Top Ten Best Books of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Bible

Even if you aren't religious the bible is a very good book with many wonderful life lessons about love and forgiveness and brotherhood. Also the stories themselves in the bible are great with interesting plots and characters. Just because you aren't a Christian doesn't mean it's not a wonderful book, just like people like Greek myths but don't believe in them. I myself am Christian but I am enthralled by the stories. The bible is full of interesting stories and good messages despite your personal beliefs.

Yes I imagine drowning a whole world and chopping off hands and killing and pillaging is "good" - ARandomPerson

This is not just an ordinary book. This is a sacred book that deserves to be respected by anyone; even to those who are non believer of God. This book contains historical events that is beyond scientific explanation. Even it contains some gruesome stories like killing or fighting, it tells us also the difference between right and wrong; and what would be the effect if we have done something to our fellow people in this world. If you read it everyday and putting it in your daily life like trusting God, you feel more calm and no worries to think. And you will also feel like you have purified your sin and letting go of your problems.

Mad respect if you actually have the attention span to read this incredibly boring, complicated, and messily written piece of literature. Is it terrible? No. It has had a more profound impact on society than any other book and will never be outdone. Why is it important? No idea. I don't know how or why someone decided to write this and then sell it, effectively distributing hundreds of fallacies across every continent. This is not a good book. It's got some good stories, but this IS NOT a good book in terms of how enjoyable it is too read. Unless you are very religious, reading this will be an immense chore for you. I wouldn't recommend it. Stick to atheism or something that can actually benefit your life like the 8 fold path. - 10Jackson

Yoldale, just because you are not Christian does not mean you have to be a jerk and call Christians 'idiots and retards'. I personally am not Christian, but if you really have nothing better then to criticize a religion, then maybe you should be a little concerned with where your life is leading.

Just a thought.

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2 The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

I prefer LOTR, but I had to give my vote to The Hobbit, in the hope that it will topple the bible.

The Bible isn't the best. Good books appeal to people of all religions and beliefs. - SammySpore

I devote my vote in hope that it will pass up the bible. This book is a better written fiction.

Please pass up the bible

Please beat the Bible

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3 The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

This Book is absolutely amazing. It really deserves first place. Tolkien created masterpiece, which we will be adoring for many years - annaeverson

Great adventure novel with great characters, great plot, and great creativity. - TopTenTed

The Hobbit was good but not nearly as good as this book. This is objectively the best book ever written. - FetusDeletus

Immersive world and unmatched storytelling from tolkien make this book for me the best

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4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling

You still think Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid is better? Tell me after I go to the HARRY POTTER AMUSEMENT PARK at Universal Studios. Did Hunger Games have an amusement park? Does Diary of a Wimpy kid have kids growing up with Harry and his friends? No. Why is our generation so messed up to vote for something as messed up as Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Greg Heffley will always be wimpy and not popular. The End. Katniss and Peeta get together. The End. Harry and his friends live on to become proud parents and help their children grow up to be exemplary heroes while also learning lessons about friendship, love, and good.J.K. rowling was the first person to get rich by writing. Emma Watson is cherished world wide along with Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe.

As much as I love the Hunger Games... I was scrolling down to click Harry Potter - Disneylover

I have NO idea how The Hunger Games is ahead of this amazing book. The Hunger Games was a piece of garbage (Sorry THG fans :/) in my opinion. I felt nothing for Katniss and I thought she was very emotionless and angry. Harry on the other hand had real emotions. And he was not a perfect character, like sometimes he would get mad or be kind of rude to his friends. But he also could be a friendly, kind hero. He was a big motivation in my life. As he started off as a sad child who got bullied a lot and was abused by his aunt and uncle until one day he found out he was a wizard and got to leave. It shows how anything can happen and not to be sad about things that can change. And also the humour was awesome! (Weasley twins for the win) And Jk Rowling somehow made things connect to you so much and make the people in he stories feel so real. - AveryLia

Thumbs up even though he didn't actually leave until he grew up.

