The 7 Best Kurt Vonnegut Books of All Time

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is arguably one of the most renowned, celebrated authors and satirists of the 20th century. Slaughterhouse-Five remains a staple of high school and college syllabi, but Vonnegut was known for so much more than this literary classic. In fact, his career as an author spanned more than five decades. There’s so much to be learned in his 14 novels and assorted plays, essays, and other works.

Whether you’re new to the work of Kurt Vonnegut or are just looking to expand your literary horizons, the following seven books represent the best that this prolific genius has to offer. It’s not easy to rank these influential works, and you’ll likely decide on your own favorites, but each book represents the author at his satirical and philosophical best.

After you’ve read Vonnegut’s best works, add the 10 best Stephen King books to your reading list.