Mark Manson’s Best Fiction Books of All Time 

There are hundreds of thousands of great works of fiction. But you won’t be able to read most of them. That is why we flock towards the best book lists. Today, we will be looking at Mark Manson’s best fiction books of all-time list and see which books made their list. 

Who is Mark Manson? 

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Mark Manson’s best fiction books of all time

You may be wondering “who is Mark Manson?” Even if you don’t know him by name, you most likely have come across his book at a bookstore. He wrote the novel The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.  

That gives him some credibility when it comes to books. But how will his book list hold? There is only one way to find out. You can see all 47 of his selections below! 

Mark Manson’s Best Fiction Books of All Time 

  1. Ulysses by James Joyce  
  2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy  
  3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy  
  4. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert  
  5. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway  
  6. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner 
  7. East of Eden by John Steinbeck  
  8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov  
  9. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger  
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
  11. 1984 by George Orwell  
  12. Beloved by Toni Morrison  
  13. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  
  14. The Iliad by Homer  
  15. The Odyssey by Homer 
  16. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky  
  17. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky  
  18. Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes  
  19. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens  
  20. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  
  21. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  
  22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  
  23. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  
  24. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust  
  25. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain  
  26. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf  
  27. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka  
  28. The Stranger by Albert Camus 
  29. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie  
  30. Candide by Voltaire  
  31. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe  
  32. Hamlet by William Shakespeare  
  33. Macbeth by William Shakespeare  
  34. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  
  35. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas  
  36. Oedipus the King by Sophocles  
  37. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  
  38. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut  
  39. The Master and Margarita by Mihkail Bulgakov  
  40. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen  
  41. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston  
  42. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  
  43. White Noise by Don DeLillo  
  44. Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  
  45. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  
  46. The Road by Cormac McCarthy  
  47. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace  

Classics and More Classics  

Manson’s list is a solid list that includes almost all classics. This is always a tricky line because classics will obviously dominate these kinds of lists. But if you choose only classics, then it makes the lists dull. 

Does Manson not have any fiction books that are his favorites that he believes should be on the list? Apparently not because this is his full list. These are great reads but it doesn’t have any fun takes. 


That is all for Mark Manson’s best fiction books of all-time list. What books should have made his list? What did you think of his list? Let us know in the comments below! 

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