Top Ten Best a Series of Unfortunate Events Books

The Top Ten

1 The Penultimate Peril

The most genius of the lot. Wes Anderson meets Agatha Christie

This book is my absolute FAVOURITE out of the 13. I really like how Justice Strauss and Jerome Squalor come back but it is quite sad that the Baudalaire parents killed the parents of Count Olaf.

The best, as it's set in a hotel! Who doesn't love that?

Very fun and dramatic! Loved it!

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2 The Reptile Room

Never a dull moment and Uncle Monty is so nice and perfect for the kids. - bchiarelli15

This was such a great book. Of course

Love this one and uncle monty - Retroman64

Just great. I'm Stephano. I'm uh Italian man. Count Olaf's disguise was very funny in this book.

3 The Austere Academy

The Quagmires are wonderful characters, and this is one of the most hilarious volumes in the saga!

Isadora and Duncan are one of my favourite characters. Conversation ended.

I was wondering if Nero really had always been on count Olafs side. But life is a mystery, so I guess we'll never know.


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4 The End

Oh yah this one is the best and the longest. It's so exciting and fun totally my favorite.

I've never read the last book but my friend has and he has read the whole series and he likes the last one the best and I believe him.

This was a mysterious, yet fantastic conclusion to the series! - benjigoo

5 The Grim Grotto
6 The Wide Window

One of my many brilliant schemes, the wide window perfectly demonstrates how treacherous I can be. - CountOlaf

The overall melancholy tone is amazing, just like the creative death of Aunt Josephine and of course, her house.

This book was awesome. Loved the plot. Every series of unfortunate events book is awesome

This one is probably my least favorite.

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7 The Ersatz Elevator

This ones alright but not really unfortunate - Lukerower

Hands down best...

8 The Bad Beggining

First is always the best!

Starts off really slow

9 The Slippery Slope

You find out a lot in this one but it's sad that violet dosnt stay with quigley! - Lukerower

10 The Vile Village

I loved all of these books, but the Vile Village is my favourite.

This ones too unfortunate too enjoy and I hate all the rules so much - Lukerower

This ones too unfortunate and boring to enjoy reading - Lukerower

ACTION! - HufflepuffGeekGirl

The Contenders

11 The Carnivorous Carnival

This books one of the best but also a but slow - Lukerower

GOAT book

*bit - Lukerower


12 The Miserable Mill

His one is kinda boring it deserves to be at the bottom. Nothing really happens and at first it's also kind of slow going.

The only one I've read, and it is boring - Bramblestar

Not as unique as any of the others - Retroman64

Why does everyone hate this? It’s so good!

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13 The Hostile Hospital

So, I really like its plot.

This is where the plot really thickens. The Baudelaires find out that one of their parents might be alive, they question if they are really the good guys, and count Olaf got smarter. Seriously, he doesn’t show his face until he has to escape. Also, Hal was introduced.

14 Who Could that Be at This Hour?
15 The Beatrice Letters
16 13 Suspicious Incidents
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