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The top 200 books ordered by the ranking.

The Lord of the Rings took the top spot, with Pride and Prejudice in second and His Dark Materials in third.

PositionTitleAuthor
  1stThe Lord of the RingsJRR Tolkien
  2ndPride and PrejudiceJane Austen
  3rdHis Dark MaterialsPhilip Pullman
  4thThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
  5thHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireJK Rowling
  6thTo Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
  7thWinnie the PoohAA Milne
  8thNineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
  9thThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeCS Lewis
 10thJane EyreCharlotte Brontë
 11thCatch-22Joseph Heller
 12thWuthering HeightsEmily Brontë
 13thBirdsongSebastian Faulks
 14thRebeccaDaphne du Maurier
 15thThe Catcher in the RyeJD Salinger
 16thThe Wind in the WillowsKenneth Grahame
 17thGreat ExpectationsCharles Dickens
 18thLittle WomenLouisa May Alcott
 19thCaptain Corelli's MandolinLouis de Bernieres
 20thWar and PeaceLeo Tolstoy
 21stGone with the WindMargaret Mitchell
 22ndHarry Potter And The Philosopher's StoneJK Rowling
 23rdHarry Potter And The Chamber Of SecretsJK Rowling
 24thHarry Potter And The Prisoner Of AzkabanJK Rowling
 25thThe HobbitJRR Tolkien
 26thTess Of The D'UrbervillesThomas Hardy
 27thMiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
 28thA Prayer For Owen MeanyJohn Irving
 29thThe Grapes Of WrathJohn Steinbeck
 30thAlice's Adventures In WonderlandLewis Carroll
 31stThe Story Of Tracy BeakerJacqueline Wilson
 32ndOne Hundred Years Of SolitudeGabriel García Márquez
 33rdThe Pillars Of The EarthKen Follett
 34thDavid CopperfieldCharles Dickens
 35thCharlie And The Chocolate FactoryRoald Dahl
 36thTreasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
 37thA Town Like AliceNevil Shute
 38thPersuasionJane Austen
 39thDuneFrank Herbert
 40thEmmaJane Austen
 41stAnne Of Green GablesLM Montgomery
 42ndWatership DownRichard Adams
 43rdThe Great GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald
 44thThe Count Of Monte CristoAlexandre Dumas
 45thBrideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
 46thAnimal FarmGeorge Orwell
 47thA Christmas CarolCharles Dickens
 48thFar From The Madding CrowdThomas Hardy
 49thGoodnight Mister TomMichelle Magorian
 50thThe Shell SeekersRosamunde Pilcher
 51stThe Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett
 52ndOf Mice And MenJohn Steinbeck
 53rdThe StandStephen King
 54thAnna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
 55thA Suitable BoyVikram Seth
 56thThe BFGRoald Dahl
 57thSwallows And AmazonsArthur Ransome
 58thBlack BeautyAnna Sewell
 59thArtemis FowlEoin Colfer
 60thCrime And PunishmentFyodor Dostoyevsky
 61stNoughts And CrossesMalorie Blackman
 62ndMemoirs Of A GeishaArthur Golden
 63rdA Tale Of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
 64thThe Thorn BirdsColleen McCollough
 65thMortTerry Pratchett
 66thThe Magic Faraway TreeEnid Blyton
 67thThe MagusJohn Fowles
 68thGood OmensTerry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
 69thGuards! Guards!Terry Pratchett
 70thLord Of The FliesWilliam Golding
 71stPerfumePatrick Süskind
 72ndThe Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsRobert Tressell
 73rdNight WatchTerry Pratchett
 74thMatildaRoald Dahl
 75thBridget Jones's DiaryHelen Fielding
 76thThe Secret HistoryDonna Tartt
 77thThe Woman In WhiteWilkie Collins
 78thUlyssesJames Joyce
 79thBleak HouseCharles Dickens
 80thDouble ActJacqueline Wilson
 81stThe TwitsRoald Dahl
 82ndI Capture The CastleDodie Smith
 83rdHolesLouis Sachar
 84thGormenghastMervyn Peake
 85thThe God Of Small ThingsArundhati Roy
 86thVicky AngelJacqueline Wilson
 87thBrave New WorldAldous Huxley
 88thCold Comfort FarmStella Gibbons
 89thMagicianRaymond E Feist
 90thOn The RoadJack Kerouac
 91stThe GodfatherMario Puzo
 92ndThe Clan Of The Cave BearJean M Auel
 93rdThe Colour Of MagicTerry Pratchett
 94thThe AlchemistPaulo Coelho
 95thKatherineAnya Seton
