Top Ten Best Books of All Time


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21 Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

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.

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.

Its just... wow. I honestly have no words for its brilliance. Except the 11 ones I just typed... wow way to disprove myself.

I love this book.Life is always not a piece of cake. It's just like this with different experiences and perspectives.If you want to learn to survive throughout your life against all odds,this book would be a great chance. You also experience about how time heals the wounds in your heart and mind.Peeta and Katniss are together forever.And only pure love would make a person who doesn't know himself make him lead the way to know the other. This book is amazing.Real or Not Real? Hell Yeah.It's "always" "real".

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

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.

I LOVE all the Harry Potter books. I just picked the first book since it starts off the series.

Great book...not as much good as the other parts, but I think it deserves this position or maybe even higher

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23 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

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.

This is the worst list ever made.

The hunger games warriors and it are ahead of literary masterpiece there good books but this is a master class novel

This list is beyond hope, but let's at least get this in the top 30, hopefully 20. 1984 also needs to beat Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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24 The Maze Runner - James Dashner

This is a review based on the BOOKS only. The movie, in my opinion, was nothing compared to the power of the book.
It's a story filled with unique characters, each with flaws and strengths. They're all relatable, and people could spend hours debating their thoughts, motives, etc: not unlike Harry Potter. The storyline is strong, with action and suspense, and although it's not written as well as say LOTR or Harry Potter, it's still relatively good compared to a lot of YA Fiction.
Also, I wanted to point out to the person who commented that it is a Hunger Games rip-off...I really, aside from the fact it's teens trying to survive, see no similarities. I think it compares more to Lost or Lord of the Flies in terms of plot.
To each their own opinion, but I think this should be higher on the list. - booklover

This book should be in the top ten. It is one of the best books I have ever read and that is no exaggeration. It's a must read.

How ever, like all the new hunger games rip off's like Divergent, the first book is the best, and by the third book you pretty much only ever want to read the first one, because no one can ever have the third one be the least painful to read.

What, this was way better than divergent. The movies were as good as the books in my opinion, or at least the scorch trials was.

This book needs more votes. I started this book and IMMEDIATELY was sucked into the story. The characters are unique with flaws and great development. There are great ships. And Thomas Brodie Sangster. Never forget Thomas Brodie Sangster.

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

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.

How this book is so low down I will never know, it's just amazing, almost as good as The deathly Hallows.

Reading it now so far love it - Jlynch

This is the best one along with half blood prince

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26 The Stand - Stephen King

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.

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.

MY FAVORITE BOOK (tied with it) The fact that the hunger games, and diary of a wimpy kid are higher blows my mind

Wonderful book. Characters that are mourned and well remembered when you regretfully turn the last page.

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27 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

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!

The sheer amount of things is book achives is astounding. it humanizes a group of people that would otherwise have been forgoten, both with well devolped and memorable characters and chapters that chronicle the much bigger jounrneys, trobles, and experences of the okies during the great depression. it stands up for the poor and helps us understand how human society works on a basic level. the writing itself is astounding, far better than any of the books above it - RecklessGreed

28 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate Dicamillo

This book was pretty good. - MontyPython

This book was just fantastic

Um what is this

I remember reading this in grade was so touching I was in tears. I want a stuffed bunny now

29 Watership Down - Richard Adams

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

Watership Down is simply an amazing book. Everything was described beautifully and I loved the characters.

An incredible story of an incredible journey, Something here for everyone!

Water ship down deserves to be the best!

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30 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

31 Warriors - Erin Hunter

WHAT?!? Warriors does not deserve to be in 35 place. It should be much higher. Some people might just say it's a series about cats in the forest, but it's so much more. Most of the characters are complex, (I'm looking at you Spottedleaf and Silverstream...) and it takes readers hostage, begs them to read more. I remember going through a Warriors phase in fifth grade, and I was obsessed. I started even speaking like a Warrior! Warriors makes young readers think more deeply about what's going through the minds of animals, namely cats.

35 is way to low! These books are INCREDIBLE! The books may be about fighting but it gives you many emotions and makes you wonder what is really happening in the forest. These books really do have a spot in my heart. A great series for male and female, no matter what age. The characters are very life-like and well made. The journeys they go on a amazing. Extraordinary books! A must read! - PaintedWolves

I went through a Warriors phase in third grade... Still fun and entertain to read, and ecstatic that it remained in the second page of best books ever invented!

This is my favorite book I have ever read! It is really exciting and it's a super big cliff hanging series. Very well written.

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

Witty, deep, funny, a true science fiction classic but will appeal to anyone!

Comedy books are hard to make, and this is real talent.

Like PG Wodehouse, I open his books to any page when I want an immediate mini-vacation.

Don't Panic

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33 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

This book was mentioned in the Outsiders - Hspencer

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34 The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

LET IT GROW! - VideoGamefan5

35 Ulysses - James Joyce

The greatest book of 20th century

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36 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

How is this 91st?! This is a brilliant, magical book with a complex and interesting plot, beautiful writing, and it is full of touching moments. I became so attached to this book while reading it; I have to say that it truly changed my look on literature entirely. There are very few books which have that effect. - Kingisla11

I totally know what you mean, this book was amazing - I got so attached to it that I cried just because it was over!

Kind of sad (but then again not surprising) that this wonderful, heart-wrenching book is lower than those silly YA books that don't have a whole lot of meaning to them. This book breathes life into the minds of those who read it. If it doesn't deserve #1, I don't know what does.

An intense, ridiculously well written book from Death's point of view (I love that aspect of it). Definitely deserves to be on this list. - WolfsQuill

My favourite book; one of the best.

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37 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

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38 The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

It's an amazing book that can teach you a lot about yourself. My personal favorite.

This is like the best book ever, I'm disappointed seeing that it is the number 47

I love this book but this list is crap.

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39 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney


40 Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie

Best mystery ever. No one, I repeat no one will ever in a million years guess the twist. This is the twist everyone remembers in a century.

This book is, after all, written by one of the best mystery and crime writing authors Agatha Christie. And moreover, this is a standout thriller mystery book. - LightningBlade

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