10 Books to Put Your Designer Reading Glasses to Use

   
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December 12, 2016, by Bard Optical

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You have reading glasses (or maybe you need them). But, now, you need a reading list to go with them. With colder weather finally here, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book, a cup of coffee, and your designer reading glasses. Which books made the list? We opted for mostly fiction and all-time classics. With so many books to read, it simply makes sense to start with the tales that have captured imaginations worldwide. 

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Review our list below and start hitting the books: 

1. 1984 by George Orwell 

George Orwell paints a picture of a terrifying future world. 1984 is often seen as a warning about our own society and seems to grow more prescient every year. Even if you've read this one before, it's worth another visit. 

2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland has been a pop culture staple for decades. The true meaning and intent of Alice's adventures is still being debated today. Take a trip to Wonderland with Carroll's book and decide for yourself. 

3. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 

A beloved classic for both children and adults, E.B. White's book tells the touching story of companionship between a pig and a spider. It sounds like a weird premise, but it delivers. 

4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Another book based around a dystopian future, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 touches on the dangers of restricting free thought. Reading Bradbury's work, you'll be glad for the book that is in your hands. 

5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

'Gone Girl' is a chilling thriller that was just recently adapted into a movie starring Ben Affleck. The book itself is gripping and would be the perfect compliment to a hot chocolate and a warm blanket. 

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 

If you're not already a fan of Harry Potter, now is the time to start. Pick up 'The Sorcerer's Stone' and be transported away to a world of wizards. Don't worry: after you're done, there are several more books to go. 

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Heart-wrenching, but brilliant. 'The Fault in Our Stars' is another book that was recently adapted into a movie starring Shailene Woodley. John Green's work is cause for reflection and contemplation about life and love. 

8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

A towering giant in American literature, Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has won a Pulitzer Prize and is a cherished novel. If you haven't read it yet, this winter is the perfect opportunity to pop on those designer reading glasses and see what the acclaim is all about. 

9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Undoubtedly, you've heard of the smash hit 'The Hunger Games.' You may have even seen all the movies starring Jennifer Lawrence and others. But, if you haven't read Suzanne Collins' novels, do yourself a favor and start now. 

10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

J.R.R. Tolkien is another literary giant and 'The Lord of the Rings' is another American institution. Even if you've seen the movies, go on a literary journey through Tolkien's incredible writing. 

Don't let your designer reading glasses go it alone. Pick up one or several of the above titles at a store or library near you and hunker down for the winter.

 

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