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150 Books, According to 172 “Best of” Lists

This list is generated from 172 book polls & top lists from a variety of great sources. The books is ranked based on how many lists a particular book appears on. Other list in this series

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  1. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Chast, Roz (40 Lists: a1,a10,b2,b3,b7,b8,b16,b18,c4,e4,f1,g1,g2,g6,i4,k1,k2,l1,l4,l6,l9,m1,m9,m12,n1,n3,n5,n7,n9,n14,p1,p2,p8,p9,s2,s3,s6,s7,v5,w2)


2. This One Summer by Tamaki,Mariko & Tamaki, Jillian (20 Lists: a1,a9,b2,b4,b18,c5,c7,g1,h5,i4,k1,l9,n1,n8,p1,p4,p9,s1,t1,w2)


3. Through the Woods by Caroll, Emily (11 Lists: a1,b16,c5,c10,g1,g5,n5,p1,p9,s2,t2)


4. Beautiful Darkness by Vehlmann, Fabien et al. (8 Lists: a1,b16,c5,c7,l4,l7,p1,p9)

5. Here by McGuire, Richard (7 Lists: b2,b4,b16,m1,n5,s2,v2)

6. Seconds by O’Malley, Brian (7 Lists: a1,b16,c5,c7,g1,i3,r7)

7. Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Fraction, Matt & Zdarsky, Chip (7 Lists: b16,c5,c7,d1,g1,n5,p9)

8. Shadow Hero, The by Yang, Gene Luen & Liew, Sonny (7 Lists: a1,c5,c10,g1,i4,n5,w2)

9. Love Bunglers, The by Hernandez, Jaime (6 Lists: a1,c5,d1,g5,l9,p1)

10. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by Wilson, G. Willow & Alphona, Adriana (6 Lists: b16,c5,g1,h7,p9,r7)

11. How to Be Happy by Davis, Eleanor (5 Lists: a1,g5,n5,p1,w2)

12. In Real Life by Doctorow, Cory & Chang, Jen (5 Lists: b10,c5,c10,g1,t2)

13. Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel by Ulinich, Anya (5 Lists: c4,l4,l8,m10,n1)

14. Pretty Deadly: Vol. 1, The Shrike by Deconnick, Kelly Sue & Rios, Emma (5 Lists: c7,d1,g1,n5,p9)

15. Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery by Wiebe, Kurtis J. & Upchurch, Roc (5 Lists: b5,c7,g1,n5,r7)

16. Saga, Vol. 3 by Vaughan, Brian K. & Staples, Fiona (5 Lists: b16,c5,g1,i3,p9)

17. Arsène Schrauwen by Schrauwen, Olivier (4 Lists: c5,l4,l9,p9)

18. Fatale: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Brubaker, Ed & Philips, Sean (4 Lists: c7,d1,d2,n5)

19. Harlem Hellfighters, The by Brooks, Max & White, Caanan (4 Lists: a1,c10,l1,w2)

20. Kill My Mother by Feiffer, Jules (4 Lists: d2,k1,l1,v2)

21. Wrenchies, The by Dalrymple, Farel (4 Lists: a1,c5,n5,p1)

22. Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Brown, Box (3 Lists: a1,c5,p9)

23. Ant Colony by DeForge, Michael (3 Lists: a1,g5,p9)

24. Hawkeye Vol. 3: L. A. Woman by Fraction, Matt et al. (3 Lists: c7,h7,p9)

25. How about Never — Is Never Good for You: My Life in Cartoons by Mankoff, Bob (3 Lists: b10,b17,g6)

26. Locke & Key, Volume 6: Alpha & Omega by Hill, Joe & Rodriguez, Gabriel (3 Lists: a1,g1,t2)

27. Lumberjanes by Stevenson, Noelle, et al. (3 Lists: c5,p9,t2)

28. Over Easy by Pond, Mimi (3 Lists: b2,g6,l4)

29. Saga Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1 by Vaughan, Brian K. & Staples, Fiona (3 Lists: c7,m3,w2)

30. Shoplifter by Cho, Michael (3 Lists: b2,g5,v3)

31. Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan by Mizuki, Shigeru (3 Lists: k2,n5,p5)

