Some of the best books are fiction novels and it is a crowded field. Each year, new amazing fiction books are released and make it harder to pick just a few. That made us want to create a list for the ten best fiction books of all time!
Recently, we released a list of the best fiction books of all time and that list was easier to make. Any book that had a big impact or was more than just another book was added to the list. Here, we were only allowed to choose ten. Choosing only ten fiction books to represent the whole genre is difficult but we did it somehow. You can see the list below.
The Ten Best Fiction Books of All Time
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
How I Chose the Books
There is no particular order but having To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was intentional. That is one of my all-time favorite books and it has had an amazing impact on society since was released in 1960. It has been over 60 years since the book was released and the book is as popular as ever.
The list contains all of the books that I enjoyed a lot and still think about often. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is an amazing book that I visit annually as it is that good. Other gems on the list include epic novels like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Ender’s Game by Orsen Scott Card, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Three of the other books made the list because they are timeless classics such as The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams, and 1984 by George Orwell. These books are outstanding and should be read by everyone at least once.
You may be thinking to yourself that you only counted nine books in the previous paragraphs. That is because the last book that I added to this list, A Confederacy of Dunces by deservesJohn Kennedy Toole, deserves its own explanation.
Unlike the nine other books on the list, this one won’t make it to many lists because it is not regarded as impactful. Yet it is some of the best writing that I have ever come across. Not only is the writing great, but it is criminally funny. To this day, I still think about this book and just makes my cut for the ten best fiction books of all time.
That wraps up this list. It was a bit hard to condense it to only ten books but I am happy with the books that made the list. Not everyone is going to agree and that is okay. Everyone has their own preferences but all ten of these books are great reads at the end of the day. What book or book do you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!