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8 Books That Every Student Must Read Atleast Once In A Lifetime

24 Apr | Source: : Oswaal Books Editorial Board

Reading has wondrous benefits for students as well as adults. It opens up our minds to such broader perspectives in life that were not known to us before. It helps in increasing the vocabulary, learn about amazing cultures across the globe, understand the characteristics of people and develop a knack for knowledge as well.

Even though there is no limit to reading, there are some books highly recommended for students for them to grow their mind. Some of these are:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird: The book talks about the harsh reality of racism amidst the African-American race and highlights the problems that are raised by the society being open to only one kind od thought process.

          Author: Harper Lee     Genre: Drama

  • Animal Farm: Animal Farm serves as an symbol for the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution in which major characters represent historical figures such as Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, and Leon Trotsky.

          Author: George Orwell    Genre: Political Satire

  • The Great Gatsby: Gatsby is a man with immense money rolled in too quick, who yearns to win back the heart of Daisy Buchanan with whom he fell in love with before leaving for war. Through Gatsby’s tragic fate, Fitzgerald emphasizes the difference between people with new money and those with generation of it.

          Author: F Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Modernist novel

  • Romeo and Juliet: Everyone knows about the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet but reading it in the words of Shakespeare makes it interesting to another level. It open up your mind about the farsightedness of Shakespeare who imagined love in that manner in that era, like we experience now.

          Author: Shakespeare   Genre: Tragedy

  • Catcher and the Rye: Salinger’s novel is about self-isolation and depression, innocence and growing up, and the hypocrisy and superficiality of adults. Due to its vulgar language, violence, and sexual scenes, the novel has appeared on many banned and censored lists since its release in 1951.

          Author: J.D. Salinger    Genre: Coming-of-Age 

  • The Perks of being a Wallflower: It is story about the changes you experience during the childhood, the music that alters your life and the friends who become your tribe. This book provides a life altering perspective towards living.

          Author: Stephen Chbosky   Genre: Coming of Age

  • Pride and Prejudice: One of the classic novels that talks about stories of 5 sisters and how thy deal with different situations in life. The characters portrayed by the author have a lot of depth to it that it feels real at some points and the readers can relate to it to a large extent.

          Author: Jane Austen   Genre: Romance

  • The Harry Potter Series:  One of the most famous series that has been converted into 73 languages up till now, this series is one of the most recommended ones in the list. It works the imagination of students in a direction that was unknown in writing. Moreover, it makes you want to be a part of the story and wish all of it had been real.

          Author: J K Rowling   Genre: Fiction

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