One thing the best fiction books of all time have in common is excellent storytelling, unforgettable characters, and plenty of adventure. If you’ve been looking for great fiction books that will bring you happiness, sorrow, laughter, and an array of other emotions, keep on reading. We can guarantee that after reading these books, they will be your favorite books, too.
Don’t Miss These Best Fiction Books Of All Time
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick, published in 1971, is a novel written by Herman Melville, an American author. Ishmael is a sailor who goes on a whaling conquest on the Pequod, a whaling ship. The captain of the ship, Ahab, is obsessed with finding the whale that bit off his leg on a previous voyage. Moby Dick follows the adventures of Ishmael and others on the Pequod in their quest to find Moby Dick, the whale. If you like adventures on the sea, you will love following along on the journey to find Moby Dick.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
You may have heard of or even watched the Lord of the Rings movies; I mean, who hasn’t heard of it? What you may not have known is that it’s based on a collection of novels. Lord of the Rings is a novel written by British author, J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a fantasy novel based in the fictional world of middle earth where there is a war over a ring. If you love fantasy and want to be transported to another world, read Lord of the Rings.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is another novel that has a popular movie adaptation. The Great Gatsby was written by American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and is a popular high school reading assignment. The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, who speaks of his experiences in West Egg, Long Island. F. Scott Fitzgerald touches on the illegal activities that were happening during that time and the rampant racism in the 1920s. If you would like to be transported to that era, read the Great Gatsby.
1984 by George Orwell
George Orwell is a famous English author whose books are satiric in nature. If you’ve read Animal Farm, you know how what he wrote about then still applies to today’s society. 1984 talks about totalitarianism. In the book, one of the fictional countries, Oceania, is governed by a totalitarian party that culls freedom of speech and thinking. Read 1984 to follow the life of the book’s protagonist, Winston Smith, in a world against free speech and thoughts.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is so popular and renowned that it is read in most high schools and middle Schools across America. This book shows how Atticus, a lawyer in the racist town of Maycomb, defends a black man wrongfully accused of rape. Based in the 1930s, To Kill a Mockingbird sheds light on how racist America was then. The book is narrated from the eyes of Scout, a child, and gives the readers a chance to experience the court trial with childlike eyes.
Now, go! Your library is sure to have these available, so check them out! You’re sure to enjoy at least a few of these best fiction books of all time. You will find yourself transported to a whole new world of epic journeys, adventures, and emotions!