There was a time in history where reading was one of the very few pass-time activities. Reading books remains one of people’s favourite hobbies as it lets your mind wonder, travel, it can trigger imagination, and can allow the reader to create visual images in their mind.
So is there a better way than finishing off your day with a good read?
If you are looking into start reading now, bear in mind that there is a vast selection of genres and your options can be endless. All you have to do, is determine the genre you are most interested in and the rest is history.
Below you can find a few book suggestions, mainly for beginners to make their decision much easier:
Robert Louis Stevenson who is the author of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is another novel which at that time was ahead of its time, due to the protagonist’s dual dark personality, drawing focus on the abuse of alcohol which leads to vile actions.
Flowers in the Attic is another excellent book by V. C. Andrews which describes the appalling behaviour and treatment of a once loving mother towards her four children, by locking them in an attic for more than 7 years. Andrews was initially inspired to write this story, by a story that she had heard by a patient she befriended, when she was hospitalized for a surgery she had to go through. This book leaves many readers torn by the fact that the book is indeed the real story of the 4 children in the attic, while others argue that it is just a product of fiction.
How can we know? Whatever the case is, the novel still remains one of a kind.
Another life changing book which will get any reader inspired into becoming a better person is the biography written by Mother Teresa titled Mother Teresa:Come Be My Light. This biography will amaze you by the magnanimity and generosity vested in this woman and will make the readers reconsider all of their actions and attitudes, coming to the realization that the key to happiness and a perfect world, is offering an abundance of love and compassion. ‘Charity starts from home’ as Mother Teresa states in her book, is one of the strongest quotes I have ever read in my life and these words with stay with me forever.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is another great book that everyone should have in their selection. The author unfolds and describes his life-changing decision into gaining inner peace, by leaving his successful life as a lawyer to become a monk.
All of the above books are great to get you started and let you immerse in the world of reading.
It is guaranteed that whichever book you start with, will quickly get you hooked and it is definite that you will turn into a little bookworm!