2018 Rankings

These are the rankings of my students of 2016-2018.

Top 20 2018

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1. George Orwell1984 (20)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (17)

3. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (16)

4. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (12)

5. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (11)

5. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (11)

5. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (11)

8. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (9)

9. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (8)

9. Emma Donoghue Room (8)

11. Kazuo IshiguroThe Buried Giant (6)

11. Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five (6)

11. Vladimir NabokovLolita (6)

11. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (6)

11. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (6)

16. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns (5)

16. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (5)

16. Emily BrontëWuthering Heights (5)

17. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner (4)

17. J.M. Coetzee – Waiting for the Barbarians (4)

17. Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project (4)

17. Graham Greene – The Quiet American (4)

17. John Williams – Stoner (4)

17. John FowlesThe Collector (4)

17. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (4)

17. Ian McEwan – The Cement Garden (4)

17. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (4)

17. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (4)

17. Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone (4)

17. Bram Stoker – Dracula (4)

17. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (4)

17. Paul BeattyThe Sellout (4)

 

Top 25 All Times

 

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1. William GoldingLord of the Flies (67)

2. George Orwell1984 (62)

3. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (52)

4. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (44)

5 John FowlesThe Collector (43)

6. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (39)

7. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (31)

7. Emma Donoghue Room (31)

9. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (25)

10. Yann Martel – Life of Pi (24)

10. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner (24)

11. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (23)

12. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (22)

13. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice (19)

14. Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines (18)

14. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (18)

14. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (18)

17. Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go (16)

18. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (15)

19. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns (13)

20. Jim Crace – Harvest (12)

20. J.M. Coetzee – Waiting for the Barbarians (12)

20. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (12)

23. Ian McEwan – The Cement Garden (11)

24. George Orwell – Animal farm [½] (10)

24. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (10)

24. Ali SmithHow to be Both (10)

24. Emily BrontëWuthering Heights (10)

24. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (10)

24. Chaim PotokThe Chosen (10)

 

 


Pre-modern Top 10 2018

4897321. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (12)

2. Emily BrontëWuthering Heights (5)

3. Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre (6)

4. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (4)

4. Bram Stoker – Dracula (4)

4. Wilkie Collins The Moonstone (4)

4. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (4)

8. Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels (3)

8. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (3)

8. Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines (3)

8. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice (9)

 

 

Pre-modern Top 15 All Times

4897321. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (23)

2. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice (19)

3. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (18)

3. Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines (18)

5. Emily BrontëWuthering Heights (10)

6. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (9)

6. Jane Austen – Emma (9)

8. Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre (8)

8. Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels (8)

10. Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist (6)

11. Bram Stoker – Dracula (5)

11. Wilkie Collins The Moonstone (5)

13. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (4)

14. Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities (3)

14. Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness (3)

14. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (3)

 

 

Modern Classic Top 10 2018

214158191. George Orwell1984 (20)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (17)

3. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (11)

3. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (11)

5. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (9)

6. Vladimir NabokovLolita (6)

7. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (5)

8. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (4)

8. John FowlesThe Collector (4)

8. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (4)

8. Ian McEwan – The Cement Garden (4)

 

Modern Classic Top 15 All Times

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1. William GoldingLord of the Flies (67)

2. George Orwell1984 (62)

3. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (44)

4. John FowlesThe Collector (43)

5. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (39)

6. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (25)

7. Ira Levin – The Boys form Brazil (18)

8. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (15)

9. Ian McEwanThe Cement Garden (11)

10. Chaim PotokThe Chosen (10)

10. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (10)

12. Vladimir NabokovLolita (7)

13. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (5)

13. Jack Karouac – On the road (5)

15. Brian Moore – Lies of Silence (4)

 

 

Recent Prize Winner Top 10 2018

Novels older than ten years (year indicated in red) get no more additions. An new active entry is put into the “Free Choice” section.

The Road1. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (2007) (16)

2. Emma DonoghueRoom (2010) (8)

3. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (2011) (6)

3. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (2015) (6)

5. Paul BeattyThe Sellout (2016) (4)

6. Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go (2005) (3)

6. Ali SmithHow to be Both (2014) (3)

6. Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North(2014) (3)

6. Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life (2015) (3)

6. Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad (2017) (3)

 

Recent Prize Winner Top 15 All Times

Novels older than ten years (year indicated in red) get no more additions. An new active entry is put into the “Free Choice” section.

The Road1. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (2007) (52)

2. Emma DonoghueRoom (2010) (31)

3. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (2011) (22)

4. Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go (2005) (16)

5. Jim Crace – Harvest (2013) (12)

6. Ali SmithHow to be Both (2014) (10)

6. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (2015) (10)

8. Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2014) (7)

8. Paul BeattyThe Sellout (2016) (7)

9. Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life (2015) (6)

10. Nathan Filer – The Shock of the Fall (2013) (5)

11. Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins (2015) (4)

12. Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad (2017) (3)

13. Alison Moore – The Lighthouse (2012) (1)

13. Hillary Mantell – Wolf Hall (2009) (1)

13. Ruth Ozeki – A Tale For The Time Being (2013) (1)

13. Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven Killings (2015) (1)

13. Junot Díaz – The Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao (2008) (1)

13. John Banville – The Sea (2005) (1)

 

Open Option Top 10 2018

This list contains all the novels not being part of the previous lists (modern classic, recent prize winner and pre-modern). Outdated prize winners will be put in this category.

68621 .Ian McEwanAmsterdam (11)

2. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (8)

3. Kazuo IshiguroThe Buried Giant (6)

3. Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five (6)

5. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns (5)

6. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner (4)

6. J.M. Coetzee – Waiting for the Barbarians (4)

6. Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project (4)

6. Graham Greene – The Quiet American (4)

6. John Williams – Stoner (4)

 

Open Option Top 15 All Times

2337881. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (31)

2. Yann Martel – Life of Pi (24)

2. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner (24)

4. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns (13)

5. J.M. Coetzee – Waiting for the Barbarians (12)

5. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (11)

7. Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project (7)

7. Kazuo IshiguroThe Buried Giant (7)

7. Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five (6)

10. Joanne Greenberg – I never promised you a rose garden (6)

11. Ian McEwan – Atonement (4)

11. Graham Greene – The Quiet American (4)

11. John Williams – Stoner (4)

11. J.M. Coetzee – The Childhood of Jesus (4)

11. J.M. Coetzee – Disgrace (4)

 

 

 

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