Best Books Ever Written

13 "Best Books" lists combined and condensed into one master best books list, for the benefit of your reading pleasure. 623 of the best books ever written - can you collect them all?

  • My Ántonia

    #121

    My Ántonia

    by Willa Cather

    (8 Reviews)

    159 Points

    "I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America. I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year,..."

  • Scoop

    #122

    Scoop

    by Evelyn Waugh

    (5 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "While still a young man, John Courteney Boot had, as his publisher proclaimed, 'achieved an assured and enviable position in contemporary letters'."

  • A Room with a View

    #123

    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

    (6 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...

  • Bible: King James Version

    #124

    Bible: King James Version

    by KJV

    (13 Reviews)

    155 Points

    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.Bibliographical introduction....

  • Wide Sargasso Sea

    #125

    Wide Sargasso Sea

    by Jean Rhys

    (5 Reviews)

    153 Points

    "They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did."

  • Love in The Time of Cholera

    #126

    Love in The Time of Cholera

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    (7 Reviews)

    153 Points

    "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."

  • The Remains of the day

    #127

    The Remains of the day

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    (7 Reviews)

    153 Points

    "It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days."

  • The Big Sleep

    #128

    The Big Sleep

    by Raymond Chandler

    (5 Reviews)

    152 Points

    "It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills."

  • I, Claudius

    #129

    I, Claudius

    by Robert Graves

    (6 Reviews)

    151 Points

    "I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles) who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives..."

  • Tropic of Cancer

    #130

    Tropic of Cancer

    by Henry Miller

    (8 Reviews)

    151 Points

    "I am living at the Villa Borghese."