Ten Really Good Books

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The Top Ten

1
The Bible
The bible is like an instruction manual on how to get to heaven, find love, happiness and even freedom. It's the best book I have ever read. And if your think the bible just isn't for you cause it's too "spiritual" we'll think again there are love stories, stories about war and if your into supernatural kinda stuff well there is even stories of people fighting off demons there are even dragons and unicorns in the bible and it's all true so the next time you roll your eyes at the thought of picking up the bible and actually reading you may want to think twice because reading just one page may actually change your life
The bible is like your own personal guide it helps you with whatever you need and with the bible you have a bigger opportunity to going to heaven and another thing about the bible is that everything in the book came from people of God or from God, and the last thing I want to say is that the advice the Bible gives us is never wrong, or it never fails to help us in times of sorrow or temptation.
So the bible and twilight are on the top of this list? That is my sign that this list is full of complete b/s...
[Newest]Awesome, historical and relevant. The word of the almighty sovereign God!


2Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
This is the best
Wizards can beat vampires anyway
Also, no one likes a sparky vampire.
No offense.
The hunger games should be one of these I know it's just my opinion but they are some of the most epic books to me. Love, Hunger Games fans everywhere
The last Harry Potter book was the best in the series in my opinion, but this is the one that started it all.
[Newest]This books made me love reading, and anyone that says it's bad doesn't appreciate well-written literature.

3The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
These books will last you a lifetime as you can read them again and again and again and then read them to your children, your grandchildren and your dog. Seriously the best books ever written. Tolkiens world is incredibly detailed and brilliantly depicted. Your attention is held from the first page till the last and you WILL lie awake at night wondering what happens next to your favourite characters.
The lord of the rings is legendary both in film and book, the lord of the rings is amazing, I can obviously see why the bible is top but I think the lotr should be up there as well
Nothing beats lord of the rings, not even the bible, it is by far the greatest book ever written so many great parts and killer punches, LOVE IT
[Newest]Best fiction book series of all time!

4Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
Its about a kid who goes through the ups, and downs in life. He almost learns lessons, but in the end fails to understand them, but he still has a happy ending. It is a comedy series, and in some ways is a guide to school. Enjoy, mostly for readers 10 through 18.
This is one of the best books in history, Jeff Kinney Rocks! One of the best sentences in the book is when Greg said: "I came to my senses a few hours later." I didn't know that sentence meant, but then I realized it meant he felt something a few hours later. Another great sentence is when Fregley said: "JUICE! JUICE! "

TopTenJackson

Aha thi sis so funny it just entertains you cause' it's about his school life as one of the un popular kids
[Newest]I love this book series.

5Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
If you find this book good... You are clearly an immature/inexperienced reader. There is nothing wrong with escapist fiction but this is an example of why some people ridicule escapist fiction. I read this text at the age of 11, loved it. Now I'm 17 and I would list it as one of the worst texts I've ever read. Clearly, I've realized that because at the age of 11 I was an immature reader. The people who "love" Twilight read it for the ending. They are those who avoid the suspense or the elements that cause the plot to be manipulated. The characters in the text aren't round, ALL are flat. Nothing dynamic about the characters. The text is apparently fantasy... It isn't logic whatsoever. There isn't suspension of disbelief. That is a failure that causes the reader to ask questions like, "Why does his skin shine? " One, a vamp's skin doesn't shine, UNLESS you suspend that disbelief. There are many faults in this text I could go on about. I guess on my free time I will submit a paper about the faults in S. Meyer's Twilight. It's sad that a book like this is receiving such praise for mediocrity. To make things worse, the laud it received ignited the publication of the atrocious 50 Shades series.
MY FRIEND TOLD ME TO READ IT AND NOW I THINK IT IS THE MOST SUCKED UP BOOK ever

Rocky13795

If I were to rank the books of the series I would have ranked it 1... Second would have been Breaking dawn...3rd eclipse and new moon the last!
[Newest]I loved this book!

6The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
Just amazing. I love this book, and I'm not Christian or Catholic. I think that everybody should read this book, since the facts make it real and the plot is incredibly suspensful
a very good novel with excellent facts supporting it to make it real rather than fiction
Beautifully written, Dan Brown is my favourite author ^. ^

7The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Emotional ^^ adventure rollercoaster, definite page-turner, and one of my favorite books this decade! Love it!
Best books ever. No doubt about it. SO fast paced and action packed, plus there is a romantic twist to it, so its amazing for ANYONE. Read It, trust me it will be worth your while!
Incredible book! Narration is really breathtaking. And gradation from local problems of one person to big political conflict is truly exciting. Read 3 books and could not stop.
[Newest]This is one of the best books ever.

