“The Richest Man In Babylon” is a fantastic little book that really motivates you to get saving. It’s a cult classic that has sold more than two million copies and has people raving about it from all over the world. I picked it up for my husband after seeing it on Bill Gate’s Recommended Reading List, but I’ve actually come to love it myself as well!
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The Silmarillion is the collection of lore, myths and history of Middle-Earth. It was compiled and edited by Christopher Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien’s son, and gives not only a depth of understanding into the world of The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, but contains many interconnected short stories that are brilliant by their own rights.
I was given The Silmarillion as a challenge by my friend Ben, who kindly loaned me his copy. He has long been a Tolkien nut, and as I had already read (and enjoyed) The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings he recommended this to me as one of his favourite titles. The timing happily coincided with the release of Peter Jackson’s second installment of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and I am so glad I read this first as it gave me a bit of insight into certain aspects of the film.
Moll Flanders is a classic adventure story by Daniel Defoe, an early novelist better known for Robinson Crusoe. Although there are a few issues in consistency, it is a gripping tale of fortune, poverty and crime with a strong female narrator who gives an account of her notorious adventures and exploits. The full novel is available for free download thanks to the Gutenburg Project.
Title: Moll Flanders
Author: Daniel Defoe
First Published: 1722
A classic romance by Anne Bronte, this story follows a young woman determined to support herself in the face of poverty by working as a governess. The plot follows her through her through her misfortunes and awful placements until she meets a potential suitor – the new pastor – and her luck begins to change. This book is available for free download thanks to the gutenburg project.
This is a classic and timeless fairy tale available as a free ebook thanks to the Gutenburg Project.
“I write not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be five, or fifty, or seventy five.”
Title: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Author: Thomas Hardy
“I lacked courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
Publisher: Harper Collins
Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Puffin Modern Classics (2010 ed)
First Published: 1952
Genre: Children’s fiction
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Barnes & Noble (2011 ed.)
First Published: 1897
Genre: Fiction: Horror, Drama, Supernatural
Title: Where Angels Fear To Tread
Author: E. M. Forster
Publisher: Penguin (2012 ed.)
First Published: 1905
Genre: Fiction, Drama