Reading enriches your life. It allows you to meet fascinating characters, travel through exotic countries, witness magic and wizardry and all that without having to leave your house. I have compiled a list of my absolute favourite books, the ones that have changed my life forever, among them are some of my childhood most beloved stories and books I could read over and over again.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A book about love and how first impressions can be absolutely wrong. Join the lovely Elizabeth Bennet and the handsome Mr Darcy in their lively courtship.
- 1984 by George Orwell: Discover Orwell’s dark vision of the year 1984 and find out why his prophecy is nowadays more accurate and fitting than ever.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinback: A story of friendship between the intelligent George Milton and the gentle giant Lennie Small who underestimates his strength.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: A classic in American literature, the book that teaches many about issues of race, injustice, bigotry, injustice, but also about love and courage
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: The book every adolescent should read. The author depicts alienation and teenage angst in his novel about teenage rebellion Holden Caulfield.
- Lord of the flies by William Golding: A provocative work about human nature.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: The story of creating the ideal society and what is wrong with it.
- The Odyssey by Homer: Join Odysseys in his ten journey back to Ithaca.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: A children’s classic about a young boys adventures in the Mississippi valley and his friend Tom Sawyer
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: A captivating story about the four Brooke sisters coming of age while their beloved father is off to war.
These are just some of my personal favourites, but there is a whole world of characters to meet, stories to be read and adventures to be had. So do not deprive yourself and go out there in search for your very own personal top ten books of all time. And remember every book you read, short, long, funny, tragic, romantic or crude it will enrich your life in one way or another. But don’t just take my word for it go out there and find out for yourself.