There are some books that we believe everyone should read at least once. These books aren’t for hardcore readers but for casual readers that may have read a few of them during high school or maybe saw the movie version. Keep reading to find out the 7 books that everyone should read at least once in their lives!
While this list includes 7 novels, this isn’t a list that prioritizes these novels over others. We wanted to highlight the 7 books mentioned here and recommend them because they are powerful novels. You can check out the previous novels that made our list here and you can see our picks below!
7 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once in Their Lives
- The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
7 Must Read Books
A novel that everyone should pick up at least once in their lives is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It is a great novel that gets overlooked. There is a lot to absorb and appreciate. The fact the Hinton was 17 when she wrote this novel is incredible and more reason to read it.
If you haven’t read The Hunger Games, then you may be curious as to why it made the list. That’s because it is a great novel that is overshadowed by the blockbuster movies. Collins is a talented writer and once you read the novels, you will come to appreciate them and why this dystopian series garnered a huge following.
Lastly, I wanted to include a novel that many people may know by title but don’t get around to reading it. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a short but elegant story that has resonated with millions of people. First published in 1890, it has stated relevant ever since.
These are the 7 books that everyone should read at least once. How many of these books have you read or plan to read? Let us know in the comments below!