Four Books You Need to Read Before You Die

  1. Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

This is a book that will take you on a wild journey of emotions, it will tear you apart but it will make you feel so good at the same time. This is definitely a page-turner and a book with a real moral; the story line is that of a phenomenal friendship between two best friends (Hassan and Amir) and a father and his son. It is set during the fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy and the rise of the Taliban regime.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

This is a novel that deals with the issues of rape, prejudice and racism yet it manages to remain warm and humorous. This is a book widely taught in school predominantly in America due to the lessons it teaches the reader. Lee sets this novel in the Deep South, she tackles issues of community, gender as well as the more obvious, racism and injustice. If you haven’t read this book it is definitely one that has to be picked up next, it will change you as a person and make you more tolerant and understanding.

  1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

This is a book taught across many schools and colleges because it doesn’t only discuss the lavish lifestyle of rich people it tackles many important issues such as, idealism, crushed dreams and the effects if the American Dream on people and their ambitions. This is a short book and an easy one to read, it’s simply written and all the characters are in many ways relatable to readers. It has a positive ending that will speak to everyone that has once had his or her dreams crushed.

  1. Flat Earth News – Nick Davies.

To all the fellow journalists out there this is definitely a must read! Written by Nick Davies a fantastic, award-winning investigative journalist this book is an exposé. Nick decides to break all the rules and investigate his own colleagues. He discovers that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance. This book makes you a more critical and open-minded journalists and takes you on a journey.

 

Aleksandra Ganuszko

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