Ten Really Good Books

The Top Ten

1 The Bible

The bible is like an instruction manual on how to get to heaven, find love, happiness and even freedom. It's the best book I have ever read. And if your think the bible just isn't for you cause it's too "spiritual" we'll think again there are love stories, stories about war and if your into supernatural kinda stuff well there is even stories of people fighting off demons there are even dragons and unicorns in the bible and it's all true so the next time you roll your eyes at the thought of picking up the bible and actually reading you may want to think twice because reading just one page may actually change your life

Instructions as to how to own a slave may actually change my life. - MrKite

So the bible and twilight are on the top of this list? That is my sign that this list is full of complete b/s...

The bible is like your own personal guide it helps you with whatever you need and with the bible you have a bigger opportunity to going to heaven and another thing about the bible is that everything in the book came from people of God or from God, and the last thing I want to say is that the advice the Bible gives us is never wrong, or it never fails to help us in times of sorrow or temptation.

The bible deserves everything we should read it everyday and it also has amazigly good storys in it plus it is the most important book on earth god himself wrote it!

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

Why isn't this book number 1? SO. FRECKING. AWESOME.

Yer a wizard, Harry.

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 that 20 times. I love you JK Rowling!

The hunger games should be one of these I know it's just my opinion but they are some of the most epic books to me. Love, Hunger Games fans everywhere

I enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy a lot. I didn't think it was as good as Harry Potter though. - PianoQueen

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3 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

Its about a kid who goes through the ups, and downs in life. He almost learns lessons, but in the end fails to understand them, but he still has a happy ending. It is a comedy series, and in some ways is a guide to school. Enjoy, mostly for readers 10 through 18.

Idiotic and has been dragging on for far too long. Jeff Kinney is flogging a dead horse.

This is one of the best books in history, Jeff Kinney Rocks! One of the best sentences in the book is when Greg said: "I came to my senses a few hours later." I didn't know that sentence meant, but then I realized it meant he felt something a few hours later. Another great sentence is when Fregley said: "JUICE! JUICE! "

Read the whole series but never read this book but the series is amazing!

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

These books will last you a lifetime as you can read them again and again and again and then read them to your children, your grandchildren and your dog. Seriously the best books ever written. Tolkiens world is incredibly detailed and brilliantly depicted. Your attention is held from the first page till the last and you WILL lie awake at night wondering what happens next to your favourite characters.

Nothing beats lord of the rings, not even the bible, it is by far the greatest book ever written so many great parts and killer punches, LOVE IT

The lord of the rings is legendary both in film and book, the lord of the rings is amazing, I can obviously see why the bible is top but I think the lotr should be up there as well

The Lord of the Rings is definitely on of my favorite books of all time, and is definitely the most wondrous and imaginative story ever come up with. That being said, I wish the books were written chronologically, and switched back and forth between the different stories, instead of following the Gondor story to completion then following the Frodo story to completion. Still the greatest despite this.

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5 Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

If you find this book good... You are clearly an immature/inexperienced reader. There is nothing wrong with escapist fiction but this is an example of why some people ridicule escapist fiction. I read this text at the age of 11, loved it. Now I'm 17 and I would list it as one of the worst texts I've ever read. Clearly, I've realized that because at the age of 11 I was an immature reader. The people who "love" Twilight read it for the ending. They are those who avoid the suspense or the elements that cause the plot to be manipulated. The characters in the text aren't round, ALL are flat. Nothing dynamic about the characters. The text is apparently fantasy... It isn't logic whatsoever. There isn't suspension of disbelief. That is a failure that causes the reader to ask questions like, "Why does his skin shine? " One, a vamp's skin doesn't shine, UNLESS you suspend that disbelief. There are many faults in this text I could go on about. I guess on my free time I will ...more


I'm a teenage girl and I hate Twilight and I always have. Its stupid. Bella is a mary sue who whines over everything and Edward is an abusive SPARKLING vampire who is nasty to Bella. Bella can't do anything without her SPARKLING boyfriend. Jacob is also a stupid turd who should go die - Lunala

I love this series I know most people don't like it but I do and its more entertaining than the movies

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6 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Okay, how is TWILIGHT and HARRY POTTER above the Hunger Games? Seriously, people? Go eat some nightlock if you think either of those book series are better than The Hunger Games.

I also shared a comment about this book on a different list, but I just have to add. This book has a decent amount of comedy to go with its science fiction, action, adventure, fantasy, drama, and mystery, because I didn't give it FULL credit on the other comment. I burst out with laughter in the middle of my classes. Teachers didn't exactly LOVE me...

