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50+ Great Books You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

Great Books

In this list, we’ve compiled 50 great books that we think you should read at least once in your life. Now, if you’re ready, let’s study these books together. Good reading…

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50. “Pride and Prejudice” Jane Austen

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“Where do feelings end, where does greed begin?”
“Where do feelings end, where does greed begin?”Jane Austen wrote the twenty-one-year-old Love and Pride 18th century EnglandIt is the novel of how stereotypical thoughts actually turn into the opposite in the atmosphere of the provincial-noble conflict of his. In the book, which is thought to bear traces of the author’s own experiences, things change when provincial Elizabeth Bennett and her crowded family, noble and wealthy Charles Bingley, rent a mansion close to where the Bennet family lives. The friction between the two begins after Charles Bingley’s close friend Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett dance at the ball. It can be said that Darcy, who is proud of her lineage and wealth, has prejudice against the noble Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s prejudice towards Darcy’s richness with her moral pride against Darcy flows in the flow of the novel with a course that will surprise both the characters and the reader.“A woman’s loss of virtue has consequences that cannot be compensated for. One wrong step he takes causes him to suffer forever. A woman’s reputation is as delicate as her beauty. ”

49. “Don Quixote” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Great BooksDon Quixote, published by Spanish writer Cervantes in 1605, is almost the first among the world-famous works that have been translated into many languages ​​and published many times until today and are the subject of many plays and films. Don Quixote, accepted as the first example of the novel genre and modern novel, offers us many stories within it. The work, on which many comments have been made so far, continues to be interpreted in different ways. In the book, we see Don Quixote, an unhealthy freak, holding on to the windmills, his adventures for the sake of love, and the Spanish people who accompany these adventures almost like a festival .The novel, which is among the most read works in the world, was also selected as the best fiction work in the world and was shown as one of the best novels in the world.

48. “Mice and Men” John Steinbeck

"Mice and Men" John Steinbeck
Nobel Prize -winning author John Steinbeck’s work first published in 1937; It is about the adventures of two close friends who travel from farm to farm and their firm devotion to their dreams. The novel, which also carries traces from the life of John Steinback, who also worked as a traveling farm worker for a period, draws attention with its realistic approach. The work, which is fictionalized in a realistic language, is still among the most read books today with its highly engaging and impressive expression.

47. “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare

"Hamlet" William Shakespeare

“Above all, be honest with yourself. Then you will be honest with others. “William Shakespeare, one of the greatest names in English and world literature, tells a tragic story of revenge in Hamlet. Hamlet plots to get revenge on his uncle Caludius, who killed his father and married his mother. In Hamlet, which is an indispensable work on concepts that always concern all of humanity such as madness and reality, chaotic relationships, morality and betrayal, you will discover that a poetic harmony has come to life in our world over centuries.“To be or not to be, that’s the whole point. Is it nobility to endure all the bad things that chance throws at you, or is it to fight and overcome them? ”

46. ​​”A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, with its calm and calm atmosphere, opposite London in the shadow of the guillotine; The notorious British lawyer Sydney Carter opposite Charles Darnay, the French aristocrat in exile.and tells the French Revolution in the axis of contrasts. The Tale of Two Cities is a novel of anger, pain, chaos and hope against all odds.

45. “Red and Black” Henri Beyle Stendhal

"Red and Black" by Henri Beyle Stendhal

Born to a poor lumberjack in Verrières, a small town in France , Julien Sorel’s two opposite goals, love and turbulent life will distract him from this mediocre life. He dreams of getting rid of this small town and going to Paris as soon as possible. Julien; He manages to attract the attention of the higher class with his intelligence, cultural level and glamor. Deciding to become a priest with his religious education, Julien is also a great fan of Napoleon and aspires to become a soldier. Staying in such a conversation about his future and the two big and turbulent loves he lived through, on the one hand , will lead him to a very different adventure …This big dilemma of Julien about his profession and love life will make it difficult for him to choose red or black …

44. “The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde

"The Happy Prince" Oscar Wilde

The work, which tells a sweet story that happiness can be intertwined with everyone’s happiness, that sacrifice and effort can open the doors of truth to people, allows us to look at the world from a different perspective. The conversation of a small bird and a statue that watches the whole city with its body made of jewels will make you question what life really is.

