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All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst 

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Updated June 14, 2019 5.4k votes 1.7k voters 58.9k views 20 items

List Rules Every book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, including both novels and novellas. Vote up the most riveting.

Ask anyone about the hottest series books around, and you’ll hear the name "Jack Reacher." What might give fans of the series pause is picking just one favorite - after all, there are 21 books to date. This is a list of all Jack Reacher books, and you’ll pick the best with your votes.

The best Jack Reacher books combine tons of action with a solid mystery and a thrilling storyline. British author Lee Child has been penning the novels since the mid-'90s, and shows no signs of slowing down.

These books are meant to be quick page-turning thrillers. For those who have read every Jack Reacher book, the fandom is real. Jack Reacher as a character is the ultimate outcast hero, the guy who takes out the bad guys and lives to tell the tale.

Now, should that be the criteria for how the Jack Reacher books are ranked? By the number of bad dudes Jack disposes of along the way? By the sheer thrills offered in each chapter? It’s up to you, fans, to decide once and for all which of these Jack Reacher novels is the best ever written.

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Killing Floor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1997-03
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Persuader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2003-05-13
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Bad Luck and Trouble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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One Shot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2005
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61 Hours is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2010-03-18
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Worth Dying For is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Tripwire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1999-06-28
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Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Jan 01 2011
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Die Trying is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1998-07
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The Hard Way is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2006-05-16
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The Enemy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Echo Burning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2001-06-21
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Running Blind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2000-07-13
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Without Fail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2002-05-09
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Never Go Back is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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A Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Night School is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Personal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2014
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Nothing to Lose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2008-03-24