Top Ten Best Books of All Time

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The Top Ten
1 The Bible

This book is true. It is the Word of God. Jesus came to die for our sins and to save the world. He was the ultimate sacrifice acceptable to God. Believe it or not, God is in your life, try seeking Him and He will find you. He knows your pain and knows how to answer your prayers, often in the way that is best for us to understand the answer, not always in the way we might expect. Remain steadfast, knowing that God in Christ has redeemed you through the sacrifice of the Redeemer (Jesus).

this is definitely the best book of all time if you read it and believe it you will have eternal life in heaven. And if you are willing to give up anything for God. This also talks about jesus dying and forgiving our sins. I can barely believe he died for us even though we deserved it.

Even if you don't believe the book, its the most famous book ever and almost every person on earth knows at least one bible story, even if their Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever religion.

This is not just an ordinary book. This is a sacred book that deserves to be respected by anyone, even those who are non-believers of God. This book contains historical events that are beyond scientific explanation. Even though it contains some gruesome stories like killing or fighting, it also tells us the difference between right and wrong, and what the effects would be if we have done something to our fellow people in this world. If you read it every day and incorporate it into your daily life, such as trusting God, you will feel more calm and worry less. You will also feel like you have purified your sins and let go of your problems.

2 The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tolkien

I can't believe this isn't number 1. This book is absolutely amazing in every possible way. Every single character, no matter how minor, becomes someone of great importance and learns a very important life lesson. Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth is the best fictional world ever created. I don't think the Bible should be ranked above this masterpiece, considering that only a percentage of the population actually believes in the Bible anyway. However, any of Tolkien's works can appeal to anyone. I first read this book when I was 12 years old, and I still have maps of Middle-Earth and Elvish family trees plastered all over my walls. I believe Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is so inspiring and magical that it should always be considered the best book ever. I might sound biased, but if you read this book, you would be biased towards it too.

Tolkien really was the master. These books have everything: light, dark, touching, pounding suspense, pure epicness, magical/mystical realms, and bittersweetness so strong it will kill you to read. There is also only one romance chapter. All of his species and languages are so marvelously crafted. Every time you learn a new fact about little details in the books, you become even more mind-blown over how much of a genius this guy was. And the books themselves are almost worth the read just because of the language. Tolkien could craft English like no other. The descriptions and poems are gorgeous! No other books can beat this series.

I've read this more often than many other books. This third part of the trilogy should be included with the two previous volumes. Tolkien redefined the subgenre with this work and paved the way for a wave of action/adventure/fantasy novels.

This book is the literal definition of a masterpiece. Getting completely lost in the series is easy with the level of detail with which the story is told. It has influenced the way I write and has changed my way of thinking. Not to mention the amazing films and the countless video games. I mean, MMOs don't get much better than LOTRO. Now, don't get me wrong, books like Harry Potter are alright. When I was younger, they were my absolute favorite. However, after reading The Lord of the Rings, my standards for literature have changed. I recommend reading this series as soon as you can (I'd say 12 years old), and don't forget The Hobbit and other works like the very new Fall of Gondolin. Please, I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.

3 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

I hate this book! It literally spends half the book talking about how they prepared for the games. The romance thing really gets on my nerves. I mean, the actions OK, but I found the book really boring.

Best book ever, it has fantasy, action, adventure, drama, mystery, and a somewhat feel of science fiction. It gets its fantasy because it is all fake, its action by having sudden events filled with adventure, giving the book its adventure. It gets its drama from deaths of important people that you only know for a couple hundred pages of a book, and it gets its mystery from the parts of the book that you and the main character don't know what's going to happen next, giving you that on the edge action and mystery feel. The story gets the science fiction from the fact that it is like what might happen in the future if we keep watching reality TV shows and what might happen if we worship them so much that our capital, D.C., might have an uprising against us. That hasn't happened yet, so it is currently fiction, and it seems like something that would be really crazy if it did happen, so it gives the book that science fiction feeling in general. I just love this book. I have read it twice, ...more

I just love The Hunger Games. It's so amazing and cool! I'm addicted to The Hunger Games, even the other books. It has everything you could ask for in a book: romance, action, suspense, and even a little bit of comedy. It's better than Twilight or Harry Potter. I completely love every character, especially Katniss, Peeta, Rue, Gale, and even the awesome Finnick. I love The Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!

If you haven't read this, you should. It shows what greed and power hunger can lead this world into. The characters are well developed and strong, but flawed, making them like real people. I'm not going to spoil much, but the writing and plot line are fantastic. It will spark so many emotions, making you cry, cheer, and get angry. Suzanne Collins is an amazing author, and The Hunger Games is a masterpiece!

