BEST BOOKS TO READ ONCE IN LIFE
Books, books, books. They will increase your lifespan, lower your stress, and boost
your intelligence. They will give you fuller, thicker hair.
Whatever the breathless claims about reading, one thing is certain: losing yourself
in a great novel is one of life’s most enduring and dependable joys. Job
satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always
fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world.
From Jane Austen’s mannered drawing rooms to the airless tower blocks of 1984,
novels do something unique. They simultaneously speak to the heart and mind.
They teach you about the history of our world, the possibilities of our future, and
the fabric of our souls. Here are some books you should surely read while in
isolation and also they are among the best.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Published in 1960, this timeless classic explores human behavior and
the collective conscience of The Deep South in the early 20th century. Humour
entwines the delicate strands of prejudice, hatred, hypocrisy, love, and innocence
to create one of the best novels ever written.
THE SECRET HISTORY, DONNA TARTT
Stick another log on the fire and curl up with this dark, peculiar, and quite brilliant
literary murder tale. A group of classics students becomes entranced by Greek
mythology – and then take it up a level.
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL BY ANNE FRANK
Unforgettable and deeply influential, Anne Frank’s diary is a raw account of a
young girl’s life as she hides from the Nazis. Despite her circumstances, Anne
believes that people are still good at heart and that the world is full of beauty: she
will change your life.
THE KITE RUNNER
A story of true friendship, The Kite Runner follows Amir as he tries to find the only
true friend, he’s ever had – despite abandoning him due to ethnic and religious
differences that were prominent in Kabul, Afghanistan.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Bizarre and curious, Alice In Wonderland explores the potential of imagination
and the reality of fiction. If you’re a fan of escaping the real world, this is
the book for you.