More Recommended Books
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is about a millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and his affection to Daisy. He fell in love with Daisy when he was in the Army. Later, Daisy got married to Tom. Gatsby used his wealth and power to win the love of Daisy.
The Ramayana is a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic by R. K. Narayan. It tells the story of Ramayana in his quest for goodness in this world as he looks for his kidnapped lover, Sita. The story revolves around courtship, love, faith, family ties, and respect for the elders.
A Tale of Two Cities was authored by Charles Dickens. This novel takes place in Paris and London. The story is about violence, discrimination, and oppression of peasants from aristocrats which developed into a drastic change. It also highlighted the significance of sacrifice for positive transformation to occur.
The Color Purple by Christopher Hubert. This story talks about Celie, a young black girl whose primary defense mechanism is to keep quiet. Silence and praying in the form of writing is her only way to react to the abuse and cruelty she was experiencing. A great lesson about expressing feelings and friendship that can lead to freedom but may also be risky.
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee is about racial discrimination which can hinder justice. Incoming college students will benefit from this book by learning the significance of moral education and by being aware of the existence of inequality.