An author once said that Books open doors in our minds, allowing us to live an entire lifetime and travel the world without even leaving the comfort of our chairs.
When we read a book, we step into someone else’s shoes, see the world through someone else’s eyes, feel the pain and joy of others and visit places we might never otherwise go, whether a tiny village in Cambodia or the green fields of Chelia.
Books teaches us about love, hate, heartbreak, friendship, war, peace, social injustice, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Here are 25 books you should read at least once in your lifetime, before biggest momma nature comes calling.
Book number 4 is my favourite of all time. I actually saw the movie anyway and in case you haven't, damn you're still sitting on a long long thing.
The list features Some of Africa's finest writers, the Legendary Late South African President (Nelson Mandela) and some interesting, prolific, Noble Laurette Winning Nigerian Authors.
In no particular order, I bring to you the 24 Novels to Read in a Lifetime
1. *Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer' s Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
5. The Lion and the Jewel by Prof. Wole Soyinka
6. The Protector by David Morell
7. You Have Yourself A Deal by James Hardley Chase
8. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harpee Lee
9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
11. Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
13. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
14. The Stand by Stephen King
15. The Long Walk to Freedom The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
16. Tees of the d‘Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
17. Murder on the Orient by Agatha Christie
18. Little Women by Lousia May Alcott
19. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
20. Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
21. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
22. The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
23. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
24. Lastly, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Most of these books have also been transformed into interesting, lovely and a must watch home videos.
Which of them have you done Justice to, and of course your favourite too i will love to know.