Top 100 Best Selling Books of All Time

Books are the purest form of creation and magic. All these books show that human mind is capable of creating beautiful masterpieces, without anything but a few thoughts. Some of the best writers have written and published their books have left an important mark on the human nature and the literary world. Books are necessary equipment to hone the true abilities of the mind, fiction, and theoretical books, are required to for the mind.

A Tale of Two Cities

The brilliant book is nothing short of sheer genius. The book is set in the time of the French Revolution and is torn between the two cities of London and Paris. The novel has love, romance, and violence.

Read it For:
The book depicts the scenes of the French Revolution accurately.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written with its main focus during the French Revolution, and bloodshed in the book is hard to miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written in poetry like structure, which makes the story more than just enjoyable.

The Lord of the Rings

The rings were made by eleven smiths in an ancient time. But the dark lord had one made for himself and filled it with his power to rule all others. Due to certain things, the Dark Lord lost the ring. The ring was found by a hobbit, who on his eleventy-first birthday, left the ring with his cousin Frodo. And therein, begins the adventure which would change Frodor’s life forever.

Read it For:
The book is a fantasy book, but there is so little a person will not enjoy this book. This book is one of the best and greatest creations.
Don't Read it For:
The book revolves around fictional characters and is set in a world of fantasy.
What makes this book stand out?:
No words can do justice to the brilliantly written Lord of the Rings. The book is well crafted and set in a well-thought universe.

The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoyed nothing but an easy life and never traveled more than what was necessary. But one day, a wizard, Gandalf, appeared with thirteen dwarves. And then, the peaceful life of Bilbo Baggins was disrupted. The poor little hobbit was swept away into a life filled with adventure and other things, which the little hobbit had run away from all his life.

Read it For:
Another piece of art from J. J. Tolkien. The book is set in the same setting as the Hobbit and is made out to be one of the best fantasy books of all time.
Don't Read it For:
Again, the book is a work of fantasy. The book is said to be one of the greatest works of fiction, but a person who does not enjoy fantasy cannot like this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a true masterpiece when it comes to the discussion of fantasy worlds.

Dream of the Red Chamber

The book was known as one of the biggest books in China. The story is running on the same lines as the Shakespearian Romeo and Juliet. This is one of the best books to read.

Read it For:
The novel depicts the beauty of an old and vanished society. It also follows the same track or the same level of Shakespeare’s works.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a translation of the original work written in the Chinese language. The beauty is not visible in the English translation.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book was written years ago, but the beauty of the story is unmatched.

And Then There Were None

One of the most significant works of Agatha Christie, the book is a mysterious book which follows the mysterious disappearance of a millionaire. In the book, a millionaire hosts a party on the weekend. But the strange things is about the fact is that no one knows where the host is. And the host is nowhere to see. As the time passes, one by one the guests begin dying. They are all charged with murder, and only those who are dead are not placed under suspicion.

Read it For:
The book is thrilling and mysterious. This story makes you flip page after page until you’re at the end of the story.
Don't Read it For:
The book has murder and is focused on crime, as many of Christie’s books. The book may be a little too violent for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is interlaced with many aspects of a story, which is not found in other thriller and mystery novels.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The book is written by C.S Lewis, and is one of the two-book series for Chronicles of Narnia. The book is the first one in the series and shows us the journey of the four siblings through the magical wardrobe which takes the children to the magical realm of Narnia. The story is a series of adventure and battle for the region of Narnia, which is engulfed in eternal winter due to the curse of the evil witch. The four siblings must save the region and the residents of the Narnia.

Read it For:
The book allows the reader to experience the magical world of a kingdom far away the first hand.
Don't Read it For:
C. S Lewis wrote this book typically for children. Older readers may find it childish and tiresome to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best book recommendations for children. The children will love the magical feel of the book. This book transports the reader from one instance to another in no time.

She: A History of Adventure

One of the best books on this list, this book has not failed to impress readers. The book is a mysterious African kingdom, where a queen shrouded in mystery and wild power rules. The queen is ferocious, and the book is passionate about wildlife. The book is a fascinating love story of the queen, which has made many readers fall in love with the book.

Read it For:
This book is a rare gem. The book is better than any love story you have ever read; the ferocious jungle queen finds her love in the book, which is quite heartwarming. The buildup of the story takes you through the story in no time.
Don't Read it For:
The immortal queen of two thousand years old, has bewitched many people, but the story fails to be compelling.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well written and depicts everything properly.

The Little Prince

This book, written by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, is about a boy who came to earth and met the narrator called Sahara. The boy used to live on an asteroid before he came to earth and became friends with the girl. An extraordinary story about extraordinary friendship.

The Da Vinci Code

The book that brought popularity to Dan Brown, revolves around Robert Langdon who goes around deciphering many, many, codes and symbols which are shrouded in mystery and uncovers some of the biggest secrets. In the book, Robert is blamed for murder, and he tries to solve the murder by solving symbols and codes. He is surprised to find that the symbols and signs hint to the works of the greatest artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

Read it For:
This book is not only loaded with interesting theories but is also immersed in art and its beauty.
Don't Read it For:
As Dan’s most of the work is based on historic and ancient symbols, the work does not interest those who do not possess an interest in the field of historic symbols and codes.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is historically accurate and does not miss on the allusions of some other things related to history and art.

The Catcher in the Rye

The book is rightly titled among few of the best classics this world has ever seen. The book revolves around the life and events in the life of the character called Holden Caulfield. After the poor child was thrown out of his fourth school, the kid decides he has had enough of the “fake” adults and began on a journey to New York City as a revolt against everything. The book is then an encounter with various people Caulfield meets on his trip, and his self-recovery is initiated by his sister Phoebe. The book is narrated from the perspective of Caulfield after the events have already taken place.

