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Books have the great ability to take us to different worlds through the characters. Their experiences make us feel real and we read on to see what happens next. Some books inspire you in your life in numerous different ways. Here are 15 books that make an impact and are worth reading.
A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
This is a very phenomenal book of all time, Dickens is able to convey language, meaning, and rhetoric without saying a single word. It is a perfect book that smoothly portrays the situation during the french revolution. Difficult to understand at the beginning but so compelling once you figure things out. The last third is impossible to stop reading as the tension increases while the end leaves you in tears.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The beauty of this book is that once you pick it up, you’ll not put it down until you have completed it. It is one of those books which deserves a space in everyone’s bookshelf. It is rich in fiction and amazingly crafted by Paulo Coelho to make it more perfect. The book is about following your dreams and goals and achieving them; while doing so the whole universe conspires for its happening in terms of omens. Its special feature is that it talks a lot about the ‘Soul of The World’ which attracts people towards their goals.
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Arundhati’s novel has the perfect timing, You attain “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, after a frenetic tedious gloomy Autumn day that leaves you completely overwhelmed. The anecdote perfectly unfolds India’s clashing confusion of traditions and progress, clashes between Hindus and Muslims, wealth and poverty. The writer has made a vigorously successful attempt to portray a broad view of the country for her audiences as she sees it. Her characters personify the complete tariff of India’s woes of serious issues.
Aleph by Paulo Coelho
The Aleph is written by Paulo in the first person, he has portrayed himself as a man wrestling with his own spiritual stagnation. A successful but disconnected writer who is 59 years old. A man who has traveled all over the world to become widely acclaimed for his work. However, he cannot get over the sense that he is lost and deeply dissatisfied. His mentor “J” acclaims him to arrive at the conclusion that he must “change everything and move forward”. The book takes you on the journey of self-discovery.
The Ramchandra Series by Amish
The series consists of four books namely, The Scion of Ishvaku, Sita: The Warrior of Mithila and Raavan: The Enemy of Aryavarta. Amish has successfully taken the journey in an interesting path. Every character in the story has its own importance and influence and is undoubtedly perfectly portrayed and written in a commendable and interesting way. The book gives you a reimagination of the main characters of the Ramayana.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
It is a very essential book for the book-worms; it’s about a little country girl Jean Louis, preferably Scoutan who is eleven years old and is curious about the society in American countryside like Alabama where she discovered the upheaval between white and black people, and experiences her age of changes along with her elder brother James and friend Dill and especially with her father, Atticus Finch, the man who stood by the blacks for the right to undo the wrong. This is one of the finest books ever written in American literature as well as in world literature.
Shiva Trilogy by Amish
It’s one of the great books, the story will always keep you centered, the characters portrayed in the novel are really fascinating. Every line is written with perfection, the most interesting part of the Trilogy was the character of Sati at the beginning and the (changed) Sati after meeting Shiva. However, you’ll get confused at some point. Shiva is addressed as Neelkanth, Rudra, Mahadev, and many names. Amish has portrayed Shiva as a human character and then given him the title of God or how he attained it. Although the story is well-narrated and one of the best human creations.
Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
The book is written in a diary-like style which is completely interesting and has equally amusing illustrations at the start and in between the chapters. A chapter starts when her day begins which is followed by timely updates on what is happening around her. The book has a casual and personal approach which puts the reader at an ease. What beautifully appeals is the fact that there is an underlying feeling of humility and humbleness all throughout the book.
3000 Stiches by Sudha Murthy
The book contains anecdotes of Sudha’s life. The book feels light and uncomplicated, but unresolved as if the pages ran out but the words did not. Sudha has a powerful tone in the book, she is boastfully confident, and proud.
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Mason
This is really common for people our age to be struggling to get success, meaning and goals in life and midst the process, we forgot to live the useless moments, the unspoken records and unrealistic goals. This book is about our daily thoughts and dilemmas that we face.
The Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee
Initially, you’ll not be able to grasp attention but as you graduate to the depth of the story, it becomes impossible to put it down. The book teaches us so many complex things and yet is so subtle and beautifully written. This book is another story of the magical love between Radha and Krishna. But the core story revolves around Mahabharata.
The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
A must-read book for self-development. It teaches you how to react to unrealistic situations in life. After reading this complete book the perspective of how you feel about yourself and your goals, all is going to change in a good way. The book clearly states that habits create the character and character create a conscious mind and in-turn conscious mind shapes your subconscious mind.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The story is beautifully crafted and will leave you wanting to read more and more. It is full of adventure that it feels like you are in it. The language is difficult to understand in the first few conversations, but other than that it is understandable. This novel definitely plays with your emotions.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby captures the age of jazz, the most exciting age of American culture. Gatsby is about the superiority of imagination over reality, which makes it very difficult to dramatize with ease. It is a novel of layered projections. This book is a work of literal perfection. Fitzgerald’s work in The Great Gatsby is not only beautiful but also widely amazing.
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
The book is a heart-affecting love story about two teenagers with cancer squaring off against death. You will be hooked to the book from the start especially if you are into romance, chapter after chapter this book sucks you into the beautiful world of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters.