15 Books That are Worth Your Time

I love to read, and there are books that I love to read more than once.

On the internet you can find a list of books that you should read, but, if you love reading or just trying, here’s a comprehensive reading list of books worth your time.

Furthermore, I create the list by my own choice and taste and is up to you to decide whether to read them or not.

  1. 1984, by George Orwell;

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

  1. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger;

“I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”

  1. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy;

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

  1. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas;

“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.”

  1. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe;

“Thus, we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.”

  1. The Stranger, by Albert Camus;

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”

  1. Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov;

“Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.”

  1. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse;

“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”

  1. Istanbul, by Orhan Pamuk;

“The first thing I learned at school was that some people are idiots; the second thing I learned was that some are even worse.”

  1. Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre;

“It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.”

  1. The Red and the Black, by Stendhal;

“After moral poisoning, one requires physical remedies and a bottle of champagne.”

  1. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy;

“Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.”

  1. Confessions of a Mask, by Yukio Mishima;

“What I wanted was to die among strangers, untroubled, beneath a cloudless sky. And yet my desire differed from the sentiments of that ancient Greek who wanted to die under the brilliant sun. What I wanted was some natural, spontaneous suicide. I wanted a death like that of a fox, not yet well versed in cunning, that walks carelessly along a mountain path and is shot by a hunter because of its own stupidity…”

  1. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu;

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not to fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

  1. The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco;

“Then why do you want to know?”

“Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.”

 

If you find this list interesting, then don’t wait, grab one book and start to read.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

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