Read it For:
The book is simply put and to the point.
Don't Read it For:
The book may too straightforward for many readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book shows that everyone has a character similar to the one of Caulfield’s. And the book also shows that everyone can find recovery.

The Alchemist

The most famous work of Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, is one of the best motivational books of all time. The book is about self-discovery and how dreams do come true, but only at the time decided by fate. The book follows a young boy, who has been looking for something. He travels wide and far, but at the end, he finds all that he was looking for in the place where he began.

Read it For:
The book is a classic motivational book. The main character in the book struggled with many difficulties and had had to travel to many places and see many things, but in the end, his life turned out exactly how it was supposed to.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written in an extremely easy writing and is said
What makes this book stand out?:
The book talks about how dreams can be fulfilled even when it seems as though it won’t work out. Even if you lose everything, even if the world is against you, as long as you do not desert your dreams, it will happen.

Steps to Christ

This book gives details, valuable details about the world we live in. The work of this book has been done by various scholars. And some prints may even have the stamps and the official markings of the library.

Read it For:
This book is highly recommended for new believers. The book takes in to account the older and the newer beliefs and puts all that information in a way that can be understood easily.
Don't Read it For:
In case you are not interested in the topic of “Jesus’s Love,” this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a collection of all the information which is available on the topic. This compilation of the information and facts is simply beautiful.

Heidi’s Years of Wandering and Learning

The story is written by a Swiss writer, about a little girl who is an orphan. The little girl, Heidi was at first being raised by her aunt, but soon enough her aunty brings Heidi to her grandmother’s house. From there Heidi goes to another place. She keeps bouncing from one place to another. The book is about her journey and the people she meets along the way.

Read it For:
This is a good for those children who love to read about other children.
Don't Read it For:
The story is quite sad, the poor orphan girl keeps changing places from one place to another.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book not only warms the hearts of little children but the adults also find this book mesmerizing. The book talks about beautiful places and beautiful people.

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

This is the original book’s reprint. The book has remained out of print since the late 1950s. The book is a guidebook for new mothers and caretakers of infants and babies.

Read it For:
The book is exciting and is written in easy language.
Don't Read it For:
You may not find the original reprint.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the best books to learn everything about learning how to handle and care children.

Anne of Green Gables

This book is about a skinny red-haired girl who shows up at the Green Gables owned by the Cuthberts. The Cuthberts were expecting a boy, who would help them but the book shows how the little girl earns their affection and love.

Read it For:
This book is hear touching, it will have you on your toes wishing for everything.
Don't Read it For:
The book is all about a little girl and her journey through life. This could be annoying for adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written beautifully. The parts of this book will have you chuckling and tearing every once in a while. A beautiful book for a beautiful time.

Black Beauty

One of the best works of the Anne Swell, is about a beautiful horse. The book is the collection of events of a well-bred horse form his infancy to his last breaths. This book follows the horse since his youth, and how he was placed under the care of many different masters. The accounts of the masters in the book are given clearly and talk about both, good and bad. The book also shows the true fate of the horse, as he, in the end, returns to the place he was born in.

Read it For:
The book is an autobiography of a well-bred black beauty. The hose has a white crest on its forehead and was nothing but beautiful. The story follows the horse and what happens in its life.
Don't Read it For:
The book is all about the horse. In case you are not an animal lover or a lover of autobiographies, do not pick this book up.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is heartwarming and heart-wrenching at the same time. The book makes you feel connected to the horse, and the reader can feel the ups and the downs of the horse.

The Name of the Rose

One of the best historical fictions about the Medieval times. The book begins with the suspicion of murder by the wealthy abbey of the Italian family, Franciscans. Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate the issue. Before Brother William can do much a series of seven mysterious death turns him into a detective. Brother William uncovers many secrets and deciphers many codes and finds out many things about the wealthy abbey in Italy.

Read it For:
The book follows a crime and the book also shows how the detective uncovered so many secrets which lay uncovered for some time.
Don't Read it For:
This book is loaded with historical events and details.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is one of those which give an accurate detail of how investigations took place in the medieval times. This book is well researched and well written.

The Hite Report

Is the book which revolutionized the female sexuality. The book is a study of women and their intimate details about sex. The book takes into account of the preferences of over one thousand women, all ranging within the age of seventeen to seventy-five. The book is a report on what feels good for the women, how they feel about sexual intercourse, clitoral stimulation, and other things. The book delves into the intricacies and the complexities of the female body and what the female body requires during sex.

Read it For:
The book is a compilation of results of the test conducted by the writer.
Don't Read it For:
The book is strictly related to the female body and female sexuality.
What makes this book stand out?:
The work is one of a kind. There is no other book like this one.

Charlotte’s Web

This book is one of the classic books for children. The book is about a little girl called Fern. Fern has a pet pig called, Wilbur. Wilbur also has a friend called Charlotte A. Cavatica, who is a spider. When Wilbur grows up, he grows up to be a fine pig. But one day, Wilbur finds himself in a bit of trouble. But Charlotte, with the help of a rat called, Templeton, save her friend with a uniquely knit web.

Read it For:
The book follows the story of friends. This is a heartwarming story about friendship.
Don't Read it For:
The book was written for kids, the adults reading the book may not be able to make sense out of the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written well and depicts the story of friendship especially well. This book is pure regarding friendship and happiness.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

This book is one of the most popular books for children. The story follows a rabbit, called Peter who is notorious and does the exact opposite of what he has been asked to. Even though Peter’s mother told Peter to stay away from the farm, Peter still went to the farm. Peter finds himself on a farm in hopes of eating something, but he is spotted by the farmer, who tries to catch him. The poor rabbit does get caught, and he loses his mind over it. Scared to the bone, poor Peter did not know what to do, but thankfully some of his friends come to his rescue and Peter runs back to his home for safety. All the running and anxiety of being close to dying made poor Peter sick in the end.

Read it For:
A joyful tale of a notorious rabbit, with great scenes.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be one of the bestselling books, but you can’t forget that this book was written for kids by Beatrice Potter.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book comes with illustrations and great prose-like written matter.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The last installment of the series, the book is full of spells and vivid encounters with various characters. The ministry of magic, Dumbledore, Hagrid and other people are involved, the stakes are extremely high in this book. Above all, the final fight between Voldemort and Harry finally takes place! As the book is the last one in the series, there are few chapters towards the end of the book, which take us into the adult life of the main characters; we even see Draco Malfoy and his kids in the extra chapter.

Read it For:
The book is a huge page turner. You cannot stop until you finish reading the last sentence!
Don't Read it For:
The instances with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the woods were quite slow and the story in those particular areas seemed to drag on.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the last and the final installment of the series and provides closure to the entire series. Because the book is the last installment of the entire series, the book leaves the readers with some tears.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The book is about a seagull, who is frustrated with his life as a seagull. The constant bickering with food and other things is not what Jonathan was meant to be doing. He wanted to fly higher and attain a sense of greater freedom. Jonathan decides to try new things and began experimenting in the air while flying. But soon enough, his mates and friends outcast him. They leave the seagull alone. But even in isolation, the seagull is desperate to try new things, Without failing and deserting his dreams, Jonathan continues with his dream and continues to try something new. That’s when he finds two other seagulls, who introduce him to a newer sense of freedom. That’s when Jonathan finally finds happiness.

Read it For:
The book is the struggle of a character with their dreams and aspirations. Along with this the book depicts our society clearly and shows what happens to those who want to do something different and new.
Don't Read it For:
The book is about a seagull, the message of the book may not be clear because it hard to get attached to the story of a seagull.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book talks passionately about a dream. And the fact that Jonathan, the seagull, did not desert his dream, he found true bliss. The story inspires readers to follow their dreams relentlessly, no matter what the cost.

A Message to Garcia

A fantastic book written about a solider and his message. The book, written by Elbert Habbard, is one of a kind. The story is about a message left for Garcia, who was hiding in Cuba. Captain Rowan was put in charge of delivering the message to Garcia; the only problem was that the man was nowhere to be found. But the American-Spanish captain did not lose and found  Garcia and delivered the message.

Read it For:
The book may be engulfed by the remnants of the war, but the book has a message for every reader, for every common person. The author encourages everyone to be like captain Rowan, who braved death and hardships to deliver a simple letter to a man, who could not be easily found!
Don't Read it For:
The book’s message is that of a self-help book but is written in the manner of a story, which confuses many readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
All in all, the book is one of the best books to be read. The book is impressive in its own right. And the author is clear about asking his readers to be their captain Rowan and deliver their message to their Garcia.

Angels and Demons

Another story with the popular and intelligent professor Langdon. This time the story takes place in the heart of Switzerland, where a famous scientist of the CERN is killed and branded with a symbol that only Langdon can decode. Upon arriving Langdon finds a huge mess, the Vatican is set on electing a new pope while sitting on a ticking nucleon-bomb. The quirky and knowledgeable Harvard professor must decode the symbol and other ancient, prehistoric symbols to save everyone. With the daughter of the deceased scientist, Langdon embarks upon his journey of decoding the code. However, later, he finds that the symbol on the dead scientist’s chest was that of the Illuminati, a group which was said to have disappeared about four hundred years ago. Now, Langdon must save the world from the bomb, which is sitting under Rome.

Read it For:
This book is breathtaking. The book is filled with many instances and incidents which make the book a gripping mystery. With Angels and Demons, we are introduced to yet another problem, which can only solve by Professor Langdon.
Don't Read it For:
The book, as many of his works, dwells in ancient symbols and codes. Plus, the writing style of Dan Brown is too elaborative, which takes the fun out of the imagination of the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written closely to all kinds of symbols and codes and does not fail to impress the reader with fewer incidents. The book is a succession of events for the professor, which keeps the readers on their toes for something new.

How the Steel Was Tempered

This is a socialist-realist novel written in Russia. The story is the journey of the character,  Pavel Korchagin, the hero of the story. Set in the time of the Russian Civil war, we find that the protagonist is siding with the Bolsheviks.

Read it For:
The book is written well and captures the feelings of true socialist-realist novel. The book has been on the top-selling books for a long time.
Don't Read it For:
The translated version of the book is a little off.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book was written solely to show the values of socialist-realist hero.

War and Peace

This book is one of the best books on this list. Tolstoy’s expansive and epic work “War and Peace” is one of the longest books to be ever written. This book has made a notable change in the world of literature; the book focuses on the post Napoleon era. The story takes many historic events into account and shows many changes. The also concentrates Prince Andrey Bolkonsky and the unforgettable heroine, Natasha.

Read it For:
One of the best historic fictions to be written, the story is one of the most significant works of the author.
Don't Read it For:
The story is impressive, but there are a few things which make the book annoying. The biggest reason is that the book is too long. Second, the book has many historical references, for those who aren’t updated with the historic events, the book will surely annoy you more than anyone else.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives an accurate account of historical events and the changes a world faces after wars. This book has been rightly claimed as a timeless classic.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Pinocchio is the tale of a wooden puppet. He was carved out of a pine tree’s bark by the talented wood carver, Geppetto. The wooden puppet was one of a kind and extremely good looking, but the puppet wished to live as a real boy. So, he decides to live as a real boy. The book is a collection of the wooden puppet who wanted to live like a real boy.

