The Best Books of All Time: 42 Can’t Miss Titles for Every Genre

From riveting thrillers to inspiring true-to-life experiences, these are the best books of all time won the hearts of millions of avid readers and literary critics.

There is no shortage of books to read, and for many, that overabundance can turn into a chaotic struggle of finding the next book to read. Here are best books of all time.

1984 takes place in the future time of 1984 when the totalitarian government watches over everyone and directs all activities. Winston, the main protagonist, works for the government, rewriting history to match the superstate's wishes.

1984 by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, a Pulitzer-prize winner, takes a closer look at racism, inequality, and segregation. The story revolves around Atticus Finch, a sympathetic and just lawyer, and his two daughters and their journey of understanding the world's injustices.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

True crime at its finest. Truman Capote draws you into Holcomb, Kansas, and the brutal slaying of an entire family. When Capote hears about the quadruple murder, he heads out to Kansas to investigate.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This book follows the life of the Bennet sisters and the turbulent relationship of strong-willed and independent Elizabeth Bennet and rich, aristocratic, yet snobbish Fitzwilliam Darcy.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood spins a timeless, dark vision of an oppressive government and abhorrent human rights violations. The lead character, Offred, is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a society where women are oppressed.