The Best Ayn Rand Books

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Vote for the Ayn Rand novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Ayn Rand books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ayn Rand is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Rand is responsible for creating the philosophical system called Objectivism, and its themes and ideas are present throughout her work. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ayn Rand 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 her work if you're a big reader.

This is a list that features books like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. What are Ayn Rand's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • Atlas Shrugged
    56 votes
    • First Published: 1957-10-10
    • Subjects: Literary, Literature, Capitalism, Classics, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Fountainhead
    53 votes
    • First Published: 1943-12
    • Subjects: Literary, Literature, Classics, Aesthetics, Individualism
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Philosophical fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • We the Living
    20 votes
    • Subjects: History, Soviet Union
    • Genres (Book): Historical fiction, Autobiographical novel, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Anthem
    Ayn Rand
    29 votes
    • First Published: 1938
    • Subjects: Literary, Education, Literature, Classics, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Psychology, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Virtue of Selfishness
    • Subjects: Philosophy, Existentialism, Ethics
    • Genres (Book): Philosophy, Sociology, Inspirational
    • Original Language: English Language
    • Subjects: Capitalism, Political philosophy, Atheism
    • Original Language: English Language