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100 Best Books - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literature and More.

A List of the Best Books

Looking for the best novels to read? Need a new science fiction or fantasy book to satisfy you? Want to give your opinion on the best and worst books out there? Then this page is for you! Help us create a community based list of the 100 best books and novels in all categories - science fiction, fantasy, mystery, literature, horror, children and much more. Everyone is encouraged to share their opinions of the books they have read.

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Rank Title Author Type Genre Avg Score # of Votes
1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams Indiv. Science Fiction 8.50 2
2 The Prydain Chronicles Lloyd Alexander Series Fantasy 8.50 2
3 The Inferno Dante Alighieri Indiv. Classic Literature 7.00 1
4 The Journey From Abandonment To Healing Susan Anderson Indiv. Inspirational 10.00 1
5 Foundation Isaac Asimov Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 2
6 Recursion Tony Ballantyne Series Science Fiction 7.00 1
7 The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 1
8 Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley Indiv. Biography 10.00 1
9 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares Indiv. Adventure 6.00 1
10 Startide Rising David Brin Series Science Fiction 8.50 2
11 The Postman David Brin Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 1
12 The Uplift War David Brin Series Science Fiction 8.00 1
13 Sundiver David Brin Series Science Fiction 7.00 1
14 Elfstones of Shannara Terry Brooks Indiv. Fantasy 10.00 2
15 Self-Editing for Fiction Writers Renni Brown Indiv. Non-fiction 10.00 1
16 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Indiv. General Fiction 7.00 3
17 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Indiv. Science Fiction 10.00 11
18 Lost Boys Orson Card Indiv. Horror 9.50 2
19 Homebody: A Novel Orson Card Indiv. Horror 9.50 2
20 Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Card Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 4
21 Treasure Box Orson Card Indiv. Horror 9.00 2
22 Enchantment Orson Scott Card Indiv. Fantasy 7.00 1
23 Wyrms Orson Card Indiv. Fantasy 6.00 1
24 Magic Street Orson Card Indiv. Fantasy 5.00 1
25 The Song of the Lark Willa Cather Indiv. Classic Literature 5.00 1
26 Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy Indiv. Thriller 9.00 1
27 Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer Series Fantasy 9.50 2
28 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Indiv. Classic Literature 4.75 4
29 The Black Company Glen Cook Series Fantasy 9.50 4
30 I am the Cheese Robert Cormier Indiv. Thriller 8.00 1
31 Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad William Craig Indiv. Non-fiction 9.00 2
32 Sphere Michael Crichton Indiv. Science Fiction 9.67 3
33 Timeline Michael Crichton Indiv. Science Fiction 8.67 3
34 Prey Michael Crichton Indiv. Science Fiction 8.50 2
35 Congo Michael Crichton Indiv. General Fiction 8.00 2
36 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 2
37 Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton Indiv. Historical Fiction 7.00 3
38 The Terminal Man Michael Crichton Indiv. Thriller 7.00 2
39 Rising Sun Michael Crichton Indiv. Crime Fiction 6.00 1
40 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl Indiv. Children 9.00 1
41 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Indiv. Classic Literature 8.50 2
42 Great Expectations Charles Dickens Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 1
43 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens Indiv. Classic Literature 7.25 4
44 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 1
45 Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Stephen R. Donaldson Series Fantasy 9.60 5
46 The Runes of Earth Stephen R. Donaldson Series Fantasy 7.00 1
47 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky Indiv. Classic Literature 9.33 3
48 The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 1
49 The Belgariad David and Leigh Eddings Series Fantasy 8.00 1
50 Pawn of Prophecy David Eddings Indiv. Fantasy 7.00 2
51 Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World Louis Fischer Indiv. Non-fiction 10.00 1
52 Alas Babylon Pat Frank Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
53 Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 1
54 The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke Indiv. Fantasy 7.50 2
55 Inkheart Cornelia Funke Indiv. Fantasy 6.50 2
56 Inkspell Cornelia Funke Indiv. Fantasy 5.25 4
57 Wolves in the Walls Neil Gaiman Indiv. Fantasy 10.00 3
58 Coraline Neil Gaiman Indiv. Thriller 10.00 1
59 Legend David Gemmell Series Fantasy 9.50 2
60 Knights of Dark Renown David Gemmell Indiv. Fantasy 7.00 1
61 Neuromancer William Gibson Indiv. Science Fiction 7.50 2
62 Lord of the Flies William Golding Indiv. Classic Literature 7.50 4
63 The Princess Bride William Goldman Indiv. Adventure 9.50 2
64 Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman Indiv. Non-fiction 8.00 1
65 The Sword of Truth Terry Goodkind Series Fantasy 9.33 3
66 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus John Gray Indiv. Non-fiction 7.00 2
67 The Runaway Jury John Grisham Indiv. Thriller 9.00 2
68 The Firm John Grisham Indiv. General Fiction 8.67 3
69 The Brethren John Grisham Indiv. General Fiction 8.00 1
70 The Forever War Joe Haldeman Indiv. Science Fiction 9.50 2
71 Forever Peace Joe Haldeman Indiv. Science Fiction 7.00 1
72 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Indiv. Classic Literature 9.00 1
73 Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein Indiv. Science Fiction 10.00 1
74 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert Heinlein Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 1
75 Dune Frank Herbert Indiv. Science Fiction 8.67 3
76 Cry of The Ice Mark (The Icemark chronicles) Stuart Hill Series Fantasy 9.00 1
77 The Iliad Homer Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 2
78 The Odyssey Homer Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 1
79 BattleField Earth L. Ron Hubbard Indiv. Science Fiction 7.50 2
80 Redwall Brian Jacques Indiv. Fantasy 8.00 1
81 The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan Series Fantasy 5.00 2
82 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Indiv. Adventure 2.00 1
