Reading is more than just fun; it’s something that will change your life forever. What you learn in the words inside books will be with you for the rest of your life. Stories aren’t what you’re reading; you’re discovering new worlds. Here are four novels that every person should read. These are novels that can be found at your local library or purchased online. Each novel is a classic and has been read and enjoyed by millions of people.
Charles Dickens was one of those people who weren’t shy about what they believed. He pulls no punches in the Great Expectations. Over the years, many people have speculated about the true meaning behind quite a number of the events in the novel. Read the entire book, search online for a discussion of the story, and see what other people thought of how the events unfolded.
Frankenstein is a classic because it tangles in horror with the type of compassion that strikes a chord with people. The story revolves around a man who was pieced together and brought back to life. It might not sound too scary these days, but it was frightening when Mary Shelley wrote the book. It’s a good read for anyone who wants to divulge deep into the human psyche while getting scared at the same time.
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a romantic masterpiece where the main character learns the difference between virtue and artificial virtue. Jane Austen takes the reader through the trying tale of Elizabeth Bennet, who gets taught a thing or two about romance. You don’t have to love romance novels to like this book, it’s well written, and it will resonate with all readers.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald captures what life was really like in 1922. Jay Gatsby is a millionaire who has broken up with the love of his life. He wants nothing more than to reunite with his former lover Daisy Buchanan. Money can’t buy her love, and it’s something that he learns even back in a day when it seemed that every other person was living hand to mouth.
Great literary works have a way of transforming people as nothing else can
You don’t need to have your nose in a book your entire life to know how important reading is for a person’s growth. You should read every day, and these four titles should be on your list of must-read books. They’re all easy books to follow, and you might have read at least one of them when you were in school. If you haven’t read any of these, get them now and space them in between other books you plan to read. Sometimes mixing up your reading material is a good thing so that you don’t get tired of the same genre. No one of these books is worthy of starting before the other, so with that in mind, choose whichever book strikes your fancy at the time and enjoy the journey it takes you on.