The favourite 10 books of 125 writers were tallied (544 individual books were mentioned). This list shows the Top 100 in descending rank (and is the 1st of 3 challenges). All the books in the list were chosen by at least 2 authors. All books in the top 20 were chosen by at least 9 writers.
NOTE: Click on the link to go to the 2nd part.
This list is derived from the book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books" edited by J. Peder Zane. The book is described as "the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery."
BTW, "The Top 10" list at "thegreatestbooks.org", supposedly derived from this book, differs fairly markedly, particularly in the rankings!