Read it For:
The story contains many heartwarming instances in the story. The story goes around to show Pinocchio’s life as a young boy and how he manages in a world.
Don't Read it For:
The book is primarily made for kids, the adults can read the book but won’t get too much out of the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a puppet who wishes to be a young boy and does everything he can to make his dream come true.

You Can Heal Your Life

This book is one of the top books to read. A self-help book which tells you that your mind is the only thing that keeps your body in shape. The book teaches you how to use your mind and brain to drive out the best and optimum results for your body.

Read it For:
The book is perfect for you if you are trying to change your life. The classic step by step guide helps you grasp what the book is trying to teach you.
Don't Read it For:
The self-help book has great content, but the book does not say anything that you haven’t already heard or read or tried.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a perfect guidebook for the dos and doesn'ts for your life and how to fix the problem.

Kane and Abel

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, the two main characters of the book have only one thing in common, the day the two were born. One was a millionaire, while the other is penniless. Their lives have been written before they could even speak, their paths were destined to meet. But what will happen when the two meet?

Read it For:
Similar to prior works of Jeffery Archer, the book is written as a beautiful thriller. The mysterious string of fate which connects the two characters keeps the reader on their toes.
Don't Read it For:
The book, according to some readers, has an over-rated storyline, with a mediocre story build up.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because of the iconic writing style of the writer.

The Diary of a Young Girl

This book is a collection of the letters and writings of the girl, Anne Frank. The extermination of Jews led to horrific things. The effect of those things, the works of Anne Frank depict those horrors in the truest The book is a compiled collection of what the people at that time went through and how her life changed.

Read it For:
There have been many books about Anne Frank and her story, but this book takes the cake. The book is the most authentic form of writing and expresses the feelings of the author.
Don't Read it For:
The book is sad and depressing. The condition they were in, at the time of holocaust, was unburnable and this story gives you the front row seat.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book gives you the most authentic and best experience of that time. The writings in this book are the actual writings found.

In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?

The book is written in the manner to instigate the thoughts and beliefs of purity in you. The book asks you to ask yourself the question, “What would Jesus do?” before acting on a situation. The writer says that you would see the difference in your life once you began doing this.

Read it For:
A perfectly good book, which teaches you many things about life and how to live a humble and happy life.
Don't Read it For:
The book asks you to ask the question “What would Jesus do?”, but the content of the book is not that great.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an impressive book; it teaches you how to make your life better and how to become a happy person. The book teaches you how to live a fulfilling life.

To Kill a Mockingbird

“But remember it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird,” was what Atticus told his daughter during the on-going case of a young African male in America. The book is an extraordinary writing which follows the young girl and her daily life. The poor little girl doesn’t understand many things about the world, and his father tries his best to do all that he can to make this world a better place for her to live in.

Read it For:
One of the best books you’ll find out there. This book is heartwarming, humorous, touching and heartbreaking.
Don't Read it For:
In case you do not want to end with questions about our society, this book isn’t for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book asks all the right questions. Also, this book teaches us many meaningful lessons.

Valley of Dolls

The book written by Jacqueline Susann is about three women who become best friends. The three women were waiting for their big break in Hollywood. The book talks openly about sex and drugs in the business along with how the three women are ready to swallow everything with vodka or straight as long as they can easily find the bottle.

Read it For:
The book is one of the bestselling books of all times, it talks about struggle, friendship and other meaningful struggles of life.
Don't Read it For:
The book has weak characters, especially the main characters. The characters are too crippled with their own problems; things would have been better only if they would have been different.
What makes this book stand out?:
Before Jackie Collins, Susann was dominating the area of writing about Hollywood stars, starlets, and Hollywood brats. This is one of the first books to ever speak of the entertainment business openly and clearly.

Gone With the Wind

The book is set in the time when America was engulfed in Civil War and internal battles. The country was divided into many parts, and the situation couldn’t have been worse than this. Amidst the chaos, two people fall in love, but the timing of there couldn’t have been any worse than this.

Read it For:
The book is impressive. A love story in the time of nothing but chaos and division, couldn’t be written better than this.
Don't Read it For:
The book’s contents seemed annoying to some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an impressive work of art. It talks about love and loss during a time when everything else was burning.

A Hundred Years of Solitude

This book does not fall short of appreciations. The book is one of the best masterpieces in the English Language. Originally written in Spanish, the book has been translated into many languages. The book continues to impress young and old minds. The book shows the glorious times of the human race, from one generation to another.

Read it For:
The book is simply breathtaking and beautiful. No other writer could have produced such a book.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a slow starter. The book seems to start slower than usual, but once you get through the initial fifty pages, there is no stopping.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best books to read. The book is nothing short of any appreciations.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

This book has been translated into many languages. A perfect book for homeschooling and home use. The book is the key to spirituality and everything else in the world. The book comes with a set of instructions and a video.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which provide you with best and most valuable advice in the world.
Don't Read it For:
In case you do not like to read about spiritual books, do not pick this up. Even as a self-help book it concentrates on the spirituality of the person.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book comes with various steps and a video, which makes the book’s content easier to understand.

The Thorn Birds

The book is a love story of Meggie and a man. Every time Meggie looks at him; she tries to imprint his face into her mind and heart. But she knows, he must return, he must return to his life and duties.

Read it For:
The book captures the beauty, heartache and the tragedy of love and life like never before.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a classic, go ahead read it!
What makes this book stand out?:
The book’s brilliance lies in the description of human relationships and their implications on our lives.

Think and Grow Rich

This book is the highly recommended book for self-help. The book is an impressive guide on how to think and change your life and becomes rich. The book not only focuses on the making your rich but also teaches you lessons about other things in life.

