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Top 100 Books To Read

TopWhich: to celebrate, start working through this list of 100 books to read in life, voted and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.

Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name “Currer Bell”, on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Audible Get Book

The Catcher in the Rye: The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger, partially published in serial form in 1945–1946 and as a novel in 1951. It was originally intended for adults but is often read by adolescents for its themes of angst, alienation, and as a critique on superficiality in society. It has been translated widely. Audible Get Book or Google BooksGet Book

Top 100 Books To Read

Here’s the full, ranked list:

  1. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  2. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
  3. “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Anne Frank
  4. “1984” by George Orwell
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
  6. “The Lord of the Rings” (1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
  9. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  11. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
  12. “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  13. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell
  14. “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
  15. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
  16. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  17. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
  18. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
  19. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
  20. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wadrobe” by C.S. Lewis
  21. The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
  22. “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
  23. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
  24. “Night” by Elie Wiesel
  25. “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare
  26. “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
  27. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
  28. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens
  29. “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
  30. “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
  31. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  32. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
  33. “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  34. “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
  35. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
  36. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
  37. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  38. “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein
  39. “Wuthering Heights” Emily Bronte
  40. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
  41. “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery
  42. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain
  43. “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare
  44. “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larrson
  45. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  46. “The Holy Bible: King James Version”
  47. “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
  48. “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  49. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
  50. “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
  51. “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
  52. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
  53. “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
  54. “The Stand” by Stephen King
  55. “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
  56. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling
  57. “Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card
  58. “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  59. “Watership Down” by Richard Adams
  60. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden
  61. “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier
  62. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
  63. “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
  64. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
  65. “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (#3) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  66. “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo
  67. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling
  68. “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel
  69. “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  70. “Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge” by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  71. “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
  72. “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett
  73. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
  74. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
  75. “Dracula” by Bram Stoker
  76. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman
  77. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen
  78. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  79. “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd
  80. “The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel” by Barbara Kingsolver
  81. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez
  82. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger
  83. “The Odyssey” by Homer
  84. “The Good Earth (House of Earth #1)” by Pearl S. Buck
  85. “Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)” by Suzanne Collins
  86. “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
  87. “The Thorn Birds” by Colleen McCullough
  88. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving
  89. “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls
  90. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
  91. “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  92. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
  93. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
  94. “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse
  95. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
  96. “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
  97. “Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese
  98. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster
  99. “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  100. “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller

Reading is a fundamental tool in the development of personality and socialization that speeds up thinking, expands vocabulary and enriches people.

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However, in the last year, 4 out of 5 American families have not read a book and in United Kingdom, 48.8% of the population between the ages of 25 and 54 does not read a book due to “lack of time ».

Because reading transforms and can change your life, we bring you the list of the 100 best books that every human being should read in his life.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee.​

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To kill a nightingale is a novel by the American writer Harper Lee. Published in 1960, it was instantly successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize and becoming a classic in modern American literature.

2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen. 2. Pride and prejudice


First published as an anonymous work, it is one of the most famous works of the writer Jane Austen, and one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel. His opening sentence is also one of the most famous in English literature: “It is a world-renowned truth that a single man, possessed of a great fortune, needs a wife.”​

3. The Diary of Anne Frank.​

3. The Diary of Anne Frank
The moving compilation of the three notebooks written by the Jewish girl Anne Frank (Annelies Marie Frank) between June 12, 1942 and August 1, 1944, where she recounts her flight from the Nazis and persecution during World War II.

4. 1984 – George Orwell.​

4. 1984
Considered one of the masterpieces of dystopia, 1984 is a fictional political novel about a future that is hypervigilated and controlled by a strict government and the thought and newspeak police. “Big Brother” gets its name from this book.

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK. Rowling.​

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
It is the first book in the Harry Potter literary series, an orphan boy raised by his uncles who discovers on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard. In the novel his first steps in the magical community are narrated, his entry into Hogwarts School, where he will face his greatest enemy, Lord Voldemort.

6. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien.​

6. The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring.
An epic fantasy novel about Middle Earth, a fictional place populated by men and other fantastic creatures. The novel narrates the journey of the main protagonist, the hobbit Frodo Baggins, to destroy the One Ring and the consequent war that the enemy will provoke to recover it, since it is the main source of power for its creator, the Dark Lord Sauron.

7. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald.​

7. The Great Gatsby
A novel that faithfully captures New York and Long Island in the 20s of the 20th century. It has often been described as reflecting the jazz age in American literature.

