Top Ten Best Books of All Time

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The Top Ten
1 The Bible The Bible Product Image

Although I'm not a Christian, I still love the Bible. The books are so good that it definitely deserves to be in thetoptens and even if I'm not Christian, I still love God's work in these books. If this god is real then I really do admire him and Jesus Christ.

The sacred book of Christianity. I love studying it. It is an amazing book that is one of the first things that come to mind when you think Christianity.

Bible should remain in the top spot it is technically a book, many books written by the real God through 40+ men put into one. It teaches some valuable things, this book deserves the top spot because it teaches you how to get saved from Hell and how to get to Heaven, yes there's Hell and Heaven, this is turning into some sort of sermon but this is a top tens list so I will stop. I am Christian and I just want to get that out there that all of it is real, not fiction.

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

2 The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien Product Image

When Aargorn returns as the rightful king , he has friends like Gandlof to help him . the two friends Sam and Frodo were finishing their quest with their guide Gollum . . This is the most amazing book in the series . Nothing beats the lord of the rings book series. The Lord of the Rings is always will be my number one all time favorite book series .

I can't believe this isn't number 1. This book is absolutely amazing in just every way possible. Every single character, however minor, becomes someone of great importance and learns a very important life moral. Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth is the best fictional world ever created. I don't think the Bible should be over this masterpiece, since only a set percentage of the population actually believes in the Bible anyway. Any of Tolkien's works, though, can appeal to anyone. I first read this book when I was 12 years old and I still have maps of Middle-Earth and elvish family trees plastered over my walls. I think Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is so inspiring and magical it should be always be considered the best book ever. I might sound biased but if you read this book you would be biased towards it too.

Tolkien really was the master. These books have everything. Light, dark, touching, pounding suspense, pure epicness, magical/mystical realms, and bittersweet so strong it will to kill you to read. There is also only one romance chapter. All if his species and languages are so marvelously crafted. Every time you learn a new fact about little details in the books, you get so much more mind blown over how much of a genius this guy was. And the books themselves are almost worth the read just because of the language. Tolkien could craft English like no other. The descriptions and poems are gorgeous! No other books can beat this series.

Truly the most perfect book in existence. It has a little bit of everything for all different people and the characters are amazing. Tolkien created the most beautiful fictional universe and middle earth feels so real somehow. The fact that the hunger games, which us about kids killing each other and a bad love triangle can possibly be above a book that is about how "even the smallest person can change the course of the future" and an adventure to destroy evil seriously disturbs me. Also the bible? Really?

3 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins Product Image

If you like this you people should read BATTLE ROYALE! I used to think this book was the best book ever. Then I read battle royale. Even though it was written 9 years before this, it is better. Battle royale has 42 teenage contestants with no prior training. The program is a complete surprise to them. They are also from the same high school class so instead of a bunch of random kids it's friend against childhood friend. It vividly describes each contestants death rather than just saying " the main character heard a cannon" and not giving you any details of who died and why. Also there are forbidden zones that are added over time and if you get caught in one the collar on your neck explodes. Plus the government doesn't care if there is a winner or not. If nobody dies within 24 hours then all the collars will detonate. Plus some of the players get really screwed up in the head.
Hunger games is just a toned down version of battle royale.

This book can't be compared to any other book it's so amazing, the other reviews are right. I couldn't put the book down it's a page turner I never wanted it to end. The second book was great! Don't get me wrong, but compared to the first, well it wasn't with me all of the time, I love the action Suzanne has even reached the readers of a younger age now and I should know since I was 10 when I read all three of the books. When people think fantasy, they don't think of the hunger games, but I do. I am only 11 and I have already read them each 12 times over their amazing. I may be only 11 but I have read thousands of books from the hobbit to witch and wizard but this one is the best!

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

It is kind of disappointing to find this on the #2 spot of "Best Books of All Time." Do not get me wrong, this is a fantastic book! But it does not deserve to be #2. It does not even deserve to be in the top 20! There are so many better books than this! Here are a few.