 96thKane And AbelJeffrey Archer
 97thLove In The Time Of CholeraGabriel García Márquez
 98thGirls In LoveJacqueline Wilson
 99thThe Princess DiariesMeg Cabot
100thMidnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdie
101stThree Men In A BoatJerome K Jerome
102ndSmall GodsTerry Pratchett
103rdThe BeachAlex Garland
104thDraculaBram Stoker
105thPoint BlancAnthony Horowitz
106thThe Pickwick PapersCharles Dickens
107thStormbreakerAnthony Horowitz
108thThe Wasp FactoryIain Banks
109thThe Day Of The JackalFrederick Forsyth
110thThe Illustrated MumJacqueline Wilson
111thJude The ObscureThomas Hardy
112thThe Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13ŸSue Townsend
113thThe Cruel SeaNicholas Monsarrat
114thLes MisérablesVictor Hugo
115thThe Mayor Of CasterbridgeThomas Hardy
116thThe Dare GameJacqueline Wilson
117thBad GirlsJacqueline Wilson
118thThe Picture Of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
119thShogunJames Clavell
120thThe Day Of The TriffidsJohn Wyndham
121stLola RoseJacqueline Wilson
122ndVanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
123rdThe Forsyte SagaJohn Galsworthy
124thHouse Of LeavesMark Z Danielewski
125thThe Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver
126thReaper ManTerry Pratchett
127thAngus, Thongs And Full-Frontal SnoggingLouise Rennison
128thThe Hound Of The BaskervillesArthur Conan Doyle
129thPossessionAS Byatt
130thThe Master And MargaritaMikhail Bulgakov
131stThe Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood
132ndDanny The Champion Of The WorldRoald Dahl
133rdEast Of EdenJohn Steinbeck
134thGeorge's Marvellous MedicineRoald Dahl
135thWyrd SistersTerry Pratchett
136thThe Color PurpleAlice Walker
137thHogfatherTerry Pratchett
138thThe Thirty-Nine StepsJohn Buchan
139thGirls In TearsJacqueline Wilson
140thSleepoversJacqueline Wilson
141stAll Quiet On The Western FrontErich Maria Remarque
142ndBehind The Scenes At The MuseumKate Atkinson
143rdHigh FidelityNick Hornby
144thItStephen King
145thJames And The Giant PeachRoald Dahl
146thThe Green MileStephen King
147thPapillonHenri Charriere
148thMen At ArmsTerry Pratchett
149thMaster And CommanderPatrick O'Brian
150thSkeleton KeyAnthony Horowitz
151stSoul MusicTerry Pratchett
152ndThief Of TimeTerry Pratchett
153rdThe Fifth ElephantTerry Pratchett
154thAtonementIan McEwan
155thSecretsJacqueline Wilson
156thThe Silver SwordIan Serraillier
157thOne Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestKen Kesey
158thHeart Of DarknessJoseph Conrad
159thKimRudyard Kipling
160thCross StitchDiana Gabaldon
161stMoby DickHerman Melville
162ndRiver GodWilbur Smith
163rdSunset SongLewis Grassic Gibbon
164thThe Shipping NewsAnnie Proulx
165thThe World According To GarpJohn Irving
166thLorna DooneR.D.Blackmore
167thGirls Out LateJacqueline Wilson
168thThe Far PavilionsMM Kaye
169thThe WitchesRoald Dahl
170thCharlotte's WebEB White
171stFrankensteinMary Shelley
172ndThey Used To Play On GrassTerry Venables and Gordon Williams
173rdThe Old Man And The SeaErnest Hemingway
174thThe Name Of The RoseUmberto Eco
175thSophie's WorldJostein Gaarder
176thDustbin BabyJacqueline Wilson
177thFantastic Mr FoxRoald Dahl
178thLolitaVladimir
179thJonathan Livingstone SeagullRichard Bach
180thThe Little PrinceAntoine De Saint-Exupery
181stThe Suitcase KidJacqueline Wilson
182ndOliver TwistCharles Dickens
183rdThe Power Of OneBryce Courtenay
184thSilas Marner George Eliot
185thAmerican PsychoBret Easton
186thThe Diary Of A Nobody George and Weedon Grossmith
187thTrainspottingIrvine Welsh
188thGoosebumpsRL Stine
189thHeidi Johanna Spyri
190thSons And LoversD.H.Lawrence
191stThe Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera
192ndMan And BoyTony Parsons
193rdThe TruthTerry Pratchett
194thThe War Of The WorldsH.G.Wells
195thThe Horse WhispererNicholas Evans
196thA Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry
197thWitches AbroadTerry Pratchett
198thThe Once And Future KingTH White
199thThe Very Hungry CaterpillarEric Carle
200thFlowers In The AtticVirginia Andrews