Day number 9 of the “30 Days of Books” challenge…
30 Days of Books: Day #9
A book everyone should read at least once…
So I really just don’t even know where to go here. I think I’m stumped for once. Of course the obvious go-to for me here would be Harry Potter, but so many people have read it already and as much as I’d like to think of it as a “must-read”, I really wanted to choose something like a classic or a book that I read in school that I actually took a great lesson out of it… But in all honesty, I didn’t like most of the books from school and most of them I can barely even remember what they were about anymore. I wracked my brain, I scoured all of the books I’ve read, and here’s what I’ve come up with:
1. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – probably any book. I don’t think you’d even need to read in order.
With all the hype of the movies coming out the past few years, I decided to actually pick up a book and I was terribly impressed. I loved the logic, deduction, reasoning, and observance that Holmes employs to solve the mysteries that are presented to him. I would hope that would be as enjoyable for other people as well, but since I’m a mystery-lover, the whole concept really appealed to me and I was amazed at how everyone else (reader included) except for Sherlock Holmes was practically in the dark the whole time and then once he does his reveal, it’s almost like, Oh why didn’t I see that? There’s also a nice bit of humor in the books as well so they stay light and moving forward, and unlike usual, I didn’t feel bogged down by older writing styles and vocabulary. I think it’s worth a shot for everyone to try!
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This is the only classic that I read in school that I actually found myself enjoying (with the exception of a couple books from my 20th Century British Writers class, but I wouldn’t say any of those qualify as “must-reads”). Although it’s been a long time since I’ve actually read it, I still remember many lessons as well as characters and specific scenes from the book which, let’s face it, I’m not the best person to retain specifics from books – I always get exciting reading books and then I read quickly and then I forgot half of the things I read. It’s kind of terrible, but that’s just how I’ve always been. So to remember so much from a book I’ve read once and to have actually enjoyed a classic, I think this is one definitely worth recommending. I’m sure most people have read this in school by now, but if you haven’t, it’s definitely one worth trying out!