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Top 7 Fiction books that will make you think
Great books should make you think
Fiction books are just fun, they can transport you to another time, place, or even species allowing you to escape reality for a little while. But many of these books can tell a deeper message that changes your outlook in reality. These books are all easy reads but will bring up major questions about relationships, culture, and prejudice that can make you question your own beliefs. Or you could just enjoy a fantastic story.
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Is it just a kids book or something deeper?
The hunger games series is not just an amazing set of stories pitting good versus evil, but also the greater question of should might make right? What happens when a terrible dictator is deposed, who should take over and how should they rule? Should a well meaning dictator continue to be a dictator just because they think it is in the people's best interest. A fast moving book that is all too relevant with all the upheaval going on in the Middle East.
Origins of CSI
A fascinating book that follows the life of a woman, but not just any woman, a female doctor, not just a female doctor but one that does autopsies to help determine a cause of death. All of this during mediaeval days when women were barely allowed to speak in public let alone be a doctor. Intrigue, science and female rights all rolled into one great book.
The resilience of a young boy
What would you do if you were stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger, a chimpanzee in the middle of an ocean? The story of a young boy stranded in the ocean with a couple of wild animals and his quest for survival. On its basic level it is a fun story of a boy out at sea, but on a deeper level it is the story of self discovery and acceptance of others different than yourself.
Racism and Bravery all wrapped together
The story of black house maids in the deep south in the 1960s and the trials they go through as they try to keep their identity while also surviving the obvious racism and rules of the white citizens. But along with that story is that of the white families, some of whom are genuinely trying to break the bonds of prejudice and treat everyone more fairly. A quick fantastic read.
Dracula? Fact or Fiction
A story set in modern times of the possibility that Dracula is real and something far greater than the stories. A great story of a college professor on an accidental quest to discover the truth that inspired the story that we all know today. Spooky at times, but a whole lot of fun throughout.
A book about a book?
How do you read a book that is about a shadowy figure who is trying to capture every copy of the very book you are reading? A great cliff hanger of a book that at the same time brings up the benefits of literature in general and how it can change people's lives. Can not give too much away, but treat yourself to this great story.
An epic taking place in Medieval Times
Ken Follett is one of the greatest of authors at creating epic stories that can follow multiple disparate characters over the course of over a hundred years and entwine them together in remarkable ways. The story of wealth, power, and kindness in the days when the church could be more powerful than a king. A fun read that is actually the first of a series of books by Ken Follett.