Books to Read Before You Die
Books have without a doubt changed the lives of every single person ever known to exist. Not only do books teach us the most important things we need to know they also greatly impact our emotional sides as well. Considering the ways that books have changed our lives it only makes sense for a reader to create a list of books they want to read before they die.
There are several lists of books that are highly recommended as being books that are considered foremost ‘must reads’ of all times. These lists contain both fiction and nonfiction books that have been cherished by readers throughout the years. Some of these lists contain up to and over 100 books to read before you die.
The books found on these lists are considered to be the best books of all time. Many of these books are required reading material while attending high school and taking college courses. The person set out to complete any of these lists of recommended reading may discover they have already read a few of the recommended books while in school.
Even though books such as Moby Dick, Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hobbit, Hamlet, and many other similar titles were forced upon us while in school, many of us find them worth reading again. In fact these books are the very ones that have encouraged a great portion of readers to love reading. These titles are held dear by many readers and have been considered a “must read” and cherished throughout the history of pleasurable reading.
While many of these older titles are cherished, there are numerous modern titles that have earned the right to be placed on the lists of books that should be read at least once in a person’s lifetime. Truly there are more phenomenal books considered to be worthy reads then the average reader will ever have time to consume. Though this fact has a tinge of sadness, it is also a very awesome fact.
The awesome aspect of the never ending list of books that should, and could be read means that voracious and hobby readers shall never run out of good reading material. After all what could be worse than having an intense love for reading but to lack a great book we have not already read to snuggle up to? We rely upon books for a variety of reasons and have been blessed with a never ending list of titles to enjoy forever.
Unlike fashion and other trends, reading and books never go out of style. Whether seeking knowledge or entertainment, books have always, and will always, deliver to us exactly what we seek from them. This fact is, has been, and always will be a fact we can depend upon. Though modern technology has offered the reader new and exciting ways to read, one thing will always remain the same, and that thing is that readers will always want and need to read.
The exciting development of handheld electronic devices that allow us to read all of our favorite books without ever touching an actual book has been considered one of the best things to ever happen to readers. Devices such as the Kindle, the Sony Reader, and the Nook are capable of storing several books and providing readers with a convenient way to purchase and read any book they desire. These devices offer many convenient options and are lightweight, easy to read, and are surprisingly affordable.
Not only are these e-book readers convenient they also play a significant role in environmental preservation. Readers who purchased their books online in e-book format to be delivered to their reading device play a significant role in decreasing the number of trees needed to create printed books. While these devices are a phenomenal breakthrough in the way we read in modern times, there are many readers who still prefer the comfort of a printed book.
Printed books offer readers the opportunity to physically interact with their book. There are those who like to dog ear pages and those who enjoy the crisp smell of a new book. These people will forever prefer a printed book over an electronic book. Their preference is perfectly okay because printed books will always be around to satisfy their urge to actually hold the book they read.
No matter whether a reader prefers a printed or electronic book there will always be titles that will forever touch their lives. A reader who wants to scratch off titles from a list of books considered to be top books can research the different recommended lists of books to read before you die. These lists promote books that have had the greatest impact upon readers.
Without a doubt most readers will find many of the titles on these lists to be undesirable to their reading tastes. Though each of these lists contain some of the greatest books ever written it is difficult to compile a list of books that every reader will find to be worthy of reading. As we all know each of us are different in every way and our preferred tastes in reading materials will always vary among readers.
One way a reader can ensure that they have read every title that they consider to be a must read is to thoroughly investigate lists of highly recommended book titles. From these lists a reader can select the best books, the books that most appeal to them. After selecting appealing titles a reader should jot them down so they are not forgotten about.
Creating a list of all of the books gathered from recommended reading lists is something many readers find fun to do. Many of them print out their preferred reading list and continually make an effort to read the books from their list. A list of about 100 books is a popular average to set as a goal. Some have said that from the average recommended list of 100 books that should be read before an individual dies; a reader is likely to read less than 10 of these titles in their lifetime.
Though this may sound likely it is not necessarily true for the avid reader. Readers who make it a point to find time to read are quite likely to cross out every title they put upon their own personal reading list. No matter what type of reader you are, creating your very own list of books to read before you die can be considered quite an adventure.
Determining the titles worthy of your reading is almost as much fun as crossing off the titles you have read. Develop your very own must read list today and discover the inner satisfaction of crossing off book titles you have read one by one throughout the rest of your life. If your list of titles runs out long before you do have no fear, there are plenty of titles left to create another list to complete.