2019 Rankings

These are the rankings of my students of 2017-2019.

Top 20 2019

1. George Orwell1984 (27)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (21)

3. Emma Donoghue Room (15)

4. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (14)

4. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (14)

6. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (12)

7. Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner (11)

7. Yann MartelLife of Pi (11)

7. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (11)

8. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (10)

8. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (10)

10. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (8)

10. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (8)

10. Mary ShelleyFrankenstein (8)

10. Jane AustenPride and Prejudice (8)

13. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (7)

13. Graeme SimsionThe Rosie Project (7)

13. Bram StokerDracula (7)

17. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (6)

17. Jim CraceHarvest (6)

17. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (6)

17. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (6)

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

 

Top 25 All Times

1. George Orwell1984 (89)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (88)

3. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (66)

4. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (50)

5. Emma Donoghue Room (46)

5. John FowlesThe Collector (46)

6. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (45)

8. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (39)

9. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (37)

10. Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner (35)

10. Yann MartelLife of Pi (35)

12. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (33)

13. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (27)

13. Jane AustenPride and Prejudice (27)

14. Mary ShelleyFrankenstein (26)

16. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (25)

16. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (25)

18. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (23)

19. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (21)

20. Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines (19)

21. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (18)

21. Jim CraceHarvest (18)

23. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (17)

24. Kazuo IshiguroNever let me go (16)

24. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (16)

 


Pre-modern Top 10 2019

1. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (10)

2. Mary ShelleyFrankenstein (8)

2. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (4)

4. Jane AustenPride and Prejudice (7)

4. Bram StokerDracula (7)

6. Jonathan SwiftGulliver’s Travels (5)

6. Robert Louis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (5)

8. Charles DickensOliver Twist (4)

9. Jane AustenEmma (3)

10. Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre (2)

10. Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland [½] (2)

10. Lewis Carroll – Through the Looking Glass [½] (2)

 

Pre-modern Top 15 All Times

1. Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray (33)

2. Jane AustenPride and Prejudice (26)

2. Mary ShelleyFrankenstein (26)

4. Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon’s Mines (19)

5. Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe (17)

6. Jonathan SwiftGulliver’s Travels (13)

7. Jane AustenEmma (12)

7. Bram StokerDracula (12)

9.  Emily BrontëWuthering Heights (11)

10. Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre (10)

10. Charles DickensOliver Twist (10)

12. Wilkie Collins The Moonstone (6)

12. Robert Louis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (6)

14. Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland [½] (2)

14. Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness (3)

14. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (4)

 


Modern Classic Top 10 2019

 1. George Orwell1984 (27)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (21)

3. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (14)

4. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (10)

5. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (9)

6. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (8)

7. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (7)

8. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (6)

8. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (6)

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

 

Modern Classic Top 15 All Times

1. George Orwell1984 (89)

2. William GoldingLord of the Flies (88)

3. Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird (66)

4. John FowlesThe Collector (46)

5. J.D. SallingerThe Catcher in the Rye (45)

6. F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (39)

7. Ira LevinThe Boys form Brazil (25)

8. Aldous HuxleyBrave New World (24)

9. Alice WalkerThe Color Purple (20)

10. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (18)

11. Ian McEwanThe Cement Garden (12)

12. Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange (11)

12. Vladimir NabokovLolita (11)

12. Chaim PotokThe Chosen (11)

15. Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to Arms (5)

 


 

Recent Prize Winner Top 10 2019

Novels older than ten years (2007 and below) are crossed-out and get no more additions. A new active entry is put into the “Open Option” section in the next year.

1. Emma DonoghueRoom (2010) (15)

2. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (2007) (14)

3. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (2015) (12)

4. Jim CraceHarvest (2013) (6)

5. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (2011) (5)

6. Colson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad (2017) (3)

7. Paul BeattyThe Sellout (2016) (2)

 

 

Recent Prize Winner Top 15 All Times

Novels older than ten years (2007 and below) are crossed-out and get no more additions. An new active entry is put into the “Open Option” section in the next year.

1. Cormac McCarthyThe Road (2007) (66)

2. Emma DonoghueRoom (2010) (46)

3. Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending (2011) (27)

4. Anthony DoerrAll the Light we Cannot See (2015) (23)

5. Jim CraceHarvest (2013) (18)

6. Kazuo IshiguroNever let me go (2005) (16)

7. Ali SmithHow to be Both (2014) (11)

8. Paul BeattyThe Sellout (2016) (9)

9. Nathan FilerThe Shock of the Fall (2013) (8)

9. Richard FlanaganThe Narrow Road to the Deep North (2014) (8)

11. Colson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad (2017) (6)

11. Hanya YanagiharaA Little Life (2015) (6)

13. Kate AtkinsonA God in Ruins (2015) (4)

14. Kate AtkinsonLife after Life (2013) (2)

14. Alison Moore – The Lighthouse (2012) (2)

 


 

Open Option Top 10 2019

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.

1. Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner (11)

1. Yann MartelLife of Pi (11)

3. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (8)

4. Graeme SimsionThe Rosie Project (7)

5. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (6)

6. Joseph HellerCatch-22 (4)

6. Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 (4)

6. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (4)

9. John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men [½]  (3)

9.Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse (3)

9. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale (3)

 

 

Open Option Top 15 All Times

1. Jonathan Safran FoerExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (37)

2. Khaled HosseiniThe Kite Runner (35)

2. Yann MartelLife of Pi (35)

4. George OrwellAnimal farm [½] (18)

5. Ian McEwanAmsterdam (16)

5. Kazuo IshiguroNever let me go (2005) (16)

8. Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns (15)

9. Graeme SimsionThe Rosie Project (14)

10. J.M. CoetzeeWaiting for the Barbarians (13)

11. Ernest Heminway – The Old Man and the Sea (10)

12. Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five (9)

13. Joanne Greenberg – I never promised you a rose garden (8)

14. Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 (7)

14. Kazuo IshiguroThe Buried Giant (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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