One thing that all of history's great men and women have in common is their love of reading. They read a great deal. On his perilous investigation of the River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt brought twelve books with him (counting the Stoics).
Lincoln read all that he could get his hands on (frequently recording sections he loved on spare sheets because he didn't have paper). At St. Helena, Napoleon had a library of nearly 3,500 books, and before that, he had a voyaging library that he took on crusades. Ambrose Bierce, an essayist and Civil War veteran who was a misjudged contemporary of Mark Twain, once said, "I owe more to my dad's books than to some other instructive and mandate impact."
The point is that successful people are voracious readers. Quite a bit. What about those of us who are young and cocky and want to follow in their footsteps? We have the desire, motivation, and hunger to succeed.
What should we read in particular? What will make it easier for us to follow the path that has been laid out for us — and everything that it entails?
Everyone loves to read a book that is worth his or her time. So after researching for days, we are finally here In front of you with a collection of 36 best books for reading. Read the article to the end to know what are the 36 Good Books For Reading.
1. Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis
In the back of their Porches, a group of narcissistic, well-heeled Hollywood spawns take drugs, drink, and slap each other. It's what you wish your youth had been like. A story about unbridled excess and, of course, destruction. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
2. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
When Jack and Kate encounter a club and spend an entire hour drinking and talking regarding their shared affection for Froot Loops and favorite films, it's a sign that they're meant to be together. Jack knows he's in love—hard. Soon after, she meets Jillian and Franny, two of his best friends, and she quickly wins them over, just as she did Jack.
On either side, Kate falls victim to her disorder and passes away. That should bring their plot to a conclusion.
As for fit, joyful, and endearing as ever. Jack isn't sure if he's going crazy. Still, if there's a chance to save Kate's life, he'll take it. Acknowledging the potential of time travel is part of that. However, Jack will discover that his deeds have consequences.
And when one option proves deadly for someone close to him, he must decide what he is ready to do to save the people he cares about. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
3. The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Jo Kuan, a seventeen-year-old lady's maid, works for one of Atlanta's richest and most powerful men's vicious daughters. Jo, on the other hand, works as the untraceable author of "Dear Miss Sweetie," a genteel Southern lady's newspaper advice column.
When her column becomes hugely famous, she uses the power of the pen to remedy some of society's faults, but she is unprepared for the reaction that ensues when she questions set views about race and gender.
While her adversaries try to sort out Miss Sweetie's real identity, a mysterious letter leads Jo on an exploration for her past and the family who destroyed her when she was a child.
Jo must decide if she is mentally prepared to come out of the shadows when her efforts landed her in the sights of Atlanta's most notorious criminal. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
4. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
The Solstasia festival provides Malik with an opportunity to flee his war-torn homeland and begin a new life with his sisters in the affluent desert city of Ziran.
When a vengeful spirit kidnaps Malik's younger sister, Nadia, as a ransom to enter the city, Malik strikes a terrible bargain: in exchange for Nadia's release, assassinate Karina, the Crown Princess of Ziran.
Her mother, the Sultana, has been brutally killed, her court is on the frontlines of revolt, and Solstasia looms over her like a sword. Karina, who has lost her mother, decides to revive her using old wizardry, which demands a king's beating heart.
And she knows how to get one: promise to marry the Solstasia tournament winner. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading.
5. Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Anouk, who is seventeen years old, aspires to live in the human world, where people known as Pretties enjoy fast automobiles, great fashion, and the ability to fall in love. But because Anouk isn't truly human, she'll never have those things.
Anouk is a Beastie: bound for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who conjured her into existence, and forbidden to travel beyond her familiar Parisian confines. That is until she discovers her mistress has been murdered, and Anouk has been charged with the crime.
The society she had envisioned for so long is now in jeopardy. Anouk and her fellow Beasties are being pursued by the Haute, an underground magical organization in Paris, They have just 3 days to discover the true murderer before the enchantment that keeps them human is broken.
