Top 10 Favorite Books to Read

The Top Ten Favorite Books to Read

1 A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
2 The Bible

I love the bible and all the best quotes such as it's okay to have slave and beat them as long as they don't die or if you see your uncle naked your considered an abomination or if you disrespect your parents you should die. I swear somebody should google the fun stuff in the bible! - Eli

The Bible is God's love letter to us. How can it NOT be my favorite? Great to see this is Number One! Praise God!

Twilight is number three? Looks like there's a lot of teenage emo girls here!

The best book ever. Some people avoid to read it, but is our history, it is all types of books at the same time, history, autohelp etc.

This will save your life if you truly listen. Like Jesus says, a lot listen but don't hear. Look but don't see. - Splashstorm

3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter is no doubt the best. It's unique and the story doesn't even revolve on a love story just like almost all other famous books. Harry Potter did not become famous because of a good-looking lead role. It became famous because because it's a story you don't hear everyday. It's unimaginable and superb. Love stories are so typical, not that they ain't good or something... But Harry Potter just STANDS OUT. It's perfect with it's twists and everything. It's really a phenomenon. - feiy_o6

The story line is amazing along with the subtle hints you have to really dig into to find out. Along with the awesome writing and the fact that J.K. rowling is Amazing at making even the little things come out big in the long run makes this the best series ever

I get that the Bible is number one, but twilight at number 3? Crazy. Harry potter is the world that all can escape in and none will return without having loved or learnt something from within this magic and bewildering universe. Nothing can beat it :) JK really should be proud! - DamonSalvatore

Amazing book, the beginning of a journey. It's a shame that the series has finished I would love it if there were more books, about his kids perhaps? - neemsay

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

Amazing book to read. I couldn't put it down until I had read the book. George loses an ear, fred, Madeye, my favorite character Dobby, Bellatrix Lestrange (the ass) Voldemort and others die in this worldwide phenomenon.

So many of my favorite characters died in this book, but I feel Hermione got even smarter (is that possible? ), Fred and George were funnier and everyone grew so much. We finally got to see where Snape's loyalties had laid. :'(

I am obsessed with the harry potter series. in this book, my favorite character died and it still became my favorite of the series. that's saying A LOT. - nonithecat

This is the best HP Book I have ever read along with
Goblet of Fire. We finally find out everything in this book. Hats off to JK Rowling!

5 Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Love this so much

6 Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
7 Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

I read this book 6 times and the sequel "New Moon" 3 times. Both of these books are the BEST. Everyone that I've told to read these books became obsessed with them. A must read!

I don't know good bookiey


That book was the best of what I ever read. I think its the best book write so far.

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

Outstanding, nothing can compare. Tolkien has created a whole world to explore and has influenced all fantasy books dramatically.

Fantastic, only time I cried at a book. - AliBenBaba

9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
10 Looking for Alaska - John Greene

best book ever! how is the Bible first -

The Contenders

11 Redwall - Brian Jacques

AN AWESOME books definitely deserves before twilight. According to me, its only second to nothing.

My personal favorite. Can't see why it's not higher.

12 The Cabinet of Curiosities - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
13 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Exceptional. Such a great book, and the other 2 in the series are just as great. I love the book. Action packed, a page turner, thrilling, and has a great plot... Keeps you wanting more, and it gives you more till the last page of the third book (out of three books). Even after that, you'd wish there was still more. Please, people. This book is wonderful: it does deserve to be in the top ten at least. - Jammer196

NUMBER 48?! The best book I've read in a while. Keeps you reading till the very end. Mockingjay was a little harder to understand, though. Still, all good books.

Superb. Mind-blowing in every aspect.

14 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
15 Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
16 Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Good fairy tail about a couple dragons

I cannot wait for the final instalment to come out

17 The Giver - Lois Lowry

This book is great! I could even feel the memories that the giver told Jonas. I have always thought that having a perfect life will be awesome... But now that I've read the book, I don't really think that having a perfect life is not so nice after all. But I highly recommended!

This book is way better than stupid twilight and harry potter, those books wouldn't even be famous if it didn't have a movie. did you know harry potter was rejected in publishing like more than 5 times!?!? The giver is popular and it doesn't have a movie - cielphantomhive

I had always thought of what a perfect world would be like. this had my answer. gripping and powerful, this is an awesome book to read.

Good book to read at least once every year to couple of years... - heather

18 The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

Good but very sad. It's worth it at the end.

