10 Books You Must Read Before You Die

10 Books You Must Read Before You Die

December 10, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


[Music] hi everyone it’s a girl again and today I am finally filming my favorite book of all time video this is actually one of my most requested videos and I thought I would just buckle down film today and it was just the problem was that it was really hard to narrow it down to only ten books but I try to make it as well-rounded as possible just kind of genres for everybody also if you are not subscribed by now what are you waiting for the buttons down below come join the family skip today and with that said let’s get cracking with the book the first book I’m going to recommend is East of Eden by John Steinbeck this book is the classic it’s just like a piece of literature that I feel like everyone needs to read before they die I mean there’s a reason why this is a sign reading in school but I know it’s not fun when you’re forced to read it and you’re getting graded on it but I swear with fresh eyes and like reading recreationally this book is going to take you on a journey it’s about two families the traps and the Hamiltons and there’s just a whole lot of drama the tea has been spilt and it goes on generations I feel like this book has everything you need in a story it’s got guilt it’s got rivalry it’s got struggle to be loved and finding acceptance and also I feel like this book has the best villain of all time Kathy she is psycho she’s crazy and just raunchy and she just does like the craziest stuff and she just kept me thoroughly entertained every time she was in a tough girl it’s like ask my girls back it’s very clear easy to understand and it’s just a masterpiece moving on to book number two I have coughed on the shore by Haruki Murakami I have read a number of Murakami books like whine deferred Chronicle Norwegian Wood but coughs on the shore will always remain my favorite it’s about a boy a teenagers runs away from home and he tries to find his lost mom his lost sister and he ends up spending some time in this little town and he works at a library and that’s where things start to get a little twisted a little dark and very very surreal one of the main reasons why I love Murakami is that he really takes you on psychological Mindbenders like you really don’t know where he’s going to take you and he creates such vivid scenes that I would have never imagined and I love the fact that he just takes you from point A to B to C to C just everywhere I remember when I was reading this I was really trying to learn how to lucid dream I was drinking all these peas and all this stuff and reading a Murakami just made me feel like I was dreaming that was the closest I’ve ever come to lucid dreaming I’ve never met an author or I’ve never read an author like Murakami and so I think it’s so cool that he had his own distinct way of writing and storytelling if you’re the type of person that needs all the buttons button and all the end ties in a pretty bow I’m not sure if you’ll like this because this is more about the journey and the experience then like a clear explanation my next book is the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom this is one of those books I can just smash out in a day or read on vacation it’s a little bit of like nice happy book it’s about a bold man named Eddie and he’s just kind of lived like a dull meaningless life and on his 83rd birthday he died I mean that’s not a spoiler alert it happens within like the first chapter and also clearly he dies because heaven is in the title but each one of these people he meets they explain his connection with him and how like they changed his life were vice-versa knowingly or unknowingly some people might think is corny or cheesy but I love this book I thought it would it lets me feeling a lot happy and warm inside and so if you’re looking just for like a quick happy read this is the one for you all right going to keep cracking on my next book is ready player one by Ernest Cline and this was actually recommended by a bunch of you guys so thank you you know me so well this is one of my favorites now this is a sci-fi dystopian novel which is like right up my alley I love books like this and it is in a world where just everything is in shambles like everyone pretty much everyone’s living in poverty because global warming is just taking a toll and a lot of people just escape this world by going into this virtual reality called the Oasis it’s kind of like the matrix in it the main character is a teen named Wade and he spends all his time in the Oasis and he is dying to play like this scavenger hunt game because the winner of that game is like it’s kinda like winning the lottery so a lot of people see that as their way out of poverty and wage just has to go through all these crazy adventures and there’s so many eighties references and I love it it really takes you on a thrilling adventure definitely recommend it if you’re looking for just like a fun adventurous read moving on to more dystopias have to feature 1984 by George Orwell this is another literary classic highly recommend it’s about a world where the government controls absolutely everything even the way people think and there’s no sense of individuality there’s no speaking up it’s like a tyranny where just the government is constantly watching Big Brother’s watching and it’s all of the bending Winston and his job as an editor so he rewrites documents and just like you know photoshopped photos so these historical documents follow the government story from an outside perspective Winston is like a good man following and showing face but in actuality he is just freakin miserable and he’s trying to find a way to rebel and resist this is a very bleak read but I just I find these stories so fascinating because this could have easily happened to where we live now and there are places in the world where this is a reality and not