10 Books Everyone Must Read

10 Books Everyone Must Read

There are the bestsellers. There are the most popular 50 books or 100 books. There are the most translated books. And then here are the 10 books everyone must read listed by me. This list is not based on any survey or sales figures. This list contains ten books that I recommend based on my personal taste. Why not buy one of them the next time you go to the bookshop, or borrow the next time you go to the public library? I assure you, you won’t regret.

10 Books Everyone Must Read
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1. Histories by Herodotus

If you like history then you will love to read the first ever book of history written by the father of history. If you like epics, then you will love this again as this is a very interesting epic like story. But the bonus is that this book comes with lessons for life.
Read about the richest man during his time, and how one miscalculation led to his downfall, and how he realized that it’s best to be happy with what you have. Read about what the wisest of all men said about what real happiness is. Or, learn about the king who played lyre at the beach to watch fish dance.
This book is a must read for everyone what ever his profession or educational level is.

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

A book that you should never miss. As you read the story you will find that each of the characters are actually living around you, and that the whole society is an animal farm. The Orwellian portrayal of tyranny, deceit, betrayal, and hope is second to none among all the works of world literature.

3. Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

This is the ultimate story of life, love, and separation. A man whose whole life is the woman, and the woman who sacrifices everything around her to be with the man, and the ultimate blow of fate are things that will haunt you for a long time.

4. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The story of Okonkwo transforming from the alpha male to the last man standing, this novel tell us about the change in Africa with the arrival of Missionaries. How the true love among each other was replaced by an artificial society thrown upon them, and the disappearance of pride in the face of enemy power, and the systematic colonization of Africa in the name of culture is portrayed with unimaginable skill.

5. Iliad of Homer

This is the epic of love, betrayal, bravery, victory, suffering, and glory. Divine intervention in human affairs, and the consequent human suffering is shown through the many characters including Agamemnon, Achilles, Hector, and Priam. This is followed by the Odyssey which describes the many perils the remaining warriors had to face on their voyage back home.
An ultimate thriller of all stories, this epic will take you from Athens to Troy where the bravest men fought for glory. Remember, according to Plutarch, this was the story Alexander the Great carried where ever he went, or fought.

6. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Here is the ultimate story about social injustice and suffering. Fiction it may be, it talks to the heart. The story makes you weep for the decadent society it is, and the suffering of the down trodden. The almost impossible efforts of a few good people to survive in a corrupted society, and the compassion that is much needed but hardly found are two of the main themes present in the novel.

7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

This is the book that made me read, honestly. When I was a little child I read the book in 6 parts, and eversince I have been reading books.
The story tells us the story of a man who comes back to take revenge from everyone who wronged him. We read with the hope that he becomes successful in his revenge, and successful it will be. This book is a must read for all ages.

8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Love and passion are so strong that they can decide a man’s fate. The story takes us through the sufferings and hopes of several characters that seek the comfort of love and passion. A must read for everyone.

9. Arabian Nights (Alf layla wa-layla)

This is a collection of stories loved by everyone. Who hasn’t heard of Sindbad, Alibaba, or, Aladdin? Everyone has heard one or two stories from this collection but I assure you all the stories here are equally interesting. They will take you to the old magical Arabia through the enchanting stories.

10. The Painswick Line by Henry Cecil

Witticism and humor, irony and sarcasm, are the tools the author has used to highlight the hypocrisy and selfishness of the society, especially in the profession of law. You will be laughing at the society while realizing that this is the real nature of the selfish society we live in. The very people who have sworn to safeguard justice are the criminals that use the same law for their own profit. Although least heard of maybe, this book belongs to the 10 Books Everyone Must Read.
If you like a great dose of humor then look no further.

Published on: 6/1/19, 2:14 PM