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BEST C. S. Lewis Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Was C. S. Lewis?

C. S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

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The Best C. S. Lewis Books of All Time

Why these best C. S. Lewis books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best C. S. Lewis books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by C. S. Lewis that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best C. S. Lewis books of all time...

Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Screwtape Letters
1. The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
Published 1942 // 223 pages // Rated 4.2 over 313,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia, #1)
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia, #1) - C.S. Lewis
The first of 7 Chronicles of Narnia books, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a stunning work of escapism that bridges 1940s war-torn England to a magical kingdom locked in an epic contest of good against evil - by best-selling author and theologian, C.S. Lewis.
Published 1950 // 206 pages // Rated 4.2 over 2,085,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: Mere Christianity
3. Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Published 1952 // 191 pages // Rated 4.3 over 276,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Great Divorce
4. The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
Published 1945 // 146 pages // Rated 4.3 over 101,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia, #2)
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia, #2) - C.S. Lewis
Published 1952 // 248 pages // Rated 4.1 over 377,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Problem of Pain
6. The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis
Published 1940 // 162 pages // Rated 4.1 over 44,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Weight of Glory
7. The Weight of Glory - C.S. Lewis
Published 1949 // 208 pages // Rated 4.3 over 19,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: The Magician's Nephew (Narnia, #6)
8. The Magician's Nephew (Narnia, #6) - C.S. Lewis
Published 1955 // 221 pages // Rated 4.0 over 378,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: Prince Caspian (Narnia, #2)
9. Prince Caspian (Narnia, #2) - C.S. Lewis
Published 1951 // 240 pages // Rated 4.0 over 324,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best C.S. Lewis Books: Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, #1)
10. Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, #1) - C.S. Lewis
Published 1938 // 224 pages // Rated 3.9 over 72,000 reviews on Goodreads

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