101 Must-Read Books For Everyone in Their Life-Time

Books known to be our best friend when it comes to teach us a lesson of life. Reading Books open a different world of possibilities and imagination. It helps us to learn new things, improves our thought process, develop confidence and give us new perspectives about things.

Books are powerful in nature. They tell us stories, take us on adventurous journeys, shares good and bad experiences with us.

There are millions of great books available to read. From Great Classics to All-time Best-Sellers, Mesmerizing Non-Fictions to Inspiring Biographies, the list is endless.

You know that you can’t read all these books, So how to choose the best from these?

We did it for you.

We have created a list about 101 Must-Read Books For Everyone in Their Lifetime. This list includes classic novels, timeless bestsellers, non-fiction documentaries and evergreen biographies. 

“101 Must-Read Books For Everyone in Their Life-Time”

1. The Great Gatsby: By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Must read books for everyone

2. To Kill a Mockingbird: By Harper Lee

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3. 1984: By George Orwell

1984: By George Orwell

4. Catch-22:  By Joseph Heller

Catch-22 a must read books

5. I Capture The Castle: By Dodie Smith

books to study for everyone

6. The Road: By Cormac McCarthy

The Road - A book for everyone

7. Anna Karenina: By Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina: By Leo Tolstoy

8. In Cold Blood: By Truman Capote

In cold blood - must rad book

9. One Hundred Years of Solitude: By Gabriel García Márquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude: By Gabriel García Márquez.

10. The Tao of Pooh: By Benjamin Hoff

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11. Love Is a Mix Tape: By Rob Sheffield

Love Is a Mix Tape: By Rob Sheffield

12. Wide Sargasso Sea: By Jean Rhys.

Jean Rhyms
Wide Sargasso Sea: By Jean Rhys.

13. Jane Eyre: By Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre: By Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre: By Charlotte Bronte

14. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: By C.S.Lewis.

Everybody should read this book
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: By C.S.Lewis

15. Where the Sidewalk Ends:  By Shel Silverstein

Where the sidewalk ends

16. Moby Dick: By Herman Melville

Moby Dick - A must read book for everyone

17. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid: By Douglas R. Hofstadter

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18. Persuasion: By Jane Austen.

19. The Woodlanders: By Thomas Hardy.

20. The Chrysalids: By John Wyndham

21. The Book Thief: By Markus Zusak.

22. The Call of the Wild: By Jack London

23. Brave New World: By Aldous Huxley

24. Crime and Punishment: By Fyodor Dostoevsky.

25. The Underground Railroad: By Colson Whitehead

26. The Lord of the Rings: By J. R. R. Tolkien.

Lords of the rings - must read book

27. Beloved: By Toni Morrison

top books to read for everyone

28. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: By Mark Twain

29. All the Light We Cannot See: By Anthony Doerr

all the light we cannot see

30. Great Expectations: By Charles Dickens

Great expectation - top book to read everyone

31. Fahrenheit 451: By Ray Bradbury

32. The Age of Innocence: By Edith Wharton

33. Love in the Time of Cholera: By Gabriel García Márquez

34. Things Fall Apart: By Chinua Achebe.

35. The Three Musketeers: By Alexandre Dumas

36. The Lovely Bones: By Alice Sebold.

37. The Little Prince: By Antoine de St.-Exupery

must read book for everyone

38. Midnight’s Children: By Salman Rushdie.

39. The Alchemist: By Paulo Coelho

40. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: By Betty Smith.

41. Brideshead Revisited: By Evelyn Waugh

42. The Story Of My Experiments With The Truth: By Mahatma Gandhi

43. Siddhartha: By Hermann Hesse

44. The Code of the Woosters: By P.G. Wodehouse

45. The Secret History: By Donna Tartt

46. The Guide: By R.K. Narayan

47. The Grapes of Wrath: By John Steinbeck

48. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment’ By Eckhart Tolle

49. The Kite Runner: By Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner - Best book to read

50. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: By Douglas Adams

A best book to read onc ein your life time.

51. The Time Traveler’s Wife: By Audrey Niffenegger

must read book before you die

52. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: By Ken Kesey

53. God of Small Things: By Arundhati Roy

54. Frankenstein: By Mary Shelley

55. Gone With the Wind: By Margaret Mitchell

56. Middlemarch: By George Eliot

57. The Handmaid’s Tale: By Margaret Atwood

58. Mountains Beyond Mountains: By Tracy Kidder

59. The Count of Monte Cristo: By Alexandre Dumas

60. The Color Purple: By Alice Walker

61. War and Peace: By Leo Tolstoy

Amazing book to read once in your lifetime

62. The Outsiders: By S. E. Hinton

63. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a Fu*k: By Mark Mansion

64. Gitanjali: By Rabindranath Tagore

65. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: By Lewis Carroll

A delightful treat to read

66. The Chronicles of Narnia: By C.S. Lewis

67. Animal Farm: By George Orwell

68. Into the Wild: By Jon Krakauer

69. The Catcher in the Rye: By JD Salinger

70. The Da Vinci Code: By Dan Brown

71. Palace of Illusions: By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

72. A Tale of Two Cities: By Charles Dickens

73. Their Eyes Were Watching God: By Zora Neale Hurston

74. On the Road: By Jack Kerouac

75. Emma: By Jane Austen

76. A Prayer for Owen Meany: By John Irving

77. The Left Hand of Darkness: By Ursula K. Le Guin

78. Heart of Darkness: By Joseph Conrad

best book to read

79. Slaughterhouse-Five: By Kurt Vonnegut

80. The Remains of the Day: By Kazuo Ishiguro

81. The Art of War: By Sun-Tzu

great book to read

82. When Breath Becomes Air: By Paul Kalanithi

83. A Clockwork Orange: By Anthony Burgess

84. A Town Like Alice: By Nevil Shute

85. The Five People You Meet in Heaven: By Mitch Albom

86. A Fine Balance: By Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: By Roald Dahl

88. The Wasp Factory: By Iain Banks

89. Lolita: By Vladimir Nabokov

90. ‘A Brief History of Time’: By Stephen Hawking

91. Sapiens: By Yuval Noah Harari

must read book for everyone

92. Madame Bovary: By Gustave Flaubert

93. Possession: By A.S. Byatt

94. Rebecca: By Daphne du Maurier

95. The Hobbit or There and Back Again: By J.R.R. Tolkien

96. Life of Pi: By Yann Martel

97. Wuthering Heights: By Emily Brontë

98. Braving the Wilderness: By Brené Brown

99. Swallows and Amazons: By Arthur Ransome

100. The Bell Jar: By Sylvia Plath

101. A Suitable Boy: By Vikram Seth

We have tried hard to put a list of the best books to read. You will find all these must-read books a delightful treat of your life. 

There are still thousands of books to read once in your lifetime, but as we can’t list out them all, so please tell us in comments about a book which should be the part of this list.


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