The 50 Books Everyone Should Read

May 06, 2014

The 50 Books Everyone Should Read

If you're looking for a new book to read, here is a collection of books I believe everyone should read at least once in their life. I've selected 25 books of fiction and 25 books of non-fiction from a broad range of topics; from cult classics to modern favourites. I'd love to hear your book recommendations so please do share them with me in the comments, and let me know if you picked up any of the books I recommended. Enjoy!



Non-Fiction Books

1. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
2. No Logo by Naomi Klein
3. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking
4. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
5. On Living by Kerry Egan
6. Not On The Label by Felicity Lawrence
7. In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
8. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
9. How Bad Are Bananas? by Mike Berners-Lee
10. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
11. Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
12. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
13. A Life Less Throwaway by Tara Button
14. The Path by Michael Puett
15. Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki
16. The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees
17. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
18. Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
19. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
20. Why Fashion Matters by Frances Corner
21. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
22. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
23. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
24. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
25. Affluenza by Oliver James



The 50 Books Everyone Should Read


Fiction Books

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Animal Farm by George Orwell
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Flowers Of Algernon by Daniel Keyes
6. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
7. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
8. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
9. The Stand by Stephen King
10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
11. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
12. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
15. Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys
16. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
17. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
18. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
19. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
20. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
21. Watership Down by Richard Adams
22. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
23. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kund
24. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
25. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin




What book do you think everyone should read?
Share your recommendations in the comments.



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