Culture
261 voters

The Best Paul Auster Books

Updated May 16, 2019 732 votes 261 voters 8.8k views18 items

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

List of the best Paul Auster books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Paul Auster is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Auster often blends absurdism with his crime fiction. 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 Paul Auster 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.

This list ranges from The New York Trilogy to The Book of Illusions and more. What are Paul Auster's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
...more
  • 1
    77
    19

    First Published1987

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More The New York Trilogy 

    #116 of 161 The Greatest American Novels#324 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • 2
    68
    14

    Moon Palace

    Paul Auster

    First Published1989-02

    Genres (Book)Picaresque novel, Speculative fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    48
    8

    Mr. Vertigo

    Paul Auster

    First Published1994-04-05

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Absurdist fiction, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    46
    11

    First Published2002

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    39
    6

    Leviathan

    Paul Auster

    First Published1992

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Mystery

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    24
    0

    4321

    PAUL AUSTER
  • 7
    34
    12

    Oracle Night

    Paul Auster

    First Published2004

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    35
    14

    First Published1990

    Genres (Book)Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    34
    13

    First Published2005-12-27

    SubjectsLiterary, Brooklyn, Legal, Human condition

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    27
    14

    Invisible

    Paul Auster

    First Published2009-10-27

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11

    First Published1982

    SubjectsSocial science, Literary, Marriage, Family, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Biography, Autobiography, Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    First Published1987

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Dystopia

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    12
    9

    Timbuktu

    Paul Auster

    First Published1999

    SubjectsLiterary, Dog, Afterlife, History

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novella

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    12
    11

    Sunset Park

    Paul Auster

    First Published2010-11-09

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    13
    12

    Man in the Dark

    Paul Auster

    First Published2008-08-19

    Genres (Book)Dystopia, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    9
    12

    Winter Journal

    Paul Auster

    First Published2012-08-21

  • 17

    First Published2007-01-23

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
not on the list?add item #19add new item
List Rules: Vote for the Paul Auster novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.