1000 Books to Read Before You Die

Apologies for that nerdy title - 1000 books to read before you die! Well, I love reading books but I have yet not crossed that landmark of 1000 yet!

I have been an avid reader of books since my early teens (by the way, I have just crossed over and I'm 20 right now). Once I start, I do not leave the book until I am done. It doesn't take me long before I complete the book, hardly 2-3 days for an average-sized book. 

Although I have apologized above for the title of the blog - 1000 Books to Read Before You Die, but I would certainly like to share my 10 favorite books. 

I promise that I will post new blogs as soon as I read more books :)

For now, here are the top 1000 (oops! 10) books to read before you die:

1. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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

1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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

1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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
1000 Books to Read Before You Die

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.

Hope you enjoyed this super-comprehensive list of 1000 books to read before you die! (By writing 1000, I'm trying to keep myself motivated to read continuously so that I can hit that landmark at the earliest possible!) 

Till my next post, stay happy and safe!

Chao 👋

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