So school has been over for a month, and you know what that means, right? Time to read! (I know…sounds silly doesn’t it?) Anyway if you’re like me and actually do read for leisure, here are some life changing easy reads for summer:
1) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: this is a book that details events surrounding the French invasion of Russia and its impact on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five aristocratic families. In short, it’s about ideologies on peace.
2) On the Road by Jack Kerouac: it’s a book based on the travels of Kerouac and friends across America. Considered a defining work of the counterculture era, this book is anything but boring. Its protagonists live against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and love.
3) The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger: is a book about the journey of its young protagonist who has just been expelled from his private school. After a fight with his roommate, he leaves school to explore the grit that is New York City before returning home. It deals with issues of conformity, life, and death.
4) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: This is one of my favorites. It’s a satirical novel about a young soldier, Billy Pilgrim, and his experiences in World War II. As he journeys through time, he must come to terms with the reality in which he exist.
by Beverly Okhio