10 Books Everyone Should Read in their Life
June 28, 2019 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

Books have gained some competition in recent years with the technological world advancing so much. However, books can be the perfect way to get lost in a world, learn life lessons or educate yourself on a problem. Books can even teach you more than then the internet might at times which is why they are so important.  We’ve all heard of famous writers like T.S Eliot or Shakespeare but don’t worry I’m not just going to lay down the classics. I will include a wide range of books from all corners of the world. Also, it is important to note that there are millions of books out there that are amazing to read and your journey should not end at these 10 books but they might get you started on reading more this summer.

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

When reading this book you find yourself bonding with the characters as they go about their day to day lives. It has a bit of humour as well as the warmth and joy of an adventure. However, there is also serious issues being dealt with here such as racial inequality and rape. Not only is this book beautifully written and has you engaged from chapter to chapter wondering what happens next it also sheds an important message. Atticus Finch can be viewed a role model for many and maybe you will find him quite intriguing too. Published in 1960 this book has become a classic of American literature. You might have read it in school yourself, if you have not it is strongly recommended. Fun Fact Harper Lee only ever published this one book. Thank God she did. To conclude, this book is easy to read and highly engaging so pick up your copy today.

Necronomicon by H.P Lovecraft

This isn’t necessarily a novel, but a collection of short stories written by H.P Lovecraft. It includes the most important short stories written by him. If you are a fan of horror or thriller than this book is the one for you. It is hard to account what each story is about however, they are all incredibly fascinating dealing with countless types of creatures, humans and entities that go bump in the night. H.P Lovecraft was a true master of horror and ever since reading this book I have personally found it hard not to see a H.P Lovecraft reference or inspiration in any horror book, movie or show that exists out there. The read is easier on some stories than others, but it is not a super hard read. So, if you’re a horror fan than definitely get your hands on this book.

Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book keeps you captivated throughout and not only speaks out about the struggles of the Biafran War but also brings you on a journey of emotions, relationships and family struggles. I cannot recommend this book enough and it is very easy to read. It is not only a war story but also a story of life. A copy of this should be on everybody’s shelf.

Anne Frank Diary

Anne Frank Diary is a book that all of us could read at one point in our lives. A diary written by a Dutch girl who was hiding from the Nazi’s as she was a Jew. Not only is it a story about her struggles while she was hiding it is also a story about hope and life. A biography that will have you ponder while also cherish the story of Anne Frank.

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Any blockbuster movie or show which is based off of the book is probably better in the book itself. What inspired me to read the hunger games was actually the movie but the book was amazing compared to what the movie’s were. This rule of thumb could probably go for other movie’s and show’s too so maybe try to read one of the books. Plenty of the movies and shows you watch are based on books like for example, Games of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. So, if you’re planning on getting some reading in I would start on one of these. There’s nothing like a fantasy adventure. Personally, the Hunger Games fulfilled that for me enormously and the books have aspects the movie could never capture within them.

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Originally a children’s book however, this book is written in such a complex and beautiful way it can be perfect for anyone. The amount of creativity it took to create the worlds that exist within this book and the simple but captivating writing will have you racing through the pages. A series of the book is coming out later this year so it’s something to get started on over summer in preparation for the HBO series. Phillip Pullman is also releasing a new series gradually so jump on this bandwagon.

1984 by George Orwell

This novel is a dystopian novel which looks into the future and what it would be like if the government had too much control. Obviously, what happened in the novel hasn’t happened in real life but never say never. Great read and interesting to see this perspective especially in 1949 when this was published. George Orwell was also a great writer himself so checking him out is worth your while as well.

Shakespeare

The reason I’m putting Shakespeare on this list is purely because I think reading one of his works is worth your while. I’m not saying pick up the biggest play you can find and read through it but having a go at his work brings a new world. I personally recommend Hamlet, it’s quite comedic while also being a tragedy while also making you wonder wheter or not he was truly mad but Romeo and Juliet is a good play to start off with too. Regardless of your choice, Shakespeare is worth checking out.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

This book examines the eating habits we now have and how complex food has really become in a captivating and interesting way. If you are somebody who is interested in how the world works and want to learn more about what is going into your body this might be the book for you.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

This book deals with complex issues such as innocence, angst and alienation. Popular among adolescents but none the less something every adult should pick up in their lifetime. It is a captivating story that has you flipping the pages.

Like I said at the beginning, this list of books is only one in a million or a needle in a haystack. The world of books is immense and full of captivating writers in every genre. There is an overwhelmingly large amount of authors from all over the world each with different ideas waiting for you to explore them all.

