Ready for a challenge? Want to tackle the greatest books of literature and test your reading resolve?

Let’s roll out the big guns – it’s time for 5-Star books!

So far, we have dipped our toes into 3-Star children’s books such as Little Women and Treasure Island, immersed ourselves in the deep ideas and exciting stories of 4-star books; we have identified what makes a classic a classic; we have identified our reading motivation, and we have developed consistent reading habits that work for our varied personalities. Now, at last, we are ready for the truly greatest books of all time!

We are ready for the long, the rambling, the deep, the difficult, the wondrous.

I once heard that Shakespeare spans the breadth of human experience, and Dante the height and depth – are you ready to join these authors as they push to the farthest reaches of human thought, creation, and exploration?

Once you have encountered these works of literature, your life, for good or ill, will never be the same again.

Here is a comprehensive goodreads list of 5-Star Books , and below, you will find the ones I have written reviews on so far. Good luck!

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”

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5-Star Books List