Read it For:
The book is the perfect guidebook for research and instances to back it.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not exciting enough. Although the content of the book is great.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book teaches you how to change your redundant thoughts and become better,

The Revolt of Mamie Stover

This is the book which recounts the entire history of Hawaii and its strategic geographical location on the ocean which allowed the residents to acquire “Old money.”

Read it For:
The book is one of the most significant collections of historical times of Hawaii.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written well and explains everything properly, in case you are not a fan of historical writings, this book isn’t for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book recounts the historical events of the region and makes it accessible for everyone.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

A girl from a wealthy family disappears during a family gathering. The body was never found, and the girl’s uncle was convinced that it was murder. The uncle hires some journalists, with bad reputations and tattoos to look into the matter. They link the child’s murder to a series of grotesque murders which makes shines a light on the horrid family

Read it For:
The book is gripping.
Don't Read it For:
This book has many violent scenes and bloodshed, which could be disturbing for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well-knit, and the progression of the story is beyond impressive.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book is a small caterpillar which wriggles its way through its daily life.

Read it For:
The book is full of illustrations and impressive words which rhyme perfectly.
Don't Read it For:
This is an illustrated children’s book, will not interest adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressive with its beautiful illustrations and prose like stanzas.

The Late, Great Planet Earth

This book is about the events which will unfurl in future. The writer’s visions match up with the things that have already happened, and she tells us, through her book, what kind of future awaits us all. She is also, of the opinion that Jesus Christ is bound to return.

Read it For:
The book is linked to many happenings of the world.
Don't Read it For:
For all those who do not believe in “seers” of the future, this book will no impress you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is outlandishly precise.

Who Moved My Cheese? n Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

One of the best motivational books of all time. The book is a guidebook of how to manage your time and teaches you excellent lessons on how to go about dealing with problems which arise out of nowhere and disrupt our daily lives. The book also gives a short story of two mice and how they try to find “cheese”, which represent human wants and needs, in the book.

Read it For:
An excellent read for anyone who needs or is eager to learn how to manage their lives better.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not real have the feel of a “book”. Who Moved My Cheese? Is quite thin to be considered as a book, much like the book, “The Prophet”.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book teaches you how to tackle problems that you face during your life time!

The Wind in the Willows

A great book about adventure and exciting fun. Mole, a little boy, decides he has had enough of the world, so he decides to throw off his broom and find his own adventure. He soon finds a rat, who takes Mole boating. From, there Mole finds yet another adventure.

Read it For:
The book is refreshing and talks about the best form of excitement for the kid.
Don't Read it For:
Again, this is a children’s book. It may not be a fulfilling read for the adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book a fun and exciting read for kids who love adeventure stories.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Probably one of the most famous and notable works of George Orwell. This book follows his usual mysterious writing style. The book follows the main character and his journery in a society where nothing is hidden from the government, there is no freedom of speech and the condition is not that good. However, the main character falls in love with a woman, who happens to share same views as the main character, the views none of them had dared to speak of. The find a friend who also shares the same opinion, but is it okay to trust the friend?

Read it For:
An impressive work of literary art from the author. The mysterious and gripping book keeps the reader on toes and keeps the reader guessing on the next chain of events.
Don't Read it For:
The book follows a monotonous narration and is set in the same dreadfully dark environment. If you’re not a fan of his work, you will probably not like this work either.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is set in an era where no one could express what they were feeling, and expression of repulsed thoughts only called for punishment and torture. The book hits home, considering some circumstances humanity is still plagued with. All in all the book, similar to “To Kill a Mockingbird”, asks the right questions.

The Celestine Prophecy

One of those books which is changing the lives of many. The book derives its wisdom from ancient texts and talks of interconnected events that are happening in the world. The book tells us a gripping story of adventure and discovery.

Read it For:
One of the best books to read in case you are looking for adventure.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written in a monotone, which makes the book hard to follow.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is grippingly beautiful and is written on a “one-of-a-kind-concept.”

The Godfather

One of the best and notable works of Mario Puzo, follows the life of a Sicilian family. The Godfather is well respected and feared man. The book is a succession of  gunfights and fights over the business.

Read it For:
The book teaches us a lot of things about life and business.
Don't Read it For:
The book is filled with violence and bloodshed.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out due to the excellent advice was given by the author through various instances in the book.

Love Story

The book is a love story of two exact opposite people. Despite their differences, the two get attracted at first sight.

Read it For:
The book is a love story, as the title suggests, but the love story has an extraordinary twist.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not a cliché love story but is not engaging enough.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is cleverly written and makes the reader root for the couple.

Wolf Totem

The book shows the dying culture of the Mongols in China. One of the modern-day fables.

Read it For:
Provides insight into the dying culture.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not interested in the Mongol culture, you won’t like this work.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book depicts the worries and the features of Mongols in the region of China.

The Happy Hooker: Her Own Story

In a time when the sexual business in the Americas was in chaos, a beauty appears and gives out her details from behind the scenes.

Read it For:
The book shows the life of the protagonist.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing interesting for people who are not interested in the book’s protagonist.
What makes this book stand out?:
There are many things which were kept in secret, but this book reveals them.

JAWS

The book has been turned into a major motion picture, which was a huge hit as well. The book follows a lab which is experimenting with sharks. But with an experiment gone wrong, due to some miscalculations, the sharks lose control, and the experiment turns into a failure. Now the scientists have no other option but to run for their lives.

Read it For:
The book is a thrilling read.
Don't Read it For:
The book is filled scientific data and bloodshed.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book departs from the other mainstream idea of Sci-Fi and gives you something more.