43. “War and Peace” by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

"War and Peace" by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Written by the famous writer Tolstoy, this book is considered by many as the greatest novel. This work, which is about the Napoleonic Wars in 1805-1813, tells about the lives and traditions of many different classes of people in Russia . War and Peace tells about the war between Russia and France in the Napoleonic period, as well as revealing the changes in palace life and the location of the palace people. This famous work of Tolstoy influenced many writers after him with its language, expression, fiction and realism and took its rightful place in the history of literature as a great classic.

42. “Les Miserables” Victor Hugo

"Les Miserables" Victor Hugo

Jan Valjan was sentenced to paddle in a galley for stealing bread to feed his hungry family. Since he attempted to escape, his sentence was increased to nineteen years and he was released in 1815. When he comes out of jail, everyone treats him badly because of the document showing his prisoner. A bishop takes him to his house, and he is caught stealing the silverware of the house. The bishop does not complain, moreover, he presents him with two silver candlesticks. He asks them to spend the money they get to become an honest man.This last event becomes a turning point for Jan Valjan. He goes into business with the name of Madeleine, becomes rich and is elected mayor. He saves a fallen but spiritually clean woman named Fantin from Javert, the chief of police . Javert begins to investigate and wonder who is Madeleine, who appears out of nowhere, becomes rich in a short time and everyone calls “Father”.

41. “Crime and Punishment” Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

"Crime and Punishment" Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Raskolnikov, whom Dostoevsky pulled out of Russia by observing the Russian people, is the darkest character of both the author and the history of literature. The story of a young law student, who believed that his poverty would not allow him to lead a beautiful and bright life, planned to murder the old money-lender and steal his money, and Raskolnikov’s dilemmas and internal conflicts took literature to another dimension with the moral and philosophical questions he asked humanity.Since its publication in 1866, Crime and Punishment has never lost its current status with its approach to modern people and the crucial questions it poses, and has raised the bar of literature to an inaccessible level. The novel, in which Dostoyevsky reflects his genius in all its aspects, is at the same time the psychological record of a crime.

40. “Notes from the Underground” Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

"Notes from the Underground" Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

A masterpiece that creates heated debates on human psychology, love and hate… In
this novel, Dostoyevsky reveals the drama of the “urban and lonely” human being who is introverted, oppressed but in search of dignity. Can human beings act against their own benefit? Is love salvation or a trap? The author gives striking and startling answers to these and similar universal questions. The protagonist of the novel describes himself at the very beginning of the work with the following words: “I am sick man… I am grumpy man… I am not the man to love…” With this anti-hero, Dostoyevsky has created a ‘post-modern’ novel that transcends its era.

39. “Overcoat” Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

"Overcoat" Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

It is one of the most famous works in which Dostoyevsky crowned Gogol and his work with the phrase “We all came out of his coat” for Russian literature. The famous Russian writer describing the misery of the Russian people through the eyes of a clerk working in a Russian ministry; Approaching the Russian bureaucracy of the period , chief- officer relations and the inequalities experienced by ordinary people from a satirical point of view, he embodies the “poverty” that hurts people in a fictional reality plane.

38. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Victor Hugo

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Victor Hugo

At the beginning of the 9th century, Notre Dame Cathedral was wanted to be demolished due to its neglect. Victor Hugo writes this novel to attract the attention of the public to this cathedral, where he saw the word “destiny” written in Greek letters on one wall years ago while he was wandering around.For this reason, perhaps this cathedral creates a “neglected” type of human being: the deaf, one-eyed, hunchbacked zangoist Quasimodo of the church, one leg shorter than the other. Nevertheless, Quasimodo has superhuman strength in spite of its outward appearance; just like Notre Dame, who managed to survive by defying years. This extraordinary appearance and superhuman strength lead to various rumors about him: “Satan Quasimodo!”, “Traitor Quasimodo!” But Notre Dame’s zangoist falls in love with Esmeralda, the beautiful Gypsy girl, perhaps with only human behavior. And now Quasimodo has begun to step out of his “destiny”, which has been stuck between the walls of the church he has consented to since his birth …Victor Hugo, one of the most famous representatives of the Romanticism movement, in this novel, which has been translated into many languages, with his master pencil, he handles the place of fate in human life on the one hand, and on the other hand reveals Paris to the eyes of the readers.