8. Charlotte’s web – EB White.​

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The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur goes to be slaughtered, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (as “remarkable pig”) on his web to convince the farmer to allow him to live.

9. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien.​

9. The Hobbit
It is the first work that explores the mythological universe created by Tolkien and that later would be in charge of defining The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. It tells the story of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who together with the wizard Gandalf and a group of dwarves, lives an epic adventure in search of a mysterious treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug within the Lonely Mountain.

10. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott.​

10. Little Women
The charming work Little Women, is a novel by Louisa May Alcott published on September 30, 1868, which deals with the lives of four girls who became women with the Civil War in the United States as a background, between 1861 and 1865. If you liked the movie, you can’t miss the book.

11. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury.​

11. Fahrenheit 451
The title refers to the temperature on the Fahrenheit scale (° F) at which the paper in books ignites and burns, equivalent to 233 ° C. The plot revolves around Montag, a firefighter in charge of burning the books by order of the government. Everything changes when he meets Clarisse, a girl who casts doubt on his happiness and his love for his wife.

12. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë.​

12. Jane Eyre
The story is narrated by Jane Eyre, who at the age of 10 is guarded by her in-law aunt, Mrs. Reed. Despite vowing to care for her like a daughter, Jane will be humiliated and mistreated by all the members of the sumptuous mansion, Gateshead Hall. When Jane begins to question the injustice with which she is treated, and to rebel against it, she is sent to a school for girls where she will continue her journey.

13. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell.​

13. Gone with the Wind.
One of the best-selling books in history, a classic of American literature and, due to its adaptation to the cinema, it is one of the greatest icons or myths of contemporary popular culture.

14. Farm Rebellion – George Orwell.​

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Published in 1945, the work is a scathing fable about how the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin corrupts socialism. In the fiction of the novel, a group of farm animals drives out human tyrants and creates a system of self-government that ends up becoming another brutal tyranny.

15. The Catcher in the Rye -JD Salinger.​

15. Catcher in the Rye
The novel caused much controversy for its provocative language and for its open portrayal of adolescent sexuality and anxiety.

16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain.​

16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The story about the escape along the Mississippi River of Huck and the runaway slave Jim, with the purpose of reaching Ohio. Idiosyncratic details of southern society such as racism and slave superstition, as well as friendship are some of the themes of this excellent novel.

17. The Help – Kathryn Stockett.​

17. Maids and Ladies
Help, or “Maids and Ladies” as it is better known, is a funny and emotional novel that chronicles the lives of several African-American maids who worked in the homes of white people in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s.

18. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis.​

18. The Chronicles of Narnia. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
It is the best known book in the series of seven books called “The Chronicles of Narnia.” The plot takes place during the Second World War. To protect them from the bombings, four brothers: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are brought to the rural house of Professor Digory Kirke.

19. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck.​

19. The Grapes of Wrath
Set in the United States during the 1930s, during the great economic crisis after the crash of 29, it describes how small agricultural producers were expelled from their lands and forced to emigrate to California where the type of agriculture requires labor during the harvest. . It was a highly controversial work at the time of its publication, and it was profoundly transgressive in its day.

20. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins.​

20. The Hunger Games
An engaging first-person science fiction adventure novel from the perspective of Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old teenager living in Panem, a post-apocalyptic nation located in what was previously North America.

21. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak.​

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A curious novel narrated from the point of view of Death, presents us with Liesel Meminger, a girl who is going to live with an adoptive family, made up of two members, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, in a town near Munich (Molching) , in pre-World War II Germany as Hitler’s party grows its following day by day.

22. Kites in the Sky – Khaled Hosseini.​

22. Kites in the sky
The book tells the story of Amir, a boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, and his best friend, Hassan, a Hazara servant of his father. Amir sets out to win a kite competition, even if it means sacrificing his friendship with Hassan. The plot takes place on two settings, an ancient “Afghanistan respectful of its rich ancestral traditions” and during the winter of 1975 in Kabul while “life unfolds with all the intensity, strength and color of a city confident in its future and ignorant that one of the bloodiest periods that the millenary peoples that inhabit it have suffered is approaching.

23. Lord of the Flies – William Golding.​

23. The Lord of the Flies.
The title alludes to human evil, represented by Beelzebub, a Philistine deity and later also belonging to Christian iconography, who is known by this nickname Lord of the Flies.

