The Books of the Century, 1990 – 1999

Best Books by Decade: 2010-20192000-20091990-19991980-19891970-19791960-19691950-19591940-19491930-19391920-19291910-19191900-1909


  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  4. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin (‘A
  5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (‘Memoirs
  6. The Giver by Lois Lowry (‘The
  7. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman (‘The
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (‘The
  9. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (‘The
  10. Holes (Holes, #1) by Louis Sachar (‘Holes
  11. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (‘Fight
  12. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) by Frank McCourt (‘Angela's
  13. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (‘Girl
  14. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding (‘Bridget
  15. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (‘The
  16. Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1) by Michael Crichton (‘Jurassic
  17. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin (‘A
  18. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (‘The
  19. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett (‘Good
  20. Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon (‘Outlander
  21. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket (‘The
  22. Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman (‘Neverwhere
  23. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (‘Speak'
  24. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked
    Years, #1)
    by Gregory Maguire (‘Wicked:
  25. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (‘Sophie's
  26. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman (‘The
  27. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (‘The
  28. Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted #1) by Gail Carson Levine (‘Ella
  29. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (‘The
  30. The Green Mile by Stephen King (‘The
  31. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (‘Midnight
  32. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (‘Infinite
  33. Blindness by José Saramago (‘Blindness'
  34. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (‘Snow
  35. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (‘Into
  36. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (‘The
  37. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (‘High
  38. The Notebook (The Notebook, #1) by Nicholas Sparks (‘The
  39. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (‘The
  40. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (‘Guns,
  41. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (‘White
  42. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (‘Tuesdays
  43. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (‘The
  44. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (‘Stardust'
  45. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss (‘Oh,
  46. The Firm by Robin Waterfield (‘The
  47. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (‘Cold
  48. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (‘The
  49. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (‘A
  50. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (‘Into
  51. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (‘She's
  52. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (‘Trainspotting'
  53. Possession by A.S. Byatt (‘Possession'
  54. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith (‘The
  55. Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1) by Neil Gaiman (‘Preludes
  56. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (‘A
  57. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (‘The
  58. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (‘The
  59. All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy (‘All
  60. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb (‘I
  61. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (‘Interpreter
  62. Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1) by Garth Nix (‘Sabriel
  63. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (‘Alias
  64. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (‘American
  65. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (‘A
  66. Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de-Bernières (‘Corelli's
  67. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg (‘Smilla's
  68. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (‘Disgrace'
  69. The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan (‘The
  70. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan (‘The
  71. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (‘Snow
  72. American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1) by Philip Roth (‘American
  73. Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) by Joanne Harris (‘Chocolat
  74. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (‘A
  75. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (‘Wild
  76. About a Boy by Nick Hornby (‘About
  77. Naked by David Sedaris (‘Naked'
  78. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) by Philip Pullman (‘The
  79. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (‘The
  80. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (‘Where
  81. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (‘Cryptonomicon'
  82. Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2) by Art Spiegelman (‘Maus
  83. L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3) by James Ellroy (‘L.A.
  84. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx (‘Brokeback
  85. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (‘The
  86. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (‘Notes
  87. Timeline by Michael Crichton (‘Timeline'
  88. Insomnia by Stephen King (‘Insomnia'
  89. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (‘Veronika
  90. A Widow for One Year by John Irving (‘A
  91. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones, #2) by Helen Fielding (‘Bridget
  92. The Beach by Alex Garland (‘The
  93. Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier (‘Daughter
  94. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon (‘Dragonfly
  95. The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle (‘The
  96. We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (‘We
  97. Regeneration (Regeneration, #1) by Pat Barker (‘Regeneration
  98. Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat by Bill Watterson (‘Homicidal
  99. The Client by John Grisham (‘The
  100. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (‘Motherless


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