10 Books to Read Before You Die

Books play a crucial role in our daily life. Books are our friends in real sense. They demand nothing from us. They give us plenty of joy. We also learn a lot from them. They take us in a different world of imagination. The importance of reading books can’t be in words. It’s something you understand on by real experience.

The following is a list of 10 must read books in your lifetime;

1. The Things They Carried -Tim O’Brien

The things they carried by Tim O’Brien is book that cuts across the genre of war and fiction. As a matter of fact is transcends the genre of fiction. The first- person narrator of The Things They Carried is a writer and a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. The book documents events that proceeds and precedes the war, in addition depicting the war itself. The lifespan covers more than 30 years in the life of Tim and his fellow fighters.

2. The Stranger – Albert Camus

This book is a fictitious, challenging, haunting masterpiece of literature. The book has managed to express the themes and concepts of existential philosophy in a very perfect manner. It is a fun to read book, especially for examining our role the universe and human nature.


3. The Brothers Karamazov -Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is regarded as one of the best masterpiece ever written. The book has undoubtedly changed many peoples’ lives. The story revolves around the life of an old man, Karamazov, a filthy spendthrift lech and his three sons. Each son has unique character each representing different side of Russia character. Ivan the tortured intellect, Dimitri the spoiled one, and Alyosha the spiritual searcher. Dostoevsky say that Alyosha is the hero. He represents a certain Christian idea. Alyosha in the end stands for meekness and brotherhood in face of temptation. Dostoevsky suggests that these are the qualities that will redeem and preserve Russia.

4. The Name of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

This is one of greatest piece of literature ever written. The characters are so real, the action is so convincing and it has a captavating story to narrate. One of the most interesting things about this book is that the magic is well embedded in the world of the book. All seems real; the consistence is perfect and the world seems so believable.

5. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

The book tells the epic story Edmond Dantes and how he spent 14 years in a dungeon for a crime he did not commit. This story takes you through the journey of Edmond Dantes, the boy growing up to become The Count of Monte Cristo.

6. Flowers of Algernon – Daniel Keyes

This is a highly original and wonderful book concerning a mentally challenged man called Charlie whose dream was to be smart. One day, his dream came true. Some scientists working on an experimental operation of raising ones intelligence to a genius level selected him and suddenly his life was transformed.

7. Slaughterhouse – Five-Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-five revolves around the life of a young man, Billy Pilgrim. Billy believes that some aliens have abducted him. It is through this book that Billy learns about time travel, a skill he uses regularly. This book changes the whole way of thinking about time, life and death.

8. The Lords of The Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”. Thisis one of the famous quotes of J.J.R. Tolkien, The Lords of The Rings. It is a fantasy book that you will not want to miss before you die.


9. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

This piece of literature takes you through a deceptively simple story of a southern family in a southern town caught up in a cataclysmic moral crisis. This book keeps you enthralled till the last word.

10. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy

This book transcends the genre of science fiction and it is made to laugh at itself while still honoring its rich tradition. Adam’s sense of humor also borrows deeply from the fields of science, philosophy, and sociology.in this particular book, Adam used wit and sarcasm to bring across a rather crucial point about this thing called life and the way in which we go about living it. This is the funniest novel that you will ever read.