List of the best Julian Barnes books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Julian Barnes is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Julian Barnes who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Barnes is an award winning author and essayist, so there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader. List features books like Metroland, Flaubert's Parrot. What are Julian Barnes's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.