“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”
So true! Every person must read a book once in his lifetime. And here are 10, which will change your life for good.
ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO
The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, Santiago decides to travel to a Romani fortune-teller in a nearby town to discover its meaning. A gypsy woman tells him that there is a treasure in the Pyramids in Egypt.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE BY (MITCH ALBOM)
Mitch Albom rediscovered Morrie (his teacher) in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neuron disease. Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.
GONE WITH THE WIND BY MARGARET MITCHELL
Once in a lifetime you must read a classic book!
It depicts the experiences of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman’s March to the Sea. A historical novel, the story is a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story.
THE NOTEBOOK BY NICHOLAS SPARKS
A romantic novel a life would not do any harm!
The Notebook is a contemporary love story set in the pre- and post-World War II era. This story is framed by a contemporary man who is reading to a woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It’s their love story and the woman has lost her memory.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE
The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator’s father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. It involves racial injustice and the destruction of innocence.
THE WUTHERING HEIGHTS BY EMILY BRONTË
Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. It follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.
THE BOOK THIEF BY MARKUS ZUSAK
Ever heard a story from death? Nah? Well here is the impossible.
The book is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy. It describes a young girl’s relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II.
DISGRACE BY JM COETZEE
Story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor at Cape Technical University. He believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, weekly visits to a prostitute satisfy his sexual needs. He considers himself happy. But when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.
LAINI TAYLOR’S TRILOGY
Laini Taylor comes a sweeping and gorgeously written modern fantasy series about a forbidden love, an ancient and epic battle, and hope for a world remade. The trilogy follows Karou, a seventeen-year-old Prague art student who was raised by creatures called chimaera that she has to go on tasks for: namely, collecting teeth for her foster father Brimstone. Furthermore, a man (Akiva) with fiery eyes and wings who has spent his time scorching handprints on doors across the world is about to kill Karou until she turns around and he sees something in her that causes him to falter. The new age romeo-juliet story, will make you addicted to this trilogy.
THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI BY: ROBIN SHARMA
The book is developed around two characters, Julian Mantle and John, in the form of conversation. Julian narrates his spiritual experiences in Himalayan journey which he undertook after selling his holiday home and red ferrari. Julian, a successful lawyer, suffered heart attack and this incident made him seek spiritual path in Himalayan mountains and after receiving wise and practical lessons which brought drastic changes in his life.
“Some books are so good that you do not want anyone else reading them.”
These are such books! Read and dream with open eyes. And Post your comments below..