5 Books That Every Student Must Read!

By Ishika S.

12 March, 2024

Discovering unique and interesting books can be an enriching experience that expands our perspectives and challenges our thinking.


Here are five exceptionally unique and captivating books that everyone should consider reading:

1. “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski:

This experimental novel is a labyrinth of narratives, footnotes, and typographical innovations that defy traditional storytelling conventions. It tells the story of a family who discovers a mysterious hallway in their house that leads to ever-expanding dimensions. “House of Leaves” is a mind-bending exploration of madness, perception, and the nature of storytelling itself.

In this poetic and philosophical work, Calvino imagines a series of fantastical cities described by the explorer Marco Polo to the emperor Kublai Khan. Each city represents a different aspect of human experience and imagination, inviting readers to contemplate the nature of cities, memory, and the human condition.

2. “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino:

This collection of case studies by neurologist Oliver Sacks explores the fascinating and often bizarre world of neurological disorders. Through poignant and insightful stories, Sacks examines the profound impact of brain abnormalities on perception, identity, and consciousness, offering profound insights into the complexities of the human mind.

3. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks:

In this ambitious novel, Mitchell weaves together six interconnected stories spanning different time periods and genres, from historical fiction to dystopian science fiction. Each narrative is nested within the next, forming a complex tapestry of characters, themes, and ideas. “Cloud Atlas” is a thought-provoking exploration of interconnectedness, fate, and the cyclical nature of human existence.

4. “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell:

This postmodern masterpiece is a playful and inventive exploration of the act of reading itself. The novel follows the reader’s journey as they attempt to read a book titled “If on a winter’s night a traveler” only to encounter a series of interruptions, digressions, and narrative twists. Calvino blurs the boundaries between reader and text, inviting readers to reflect on the nature of storytelling, interpretation, and the infinite possibilities of literature.

5. “If on a winter’s night a traveler” by Italo Calvino: