Must Read Books of All The Time
Reading books is necessary to understand the world and gain experience in life. The good books contain life lessons that tell us what mistakes are to be avoided and how to make a better decision in certain circumstances. You have probably read several good books, but here we have put together the ten must read books of all the time.
The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This novel is a bestseller, but it faced severe criticism during the early years of publication. The book raised to immense popularity during World War 2. The story is set in the Jazz age on Long Island and gives the readers insight into social class, people who have inherited wealth compared to self-made, race, environmentalism, and other social problems. It depicts the interaction of Nick Caraway with Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire who hosts dazzling soirees but never participates in them. He also invited Nick to one of his parties and impressed him. Later it was revealed that he did that after knowing that Nick is the distant relative of Daisy Buchanan, his former lover who happened to live across his house.
Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, is the romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The book depicts the story of Elizabeth Bennet, who learns about superficial goodness and absolute goodness through the repercussion of her hasty judgment. The story revolves around the owner of the Longbourn state, his family, and his new rich bachelor neighbor. Mr. Bennet has five daughters, but his property is entailed and can be passed only to the male heir.
So, one of the girls should marry a wealthy man who can support others afterward. So when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley shifted to their neighborhood along with his family and his best friend Mr. Dacy, Mrs. Bennet tried to marry her daughters there. Then after a series of events, the author teaches how one should marry someone they love rather than marry someone for money. Pride and Prejudice is the most read book and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
One of the most-read books of all time, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, is a story of a young girl Nora who has many regrets in life. She lived an ordinary life where she felt unwanted. One night, her depression reached its peak, and she committed suicide. After the suicide, she finds herself in the space between life and death known as the Midnight Library.
At midnight library, she sees different paths her life could be turned out if she had made slightly different choices. Nora then gets another chance to undo her regrets and live a good life, and she wakes up at the same place and time where she committed suicide. Now she can live her ‘ideal’ life, but she has to sacrifice something in the alternate of getting something. Soon she realizes that it is not as easy and good as she thought. The story tells what challenges Nora had to face to find what was essential for her.
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This Book is originally a Portuguese novel written by Paulo Coelho, first published in 1988. The Alchemist became the best international seller after being translated into various languages. It is among the must-read books of all the time, and you should have it in your library if you are a books lover. The book combines magic, mystery, wisdom, and an inspiring tale of self-discovery. It started as the mysterious story of an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago, who had the recurring dream of searching for treasure in the pyramids of Egypt.
He went to a fortune teller to ask for the dream’s meaning. She explained to him that Santiago would find treasure in Egyptian pyramids. So Santiago sold his sheep and started his journey to Egypt. Various incidents occurred in his way. The boy learned that listening to one’s heart, recognizing opportunity, experiencing multiple life lessons, and following your dreams is far more critical than worldly treasure and riches.
This New York Times bestselling book is not just a lightweight book to elevate mood. Instead, this book deals with the intense issues of self-harm, alcoholism, and drugs. Charlotte Davis is a seventeen-year-old girl whose father drowned himself, her abusive mother kicked her out of the house, her best friend Elis is nearly brain dead, and her crush want to be a friend of her. In the pit of despair, Charlotte moves towards self-harm. She cuts and burns herself. Due to these reasons, she was sent to a treatment center where she lived with other women. After treatment, she was released, but she didn’t know what to do with her life. This book truly depicts how abusive behavior and trauma can affect one’s life. This heartbreaking story teaches how to pick yourself up after every hardship.
The Untethered soul is a remarkable book that sold millions of copies worldwide. If you are stuck in life, an overthinker, do not know how to free yourself from overwhelming thoughts, or do not know how to discover inner peace and serenity? The untethered soul answers these questions and sets you free from negative thoughts. The book will help you find your inner self, make your relationship good with yourself, and transform the world around you.
The untethered soul aims to limit your habitual thoughts and emotions and make your consciousness alive. The author focused on achieving happiness and self-realization. The untethered soul is the must-read book of all time because it frees you from limiting thoughts and brings you inner peace. It is the perfect meditation book for anyone who needs it.
New York Times bestseller, All the Light We Cannot See is author Anthony Doerr’s excellent book. The story is set in the World War 2 era. It depicts the life of a blind French girl and a German boy who met in occupied France and tried to survive World War 2. Marie-Laure is a young blind girl who lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History. Her father worked at the museum, but when they received threats from Nazis, it became nearly impossible to ignore them, they fled to Saint-Malo. In Saint-Malo, the reclusive great uncle of Marie-Laure lives in a tall house with his housekeeper. Before flying, Marie’s father took a crucial belonging to the museum with him.
On the other hand, Warner Pfennig is an orphan boy who lived with her sister in an orphanage. He grew up listening to a radio and became the expert in repairing and locating resistance. As the story grows, Warner and Marie-Laure cross paths as they both try to survive the brutality of the Nazis. Through this story, the author tells how people do good to each other during their lives without making the other person realize it.
A long walk to water is a relatively short book, and one should always have it in his collection. The New York Times bestselling novel teaches people perseverance and hope. The book depicts the story of two Sudanese children who face many challenges in their lives but overcome those challenges and make life easy for themselves and other people. The story is set in two alternate eras. A girl named Nya lived in Sudan in 2008, and a boy named Salva lived in Sudan in 1985.
The story depicts the struggle of two eleven years old trying to survive with the limited water and family. They cross paths astonishingly during their battle and tell us the importance of natural resources in life. The author describes the water conditions in South Sudan, Africa, and teaches the world that no one should use wastewater and take these natural resources for granted because the thing that is readily available to us is something many people have to struggle for.
To kill a mockingbird was written by Harper Lee, and it is one of the must read books of all time. The novel deals with the serious issues of racial discrimination inequality and the destruction of innocence. Although it deals with the serious problem of racial injustice, the novel is still known for its warmth and humor. The story is viewed from a young girl who lives with her brother and her widowed lawyer father, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama.
One day an incident broke in the town in which a black man, Tom Robinson, was accused of raping the white woman, Mayella Ewell. The judge ordered Atticus to defend the black man, to which Atticus obliged. He tried vigorously to prove his innocence, and although Tom was proven not guilty, he was still murdered in jail. Later, Ewell tries to take revenge on Atticus by hurting his children. The story tells how one suffers from racial injustice with a series of events.
The most popular book of Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart, shows her excellent novel writing skills. In this story, she tells the cruel reality of conventional society who hide their faces behind masks. The story starts when the orphan Portia has to move to London to live with her wealthy half-brother and sister-in-law after the death of her parents. At their house, she encountered the handsome, carefree man Eddie who works at the advertising agency of Portia’s half-brother. Portia is an awkward little girl because of her constant travel and isolation during childhood. This is the reason her sister-in-law doesn’t like her. Later in the story, Portia falls in love with Eddie, who also claims the same, but she soon realizes the true face of Eddie. This is the piercing story of the betrayal of one’s innocence with a series of unfortunate events.