4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

Ok book, the plots ok I guess but I still don't understand how THIS is number 4 on best books of ALL TIME. Still, the bit where the battle for Hogwarts starts is pretty cool, although I did think Voldemort's death was a little bit underwhelming.

The Hunger Games is above this?! It made me feel nothing at all. Absolutely nothing. Katniss doesn't do anything but survive. She's selfish and doesn't care for anyone but herself and Prim. Peeta and she were for her convenience so that she could rise above the Capitol and not be killed. Gale and she were cheap plot tension. The second book... I swear, if I have to read another book like that again I will...never mind. Every tribute was her partner, and they all survived except one. At this point, I was really, really disappointed with this book. And the third book... Katniss conks out halfway and gets the ending explained to her. EXPLAINED to her. (Calming breaths) Rant over.

Harry Potter is a whole other story. J.K Rowling literally made me feel so much when Dobby, Fred, Tonks, Lupin, Sirius, and even when Hedwig died. She writes in a way that can only be matched by Stephen King and J.R.R Tolkien. Every single character was developed. Harry was hot-headed but brave; he also ...more

Harry Potter is my personal favorite book series ever. I love The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, but I believe this book deserves a higher rank than both of those books. I grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and all the other characters in these seven books. The story is so rich, and the characters are so relatable and human, it feels like you're really there, going on the adventure with them. I dreamed of going to Hogwarts and becoming a wizard, zapping my enemies with spells and jinxes, and I still do. I don't dream of going into a death game and killing other children. I don't dream of becoming a hobbit and going on a journey through Middle-Earth. I dream of being with Harry Potter and saving the wizarding world. It's not just nostalgia; I think every kid who wants to read about awesome characters, deep stories, and worlds you want to jump right into should read this book.

Always? Always and until the very end.

When I was a child, my mom used to say how I am and will be one day a delicate princess. Hermione Granger taught me to be a warrior instead.

When I was a child, I lost my grandma and my mum used to say that I shouldn't be sad for someone who is gone; that is, perhaps, now in a better place. Harry taught me that the people we lost are never really gone.

Ron. Ron taught me what a friend is, how a friend is supposed to be.

And J.K. Rowling, the person who taught me that magic does exist even in the plainest of things. To her, I owe my wonderful childhood. To her, I owe my most favorite memories. And even now, as a college student, I still tear up and watch when Harry Potter is on the TV. Every time. And I still read all the books over and over again. And they are still my very best, even after all the other thousand I've read.

5 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

To everyone who is rating this, please tell me that you actually have read the book and are not voting because you liked the movie. The Hobbit took me (sadly) a little bit less than 7 months to read, but then again I did lose the book for about 3 months, and I was in the 5th grade when I read it. But when I finished it, I felt so accomplished, and it was such an iconic book to read. I loved reading it so much that I bought myself another copy to read in the future. As a matter of fact, I like the book so much more than the 3 movies. To anyone who has only seen the movies, please read the book today! It will make your life and opinion of the movies so much better.

Again, Tolkien's genius elevates a children's tale to a tour de force of fantasy adventure. Despite the botched effort of Hollywood to "improve" the story, The Hobbit remains the definitive prequel to the best fantasy novel of all time.

I couldn't take the cliffhangers, which was my bedtime, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next so badly. but then there are cliffhangers. you end off a chapter with the book talking about what sam and frodo are hoping for, and then you start off the next chapter with the perspective of someone completely different. It was so annoying, but I got through it by waking up super early before school and reading it and super late past my terrible 13 year old curfew (12am three years ago). I loved the story's adventure so much that I went to some weird lotr convention. I loved this book so much.

Among Tolkien's books, almost every book was pretty difficult to read but this one. The Hobbit can be thought of as just a spin-off of 'Lord of the Rings', but this one is just great. Tolkien's book is not just a fantasy, but his works include some valuable lessons that we should acknowledge every time in our lifetimes. I know the Bible is a pretty great book; however, I think The Hobbit should be at the top.

6 1984 - George Orwell

Just finished it, and from what I know, this is not a light read. It's grim, thought-provoking, frightening, shocking, and terrifying in regards to politics and social science gone into maniacal control. And scariest of all, it actually feels... realistic enough, thanks to how the setting of the novel is laid out and each component of said setting operates. That's what makes 1984 such an effective book. Each character displayed in the film signifies some area of importance that would be displayed later on, and some of the buildup is masterfully crafted as it is tellingly horrifying.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best books of all time. In addition, it's also the codifier of the Dystopian Genre in general and an incredibly important piece of writing, both for fiction literature and as an allegory for totalitarianism, political corruption, and the possible takeover of the human mind and spirit.

