what are your top 5 novels??

I want another option to read other than The Kite Runner.

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I'll give you 86: It should give you something to read.

    1. The Rum Diary. Hunter S. Thompson

    2. Lolita V. Nabokov

    3. The Catcher in the rye. J D Salinger

    4. The Heart of the Matter. G Greene

    5. Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas. Hunter S. Thompson

    6. Darkness at Noon. Arthur Koestler

    7. Waiting for the Barbarians. J M Coetzee

    8. Love in the Time of Cholera G G Marquez

    9. Sophie's Choice. W Styron

    10. The Alexandria Quartet. L Durrell

    11. Lonesome Dove L. McMurtry

    12. Middlesex. J. Eugenides.

    13. A Confederacy of Dunces. J K Toole

    14. Disgrace. J M Coetzee

    15. Franny and Zooey. J D Salinger

    16. One Flew over the cuckoo's nest. Ken Kesey

    17. A Separate Peace, J Knowles

    18. Pale Fire. V Nabokov

    19. Dance to the Music of Time. Powell

    20. The World According to Garp. J. Irving.

    21. The Magus. J Fowles

    22. Naked Lunch. WS Burroughs

    23. On the Road. Jack Kerouac

    24. Under the Volcano. M Lowry

    25. Portnoy's complaint. P Roth

    26. At Swim -Two- Birds. Flann O'Brien

    27. Brideshead Revisited. Evelyn Waugh

    28. The Power and the Glory. G. Greene

    29. A High Wind in Jamaica. R Hughes

    30. Scoop. Evelyn Waugh.

    31. The Third Policeman Flann O'Brien

    32. Red Harvest. D. Hammett.

    33. The Hobbit. JRR Tolkien

    34. Being Dead. J. Crace.

    35. Deliverance. James Dickey

    36. Catch 22. J Heller

    37. Tobacco Road. E Caldwell.

    38. East of Eden J. Steinbeck

    39. Slaughterhouse Five. K. Vonnegut

    40. The Lord of the Rings. JRR Tolkein.

    41. Neuromancer W. Gibson

    42. Herzog S Bellow

    43. Midnight's Children. Salman Rushdie

    44. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote

    45. From Here to Eternity. J Jones

    46. Farewell to Arms. Hemingway

    47. The day of the locust. N West

    48. Zuleika Dobson. Max Beerbohm

    49. Rabbit, Run. J. Updike.

    50. Appointment in Samarra. J O'Hara

    51. I, Claudius. R Graves

    52. Ragtime. Doctrow

    53. All the Kings Men. R Penn Warren

    54. Oranges Are not the Only Fruit. J Winterson

    55. A Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess.

    56. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. H. Murakami

    57. Never Let Me Go. Kazuo Ishiguro

    58. Maltese Falcon. Dashiell Hammett.

    59. Tropic of Capricorn. H. MIller

    60. Tropic of Cancer. H Miller

    61. The Sot-Weed Factor J. Barth

    62. Henderson the Rain King. Saul Bellow

    63. The Grapes of Wrath J. Steinbeck

    64. The Painted Bird. J. Kosinski

    65. Sometimes a Great Notion. K. Kesey

    66. Absalom, Absalom! W. Faulkner

    67. The Moviegoer. W Percy

    68. Howard's End. E.M Foster.

    69. Cat's Cradle. K. Vonnegut.

    70. The Sound and the Furry. W. Faulkner

    71. Invisible Man. Ralph Ellison

    72. Wise Blood. F. O'Connor.

    73. Of Mice and Men J. Steinbeck

    74. Kane & Abel. J. Archer

    75. Lucky Jim. K Amis

    76. The Rainbow. DH Lawrence.

    77. Libra D. Delillo

    78. Exodus. L. Uris

    79. The old man and the Sea. E Hemingway

    80. Stranger in a Strange Land. R. A. Heinlein

    81. The big Sleep R. Chandler

    82. American Psycho. BE Ellis

    83. As I lay Dying. W. Faulkner

    84. Things Fall Apart. C. Achebe

    85. The Beautiful and the Damned F S Fitzgerald

    86. High Fidelity. N. Hornby

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'll give you my top 10:

    1. The Shining by Steven King

    2. 1984 by George Orwell

    3. A Tale of Two Citied by Charles Dickens

    4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    5. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

    6. The Poet by Michael Connelly

    7. A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    8. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

    9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

    10. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    5 of my favourites are:-

    1. A month in the Country - JL Carr (set in England just after WW1, story of 2 returned soldiers, easy and moving read)

    2. Kidnapped - Robert L Stevenson

    3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

    4. The Chrysalis - John Wyndham

    5. A year in Provence - Peter Mayle

    Don't forget to let us know if you pick any of the many suggestions given!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In no specific order... (Otherwise this list would take me hours o_O):

    1. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (though the other two and The Hobbit were also incredible) - J. R. R. Tolkien

    3. 1984 - George Orwell

    4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

    5. The Sight - David Clement Davies

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  • 1 decade ago

    1.The Stand by Stephen King

    2.Jane Eyre by Chalotte Bronte

    =3. Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett

    4. Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

    5. Swimming with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson

  • 1 decade ago

    1. The Messenger by Markus Zusak

    2. The Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl by Barry Lyga

    3. It's kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

    4. Harry Potter(tired of hearing about it yet?)

    5. The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer

  • 1 decade ago

    The DaVinci Code

    A Child Called It

    A Night at The Call Center

    Chicken Soup for the Soul

    The Diary of Anne Frank

  • 1 decade ago

    In no particular order

    One Hundred Years of Solitude (you should read this- it's easy and fun and considered terrific literature, which it is)

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Sound and the Fury

    Falling Man

    Heart of Darkness

    And the authors are:

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    William Faulkner

    Don DeLillo

    Miguel de Cervantes

    In case you ever get to this answer and want to read them, the degree of difficulty, on a scale of 1to ten, one being "as easy as a newspaper" and ten being "the hardest thing not in a foreign language", they are:

    4 (fun but long)

    7 (gets tedious at times)




  • 1 decade ago

    1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez

    2. Bel Canto by Patchett

    3. Graceland by Abani

    4. Swallows of Kabul by Khadra

    5. Song of Solomon by Morrison


    6. Q & A by Swarup

    7. East of Eden by Steinbeck

  • asdf
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    These aren't my top five, but you may like them:

    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

    Marley & Me by John Grogan

    The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    Atonement by Ian McEwan

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Anything on this list would be good: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/inde...

    Of course, you should read Pride and Prejudice, too.

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