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Best Books Of All Time

They say “To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list”, but if you are into the best ones, stay with this article. Some books changed the way the world perceived reading, and the overall perceptual change led to larger changes, in turn. From the evolutionary ‘Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin, to the wondrous tale of a highly imaginative child called Alice, books have been our best friends, toughest teachers and most loyal confidants. They are not just our partners in boredom, but also our only friend in tough times. People, who yearn to read despite odds, learn more than those who kill time. When you read ‘Lord of The Rings’, you don’t just see Frodo toiling hard for a destiny that belongs to others largely, but you also see a hero who is willing to fight till the last breath to put an end to evil. Even Alice’s dreams of wonderland are not a schizophrenic consequence, but a reminder that childhood is innocent yet imaginative and eventful. The list below enumerates the most loved books in print, in the category of fiction, non-fiction, autobiography/biography, fantasy novel, picture book, and chapter book. If you are an ardent reader, know that your literary collection wouldn’t be complete without these.  
All Time Bestseller Books
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • The Republic by Plato
  • Walden by Henry David Thereau
  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • The Principia by Sir Isaac Newton
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • 1776 by David McCullough
Best Autobiographies/Biographies
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Alex Haley
  • Black Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics) by Richard Wright
  • The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
  • Assata: An Autobiography (Lawrence Hill & Co.) by Assata Shakur
  • Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood by Bell Hooks
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
  • Indian Pilgrim: an unfinished autobiography by Subhas Chandra Bose
  • The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Sylvia Plath
  • The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara by Ernesto Guevara
  • The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck? by (Musician) Ice-T
Fantasy Novels
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling
  • The Wheel of Time (series) by Robert Jordan
  • The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • A Song of Ice and Fire (series) by George R. R. Martin
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  • Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  • The Belgariad (series) by David Eddings
Children Books
Picture Books
  • Alfie (series), by Shirley Hughes
  • Arthur (series), by Marc Brown
  • Babar (series), by Jean De Brunhoff
  • Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban
  • A Chair for My Mother, by Vera Williams
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert
  • Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes
  • Doctor DeSoto, by William Steig
  • Dog Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant
  • Frog and Toad (series), by Arnold Lobel
Chapter Books
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Sir John Tenniel
  • Anastasia Krupnik, by Lois Lowry
  • Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  • Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Borrowers (series), by Mary Norton
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson
  • Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen
  • Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers

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