Before, in the old days in the Mahdara [ Traditional schools ]we used to get assigned with the memorization of one hundred verse of good poetry and maybe chapters of some beautiful books and forget it all later; as it was proved to be the most successful method to be a poet.
By copying that method I brought myself to read more than twenty books which I carefully selected then try to forget about it like I never chanced to read it at all.
‘ Was it a success; Did I become a writer? ‘
I wouldn’t say I am a writer because of reading twenty books and so but I can recognize the huge effect of those masterpieces on my style of writing and the way I cultivate ideas . . .
Now, to simplify the process, I have chosen 10 masterpieces I deem to be the best of all time! Books I positively urge you, my reader, to read and get acquainted with them.
- Jane Eyre
Novel written by Charlotte Bronte and published in 1847 about Jane Eyre who is madly in love with the contemplative Mr. Rochester
- One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Madame Bovary : French novel written in the 1800’s by Flaubert
Originally published as Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners, is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The eponymous character lives beyond her means in order to escape emptiness of provincial life. Source
- The brothers karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Hamlet by Shakespeare
Here, I must chew some words [ should be excused ]
Never in my life been as amazed as I was the first time I read such artfully written novel. Shakespeare had the best of his imagination and unmistaken skills!
A novel so rich with well portrayed themes; where betrayal and disloyalty are elegantly stripped of any misleading embellishment. However made available for the mercy of readers’ judgment.
Love and heartbreaks could not be excluded of the thematic presence Shakespeare so brilliantly enriched his narrative with . . obviously he had no plan of changing his typical pattern, that’s tragedy and love themed narration.
If I was to recommend a novel – of Shakespeare’s – I would definitely have this classic mentioned.
- The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller.
- Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz
It is a novel by the Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. It is also known by it’s Egyptian dialectal transliteration, Awlad Haretna, and by the alternative translated transliteral Arabic title of Children of Our Alley. Source
- Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
It is the debit novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, first published in 1958. It depicts pre-colonial life in the southeastern part of Nigeria and the invasion by Europeans during the late 19th century. Source
Books I Cried Once Finished Reading [ Beautiful Books ]
being humans we are never meant to flee pangs of pains and surely to go with sadness hand by hand; every now and then. Be the reason whatever it may be, a sorrowful incident, parting with people we hold dear or just a difficult time we are having, so to say!
However, terrible may the aforementioned reasons be; parting with a book you befriended for a fair portion of your worthy time may prove itself to be awfully heart-aching. However, not all books afford the brilliance it takes to leave so huge an imprerssion on the reader.
Of course readers are definitely to differ when it comes to their reactions respecting this matter but I have to confess that my attempts not to cry, not to make it weird or look stupid; knew no success thanks to these books :
” Whar are the books I sobbod once I finished reading? ”
- Arrow of God
Written by Chinua Achebe and published 1964. The third novel by Chinua along with his Things fall apart and No longer at ease.
Reading this novel gave me a special impression beyond the joy of reading one of my favourite writers. The overall thematic elements of the novel had me feeling home and I felt acutely involved in the narration, thoroughly attached to the characters.
furthermore, finishing the novel meant nothing but bidding farewell to the brilliantly penned place I assumed home and the great cause I sympathized with . . .
- One hundred years of solitude
A 1967 novel by colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It does speak of the multi-generational story of the Buendia family.
Well, he is surely to be amazed; who comes to know how fatal time can be! Time which outlasts all and turns everything to bygone memories and aging past.
Getting acqauinted with Buendia family throughout their generational existence and witnessing their collapse before the tyranny of time; had the best of me as I was emotionally devastated.
” Tears were inevitable ”Love That Novel
- The Karamazov Brothers or Brothers Karamazov
The last novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. He spent nearly two years writing this novel and it was published as a serial in the Russian Messenger 1879.
Words cannot bring themselves to come up with a fair description concerning this masterpiece. How can I hold my tears whilst bidding Alyosha farewell? pure creature!
- Jane Eyre
By English writer Charlotte Bronte. Published under pen name ” Currel Bell ” on 16 october 1847.
Jane Eyre, fair mistreated maiden. Who is so inhumane not to feel for her and drop tears seeing her going for good with the last folded page!!
My First Reading Experience [ Beautiful Books ]
Before I came to call myself a constant reader, I had no idea what feels to befriend a book and experience the intimacy with characters. Boredom used to have the best of me once my eyes caught sight of a book.
” Reading two pages felt like a real agony and mind torture “Back then
But . . .
Things knew a great change concerning my fragile relationship with books when I luckily stumbled upon a piece of writing quoted from a novel. Once started reading it I came to the conclusion that I must make amends with books and divorce my distorted opinion of reading.
However, as a man of romance and a great admirer of love themed works; I decided to begin with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but ended with reading King Lear instead!
” What would happen to a boredom prune who is reading more than five pages aday, now? “Good question
It’s true I found it positively difficult to maintain the momentum and keep my reading habit alive. Nevertheless, the books made it easy for me.
Journeys across the distance and space, eternity beyond time and befriendship with characters through ink and words; something idlness could not bring me to give up on!
” Still remember how I fell for the first book I thoroughly read, how I craved the mere idea of rereading it and how I was proud with myself for [ doing so ] ” .
Now, when I look back at those distant times; I grin and thankfully appreciate the effort I put in to establish such a beautiful bound with books.
There are good books you may enjoy reading, short amusing books you may read them in course of your timewasting and there are books you should definitely read and you are likely to cry once finished them!
Now, I dare to bet that you, my good reader; have had tears sobbed on behalf of one book or a story. It’s your turn to enfold the experience you have had with books. Comment below and tell us!