37. “Jane Eyre” Charlotte Bronte

"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is one of the greatest and most romantic heroes of world literature. Jane Eyre, who lived an orphaned life of her wealthy cousins ​​and later Lowood School, later became the nanny of a little girl in Mr. Rochester’s estate. Mr. Rochester they live with love , Jane, Thornfield mansion learning the terrible secret hidden in the roof and therefore the separation escaped from there, tells of a great sürükleyicilikl.Jane Eyre is a love story with a happy ending . As the famous British Novelist Thackeray said, ‘A masterpiece of great genius’.

36. “The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Great Gatsby" F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is hoped that we are sailing now, the boats going against that current, what a pity, even if we are struck back and thrown into the past. He tells his magnificent ten-year period in a broken love story about a society where money is regarded as the only value, adorned with descriptions whose mastery and originality have not yet been reached .

35. “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne

"Trials" Michel de Montaigne

The man who searches and calculates all the conditions and results of each job has difficulty making decisions; A middle mind is also costly, enough for all ventures, big and small. If you pay attention, the best jobs are people who are incapable of telling how they do. On the other hand, it is hardly seen that a good job is done by those who explain very well what they do. I know someone who knows very well how he talks about every business very well, that he deplorably missed a fortune that brought him hundreds of thousands of income a year.

34. “The Plague” Albert Camus

"Plague" Albert Camus

The name Camus is associated with the novel The Stranger for most readers. However, the most important work of the author is actually “Plague”. With a pure consciousness supported by a keen observation power, Plague addresses a common problem not only of our age, but of all human history: the transformation of disaster into destiny. No such bitter fate has been dealt with in such poetic language in any of Camus’s works. “Plague” is the poetry of man and light. The colors in this poem are very dark, but the author’s voice is so hopeful. The plague epidemic, which reaches an unexpected level, first despairs all the Oran, and then the example of solidarity shown by Doctor Rieux, Tarron and Grand becomes a source of strength and hope for everyone, especially the authorities.

33. “The Stranger” Albert Camus

"The Stranger" Albert Camus

Albert Camus, one of the most famous writers of all times, meets the readers with his most prominent novel “The Stranger”. “The Stranger”, Camus’ most translated book and best selling book in the world, also brings the reader together with the current of existentialism. With this movement, which we understand from the mindset of the character he deals with, the author looks at the world with a single eye and interprets the events with a single eye. The behavior of the hero, who is described as extremely emotionless according to some, actually has deep meanings in itself.With this nobel prize-winning work by Albert Camus, a journey awaits you in deep thoughts about life. First, “Would you not be so impassive?” You will think, then come to an internal questioning about the reasons that push people to this. Another novel that you should not miss from your library is with Albert Camus’s strong pen.

32. “Nausea” by Jean-Paul Sartre

"Nausea" by Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the prominent intellectuals of the 20th century, deeply influenced the idea of ​​existentialism as well as the whole century with his novels, plays and thought writings.Nausea is the first novel by Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. Sartre, who acts as the spokesperson of the existentialist movement that emphasizes the fundamental freedom of the individual, made his name with this novel published in 1938. In this book, which he wrote in diary form, he described the novel’s protagonist Roquentin’s disgust for the world. This disgust was directed not only to the outside world, but also to Roquentin’s own body. Although some critics regarded the novel as an expression of a sick situation, a kind of neurotic escape, Nausea was an original work that, with its strong individualist and anti-social thoughts, included many subjects that would later form the basis of Sartre’s philosophy. Nausea, which tells about the change that Roquentin went through, who came face to face with “Existence”, became one of the cult books of existentialism.

31. “Transformation” Franz Kafka

"Transformation" Franz Kafka

The Transformation, first published in 1915, begins when Gregor Samsa, the hero of the story, finds himself transformed into a giant pest one morning and continues with the changes in his life. Considered one of Kafka’s most popular works in the literary world, the work, in plain language, gives the reader an idea of ​​”how society treats the different people” and on the other hand reveals to the finest detail the family structures in petty-bourgeois societies. With the transformation, Kafka handled the transformation of a person into a pest not as an abstract concept, but with some social and philosophical effects. Kafka; Gregor’s mother, father, sister Grete, his servants, his boss, the other characters he creates and the variety of themes fascinates the reader once again.

30. “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Harper Lee

Having a special place in the hearts of all literary fans since its publication in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winning Killing the Mockingbird tells the racism and inequality experienced in the south of America through the eyes of a child hero, Scout Finch.Harper Lee puts good and evil into focus on both the individual and the social level, weaving still current themes such as justice, freedom, equality and discrimination together with Scout’s story of growth, through the plain but striking language she uses.”If you can shoot as many magpies as you want, but remember, killing a nightingale is a sin.”

