6 books you should really read

A good book never goes out of style. Whether you are into books about crime, fantasy, or exciting biographies, there is always something new and exciting to read. Depending on what you like to read, it can sometimes happen that books become a little too real (books can be scary in many different ways).

Well, if that is the case you can always take a small break and go for a walk, fire up the TV and watch your favorite show or maybe spend some you-time playing online casino games. The book will always still be there when you are done.

If you have a hard time finding something you would like to read, then take a look at this list of great books and be inspired. There is something for everyone. 

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The former First Lady of the United States of America serves her life story in this book. Obama here tells the story of her life before being the First Lady from 2009 to 2017, as well as her experiences being the first African American First Lady while still having to be a mother and a wife.

It is an interesting book, which really lets the reader get an inside look at what the life of the Obama’s, well, most importantly Michelle Obama, was like – both before and under Barack Obama’s presidency.

In the biography, she also puts the focus on her successful Let’s Move campaign and her important role as a mother of two girls and their life as the first family. 

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

If you have heard all the true-crime podcasts here is the book for you.

Keefe reports and writes about the conflict in Northern Ireland and quickly gets you absorbed in the book. Opposed to many other true-crime podcasts and books, you actually get way deeper into the solving part of the crime in this exciting book, which is what sets it apart from many of the other true-crime entries.

Give this thrilling book a go and discover how you won’t be able to put it down. 

Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier by Aldo Sohm and Christine Muhlke

Buying wine can be a real jungle for us normal people. So many options and not near enough knowledge about all the different grapes and the different countries.

And those wine tastings where you barely understand the adjectives used to describe the wine. Oh the possible mocking from that one friend who thinks he is a sommelier. Well, fear not.

This book makes it all approachable with fun illustrations and charts and has you tasting wine like a pro at your next restaurant outing.

Challenge accepted! by Celeste Barber 

Celeste Barber is an Australian comedian who also slays on Instagram. She made herself insta-famous by doing funny parodies of celebrities and posting videos of it on the app. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, go follow her.

This book is basically a really funny memoir of her life, with both ups and downs, all written in a hilarious way. It is actually more a mix of a memoir, an advice manual and a comedy routine. If you need an easy-to-read book that makes you laugh, you should definitely check Challenge accepted! out. 

The Shining by Stephen King

This book is a definite classic and if you haven’t read it yet, this is your time.

This horror novel, which was later adapted into a film (you should really watch that as well), was Stephen King’s first hardback bestseller – and there is a reason for it. The book revolves around the main character Jack and his family, who gets into some scary business at a hotel.

You should really just give it a go, maybe just start reading in the daylight if you spook easily. This could be one of the books where a little break is needed from time to time. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding 

Again, a real classic but not the scary kind. This comedy novel, also described as a chicklit, is written in the form of a diary, written by the protagonist Bridget Jones.

She is a single, thirty-something woman working and living in London. The book tells funny stories about her relationships, worklife, family and self-image, amongst other things.

If you end up getting caught up in this book you are lucky – there are two more books in the series, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. So keep reading and prepare yourself to laugh and feel for poor Bridget, life isn’t always easy. 

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