40 Books to Read Before You Die!

Reading new books is one but choosing your next book to read isn’t always easy. This list of the 40 books to read before you die should help. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!    

With so many books out there, 40 is not enough. These are 40 books you should read before you die but there is no rush. You can get to them whenever you want to. Read other books and authors you come across and once you run out of books to read, you can always revisit this list.  

40 Books to Read Before You Die!  

These are some of the best books that you will read. Some will make you laugh while others make you cry. There’s a good chance you won’t like all of the books on the list. But that is normal when reading different books outside your comfort zone. You can see the full list below!    

40 Books to Read Before You Die!  

The novel that got me into reading was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The novel is one of the most popular classics of all time and it still sells well to this day. It is the only novel Lee published in her lifetime. A sequel was published after her death but it doesn’t hold up as well.  

One of the most iconic novels on the list has to be 1984. It is unlike anything else and it predicated governments spying on its citizens decades ago. Sometimes you are paranoid and other times you are right to be paranoid. That can also apply to The Handmaid’s Tale to a certain extent. Why else is it one of the most censored books of all time?  

A novel that I loved on this list is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It is going to make you laugh throughout the series and there is never a dull moment. There is no other novel like it and it will make you appreciate the sci-fi genre.  

The Lord of the Rings series is a fantasy series that everyone should read at least once. Not only is it a classic series, but it has inspired hundreds of books. Once you read it, you will notice similarities in many novels and know the origins of it. And if you read the LOTR series, then The Hobbit is also a must.  


That ends this list of the 40 must read books of all time. How many of these books have you read? What books should we include in our next list? Let us know in the comments below!

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14 thoughts on “40 Books to Read Before You Die!

  1. Rodrigo ( Hops ) Hopper says:

    Try “Fictations” by Rich Ontiveros. Available on Amazon. So deliciously slow in developing but well wort it.

      1. Anonymous says:

        For crying out loud, where is the f….g list ?

  2. This is not a list, you are not influential. says:

    What a bullshit, click bait article. Fuck you broh.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There are so many wonderful books to read. I can’t believe Weathering Height’s,
    The Stand, Catcher In The Rye, All Quiet On The Western Front, In Cold Blood, Lady Chatterley’s Lover……so many better books than have been listed here. Must not have really read much. I haunted all the libraries in my life…read so many I can hardly remember them. Reading Good books transports us, enlarges our imagination. It’s right along side of Music, which I also love. But please expand your choices in music…. don’t be stuck with some of the same old thing you listen to. Try International, opera, classical, musicals.
    Never limit yourself…Expand…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have read at least 30 of the books. There are so many more I want to read. I love to read and if more people would read I think they would learn to see the other person’s point of view before they make a judgment.


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