Love You Forever

The illustrated story of a son and mother’s love.

Read it For:
The book is an impressive work of art.
Don't Read it For:
The book hardly has any dialogues.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book’s illustrations show the purity of motherly love and the special bond of a parent and child.

Sophie’s World

A girl of fourteen meets a mysterious teacher and philosopher. This teacher will change Sophie’s life forever. But first, she must solve a riddle, all by her own.

Read it For:
A philosophical and wise book.
Don't Read it For:
The book only talks about spirituality and philosophy, there is no drama here.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a journey to self-discovery, which is heartwarming.

The Women’s Room

This book is one of the first books which dives into the lives of women for the first time. The women in this book left their lives, education and work to marry men, but they only found unhappiness awaiting them. Some filed for divorce; some went insane and other became living corpses.

Read it For:
The story rings true to what used to happen and what still happens in many parts of the country.
Don't Read it For:
The book is downright sad.
What makes this book stand out?:
There has been no book like this one which speaks of the intimate and sad lives of the women who leave everything to get married.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting?

A proper guidebook to what to expect when you are pregnant. The story of the novel is comical and funny.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which can be used as a guidebook and as a novel.
Don't Read it For:
The book is confusing as it is not clear what type of book this is.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been made into a motion picture and is one of the most humorous reads.

Where the Wild Things Are

When Max puts on a wolf suit mischievously, his mother yells at him and calls him a “wild thing.” She makes him supper and sends  him to bed, but there Max enters the magical world of magic.

Read it For:
A wonderful tale of magic and happiness.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written for children and therefore is not much of reading for adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is illustrated brilliantly and written beautifully.

Secret

This book has been regarded as one of those books which have changed the lives of many readers. The book talks of a “secret” which is unknown to many people. The unveiling of this secret will change the life of any person. The secret to a successful and happy life is none other than the virtue of positive thinking. The book advocates that the world works on the principle of “rule of attraction,” which is to say you attract what you think and that makes all the difference.

Read it For:
The book is a great read for all of those who would love to change their life. This book is one of the greatest books which allows you to understand the deeper implications of your thoughts.
Don't Read it For:
As it goes with many self-help books, the book may be great for some, while others might find that this book does not talk about anything new or different.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book makes for a good read as it talks about things such as the meaning of attracting what you think and how to become a positive person so that you could find the true happiness you look for.

Fear of Flying

The story of a woman who decides to leave her second husband and decides to do whatever she wants. The woman runs across the world and does whatever she thinks will bring her happiness.

Read it For:
The book teaches us to value ourselves and allows us to follow whatever we want.
Don't Read it For:
The book seems to go around in circles.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book speaks of how to make yourself happy!

Goodnight Moon

The book, Goodnight Moon, is a picture book written and illustrated for kids. The book is a rhythmical book which follows a little white bunny who is going to sleep. The book shows the bunny say “goodnight” to all the things around him one by one as he departs for the night.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books to read to your child. The book is timeless and is a masterpiece; the words in the book rhyme and make a beautiful sound when spoken aloud. The recent published books also have a section on how to put your child to sleep written by a professional sleep consultant, Hannah Love.
Don't Read it For:
The book is made for children and will not interest a grown adult.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is beautifully written. The sounds and the rhythm created by the words used in the story are hard to miss. This is the perfect book to read out to your child for the child’s first bedtime book. This book has put generations to sleep, and has been highly praised.

Guess How Much I Love You

A book about love for children is always appreciated. The book follows a couple of hares, who find out that love may be easy to express, but it is not easy to measure love at all.

Read it For:
The book talks about the difficulties in handling love, and that love is not an easy feeling to measure.
Don't Read it For:
The book talks about unrealistic things for the child.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book expresses that love, more often than not, cannot be put into simple words or can’t measure.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

One of the best-selling self-help books of all times. The book is a guide for all of those who want to change their lives and inculcate good habits. The book teaches people how to change their personalities and how to do things in the most effective manner. “It is not about what you do, but how you do it,” is what the book suggests. The author takes the reader through the process of character development and how character builds offer years, beginning from your time as an infant.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books to read if you want to change your life and want to become an effective person.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a gem, but for those who do not like the self-help books, it will be a task to read it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book, as stated above, is a gem. The book talks about everything that is important in this world and, ho you can change your life by following a few simple steps.

The Poky Little Puppy

First published in 1942, the picture book was a huge hit instantly. The book revolves around the pup, who after becoming curious digs a hole under the fence and makes his way out into the massive world. By digging a whole, the dog leaves to travel the world and see things with his own eyes.

Read it For:
The book is funny and warm.
Don't Read it For:
The book was typically written for children, many people will be disappointed if they were looking for something deeper in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressively illustrated and comes with a great story which can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

The Pillars of the Earth

The prequel to “Kingsbridge,” this book is a historical The book tells the story of Phillip who wished to build a magnificent Gothic Cathedral, but there are many things obstructing his way. The book is a struggle between the good and the bad.

Read it For:
A gripping story set in a gothic and historical backdrop.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a little overwhelming, and the message of the book is nothing out of the ordinary.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a great composition of the historical events. The book also shows the battle between good and evil.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The book is an interesting book which talks about how to influence people. From how to read body language, to how to talk in an impressionable manner has been discussed in the book.

Read it For:
For anyone who wishes to acquire better people’s skills, this is the book for you.
Don't Read it For:
The book is unclear at times, but all in all informative.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a guidebook to handle people and how people feel and how you can influence others by making only a few changes.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

This book by Patrick Süskind, is the story of a man named Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, who was born in the slums. But he did possess an extraordinary talent, his sense of smell was beyond impressive, which led him to become one of the best perfume makers in the world. The book is set in the 18th century France and talks about Grenouille and his unfortunate deeds, which make him a brilliant perfume maker.

