Must-Read Books: Literature & Fiction

The following list consists of the must-read books in literature. All books on this list received the highest rankings and best user reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. When you find your next book through this list, I would appreciate a message. Furthermore, feel free to comment with a book title that you think is missing on this list. Happy reading!

1984 by George Orwell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Dubliners by James Joyce

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights by Anonymous

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Ulysses by James Joyce

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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