Are you looking for nice English books? Here we give you our top 10 best English books in English literature. You may find good classics in this book list. Read on for the recommendations …

Best Books of English Literature: Timeless titles that echo over the years

English is a beautiful language, both for poetry and prose, and these authors bring out the best in it. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best English Literature of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best English Literature BooksAuthor
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
MiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
Mrs DallowayVirginia Woolf
EmmaJane Austen
Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë
Wuthering HeightsEmily Brontë
A Passage to India E. M. Forster

The updated top 10 list: the best English literature

Jane Eyre (Bantam Classics)

When Charlotte Brontë wrote Jane Eyre, she changed the way English literature had been perceived up until then. She wrote about women in a different manner, with a modern and dramatic twist, and in our opinion this makes her work stand out.

Frankenstein (Signet Classics)

This book tells the story of a monstrous creature created by Victor Frankenstein, an amazing scientist who doesn’t mind stepping over his profession’s boundaries. See the world through the eyes of Frankenstein, and feel his loneliness in a place where he doesn’t belong.

David Copperfield

We like this book, because it shines a light on the road from being a boy to growing into a man. David and a group of friends play the leading role and you will genuinely feel David’s trust being betrayed and his heart being broken.

Pride And Prejudice

There are five daughters in the Bennet family, and both parents would rather have them marrying someone rich, than to see them marry for love. Just imagine the pressure these women must have felt from having to secure a certain financial status.

Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver is a real adventurer, and he travels to several surreal places where people come in different shapes and sizes. During those travels, however, he meets challenges that ask all of his problem solving skills and creativity to keep exploring the strange world he is in.

Rising Tide: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series Book 20)

Jesse McDermitt sees a small boat passing under the bridge, and without thinking twice he gets in the water to get the boat. Then he finds the boy who doesn’t remember his name, but who leads him from one adventure into another.

To Kill A Mockingbird

This is our pick for this top ten list, because of the situation it describes and its relevancy today. The father of a young girl defends a black man who was accused of a crime he didn’t do. Then prejudice and inequities enter the stage, and the girl witnesses it all from close by.

Middlemarch (Collector’s Library Classics)

Dorothea Brooke made a mistake when she married Edward Casuabon, and she can’t seem to escape him anymore. How will she keep on living? We recommend this book to the lovers of Victorian life and everything it encompasses.

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary was a work by Gustave Flaubert that was initially terribly misunderstood during the time it appeared. It painted a picture of life as it really was, instead of portraying something it wasn’t. If you enjoy reading poetry, give this book a chance.

The Mill on the Floss

Two siblings, Maggie and Tom, grew up in a rural area. At some point Tom decides to pursue his father’s wishes, while Maggie is willing to step over certain boundaries and expectations. After drifting further apart from each other, a tragedy is needed for both siblings to see eye to eye again.

Full disclosure: as Amazon Associates we earn from qualifying purchases.