With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.

Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.

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Its remarkable interaction between the author and a lion cub named Elsa enchanted generations. More
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  • Fermat’s Last Theorem
  • The Kon-Tiki Expedition
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Longitude
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Ranked number one in a 2015 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British novels. More
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  • Jane Eyre
  • Bel Canto
  • Blonde
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Moby Dick
Clancy’s debut novel launched a spectacular career and introduced the world to a new hero, Jack Ryan. More
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  • Sharpe’s Eagle
  • Papillon
  • Love and War in the Apennines
  • Gorky Park
  • Bernard Cornwell
Phenomenal classic bestseller that reinvented American business and sold more than 3 million copies. More
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  • Good to Great
  • Flow
  • Barbarians at the Gate
  • The Intelligent Investor
  • No Logo
A moving story of enduring friendship, this is the award-winning favorite from a master storyteller. More
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  • The Graveyard Book
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Stuart Little
  • Beezus and Ramona
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Asimov’s science fiction masterpiece that influenced a legion of future authors. More
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  • A Game of Thrones
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • Magician
The stock market bible, hailed by Warren Buffett as “the best book on investing ever written.” More
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  • Good to Great
  • Barbarians at the Gate
  • No Logo
  • Flow
  • In Search of Excellence
Classic, irreverent novel that helped spark the modern movement of environmental activism. More
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  • The Crying of Lot 49
  • T.C. Boyle
  • Under the Volcano
  • Our Town
  • The 42nd Parallel
The sharp and funny first novel for children from bestselling publishing phenomenon David Walliams. More
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  • The Graveyard Book
  • Stuart Little
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • The Butterfly Lion
First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More
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  • Veronica Roth
  • The Graveyard Book
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Sabriel
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)
Prelutsky was named America’s first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. More
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  • The Graveyard Book
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • The Butterfly Lion
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Lucado’s bestselling work, with more than 3 million copies in print. More
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  • Jesus Calling
  • The Purpose Driven Life
  • Heaven Is For Real
  • Peace With God
  • Dave Ramsey
Twain worked directly with Harper & Brothers to produce this authorized edition of his works. More
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  • Moby Dick
  • Bleak House
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Jane Eyre
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles
The bestselling crime novel of all time. More
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  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Agatha Christie and Collins enjoying a drink at a party.
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  • The Woman in White
  • Moby Dick
Considered one of the best business narratives ever written, it changed the way business stories are told. More
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  • Good to Great
  • Flow
  • The Intelligent Investor
  • Freakonomics
  • In Search of Excellence
A revolutionary story that made Nix a rising star in the fantasy genre. More
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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)
  • The Graveyard Book
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Divergent
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
The number one selling devotional, Jesus Calling is one of Thomas Nelson’s bestselling books of all time. More
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  • Grace for the Moment
  • Heaven Is For Real
  • The Purpose Driven Life
  • Peace With God
  • Bob Goff
The phenomenal worldwide bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner. More
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  • People of the Book
  • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • The Shipping News
  • Love and War in the Apennines
This series celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014 and has sold more than one million copies. More
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  • Stuart Little
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • A Light in the Attic
  • Amelia Bedilia
Winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional prize; made into a major motion picture. More
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  • People of the Book
  • The Shipping News
  • Bel Canto
  • Blonde
  • The God of Small Things
Deighton’s classic first novel broke the mold of the thriller genre. More
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  • The Guns of Navarone
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)
  • Flashman
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)
First book in Maupin’s acclaimed and groundbreaking series documenting San Francisco’s underground and gay culture. More
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  • Pilgrim
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The Shipping News
  • The Corrections
First category romance novel to ever hit the New York Times bestseller list. More
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  • 16 Lighthouse Road
  • Virgin River
  • Sharon Kendrick
  • Sarah Morgan
  • Susan Mallery
Winner of the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year 2008. More
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  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • The Shipping News
  • The Hours
  • The Corrections
  • The Stone Diaries
The first horror story to reach number one on the New York Times bestseller list. More
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  • American Gods
  • neil gaiman
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Brave New World
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
Thompson’s highly subjective blend of fact and fiction that popularized what has become known as gonzo journalism. More
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  • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
  • Longitude
  • A Game of Thrones
  • Empire Of The Sun
  • Woman of Substance
Halberstam’s classic chronicle of baseball’s most magnificent season. More
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  • The Boys of Summer
  • The Making of the President 1960
  • Freakonomics
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Longitude