Book lovers will completely understand this. There are some words that touch our heart in a way where we can’t seem to get enough.
There is a saying ‘If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all’
Surely everyone has their own interest of genres, favourite authors and they revisit their work from time to time. But these are my personal fav list of books that have been popularly liked by most readers to read repeatedly.
1. The Harry Potter Series By J.K Rowling
I wish this series never ended. I didn’t get hooked on to the series until the third book released. A friend of mine begged me to try it out and I did. I was addicted. I was that girl who camped the night before at the bookstore to be the first of the many to grab my next volume of the scarred wizard and his world. Harry Potter has to be the best of what the millennials will ever experience in their time. Each time, I’m out of books to read, I will pick up any of these volumes and transfer in the world of Hogwarts and Muggles. After all, everybody needs a little bit of magic in their lives.
2. The Great Gatsby By F.Scott Fitzgerald
“Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue, and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that registered earthquakes ten thousand miles away.”
“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
These are some of the quotes from ‘The Great Gatsby’. These words. How could you not fall in love with these words. I think F.Scott Fitzgerald must have been going through something passionate in his life for him to etch these words. Every feeling heightened, every dialogue; poetic and the characters.. the characters pull you in with them where you imagine yourself as Daisy or what Gatsby would actually feel each time he saw her. If you haven’t read this one, then I don’t know where on earth have you been?
3. The Diary Of A Young Girl By Anne Frank
Set during a very tense and safe to say barbaric moment in history, for the longest time. Anne writes her diary in hiding from Amsterdam where they go to escape from the month of June on her 13th birthday and the diary abruptly ends in August. This is a diary with messages that need to be reiterated throughout the years. The message is that people have the right to freedom. It doesn’t matter what religion or race you belong to, respect each other, treat people alike. If you haven’t had the chance to get your hands on this one, I would highly recommend this one to each one, who would like a taste of history and humanity.. or the lack off.
4. The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand
A Masterpiece! Yes this one is a Masterpiece. I read this one when I was in college and the sheer size of the book and the small words scared the daylights out of me. I really was skeptical on this one. I thought it would one of those old boring philosophical literatures that took you a great number of classes to decipher. But the first 10 pages changed my mind completely and I finished it as soon as I could. I was obsessed with the book and took any free time to complete it. The story is about a man, who is thinking, living way ahead of his time and how the society doesn’t accept his modern thoughts. Live the life of Howard Roark. You will be introduced to a man who is strong about his beliefs and his tunnel vision takes him through a journey you don’t want to miss.
5. Difficult Women By Roxane Gay
This one is from last year. Powerful language and a new age of feminism, this book is slightly dark but really great twists. It’s a collection of 21 short stories and each story is about women whose anger and beauty is captured in the modern world of relationships. Gripping and interesting, this one is amazing.
If there are any books that you would like to share for us to re-read, do let us know.