If you’re like me who enjoys a rainy day just because that means you can stay inside and read a book, then I’m sure you’re looking for more books to read even though you’re currently reading one. A good book is a passionate reader’s treat, it is something that helps you forget about the rude reality and give yourself a few hours of solace and fantasy. Here are 10 stunning and absolutely intriguing books you must read and add to your reader’s bucket list.
#1 Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
You must have read this book in your childhood. This classic tale tells us a story of a girl Alice who falls down a rabbit hole while chasing a rabbit and finds herself in a world where animals talk and mushrooms are magical. In a world where fiction is a reality, Alice makes some good friends. This is one of the books you must read because, in this harsh world of reality, this book will give you a little fantasy and a little magic to fall back on.
#2 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre is a story of an orphan young girl, Jane who is desperate to make a respectable living for herself. Set in Victorian Era, where a women was generally seen as a wife, a mother or a daughter, Jane was independent and strong-willed? She was Jane before anything else. It is a book about her unique emotions and experiences and it also involves a lot of social criticism with Christian morality at its core. That makes Jane Eyre one of the books you must read.
#3 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
When Lockwood spends a night at Wuthering Heights brushed with a supernatural incident, it makes him interested in the history of Wuthering Heights especially the past of the mysterious landlord Heathcliff. He comes to know about Mr. Earnshaw, who adopts the orphan named Heathcliff and brings him up. The young Heathcliff finds himself falling in love with the daughter of Mr. Earnshaw Catherine and she falls for him too. But, they were lovers who were not meant to be together. Wuthering Heights is a story of love, loss, betrayal, and heartbreak with unique characters that make it one of the books you must read before you die.
#4 Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
This classic novel has been made into a movie that will be remembered for ages. Set in the backdrop of 1860, when America was going through a devastating civil war, the tale talks about Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Pampered and selfish Scarlet, the daughter of an affluent farmer finds herself amidst chaos when the civil war breaks out. She finds herself fighting for food to eat and a roof to live under. Her harsh circumstances make her a matured individual. During these tough times, she falls in love with Rhett Butler. However, she’s unable to forget her old love, Ashley. Will their love survive or it is destined to end on a bitter note? Read the book to find out.
#5 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
If you call yourself a hardcore bibliophile but have not read this book yet, Read it to add it to your reader profile. The story begins when Elizabeth Bennet, a middle-class young woman meets rich and arrogant Mr. Darcy. This love story is about love that overcomes all the shallow boundaries of the society. This is one of those books you must read because it teaches all the women no matter what you should never lose yourself respect and always be vocal about your opinion.
#6 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Set in the backdrop of 1970 Afghanistan, when the country was in a very volatile political state, this book tells a story of two friends-Aamir, the son of a wealthy merchant and Hassan, the son of his Amir’s father’s servant. The young and innocent minds of the boys grow a strong friendship but the class and status differences and political turmoil create a crack in their bonding. It is one of the most intriguing books you must read.
#7 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This classic novel tells us a story of 19th century America through a normal American family. It is the story of four sister- Margaret, Josephine, Elizabeth, and Amy. They grow into beautiful women from young girls and learn to fight grief, deaths, heartbreaks, hunger, and illness together. Together they make each other stronger women. This Book will teach you about the importance of family.
#8 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This love story is an instant classic. This is one of the books you must read if you are a sucker for a good story. This tale is about Hazel a cancer patient who stops surviving and starts living when she meets charming Gus. But, the fault is not theirs; the fault is in their stars.
#9 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book tells about the cruel adult world through the eyes of an innocent six-year-old, Scout Finch. The story begins when an African American man is accused of raping a white woman; Scout’s father becomes the lawyer representing that man. This book will give you a realistic and honest view of the society and politics of the time and era this story belongs to.
#10 Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter Series are books you must read if you have not read them already. Written by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series portrays a story of an orphan boy, Harry who finds out that he’s a wizard. Harry ends up in Hogwarts, a school for magical folks. Here he teams up with his best friends Ron and Hermione to hunt down the Darkest wizard of all times, Voldemort and unlocks mysteries about his past and always saves the day. Harry Potter is a fantastic fiction and a fabulous fantasy, a true treat for people of all ages.