Two of my favorite types of books are classic novels and weird (sci-fi, dystopian, magical realism). So, basically, all the books mentioned in this part were a big treat.
The Door in The Wall by H.G. Wells
The Door in the Wall tells the story of a politician and his relationship (and fascination) with a mysterious portal he found as a kid. This magical door transported him to a colorful paradise full of fantastical creatures. This short story explores the conflict of not being able to dissect both our analytical and creative sides.
If you are a fan of the weird in storytelling, it is worth reading this short story. It is super easy and fast to read, and a superb piece of literature.
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
I, Robot is a compilation of Isaac Asimov’s short stories about robots. In the book each chapter begins with an introduction by Doctor Susan Calvin, a fictional robopsychologist.
This novel is a classic, and therefore a must read for any sci-fi lover. The famous Three Laws of Robotics and the idea of Robots peacefully coexisting with humans influenced many other stories in the genre. Also, the adventures of these character are a delight to read about.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility tells the story Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two sisters with opposing personalities. Throughout the novel we get to see them experience love, heartbreak, and how their opposing personalities compliments each other.
If you didn’t like reading Bridgerton (but loved the series), then read Jane Austen. It has all the good parts, and none of the bad. In Sense and Sensibility, the character arcs are magnificent.
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
The Origins of Totalitarianism analyzes Nazism and Stalinism, and explains how these two totalitarian movements became so powerful. The book is divided in three essays: antisemitism, imperialism and totalitarianism. In them she explains the preconditions for the birth and rise of antisemitism in Europe during the 19th Century, the use of racism as an imperialistic ideological weapon, and examines imperialism from mid-1880s until the World War I.
This book is a masterpiece. Anyone that loves history, or politics, or want to feel sad about how history is repeating itself should read this book.