Publishing giant Modern Library put together two rad lists of the Modern Library board’s favorites and readers’ favorites. (There also appear to be links to 100 best non fiction books and Radcliff’s Rival 100 best novels—but sadly both aren’t working at the time of this post.) What made the top five of each list?
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, ...
|Crime Writers' Association||The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time||1990|
by David Pringle
|Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels||1988|
|Larry McCaffery||20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction||1999|
|Le Monde||Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century||1999|
|Modern Library||Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction||1998|
|Modern Library||Modern Library 100 Best Novels||1998|
|Mystery Writers of America||The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time||1995|
|New York Times Book Review||New York Times 100 Notable Books||annually|
|Norwegian Book Club||Bokklubben World Library||since 2002|
|Nimbus Publishing||Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books||2009|
|Time||Time's List of the 100 Best Novels||2005|
|The Guardian||The Guardian 100 best novels||2015|
|Shūkan Bunshun||Tozai Mystery Best 100||1985|
by David Pringle
|Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels||1985|
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeWinner of the Booker of Bookers Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of IndiaâÂÂs independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and ...
The 20th Century’s Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction is a popular "best of" list compiled by Larry McCaffery largely in response to Modern Library 100 Best Novels list (1999), which McCaffery saw as being out of touch with 20th-century fiction. McCaffery writes that he sees his list "as a means of sharing with readers my own views about what books are going to be read 100 or 1000 years from now".