What are the best highly-rated novels of all time?

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    #1A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast of Crows, A Dance with Dragons. All 5 novels that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones. It's the series that earned George R. R. Martin the title of American Tolkien.

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    Ao Zou
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Very nice idea i could see this being very useful "
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    #2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Jonathan Cole
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "One of the best rated books of all time would be The Fellowship of the Ring. That book has always been a very popular one. It was so good it was made into movies so more people ended up getting it after that too. "
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    #3The Godfather

    The Godfather
    The Godfather by Mario Puzo is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the American Mafia. This compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
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    Nicole Parker
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a great book! I got this book for my Dad and he loves it! He said it is awesome! "
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    #4The Emperor's Soul

    The Emperor's Soul

    The Emperor's Soul is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the story of Shai, a Forger who is faced with the task of creating a new soul for the dying Emperor. It was published in 2012 by Tachyon Publications.

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    Joshua Hamilton
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Emperor's Soul is a good book on it's own but when you consider the fact that it was written by the same writer who wrote ' The way of King', you feel a bit unsatisfied. I think, if one admire Brandon's work, then they should first read all the other books from the author and only after reading them all, one should read The emperor's soul."
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    #5The Monster at the End of this Book

    The Monster at the End of this Book
    Monster at the End of This Book is an interactive picture book written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smolin. It features Grover from the TV show Sesame Street, as he tries to persuade the reader to not reach the end of the book.
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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "For sure one of the best novels that I have ever read in my life. "
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    #6The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a story of unforgettable perception that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. It's beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.

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    Billy Garcia
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book is an absolute classic for all ages. I think that everyone should read this book as a child. I recently read it to my niece when I was visiting and she loved it so it definitely still holds up as a good story for today's generation of kids as well. Give it a shot, you won't regret it!"
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    #7A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is a contemporary fiction book written by Khaled Hosseini which tells the story of a poor and uneducated woman who needs to endure hardships in her life. 

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    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "An excellent book. I enjoyed reading it and was really drawn into the story created by Khaled Hosseini. I recommend trying this book out!"
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    #8The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Lost Hero, the first book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on three new demigods: Jason, Piper, and Leo who go on a journey with their newly discovered powers to look for a lost hero and fulfill a long-awaited prophecy.

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    Patricia Barnes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    " I read this book twenty times and my opinion of the book has changed each time. This was one of my favorite books I read each of the books in chronological order. I started with the Lightning Thief, and ended with the Blood of Olympus. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, and loved Heroes of Olympus even more. The book series was amazing and I learned a lot about the Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, Titans, Giants, and etc from it. The book was really well written, the language was very lucid and easy to understand, it was very entertaining; makes you crave to read the sequel.I guarantee you you'll thoroughly enjoy it. ★★★★★"
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    #9The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle series, is about Kvothe, who is in search of the meaning of life while going on many adventures, including kidnapping princesses and a burning down of a whole town.

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    Evelyn Rivera
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is by far my favorite book of all time. It deserves every high rating and accolade it receives. Patrick Rothfuss is a brilliant storyteller whose readers become immediately entranced by the depth and development of his characters. Recommended to all who read!"
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    #10The Martian

    The Martian

    Mark Watney is one of the first humans to walk on Mars, but he's also the first person to die there, officially. After a terrible storm that nearly kills him and forces his crew to be evacuated, Mark, a world-wide known biologist, works hard to survive on the surface of the red planet. 

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    Michael Ray
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I absolutely love sci fi and am a huge space junkie as well all of which made me really fall in love with The Martian. This book is very, very, original in it's story line and I found myself hooked from beginning to end!"
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    #11The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Jordan Hudson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Not only does The Book Thief have favorable reviews online, it's spent a long time on the New York Times best seller list. Critics and the public agree, this is a fantastic book."
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    #12The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)

    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)
    The Way of Kings is the first book of The Stormlight Archive series written by Brandon Sanderson published by Tor Books in 2010. It is about the world of Roshar. 
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    Bryan Andrews
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "My friend recommended that I read The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive). I thought it was okay in terms of writing, but the world it created was very immersive and created many mental images in my head while reading. However I would not say that it is one of the most highly-rated novels of all time. Look to Frankenstein or The Great Gatsby if you want a supremely rated novel."
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    #13A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. The HBO cable network turned this series in one of he most successful TV shows ever.
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    Kevin Patterson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "All aged people love this novel."
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    #14The Stand

    The Stand

    The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The survivors will have to choose between two very different leaders and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

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    Ryan Coleman
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Stephen King has always been a pretty demonizing writer in my opinion but that makes for a great novel. "The Stand" is a great book about disease, good, bad, and evil. Ultimately this book made me view it in a real life view because catastrophic events can happen to the human race at any time and we must be prepared. "

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Best What are the best highly-rated novels of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Song of Ice and FireBooks 58 Paid
2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingBooks 44 Paid
3The GodfatherBooks 37 Paid
4The Emperor's Soul Books 32 Paid
5The Monster at the End of this BookBooks 24 Paid
6The Giving TreeBooks 23 Paid
7A Thousand Splendid SunsBooks 19 Paid
8The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)Books 16 Paid
9The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)Books 15 Paid
10The MartianBooks 11 Paid
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