40 best books to read before you die

Given by The Independent

40 Works 1,241,560 Books 21,505 Reviews 4.0

Losing yourself in a great novel is one of life’s joys. Here our critics Ceri Radford and Chris Harvey pick the books you need to read.

ObraAno
Frankenstein de Mary Shelley
2022
Americanah de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2013
Wolf Hall de Hilary Mantel
2009
The God of Small Things de Arundhati Roy
1997
The Secret History de Donna Tartt
1992
Beloved de Toni Morrison
1987
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ de Sue Townsend
1982
Midnight's Children de Salman Rushdie
1981
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? de Philip K. Dick
1968
Cem Anos de Solidão de Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1967
Duna de Frank Herbert
1965
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory de Roald Dahl
1964
The Bell Jar de Sylvia Plath
1963
LARANJA MECÂNICA de Anthony Burgess
1962
Catch-22 de Joseph Heller
1961
O Sol é para Todos de Harper Lee
1960
Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë
1960
Things Fall Apart de Chinua Achebe
1958
The Leopard de Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
1958
Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov
1955
O Senhor das Moscas de William Golding
1954
O Apanhador no Campo de Centeio de J. D. Salinger
1951
1984 de George Orwell
1949
Brideshead Revisited de Evelyn Waugh
1945
The Big Sleep de Raymond Chandler
1939
Rebecca de Daphne Du Maurier
1938
The Code of the Woosters de P. G. Wodehouse
1938
Cold Comfort Farm de Stella Gibbons
1932
O Processo de Franz Kafka
1925
O grande Gatsby de F. Scott Fitzgerald
1925
Heart of Darkness de Joseph Conrad
1899
Drácula de Bram Stoker
1897
Tess of the D'Urbervilles de Thomas Hardy
1891
Ana Karênina de Leo Tolstoy
1875
Middlemarch de George Eliot
1871
Great Expectations de Charles Dickens
1861
Vanity Fair de William Makepeace Thackeray
1848
Wuthering Heights de Emily Brontë
1847
Pride and Prejudice de Jane Austen
1813
As Relações Perigosas de Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
1782
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