The Best Ian McEwan Books

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List of the best Ian McEwan books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ian McEwan is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. McEwan is known for his romantic stories, and his novel Atonement was even adapted into a film starring Keira Knightley. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ian McEwan 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 his work if you're a big reader.

List books include Atonement, Amsterdam, and many additional books as well. What are Ian McEwan's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • Atonement
    Ian McEwan
    57 votes
    • First Published: 2001
    • Subjects: Literary, English Language, British Isles, History, England
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Child in Time
    17 votes
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction
  • On Chesil Beach
    Ian McEwan
    47 votes
    • First Published: 2007
    • Subjects: Honeymoon, London, England
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Innocent
    Ian McEwan
    25 votes
    • First Published: 1990
    • Subjects: British Cuisine, Germany
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Enduring Love
    Ian McEwan
    24 votes
    • First Published: 1997
    • Subjects: Love, Obsession
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Saturday
    Ian McEwan
    29 votes
    • First Published: 2005-02
    • Subjects: Literary, Saturday
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language