You still have plenty of time to start reading good and entertaining books .
1- Road To Character by David Brooks
David Brooks, writer and columnist at the New York Times, examines his life and the lives of Dwight Eisenhower, George Marshall and George Eliot among others, searching for ways people build character.
Brooks hopes his readers will come away pursuing “eulogy virtues” with the same vigor they pursue professional success and that they discover there is wisdom in history and literature that can not be found in academic journals.
Some disagree with portions of ”Brooks” conclusions and their arguments are not unfair but he includes interesting stories and a compelling framework for finding purpose in more than wealth and professional success.
Road To Character by David Brooks
2-Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
T.S Eliot described the novel of the Jazz age the “first step” American fiction had taken since Henry James. It is considered as one of the great classics of 20th-century literature.
The novel combines magic and shocking realism. The story revolves around wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan, the luxurious parties on Long Island creates the tale of America in 1920 that resonates with the power of myths.
Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3-Ohio” by Stephen Markley
This debut novel set at a class reunion, churns with such ambitious social statements and insights — on hot-button issues of the past dozen years, there’s a real pleasure in this hopscotching narrative with each new point of view, a clearer sense of the hidden story emerges as the reader slowly pieces together some shocking revelations.
Ohio” by Stephen Markley
4- The Husband Hunters
” Husband Hunters, American Heiresses Who Married Into the British Aristocracy”, by Anne de Courcy between 1870 and 1914, hundreds of cosseted young American women moved to Europe and turned control of their fortunes over to the impoverished British aristocrats they married.
De Courcy’s makes a persuasive case that a prime driver in the American heiress exodus was escape from the savage competitiveness of Gilded Age society in the capital of status, New York.
The Husband Hunters
5-War and Peace
War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.
From the award winning translators of Anna Karenina and the Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy’s masterwork.
War and Peace