We are living in the Age of Netflix and Hot star, while reading habits are converted into watching. This is probably the story of every individual, where you are willing to watch Lord Of the Rings on Netflix rather reading the novel. Don’t we feel guilty about being binge watching?
In 2017, we like you to take resolution more of reading rather watching. Reading books not only simulate your imagination but also enhances your ability to create your own stories. I know, this is bit of work for you, but I bet you will love reading as much as we do 🙂
To help you with this task, we would like to suggest some all time great fictional novels which you can start up with.
Middlemarch by George Eliot
This lovely Classic novel tells you story of love, hatred and marriage institution that used to prevail in 1830s in England. If you are not Classic lover, still we recommend this novel to you as you may find this 750 pages book a mixture of humor, love and basically humanity.
The book starts with the introduction of two orphaned Brooke sisters named Dorothea and Celia who take care of their mentally challenged uncle Mr. Brooke. Dorothea is one of the main characters who is mature and serious about life, reforms and social well being while Celia is opposite to her sister. In spite of their differences they are good with each other. However, destiny takes good and bad turns with Dorothea with her marriage, her ideology and her dreams.
The book has huge character casting which makes it worthy reading.
You can buy this book here- Middlemarch (Collins Classics)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This is the one of my favorites. It has the rural setting in the northern England with detailing of fictitious name of the villages. The novel is divided into several parts which depicts the different stages of the life of Jane Eyre (main character of the book). The Book start with the childhood of the nine year old orphan girl Jane Eyre who is living with her aunt Mrs. Reed in Gateshead. The story has life like flow which easily prelude its readers from Jane’s childhood, to girls education in Lowood School, to her adulthood and working as governess. Fourth part of the book details her stay with the Rivers Family at Moor House and lastly, an unexpected conclusion. The book will not bore and will connect you with the life of Jane Eyre.
You can buy this book here- Jane Eyre (Collins Classics)
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
This book requires a special space on your bookshelf. The book was written by Jane Austen in the mid of 1813, so the setting of the book is old and classic. It depicts the social pressure of that time and what effect has hasty decisions in life.
The story is all about the importance of love in life. Elizabeth Bennet is the main character of the book who is head strong women and believes that love and affection are the base of marriage but not wealth and social status. Her parents in the book are quite a humorous characters which makes the book interesting and humor filled.
The story is all about love between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. Where Mr. Darcy is overwhelmed with Pride, Elizabeth has her own sense of prejudice. You will want these two unite. The book takes you to the journey where these pole apart characters finds true soulmate in each other.
You can buy this book here- Pride and Prejudice (Collins Classics)
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
This Sci-Fi thriller book written by HG Wells is all about out of the planet creatures invasion in Earth. Although, I am nt a very big fan of sci-fi stories, but this story is different. The author is captivated by the idea of the Charles Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest, which is finely seen in the book.
The story is depicted in journalistic style where entire story can read from the view point of the narrator of the book. However, narrator does not have a name and identity in the story but the hint of honesty in his description keeps you motivated. To buy this book Click Here- The War of the Worlds
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
This is last on our list but I love this book to the core. No matter how many love stories you might have read or heard, but the love story of Gatsby is the greatest. Sometimes I hate Daisy, as she does not deserve such passionate lover who went to great heights for her.
The story is all about the passionate love of Gatsby for Daisy. They were lovers but their separated them and made Gatsby a strong and powerful man of the time. Later, Daisy was married to Tom with whom she is happily married until Gatsby shows up in their neighborhood. Many readers consider this book as depressing and sad ending, but closer look and thoughtful observance will tell you that conclusion was meant for everybody’s good.
To buy this book Click here- The Great Gatsby (Collins Classics)