Ten Really Good Books

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The Top Ten

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
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.
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
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2The 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...
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3Harry 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.
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41984 - George Orwell
This work has actually gotten more and more relevant with every security camera and tracking device that is deployed.
A book which leaves readers awed and suspended in thought... Or that's what it did for me anyway. Shockingly relevant. Beautiful.
Trust me and read it. Should be #1 on the list to be honest. Best book I've read so far
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5Diary 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! "


Read the whole series but never read this book but the series is amazing!
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6Twilight - Stephenie Meyer


This is a very good book. The story is fantastic. My friend said: I love this book, so I read it and now I love it too.

Before I didn't want to read in holidays, but now I think that read is a very funny action to do.

Crepúsculo changed my opinion of the books!

Crepúsculo is the best book that I ve ever read!


Guys just one request. If you wanna have an encounter with this go for the book b4 you watch the movie, many details are neglected in the movie. And I love this book not only because of the fantasy due to the presence of the vampires or the werewolves but for the emotions that are purely and clearly xpressed. I just love this book. Its cool as well as warm, Now I am almost desperate to go to forks at least once. AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART "TEAM WEREWOLVES"
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7The 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 ^. ^

8The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

9The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

10Firestar's Quest - Erin Hunter
meh have this book it rocks firestar sandstorm brambleclaw leafpool leafstar sharpclaw cherrytail sparrowpelt rockpaw echosong squiullflight jayfeather hollyleaf lionblaze graystripe cinderpelt mousefur dustpelt ferncloud ashfur tigerstar bluestar onewhisker ravenpaw barly shrewpaw spiderleg willowkit mistyfoot stonefur mosskit stormfur feathertail breezepaw heatherpaw tallstar crowfeather birchfall ivykit dovekit whitewing brightheart cloudtail daisy princess
Not the best Warriors book, but I'd still recommend it. Bluestar's Prophecy is better.
Best book ever! Comes highly recommended... BY ME!


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The Contenders

11The Children Of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien
Inspirational gets to the heart and absouloutley beautifully written! Couldn't ask for better quality!

12The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat - Steven Lukes

13Hamlet - William Shakespeare

14Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This is a trillion times better than twilight and should be in the top five
One of the best books ever written"

15Yellowfang's Secret - Erin Hunter
Best book ever and I have read all of them well only a little of The Sun Trail! ~Blizzardstar

16Artemis 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.

17The 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!
This book is a. W. E. S. O. M. E! (l) I love all the monsters and all the gods, the charas are just... Wow! And the quality is brilliant! So I say, good job rick riordan!
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18The 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.


Read this book! it paints a world with a terrifying cleanliness to it!
its a must read, for adults and children.

19The 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.

20To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

beat twilight hands down.

21Good Omens - Neil Gaiman

22Crime and Punishment - Fiodor Dostojewski

Beats Twilight every time, Just love the story in the book, just EPIC

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

23Lyrical Ballads - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

24Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney​
This book is so funny! Why is it here?


25The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

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-

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


A real classic with a great story

26The 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
Lord of the Rings
Rnagers Apprentice
Hunge games
Harry potter number uno
Alex rider
The illiad
And to kill a mockingbird

27Watership Down - Richard Adams

28Interworld - Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

29Dracula - Bram Stoker

What happened to the good old traditional vampires in the arts hmmm?


PURE ART! Its worth it! TRUST ME IM A MOTLEY CRUE FAN! lmfao WAY! better than them fake sparkly vampires.

30The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Number 14. This truly puts me into shock. I love this SO much. I like this, Twilight, and... Oh, yeah, the Flowers In The Attic series. I'm willing to bet most of you don't know Flowers In The Attic.
And I saw 'I am America (And So Can You)' on this list... Funny stuff.
Emotional ^^ adventure rollercoaster, definite page-turner, and one of my favorite books this decade! Love it!
Best book ever! Need to read this one and the whole series!
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31The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Inspires a million hearts and it is the book every person should read to be inspired. Paulo coelho haas made reality.

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.

3211 Birthdays - Wendy Mass

33The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

34Paradise Lost - John Milton

35Just Stupid - Andy Griffiths

36The School For Dangerous Girls - Eliot Schrefer

37Shogun - James Clavell

Fabulous. Full of adventure, its educational, well researched, and very informative, while being extremely entertaining.

38The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

39Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Key
I definitely recommend this book.

40The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

<3 good book <3 Ponyboy

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.


41One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Just read it. BEFORE you watch the movie!

42War and Peace - Tolstoy

43For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

44Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

45The Cask of the Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe

there are soo many to choose from..

46The Quran
I think it must be the first I love books & read many books but I think the Quran is not a normal book. Its a magical book & muslims belive it & I think its true
This is the book which is not man made it is the conversation of Allah
Get closer to Allah
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47A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

great movie and great book
ps:i 8 twilight


48The 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!

49'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

50The Mask of the Red Death - Edgar Allen Poe

51Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank

52The Tell-Tale Heart / The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

53I 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!

54And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Fabulous detective book, definitely one of Christie's best works. Read it!

55Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

like one of the best books ever. In my opinion anyway


56One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

57The 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.

58Go 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.


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!

59A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalid Hosseini

Better Than The Kiterunner.
It's So Powerful, should at least be in the top ten.


60Sea of Truth - Andrea De Carlo

61I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

62The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

63Ulysses - James Joyce

64A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

65Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry

66The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty

67Blindness - Jose Saramago

68My 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


69New Moon - Stephenie Meyer

70The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

71Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
This is a crazy book that has so many hints to the ending, yet it fools everyone.

72Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares

73Mystic River - Dennis Lehane

74Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer

The ending is SO sad, but its a REALLY GOOD book!

75A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

Breaks the immense complex Universe into small chunks we can all understand and digest.

76City Of Ember - Jeanne Duprau

77The Cay - Theodore Taylor

I studied this in grade 5 and it remains one of my favourite books

78Bag of Bones - Stephen King

79Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

80The 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!

81Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

82Divergent - 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?

83Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare

fabulous book and movie with Anthony Hopkins

84Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane

85The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West

86The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick

87White Oleander - Janet Fitch

88The Necromancer - Michael Scott

89The World Almanac

90Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

91The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Number 79? This should be in the top ten! One of the best books ever! Its so funny!

92World War Z - Max Brooks

93When Life Begins - Abu Yahya

Genre Fiction, Its a life changing novel, its a story of a person who wakes up afterlife. 2nd most selling novel in Pakistan which is recently rendered into English.

94City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare created a story that never ceased to amaze me. So well done, build in such unreal world that it makes you fly throughout the pages and desire deeply to see what comes next. The Mortal Instruments isn't good, it's a perfection. Perfection.
Best book I've ever read! Romantic, funny, great characters! Everyday I surf the internet in hope I'll find news of the next book that I'm waiting for!
I love this book. It is amazing, epic adventure I ever read since Hunger Games and Harry Potter

95Wind Shift - Andrea De Carlo

96For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson Volume 3 - Jeremy Clarkson

97Purge - Sofi Oksanen

98The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

99Renee and Jay - J.J. Murray

touching story about a interracial relationship

100Airborn - Kenneth Oppel

no matter what else i read this will always be the best

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