July 15, 2016

There are books one reads and then forgets by the time they grab their next cup of tea. And then there are some that one specially buys in hard copy and stacks on their shelf, thinking ‘ahhh, Now that’s a real book’! Here is a list of 10 classic books we grew up with and have always loved turning the pages of. Grab your cuppa and get ready for some unadulterated time with your favorite classics.

1. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

A much loved book all across the world, it remains a touching reminder of how hope can be found even amidst the most dismal situations. Published by her father after her death, The Diary of a Young Girl calls to your deepest emotions as Anne struggles with finding herself and living with 7 more people in a small enclosed space for 2 years during World War II.

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2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

An all-time civil war classic, this is a heartwarming story of four sisters that have enthralled generations of readers. Revel in the ingenuity, humor and courage of the sisters as they deal and many times even struggles through their every day lives.

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3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A famous rom-com, the 19th century classic centers around five unmarried girls and their search for love. What calls to readers is the unique and strange way that the romance between the protagonists Elizabeth Bennet and William Darcy blooms through the novel.

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4. Tamas by Bhisham Sahni

One of the most sensitively written classic books on the India-Pakistan partition, Tamas is a compelling account of the darkest phase of India. A must read, it offers a balanced view on the subject by taking a variety of stories of the common man during this time – and this is what makes it such a delightful and enthralling read.

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5. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Often described as an extraordinary work of art, the book offers a rich reading experience. For all of us who love reading, this is one book we cannot forget through the entire course of our lives . Full of vibrant characters and adventure this is a story that stays with you forever.

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6. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

It is a gripping novel that revolves around a young attorney who makes her way to success – but not without her own struggles. The story is of Jennifer Parker and her life as a lawyer; ensued with romance and passion this book is simply impossible to put down! This is an absolute All About Eve favorite and a definite requirement on our shelf of the books.

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7. Mill on the Floss by George Elliot

A moving and powerful classic, the novel is a poignant portrayal of sibling relationships. It is also considered to be George Eliot’s own autobiography, with all of the characters so beautifully constructed as if from his very own life.

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