Although these books should be required to read at schools, everyone needs to read them!
Reading at a young age can influence your thinking and personality. Books are not just stories to read for fun. They can shape our thinking and make us see the world from different point of views. They can also help us understand other cultures and people’s nature so we get to understand how the world works. Students who read develop a great deal of imagination and confidence to state their opinions.
If students start reading at schools, we will have future leaders at our hands and we can feel better about our society. Here are 8 books that should be required to read at school:
1- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
This series taught me to appreciate friendship and family. It also helped me understand that we cannot change our past, but we can work on our future. Harry Potter is a journey full of happy and sad memories. It is also one of the main reasons that got kids to read.
2- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book is everything to me. I read it when I was an adult but I wish I read it at a younger age. It is about childhood and how children try to understand the adult world. It has one of my favorite characters ever who is the father in the book. He works as a lawyer and sets such a great example for fathers and how they should understand their children.
3- Alice in Wonderland by Carrol Lewis
I read this book when I was nine years old. It is an amazing adventure about a girl who goes through a hole to another world. It shows the strength of children imagination.
4- Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I read this book over the past two years. I will study this book as a part of my class for children literature. It taught me that even if you are poor, you can achieve your dreams if you behave in the right way.
5- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is my favorite book ever. It taught me that words can change the world and save it. It is such a heart-breaking novel that captured my breath while reading it. It shows the importance of books and words during World War II. Shakespeare has mentioned once that words are the mightiest in this world; that they can never be destroyed. This novel proves that.
6- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
What do I know about Africa? I have always asked myself this question. I found the answer in this book. This book helped me to shape Africa in my mind. Unity and love for others is good for society to grow and humans to improve.
7- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This book is described as a tool to transform girls into women. It is a classic British novel that sets in the 18th century. Every feminist need to read this book to see how women can be effective and strong in their society.
8- Animal Farm by George Orwell
This book is about animals rebelling against their owner and how they will rule the farm after him. It is a powerful short book. Orwell managed to portray animals as humans. The book gave me chills at the end and made me rethink about politics. It shows that it is easier to control uneducated people than educated ones. The final thing I learnt is that power is corrupting.