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Must Read Novels

There's a lot of reading, that is in store for readers who haven't checked out these must read novels. For those of you who haven't, I suggest you get your hands on them right away...
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Reading to me is like taking in the air I breathe, it's more a vital function than a mere interest. Those who don't possess that love for reading, are at a great loss. There's a plethora of research done on the benefits of reading, and I think that to evolve one's mind and keep it riding on perspective and imagination, is to indulge and get lost in text. The better way of approaching the act of reading, is first start off with novels, and then non-fictional books, slowly moving on to audio books if you lack the time and energy.
A world without books is something I wouldn't want to fathom. It's a crying shame when someone tells me they don't read, especially when they say something like 'I hate reading' or 'I hate books' (shudder); sadly they aren't familiar with the importance of reading. So check out these must read novels, and make it a habit to kick back during the day, and cozy up with a book instead of whiling the hours away with unproductive activities.
The Top 100 Novels of All Time
A paperback book should be one of your prime assets, before the other materialistic things in your life. It is also crucial, for those who have kids, to start reading to them and slowly allowing them to read on their own as they mature. If you love reading as much as I do, you'll hook yourself up with good reads from this list of best books to read.
Crash  by JG Ballard Night  by Eli Wiesel
Cell   by Stephen King 1984  by George Orwell
Matilda  by Roald Dahl Carrie  by Stephen King
Dracula  by Bram Stoker Possession  by AS Byatt
Atonement  by Ian McEwan Whispers  by Dean Koontz
Malice  by Danielle Steel Life of Pi  by Yann Martel
The Hobbit  by JRR Tolkien Nausea  by Jean-Paul Sartre
Perfume  by Patrick Suskind The Secret  by Rhonda Bryne
Weaveworld  by Clive Barker White Teeth  by Zadie Smith
Black Beauty  by Anna Sewell Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris
The Foutainhead  by Ayn Rand The Godfather  by Mario Puzo
The Shining  by Stephen King Animal Farm  by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Middlemarch by George Elliot
Moby Dick  by Herman Melville The Lost Symbol  by Dan Brown
The Stranger  by Albert Camus Fight Club  by Chuck Palahnuik
Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Bronte Les Miserables  by Victor Hugo
My Name is Red  by Orhan Pamuk The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
Winnie the Pooh  by A.A. Milne Total Eclipse by John Brunner
The Birds  by Daphne Du Maurier Fear Street Novels by RL Stine
The Color Purple  by Alice Walker Mrs Dalloway  by Virginia Woolfe
Catcher in the Rye  by JD Salinger The White Tiger  by Aravind Adiga
The Lone Pilgrim  by Laurie Colwin Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott
The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
A Passage to India  by E. M. Forster His Bright Light  by Danielle Steel
Ed the Happy Clown  by Chester Brown A Death in the Family  by James Agee
A Christmas Carol   by Charles Dickens The House of Mirth  by Edith Wharton
Memoirs of a Geisha  by Arthur Golden David Copperfield  by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby  by Scott Fitzgerald Slaughterhouse Five  by Kurt Vonnegut
The Killer Inside Me  by Jim Thompson To Kill a Mocking Bird  by Harper Lee
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery A Clockwork Orange  by Anthony Burgess
The Magic Faraway Tree  by Enid Blyton Great Expectations  by Charles Dickens
Waiting for the Mahatma  by RK Narayan The Portrait of a Lady  by Henry James
Who Moved My Cheese  by Spencer Johnson A Tale of Two Cities  by Charles Dickens
Harry Potter (7 book set)  by JK Rowling Bridget Jones's Diary  by Helen Fielding
Psychological Types  by Carl Gustav Jung The Baron in the Trees  by Italo Calvino
The Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin The Dark Knight Returns  by Frank Miller
A Promise is a Promise  by Dr. Wayne Dyer Girlfriend in a Coma  by Douglas Coupland
The God of Small Things  by Arundhati Roy The Celestine Prophecy  by James Redfield
Treasure Island  by Robert Louis Stevenson The Silence of the Lambs  by Thomas Harris
The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame A Brief History of Time  by Stephen Hawking
A Thousand Splendid Suns  by Khaled Hosseini Lord of the Flies  by William Golding
The Haunting of Hill House  by Shirley Jackson The Master and Magarita  by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Interpretation of Dreams  by Sigmund Freud The Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas
The Universe in a Nutshell  by Stephen Hawking Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson The Lord of the Rings (3 book set)  by JRR Tolkien
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  by Douglas Adams The Bridges of Madison County  by Robert James Waller
Threw the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There  by Lewis Carroll Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus  by John Gray
The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps  by Allan and Barbara Pease
With this hot list on what's the best in books to read, I'm sure you'll build on a love for reading if you gave it a shot, especially for those who don't like to read. If you don't have the time, like I said, audio books are a great way of reading a book, but using instead your sense of hearing. You can relax and plug-in those earphones, and get back to it anytime you feel like. Just remember how important it is to read, and instill the same to others, by not also discouraging those that love to read. Keep on reading!