Welcome to The Books List!

everything about literature


Our mission is to make English literature easy and accessible. In the words of Dr. Seuss “The more that you read, the more things you will know.

A sentiment we whole-heartedly agree with! The Books List is here to help you discover and understand the vast array of English literature on offer – of all genres by all types of authors.

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Let’s talk authors

Explore all of our articles on authors – from in-depth analysis to lists of best authors by country and genre. Interested in the greatest Russian authors, the finest English writers, the best French novelists? We’ve got you covered!

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The ‘great American novel’

Read our series on the ‘great American novel’. All these books address a major theme of their authors’ time – ideas such as race, poverty, wealth, and other experiences of the past that still reverberate strongly in American life. Our top candidates are The Great Gatsby, Huckleberry Finn, and Moby Dick


Genres of fiction

Deep-dive into all major fiction genres, with write-ups of the classic novels and iconic authors dealing with genres including crime, fantasy, romance, science fiction, historical fiction, horror, and more.

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Book lists!

What literary site would be complete without a good old fashioned list section? Discover our favourite ecletic listicles such as the most influential fiction, best Stephen King books, and even these scientists that became novelists!