Best of the Best

In alphabetical order, some of the books I always recommend. A highly subjective, completely incomprehensible, all-genre list that lacks many classics or proclaimed-to-be “must-read” novels by pseudo and not so pseudo-intellectuals. I am pretty sure I am missing a lot of the favorites but to be updated continuously.

Aldous Huxley – A Brave New World

Amelie Nothomb – Hunger

Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange

Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead

Ayn Rand – We the Living

Blaga Dimitrova – Avalanche

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Angel’s Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Prisoner of Heaven

Erich Maria Remarque – All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque – Arch of Triumph

Erich Maria Remarque – A Time to Love and a Time to Die

Erich Maria Remarque – Shadows in Paradise

Erich Maria Remarque – The Black Obelisk

Erich Maria Remarque – The Road Back

Erich Maria Remarque – The Night in Lisbon

Erich Maria Remarque – Three Comrades

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Tender Is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Of Love and Other Demons

George Orwell – Animal Farm

George Orwell – 1984

Haruki Murakami – 1Q84

Jack Kerouac – On the Road

James Clavell – Shogun

James Clavell – King Rat

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad

Italo Calvino – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities

Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini – And the Mountains Echoed

Ken Kesey – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind

Milan Kundera – The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Paolo Giordano – The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time

Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson – The Gril Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay

Yann Martel – Life of Pi

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