VBOAT logo

Find The Best Authors' Best Books By Category

Young Adult Literature

Traversing the labyrinth of adolescence is no easy feat. But authors like John Green, with his heart-wrenching tales of teenage love and loss, J.K. Rowling, who brought magic to the mundane with the tale of a boy wizard, and Judy Blume, who has addressed the raw, unfiltered trials of growing up, have etched their names in the annals of YA literature. While “The Fault in Our Stars” remains a monumental success for Green, can it stand against the global phenomenon of “Harry Potter” by Rowling? And will Blume’s frank and empathetic approach in “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” ever fade from our memories?

Classical Literature

The bastions of classical literature, authors like Leo Tolstoy, with his sprawling epics on Russian society, the Brontë Sisters, who delved deep into the moors of human emotion, and Jane Austen, whose sharp wit and keen observations on society and relationships remain unmatched. While “War and Peace” might be a daunting tome, its insights into humanity are profound. But can the passionate tales of “Wuthering Heights” or the genteel societal critiques of “Pride and Prejudice” be overshadowed?

Modernist Literature

The complexities of the human condition have rarely been explored as deeply as by the modernists. With Kafka’s existential quandaries in “The Metamorphosis”, James Joyce’s intricate narratives and exploration of consciousness in “Ulysses”, and Virginia Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness style in “Mrs Dalloway”, the boundaries of literature were stretched and reshaped. But which of these authors truly epitomizes the spirit of modernism? And can any other work compare to the labyrinthine streets of Joyce’s Dublin?

Postmodernist Literature

Challenging the very foundations of narrative and reality, postmodernists like Cormac McCarthy, with his bleak landscapes and stark narratives, Vladimir Nabokov, whose “Lolita” is as controversial as it is brilliant, and Salman Rushdie, who meshes the mythical with the real, have carved their own niche. But amidst the desolate roads of “The Road” and the fantastical tales of “Midnight’s Children”, where does Nabokov’s intricate play on morals and obsession stand?