The top 100 books that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime.

Reading is one of the most enjoyable and intellectually stimulating activities one can engage in. Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just getting started, there are countless books out there waiting to be discovered. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the top 100 books that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime.


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1984 by George Orwell

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Odyssey by Homer

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Iliad by Homer

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Dubliners by James Joyce

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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