8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
If I make a list of the best fantasy books ever I will put this book on the third place. First will be the Lord of the Rings and second will be Harry Potter.
This is a trillion times better than twilight and should be in the top five
One of the best books ever written"

9The Giver - Lois Lowry
Read this book when I was about eleven, and I still read it today. It's the kind of book you don't grow out of, and is truly a beautiful story. In fact, this author produces beautiful books as a whole.

jdougg

Read this book! it paints a world with a terrifying cleanliness to it!
Read it in about 4 hours, it wasn't fast paced yet I couldn't put it down. Loved it!

doctor11

[Newest]It is a really great book! I loved it

10The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
I had read this book more then 20 times and I am reading it again. I just love it. And not only the first book all of the Percy Jackson series books are amazing. Rick Riordan is the best ever!
One of the best books known by mankind! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL! I read it like 5 times! Pure awesomeness! You will defiantly LOVE it! Its a truly beautiful story. READ IT READ IT READ IT!
Oh my gods, I cannot get enough of this book and the rest in the series- and the other series- and, just any book by Rick Riordan is absolutely amazing.

The Contenders

111984 - George Orwell
This work has actually gotten more and more relevant with every security camera and tracking device that is deployed.
This book twisted and warped my mind until I was having a full blown existentialist crisis. Does this book exist? Does the truth exist? DO I EXIST?
A book which leaves readers awed and suspended in thought... Or that's what it did for me anyway. Shockingly relevant. Beautiful.

12To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
beat twilight hands down.

13The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Bible? Twilight? Harry Potter? you consider those things good books? I mean Twilight and Harry Potter are just commercial books, and the Bible is just something made up to control the people, and I bet that more than half the people who voted it hasn't even read it

TheAhiru17

This book is hard to put down... the best story of desire and revenge ever written! They just do not write them like this anymore-
Amazing book, every sensible humane being should red this

14The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

15Divergent - Veronica Roth
I guarantee if you read this you'll stay up all night. A page turner, definitely. I am currently on book two and I can't wait for allegiant. Who agrees?
I love the divergent series its awesome it's my favorite series ever
Awesome book. 77th! Really people? You need some sense knocked into you.

16The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
This is by far one of my favourite books. It has humour, love and sadness all packed into one amazing book. John Green's style of writing is amazing in every book he's written but this one just seems to stand out to me. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Overall it's a generally fantastic book that had me right from the beggining. Even my mom couldn't put it down after starting it and that is saying something! Best book ever and you gotta vote for it. If you haven't read it yet I suggest you go to the nearest book shop, buy it and read it because it is amazing!
Some of the books above this book are really bad, some are really good, but this one stands out to me among all the rest.

17Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney​
Really good book and easy to read for children. I read this book and fell in love with it. I read it very fast but still understood it very good book for fun!
This book is so funny! Why is it here?

Purplesingersky


18The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

19Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Best book in the world.

20Firestar's Quest - Erin Hunter
Not the best Warriors book, but I'd still recommend it. Bluestar's Prophecy is better.
Best book ever! Comes highly recommended... BY ME!

Silverstream101

Redtail ivypool dovewing breezepelt I love warrior books
[Newest]I'm reading this and I love it

21Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling

22Hamlet - William Shakespeare

23War and Peace - Tolstoy

24Insurgent - Veronica Roth

25The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat - Steven Lukes

26The Children Of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien
Inspirational gets to the heart and absouloutley beautifully written! Couldn't ask for better quality!

27Dracula - Bram Stoker
PURE ART! Its worth it! TRUST ME IM A MOTLEY CRUE FAN! lmfao WAY! better than them fake sparkly vampires.
What happened to the good old traditional vampires in the arts hmmm?

fireinside96


28Yellowfang's Secret - Erin Hunter
Best book ever and I have read all of them well only a little of The Sun Trail! ~Blizzardstar

29Alex Rider - Anthony Horowitz

30Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian
The writing is fantastic, thorough, and the overall quality is very good. Lots of humour and it's a wonderful read.

