Forget gloomy rainy days that are associated with the fall season. Autumn is one of the most inspiring seasons of the year that can help you incorporate many unforgettable moments into your life. Although meditation and exercise are two favorite activities that bring peace into our lives, we often ignore one old-new activity that has been crushed by technology. Reading. Books can teach us many valuable lessons and help us build successful relationships. They can inspire and motivate us to reach higher goals and gain success. Reading beneath an autumn tree doubles the effect. Fall foliage, freshly cool air, hot cocoa and your favorite book are all you need to create a wonderful mood.
While 50 Shades of Grey and The Girl on the Train are popular books right now, I suggest you try reading one of these classic books that will tell you more about life difficulties, love challenges, precious things and important relationships. The best thing about classic books is that they allow you to experience and learn how people lived and loved many years ago. It’s like a little history lesson. Call me old-fashioned, but classic books take a special place on my bookshelf as well as in my heart. Here’s what books I enjoy reading this fall:
1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
No list of classic books is complete without Gone with the Wind. We all have watched the old 1939 movie, but not all of us are dare to read the book. However if you are trying to get out of your love triangle, this novel is worth a read. The love triangle between Scarlett, Rhett and Ashley is complicated but maybe it will help you find the answer to your questions. Gone with the Wind is perfect for those who want to experience the old times or simply avoid seasonal depression.
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A 1925 novel shows many types of low and how hurtful and complicated unrequited love can be. It shows you that falling in love is great but loving someone too much can cause problems. A strong Jay Gatsby’s love for Daisy Buchanan will move you to tears if you are a sensitive romance lover. Apart from love topic, there are many other events happening in the story.
3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
There are books that we want to read over and over again. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of them. I can’t say exactly how many times I read this book but I’m still eager to read it again. This classic romance novel is incredibly instructive. It teaches us many things about love. It inspires us to be hopeful and never give up when we can’t find our soul mates. Elizabeth Bennett is a wonderful character that can become your role model. In short, Pride & Prejudice will teach you that it’s possible to find love in the most unexpected places, so lonely girls, definitely give this classic book a try!
4. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Okay, you read it at school, but you were not as smart and experienced as you are today. If you re-read Romeo and Juliet today, you will notice many things you didn’t notice at school. Pure love is something we never forget. This teen romance can teach you some precious lessons. At least, you will learn a difference between lust and true love.
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5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Find out more about first love, first crushes, first kisses, first failures and deep feelings of four sisters, Josephine, Meg, Beth and Amy growing up during the American Civil War. All these sisters are different and each has her own traits. Josephine is based on Louisa May Alcott herself. She’s a temper and avoids love and romance. She wants to become a popular writer and keep family members together. The oldest sister Meg is loving and kind while Beth is pure and quiet. Amy is the youngest sister who’s rather emotional and has a tendency to flatter her vanity.
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
One of the famed Bronte sisters, Emily Bronte wrote a fantastic novel about forbidden but strong love between two young people who were brought up as siblings, though they were not blood siblings. There are many thrilling actions and sweet lines that will make you fall in love with this book at once. Even though Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights in the late 1840s, the novel can be called contemporary too. We also have class conflict – once you become rich you change completely without noticing that.
Reading is underrated these days. Surely, it’s better to spend hours online or in front of TV watching your favorite shows, but is it good for your brain and overall development? Why did modern children stop reading books? Because adults stopped doing this. Just because you are no longer student, doesn’t mean it’s time to quit reading habit. Give these classic books another go and show kids that books are still popular. Go to the nearest park, leave your phone at home and enjoy a few hours of reading beneath an autumn tree.