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Top 10 Favourite Book Collections: A Reading List Treasure for Those Who Are Searching What to Read Next – Part 1

Top 10 Favourite Book Collections: A Reading List Treasure for Those Who Are Searching What to Read Next – Part 1

Everyone has their own personal top list of favourite books. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, these books have unique themes, great characters, unforgettable experiences, extreme emotions and engaging story lines that will be relevant throughout the ages. Some of them are the very inspiration from which this entire list have sprung up from. This is a reading list for people who don’t have time for unimportant books. Extracted from the most enthusiastic readers from Reddit, you’ll only find the best books to read in each category. You can be sure that each one is fantastic and will be worth your time.

This post is a reading list, sharing the best books to read in various categories based on many hours of reading and research by the wonderful Redditors. You’ll find hundreds of good books to read, organized by category. Unfortunately, we’ll be breaking those into smaller part of 10, so you’ll get 10 totally different collections of 10 different titles. This list is totally random, coming from an extremely random reading habits and styles from a random reader. Having said that, some Top 10 may not be your Top 10, but a nice starting place to randomly pick a new book to read.

Avid readers, and even casual readers will all have different opinions on which novel is truly the “greatest book ever written.” If you need a new book to add to your reading list, look no further than this roundup of the best books that caught the attention of many. Also, stay tuned for the other parts in the near future. Happy reading!


top 10 favourite books

By u/nikasorensen

Skagboys by Irvine Welsh
Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
APT Pupil, The Body, The Shining, Christine by Stephen King
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

top 10 favourite books

By u/postwar85

Desperation by Stephen King
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
India Unbound by Gurucharan Das
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Haunted by Chuck Pahlaniuk
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

top 10 favourite books

By u/NaKeepFighting

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Space Prison by Tom Godwin

top 10 favourite books

By u/ConfidentMarionBerry

2666 by Roberto Bolano
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Stand by Stephen King
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

top 10 favourite books

By u/MrsKarabekian

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Roadside Picnic by Strugatsky Brothers
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Middle March by George Elliot
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

top 10 favourite books

By u/baddspellar

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

top 10 favourite books

By u/bartondank

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

top 10 favourite books

By u/haplogreenleaf

Heinlein's Juveniles by Heinlein
The Ranger's Apprentice series by Flanagan
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein
Brian's Winter by Paulsen
The Deathgate Cycle by Weiss & Hickman
The Wee Free Men by Pratchett
Cryptonomicon by Stephenson
Zoro's Field by Crowe
Desert Solitaire by Abbey
Sand County Almanac by Leopold

top 10 favourite books

By u/panthersrule1

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

top 10 favourite books

By u/TanaySuri

The Sun also Rises by Hemingway
Blood Meridian by McCarthy
Franny and Zooey by Salinger
War and Peace by Tolstoy
Understanding Power by Chomsky
Homage to Catalonia by Orwell
The Fall by Camus
Notes from Underground by Dostoyevsky
100 Years of Solitude by Marquez
For whom the Bell tolls by Hemingway

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