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Litsoc’s Top 100 Books!

Last week, the members of Litsoc discussed the merits and flaws of the Guardian’s top 100 books of the 21st century list so far and then came up with their own list. The books listed re in no particular order. Enjoy this list compiled by the members, and remember all lists are subjective, so feel free to from your own takes on this list.

(As of the publication of this list, one book, Loveless by Alice Oseman, is unpublished, but the group unanimously decided to add it to the list.)

Litsocs top 100 books of the 21st century (so far)

  1. A Winter’s Promise – Christelle Dabos.

  2. Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor.

  3. Fireborne – Rosaria Munda.

  4. The Girl who Started the War to End All Wars – Rachelle McCalla.

  5. Wolf by Wolf – Ryan Graudin.

  6. Asking for It – Louise O’Neill.

  7. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel.

  8. Prisoner of Night and Fog – Anne Blankman.

  9. Dark of the West – Joanna Hathaway.

  10. The State of Grace – Rachael Lucas.

  11. Cinder – Marissa Meyer.

  12. Loveless – Alice Oseman.

  13. Circe – Madeline Miller

  14. Perfectly Preventable Deaths – Deirdre Sullivan.

  15. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell.

  16. Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss.

  17. Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage – Philip Pullman.

  18. Boy in the Dress – David Walliams.

  19. Blankets – Craig Thomas.

  20. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey.

  21. Orange – Ichigo Takano.

  22. Room – Emma Donoghue.

  23. The Mountains Echoed – Khaleed Hassini.

  24. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt.

  25. The Gray House – Maryam Petrosyan.

  26. A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles.

  27. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern.

  28. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stievater.

  29. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo.

  30. Trigger Warnings – Neil Gaiman,

  31. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell.

  32. The Orphans Tales – Catherynne M. Valente.

  33. Monstress – Marjorie Lu.

  34. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller.

  35. Kingdom of Little Wounds – Susann Cokal.

  36. Other Words for Smoke – Sarah Maria Griffin.

  37. All the Bad Apples – Moria Fowley-Doyle.

  38. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak.

  39. I have no secrets – Penny Joelson.

  40. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer.

  41. Killing the Dead – Marcus Sedgwick.

  42. Good Omens screenplay – Neil Gaiman.

  43. Human Chain – Seamus Heaney.

  44. Wonder – R.J. Palacio.

  45. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas.

  46. Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith.

  47. Confessions of a Fox – Jordy Rosenberg.

  48. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl – Andrea Lawlor.

  49. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal – Naomi Klein.

  50. Frames of War: When is life Grievable? – Judith Butler.

  51. Hagseed – Margaret Attwood.

  52. Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi.

  53. Red Rosa – Kate Evans.

  54. Capitalist Realism – Mark Fisher.

  55. Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing – Gretchen McCulloch.

  56. The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead.

  57. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters.

  58. The Little Strangers – Sarah Waters.

  59. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling.

  60. Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon.

  61. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro.

  62. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid.

  63. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness.

  64. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn.

  65. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins.

  66. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman.

  67. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche.

  68. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss.

  69. The Choice – Dr. Edith Egler.

  70. Dread Nation – Justina Ireland.

  71. A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee.

  72. Radio Silence – Alice Oseman.

  73. Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare.

  74. My Sister Jodie – Jacqueline Wilson.

  75. The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern.

  76. Imaginary Friend – Stephen Chbosky.

  77. Milkman – Anna Burns.

  78. Wolf in a White Van – John Darnielle.

  79. Last stand of a dead man – Derek Landy.

  80. Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak.

  81. Thirteen – Stephen Cauvanaugh.

  82. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders.

  83. My Hero Academia Vol. 11 – Kohei Horikoshi.

  84. Bazaar of Bad Dreams – Stephen King.

  85. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness.

  86. The Wide Window – Lemony Snickett.

  87. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer.

  88. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson.

  89. Red, White, and Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston.

  90. The Invention of Hugo Cabaret – Brian Selznick.

  91. The Giggler Treatment – Roddy Doyle.

  92. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews.

  93. Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas.

  94. The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

  95. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting – Holly Bourne.

  96. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan.

  97. I Was Born for This – Alice Oseman.

  98. Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nichols.

  99. One – Sarah Crossan.

  100. Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys.