As any reader knows, there are some books that everyone must read. Many of them are classic but that doesn’t mean you should only read the classics. We decided to list the 11 must read books of all time. Keep reading to see which books made our list!
This is a continuing series so that means many must read books have already made our list. You can see that list here. The books that made this list are great novels that aren’t the first couple of novels that people think of must reads. But once you read these novels, you will see why they are considered must reads.
11 Must Read Books of All Time
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo
- All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Dune by Frank Herbert
Books You Must Read!
The first novel on the list is the dystopian novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It is considered one of the best dystopian novels for good reason. Mandel is an excellent storyteller and her novels are original and have a bunch of twists that will keep you reading. This is a recent novel and one that I think deserves to be considered as one of the best novels of the 2010’s.
Another surprise pick by us on this list is The Godfather by Mario Puzo. If you have watched the movie, then you know the plot and yes, the movie is better but not by a lot. Puzo’s writing makes this novel come to life. His novel was turned into one of if not the best movie of all time and a lot of that is because of the source material. Even If you end up choosing the movie over the novel, you will still enjoy a novel that gets overshadowed because the movie overachieved.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true crime book that changed the book world. This is considered the first non-fiction novel (even though it technically was not) and part of that is the success of the book. I do have to point out that there are elements of this book that are considered fiction which is why it is labeled as a non-fiction novel. Nonetheless, it is an amazingly well-written novel that should be read if you love to read.
That is all for our list of the 11 must read books of all time. How many of these books have you read? Let us know in the comments below!