Thanks to Facebook, we now know what the 100 most influential books of our generation are. Facebook collected the data by asking users to comment with 10 books that have ‘stayed with them in some way’. That’s my reading list for the next year sorted…

1. J.K Rowling: The Harry Potter Books

2. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

3. JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings Books

4. JRR Tolkien: The Hobbit

5. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

6. The Holy Bible

7. Douglas Adams: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

8. Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games Series

9. J.D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

10 C.S. Lewis: Chronicles of Narnia


11. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12. 1984 by George Orwell

13. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

15. The Stand by Stephen King

16. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

17. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

18. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

20. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

21. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

22. The Giver by Lois Lowry

23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

24. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

25. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

26. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

27. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

28. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

29. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

30. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

31. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

32. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

33. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

34. Animal Farm by George Orwell

35. The Book of Mormon

36. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

37. Dune by Frank Herbert

38. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

39. The Autobiography of Malcolm X

40. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

41. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

42. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

43. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

44. Lamb by Christopher Moore

45. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

46. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

47. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

48. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

49. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

50. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Which book has influenced you the most? 

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