32. Tomboy: a Graphic Memoir by Prince, Liz (3 Lists: f1,g1,k1)

33. Trillium by Lemire, Jeff (3 Lists: a1,c7,p9)

34. Wake, The by Snyder, Scott & Murphy, Sean (3 Lists: c5,c7,p9)

35. Wonder Woman Vol. 4: War by Azzarello, Brian et al. (3 Lists: c7,g1,p9)

36. Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics by Duffy, Chris, ed. (2 Lists: l7,s1)

37. Age of License, An by Knisley, Lucy (2 Lists: c5,n8)

38. Black Science by Remender, Rick et al. (2 Lists: c7,p9)

39. Deadly Class by Remender, Rick & Craig, Wes (2 Lists: c7,p9)

40. East of West by Hickman, Jonathan & Dragotta, Nick (2 Lists: c7,p9)

41. Graveyard Book. Volumes 1 and 2, The by Gaiman, Neil et al. (2 Lists: a1,w2)

42. Hip Hop Family Tree by Piskor, Ed (2 Lists: c7,w2)

43. Little Nemo: Dream another Dream by Carl, Andrew, et al. eds. (2 Lists: c5,p9)

44. Moomin: the Deluxe Edition by Jansson, Tove (2 Lists: g5,g6)

45. Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead by Ellis, Warren & Shalvey, Declan (2 Lists: c5,c7)

46. Prophet by Graham, Brandon (2 Lists: c7,p9)

47. Sisters by Telgemeier, Raina (2 Lists: n5,w2)

48. Southern Bastards by Aaron, Jason & Latour, Jason (2 Lists: c5,p9)

49. Sugar Skull (X’ed Out, V. 3) by Burns, Charles (2 Lists: a1,g6)

50. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Barry, Lynda (2 Lists: b2,b7)

51. Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, The by Oatmeal, The (2 Lists: a1,g1)

52. Wicked + The Divine, The by Gillen, Kieron & McKelvie, Jamie (2 Lists: c5,c7)

53. 75 Years of Marvel Comics: from the Golden Age to the Silver Screen by Thomas, Roy (1 Lists: b10)

54. Aama Vol. 2: The Invisible Throng by Peeters, Frederik (1 Lists: c7)

55. Alex + Ada by Vaughn, Sarah & Luna, Jonathan (1 Lists: c7)

56. All You Need Is Kill by Mamatas, Nick et al. (1 Lists: b16)

57. All-New Ghost Rider by Smith, Felipe & Moore, Trard (1 Lists: c5)

58. Astro City, Vol. 10: Victory by Busiek, Kurt & Anderson, Brente (1 Lists: c5)

59. Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Vol. 1 by Isayame, Hajime, et al. (1 Lists: g1)

60. Avatar, the Last Airbender: the Rift, Part 1 by Yang, Gene Luen et al. (1 Lists: g1)

61. Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun by Pyle, Kevin C. & Cunningham, Scott (1 Lists: b10)

62. Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year-Secret City by Snyder, Scott (1 Lists: c5)

63. Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year — Secret City by Snyder, Scott et al. (1 Lists: g1)

64. Batman: a Visual History by Manning, Matthew K. & Miller, Frank (1 Lists: a1)

65. Batman: the Jiro Kuwata Batmanga by Kuwata, Jiro (1 Lists: c5)

66. Best American Comics 2014, The by McCloud, Scott, ed. (1 Lists: b10)

67. Best American Infographics 2014, The by Cook, Gareth, ed. (1 Lists: b7)

68. Boxer: the True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft, The by Kleist, Reinhard (1 Lists: l1)

69. Brass Sun by Edginton, Ian & Culbard, I.N.J. (1 Lists: c5)

70. Bumf Vol.1: I Buggered the Kaiser by Sacco, Joe (1 Lists: g6)

71. Bumperhead by Hernandez, Gilbert (1 Lists: w2)

72. C’est La Vie!: The Wonderful World of Jean-Jacques Sempe by Sempe, Jean-Jacques & Bell, Anthea (1 Lists: i5)

73. Chew, Vol. 8: Family Recipes by Layman, John (1 Lists: g1)

74. Climate Changed: a Personal Journey through the Science by Squarzoni, Philippe (1 Lists: b2 )

75. Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present by Mazur, Dan & Danner, Alexander (1 Lists: d2)

