books All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst  

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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
Killing Floor 1997-03

2
175 39
Persuader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Persuader 2003-05-13

3
125 25
Bad Luck and Trouble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

4
117 25
Worth Dying For is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

5
106 22
One Shot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
One Shot 2005

6
115 31
61 Hours is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
61 Hours 2010-03-18

7
82 24
The Affair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
The Affair Jan 01 2011

8
94 36
Tripwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Tripwire 1999-06-28

9
86 31
Die Trying is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Die Trying 1998-07

10
69 21
The Hard Way is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
The Hard Way 2006-05-16

11
62 17
Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

12
66 21
The Enemy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

13
52 26
Running Blind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Running Blind 2000-07-13

14
61 37
Night School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

15
58 40
Echo Burning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Echo Burning 2001-06-21

16
53 36
Personal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Personal 2014

17
47 32
Never Go Back is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst

18
50 35
Nothing to Lose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Nothing To Lose 2008-03-24

19
42 29
Without Fail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Without Fail 2002-05-09

20
46 35
A Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All the Jack Reacher Books, Ranked Best to Worst