Books are a wonderful way to spend your time. You can discover a new world, learn new things, and be inspired by what people are doing within a couple hundred of pages. Here are our top 8 books you need to read right now.
1. Naturally Tan
Tan France, one of Netflix Queer Eye’s Fab Five, has just released his autobiography, detailing his life growing up as one of the only Indian boys in the small English town of Doncaster. This book follows Tan’s life as he created his business, met his husband, and became the person we know and love from Queer Eye. This is a great window into his life and is one of the must-read books of the autumn.
2. How To Give Up Plastic
How To Give Up Plastic is an informative book with great advice on how to reduce and eliminate plastic from your life. This book, written by Will McCallum, provides easy tips and information to help you on your journey to reducing your waste. With the recent focus on the effects of climate change, this is the perfect book to read right now to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help the planet.
3. The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch is a groundbreaking, Pulitzer prize winning novel by Donna Tart, following a young boy, Theo Decker, as he navigates his life after he witnesses a tragic accident at an art gallery. This book features exquisite writing and explores complex subjects within it. The movie adaptation starring Ansel Elgort is set to hit cinemas this November, so make sure you’ve read it before then.
4. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)
This empowering book is a collection of essays from lots of different women, describing what the word feminism means to them. From actresses to teenage activists, this book includes a range of women and some very familiar names within its pages. This is a must-read book for anyone wanting to learn how diverse the word feminism is, or just as an inspirational read.
5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an insightful coming of age story which explores themes such as PTSD, sexuality and friendship. This is a truly beautiful book and a movie is said to be in the works, so make sure you read it this autumn. This is the perfect book to cosy up with and is a thoughtful emotion-driven exploration of teenage years.
6. Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians recently hit theatres and was praised for showcasing a movie starring Asians, a group that has been heavily overlooked by the entertainment industry for a long time. The book that it was based on explores all of the relationships further, swapping between point of views each chapter so that you get a full look at each character. This is definitely one of the books you have to read.
7. Little Women
This iconic book has been readapted into a movie set to come out this Christmas, so now seems like an apt time to reread it. Following the lives of four sisters from childhood to womanhood, this phenomenal book is a must-read for anyone who’s a fan of classical literature, or just to delve back into the lives of the March sisters.
8. No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference is a collection of the speeches made by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. This book is an inspiring and essential read for anyone wanting to learn more about our current climate situation. As the title suggests, no one is too small to make a difference and Greta certainly proves that to be true.