24. The night – Elie Wiesel.​

24. Night
The Night is an autobiographical novel written by Elie Wiesel about his experience as an Orthodox Jewish teenager in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buna and Buchenwald, during World War II and the Holocaust.

25. Hamlet – William Shakespeare.​

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Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest piece and one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.

26. Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle.​

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A brilliant fantasy novel winner of several prestigious literary awards, after being rejected by 26 publishers, according to the author for being “too different.”

27. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens.​

27. A tale of two cities
The story takes place in two countries: England and France, and in the cities of London and Paris, respectively at the time of the dawn of the French Revolution.

28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams.​

28. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
It is the first book of five that make up the famous saga of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was originally a radio comedy written by the same author in 1978. Fun fantastic story that tells the adventures of Arthur and his friend Ford Prefect, a friendly and unique subject that comes from a planet in the Betelgeuse system.

29. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens.​

29. A Christmas Carol
It tells the story of a greedy and selfish man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after being visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve.

30. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck.​

30. Of mice and men
The tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two wandering ranch workers, throughout the California of the Great Depression. It is one of the most important works of its author as well as of American literature.

31. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley.​

31. A happy world
The novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, human crops, and hypnopedia that, combined, radically change society. The world described here could be a utopia, albeit ironic and ambiguous: humanity is carefree, healthy and technologically advanced. War and poverty have been eradicated, and everyone is permanently happy. However, the irony is that all these things have been achieved after eliminating many others: family, cultural diversity, art, the advancement of science, literature, religion and philosophy.

32. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett.​

32. The secret garden
A cholera epidemic in colonial India kills Mary’s parents and orphans her. Mary is sent to the United Kingdom to live with an uncle named Mr. Craven, a widower and a sick son, in a luxurious Yorkshire mansion, where they live in an unbreathable environment.

33. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare.​

33. Romeo and Juliet
The tragic story of two young lovers who, despite the rivalry of their families, decide to secretly marry and try to live together, but things do not go according to plan.

34. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood.​

34. The Handmaid's Tale
A great work of social criticism on the treatment of women, in which Atwood uses the flashback technique to make a game with two different stories but with the same character, Offred.

35. Where the road intersects – Shel Silverstein.​

35. On the edge of the sidewalk
It is a children’s collection of poetry written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. The address book poems many common childhood concerns and also presents purely imaginary stories.

36. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.​

36. The little prince
Initially considered as a children’s book, The Little Prince, deals with profound themes such as the meaning of life, loneliness, friendship, love and loss. It is included among the best books of the 20th century in France, The Little Prince has become the most read and most translated book in French

37. Ana de las Tejas Verdes – LM. Montgomery.​

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The play tells the life of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl who thanks to her imaginative and awakened nature manages to dazzle all the inhabitants of Avonlea, the small fictional fishing village at the beginning of the 20th century.

38. The Messenger – Lois Lowry.​

38. The messenger
Six years earlier, Mati came to Pueblo as a rough and cunning child. Today he has become an honorable young man under the tutelage of Veedor, a blind man who owes his name to his extraordinary perception. Now Mati is waiting to be given her real name, and Messenger is the one who longs for…

39. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë.​

39. Wuthering Heights
Although now considered a classic in English literature, the initial reception of Wuthering Heights was tepid at best. Its innovative build, which is often compared to a Matryoshka doll set, puzzled critics when it appeared. A great story that will not disappoint.

40. Macbeth – William Shakespeare.​

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It is a tragedy about betrayal and unbridled ambition, based on the account of the life of a historical figure, Macbeth, who was King of the Scots between 1040 and 1057.

41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain.​

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Now considered a masterpiece of literature, it recounts the fun childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer, a boy growing up in the pre-conflict years in the American South in “St. Petersburg, ”a town on the Mississippi River shoreline inspired by Hannibal, where the author grew up.

42. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas.​

42. The Count of Monte Cristo
A play about justice, revenge, mercy and forgiveness, based on a true story that Dumas found in the memoirs of a man named Jacques Peuchet.

43. In the name of the wind – Patrick Rothfuss.​

43. In the name of the wind
The novel tells the story of Kvothe, a legendary character who, after years of retirement, agrees to tell a scribe the real reasons why he became a legend.

44. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley.​

44. Frankenstein
Considered the first book of the science fiction genre, Frankenstein was published in 1818, as a Gothic novel. The text explores topics such as scientific morality, the creation and destruction of life, and the audacity of humanity in its relationship with God.

