Some must-read books include "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, according to Time magazine's list of the top 100 novels, which was compiled in 2010. The list also includes The "Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway and "1984" by George Orwell.
For lovers of genre literature, National Public Radio offers separate lists of must-read books by genre. Must-read romance books with recommendations from NPR include "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon and "Knight in Shining Armor" by Jude Deveraux. Science fiction and fantasy books that NRP deems must-read novels include "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkein, "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams and "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.