Words and photos by Jerika Danielle Clemente
Flips Flipping Pages, a community of book lovers, held their annual gathering of Best & Worst Reads for 2017.
With book suggestions from avid readers who’ve been having monthly book discussions for the past 11 years, you know you can never go wrong. Set your to-read-list for 2018 with these eight must-read books voted by bookworms just like you!
8) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This book will make you feel.
Aside from being a classic and having really picturesque images, The Little Prince has a story an, most importantly, a lesson that a person of any age can value. Like the lost pilot in the story, reading about the Little Prince’s stories—may it be that time in his asteroid with his rose, when he met a king, a merchant, a conceited man and also a fox and much more—will teach you a little more about humanity but ultimately the importance of our relationships.
The Little Prince is so much more than just a children’s book.
7) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This book will open your eyes to the realities of oppression.
Another classic that every bookworm should read, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the Southern United States during the 1930s—which was also a time of racial relation problems and minority group injustices (see how historically and even culturally relevant it is?).
Through this novel, the terms pride, sympathy, bravery, equality, cowardice, tolerance, compassion, conscience, reason, societal expectations, and prejudice at all levels would be more than just mere terms and would definitely impact the reader one way or another.
6) The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
This book will give you chills.
If you love Edgar Allan Poe, detective/mystery novels, history, and horror stories, this is the book for you. The perfect blend of historical fiction, thriller, and detective work all in a 19th-century setting, this book circles on the search of one publisher (McIlvaine) for his lost freelance writer (Martin Pemberton).
Being the son of a rich war profiteer who recently died and left their family mysteriously penniless, Martin then tells everyone he saw his father alive and then went missing. What happened next? Well, that’s for you to find out.