It is what got me through middle school, wishing I was a deimgod, I LOVE PERCY, YOU PICKED THE WRONG GIRL. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME.

19 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Laugh out loud social satire cum science fiction. This man wrote one book and turned it into a franchise and rightfully so. The planet earth as computer is a brilliant analogy. - mgenet

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer

The best books in the world are 'the Trilogy of Four' by Douglas Adams; funny, witty, science-y etc etc.


You need no other book.

20 Warrior Cats - Erin Hunter

I love warrior cats! They are so interesting! I told my friends that 'do you read warrior books? ', and they said no. I told them if you read them, then you will not leave them. The same will happen to you. You know, they are my favourite series! I LOVE WARRIOR CASTS!

I LOVE WARRIOR CATS! Haha, I am addicted to those books! It was a way to combine my love of reading with my love of cats, and now I can't stop! *SQUEAL! * - Silverstream101

this is as good as it gets this should be way above giver and fever 1793

Overrated, but still good.

21 I, Claudius - Robert Graves
22 Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem
23 A Traitor to Memory - Elizabeth George
24 The Sword Of Truth Series - Terry Goodkind

I love this series so much! It is one of the rare series that helps you find yourself with every single word. You find yourself identifying with each character. I identify with every one of the characters at different points in the plot. I learned so much about who I am, and who I will become, through reading this series. My family and friends mock me mercilessly, but it doesn't matter. With most fantasy stories, the plot becomes far-fetched and tired. Mr. Goodkind has the remarkable ability to write a compelling novel while simultaneously keeping all of the characters wholesome and realistic. Mr. Goodkind also uses a subtle Orwell-like writing style to bring light to both societal issues and outlooks. For example, in the third book in the series (The Blood of the Fold), Mr. Goodkind makes it so that a group of captured women are dressed in a style of clothing nearly identical to a certain subset of people living in oppression. He points out in an extremely subtle fashion the ...more

So good. I particularly like the first 4.. I think they taper off a little after 4, but give 'em a read anyways, I guarantee you will read the first 4 at least that many times! - heather

The characters seem so realistic in these books. What got me into reading them was the T.V. show Legend of the Seeker. You fall for the characters as soon as you start reading!

25 Dragonlance Legends - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

I read almost all the Weis and Hickman Dragonlance books in a matter of 1 month(read 11 out 14 of their books). YES, THAT GOOD! COULDN'T STOP READING! I MIGHT GO INSANE!... I'm ok. - metalmaiden

26 Fever 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson

this is such a great book and has a lot of real history as well as adventure. - totallyheather

It grabbed me! Couldn't stop reading it!

it is so sad... BUT COOL! - Banana

27 It - Stephen King
28 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind

I'm reading it right now for school. I haven't seen the movie, but the book is pretty good. The thing is that all of the books listed over this are for kids (even the bible)... - Althemaster

Movie was good, but the book is even better! - funkymonkey

29 Night Shift - Stephen King

Great book of short stories including "Children of the Corn", "Graveyard Shift" and "Quitters, Inc. ". Most stories are only 10-20 pages long so they are easy to get through in a few minutes but they are good enough to be read again and again.

30 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
31 The Belgariad - David Eddings

The First 5 in the story.. Fabulously done. I have read each as much as I have the Mallorean. - heather

32 The Anita Blake Series - Laurell K. Hamilton

Some of the best Vampire/Lycanthrope books out there, with one of the best lead charectars I have ever read about! So addicting! - heather

33 The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren

This book has given my life structure, and hope. - AbbaGayle

34 The Innocent Man - John Grisham

Everyone should read this book. I MEAN EVERYONE!

35 Wuthering Heights - Charlotte Bronte
36 The Whipping Boy - Sid Fleischman
37 My Brother Sam is Dead - James and Chris Collier
38 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
39 Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

If you like twilight and new moon, read eclipse, its the 3rd book. Its got a really sad ending, but its an awesome book!

40 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

this book is amazing. don't know a person that has read it that didn't absolutely love it. - deadgrass27

41 Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies series ROCKS UR SOCKSSS! about the life of a girl in the future where tattoos MOVE!

42 Pendragon - D.J. MacHale
43 The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
44 Wind Shift - Andrea De Carlo
45 The Egyptian - Mika Waltari
46 The Mallorean - David Eddings

Five books I have read at least 5 times each! Great series, and the other half is just as great! - heather

47 Art of War - Sun Tzu's
48 The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
49 The Stand - Stephen King
50 The World According to Garp - John Irving
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