5 Books to Read by Everyone, Reading lists begin as a shelf full of hope until the year flies by, The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Love reading, here is a perfect reading list for you.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Published in 1960, this timeless classic explores human behavior and the collective conscience of The Deep South in the early 20th century. Humor entwines the delicate strands of prejudice, hatred, hypocrisy, love and innocence to create one of the best novels ever written. -Publisher
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
A legendary selected, this book is synonymous with difficult reading, so why not challenge your shelf. -Publisher
3. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Swann’s Way, the first part of la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust’s seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduced the themes that run through entire work. The narrator recalls his childhood, aided by the famous Madeleine; and describes M. Swann’s passion for Odets. Edmund Wilson said “[Proust] has supplied for the first time in literature an equivalent in the full scale for the new theory of modern physics.” -Publisher
4. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitgerald
The novel chronicles era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the Jazz Age. The shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity during the roaring 1920’s as the economy soared.
At same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the 18th Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organised crime, i.e. the Jewish mafia. The Fitzgerald, like Nick Carr away in his novel, idolized the riches and glamour of the age, uncomfortable with the unrestrained materialism and the lack of morality that went with it, a kind of decadence. -Wikipedia
5. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Book The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by an english author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but in the end developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, more than 150 million copies sold.
The title of the book refers to the story’s main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron,[a] who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. – Wikipedia