29. “Children in the Rye” by Jerome David Salinger

"Children in the Rye" by Jerome David Salinger

Published in 1951, the book is Salinger’s first and only novel. The novel, which has attracted attention since its release, tells us how an adolescent child perceives the world, and successfully conveys the rebellion of adults against the order. His sincere language and the reflection of the emotions of the character on the reader quickly put him on the top of the world literature lists.

28. “1984” George Orwell

"1984" George Orwell

This magnificent work of George Orwell, described as a dystopia, reveals how much the past actually carries traces from the future. With this work written in 1948, Orwell leaves a protest to today’s modern world. Although he depicts the year 1984 in his book, it is possible to find traces from today in the depths of the book. In this case, of course, George Orwell’s farsightedness is effective.This book , which is a criticism of Soviet Russia , also focuses on concepts such as the oppression of today’s politics, the injustice in society, the desire to make people uniform, the control of the mind and the destruction of individuality. The novel, which includes realistic aspects as well as utopian, invites you to think in the social order you live in. You will not be able to let go of this novel, which gives clues about where we can be dragged if no action is taken.

27. “Fahrenheit 451” Ray Bradbury

"Fahrenheit 451" Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451, the work of Ray Bradbury, one of the prominent writers of American literature, published in 1953, has been harshly criticizing the world of today and the distant future decades ago. Proceeding on a dystopian fictional plane, the work deals with the declining world of art and thought of society with the development of technology.Fahrenheit 451, which is Ray Bradbury’s story about a dark future, blends science fiction elements with a regime of repression and a robotized society. Book event plot, instead of firefighters to extinguish the fire of books burned, but he appointed revolves around a totalitarian order. The novel takes its name from the temperature measure, which is the burning temperature of the books.Social life in Fahrenheit 451, which passed in the 24th century, is very similar to the Middle Ages, which was dominated by scholastic thought. Bradbury states in his statements about his book that his purpose in writing the novel is to emphasize that television dulls his interest in reading. At this point, the author explains that his criticism is directed towards the public rather than any government. The author blames those who burn books and those who do not read them the same, and underlines that the main factor that harms society is the refusal to think.

26. “The Handmaid’s Tale” Margaret Atwood

"The Handmaid's Tale" Margaret Atwood

“We are two-legged uterus, that’s all.”One morning, when she was “awakened from depressing dreams”, she found herself transformed into nothingness. He no longer had a name, no thought, no self, no desire, but he had a womb. Her womb that enables her to continue her life as a Stud Girl without being deported to the colonies or killed. He wouldn’t be in love anymore, he wouldn’t love, he wouldn’t go beyond an approved language. Rows of corpses hung on the walls reminded that the only truth was war and procreation. Freedom was too far to remember…Margaret Atwood’s masterpiece feminist dystopia The Handmaid’s Tale, like all dystopias, expresses not a paranoia about the future, but the reality we live in. It is a reality familiar to us with the female bodies that a male-dominated conservative regime restricted to reproduction and concealed behind intimate veils.

25. “Animal Farm” George Orwell

"Animal Farm" George Orwell

The novel Animal Farm, published in 1945 by the British author George Orwell, who is famous for his dystopian novels , contains a deep system criticism under its fairytale atmosphere. The work, written as a fable, is among the works of the author that reached the widest masses with the novel 1984. The novel is about a farm and the animals living in it; It deals with states, forms of government and societies in a simple as well as symbolic way.Orwell’s Animal Farm novel, which is considered among the contemporary classics, is among the most remarkable satirical novels of world literature. The author, who includes the negative aspects of more than one administration in the subtext of his novel, bases his main theme on the criticism of socialism. In addition to being ideologically prone to socialism, Orwell also challenges totalitarian rule in his novel.

24. “Brave New World” Aldous Huxley

"Brave New World" Aldous Huxley

The “Brave New World” takes us to the “year 632 after Ford”. The brave people of this world are bred at the Central London Incubation and Conditioning Center, which reads “Community, Identity, Stability” at its door. Since fertilization of women is forbidden and shameful, “motherhood” and “fatherhood” are seen as pornographic concepts. Conditioning, which is the basic guarantee of social stability, is provided by hypnopedia. Thanks to hypnopaedia, everyone is happy; everyone works and everyone enjoys. “Everyone is for everyone. “The importance of the “Brave New World” is not only about setting a standard for its descendants and powerful portrayal of a pessimistic future design, but also in a firm manner of depicting the ‘adventure of the individual even if the individual is annihilated’. Huxley elevates his work to the category of ‘good literature’, out of the dry narrative of the utopian tradition.

