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.

VærkÅr
Frankenstein af Mary Shelley
2022
Americanah : roman af Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2013
Wolf Hall : roman af Hilary Mantel
2009
De små tings gud : roman af Arundhati Roy
1997
Den hemmelige historie af Donna Tartt
1992
Elskede : roman af Toni Morrison
1987
Hemmelig dagbog for Adrian Mole 13 3/4 år af Sue Townsend
1982
Midnatsbørn af Salman Rushdie
1981
Drømmer androider om elektriske får? af Philip K. Dick
1968
Hundrede års ensomhed af Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1967
Klit af Frank Herbert
1965
Charlie og chokoladefabrikken af Roald Dahl
1964
The Bell Jar af Sylvia Plath
1963
A clockwork orange af Anthony Burgess
1962
Punkt 22 af Joseph Heller
1961
Dræb ikke en sangfugl af Harper Lee
1960
Jane Eyre af Charlotte Brontë
1960
Alt falder fra hinanden af Chinua Achebe
1958
Leoparden af Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
1958
Lolita af Vladimir Nabokov
1955
Fluernes herre af William Golding
1954
The Catcher in the Rye af J. D. Salinger
1951
1984 af George Orwell
1949
Gensyn med Brideshead : kaptajn Charles Ryders åndelige og verdslige erindringer af Evelyn Waugh
1945
(Big Sleep, The) Det byder man ikke Carmen af Raymond Chandler
1939
Rebecca af Daphne Du Maurier
1938
The Code of the Woosters af P. G. Wodehouse
1938
Cold Comfort Farm af Stella Gibbons
1932
Processen af Franz Kafka
1925
Den store Gatsby af F. Scott Fitzgerald
1925
Mørkets hjerte af Joseph Conrad
1899
Dracula af Bram Stoker
1897
Tess of the D'Urbervilles af Thomas Hardy
1891
Anna Karenina af Leo Tolstoy
1875
Middlemarch af George Eliot
1871
Store forventninger af Charles Dickens
1861
Vanity Fair af William Makepeace Thackeray
1848
Stormfulde højder af Emily Brontë
1847
Stolthed og fordom af Jane Austen
1813
Les Liaisons Dangereuses af Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
1782
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