The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This is one of those books that can be enjoyed by many different ages. A favorite of late teens during their studies and any age after. It is a novel that makes you feel every word written, the first lines in the book grip you instantly, “My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973” and from there, it becomes a book that most cannot put down. The words come from Susie herself, who is speaking from heaven. Throughout the book, she is looking down into earth at her family, friends and the investigation into what happened to her. A number #1 bestseller, this a book that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
A book that has managed to push women from all over the world to get up and go for what they want in life, Eat Pray Love is not only a fantastic novel but with the help of actress Julia Roberts, it was also turned into a great movie. A book that related to a position, that so many people had been in their lives, it has warmed the hearts of many and set a fire alight in their stomachs. It is an iconic book that everyone must read. The story tells us about Elizabeth Gilbert, as she makes her way on a journey of self-discovery, after she realizes she has everything she ever wanted, but she still isn’t happy.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Winner of a Pulitzer prize (an award for an achievement in American literature) Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird was originally published in 1960 and is still loved as much today as it was then. Another novel classic that is read across different ages, it tells us about the injustice and honor in the deep south and how one man is faced with utter hatred. A soul gripping book through the eyes of a young girl, whose father risks everything to defend a man who is being incorrectly accused of an awful crime.
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