1. Oscar Wild
His plays were entertaining and his books are engaging.
If you are planning to read works of Oscar Wild start with Importance Of Being Ernest. It is actually a play which was a huge hit during its time. It’s a book with few pages but has a good amount of comedy and drama. The Picture of Dorian Gray is another acclaimed work of his. Dorian Gray sells his soul so that his painting ages and not him. The ending might be predictable but the journey is worth reading. The Happy Prince and other stories has stories worth having conversations with anyone and you can tell it to kids and they will surely be happy listening them.A House Of Pomegranates is another such book. Oscar Wild is also famous for his poems. He had been jailed for having romantic relationship with men where he wrote The Ballad Of Reading Gaol a poem.
The verses are relatable, understandable and real.
One of the famous verse is :
“Yet each man kills the thing he lovesBy each let this be heard.Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word.The coward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword!“
2. Jane Austen
She is known for her book Pride and Prejudice. The book is about how Elizabeth Bennet misjudges Mr Darcy due to her prejudice but with time she learns how wrong she was and ends up marrying the one. IT also covers her four sisters with British Regency in 1800 backdrop. Other notable reads are Emma and Sense & Sensibility.
3. Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie gave the world great detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Maple. Though Sherlock Holmes is the name that pops when we think about a detective, Hercule Poirot has his own aura and charm. The ABC Murders, Five Little Pigs, Death on The Nile, And Then There were none are worth a read. Try not guessing the culprit by reading the first few pages and enjoy the suspense.
4. Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged and The Fountain Head are 2 must read books of Ayn Rand. These books capture the journey of heroes who are talented, do not hesitate to work hard and take on life while others are trying to bring them down. There won’t be one dull moment while reading them.
His short stories teach you lessons of life as it narrates simple stories of common lives. The lives of the stories live a humble life and teach you to be humble and humane.
Stories By O.Henry, A Retrieved Reformation are the books to read among his work.