There are countless lists on the internet about the books that everyone should read. Here at Books of Brilliance, we love looking at these lists and seeing how they hold up. Keep reading to find out the 40 books that everyone should read according to Oberlo.
There is no list that is used as the holy grail of lists. That is because everyone has different tastes and biases play a big role. With that said, we will try to see if this list by Oberlo is good or not. You can see the full list below.
40 Books That Everyone Should Read According to Oberlo
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
- The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
- Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
- Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
- The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World by Steve Brusatte
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Oberlo’s Must Read Books
Unlike most lists, Oberlo decided to divide it into sections. They included classic novels, business books, personal development, science and technology, travel and adventure, and history books. I am not a fan of these categories or categories at all. It allows books that wouldn’t make the list make the list.
So, how does the list hold up? It is a decent list in my opinion. All of the books are good choices. On a scale of 5, I would give this a 3. It is a great list for beginners but not for avid readers. There aren’t any hidden gems or wild takes that would make this list more ambitious. It is a safe list that is targeted towards newer readers.
That wraps up Oberlo’s list of 40 books that everyone should read. It isn’t bold for my liking but I do realize that it was aimed towards newer readers. What do you make of this list? Let us know in the comments below!