The best book you just won't to read all the time

Harry Potter is best seller world sensation for a reason

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5 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

It's a pretty good book but it definitely not as good as lord of the rings. Lord of the rings is just so original, it even has its own language and is much longer and complex then just kids killing eachother and people stopping them from having more kids killing eachother. It's not even the best in the hunger games series, I think catching fire is the best. I am not saying it's a bad book but lord of the rings is still so well known after a long time. This will probably only be known for a couple years, not decades. I also think that Harry Potter should be above this, I think that Harry Potter also has a better story because it has more to it and is in seven long books, which is a lot of story. The movie for the first one wasn't that good. But the second one was. Anyway, it's not the worst book to have in 2nd if twilight was in second I would be really really angry at this list. Twilight doesn't deserve to be in millionth place, it's just awful

Awesome dystopian, not to mention RUE! - CloudyDaze

Probably one of the best dystopian novels to be written.

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6 1984 - George Orwell

To all of those 12 year olds voting for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', grow up and read a proper book like this. Completely changed my perception of the world.

Just finished it, and from what I know, this is not a light read. Its grim, thought-provoking, frightening, shocking and terrifying in the regards of politics and social science gone into maniacal control. And scariest of all, it actually feels... realistic enough, thanks to how the the setting of the novel is laid out and each component of said setting operates. That's what makes 1984 such an effective book. Each character displayed in the film signifies some area of importance that would be displayed later on and some of the buildup is masterfully crafted as it is tellingly horrifying.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best books of all time. In addition, its also the codifier of the Dystopian Genre in general and an incredibly important piece of writing, both for fiction literature and as an allegory for totalitarianism political corruption and the possible takeover of the human mind and spirit. - CrimsonShark

I really want to read this book but unfortunately I haven't been able to find it in any nearby libraries. - DarkBoi-X

Well executed. Unlike the hunger games, which I do enjoy, it manages to envoke actual disgust. The hunger games horrifies me but never in the same way this book does. I think what always scared me about this book is how close some aspects are to society today.

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7 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The moral of the story is incredible. It tells of characters who are consumed by themselves and have no care for others or sympathy due to their self proclaimed superiority

Diary of a wimpy kid is better than The Great Gatsby?

Um, I'm sure this book is better than books listed in the top ten. The writing is phenomenal and characters iconic. - comicoco

Dirty Shiznos, putting this below damn Diary of a Dumbass Kid Who CLEARLY IS ANTISOCIAL JEFF SO ACCEPT IT AND MOVE ON. Regardless, only voting for this so that it can be put higher up.

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8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

Really? I am disappointed. This thing hardly counts as a book. Its whole point is to be funny. There's no real plot, no real character development, no real content. There are so many better books out there.

How does the crap sell so well? All the books have the same formula. - Money1208

When I was merely six, I was just a homeless child on the streets. My parents had died, I had to fend for myself, begging for spare change, living on the leftovers of Happy Meals I found in rubbish bins (though I was far from happy). I was unwanted, insignificant. But that all changed one day. A school group full of ten year old boys and girls were walking past me one day. Nothing really new, but one of them dropped a bright red book that caught my eye. Curious, I picked it up. The book was titled: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". I began to read it, and my life was completely transformed. It taught me good morals and the joy of living and helping others much better than the bible ever will. I changed as a human after reading that book. I started helping other homeless people on the streets. I grew up as a leader of all of them, being kind to everyone. I became popular among even the non-homeless community, and earned loads of money, which I shared with my army of homeless. I saved up my ...more

Mate, if you read it when you were 6, you would be maximum 16 years old now. You're not a millionaire, father of five. - Fredfred101

This is such a mismatched excuse for a book. It has very low moral values and no plot at all. A structured and well done book has a plot and some sort of a moral value to it and the book misses both of those marks by a mile! So frustrating that kids enjoy this crap! People wonder why kids are starting to be all messed up: they read Diary of a Wimpy Kid and get no positive lessons out of it. I have read the series and even when I was little I had the hardest time enjoying them. I just never understood why all of the kids at my school had liked it so much. And another bad thing about this series is that it is basically just a cash grab. The eleventh book is about to come out and it's supposed to take place only in middle school and guess what TEN BOOKS AFTER THE ORIGINAL: IT STILL TAKES PLACE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL! WHAT? There's only eleven books (which by the way get even worse the more books that come out) so that the author can get the money that he doesn't deserve from these piles of ...more

I love this book! I read almost all the books for this series!