23. “Why a Bird in a Caged Sing, I Know” Maya Angelou

"Why the Bird in a Caged Sing, I Know" Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was three years old when she was sent to Arkansas with her brother Bailey, to be delivered to her grandmother, Mrs. The two brothers faced the hatred of racism, unable to take away the pain of abandonment. Their grandmother took the children under their wing. But only for a short time. Because Maya’s tough journey was just beginning …Why the Cage Bird calm, I know an autobiographical novel, writer, poet, singer, dancer, play writer and teacher Maya Angelou’s first volume of the biography consists of seven extraordinary and inspiring book. A defenseless, violent little girl has a strong character by fighting racism and bigotry; The story of her transformation into an honorable and dazzling young woman.

22. “Blindness” Jose Saramago

"Blindness" Jose Saramago

In an unknown city in an unknown country, a man waiting for a traffic light to turn green behind the wheel of his car is suddenly blind. However, he is not buried in darkness, but in a white space. Then the blindness epidemic spreads to the whole city, even to the whole country. Neither the administration remains in the country, nor the order; all blind people are quarantined. Unimaginable chaos, filth, hunger and tyranny now prevail. Life has stopped, people’s only effort is to survive at all costs. The novel focuses on seven people, one of whom is a child, who were quarantined in the mental hospital in the city, and did not leave each other after surviving. Among them is a woman who is the only one who sees eyes in the whole city and guides the group. These seven people fight an incredible struggle to survive in this hellish city.Blindness is a terrifying novel, the story of how a society that has gone through an unexpected catastrophe collapses, becomes selfish and loses its value judgments. Despite the frightening nature of its subject, this unforgettable novel, told with an extraordinary poetry, is perhaps the most impressive work of the master writer.

21. “The Dispossessed” Ursula K. Le Guin

The "Dispossessed" Ursula K. Le Guin

“… You cannot take what we do not give, you have to give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be a revolution. The revolution is either in your soul or nowhere.” As he finished his speech, the noise of the approaching police helicopters began to drown his voice.”My novel The Dispossessed is about a small world of people who call themselves Odonians; Odo lived generations before the events in the novel, so he does not participate in the events, or is only tacitly involved, because all events actually began with him.”Odonianism is anarchism. It does not mean bombing the right-left: whatever venerable name it calls itself, it is called terrorism. Not the social-Darwinist economic libertarianism of the far-right, but simply anarchism: what is predicted in the old Taoist thought, developed by Shelley and Kropotkin, Goldmann and Goodman The chief goal of anarchism, whether capitalist or socialist, is the authoritarian state; its leading moral and principal theme is cooperation (solidarity, mutual aid). Of all political theories, anarchism is the most idealist, and therefore it is the most interesting to me. ”

20. “When Nietzsche Cries” Irvin D. Yalom

"When Nietzsche Cries" Irvin D. Yalom

We present an intense and immersive novel of thought: When Nietzsche Cries. A great example showing that it can also be thought through literature …Actors: Nietzsche: An unknown philosopher who has just published two books. He chose solitude. He has made peace with his pain. He tasted betrayal. All he has is his suitcase and the books he designed in his mind. He has no wife, social duties and homeland. He loves seclusion. He killed God. “Hope is the worst of all evils because it prolongs torture,” he says. Then, “You must be ready to burn in your own flames: How can you regenerate yourself without ash first?” will say. Hopeless.Breuer: A legendary diagnostic genius. The doctor to whom the hopeless knocked on their door. He was one of the first founders of psychoanalysis. In his forty, he managed to become the doctor of all European artists and thinkers. He has a beautiful wife and five children. Rich. Reputable. Someone who lived in the “but” position all his life. Freud: Breuer’s friend. He’s young. The future is bright. He is poor now. Salomé: The woman who makes men dizzy. Attractive. Free. He does not believe in marriage. Sometimes he gets together with many men at the same time. He prefers artists and thinkers . There is a whip.

