Best Books of all time!
There are many book enthusiasts out there who would love to read a good book. Everyone wishes the book they read to be the best one. They wish to have their mind blown away by the stories in the books. But each person has a different taste in the type of books they read. There are many genres to select books from. But few books have been admired by all the book lovers, critics and authors in the world. To be in the hall of fame as one of the best books of all time, the book must have an amazing story waiting for you to read. Here is a list of a few of the books that are considered to be the best books of all time!
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The fictional story of an odd girl Jean Louise is set during the Great depression in a town named Maycomb. It reveals the darker shades of racism and prejudice when Jean encounters this in their judicial system. The story moves with a good dosage of moral education to Jean that buries her innocence underneath the truth of reality.
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
Okonkwo, the leader of the Igbo community goes through different troughs of life. That is from banishment from the community to his return and an accidental murder he attempted. This novel talks about the involvement in the Igbo society by colonial governments and white missionaries that leads into unforeseen circumstances.
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Brilliant documentation of the life of Celie. She’s an African American teenager who surpasses the obstructions of abuse and oppression and walks out with independence. This novel has faced severe criticism regarding its sexual content.
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Overwhelmed with suspicion of his father’s death on confrontation by the ghost of his father, Hamlet, the prince of Denmark plots to fulfil his quest for the truth. He feigns madness, gambles lives and will he get his revenge in the end? It could be a depiction of the war of thoughts in our heads in a state of turmoil.
A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”. This book explains various concepts of physics in his style by Stephen Hawking. He tries to make us understand better the very existence of our surroundings.
1984, by George Orwell
The book is set up in 1984 in Oceania. It talks about a guy named Winston. He plans to overwrite history in an era where thinking differently is the cause of effective torture. It sounds quite revolutionary and impactful but, what is the outcome of his efforts that will eventually replicate the plight of values amidst power and politics?
The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
A semi-autobiography that talks about the lives of a set of fraternal twins and the little things in their childhood. The characters are seen leaping into some unconventional plots as they grow up.
Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
It is a war novel on Captain John Yossarian, stationed on the Mediterranean Sea. This novel has a satirical tone. It shows various instances where Captain John escapes his missions innovatively in his attempts to keep his life.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A story of Jay Gatsby a self-made millionaire and his desperate pursuit of a wealthy young woman named Daisy Buchanan. His past love is uniquely narrated by his neighbour Nick Carraway. Emphasis is on whether one can change one’s past and get back into the past.
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Set up in the year of 1861, the main character of this novel is Pip. He is an orphan who faces issues with social class and inequality as he passes through different stages of life like love and opportunities. Could he receive reciprocation for his love in his youth?
There are many other books that have the best content and recommended by critics. Many books in the world have been rated as the best ones to read. These are a few of those which will help you with a good start in your book reading journey.