theban Plays by Sophocles
  58. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  59. Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
  60. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  61. Candide by Voltaire
  62. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  63. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  64. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Non-Fiction and Memoirs

  1. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  2. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  3. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  5. The Lost City of Z by David Grann
  6. Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
  7. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  8. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  9. The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll by Jean Nathan
  10. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
  11. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  12. Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
  13. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  14. A Primate’s Memoir by Robert Sapolsky
  15. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  16. The House of Wittgenstein by Alexander Waugh
  17. Rats, Lice and History by Hans Zinsser
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