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As it’s always said that books are your friends. Then you must at least have a few good friends for fun or to gain knowledge from or some life changing advices. Here are 5 of the best books you should read, reader or not that will stay with you throughout your life.

These books will make you happy, a little sad but will definitely give a wild unexpected experience in a few pages.

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

This is a classic novel that was published in 1961 and is still found among the top lists of best books of all times. The story follows Atticus Finch a lawyer who takes on the case of black man who’s wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

This book is a whole experience of life, humanity, passion for other people, hypocrisy, cruelty and humor. And you will have a wonderful time reading it.

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a classical story of a man Jay Gatsby who narrates his story of his pursuit of the lady Daisy Buchanan. She was a wealthy woman who he adored since his childhood. The book was published in 1925 but didn’t receive much love until later.

The story teaches a lesson of dreams that remain unattainable in life and what a person goes through to have them. Fitzgerald describes the realities of gaining wealth. And how Gatsby was still unable to get one thing he wanted most in life, his love.

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

The novel follows a young girl Jane, who as an orphan has always felt like an outcast and endured the harshness and cruelty of her Aunt Reed. Jane struggles with the life challenges and obstacles.  But she still shows strength and strong character.

The story conveys the need and search for love. Seeing as Jane has always looked for affection and a sense of belonging throughout her life.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

The book thief narrates the story of a girl, Leslie in 1932 Nazi Germany. Leslie starts stealing books and learns to read by the help of her foster father. Her foster family is also hiding a Jewish boy in their basement in these war ridden times.

This is a very interesting and powerful book that will make you cry. You will root for these characters who go through these adventures. You will share Leslie’s experience of falling in love with words. You’ll see courage that is hardly found in difficult times.

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

This is a book that follows the story of 4 sisters Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy from their childhood to womanhood. They all have completely different personalities and ambitions and a different take on the life they want for themselves.

The story sheds light on various themes like love and death, family responsibilities and pursuing personal ambitions in the times of war. Specifically for 4 young woman who take on the world where women were still put into a defined category with fewer expectations.

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