76. Complete Elfquest Volume 1, The by Pini, Wendy & Pini, Richard (1 Lists: b10)

77. Dead Body Road by Jordan, Justin et al. (1 Lists: d1)

78. Deadpool omnibus by Kelly, Joe (1 Lists: a1)

79. Displaced Persons by McCulloch, Derek (1 Lists: s1)

80. Doctors by Shaw, Dash (1 Lists: p9)

81. Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories by MariNaomi (1 Lists: l4)

82. Edge of Spider-Verse by Hine, David et al. (1 Lists: c5)

83. Education by Hankiewicz, John (1 Lists: c5)

84. Even More Bad Parenting Advice by Delisle, Guy (1 Lists: g6)

85. Fade Out, The by Brubaker, Ed & Philips, Sean (1 Lists: c5)

86. FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics by Oliver, Simon & Rodriguez, Robbi (1 Lists: c5)

87. Flash Gordon by Parker, Jeff & Shaner, Evan (1 Lists: c5)

88. Gast by Swain, Carol (1 Lists: p9)

89. Gigantic Beard that Was Evil, The by Collins, Stephen (1 Lists: p5)

90. Gotham Academy by Cloonan, Becky et al. (1 Lists: c5)

91. Grandville Noel by Talbot, Bryan (1 Lists: g6)

92. Grayson by Seeley, Tim et al. (1 Lists: c5)

93. Hanging Tower, The by Bosma, Sam (1 Lists: c5)

94. How the World Was: a California Childhood by Guibert, Emmanuel (1 Lists: n5)

95. Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction by Dragotta, Nick et al. (1 Lists: b10)

96. Iranian Metamorphosis, An by Neyestani, Mana (1 Lists: l9)

97. Joyners in 3-D, The by Ryan, R. J. & Marquez, David (1 Lists: l7)

98. Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two by Wolk, Douglas & Farinas, Ulises (1 Lists: c5)

99. Lazarus by Rucka, Greg et al. (1 Lists: c7)

100. Low by Remender, Rick & Tocchini, Greg (1 Lists: c7)

101. Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Austen, Jane & King, Stacy (1 Lists: g1)

102. Manhattan Projects, Vol. 4: The Four Disciplines, The by Hickman, Jonathan & Pitarra, Nick (1 Lists: l7)

103. Marx by Maier, Corinne & Simon, Anne (1 Lists: b7)

104. Masterful Marks: Cartoonists who Changed the World by Beauchamp, Monte (1 Lists: b2)

105. Meanwhile in San Francisco: the City in Its Own Words by MacNaughton, Wendy (1 Lists: b7)

106. Mind MGMT by Kindt, Matt (1 Lists: c7)

107. Miracleman Vol. 1 by Moore, Alan et al. (1 Lists: b5)

108. Multiversity, The by Morrison, Grant et al. (1 Lists: c5)

109. Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection by Wertz, Julia (1 Lists: d1)

110. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic by Nuhfer, Heather, et al. (1 Lists: c5)

111. New Avengers, Vol. 3: Other Worlds by Hickman, Jonathan (1 Lists: p9)

112. One-Punch Man by ONE & Murata, Yusuke (1 Lists: c5)

113. Paper Doll’s House of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, Age Twelve by Boman, Eric (1 Lists: g6)

114. Perilous Sea, The by Thomas, Sherry (1 Lists: f1)

115. Planetary Omnibus, The by Ellis, Warren & Cassaday, John (1 Lists: d1)

116. Plumdog by Clark, Emma Chichester (1 Lists: g6)

117. Probably Nothing by Tristram, Matilda (1 Lists: g6)

118. Ricky Rouse Has a Gun by Tittel, Jorg & Aggs, John (1 Lists: b2)

119. Sally Heathcote, Suffragette by Talbot, Mary M. et al. (1 Lists: c5)

120. Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted against the Plague by Brabner, Joyce & Zingarelli, Mark (1 Lists: c4)

121. Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman by Simone, Gail & Van Sciver, Ethan (1 Lists: c5)

122. Serenity Vol. 4: Leaves on the Wind by Whedon, Zack et al. (1 Lists: g1)

123. Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Bertozzi, Nick (1 Lists: k1)

124. She-Hulk by Soule, Charles et al. (1 Lists: c5)

125. Shutter by Keatinge, Joe & Del Luca, Leila (1 Lists: c5)

126. Silver Surfer by Slott, Dan et al. (1 Lists: c5)

127. Sleeper and the Spindle, The by Gaiman, Neil & Riddell, Chris (1 Lists: b11)

128. Starlight by Millar, Mark & Parlov, Goran (1 Lists: c5)

129. Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Gill, Joel Christian & Gates, Henry Louis (1 Lists: c10)

130. Stray Bullets: Killers by Lapham, David (1 Lists: c5)

131. This Is Dali by Ingram, Catherine & Rae, Andrew (1 Lists: g6)

132. This Is Pollock by Ingram, Catherine & Arkle, Peter (1 Lists: g6)

133. This Is Warhol by Ingram, Catherine & Rae, Andrew (1 Lists: g6)

134. Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse by Baltazar, Art & Franco (1 Lists: c5)

135. To End All Wars: a Graphic Anthology of the First World War by Clode, Jonathan & Clark, John, eds. (1 Lists: p5)

136. To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Koyczan, Shane (1 Lists: c10)

137. Transformers Vs. G. I. Joe by Scioli, Tom & Barber, John (1 Lists: c5)

138. Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1, The by Sakai, Stan (1 Lists: n5)

139. Velvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living End by Brubaker, Ed et al. (1 Lists: d1)

140. Walt before Skeezix by King, Frank (1 Lists: n5)

141. Weapons of Mass Diplomacy by Lanzac, Abel & Blain, Christophe (1 Lists: l1)

142. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself by Crawford, Allen (1 Lists: b7)

143. Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History, The by Volvoski, Jenny, et al. (1 Lists: b7)

144. Will O’ the Wisp by Hammock, Tom & Hutchison, Megan (1 Lists: l7)

145. Woody Guthrie & the Dust Bowl Ballads by Hayes, Nick (1 Lists: i5)

146. World War 3 Illustrated: 1979–2014 by Kuper, Peter & Tobocman, Seth (1 Lists: c4)

147. X vs. Y: a Culture War, a Love Story by Epstein, Eve & Epstein, Leonora (1 Lists: b6)

148. Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe by Sakugawa, Yumi (1 Lists: n5)

149. Zenith by Morrison, Grant & Yeowell, Steve (1 Lists: b5)

150. Zero by Kot, Ales (1 Lists: c7)


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List Used:

