Book Nook: 10 Books You’ve Probably Skipped Over

I thought for this week I’d do a different kind of book nook. Usually I give you my review on a book I’ve been reading lately, but with final projects coming up and exams drawing near I just haven’t had the time to read anything other than textbooks. So, for this week I will be giving you the top 10 books that you’ve probably skipped by. Most of these books are not your usual run-of-the-mill modern bestsellers. I also threw in a few books that I find aren’t read enough. So if you’re looking for something new, try picking up one of the titles below:

1) Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

  • A story of imperialism and evil taking place in the heart of the Congo.

2) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • This is an older futuristic/sci-fi novel with an interesting plot twist.

3) Atonement by Ian McEwan

  • I know this was made into a movie, but I read this before it was a movie and I’ve honestly never seen the movie. It’s an interesting love-story-gone-wrong about how a lie can destroy lives. Be prepared to hate one of the characters.

4) Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • This is a classic mystery featuring the dynamic duo Sherlock and Watson.

5) Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

  • This is an adult fiction novel that is a good challenging read. It is a Russian story tale that takes a very dark and twisted turn.

6) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • A small town is riddled with inequality, and corrupt morals. Keep your eye out for Boo Radley.

7) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The short novel about love, money, parties, and adultery during the Great Depression.

8) Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Though the movies were very popular I don’t think I know anyone other than my mom who has actually read the series. The movies tend to gloss over certain parts of the books and whole chunks are taken out in order to make the movie a reasonable length.

9) Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  • Now I know this is a play and not technically a book, but it’s quite an interesting story if you really get into it. Death, corruption, madness, betrayal, and talking ghosts…what more could you ask for?

10) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

  • This book is witty and humorous with a main character who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

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