60 Classic Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime.

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A few years back my Grandmother in law a famous German poet and writer gave me this valuable list of the classics that every one should read, I am yet making my way through the list , tell me how many have you read?

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolken
  2. 1984 – George Orwell
  3. Pride and Prejudice -Jane Austen
  4. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  6. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  8. A Passage to India – E.M Forster
  9. The Lord of the Flies – Willliam Golding
  10. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  11. A Bend in the River- V.S. Naipal
  12. The Great Gatsby -F.Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
  14. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  15. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
  16. The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
  17. Don Quixote -Miguel de Cervantes
  18. The Bible – Various
  19. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  20. Ulysses -James Joyce
  21. The Quiet American – Graham Green
  22. Birdsong -Sebastian Faulks
  23. Money – Martin Amis
  24. Harry Potter Series-J.K.Rowling
  25. Moby Dick- Herman Melville
  26. The Wind in the Willows-Kenneth Graham
  27. His Dark Materials Trilogy -Philip Palman
  28. Anna Karenina -Leo Tolstoy
  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll
  30. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Mark Haddon
  32. On the Road – Jack Karmax
  33. Heart of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
  34. The Way We Live Now-Anthony Trollop
  35. The Outsider-Albert Camus
  36. The Color Purple -Alice Walker
  37. Life of Pi -Yann Martel
  38. Frankensetein-Mary Shelley
  39. The War of the Worlds-H.G.Wells
  40. Men Without Women-Ernest Hemingway
  41. Gulliver’s Travels-Jonathan Swift
  42. A Christmas Carol -Charles Dickens
  43. Huckelberry Finn-Mark Twain
  44. Robinson Crusoe-Daniel Defoe
  45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-Ken Kesey
  46. Catch 22-Joseph Hetter
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
  48. Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden
  49. The Divine Comedy -Alighieri Dante
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  51. North and South -John Jakes
  52. Flowers in the Attic-V.C.Andrews
  53. Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare
  54. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  55. The Scarlett Letter -Nathaniel Hawthorn
  56. Les Miserables- Victor Hugo
  57. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  58. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  59. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint -Exupery
  60. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

It’s All in the Perspective – Chanie Gorkin

This poem was written by teen Chanie Gorkin 17 yrs old in 2014. It’s all in the perspective.

 

 

Today was the absolute worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There’s something good in every day

Because, when you take a closer look,

This world is a pretty  evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.

And it’s not true that

It’s all in the mind and heart

Because

True happiness can be obtained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality

Creates

My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that

Today was a good day

Now read the poem from the bottom to top ~ It’s pretty amazing.