With the rise of e-readers, there has been a somewhat renewed interest in literature. People who would formerly never pick up a book, are now using e-readers and tablets to catch up on the latest bestsellers.
Granted, most people are using their e-readers and tablets to read magazines and the latest works of literature…but there is something to be said for the classics.
Today we’re sharing 20 books that everyone needs to read at some point in their life. Books that have shaped history, books that have shared insight and books that are simply, incredible pieces of literature.
#1. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
#2. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
#3. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
#4. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
#5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
#6. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
#7. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
#8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
#9. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
#10. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
#11. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
#12. 1984, by George Orwell
#13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
#14. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
#15. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
#16. Night, by Elie Wiesel
#17. All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
#18. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
#19. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
#20. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
Prefer to watch movies rather than read? Take a look at our earlier post: 25 Movies You Need to See Before You Die