Book Riot Readers’ Top 50 Favorite Novels

2013

The votes have been tallied and the Book Riot Readers’ Top 50 has been announced! Initially I thought I’d read maybe half, this was before the list was out though. Now that it’s out, well, I guess I haven’t read as many as I had previously thought! When skimming this list I guesstimated that I read maybe 15 or so but I’ve only read 7. Damn.

I voted on this list and 4 of my votes made it, The Harry Potter Series, The Lord of the Rings Series, The Hobbit and A Handmaid’s Tale. I voted for Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, as well as Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake. Hrm.

You’ve got to tell me, how many have you read? Did you vote for any books that didn’t make the Top 50?

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (126 votes)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  13. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  14. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  15. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  16. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  17. The Stand by Stephen King
  18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  20. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  21. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  22. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  23. The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
  25. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  26. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  27. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  28. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  29. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  30. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  31. 1984 by George Orwell
  32. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  34. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  35. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  36. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  38. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  39. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  40. Ulysses by James Joyce
  41. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  42. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  43. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  44. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  45. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  46. Dune by Frank Herbert
  47. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  48. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  49. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  50. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (13 votes)

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4 Responses to Book Riot Readers’ Top 50 Favorite Novels

  1. snowtinsel says:

    I’ve read 21 of the books on the list, but it’s really more because the Harry Potter series and the Hitchhiker’s Guide series are obviously more than one book…lol. Also, there’s definitely a lot of books missing from this list…

  2. Lakeshia Artis says:

    I’ve read quite a few. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Lord of the Rings trilogy; Gone with the Wind; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Secret History; The Stand; The Time Traveler’s Wife; The Handmaids Tale and the Night Circus.

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