When you were a child and went to school, you were made to read books. This kind of compulsory reading, often puts people away from reading a good book. In order to become a bookworm, one must to devote themselves to reading quality books. Furthermore, not only that books develop your imagination, but also you have to be able to use your imagination and have a lot of imagination in order to read books.
If you have been forever put off by reading, perhaps you should try reading some famous classics, or quality pieces of literature. These can motivate you to start to read, but they could also make you interested in literature altogether. Furthermore, quality books which have real value to them, and are in fact works of art, will make you think and ponder about art and literature.
Here is a list of five books everyone should read before they give up on reading altogether.
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Even Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared this book a “flawless as a work of art.” The novel was written by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and published in serial installments. The publishing lasted from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. The novel’s first appeared for the first time in a complete book form in 1878.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The novel has a very important subject and that is racism. Furthermore, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offer a colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. The novel was first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885 and by that time the society which portrays had ceased to exist. This novel is considered to be one of the Great American Novels, and the first novel American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. Also, if you have read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer you will find this novel immensely amusing as it is a direct sequel to it.
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s longest play remains also one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. Also, it has been very popular even in Shakespeare’s lifetime and it was among his most-performed plays.
- In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
This novel has been published in seven volumes and it is the most prominent work of the French novelist Marcel Proust. It also uses the motif of involuntary memory.
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlemarch is a work of realism which George Eliot used to refer to many historical events. This novel is regarded as one of the best works written by George Eliot and one of the greatest English novels as well.