So, you’re locked down at home and you’re bored. So let’s go on an adventure into 5 of my favourite storybooks. I have loved reading each one of these books and I guarantee that these books will fill your day with joy and enthusiasm, besides of course improving your English
Let’s learn English through my 5 favourite storybooks
5. Unbroken – by Laura Hillenbrand
Is an NY Times bestseller, now a movie directed by Angelina Jolie and it has also been adapted into a book for young adults with over 100 great photographs.
The story begins with his small military plane crashing into the Pacific Ocean and ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation.
Louis Zamperini was a rebel kid turned into a champion US Olympian and then joins the US military as an airman during the second world war. The story grips you with how this champion now turns into a survivor. Eventually Louis lands up in a Japanese camp as a prisoner of war, but this survivor would not be broken. Unbroken is both moving and inspirational.
You could see the movie as well, though I would recommend listening to the book first. That way you’ll enjoy the movie a lot more
And if you have already read Unbroken, don’t forget to tell me your favourite part of the book and also tell me your favourite storybook which has helped you improve your English, as a comment
4. 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
You may have seen the netflix adaptation of 13 reasons why but I quite enjoyed the book. So Hanna Baker is gone, she committed suicide. And Clay Jenson, one of Hannah’s friends who always liked her is going to find out why, when he listens to the tapes that have been sent to him. We know that 13 people are responsible for Hanna’s death, the question is who are they? and what did they do?
As the story unfolds, layers of surprising connections and some high school dynamics unfold which grip you as you read along. It is also a thought provoking story, as you wonder about how even one word you say can change somebody’s life
The book is quite a quick read, so read it even if you have already seen the TV show.
So, if you have already read 13 Reasons Why, don’t forget to give me your personal opnion about the book as a comment
3. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Ready Player One has once again been turned into a movie by Steven Speilberg but I still think you should read the book, even if you have already seen the movie.
Ready Player One is set in 2045 where most of humanity spends all their time on this virtual reality universe called ‘The Oasis’ and when the founder James Halliday dies, he leaves his fortune , half a trillion dollars and total control of The Oasis, to one lucky someone.
Halliday scatters a bunch of riddles and puzzles througout the oasis for people to decipher and that will ultimately lead them to an Easter Egg. The first person to reach it, wins.
The story begins when we meet Wade, the main character of Ready Player One. It is a fascinating read with back stories both about the creation of The Oasis and about Wade. During this journey Wade meets his love interest Artemis and together they go about trying to find the Easter Egg.
You may find the beginning a little slow, but push through it coz it gets very exciting soon.
And do give me your personal review of the book if you have already read it as a comment
2. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Every year a boy and a girl between the ages of 12-18 are to participate in the Hunger Games and only one can survive it. This is a punishment to the districts for once rebelling against the capitol. These 12 districts are unique in that they each produce a different resource and the hunger games are all conducted in a very reality TV way.
This year it is Katniss Everdeen’s turn to fight against the kids from District 1-12 . It is a super fast paced and crazy action filled book that keeps you on the edge all the time. You can read this book in a couple of days. Once again, there is a movie to watch as well which is a less detailed reproduction of the book. Read the book to improve your English and also to get a more first hand feel of the horror, fear and anxiety of the Hunder Games.
Put a comment telling me which of these five books do you feel like reading right away. And if you have already read The Hunger Games, do give me your personal review.
1. The Fault in Our stars – John Green
Hazel Grade Lancaster has been diagnosed with tumour which leads her to join a cancer support group where she meets Augustus Water. This causes a gorgeous change in her life. The characters are teenagers with some maturity because of what they’ve been through, though the dialogues are very realistic teenager like. There is a very nice balance of some pranks and some poetry. If you’re looking for a cute and sad love story, then this will enthrall you. It’s a NY Times bestseller and I read this book in one go, and you will feel like doing that too.
This one too has been made into a movie and reportedly a hindi movie is also being made on this book soon.
So, if you have read this book already, do tell me your favourite parts of the book
I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did, so try it out today and put a comment under this video telling me which of these was your favourite book.