Compiled by the Time magazine book critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, this is a comprehensive list of the best novels ever written. There are two restrictions: the list does not include any books published before 1923, the year that Time magazine was created, and it only includes books originally published in English. After the success of Time's 100 Best Movie list, picked by the film critics, books seemed like a natural progression. Grossman and Lacayo agreed on the first 80 of the list's titles and divided the remaining 20 between them, so they could each choose. Check out what is included, and better yet, what is missing (Ayn Rand? John Irving, anyone?) As Lacayo writes in his accompanying article "How We Picked the List," the titles have two purposes: to instruct, and to enrage.