“A mind needs books as a sword needs a sharpening stone.” -Tyrion Lannister.
Books enrich our lives, if you choose the right ones. Your characters can become friends. The places and adventures they can take you to can seem as real (and sometimes even more real) than the world in front of our eyes. But with legions of books published each year, it would take many lives to read them all. So which one do we choose?
Here is a list of five great books that deserve to be at the top of your reading list:
# 1 The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
Rarely does a writer as unique and talented as Cormac McCarthy appear. His books are dark and violent, but they are filled with beautiful prose, unique action, and a style that is impossible to emulate. His 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winner, The way, is possibly his best. Unforgettable, challenging, and unforgettable, this incredible novel will change the way you view post-apocalyptic literature, not to mention life and family, forever.
# 2 Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
A boy trapped in a life raft with a tiger! This spectacular novel is part a treatise on religious philosophy, part a Robinson Cruesoe-style survival story, and part bildungsroman on coming of age. The amazing action leaves you guessing until the end and will keep you talking about it long after you’ve continued.
# 3 The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
This novel may fall into the fantasy category, but it is an incredible tour de force that wields the incredible power of storytelling. Don’t expect a Lord of the Rings Copycat, this unique and engaging story is destined to be the new vanguard in the realm of epic fantasy. Fans of game of Thrones They will love it, just like people who have never read a fantasy novel in their lives.
# 4 Beloved (Toni Morrison)
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is considered one of the must-read classics of the second half of the 20th century. It is challenging, emotional, intense, beautiful, and classic. There is no doubt that Loved it was a big part of the reason Morrison received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
# 5 Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
Only three authors have won multiple Pulitzer Prizes and one was John Updike. Rabbit race is the first in a four-book series covering Updike’s career. In terms of sheer skill, Updike is the ultimate master of the late 20th century. His sentences are astonishingly brilliant and his command of the language is almost nil.