It can be overwhelming at times trying to figure out which book to read next, whether you're an avid reader or not.
If you're someone like me who appreciates when people recommend books they loved and couldn't put down — you'll probably also love this Reddit thread I found.
Redditor u/Commercial_Phase6868 asked, "What’s one book you read you’ll never stop recommending?" and the people of Reddit really showed up and proudly recommended their favorite reads. I combined those responses with comments from some previous BuzzFeed posts on the same topic. Here are some of them.
5. "Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It has adventure, humor, awesome characters, and much more. Definitely one of my many favorites."
9. "A Child Called 'It' by Dave Pelzer. That book changed how I viewed people, and not in a good way."
10. "The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Not a single wasted word or poorly formed sentence in this book. It's a pure masterpiece of English language writing."
11. "The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende. I was admittedly pretty young when I read it (my early 20s). But I really appreciated the message I took away from it: 'Everyone is damaged AF and muddling through life — it's not just you.'"
15. "I read Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka and enjoyed it. I felt alone a lot when I read it. The book merged the perspectives of different women to make a portrait of another character, and that reminded me of how we matter to others."
16. "Grimm's Fairy Tales. It's not very obscure, and it's more of an anthology really — but damn I love revisiting this book whenever I just need some nice, simple, but still interesting stories to read."
17. "The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It's fantasy with a LOT of world-building in the beginning."
20. "I read An Heir Comes to Rise by Chloe C. Peñaranda earlier this year when I was at a point of my life where everything was going wrong."
21. "The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It's an incredible work of historical fiction, spanning generations of characters. Must read."
22. "I'll vote for Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. I first read a more recent release by Emezi, and then read every book they've ever written, in the span of 10 days. Freshwater won, but only because it's a memoir, not a novel."
23. "The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. It's like a warm hug reading it. It's an absolutely gorgeous book."
24. "The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base. It’s a children’s illustrated mystery book, but it’s beautiful and is even challenging for adults."
26. "If you like fantasy, The Belgariad Series by David Eddings and all the world built by him and later his daughter. Very easy reads, but I remembered them from when I was a child and fell in love with the cover art, and I regularly re-read them as an adult."
28. "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed. I usually will gift a copy if someone is going through something."
30. "The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman. It gives you a new perspective on the Holocaust, and it's easy to read."
33. "Skellig by David Almond. I have a hard time picking a favorite book, but I always seem to come back to this one. I guess I must have read it at an impressionable age, and it just got under my skin."
34. "The Stranger by Albert Camus and translated by Matthew Ward. I really don't know what it is about this book, but somehow it hit deep for me. The apathy that Meursault shows toward the world is something we've all felt at some time in our lives."
What book would you recommend for people to read?
Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.