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The Best Ayn Rand Books

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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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    9

    First Published1943-12

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Aesthetics, Individualism

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Philosophical fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    50
    14

    First Published1957-10-10

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Capitalism, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More Atlas Shrugged 

    #228 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#246 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • 3
    19
    14

    SubjectsHistory, Soviet Union

    Genres (Book)Historical fiction, Autobiographical novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    28
    25

    Anthem

    Ayn Rand

    First Published1938

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Psychology, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Existentialism, Ethics

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Sociology, Inspirational

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6

    SubjectsLiterature, Aesthetics

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    SubjectsCapitalism, Political philosophy, Atheism

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    5
    16

    First Published1979

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Epistemology, Modern philosophy, Continental philosophy

    Genres (Book)Philosophy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    5
    16

    Philosophy: Who Needs It

    Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

    First Published1982

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Atheism

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    3
    16

    The Voice of Reason

    Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

    First Published1989

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Modern philosophy, Political Science

    Genres (Book)Philosophy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14

    First Published2000

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15

    SubjectsPhilosophy, Epistemology, History, Atheism

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Inspirational

    Original LanguageEnglish Language