Thinking to curl up with a read this Summer? After all, Summers are never complete without a good book right. Whether you are soaking up sun on a beach or taking time off from work, our list of top classics everyone should read will not just enthral but also make you fall in love with reading all over again.
Are you a book lover and dreaming of lying in the sun with a good novel and cocktail in hand? What are you waiting for as Summers are the best time to indulge in endless reading. Our list of timeless and most talked-about classics for this Summer have withstood the passage of time and bewitched innumerable readers all across the world.
If you want to switch off from the work pressure, we recommend bring these books along to keep yourself entertained when doing so helps you become smarter, successful and nicer.
Add these books to your reading list and deepen your cultural appreciation.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Did you ever experience reading a novel when you become so engrossed that you miss your subway stop? This classic will surely make you victim of this ‘absorption’.
Loosely based on the author’s own life, this American Classic is the winner of famed Pulitzer Prize. Set in 1930s, the story revolves around Atticus Finch and his children Jem and Scout growing up in a small town in Alabama. This captivating read deals with themes of rape, racism and social injustice.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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A drama far ahead of its time, Wuthering Heights is a poignant story of revenge. This is a favourite in varied modern literary circles due to its combination of complex storytelling and unbridled passion.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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One of our favourites, this great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. The world of Scarlett O’Hara has enchanted the literary buffs for ages now. The characters of this historical novel have become symbols of passion and desire over the years. If you are looking for some extra dose of determination, read this classic story of peace and war, love and loss, hope and despair.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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This tale chronicles seven generations of the Buendia family in the fictional village of Macondo. This bestseller launched Marquez into worldwide fame as he showed how history moves in circles.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence
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One of Lawrence’s best books, this ground-breaking novel is far more than the story of a love affair. Despite being little conventional and dated, this is definitely worth a read.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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The heart and soul of this coming-of-age novel is the passionate love between Jane and her employer, Edward Rochester. Critics have often termed Bronte’s narrative as fierce. This Victorian novel had cast a spell on its generation with its unvarnished simplicity.
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
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Set in the Indian Subcontinent, the narration in this classic is more lyrical in its approach. This multi-layered novel is the story of Saleem Sinai who is born in India on the stroke of midnight when India attained Independence.
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
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A tale of freedom and love, this book focusses on complex human emotions. Written in 1916, the illustrations about the Bengali household and their customs, traditions in this novel are worth taking note of.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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This novel is criticised for being a trifling romance of high life while Tolstoy considered it to be his first true novel. Every book lover should read this epic work of art.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by James Orwell
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Considered as one of the best classic novels, this masterpiece has been translated into more than 65 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. This dystopian novel describes the future in a totalitarian state where thoughts and actions are controlled.
We totally believe in what Jennifer Egan once said, “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work.”
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