Best Novels of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

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... Its a novel you can read 10 times and find something new on the 11th read.

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.

This book is amazing and anyone that hasen't read it should:) It is filled with fantasy, action, suspence and humor. The ending is sad though.

A masterpiece appropriate for any age.

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2 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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

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

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3 The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

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

A modern classic.

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. - HezarioSeth

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4 1984 - George Orwell

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

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5 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

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!

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

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

Harry Potter is extremely creative(the idea) but horribly written. the writing style doesn't go deep at all. harry did this. harry did that. everyone mourn for him BECAUSE HIS PARENTS DIED. my mom's parents died when she was 6 and actually knew them. like suck it up. ron and hermione are more deep. they actually develop. harry is still a stuck up snob. shut up harry.

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7 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy V 2 Comments
8 Going Bovine - Libba Bray

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. - Andrewgregway

9 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

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

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

10 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The Newcomers

? The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton

The Contenders

11 Moby Dick - Herman Melville V 1 Comment
12 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

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...

13 Penpal - Dathan Auerbach
14 Frankenstein - Mary Shelley V 1 Comment
15 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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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16 Animal Farm - George Orwell

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. - MaxPap

This Novel should be number 1 in all of motherland.

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

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17 A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

A cool book to read

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

18 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
19 The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
20 The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo

About dreams and destiny... it's the best I've read yet. also its short

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1. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
2. Going Bovine - Libba Bray
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Andrewgregway
1. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
G7Hope
1. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
2. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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