The 100 Best Fiction Books

According to Reddit

1. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (Published in 2000 Mentioned 262 times)

2. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book) by Mortimer J. Adler (Published in 1972 Mentioned 144 times)

3. Ishmael:A Novel by Daniel Quinn (Published in 1995 Mentioned 115 times)

4. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha) by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Published in 2005 Mentioned 114 times)

5. The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King’s Landing to Across the Narrow Sea by George R. R. Martin (Published in 2012 Mentioned 101 times)

6. BioShock: Rapture by John Shirley (Published in 2012 Mentioned 100 times)

7. Legends: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy by (Published in 2001 Mentioned 96 times)

8. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Published in 2008 Mentioned 93 times)

9. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Published in 2002 Mentioned 88 times)

10. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (Published in 2007 Mentioned 87 times)

11. The Redwall Cookbook by Brian Jacques (Published in 2005 Mentioned 85 times)

12. Wool by Hugh Howey (Published in 2013 Mentioned 83 times)

13. Do Not Resuscitate by Nicholas Ponticello (Published in 2015 Mentioned 83 times)

14. The Atlas of Middle-Earth (Revised Edition) by Karen Wynn Fonstad (Published in 1991 Mentioned 82 times)

15. Penpal by Dathan Auerbach (Published in 2012 Mentioned 81 times)

16. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (Published in 2017 Mentioned 78 times)

17. Replay by Ken Grimwood (Published in 1998 Mentioned 69 times)

18. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Published in 2011 Mentioned 69 times)

19. Moon People by Dale M Courtney (Published in 2008 Mentioned 66 times)

20. The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski (Published in 2008 Mentioned 65 times)

21. Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy (FSG Classics) by Jostein Gaarder (Published in 2007 Mentioned 65 times)

22. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Published in 2004 Mentioned 63 times)

23. The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) by Joe Abercrombie (Published in 2007 Mentioned 62 times)

24. Ship of Theseus by Doug Dorst (Published in 2013 Mentioned 60 times)

25. The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss (Published in 2009 Mentioned 57 times)

26. The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1–10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny (Published in 2010 Mentioned 56 times)

27. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) by Edwin A. Abbott (Published in 1992 Mentioned 54 times)

28. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire (Published in 1992 Mentioned 54 times)

29. The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Mary Doria Russell (Published in 1997 Mentioned 52 times)

30. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Published in 2011 Mentioned 51 times)

31. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Published in 2002 Mentioned 51 times)

32. John Dies at the End by David Wong (Published in 2012 Mentioned 50 times)

33. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch (Published in 2007 Mentioned 49 times)

34. Dune by Frank Herbert (Published in 1990 Mentioned 48 times)

35. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka (Published in 1992 Mentioned 46 times)

36. A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast of Crows / A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (Published in 2013 Mentioned 45 times)

37. The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson (Published in 2000 Mentioned 45 times)

38. Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts (Published in 2005 Mentioned 44 times)

39. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Published in 1999 Mentioned 43 times)

40. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (Published in 2010 Mentioned 43 times)

41. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (Published in 2002 Mentioned 43 times)

42. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (Published in 2010 Mentioned 42 times)

43. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Published in 1993 Mentioned 42 times)

44. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Published in 2006 Mentioned 42 times)

45. The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust (Published in 1999 Mentioned 42 times)

46. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges (Published in 1999 Mentioned 40 times)

47. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin (Published in 2015 Mentioned 39 times)

48. The Postmortal by Drew Magary (Published in 2011 Mentioned 38 times)

49. Ours Is the Storm by D. Thourson Palmer (Published in 2015 Mentioned 37 times)

50. Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) by Mira Grant (Published in 2010 Mentioned 37 times)

51. Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad by Reki Kawahara (Published in 2014 Mentioned 37 times)

52. The Norse Myths (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Published in 1981 Mentioned 37 times)

53. How to Win Friends and Influence People (8.5″ x 11″) by Dale Carnegie (Published in 2015 Mentioned 37 times)

54. The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy) by Lev Grossman (Published in 2010 Mentioned 36 times)

55. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series) by E L James (Published in 2012 Mentioned 35 times)

56. Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell (Published in 2004 Mentioned 35 times)

57. Geek Love: A Novel by Katherine Dunn (Published in 2002 Mentioned 35 times)

58. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Published in 2011 Mentioned 35 times)

59. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card (Published in 1997 Mentioned 35 times)

60. Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield (Published in 1999 Mentioned 34 times)

61. The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Published in 2004 Mentioned 34 times)

62. The Fermata by Nicholson Baker (Published in 1995 Mentioned 34 times)

63. Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die by (Published in 2010 Mentioned 34 times)

64. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses (Routledge International Studies in) by Harry Blamires (Published in 1996 Mentioned 34 times)

65. The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III (Published in 2006 Mentioned 33 times)

66. The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas père (Published in 2003 Mentioned 33 times)

67. Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Published in 2009 Mentioned 32 times)

68. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Published in 2006 Mentioned 31 times)

69. Year Zero: A Novel by Rob Reid (Published in 2013 Mentioned 31 times)

70. The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan by Robert Shea (Published in 1983 Mentioned 31 times)

71. Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change by S. M. Stirling (Published in 2005 Mentioned 31 times)

72. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami (Published in 1993 Mentioned 31 times)

73. Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Published in 2013 Mentioned 31 times)

74. Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne (Published in 2009 Mentioned 31 times)

75. Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff (Published in 2003 Mentioned 30 times)

76. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Published in 2012 Mentioned 30 times)

77. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin (Published in 2011 Mentioned 30 times)

78. A Stitch in Time (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #27) by Andrew J. Robinson (Published in 2000 Mentioned 30 times)

79. The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise) by Andy Mangels (Published in 2007 Mentioned 30 times)

80. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America) by H. P. Lovecraft (Published in 2005 Mentioned 29 times)

81. The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde (Published in 2003 Mentioned 29 times)

82. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Published in 2005 Mentioned 29 times)

83. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Published in 2002 Mentioned 29 times)

84. Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks (Published in 2000 Mentioned 29 times)

85. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Published in 2006 Mentioned 28 times)

86. Theft of Swords, Vol. 1(Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan (Published in 2011 Mentioned 28 times)

87. Aztec by Gary Jennings (Published in 2006 Mentioned 28 times)

88. The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (Published in 2010 Mentioned 28 times)

89. Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami (Published in 2009 Mentioned 28 times)

90. Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos by Bobby Derie (Published in 2017 Mentioned 27 times)

91. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read! Reading 2) by Alvin Schwartz (Published in 1985 Mentioned 27 times)

92. Shades of Grey: A Novel by Jasper Fforde (Published in 2011 Mentioned 27 times)

93. The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft (Published in 1982 Mentioned 27 times)

94. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (Published in 2006 Mentioned 27 times)

95. Star Wars: The Old Republic — Revan (Star Wars: The Old Republic — Legends) by Drew Karpyshyn (Published in 2012 Mentioned 27 times)

96. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (Published in 1983 Mentioned 27 times)

97. Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Don Gifford (Published in 2008 Mentioned 27 times)

98. The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien (Published in 2005 Mentioned 27 times)

99. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (Published in 2007 Mentioned 27 times)

100. Leviathan (The Leviathan Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld (Published in 2010 Mentioned 26 times)


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