19. “Art of War” Sun Tzu

"War Art" Sun Tzu

The Art of War , in which the great Chinese writer Tao-te Ching conveys his philosophical and political thoughts, is a great Taoist classic, being a collection of aphorisms often associated with a shadowy, semi-legendary writer. This may also apply to the Art of War. In both classical works, they share the general example of the themes that are dealt with again and again in different ways within the whole work.Sun Tzu’s first book, The Art of War, is devoted to the importance of strategy. ‘When leaders try to do something, they plan first.’ In terms of military operations, the Art of War draws attention to five points that should be evaluated before undertaking any action: road, weather conditions, terrain, military leadership and discipline.In this sense, the Way (Tao) is about civil leadership, more precisely, the relations between political leadership and the people. The war theorist Sun Tzu says that the Yol ‘guided the people to share the same goals with the leaders’ …

18. “Siddhartha” Hermann Hesse

"Siddhartha" Hermann Hesse

“Overall create a Buddha beyond the image of Buddha has been accepted by everyone, not previously encountered her husband, is a great success. Siddhartha, in my eyes, the Holy Book ‘diagnosis times is a superior drug …” One of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, Henry Miller this by Siddhartha, 1946 NobelThe Literary Prize winner is the masterpiece of German writer Hermann Hesse. Calling people to rebuild their lives and glorify Eastern mysticism in the years following World War I, Siddhartha has been read almost like a “holy book” for generations. Describing the early years of Buddha’s life in a poetic way in Siddhartha, Hesse tries to find the human self and try to get rid of the established forms of civilization. “In this book,” he says, “I tried to capture what is common to all religions and all beliefs adopted by people, which transcends all national distinctions, which all races, all individuals can adopt.”

17. “The Alchemist” Paulo Coelho

"The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho

One of the phenomena of world literature, Alchemist continues to touch many lives since the day it was published. Published by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho in 1988, the work sheds light on the Eastern and Western world from the same window. The Alchemist, written by Coelho based on a story in Mesnevi, is a candidate to be your bedside book with its adventurous story and philosophical aspect!With its impressive story, simple narrative and depth, the Alchemist is one of the most popular works of world classics. Shortly after publication, printed works in 42 countries and translated into 26 languages, from 1996 to the present day in UK also maintains its place among the most widely read novels. If you are both an adventurer and a lover of philosophy, the Alchemist will impress you as well.

16. “Candy Orange Series” Jose Mauro De Vasconcelos

"Candy Orange Series" Jose Mauro De Vasconcelos

Leading a life full of pain and accepting it as the usual course of life, until we learn what is the most real and irresistible pain in life…  Sugar Orange; He presents the world of little Zeze, who lives in poverty and lovelessness, to his reader not only through the eyes of a tiny child, but from a universal window of truth. The Sugar Orange, published in 1968 by Brazilian writer Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos, is among the unforgettable masterpieces of world literature with its plain expression and striking story. The work, which carries traces from the life of its author, starts from the inner world of a child and makes the whole humanity feel the weight of maturity by being kneaded with pain.Reflecting Latin American literature in all aspects with its realistic expression and emotional theme, Şeker Orange; It will allow you to feel the purity, compassion and pain to the bone with complete empathy.

15. “Tale of the Lost Man” Jose Saramago

"The Story of the Lost Man" Jose Saramago

The Iberian Peninsula is incomprehensibly separated from the mainland. While newspapers all over the world published that historical photograph of the Peninsula with huge headlines, each of the five people who came together with interesting coincidences thought that this rupture was the result of their own actions.Joana Carda drawing shapes on the ground with an elm branch, Pedro Orce, who heard the shaking of the ground, José Anaiço, who was constantly followed by starlings, Joaquim Sassa, who did not understand how to see how he threw a very heavy stone into the sea, and the ceiling. Maria Guavaira, struggling with a sock she finds between herself, takes us towards an imaginary world while confronting many facts about life. Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago, with his poetic style and ironic approach, emphasizes politics, identities, geography, borders, human spirit, existence, in this novel.