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10 Books Everyone Should Read in their Life
June 28, 2019 (No Comments) by Zuzanna Piasek

Books have gained some competition in recent years with the technological world advancing so much. However, books can be the perfect way to get lost in a world, learn life lessons or educate yourself on a problem. Books can even teach you more than then the internet might at times which is why they are so important.  We’ve all heard of famous writers like T.S Eliot or Shakespeare but don’t worry I’m not just going to lay down the classics. I will include a wide range of books from all corners of the world. Also, it is important to note that there are millions of books out there that are amazing to read and your journey should not end at these 10 books but they might get you started on reading more this summer.

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

When reading this book you find yourself bonding with the characters as they go about their day to day lives. It has a bit of humour as well as the warmth and joy of an adventure. However, there is also serious issues being dealt with here such as racial inequality and rape. Not only is this book beautifully written and has you engaged from chapter to chapter wondering what happens next it also sheds an important message. Atticus Finch can be viewed a role model for many and maybe you will find him quite intriguing too. Published in 1960 this book has become a classic of American literature. You might have read it in school yourself, if you have not it is strongly recommended. Fun Fact Harper Lee only ever published this one book. Thank God she did. To conclude, this book is easy to read and highly engaging so pick up your copy today.

Necronomicon by H.P Lovecraft

This isn’t necessarily a novel, but a collection of short stories written by H.P Lovecraft. It includes the most important short stories written by him. If you are a fan of horror or thriller than this book is the one for you. It is hard to account what each story is about however, they are all incredibly fascinating dealing with countless types of creatures, humans and entities that go bump in the night. H.P Lovecraft was a true master of horror and ever since reading this book I have personally found it hard not to see a H.P Lovecraft reference or inspiration in any horror book, movie or show that exists out there. The read is easier on some stories than others, but it is not a super hard read. So, if you’re a horror fan than definitely get your hands on this book.

Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book keeps you captivated throughout and not only speaks out about the struggles of the Biafran War but also brings you on a journey of emotions, relationships and family struggles. I cannot recommend this book enough and it is very easy to read. It is not only a war story but also a story of life. A copy of this should be on everybody’s shelf.

Anne Frank Diary

Anne Frank Diary is a book that all of us could read at one point in our lives. A diary written by a Dutch girl who was hiding from the Nazi’s as she was a Jew. Not only is it a story about her struggles while she was hiding it is also a story about hope and life. A biography that will have you ponder while also cherish the story of Anne Frank.

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Any blockbuster movie or show which is based off of the book is probably better in the book itself. What inspired me to read the hunger games was actually the movie but the book was amazing compared to what the movie’s were. This rule of thumb could probably go for other movie’s and show’s too so maybe try to read one of the books. Plenty of the movies and shows you watch are based on books like for example, Games of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. So, if you’re planning on getting some reading in I would start on one of these. There’s nothing like a fantasy adventure. Personally, the Hunger Games fulfilled that for me enormously and the books have aspects the movie could never capture within them.

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Originally a children’s book however, this book is written in such a complex and beautiful way it can be perfect for anyone. The amount of creativity it took to create the worlds that exist within this book and the simple but captivating writing will have you racing through the pages. A series of the book is coming out later this year so it’s something to get started on over summer in preparation for the HBO series. Phillip Pullman is also releasing a new series gradually so jump on this bandwagon.

1984 by George Orwell

This novel is a dystopian novel which looks into the future and what it would be like if the government had too much control. Obviously, what happened in the novel hasn’t happened in real life but never say never. Great read and interesting to see this perspective especially in 1949 when this was published. George Orwell was also a great writer himself so checking him out is worth your while as well.

Shakespeare

The reason I’m putting Shakespeare on this list is purely because I think reading one of his works is worth your while. I’m not saying pick up the biggest play you can find and read through it but having a go at his work brings a new world. I personally recommend Hamlet, it’s quite comedic while also being a tragedy while also making you wonder wheter or not he was truly mad but Romeo and Juliet is a good play to start off with too. Regardless of your choice, Shakespeare is worth checking out.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

This book examines the eating habits we now have and how complex food has really become in a captivating and interesting way. If you are somebody who is interested in how the world works and want to learn more about what is going into your body this might be the book for you.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

This book deals with complex issues such as innocence, angst and alienation. Popular among adolescents but none the less something every adult should pick up in their lifetime. It is a captivating story that has you flipping the pages.

Like I said at the beginning, this list of books is only one in a million or a needle in a haystack. The world of books is immense and full of captivating writers in every genre. There is an overwhelmingly large amount of authors from all over the world each with different ideas waiting for you to explore them all.



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