The year 2020 has not been kind, and it certainly left us with not much to do within the confines of our homes. You might be feeling downcast with everything that is happening, and sometimes Netflix is not cutting it anymore.
Well, you can always find refuge in literature. Going out is still quite risky, and that’s why books are the best and most efficient way to transport you to other places.
Get your tissues ready to feel all the feels; let these highly recommended inspiring books ignite hope and light in your life right now.
1. The Little Prince
The Little Prince is a French novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It is famous as a children’s book, but people from all walks of life have loved this book for a reason.
The book tells the story of an adult who meets his younger self traveling through different planets.
The Little Prince is brimming with moral lessons that will make you realize the reality of being an adult, such as this quote,” All grownups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”.
You’ll enjoy the prose with its easy-to-read writing style and highly engaging story.
The Little Prince is a great book to read whenever you want to read something light and whimsical.
2. The Alchemist
The Alchemist is an international bestseller written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.
The book follows an Andalusian Shepherd and his travels to find a treasure. The book touches on many themes—love, travel, family, and friendship.
The main essence of the book is about pursuing your dreams, no matter how hard it is. To quote the book, ‘”There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
3. 101 essays that will change the way you think
“101 essays that will change the way you think” is a self-help book written by Brianna Wiest, known for her writings in Thought Catalog.
It’s a collection of essays that will make you think about philosophical matters. The book has themes about mental health, love, and self-growth.
If you ever need a quick pick-me-up book, then this book is perfect for you. You’ll love her profoundly moving and inspiring writings.
Do you fancy reading an inspiring memoir? Educated is a memoir written by Tara Westover, which follows Tara growing up in a Mormon survivalist family and her struggles in pursuing education.
It’s a fascinating book to read about living as a survivalist in modern times. The book’s overall message is the importance of education to every child.
Be inspired by this memoir that shows strength and a passion for learning that will help you make a difference in the world.
You know it’s the real deal when former US president Barack Obama and media mogul Oprah gave their stamp of approval on this memoir.
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