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20 Best LitRPG Books of All Time

Our goal: Build the most true list of best LitRPG books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best LitRPG books" and study the top 5 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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    Ascend Online

    Luke Chmilenko

    Appears in 4 articles
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    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 3 articles

    Ready Player One

    Ernest Cline

    Appears in 3 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
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    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    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
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    Appears in 2 articles


  • Whats the best LitRPG?

    Based on our research, that would be "Ascend Online" by Luke Chmilenko.

  • What makes a good LitRPG?

    There are many different things that go into making a good litrpg. However, we thinks it should first have an interesting and engaging story and narration. Secondly comes that each character should be well-developed and the world should be rich and detailed. All these elements make for unique LitRPG books.

  • Are there any good LitRPG books?

    Yes! And if you're looking for a good LitRPG book, we put the 20 best LitRPGs we found on this list.

  • How did you make this list of top/ best litRPG books?

    We searched for the top LitRPG lists online (because they're the most liked and show popular LitRPG books lists) and averaged their answers.

  • Is there a best way to add any one book here to a shopping cart?

    Part of the reason is that one of our main rules is "don't try to out-Amazon Amazon" (We also wouldn't be able to). Which is also why we don't do all the great different things they're already able to do well (e.g. stars, reviewed lists, sell an audiobook version or paperback or hardcover, book deal, read book preview, etc...). This allows us to focus on what we do best, provide a great list of LitRPG's!

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