In its 100th issue, Time magazine is giving its readers a look at the best books of the past 100 years, in the order they appeared in the magazine.
The magazine’s annual list of the best novels of the 20th century is dominated by the likes of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Brothers Grimm and Dune, but there are plenty of others, including American Psycho, The Hunger Games and The Wizard of Oz.
Here are the 10 best books that Time Magazine’s editors have chosen to feature on the magazine’s 100th edition:The Adventures of Conan the Barbarian (1955)The Wizard of Zenda (1969)The Adventures Of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1986)The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2011)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2013)The Lord of the Rings (2001)Dune (1977)The Princess Bride (1977)(image: Time)The World’s Best Cookbook (2009)The Jungle Book (1977)- a guide to the best in world cuisine from around the world, including recipes from France, Spain, Italy, England and Germany- is also up for consideration.
The list of this year’s Top 100 book was compiled by a panel of the magazine editors, who chose the best of the 100 books that appeared in its pages.
This year’s list of best books has a very different flavour to last year’s, with a number of titles that have only been out in print for a few years appearing on the list this time around.
The best-known books that appear in the list for the first time are The Princess Bride, which has been in print since 1998, and the latest book in the The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which came out in September.
Other books that are also featured this year include The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002), The Hobbit, The Princess of Pelor, The Boy and His Dog, The Girl Who Waited, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Home and The Princess and the Peacock, the latter two of which are in the running for best books on the cover.
Here is a list of Time magazine’s Top 10 best-selling books for this year, and how many have appeared on the book’s list for 100 years:The Adventurers: The Adventures Of Huckleberries Finn (1954)The Brothers Grimm (1951)The Wonderful Wizard of Zaibatsu (1965)Dirty Harry (1947)The Great Gatsby (1940)The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (1932)The Lion King (1994)The Last Samurai (1997) The Hobbit (1977)”The Adventures” by George Saunders (1931)The Catcher in the Rye (1939)The Diary of Anne Frank (1937)The Man with the Golden Gun (1948)The Time Machine (1956)The Chronicles of Othello (1895)The Wages of Fear (1926)The Grapes of Wrath (1921)The Da Vinci Code (1971)The Amazing Spider-Man (2003)The Big Sleep (2002)The Black Cat (1959)The Dandy Warbeck Story (1953)The Arabian Nights (1942)The Martian Chronicles (1944)The Secret Life of Pets (1966)The Wolf Man (1966)”The Hobbit” by J.R.
R Tolkien (1962)The Little Mermaid (1952)The Odyssey (1923)The Magic of Man (1896)The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong (1925)The Treasure Island (1935)The Invisible Man (1938)The Book of Mormon (1887)The Talented Mr Ripley (1936)The Lady Eve (1924)The Snowman (1927)The Prince of Persia (1961)The Godfather (1972)The Phantom of the Opera (1941)The Sun Also Rises (1946)The Muppets (1966, The Beatles)The Red Badge of Courage (1969, The Muppeteers)The Scarlet Letter (1964)The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (1957)The Dark Knight Returns (2012)The King’s Speech (1973)The Road to El Dorado (1950)The Sandman (1974)The Ring (1988)The Twilight Zone (1975)The Day the Earth Stood Still (1973, The Simpsons)The Boy and the Beast (1958)The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1977, The Twilight Zone)The Goonies (1977–1980)The Three Stooges (1980)This year the list also includes a book of the year award for the most anticipated novel of the last 100 years.
It was awarded to “The Hobbit”, the book that brought us Lord of Magic, a book that was