No matter how much time has passed, books will always be the same. Even if the world is changing and everything seems futuristic, books are still there whether it is electronic or a paperback. It is also a great companion no matter where you are. You could be on a vacation or traveling. You can have a good book to take your mind off boredom. You can also be in a quiet and cozy cafe or just in the comfort of your home. You can even read with your family. No matter what, a good book is great to have at all times.
Are you out of options or a beginner who is deciding which is the best to read? Well, you could never go wrong with the classics. It is timeless and also ahead of its time. Here are some of the books that are a must for everyone:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The only book of Harper Lee’s that was published. It had won a Pulitzer Prize. The story is from a point of view of a girl named Scout Finch living in Alabama and having a father as a lawyer. It deals with serious issues such as rape, racism, and gender roles. Even in that case, it is still mixed with humor and also innocence in the eyes of a child.
2. 1984 by George Orwell
A dystopian novel that was set in the year 1984. It explores the topic of totalitarianism, propaganda, and independence as it is what the main character, Winston Smith, deals with a world where they are monitored by the government.
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
In modern times, its sequel The Lord of the Rings would become one of the famous and award-winning films. But before that, there is The Hobbit which also turned into a film later on. It is a fantasy novel for children that depicts adventure and bravery.
4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A novel that was written by Mary Shelley when she was just 18. It is about a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a creature. Its theme involves creation, ambition, and companionship.
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
It explores the Age of Jazz. It is about a man despite having wealth and status who is unable to obtain his dream about love. It depicts that no one could ever obtain the ultimate American Dream.
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A story about a woman that remained strong despite her hardships and troubles. It is because of this story that it became well-known until now.
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It is one of the most well-known romance novels. But it is more than the romance though for it depicts the social situations during the eighteenth century. And as the name suggests, its theme includes pride, prejudice, and also reputation and society. It is shown between the story of Elizabeth and Darcy and also the other characters.