10 Best Fiction Books

My top 10 best fiction books that have had the greatest impact on me, my work, my worldview, and my life in general.

About fiction books

Even though I read fiction much less than anything else, I think it’s an important part of our lives.

Such books allow us to look at life from a different angle and to see everyday problems from a new perspective, which sometimes leads to quite useful insights.

Fiction also has the ability to inspire action and immerse us in different cultures and time periods. All of this ultimately broadens our world view and makes us more educated and well-rounded.

Below is a list of the best fiction books in my opinion. The order of these books in the list is not important. So you can choose and read the books in any order you like.

10 Best Fiction Books

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

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Martin Eden

Jack London

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The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain

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Letters from the Earth

Mark Twain

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

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Don Quixote

Miguel De Cervantes

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The Greatest Short Stories of Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

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The Complete Short Stories of Jack London

Jack London

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Pere Goriot

Honoré de Balzac

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The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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«Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world»

— Napoléon Bonaparte

What to read next

In addition to these 10 best fiction books, you can find more of my book recommendations below, divided into separate categories.


Here are some recommendations to help you be more productive, be happier, make more money, and learn faster.


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