Reading is an essential part of life. It allows you to learn new things, expand your horizons and also has the ability to inspire you. Words are one the most powerful tools that we humans have and many great authors have used that, to help us grow. That being said, there are a lot of people out there who think reading is rather mundane. So, to try and change your mind, we’ve put together a little list of books you should read, that will most likely get you hooked onto reading!
1. The Sky Is Falling By Sidney Sheldon
The Sky Is Falling is a crime novel. It was author Sidney’s third last book and was a pretty good one. The book revolves around Dana Evans, a TV anchorwoman trying to find the killer who murdered the Winthrop family. Once you start reading this book, you’ll actually get so invested in it, you won’t be able to put it down. It’s got twists, turns and a whole lot of mystery that will literally keep you at the edge of your seat.
2. The Hardy Boys By Franklin W. Dixon
Officially Re-obsessed! My grandparents had both the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys collections at their house, and that’s all I would do every visit! Mostly I stuck to Nancy back in the day, so most of these are new reads for me. Hopefully I find some more! (This is my 2nd batch in a week) I need #1, and a few other specific titles that I’d love to have! #nostalgic #oldcanvascoversonlyplease #thosenewshinycoversaregarbage #thehardyboys #imstillakid
The Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe Hardy, are fictional characters who have appeared in many mystery series for children and teens. The characters were created by American writer Edward Stratemeyer, however, the books themselves are written by ghostwriters under the collective pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon. The entire series is light and adventurous and makes for a perfect read. Once you start with them, you’ll find yourself going back to it over and over again. The Hardy Boys have evolved over the years and what is most intriguing is being able to read through that evolution.
3. The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel that was published back in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. The book was set during the great depression and the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers that were driven from their Oklahoma home due to many reasons. With an enduring legacy, this book is something that will literally make you fall in love with reading. It is a bit intense but the storyline is something that you’ll find yourself immersed in.
4. Nancy Drew Series By Carolyn Keene
The character of Nancy Drew was ghostwritten and credited to the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene. Over the years, she has appeared in a number of series, all of which are amazing reads. The first and longest-running of these are the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories which begun in 1930 and finally ended in 2003. There is also a spin-off series which is just as amazing as the first one. Another notable spin-off was when she appeared with The Hardy Boys. Once you start the Nancy Drew series, you’re not going to be able to stop. It’s pretty amazing and it also has a huge fan base.
5. White Fang By Jack London
White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London. It also happens to be the name of the book’s eponymous character which is a wild wolfdog. Published in 1906, the story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890 Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang‘s journey to domestication. Much of the book is written from the viewpoint of the canine character and this makes it a pretty unique read. It allows you to explore the world from the viewpoint of an animal and also how they view humans. It’s an immerse read and the book also has a great and deeper meaning to it. We’ll let you find that one out!
6. Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Although Wuthering Heights is now a classic of English literature, the book had polarising reviews. It was an extremely controversial book at the time because of its unusually stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty. It talked about and also challenged the strict Victorian ideals of the day regarding subjects from religion to gender inequality. This book has been an inspiration to many people and it makes for a powerful read. An English poet referred to it as a beautiful monster and that is what is truly is. It’s a piece of history and will have you hooked to it from the start.
7. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams
This book is a comedy science fiction series that has been quite the phenomenon for a while now. What was originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, it was later adapted to many other formats including a TV series and even a feature film. The broad narrative of Hitchhiker follows the misadventures of the last surviving man, Arthur Dent, following the demolition of the planet Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass. It’s something that is going to crack you up and yet keep you going at the same time. It is still one of the best books out there and if nothing else, it’s definitely worth a read!
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