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Book awards: Harvard Bookstore Top 100

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Works (100)

TitlesOrder
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighierinot in English Common Knowledge
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë1
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen2
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut3
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez4
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami5
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf6
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov7
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien8
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison9
Beloved by Toni Morrison10
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges11
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood13
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon14
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf15
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov16
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll17
Middlemarch by George Eliot18
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle19
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving20
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan Didion21
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino22
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee23
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens24
Harry Potter Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling25
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy26
Dubliners by James Joyce27
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie28
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh29
White Noise by Don DeLillo30
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder31
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky32
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller33
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman34
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers35
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott36
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin37
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway38
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut39
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams40
The Histories by Herodotus41
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner42
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami43
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald44
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston45
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster46
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson47
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede48
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath49
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck50
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami51
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger52
Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe53
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne54
Watchmen by Alan Moore55
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor56
Orlando by Virginia Woolf57
Moby Dick by Herman Melville58
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby59
Watership Down by Richard Adams60
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie61
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz62
The Stranger by Albert Camus63
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov64
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank65
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett66
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis67
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway68
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories by Grace Paley69
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie70
You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers71
Baudolino by Umberto Eco72
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña73
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol74
I, Claudius by Robert Graves75
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway76
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry77
Little, Big by John Crowley78
Popol Vuh by Dennis Tedlock79
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin80
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle81
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham82
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch83
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera84
The Bone People by Keri Hulme85
Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger86
Drown by Junot Díaz87
Hamlet by William Shakespeare88
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace89
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton90
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley91
The Odyssey by Homernot in English Common Knowledge92
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison93
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson94
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett95
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn96
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo97
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey98
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell99
Leaves of Grass (1855 edition) by Walt Whitman100

Award description

Why this is NOT an award:
via link to their site (http://www.harvard.com/shelves/top100...)
In early 2010 Harvard Book Store employees worked together to come up with a list of our favorite books. Each staff member submitted a list of their favorite books of all time, in (rough) order of preference. Their selections were then weighted according to the order and the results were tabulated. It was by no means a perfect system, but it was the best way we could think of to quantify opinions that are in no way quantifiable.

Now, we read a lot, so it was hard to narrow it down.
What we came up with are the books that moved us, that changed the way we think about the world, and that we will happily read over and over again. We hope you enjoy them too.

Could this now result is every college/university bookstore staff creating--what even the HB does not claim theirs to be--staff lists of books that the merry gnomes @ LT then convert to a book award?

Just FYI: Harvard Bookstore is an indie bookstore unaffiliated with the university though right across the street from it.

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