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The Best Ian McEwan Books

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List RulesVote for the Ian McEwan novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

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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  • 1
    Ian McEwan
    39
    13

    First Published2001

    SubjectsLiterary, English Language, British Isles, History, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 2
    Ian McEwan
    25
    8

    First Published2007

    SubjectsHoneymoon, London, England

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 3
    Ian McEwan
    11
    2

    SubjectsAdventure, Family, English Literature

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

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  • 4
    11
    2

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

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  • 5
    Ian McEwan
    14
    8

    First Published1997

    SubjectsLove, Obsession

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 6
    Ian McEwan
    17
    12

    First Published1990

    SubjectsBritish Cuisine, Germany

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 7
    10
    3

    SubjectsEngland

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • 8
    Ian McEwan
    14
    10

    First Published2005-02

    SubjectsLiterary, Saturday

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 9
    Ian McEwan
    15
    12

    First Published1998-12-01

    SubjectsSpanish Language, Morality, London, England, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 10

    SubjectsItaly, British Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

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  • 11
    Ian McEwan
    7
    4

    First Published1992-07-01

    SubjectsEurope, Suspense, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 12
    Ian McEwan
    12
    14

    Genres (Book)Satire

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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List Rules: Vote for the Ian McEwan novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.