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The Best Diana Wynne Jones Books

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List of the best Diana Wynne Jones books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Diana Wynne Jones is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. 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 Diana Wynne Jones who want to know which novels they should start reading first. These books will take you deep into the world of fantasy, where anything and everything is possible. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.Howl's Moving Castle and Witch Week are included on this list along with many more. What are Diana Wynne Jones's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    Howl's Moving Castle

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1986-04

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Young adult literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    23
    2

    First Published1988-08

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    23
    9

    Charmed Life

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1977

    SubjectsChildren's film

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    18
    5

    Fire and Hemlock

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1985

    SubjectsYoung adult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    17
    6

    Deep Secret

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1997

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    11
    0

    Drowned Ammet

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1977

    SubjectsYoung adult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy, High fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    18
    8

    The Pinhoe Egg

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published2006-09

    SubjectsFamily

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    12
    3

    The Merlin Conspiracy

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy, High fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    14
    5

    Witch Week

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1982

    SubjectsEducation, Young adult, Classics, Schools, England

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    9
    0

    The Crown of Dalemark

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1993

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    11
    4

    Dogsbody

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1975

    SubjectsAnimal

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Young adult literature, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    10
    2

    Conrad's Fate

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published2005-03

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    13
    6

    Archer's Goon

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1984

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    14
    8

    Castle in the Air

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1990

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Young adult literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    11
    4

    The Spellcoats

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1979-04-12

    SubjectsYoung adult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    7
    2

    Cart and Cwidder

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1975

    SubjectsYoung adult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    9
    4

    The Time of the Ghost

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1981

    SubjectsSupernatural, Family

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Ghost story, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    16
    15

    House of Many Ways

    Diana Wynne Jones

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19
    10
    7

    The Homeward Bounders

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1981

    SubjectsTime travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    11
    9

    Year of the Griffin

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published2010-10

    SubjectsSchools

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Parody, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    13
    13

    Dark Lord of Derkholm

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1998

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Parody, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    10
    9

    SubjectsPopular culture, Children's literature, Fantasy, Literary criticism

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    9
    9

    Enchanted Glass

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published2010

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Novel, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24
    4
    2

    The Ogre Downstairs

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1974

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    9
    10

    A Tale of Time City

    Diana Wynne Jones

    First Published1987

    SubjectsTime travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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