The READ THE 100 List

All in one place, our list of the best 100 books to read.

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The Grapes of Wrate  #1 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck




1984  #2 1984 by George Orwell




Beloved  #3 Beloved by Toni Morrison.




  #4 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov




  #5 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald




A Clockwork Orange  #6 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess




Animal Farm  #7 Animal Farm by George Orwell




Heart of Darkness  #8 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad




The Sun Also Rises  #9 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway




All the King's Men  #10 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warrn




Brave New World  #11 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley




Catch-22  #12 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller




Gone With The Wind  #13 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell




I, Claudius  #14 I, Claudius by Robert Graves




Invisible Man  #15 Invisible Man by Raph Ellison




Lord of the Flies  #16 Lord of the Flies by William Golding




On the Road  #17 On the Road by Jack Carouak




One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  #18 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey




Slaughterhouse-Five  #19 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut




The Catcher in the Rye  #20 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger




The Sound and the Fury  #21 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

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To Kill a Mockingbird  #22 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee




To the Lighthouse  #23 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf




A Farewell to Arms  #24 A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway




A Passage to India  #25 A Passage to India by E.M. Forester




A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  #26 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce




Brideshead Revisited  #27 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh




Midnight's Children  #28 Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie




My Antonia  #29 My Antonia by Willa Cather




Native Son  #30 Native Son by Richard Wright




Rabbit, Run  #31 Rabbit, Run by John Updike

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Age of Innocence  #32 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton




The Big Sleep  #33 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler




The Maltese Falcon  #34 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett




The Moviegoer  #35 The Moviegoer by Walker Percy




Tropic of Cancer  #36 Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller




Ulysses  #37 Ulysses by James Joyce




Wide Saragasso Sea  #38 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys




American Pastoral  #39 American Pastoral by Phillip Roth




An American Tragedy  #40 An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser




Angle of Repose  #41 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner




Appointment in Samarra  #42 Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara




Atlas Shrugged  #43 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand




Blood Meridian  #44 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy




Death Comes for the Archbishop  #45 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather




Deliverance  #46 Deliverance by James Dickey




Frankenstein  #47 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley




Go Tell It on the Mountain  #48 Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin




Ironweed  #49 Ironweed by William Kennedy




Light in August  #50 Light in August by William Faulkner




Lucky Jim  #51 Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis




Madame Bovary  #52 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert




Naked Lunch  #53 Naked Lunch by Willaim S. Burroughs




Of Human Bondage  #54 Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham




Portnoy's Complaint  #55 Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth




Scoop  #56 Scoop by Evelyn Waugh




Sons and Lovers  #57 Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence




Sophie's Choice  #58 Sophie’s Choice by William Styron




Tender is the Night  #59 Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald




The Bridge of San Luis Rey  #60 The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder




The Call of the Wild  #61 The Call of the Wild by Jack London




The Color Purple  #62 The Color Purple by Alice Walker




The Day of the Locust  #63 The Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West




#64 The French Lieutenant’s WomanThe French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles




The Heart is a Lonely Hunter  #65 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCulers




The Jungle  #66 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair




The Lord of the Rings  #67 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien




The Prince  #68 The Prince by Nicolo Machievelli




The Sheltering Sky  #69 The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles




Things Fall Apart  #70 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe




Under the Volcano  #71 Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry




Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  #72 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Persig




Anna Kerinina  #73 Anna Kerenina by Leo Tolstoy




Atonement  #74 Atonement by Ian McEwan




Bel Canto  #75 Bel Canto by Anne Patchet




Bonfire of the Vanities  #76 Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe




Cathedral  #77 Cathedral by Raymond Carver




The Count of Monte Cristo  #78 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas




Crossing to Safety  #79 Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner




Cry, The Beloved Country  #80 Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton




Gilead  #81 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson




Great Expectations  #82 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens




The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  #83 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain




In Cold Blood  #84 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote




Kim  #85 Kim by Rudyard Kipling




Lonesome Dove  #86 Lonsome Dove by Larry McMurtry




The Lords of Discipline  #87 The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy




Middlemarch  #88 Middlemarch by George Elliot

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Moby Dick  #89 Moby Dick by Herman Melville




My Name is Asher Lev  #90 My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok




One Hundred Years of Solitude  #91 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez




Roots  #92 Roots by Alex Haley




The Plague  #93 The Plague by Albert Camus




The Sportwriter  #94 The Sportswriter by Richard Ford




The Things They Carried  #95 The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien




The Wapshop Chronicle  #96 The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever




The Whistling Season  #97 The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig




The World According to Garp  #98 The World According to Garp by John Irving




Them  #99 Them by Joyce Carol Oates




Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy  #100 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre