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Koen Book Distributors' Top 100 Books of the Past Century

To quote thegreatestbooks.org: "this list represents a different viewpoint--that of the booksellers themselves. Compiled from the responses of over 150 Koen Book Distributors customers, the following titles represent the very best in modern literature".
A well-rounded list of books - mostly novels with a few important non-fiction works. The books are listed in descending rank order. BTW, I don't know how "Jane Eyre" and "Little Women" made it on the list.
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avg. score: 27 of 100 (27%)
required scores: 1, 14, 21, 29, 39 

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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
2
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
3
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
4
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
5
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
6
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell)
7
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
8
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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9
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
10
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
11
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
12
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
13
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
14
Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert a Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert a Heinlein)
15
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
16
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
17
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
18
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
19
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
20
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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21
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
22
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
23
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
24
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
25
Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)
Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)
26
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
27
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
28
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
29
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
30
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
31
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
32
Charlotte's Web (E B White)
Charlotte's Web (E B White)
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33
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
34
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
35
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
36
The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)
The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)
37
The Shipping News (E.Annie Proulx)
The Shipping News (E.Annie Proulx)
38
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
39
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
40
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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