Top Ten Best Books of All Time


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81 Watchmen - Alan Moore

I'm not a reader but I do enjoy many comics and graphic novels. Watchmen is my all time favorite - Jonerman

82 2001: A Space Odyssey

To put it as lightly as I can This book simply fell down to the same hole "American Psycho" did, the author is too obsessed to introduce a concept or an idea rather than actually telling a narative. And that very fact can bee seen by how Arthur C Clarke wrote the novel: there are simply too many pointless back-story and exposition, the characters are bland and lifeless, the narrave plot is all over the place (though I liked the first story with Moon-Walker), and the ambigious ending only shows how Clarke only wanted to show this undigestable and abstract "Larger than life" concept of a clearly fictional future.

Sorry not for me, and most definitely not one of the best books of all time.

83 Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

What a fun read. I love the characters and the concept. Personally, I preferred the Eternity Code as the best in the series, but the first one is the most original and I guess it deserves the higher spot. - Knucklewood

If all the people who voted actually had read Artemis Fowl, things would be a lot different. Artemis Fowl has an ingenious plot filled with twists and turns.

Oh I wished so much this was second! After the Bible, of course! - keyson

They need to make a movie already! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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84 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Never before in my life have I come across such a perfectly written love story. I've stopped counting the number of times I've read this book as it is a futile effort.

Why is this way down here?! I'm ashamed! I love that book!

How can there be a list of the BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME without Pride and Prejudice in it? How?

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86 The Snows of Kiliminjaro - Ernest Hemingway
87 Sharp Objects
88 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

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

Reading it now and it is amazing with a beautifully written plot needs to be higher up it should be like 4 or 5 not 52

Just finishing and completely love about this part of Russia history! - Tolstoi_Comments

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90 The Book of Mormon

Hands down best book.

Best book ever!

This should be #1

91 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

I just have to say that The Silmarillion is one of the saddest books I've ever read. Tragic and very sad. Yet the thought put into this novel, the beauty of the world Tolkien created, and the deep morals and ideals stay with you for the rest of your life. The intricate detail on every page can easily be missed, even if you read the book multiple times. This book is amazing and even though it can be very difficult to read in places (either because it's so tragic or just a lot of detail), I still hold fiercely onto the belief that this book will remain one of the best novels ever created.

How dare this be so low? It's the best novel ever. So beautifully written with such amazing stories and characters. I can't tell you the amount of times this book almost made me cry when the characters died (I don't cry very much). Very emotional and inspiring. Should be number 1.

An absolute must read for true Middle Earth aficionados

My favorite Novel of all time.

92 The Giver - Lois Lowry

Who wouldn't like this book? I give it 10 out of 10. If only it was number 1.

This book is probably the best book of all time. - Absolite

This is an incredible book.

Great book

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93 Jurassic Park: A Novel

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

94 The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman

This book - no, this series in general - is so deep, though provoking, complex, and well-written. A modern masterpiece. Its controversial, sure, but most great things are. The Amber Spyglass is the best in the series but I'm voting for this because it's what my at people know and it's more likely to make it to the top ten, where it belongs.

It certainly gets you thinking and is much deeper than just the plot. A great reflection on religion, society, and humans themselves. The setting is one of the most imaginative ever, and deserves to be read if for that only!

This is my favourite book ever!
Oh and also, the name is 'Northern Lights'. Read this book! Read the next two! It changed my life, it will change your life too. When I finished this book, I turned it over, and started again! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! VOTE PEOPLE VOTE NOW!

I read this book only recently. - LightningBlade

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95 A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

How is a Wrinkle in Time 91!? I love this book.

How was this not on this list before? HOW IS DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 7?!? 🤦🏼‍♀️ - ExplosivePanther

96 From the Corner of His Eye - Dean Koontz

This novel confirms my belief that nothing is without purpose. The world and everyone and everything in it exist for reasons beyond our comprehension. We live in the 'natural' where theories are based on verifiable facts. The book brings enlightenment to worlds, events, people that connect and inter-connect in ways often viewed as supernatural. I'm positive the author recognized his novel as being no coincidence. It was meant to be just as he was meant to create it.

Dean Koontz is my favorite author - AgentofAnarchy

97 Beloved - Toni Morrison
98 Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

The title of this book is badass

99 The Boy at the End of the World
100 American Psycho

Tough read, but a scathing attack on materialism.

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