60 Classic Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime.


A few years back my Grandmother in law a famous German poet and writer gave me this valuable list of the classics that every one should read, I am yet making my way through the list , tell me how many have you read?

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolken
  2. 1984 – George Orwell
  3. Pride and Prejudice -Jane Austen
  4. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  6. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  8. A Passage to India – E.M Forster
  9. The Lord of the Flies – Willliam Golding
  10. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  11. A Bend in the River- V.S. Naipal
  12. The Great Gatsby -F.Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
  14. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  15. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
  16. The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
  17. Don Quixote -Miguel de Cervantes
  18. The Bible – Various
  19. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  20. Ulysses -James Joyce
  21. The Quiet American – Graham Green
  22. Birdsong -Sebastian Faulks
  23. Money – Martin Amis
  24. Harry Potter Series-J.K.Rowling
  25. Moby Dick- Herman Melville
  26. The Wind in the Willows-Kenneth Graham
  27. His Dark Materials Trilogy -Philip Palman
  28. Anna Karenina -Leo Tolstoy
  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll
  30. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Mark Haddon
  32. On the Road – Jack Karmax
  33. Heart of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
  34. The Way We Live Now-Anthony Trollop
  35. The Outsider-Albert Camus
  36. The Color Purple -Alice Walker
  37. Life of Pi -Yann Martel
  38. Frankensetein-Mary Shelley
  39. The War of the Worlds-H.G.Wells
  40. Men Without Women-Ernest Hemingway
  41. Gulliver’s Travels-Jonathan Swift
  42. A Christmas Carol -Charles Dickens
  43. Huckelberry Finn-Mark Twain
  44. Robinson Crusoe-Daniel Defoe
  45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-Ken Kesey
  46. Catch 22-Joseph Hetter
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
  48. Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden
  49. The Divine Comedy -Alighieri Dante
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  51. North and South -John Jakes
  52. Flowers in the Attic-V.C.Andrews
  53. Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare
  54. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  55. The Scarlett Letter -Nathaniel Hawthorn
  56. Les Miserables- Victor Hugo
  57. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  58. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  59. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint -Exupery
  60. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

4 thoughts on “60 Classic Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime.

  1. Oooh lists. I love lists. I make book lists all the time. I’m pleased as punch to say I’ve read 75% of them.. *patting myself on the shoulder* What a fantastic lot of books they are. ‘The Color Purple’ and Birdsong, I cannot wait to read.


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