I'm voting for 1984 to put my vote behind Orwell. My favorites are Down and Out in Paris and London and Road to Wigan Pier, but in 1984, as much as these other books, he defined not only his own time but also cast a torch into a darkly lit future. It must be virtually impossible to start writing a dystopian novel without thinking of Orwell.

I read this when I was 12. I honestly didn't like it, but I think it is one of the most well-written and thought-provoking books ever. Even though I don't like it, I still respect it so much and think it is an amazing book. George Orwell is a genius to think this up and write it in such an amazing manner.

I honestly don't understand why books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid are above this amazing classic. 1984 has a much deeper meaning and substance than most of the books above it. 1984 should definitely be considered greatly for the title of the best book of all time, much more so than books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (Please say that it being in 6th place for the best book ever is some awful joke.)

7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling

Excellent book, the whole series is wonderful. Our entire family loved these books. They are entertaining but also full of symbolism and analogies if you enjoy a deeper read. Great for kids and adults. If possible, read the books before you watch the movies.

The Harry Potter series is amazing. It has to be listed as one of the greatest series of books of all time. You have to ask yourself, how did J.K. Rowling come up with all this stuff? She has such an amazing imagination and is a great writer.

I love Harry Potter. It is a great book that everyone of every age can enjoy. I finally got my mum to read it and she loves it! I have a life goal to read Harry Potter more than 20 times. I love you, J.K. Rowling!

This is a great book! Although the last one in the series was pretty awesome, *ahem*, I loved the first as well. The Hunger Games is also pretty great!

8 To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Great characters, interesting events, deep and insightful messages, realistic drama, and swings of emotion! I have known people, even ones that do not read much, that can admit that To Kill a Mockingbird is truly a great book. It's one of my all-time favorites, and it's worth the read, I mean it. A few chapters in, and you'll fall in love with the enticing story, interesting characters, and absolutely gorgeous storytelling. This book is really something else.

Reading this book can literally change your life and make you see things and other people in a whole new light. While it's gratifying to see Mockingbird solidly in the top 20, it's still not as high as it should be. It shouldn't be struggling to stay in the top ten. While some of the books ahead of this are good books, I have to question whether people five hundred years from now will know about their characters. I do think people five hundred years from now will know who Atticus Finch is.

This book was voted the greatest novel of the 20th century by the National Library Association. The follow up, Go Set a Watchman, has just been released and I have read it. While it is nowhere near as good as To Kill a Mockingbird, it is still better than 95 percent of the books ranked ahead of this. If anyone seriously thinks there are 406 books better than this, let me say as kindly as I can that you wouldn't know a good book if it bit you in the ass.

Without a doubt, the most captivating, engaging, realistic, and heartfelt novel ever penned. Well- deserved Pulitzer Prize winning recipient! The symbolism and allusions in this novel, make it a Master class in literature along with the first-person narration of Jean Louise Finch better known as "Scout" who reflects on her life in Depression-era Alabama as a young girl and her adventures/misadventures with her older brother Jem "who was never the same after his arm was broken... but they spoke very little about it."

Further, she recalls her beloved father, her overbearing aunt, her closest playmate, an acerbic elderly lady whom the entire neighborhood fears, a revered and feared housekeeper, the most bullied boy in school, a slew of refined, genteel southern ladies tied to a dying past, and the mysterious "Boo" Radley: an enigma to all the children as he never speaks or sets foot from his house. What secrets, if any, does he harbor? Will they ever get "Boo" ' to come ...more

9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

I can't believe this list. This is supposed to be a list of the best books of all time, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid is on it? Yes, it's funny, but there's really nothing else to it. Without the pictures, there'd be nothing else.

No, there is no real character development or a strong plot. But we enjoy it because, unlike so many books today, its characters and themes are relatable on every level. It's an entertaining read, and it's actually kind of sickening that people are calling this a money grab and not Dork Diaries. Really? Diary of a Wimpy Kid is popular and suddenly Dork Diaries appears with the same simple designs and concepts, and everyone calls it the more original of the two. Diary of a Wimpy Kid may be getting redundant, but it's never been a boring read, and in this day and age, that's a rare find.

