If books are your best friends, then you’re on the right page. How wonderful is it to find an abode amid the crisp pages of a new book that smells familiar. Books are indeed a treasure, but only a few realize the power these pages hold.
Whether you love reading horror, fiction, fantasy, romance or a thriller, exploring different genres is what makes you an avid reader. Reading exposes you to a world where there’s Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, a shepherd, or maybe a bird that speaks.
We’ve listed the top 10 books to read before you die, and we're sure you'll love them.
These books are not just ordinary literature, but they're pieces that will change your life. So get your reading glasses on, ladies!
1. Pride and Prejudice
Authored by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice is a book you will find in ample recommendations; well, there's got to be a reason. This book is a charm that will keep you engrossed with its humor and wit and expose you to society's harsh reality.
Penned by Mary Shelly, Frankenstein is a must-read and first-of-its-kind science-fiction novel that grips you from the very beginning. The story revolves around Frankenstein, an obsessed scientist who creates a monster. Grab a copy of the book to find out what happens next…
3. The Great Gatsby
A book that cannot be praised enough; The Great Gatsby is an excellent novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in America in the 1920s, this novel is relevant, romantic, captivating, and a treat to the readers.
4. The Alchemist
Written by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist is the tale of a young man who is persistent in following his dream. This book keeps you hooked and wondering about what will happen next. If you're looking for a purpose in life, this book will help you realize what it is.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee addressed issues related to inequality, racism, and other societal concerns in this book. To Kill a Mockingbird gave birth to one of the most loved fictional characters, Atticus Finch.
6. The Handmaid’s Tale
Authored by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale highlights society's patriarchal norms and endangered rights of women in America. This book is a must-read and eye-opener that you should get your hands on.
A book by Toni Morrison that describes the plight of slaves, their traumas, and how people can go to greater extents in order to protect their families. Beloved is haunting, mesmerizing, and everything it takes to make a great book.
8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain pens down the fun adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in this light-hearted book. Nonetheless, the book doesn't fail to cover slavery and abuse in society. It is a must-read to get you smiling after a rough day.
9. Geek Love
Written by Katherine Dunn, Geek Love is the engaging story of a family. Dive a little deeper and you will find unanswered questions about culture, religion, identity, and a lot more. This book is an exciting one that will keep you entertained.
10. The Lord of the Rings
Written by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings is an epic fictional novel that encompasses otherworldly creatures like hobbits, elves and a lot more. What’s really a treat is the character of Gandalf, a wise wizard guiding the hobbits. Grab a copy of this trilogy to enter the world of fiction.
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