Best Novels of All Time


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21 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

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

22 The Giver - Lois Lowry
23 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
24 Cujo - Stephen King V 1 Comment
25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling


26 The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder
27 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

I just couldn't put it down, when I began reading it!

28 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
29 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre should be number one. I've never read the Harry Potter series, or the Kite Runner. I absolutely HATED reading Pride and Prejudice because nothing that interesting ever really happened. Besides, the theme of Pride and Prejudice was so cliché and boring! Jane Austen was a good writer, but in my opinion her story-telling lacked conviction and action. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye, and I enjoyed them because they brought me back to childhood, and made me think of some historical issues (To Kill a Mockingbird). However, none of those novels compare to Charlotte Brontë's, Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is my favorite novel because I love the heroine. She's intelligent, independent, moral, strong-willed, self-respecting, and passionate. Jane Eyre is the perfect role-model for any young woman. I also had a crush on the dark, brooding, yet charming Mr. Edward Fairfax Rochester, but I admire Jane for not being willing to compromise who she is to be with him. ...more

30 An Appointment in Samarra - John O'Hara
31 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
32 The Stand - Stephen King
33 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

If your going to put Lord of the Rings at top, at least in number 2 is the prequel book.

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34 Holes - Louis Sachar
35 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Hunger games is an amazing and unique book, it should not be 26 it should be number 1!

I love hunger games almost as much as I love divergent so to be honest those probally two of the best books there are I also like if I stay six months later and more

36 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
37 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
38 The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell
39 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
40 Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

It's a great novel, a masterpiece

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