The Best Literature Books of All Time!

So you’ve decided to become a reader. But what kind of literature do you want to read? Classics, thrillers, biographies, or anything in between? That’s the question! And the answer is, of course, books! But which books are the best ones? We’re going to take a look at some of the most famous and timeless literature books of all time.

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the most famous literature books of all time. They were written by Homer and are about a series of wars between the Trojans and the Greeks. The Iliad is about the Trojan War, while the Odyssey is about the journey of Odysseus, a character from Greek mythology. These books have been read by people around the world for centuries and continue to be popular today.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is one of the most famous and timeless literature books of all time. written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his love for The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. The novel was published in 1925 and has been turned into a movie several times. It’s an important book because it talks about the importance of love and how it can change a person.

The Catcher in the Rye

This novel has been called the most influential book of all time and it’s a pretty valid claim. The Catcher in the Rye is about Holden Caulfield, a young man who is sent to live with his grandparents after his father leaves him. His grandfather is a terrible man and Holden doesn’t like him very much, but he still tries to be friendly to him. One day, Holden meets another boy named J.D. who helps him get away from his grandfather and into the world. The two of them go on many adventures and form a strong bond. After reading Catcher in the Rye, Holden was able to understand that there are people in the world who are just like him–badly treated and without any hope of changing that. This book helped Holden learn that he didn’t need anyone else in life and that he could find happiness without anyone.

The Great Synge

James Joyce, and the Synge Plays

Synge was a Irish author who wrote many famous and timeless literature books. One of his most famous works is The Great Synge, which tells the story of a group of young men who go on a camping trip in the Woods. On their way home, they come across a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped. The men start a wild search for her, and during their journey they come into contact with many different people and cultures. They also learn about their own personal deficiencies and the importance of relationships. The Great Synge is one of the most famous and well-known literature books ever written.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most famous literature books of all time. It’s been around for many years, and it still holds up. The book has been turned into a series of movies, and people of all ages love it. The characters are well-drawn, and the story is always entertaining.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

By J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and successful literature books of all time. Not only is the story incredibly epic, but the characters are also well-known and beloved by millions of readers around the world. The series has been turned into a successful TV series, and it continues to be sold in large quantities each year.

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1856. It’s one of the most famous and timeless literature books ever written. The novel tells the story of two men, Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott, who are accused of a crime that they didn’t commit. The novel is full of humor and has been turned into numerous films, tv shows, and plays.

Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People

This is one of the plays that was written over 100 years ago but still relevant today because it reflects on what is still happening today. It revolves around water issues in the Flinch town of Minch. There is a protest in for a pipeline of Dakota access and there are water access issues in the west. There are conflicts between shareholders and citizens, business and science, and government and media. This drama will seem like the modern morning news.
The play An Enemy of the People is set in such a way that it makes the audience or the reader reflect and question how they think, how they are tricked by the politicians, the effects of poor governance on their families and the political events around the world. The play has been played in many theatres and taught in many schools.
This play is about a man who reveals a threat to the community that water is contaminated and decides to expose it even if everyone ignores him. The whole idea is to was to let the citizens know the truth without considering the consequences of how many people the secret would hurt many people. It provides them with a chance to make a choice or keep quiet and make people suffer but keep them safe. It shows how media coverage influences policies today and how information shapes the life of people. If you watch the play from a well-rehearsed theatre group you will see these issues coming out clearly.
The play portrays how media shape our public opinion. How the media covers the conflict of this water crisis in the play it shows how the media influence opinions both locally and internationally are it in the race, assaults, religion, and victims of different assaults.
One main actor is a medical officer known as Dr. Stockman who works at town baths. At the beginning of the play, he is waiting for the lab results to see if the water is contaminated. His daughter Petra brings the results and it confirms his idea that water is contaminated. They have heavy bacterial which can affect much life of people. Many towns are considering opening new baths but these in Dr. Stockman city are considered to be a tourist attraction. Stockman can’t wait to be a village hero for his discovery which will save his locals. He has the left-wing press on his side and it gives him full support to continue with his idea. The press has a paper called The people’s messenger with a publisher known as Alaskan who is a man of temperance and moderation which makes the play humorous. Stockman’s brother is the mayor of the town and he is fearing the negative effect of the baths when they are closed for two years for renovation which will also be costly to find another supplier. The doctor doesn’t see all that and he is planning to let his discovery out and face the consequences. There are two versions of contamination one for Doctor and the other for his brother. The mayor tells the media to go with his version and the Doctor gets angry and calls a meeting and tells the people his own findings. Inside the play, there is a drunkard who keeps disturbing when there is a town meeting which is meant to declare Dr. Stockman as the enemy of the people. Aslaken is elected the chair of the meeting.
Later the doctors’ house is attacked with stones. It is followed by a twist of events with captain Petr being sacked and Dr. Stockman losing his job. Kill buys all the shares of baths when Doctors’ discovery made the price go down. This made people accuse Doctor of causing the shares to go down just for Kill to buy them. Finally, Dr. Stockman remains the strongest man who is standing alone.