45. Under the Fame – John Green.​

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Hazel Grace is a sixteen-year-old teenager suffering from lung cancer, forced by her parents to attend a support group for young people affected by the disease, she meets and falls in love with a young man named Augustus Waters, a former basketball player who has an amputated leg due to osteosarcoma.

46. Men who did not love women – Stieg Larsson.​

46. Men who did not love women
The first book in the Millennium trilogy, it is a crime novel unfolding around a complicated international financial fraud and the badly buried past of a wealthy Swedish industrial family throughout the 20th century.

47. East of Eden – John Steinbeck.​

47. East of Eden
It tells the story of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, in the period between the Civil War and the First World War. The novel is tangentially autobiographical in nature, mixing real characters and situations, such as Hamilton themselves, who constitute Steinbeck’s own maternal family, with other purely imaginary ones.

48. In cold blood – Truman Capote.​

48. In cold blood
In cold blood he explains how a family from a town in the United States is murdered without any sense and how the murderers are captured and sentenced to death. The novel wants to show the two faces of the judicial system, the humanity behind a crime and, especially, the motive for the crime.

49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK. Rowling.​

49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The seventh and final book in the Harry Potter literary series concludes with the final, long-awaited showdown between Harry Potter and his friends, and Lord Voldemort and his servants, the Death Eaters.

50. A tree grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith.​

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A great American classic about the childhood and youth of an immigrant daughter in 1920s Brooklyn.

51. The Color Purple – Alice Walker.​

51. The color purple
It tells the intense life of a woman from rural South America, forced to marry a brutal man. After decades of coexistence, the woman withdraws and shares her misfortune only with God until, thanks to the friendship of two extraordinary women, she will gradually acquire the self-esteem and strength she needs to forgive.

52. Trap 22 – Joseph Heller.​

52. Trap 22
The book, narrated in the third person, revolves around Captain Juan Yossarian, who tries to pass himself off as a madman to escape the war, and becomes a bomber on the B-25 planes of the United States Army.

53. The Stand (The dance of death in Latin America) – Stephen King-.​

53. The Stand
A post-apocalyptic horror and suspense novel that recounts the escape and spread of a biological weapon, the virus capable of infecting 99.4% of the population and with a mortality rate of 100%.

54. Watership Hill – Richard Adams.​

54. Watership Hill
Although the text is classified as a children’s narrative, it is a reflection of society and human complexities, shown through characters that are rabbits. A book of literary metaphor very much in the vein of George Orwell’s Farm Rebellion.

55. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card.​

55. Ender's Game
Ender, a 6-year-old boy is recruited to be trained in the Battle School, a space station where gifted children are prepared from childhood to lead the next war.

56. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll.​

56. Alice in Wonderland
Created by the British mathematician, logician, and writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland is full of satirical allusions to Dodgson’s friends, English education, and political issues of the time. The Wonderland that is described in the story is created basically through games with logic, in such a special way that the work has become popular in the most varied environments, from children or mathematicians to psychonauts.

57. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy.​

57. Anna Karenina
The interesting story of an adultery carried out in an aristocratic environment that leads to the death of the wife of a high Russian official.

58. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.​

58. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The magnificent series of mystery stories, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that chronicle the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson, in 19th century London.

59. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden.​

59. Memoirs of a Geisha
The novel tells the story of a little girl who is sold to a brothel and how she becomes an important geisha in Kyoto, before World War II.

60. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier.​

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After being widowed for the first time, Maxim de Winter travels to Monte Carlo to forget his past. There he meets a woman younger than him whom he ends up marrying. When they return to the Winter country mansion, the memory of the late Rebecca will take its toll on the marriage.

61. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway.​

61. The old man and the sea
Despite numerous criticisms, the work is considered one of the most outstanding fiction works of the 20th century, reaffirming the literary value of Hemingway’s work. The novel is about a fisherman, now old, who is in a time when he remembers his past life with bitterness since he finds himself with a lack of luck and with very little strength to continue with his work.

62. The Princess Bride – William Goldman.​

62. The Princess Bride
An adventure story that masterfully blends romance, humor, revenge, evil and magic to create a magnificent story.

63. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens.​

63. High hopes
Regarded as one of Dicken’s greatest and most sophisticated novels, it has been adapted into theatrical and cinematographic works more than 250 times. The story of the orphan Pip, who describes his life from childhood to maturity trying to become a man of nobility.

64. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire # 1) – George RR Martin.​

64. Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
One of the great revelations of recent years, a fictional story that combines magic, religion, war and murder with great skill, A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional medieval world in which several families and clans will fight to occupy the famous iron throne.

65. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling.​

65. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The third book in the collection of novels tells of the events that occurred during Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts school of magic, when an evil assassin, Sirius Black, escapes from Azkaban prison.

66. The life of Pi – Yann Martel.​

66. Life of Pi
An adventure novel about a young man from India, who survives 227 days on a boat together with a Bengal Tiger after the wreck of his ship in the Pacific Ocean.

67. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett.​

67. The pillars of the Earth
Set in England in the 12th century Middle Ages, where the Romanesque architecture and vicissitudes of Kingsbridge Priory take place in contrast to the harsh historical events that occur during the period of civil war known as “English Anarchy.”

68. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl.​

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Charlie is a boy who lives with his parents and his 4 grandparents. The family is poor and hungry, yet thanks to a stroke of luck they will get one of the five golden tickets to visit the eccentric factory of Willy Wonka.

69. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne.​

69. The Scarlet Letter
It is set in the puritanical New England of the early seventeenth century, it tells the story of a woman accused of adultery and condemned to wear on her chest a letter “A”, for adulteress, which will force her to live marked between an unjust and hypocritical society .

70. Los Misérables – Victor Hugo.​

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Famous novel, of romantic style, that raises through its argument a reasoning about good and evil, about law, politics, ethics, justice and religion.

71. The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis.​

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The 7 chronological books that make up this extraordinary epic adventure, recounts what happened in Narnia, a land of fantasy and magic created by the author, and populated by talking animals and other mythological creatures that are involved in the eternal struggle between good and evil. .

72. Dracula – Bram Stoker.​

72. Dracula
Although Stoker did not invent vampires, he did manage to turn his Dracula into the benchmark with his work. The novel, written in an epistolary way, presents other themes, such as the role of women in Victorian times, sexuality, immigration, colonialism or folklore.

73. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games: Part Two) – Suzanne Collins.​

73. The Hunger Games (Catching Fire)
Following the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the oppression of the Capitol has begun, and fellow tributes Katniss and Peeta are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of The Hunger Games, called Quarterback of the Twenty-Five.

74. The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe.​

74. The Raven
The poem that made Edgar Allan Poe famous, recounts the mysterious visit of a talking crow to the home of a grieving lover, and the latter’s slow descent into madness. The lover, who has often identified himself as a student, mourns the loss of his beloved, Leonor.

75. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd.​

75. The Secret Life of Bees
Set in 1964 in South Carolina, it tells the intense story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the hazy memory of the afternoon her mother was murdered.

76. Water for elephants – Sara Gruen.​

76. Water for elephants
When young Jacob loses everything and the whole world seems to be on the brink of the difficult thirties, he will venture to join a traveling circus to work as a veterinarian.

77. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK. Rowling.​

77. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The sixth book in the Harry Potter literary series explores the past of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, as well as the preparations of the protagonist together with his mentor Albus Dumbledore for the final battle detailed in the next book, the last in the series.

78. The Good Land – Pearl S. Buck.​

78. The good land
The work with which the author won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, recounts the life of farmer Wang Lung and his family in pre-communist China.

79. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez.​

79. One Hundred Years of Solitude
Considered a masterpiece of Hispanic American and universal literature, it is one of the most translated and read works in English with more than 30 million copies sold in 35 languages.

80. The Poisoned Bible – Barbara Kingsolver.​

80. The Poisoned Bible
The novel tells the story of several generations of women from an American family whose father, a Baptist pastor, imposes an impossible catechizing mission in colonial Congo until today.

81. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger.​

81. The woman of the man who traveled in time
The curious love story between a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel unpredictably through time, and his wife, an artist who must deal with her frequent absences and dangerous experiences.

82. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Knowledge Weekly 1995-2000 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.​

82. Celebrating the silence

83. A Prayer by Owen Meany – John Irving.​

83. Prayer for Owen
John Wheelwright remembers his childhood best friend, Owen Meany, a strange, short, skinny boy with a brittle voice with an exceptional ability to predict. Starting from a strange accident in which John’s mother dies, Irving plunges us into an extraordinary story, tender and terrible, comic and bitter at the same time, full of anomalous and sometimes miraculous events.

84. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot.​

84. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks was a peasant woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge, are still alive despite the fact that she has been dead for more than sixty years. Thanks to them, important advances have been made in vaccines, cancer, viruses, in vitro fertilization or cloning, making billions of dollars for the pharmaceutical industry. However, her family, who cannot afford to pay for health insurance, lived fifty years without knowing Henrietta’s story, and today they still fight to defend the legacy of their mother and grandmother.

85. And there were none left – Agatha Christie.​

85. And there are none left
Also known by the name of Diez negritos for the popular song, the novel tells the story of ten people involved in the death of other people in the past and who managed to escape from justice, who are invited to spend a weekend in a Island. There they begin to be killed one by one in a similar way to that mentioned in each verse of the song.

86. The Hawthorn Bird – Colleen McCullough.​

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A novel full of dreams, secrets, dark passions and forbidden love in the Australian outback, the stormy romance of Meggie and the priest Ralph de Bricassart.

87. The Crystal Castle – Jeannette Walls.​

87. The Crystal Castle
A transformative story about madness, poverty, and love. A few times in life we come across exceptional books that envelop us with their magic and that settle in our hearts to never leave. This is the story that Jeannette Walls tells us, a successful journalist who for many years hid a great secret, that of her family.

88. The things that the men who fought carried – Tim O’Brien.​

88. The things that the men who fought carried
The survival of a soldier depends on what he wears. In war, the line between life and death is thinner than ever, and supplies, weapons, souvenirs, charms, ghosts of a soldier are the only thing that can make the line not blur.

89. The Highway – Cormac McCarthy.​

89. The road
a post-apocalyptic story about a journey undertaken by a father and son through landscapes that were destroyed years ago during an unspecified cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and most life on Earth.

90. The Odyssey – Homer.​

90. The Odyssey
The Greek epic poem composed in the 8th century BC. C, narrates the return home, after the Trojan War, of the Greek hero Odysseus and his adventures, while his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope have to tolerate in their palace the suitors who seek to marry her and consume the family assets.

91. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games: Part Three.) – Suzanne Collins​

91. The Hunger Games (Mockingjay)
Inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, the series continues with the story of Katniss Everdeen, where she vows to lead the rebellion by becoming the “Mockingjay” and fight the Capitol in the futuristic country of Panem.

92. Beloved – Toni Morrison.​

92. Beloved
A slave mother kills her daughter to protect her from an uncertain future. Crime as the only weapon against the pain of others, love as the only justification for crime and death as a paradoxical salvation from a life destined for slavery.

93. The Brothers Karamazov: A Four-Part Novel with Epilogue – Fyodor Dostoyevsky.​

93. The Karamazov brothers
Considered by many authors one of the most important works of universal literature, it tells the challenges, stories, misadventures of the Karamazov family.

94. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse.​

94. Siddhartha
The allegorical novel recounts the life of a Hindu man named Siddhartha and spirituality as the essential expression of his way of life.

95. Children of the wide world – Abraham Verghese.​

95. Children of the wide world
As India celebrates its brand new independence, the abbess of a Carmelite convent sends two young nursing nuns to Africa with the noble mission of transmitting the love of Christ, helping to alleviate the pain of those who suffer. Seven years later, two twin boys, Marion and Shiva Stone, are born in the modest Missing Hospital in Addis Ababa. The fact would have nothing in particular if it were not for the fact that his mother is a nun who dies in childbirth and his father a British surgeon who disappears without a trace. The twins must grow up alone in a troubled nation.

96. The story of my life – Helen Keller.​

96. The story of my life
The story of a wonderful blind and deaf-mute woman, who despite seeming to be destined to live almost separated from the world, overcame all her impossibilities and lived a long life giving lectures and writing books.

97. Outsider – Diana Gabaldon.​

97. Outsider
1945. The war is over and a young couple finally reunite to spend their holidays in Scotland. One afternoon, walking alone in the meadow, Claire approaches a circle of ancient stones and suddenly falls into a strange trance, waking up in the Scotland of 1734.

98. Lost – Gillian Flynn.​

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An excellent psychological thriller, brilliantly written and with such gripping plot and unexpected twists that it is absolutely impossible to stop reading. You haven’t read a crime novel like that.

99. The Magic Cabin – Norton Juster.​

99. The magic cabin
An introductory novel, written in the key of an adventure book and with a large dose of humor, in which the author develops a beautiful metaphor of the learning process of an adolescent.

100. The Confusing Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – EL Konigsburg.​

100. The Confusing Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Considered one of the best children’s adventure books, the author tells the story of Claudia and her brother Jamie, who have run away from home to go on adventures.

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