1: The Lord of the Rings Series.
2: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
4: Anything from Edgar Allan Poe
5: The Narnia Chronicles.
6: The Green Mile
7: Misery
8: Where the Red Fern Grows
9: Maniac Magee
10: Bud, Not Buddy.
11: Crash
12: The Percy Jackson Series
13: My Brother Sam is Dead
14: My Side of the Mountain
15: Stargirl
16: The Tale of Despereaux
17: Hatchet
18: Pet Semetary
19: The Outsiders
20: The Christmas Carol

I would rank Hunger Games somewhere in the 20s. Outstanding book, but it is completely overrated. Go read some classics, kids. You will find them MUCH more enjoyable.

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

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.

Harry Potter DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP 3, for heaven’s sake. The ending is so beautiful...for a seven book series, it is legendary how Rowling adds clues and suspension building up to the grand finale.
-SaveThePolarBears

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.

Harry Potter is my personal favorite book series ever. I love The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, but I believe this book deserves a higher rank than both of those books. I grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and all the other characters in these seven books. The story is so rich and the characters are so relatable and human, it feels like you're really there, going on the adventure with them. I dreamed of going to Hogwarts and becoming a wizard, zapping my enemies with spells and jinxes, and I still do. I don't dream of being of going into a death game, and killing other children. I don't dream of becoming a hobbit and going on a journey through Middle-Earth. I dream of being with Harry Potter, and saving the wizarding world. It's not just nostalgia; I think every kid who wants to read about awesome characters, deep stories, and worlds you want to jump right into, should read this book.

5 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien Product Image

One of the best books In my opinion and should be in the top three. This Book is so magical, and it just makes me wanna keep reading it, especially with its cliffhangers. But come on people get this book more up there! Every Kid Living should be happy knowing that The Hobbit is in there bookshelf.

To everyone who is rating this please tell me that you actually have read the book and are not voting because you liked the movie. The hobbit took me (sadly) a little bit less than 7 months to read but then again I did loose the book fr about 3 months and I was in the 5th grade when I read it. But when I finished it I felt so accomplished and it was such an iconic book to read and I loved reading it so much that I bought myself another copy to read in the future.as a matter of fact I like the book so much more than the 3 movies. To anyone who has only seen the movies, please read the book today! It will make your life and opinion of the movies so much better.

I couldn't take the cliffhangers, which was my bedtime, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next so badly. but then there are cliffhangers. you end off a chapter with the book talking about what sam and frodo are hoping for, and then you start off the next chapter with the perspective of someone completely different. It was so annoying, but I got through it by waking up super early before school and reading it and super late past my terrible 13 year old curfew (12am three years ago). I loved the story's adventure so much that I went to some weird lotr convention. I loved this book so much.

Best book I've ever read. I will always read this book and I will always love it, and I'll fall in love with it after the 400th time I've read it. JRR Tolkien is the writer most writers need to look up to. Lord Of The Rings should at least be second, or tied with first, both are masterpieces. I treat Tolkien's works like they're holier than the Bible itself.

6 1984 - George Orwell 1984 - George Orwell Product Image

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.

Read this when I was 12. I honestly didn't like it but I think it is one of the most well written books and most thought provoking books ever. Even though I don't like it I still respect it so much and think it is an amazing book. George Orwell is a genius to think this up and write it in such an amazing manner.

This site is just flooding with so many brain dead kids. Of course, some of the novels in modern times are (were) great, I don't argue on it. But seriously, The Lord of the rings better than books like this one, 1984, and books that can shocked the world like animal farm, on the origin of species, communist manifesto, the iliad and Odyssey by Homer, the Divine comedy, was and peace, Hamlet by Shakespeare (you know Shakespeare, right? ), Ulysses, and the list go on... And rank's title says BOOKS, not just novels. If you're not into literature, not vote on it, simple as that.

