Books with outstanding quality and timelessness are called classics. Classics are called the supreme books in literature, and they are called so for a reason. The reason being that they have been written by the greatest intellectuals and literary brains. Many non-readers think that classics are restricted to history, philosophy, and ancient literature, but that is not the case. Classics include various genres, which gives you a different perspective for the world and your own life through a great blend of emotions, universe, characters, life, experiences. Some of them inspire you to be a better being while others may guide you towards a better living.
TSA brings you 8 such classics that will reassemble your life and perspective towards the world. If you are an avid reader then you must have already read some or all of them, in that case, do some charity by sharing this listicle with your friends and gift some goodness in their lives. As it is very well said, “the kind of books you choose to read decides the fabric of your soul and the kind of your being” So, let us all bring some worthiness in our lives.
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
This book is written by Anne Frank during the time of WWII. It tells the story of her own family and various other families like her’s who have to go into hiding as a result of Hitler and the Nazi Party’s treatment of Jews in Europe. It tells the real struggle of Jews. In spite of the situations Anne went through, she still believed that people are good at heart and that the world is full of beauty. This is the reason you must read this book as Anne’s story of her life and her views about it will give you an unexpected and beautiful perspective towards life and you will feel your life-changing.
1984 by George Orwell
1984 dystopia is an epitome in fiction, so predictive that it has become a cliché.
This book gives you a totally unusual perspective where you see war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.
Grab your coffee! Put on your glasses and give it a read! You will not regret it.
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is basically a trilogy, a tale of triumph in the most unfeasible situations. This book is a must-read because it has a beautiful narrative of middle-earth. It is one of the greatest epic fantasies. The Dark Lord, Sauron has gathered all the Rings of Power for him, through which he means to rule the middle-earth.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that every book lover has read at least once. It was published in 1960, and it is a timeless classic that explores human behaviour as well as the collective conscience in the early 20th century of the Deep South. It is one of the best novels because it shows the humour interweaving the fragile strands of prejudice, hatred, hypocrisy, love, and innocence.
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
This is one of the greatest historical reads that may also hold good for your self-quarantine days. The narrative is agonizingly vivid. After so many days of reading “Gone with the Wind”, the reader can actually live the experiences Margaret Mitchell’s characters have given the world. It is an extraordinary insight into human nature that he has narrated very powerfully.
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
This book tells you the story that follows the release of Dr. Manette who was a political prisoner for eighteen years. After the release, he returns to England to his daughter Lucie. This is a tale of love and sacrifice unveiled after the two extremely different men fell in love with Lucie. It is a book masterfully written with sly humour, densely meaningful descriptions, quirky characters, an endless series of events which makes it one of the best classics without a doubt.
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
The representative Imaginary list of great books mostly includes Pride and Prejudice and it is not at all an exaggeration. Pride and Prejudice deserve that status. It is about a romance in a world with the utmost importance of manners and courtesy between two highly opposed characters. It is descriptive, lush, and brilliant. The story is so engaging that you cannot put it down before finishing it. The intelligent characters will give you a pearl of lifetime wisdom to which you will always feel going back to.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
The list cannot be over without adding Harry Potter to it. Whoever has read it know how much potential it has to make readers a fan. It is a magical journey of the “Boy Who Lived.” After reading this book you will be urged to read the 6 other books of the Harry Potter series. By reading it just half, you will be dying to visit Hogwarts and visit your favourite characters and they won’t be just one or two but a huge list as they are all so lovely. Do give it a read while I’m going to give it a re-read as the craving in me has arisen 😉 and it needs to be fulfilled. Ciao