Books are said to be a man’s best friend. They have the power to influence our thoughts, change our perspectives and the most powerful ones can completely transform our world forever. On lonely nights books keep us company. When we read, we get emotionally attached to the characters. Their stories become ours and their adventures become our journeys.
If you’re looking for life-changing books to read this summer, you can pick some from those mentioned in the list.
Alice In Wonderland
Alice is a young girl who likes to live in her own Alice bubble. It is authored by Lewis Carroll. Each time you read this book you’ll find something new. This fantasy novel provides an escape from the monotonies of the real world just as Alice escaped her tedious life by jumping into the rabbit hole.
Harry Potter Series
This series written by J.K.Rowling is no doubt a masterpiece. With quotes like, “happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light”, it keeps us motivated, inspired and it teaches that courage and love can conquer all. One can learn something new from each character, whether it is Hermione’s thirst for learning, Ron’s loyalty or Harry’s bravery, every character can teach us something about life.
To Kill A Mockingbird
This novel written by Harper Lee is a must read on every bibliophile’s checklist. The book with its profound and thought-provoking plot will also remind you of your childhood days when it was all about rainbows and butterflies and innocence. It has a strong moral base with characters like Atticus Finch and Calpurnia setting a good example for the readers to always do the right thing.
This novel was written by Charlotte Bronte. It teaches one to be independent and stand up for their rights. Jane’s fight to live her life on her own terms is truly inspiring. The story is well rounded as everything from suspense to romance to action. It is a fine piece of feminist work and holds the potential to change your thoughts and perceptions.
The Secret is a self-help book written by Rhonda Bynes. Whenever you’re feeling low or feel that life is not going according to your plans, you can always pick this one up. It teaches you how to be positive even in the toughest of times.
Pride and Prejudice
Written by the most popular and sought-after author among women, Jane Austen’s pride and prejudice is the epitome of romances. Mr. Darcy is the quintessential hero of the plot and every woman dreams of a man like Darcy and a love like Elizabeth Bennett had with him. The character of Elizabeth is also independent and quite a feminist, which inspires her readers.
Catcher In The Rye
Written by J.D. Salinger this story beautifully portrays the troubles that adolescents go through. Teenage is a vulnerable phase in one’s life and the confusions, the heightened emotions they experience need to be dealt with carefully. This will surely take you back to your teenage years.
The Great Gatsby
This was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It portrays the glamorous phase of the 20s. The author starts off with some of the best lessons life has to offer. It shows money’s power to corrupt and ruin lives altogether. It is a short novella and can be finished in a day.
If you’re looking for a book that covers themes from love to anger to vengeance and gothic mystery, this novel written by Emily Bronte is your pick. This story portrays strong emotions. It revolves around the story of Heathcliff, and Katherine Earnshaw and ends with a symbolism of how their lives could have been had emotions of hatred not seeped through. Narrated by Nelly Dean this story is set in the flashback.
Fun fact, there’s also a song by the same name that narrates the same story.
The Book Thief
Written by Markus Zusak, this story is set in Nazi Germany. It follows the life of a young girl, her ordeals, and troubles and how reading completely changed her life. Books helped her forge a new personality altogether. This novel is also informative as it covers what life in Germany used to be during the reign of Hitler.
Books expose us to wonderful things; they can take us anywhere we want to go. So why don’t you try picking up one from the list and see for yourself?