If there is one book you have to read it's this one. A very thought provoking and troubling book that has too many similarities to what's happening today.

7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling Product Image

The intro to the magical world of Harry Potter is so amazing, it shows how Harry discovers himself and learns he’s not a random boy with glasses and a scar, he’s gifted, talented, and brave. It is a great start to (in my opinion) the best series ever written.
-SaveThePolarBears

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)

LOVE IT! This book introduced me to my favorite world to escape to. More people need to get into this series. It changes your life.

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.

8 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald Product Image

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

I read this book when I was in sixth grade and I still love it! In my opinion, this should be way higher than other books meant for kids 11-17 (minus the Bible)

I love that it is based in the 1920’s, it’s my favorite time period in modern history. Plus the movie turned out really good. It has some good lessons that everyone should learn, and still has an intriguing story along with them. Something that a lot of books don’t do in my opinion.

Definitely top 5 worthy. Way better than the Hunger Games and Diary of the Wimpy kid. This book does a brilliant topic and it is well written.

9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney Product Image

The amount of haters and toxicity in this comment section is sad. People are saying the same reasons "it's dull" "Greg should be in high school" like seriously, shut up. If you've never read the book, then don't comment on it. And no, it's not overrated. I would go as far as to say it's UNDERrated.

This is a book that everyone should read at least once. It doesn’t take itself too seriously which I like. It’s extremely well written and relatable. Every page is so alive and vivid. Every character is extremely different and filled with personality. It is really funny. It may be written for kids and teens but anyone can easily enjoy this book. It’s in my top five favorite books.

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

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

10 To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee  Product Image

This book is important for everyone to read, and one of my favourite things about it is that it is genuinely fun to read, and while you learn the lessons it teaches and while you're heart aches for the injustices shown within it, you still absolutely love reading it, and it's still very entertaining.

Without a doubt, the most captivating, engaging, realistic, and heartfelt novel ever penned. Well- deserved Pulitzer Prize winning recipient! The symbolism and allusions in this novel, make it a Master class in literature along with the first-person narration of Jean Louise Finch better known as "Scout" who reflects on her life in Depression-era Alabama as a young girl and her adventures/misadventures with her older brother Jem "who was never the same after his arm was broken... but they spoke very little about it."

Further, she recalls her beloved father, her overbearing aunt, her closest playmate, an acerbic elderly lady whom the entire neighborhood fears, a revered and feared housekeeper, the most bullied boy in school, a slew of refined, genteel southern ladies tied to a dying past, and the mysterious "Boo" Radley: an enigma to all the children as he never speaks or sets foot from his house. What secrets, if any, does he harbor? Will they ever get "Boo" ' to come ...more

Reading this book can literally change your life and make you see things and other people in a whole new light. While it's gratifying to see Mockingbird solidly in the top 20, it's still not as high as it should be. It shouldn't be struggling to stay in the top ten. While some of the books ahead of this are good books, I have to question whether people five hundred years from now will know about their characters. I do think people five hundred years from now will know who Atticus Finch is.

Other than the Bible this is the greatest book. It has a great movie too, unlike most of the other individual books like this that have a movie.

The Newcomers

? The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope Product Image
? The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins Product Image
The Contenders
11 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins Product Image

Even for as much as I like reading, I usually like movies adapted from books. But I don't think the movie does justice to just how amazing this book is.

Catching Fire is my fave book ever, but ask yourselves; do you think HG, Hobbit, Harry Potter, even the Bible, are gonna be up there in 2014 when the film Divergent comes out (as is said to happen? ) Nope. Just wait, read the book Divergent and see when I am right.

Personally, this was better than The Hunger Games, in my opinion it was fresh yet still went along the same guidelines as The Hunger Games does. This is one of the few sequels that improve after the first book. 10/10.

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!

