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20 Books That Will Draw You In and Make You Want to Become a Character
When reading certain books, it's easy to get lost in the story and imagine becoming one of the characters. If you've ever found yourself comparing yourself to a literary character, these are the books you'll want to step into!
1. The Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter, the book series that made J. K. Rowling known all over the world, focuses on the changing life of a child whose parents died when he was just a baby, when he learned one morning that he had been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
2. The Silmarillion - J. R. R. Tolkien
Considered one of the most important works of J. R. R. Tolkien ever, Simarillion was revised and published by his son after the author's death. Simarillion contains all the details of the Middle-Earth created by Tolkien with his magnificent imagination.
3. Letters to Milena - Franz Kafka
When they met in a cafe in Prague in 1919, Franz Kafka was 36 years old and Milena Jesenská was 23. Everything that Milena and Kafka, who were pen pals for exactly 5 years when they parted ways, shared is in this book!
4. White Fang - Jack London
Definitely one of Jack London's most important works, White Fang touches on both natural life and human cruelty through the eyes of a wild animal.
5. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, one of the most beloved novels of all time, tells the place of women in Austen's world and the problems between a woman's love in a very striking and courageous way.
6. The Three-Body Problem - Cixin Liu
In The Three-Body Problem, which was selected as the 'science fiction book of the year' at the time of publication, a secret military project sends a signal to space to communicate with aliens.
7. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
This book, which has an important place in both children's and adult literature, is a work that contains riddles with its richness of imagination and exquisite narrative.
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde's most famous work, The Picture of Dorian Gray, centers on a rather handsome and respectable young man named Dorian Gray. One day, Dorian meets a painter named Basil Hallward. Fascinated by Dorian's good looks, Hallward voluntarily wants to draw his portrait.
9. The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
The Way of the Kings, a book that will have an incredible impact on the imagination, is the first book of the Stormlight series. This book is definitely a tremendous resource for fantasy literature lovers!
10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sixteen-year-old Jacob, who has traveled to an island far from the world because of the terrible family tragedy he has experienced, goes to Miss Peregrine's Orphanage for Strange Children there.
11. In Search of Lost Time - Marcel Proust
The giant work ”In Search of Lost Time' is a novel written by Marcel Proust in the last 14 years of his life. This huge book is a magnificent literary work in every way.
12. The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Thanks to a strange-looking book, Bastian finds himself in a beautiful but dangerous Fantasy land. Here he learns that only one person can save the embattled Fantasia.
13. Tiamat - Ihsan Oktay Anar
Tiamat, published by Ihsan Oktay Anar, the author of the most exquisite books of Turkish literature, tells about what happened on an Ottoman submarine in 1915.
14. Morning Glory - Lavyrle Spencer
If romantic books are indispensable, Morning Glory is exactly what you are looking for! Lavyrle Spencer's most famous book, Morning Glory focuses on the story of Will, who applied for a 'husband wanted' ad he saw in the newspaper, and Elly, who is trying to stay afloat with her baby in her belly and the other 2 children she has to take care of.
15. Metro 2033 - Dmitry Glukhovsky
Metro 2033, from the pen of Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, creates a dystopian world about the world that has become uninhabitable after a nuclear war and a new order established underground.
16. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a 5-book series, tells the story of Arthur's friend Ford, whose house is being destroyed, is actually not a human being, but a person who came from another world and is trapped in the world.
17. Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities, from the pen of Italo Calvino tells about a series of imaginary trips that the Venetian traveler Marco Polo told to the Tatar ruler Kublai Khan.
18. My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red takes place on nine snowy winter days in Istanbul in the year 1591. In the book, beautiful Şeküre, who has two young sons, decides to find a new husband to replace her husband, who has not returned from the war for four years.
19. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway's most famous book, The Old Man and the Sea, tells the story of an elderly Cuban fisherman's painful struggle with a giant swordfish in the open sea, caught in the Gulf Stream.
20. Leo the African - Amin Maalouf
Leo the African, which focuses on a real-life story, can be characterized as a biographical work by Giovanni Leone de Medici, Leo Africanus, aka Leo the African.
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