Literature is vast and deep, and there is no such thing as ‘best books’ because every book is beautiful in some way or the other. However, if you are looking for a couple of good books that you MUST read in life, then here are 10 good books that readers swear have changed their lives - and for the better!
The Harry Potter series
Yes, this is not one, but a series of 10 books. However, no list of must-reads can ever be complete without JK Rowling’s best gift to literature being on the list.
George Orwell’s satire on modern society, Animal Farm, is a very short novella and can be finished off in just one sitting. The way in which Orwell has portrayed the realities of today's society is simply mind-blowing - and immensely entertaining!
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
This thrilling novel by Jules Verne is one of his best books. The book is immensely thrilling and is one of those books that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
One of the most underrated novels written, the beauty of the haunting and exciting Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte was not discovered until much after her and her sisters’ deaths. This genius work of literature was written at a time when women were banned from writing novels - all the more reason this book is so special!
A Tale of Two Cities
Delve into the political and social turmoil of English society during the Industrial Revolution as captured brilliantly by Charles Dickens. Considered one of his best books, a Tale of Two Cities is definitely a book you need to read.
Yet another book that was written by a woman at a time when women were not allowed to write, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was a daring venture at a time when the horror genre had not yet developed fully. While you're at it, also consider reading up on her and her rebellious husband’s history - it's just as thrilling as any novel.
The Kite Runner
A touching tale about friendship, religious differences, and ethnicities, The Kite Runner is a captivating novel and remains one of the most widely read of Khaled Hosseini’s works.
The Lord of The Rings
Ditch the movies and start reading the series if you haven't done so already. Another of J. R. R. Tolkien’s captivating fantasy novels, the Lord of the Rings is not just extremely entertaining but also life-changing in many ways.
Jane Eyre was written by Charlotte Bronte, one of the three Bronte sisters and is a perfect reflection of the influence of Victorian repressive principles on the women of the time.
Anne Frank’s Diary
Anne Frank’s Diary is a must read if you want to learn first-hand of the horrors of the Holocaust and the Psychological effects it had on the victims. Surprisingly, the most beautiful point of the diary is that mankind is essentially good, and expresses hope even in dark times as those.