Classic Novels to Read This Month
Learning about how we've contended with other alarming health crises may give us hope that we can come through the current coronavirus pandemic intact as well. Here are five books that gives you some perspective and maybe some comfort as you take care of yourself and those around you!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia. Among all the author's books, it is also the most widely held in libraries.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of institutional processes and the human mind; including a critique of psychiatry, and a tribute to individualistic principles.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by the American author Harper Lee. It was published in 1960 and was instantly successful. In the United States, it is widely read in high schools and middle schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has become a classic of modern American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger, partially published in serial form in 1945–1946 and as a novel in 1951. It was originally intended for adults but is often read by adolescents for its themes of angst, alienation, and as a critique on superficiality in society. It has been translated widely.
These books are obviously not sponsored and remain to be evergreen and on every readers bookshelf (I know it's on mine) for the rest of their lives! Pick out your favorite and read it or reread it and experience culture during these unprecedented time.