Harvard Book Store – Top 100 – Books

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    ‘Pride

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    ‘To

  3. Harry Potter Collection by J.K. Rowling

    ‘Harry

  4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

    ‘The

  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    ‘Jane

  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    ‘The

  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    ‘Little

  8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

    ‘Great

  9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    ‘The

  10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    ‘Hamlet

  11. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

  12. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    ‘The

  13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    ‘The

  14. The Odyssey by Homer

    ‘The

  15. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    ‘The

  16. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

    ‘A

  17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    ‘Lolita

  18. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    ‘A

  19. The Stranger by Albert Camus

    ‘The

  20. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    ‘The

  21. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

    ‘Leaves

  22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    ‘Crime

  23. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

    ‘The

  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    ‘The

  25. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    ‘Anna

  26. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

    ‘Les

  27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

    ‘The

  28. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

    ‘Mrs.

  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

    ‘One

  30. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    ‘A

  31. Watership Down by Richard Adams

    ‘Watership

  32. I, Claudius by Robert Graves

    ‘I,

  33. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

    ‘His

  34. Middlemarch by George Eliot

    ‘Middlemarch

  35. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    ‘Catch-22

  36. Beloved by Toni Morrison

    ‘Beloved

  37. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

    ‘Cannery

  38. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

    ‘For

  39. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

    ‘The

  40. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

    ‘Breakfast

  41. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

    ‘Ficciones

  42. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

    ‘The

  43. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

    ‘To

  44. Dubliners by James Joyce

    ‘Dubliners

  45. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

    ‘The

  46. Moby-Dick, or, the Whale by Herman Melville

    ‘Moby-Dick,

  47. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  48. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

    ‘If

  49. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

    ‘Their

  50. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

    ‘A

  51. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    ‘Half

  52. Watchmen by Alan Moore

    ‘Watchmen

  53. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

    ‘The

  54. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    ‘The

  55. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

    ‘The

  56. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

    ‘Nine

  57. Orlando by Virginia Woolf

    ‘Orlando

  58. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

    ‘The

  59. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

    ‘Dealing

  60. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

    ‘A

  61. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    ‘Invisible

  62. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

  63. The Histories by Herodotus

    ‘The

  64. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

    ‘Good

  65. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

    ‘The

  66. Baudolino by Umberto Eco

    ‘Baudolino

  67. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

    ‘Infinite

  68. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

    ‘Gilead

  69. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

    ‘Housekeeping

  70. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

    ‘The

  71. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

    ‘Mountains

  72. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

    ‘Sometimes

  73. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

    ‘Dead

  74. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

    ‘The

  75. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    ‘The

  76. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger

    ‘Raise

  77. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

    ‘Song

  78. The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    ‘The

  79. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

    ‘The

  80. The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor

    ‘The

  81. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley

    ‘Enormous

  82. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

    ‘Pale

  83. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

    ‘Hard-Boiled

  84. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

    ‘A

  85. White Noise by Don DeLillo

    ‘White

  86. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

    ‘High

  87. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

    ‘Sea

  88. Popol Vuh by Anonymous

    ‘Popol

  89. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

    ‘In

  90. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    ‘Cloud

  91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

    ‘The

  92. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Fariña

    ‘Been

  93. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

    ‘Haroun

  94. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

    ‘Slouching

  95. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

    ‘A

  96. Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe

    ‘Shadow

  97. You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

    ‘You

  98. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    ‘Jayber

  99. Little, Big by John Crowley

    ‘Little,

  100. Drown by Junot Díaz

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