Our Top 20 Best Books of All Time

17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee worth mentioning as one of the best books of all time

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. Instantly successful, widely read in high schools and middle schools within the US, it’s become a classic of recent American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize. The plot and characters are loosely added to Lee’s observations of her family, her neighbors, and an occasion that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was ten.

18. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Yuval Noah Harari, which was first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 supported by a series of lectures Harari taught in 2014 at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species within the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, that specialize in Homo sapiens. The book is situated within a framework provided by the natural sciences, particularly evolutionary biology.

19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; his second appearance in our list

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed romance between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and therefore the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna refused to accept her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society.

Anna Karenina may be a sweeping, ambitious story that weaves through lines between three primary couples: Stiva and Dolly, Anna and Vronsky, Levin and Kitty. And while we are given time in the point of view of each of these characters, Tolstoy expands his omniscient 3rd-person limited offerings out to include Anna’s legal husband Karenin, her 8-year-old son, and even Levin’s hunting dog, Laska.

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