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The 10 Best Books You Must Read Before You Die

These books have withstood the passage of time and bewitched countless readers all over the world. For all the book lovers who simply love to read quality writing, it can be hard to know where to start with when there is such a wealth of great literature.

Here is a list of just 10 such must read books:

1. Harry Potter Series

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Sometimes we need a break from this monotonous life and there isn’t anything better than entering a world full of magic. JK Rowling’s novels not only create magic but also teach various lessons of life, the most important being that love conquers all.

2. Pride and Prejudice

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If you’re a sucker for romance then this one should definitely be on your list. One simply cannot resist the mysterious and quiet Mr Darcy and Lizzie with her outspoken personality is a breath of fresh air. It’s a period novel written by Jane Austen and perfectly describes the 18th-century lifestyle and societal hierarchies of the time.

3. The Secret

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This is a self-help book by Rhonda Byrnes and it reveals the secret to get all your desires and wishes fulfilled. If in life things are not going as planned then this is a must-read. Not only will it make you a positive person but it will completely change your outlook on life.

4. Palace Of Illusions

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We all know the story of Mahabharat but not many talk about the women of the epic. This novel is written by Chitra Divakaruni and it tells the Mahabharat from Draupadi’s perspective. It offers a completely different side of the story and often compels us to question some of the incidents that we did not earlier.

5. Wuthering Heights

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It is a period novel and tells about the difficulties of life in the moors in the 18th century. This is perhaps the only novel that describes every human emotion that exists, be it joy, sorrow, hatred, jealousy, revenge or hope. It was written by Emily Bronte.

6. To Kill A Mockingbird

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This novel was written by Harper Lee. It celebrates childhood and it’s innocence. Through the story of siblings Jem and Scout and their father Atticus Finch, this book talks about the ordeals that children go through as they hit puberty.

7. Alice In Wonderland

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It was written by Lewis Carrol. Through its fantasy world, it shows that everyone is flawed and unique in their own way. It also shows how at the end of the journey Alice discovers herself.

8. Jane Eyre

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This period novel was written, Charlotte Bronte. It shows that one is never too young to take a stand for themselves. Jane, the protagonist, knows what she wants and is not afraid to live life on her terms.

9. Little Women

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This is the perfect Christmas novel written by Louisa May Alcott. It shows that no matter what happens, your family and friends will always be by your side. It also beautifully expresses the bond that sisters share.

10. Lajja

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This novel was written by Taslima Nasreen. It shows how negatively communal passions can affect a society. Feelings of revenge in the name of religion can completely turn human beings into merciless beasts. If political affairs are your area of interest, in particular, this one should definitely be on your list.

Written by
Sayani Rakshit 

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