READ THE 100

The READ THE 100 List

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

Click here to read how we selected the books on our list.

 

 

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

                    My thoughts on this book.

 

 

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

                    My thoughts on this book.

 

 

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

                    My thoughts on this book.

 

 

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