Blue Pyramid's "The Book List (or the 778 Best Books of All-Time)"

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"You’ll never need to seek out book recommendations again! Here we present to you the 778 best books of all-time, as ranked by readers, visitors, friends, and the creator of the Blue Pyramid. This compilation is the result of 46 individuals’ lists of their 25 favorite books."

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  2. 2.
    Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare

  3. 3.
    1984
    by George Orwell

  4. 4.
    The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1)
    by J.R.R. Tolkien

  5. 5.
    Lolita (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by Vladimir Nabokov

  6. 7.
    Catch-22
    by Joseph Heller

  7. 8.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J. D. Salinger

  8. 9.
    Ender's Game (The Ender Saga)
    by Orson Scott Card

  9. 10.
    Night
    by Elie Wiesel

  10. 11.
    The Hobbit
    by J.R.R. Tolkien

  11. 12.
    The Holy Bible
    by Various Authors

  12. 13.
    The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics)
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  13. 14.
    A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
    by John Irving

  14. 15.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  15. 16.
    The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel
    by Margaret Atwood

  16. 17.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  17. 18.
    I, Robot (Bantam Spectra Book)
    by Isaac Asimov

  18. 19.
    The Grapes of Wrath
    by John Steinbeck

  19. 20.
    Dune
    by Frank Herbert

  20. 21.
    ?
    LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
    by GABR GARCIAMARQUEZ

  21. 22.

  22. 23.
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    by Robert A. Heinlein

  23. 24.
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    by Douglas Adams

  24. 26.
    Siddhartha: Literary Touchstone Edition
    by Hermann Hesse

  25. 27.
    The Stand
    by Stephen King

  26. 28.
    Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by James Joyce

  27. 29.
    Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
    by John Milton

  28. 30.
    ?
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    by Robert M. Pirsig

  29. 31.
    Watership Down: A Novel
    by Richard Adams

  30. 32.
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    by Mark Twain

  31. 33.
    The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  32. 34.
    Gone With the Wind
    by Margaret Mitchell

  33. 35.
    ?
    Roots
    by Alex Haley

  34. 36.
    The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf))
    by Lois Lowry

  35. 37.
    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2)
    by J.R.R. Tolkien

  36. 38.
    Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Charles Dickens

  37. 39.
    Cat's Cradle (Essential Penguin)
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  38. 40.
    Cry, the Beloved Country
    by Alan Paton

  39. 41.
    Animal Farm
    by George Orwell

  40. 42.
    Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  41. 43.
    Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

  42. 44.
    A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)
    by Madeleine L'Engle

  43. 45.
    The World According To Garp
    by John Irving

  44. 46.
    Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Jane Austen

  45. 47.
    Atlas Shrugged
    by Ayn Rand

  46. 49.
    Black Hawk Down
    by Mark Bowden

  47. 50.
    King Lear (The New Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare

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Created by Vesra on Aug 22, 2007.
 

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Changed number 623 on this list — 5 years ago

To the Poe version of The Fall of the House of Usher rather than the David Cutts version.




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