Books are known to be your best friend. They are the powerhouse of knowledge and freedom. It is rightly said,”There is no friend as loyal as a book”. Books have so much to give us and do not ask anything in return. Books can leave a good impact on us. The greatest books are defined as classics that are written by the greatest minds. We all have few books that we love and cherish. Books can open your minds and kill your boredom. Here are some of the books that you must read in your lifetime.

The Alchemist:-

This great piece of work is written by Paulo Coelho. The story is about an Andalusia shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way, he meets a gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

Theory of Everything:-

The book is written by Stephen Hawkins who is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds. If you love the facts which are unknown and if you are interested in the universe and physics then this book is for you. This book consists of a compilation of several lectures by Stephen Hawking. Many of the ideas from them appear in several of his past books. Hawking attempts to explain sophisticated and complex mathematical ideas. He briefly covers the history of ideas about the universe from Aristotle, Augustine, Newton, Einstein, Hubble, and Feynman. He then explains the Big Bang, black-holes, and space-time and incorporates these thoughts into the search for a unified theory of everything. This book takes you to the tour of the world of the universe.

The Kite Runner:-

The Kite Runner is the first novel by the Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is the story of a twelve-year-old boy and his dream that one day he will win the local kite contest and his local friend, Hassan, promises to help him. But neither of the boys can imagine what is going to happen next- a thing that will shock them. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America. Amir realizes that one day he must return to his place to find the one thing that new world can’t grant him.

The Book Thief:-

The Book Thief is written by the famous author Markus Frank. The book thief is the story revolving around the young girl who is living with her adoptive family who grows a love for books and gradually understands the power of words. It is the story of a girl Liesel scrapes out a miserable life for herself by theft when she meets something she can’t fight back. It is the complete moving book which will leave you flat with its pictures of Nazis Germany’s friendship and loss.

Wuthering Heights:-

Written by Emily Bronte, it is the most haunting and tormented love story ever written. Wuthering Heights is a tale of a troubled orphan, Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw. The story revolves around the tempestuous romance between Heathcliff, an orphan who is taken home to Wuthering Heights on impulse, and Catherine Earnshaw, a strong-willed girl whose mother died delivering her, becomes Heathcliff’s close companion. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor’s daughter Catherine.

Jane Eyre:-

Written by Charlotte Bronte, it is the story of a young orphaned girl whose name is Jane Eyre. She lives with her aunt and cousins, the Reeds, at Gateshead Hall. Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a richer life than those traditionally allowed women in Victorian society.

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