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?

  • Cold Sassy Tree


    Cold Sassy Tree

    by Olive Ann Burns

    (2 Reviews)

    31 Points

    "Three weeks after Granny Blakeslee died, Grandpa came to our house for his early morning snort of whiskey, as usual, and said to me, "Will Tweedy? Go find your mama, then run up to yore Aunt Loma's..."

  • Look Homeward, Angel


    Look Homeward, Angel

    by Thomas Wolfe

    (1 Review)

    31 Points

    "A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the..."

  • The Martian Chronicles


    The Martian Chronicles

    by Ray Bradbury

    (7 Reviews)

    31 Points

    "One minute it was Ohio winter, with doors closed, windows locked, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on slopes, housewives lumbering like great black bears in..."

  • Skinny Legs and All


    Skinny Legs and All

    by Tom Robbins

    (2 Reviews)

    31 Points

    "This is the room of the wolfmother wallpaper. The toadstool motel you once thought a mere folk tale, a corny, obsolete, rural invention."

  • Oliver Twist


    Oliver Twist

    by Charles Dickens

    (8 Reviews)

    30 Points

    "Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to..."

  • It



    by Stephen King

    (9 Reviews)

    30 Points

    "The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made out of a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter..."

  • A High Wind in Jamaica


    A High Wind in Jamaica

    by Richard Hughes

    (2 Reviews)

    30 Points

    "One of the fruits of Emancipation in the West Indian islands is the number of ruins, either attached to the houses that remain or within a stone's throw of them: ruined slaves' quarters, ruined..."

  • Cities of Salt


    Cities of Salt

    by Abdelrahman Munif

    (1 Review)

    30 Points

  • You Shall Know Our Velocity


    You Shall Know Our Velocity

    by Dave Eggers

    (1 Review)

    30 Points

    "I was talking to Hand, one of my two best friends, the one still alive, and we were planning to leave."

  • Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein


    Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein

    by Marguerite Duras

    (2 Reviews)

    30 Points

    "Lol Stein was born here in South Tahla, and she spent a good part of her youth in this town."