As technology becomes more advanced, people are always connected to their cell phones, iPads, and laptops, but don’t you miss reading a book? We’re all guilty of spending too much time on our phones and we think it’s about time that we put them to one side for one to two hours a day, and pick up a good old-fashioned book. Enjoy reading through the pages and get lost in the story. Reading can reduce stress and provide that mental stimulation you may feel you are missing. We’re here to help and we have picked out three books you definitely need to read.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A beautifully written book that has sent shock waves through all of its readers, it is ‘A fable about following your dream’ that has sold millions of copies around the world. The book is said to inspire its readers and lead them to a beautiful world through its words. The Alchemist is a magical story about an Andalusian boy who dreams of traveling in hope of finding a treasure more magnificent than any ever found. It is a stunning book about growth, love and determination.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In 2013, The Great Gatsby movie was released with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the man himself. The movie was a huge hit and many people fell in love with the story, but how many of those people have read the book? An excellent novel of the Jazz age, written in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a book that has captured readers from its first release up until this very day (and we’re sure it will continue to be as loved in the future). An exciting and brilliant story of Jay Gatsby and his long-lost love for Daisy Buchanan and the vibrant life of America in the 1920’s. A book that will give you romance, happiness, sadness and mystery.
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
The story of Jack Kerouac himself traveling around the North America continent with his crazily entertaining friend Neal Cassady. The book sees both men as characters Sal Paradise and the legendary Dean Moriarty, as the two explore, in search of a greater life experience and knowledge of the world. Kerouac’s love for jazz music, the Beat generation, his friends, humanity and America make it one of the best books ever written. A classic novel about freedom – this is a book that has inspired generations.
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