“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several times while reading.”- William Styron
Who does not love reading good books? After all, books are the best friend to a human. A good book not only helps you to gain knowledge but it also connects your soul to the author of it.
Here are some books you must read once in a lifetime.
1.The story of my experiences with the truth-
The story of my experiences with the truth is an autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi which he wrote in prison and was published in his journal Navjivanin 1925. This book throws light on his life from early childhood to how he becomes devoted to nonviolence and truth. It is a must-read the book for every India. As an Indian, we must know his life story.
2. Pride & Prejudice-
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. Pride & Prejudice is a romantic novel by Jane Austen published in 1813. This novel illustrates the relationship between a protagonist Elizabeth Bennet with a man. It is a classic novel best for the classic literature lovers.
3.Wings of fire-
Wings of fire is an autobiography of the extraordinary man APJ Abdul Kalam. Also known as the missile man of India, Kalam wrote this book which illustrates his early life, effort, career, hardship and all ups & downs that he faced. This book was published in 13 languages and considered among the best motivational book to date.
4.Long walk to freedom-
Long walk to freedom is an autobiography of Nelson Mandela’s journey from 27 years in prison to how he became the first South African black President. This book describes his early life and his role in the anti-apartheid movement. It is considered as the most acclaimed autobiographies of the late 20th century.
Godaan is a Hindi novel by Munshi Premchand which was published in 1936. It was later translated into English as The gift of a cow and is considered among one of the greatest Hindi novels of Modern India Literature. Hindi Literature lovers, this one is for you.
6.The diary of a young girl-
“Anne’s diary begins at a crucial point in her life, and in the diary, Anne depicts her life in hiding from the Nazis. Anne describes her family relationships, her first love, and daily life in the secret annex in the diary”. The diary of a young girl is a diary by Anne Frank which she started writing in 1942. She wrote this when she was hiding for two years with her other family members during the Nazi occupation of Netherlands. It is considered as the best of the classic war literature.
7.Absent in the Spring-
Absent in the spring is the books by Agatha Christie published in 1944. Also known as the queen of crime, this is a very challenging book she wrote which beautifully displays love, marriage with a twist and suspense.