People seem to enjoy making up lists about the 100 best books and films.
The 100 Top Books of all Time - A worldwide list
of fiction books selected by 100 authors from 54 countries. By the Guardian, 2002
Top 100 Books in World Literature - By Norwegian Book Clubs with the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
Modern Library's 100 Best Lists - The best English
language fiction and non-fiction lists of the 20th century. There are lists by Modern Library's advisors and lists by readers. 2007
The 100 Best Novels Written in English - Selected by Robert McCrumb of The Guardian, August, 2015.
Time's List of 100 Best Novels in the English Language from 1923 to the Present (2005)
The 100 Greatest British Novels - From BBC Culture. These novels were selected by 82 book critics from outside of the United Kingdom. Dec., 2015.
The Hundred Greatest American Novels - 1891 - 1991. This list is by Jeff O'Neil of Book Riot.
The New Classics: Books - The best 100 reads from
1983 to 2008. By Entertainment Weekly.
100 Best Books Written by Women - List by Feminista, prepared in 1998.
The 100 Most Influential Books ever Written - Compiled by
Martin Seymore-Smith. 1998
The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century - by the Boston Public Library.
The 100 Best Selling Books of All Time - From The Guardian, August 2012.
The Big Read - The 100 "most-loved' novels in the United Kingdom as compiled
by the BBC. 2003
100 Novels That Make You Proud to be a Canadian - Selected by CBC.
From 0 to Well-Read in 100 Books - Suppose you have never read any literature and wanted to become "well-read". The author of this list, Jeff, has selected 100 books to achieve "well-read". You might want to argue with some of the selections. Maybe you and/or your book group might want to come up with a better list.
The 100 All-Time Best Popular Science Books - Books for the general reader; you do not need a Ph. D. in quantum mechanics to understand them. This list is by the Online Education Database.
100 or So Books That Shaped a Century of Science - From the American Scientist. There is some really serious reading here.
The 100 Best New England Books - This list is compiled by Boston.com.
Africa's 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century - The list is by the African Studies Centre, Leiden.
100 Best Mystery Novels - by The Mystery Writers of America
The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time - Selected by the UK Crime Writers Association.
100 Killer Thrillers - The best books of suspense and adventure. This list was the result of votes by listeners of NPR in August, 2010.
Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books - From a poll conducted by NPR in August, 2011.
The 100 Top Sci-Fi Books - From SciFi Lists.
The 100 Top Fantasy Books - this list is by Fantasy 100.
Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-worthy Romances - This list is from NPR, July, 2015.
Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books - This list is compiled by National Geographic, 2001
100 Books: The Essential Man's Library. - Books for the well read man from the Art of Manliness web site.
100 Best Books for Children - Compiled by the National
The 100 Best Books for Kids - From USA Today, Feb., 2012.
The 100 Best Books for Children - Selected by Book Trust.
The 100 Books Every Child Should Read - by Michael Murporgo of the Telegraph UK. There are actually 300 books divided in sections of 100 each for early years, middle years, and early teens.
The 100 Best Picture Books - From a poll conducted by School Library Journal, 2012.
The 100 Best Chapter Books - From a poll by School Library Journal, 2012.
The Top 100 Teen Books - From a survey conducted by NPR in 2012.
1001 Books to Read Before You Die - This list is from the book of the same title. The list was developed by literary critics and edited by Peter Boxall
The 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read - Selected by the Guardian, Jan. 2009.
The 100 Best First Lines of Novels - Selected by the editors of the American Book Review.
The 50 Greatest Villians in Literature
- So it is not 100, but it still is interesting. And the most villainous is - well, you will have to read this article from the Telegraph.
The Greatest Films - When you are not reading, you might want to watch a movie. This
site has a large collection of best 100 films lists.
The American Film Institute - Lists of best movies and actors.
The 50 Best Plays of the Last 100 Years - As selected by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.
The 100 Best TV Shows of all Time - As selected by the Writers Guild of America. June 3, 2013.
The Best 100 Lists - Here is where you can vote on the best novels, movies, and many other things. Best Books of the Year
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