World Book Day, which is also known as ‘International Day of the Book’ is a day where young children across the world, get to dress up as characters from their favourite story books.
In the UK, World Book Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in March. The first ever World Book Day was first celebrated on the 23rd of April 1995.
Growing up as a child, I loved getting lost in books from Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo to Charles Dickens collection of cheerful novels. I remember in primary and secondary school, I would regularly head to the library, take out books and read when I was supposed to be studying.
As I’ve grown older, I will admit that I do struggle to find the time to read. I combat this by reading on my commute or when waiting for food or something.
Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land.
Reading is power, it’s often where most of the knowledge we are in search of is stored. If I’m not tucked away in my room, then you can catch me in WH Smiths having a wild time with freshly printed books.
Here are a five of my favourite books, that I tend to read over and over again for enlightenment and relaxation.
Love Lessons by Jacqueline Wilson
Yes I’m doing throwback Thursday, and starting off ole’ Jaqueline
Love Lessons is about a sexual affair between a pupil and student, although Wilson’s version is much more soft-centered. The story follows 14-year-old Prudence, her conservative family stuck in ancient times and her strong crush on her Art Teacher Rax. It’s piece that allows you to escape and enter the world of a young girl. A young girl who wants’ to desperately wants to fit in, in her new school, explore her femininity and break free from her parents’ control.
‘Fly on the Wall’ by Trista Russell
This one is for the grown folks.
Again… it’s a sexual affair between a pupil and a student, although this book follows Paige, a divorced English teacher, and Theo, a high school student, and a star-studded basketball player. ‘Fly on the wall’ is a real page-turner, serving you hot and tasty tea. What happens when Paige’s Ex-husband catches the lustful and flirtatious duo in the act?
You better catch the tea on good reads or you can buy the book from the apple store.
‘The Success Principles’ by Jack Canfield & Janet Switzer
Looking for something inspiration? Look no further, the success principles give you timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. Canfield takes what he has learned and presents to you 64 principles that will aid you in your personal and professional life.
‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo
This is also a childhood favourite of mine, it’s a story of young boy who gets washed ashore on an island, and in search of food, meets a man called Kensuke. Michael teaches Kensuke English, and Kensuke teaches Michael how to paint. Kensuke’s Kingdom is essentially an adventurous book that takes you on a journey filled with trust, hope, and care.
‘Power & Beauty’ by Tip ‘t.i.’ Harris and David Ritz
What’s a young man to do when he loses his mom in a down town fire and there’s no one around but him and his sister? After Power’s mom dies, Slim a friend of his mom offers to take him and his sister under his wing. Beauty however detests this and takes off on her own. Power on the other hand gets caught up in the ‘lifestyle’.