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Elizabeth Entenman
May 01, 2017 11:52 am

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and track our favorites.

And Goodreads users have compiled a “Best Books Ever” list called the “Best Books Ever,” and we’re counting down to see how many of them we’ve read.

It’s important to note that this unofficial list was created by Goodreads users, so don’t take its rankings too seriously. We love The Hunger Games, but is it really the number one best book of all time? Debatable. (Does it feature the number one best love triangle of all time? Definitely.) Still, this is a great list to reference if you’re looking to add some beloved titles to your “to-read” shelf.

How many of Goodreads’ best books ever have you read?

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
6. The Chronicles of Narnia #1-7 by C.S. Lewis
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
9. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
11. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
12. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
13. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
14. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
15. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
16. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
18. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
19. Divergent by Veronia Roth
20. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
21. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
24. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
25. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

26. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
27. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
28. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
29. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
30. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
31. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
32. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
33. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
34. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
35. Dracula by Bram Stoker
36. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
37. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
38. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
39. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
40. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
41. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
42. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
43. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
44. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
45. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
46. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
47. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
48. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
49. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
50. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

51. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
52. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
53. The Odyssey by Homer
54. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
55. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
56. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
57. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
58. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
59. Dune by Frank Herbert
60. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
61. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
62. The Stand by Stephen King
63. Watership Down by Richard Adams
64. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
65. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
66. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
67. The Giver by Lois Lowry
68. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
69. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
70. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
71. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
72. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
73. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
74. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
75. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

76. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
77. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
78. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
79. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
80. Matilda by Roald Dahl
81. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
82. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
83. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
84. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
85. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
86. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
87. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
88. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
89. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
90. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
91. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
92. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
93. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
94. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
95. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
96. The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
97. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
98. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
99. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
100. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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