To kill a mocking bird was published in 1960 and so far it has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide in different languages. It is a favorite book of novel lovers and whosoever have read it. It is a story written with a point of view of 6-year old Scout Finch, a daughter of a lawyer. It is all about right and wrong from a child’s point of view and what she learns about people and life. It also raises social issues like color, class and sex discrimination in American law.
The Odyssey by Homer
Odyssey, one of the best work of ancient Greek literature. It is one of the two major greek epic poems of Homer. It is a story of 10 years struggle and intense desire to return back home after Trojan war. Homer shows us everything that happens in the Odyssey, gods and human; good guys and bad guys; father and his family which makes it epic.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Published in 1927 considered as a masterpiece of Woolf. It is a story of Ramsay's family spending their summer holidays with some guests. It is about the conflict of man vs woman and family life obstacles. We can feel a feminism approach of Woolf . As time passes, the Ramsays face, alone and simultaneously, the greatest of human challenges and its greatest triumph - the human capacity for change.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is one of the greatest achievement of his career. A novel of the Jazz age has been acclaimed by generations of readers . It is so much more than just a love story. Wealthy and luxury loving Jay Gatsby and his feelings for the beautiful Daisy. Their carelessness and inability to value relationship and everything else related to them changes their love story into an irony. However, the main message that Fitzgerald sends to us isn't that dreaming will lead to despair, but that chasing an unworthy dream will lead to tragedy. In 2013 film based on a novel was released starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Published in 1869 “War and Peace” is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace is one of the longest novels ever written. It is divided into 4 books with 15 parts. War and Peace, is all about Russian war with Napoleon and how it affected lives of commoners who caught up in the war. Book has lots of characters but all are connected, that is the beauty of Tolstoy's writing.