Reading has always been my favorite pass time, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite books with you. These are only five of the incredibly lengthly list of recommendations I have for you. Let me know if you’d like some more recommendations in the comments below!
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Great for: anyone who likes depressing, thought-provoking fiction written in a slightly archaic diction.
Synopsis: Charles Marlow accounts his experience in ivory trade to his ship-mates. A commentary on colonialism and morality.
The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great for: people who like easy, binge-worthy books.
Synopsis: This book explores the American Socialite lifestyle of the early 1920s through the lenses of Anthony and Gloria.
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Great for: those who enjoy depressing, thought-provoking fiction written in modern American English!
Synopsis: Captain John Yossarian is a US Air Force Bombadier during struggling to maintain his sanity while fulfilling his service during WWII. Note: this book is written in a non-chronological order, so it can seem a little choppy and confusing at first.
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Great for: people who like long books. Seriously, this is incredibly long.
Synopsis: A lengthy, complex work of eight parts, it explores the themes of family, faith, and society in Imperial Russia. I wish I could provide a succinct synopsis, but it’s just too long and multifaceted.
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
Great for: science fiction enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to explore the morality of war.
Synopsis: The Earth is preparing for an invasion of aliens dubbed “the Buggers” and children (yes, kids between 5-18) are trained as warriors for the impending war.