Top Ten Best Books of All Time


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41 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

42 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

What a poor uneducated world we are living in... A world where the Hunger Game trilogy is rated higher than a masterpiece like Lolita... This is unbelievable! Read, for god's sake! Lolita, a book about the monster hidden in each and everyone of us, a book about obsession, desire and lust, a book that helps us find our identity and determine what is right and what is wrong in life. Humbert, this monster who loved Lolita with all his heart, yes, he loved her, and yet he robbed her of her life. I absolutely loved this book and have no shame in admitting it.

This book has rather shocking subjects.

We're are my Lolita fans because it's my favorite book EVER

Are you joking this is amazing he can't see beauty exept Lolita and what makes it even Better is Lolita isn't written like some inhumanly gorgeuse or flawless she's a normal child with imperfections and she doesn't think of things.she wears slacks and drinks malts and this is realistic even with her inperfections she is seen as perfection. The only problem isn't a problem I just don't really like the main character humbert

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43 Charlotte's Web - E. B. White

Spiders are misunderstood creatures and this book features a story about a friendship between Wilbur, a pig in a barn, and Charlotte, the spider living at the corner of the barn. Even though Charlotte helped Wilbur survive and become famous like he should be, no one other than the animals noticed Charlotte! And Charlotte died... It was so sad. - officialstudyqueen

It's all about this spider, who takes care of a pig named Wilbur. None of the animals notice this spider's actions and then he dies... So sad

Why is this so low! It literally ranked #1 on another site!

44 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Wonderful book. Should at least be in the top 20.

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45 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

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.

46 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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!

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

Short, but oh so simply good. Honestly one of the best books I've ever read.

Really lower than wimpy kid

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47 Animal Farm - George Orwell

Seriously People! READ THIS BOOK and then you'll change your mind about how awesome the hunger games is.

"In the end, no one can tell which is human and which is animal"

You will know why if you read the book

In french class (I live in canada) We read this book (traduced in french of course) and it's maybe the only book that I LOVE that school showed me. Amazing book. Short but so meaningful. - MaxPap

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.

Changed my life

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


49 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It makes you feel for the characters and why they do what they do. It's a thought provoking book in my opinion.

You will just simply never forget this book once you've read it - KapiteinKaas

Russian literature masterpiece. And below Twilight

50 Cupid Wars - Timothy Carter
51 Kill Switch - Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene
52 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne

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.

53 The Help - Kathryn Stockett

Brilliant. I've read it 20 times and still love it. Perfectly honest and warm. Doesn't drag and is just sequel begging talent

-Austin Kelly

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

I can't believe this book isn't higher on the list. It's a modern day masterpiece! It has the most shocking and amazing closing in any book I have ever read. This book manages to have extremely layered characters that you both love in hate in the only 200 or so pages of its contents. This book changed my life. - TuckerTheFrog

55 The Bully Book - Eric Kahn Gale
56 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney


57 A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Way better than Catcher, way better than Diary of a Whimpy Kid, WAY BETTER than Harry Potter, as much as aI love it. ACO is perhaps the most underrated book of all time for it's imagination and unmatchable view on society.

58 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

So great for kid aNd adults and teaches them to love to read and get active and have adventures and have fun in life because it is motorised and I bet tom fellas the. Same way but just keep your limits which is A. Flaw that tom has

The entire book was great. Mark Twain expressed all those scenes in a very creative manner and moreover that accent! The plot takes pride in simple things of life and it shows that sometimes mischief can earn you a treasure. Lol. - LightningBlade

I love this book. I read this for school because I needed to read a classic novel and I absoloutely loved it!

59 Dune - Frank Herbert

How come Dune's not in the top 10s? It's the greatest sci-fi book off all time!

Have you read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? If you have- great! But if not I think you would definitely like it - paganomd

This book is amazing. Best book ever written by far, and this is coming from a 14 year old. My point is, anyone can enjoy this book (although you may not understand all of it). - TaylorD4533

What has the world come to,why isn't dune at least in the top ten

Greatest book I've ever read. This should be top 5 as it changed how we look at sci-fi. Definitely could not say the same for the movie

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60 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

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