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Reader's Choice 100 Best

Rank Title Author
1 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
2 The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
3 Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard
4 The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
5 To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
6 1984 George Orwell
7 Anthem Ayn Rand
8 We The Living Ayn Rand
9 Mission Earth L. Ron Hubbard
10 Fear L. Ron Hubbard
11 Ulysses James Joyce
12 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
13 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
14 Dune Frank Herbert
15 The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
16 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
17 A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
18 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
19 The Catcher In The Rye J. D. Salinger
20 Animal Farm George Orwell
21 Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
22 The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbeck
23 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
24 Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell
25 Lord Of The Flies William Gerald Golding
26 Shane Jack Warner Schaefer
27 Trustee From The Toolroom Nevil Shute
28 A Prayer For Owen Meany John Irving
29 The Stand Stephen King
30 The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles
31 Beloved Toni Morrison
32 The Worm Ouroboros E.R. Eddison
33 The Sound And The Fury William Faulkner
34 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
35 Moonheart Charles De Lint
36 Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner
37 Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
38 Wise Blood Flannery O'Connor
39 Under The Volcano Malcolm Lowry
40 Fifth Business Robertson Davies
41 Someplace To Be Flying Charles de Lint
42 On The Road Jack Kerouac
43 Heart Of Darkness Joseph Conrad
44 Yarrow Charles De Lint
45 At The Mountains Of Madness H.P. Lovecraft
46 One Lonely Night Mickey Spillane
47 Memory And Dream Charles De Lint
48 To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
49 The Moviegoer Walker Percy
50 Trader Charles De Lint
51 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
52 The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
53 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
54 Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
55 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
56 On the Beach Nevil Shute
57 A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man James Joyce
58 Greenmantle Charles De Lint
59 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
60 The Little Country Charles de Lint
61 The Recognitions William Gaddis
62 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
63 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
64 The World According To Garp John Irving
65 Something Wicked This Way Comes Ray Bradbury
66 The Haunting Of Hill House Shirley Jackson
67 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
68 Tropic Of Cancer Henry Miller
69 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
70 The Wood Wife Terri Windling
71 The Magus John Fowles
72 The Door Into Summer Robert A. Heinlein
73 Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig
74 I, Claudius Robert Graves
75 The Call Of The Wild Jack London
76 At Swim-two-birds Flann O'Brien
77 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
78 Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis
79 Watership Down Richard Adams
80 Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs
81 The Hunt For Red October Tom Clancy
82 Guilty Pleasures Laurell K. Hamilton
83 The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein
84 It Stephen King
85 V. Thomas Pynchon
86 Double Star Robert A. Heinlein
87 Citizen Of The Galaxy Robert A. Heinlein
88 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
89 Light In August William Faulkner
90 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
91 A Farewell To Arms Ernest Hemingway
92 The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
93 Sometimes A Great Notion Ken Kesey
94 My Antonia Willa Cather
95 Mulengro Charles de Lint
96 Suttree Cormac McCarthy
97 Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock
98 Illusions Richard Bach
99 The Cunning Man Robertson Davies
100 The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie

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