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

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