Best Novels (thegreatestbooks.org)

100 records

Rank Title Author Published ISBN 13
86 A Book of Luminous Things Czeslaw Milosz 1996 9780151001699
11 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen 0 0
35 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah 0 0
41 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce 2000 9780192839985
38 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 0 9781594489501
70 All But My Life Gerda Weissmann Klein 1995 9780809024605
12 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque 1996 9780821223123
91 American Shaolin Matthew Polly 0 9780349120157
47 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 0 9780585053905
57 Annie John Jamaica Kincaid 1985 9780374525101
15 Antigone Sophocles 1999 9780521330565
92 Apology Plato 1977 9780434992508
40 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie 2002 9780375413094
72 Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez 2002 9780375915444
26 Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya 0 0
94 Born Confused Tanuja Desai Hidier 2002 9780439357623
14 Candide Voltaire 1968 9780198323723
96 Chanda's Secrets Allan Stratton 0 0
98 Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah 1999 9780141304878
58 Chronicle of a Death Foretold Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1983 9780394530741
99 City of the Beasts Isabel Allende 2002 9780060509187
16 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1975 9780393055344
100 Crow Lake Mary Lawson 2002 9780385337632
5 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton 0 0
20 Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand 1995 9780921368434
74 Dawn Elie Wiesel 1974 9780374317072
22 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 1982 9780906399378
75 Dreaming in Cuban Cristina García 1992 9780679408833
87 Enrique's Journey Sonia Nazario 0 0
25 Epic of Gilgamesh Unknown 0 9780613642750
76 Falling Leaves Adeline Yen Mah 1998 9780585361796
45 First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Loung Ung 0 0
85 Funny in Farsi Firoozeh Dumas 0 9780812968378
63 Girl in Hyacinth Blue Susan Vreeland 2000 9780140296280
32 Hiroshima John Hersey 1982 9780516047973
62 I Have Lived a Thousand Years Livia Bitton-Jackson 1997 9780689810220
78 In My Hands Irene Opdyke 1999 9780679891819
31 In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez 1994 9780452274426
33 Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane 1986 9780452264717
79 Le Morte d'Arthur Thomas Malory 0 0
21 Les Misérables Victor Hugo 0 0
19 Life of Pi Yann Martel 2001 9780151008117
24 Like Water For Chocolate Laura Esquivel 1992 9780385420167
65 Living Up The Street Gary Soto 1985 9780894070648
54 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1988 9780394561615
28 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert 1998 9780192833990
61 Medea Euripides 1997 9780691043760
53 Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie 0 9780704301627
71 My Forbidden Face Latifa 2001 9780786869015
29 Mythology Edith Hamilton 1980 9780847802869
23 Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya 1982 9780451168368
2 Night Elie Wiesel 1995 9780393037241
59 Obasan Joy Kogawa 1994 9780385468862
9 Oedipus the King Sophocles 1978 9780195023251
37 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 1997 9780810112148
13 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1991 9780805780383
80 Out of Africa Isak Dinesen 2000 9780937809228
43 Persepolis Marjane Satrapi 2003 9780375422300
50 Persepolis Two Marjane Satrapi 0 0
82 Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2003 9781565123878
55 Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi 2003 9780375504907
60 Red Scarf Girl Ji-li Jiang 1997 9780060275860
89 Retold African American Folktales David Haynes 0 9780789118936
7 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse 2000 9781570627217
49 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See 0 9780747583004
67 Sold Patricia McCormick 1985 9780025369702
51 The Aeneid Virgil 1983 9780394528274
30 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 1974 9780300017045
73 The Bonesetter's Daughter Amy Tan 0 0
56 The Book Thief Markus Zusak 2006 9780375831003
68 The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seierstad 2003 9780316726054
97 The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekhov 1988 9780413695000
36 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas 1996 9780140446159
42 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank 1995 9780385473781
17 The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri 1981 9780631129264
52 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 1997 9780679457312
95 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck 1958 9780381980337
46 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 0 0
34 The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende 1985 9780394539072
77 The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Victor Hugo 0 0
18 The Iliad Homer 1998 9780140275360
8 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 1989 9780399134203
3 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 2005 9781594480003
64 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 2000 9780156012072
6 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 1972 9780553211832
66 The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri 1964 9780713505535
88 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith 0 0
10 The Odyssey Homer 1998 9780374224387
81 The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux 1987 9780060809249
39 The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver 1999 9780571197637
44 The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 2000 9780325001531
48 The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli 1985 9780226500386
93 The Stories of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov 0 9780548071397
4 The Stranger Albert Camus 1990 9780745198385
1 Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 1996 9780585106595
27 Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin 2006 9780670034826
83 Ties That Bind, Ties That Break Lensey Namioka 0 0
84 Waiting Ha Jin 1999 9780312866525
90 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett 1990 9780805780246
69 What Is the What Dave Eggers 0 9781932416640

Notes

  • Last updated on January 1, 2015
  • Best Novels (thegreatestbooks.org) data as of January 1, 2015 courtesy of Greatest Books.
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