Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Harvard Book Store Top 50

This iconic store has been dealing books in Cambridge Mass. since 1932. Megan Sullivan, their head buyer, was kind enough to share the Top 50 from a staff list that they compiled in 2009. Their virtual home is here You can access the rest of their Top 100 from there.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Dubliners by James Joyce
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Earthsea Cycle (series) by Ursula LeGuin
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Histories by Herodotus
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

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