The iVillage readers’ top 100 works of fiction of the past 1000 years

What was your favorite work of fiction in the last one thousand years? A tall order, we know, but we asked and you answered. Now we’ve compiled your top 100 picks and some of the reasons you chose them. Did you guess which book would get top honors? What would be in the top twenty-five? Find your favorite, pick up a new book (or a dozen) and see what and why other iVillagers love reading. Then get to know some of the amazing men and women behind your favorite books in our Author of the Month interview series. Enjoy!

1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
4. The Stand by Stephen King
5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
6. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
7. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
9. Left Behind by Tim F. Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins
10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur S. Golden
11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
12. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
14. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
16. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
17. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
18. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
19. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. Beach Music by Pat Conroy
22. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
23. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
25. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
26. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
27. Beloved by Toni Morrison
28. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
29. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
30. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
31. Trinity by Leon Uris
32. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
33. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
34. The Bridges of Madison County by James Waller
35. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
36. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
38. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
39. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
40. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
41. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
42. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
43. And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
44. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
45. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
46. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
47. Time and Again by Jack Finney
48. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
49. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
50. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
51. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
52. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
53. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
54. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
55. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
56. It by Stephen King
57. Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
58. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
59. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
60. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
61. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
62. Emma by Jane Austen
63. Adventures of Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
64. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
65. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
66. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
67. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
68. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
69. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
70. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
71. Exodus by Leon Uris
72. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
73. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
74. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
75. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
76. Mila 18 by Leon Uris
77. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
78. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
79. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
80. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
81. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
82. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
83. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
84. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
85. Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
86. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
87. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
88. Watership Down by Richard Adams
89. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
90. My Antonia by Willa Cather
91. Sula by Toni Morrison
92. Love Story by Erich Segal
93. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
94. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
95. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
96. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
97. Howards End by E.M. Forster
98. Light in August by William Faulkner
99. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
100. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson