Monday, April 12, 2021

Five Books You Need To Make Time To Read

Great works of literature are hard to find. Some books move us, make us think and can even change our perspective on life. With classic novels and modern must-reads, these are five books you need to make time to read.

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The story depicting the power of white men and the struggle of African Americans remains one of the most poignant reads of all time. The controversial book won Lee a Pulitzer Prize and shows the racist undertones of America, teaching lessons about prejudice and empathy.

The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood

Written in 1985, the dystopian novels creates a terrifying future in which women are subjected to a patriarchal society. The handmaids serve their masters and are forbidden to have any form of original identity. It’s still relevant today as women continuously struggle for an equal society.

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

The 2007 novel is set in Kabul and gives a brutal and shocking insight into the lives of women in Afghanistan. Forced into marriage and regularly raped and beaten, the story shows two women’s fight to survive in a society that considers them property.

Mans Search For Meaning – Viktor E.Frankl

A life-changing book, depicting a mans struggle through Nazi Concentration Camps. After the war, Frankl struggles to survive, but finds love, meaning and, most importantly, redemption.

The Shining – Stephen King

Perhaps one of the scariest books of all time, the Shining is a spine-tingling look at a man’s descent into insanity. Jack, a winter caretaker, tries to battle a severe rage and alcohol problem with devastating effects. It’s different from the movie version and shows the comprehensive writing talents of Stephen King.

Have you already had a chance to read these? If not, make time to read the five of them.