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List of the best Terry Pratchett books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. In the 90's he was the best selling author in the United Kingdom, and is currently the second most read author in the UK as well. Prachett is best known for his Discworld series, of which there are around 40 books. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Terry Pratchett who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Books include Good Omens, Small Gods and many others. What are Terry Pratchett's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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Guards! Guards! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchett - Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. It is the first novel about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. The first Discworld computer game borrowed heavily ...more

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Night Watch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Night Watch Terry Pratchett - Night Watch is the 29th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, published in 2002. The protagonist of the novel is Sir Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. A five-part radio ...more

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Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - Going Postal is Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel, released in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2004. Unlike most of Pratchett's Discworld novels, Going Postal is divided into chapters, a ...more

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Mort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Mort Terry Pratchett - Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1987, it is the fourth Discworld novel and the first to focus on the character Death, who only appeared as a side character in the previous ...more

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Reaper Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Reaper Man Terry Pratchett - Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1991, it is the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Death. The title is a reference to Alex Cox's cult movie Repo Man.

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Feet of Clay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Feet of Clay Terry Pratchett - Feet of Clay is the nineteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1996. The story follows the members of the City Watch, as they attempt to solve murders apparently committed by a golem, ...more

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Small Gods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Small Gods Terry Pratchett - Small Gods is the thirteenth of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, published in 1992. It tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha. In the process, it ...more

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Men at Arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Men at Arms Terry Pratchett - Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett first published in 1993. It is the second novel about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch on the Discworld. Lance-constable Angua von Überwald, ...more

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The Truth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Truth Terry Pratchett - The Truth is the twenty-fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 2000. The book features the coming of movable type to Ankh-Morpork, and the founding of the Discworld's first newspaper ...more

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Wyrd Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites.

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Wintersmith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Wintersmith Terry Pratchett - Wintersmith is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. It is labelled a "Story of Discworld" to indicate its status as children's ...more

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I Shall Wear Midnight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
I Shall Wear Midnight I Shall Wear Midnight is an Andre Norton Award-winning comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. It is the fourth novel within the Discworld series to be based on the character of ...more

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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel written in collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The ...more

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Lords and Ladies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Lords and Ladies Terry Pratchett - Lords and Ladies is the fourteenth Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. It was originally published in 1992. Much of the storyline spoofs elements of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Thud! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Thud! Terry Pratchett - Thud! is Terry Pratchett's 34th Discworld novel, released in the United States of America on September 13, 2005, the United Kingdom on 1 October 2005. Thud! was released in the U.S. three weeks before ...more

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A Hat Full of Sky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
A Hat Full of Sky Terry Pratchett - A Hat Full of Sky is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. It is labelled a "Story of Discworld" to indicate its status as ...more

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The Wee Free Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Wee Free Men Terry Pratchett - The Wee Free Men is a 2003 comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, which takes place in his Discworld setting. It is labelled a "Story of Discworld" to indicate its status as children's or ...more

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The Fifth Elephant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. It introduces the clacks, a long-distance semaphore system. The novel was nominated for the Locus Award in 2000.

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Hogfather is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Hogfather Terry Pratchett - Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and a 1997 British Fantasy Award nominee. The Hogfather is also a character in the book, representing something akin to Father Christmas. He ...more

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Jingo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Jingo Terry Pratchett - Jingo is the 21st novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series. It was published in 1997. The rising of a previously submerged island and the subconstituent sovereignty dispute were inspired ...more

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Witches Abroad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett - Witches Abroad is the twelfth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991.

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Making Money is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Making Money Terry Pratchett

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Equal Rites is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Equal Rites Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1987, it is the third novel in the Discworld series and the first in which the main character is not Rincewind. The title is ...more

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Interesting Times is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Interesting Times Terry Pratchett - Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, set in the Aurient. The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in ...more

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Monstrous Regiment is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett - Monstrous Regiment is the 31st novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. It takes its name from the anti-Catholic 16th century tract by John Knox, the full title of which is The First Blast of the ...more

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Carpe Jugulum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Carpe Jugulum Terry Pratchett - Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty-third in the Discworld series. It was first published in 1998. In Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett pastiches the traditions of ...more

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The Amazing Maurice and His Ed... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett - The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is a children's fantasy by Terry Pratchett, published by Doubleday in 2001. It was the 28th novel in the Discworld series but the first written for ...more

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Thief of Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Thief of Time Terry Pratchett - Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett, a 2002 Locus Award nominee. It was the last Discworld novel with a cover by Josh Kirby.

