Literary critics and avid readers have different opinions on which novel is most beautiful, which one has gritty realism or immense social impact, affecting the world, so I’ll give you my list of what I think, for various reasons, are the greatest works. If you started the New Year with the resolution not stare blankly into the black mirror of your phone screen, then you’ll need something to carry to the park, so be aware that 2018 has been a bumper year with excellent debuts and awaited follow-ups.
But if you want a novel that is a culture-changing masterpiece or a riotous satire, I’ve complied this list for you, on what I think are the best novels by using some editorial insight to compile a mix of classics and recent bestsellers which boost your literary game. So in 2019, I recommend, if you haven’t been keeping up with me, to look at this fantasy novels, in no particular order.
Every culture can be understood, but the novels are highly condensed, so only by grasping the foundation of literature we can determine the 10 greatest ones, and this is exactly what I intend to do.
- Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Any fan of stories with gambling and Russian feudalism, would place Anna Karenina at the peak, and that’s exactly the ranking that publications have given the novel since 1878.
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by a 14th-century unknown author
In the literary realm, the fragments of Dark Ages poetry, poems and TV shows were influenced of King Arthur, along with other literary icons, owing their legacies to the medieval romances, so check out wherein lies the true essence.
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork lies in the deep south and is available now as an e-book, having been translated into more than forty languages and served as the basis for a popular motion picture.
- Ulysses, by James Joyce
The most famous day in literature took place when Mr. Leopold Bloom ate a kidney for breakfast, admired a girl, contemplated his wife’s adultery, and, befriended a young poet in an earthy story, where a literary revolution all rolled into one of the towering achievements of the human mind.
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
It was named as the number-one book, as many fell in love with iis science fiction, and testosterone, even though it was only the second book by a Latino author to receive the Pulitzer Prize.
- Neon in the Daylight, by Hermione Hoby
The debut novel from Guardian Hermione Hoby finds Brit Kate in New York where she meets Bill and Inez, who pull her into the frantic rhythm the gorgeously vibrant city, in an adventure of finding herself.
- A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
If you like intricate story lines full of knights, wizards, and more, then you’re headed towards magic and mystery in a world unlike any you’ve encountered.