Whether you’re a bookworm or not, we think it is safe to say that every person in this world has a favorite book, be it something they read in kindergarten or be it an autobiography of a famous person. But there are some books that speak to a variety of audiences in a universal language, which makes them a ubiquitous favorite.
Whether you feel stressed, depressed, or done with the world, reading books can rid you of all your tensions. This is similar to watching your favorite TV shows – thanks to that upgrade you got over the call on Cox customer support number. Or being able to vent with your friend uninterrupted. Books have the power to transfer your subconscious mind into unimaginable places with astonishing characters. These give you the experience of living in your very own fantasy world. Even if you’re not a fan of reading, here are some classics that you should read regardless.
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Being one of the most read books of all time, this novel revolves around the story of a black man falsely accused of being involved in the rape of a white woman, during the 20th Century. This book is an array of emotions as it encapsulates both humorous and sadistic incidents perfectly with an overall gripping effect of love and absolution. Published in 1960, this novel later went on to become an award-winning film. Narrated through the eyes of an innocent eight-year-old kid named Scout Finch, this story comes from the Deep South and is still famous amongst many as a topic of racial discussions and injustice.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
From being a neglected child to experiencing distrust at the hands of the love of her life, Mr. Rochester, Jane is portrayed as a strong and mentally sturdy woman who sets out to fight her battles between love and morals in a society doomed by sexism and oppression. This novel is a true depiction of feminism and is a must-read.
1984 by George Orwell
Revolving around distress and injustice, this novel sadistically talks about a world where people are at the mercy of unjust dictators and a world where love is like Adam’s forbidden fruit. A lot of societies can relate to this book even now.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Featured in heart of Afghanistan, Kabul, this story is about the unique friendship between a rich boy and his servant’s son, during a time of catastrophe. Set on betrayal and vindication, The Kite Runner is all about heartbreaking friendships, lies, and love.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
Narrated by a very courageous hobbit, Frodo Baggins, this trilogy is the depiction of all things epic as it takes you through a world of infinite fantasy based on Middle Earth, where wizards, goblins, hobbits orcs, and elves coexist. These books take you through the many adventures faced by the inhabitants of Middle Earth and how they overcome all their battles with a little help from the wizards, friends, and a ring.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
If there was one book that would be interesting to both children and adults, it’s Charlotte’s Web. This novel, narrated by the spider itself, Charlotte, intriguingly tells the story of a farmer’s daughter, Fern, and the spider trying to save the life of Wilber the piglet. This book basically emphasizes all the many wonders this life has to offer and shows affection for all living things.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Bagging many awards this book talks about the oppression and tyranny faced by black women, in the USA, uncovering the sad truth that is racism.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A true depiction of passion, this story is about the ill-fated love story of Heathcliff and Catherine followed by obsessive vengeance that follows over two generations when Catherine is forced to marry someone else.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Set in the jazz age, this novel talks about a man with a whimsical lifestyle, who throws lavish parties seeking the attendance of his love interest, Daisy. This story embodies a man who keeps a solid façade but is actually totally hollow from the inside.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is a very alluring story about four sisters, Beth, Amy, Jo, and Meg, each with a prominent personality of their own, taking us through their journey of aging into mature women.
To some, books might seem like a denial of the actual world, but to others, books are the source of keeping stress at bay and letting your mind wander off to different lands where it can find peace of mind, living someone else’s reality. But whatever the case, now you know which books to stock up on your shelves next.