In our lives, there are things we could do, things we should do, and things we must do. so there is the list of Books we Must Read.
You could read any number of books, You should probably read any number of classic novels that will expand your literary palate or teach you a thing or two. And then there are the books you must read, best books of all time we daresay, no matter who you are. There are a lot of reasons books becomes “must reads,” and it’s not necessarily just their literary quality. This list of 10 books to read have much to offer anyone who picks them up.
Best Books of All Time:
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This Book is critically acclaimed as well as appreciated by the masses. It won various accolades mainly due to its theme of racism and ill-treatment of the weak. What really stood out for me with this book was how it was told through a child’s perspective. To create a candid, innocent narration of matters that are considered quite grave even today, is a feat.
2. Provisionally Yours by Antanas Sileikas,
It is a spy novel. When a former soldier fresh from the Russian Civil War finds himself uniquely qualified to head the new Lithuanian state’s fledgling intelligence agency, he’s quickly embroiled in dangerous intrigue with the American diplomat and his glamorous Lithuanian wife.
With equal parts glam, grit, and gallows humor, this one is not to be missed (especially for those who enjoy stories of scrappy little states facing up against bullies far and wide).
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3. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The story is narrated by Nick Carraway but it is primarily about a mysterious rich man Jay Gatsby. Jay is a millionaire known for his lavish parties but the strangest part is that he never attends them. At least that is what Nick discovers while he is meeting his cousin sister Daisy and her husband Tom.
As the story unfolds, we discover that Gatsby knew Daisy from before. However, when he initially met her, he wasn’t doing so well financially and she was a typical rich girl. But he still fell in love with her and gaining wealth was a part of his plan to become one with Daisy. The extravagant parties are an attempt to become a part of her world. Gatsby is more so obsessed with Daisy than in love with her and is trying his best to make her fall in love. But the question is, does he succeed? Does he finally get a reciprocation for his love?
4. The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, a widely translated international bestseller. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there.
he book’s main theme is about finding one’s, although according to The New York Times, The Alchemist is “more self-help than literature.” The advice given Santiago that “when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true” is the core of the novel’s philosophy and a motif that plays throughout it.
So it could be the best book for you to help in walking the path toward success with positivity.
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5. The Secret– Rhonda Byrne
The Secret is a 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a person’s life directly. The book has sold 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages.
Byrne re-introduces a notion originally popularized by persons such as Madame Blavatsky and Norman Vincent Peale that thinking about certain things will make them appear in one’s life. Byrne provides examples of historical persons who have allegedly achieved this. Byrne cites a three-step process: ask, believe, and receive.
This is based on a quotation from the Bible’s Matthew 21:22: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
Byrne highlights the importance of gratitude and visualization in achieving one’s desires, along with alleged examples. Later chapters describe how to improve one’s prosperity, relationships, and health, with more general thoughts about the universe.
6. Passenger by Alexendra Bracken
Story starts on a devastating night, a violinist, Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home.
she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands.
But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily.
Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp.
But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.
7. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In this masterpiece, Truman Capote takes us to the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, the entire Clutter family was murdered by a shotgun held inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive and few clues were found. Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. He spins a tale of suspense overshadowed by astonishing empathy, with chilling insight into American violence.
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8. 1984, by George Orwell.
Orwell’s imagination of what a future society might look like at its worst has some shocking similarities to modern times. In this dystopian tale, mindless obedience rules, and as the main character finds himself straying, the regime crushes in. Although written in 1949, Orwell makes indirect references to “fake news,” “facetime,” “social media,” and more. Big Brother is watching
9. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
This book also have a Vampire story going on. Did you know the books that inspired True Blood are actually mystery novels? Sure, Sookie Stackhouse doesn’t work as a detective. She’s a waitress with a vampire boyfriend. But her ability to hear people’s thoughts does come in handy when girls start disappearing in Bon Temps
10 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
It’s easy to bounce off of Shakespeare; his plays are set in an unrecognizable world, written in an unrecognizable version of English, and forced upon us in school. And yet, you must read Hamlet. Not only is it the Bard’s best play, it also contains some of his most famous passages and has influenced a wide swatch of literature.