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?

  • The Lord of the Rings

    #11

    The Lord of the Rings

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

    (34 Reviews)

    691 Points

    "When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    #12

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    (20 Reviews)

    667 Points

    "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de..."

  • Brave New World

    #13

    Brave New World

    by Aldous Huxley

    (23 Reviews)

    664 Points

    "A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories."

  • To the Lighthouse

    #14

    To the Lighthouse

    by Virginia Woolf

    (12 Reviews)

    642 Points

    "Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.

  • Invisible Man

    #15

    Invisible Man

    by Ralph Ellison

    (11 Reviews)

    640 Points

    "I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—...

  • Gone with the Wind

    #16

    Gone with the Wind

    by Margaret Mitchell

    (18 Reviews)

    606 Points

    "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were."

  • Jane Eyre

    #17

    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Brontë

    (31 Reviews)

    562 Points

    "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."

  • On the Road

    #18

    On the Road

    by Jack Kerouac

    (10 Reviews)

    543 Points

    "I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."

  • Pride and Prejudice

    #19

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    (27 Reviews)

    540 Points

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  • Lord of the Flies

    #20

    Lord of the Flies

    by William Golding

    (36 Reviews)

    537 Points

    "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."