If you love to read novels then you are at the right place. Here you will get to know about top 5 novels to read this year. Although these books are gems that never get old, content inside will definitely chill your heart.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most iconic and wonderful novels present till today, it’s written by Harper Lee in 1960. The set described in the novel is a small town of Maycomb, Alabama. The novel depicts a story narrated by a small child Scout Finch who is six years old.
Scout Finch lives in Maycomb with her father Atticus and her brother Jem. Her father Atticus was a lawyer who is asked to defend the case of a black man Tom Robinson who is falsely accused of raping a white women. Mostly people living in Maycomb are racists. The book will highlights the facts that shows how little children Scout and Jem are learning many valuable lessons from their father about tolerance, understanding and empathy.
This book has been honored with many awards, it’s really worth to buy this book.
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is among the finest written fiction literatures. This novel is narrated by Nick Carraway who is neighbor of Gatsby. The novel depicts a story into which Gatsby the protagonist has become rich recently to impress and get his lost love Daisy Buchanan who is cousin of narrator and wife to Tom.
This novel describes how the rich people in New York at that times are living, and how cruel and careless they are towards others. This story somewhat takes tragic way in the end and narrator was himself feel very bad about the greed and carelessness present in the rich society in East Egg. Narrator decides to move back to his old place after the story ends.
While reading the book, it’s story will definitely hold you tight in order to know the story completely.
3. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster's
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster’s is very interesting novel to read in 2020 as it gives you a tour of India in the British colonial period by a third person’s point of view. This novel focuses mainly on the relations between the British people and the Indian people.
The story in the novel takes place in Chandrapore, a city along the Ganges river. Main character in the novel is Dr. Aziz, a Muslim doctor in Chandrapore and a widower.
This Novel will gives you the basic idea about what native Indian people feels of Britishers in that period. Although the protagonist of the Novel himself is having good relations with few Englishmen, despite of this fact he can’t accept them as friends. Reading this amazing novel will definitely leave remarkable impression on the reader, Hence it’s a highly recommended one.
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
Beloved by Toni Morrison is one of best novels that highlights shocking and sad view on the slavery. Author has used intense imagery and amazingly described the story in beautiful words.
This novel is based on true story of a black slave women named Sethe who killed her own daughter namely Beloved to save her from the slavery. The shocking events caused under difficult circumstances of slavery will lead the story in a mixed reality of past and present.
This novel has powerfully described the the destructive legacy of slavery that one can even bite his fingers after getting the authors point of view. Although Sethe lives as a free women, but she is held prisoner by her own memories of trauma of her life as a slave from her pre-civil war days in Kentucky to her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1873.
This book is published in 1987 and has been awarded in 1988 with Pulitzer prize for fiction. Hence, become one of the highly recommended one.
5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy, is undoubtedly a master piece when it comes in the context of one of the greatest novels of all time. The book is based on early 19th century of Russian society.
Author has beautifully described the realistic details that setup in that era. It is regarded as masterwork of Russian Literature.
The novels primary historic setting was actually the French invasion of Russia in 1812. That was the time of Napoleonic wars where significance of Russian patriotism is been described in the story. Author has gently introduced the Russian families as the story begins from a city St. Petersburg in Russia.
This Novel is known worldwide for its realism that is beautifully described in it. Author has done extensive research, he visited battlefields, read history books on Napoleonic wars to achieve such an excellence.
This Novel is a must read book once in a lifetime.