Books… Books… Books… So many authors, covers, stories, lessons, just so many where to choose from… yet, what is it that draws someone to read one?
We spend most of our lives being told by schools that reading is good for you, but why? Well, you know that quote that says, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. – George R. R. Martin.” At the young age of 23, I think I have lived more than 200 lives or so and I believe that’s a pretty good reason to read books.
Reading has allowed me to travel, love, live and learn all from the comfort of my bedroom. It has shaped me into the person I am today and filled me with countless aspirations. It is never too late to start reading, so go ahead and give it a shot!
I have put together a small list of my favorite books and authors, maybe you’ll find some that you will love too!
Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare.
Hush, Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
The Summer I turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han
Shug by Jenny Han
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Self Realization Books
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
How to Get Sh*t Done by Erin Falconer
Becoming a Better Version of Yourself by Ben Leighton
Books to read before you die
The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling (Studies show that kids who read Harry Potter, grow up to be better people)
1984 by George Orwell
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Animal Farm by Geroge Orwell
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss