We all have books that we go back to reading every once in a while. They feel like our comfort zones. Well, here is a list of the ten books that I love.
Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling –
This series is magical. I still remember when I first read ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’. How I wasn’t able to put down the rest of the books and also went to watch all the movies. Harry Potter is and will always be my comfort zone.
I definitely go back to reading it anytime I’m burned out by reading my course books and it never disappoints the reader in me. One of my most favorite books.
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins–
This series is the kind where our imagination matters. I loved how detailed everything was because it was so easy to imagine everything. The surroundings, the makeup, the dresses, the arena, the emotions. And, the strong female protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, who stands up against President Snow and fight for what is right. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to have their imagination run wild and to have an amazing read.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins –
This is the second book in The Hunger Games series. Like The Hunger Games, this novel takes us on the journey of Katniss, who is ready to take down President Snow and his vile motives. We get to see more action and twists. I like how the series has such a simple language. Must give it a try. It will take you someplace else.
Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence –
This books is highly autobiographical. D.H. Lawrence tells a story of a man who is very emotionally connected with his mother and he finds it difficult to have relationships with other women. He cannot bring himself to connect to them on an emotional level and so he cannot love them fully. This book was such a sensational read for me. I really loved how the author used his knowledge of human emotions throughout the book.
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf-
I loved this novel. The book follows the story of Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Smith. The storylines of the characters are parallel. It revolves around a normal day in their lives. They both have many similarities. Woolf has used the stream of consciousness to give a better understanding of her characters. It is quite a gripping read.
Hard Times – Charles Dickens–
This is the tenth novel by him. It revolves around the story of the poor people and how they are exploited by the rich. Over and over and how the rich never give heed to poverty and sickness of the working class. It still fits in the world we live in.
Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad –
It is a powerful novella about imperialism. Through the character of Marlow, we see the horrors of racism and the greedy nature of the imperialists. Anyone who doesn’t love reading won’t love this book. The language is not easy to read at all. But being a literature student, I had this book in my course and so, I had to read it. Once I began reading, I couldn’t put it down. I like how through the narrator, the author has described the struggles of the black people of Congo and the greedy nature of the British who just wanted to make money by robbing them off of their basic human rights.
Macbeth- William Shakespeare-
“Life’s but a walking shadow”. I really enjoy reading Shakespeare. We cannot deny that he definitely has a way with words that keeps you wanting more. In this play, the three witches told Macbeth that he would become a King for sure. Then, we see the ambition and the blind greed for power and a little manipulation from his wife, leading him to commit murders.
Looking for Alaska- John Green–
I read it long back even before John Green’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ was in the theatres and people were going gaga over him. His storytelling is what I quite liked about this book.
Bloodline- Sidney Sheldon–
To be honest, I didn’t quite like it in the beginning but, I am also someone who doesn’t leave a book in the middle. So as I read on, I actually started to like the story more. I really liked the way the story was narrated. Each character is so well written and has a story of its own and you get so hooked to them that it gets impossible to put the book down. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book full of suspense and twists.
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