10 Books That Should Be on Your Reading Wish List

Books are like a magic portal. There is never an ending to the reading list and how much you read, still somewhere you’ll feel that there is more to read and explore.

As an avid book lover myself, it makes me feel conscious of my surroundings and everything. So today, I’ve curated a list of books that should be on your reading wish list the next time when you think of reading books.

1. Animal Farm by George Orwell: If you’re a person that loves political satire, then you should read this. In a very simple, precise and lucid language, George Orwell described the political present and future scenario and the revolution surrounding it.

2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind is a famous American classic that gave everyone hope that everything will be fine and they will overcome the fear after the war. It is n engaging story set up on the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

3. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne: We all are well acquainted with what Nazis did to the Jew community during World War-II. This novel explores the friendship of two young boys, one being the son of a German officer and the other being a Jew prisoner in the concentration camps and their rare friendship will surely bring tears to your eyes.

4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: While reading The Kite Runner you’ll able to experience the love and loss of two young boy-Amir and Hassan. This novel will help you understand friendship, hardships, and desire to be a better human. It portrays a tale of redemption and guilt.

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This novel remains a classic and it deserves a permanent spot in your bookshelf. This novel explores human behavior and discusses or shows the hypocrisy and prejudices of society.

6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: This remains one of the famous novels of all time, loved by people of all ages. The novel revolves around the life of two people and their turbulent relationship and how both of them overcome it and finally come close to each other.

7. The Color Purple by Alice Walker: This novel captures devastating tales that women of color have to tackle and suffer in the USA. The harsh treatment towards colored women will leave you shaken.

8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly: Frankenstein is a perfect combination of gothic thriller and romance, making it one of the best novels. It prompts the readers to ask themselves questions about the true motto of human life and what makes us human and how much can science push the boundaries.

9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: Before we knew about Harry Potter, we had Charlie and Chocolate Factory taking us through magical lanes. This story revolves around a boy named Charlie and his visit to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory along with his friends. The novel is a spin on moral stories and folklore, how good and kind survive in the journey and the evil faces death.

10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: When we are talking about classics, then we mustn’t miss out on Charles Dickens. He is the man that introduced me to classic novels. The novels follow the development and growth of a boy named Pip and his journey after he faces several obstacles.

The above books that I have mentioned don’t only take you through the journey of the protagonists and others but also help you to have a life view and teach you several valuable lessons. 

We seldom talk about how some novel coach us and sometimes how we discover our self in them. Good books can make you fall in love and dream at the same time.

Written by - Srijita Roy

Edited by - Rudransh Khurana

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