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?

  • Don Quixote


    Don Quixote

    by Miguel de Cervantes

    (9 Reviews)

    291 Points

    "Idle reader, you can believe without any oath of mine that I would wish this book, as the child of my brain, to be the most beautiful, the liveliest and the cleverest imaginable.Prologue: Idle..."

  • As I Lay Dying


    As I Lay Dying

    by William Faulkner

    (11 Reviews)

    281 Points

    "Jewel and I come up from the field, following the path in single file."

  • His Dark Materials


    His Dark Materials

    by Philip Pullman

    (13 Reviews)

    277 Points

    "Lyra and her daemon moved through the darkening hall, taking care to keep to one side, out of sight of the kitchen. (Northern lights)Will tugged at his mother's hand and said, "Come on, come on..."..."

  • Brideshead Revisited


    Brideshead Revisited

    by Evelyn Waugh

    (8 Reviews)

    269 Points

    "When I reached C Company lines, which were at the top of the hill, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning."

  • The Golden Notebook


    The Golden Notebook

    by Doris Lessing

    (4 Reviews)

    266 Points

    "The two women were alone in the London flat."

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    by Mark Twain

    (28 Reviews)

    263 Points

    "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter.You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The..."

  • Things Fall Apart


    Things Fall Apart

    by Chinua Achebe

    (11 Reviews)

    255 Points

    "Okonkwo was well-known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing..."

  • Tom Jones


    Tom Jones

    by Henry Fielding

    (3 Reviews)

    255 Points

    "An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money."

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    by J. K. Rowling

    (45 Reviews)

    252 Points

    "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

  • Song of Solomon


    Song of Solomon

    by Toni Morrison

    (7 Reviews)

    250 Points

    "The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance agent promised to fly from Mercy to the other side of Lake Superior at three o'clock."