The 35 best books of all time for your must-read list

The titles featured in this best books of all time list were chosen thoughtfully and with care by woman&home’s very own team of bibliophiles. After all, who can truly say what qualities make a book one of the best ever? Is it to do with sales and popularity? Beautiful words or an intriguing plot? A book, fiction or non-fiction, that changed the way we think? We’ve tried to make choices that span genres and centuries and that offer new ideas as well as the showing our love for stand-out classics. 

We love to stay up-to-date with the best books of 2022, but this list offers something else. The books we’ve included below are ones everyone should read at least once in their lifetime – because they will stay with you long after you’ve read the final lines. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful love story, a magical adventure, a dystopian exploration of the future, an emotional thrill-ride, or a tale that makes us reflect on our real-world values—there’s something for everyone on this list.