A timeless, satirical reflection of the struggles of an average teenager, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is the classic literary masterpiece everyone needs in their lifetime. The story follows Greg Heffley and his family through his nonsensical misadventures as a developing adolescent, battling social acceptance, female troubles, puberty, and more. Whether it's through Greg's triumphs or his failures and insecurities, the reader is surely able to commend and sympathize with a growing lad representative of children everywhere. An absolute classic.

It is so funny. In book number one, the funniest part is when Creighton says to the doctor, "Doctor, my butt has a crack in it. Can I have a new one?" And then the doctor says, "Creighton, how many times do I have to tell you, everyone's butt has a crack in it?" Then Creighton says, "Oops, I forgot." In number two, the funniest part is when Greg was six, and he was mad at his grandma because she wouldn't give him any ice cream before dinner, so he wrote, "I hate you, grandma." In number three, the funniest part is when at school, Greg's underwear falls out of his pants, and it announces that his underwear fell out, and he should go to the office to claim it.

10 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love that it is based in the 1920s; it's my favorite time period in modern history. Plus, the movie turned out really good. It has some good lessons that everyone should learn and still has an intriguing story along with them. Something that a lot of books don't do, in my opinion.

The moral of the story is incredible. It tells of characters who are consumed by themselves and have no care for others or sympathy due to their self-proclaimed superiority.

I read this book when I was in sixth grade and I still love it! In my opinion, this should be way higher than other books meant for kids aged 11-17 (minus the Bible).

Definitely top 5 worthy. Way better than The Hunger Games and Diary of the Wimpy Kid. This book tackles a brilliant topic and is well written.

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11 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Personally, this was better than The Hunger Games. In my opinion, it was fresh yet still went along the same guidelines as The Hunger Games does. This is one of the few sequels that improve after the first book. 10/10.

Catching Fire is my favorite book ever, but ask yourselves, do you think HG, Hobbit, Harry Potter, even the Bible, are going to be up there in 2014 when the film Divergent comes out (as is said to happen)? Nope. Just wait, read the book Divergent, and see when I am right.

I actually thought this book was better than The Hunger Games or the one she wrote before this. This book and this movie are so well written and acted. This book is just amazing!

One of my favorite books. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and The Mockingjay take up my top three favorite books of all time. I can't choose which one is better.

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

I loved this book! It's definitely one of the best character-developing books out there. With just a quick glance or reading a few pages without delving into the words, Holden may seem like a jerk. But he's not. He's a kid going through a terrible time in his life, and he's trying to make friends. However, the world doesn't accept that. It's not some compelling "ohohoh sexy plot where John Travolta flies to the moon in the 1800s! 1! 2!" but it's certainly a good book.

This book killed me! Also, the fact that Artemis Fowl, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Hunger Games have been voted above this masterpiece is deeply upsetting and concerning.

With consistent character-based storytelling, this book sheds light on so many important topics that people generally did not talk about in the 40s and 50s.

One of my favorite books I've read at school. You can envision the alienation and frustrations Holden must deal with.

13 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Written very quickly, this classic is my favorite Dickens work. He had to get it out fast and, serendipity, the resultant piece is spare, taut, and mercifully lacking in persiflage. Hey, there's a reason it's been done so often, folks. It's a terrific, feel-good story with excellent characters.

Perhaps the most adapted story ever penned, this beloved timeless classic recounts the transformation of a "stingy, avaricious old sinner" as, on one fateful Christmas Eve in Victorian England, he faces ghosts and a past long-forgotten. He will be forced to reckon with three Spirits before he earns a chance for redemption and, in that stead, discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

A quick page-turner, deftly told in avid yet precise prose. I cannot laud this beloved opus enough! Sit back, light a fire, sip a cup of steaming hot cocoa, and treat yourself to this Yuletide treasure! You won't regret it!

This wonderful, amazing, outstanding Christmas book is a wonderful read. I even have the book and the CD. I really love this holiday book. This Christmas book is about Ebenezer Scrooge, despite his grumpy mood, learning about Christmas, even though he likes to "Bah Humbug!" I really love this book so much; it has some humor in it too. I also like the Disney Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey.

A classic Christmas story, I 100% recommend this book. It teaches you about how time spent with your family or friends is more important than having a lot of money. We all have a short life, and we need to live the most of it.

14 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

It's a good book to start with. Also, The Hunger Games and The Great Gatsby cannot be before this book. The plot, characters, and everything about this book are spectacular! Honestly, this book deserves more love. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are also the most interesting and best book characters in the whole history! I like everything about this book, and J.K. Rowling is an amazing author.

