What Are Some of the Most Popular Books of All Time?

What Are Some of the Most Popular Books of All Time?

As of 2015, Modern Library lists its board's all-time top three novels as follows: "Ulysses" by James Joyce, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce. The readers' list calls Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" the number-one novel.

Modern Library lists a total of 100 of the best novels as chosen by its board, as well as a list of the top 100 novels as chosen by readers. You can see the complete lists on Modern Library's website. In addition to these lists, Modern Library also offers a variety of reading guides.