In this era, with enough distraction, there’s hardly time to read a book. Even if you want to read a book you don’t want it to ruin your precious time. While choosing a book to read you have to be picky about it. Here, I bring you 5 must-read books of all time. Believe me! Once you are done with this you won’t regret reading it. But, you may wonder why didn’t I read it earlier. Anyway, here we go;
1984 by George Orwell
Published in 1949 by Legendary English Novelist George Orwell. This book is still reigning in the literature world as one of the greatest books that are ever written on the face of the earth. The story takes place in an imaginary futuristic dystopian world set in 1984. where love and free will are forbidden by the mysterious leader “the brother”. The protagonist lives in London where he works under the “ministry of truth”, but the irony here is that he has to rewrite history. While destroying the old documents. He secretly despises the government and dreams about rebellion, despite knowing that he has already committed a crime thinking Ill of the government. which makes him a “thought criminal” and is likely to be caught one day. The story takes a swift twist and turns as it moves forward. You should go for it.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is a masterpiece of its own kind. Written by the renowned writer Harper Lee in 1960. Lee’s stimulating writing style and the novel’s captivating story will take you to your childhood as the whole story is written from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl Jean Louise Finch. This book addresses the issues of race, inequality, and segregation spread across South America through a unique manner of fun and compassion.
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Published in 2003, it’s a moving story of true friendship. set in Kabul, Afghanistan. where two boys share a bond of an unlikely friendship, a wealthy boy and the son of the servant of his father. But they have to move apart at a certain point in time due to ethnic and religious reasons which are common in Afghanistan. It’s a story that will stay in your memory until the last breath of your life.
Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Published in 1969; the story follows the life of an American Veteran Billy Pilgrim, a prisoner of war during World War II. It is one of the most outstanding anti-war books ever written. A non-linear storyline makes the whole novel intriguing. Vonnegut talks about the brutality of war through the viewpoint of Billy Pilgrim giving it a peculiar touch of rich amusement.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is a story about a girl, narrated by death himself. It’s a story of hope, bravery, and friendship during the time of Führer’s reign in Germany. The story follows a girl Liesel as she rescues books from Nazi tyranny, meanwhile, her family gives refuge to a Jewish fighter running away from Nazi soldiers. The book is written in an elegant way and it holds its reader captivated until the end