A lot many adults love reading works of fiction. The opportunity to escape into another world so vastly different and unlikely from their own, with its many intricate story lines, themes and surprises make fiction the most popular genre in the world of books. Another reason why fiction is innately so popular is that there is no cap to how creative can a person get with fiction.

From mythologies of the many Gods across many cultures, worlds of fantastical creatures like dragons, elves and unicorns, interstellar travel and fair kings and queens to genius twists on historical events and narratives on the many dimensions of the human personality and experience, fiction has covered it all and left no stone unturned.

Fiction has been a personal favorite of mine and hundreds of millions during childhood and teenage years. Offering a temporary reprieve from the vagaries of daily life, I first picked up reading when I was twelve years old, and quite like a lot of people I have come across, Harry Potter was the first novel I picked up. I was so glued to it that I finished the first one in a single sitting of a few hours. Overtime, I learned to love fictional works while I continuing to curse my school textbooks.

Here is a list of some of the recommended reading that every modern human should read:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia by Lewis Carrol
  4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  9. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  11. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  12. The Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson


The list above was prepared keeping in mind the impact it has had on human history as well as the uniqueness of each book. We’ll be adding more books continuously and review those that are not very well known but seriously underrated.

We’re open to suggestions and recommendations from our readers for certain books they feel ought to be in the list above.