Here is a list of 100 books that liberals and conservatives like in equal measure. As we discuss in our article, these lists were derived by identifying readers on Goodreads as either conservative or liberal based on whether they positively rated a highly partisan book from a select list (titles like James Carville’s It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! or Paul Krugman’s End This Depression Now! on the left and Glenn Beck’s CowardsAnn Coulter’s Demonic, or Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower on the right).

The books are ranked by the overall number of bookshelves that they appear on. We use a statistical test to ensure that they are no more likely to appear on one set of shelves versus another.

We also identified the top 100 books that liberals prefer and the top 100 books that conservatives prefer.

Title Bookshelves
To Kill a Mockingbird 8905
1984 8687
Animal Farm 8222
Lord of the Flies 6125
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium; #1) 5925
Fahrenheit 451 5729
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn; #2) 4768
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire; #1) 4381
Romeo and Juliet 4370
Frankenstein 3635
Jane Eyre 3564
Water for Elephants 3378
The Lovely Bones 3287
Hamlet 3211
A Thousand Splendid Suns 2696
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet; #1) 2475
11/22/63 2450
The Secret Life of Bees 2424
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War 2408
Moby-Dick; or; The Whale 2192
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 1861
The Outsiders 1743
Emma 1672
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1628
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1620
The Red Tent 1597
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket; #1) 1543
The War of the Worlds 1528
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey; #1) 1427
Persuasion 1422
Rebecca 1348
Gulliver’s Travels 1334
Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones; #1) 1325
The Pearl 1310
The Good Earth (House of Earth; #1) 1309
I; Robot (Robot; #0.1) 1308
Girl With a Pearl Earring 1290
Don Quixote 1287
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 1277
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle; #1) 1239
Cold Mountain 1234
The Historian 1228
The Canterbury Tales 1187
Miss Peregrine�۪s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine�۪s Peculiar Children; #1) 1104
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress 1032
Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; #1) 996
The Light Between Oceans 996
Julius Caesar (Oxford School Shakespeare) 989
Orphan Train 988
The Bonfire of the Vanities 981
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes; #5) 980
The Thirteenth Tale 969
Much Ado About Nothing 968
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower; #2) 955
Mansfield Park 937
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 926
Me Before You (Me Before You; #1) 921
Northanger Abbey 919
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh; #1) 919
Paradise Lost 910
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse; #1) 909
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle; #2) 901
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency; #1) 896
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler; #1) 889
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama; #1) 886
Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War; #1) 884
Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles; #2) 875
Tess of the D’Urbervilles 874
The Taming of the Shrew 872
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe 858
The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower; #3) 851
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy; #1) 844
The Chosen 810
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles; #2) 805
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot; #10) 804
Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles; #3) 801
Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower; #4) 795
Hatchet (Brian’s Saga; #1) 790
The Invisible Man 790
The Divine Comedy 746
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town; #2) 735
Wonder 732
Ringworld (Ringworld; #1) 704
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand 701
Are You There God? It’s Me; Margaret 693
Wool Omnibus (Silo; #1) 685
Big Little Lies 670
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files; #3) 662
The Language of Flowers 660
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower; #5) 660
Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) 659
Mystic River 658
Before I Go to Sleep 637
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse; #2) 637
The Island of Dr. Moreau 634
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce; #1) 634
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower; #7) 632
Tuck Everlasting 617
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood; #1) 614
Revival 609

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