Too many books, too little time? This is possibly how every book-worm feels! However, there are some books that you simply shouldn’t miss to read. Here’s my list of the 10 best fiction novels that you must read.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
One of the most popular fiction novels, The Book Thief is an unforgettable tale about the extraordinary ability of books to heal the soul, says an article in BookBub. This is a story of a young foster girl, Liesel Meminger, who lives in Nazi Germany and is drawn to the love of books.
Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
This breath-taking story is set against the backdrop of unpredictable events, occurring in Afghanistan. It is the story of fear, violence, hope, indestructible love and strong friendship. The story will stay with you for a few days after you’ve finished reading it.
The Call of the Wind by Jack London
This intense and heart-wrenching story is about a half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, named Buck, who is stolen at the time when potential sledge dogs were in high demand. It shows both the destructible and caring nature of the man and Buck is in dilemma about these two conflicting traits.
Love in Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This is probably one of the most loved books among classic-lovers. This work of art is a tale of love, passion, grief, melancholy and human nature. If you love romantic fiction, you can’t miss reading this one.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale is a futuristic novel, based on a monotheocracy, called the Republic of Gilead, which was once America. The story is told from the perspective of Offred, a handmaid, who is adjusting to the new social structure. The book is funny, horrifying and unexpected.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
With smart observations about human nature, Dickens has beautifully woven this book. It shows the psychological development of a young orphan boy, Pip, who moves to London and explores a whole new life.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Considered as a masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is a powerful work of fiction against racism, classism and slavery. This is a tale of a young boy who is raised in a racist society and taught to be one. He overcomes this barrier in the most interesting and thrilling way.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
It’s an undeniable fact that The Da Vinci Code is one of Brown’s most notable works. It starts with a call for Professor Robert Langdon about a murder at the Louvre Museum and turns into a quest leading to various puzzles. Despite being a thriller, you will see that the author has done intensive research on history, science and religion.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The author was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for this very heroic novel. The story revolves around an ageing fisherman, who is engaged in an ambitious battle to catch a giant marlin.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This is a funny, poignant and highly imaginative story of how a boy meets a girl. This story highlights how love and relationships are affected by time itself. It is an intense and moving story that will take you to a whole new world.
Hope you liked this. Which are your favorites? Any recommendations? Let me know in comments please.