With F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby on top of bestseller charts and in movie theaters this week, one reader wondered: What contemporary books will we remember in 100 years?
Reddit readers from around the globe offered suggestions about the books that they think will be read for another century. Below, we’ve created one of our literary mixtapes–linking to free samples of the suggested books.
What books would you add to this sprawling list? If you want to know why we still remember The Great Gatsby, read Haruki Murakami’s inspiring essay about the book.
Books Readers Think We Will Remember in 100 Years
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
White Noise by Don DeLillo
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The Stand by Stephen King
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Excellent cassette tape photo via Kumar McMillan.