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 Magic Mountain


    The Magic Mountain

    by Thomas Mann

    (6 Reviews)

    203 Points

    "Die Geschichte Hans Castorps, die wir erzählen wollen, - nicht um seinetwillen (denn der Leser wird einen einfachen, wenn auch ansprechenden jungen Mann in ihm kennenlernen), sondern um der..."

  • The Call of the Wild


    The Call of the Wild

    by Jack London

    (19 Reviews)

    203 Points

    "Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound..."

  • The Tin Drum


    The Tin Drum

    by Günter Grass

    (4 Reviews)

    201 Points

    "Granted: I'm an inmate of a mental institution; my keeper watches me, scarcely lets me out of his sight; for there's a peephole in the door, and my keeper's eye is the shade of brown that can't see..."

  • The 42nd Parallel


    The 42nd Parallel

    by John Dos Passos

    (3 Reviews)

    200 Points

    "General Mills with his gaudy uniform and spirited charger was the center for all eyes especially as his steed was extremely restless."

  • Under the Volcano


    Under the Volcano

    by Malcolm Lowry

    (5 Reviews)

    199 Points

    "Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a number of valleys and plateaus."

  • Disgrace



    by J. M. Coetzee

    (7 Reviews)

    193 Points

    "For a man of his age, fifty-two, divorced, he has, to his mind, solved the problem of sex rather well."

  • The Diary of a Young Girl


    The Diary of a Young Girl

    by Anne Frank

    (19 Reviews)

    193 Points

    "On Friday, 12th June, I woke up at six o' clock and no wonder; it was my birthday"

  • Bleak House


    Bleak House

    by Charles Dickens

    (8 Reviews)

    189 Points

    "London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall."

  • Light in August


    Light in August

    by William Faulkner

    (5 Reviews)

    188 Points

    "Sitting beside the road, watching the wagon mount the hill toward her, Lena thinks, 'I have come from Alabama: a fur piece.'"

  • The Scarlet Letter


    The Scarlet Letter

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    (19 Reviews)

    187 Points

    "A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the..."