10 Literary Novels that Are Suitable for Beginners


Reading can be a subject that is less attractive to some people. What’s more, the time and technology that continues to grow little by little shifts the style of human life. Such literature developed rapidly in the 50’s but, its growth was not as good as it was and did not exist in this modern era.

The image that literature is a kind of heavy text is also still closely attached to the lay mindset of society, most notably the younger generation. Literature itself usually emphasizes the elegance of language so that it can hold the deepest soul of the reader. But it is not often that the elegance of literary language is said to be like a delivery that is difficult to understand.

But, regardless of the whole, reading literature can take your mind off for a moment from saturation in the real world, Quipperian. For example, when you explore a literary novel, you indirectly want to be brought into the contents of the plot of the novel story and distract you from real life, which can be just boring.

Immediately, we follow 10 literary novels that are suitable for reading this newcomer:

1. Earth Human – Pramoedya Ananta Toer

One of the pieces of the hunt for tetralogy belongs to the legendary writer, Pram, entitled Bumi Manusia, is very interesting to read. It is worth acknowledging, it really needs extra concentration to master the contents of the story, but it can be ascertained, after understanding the contents of the story, this novel will make you fall in love and go to the novel or bibliotek shop to find other literary works from the Buru Tetralogy.

Bumi Manusia is an early novel from the Buru Tetralogy Quartet by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Pram wrote it when taking exile on Buru Island. Through ‘Bumi Manusia’ readers can see the atmosphere and circumstances of Indonesian citizens when they are located under the Dutch Colonial colony. Not only that, he also directs how justice must be fought for as well as the risks. Fun, historical lessons are packaged in romantic stories between the main fictional personalities in them, are Minke and Annelies.

2. Rectoverso – Dee Lestari

In the fifth work of Dee Lestari entitled Rectoverso, Dee introduced an option to enjoy his work which contained a collection of 11 short stories or albums containing 11 song modules. Both can be enjoyed separately but want to be more comfortable when coinciding. As usual, Dee always introduces his distinctive language style. Poetic, easy to interpret, but always holding the heart.

3. Rain in June – Sapardi Djoko Damono

When before the film appeared on the big screen, a collection of poems by Sapardi Djoko Damono entitled June Rain, published in 1994 had already skyrocketed. The great Indonesian poet made these poetry collections in the form of novels.

The June rain type novel also describes a love story between Sarwono and Pingkan in a comparison of the origins of culture, ethnicity, and religion. Classic stories that are packaged in a modern way, easy to accompany grooves, simple words but beautiful, and realistic romantic stories (feels real). The novel is also not thick, only 135 gardens. After reading this novel, you might want to read all the poems belonging to Sapardi Djoko Damono.

4. A Problem for Love – Seno Gumira Ajidarma

Although the theme of the literary work belongs to Seno Gumira Ajidarma, it is publicly listed, cliched and easy to appreciate, is love. However, a collection of beautiful porous short stories entitled ‘A Problem for Love ‘belongs to Seno Gumira Ajidarma to bring your readers to the dark side of love. With language style and straightforward and striking stories, Seno Gumira Ajidarma “directs” the psychology of love that does not always like. There is also sorrow, betrayal, greed, until pent-up love.

5. I – Sjuman Djaya

The novel that had soared at the early 2000’s must oblige the AADC scriptwriter, because it can be said that 80% of the contents of the film fit the novel written by Sjuman Djaya until the novel sells well in the market.

The novel, titled ‘I’, itself refers to the real form of the legendary Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar. Telling about the poet’s youth, Sjuman Djaya tried to describe the citizens about Chairil’s form by including Chairil’s prose beauty in it. With simple language too, this novel contains a sad, happy story, until Chairil Anwar’s sadness, makes anyone who reads it want to feel like Chairil’s best friend.

6. A Tale of Two Cities– Charles Dickens

The novel, released in 1859, sold 200 million copies in all the world in its era. That number was incredible at that time, Quipperian. In short, this novel takes place in London and Paris before and throughout the French Revolution. I was so excited, reading this literary novel was kind of watching a Hollywood movie. The novel itself tells the story of the condition of the poor French farmers in the years before the revolution, the brutality shown by the revolution is clearly illustrated in the stories in this novel, coupled with stories about the social side of life in London in the same period. The point is, when you read this novel, you are enjoying watching Hollywood movies played by world-famous actors.

7. And There Were None – Agatha Christie

This novel which tells about dark-skinned children is very interesting for listening to. This novel tells about 10 dark-skinned children who disappear one by one. Did their alibi disappear? So hurry up and find the book in the closest novel shops, Quipperian!

8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis

This literary novel of fantasy type was written by C. S. Lewis. The title of the Indonesian edition of this novel is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The novel was written in 1950 carrying themes with nuances in 1940. This novel is the first time written from the seven series “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Now, for Quipperian who likes science fiction, it is very important to read this novel, surely you will not be able to escape from this one novel.

9. The Hobbit – J. R. R Tolkien

Of course there are many people from Quipperian who already know the film The Hobbit and are familiar with the characters in it like Frodo Baggins? Well, this novel is the forerunner of the Lord of the Ring which was also filmed in 2012-2014. The fairy tale presented by J. R. R Tolkien for you guys to imagine and imagine as if you live in the Shire. Even though you have had the chance to watch the movie, you are also very obliged to read the novels you have sold

100 million copies in all of this world, Quipperian!

10. Return – Leila S. Chudori

If Quipperian wants to be more intimate with the revolutionary period and history of Indonesia, the literary novel belonging to Leila S. Chudori, titled Kembali is a novel that is right for you to read. Based on the story of the Indonesian revolution in the year alan 65 will make you understand exactly what real independence means. The excitement of the regime’s upheaval will make you have new thoughts about the history of this nation.

Quipperian, some of the titles of the literary novels above are literary novels that are suitable for you to read. With the selection of diction and simple prose that is easy to understand, I hope that you can love you more with literature, yes, not just with the same beat (he he he). By reading this literary novel, of course, you indirectly want to train you to be more literate (able to interpret the data layer in the form of reading) or getting smarter!