36 Must Read Fiction Books for CAT

Every MBA aspirant is curious to know which books to read for getting a grip over CAT Verbal Ability section. Being an avid reader and holding a degree in English Literature, I can suggest a few fiction books every student aspiring to clear the CAT exam must read. For your convenience, I have tried to sort out books into separate sections for beginners, amateurs and fluent readers. If Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" is mind-boggling for you, then you should choose Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" or maybe George Orwell's "1984".
Most of us assume that most CAT RC passages are from non-fiction sources and so, there is no benefit in reading fiction. This is true only to a certain extent. If we count the kind of fiction Chetan Bhagat writes, it is hard to justify it from a CAT perspective (truth is bitter, Mr Bhagat). But if you bring in the best of literature and modern fiction writing into the picture, you would learn a lot from the language and the immense vocabulary that it imbibes within itself. Believe me, reading is fun and stimulating. Reading will help you improve vocabulary, enhance better understanding of the language and ultimately make the task of comprehending a particular passage easier. Fiction books possess cultural, political and social significance, and you are bound to learn a lot more from them.
Keeping the above in mind, here's a list of 12 fiction books based on their level of language and vocabulary that will prove beneficial to you.
 
12 fiction books for beginners
 
12 fiction books for advanced readers
 
12 fiction books for amatuers
 
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