14. “A Clockwork Orange” Anthony Burgess

"A Clockwork Orange" Anthony Burgess

“I cannot do anything other than attack those who are the most intelligent of all animals, who know what goodness means to human beings, who turn it into a machine that works automatically by applying a method of pressure …” A future atmosphere like a nightmare. Young people and Alex, the anti-hero of this story … The 15-year-old hero of A Clockwork Orange, which has not lost its “cult novel” feature since its publication, “What is good or bad?”, “Can a person choose his fate with his free will?” Violent scenes are accompanied by music by Beethoven and Mozart; Alex and his “gang brothers” Pete, Georgie and Aptalof are digging into the reader’s mind the words of the brand new language they created. A Clockwork Orange, which was also filmed in 1971 by the famous director Stanley Kubrick, is one of the most shocking novels of all time. “In the Cockney language (English slang) there is a saying. ‘Uqueer as as clockwork orange’. This saying refers to the person who harbors the highest possible quirks. I have thought of using this phrase that I love very much in a book title for years . There is also the word ‘orang’ which means ‘alive’ in Malaysia. When I started to write the book, I thought that this saying using a fruit that is pleasant in color and scent fits very well into the exact situation I wanted to tell, a story based on the application of Pavlov’s laws. ”- Anthony Burgess –

13. “A Century of Solitude” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel Prize -winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude continues to maintain its value in the literary world since its publication in 1967, with the extraordinary dimension it adds to the concept of reality. The novel, which enabled Marquez to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, is the most magnificent example of the “magical realism” movement that the author brought to the world of literature.One Hundred Years of Solitude, which Marquez wrote based on his own life, is among the cults of world literature with its realistic narrative as well as its fantastic fiction. The work, which the author says was completed in less than two years, is an artistic expression of his childhood years as the work of his intellectual accumulation of 15-16 years, as he puts it.

12. “The Kite Hunter” Khaled Hosseini

"The Kite Hunter" Khaled Hosseini

Emir and Hasan are two children who grew up together in the last years of the monarchy in Kabul … Although they grew up in the same house and share the same wet nurse, there are gaps between the worlds of Emir and Hasan: Emir is the son of a famous and wealthy businessman and Hasan is his servant. Moreover, Hasan belongs to an ethnic minority, the Hazaras, which is not very popular there.The lives and destinies of children that cross each other reflect the tragedy of the world around them. During the Soviet occupation, Emir and his father leave the country for California. Orders think that so many of the past. Despite everything, he cannot break away from the memory of Hasan, which he left behind. Kite Hunter is a novel about the cost of friendship, betrayal and loyalty. Fathers and sons, fathers’ effects on their sons, their love, sacrifices and lies …Reflecting behind the scenes of a history that has never been told in any novel before, Kite Hunter reveals gradually the destruction of lands with a rich culture and beauty. An extraordinary friendship described in Kite Hunter. The flowing story of how much one person can love another …

11. “Narnia Series” CS Lewis

"Narnia Series" CS Lewis

An evil ruler at my command … A country whose people have forgotten its history: Narnia
Polly and Digory embark on a journey to explore different worlds, but this curiosity takes them on a dangerous adventure. Witnessing the foundation of the world that exists in Aslan’s song, the two friends must cope with the evil they bring after them.

10. “Harry Potter Series” by JK Rowling

"Harry Potter Series" by JK Rowling

“When Harry turned the envelope, his hands trembling, he saw a purple wax seal; a crest – a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake around a huge letter ‘H.”While Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy, his life changes with a letter brought by an owl: He was accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, even though he did not apply. Here, he learns interesting lessons from each other, and runs from adventure to adventure with his two friends. Thanks to what he learns by living, he becomes a skilled wizard at a young age.

9. “The Lord of the Rings Series” JRR Tolkien

"The Lord of the Rings Series" JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most read face books of the last century; It has an undisputed leadership among all genres of literature, be it science fiction, fantasy, crime, best-seller or mainstream. If you look at it from one angle, it is a fantasy novel, when you look at it from another perspective, it is a novel about the human condition, responsibility, power and war . A journey, a growth story; A novel about sacrifice and friendship, about greed and betrayal.

2. “The Time Regulation Institute” Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

"Time Regulation Institute" Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

the period of transition from empire to republic, one of the great poet and writer Ahmet Hamdi Turkey has produced watches for his work Tanpınar Regulation Institute, is among the milestones of the modern Turkish novel. The author of the groundbreaking work named after Time Regulation Institute of Peace, which is the second novel, literary and historical value at period remains today as a reflection of Turkey.

1. “Speech”

"Speech" Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

In order to understand the present and establish the future correctly, it is necessary to know the past, how and where we came here. Speech, the first War of Independence against imperialism in the world and the establishment process of the Republic of Turkey maintains the distinction of being the principal works describing first-hand, also continues to show the way for the present and the future of our country.

This is our list. Of course, this list can be expanded and other works can be added. So, what are the books you have read and liked on this list? We are waiting your comments…

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