Best Novels of All Time

The Top Ten

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

I loved this book. It hit home. I think it would for any young person, struggling to find his compass in life. I also found it deeply, emotional. Particularly, as the protagonist reveals his loving connection to his youngest sibling. It's a book I read at least once every few years. It, strangely enough, realigns my compass. As both a writer, and a person.

It's a lovely book! If you take away all the swear words from it you'll just get a flimsy para. At most. No oFence, but I really was annoyed with this book. Catch-22 was worse.

A brilliant story illustrating the struggles of being a young adult and losing innocence as you grow up.

A modern classic.

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien Product Image

This novel is one of the classics and will remain so for a long long time. It has all the elements in the right proportion. Love, happiness, grief, loss, tragedy... It's a novel you can read 10 times and find something new on the 11th read.

The way he writes, Tolkien is just awesome.
A beautiful fantasy. The pioneer of fantasy. Every other fantasy that exist today be it a video game or a movie, has some element from this novel.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is AMAZING. Also in film, but the film doesn't show some essential parts which the books include. I love them. The father novel of all fantasy.

One novel to rule them all, One novel to hook them,
One novel to bring them all, And in the library, book them.

1984 - George Orwell 1984 - George Orwell Product Image

It's the ONLY novel that makes you aware of the chaninigans of any government anywhere. Read it and wake up to a new realization. But it should have been called 2020!

My favourite novel.. Orwell was miles ahead of his time

YES. This novel is AMAZING. It should be in 1st place.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Product Image

My favourite stand-alone book. I absolutely love the characters and I love the plot.

Lucid, simple with engaging characters.. You never get bored of this novel. Ever

This is my favorite book, with Animal Farm by George Orwell following behind.

Deep and thoughtful... One of the best books ever written

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald Product Image
Going Bovine - Libba Bray Going Bovine - Libba Bray Product Image

A well-written dark comedy.

A Fantasticly Written Novel With Tons Of Greatly Developed Charcters. Give It A Read If You Ever Get The Time.

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

Honestly the outsider is great

This book made me cry so did the movie it makes me fell actual emotion reading I love the movie they are also all hottys my favorite characters are ponyboy and twobit

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy Product Image

I haven't read the whole book yet, but so far, it's one of the most interesting books I've ever read! This book is exactly Leo Tolstoy himself, it's a good example of how great he was!

What? War and peace below HP and 1984! I have lost faith in humanity.

This should be #1 this is the greatest book of all time

He is smart like Socrates

Penpal - Dathan Auerbach Penpal - Dathan Auerbach Product Image

It's not only a novel, but more of creepypasta novel and that's why Wikipedia brought me.
It's about a narrator trying to write to his penpal, but as he grew up the penpal is dead. That cover in the book was the scene where the stalker chased the two main characters.

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Product Image

The Contenders

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

How is this not higher up? Seriously...It's amazing and worth reading! If you're a little kid who hasn't read Harry Potter, I urge you to try! I'd be very proud, even if I don't get to see you!

Harry potter is one of my two obsessions, though I like my other obsession more, disney.

This book and the lord of the rings are the only ones that I know. Everythingelse I have never even head of it!

Great and highly adventurous
but Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows should also be here

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli Product Image
Moby Dick - Herman Melville Moby Dick - Herman Melville Product Image

This book really rocks.

my 2nd favorite novel

Captain ahab

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Product Image

I liked Dacula better but this is still an amazing book

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini Product Image

A painfully beautiful portrayl of
complex human emotions and relations set on the backdrop of war stricken Afghanistan. It emotionally consumed me throughout and how! One of the best reads of all time.

Never read it but heard its one of the greatest novels of all time. I am going to try this novel very soon.

Really nice historical novel about a boy's life in Afghanistan.

Heart-wrenching all through out.

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

Do you know what I love about this book, the fact that the book never directly tells you there is something wrong with how the pigs are running the farm. You are able to draw your own conclusions from the facts given. I also like how everything the pigs do is the direct opposite of what Big Major wanted, spreading the rebellion, be free, overtake humans, don't act like humans. Although this is not my favorite book (that goes to Fahrenheit 451) it's probably my second with The Book Theif and The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane close behind it.

A genius allegorical and satirical novel about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. It's an amazing work of art that also tells one of the greatest tales of the downfall of a civilization.

I don't read novels often, cause I'm not a fan of reading novels, but this is a really good one. Deep, meaningful. You want to see what happens next, but the ending will paralyze you.

In America, you abuse animals. In Soviet Russia, animals abuse you!

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

An absolute classic.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick Product Image
The Green Mile - Stephen King The Green Mile - Stephen King Product Image

The most heartbreaking story ever told, and possibly the best story ever told

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Product Image

This is such a good book. Certainly worthy of number 8. Personally I think it should be second. Of course my favorite is Pride and prejudice, but TLOTR is a great novel too. But this is so vivid in the description of characters, and has such sophisticated humor and dialogue. What a good book and sweet story, but also teaches a good lesson.

Every time I read it I can't stop myself from smiling...

The Giver - Lois Lowry The Giver - Lois Lowry Product Image
The Godfather - Mario Puzo The Godfather - Mario Puzo Product Image

This one truly changed my life... The things like "omerta" n lolyalty were taught to me by the godfather...

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie Product Image

Pick up this book if you love mysteries and murder... The best Agatha Christie novel out there

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens Product Image

Such an elegant and beautifully written book...so much better than Stargirl, which is currently the next book on this list.

A cool book to read

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky Product Image

Dostojewski‘s best one. Intriguing and mind-bending.

Best book ever writen.shame on you

Fyodor stands out as the best author ever, and this (in my opinion) is his most awesome book, but also read The Kamaroz brothers, but read this first

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