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9 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

I love how this whole book went it showed how Kathiss changes - Mandfill

Awesome characters and personalities, cool twists, saddest deaths, and the Cornucopia and the arena is so awesome! - officialstudyqueen

I actually thought this book was better than The Hunger Games, or the one she wrote before this, this book and this movie are so well written and acted. This book is just amazing!

One of my favorite books and The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and The Mockingjay take up my top three favorite books of all time. I can't choose which one is better. - thalia_thatsme

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

It got really repetitive for me especially with the overuse of the word "phony". It felt more like Salinger himself was going off on rants himself, and I don't mean that in a good way. He hasn't allowed for a movie adoption of the book because he didn't want to be a sell out to Hollywood. So in a way it made me feel as if the book was a little too biased in one way. At a point, I got tired of the whole "phony" garbage and ironically, the book itself felt very "phony." To me, it felt like it was trying too hard to push the idea of phoniness and at times it felt to me that he was finding the smallest flaws in society to rant about. The movie example comes to mind. I feel that society does have flaws and people do act phony in society, but at the same time, individualism does exist and always has existed. While people do act phony, I don't think it's necessarily bad that this happens. Sometimes it's tough to be yourself and I don't think it's fair to say ...more

I'm studying this book in school, but honestly, I don't enjoy reading it. I understand some people would really enjoy this book, but personally, I hate this book because it's just not something I enjoy reading. - ivylee

Whoever made this list is a phony! - Graham

One of my favorite books I've read at school. You can envision the alienation and frustrations Holden must deal with. - VenomxShocker

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The Newcomers

? A Dog's Journey - W. Bruce Cameron

The Contenders

11 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

God this was good, it really covers mature topics beautifully - memememewoohoo

Best in the best!

This was one of the best books I ever read, and that is saying something. - Jannika

How the actual hell is this well-recognized classic at #12? I'm reading it in English class, and I can't believe I haven't read it sooner! It's nothing short of a masterpiece. Not to mention how progressive and important it was at it's release! - Atham

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12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

It is the best book in the Harry Potter series and it sets the stage for the climax of the Harry Potter series as a whole.

I honestly love this book so much its like my favourite harry potter book it should be #1 sorry god

Underrated - OmegaRankersClone

It's a great book - lithuania777

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13 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

A classic Christmas story, I 100% recommend this book, it teaches you about how time spent with your family or friends is more important than having a lot of money, and we all have a short live and we need to live the most of it. - AzureCrystals

What a classic! I loved this book and all the movies! - NightJinx

A classic ghost story. Really loved how it covered the different aspects of human life, which includes death too, - Kiteretsunu

I really love reading this right before Christmas. 5 stars!

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14 The Fault in our Stars - John Green

This is my absolute favourite book in the world right now, and it isn't because I enjoy a sad ending, the characters were funny and made me laugh or smile just when it counted, one of the moments I loved was when Hazel was arguing the injustice of "Eggs only being a breakfast food." - Jannika

This got me crying - memememewoohoo

John Green is on crash course

This book is what got me into reading. I usually hate romance stories, but this is amazing. It's powerful, beautiful, funny, and wonderful. Hazel is a wonderful character - Sarcastic, caring, funny, and smart. This is one of the best books I have ever read. HIGHLY recommend.

I didn't really like Hazel that much, but Isaac and Augustus were wonderful characters. - Solacress

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15 Animal Farm - George Orwell

One of my favorite books ever! Read it back in the summer before seventh grade.

Animal Farm's the book that's introduced me to George Orwell. Right now, I'm looking forward to reading Nineteen Eighty-four.

