10 Books You Must Read During Your Lifetime
10 BOOKS You Must Read During Your Lifetime
There are some books that are just necessary to read in your lifetime, there are endless amount of books but I’m going to list 15 books that I believe you should read before you die. Below the books will be listed with name author and a little summary! These books are in no specific order, because I believe that they are all equally important.
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
2.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Told from the perspective of orphan Ponyboy Kurtis, this multiple award-winning young adult novel tells the story of a group of rough, teenage boys on the streets of an Oklahoma town, struggling to survive and stick together amidst violence, peer pressure, and broken homes. The novel reminds us that growing up is never easy and that pain, loss, friendship, and love are universal experiences that both create and dissolve socio-economic boundaries.
3. The Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller – Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman addresses loss of identity and a man’s inability to accept change within himself and society. The play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments, all of which make up the last 24 hours of Willy Loman’s life.
4. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood – The novel looks at a single day in the life of George Falconer, a middle-aged English professor grieving the loss of his partner, Jim. As George struggles against the grip of his depression and wonders what the point of life is any more, he gradually learns, through a dinner with his best friend and a heart-to-heart with a student, the gift of being alive with all its trials and its triumphs.
5. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Duro -This novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and black father. Growing up a brown girl with blue eye she learns about growing up bi-Racial in a predominantly white neighborhood
6. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath– The Bell Jar is a hauntingly realistic novel based on Plath’s own life and tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented young woman who gains a summer internship at a large New York magazine and discovers that instead of enjoying the glamorous New York lifestyle, she finds it frightening and disorienting.
7. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee– A book about two kids mainly focused on scout growing up in the south during a time of racism and although they are white, their father defends a black man and as the summer progresses they learn more about their town’s history and the truth behind not judging a book by its cover.
8. The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger -The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield recounts the days following his expulsion from Pencey Prep, a private school. After a fight with his roommate, Stradlater, Holden leaves school two days early to explore New York before returning home, interacting with teachers, prostitutes, nuns, an old girlfriend, and his sister along the way.
9. A Child Called it by Dave Pelzer– This novel is a true and tragic story about Dave who was horribly abused by his mother from a young age until 12 when he was taken away from his home, He recalls these stories in a heartbreaking tale that gives everyone chills who reads this book.
10. One More Day by Mitch Albom– This is the final book on this list but is one of my favorites to read of all time. For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?