The best books of different genres with an exciting storyline

Reading books allows you to live a thousand different lives. Sometimes it is so enthralling, addictive, that it is difficult to return to reality. Undoubtedly, interesting books with a fascinating plot possess this quality in particular. Today we will get acquainted with the rating of the best fascinating books belonging to different genres.

  • Detectives
  • «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" Artur Konan Doyl
  • «Murder on the Orient Express" Agata Kristi
  • «Silence of the Lambs", Thomas Harris
  • «In Cold Blood"Truman Capote
  • "Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown
  • Historical Chronicle
  • "Three Musketeers", Alexander Dumas
  • "Notre Dame Cathedral", Victor Hugo
  • "The Adventures of Erast Fandorin", Boris Akunin
  • "The Damned Kings", Maurice Drew
  • "Another of the Boleyn family", Philip Gregory
  • Classical literature
  • "The Little Prince", Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
  • "Transformation", Franz Kafka
  • "Plague", Albert Camus
  • About Love
  • "Romeo and Juliet", William Shakespeare
  • "Singing in the thorns", Colin McCullough
  • "Tess of the genus d'Hervilleville"Thomas Hardy
  • "PSI love you, "Cecilia Ahern
  • " Gone with the Wind "by Margaret Mitchell
  • Adventures of
  • " Robinson Crusoe ", Daniel Defoe
  • " The Mysterious Island ", Jules Verne
  • Harry Potter, Joanne Rowling
  • " CountMonte Carlo, Alexandre Dumas
  • Cycle "Order of Sigma", James Rollins
  • Modern prose
  • "The eyes of the clown", Heinrich Belle
  • "Nineteen minutes", Jodi Pikolt
  • "Bury me behind the plinth", Pavel Sanaev
  • "Flowers for Algernon", Daniel Keys
  • "Woman in the Sands", Kobo Abe
  • Thrillers
  • "Collector", John Fowles
  • "Perfume", Patrick Zuskind
  • "Cave", James Rollins
  • "Abyss", James Rollins
  • "Country of Joy""Stephen King
  • Horror, mysticism
  • " Dracula ", Bram Stoker
  • " Pet cemetery ", Stephen King
  • " The Shadow of a Boy ", Carl-Johann Valgren
  • " Color from Other Worlds, "Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • "The Invisible Man", Herbert Wells
  • Sci-Fi
  • Picnic on the Roadside, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • The Dark Tower, Stephen King
  • "It's Hard to Be a God", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • The Time Machine, Herbert Wells
  • "Rise from the Ashes", PhilipJose Farmer
  • Fantasy
  • "Song of Ice and Flame", George Martin
  • "The Lord of the Rings", John R.R.Tolkien
  • «The Chronicles of Amber" Rodzher Zhelyazny
  • «Wizard of Earthsea" Ursula Le Guin
  • «Discworld" by Terry Pratchet


«The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" Artur Konan Doyl

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StoriesAbout Sherlock Holmes are classics of the detective genre and belong to the most interesting books with a fascinating plot. The brilliant detective, together with his devoted friend, discovers the most mysterious crimes. Throughout the narrative the reader is in tension, and the solution will shake even the most experienced.

«Murder on the Orient Express" Agata Kristi

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When, in the case enters the famous detective Erkyul Puaro, even the most sophisticated killer will not be able to escape. Poirot sent to England in the famous "Orient Express."The train is an unprecedented murder. Sleuth unravels an incredible tangle of events and find the culprit what happened.

"Silence of the Lambs", Thomas Harris

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Maniac - a strange creature, terrible, his thinking drives everyone into the horror. In Harris's book, the reader will face the maniac Hannibal Lecter, who is able to turn inside everyone's soul. An exciting plot will not be released until the very end of the narrative.

"Cold Murder", Truman Capote

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The plot is based on real events. The book explores the nature of violence, the process of investigation, interrogations are kept in incredible tension. The terrible world of the work will plunge into the abyss of fear and darkness. He will penetrate the skin and will not let go for a long time after the reader turns the last page.

