45 Best Books

45 best books

I have most of these books, but I haven’t read most of them. Some of them, yes, I have read them. Some of them I look forward to reading. Some will remain unread for a while.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Beloved by Toni Morrison 

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Shining by Stephen King 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Ulysses by James Joyce

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

1984 by George Orwell

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

4 thoughts on “45 Best Books

  1. I read some of those books- part of which were required and part were not. Will add some.

    1. Don Quixote
    2. Pride and Prejudice
    3. Les Misérables
    4. Great Gatsby
    5. Lord of the Rings
    6. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    7. Great Expectations
    8. Harry Potter Series
    9. Anna Karenina (still in the middle of)
    10. Nicholas Nickleby
    11. Hunchback of Notre Dame
    12. Oliver Twist
    13. Tale of Two Cities
    14. Etc- there are others

    I actually find it easier to love books you choose to read unlike the required books in school

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      1. Well, that book isn’t quite as long as the longest book I ever read. I actually read the entire unabridged Les Misérables. Well, do you know what book really intimidates me: War and Peace, which I actually own

        I am used to long reads: Les Mis, Nicholas Nickleby, Harry Potter Series.

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