They'll lose their only existences if they fail, but if they prevail, they'll be far more strong than anyone could have envisioned. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
6. The Beholder by Anna Bright
Selah had wished for a happy ever after her entire life. She understands her responsibility as the sole daughter of Potomac's leader to find the perfect mate. Selah's stepmother, though, recommends an inconceivable solution after an excruciatingly public rejection: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic to meet a series of potential suitors—and if she doesn't come home engaged, she shouldn't come home at all. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
Selah's quest will take her from the gardens of England to the fjords of Norway, and it will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. But her stepmother's plots aren't the only ones hidden beneath the decks... and the stakes of her journey could be greater than any happy conclusion.
7. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Louise le Blanc ran away from her coven two years ago and took refuge in Cesarine, giving up all magic and living off what she could take. Witches like Lou are hunted there. They are regarded as dangerous.
They're also charred. Reid Diggory has lived his life as a Church huntsman by one rule: "Thou must not allow a witch to survive." However, after Lou commits a heinous prank, the two are forced into an untenable situation: marriage. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
Lou is faced with a choice, unable to overlook her growing feelings but unable to transform who she is. Love, on the other hand, makes us all look stupid. A perfect book and worth reading among the list of good books to read
8. Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
Shady Grove possessed her father's ability to summon spirits from the grave by playing the violin, but she also acknowledges that the fiddle's strains bring nothing except difficulties and gloom.
When her brother is arrested for murder, she can't let the dead keep their secret information. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
She'll have to make the spirits sing to clear his name.
9. Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
This gorgeously imagined young adult debut combines elements of Neil Gaiman's Stardust with a magnificent Hindu mythological backdrop to create a radiant contemporary fantasy.
As the baby girl of a star and an earthly, Sheetal is used to keeping it a secret. Pretending to be a "regular" person. Sheetal, on the other hand, requires the help of a full star to heal her human father after an unintentional flare of her Starfire lands him in the hospital.
A star like her mother, who has long since returned to the sky. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
Sheetal will be led to a divine trial full of glittering marvels and ominous shadows in her exploration for her dad. where she must compete as her family's champion in a competition to determine the next reigning house of the heavens—and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
10. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Ellingham Academy is a prominent Vermont private school where the globe's most phenomenal intellectuals, innovators, and creators are educated. Albert Ellingham, a multimillionaire in the mid-twentieth century, envisioned a mystical site with riddles, winding walkways, and gardens. He described it as "a place where learning is a game."
Shortly after school started, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. Only a sarcastic puzzle outlining murder ways, written with the terrifying alias "Truly, Devious," provided an actual answer. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
It was one of the most legendary cold cases in American history.
Stevie Bell, a true-crime aficionado, is about to begin her freshman year at Ellingham Academy, and she has big plans: she's going to solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the crime after she has a handle on her new school's demanding schedule and her housemates: the inventor, novelist, actor, artist, and jokester. However, something unusual is taking place.
Ellingham Academy is visited by death, and Truly Devious makes a surprise comeback. The past has risen from the tomb. A murderer has gotten away with it. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
11. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
High school was a complete non-event for Penny Lee. Her friends were fine, her grades were satisfactory, and while she did manage to find a boyfriend, he had no idea who she was.
Penny will be seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can't wait to leave behind when she enrolls in college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. Sam is stranded.
In a literal, symbolic, emotional, and economical sense. He works at a café and sleeps on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs on a mattress. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
12. Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Amani, eighteen years old, is a dreamer in a star system ruled by the ruthless Vathek empire. She fantasizes about life before the occupation; she fantasizes about writing poetry in the style of the old-world poems she admires; She obsesses about receiving a text from Dihya telling her that she, too, will one day have an adventure and travel beyond her lonely moon.