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

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Leonardo da Vinci's works contain a mysterious code. He will make it possible to find Christian shrines that can be endowed with powerful power. Robert Langdon is to find the answer to the mysterious murder of the curator of the Louvre. The case is complicated by an encrypted note found at the crime scene.

The historical chronicle

The Three Musketeers, Alexander Dumas

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Brave and defiant D'Artagnan seeks to conquer Paris and finds friends - three musketeers, selflessly devoted to the king and queen. Together they will have to pass many tests, but courage, strength and loyalty to friendship helps overcome all obstacles.

"Notre Dame de Paris", Victor Hugo

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Roman Hugo opens an amazing opportunity to immerse himself in the amazing past of Paris. The love peripeteias and the tragic fate of the gypsy Esmeralda will make an indelible impression on the reader.

"Adventures of Erast Fandorin", Boris Akunin

The Adventures of Erast Fandorin

This is a series of works, the main character of which is the young talented detective Erast Fandorin. He embodies the ideal of a true aristocrat: a noble, educated, educated and faithful to his own principles.

"Damned Kings", Maurice Druon

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The legend says that all the misfortunes hit France because of the curse of the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, who imposed it on King Philip the Fair. The reader is immersed in the events that took place from the first decade of the XIV century to the beginning of the Hundred Years War, watching the execution of the curse.

"Another of the Kind of Boleyn", Philippe Gregory

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The book describes life at the court of King Henry VIII of England. The reader gets acquainted with palace intrigues, gossips and conspiracies, the key figure of which is Anna Boleyn, the mother of the great English Queen Elizabeth I. The book is on the list of the most interesting books with an exciting story for women.

Classical literature

"The Little Prince", Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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The work of Exupery is considered by many as a children's fairy tale. However, it is not. A small book is filled with the greatest wisdom of all times, which only adults and mature people can understand. The content of the work is categorized. Perhaps the most famous of them: "You are forever in charge of all those who have tamed."

"Master and Margarita", Mikhail Bulgakov

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In the mysterious, mystical and exciting work of Bulgakov many events, heroes and thoughts mixed up. Satan, punishing people for vices, all-embracing love, unimaginable transformations, a talking cat - all this will not leave even the most experienced reader indifferent.

Best books on self-development, psychology and personal growth
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Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy

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The author describes the family history of the genus of representatives of the big bourgeoisie. Outwardly, the family seems to be a strong and powerful stronghold, which stands for every member of the family with a mountain. In fact, everything is not as simple as it seems. Love, betrayal, loneliness, the pain of suffering, enmity, insanity - everything will open before the reader as in the palm of your hand.

"Transformation", Franz Kafka

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One fine morning the main character realizes that he has turned into a big terrible beetle. How will the members of the family react to this event, what does the beetle man expect? With the finest psychologism, the author describes the processes taking place around the unhappy hero.

"Plague", Albert Camus

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The reader is immersed in the atmosphere of a city plagued by plague. The "gate" is closed, no one can leave and enter the settlement, which seized a terrible disease in its paws. However, people's lives continue against the backdrop of eerie events.

About Love

"Romeo and Juliet", William Shakespeare

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Love that survived death. The most famous work is about trembling and true love, telling about its power, before which even death itself is powerless. Two warring families only after the tragedy have realized what is really valuable in human life.

"Singing in the thorns", Colin McCullough

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The saga introduces the reader to three generations of the Australian family. People, working tirelessly, try to find their own happiness and the meaning of life. The reader is given a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of the Australian way of life. Natural pictures and picturesque details will delight.

"Tess of the genus d'Hervilleville", Thomas Hardy

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A tragic work tells of the unfortunate fate of an honest and decent girl. From this story the reader will make an important truth for himself: happiness depends not so much on events occurring in life as on personal attitudes towards them. The book can be considered one of the best in the list of interesting books with a fascinating story about love.

«P.S.I love you ", Cecilia Ahern

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Another work proving the superiority of love over death. Holly loses her beloved husband and falls into a serious depression. After a while she learns that, on the verge of death, the husband thought first of all about her. Every month by mail she receives letters with instructions for further life.

"Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell

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Stunning love events and tragedies unfold in the midst of a civil war that engulfed the northern and southern states of America. The work is one of the best-known bestsellers of American literature.

Adventures of

"Robinson Crusoe", Daniel Defoe

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The legendary story of a man caught on a desert island. Robinson not only managed to survive in the wild, he lived in seclusion with nature for twenty-eight years. The work is one of the best in the list of interesting books with an exciting story for teenagers.

"The Mysterious Island", Jules Verne

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The heroes of Jules Verne's famous novel escape from captivity, using a balloon, and find themselves on an uninhabited Pacific island. They have to overcome many difficulties before they can curb wildlife.

Harry Potter, Joanne Rowling

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A series of novels about a young wizard named Harry Potter is known all over the world. The main character, along with his friends, studies in the School of Sorcery and Sorcery. In every book, friends have to overcome many obstacles in order to save the world.

"The Count of Monte Cristo", Alexander Dumas

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Envious friends betray sailor Edmond Dantes. As a result, he is placed in a castle surrounded by water. The purposeful, unbending seaman makes an escape and systematically goes to his goal: to take revenge for all suffering. He is waiting for many adventures, events and adventurous situations.

The cycle "Squad Sigma", James Rollins

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Secret squad "Sigma" constantly faces terrible cataclysms, the consequences of which must be eliminated. Epidemics, disappearances, mysterious murders, strange diseases, explosions, ancient spells, comets, collapses will definitely not bother the reader.

Modern prose

"The eyes of a clown", Heinrich Belle

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The author tells the sad story of the clown Hans Schnir, who found himself in a difficult situation. All close people turned away from him, leaving him all alone. He remembers his whole life, trying to rethink the events that happened and to reassemble himself in pieces.

"Nineteen minutes", Jodi Pikolt

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Everyone who heard on TV about killing schoolmates of his classmates was horrified by what happened. Everyone was sorry for the unfortunate lost children. Few people wondered why the child went to commit such a terrible crime? Jodi Pikolt answered this question.

"Bury me behind the plinth", Pavel Sanaev

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The story simply turns the reader's soul inside out. The little boy lives with his grandmother, who literally destroys the child with his tyrannical "love."The work is autobiographical, the author describes his own grandmother, with whom he lived for several years as a child.

"Flowers for Algernon", Daniel Kies

Flowers for Algernon

A mentally retarded man named Charlie Gordon participates in an experiment to increase intelligence. The experiment is going well - Charlie is getting smart. The reader is given the opportunity to get acquainted with the reports of Charlie, who sets out everything that happens with him on paper.

"Woman in the Sands", Kobo Abe

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The Japanese writer introduces us to the amazing story of a man who was taken hostage by a woman. The prisoner is held in a pit located among the sand and home to the woman. Incredible events that occur with a man, fascinate and do not let go until the very end.


"Collector", John Fowles

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The novel raises the most important issues of life: the neighborhood of beauty and ugliness, the relationship of the lofty people and people of limited. The young man Frederick Clegg, who collects butterflies, falls in love with the young beautiful Miranda, personifying beauty, aristocracy and spirituality. Love turns into a dangerous game: Clegg decides to create a new collection, and his first exhibit is Miranda.

"Perfume", Patrick Ziusskind

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The atmosphere of medieval Paris, filled with stench and dirt, makes an indelible impression. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, endowed with an unusual sense of smell, dreams of creating a new dizzying smell. For the embodiment of his dream, he chooses a terrible and terrible way.

"Cave", James Rollins

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Anthropologists are forced to descend to the center of the Earth to solve the riddle of ancient settlements. Unnatural surprises and mysterious surprises await them in the underground tunnels and labyrinths. As a result, scientists understand that they are not alone. ..

"Abyss", James Rollins

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Terrible earthquakes and volcanic eruptions shook the globe as a result of a powerful solar flare. A strange column was found at the bottom of the ocean. Scientist Jack Kirkland believes that it was she who could provoke natural disasters.