  1. AARP , a10
  2. A.V. Club , a7
  3. AbeBooks , a11
  4. About.Com , a5
  5. Agatha Awards , a6
  6. ALA/RUSA Notable Books , a2
  7. Alex Awards , a4
  8. All About Romance , a8
  9. Amazon , a1
  10. America’s Test Kitchen , a12
  11. Andrew Carnegie Medals , a15
  12. Andrew Zimmern , a13
  13. Association for Library Service to Children , a9
  14. The Atlantic , a3
  15. Austin Chronicle , a14
  16. Backchannel , b12
  17. Barnes and Noble , b8
  18. Barry Award , b9
  19. BBC , b13
  20. BestFantasyBooks.com , b14
  21. Biographile , b15
  22. Boing Boing , b10
  23. Book Riot , b11
  24. The Book Smugglers , b16
  25. The BookBitch , b17
  26. Booklist , b4
  27. BookPage , b3
  28. BookPeople , b5
  29. Bookreporter , b19
  30. Boston Globe , b2
  31. Brain Pickings , b7
  32. Bustle , b18
  33. Buzzfeed , b6
  34. Chatelaine , c3
  35. Christian Science Monitor , c1
  36. Cleveland Plain-Dealer , c4
  37. Comics Alliance , c5
  38. Commonweal , c6
  39. Complex , c7
  40. Costa Book Awards
  41. , c8
  42. Crime Always Pays , c9
  43. Crimespree Magazine , c2
  44. Cybil Awards , c10
  45. The Daily Beast , d2
  46. The Daily Meal , d3
  47. Denver Post , d4
  48. Do Some Damage Crime Fiction , d1
  49. Eater , e6
  50. The Economist , e2
  51. Edgar Awards , e3
  52. Elle , e7
  53. Entertainment Weekly , e4
  54. Entrepreneur , e5
  55. Esquire , e1
  56. Fantasy Book Critic , f4
  57. Fantasy Café , f5
  58. Fantasy Faction , f6
  59. Fantasy Literature.com , f7
  60. Fiction_L (online discussion group — one vote for each title receiving multiple votes on list) , f1
  61. Financial Times , f10
  62. Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize , f2
  63. Flavorwire , f3
  64. Foreign Affairs , f8
  65. Fortune , f9
  66. Gear Patrol , g2
  67. Globe and Mail , g5
  68. Goodreads Choice Awards , g1
  69. Great New Books , g3
  70. Greatist , g4
  71. Guardian , g6
  72. Hammett Prize , h4
  73. Horn Book , h5
  74. The House of Crime and Mystery , h3
  75. Hudson Booksellers , h1
  76. The Huffington Post , h2
  77. Hugo Awards , h6
  78. Hypable , h7
  79. Inc. , i2
  80. The Independent , i5
  81. Indies Choices Awards , i4
  82. Indigo , i3
  83. io9 , i1
  84. Kansas City Star , k2
  85. Kirkus Reviews , k1
  86. Largehearted Boy , l4
  87. Left Coast Crime Awards , l5
  88. Library Journal , l1
  89. Library Reads , l2
  90. Library Thing , l6
  91. LitReactor , l7
  92. Locus Magazine , l3
  93. Los Angeles Times , l8
  94. Los Angeles Times Book Prizes , l9
  95. Maclean’s , m4
  96. Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf , m7
  97. Man Booker Prize , m2
  98. Mashable , m11
  99. McNally Jackson , m8
  100. Miami Herald , m9
  101. The Millions , m10
  102. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , m12
  103. Minneapolis Star-Tribune , m1
  104. Morning News-Tournament of Books , m6
  105. Mother Jones , m3
  106. Murder by the Book , m5
  107. National Book Awards , n3
  108. National Book Critics Circle Awards , n9
  109. National Journal , n10
  110. National Outdoor Book Awards , n11
  111. National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads , n12
  112. Nebula and Andre Norton Awards , n4
  113. The New Republic , n7
  114. New Statesman , n15
  115. New York Post , n13
  116. New York Public Library , n8
  117. New York Times , n1
  118. The New Yorker , n6
  119. Newsday , n14
  120. Newsweek , n2
  121. NPR , n5
  122. O Magazine , o1
  123. Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy , o2
  124. PaperMag , p8
  125. Paste Magazine , p9
  126. Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist , p7
  127. PBS Food , p10
  128. PEN/Faulkner Awards , p3
  129. People Magazine , p2
  130. Pop Matters , p5
  131. Powell’s Books , p6
  132. Printz Awards , p4
  133. Providence Journal , p11
  134. Publisher’s Weekly , p1
  135. Pulitzer Prizes , p12
  136. The Rap Sheet , r2
  137. Read Me Deadly , r3
  138. Richmond Times-Dispatch , r5
  139. Riffle , r4
  140. RITA Awards , r8
  141. Rolling Stone , r6
  142. RT Book Reviewer’s Awards , r7
  143. RUSA Reading List , r1
  144. Salon , s2
  145. San Francisco Chronicle , s7
  146. The Savvy Reader , s11
  147. School Library Journal , s1
  148. Science Friday , s12
  149. Seattle Times , s3
  150. SFF World , s8
  151. Slate , s4
  152. Splitsider , s13
  153. St. Louis Post-Dispatch , s6
  154. Story Prize , s9
  155. Strand Critics Award , s5
  156. Strange Horizons , s10
  157. Telegraph , t3
  158. Time , t1
  159. Tor.com , t2
  160. USA Today , u1
  161. Vanity Fair , v2
  162. The Village Voice , v3
  163. Vogue , v1
  164. Vox , v4
  165. Vulture , v5
  166. Wall Street Journal , w3
  167. Washington Post , w2
  168. Waterstone’s Book of the Year , w1
  169. The Week , w5
  170. Wired , w4
  171. Woman’s Day , w6
  172. Women’s Prize for Fiction , w7
  173. YALSA Awards , y1


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