Once upon a time..There was a time…On one fine Sunday morning..,as these words come across your vision, you dive into an imaginary world of magic.Books surely have the power to take you into another world while being in the same place.They are a man’s best friend and the impact of reading good books never go unnoticed.Reading exercises the brain,improves concentration,builds vocabulary,widens one’s imagination and is also an excellent way to get entertained.If you are book snob who cannot sleep without finishing your favourite novel or still a naive reader, we share 15 books you must read before you loose out on life-
1.AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS-
A masterpiece by Jules Verne in the 19th century, this book was surely a science fiction during its time since travelling in an air plane was a distant dream.This story is filled with comedy and suspense much like a Bollywood movie with exotic locations better than Yashraj’s.The story describes the fantastic voyage of Phileas Fogg,the protagonist and it comes from a time where twerking was publically punished.
2.LORD OF THE FLIES-
A classic written by William Golding,the story revolves around a bunch of young boys who are stranded on a deserted island.This book narrates how these young men degenerate into savages and brutally murder people even each other.Though pessimistic ,this book shows the battle between civilization and savagery ,where the latter prevails.This book is surely a must read for those who enjoy knowing the evilness in this world.
3.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD-
This book is narrated by a female character named Scout as a childhood memory though it is written by Harpar lee in the 1960s.The book provides an insight into the lives of people in the 30s of Southern USA and incidents of racism.The story revolves around a lawyer in Alabama who tries to defend a black man who is accused of raping a white girl.
The protagonist of The Alchemist is a young Andalusian shepherd who lives in Spain. He begins his journey to Egypt when he is chased by his frequent dreams of a mysterious child who coaxes him to look for treasure buried at the base of the Egyptian pyramids. He comes across Melchizedek, the king of Salem during his journey to Egypt. Santiago is enlightened by him to the concept of a ‘Personal Legend’ or a quest that would help him realize the core and depth of the desires buried in his heart. He meets an aspiring alchemist and a beautiful young woman en route. He also meets an alchemist who accompanies him in his expedition to enlighten him with his profound wisdom and knowledge. Through this journey he discovers the truths regarding why the treasure evades him each time. The Alchemist is a journey of wisdom, self-discovery and philosophy and finding your own ‘Personal Legend’ against the comparatively invaluable material possessions.The author Paulo Coelho is able to change the lives of many with his exceptionally well writing.
Amazingly written and narrated by George Orwell,this book reflects the future where the state controls everything in the society and there is no freedom.Three empires compete with each other to rule the entire world.If you are interested in thrillers and political science ,this book is a thumbs up.
Written by by E.B. White ,It is a must read for everyone,I repeat everyone.The book is full of optimism and you will feel more generous ,more happy and yes accept whatever comes your way.A major character dies peacefully but alone which will make you cry.But it leaves a beautiful message to believe in the power of love.
7.THE GREAT GATSBY-
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925,the novel is a reminder of that time in America with Wealthy people experiencing a life filled with luxuries on one side and emptiness and hypocrisy on the other.Jay Gatsby ,the main character turns into his self destruction in order to achieve his own passions.The story is well narrated by Nick Carraway who sells bonds and observes the rise and fall of Gatsby.
Another must read by Orwell,the book focuses on revolting against oppressing political parties.n this book a group of farm animals revolt against their human master and take control his farm This revolution is successful but the pigs, who are the revolutions leaders begin growing autocratic and oppressing the other animals and terrorizing them. The pigs eventually take to walking upright and wearing human clothes and sleeping on beds.
LeoTolstoy’s masterpiece has been able to depict demons and dreams in a way that drive human nature.A classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.
10.THE FAULT IN OUR STARS-
John Green ,the author is able to capture teen spirit extremely well.A terminal cancer patient Who is only 16 year old is forced to attend Cancer Support group by her parents where she meets Augustus Waters,an amputee and falls in love with him.The story is about the first and only love that is not able to survive due to the death of the protagonist.We recommend carrying tissue papers because you might end up crying after reading this doomed love story.