Things That Make Me Happy

In response to : Young People Don’t Read Anymore?

Following on from a blog entry by Classroom as Microcosm about the decrease in young people not reading I would like to make a run down of my favourite books – proof almost that there are still some young people who enjoy literature.
Reading for me is an important and necessary ability that every human should have the opportunity to learn.


In uni we are doing a module on language and literacy and it covers how children learn to read, the basis of emergent literacy and how important the home setting is for the very basics of communication and reading. As a practitioner I would love to educate parents on the importance of reading…


      So my favourite books that have shaped my life so far – and yes I know not all are great literary works but sometimes you need a bit of a break from real life and what better way than a trashy piece of chick lit?!
  • 1. Pride and prejudice. Jane Austen
  • 2. Emma. Jane Austen
  • 3. You’re the one that I don’t want. Alexandra Potter
  • 4. All of the Harry Potter’s
  • 5. Ashamedly the twilight saga
  • 6. Me and Mr Darcy. Alexandra Potter
  • 7. A passionate love affair with a total stranger. Lucy Robinson
  • 8. The happiness project. Gretchen Rubin
  • 9. A weekend with Mr Darcy. Victoria Connelly
  • 10. Wuthering Heights. EmilynBronte
  • 11. Atonement. Ian McEwan
  • 12. A Walk to Remember. Nicholas Sparks
  • 13. The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks
  • 14. David Copperfield. Charles Dickens
  • 15. Dear John. Nicholas Sparks
  • 16. Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte
  • 17. Little Women. Louisa May Alcott
  • 18. The Hobbit. JRR Tolkein
  • 19. Persuasion. Jane Austen
  • 20. Goodnight Mr Tom. Michelle Magorian
  • 21. Bridget Jones Diary 1 and 2. Helen Fielding
  • 22. Holes. Louis Sachar
  • 23. Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 24. Love Letters of Great Men. 
  • 25. Alas, Fifty Shades Trilogy.

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