List of the best John Irving books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that John Irving is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. So far Irving has had five of his novels turned into movies, including A Cider House Rules and A Prayer For Owen Meany. 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 John Irving 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.Examples include A Widow For One Year and The World According to Garp. What are John Irving's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.