12 The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger Product Image

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 society is inherently flawed ...more

Stop calling this a masterpiece. I hate this book. Every single character in it is a flat, one dimensional jerk. Holden is an ass and I want to punch him in the face. All he does is make stupid mistakes and be mean to people. He cares about himself and nothing else and his discussions are irrational and make no sense. It's not funny. It's boring. It's a plotless, themeless, pointless, meaningless, unsatisfying, trashy piece of crap. Diary of a wimpy kid is TEN TIMES better than this book, and diary of a wimpy kid is far from being a masterpiece.

I loved this book! It's definitely one of the best character developing books out there. At no more glance than reading off a few pages and not looking into the words, Holden seems like a jerk. But he's not. He's a kid in a terrible time in his life, and he's trying to make friends, but the world doesn't accept that. It's not some compelling "ohohoh sexy plot where John Travolta flies to the moon in the 1800s! 1! 2! " but it's certainly a good book.

This is obviously a list made by pretty simple minded people, there are some amazing books out there, and the fact that the diary of a wimpy kid has been ranked over catcher in the rye is very very sad

13 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling Product Image

Surprise endings happen, and this is the best one by far. It helps understand Hermione and Ron’s frayed relationship, how they would be if Harry teamed up with one of them, and Harry’s heartfelt desire to see his parents and to take revenge on the people who helped kill them.
-SaveThePolarBears

The best book ever sorry god it is more interesting than the bible for me and this book The Prisoner of Azkaban the worst Harry Potter movie Seller is the best Harry Potter and best book ever with The escaper of Azkaban the wizard prison Sirius Black is who everyone thinks helped Voldemort kill James and Lily Potter is now apparently after Harry Potter, harry must be safe but what happens when there is a traitor in the mix and someone is to be killed who was falsely accused. Who is the traitor and can they find him before it is too late.

Ugh this book is SO GOOD. It introduces some of my favorite things: The Marauders, Lupin, my favorite spell (expecto patronum), time travel (little risky but it worked really well for this book), and my FAVORITE THING... B I G P L O T T W I S T S! The plotting is just so well done. I love the way that everything comes together in the end. A must read. Phenomenal.

I love this book, Harry Potter finds out about a guy named Sirius Black who was misunderstood as a bad guy. When Harry, Ron, and Hermoine found him, they discovered that Sirius was really Harry's guardian who associated with his parents. And Peter Petegrew, who was once Ron's pet rat, now turned into him and betrayed him. In the fourth book, Peter is known as Wormtail and works for Voldemort.

14 Animal Farm - George Orwell Animal Farm - George Orwell Product Image

Very good book, really makes you think. I remember reading it when I was like eight and I really enjoyed it and thought it was a very deep and well written book.

Really quite a simple book in truth. Follows Orwell's usual formula, with the hero (or heroes in this case) becoming disillusioned and losing to a tyrannical power, but much weaker considering the base it is construced on existed at the time of writing. I found his least well known novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, far more inspiring and disturbing.

It is what you make of it, though probably one of the best reflections on society as ever written. Even though it seems a bit childish at first glance it is a work of art and is a great chance to see society. It certainly never aged!

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.

15 It - Stephen King It - Stephen King Product Image

Gunslinger and Carrie seem better King novels, This seems good too but King wrote really awful scenes in this in which If I ever pick this one up I will try to avoid 'that scene' like the plague.

This book is coined to be the scariest book of all time. I didn't believe that, so I read it. Let's just say that whoever reads this book will no doubt be scared of clowns for the rest of their lives.

"They float, Georgie, and when you're down. here with me, you'll float too! "

This is by far the most imaginative, frightening, and the best book ever written. Come on guys, Stephen King is like God. He has been writing things even before half the people in this list were born. This guy deserves it.

Come on guys! Why is this masterpiece so far down the list? IT is King at his finest, with the Stand a close second. Best book ever, let alone best horror book ever. True reading experience. Thank you Stephen King.

16 The Fault In Our Stars - John Green The Fault In Our Stars - John Green Product Image

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!