83 The Lions of al Rassan Guy Kay Indiv. Fantasy 8.50 2
84 The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 1
85 The Gunslinger Stephen King Series Fantasy 8.00 1
86 The Taking Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.50 2
87 False Memory Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.50 2
88 Odd Thomas Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.00 3
89 Phantoms Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.00 1
90 The Eyes of Darkness Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.00 1
91 Forever Odd Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 8.00 1
92 The Husband Dean Koontz Indiv. Thriller 7.00 1
93 Shadowfires Dean Koontz Indiv. Horror 7.00 1
94 A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 3
95 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Indiv. Classic Literature 9.00 4
96 The Wanderer Fritz Leiber Indiv. Science Fiction 7.00 1
97 The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories H.P. Lovecraft Indiv. Horror 8.50 2
98 The Hades Factor Robert Ludlum Indiv. Thriller 7.00 1
99 The Alliance Gerald Lund Indiv. Science Fiction 9.50 2
100 Pendragon D.J. MacHale Series Adventure 10.00 1
101 Wicked Gregory Maguire Indiv. Fantasy 7.00 1
102 A Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 2
103 I Am Legend Richard Matheson Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 1
104 The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey Indiv. Fantasy 10.00 2
105 I Love You Stinky Face Lisa McCourt Indiv. Children 9.00 2
106 A Talent for War Jack McDevitt Indiv. Science Fiction 7.00 1
107 Moby Dick Herman Melville Indiv. Classic Literature 7.00 1
108 Twilight Stephenie Meyer Indiv. Thriller 10.00 4
109 Eclipse Stephenie Meyer Indiv. Thriller 10.00 3
110 New Moon Stephenie Meyer Indiv. Thriller 9.33 3
111 Perdido Street Station China Mieville Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
112 A Canticle for Liebowitz Walter M. Miller Jr. Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 2
113 Watchmen Alan Moore Indiv. Science Fiction 8.50 2
114 Fablehaven Brandon Mull Indiv. Fantasy 10.00 5
115 Candy Shop War Brandon Mull Indiv. Adventure 9.00 1
116 Children of the Red King Jenny Nimmo Series Fantasy 9.33 3
117 Ringworld Larry Niven Indiv. Science Fiction 10.00 1
118 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
119 Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell Indiv. Classic Literature 7.50 4
120 Animal Farm George Orwell Indiv. Classic Literature 8.80 5
121 1984 George Orwell Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 1
122 Eragon Christopher Paolini Indiv. Fantasy 9.25 4
123 Eldest Christopher Paolini Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 4
124 Shadow K.J. Parker Indiv. Fantasy 6.00 1
125 Maximum Ride James Patterson Series Thriller 10.00 2
126 Honeymoon James Patterson Indiv. Fantasy 2.00 1
127 Gateway Frederik Pohl Series Science Fiction 8.50 2
128 Mort Terry Pratchett Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 1
129 The Color of Magic Terry Pratchett Indiv. Fantasy 8.00 1
130 Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Steven Pressfield Indiv. Historical Fiction 10.00 1
131 The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great Steven Pressfield Indiv. Historical Fiction 9.00 1
132 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle Indiv. Classic Literature 9.20 5
133 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 1
134 Chasm City Alastair Reynolds Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 1
135 Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds Series Science Fiction 8.50 2
136 Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice Indiv. Horror 8.33 3
137 War of the Rats David Robbins Indiv. Historical Fiction 10.00 1
138 The End of War David Robbins Indiv. Historical Fiction 9.00 1
139 The Last Citadel David Robbins Indiv. Historical Fiction 8.00 1
140 Believing Christ Stephen E. Robinson Indiv. Religion 10.00 2
141 Harry Potter J.K. Rowling Series Fantasy 9.71 7
142 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 9.67 3
143 Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 9.33 3
144 Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 9.33 3
145 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 9.00 3
146 Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 8.50 4
147 Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling Indiv. Fantasy 6.00 2
148 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowlings Indiv. Fantasy 9.75 4
149 Cirque du Freak Darren Shan Series Fantasy 10.00 3
150 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich William Shirer Indiv. Non-fiction 9.00 1
151 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
152 Hyperion Dan Simmons Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
153 Ilium Dan Simmons Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 1
154 At First Sight Nicholas Sparks Indiv. Romance 5.00 1
155 Armor John Steakley Indiv. Science Fiction 9.50 2
156 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson Indiv. Classic Literature 8.00 2
157 Earth Abides George Stewart Indiv. Science Fiction 8.00 1
158 Dracula Bram Stoker Indiv. Classic Literature 8.60 5
159 The Cuckoo's Egg Cliff Stoll Indiv. Non-fiction 10.00 1
160 The Bartimaeus Trilogy Jonathan Stroud Series Fantasy 8.50 2
161 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor Indiv. Children 10.00 1
162 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien Indiv. Fantasy 9.67 3
163 Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien Series Fantasy 9.50 4
164 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Vern Indiv. Classic Literature 7.50 2
165 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 3
166 Candide Voltaire Indiv. Classic Literature 7.00 2
167 The Time Machine H.G. Wells Indiv. Classic Literature 7.00 1
168 Dread Empire's Fall Walter Williams Series Science Fiction 9.00 1
169 Shadow and Claw Gene Wolfe Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 2
170 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham Indiv. Science Fiction 9.00 1
171 The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny Series Fantasy 9.67 3
172 Damnation Alley Roger Zelazny Indiv. Science Fiction 7.00 1
173 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny Indiv. Science Fiction 5.00 1

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