1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
2. 1984 by George Orwell.
3. Dune by Frank Herbert.
4. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.
5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
7. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
8. The Bible by Various.
9. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
10. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. (
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
11. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.
12. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman.
13. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
14. The Foundation Saga by Isaac Asimov. (
1: Prelude to Foundation, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
15. Neuromancer by William Gibson.
16. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson.
17. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.
18. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
19. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig. (dropped)
20. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
21. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
22. Godel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid by Douglas Hofstadter.
23. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tse.
24. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielwelski.
25. The Giver by Lois Lowry.
26. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
27. Animal Farm by George Orwell.
28. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
29. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
30. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.
31. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
32. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
33. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
34. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman.
35. The Stranger by Albert Camus.
36. Various by Dr. Seuss.
37. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
38. Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
39. The Monster At The End Of This Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin.
40. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
41. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
42. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick.
43. A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
44. The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
45. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
46. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
47. The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.
48. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
49. The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights by Various.
50. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
51. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
52. Odyssey by Homer.
53. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
54. A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin.
55. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
56. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
57. Ringworld by Larry Niven.
58. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.
59. The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick.
60. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
61. Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt.
62. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein.
63. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
64. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
65. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.
66. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
67. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen.
68. Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
69. Everybody Poops by Tarō Gomi.
70. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
71. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with Alex Haley.
72. John Dies at the End by David Wong.
73. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
74. Contact by Carl Sagan.
75. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
76. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli.
77. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
78. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.
79. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
80. The Stand by Stephen King.
81. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.
82. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
83. Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
84. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
85. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer.
86. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky.
87. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible by Isaac Asimov.
88. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
89. Collapse by Jared Diamond.
90. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallave.
91. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
92. Chaos by James Gleick.
93. American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
94. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
95. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by Mark Haddon.
96. You Can Choose to Be Happy by Tom G. Stevens.
97. The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler.
98. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.
99. Candide by Voltaire.
100. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.