To Me, One of the greatest books in history, In the same category as To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of The Rings, Beautifully written and perfectly plotted. Hazel and Gus represent a perfectly flawed love we have not since since the days of Romeo and Juliet. This is such a good book because it builds up the painful ending leaving readers desperate and loving of these very likable characters

The most fascinating book ever.The small intricate details John Green put in it is amazing. If you think that there is a book better than TFIOS in existence, then give yourself some time and think about the book. The depth given to the characters, specifically Hazel, the true and realistic depiction of death, the way TFIOS actually is parallel to An Imperial Affliction and just everything makes it perfect. A must read. and then there is so much love between Hazel and Augustus that you can get lost in it.

This is the one romance book I like. It doesn't have the teens living a fantasy life, these kids have cancer. It also has the best qoutes and I think the charecters such as Hazel and Augustus are well developed with a real life, intense romance, amd are both very wise for their age. The ending made me cry so hard for 29939383828373782929293873828 years so yes I love this book because it is real life not fantasy romance perfection world.

17 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Product Image

This wonderful , amazing , outstanding Christmas Book is a wonderful read . I even have the book and the cd . I really love this Holiday book . This Christmas book is about Ebenezer Scrooge despite his grumpy mood learns about Christmas even though he likes to Bah Humbug ! I really love this book so much it has some humor in it too . I also like the Disney Christmas Carol with Jim Carey .

Perhaps the most adapted story ever penned, this beloved, timeless classic recounts the transformation of a "stingy, avaricious old sinner..." as on one fateful Christmas Eve in Victorian England, he faces ghosts and a past long-forgotten: he will be forced to reckon with three Spirits before he earns a chance for redemption and in that stead discover the true meaning of Christmas.
A quick page turner, deftly told in avid yet precise prose. Cannot laud this beloved opus enough! Sit back, light a fire, sip a cup of steaming hot cocoa, and treat yourself to this Yuletide treasure! You won't regret it!

This is the only book I have read without dying of boredom here. I haven’t even cracked open a Harry Potter book! Ever in my life!

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.

18 The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan Product Image

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.

This book changed my life. When I was a child, I had a hard time reading because nothing was entertaining enough to keep me still. In the summer of the fourth grade, my third grade brother told me it was amazing. So, I took his word for it and started reading. Once I started I couldn't stop. I ate that book in just one month. It was the first book I read in my life. Now, I can read a six hundred paged book in six to seven hours, knowing exactly what happened. Thank you for the existence of this book. I wouldn't be able to read without it.

most amazing story ever. It teaches kids life goals and lets them almost instantly become a genius at mythology. Such an amazing series

The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series is amazing. It has so many great lessons and character development, and Percy Jackson is one of my faverote charecters because he is very brave, kind, and thoughtful. I've shipped him with Annabeth so much! I thought it was really cool how we used his wish to make it better for children of Hades and minor gods and not just for himself, that is very rare. Annabeth, Clarrise and Silena are all very well developed female characters who are unique, and interesting. Thalia is very tough and that is why she is one of my faverote. Nico is also very mysterious and frankly misunderstood and needs more credit, I'm on The Son of Neptune so I hope he does. It's cool how he helped Hazel get a second chance. The Gods and Goddesses are very well developed and I like how they were built from the ground up off of their myths, and were made much betted than ever before. This was such an original idea that lives up to all of it's potential.

19 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling Product Image

It’s interesting, with more twists and an introduction to new characters from different ethnic backgrounds. Harry Potter is a great series that you definitely have to read.

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE HP book. This book is the bridge between Harry and friends being all innocent and discovering magic to the, darker return of Lord Voldemort. I always loved the mystery of who put Harrys name in the Goblet and seeing Harry slowly change from a little boy with a scar on his head to a man. Plus, Cedric Diggory is my favorite character!

Goblet of Fire should be way higher. Sure, it might not be as awesome as Deathly Hallows but it should be in the top ten. It is better than Prisoner of Azkaban and Philosophers stone so I voted for it because I thought it deserved to be higher.

