With the Corona Virus on the lose and no where to go, i sometimes get too bored for my tiny brains to wrap its viens around. Constantly reading has helped me shed most of my boredom away and being me, i took this as an opportunity to share my top ten books to read when absolutely and completely bored.
1. The Girl Who Can by Ama Atta Aidoo.
A beautiful masterpiece about the trials and tribulations a young lady goes through because of her thin long legs. At the hands of her grandmother, she is ridiculed and confused due to things she is asked not to say or not to do.
If you want to learn more about the struggles of young children in a typical Akan Ghanaian home, this is the book for you.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
A young motherless child is married of by her father to an old man. Her inability to bear him children strains their relationship and he sets eyes on a much younger girl.
As the war in Afghanistan progresses, young Laila loses her friends, family and the love of her life, but someone is willing to take her in for marriage and she is willing to accept because of her secret baby.
*Note: This is the only book that has made me cry, the tear stain is my witness.
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K Rowlings.
Another masterpiece by a skilled author. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone follows the life of young and innocent Harry Potter who had once, without knowing, saved the entire wizarding world.
4. Road To Gondolfo by Robert Ludlum.
A millitary lawyer is finally free to work wherever he pleases but after his final mission with a famous military officer, he is deeply disturbed by the next mission his client wants to undergo.
5. Things fall apart by Chinue Achebe.
This is a novel which potrays the collision of African and European cultures in people’s lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo’s downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.
6. Shopaholic Christmas by Sophie Kinsella.
Becky is finally going to host Christmas and she couldn’t be more excited. Being her first time, she is very scared as well. She plans on making it the best Christmas Dinner ever but that is not possible if people don’t show up and you get stuck in chimney of a pet shop is it?
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found.”Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…”
The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings.
8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956).
Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that is ruled by the evil White Witch. Four English children are relocated to a large, old country house following a wartime evacuation. The youngest, Lucy, visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. Lucy’s three siblings are with her on her third visit to Narnia.
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9. Party of two by Jasmine Guillory.
Olivia a self sufficient lawyer who has recently moved to California catches the eye of the hotshot senator, Maxwell Powell. After a cake delivery to her office, she allows herself a chance to test the waters and she might as well come out with a rock on her hand!
10. The Flame Within by Liz Harris.
Who would want to spend the rest of their lives living in tiny houses and working at the least interesting places? Clearly not Alice Foster. she loves the tiny town she lived in but she does not love it enough to stay for the rest of her life, she already has her plans made, finish school, move to a bigger city, find a job, marry and live a comfortable life. Well, that seems resonable enough, doesn’t it? Read Full Review!
Well now that this is over, why don’t you share with me your favourite pastime book?
I am a fifteen year old book addict and writing enthusiast from Ghana in West Africa. I love potato chips and jelly, pizza too but not so much. If you want to know more about me, you can follow me on other social media platforms. Don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter!!!!