Fiction novels are a popular genre and it is responsible for thousands of classics. Various authors have engraved their names in history by writing novels that have become the face of the genre. That is why we decided to list the 20 best fiction books of all time. Keep reading to find out which novels made the list!
Choosing only 20 novels for this list was not easy. Many amazing novels had to be left off the list and we know many readers will be angry as a result. But we feel strongly about the ones that did make the list. You can see the full list below.
The 20 Best Fiction Books of All Time
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Lots of Classics
All the books on this list are deserving of their selection. Novels such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë are some of these novels that deserved their spot on the list.
We know that readers will be angry that their favorite books were left out. That is always the hard part about these lists. No list is perfect and the point of these lists is to help readers choose which books to read. Another goal is to start discussions and help others find books that many people believe should have made the list.
That is all for our list of the 20 best fiction books of all time. What books would you have included on the list? Let us know in the comments below!