An excellent allegorical novel that uses animals to depict the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the era where Stalin took charge. A must read if you want your mind to shake from the chilling sequence of events. - VenomxShocker

IT was so funny though to be honest

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16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K.Rowling

I haven't read the WHOLE Harry Potter series but the first was amazing

Number 16?! this is one of the best books in existence! I'm on chapter 6 and it is amazing! this should be above DWOK immediately because those books harm your brain (DWOK, not Harry Potter) - Peppapigsucks

Honestly and don't be mad I love all Harry Potter books (excluding the recent Cursed Child) and this one is no different. It is my second least favorite of the amazing series (Cursed Child is my new least favorite) because of the introductions. It seems to be the most boring of the series (it is still insanely exciting just compared to the others it Is a little more boring). I still love this book to death like all the others, it is just not as exciting or captivating as the others (Excluding Cursed Child)

The Harry Potter series is amazing, it has to be listed as one of the greatest series of books of all time. You have to ask yourself, how did J.K. Rowling come up with all this stuff? She has such an amazing imagination and is a great writer.

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17 The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton

This book was good. Not great but good. - FetusDeletus

It's a good book

I love this book.

Book

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18 It - Stephen King

If you've missed King you've missed a treat.

BEST BOOK EVER

THIS IS SPARTA! I HATE HORROR BOOKS AND FILMS AND sparta is best. - lithuania777

Should be higher - KingSlayer93316

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19 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
20 Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I just can't take my mind off of this book and it's sequel. Alice in Wonderland is a source of constant inspiration

Lovely - Malkiboy

One of the most classic books, I have read it too, and it's quite a good book - AzureCrystals

You get books which are popular but have crap content. Books that tie multiple complex themes into a novel with no real story. And then you got old quality stories like this

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

I would choose the book version of goblet of fire over the movie adaption any day of the week when I finished this book I thought it was great with Winky Dobby Spew the Quidditch World Cup it was great I liked it so much

This is such a great book. If you don't like fantasy, read this, and you'll start wanting more of the Harry Potter story. It's also a great story of friendship, the characters are getting older and start falling in love. It's also dark, RIP Cedric Diggory.

I do like this one it is very interesting to see what happens and when Voldemort comes...!

Best book ever

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22 The Stand - Stephen King

Amazing book - CygnusX99

If you're one of those people who voted on diary of a wimpy kid, shame on you. I'm not saying that it's a bad book, there is just much better books in the world such as this masterpiece. Stephen King is my favorite author and this is one of his books at King's finest. Also, to everybody who has and hasn't read this book, I recommend IT. Though it will give you the chills at some times, its an amazing read. Those are by far the 2 best King novels.

If I saw this before I saw the outsiders, things would be different. - Snackfan

There is an infestation of teenagers here. Divergent? Maze Runner? Hunger Games? These people don't understand what real literature is. Though it is long, The Stand is an amazing book, a must read for anyone.

Indeed, so many teenagers who just read that crap and have terrible tastes - DatRabidSlushie

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23 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Catch 22 at #23...
Why do I think this book is amazing?
First off, the way the plot unfolds. Impossible to follow, unspeakably complex. No linear coherence whatsoever. Very creative.
Then of course, the characters. Never have I read a book with so many characters that you keep confusing. There are over 40 characters that are all in the army, on Pianosa island. They all show a representation of the world : materialism, heroism, naivity, existentialism, stupidity, faith, insanity... All this makes the book a gallery of the people of this world.
Of course, the book itself is a great satire of war, with many hilarious moments and too many memorable quotes.
"He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt."
"Anything worth dying for... Is certainly worth living for."
"They agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything."
Etc.
A long read, but one that sticks with you. - JoLeKosovo

If you have got here and still think this list is a genuine representation of humanity's literary achievements, then let me tell you it isn't. I might as well vote for my favourite book in the process. Let's see if this masterpiece can get to the top 20.

Incredible characaters, labyrinthical plot, wondeful and unforgettable book.

This is the worst list ever made.

