There are countless lists of the greatest books ever written and to be honest most of them are pretty damn good. But if you are truly looking for THE greatest books of all time you came to the right place.
So what separates my list from the others besides my own audacity to that I think I am qualified to pull this list together? Well, besides being incredibly written and immensely power works of art, I tried to pick books that have had a profound impact on society beyond the page. In some way they were born into the world and through the power of the words, they not only made the world come to life on the page they changed it.
If you are looking for suggestions on where to start, may I suggest a book pairing. A Fan of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Try A Clockwork orange. For some strange reason I think Alex would get a kick out of Huck. And maybe, just maybe, Huck could have helped him avoid that brainwashing.
Related: Most Overrated Books of All Time