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49 Best Fiction Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Fiction books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best fiction books" and study the top 4 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    1984

    George Orwell

  2. 2

    War And Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  3. 3

    Don Quixote

    Miguel De Cervantes

  4. 4

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

  5. 5

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  6. 6

    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  10. 10

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

  14. 14

    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

  15. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    15

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

  16. 16

    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

  17. 17

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  18. 18

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  19. 19

    The Old Man and the Sea

    Ernest Hemingway

  20. 20

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  21. 21

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  22. 22

    Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

  23. 23

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

  24. 24
  25. 26

    Lolita

    Vladimir Nabokov

  26. 27
  27. 28
  28. 29

    The Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  29. 30
  30. 32
  31. 33
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  33. 35

    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

  34. 36

    Beloved

    Toni Morrison

  35. 37
  36. 38

    Midnight's Children

    Salman Rushdie

  37. 39

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

  38. 40
  39. 41

    Candide

    Voltaire

  40. 42

    The Sound and the Fury

    William Faulkner

  41. 43

    Les Miserables

    Victor Hugo

  42. 44
  43. 45

    Gone With the Wind

    Margaret Mitchell

  44. 46
  45. 49

    Anne of Green Gables

    L. M. Montgomery

FAQ

  • How was this Fiction books list created?

    We searched for "best Fiction books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Fiction books are in this list?

    There are 49 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Fiction books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Fiction books on the internet.

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