highest rated books of all time

Highest Rated Books of All TIME

Are you confused as to what book to purchase this summer? Look no longer! We bring to you a list of Best Highest Rated Books on Amazon. These books are dearly loved, are absolutely mind blowing, and will make you want to curl up in a corner and read to your hearts content.

Amazon Highest Rated Books of all time


#1 – The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Category : Love and Relationships

Goodreads Rating : 4.24

Why is this book awesome

Although released in 2015, this book has gained prominence in 2018 and is one of the bestsellers according to Amazon.

This book has broken down relationships and love like no other book has before. It takes into consideration the personality of each individual and how they like to receive and give love.

It also takes into consideration the mundanity of everyday life. This book will help you become a better long term partner.

Who is this book for

Any person who is in a relationship and struggling or for people getting into a relationship to understand their partners better.

Quotable quotes

“What happens to the love after marriage?”


“I absolutely recommend this book to EVERYONE. Whether you are married, dating, single, whatever. The ideas and concepts in this book will benefit any relationship. The idea of loving others the way they need to be loved might feel counterintuitive, but it something so essential to growing as a person and understanding what love really is.” – Shannon

Price: $9.39


#2 – You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Category : Self-help

Goodreads Rating : 3.99

Why is this book awesome

This book has all the ingredients that make a good self-help book. Inspiration, motivation, actionable advice and good stories that sum it all up.

This book has a casual way of reaching the audience without sounding too preachy! This book will make you go from living passively to living more proactively and becoming a badass and taking control of your life.

Quotable quotes

“You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life.”


“This book was Badass!!!! If you have any mental barriers that are holding you back from achieving your goals then this book is for you! You have to be comfortable with some colorful language, and the idea of the Law of Attraction, but if you’re open minded you will get a lot from this book.” – Emmy

Price: $9.60


#3 – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Category : Self-help

Goodreads Rating – 4.01

Why is this book awesome

This is a book that has a set of rules written by a psychologist. It’s bite sized and addresses a particular topic in each chapter. Some of the rules are “set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world” and “Make friends with people who want the best for you”.

All this might seem like simple, everyday advice. But the way the author has gone about explaining these concepts will give you new insights and a new vigour to change your life.

This book is a classic.

Who is this book for

For anybody who wants to understand a psychologist’s point of view of the world.

Quotable quotes

“The study of virtue is not quite the same as study or morals”


“12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book. It is typical Peterson with large amounts of insightful information and wit. The book includes information that I knew, did not know, and information I knew but did not know I knew (like a Peterson lecture).” – Marianne

Price: $15.57


#4 – Becoming

Category : Memoir

Goodreads Rating – 4.69

Why is this book awesome

Michelle Obama is an inspiring woman. A former first lady who took her role seriously and espoused the value of good health, good habits and more. But what we don’t see is a woman is well accomplished herself having studied in Harvard and supported a man that didn’t come with a silver spoon in his mouth that went on to become the president of the United States.

This book is true, real, gives practical and timeless advice.

Who is this book for

Anybody who wants to learn more about the personal life of a strong and charming woman that was once a first lady.

Quotable quotes

“I’d been lucky to have parents, teachers, and mentors who’d fed me with a consistent, simple message: You matter.
As an adult, I wanted to pass those words to a new generation.”


“I didn’t think I could admire and respect former First Lady Michelle Obama any more than I already did. For eight years she graced our country with her presence, her intellect, her caring. We never had to ask because it is obvious in everything she says and does that she does care. Without a doubt, she cares more than anything about her family, but also cares deeply about this country. Then I read this book, an eloquent memoir, strikingly honest and as inspiring as I suspected it would be. I felt even more admiration and respect for her.” – Angela M

Price: $30.99


#5 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Category : Self-help

Goodreads Rating – 4.00

Why is this book awesome

This is an anti-self help book. This isn’t preachy, it isn’t obvious and isn’t full of fluff. It’s straight to the point, raw and real. The book summarizes the art of choosing your battles carefully and not giving a damn about everything.

