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Ranking Author Anna Quindlen’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Anna Quindlen’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Quindlen’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Anna Quindlen and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Anna Quindlen



23 ) How Reading Changed My Life

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 19


21 ) Imagined London

 Imagined London

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 17


21 ) Rise and Shine

 Rise and Shine

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 18


20 ) Alternate Side

 Alternate Side

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 19


19 ) Life with Beau

 Life with Beau

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 19


18 ) Being Perfect

 Being Perfect

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 13


17 ) Loud and Clear

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 3
  • LibraryThing: 19


16 ) The Tree That Came to Stay

 The Tree That Came to Stay

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 19


15 ) Blessings

 Blessings

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 16


13 ) Good Dog. Stay.

 Good Dog. Stay.

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 14


13 ) Black and Blue

 Black and Blue

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 15


12 ) Still Life with Bread Crumbs

 Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 9


11 ) A Short Guide to a Happy Life

 A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 11


10 ) Happily Ever After

 Happily Ever After

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 8


9 ) Living Out Loud

 Living Out Loud

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 12


8 ) Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

 Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 10


7 ) Naked Babies

 Naked Babies

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 17
  • LibraryThing: 1


5 ) Miller’s Valley

 Miller's Valley

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 5


5 ) Every Last One

 Every Last One

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 3


4 ) Thinking Out Loud

 Thinking Out Loud

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 7


3 ) Object Lessons

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 3


2 ) One True Thing

 One True Thing

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 6


1 ) Nanaville

 Nanaville

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 2


Anna Quindlen’s Best Books



Anna Quindlen Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
Nanaville 2 1 2 1
One True Thing 4 2 6 2
Object Lessons 1 9 3 3
Thinking Out Loud 5 4 7 4
Miller’s Valley 11 4 5 5
Every Last One 13 4 3 5
Naked Babies 6 17 1 7
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake 15 4 10 8
Living Out Loud 3 15 12 9
Happily Ever After 10 13 8 10
A Short Guide to a Happy Life 7 15 11 11
Still Life with Bread Crumbs 16 9 9 12
Good Dog. Stay. 8 13 14 13
Black and Blue 11 9 15 13
Blessings 17 9 16 15
The Tree That Came to Stay 20 4 19 16
Loud and Clear 22 3 19 17
Being Perfect 14 18 13 18
Life with Beau 8 22 19 19
Alternate Side 18 18 19 20
Imagined London 19 21 17 21
Rise and Shine 21 18 18 21
How Reading Changed My Life 22 22 19 23

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