Not all of us are grown up with the friendship of books. It is when we grow up, we may realise things we have missed. They give us ideas and fill our mind with imagination. There even are some books that affect our life. The good news is that it is never too late. Let us introduce you can read as a beginner.
Although developing a habit may be difficult at first, but consistency will surely get us there. It’s time to develop our relationship with books slowly, one step at a time.
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrated by Nick Carraway, the story is about a mysterious rich man Jay Gatsby. He is a millionaire known for throwing grand and lavish parties and never really attending it. However, Nick discovers otherwise when he visits one of these parties with his cousin sister Daisy and her husband Tom.
As the story unfolds, it is discovered that Gatsby had actually met Daisy way before that. He falls in love with her when he was a poor man and struggles to become rich so he can gain status. It’s more like an obsession than love. Would he succeed in making her fall in love with him?
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
This book is loved by rebellious teenagers as they understand what the protagonist is going through. Holden Caulfield got expelled from school due to his poor grades. Lost about what to do with his life, he can’t even imagine crashing the news to his parents. This book is a journey of a teenager who with the passage of time realises that his days of childhood are in the past and the days of adulthood are soon going to become his present. Give it a try and you will know why it is one of the great books for beginners.
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Loved by millions, this is one of the books in which you will find something new every time you’ll read it. Although you may truly understand the book at a certain age, it’s still fun to read.
Santiago is a shepherd boy, who believes that his recurring dream is something with greater meaning and is a prophecy of some kind. He goes to a fortune-teller who tells him that he is destined to find treasure in the pyramid of Egypt. Along his journey, he meets an old king who tells his some eye-opening things.
4. The Kite Runner By Khaled Hossein
Two young boys, Amir and Hassan spend their days playing together. They are friends but there is something that divides them. Amir is a rich Pashtun boy and Hassan is a servant’s boy. A bully named Assef often taunts Amir for being a friend with someone of a lower class. However, it is Hassan who protects Amir from the bully.
Amir wins a local kite flying tournament and Hassan runs after the last cut kite. Unfortunately, Assef and his gang catch up to him, beat him up and them rape him. All of this is witnessed by Amir but he is too scared to save his friend. This is the reason he is not able to forgive himself as he grows up.
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Something scandalous and non expecting. These two are the worlds describing the books. That is something that makes is interesting. A man who writes with his pen name Humbert, recalls falling in love with a girl names Annabel when he was young. She, unfortunately, dies young due to sickness. This thing sticks with him and as an adult, he is someone who is attracted to girls in their puberty age. After the failed first marriage, he tries to marry a woman who has a 12 years old daughter. You’ll be surprised how the events unfold.
6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
It’s always good to keep our imagination alive. We may all have heard and seen the story when we were little, but reading the story as an adult gives it a whole new meaning. Reading through the book you may realise that the writer leaves all the experience and creatures of the book as a metaphor of life. Not a surprise it manages its way to the list of books for beginners.
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7. The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand
Howard, an idealistic architecture, who refuses to compromise to designs that would not bring innovation with it. He is heavily pressurised due to it and it compels the readers to give a thought to their decisions in life.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird a book that deals with series issues of injustice and racial inequality. Atticus is a lawyer who is asked to defend a Blackman who is accused of raping a white woman. Although the whole town is against it, the sense of justice is not clouded in Atticus’s eyes.
9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne Frank is a girl whose family was under hiding for two years from during Nazi occupation of Netherlands. As they are ultimately taken away to a concentration camp, the girl dies of an extremely young age. She, however, kept an account of everything around her in a diary. Reading the horrors through the words of an innocent is something not only heartbreaking but also motivational and inspirational.
10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The plane of the narrator crashes into Sahara and is left with little resources to survive. He is saved by a little price who simply asks him to draw a sheep. These two become friends and the story is progressed with simple and conversations narrative of the two that would elevate your imagination. It is one of the great books for beginners.
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