I know this is probably the most underrated Harry Potter book know to man, but it is still for me the most memorable. The storyline is so interesting and it keeps you hooked to the book. I spent a whole summer reading it and I loved it!

20 The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton Product Image

I read this book in class and it is awesome. Even the people that usually do not like books keep talking about it. Before I thought "Great, another boring novel" because I read a boring novel in class last year, but books in general are not boring. But once I read it I thought "Man, this is one of the greatest books I read in class". I feel like reading it again. And it is not boring and confusing at all, it makes you want to keep reading it. I like the characters just like the ones on T.V. and movies. Dally is my favorite because he is tough and awesome, but at the same time, shows love for Johnny. All the characters are great and well written. And this is really suprising for a 15 year old to write something as amazing as this. I even want to draw a picture of the chaarcters in this book. I like the gangs and violence too!

The only thing I hated about this book was Johnny's and Dally's death. WHY?! WHY JOHNNY?! I LOVED HIM! WHY MUST HE DIE?! Other than that, fantastic book.

Dude this is the best book ever! I had to read this book for school and when I read the first few pages, I thought "Meh could be better.". But when I got deeper into it... I was so blown away. I LOVED it. The plot, the characters, EVERYTHING. My school even had us dress up like a greaser or soc. Not many people did it but me and my friends did. We even had ourselves call each other names of the characters. I was Dally and my best friend was Ponyboy, and my other friends were Johnny, Darry, Two-Bit, and Sodapop. I seriously can't think of any other good 1960s book. S.E Hinton, YOU ARE A GENIUS. (My favorite characters are Dally and Johnny by the way)

The outsiders is an amazing book. The characters are so real. Boys will like it because it has gangs and killing and reality. Girls will like it, because they will love the boys. The boys are great you just got to love them all. Twist endings and reality all over. Young author that wrote the book from her own experience. If it is this high on the board you have to take in to consideration that it is an amazing book. (Girls will love the boys, Boys will love the violence gangs and realty)

21 The Giver - Lois Lowry The Giver - Lois Lowry Product Image

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.

Incredible book, great characters and storyline, Character development, incredible really. 10/10

It is one of those books that look boring but you can't put it down when you start reading it.

Read it in about 4 hours, it wasn't fast paced yet I couldn't put it down. Loved it!

22 Moby Dick - Herman Melville Moby Dick - Herman Melville Product Image

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

The quitnessential American novel, the greatest of all time

It's such a good book

Lessons in this book are timleess

23 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis Product Image

What has this world come to where DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is higher than this? This is an amazing piece of literature for various ages, and endless classic, and it stretches so far and explores life, evil, and good. This is an amazing book, the possibly the best of the series. It will never get old, no matter how many times I read it.

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.

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 is totally awesome. The Narnia Chronicles is full of magic. You can't stop once you started reading it.

24 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Product Image

Not quite as good as diary of a wimpy kid but still pretty good

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!

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?

depressing. A beautiful story about people who are different and how they are treated. A must read

25 Divergent - Veronica Roth Divergent - Veronica Roth Product Image

The most overrated book I have ever read. It's a bad plot and horrible world building. And being Divergent isn't even bad. It just means you have more than one good choice. It's a boring Hunger games ripoff. Tris is anything but likeable.

And how can you compare it to legends like lord of the rings or the hobbit. How can you put this in a list with the BIBLE?

These books suck! It's so unnecessarily complicated and the dull characters take too much time explaining the boring and sickeningly complicated plot and Tris is just your typical perfect teenage kickbutt girl that has no fear and all that. Nobody is perfect, so your characters shouldn't be either.

Really Divergent haters, it’s not bad. Honestly twilight had a good writer (Not really) but Divergent is life lessons, We mend each other *sniff* but it’s really good but the series came more boring...

Veronica Roth came up with the idea for this book when she was 11 or 12. This is such a good book. This is my favorite book along with Looking for Alaska by John Green and The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.

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