Most Influential Books of All Time

The Top Ten

1 The Bible

The most influential book to have ever been written. People have tried to erase and discredit it but today it still stands and will still stand even to the end of time. Try reading it, there is a whole lot to learn from it

So much of Western Society & Culture is inspired by the Holy Bible.

The Bible might not be the best book, but, it would be hard to say that it isn't the most influential book ever

Should give it a try. The symbol exists everywhere. - iliescu

2 The Qur'an

This is a book that has been certified not by human but by God himself...Even if u are not a muslim read it and u will understand what I have written above..

Can only be read with a need to understand and a seeking answers to questions posed to an inquiring mind

The only book on Earth that will make you feel stronger than you knew you could feel.

I can not say much thing about this Holiest book Al-Quran. This book is not only for Muslims but also for every human. And one thing this book is the only book which is not written by any man not even a single alphabet. I respect this book more than I respect myself

3 Origin of Species

Why is this even a debate? There has never been, nor ever will be a more influential and important idea in the history of this world. This single-handedly challenged everything the bible and all other religious texts have taught us. The theory (excuse me: THE FACT) of evolution is the most profound scientific advancement that the world has ever seen and never has any piece of work changed the way we know things more than natural selection that originated from this book.

4 The Lord of the Rings
5 Uncle Tom's Cabin

Lit book

6 The Odyssey

I would have preferred the Aeneid, but anything to get the classics on the list.

7 The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ! It's True!

Such a great book!

Wonderful book...

8 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
9 The Federalist Papers
10 Mein Kampf

The Newcomers

? Euclid's Elements

Should be in the top 5, why did I have to add it? - TheHabsFan

? The Hobbit

The Contenders

11 War and Peace

Can't believe I had to add this. - TheHabsFan

12 The Communist Manifesto
13 Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

What else?

14 The Art of War
15 Divine Comedy
16 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
17 The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
18 The Wealth of Nations
19 The Little Prince
20 Infinite Jest
21 The Republic
22 Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
23 Shakespeare's Hamlet
24 Don't Touch This Book - Jan Van Helsing
25 BONE #1: Out from Boneville

How is this influential?

26 To Kill a Mockingbird

This Harper Lee masterpiece has been very influential in bringing about awareness of racism and inequality in the United States. I believe it was also influential in bringing about the Civil Rights movement.

27 A Vindication of the Rights of Women
28 The Rights of Man
29 The Prince
30 Critique of Pure Reason
31 1984
32 Orientalism
33 The Second Sex
34 A Brief History of Time
35 Silent Spring
36 The Female Eunuch
37 Ways of Seeing
38 The Making of the English Working Class
39 The Uses of Literacy
40 The Naked Ape
41 The Catcher in the Rye
42 No Fits, Nilson!
43 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
44 Catching Fire
45 Mockingjay
46 The Fault in Our Stars
47 The Janissary Tree: A Novel
48 Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
49 Divergent
50 The House of Hades
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