Book Riot’s Top 50 Books List

The readers at Book Riot – a great literary webpage – have recently cast their votes for their favorite books of all time, and here’s their list, in order (Books offered at BHS, either currently or in the past 4 years, are highlighted in RED). How many have you read?

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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