“A novel is a direct impression of life.” – Henry James
Books have always been a part of our lives. We have been reading the tales of fiction and non-fiction ever since we were children. Books have been there in the loneliest of our times and proved to be a constant. Ever since the dawn of literature, different book and different tale tangled different emotions , such as, love, happiness, sadness, excitement, fear, etc.
Different genre of books have touched different corners of heart of millions of people around the world. even in the era of digital world, where majority of population is drowned in video games and online streaming, there are still some people who find their solace in the aroma of an old book, sniffing and reading it with a cup of chai.
To honor and glorify this art and creativity, we have curated a 7 step adventure. Step up and take a wild ride into the roots of imagination and mind.
Here are the best 7 novels that you must read-
TO KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD: the unforgettable novel of a childhood in sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird, unveils the most prominent human behavior. One must read this book to take a wild ride into the roots of human behavior
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It is the first published and best known of a series of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia. Among all the author’s books, it is also the most widely held in libraries. it was published on 16 October, 1950.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humor lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain.
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J. K. Rowling, the first book from the series of seven books. We all love Harry Potter and know of his journey and this is considered as one of the biggest young adult books of all time. Philosopher’s stone introduces us to the beloved Harry Potter, his friends Ron and Hermione, Professor Dumbledore, the wizarding School and Lord Voldemort. The book has been translated into 80 languages and has been made into an 8 part series films which has in total earned 7.7 billion dollars, the books in themselves have sold more than 500 million copies, all together.
THE LITTLE PRINCE: The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It was first published in English and French in the US by Reinal & Hitchcock in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the liberation of France as Saint-Exupery’s works had been banned by the Vichy Regime. it represents the free mind of children and their constant urge to ask questions. It is published in 300 languages and over 1.2 billions copies have been sold.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy book by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, the world at some distant time in the past, the story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 children’s book The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work.It is an epic fantasy novel that tells the story of a quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. The opening lines to the readers read “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”. It has converted the book into a multi-million dollar earning movie series with the same name.
DON QUIXOTE: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, or just Don Quixote, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. A founding work of Western literature, it is often labeled “the first modern novel” and many authors consider it to be the best literary work ever written. the book has sold 500 million copies worldwide . The story follows Alonso Quijano, who proves that chivalry will in fact never die. Originally it was seen as a parody of the chivalric romances.