I love this book, Harry Potter finds out about a guy named Sirius Black who was misunderstood as a bad guy. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione found him, they discovered that Sirius was really Harry's guardian who associated with his parents. And Peter Pettigrew, who was once Ron's pet rat, now turned into him and betrayed him. In the fourth book, Peter is known as Wormtail and works for Voldemort.

I just started reading the Harry Potter series, and right now I feel like I would like this book better than the last because my favorite Harry Potter movies are The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, and The Order of the Phoenix.

I was struggling to find the words, but I can't. Harry Potter is indescribable. Let's just say that I'm proud for growing up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

15 Animal Farm - George Orwell

I don't know why everyone loves 1984. That book is boring as hell. If you want to read something good from George Orwell, read this book. It is a great allegory for dictatorship and communism. Trust me, it definitely won't be a waste of time.

My favorite Orwell novel, Animal Farm, surpasses 1984 in terms of political commentary and storytelling. Presented as a "talking animal" fantasy, this cautionary tale could easily deceive the casual reader with its stereotypes and jingoism. It's a true treat.

It is what you make of it, though probably one of the best reflections on society ever written. Even though it seems a bit childish at first glance, it is a work of art and a great opportunity to observe society. It certainly has never aged!

An excellent allegorical novel that uses animals to depict the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the era when Stalin took charge. A must-read if you want your mind to shake from the chilling sequence of events.

16 It - Stephen King

I rate King's work in categories: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Readable, Dreck (yes, even the Master drops an occasional dud - example: The Tommyknockers). It fits nicely into the Very Good list.

This book is claimed to be the scariest book of all time. I didn't believe that, so I read it. Let's just say that whoever reads this book will undoubtedly be scared of clowns for the rest of their lives.

"They float, Georgie, and when you're down here with me, you'll float too!"

Of course, this is on here. It's a huge horror story that became even more popular when the recent movie "IT" came out. I haven't read the book, but I've read about it that keeps me on the edge of my seat and gives me goosebumps all over.

This is by far the most imaginative, frightening, and best book ever written. Come on, guys, Stephen King is like God. He has been writing things even before half the people in this list were born. This guy deserves it.

17 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

And this one's even more of a downer than Grapes. Hey John, cheer up, buddy. Write about Red Ponies or Pearls, guy. Still one of my top 10, though.

I admit, I only read it because it was obligatory in high school. I didn't regret it at all. This is an amazing book, with very likable characters and an original plot and series of themes. It has the most memorable ending in any novel I have read (the only time I almost cried while reading a book). Why is almost every book in the top 10 teen fiction? Come on, people!

Decided to read it on my own before we read it in school. Such a phenomenal book, very depressing, but really gives insight into the hard lives people used to live and how mental disorders weren't properly understood and acknowledged in society. I cried. Why is this below Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

How such a short book could affect me as much as this one did whenever I think about it, even 30 years later, astounds me.

18 The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

I read this book in class, and it is awesome. Even the people who usually do not like books keep talking about it. Before, I thought, "Great, another boring novel" because I read a boring novel in class last year. But books, in general, are not boring. Once I read it, I thought, "Man, this is one of the greatest books I've read in class." I feel like reading it again. It is not boring and confusing at all; it makes you want to keep reading it. I like the characters, just like the ones on TV and in movies. Dally is my favorite because he is tough and awesome, but at the same time, he shows love for Johnny. All the characters are great and well-written. This is really surprising for a 15-year-old to write something as amazing as this. I even want to draw a picture of the characters in this book. I like the gangs and violence too!

I read The Outsiders in class for a project in April, and I can tell you that it was literally the first book I was able to get into instantly. I'm not kidding when I say that I've never read a book that I was able to get into like The Outsiders. Shortly after my class finished reading the book (it was a week after, actually), we watched the movie, which I was excited about, and that was also very good. Dally is my favorite character from the book and movie.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a fantastic book that I could not get enough of! It most certainly belongs on this list! Many adults and children have claimed this book to be their favorite of all time, and it certainly is evident as to why with the messages of friendship and social class without being a fluff fest. Plus, the thrilling action and sob-worthy scenes that actually make you sob! This book is 10/10 and a great read for anyone!

The Outsiders is an amazing book. The characters are so real. Boys will like it because it has gangs, killing, and reality. Girls will like it because they will love the boys. The boys are great; you just have to love them all. Twist endings and reality all over. A young author wrote the book from her own experience. If it is this high on the board, you have to take into consideration that it is an amazing book. (Girls will love the boys. Boys will love the violence, gangs, and reality.)

19 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

What has this world come to where Diary of a Wimpy Kid is higher than this? This is an amazing piece of literature for various ages, an endless classic, and it stretches so far and explores life, evil, and good. This is an amazing book, possibly the best of the series. It will never get old, no matter how many times I read it.

The Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing series. The Magician's Nephew is my personal favorite. Narnia puts the majority of titles on this "list" to shame. Clearly, this list was composed by teenage girls who just want a good cry.

A great, underappreciated masterpiece of work exploring fundamental truths of life, death, and growing up through the lenses of mythology, magic, and adventure. A great read for all ages.

It is totally awesome. The Narnia Chronicles are full of magic. You can't stop once you start reading it.

20 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The sheer amount of things in the book archives is astounding. It humanizes a group of people that would otherwise have been forgotten, both with well-developed and memorable characters and chapters that chronicle the much bigger journeys, troubles, and experiences of the Okies during the Great Depression. It stands up for the poor and helps us understand how human society works on a basic level. The writing itself is astounding, far better than any of the books above it.

I have enjoyed John Steinbeck's references to the suffering of those who needed help from poverty and from themselves. This is why this book is great!

I like this one a lot, but it's kind of a downer. Not as much of one, though, as Mice.

Best book ever, period.

21 The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

This is by far one of my favorite books. It has humor, love, and sadness all packed into one amazing book. John Green's style of writing is amazing in every book he's written, but this one just seems to stand out to me. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Overall, it's a generally fantastic book that had me right from the beginning. Even my mom couldn't put it down after starting it, and that is saying something! Best book ever, and you gotta vote for it. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you go to the nearest bookstore, buy it, and read it because it is amazing!

To me, one of the greatest books in history is in the same category as To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Rings. It is beautifully written and perfectly plotted. Hazel and Gus represent a perfectly flawed love we have not seen since the days of Romeo and Juliet. This is such a good book because it builds up to a painful ending, leaving readers desperate and enamored with these very likable characters.

The most fascinating book ever. The small intricate details John Green put in it are amazing. If you think that there is a book better than TFIOS in existence, then give yourself some time and think about the book. The depth given to the characters, specifically Hazel, the true and realistic depiction of death, the way TFIOS actually parallels An Imperial Affliction, and just everything makes it perfect. A must-read. And then there is so much love between Hazel and Augustus that you can get lost in it.

This book is what got me into reading. I usually hate romance stories, but this is amazing. It's powerful, beautiful, funny, and wonderful. Hazel is a wonderful character - sarcastic, caring, funny, and smart. This is one of the best books I have ever read. I highly recommend it.

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

Goblet of Fire should be way higher. Sure, it might not be as awesome as Deathly Hallows, but it should be in the top ten. It is better than Prisoner of Azkaban and Philosopher's Stone, so I voted for it because I thought it deserved to be higher.

I know this is probably the most underrated Harry Potter book known to man, but it is still, for me, the most memorable. The storyline is so interesting, and it keeps you hooked to the book. I spent a whole summer reading it, and I loved it!

This is such a great book. If you don't like fantasy, read this, and you'll start wanting more of the Harry Potter story. It's also a great story of friendship - the characters are getting older and start falling in love. It's also dark, RIP Cedric Diggory.

It's interesting, with more twists and an introduction to new characters from different ethnic backgrounds. Harry Potter is a great series that you definitely have to read.

23 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

When I am older I will read this.

24 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Best book I've ever read in school.

25 The Stand - Stephen King

King's best "Stand"-alone novel, this lengthy read is definitive of the Master's development. Only the Dark Tower series can compare to this huge book's scope ad only 11/22/63 can evoke the reader's involvement and emotions. Read both the "edited" and "unedited" versions and see why both belong on any reader's top 10 list.

If you're one of those people who voted on diary of a wimpy kid, shame on you. I'm not saying that it's a bad book, there is just much better books in the world such as this masterpiece. Stephen King is my favorite author and this is one of his books at King's finest. Also, to everybody who has and hasn't read this book, I recommend IT. Though it will give you the chills at some times, its an amazing read. Those are by far the 2 best King novels.

I read the first published version and while gods, it left me with a lot of questions. The uncut version answered those questions and helped me understand why Stephen King has such a following.

There is an infestation of teenagers here. Divergent? Maze Runner? Hunger Games? These people don't understand what real literature is. Though it is long, The Stand is an amazing book, a must read for anyone.

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