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48 Best Fiction Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Fiction books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Fiction books" and study the top 4 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes 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

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    War And Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Don Quixote

    Miguel De Cervantes

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13

    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 3 articles
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    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 22

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 23
    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 24

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 25

    Beloved

    Toni Morrison

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 27

    Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 28

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 29

    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 33

    Candide

    Voltaire

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 34
    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 35

    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 36

    Midnight's Children

    Salman Rushdie

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 37

    The Sound and the Fury

    William Faulkner

    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 38
    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 39

    The Old Man and the Sea

    Ernest Hemingway

    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 40

    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 41

    Lolita

    Vladimir Nabokov

    Appears in 2 articles
  41. 42
    Appears in 2 articles
  42. 43

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Appears in 2 articles
  43. 44

    Anne of Green Gables

    L. M. Montgomery

    Appears in 2 articles
  44. 45

    The Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Appears in 2 articles
  45. 46

    Les Miserables

    Victor Hugo

    Appears in 2 articles
  46. 47

    Gone With the Wind

    Margaret Mitchell

    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this 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 books are in this list?

    There are 48 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

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

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