With time on our hands, we thought it would be useful to bring you a guide to the books that you should have read, but have never had the time.
Being cooped up at home doesn’t mean that the television or your digital device should dominate everything. Pick up a book and you’ll soon remember how amazing it is to read again. Of course, if you struggle with the written word, there are always audiobooks to help you get around that problem! Here’s a list of books and apps that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Feminism: What’s It All About?
If you’ve often wondered about feminism and thought you’d like to know more, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a must-read. This book addresses the issues that women come across in their life and exposes the misconception that women want to be greater than men. All women seek is… equality: it’s as simple as that. ‘Feminism’ is not an insult and once you read this, you will realise it.
A Lesson in Life
Forgiveness, trust and belief will make your life much easier. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. All about the conversations between a teacher and their world- weary student: every Tuesday, Morrie (the teacher) visits his student and this older, wiser and, crucially, more patient man gives him excellent advice about life and how to get the most out of it.
Positivity Makes Things Happen
Recommended by Bill Gates, Factfulness by Hans and Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund talks about all the negative instincts that tend to stop optimism in its tracks. It reminds us how we overestimate things and destroy the mind with all the wrong possibilities and assumptions. This book is a must- read during this time to help us believe that things will be better soon.
From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is mind-bendingly strange, but also profoundly human. It is a story about choices, paths not taken and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of. What starts as a wild ride down a rabbit hole turns into a sweet and moving story about a man’s love for his family.
I Want to Know What Love Is
Bell Hooks dissects the age-old question “What is love?” and, in 13 concise chapters, examines her search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. All About Love dismisses popular beliefs about the subject and introduces some new ideas on the topic that could even change your life!
Reading’s Just Not My Thing, Man
OK, if you’d rather watch paint dry than read a book, how about listening to one instead? Here are 10 of the best ways to get your audio fix:
- Google Play Books & Apple Books
- Kobo Books
- Amazon Kindle
These are supported by iOS and Android so you’ve no excuse, I’m afraid!