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Neil asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

What are your all time top ten books?

I've gone a top ten as I keep seeing questions asking for number 1 book, but I can never narrow it down that far... plus there aren't ten Harry Potter / Dan Brown books so might get a bit more variety in the answers!


Really Kevin? I was a little disappointed with 2004's edition myself.

Update 2:

I'm getting the impression quite a few people should pop into the Science and Mathematics section and ask; "What is 10?"

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1 Catcher in the Rye - J.D Sallinger

    2 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

    3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

    4 The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens

    5 Needful things - Stephen King

    6 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

    7 The Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

    8 Eragon - Christopher Paolini

    9 The Green Mile - Stephen King

    10 Kim - Rudyard Kipling

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ten? Really? Can't even do one lol...ok....

    1. All the Agatha Christies.

    2. Little Women - Louise M Alcott.

    3. Flowers in the Attic - Virginia Andrews.

    4. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield.

    5. Fortune Rocks - Anita Shrieve.

    6. The House at Riverton - Kate Morton.

    7. Atonement - Ian McEwen.

    8. The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde.

    9. Some Old Ghost - Judith Lennox

    10. The Shopoholic series - Sophia Kinsella

    and the list goes on lol :)

  • 4 years ago

    New Orleans, Mon Amour - Andrei Codrescu The Collector - John Fowles A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris The Other Boleyn Girl - Phillipa Gregory A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O' Connor Geek Love - Katharine Dunn Imajica - Clive Barker House of Leaves The Serpent and the Rainbow - Wade Davis The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson I am Legend - Richard Matheson

  • 1 decade ago

    Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

    No Name - Wilkie Collins

    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin

    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

    Woman In White - Wilkie Collins

    Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

    Angels And Demons - Dan Brown

    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

    The Diary of Anne Frank

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Thorn Birds

    The Stand - Stephen King

    The Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King

    The Green Mile - Stephen King

    The Talisman - Stephen King

    A Time to Kill - John Grisham

    The Hobbit - Tolkien

    The Lion the witch and the wardrobe CS Lewis

    Flowers in the attic - Virginia Andrews

    All the Alex Cross books by James Patterson

  • 1 decade ago

    I guess mine would go something like this, not necessarily in order:

    1. Tell No One - Harlan Coben

    2. Black for Remembrance - Carlene Thompson

    3. Loves Music, Loves to Dance - Mary Higgins Clark

    4. Don't Say a Word - Barbara Freethy

    5. When the Wind Blows - James Patterson

    6. While My Pretty One Sleeps - Mary Higgins Clark

    7. Taken - Barbara Freethy

    8. The Lake House - James Patterson

    9. All Around the Town - Mary Higgins Clark

    10. First to Die - James Patterson

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 No Mean City-A. Macarthur and H. Kingsley Long

    2 The Vital Spark - Neil Munro

    3 Birdsong- Sebastian Faulks

    4 Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck

    5 Kane and Abel-Jeffrey Archer

    6 Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck

    7Lord of the Rings-J.R.R. Tolkien

    8The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole-Sue Townsend

    9Charlottes Web- E.B. White

    10 =A Stone for Danny Fisher-Harold Robbins

    10= The Broons-Dudley D. Watkins

  • 1 decade ago

    1. Pale Fire - Nabokov

    2. Name of the Rose - Eco

    3. Farewell to Arms - Hemmingway

    4. East of Eden - Steinbeck

    5. Any Shakespear Anthology

    6. Best American Short Stories - Chabon Editor

    7. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien

    8. Harry Potter Series - Rowling

    9. Blood Meridian - McCarthy

    10 - Their Eyes Were Watching God - Hurston

  • 1 decade ago

    all the Potter books

    LOTR trilogy

    Anthem, or Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel

    Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

    and Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

    (in no particular order)

  • 1 decade ago

    1. The Bible

    2. The Stand--Stephen King

    3-4-5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy--JRR Tolkien

    6-7-8. Foundation trilogy (Foundation/Foundation and Empire/Second Foundation)--Isaac Asimov.

    9. God Came Near--Max Lucado

    10. No Wonder They Call Him the Savior--Max Lucado

    That was tough. there are other books that I love, and I almost made the two trilogies one each, in order to get more choices in....but that would have been "cheating" lol.

    there are sooooo many great books out there, and so little time to even list them all, let alone read them...

    Dickens, Doyle, Lewis, L'Engle, Grisham, Evans, etc. do you ever stop?

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