5 BEST BOOKS TO READ

Books are one’s first-class best friend with millions of information. The story and the lessons we get, lives on eternally in the minds of the readers.

The habit of reading, enhances the curiosity of readers, as the year flies by. With time, the reader’s stock keeps on growing and growing. There is no end to this.  

At some point of time, you realize the importance of the books, and how it adds meaning to  your life. All the fascinated readers cheer for the books.

Books bring to you various themes, characters, experiences, emotions, perspectives, and thoughts that are relevant to you.

That is the reason, the greatest books are defined as classics.

To all those who are looking here, are the one who is fond of great books to read.  If you love reading books, then here we have some books which you must have a look at.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The God of Small Things
  • The Kite runner 
  • Jane Eyre

These books are a must-go through books, even if you are not that fascinated reader of books.  These are a number of the marvelous pieces, delivered for you, from the world’s best literary minds of writers.

1. To Kill A Mockingbird

This novel is written by Harper Lee, and dramatically explores racism in the 1930s. The book is a tale of tragedy, of class and race that infuses humour and sorrow into the touching story.

The root of the story is in the history of prejudice, violence and hypocrisy. It is about the experience of discrimination, that lives in the life of Scout and Jem Finch.

The two teenagers witness their father struggle against it all. The father of Scout and Jem Finch is a lawyer, and he struggles for the justice of a black man who is charged with the rape of a white girl.

To kill a mockingbird, is actually based on the real life black man, of whom their father, tries to prove his innocence, to the people of society, who are heavily steeped in the race, and class discrimination.

This is an anti-racist novel that deals with the harsh truths of the prejudiced minds of south people, while incorporating a natural humour to give a lot of laughs to the readers.

The novel is a true epitome of southern writing. This story is a testimony to the true struggle of the people who face discrimination racially.

The story focuses on various aspects of the racism that was rampant at that time, and its impact on   southern people.

Review

This book is a combination of a genuine storyline, intricately woven characters, blunt facts with natural humour; makes this novel a masterpiece.

The very fine novel is written from a little girl’s point of view but has amazing thoughts for everyone. And is filled with the liveliest sense of life, and the most authentic humour. 

For all those book lovers who have not read this amazing book by Harper lee, you must have to read it as soon as possible.

About the Author

Harper Lee was born at Monroeville, Alabama in the year 1926. She graduated from Huntingdon College. Thereafter, she studied law at the University of Alabama.  

The book was published by RHUK on 24th June, 2010. It ranks among the top twenty best-sellers.

Harper Lee was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for this excellent novel. Along with this, she was also awarded with the Presidential Medal and other prestigious literary awards and honours. 

After a few years of the success of the novel, she published more of  her written works.

She passed away on 19th February in 2016.

2. Pride and Prejudice

This is a beautiful novel, written by Jane Austen, that revolves around the story of Elizabeth Bennet.

At a ball, Elizabeth Bennet meets his love Fitzwilliam Darcy for the first time. There she finds him as an arrogant and obnoxious man.

He acts like an insufferable snob and rejects the idea of asking her for a dance. But life pits them against each other, again and again.

Darcy falls for Elizabeth’s wit and intelligence, and Elizabeth also is falling for Darcy. She begins to question her feelings about Darcy.

As they are about to fall for each other, an incident occurs. Darcy saves Elizabeth’s younger sister, Lydia who is stuck in a scandal.  

This incident has an extreme effect on Elizabeth. She is in the thought that her pride has prejudiced her opinion of Darcy.

The tale is about the two warring hearts. Through this witty satire, the author beautifully describes the life in eighteenth century England.

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Review

The acrid language, vivid picturization, and piercing details, makes this a worth and a reading book.

The tale keeps you binded till the end. Starting from a universally acknowledged truth, Jane pictured the entire satire in witty, clever, and beautiful manner.

The series of crests and troughs, that come in their life, is explained so amazingly.

This is a classic, and nothing more can add to its awesomeness. Written and published, more than two centuries ago, this book still continues to enthrall readers.

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, Hampshire in England.

She, along with her sister Cassandra, studied at Oxford.

Later after an accident, where Jane was almost dead, they were sent back home. They continued their studies from home only.

In early 1785, they were sent to boarding school, Reading Abbey Girls School. But the school fee was too high for the Austen family to afford. They left the school.

She studied at home only, under the guidance of her father and brothers. At home, reading has become a part of her habit. This helped her, and she grew as a writer, and  storyteller.

In the early 1790s, she fascinated everyone with her words and  stories. She started writing, her thoughts and feelings in the form of letters, and stories.

After 1811, Jane began to publish her works anonymously. Her distinctive style of exposing the rapidly changing and expanding society, influenced the readers.

This glorified her as an author all over the world.

In 1816, she became sick with Addison’s  disease, which caused her to death at the age of forty-one only.

3. The God of small things

This book by Arundhati Roy, is her first novel. It is a story of two children, Esthappen and Rahel.

This book throws light on certain facets of life in Kerala. It highlights the issues of caste system, Karelite Syrian Christian lifestyle and communication.

Esthappen and Rahel, at a very young age face the unexpected events in life. They learn the horrifying truth of life at this age only, because they were tortured and blamed for every misfortune.

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Review

This is a novel of real ambition that invests in its own language. This novel has a compelling story with an epic narrative. This somehow marries the deepest and the smallest personal emotions.

The joy of the God of Small Things, is clever and complex, yet, it also makes one laugh, and finally, moves one to tears that appeal equally to the head, and the heart.

