The debate for the best fiction books has a lot of books in the mix. Choosing just a few when there are dozens of books regarded as the best is no easy task. Yet, that is what we will be doing today as we pick the best five fiction books of all time.
Making this list was difficult because it comes down to personal preference. Everyone feels differently about which classics are worth reading and which are overrated. And what about modern novels? They are often disregarded until enough time has passed to be aged like wine before we call them one of the best works of fiction.
The Five Best Fiction Books of All Time
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Classics Win Big
Choosing anything but the classics seemed like a crime for this list. It is impossible to justify choosing other books over these five works. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is lauded as one of the best books of all time and rightfully so.
Can anyone make a list of the best works of fiction and not include Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina? Even if it isn’t your cup of tea, their contributions cannot be ignored.
Two books that also need to be mentioned are Don Quixote and The Count of Monte Cristo. These are the books that make you fall in love with reading. If you have read any of the books on this list, then you know what I mean.
That is all for our five fiction books of all-time list? What do you make of the list? Which book or books would you have included? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!