There are books that you can let pass, and then there are books that you just have to read. Explore this article to gain access to insight on the books that you just have to read in a lifetime.

Best Books To Read

The books that you read can help shape your character and determine to an extent what kind of person you are or become. Movies too can have this effect on us; however, movies can never play as big a role on influencing a person’s life like a book does the same. This may seem hard to believe, but if you actually sit yourself down and read a book and follow the book up by watching a movie, you will notice that the book was more influential than the movie. The case in point here, however, is not if a book influences you lesser than a movie, or if a movie influences you more than a book, what matters here is which books are worth reading. This, however, is a tough issue to cover, but if it has to be done, depending on tastes and preferences, mankind’s best literary works can be narrowed to a congested list of five books that just have to be read in a lifetime.

Books To Be Read In A Lifetime

The Art Of War
‘The Art of War’ is a book that was written by Sun Tzu, way back during the 6th century. This book is such a wonder because it does not just appeal to people with military inclinations, but it also extends its appeal to the people who want to make it big in the world of business or life in general. That it has such universal appeal, in spite of basically being a book inspired by military objectives, is what makes it such a big success. Reading this book and transferring its propositions to reality can actually help make you a successful person.

The Lord Of The Rings
You may have seen the movie, but have you read the book? If you answered no to the question, then you probably are missing out on one of the best books of the 20th century. J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece has what it takes to transport you into a world full of fantasy. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was originally intended to be released as a single volume, but due to publishing reasons, the book was released in three volumes. The volumes were called ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, ‘The Two Towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’. All of these three volumes make for a great read; don’t miss out on them for the world.

This one’s from the legendary pen of the even more legendary scripter of plays, William Shakespeare. Although ‘Macbeth’ cannot really be considered a book, it shouldn’t really be a surprise that it belongs to a shortlist of the best books to read in a lifetime. Macbeth is all about man’s greed or lust for power. Shakespeare takes the reader through a journey that can bring you scarily close to realizing how power corrupts and how absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I, Robot
No, this book has nothing much to do with the movie of the same name. ‘I, Robot’ is a book penned by the much respected author Isaac Asimov. This book scores high on why it should be just read because of the fact that the predictions made by the author in it, one by one, have to come pass, and what’s left of the predictions may very well come true in the near future.

The Da Vinci Code
Why should you read Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’? Well, it’s not because of the fact that it is one of the most controversial books of our times, but also because it makes for quite an interesting read. The Da Vinci Code focuses on some of Christianity’s unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions. The book is as good as whole new take on the very foundation of Christianity. If you’re looking for a read that grabs you by the collar and has you turning its pages like there is no tomorrow, the Da Vinci Code is that one book.

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