This is a rare, sensational novel. This book cuts through the clothes of nationality, religion and caste, in a very effective way. It reveals the bare bones of humanity in a very hilariously, very tenderly and very craftily way.

This book is one of the most heart wrenching story books, and it takes a little piece of you when you finish reading it.

This is a genuinely tremendous tale, instructed with the aid of using a high-quality storyteller, a contemporary-day masterpiece of writing.

This is a book you never forget, the way the story goes under the skin of her characters is unmatchable.

About the Author

Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, born on 24 November, at Shillong, Meghalaya,  in 1961. 

Arundhati Roy started her schooling from Corpus Christi, Kottayam. After that they moved to Tamil Nadu, where she completed her remaining schooling at the Lawrence School, Lovedale in the Nilgiris.

She completed her higher studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.   

She gained the Booker Prize for this novel in 1997.

In 2001, her first non-fiction writing, The Algebra of Infinite Justice was published, and after four years, her second non-fiction writing, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, was published.

In 2008, a collection of her interviews, named —  The Shape of the Beast was published.  

Arundhati Roy currently lives in New Delhi, and is working as a human rights activist.

4. The Kite Runner

This is a novel by Khaled Hosseini, whose storyline is based on Afghanistan, 1975.

In this story, a twelve-year-old boy named Amir, is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament.

He along with his best friend, Hassan, was planning for the tournament; but the boys were unaware that the event they are looking up for, is going to shatter their life.

After the Russians invade, the witch  family is forced to flee to America. 

To discover redemption, Amir realizes that sooner or later, he has to return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

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Review

This novel speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evils, and  about the great hidden intricacy and wisdom.

The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty, and compassion, which is a powerful, devastating, masterful and painfully honest story.

This shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini is an unforgettable novel. The extraordinary taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by The Afghanis as their country buckled. It is a rich, sharp, and soul-searching narrative story.

It is so powerful that for a long time after everything read seemed bland.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini, the author of this novel was born in Kabulon 4 March 1965, in Afghanistan

Born in a family of diplomats, they moved to France when Khaled age was 11, and later moved to the United States in 1980.

He graduated from college and worked as a doctor in California.

Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner, published in 2003, is among the international bestsellers which was later published in  thirty-four countries.

In 2004, he was awarded the Exclusive Books Boeke Prize for the novel, the Kite Runner.

He currently lives in northern California, and is a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

5. Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer, Charlotte Bronte, which is a story of a young girl named Jane Eyre.

This novel was originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, and contains elements of social criticism with a strong sense of Christian morality.

It was published on 16 October 1847, under the pen name, “Currer Bell,” by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. 

This is the story of Jane Eyre, who is an orphan, living with her cruel aunt. She is emotionally and physically abused, and is punished for bullying her cousin and imprisoned in a “red room.” This room is named the red room because it is the same room where Jane’s uncle had died. Locked in the room, Jane is haunted by her uncle’s screams.

The memories of an oppressive upbringing followed her like a shadow. Even after gaining friends and role models, at her Lowood school she suffered privations.

 She was charged as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she met her love Edward Rochester, who was the byronic master.

Mr. Rochester was a mysterious character, for whom she was falling in love with. But soon, she discovers a bitter truth about him. She gets to know that he is already married to Ms. Bertha Mason who is mad.

After a series of twists and turns, when Jane is ready to embark on yet another unpredictable journey. But destiny compelled her to return to the man she had once abandoned.

All these events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of including her growth to adulthood.

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Review

The novel is a beautiful and revolutionised fiction by renowned artist, Bronte, which was ahead of time, when it was written.

The idea, exploring the topics of class, sexuality, religion, and feminism, makes this novel a masterpiece.

She focus on the emotions, and experiences of its title character, which gradually unfold her moral and spiritual sensibility.

The novel Jane Eyre earned its author the distinction of being the first Historian of the personal consciousness and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust.

About the Author

Charlotte Bronte was born on 21 April at Thornton, Yorkshire, England in 1816, to Maria Branwell and Patrick Bronte.

Charlotte is well known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was published under the Currer Bell, on 16 October 1847.

Before novel writing, she started with manuscript. The Professor was Charlotte’s first manuscript which did not immediately find a publisher. The Professor was published in the year 1857.

Her works have been revolutionary for her time that reflected a truthfulness about love and relationships. The storyline was not common in Victorian-era England.

 Charlotte Bronte explored themes of betrayal, romance, revenge, sexual politics, loss and betrayal. 

She died at a young age 38, on 31 March 1855, three weeks before her 39th birthday. But her novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.

Conclusion

Books, speaks about the society, the feelings of people, challenges, events, and many themes and situations of life.

As you all know, the world is facing corona, and  is on the motion of unlock. But, almost half of the population is at home.

The novels dramatically illustrates the story of an era, the culture of societies, of different centuries, and places.

This is the time, where you readers can explore the books, sitting at your home.

These books were classic of all times. From binding people with the tale of two blooming hearts, from facing the truth of discrimination, racism, and caste system, to the willingness to fulfill the dreams, and coping with the horrifying past and leading good life.

These novels are set to blow the minds of readers with the beautiful writings from the minds of the different people of the world.

FAQ

  1. From where can these books be brought?

These books can be bought from online stores of books and shopping sites like amazon, etc.

  1. In which language these books are available?

These books are available to you in English.

  1. Are these books available in paperbacks or hardcovers?

Yes, these are available in hardcovers, paperbacks, and, are also available as e-books. You can choose in what you want, out of these available.

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