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Books to Read Before You Die

1. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Little Women is a book about 4 sisters, each with their unique and prominent personality, as they grow up in the charming 19th century New England. As they become strong women, we get to experience timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America. You can order this book from Amazon India right here.


2. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights

This is not a story about niceties and upper-class propriety. It is the tale of people who aren't so socially acceptable, who live away from the strict rules of civilization - it's almost as if they're not quite from the world we know.

This is a dark novel about love and revenge. You'll either love it or hate it, no in-between. Order your copy from Amazon India right now!


3. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby explores the great indulgence of the jazz age. The novel is about the famously wealthy and Jay Gatsby and his quest for love.

It is widely considered as one of the best novels of all time and takes a deep dive into the American culture of the 1920s. Also, check out the film adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Order your copy from Amazon India here.


4. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

A strange yet beautiful combination of Gothic thriller, intense romance, and cautionary tale, Frankenstein is yet another book you can't read. It raises existential questions like What makes us human? What do we owe to other humans? How much more can we tamper nature? These questions are more relevant than ever with the lockdown. Get ready to be terrified, order your copy now!


5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher In The Rye

J.D. Salinger's classic about teenage angst and rebellion has split audiences for decades. It is the tale of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy coming to terms with life. Will you be able to identify with him and his journey? Read to find out. Order your copy from Amazon India here.


6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Perks is a modern coming of age classic that follows the journey of Charlie. A story of friendship, love, sorrow, joy, and teenage nostalgia. You will probably relate a lot with Charlie, and you'll probably wish that you didn't. A book worth reading many times over. (There's a pretty great film adaptation of it too.) To read this beautiful book, order now!


7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

You've heard of Harry before, but have you read the books? Join Harry in his (literally) magical journey in Hogwarts as he comes to terms with being the famous Boy Who Lived. A great series to binge-read (or watch) during the lockdown. Order a copy of this classic from Amazon India right now!


8. 1984, by George Orwell

1984

THE classic dystopian novel. George's haunting vision of the future will send chills down your spine throughout the novel. You'll question society, the government, and where everything went wrong. Was he a prophet? Order your copy and find out!


9. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

Romeo And Juliet

The most famous love story ever written! Romeo and Juliet are about tragedy and euphoria of being young and in love. Spoiler: people die.

Why didn’t they just run away together? You've got to find that for sure. Order your copy right away!


10. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous novels of all time. It details the romance of two opposite characters in a world where people are expected to behave with the utmost class and courtesy.


The origin of enemies to lovers trope. You can order your copy from Amazon India here. 

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