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24 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Had to read it this term for school, it was really good but I was so sad about Lennie - gabbi

Decided to read it on my own before we read it in school. Such a phenomenal book, very depressing, but really gives an insight of the hard lives people used to live and how mental disorders weren't properly understood and acknowledged in society. I cried. Why is this below Diary of a Wimpy Kid? - kaisietoo

Classic - HusseinBarackObama

I admit, I only read it because it was obligatory in high school. I didn't regret at all. This is an amazing book, with very likeable characters and an original plot and series of themes. It has the most memorable ending in any novel I have read (The only time I almost cried while reading a book). Why is almost every book in the top 10 teen fiction? Come on people!

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25 The Maze Runner - James Dashner

It is so good and when you start to read it you will never put it down

The book is better than the movie

Best book I have ever read in my entire life.
Read it 39 times.
Still reading it.

How is Divergent better than this? This book is amazing!

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26 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis

Can't believe this isn't in the top 10. - Radiumus

A great, underappreciated masterpiece of work exploring fundamental truths of life, death, and growing up through the lenses of mythology, magic, and adventure. A great read for all ages.

It sucks harry potter is way better

Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing series. Magicians Nephew is my personal favorite. Narnia puts majority of titles on this "list" to shame. Clearly this list was composed by teenage girls who just want a good cry.

Yes. Because if this list were composed by teenage girls there wouldn't be twilight as number 1. ARE YOU A COMPLETE IDIOT! If this list were composed by teenage girls the only books on here would be romances and twilight books and any other dumb group off stupid romances.

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27 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

When I am older I will read this.

This book was mentioned in the Outsiders - Hspencer

28 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Great book

Beautiful book...

Duh it's so good

I have enjoyed John Steinback's references to the suffering of those who needed help from poverty and from themselves. This is why this book is great!

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29 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Hilarious and formidably creative!

Marvin is so depressed that this book barely cracks the Top 50. - truckturner

So long and thanks for all the fish. - edgecombe

This book is really underrated. It's about Arthur Dent and his best friend Ford Prefect (named after a car) goes on a weird adventures of The Galaxy. It's just sad why Earth gets destroyed by Vogons (since every fictional aliens never destroyed Earth because of failures I'm hoping that Vogons were the first beings to destroy Earth). It feels like your dreaming when you read this book.

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30 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Named my guinea pigs after Fiver and Hazel. Rest in peace my boys. You died too young.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand how The Hunger Games is in the 10's while this is #30. This is absolutely a masterpiece. The characters are more fleshed out and believable than most other stories about real people, and the themes of humanity and mortality are so impactful. More people should read this.

This book is traumatizing. If you like bunnies, don't read it. - SassyEquine

This book is great and deserves to be higher. This is a book you should read before you die. - TailchaserFan10

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31 Notes Left Behind - Brooke and Keith Desserich

I've been reading it rather recently and I have to say it's worth a go. This is a poignant, tragic and ultimately hopeful account on a little girl named Elena who fought against an inoperable brain cancer for about 256 days.

The book is written by Elena's parents and there is also a series of notes made by Elena which were dedicated to her parents and younger sister Gracie. - CrimsonShark

32 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a great book, but Anna has been on my Top 3 least favorite heroine for a long time. She's brave but not brave enough, confused and indecisive. Yet it still doesn't stop it being one of the great literatures of the world. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGIES run over Anna Karenina? What is the matter with people?

33 Divergent - Veronica Roth

I really enjoyed this first book, but the series went pretty downhill afterwards.

To me this book was average. Like really average. It's probably one of the most ok books ever made. - FetusDeletus

I did not read the book but I watched the film which is great - lithuania777

The first divergent book was good in my opinion, but the rest honestly got a little boring :/

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34 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate Dicamillo

My teacher read it to me and I liked it.