But when Amani is kidnapped by the dictatorship and carried in secret to the royal palace, she realizes that she is remarkably identical to the ruthless half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so despised by her subjugated subjects that she requires a body duplicate, someone to pose as Maram in public and willing to die in her stead. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
As she is tried to push into her new responsibility, Amani can't help but love the palace's elegance her moment with the princess' fiancé, Idris. The glitz of the royal palace, however, hides a world of killing and violence.
If Amani ever hopes and prays to see her family again, she must play the princess to flawlessness... because one stupid mistake could mean her brutal murder. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
13. Black Wings Beating by Alex London
Uztar's people have long stared up into the sky, hopeful and awestruck. . In their universe, raptors are highly regarded, and falconers who call them to their fists are even more highly respected. Brysen aspires to be a famous falconer, although Kylee, his twin sister, despises the sport and seeks to be free of it. She's almost there, too, but a conflict is brewing in the Six Villages, and no falconer or bird will be safe. To grab the Ghost Eagle, the magnitude of the Uztari birds, and a solitary predator, the twins must make the journey together through the dangerous mountains. Kylee seeks atonement for her past and to preserve her brother's future, while Brysen pursues the kid he loves and the glory he's long desired. Both, however, are pursued by individuals seeking only one thing: power. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
14. Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro
In the superficially perfect home she communicates with her somewhat great dad, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen, Winona has been starving for life. No one understands he keeps her from eating by locking the cupboard door and hiding her bruises.
Lucille has been troubled under her mother's and brother's requirements, wondering is there anything more for her out there than fading away waitress tips and a lifetime of scraping by.
One suspenseful night, Winona and Lucille recognize they can't wait to start their new careers after graduation. They must be thrown out. Now. They've devised a strategy to get from their small Michigan town to Chicago in under an hour.
If Winona and Lucille are to make their bold escape—and get away with it—against the persecution, toxicity, and disempowerment that have held them down, they must recapture their resilience. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
15. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Xifeng, who is eighteen years old, is a stunning young lady. According to the stars, she is destined for greatness and is destined to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces her inner darkness.
Xifeng aspires to accomplish the destiny predicted to her by her bloodthirsty aunt, the paranormal Guma, who has learned the cards and glimpsed a sneak preview of Xifeng's glorious future.
She needs to use the cold-hearted wizardry that runs through her bloodstream driven by eating the heart and soul of the recently killed–to overcome challenges because she must reject the youthful man who loves her to accomplish greatness. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
16. . A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
It's 2002, the year after the Terrorist attacks on September 11. Shirin, a 16 Muslim girl who is exhausted from being pigeonholed, is living in a tense political time.
Shirin isn't surprised by people's heinous behavior. She's fed up with the sneers, insults, and even physical violence she gets as a result of her race, religion, and the hijab she wears every day.
As a result, she's erected protective barriers and refuses to let anyone near her who could harm her. Instead, she drowns her sorrows in music and breaks dances with her brother in the afternoons.
17. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien
Middle Earth has been around for a long time for a reason. Its history rivals that from our blue Sphere, which is remarkable given that ours took billions of people to create and Middle-took Earth's two (mostly one).
Given that he created one entire speakable language and fragments of another half-dozen, Tolkien's linguistic expertise is the reason the books feel as rich as they do.
Rather than the haphazard feeling of lazy fantasy, Middle-Earth is built on a foundation of rhyme and reason. Not only is the trilogy a fantastic piece of writing, but it will instill in you a newfound respect for history, whether fiction or nonfiction, by the time you finish it. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
18. Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
Remarkably, a narration with so much scientific knowledge in it doesn't exhibit its era. Crichton is an expert in his field, but one of his wiser decisions is to give us only as much science as we need to revoke our puzzlement.
We won't be sidetracked from the story's actual meat, the dispute between capability and culpability if we do it this way. The fact that the human race is skillful at doing something does not mean that mankind should do it.
