100 Most influential books under 100 pages


The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. Animal Farm by George Orwell


2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


3. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli


4. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx


5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


6. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka


7. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


8. The Art of War by Sun Tzu


9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


10. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


11. Candide by Voltaire


12. The Call of the Wild by Jack London


13. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


14. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


15. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells


16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


17. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu


18. Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1) by Sophocles


19. Common Sense by Thomas Paine


20. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy


21. The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


22. The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato


23. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett


24. The Constitution of the United States of America by Founding Fathers


25. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau


26. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen


27. Utopia by Thomas More


28. Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther


29. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe


30. The Fall by Albert Camus


31. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


32. The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe


33. Discourse on Method by René Descartes


34. Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare


35. Poetics by Aristotle


36. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville


37. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass


38. The Pearl by John Steinbeck


39. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous


40. On Dreams by Sigmund Freud


41. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann


42. The Dead by James Joyce


43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


44. Anthem by Ayn Rand


45. Chess Story by Stefan Zweig


46. The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost


47. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James


48. In Praise of Folly by Erasmus


49. The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol


50. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx


51. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss


52. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot


53. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám


54. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley


55. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin


56. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill


57. Daisy Miller by Henry James


58. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling


59. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson


60. Racconti Sghimbesci by Roberta Angeloni


61. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura


62. Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud


63. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius


64. The Handbook by Epictetus


65. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


66. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell


67. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin


68. Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot


69. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


70. The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll


71. The Law by Frédéric Bastiat


72. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America by Founding Fathers


73. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr


74. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti


75. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton


76. Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville


77. Pregnancy and Men by Pratik Patil


78. A Discourse on Political Economy by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


79. Jabberwocky and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll


80. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce


81. Walking by Henry David Thoreau


82. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff


83. In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki


84. Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler


85. The Aspern Papers by Henry James


86. SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas


87. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant


88. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf


89. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood


90. Conscious Creativity; Mindfulness Meditations (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #7) by Nataša Nuit Pantović


91. Tonio Kröger by Thomas Mann


92. Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller


93. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson


94. The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector


95. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami


96. Wit by Margaret Edson


97. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad


98. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne


99. The Complete Quotations of Friedrich Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche


100. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


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