Top Ten Best a Series of Unfortunate Events Books

The Top Ten

1 The Penultimate Peril

Love this one
We see everyone in it and questions are solved and everything is so complex and there are heart wrenching scenes

Just amazing how everything pieces together so well, just amazing from start to end.

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.

2 The Reptile Room

Amazing! Uncle Monty was a great character, Count Olaf becomes a main character, and the argument about who should drive with who is hands down the best dialogue exchange in the series. Definitely my number 1.

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

Really good. I thought it was interesting.

This was such a great book. Of course

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.

LOVE THIS!

4 The Ersatz Elevator

I think this book deserves more of a 5 and I just love esme squalor and jerome

This ones alright but not really unfortunate - Lukerower

Hands down best...

This is much better than the austere academy. I 💕 love this
In my top 3

5 The End

This one is my number 1! Loved this book and I loved the entire series!

For some CRAZY reason I felt a little bad for count Olaf when he died.

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.

6 The Grim Grotto

Eh. Good book but kind of feels unnecessary. to be honest I feel like books 9-11 are all kind of bland and unnecessary. Would have been happier with series if they were attached to book 8 as smaller stories. Really each book in this set has only 50 pages of necessary information, the rest is just filler. My opinion though, anybody agree?

7 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

I am currently read this book and its great

8 The Slippery Slope

Good book, but seems like it could be easily shortened and adapted to just make grim grotto longer, so sort of unnecessary. But still underrated and deserves more attention.

I love how there is a love story to this book

Sunny baudelair is my favourite

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

9 The Bad Beggining

The first one is the best because it introduces you to the next book. - JoMama163

Why is it spelled wrong?
And why is it at number 9? It deserves number two or better. It starts everything off nicely (or should I say horribly) and the whole series would be horrible if this book wasn’t as good as it is. The thing that makes reptile room better than it is justice Strauss, a thoroughly annoying character who let down the Baudelaire terribly, marrying Violet to Count Olaf. How could she not have thought of the implications? She’s a judge, she should know marital law like the back of her hand! Anyway great book.

First is always the best!

Starts off really slow

10 The Carnivorous Carnival

Kinda confusing, moves too fast and too slow at the same time. Ambidextrous Kevin is the most annoying character not just in this book, but in the whole series. I get that it’s a joke, but lemony took it way too far.

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

GOAT book

*bit - Lukerower

The Contenders

11 The Vile Village

Underrated, deserves better placing. I really like this book.

Filled with satire. The best in the series so far, in my opinion.

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

12 The Hostile Hospital

So, I really like its plot.

amazing - MrGuyDudeMan

best6 one

My face #1

13 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.

It is really good

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

Not as unique as any of the others - Retroman64

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