The book makes a good argument for morally acceptable science, particularly since not doing so could result in velociraptors ripping your intestines out. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Watching R.P. McMurphy demonize his way through a mental hospital is as exciting and fun as seeing a train collided with a collapsing star. Although everyone understands this isn't going to end well, it's still heading on.
If this story has a sense of right and wrong, it has to be "buck the system, but not too hard, and when it's time to take a break. "If you want much, you could always come back later."
Recognizing what we do about the 1960s and how they ended sounds like a good way to summarise everything. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
20. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Inform us if you really can think of a better father-son friendship in publications; we haven't come across one that comes close to The Man and the Boys. Everything about the book is filtered through the prism of their relationship, and they serve as the story's spine.
Yes, there is a film adaptation, and yes, the film is excellent, but you should read the book first. It will linger in your mind in a way that the film will not. This book is one of the worth to read among good books to read roaster.
21. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
It's tempting to dismiss Fahrenheit 451 as the work of a technophobe, but that's not entirely accurate. Bradbury saw television as having the potential for abuse and placation, and it's hard not to agree with him now It's something we'll remember in the future. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
22. *** Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five is great, but *** Bless You, Mr. Rosewater tends to feel some more time these days. It follows the main character who puts others before himself, and the consequences this has on his family and community.
In a summary, they are dissatisfied and have decided to act. For us, all of Vonnegut's work is powerful, but the ending of this book is particularly so. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
23. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
Ignatius Reilly is stupid, arrogant, fat, ugly, hard-headed, verbose, silenced, and cruel. You'll have a thousand reasons to hate him and his entourage by the end of the book.
One of our favorite scenes is when he gets his hot dog cart and applies his signature horribleness to one of the world's finest food delivery frameworks. Toole's dissatisfaction with the world is evident throughout this novel, perhaps more than in any other. This was not a happy man's book.
24. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
Utilitarianism can take many forms, none of which are as obvious as the one employed by Dickens' Mr. Gradgrind. Even though it is not Dickens' best-known work, it makes it appear to have the most to instruct us at a moment when economic distress and deeply embedded old stereotypes stop people from succeeding.
Dickens's portrayal of it makes it obvious who Utilitarianism's complainant is, and it's challenging not to have had some personal - evaluation by the end. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
25. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes – Bill Watterson
Watterson has seized childhood's freedom and creativeness in a way that no other author has. Whether or not you grew up in the same position as Calvin, it strikes you with some serious, but healthy, childhood memories.
Given the consistency and plotlines that involve multiple strands, there's also a strong argument to be made that Calvin and Hobbes should be a series of stories rather than comics.
If you haven't read it in a while or if it's been a while, grab a copy. You'll be amazed by how deep and meaningful, as well as ageless, the comic can be in its straightforwardness.
26. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
In Roth's novel, FDR ends up losing his reelection campaign to the personable Charles Lindbergh in the 1940s, and anti-Semitism rises from the margins to become official US policy.
Roth's novel explores you through the rational end of a Lindbergh presidency step by step, and it's a terrifying, timeously alarm about the risks of letting stereotyping decide who is elected into office.
We're not attempting to advance a political agenda here, but the resemblances are too remarkable to ignore, particularly given the current state of the 2016 election. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series reads more like a single long novel than a collection of five books, which is why we recommend all five.
There are a million short stories strewn all through the series, all of which contribute to the creation of a galaxy teeming with living and bureaucracy, and all of which do so in a manner that confirms what we've all believed about the universe in the first place.
Nothing makes perfect sense and was never presumed to, so let's just try our hardest. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
28. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
We've all heard the adage "war is ****," but Catch-22 appears to take a different approach. War, on the other hand, becomes extremely bizarre.
The plot follows a WWII bomber battle group as their collaborative sanity is gradually stripped away by whatever authority exists. Throughout it all, the protagonist wants to prove that he is crazy enough to be booted out of the Fleet, which he isn't.
This is a catch-22 circumstance, and yes, this is where the term begins. It's a fabulous extension of everyday peculiarities and quirks., except this time they're affecting war. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading.
