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. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  12. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  13. The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
  14. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  15. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  16. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – Fannie Flagg
  18. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  19. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  20. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  21. Cat and Mouse by Gunter Grass
  22. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  23. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  25. Altered Land by Jules Hardy
  26. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  27. Winters Tale by Mark Helprin
  28. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  29. The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst
  30. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  32. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  33. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  34. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  35. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  36. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  37. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  38. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  39. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  40. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  41. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  42. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  43. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  44. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  45. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabakov
  46. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger
  47. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  48. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
  49. 1984 by George Orwell
  50. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  51. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  52. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  53. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  54. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  55. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  56. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  57. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  58. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  59. The Theban Plays by Sophocles
  60. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  61. Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
  62. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  63. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  64. Candide by Voltaire
  65. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  66. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  67. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  68. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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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