Do you have an impressive list of books to read? It’s the best way to organize your reading list and it’s even more helpful if the list is customized for you based on what interests you personally. There are so many books that I want to recommend here but some of them (like Moby Dick) is too much like meditation! Others (like Pride and Prejudice) are not exactly romance stories, although I highly recommend them for serious readers who love to think outside the world.

A couple of weeks ago, a customer asked for a list of ten must-read books; he felt that everybody must read this book at least once in their life. So, for his information, I went online and did some quick searching, and I found a very brief history of the short story. In fact, the first one I ever read was Theda Costa’s The Princess of Solitude, which is still one of my favorites today.

a book on a chair

When you’re asking yourself what the best books to read are, remember the question was only two words long. And two words are really all that is necessary to define the kind of literature that makes a great reading list. I would have to say that I have my favorite books and they range from the ancient classics to contemporary hard science fiction and thriller novels with very intense themes and plots. I have at least a dozen books in my collection that are over a decade old and still make the cut along with some of the newer favorites.

Favorites

Some of my favorites include The Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon, The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, The Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beaton, The Time Ships by Arthur C Clarke, and of course, the ultimate bestseller The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett. This list would be incomplete without The Da Vinci Code, although I’m not sure how he managed to squeeze in The Haunting of Paris and Planet of the Moon into his list. Regardless, what he did have were some very good books, some of which are still considered today as bestsellers, not just perennial bestsellers like the DaVinci Code. All in all, this list would include some of the best books to read over again, assuming you prefer to read classic novels rather than modern ones.

Bestsellers

Of course, when it comes to bestsellers, there is a lot of debate over whether or not Harry Potter actually made the list or if it was the Twilight Saga that took the top two spots instead. Personally, I think that it was the Twilight Saga with Robert Pattinson, although I admit I was way more influenced by the original Twilight books. The other books on the list that should make the cut are Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and A Darker Than Black. Yes, the first installment of the AS trilogy by Brandon Sanderson does make the cut as well, even though it did not quite reach the heights of the other books. On the other hand, A Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin is probably the best AS novel, even if it did not receive the popularity that the other books did at the time.

The point is

No matter which books you choose to read, there is no doubt that they will be good, if not brilliant. Reading these books will make you feel like you are part of the story, which is what a good fantasy novel should do. Whether you are a man or a woman, a child or an adult, there are books that will appeal to you. The main thing to remember, however, is to find the one that is right for you. Once you do, you are on your way to having a wonderful experience with the characters in your favorite books to read.