just the story also Marcia is the one who bought me this coffee for Christmas a few years ago so thanks babes so this is my last book on just opiate I promise I could honestly film like an entire separate video of like my favorite sci-fi slash dystopian novels but maybe I’ll see that for another time how to mention can make Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’ll like you five times more if you have read this book in this world women have absolutely no rights they can’t have a job they can’t have money they can’t read they can’t write they’re all assigned to these rules and some women are wives those it like the better off women and then some of them are on which are like just kind of like the maid facilitators and then there are handmade and The Handmaid’s are the ones that literally just have to give birth and and it’s not a it’s not a good role like these women to get raped every month this is also a TV show on who so if you are not going to read this book I highly recommend the TV show it’s the best every Wednesday so yeah check check out the book or check out the show so my next book is the secret history by Donna Tartt unfortunately I don’t have a physical copy because I bought it on my Kindle but this is me holding my imaginary coffee it is the story of a group of students in this really prestigious elite University and it’s a murder mystery the main character is named Richard and he doesn’t come from money so he just kind of plopped into this world where just where everyone’s just wealthy and everyone’s like super posh and he’s in a class a very small class that studied ancient history and one of the students dies but you don’t know who did it or why so that’s where the story kind of takes off this kind of reminds me of and then there were none but like the teenage version I mentioned this book not too long ago in my favorites but it’s the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde I love this book quick summary it’s about a man named Dorian he’s very attractive young and he gets his portrait painted and he meets this man named Lord Henry Wotton and he lives just like a super hedonistic lifestyle he gives like zero ups for anyone but himself so Dorian and gets very inspired by that and he ends up selling a soul so he can look young forever and he just lives this very materialistic life and he’s just just living for himself just selfish and he’s just like a big dick I read this book when I was 18 or 19 and it taught me just to balance not go overboard it taught me the importance of not being so decadent and knowing my limit my next book recommendation has such sentimental lottery to me is the Perks of Being a Wallflower I read this book when I was 15 and it just left such a huge impact on my life because this is one of the first books that I read outside of my I signed reading so when I when I read a book like this and I solve the story it was like a storyline that I was just genuinely interested in and there were a lot of characteristics of the main character Tarly that just that I felt like he just got me he was sensitive and introverted and those were the the personality traits that defined me especially when I was younger and when I reread it as an adult there was reflective huge overwhelming wave of nostalgia it’s crazy that when you revisit something from your past that you love so much to be transported and feel that that same way is just it’s insane it’s like it’s like a time machine so this book will always have a special place in my heart and it’s very interesting in an unconventional coming-of-age story but I feel like I understand why this is affected so many teens my last book is my first non-fiction on the list it is the seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey I am also mentioned this in my monthly favorites but I have to mention it again because this is this this has changed my life in such a positive way I feel like I’m always trying to find ways to increase my productivity my efficacy and my self growth and this book just hit all those targets for me obviously this book is about seven Habits that make you more effective but if I feel like it’s beyond just that this book has taught me to be more self aware and to be a better person and I can easily just tell you what the seven habits are but they’re they’re not going to make sense until you read the book read each of the stories attached with the lesson and then you’ll really absorb it I’m actually on my second time reading this book because it’s not one of those books that you just read once and you’re like ah like I just I want to remember these lessons for the rest of my life and apply them that way alrighty guys those were my top ten favorite books of all time and ensuite I had so much fun like filming his videos explaining all the book and I would love to I mean I don’t know if you guys would be interested in me doing another like book countdown I have like so many other recommendations I could use to another like ten more favorite books or I can do like books on just self-help or just sci-fi or just fiction like I don’t know that there’s so many possibilities also I would absolutely love it if you would tell me your favorite book recommendations along with a little summary and while you like it I would love to read what you guys read it’s crazy how much I love reading recreationally because it really just brought into my horizons and it brings light to so many stories that I otherwise would have never known and I think it’s an art form that everyone or not an art form but like a skill that everyone should should usual eyes because the brain is such like a powerful tool and it needs to be like worked out and I feel like reading just really keeps your brain stimulated in like a good way I’m not a scientist but I just feel like it does that anyway I hope you guys enjoy this video hope you have a beautiful day and I’ll see you guys in the next one [Music] you