31A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

32Crime and Punishment - Fiodor Dostojewski
I laugh at Twilight being at the top ten of the list, and I also laugh at this book not making the top ten, it is definitely one of the GREATEST books ever
Beats Twilight every time, Just love the story in the book, just EPIC

33Shadow - Michael Morpurgo

34'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

35The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger - Stephen King
This book has the most epic start of an amazing series. King starts the book with this sentence, 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. ' Epic.

36Good Omens - Neil Gaiman

37The Illiad - Homer
Homer write Illiad of Odyssey, mythology strong warrior and hero. Perfect Odyssey to blue costeem series Xena warrior princess end 2 season name Ulysses.
tough to get through, but worth it in the end!

38The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The hobbit is the best book in the world! Even if Loed of the Rings got first you still need an intro. My ist would be
Hobbit
Lord of the Rings
1776
Rnagers Apprentice
Hunge games
Harry potter number uno
Broterband
Alex rider
The illiad
And to kill a mockingbird

39Lyrical Ballads - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

40A Horse Called Hero - Sam Angus

41Shogun - James Clavell
Fabulous. Full of adventure, its educational, well researched, and very informative, while being extremely entertaining.

42The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

43New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

44Watership Down - Richard Adams

45A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalid Hosseini
Better Than The Kiterunner.
It's So Powerful, should at least be in the top ten.

Kaivan_3


46The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
This is a great book if you read it and imagine it in your own mind the movie isn't as great though. Anything from the Goosebumps Series is great as well.

Undertaker15-0

<3 good book <3 Ponyboy

47One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Just read it. BEFORE you watch the movie!

48Interworld - Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

49The Quran
This is the book which is not man made it is the conversation of Allah
The best ever book. it has correct way of life, for which we are created,
It is really wonderful to get to read Arabic and get closer to God.
[Newest]We love the Quran😍

50Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer
The ending is SO sad, but its a REALLY GOOD book!

5111 Birthdays - Wendy Mass

52The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

53Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The absolute best book ever wrote. And, I am an avid reader

54Paradise Lost - John Milton

55The Cask of the Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe
there are so many to choose from..

56A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

57A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
great movie and great book
ps:i 8 twilight

Cooper7


58Just Stupid - Andy Griffiths

59The School For Dangerous Girls - Eliot Schrefer

60Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

61The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

62My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
My family and other animals is so good, so is birds beasts and relatives, and the garden of the gods

FATRESS


63The Mask of the Red Death - Edgar Allen Poe

64Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Key
I definitely recommend this book.

65Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank

66The Tell-Tale Heart / The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

67The Godfather - Mario Puzo
It should be in the top ten. The irritating, tautological twilight series is not worth being in the list let alone being one of the top ten. It is such a disgrace that people will read about a 40-year old's fantasies rather than REAL fiction.

68I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
Yeah! AND SO AM I! Ha, ha, ha! I love this book. It's so funny. The Colbert Report's on every night, everyone!

69And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Fabulous detective book, definitely one of Christie's best works. Read it!

70For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

71Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
like one of the best books ever. In my opinion anyway

pandalover95


72The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger

73The One Hundred Year Old Man That Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

74One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

75Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Something that every new generation should read. A classic in my opinion; heart-wrenching the whole way through, with a heartbreaking ending.

jdougg

My mother told me to read it years ago, when I was very young and I will always remember it as one of the best "Diary books alike" of my life. Love it!

76Sea of Truth - Andrea De Carlo

77The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
An inspiring story, I could tell the author put a lot of himself into this book. I don't find many fictional stories that make me want to better myself, but this one does. Very good.
Inspires a million hearts and it is the book every person should read to be inspired. Paulo coelho haas made reality.

78Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

79The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien

80Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian

81I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

82The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

83Ulysses - James Joyce

84Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry

85The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

86Blindness - Jose Saramago

87City Of Ember - Jeanne Duprau

88The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

89Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
This is a crazy book that has so many hints to the ending, yet it fools everyone.

90Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares

91Mystic River - Dennis Lehane

92The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West

93A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Breaks the immense complex Universe into small chunks we can all understand and digest.

94Bag of Bones - Stephen King

95Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

96The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan
I've read this book 7 times and never have gotten tired of it. Leo is hilarious and piper and jason are just amazing. It's definitely rick's most engrossing book.
Really great book series, loved it and can't wait for the next book coming out soon! I can't wait I'm dying to get a hold of the next book!

97Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

98For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson Volume 3 - Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarson is funny when he rants.

99Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
fabulous book and movie with Anthony Hopkins

100Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane

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