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.
The Library 100 - The 100 novels most often found on library shelves around the world. By OCLC, 2019
Modern Library's 100 Best Novels - The best English
language fiction of the 20th century.
The 100 Best Novels Written in English - Selected by Robert McCrumb of The Guardian, August, 2015.
The 100 Novels That Everyone Should Read - From The Telegraph
100 Books to Read Before You Die - This BBC list was chosen by authors and "book experts". This is a very readable list and you should enjoy your reading. It also has audio commentaries on the books. 2018
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.
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.
100 Best Books Written by Women - List by Feminista, prepared in 1998.
The 100 Best Selling Books of All Time - From The Guardian, August 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 100 Best Closing Lines from Books - Chosen by The Stylist.
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. Genre Fiction
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