List :: Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem


    Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    by Joan Didion

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 263

    80 points

    "This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country."

  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler


    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

    by Italo Calvino

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 151

    130 points

    "You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler.Stai per cominciare a leggere il nuovo romanzo Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore di Italo Calvino."

  • To Kill a Mockingbird


    To Kill a Mockingbird

    by Harper Lee

    (63 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 10

    701 points

    "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."

  • Great Expectations


    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens

    (20 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 41

    337 points

    "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be..."

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    by J. K. Rowling

    (45 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 69

    252 points

    "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

  • Anna Karenina


    Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (23 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 22

    505 points

    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (C. Garnett, 1946) and (J. Carmichael, 1960)All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy..."

  • Dubliners



    by James Joyce

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 177

    112 points

    "The Sisters - There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.An encounter: It was Joe Dillon who introduced the Wild West to us.Araby: North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet..."

  • Midnight's Children


    Midnight's Children

    by Salman Rushdie

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 29

    391 points

    "I was born in the city of Bombay . . . once upon a time."

  • Sea of Poppies


    Sea of Poppies

    by Amitav Ghosh

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 298

    72 points

    "The vision of a tall-masted ship, at sail on the ocean, came to Deeti on an otherwise ordinary day, but she knew instantly that the apparition was a sign of destiny for she had never seen such a..."

  • White Noise


    White Noise

    by Don DeLillo

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 109

    178 points

    "The station wagons arrived at noon, a long shining line that coursed through the west campus."