29. Maus – Art Spiegelman
Once you've read Maus, you'll find it difficult to forget it. It's a storyline that follows Spiegelman's father's voyage through Poland's incursion and the Holocaust. Spiegelman creates a thrilling game of chicken by using animals to portray different factions, such as cats for ***** and mice for Jews.
It's among the most movable representations of the Jewish struggle in the 1930s, 1940s, and afterward, as well as the effect on people who survived and their kids. On one of the good books to read. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading.
30. Candide – Voltaire
Candide is an eighteenth French parody in which Candide, an optimist and philosophy student who claims to believe he continues to live in the best of all worlds, travels all over the place, and has terrible things happen to him the rest of the time.
Death, assassination, disease, befuddlement, kidnapping, and slavery are all based on factual historical facts. Because the novel doesn't offer alternatives to positivity, we can only assume that it doesn't want people to be bamboozled by cliches like "best of all possible worlds."
To be honest, it's an important lesson to be learned, and more people could advantage of it. This is one of the best books on the list of good books for reading.
31. Two Pints – Roddy Doyle
We assume that almost all guys' eventual aim is to become regular customers at a neighborhood bar. Two Pints is the title of the book version. It's Roddy Doyle's dreamed transcriptions of two Irishmen's conversations in their hometown, and it takes you all through 2011-2012's significant events.
It's a short read, and in the time that it takes to complete it, you might try drinking two pints. Do just that. Make certain they are imperial. This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
32. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett
The Discworld novels are difficult to begin, and many people have been put off by them. As Guards, take this as your welcome to the world! The Night's Watch series begins with Guards!
You have a fantastic beginning that teaches you all you need to think about the world while being entertaining, authentic, and unexpectantly thrilling. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
33. That Thing You Do With Your Mouth – Samantha Matthews
It's not simple to become as accessible about your personal life as Matthews does in this novel, but we should all be appreciative she did. Matthews is essentially discussing her sexual history, that's where the title comes from.
Because it isn't the fairy story most people would expect, it's a long monologue. There's a lot to learn from her, and it never hurts to hear different perspectives. And trust us when we say that this is a unique viewpoint.
This is one of the finest books on the list of good books for reading.
34. My Struggle (Series) – Karl Ove Kausgård
Karl Ove Kausgrd's 6-book series may appear to the uninitiated as a joke. Okay, so here's a guy who has, for the most part, led a fairly normal life. Yes, there were difficulties, but none that caused you to pause and feel pity for him.
Despite this, he went on to write nearly 4,000 pages about his fairly ordinary life. After that, you read it. But since they concentrate on every day now, the relatable, and the business of being human, Kausgrd's novels have been especially in comparison to Marcel Proust's In Seek of Lost Time.
It's fantastic and observing it will make you would like to brighten up a smoke. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
35. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
Choosing only one Hemingway novel for this roster is like questioning Hemingway to choose just one beverage from the club because they're all so satisfactory. Let's go with our personal favorite, The Sun Also Rises. In 1926, the tale follows the lives of foreign visitors as they travel from Paris to Pamplona.
One of the book's true highlights is Hemingway's skill to tempt you with cafe culture and dialogue over shared drinks, similar to A Moveable Feast.
36. I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
The title is almost certainly familiar from the Will Smith film based on the book, which was released in 2007. And we'll use the word "loosely" to describe it. The book goes deep greater depth into the ideology underneath Robert Neville's behavior and guilt, the world feels extra fleshed out, and the boundary between hero and villain might not be as evident as the film (to a point).
Plus, in the novel, the headline makes so much more sense. We'll award it to the film because Will Smith was an excellent choice for Neville, and it's difficult to imagine anyone else reading a novel after seeing the film. This is one of the best books on the list good books for reading.
So here is the list of some of the good books for reading. This list is prepared by readers reviews for the good books for reading.
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