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?

  • Winnie-the-Pooh



    by A. A. Milne

    (21 Reviews)

    383 Points

    "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin."

  • Heart of Darkness


    Heart of Darkness

    by Joseph Conrad

    (17 Reviews)

    382 Points

    "The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it..."

  • Mrs Dalloway


    Mrs Dalloway

    by Virginia Woolf

    (11 Reviews)

    365 Points

    "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. For Lucy had her work cut out for her. The doors would be taken off their hinges; Rumpelmayer’s men were coming. And then, thought Clarissa..."

  • Slaughterhouse-Five



    by Kurt Vonnegut

    (28 Reviews)

    358 Points

    "All this happened, more or less."

  • War and Peace


    War and Peace

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (11 Reviews)

    357 Points

    "Well, Prince, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family."Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. (Maude/Maude)

  • Of Mice and Men


    Of Mice and Men

    by John Steinbeck

    (37 Reviews)

    349 Points

    "A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green."

  • Moby-Dick



    by Herman Melville

    (16 Reviews)

    348 Points

    "Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see..."

  • Little Women


    Little Women

    by Louisa May Alcott

    (18 Reviews)

    348 Points

    "“Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."

  • Native Son


    Native Son

    by Richard Wright

    (6 Reviews)

    348 Points

    "Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! An alarm clock clanged in the dark and silent room."

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams

    (28 Reviews)

    344 Points

    "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million..."