It also espouses attitudinal shifts such as accepting that life is about happiness and sadness, lows and high. And without the former, the latter becomes meaningless.

Who is this book for

For somebody who wants to read a non-preachy self-help book that gets to the crux of the matter and has advice that is actually useful.

Quotable quotes

“The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”


“ Masterpiece, incredibly funny. i don’t usually go for self help books cause to me they are all the same! Smile more, love more, hate less, don’t give up, it’s gonna be okay, it’s all in your head. Blah blah blah…. but this one was the exception. Anything with curse words on the cover piques my interest 😛 The first half of it was my favorite, the aim of this book is to help the reader to think a little bit more clearly about what they’re choosing to find important in life and what they’re choosing to find unimportant. “

Price: $12.90


#6 – The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel

A chilling account from his days during the Holocaust, the Night trilogy consists of the first three books written by Elie Wiesel. Brought together in one volume, these books are hauntingly beautiful with terrifying truths. The trilogy consists of ‘Night’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘The Accident’. The ‘Night’ is a true account of how Wiesel and his family, like numerous other Jews from Eastern Europe, were made to live in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. In ‘Dawn’, Wiesel writes about Elisha, his only family member who survived.

He tells his readers about how she survived the War and settled in Palestine. In the ‘Accident’ (now renamed as ‘Day’), Wiesel continues narrating Elisha’s story. Elisha is now a journalist living in New York. The trilogy is a powerful work on the spirit of survival. The author explores the brutal world during the Second World War and makes his readers wonder whether life can ever be normal again for those who survived that gruesome time. Although the books were originally released in the 1960s, they continue to be extremely popular.




#7 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child –Part One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)



The book that has all Harry Potter fans beaming with joy, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a book based on a play by Jack Thorne. Throne is film, television, and radio writer and has been a BAFTA recipient. He has co authored this play that is the first Harry Potter story to be enacted on stage. The play will be premiered at London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

The eighth instalment of the much-loved series talks about Harry Potter’s adult life where he is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. He is married to Ginny Potter nee Weasely and has three children. It tells the story of Albus, Harry’s youngest son, and his struggle with bearing the weight of a legacy he did not sign up for. With father and son grappling with stress and uncalled for burdens, the story tells us how darkness often comes from unexpected places. You can pre-order the book on Amazon.




#8 – Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. The man has been debated and misquoted all along. He is believed to have been aristocratic in nature and is largely denied the credit he deserves. This biography by Chernow, however, seeks to change that.

According to Chernow, “To repudiate his (Hamilton’s) legacy is in many ways to repudiate the modern world.” In the book, Chernow explores the turbulent life of Hamilton and how a self-taught orphan from the Caribbean went on to become one of the co-authors of The Federalist Papers. He presents a Hamilton that is an entirely different man who was not selfish, but merely patriotic. The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, the New York Times Bestseller was first published in 2004.




#9 – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Written by Hemingway in 1951, the book continues to be a best seller to date. Always on the ‘Top Selling’ on Amazon, The Old Man and the Sea is a masterpiece by Hemingway that is set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana.

The story tells the fable of an old man, a young boy, and a giant fish. In 1953, Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for this amazing story. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the story. In this well crafted fable, Hemingway takes his readers on a unique journey of grief and beauty. A timeless marvel, The Old Man and the Sea is in all rightness a recurring best seller.




#10 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A charming book that gives you major feel-good trips, ‘A Man Called Ove –A Novel’ is undoubtedly one of Backman’s finest works. Originally published in 2012, the book tells the story of Ove, a grouchy and yet adorable man who finds his isolated life turn into a chaotic cycle when a young family moves in next door.

The story explores the various transformations we go through in a lifetime and how different events change and shape us. Really what strikes one the most about the story is the protagonist. Ove is a well-developed character with a just a bit of shade and just a bit of light. He is cranky and yet is undoubtedly one of the most lovely characters out there.




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