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The rankings come from poll conducted by National Public Radio in the summer of 2009. 16,000 people responded. Details here.

  1. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee -- see the Big Read bibliography
  3. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  4. Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
  5. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
  7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- see the Big Read bibliography
  8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  9. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
  10. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
  11. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  12. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
  13. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
  14. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  15. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  16. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
  17. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
  18. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
  20. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
  21. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  22. The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
  23. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
  24. The World According to Garp, by John Irving
  25. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  26. The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy
  27. Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
  28. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  29. The Accidental Tourist, by Anne Tyler
  30. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
  31. A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
  32. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
  33. The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
  34. Beach Music, by Pat Conroy
  35. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  36. Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier
  37. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
  38. Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
  39. The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
  40. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon
  41. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
  42. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  43. Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
  44. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
  45. Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
  46. Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  48. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins
  49. I Know This Much Is True, by Wally Lamb
  50. Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
  51. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  52. The Stand, by Stephen King
  53. She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
  54. Dune, by Frank Herbert
  55. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  56. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  57. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
  58. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
  59. The Godfather, by Mario Puzo
  60. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  61. Animal Dreams, by Barbara Kingsolver
  62. Jaws, by Peter Benchley
  63. Good in Bed, by Jennifer Weiner
  64. Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
  65. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
  66. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
  67. The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
  68. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut
  69. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
  70. The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
  71. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  72. The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy
  73. Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns
  74. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  75. Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe [tie]
  76. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
  77. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
  78. The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher
  79. Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
  80. Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
  81. Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
  82. The Pilot's Wife, by Anita Shreve (tie)
  83. All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy
  84. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  85. The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  86. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  87. One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich
  88. Shogun, by James Clavell
  89. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  90. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
  91. Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
  92. Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
  93. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
  94. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris
  95. Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume
  96. The Shining, by Stephen King
  97. How Stella Got Her Groove Back, by Terry McMillan
  98. Lamb, by Christopher Moore
  99. Sick Puppy, by Carl Hiaasen
  100. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
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