Read it For:
The book is brilliantly written which incorporates many other instances which happened at that time.
Don't Read it For:
The book is morbid and dark. All of those who look for something light should stay away from this.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author does a clever job of making his point by intertwining many other important instances in the book.

The Shadow of the Wind

One day, a father brings his son to the 'cemetery of lost books.' The child is allowed to pick out any book he chooses to. And he pulls out on the book, which has been lost for years. As the boy grows up, he realizes everyone is interested in his find.

Read it For:
The book is mysterious and unfolds the mystery slowly.
Don't Read it For:
The story seems to drag on when the mystery of the book is building up.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of those books which one rarely finds. The book has been written in the extremely intelligent manner.

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter has disappeared, and the family fears that she may have been murdered. But four years later, the father receives a letter, and he may find a way to get back his daughter.

Read it For:
The book great to read and well crafted.
Don't Read it For:
The reading of the book feels confusing.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been well thought through and is a great book to read.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The book is a comedy of science fiction which follows the series of broadcast series. The adventures of human and his alien friends.

Read it For:
Funny and engaging.
Don't Read it For:
The book may feel weird as the story follows the make-believe action between aliens and humans.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the best comical Sci-Fi books you will ever find.

Tuesdays with Morrie

The story of the author spent with Morrie, Mitch Albom, a famous sports journalist He was successful with his career, but his personal life was devoid of any form of peace and stability.

Read it For:
The book tells us a lot about how the life of Morris was and how he dealt with it.
Don't Read it For:
The book focuses only one person, and the progression is not that huge.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives details about the journalist's life.

God’s Little Acre

This book is a compilation of short stories, all of which are interlinked.

Read it For:
The book talks about human relationships and happiness.
Don't Read it For:
This book won’t sit well with you if you are not a fan of short stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a classic read if you want to read about heartwarming stories.

Follow your heart

A book which deals and tells you how to deal with things in your way. The book teaches you to be happy and to follow whatever you believe in your heart is true.

Read it For:
The book offers motivation to its reader by asking them to hold on to their dreams and make things happen in their way.
Don't Read it For:
The book is too plain.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book asks the reader to follow their hearts.

The Outsiders

The story of gangs in Oklahoma, where young boys break into two gangs. The gangs have separate tastes and preferences, but one day someone takes things too far.

Read it For:
This is a tale of unrequited love, addiction, wars and political awakening.
Don't Read it For:
The book is set in a dark setting, which is quite depressing.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is one of the best books to read. The book discusses many aspects of our society.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

The biggest inventor of chocolate is opening his factory for visits. And Charlie knows this a chance of a lifetime. He wants to go to the Chocolate Factory, but he does not have the golden ticket, which will admit him to the factory. This book is his journey, beginning from how he managed to get the golden ticket to what happened inside the factory and ending with what happened after his visit to the factory.

Read it For:
The book is an extraordinary journey in the world of chocolate. The book does not fail to mesmerize the reader.
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem a little too much for an adult.
What makes this book stand out?:
Although the book is a little too much at times, it makes for a good read for kids and adults alike.

Norwegian Wood

Toro Wantabe, is a college student. The book, written in first person narrative style, follows him and his life.  The story is set in the time of second-word war.

Read it For:
The book is a classic Murakami. Murakami is known to write about things simply. This book, like his many other works, does not fall short of the magic.
Don't Read it For:
Many people simply can’t warm up to Murakami’s writing style.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book makes you get attached to the characters. Additionally, the book is written brilliantly, and there are multiple things to learn from the book.

Peyton Place

The book is a lyrical representation of the movies. Over the time two motion pictures have been based on the book.

Read it For:
The book gives a good character build-up and great scenes to the story.
Don't Read it For:
The story is nothing new, but the characters are well written.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book makes the most of the mundane lives.

Dune

Set in a planet of the desert, Arrakis, the book follows the instances of a man who must get his revenge on the noble family.

Read it For:
The story is action-packed, and the imagination and creativity of the writer know no bounds.
Don't Read it For:
The book becomes boring and tedious after a point.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book depicts life on an extraterrestrial planet.

The Plague

The book is an impressive work of darkness and sickness. One morning people just begin falling sick and dying. All the rats are gone, and nobody knows what is happening.

Read it For:
The book is an excellent work of modern Sci-Fi.
Don't Read it For:
The book is just morbid.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book follows the events and the aftermath of a disease, nobody knows about.

No Longer Human

The book is a narration from the point of view of the protagonist, who feels that he is no longer human. He could not feel anything and yet continued his life, he then dawns a mask and becomes somebody else.

Read it For:
The book is the struggle of the character that tries to be human but doesn’t understand himself or others.
Don't Read it For:
The book simply feels depressing.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book follows the protagonist and his days struggle with some brief moments of human closeness.

The Naked Ape

This book is a compilation of a zoologist of his studies on the human body and human nature. Through this book, he says that a man is not a fallen angel but an ape that rose. The zoologist takes his time to study the acts of humans while working, sleeping, eating and making love.

Read it For:
The book provides insight on the topic of humans and their lives and how their brains work.
Don't Read it For:
The book may not interest those who not interested in this subject of humans and their development.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a compilation of studies.

The Bridges of Madison County

The book can be described as “a true masterpiece of love stories.” The book is the encounter of man and a woman on the Iowa stream. And there begins the journey of their love and passion.

Read it For:
The book speaks of love and passion poetically, which makes you want to fall in love again.
Don't Read it For:
There is nothing more to the book except for love and romance.
What makes this book stand out?:
There has been no other love story written like this one.

