Books by the Hundreds! 2 New Top 100 Books Lists- Alisia’s List

My whole family reads a lot, and over the past few days my sister and i have been posting back and forth on facebook about our ‘top 100’ book lists, essentially our 100 current favorites (in no particular order, but numbered to keep track of them easier). We both had to leave off a lot of books we liked, so no doubt if we compiled new top 100 lists next year they would be quite a bit different. Still, if you are looking for a few good books to pick up as we start a whole new school year (a great time to start new reading even if you haven’t been in school for years), here are a few great books to choose from:

Alisia’s List (not all these books have full author names provided, so some research on Amazon or google may be necessary to hunt down those books without full author info listed)


1) Shahnameh – a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Iran (Persia) and the Persian speaking world. (wikipedia)

2) House Made of Dawn, by N. Scott Momaday

3) Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy

4) Wings of the Dove, by Henry James

5) Metamorphoses, by Ovid

6) Gilgamesh

7) Madame Bovary, by Gustav Flaubert

8) The Famished Road, by Ben Okri

9) The Rainbow, by D.H. Lawrence

10) Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

11) MacBeth by Shakespeare

12) Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

13) The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14) The Trial, by Franz Kafka

15) Hamlet, by Shakespeare

16) The Book of Disquiet, by Fernando Pessoa

17) Plays by Henrik Ibsen ( can’t decide which one)

18) Nausea, by Jean Paul Sartre

19) The Fall, by Albert Camus

20) Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko


21) Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

22) I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

23) The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

24) On the Road, by Jack Kerouac

25) Demian, by Herman Hesse

26) Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

27) Iceland’s Bell by Laxness

28) Beowolf

29) Wole Soyinka: Collected Plays 1, by Wole Soyinka

30) Tragedies by Seneca

31) The Deed of Paksennarion by Elizabeth Moon

32) The Dreaming Tree by C.J. Cherryh

34) Madwomen by Gabriella Mistral

35) Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

36) Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand

37) The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk

38) Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam

39) The Scar by China Mieville

40) Sherlock Holmes Complete Novels and Stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


41) The Museum of Innocence, by Pamuk

42) Kafka on the Shore, Murakami

43) Nemesis, by Isaac Asimov

44) Fun With Your New Head, by Thomas Disch

45) Terminal World, by Alastair Reynolds

46) les Liasons Dangereus, by Laclos

47) Go Tell it on The Mountain, by James Baldwin

48) Tender is The Night, by Fitzgerald

49) The Magus, by John Fowles

50) Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo

51) Absalom Absalom, by William Faulkner

52) Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck

53) The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

54) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

55) The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

56) Hardboiled Wonderland and The End Of the World, by Murakami

57) Neuromancer, by William Gibson

58) The Unvanquished, by William Faulkner

59) Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice

60) The Hobbit, by Tolkien


61) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Solzhenitsyn

62) One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

63) Eva Luna, by Allende

64) Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

65) Nonviolent Resistance, by Ghandi

65) The Bell, by Iris Murdoch

66) The Path to the Spider’s Nest, by Calvino

67) Disgrace, by Coatzee

68) Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

69) The Foundation series, by Isaac Asimov

70) Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong

71) Candide, by Voltaire

72) Darkness at Noon, by Koestler

73) Moby Dick, by Melville

74) Lord Jim

75) Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

76) 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne

77) Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu

78) A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

79) 1984, by George Orwell

80) Independent People, by Laxness


81) Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

82) Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

83) The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

84) A Season In Hell, by Rimbaud

85) Montaigne: The Essays

86) East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

87) The Lies of Locke Lamora

88) The Chronicles of Morgaine, by C.J. Cherryh

89) Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

90) The Dragonbone Chair, by Williams

91) Malazan Book of the Fallen, 10 bk series culminated with The Crippled God, by Steven Erickson

92) A Game of Thrones series

93) Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan

94) The Book of Atrix Wolfe

95) Blood Meridian, by McCarthy

96) The Wasteland, by T.S. Elliot

97) The Illiad, by Homer

98) Requiem for a Lost Empire, by Andrei Makine

99) V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore

100) Maus I and II

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3 Responses to Books by the Hundreds! 2 New Top 100 Books Lists- Alisia’s List

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  3. Cassie says:

    This is a great list and there’s a lot I haven’t read so I need to get on it. Thanks! : )

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