It’s a long-held tradition to start reading a book when you’re about to die, and you can get a lot of inspiration from the books of old.
Whether it’s a classic, a new book, or a novel about a beloved character, there are tons of great books out there for readers to pick up when they’re ready to leave this world behind.
But for the first time ever, we’re taking a look at the books that are the best for people who are just starting out.
Read more from Time:The books listed below are some of the best books for people starting out, and if you’re looking for a few extra inspiration for your next literary venture, here are our top picks.
Read our list of 10 Best Books for Writers hereIf you’ve read a lot, and want to get into some great new stuff, you might be wondering where to start.
We’ve rounded up the 10 best books on the market for writers to get started on their journey.
These are books that will keep you reading until you’re ready for a break.
Here are the books we recommend for those of you just starting to get serious about writing:1.
The Road, by A.K.A. A.J. Jacobs2.
The Fountainhead, by Dan Simmons3.
A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin (if you’re not a big fan of Game of Thrones)4.
The Winds of Winter, by Brandon Sanderson5.
The Fires of Heaven, by Terry Brooks6.
The Bone Clocks, by Toni Morrison7.
The Great Gatsby, by Salman Rushdie8.
The Great Gates of Thorns, by John Steinbeck9.
The Windup Girl, by Lila Kent10.
The Big Short, by Daniel Pink