- 10 Gabriel Garcia Marquez “One Hundred Years of Solitude”
- 9. Saint Exupery “The Little Prince”
- 8. N.V. Gogol “Evenings on a farm near Dikanka”
- 7. Mikhail Bulgakov “The Master and Margarita”
- 6. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
- 5. Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”
- 4. J. Austin “Pride and Prejudice”
- 3. JK Rowling “Harry Potter”
- 2. J. R. R. Tolkien trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”
- 1. Jerome Salinger “The Catcher in the Rye”
Books have an incredible power of persuasion and influence on a person. They make you never give up, believe in love, hope for the best, teach you to understand other people, help you remember your childhood, and make the world a little better.
Even though everyone has their own preferences, there are top 10 books that everyone should read. These are works that at one time had a great influence on the development of culture. Believe me, your attitude to the world will not be the same after reading these amazing books.
We note in advance that the works are located in the rating randomly. All of them deserve to take a leading place in the list, and each of the listed books has devoted readers. Therefore, the distribution of places in the top 10 literary works worth reading will be pure convention.
10 Gabriel Garcia Marquez “One Hundred Years of Solitude”
The great novel of the Colombian writer, created in the genre of mystical realism. The main theme of this work is loneliness. The 20 chapters of the book tell the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and the village of Macondo.
9. Saint Exupery “The Little Prince”
A unique book that everyone should read, and it does not matter at all whether it is an adult or a child. Its main message is that all people were once children, but only a few remember this. In order not to forget what childhood is, friendship and responsibility for someone who trusted you, you need to re-read this book at least occasionally. The illustrations for it were created by the author himself and are an important part of the work.
8. N.V. Gogol “Evenings on a farm near Dikanka”
It seems incredible that this work, written with subtle humor, was created by the author of Dead Souls. Eight stories allegedly collected by the “beekeeper Panko” tell the reader about the amazing events that took place in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Even in Gogol’s time, his first literary experience was enthusiastically accepted by Pushkin and other famous writers. Nowadays, the book is one of the best works and a must-read for anyone who appreciates and loves Russian classical literature.
7. Mikhail Bulgakov “The Master and Margarita”
The writer created brilliant works, but the novel “The Master and Margarita” became the crowning achievement of his creation. This is a book with a difficult fate, literally suffered by the writer and finished by him shortly before his death. Bulgakov began work on it three times. The first version of the manuscript was destroyed by him in 1930. The novel is a mixture of genres: it has satire, mysticism, parable, fantasy, drama. The author never saw his book published – the ingenious creation of the master was released only in 1966.
The Master and Margarita is a deeply philosophical book that raises complex moral and religious questions. It has one feature – you need to grow up to this book. The novel may not be liked at all on the first reading, but if you return to it later, it is impossible to tear yourself away from it.
The interweaving of the stories of many people and the intervention in the fate of the heroes of mystical forces deserve to enter the top 10 books that everyone should read.
6. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
Guy Montag, a hereditary firefighter, continues the work of his family. But if his ancestors extinguished houses and saved people, then he is engaged in burning books. The consumer society in which the main character lives does not need books, because they can make people think about life. They have become the main threat to the prosperous existence of the state. But one day, on the next call, Guy could not resist and hid one book. Meeting her turned his world upside down. Disillusioned with his former ideals, he becomes an outcast trying to save books that are worth reading by everyone.
5. Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland”
Often, books written exclusively for children become desktop works of adults. Carroll, a mathematician and quite a serious person, wrote a fairy tale about a girl who, because of her curiosity, fell into a rabbit hole and ended up in an amazing country where you can grow and shrink at any moment, where animals talk, playing cards come to life and the Cheshire cat smiles. This is the best book created in the genre of absurdity, and is simply crammed with riddles, allusions and jokes. Reading it, you feel like the main character, who with every step through the wonderful country discovers something new and amazing.
4. J. Austin “Pride and Prejudice”
There was a place in the top 10 books worth reading, and a women’s novel. This is the story of the complex relationship between Mr. Darcy, a wealthy gentleman, and a girl from a family of modest means, Elizabeth Bennet. Their first meeting was a failure – the young man told his friend that the girl did not interest him at all. The pride of Elizabeth, who happened to overhear this conversation, was hurt, and she was imbued with an extreme dislike for Darcy. But the case brings them together again and again, and Elizabeth gradually changes her attitude towards him. This is a book about a strong, independent woman who makes important decisions herself and speaks her mind boldly.
3. JK Rowling “Harry Potter”
Top of the best books is impossible to imagine without a series of novels about a boy who finds out that his dead parents were magicians, and he is invited to study at the best school for young wizards. The story of Harry Potter has gained incredible popularity, and its author, previously unknown to anyone, JK Rowling, has become one of the best writers of our time.
2. J. R. R. Tolkien trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”
The most famous book that everyone should read. It has everything – magic, great heroes, true friendship, dignity and honor, self-sacrifice. Tolkien’s epic novel had a huge cultural impact. Even greater interest in him arose after the release of the film adaptation of books created by Peter Jackson.
The trilogy tells about Middle-earth, whose peoples lived quietly for millennia after the victory of the united armies of elves, dwarves and people over the Dark Lord of Mordor. But he did not finally leave this world, but hid in the darkness on the outskirts of his possessions. The ring, forged by Sauron and possessing great power, returned to the world after centuries of oblivion, bringing with it the threat of a new terrible war between the free peoples of Middle-earth and the hordes of Sauron. The fate of the whole world is in the hands of nine guardians of a terrible artifact.
1. Jerome Salinger “The Catcher in the Rye”
A book that has become a symbol of the rebelliousness of the youth of the 17th century, from beatniks to hippies. This is the life story of a XNUMX-year-old boy, told by himself. He does not accept the reality surrounding him, the way of life of society, its morals and rules, but at the same time does not want to change anything.
In fact, ratings are a rather conditional thing. Just because you like a book that isn’t on your suggested reading list doesn’t mean it’s bad. Any work that resonates in the soul of the reader is already worthy of a place in the list of books that everyone should read.