Best Stand-Alone Books

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4.04 avg rating — 602,141 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 191,379 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 333,171 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 1,031,093 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 90,205 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 447,444 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 1,009,882 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 1,269 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,652,478 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 275,115 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 68,320 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 1,187,721 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 1,787,632 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 56,493 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 970,274 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 461,156 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 221,406 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 400,781 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 455,055 ratings
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520 books · 723 voters · list created October 20th, 2011 by Gwen (votes) .
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message 1: by Corri (new)

Corri I can't pick.


message 2: by Raeleen (new)

Raeleen Lemay Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O


message 3: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

I know :/ but I don't think they were when they were added.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

Some of the are technically in a series, but they really tell their own story and that's that. Like The Giver; there are other books in the series, but they really have nothing to do with each other. And with The Host, Meyer has been talking about sequels almost since the first came out but so far not even a sneak peak. I'm just gonna leave those types on for now.

I checked for duplicates and 3 were found and removed.

Removed Unwind, Princess Academy, and Hatchet.


message 5: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Laura wrote: "Raeleen wrote: "Some of the books on this list are the first in a series! :O"

Some of the are technically in a series, but they really tell their own story and that's that. Like The Giver; there a..."


Yes! Thank you! I noticed that when they were added but I couldn't remove them. So thank you!


♥ Marlene♥ But if you allow one book your list will be like the other list where it says stand alones but half of the books are from a series. Looking at this list this is a great one. The Host it should not even have a part one net to it cause it has been published for years and there is not a book 2. Only one I wonder (first 100 books) besides The Giver is To say Nothing of the dog. A second book?


message 7: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Unfortunately I can't delete books from the list : /


message 8: by Nitzan (new)

Nitzan Schwarz ♥ Marlene♥ wrote: "But if you allow one book your list will be like the other list where it says stand alones but half of the books are from a series. Looking at this list this is a great one. The Host it should not ..."
All the series here (but the Host, which Meyer promises will be part of a trilogy but at this point who the hell knows if it'll ever happen) are a series of Standalones. That means each books is a finished and closed book on its own, and the next book deals with different characters - usually side characters from the first book or something along those line. So it's like a series of different stories set in the same world. That's why, I think it's totally okay personally :)


message 9: by Zorak (new)

Zorak They all do technically tell their own story, but for me personally, a standalone is a book that is not a part of a series whatsoever. Maybe I'm wrong. Just what I think :D
-Z


message 10: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 28, 2016 11:14PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Zorak wrote: "They all do technically tell their own story, but for me personally, a standalone is a book that is not a part of a series whatsoever. Maybe I'm wrong. Just what I think :D "

Well, as far as I'm concerned you're not wrong, because I feel exactly the same way :-) So if you're wrong, that makes at least two of us :-D


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