The Great American Read 100

1984 George Orwell

A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole

Book o A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving

A Separate Peace John Knowles

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

Alex Cross Mysteries (series) James Patterson

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

And Then There Were None

Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

Another Country James Baldwin

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand

Beloved Toni Morrison

Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya

The Book Thief Markus Zusak

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz

The Call of the Wild Jack London

Catch-22 Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

Charlotte’s Web E.B. White

The Chronicles of Narnia (series) C.S. Lewis

The Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M. Auel

The Coldest Winter Ever Sister Souljah

The Color Purple Alice Walker

The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon

The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown

Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

Doña Bárbára Rómulo Gallegos

Dune Frank Herbert

Fifty Shades of Grey (series) E.L. James

Flowers in the Attic V.C. Andrews

Foundation (series) Isaac Asimov

Frankenstein Mary Shelley

A Game of Thrones (series) George R.R. Martin

Ghost Jason Reynolds

Gilead Marilynne Robinson

The Giver Lois Lowry

The Godfather Mario Puzo

Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

Great Expectations Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift

The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood 

Harry Potter (series) J.K. Rowling 

Hatchet (series) Gary Paulsen

Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad

The Help Kathryn Stockett

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 

The Hunger Games (series) Suzanne Collins #VOTEHungerGames o

The Hunt for Red October Tom Clancy #VOTERedOctober o

The Intuitionist Colson Whitehead #VOTEIntuition o

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison #VOTEInvisible o

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

Jurassic Park Michael Crichton  

Left Behind (series) Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins 

The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Little Women Louisa May Alcott  

Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry

Looking for Alaska John Green

The Lord of the Rings (series) J.R.R. Tolkien 

The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold  

The Martian Andy Weir

Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden  

Mind Invaders Dave Hunt

Moby-Dick Herman Melville

The Notebook Nicholas Sparks 

One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez

Outlander (series) Diana Gabaldon 

The Outsiders S.E. Hinton 

The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan

The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen  

Ready Player One Ernest Cline 

Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 

The Shack William P. Young

Siddhartha Hermann Hesse

The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut

The Stand Stephen King

The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

Swan Song Robert R. McCammon

Tales of the City (series) Armistead Maupin

Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

This Present Darkness Frank E. Peretti

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee  

The Twilight Saga (series) Stephenie Meyer 

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

Watchers Dean Koontz 

The Wheel of Time (series) Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 

Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls

White Teeth Zadie Smith

Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë