The 20 Best Books on Goodreads

Many people turn to Goodreads to see of they should read a book. With millions of users, they have a lot of reviews and rating that are visible to everyone. That made us curious to the highest rated books and ultimately, the 20 best books on Goodreads.

If you were curious about the highest rated books on Goodreads, then you are not alone. And luckily for us, Goodreads is open about this. They curated a list of the highest rated books.

To make this list, a book has to have at least 10,000 ratings. This list excludes including boxsets, collection books, short stories or selection books, and non-fiction books, except for memoirs. You can see full list below!

The 20 Best Books on Goodreads

The Highest Rated Books

The highest rated book on Goodreads is Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. It is the second book in The Stormlight Archive and one of the best fantasy series out there.

Words of Radiance The Stormlight Archive
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson novel

Sanderson speculated that this book is rated so highly is that mostly fans of The Stormlight Archive would read it because it is the second book in the series. If you didn’t like the first book, then there is almost no chance for that person to willingly read this book.

Coming in second is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling. It wrapped up the popular Harry Potter series and fans were happy with the conclusion. It is interesting to see this on this list because Rowling has been constantly enrolled in controversy. Fans haven’t held her opinions against her books.

The third spot belongs to Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo. That is the second book in the Six of Crows duology. I loved this duology and became a fan of Bardugo after reading both books. The second book is filled with a lot of action and is impossible to put down!

Book Cover for Six of Crows
Six of Crows novel


These are the 20 best books on Goodreads. They are fan-voted and the ratings of the books changes often. How many of these books have you read? Let us know in the comments below!

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