5 Books to Read in Your Lifetime

There are so many amazing books to read in the world. But you won’t be able to read most of them. However, there are some novels that you should read at least once. Keep reading to find out the 5 books to read in your lifetime!

Discovering new books to read is one of my favorite parts about reading. A novel written 50 years ago that may have been forgotten. When scrolling various lists to find what to read next, you will ulitimately come across many titles that are must reads.

From experience, many books held in high regard ended up being some of my favorite books. Classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Count of Monte Cristo are books that book lovers have to read. They are why we fell in love with reading. You can see the full list below!

5 Books to Read in Your Lifetime

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee book cover
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Like many readers, I first read To Kill a Mockingbird in school and couldn’t put the novel down. The story is told by the viewpoint of Jean Louise Finch and tells the story of Atticus Finch defending Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman in Maycomb, Alabama.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner book
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A novel that has stayed with me ever since I read it is The Kite Runner. It is a powerful novel about two unlikely friends that takes place in Afghanistan, where the regime is collapsing. Hosseini tackles heavy subjects as love, betrayal, family, identity, and redemption.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo book cover
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel unlike anything else. The novel is an epic adventure story that is hard to put down once you start reading it. Who doesn’t love a good revenge story?

And lastly, two amazing novels that any book lover needs to read are Pride and Prejudice and The Book Thief. Only after reading Jane Austen’s brilliant novel will you understand why she is held high in the book world. And The Book Thief will have you in tears and make you appreciate the brilliant narration decision by Zusak.


These are the five books to read in your lifetime. If you haven’t read some of them, then you are missing out on some of the best books of all time. What other books should we include on our next list? Let us know in the comments below!

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