Things fall Apart

This is a novel by a famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It was first written in 1958 reflecting the stories of the precolonial period story chronicles in part of the southeastern part of Nigeria. It shows the effects of the settlement of European in the colonial period. It is considered as one of the best African English novels and the first one to be recognized globally.
Many schools around Africa had this book in their education curriculum. It was taught and studied around the world by English speaking countries. It became the first book to be published in the UK by Heinemann’s as one of the African Writers Series.
The book narrates about a chief known as Okonkwo from ibo (original igbo) tribe and a fictional Umuofia clan. The tribe is made up of nine villages that are interconnected. His father Unoka was a coward and a spender, he died in disrepute leaving a crisis of unsettled debts behind and many villages were unhappy with him. His fathers’ bad actions are coming to haunt him. Okonkwo is the breadwinner of his family a farmer, a clans elder, and above all a warrior of the clan of Umuofia. Unfortunately, he has a lazy son called Nwoye who is twelve years old. Okonkwo is sad that his son may take the footstep of his grandfather Unoka and end up failing.
Something interesting Umuofia gets a fifteen years boy and a virgin from a neighboring tribe as a form of settlement. Ikemefuna, the boy seems to be a good son who has outstanding characters. Nwoye finds a good friend of the new boy. Okonkwo does not like the new bow despite liking his new father willingly.
There is a week of peace tradition in the village but Okonkwo is always not happy with one of his youngest wives called Ojiugo who he sees like she has a lot of negligence. He fights him breaking the tradition of the holy week of peace. Later he performs some sacrifices to purify himself but his villagers are left with shock for what he has done.
Nwoye now has a big brother who he has been staying with for three years. He always likes looking up to him and even His father start developing an interest in him. Interestingly there is a season of locusts where they come and the community gathers them to cook and serve them. They come every year after seven years and they disappear waiting for another generation. When they come to the village it is very excited they enjoy the season.
There are rumors that Ikemefuna must be killed and a respected elder has broken the news to Okonkwo and he is advising him not to take part in killing a boy who calls him father. Okonkwo tries to trick the elder that they should take him back to the home village but the elder mourns.
The men from Umuofia pretend to escort him. Ikemefuna is excited he will see his mother. Unfortunately, they attack him on the way using machetes and he tries to run to his father Okonkwo for help who tries to show he is brave cuts the boy down. When they come back home Nwoye senses his brother might be dead.
This act disturbs Okonkwo especially later when Ogbuefi Ezeudu the elder who warned him not to kill his adopted son. At the burial of the elder, a tragedy happens Okonkwo guns kill the son of the elder. He now has to take his family to exile for seven years for killing the clansman. He goes to the Manta village where her mother came from while the villagers burn his house.
The book continues to explain the events that the writer is describing as if they are real. From the coming of missionaries to the death of Okonkwo. I would advise you read this book you enjoy it yourself.

To Kill a Mockingbird Review

This is one of the novels that are considered to be one of the greatest novels written. It was written by Harper Lee in 1960. It was read in many schools in the US. It has contributed much to modern America Literature and won the Pulitzer Prize. The book is based on Lee’s observation of her family life, real events that took place near her hometown when she was young.
Despite the book being more serious on issues of rape and racial inequalities, it is so humorous and you love reading it. Atticus Finch is one character of a lawyer who you will admire in the book because of his integrity. He is a window and has two sons Scout Finch and her brother Jem. They are from Alabama in a town called Maycomb which is in depression. Atticus finch family seems to be well of compared to the rest of his neighbors because he is a good lawyer. One summer Scout and Jem becomes friend with Dill who has come to live in their neighborhood. They like sharing stories and one day Dill notices a beautiful house. It is owned by Nathan and he has a brother Arthur “Boo” Radley who lives in there but doesn’t come outside often. Next Summer Dill visit her aunt again and the three friends. Every time they meet they discuss “Boo”. Many older people don’t discuss Boo much although they have been seeing him for many years. The children create rumors of why he remains hidden and they plan how to get him out of the house. Boo leaves him gifts in a tree outside the mansion.
The book has many turn of events where Articus is a lawyer to a black man who is accused of rape. His children are attacked as they come home from school.
This is a book you can’t stop reading and it has even a movie produced on it. This is a book that almost everyone has come across it and read it or at times students were forced to read it. Everyone who has read the book has his own experience reading this literature book.
Atticus Finch appears as a role model and a hero in this book. His morality is so encouraging when you compare it to physical capabilities. The whole novels teach morals and you can’t escape from it especially if you go to church and you are a religious person who fears sins. The character Dubose, for example, is vowing she will never die beholden to nobody or anything after recovering from drugs. She is now free being who is living her dreams.
The books try to differentiate between what is good and what is bad and distinguish the instinct between wrong and right with the application of the law. The message of doing what is right is very clear throughout the book. Now the book is just a good reference for what was taking place in the 1960s when the book was written. America was facing a path of overcoming the social-inequality as the country was in a state of ethical development. Women and black race movements were emerging and campaigned against these inequalities.

This period of the 1930s the book was set America was in a great depression and the American dream was no longer realistic. Atticus’ dream for equality was not also seeing the light. Still today, there is a huge debate whether the school children should be forced to read the book page by page.

If you have never read this book I would advise you to grab your copy. This book remains the best book no matter the debate of whether it should be taught in school or no. You get to learn a lot from it and the experience may even change your thinking and the way one perceives things. It can even help you the way you relate to people.