"Country of Joy" by Stephen King

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The amusement park called "Country of Joy" is the central place where the events described take place. There's a moonlighting college student who faces brutal crimes. The maniac searches for the victims in the amusement park. ..

Horror, mysticism

"Dracula", Bram Stoker

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This novel belongs to the classics of works about vampires. The reader will get acquainted with people who have met in real life with the immortal count Dracula, who abruptly changed the life of each of them. Transformation into vampires, blood, fear, mysticism, resurrection and other eerie things await the reader on the pages of the novel.

"Pet cemetery", Stephen King

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The family of Dr. Louis Creed moves to a new house. Behind their new home is a path leading to the pet cemetery. Soon the family understands that something is going on wrong. What does the doctor's family promise a terrible neighborhood?

"The Shadow of a Boy", Carl-Johann Walgren

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On one warm summer day, the father descends into the metro along with his sons. One of the boys asks him to let him run down the stairs, he does not want to go down the elevator together. An unfamiliar woman offers her help: she holds the boy down. The father agrees. ..

"Color from Other Worlds," Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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The story combines elements of science fiction and elements of horror. The work describes the events that happened with the American farm family and followed the fall of the unknown meteorite on the ground.

«The Invisible Man", Gerbert Uells

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English physicist, full of promise, some invented a machine that could do the scientist invisible and discoloring blood. A dangerous experiment leads to the fact that the scientist begins to disappear in the literal sense of the word.


«Roadside Picnic", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

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tale was the basis of the film Tarkovsky's "Stalker".In the work wonderfully intertwined real and fantastic worlds. The Earth is visited by aliens, after which zones appear on its territory in which terrible and strange things occur. Then the stalkers are activated.

«The Dark Tower" Stiven King

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cycle of novels entitled "The Dark Tower" combines several genres: horror, western, fantasy, science fiction. Shooter Roland Discaine has been wandering around for a long time looking for the Dark Tower. The cycle includes many themes, characters and stories.

«It's hard to be a god," Arkady and Boris Strugatsky


the Events described in the book take place in the state Arkanar located on another planet. In this place, civilization is at the level of the late Middle Ages. Among the humanoid population there are earthlings called to observe the development of life. Among them is the historian Anton.

"Time Machine", Herbert Wells

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The author describes the future world. The traveler, using the time machine, travels to the future and discovers that humanity has degraded and turned into morlocks and eloys. The traveler spends eight days in the new world. At one point the car disappears, and the Traveler rushes to find the necessary equipment. Incredible discoveries made during the trip, shock the Traveler.

«Arise from the dust," Philip José Farmer

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At the heart of the novel lies really fantastic idea: what would happen to Earth if all people will be resurrected? The work tells about the adventures of not only fictional characters, but also about events that take place with important historical figures.


«Song of Ice and Fire," Dzhordzh Martin

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Exciting British series "Game of Thrones" is put on the basis of the books of George Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire."Events take place in a fictional world that resembles the Middle Ages. The struggle for the throne, power and greatness leads to a bloody war in which five kings participate. While people are fighting for the throne, they do not suspect that they are in danger of even greater danger.

"The Lord of the Rings", John R.R.Tolkien

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In a wonderful world called Middle Earth, there is a struggle between Light and Darkness. The magical world is inhabited by elves, gnomes, sorcerers. The outcome of the struggle depends on small creatures - the Hobbits. The trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" attracts millions of readers from all over the world.

The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny

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The series consists of ten books. In the first volume, which includes the first five books, Corwin is the protagonist, and in the second half of the novels is the son of Corwin Merlin. The universe of the work is amazing - it consists of a large number of parallel worlds.

"The Wizard of Earthsea", Ursula Le Guin

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A young man named Ged is destined to become a great hero of Earthsea. He has to go through many obstacles, overcome the sea of ​​obstacles before he has the most important purpose and becomes true.

"Flat world", Terry Pratchett

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The popularity of the series of books has brought the presence in the narrative of subtle humor and profound philosophical reasoning. The place of action is an absolutely flat fantastic planet. In this world everything is possible, all myths of our planet are fulfilled here.