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.

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

A modern classic.

Fabulous book

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... 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.

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.

Why is “The Goblet of Fire” on this list?

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.

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

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

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

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

Honestly the outsider is great

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!

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

He is smart like Socrates

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

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

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

The reason harry potter books are not higher because everyone likes different one mine is goblet of fire because I really reeled foolish when I can't think it could be poly juice potion

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

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

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.

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.

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.

This Novel should be number 1 in all of motherland.

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

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.

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

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

Best book ever writen.shame on you

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

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