This book is awesome! - lithuania777

Simply fantastic

I'm reading this in class but were taking a break from it I'm very glad we are because it's very pointless but I like what pellagrina says to edward after the story she tells the girl who first owned Edward but that doesn't mean I like this boring pointless book not good reading material if you ask me

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35 Looking for Alaska - John Green

It's kind of surprising that The Fault in Our Stars became more famous. It's a really good book, but Looking For Alaska is definitely better (In my opinion). - Solacress

I'm so glad to see my favorite book all the way up at 35. - Solacress

Just finished I got to say this is probably the best book I have ever read and I read most of the books on this list just amazing.

You can tell that this list was created by a bunch of 15 year old girls. Divergent does not qualify as fine literature. At least this has a point, which is why it is better that a whole lot of the books on this list.

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36 Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

I didn't like this one that much. It made me too sad - Mandfill

It was extremely hard to choose since the other two books are also there in the list. I would definitely like to vote for the other two books too.

Love this book I can't choose my favorite book between The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and The Mockingjay. - thalia_thatsme

This book is terrible. Get this off the list and put it on the top tens worst list. I would have changed tons of things about this book. Some examples would be prim and oh of course Finnick who is my favorite character lived, and the number 1 thing is I would have liked katniss to have killed president snow.

That's just your own personal opinion. Besides, the death of your favorite character is what the author uses to get emotion out the readers and if it made you cry or even if it just made you sad, that means Suzanne did her job well and that makes it a good book. Also Katniss not killing President Snow was symbolic, it was supposed to symbolize recognizing your true enemy and stuff like that because at that point, Coin was more of a threat than Snow. So really, If you remade the book into your own version where Finnick and Prim live and everybody live happily ever after with no side affects, it would have been a terrible book. - SassyEquine

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37 Warriors - Erin Hunter

I get teased by most of the BOYS in yr 7 for liking Warriors (i am a girl) like they make meowing noises in class, and ask silly questions about me, but I actually don't really care and just ignore them.
By the way Warriors is the best book in THE WORLD.
It helps me deal with death and all that bad stuff because these poor cats have to live with that everyday.
I also recommend you read Wings Of Fire.

I love this series! Warriors is awesome! Some books make me want to crawl inside and live there, and this was definitely one of them!

I learned about this series in 3rd grade, and loved it! I own all the books, and even the new ones, and it makes me want to live with them when I read this book!

Warriors is the BEST. But there are To many forbidden romances and stuff. But it still beats diary of a wimpy kid- UwU

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38 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

Classic it is - memememewoohoo

Jim is probably one of the most annoying characters in fiction!

I appreciate your ability to be so candid, but I was wondering why you thought so. It's true that Jim's speech patterns can be a bit difficult to follow sometimes, and I'm sure he does has his annoying moments (as do most characters, I might add), but I personally thought he was fun and interesting, and I definitely don't think Jim is one of the most annoying characters in fiction (especially considering characters from franchises like Twilight). I was interested to know why you thought he was so annoying, and maybe you could explain it to me to help me better understand your thought process.

39 The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

Good grief, I love this book so much. It's got such great lessons in it, amazing character development, it's perfectly paced, and who could forget the magic of the main character's witty, sarcastic, and hilarious narration? I can't even... no. I can't describe the feeling it gives me every time I pick it up; when I can leave reality for a while, and enter the world of Percy Jackson, a hero, but one who's just like me. He deals with the same problems in life as we do today along with his demigod problems, but he approaches them so wisely, with his head held high, and through it all, he's got his friends' backs all the way. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is my sanctuary, where I can go on a roller coaster ride of excitement, while being guided through it all by Percy, the perfect narrator, and a great friend. It's a great work of literature, and it is by far, my personal favorite book, tied at first place with four other books. And, yes, they are the other four books in the ...more

This series is more then just a couple of books stuffed together. They are a life, a story, a place where our imaginations can go and stay for a while. It's the place where I grew up, and where so many others have. that's what some books are. They are an infinite other world that we can create for us. It has a story that can make you laugh and cry and scream because of cliffhangers that make death seem like a lovely gift of sorts. Then you realize that you will never be a part of this world; this place that is so close to your heart yet so far away, and it breaks you. Your parents look at you and wonder whats wrong but they will not understand, because they're imaginations have withered and died over the years, and it's so very sad but so very true. This is one of those series. Percy Jackson and his wonderful world are a secret place for us readers that know how to find and bring it to life.

