Good Books To Read
Are you looking for good books to read? Please look no further. I am absolutely thrilled that you have found my website. I hope that you will enjoy My Book Recommendations. Most recommendations are for non fiction books, but not exclusively. While I do enjoy travel literature, history, adventure travel and biographies I also keep my eye out for good fiction as well.
My hope is that I can help you find something to read that you may not readily come across elsewhere. I am a voracious reader and my aim is to help you find your next must read book. I have read all of the books here and they are all ones which I rate a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars. I also check my ratings against those on a couple of sites like Amazon just to make sure that I am not “out to lunch”.
If you enjoy the books you find here and you find this site a useful resource, I would be delighted if you would share it with friends and send me a message through the contact page to let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions for books I should add, just drop me a line.
I will be adding to my selection on a regular basis. My intention is that you will be able to find something to read that will carry you away to exotic locations, books that will introduce you to fascinating people, ones that will transport you back in time and books that will amuse and entertain you.
Every avid reader looks back on certain books with fondness, knowing that some have helped shape their perspective on life, on history and on the world. We all long to repeat those pleasurable and profound experiences with new discoveries, with new works that will offer us the same gratification and reward.
Good books are a treasure. For those searching for the next gem to read, enjoy, value and share, the treasure hunt ends here. Whether through these recommendations or through the thoughtful and revealing reviews, you are sure to find that special volume that will offer just the right information, just the right insight and just the right reading experience.
Books to read before You Die
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it,” so wrote journalist and satirist P.J. O’Rourke. As a lover of reading, you know that there are many books to read before you die. Books that have stood the test of time, history books, biographies and memoirs of influential people.
As well as great novels, other books to read before you die include biographies of world leaders, military figures, literature by and about adventurers and explorers, social activists, ground breaking scientists, artists and actors, the list goes on.
Books offer us an affordable way to share in the accumulated knowledge collected by the world’s most esteemed writers, scientists, travellers, adventurers, economists and political figures.
When you can’t travel to the far-flung corners of the earth, when you can’t study at the best universities, when you can’t visit historical and archaeological sights, you can still read about them and gain knowledge, enjoyment and insight through the world’s best books.
As British writer W. Somerset Maugham wrote, “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
As long as there are good books to read you are in good company. No matter what your circumstances having something great to read allows you mental, emotional and spiritual freedom.