Reading develops our brains, and makes us not only better memorize and assimilate information, but also better able to empathize with the situation of others. The knowledge that the authors of books share is very important – we can for a moment live the life of others, and thereby gain new experience and another way of looking at events.
During different stages of life, some books will be interpreted differently since we often read through the prism of our own experience. Reading the books on this list will surely give you pleasure and turn you into devoted fans of books!
1. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
A novel, which is a very easy read at any age should be read not only by a fan of fantasy. Everyone will find something in it for themselves – adventure, a fight against evil, friendship and a few tips from Gandalf, which prove themselves useful in every universe.
2. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
The novel is a linguistic experiment that poses challenges to the reader and intrigues them from the first pages on. The story of the completely morally derailed Alex is a great picture of the clash between good and evil.
3. William Golding, Lord of the Flies
A novel by an English writer that describes boys, who were trapped on a desert island, and try to create their own government. All attempts end in disaster, and although the book was written more than half a century ago, it hasn’t lost its relevance and freshness.
4. George Orwell, 1984
Although the book was written in 1949, the literary and philosophical issues are highly relevant today. The book isn’t recommended for people with problems, so you can expect it to thrust the reader into their armchair.
5. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
A story written from the point of view of a small child who speaks of justice and the fight against evil. It touches on a lot of modern day problems – racism, education. It raises many questions and gives some answers.