From riveting thrillers to inspiring true-to-life experiences, these best books of all time won the hearts of millions of avid readers and literary critics. So much so that some have never been out of print since its first publication.
Ulysses is a timeless classic that needs no introduction. The book takes place on a single day (June 16, 1904) and follows the thoughts and musings of Mr. Leopold Bloom and his encounters with other Dublin locals.
The Catcher in the Rye is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of cynical 16 years old Holden Caulfield. Holden spends three days wandering Manhattan, attempting to distance himself from superficial peers and the consequences of his expulsion from school.
This book chronicles a group of “haves” and “have nots” as they grapple with the American Dream. Fitzgerald portrays Jay’s struggles of chasing the past and changing the future within the landscape of America’s post-war economic boom.
1984 by George Orwell
1984 takes place in the future time of 1984 when the totalitarian government watches over everyone and directs all activities. Winston, the main protagonist, works for the government, rewriting history to match the superstate’s wishes.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood spins a timeless, dark vision of an oppressive government and abhorrent human rights violations. The lead character, Offred, is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a society where women are oppressed and are valued only for their reproductive capabilities.