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Snuff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Snuff Terry Pratchett - Snuff is the 39th novel in the Discworld series, written by Terry Pratchett. It was published on 11 October 2011 in the United States, and 13 October 2011 in the United Kingdom. The book is the third ...more

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Maskerade is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Maskerade Terry Pratchett - Maskerade is the eighteenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg visit the Ankh-Morpork Opera House to find Agnes Nitt, a girl from Lancre, and ...more

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Pyramids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Pyramids Terry Pratchett

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The Last Continent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Last Continent Terry Pratchett - The Last Continent is the twenty-second Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. First published in 1998, it mocks the aspects of time travel such as the grandfather paradox and the Ray Bradbury short ...more

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The Last Hero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Last Hero Terry Pratchett - The Last Hero is a short novel, the twenty-seventh of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. It was published in 2001 in a larger format than the other Discworld novels and illustrated on every page ...more

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The Light Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett - The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. It was published on June 2, 1986, the first printing being of 1,034 copies. The title is a quote ...more

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Nation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Nation Terry Pratchett - Nation is a novel by Terry Pratchett, published in the UK on 11 September 2008. It was the first non-Discworld Pratchett novel since Johnny and the Bomb. Nation is a low fantasy set in an alternative ...more

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The Colour of Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic is a 1983 comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of 506 copies. Pratchett has ...more

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Soul Music is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Soul Music Terry Pratchett - Soul Music is the sixteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1994. Like many of Pratchett's novels it introduces an element of modern society into the magical and vaguely late ...more

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Raising Steam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Raising Steam Terry Pratchett - Raising Steam is the 40th Discworld novel, written by Terry Pratchett. It was also the last one published before his death in 2015. Originally due to be published on 24 October 2013, it was pushed ...more

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Unseen Academicals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Unseen Academicals Terry Pratchett - Unseen Academicals is the 37th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. The novel satirises football, and features Mustrum Ridcully setting up an Unseen University football team, with the ...more

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Sourcery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Sourcery Terry Pratchett - Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. On the Discworld, sourcerers – wizards who are sources of magic, and thus immensely more powerful than normal wizards – ...more

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The Science of Discworld is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Science of Discworld The Science of Discworld is a 1999 book by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. Three sequels, The Science of Discworld II: The Globe, The Science of ...more

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Only You Can Save Mankind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Only You Can Save Mankind Terry Pratchett - Only You Can Save Mankind is the first novel in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy of children's books and fifth young adult novel by Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld sequence of books. The following ...more

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The Discworld Mapp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Discworld Mapp Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett - The Discworld Mapp is an atlas that contains a large, fold out map of the Discworld fictional world, drawn by Stephen Player to the directions of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. It also contains a ...more

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Moving Pictures is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Moving Pictures Terry Pratchett - Moving Pictures is the name of the tenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. The book takes place in Discworld's most famous city, Ankh-Morpork and a hill called "Holy ...more

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Eric is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Eric Terry Pratchett

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The Carpet People is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Carpet People Terry Pratchett - The Carpet People is a fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett which was originally published in 1971, but was later re-written by the author when his work became more widespread and well-known. In the ...more

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Johnny and the Bomb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Johnny and the Bomb Terry Pratchett - Johnny and the Bomb is a 1996 novel by Terry Pratchett. It is the third novel to feature Johnny Maxwell and his friends, and deals with the rules and consequences of time travel. The first two novels ...more

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Strata is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
Strata Terry Pratchett - Strata is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1981, it is one of Pratchett's first novels and one of only two purely science fiction novels he has written, the other being The ...more

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A Tourist Guide to Lancre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
A Tourist Guide to Lancre Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett - A Tourist Guide To Lancre is the third book in the Discworld Mapp series, and the first to be illustrated by Paul Kidby. As with the other maps, the basic design and booklet were compiled by Terry ...more

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The Unadulterated Cat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Terry Pratchett Books
The Unadulterated Cat Terry Pratchett - The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Gray Jolliffe, is a book written to promote what Pratchett terms the 'Real Cat', a cat who urinates in the flowerbeds, rips up the furniture, ...more