Incredible book! Narration is really breathtaking. And gradation from local problems of one person to big political conflict is truly exciting. Read 3 books and could not stop.

Best books ever. No doubt about it. SO fast paced and action packed, plus there is a romantic twist to it, so its amazing for ANYONE. Read It, trust me it will be worth your while!

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7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

An epic story, with thousands of pages of build up. A truly fantastic climax to a brilliant series, but not something that should be read as a standalone book. - MrKite

This is a trillion times better than twilight and should be in the top five

If I make a list of the best fantasy books ever I will put this book on the third place. First will be the Lord of the Rings and second will be Harry Potter.

One of the best books ever written"

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8 The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown

Dan barons writing is so addicting I absolutely loved this book. Definitely should be on this list.

Just amazing. I love this book, and I'm not Christian or Catholic. I think that everybody should read this book, since the facts make it real and the plot is incredibly suspensful

a very good novel with excellent facts supporting it to make it real rather than fiction

Beautifully written, Dan Brown is my favourite author ^. ^

9 The Giver - Lois Lowry

Read this book when I was about eleven, and I still read it today. It's the kind of book you don't grow out of, and is truly a beautiful story. In fact, this author produces beautiful books as a whole. - jdougg

Read this book! it paints a world with a terrifying cleanliness to it!

It's a must read, for adults and children.

Read it in about 4 hours, it wasn't fast paced yet I couldn't put it down. Loved it! - doctor11

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10 The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

I had read this book more then 20 times and I am reading it again. I just love it. And not only the first book all of the Percy Jackson series books are amazing. Rick Riordan is the best ever!

One of the best books known by mankind! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL! I read it like 5 times! Pure awesomeness! You will defiantly LOVE it! It's a truly beautiful story. READ IT READ IT READ IT!

Why don't you guys just take a second to read Harry Potter and then realize that it's a rip off?! I am NOT saying its about witches wizards and magic but the characters are exactly the same

Oh my gods, I cannot get enough of this book and the rest in the series- and the other series- and, just any book by Rick Riordan is absolutely amazing.

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The Contenders

11 To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Best in the best!

beat twilight hands down.

This should be in the top three of any category in which it fits. It's To Kill a Mockingbird, no explanation needed.

Such a good book with so many good morals and filled with amazing characters. Should be number one.

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12 Divergent - Veronica Roth

I guarantee if you read this you'll stay up all night. A page turner, definitely. I am currently on book two and I can't wait for allegiant. Who agrees?

How us diary of a wimpy kid before divergent? This is the BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME! This book should have made the top ten!

I love the divergent series its awesome it's my favorite series ever

Awesome book. 77th! Really people? You need some sense knocked into you.

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13 The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

This is by far one of my favourite books. It has humour, 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 beggining. 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 book shop, buy it and read it because it is amazing!

Some of the books above this book are really bad, some are really good, but this one stands out to me among all the rest.

Not sad. Just pathetic.

Will mwske you cry and cry and cry

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

This is actually my favorite book of all time. It was fast paced, not too depressing, but not too happy-go-lucky either, I also loved the style of writing. I totally recommend it! - PianoQueen

I am sad JK Rowling only made seven and the 8 is to just play


15 Queen of Shadows - Sarah J. Maas
16 Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Love! Better than Tolkien, in my opinion.

WOW PEOPLE!, should be in top 10!

Great book, best book by far

17 Firestar's Quest - Erin Hunter

I'd recommend the whole warrior series,and Wings of Fire.

Not the best Warriors book, but I'd still recommend it. Bluestar's Prophecy is better.

Best book ever! Comes highly recommended... BY ME! - Silverstream101

Redtail ivypool dovewing breezepelt I love warrior books

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18 Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Don't be discouraged by the list Veronica!


19 Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
20 1984 - George Orwell

This work has actually gotten more and more relevant with every security camera and tracking device that is deployed.

This book twisted and warped my mind until I was having a full blown existentialist crisis. Does this book exist? Does the truth exist? DO I EXIST?

A book which leaves readers awed and suspended in thought... Or that's what it did for me anyway. Shockingly relevant. Beautiful.

Trust me and read it. Should be #1 on the list to be honest. Best book I've read so far

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21 The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

The first classic I've ever read. I was 8. Very entertaining yet profoundly human. - JoLeKosovo

The Bible? Twilight? Harry Potter? you consider those things good books? I mean Twilight and Harry Potter are just commercial books, and the Bible is just something made up to control the people, and I bet that more than half the people who voted it hasn't even read it - TheAhiru17

This book is hard to put down... the best story of desire and revenge ever written! They just do not write them like this anymore-

Amazing book, every sensible humane being should red this

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22 War and Peace - Tolstoy
23 Yellowfang's Secret - Erin Hunter

Well there is only this and firestar quest and I didn’t even read firestar quest but some of this so then this will do. But Yellowfang is one of my favorite characters... $-$

Best book ever and I have read all of them well only a little of The Sun Trail! ~Blizzardstar

24 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

How is this only #180? The most beautiful book and most well-developed characters I've ever read (about).

25 Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
26 Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Maas
27 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney​

Really good book and easy to read for children. I read this book and fell in love with it. I read it very fast but still understood it very good book for fun!

This book is so funny! Why is it here? - Purplesingersky

An amazing book for all ages

Very creative and sexual brilliant

28 The Maze Runner - James Dashner
29 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
30 Dracula - Bram Stoker

PURE ART! Its worth it! TRUST ME IM A MOTLEY CRUE FAN! lmfao WAY! better than them fake sparkly vampires.

What happened to the good old traditional vampires in the arts hmmm? - fireinside96

31 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
32 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

An inspiring story, I could tell the author put a lot of himself into this book. I don't find many fictional stories that make me want to better myself, but this one does. Very good.

Inspires a million hearts and it is the book every person should read to be inspired. Paulo coelho haas made reality.

Awesome book!

33 Wonder - R.J. Palacio

This should be number 2. After the Bible. Why is it all the way down here?

Why the hell is it all the way back here?! THIS BOOK IS BETTER THAN ALL. - ApolloKitty

This was truly the best book ever

So sad. but this is a joke for people who have read the book: Vias boyfriend: Uh…. I'm from Brooklin …? Jack & Auggie: BWAHAHAAHAHA

34 A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

For anyone who is wondering, read the books. DON'T WATCH THE T.V. SERIES!

These books are amazing. They are epic, and the imagination and creativity Martin displayed in writing this is jaw dropping.

Lists like these are like Jon Snow. They know nothing'. Yes, this is a good series, probably one of the best fantasy series out there.

I got the book but the question is should I read it?

35 Watership Down - Richard Adams

Why is this book so low? Why is it under diary of a wimpy kid?

My favourite book

36 The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan

I've read this book 7 times and never have gotten tired of it. Leo is hilarious and piper and jason are just amazing. It's definitely rick's most engrossing book.

Really great book series, loved it and can't wait for the next book coming out soon! I can't wait I'm dying to get a hold of the next book!

This is 1 of those MUSTREAD books - Roxann

37 Allegiant - Veronica Roth

This book was pretty good, despite being a bit of a romance novel, which isn't what I'm into, but I still enjoyed the book a lot. I loved this conclusion to the trilogy. - PianoQueen

Best book in the world.

WHY? I LOVE THIS BOOK. But why tris, the ending is so sad, I cried.

It should have been her brother Caleb not poor Tris! :(

38 The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
39 Shogun - James Clavell

the best

Fabulous. Full of adventure, its educational, well researched, and very informative, while being extremely entertaining.

40 The Egyptian - Mika Waltari
41 The Quran

The last book sent from allah and the best. the other books are being changed by non muslims. this is same as a million thousand hundred billion years ago

Agreed. It is the best book, but I believe it does not belong on this list. I love the Quran and Allah, but this list is for all religions. I do disagree with the bible being number 1, as the Quran is better in many people's opinion.

This is the book which is not man made it is the conversation of Allah

The best ever book. it has correct way of life, for which we are created,

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42 The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat - Steven Lukes
43 Bridge To Terabithia - Katherine Patterson

Possibly my favorite book

44 Crime and Punishment - Fiodor Dostojewski

I laugh at Twilight being at the top ten of the list, and I also laugh at this book not making the top ten, it is definitely one of the GREATEST books ever

Beats Twilight every time, Just love the story in the book, just EPIC

45 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Who ever wrote this list needs to get some friends...

... Shakespeare

46 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

Just read it. BEFORE you watch the movie!

47 The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

This is a great book if you read it and imagine it in your own mind the movie isn't as great though. Anything from the Goosebumps Series is great as well. - Undertaker15-0

48 The School For Dangerous Girls - Eliot Schrefer
49 Shadow - Michael Morpurgo
50 Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

The absolute best book ever wrote. And, I am an avid reader

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Top Remixes (17)

1. Divergent - Veronica Roth
2. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
3. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
1. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
2. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
3. The Red and the Black - Stendhal
1. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
3. The Bible

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