Percy Jackson is an inspiring series. It sparked my love of reading. It's epic, and an amazing tale. It has great humor, and this book is truly worthy of the gods. - Ziafour

Love the humour - memememewoohoo

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40 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

I have always loved this tale and will always love it, it has a way of making you pick all side at all times. you want all to win, such a great tale

It's such a good book - Puppytart

41 The Little Prince - Saint Exupery

Sorry, comment guy, it's not the only book he wrote. But it is his best-known, though. He wrote approximately 5 full sories.

I want to read this so bad! I'd never heard about it until I read Everything Everything, but after that I got really interested and I want to read it so much it hurts, but I can't find it anywhere. - SassyEquine

Okay. I've never thought I would get angry over a list but here I'm, beating myself not to swear or write in big puntos. I can't believe how this world is so full of "lame" people. You heard that right, the stupid teen girl who voted for typical popular culture books, you are so lame that it hurts to live in the same planet as you. Now go swoon over some celebrity and do not read this awesome book because it's probably too good for you.

It's the only book he wrote and it's absolutely beautiful

42 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks

One of my favorite book I've read. This book tells you how everything happened, how people survive during the war, and how people overcome the war from different countries and different people, they even told you what happened in space during the war! Highly recommend this book!

Better than the Brad Pitt interpretation in the movie. Its like a reporter of different moments of the zombies crisis. Really enjoyable book about zombies with a different way to tell you the story that difference it with any other zombie books.

Nothing like the movie.

43 Wonder - R.J.Palacio

This, this is a story that brings tears to my eyes whenever I read it, it's such a great book about the life of August, a quite abnormal kid physically, but a wonderful friend and a amazing person. I recommend this book, it will make you sad, happy and it will make you think twice before judging a person by their looks - AzureCrystals

I wonder whats this about? - Nightkillo

Good for tweens
Covers hard to talk topics
It really emphasises that though people say inner beauty matters most,not many people actually take it into heart
A harsh and cruel world this is - memememewoohoo

This book should bet a higher rank!

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44 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - Jeff Kinney

Rodrick does indeed rule

Ok, I'm done with this bullcrap these books suck and are for 7 year olds. There's no way there are this many people who like these books. Just like the first book, it was #8!? I can't believe people can't vote for better books than this?!?!? Think of Huckleberry finn!? That book is incredible but It'snot higher than DIARY OF A WIMPY KID?! I get this is a website and that not all the people that vote on it know what a good book is but still! Choose something better than Diary Of A Wimpy Kid!

Comment bias. - ICader

I liked to movie very much never read the book though

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45 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

It should be a lot higher!

You misspelled his name, it's Lev Tolstoi, Not Leo Tolstoy - AzureCrystals

This list is absolutely ridiculous. This is book is among humanity's greatest artistic achievements, and it's placed at 106, 100 places below Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I'm sad.

Lev Tolstoy is the russian Socrates

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46 The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

This is a classic - Peppapigsucks

I am the Clorax and I speak for the bleach. - VeganTurtle

LET IT GROW! - VideoGamefan5

YYEEES! I love it to death.

47 Ulysses - James Joyce

I'm gonna read it

The greatest book of 20th century

Masterpiece misunderstood by many fools.
- Ananya.S - Ananya

48 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne

Very beautiful underwater scenes. A hopeful message for adventurers and all of mankind. This was the first book I ever read and I love it dearly. - airbb

Verne show off again his amazing imagination in combination with biology facts. An legendary relate that goes against the time. A must for adventure book lovers.

49 Jurassic Park: A Novel

I liked it

It's a good book but he only one I've read where I thought the movie was better. One of my favorite movies, book was okay - Username123

50 Dracula - Bram Stoker

This Book Is A Classic Of How An Idea Can Go So Big - 12cc

It leaves you in shock and awe, no more words for its brilliance... - Ananya

IT IS SO HORROR AND BLOODY

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