5 books that you must read before you die

Dec 29th, 2020 | by  Simran Panjwani


Books are an important part of everyone's lives. A book is like a best friend to you who is never going to leave you. They not only give us knowledge but also provide joy and happiness. They not only promote critical thinking skills in students but also help them to live a happy life. They inspire everyone to work hard and improve their standard of living. Books can also help in preventing depression and worries. And as it is said by the famous writer Stephen King :

 Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Importance of books

There are various types of books available to cater to the needs of every individual. From educational to inspirational to historical, all books have their significance. Books hold a lot of importance in our lives. They help us improve our imagination and also promote critical thinking. They give us an insight into our history and culture. Some inspirational books can help us to work hard. Some books can help prevent stress and provide stability in the mind and heart. There are self-help books available in the market that can help you to improve your self-confidence and personality. You can also read biographies of famous people and motivate yourself to be like them. You can retrieve as much information as you want from them. And how can we forget the famous saying:

When you open a book, you open a new world.

5 important books that you should read

1. Pride And Prejudice, by Jane Austin 

This is one of the most famous books of all time. It is an 1813 romance based novel. The protagonist of the novel is Elizabeth Bennet. It shows the relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, daughter of a country gentleman and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich aristocratic landowner. It is set in rural England in the 19th century. It features the concern of the Bennet family and their five daughters. Then it shows the relationship between two young people and the development of their relationship.

This was the most beloved novel of Jane Austin, however, it was first rejected by a publisher. It was in 1813 that the novel was finally published. It became one of the most popular novels as it sold more than 20 million copies. It was frequently recreated in the form of films, adaptations, reprints, and many more.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak 

It is a historical novel and was published in 2005. The protagonist of the novel is a young girl, Liesel Meminger. She is adopted by Hans Hubermann, a former German soldier. He has been a source of strength and love to Liesel. The book is narrated by Death and features the problems and fears of Liesel's family as they have hidden a Jewish fighter in their house. Then, it focuses on Liesel and her problems.

It was an international bestseller and sold more than 16 million copies. It was translated into 63 languages and was also adapted into a feature film in 2013. It is a perfect combination of bravery and friendship. You should surely read it.

The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank 

This is one of the most emotional and influential books. It is an account of a young girl and her struggles as she hides from the Nazis. The novel shows the problems faced by Anne Frank and her family while they were in the hiding. Anne Frank and her family die at the end of the novel and the diary is published with the help of the only survivor of the Frank family, Otto Frank (father of Anne Frank).

The book was published in 1947 and after that, it has been published in more than 60 languages. It has also been recreated in various plays and movies. It is one of the best books of the 20th century and has received a lot of popularity. This novel is sure to leave you in tears at the end.

4. To Kill A Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee 

This book was published in 1960 and has received much appreciation. This novel and its characters are inspired by Lee's family members and neighbours. The protagonist of the novel is Atticus Finch and is loved by most of its readers. The novel is based on racial injustice and prejudice.

This was one of the most popular novels of Harper Lee and is heavily used in high schools and middle schools to induce a sense of courage in students. It is a perfect combination of love, innocence, prejudice, hatred, and hypocrisy and is a must-read.

5. The Lord Of The Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien 

It is a fantasy-based novel and is the sequel to The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. The book showcases the interest of hobbits and their origin. It features Dark Lord Sauron as its antagonist who has a desire to conquer and rule the Middle Earth. It is a fantasy novel with a perfect combination of suspense, friendships, foes adventure, hardships, and everything you want in a book.

The book was published in 1954. It is divided into three volumes and each volume contains two books. It has been translated into more than 38 languages and has been adapted in various forms such as films, plays, video games, music, and many more. If you are a fantasy lover then this book is a must-read for you.



Simran Panjwani

Simran Panjwani

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