The Divine Comedy

The book is an epic poem. This book is the collection of events of Dante, the author, from the circles of inferno to the mountains of Purgatory, where he finds his teacher Virgil, who takes him to some other place from there.

Read it For:
The book talks about timeless things, which makes it a good book.
Don't Read it For:
The book is too long and too old, it may be annoying for some people.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the iconic books of that time. The Italian author wrote about deeper things about life and this book successfully suggests that.

Things Fall Apart

The tale of a man, who was once a strong fighter and one of those whose fame spread far wide, finds himself in trouble when he accidentally kills a clansman. That is when things begin to fall apart for him. With things taking a turn for the worse, the man must fight off all fights alone and struggle. But all that there is left in his life is nothing but tragedy.

Read it For:
The book is an excellent novel and talks about struggles and tragedies of life.
Don't Read it For:
The book is set in a dark environment which can be a turn off for many people.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book speaks of the kindest and best forms of human spirit and makes us believe in it.

The Prophet

The book is a compilation of various poems. The poems in this book depict every aspect of a human’s life. The writing of the poems is done in sheer brilliance and is one of the best suited for leisure reading.

Read it For:
The book comes highly praised. There is no story in the book, only a few poems which talk about the things we go through our daily lives.
Don't Read it For:
The book hardly has the feel of a book to it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a collection of poems, which teach us more about our lives than anything else in this world. You can find a lesson for everything you need to know about this life.

The Exorcist

The motion picture was made by keeping this book in mind. The problems begin with nothing but small sounds and the displacement of furniture. There were explanations at first, but then when things get out of hand, and the little child gets possessed, the priest had to be contacted.

Read it For:
The book is a haunting series of events, both scary and gripping.
Don't Read it For:
The book lacks the element of the “ghost” factor.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is brilliantly done, and all the events in the book are properly built up for the final act.

The Gruffalo

This is one of the modern classics. The story follows the story of a mouse, who turns and runs into the forest and comes face to face with a monster named Gruffalo. But what the mouse did not know, was that the two would become great friends.

Read it For:
The book is the sweet tale of a monster, Gruffalo, becoming friends with a mouse. The story is written with rhyming words to attract the kids.
Don't Read it For:
The story was crafted for children to read, therefore it has many rhyming words which are quite annoying for adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is a heartwarming tale of a monster and mouse, who have made a home in the hearts of many young children across the world.

Catch-22

This is a phenomenal book which talks about the same instances over and over again. But the point of view changes from time to time.

Read it For:
The book is a work of genius.
Don't Read it For:
The narration of the book confuses many readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book’s different forms of narrations, the constant change in perspectives and constant flow of ideas makes this book one of the greatest works.

Eye of the Needle

This is one of the best books in the action genre. The book follows a secret agent with the code name of “the needle.” Fearing his mission going to waste if he is found out, the agent leaves a trail of bloody mess in Britain and is being hunted by MI5.

Read it For:
One of the best books in this genre be written with such finesse
Don't Read it For:
The book is one of those books which actually take the route of impressive gun battles and plotting.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written brilliantly and shows the best form action.

A Brief History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking, the book tries to answer all the unanswered questions about universe and time theories. The book is a compilation of Hawking’s theories, which seem to talk about the universe and the boundary of the universe itself.

Read it For:
The book is interesting and filled with the best data available to the physicist.
Don't Read it For:
The book is only related to physics and the theory of the universe.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is researched and well backed with theories of one of the brilliant minds in this world.

The Cat in the Hat

The children’s book is a fun-filled book. This book is about the events of a single day, a pair of siblings is left alone and notorious cat shows up. The cat messes up their house, which leads to many problems for the siblings.

Read it For:
A thoroughly enjoyable book, with all kinds of rhyming words, which make the book extremely interesting to read.
Don't Read it For:
The book is strictly made for kids
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is illustrated properly and shows the events of the day properly.

The Lovely Bones

This is a book about a little girl, Susie, who was murdered. As she in heaven she can have whatever she wants. But the one thing she can’t have is to be back with the people of earth. From heaven she sees her family fall apart due to her murder, she watches her friends grow up and fall in love. Then she realizes something important, which could change a lot of things.

Read it For:
A different kind of book, a rare find.
Don't Read it For:
The book is quite sad, as the poor girl doesn’t know what to do.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written brilliantly and gives the message clearly.

Santa Evita

A rare kind of book, which follows the events of the life of Eva Peron. It is about a girl who reinvents herself makes something out of herself.

Read it For:
A comical book with great instances.
Don't Read it For:
The book seems to be little out of touch.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressive and touches many hearts.

Night

A young boy loses his family and is brought to the concentration camps. The book follows the struggles of the little boy, who tries to survive in a world full of horrors.

Read it For:
One of the closest accounts of the Holocaust and the concentration camps.
Don't Read it For:
The book is simply sad, the struggles the boy had to face is nothing but depressing.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the most intricate and best pieces of writings on the Holocaust and its effect on people.

The Kite Runner

The book is a story of two boys, a wealthy man’s son and the other is poor. However, this bond is broken due to certain things which were beyond both of their control.

Read it For:
The book is one of those rare books which show the true friendship and depict the bond between two people.
Don't Read it For:
The book is heartbreaking.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book wields soft and happy tones of life and friendship in the best possible manner.

What Color is Your Parachute?

This book is one of those books which are in high demand in today’s world. The book is one of those books which is required for changing the times of job hunting.

Read it For:
The book is a guide for all those who are in need of jobs. The book gives the best advice on job hunting.
Don't Read it For:
The book is one of those books which is not meant for everyone, it has a specific crowd mindset.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has valuable insight on how to deal with job hunting.

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