The Queen’s Library: The 100 Best Books of the Commonwealth

The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community


Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart by Tim Butcher


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


1984 by George Orwell


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


Animal Farm by George Orwell


The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy


Life of Pi by Yann Martel


Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling


Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children by Susan Tarr


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1–3) by J.R.R. Tolkien


A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


A Passage to India by E.M. Forster


Atonement by Ian McEwan


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


The Complete Works by William Shakespeare


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by Chinua Achebe


Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh


A Suitable Boy (A Suitable Boy, #1) by Vikram Seth


Bleak House by Charles Dickens


The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell


Lord of the Flies by William Golding


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis


The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


A Room with a View by E.M. Forster


Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams


On the Beach by Nevil Shute


Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons


Dracula by Bram Stoker


Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee


Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood


Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray


Room by Emma Donoghue


The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood


Kim by Rudyard Kipling


Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy by Pawan Mishra


Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence


The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham


The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl


Fifth Business by Robertson Davies


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) by Margaret Atwood


The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid


Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn


The End of the Affair by Graham Greene


The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai


The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler


Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton


The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin


The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh


The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins


The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


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


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


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell


Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery


Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood


Small Island by Andrea Levy


Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell


A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt


Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood


Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire


I, Claudius (Claudius, #1) by Robert Graves


Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


White Teeth by Zadie Smith


The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot


A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul


Spoils of the Moon by Mark Shearman


The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser


The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle


The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence


Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster


High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw


A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah


The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes


Possession by A.S. Byatt


The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri


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