101 Books to Read Before You Die – Part II1 min read
This is part two of my list “101 books to read before you die” collated by book lovers, for book lovers! If you’d like to read part one, then click here.
This is an engrossing novel that explores a little-known part of history through the experiences of three beautifully drawn characters. Adichie describes Biafra's struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the 1960s. Along the way we learn about love, loyalty, betrayal, colonialism and moral responsibility. This is a truly memorable and emotional read.
Somehow, it will give a meaning to your life.
Magic and a story about friendship, love and life you will never forget
I'm in just love with this series. I know if any one out there reads this series, they will definetly learn something from it.
This book is so profound and uplifting. Stockett succeeds in creating a painfully believable world while developing characters you will love, hate, admire, and never forget. I adored this book and recommend it to everyone!
Because the story is everything but exciting and still overwhelming at the same time. Williams' way of telling the story of Ruth, who has been diagnosed with Leukemia, is exceptional and his style of writing turns this novel into a true masterpiece.
It’s an incredible novel that spans so many topics beginning with the tempestuous winds of the mother daughter relationship between protagonist Sophia and her long ailing mother as they travel to Spain to hopefully find a cure. While there, under the care and guidance of the enigmatic Dr Gomez of the Gomez clinic, who helps Sophia as much as he does her mother, the book fans out effortlessly and absorbingly into a journey of learning to find your own voice and what it really means to be yourself amongst the ever moving influences around you. Levy explores the changing tides of identity, our desire to know ourselves, and our search for a feeling of purpose or understanding and so much more. It’s a book that stayed with me long after the last page.
It's truly a thriller (ignore the rubbish TV adaptation which had no similarity) all about out obsession with social media and how much of our identity we share. If it is so much, how easy would it be to become someone else?
It’s a beautiful and emotionally story surrounding family, where you must choose between what you want to do, and doing the right thing, even if no-one would find out other than your partner.
It is a perfect story that all children and adults should read, with stunning illustrations - and the author is so fascinating too. And I collect it in so many languages.
Told through the eyes of an innocent boy wanderer, this is an important read for adults. It reminds the reader to be open minded, kind to others and accept our differences.
It's a classic story and I strongly suggest this book to everyone. They should take a leap of faith and read it, so they can not only enjoy Tolkein's way with the words,but also his enrichment of text with the silmarillion bits, and at the end his verse will complete the visit at Middle Earth. This book is all about our imagination. It's up to us how far we can take it and we all know that sky is the limit.
"It's a story about two bookworms who spend their time together when in middle school, reading in an ex-closet library on weekend. They fell in love around 14 but went their separate ways in high school to meet 11 years later. The characters' fondness of books is so endearing."
It’s a book about a Palestinian family and the story is told through four generations, beginning with Palestine before the occupation and ends with Palestine in current times. A must read for anyone who wants to know what it's like for Palestinians to live under occupation.
If you haven't read free verse fiction before, One is a good place to start! Sarah Crossan is the master of free verse fiction, and in this book she tells the heartbreaking but hopeful story of conjoined twins going about their every day life and ultimately facing the hardest decision they'll ever have to make. Warning: it will make you cry.
It’s a great romance filled with adventures and family.
It’s a timeless classic.
Such a classic that everyone needs to read. Filled with romance and drama, all you need in a good book.