The books are a fundamental part of our education, as is literature. They are so important that the film industry, one of the largest industry in the world, each year is inspired by existing books to produce its successes . Among the millions of books we can find in the world, there are some that are essential in our lives hence we wanted to collect them today so that if you need one to read, now you can write it down on your list of things to do. You will find all these titles available by clicking on the title of each book.
We show you the books you should read before turning 30:
1- The Little Prince (1943)
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This book is really short but it will make you question the meaning of life, friendship and human nature in general. It is a work that delights and enamors everyone who reads it.
2- Alice in Wonderland (1865)
Author: Lewis Carroll
Who does not know this work? You have probably seen the Disney movie or one of its many adaptations to the cinema but none is as wonderful as the original book .
3- The name of the Rose (1980)
Author: Umberto Eco
It had a great impact in its time as it is set in a convent and tells us about the research that a friar leads to out to try to solve a series of mysterious crimes. The novel was so successful that Sean Connery made it into a film.
4- The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1890)
Author: Oscar Wilde
It was the first novel by the successful author Oscar Wilde. It deals with the myth of eternal youth and the fear of aging and death. Would you make a pact with the devil to remain forever young?
5- The Lord of the Rings (1954)
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
It has become a classic of literature driven by the success of the film trilogy. The description of the landscapes, the friendship and the plot will captivate you.
6- Dracula (1897)
Author: Bram Stoker
This novel was the predecessor to all the movement about natural that we experience today in television and in cinema. It is still one of the best vampire novels you can find today
7- Macbeth (1611)
Author: William Shakespeare
The author of 'Romeo and Juliet' wrote this political tragedy in which political ambition is dramatized to extreme levels.
8- 100 years of Solitude (1967)
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Considered a masterpiece of universal literature, you should try read it at least once in your life.
9- 20 thousand leagues of submarine travel (1870)
Author: Jules Verne
The story of Captain Nemo is known to anyone who has studied literature sometime. The adventures of this captain in your submarine Nautilus will hook you.
10- Oliver Twist (1837)
Author: Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist is so well known that even The Simpsons made a chapter dedicated to their history. It is the second novel by Charles Dickens and features a naughty boy.
11- The shadow of the wind (2001)
Author: Carlos Ruíz Zafón
One of the best books that has been made in this century. It is the first part of four novels connected and set in Barcelona during the industrial revolution.
12- Ulysses (1922)
Author: James Joyce
It is a curious book since it mixes the story of two characters in Dublin at the time with the story of Ulysses in ancient Greece.
13- The Pillars of the Earth (1989)
Author: Ken Follet
A historical novel that deals with all kinds of varied topics and that will captivate you from its inception. We warn, it is quite long and dense.
14- The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Author: Alexandre Dumas
book about the revenge of Edmundo Dantés, who has been betrayed by his best friend.
15- The lazarillo de Tormes (1554)
Author : Anonymous
Tells the life of a child from birth to adulthood. It is a novel ironic and critical with the society of the moment.
16- The Great Gatsby (1925)
Author: Francis Scott Fiztgerald
Both the film and the book show us how youth can be full of excess, which will lead to an inevitable drama.
17- Metamorphosis (1915)
Author: Franz Kafka
What would happen if one day you wake up and have become an insect ? That is the argument of this classic literature.
18- The Lord of the Flies (1954)
Author: William Golding
Series as Lost, Lost and Das Bus have echoed this novel . It is an allegory of human nature.
19- Trilogy of the night (1955)
Author: Elie Wiesel story developed during the time of the Holocaust. It is a universal and essential work to better understand some aspects of history.
20- East of Eden (1952)
Author: John Steinbeck
This author won a Nobel Prize and this work is undoubtedly the best of his entire career.
21- Kill a Mockingbird ( 1960)
Author: Harper Lee
This novel knows how to captivate readers with topics such as racism or prejudice.
22- Doctor Zhivago (1957)
Author: Boris Pasternak
Una novel of Russian origin that shows us the suffering of a man unable to control his life.
23- Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Author: Daniel Defoe
It is still a success today, so it is necessary to read this work at least once.
24- Ana Karenina (1877)
Author: León Tolstoy
Other work of Russian origin that constitutes one of the best in the literature.
25- Rebellion on the farm (1945)
Author: George Orwell
It is a funny story that uses farm animals to make an analogy with the politicians of the time.
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