Top Ten Books of the 20th Century - Jill's List

As we approach the end of the final century of this millenium, which books would you include in your top ten of the 20th century? Contribute your selections to the master list or browse through those already submitted.


Jill's Top Ten, in Loosely Chronological Order

Some of my list may be a little clichèd, but isn't that what lists are all about? Some books I haven't read since I was a teenager, but they all made a big impression on me at the time which I think is a good enough criteria for inclusion.

  1. Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
  2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein
  3. To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee
  4. Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
  5. Catch 22, Joseph Heller
  6. Zen and the Art of Motocyle Maintenance, Robert M Pirsig
  7. First Circle, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  8. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
  9. Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
  10. Possession : A Romance, AS Byatt

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