Book Depository has it own Best Books Ever list. Looks like I have many good books ahead of me! Although, I’m slightly puzzled to see On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin in that list. It’s undoubtedly a huge and important work, but is it really the best book ever? The same question goes for Anne Frank’s diary, a unique document of course but, forgive my blasphemy, is it really such a good literary work? Maybe Book Depository just compiled best literary works with the most influential ones.
Anyway, here’s my humble list from the books I read in that category, ranked from those I liked the most to those I liked less:
1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
5. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
6. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
8. Short stories by Anton Chekhov (Although that’s not fair. There are many stories. How can one judge all of them as one piece?)
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Hey, is there anybody out there? Are you reading this? What books would you suggest to read from that Best Books Ever list?