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Classic books.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Why you should read this book

The memoirs of Benjamin Franklin take you back in time to an America 300 years ago that is due for a change. You will be suprised how far ahead of time Ben was in his thinking and learn about his eventful life, which he only had the chance to partially write down. It is a pretty short piece of literature that offers a time efficient way of brushing up on your common knowledge in American history. Even better, you will be able to impress with fancy sounding quotes and nerdy facts.

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Why you should read this book

Golding's book on a group of boys on a deserted island is generally considered to be an absolute classic. The story gives the reader plenty to think about on what the true nature of humans is. It also offers a nice change for a reader, who usually reads non-fiction.


The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Why you should read this book

The Alchemist is a story about listening to your heart and pursuing your passion with an open and keen mind to what the world teaches you on your journey towards your goals. It is also an embodiment of the notion that progress is not linear and the darkest hour is always just before dawn. A simple and inspiring book I strongly recommend to all of you.


1984 - George Orwell

Why you should read this book

1984 is a dark novel about a totalitarian government, which supresses individual freedom in all aspects with an omnipresent surveillance and collective brainwashing.


How to Read a Book - Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren

Why you should read this book

Reading is a skill. This book helps you to elevate your reading in multiple areas, such as how to approach the reading of non-fiction, or fiction e.g. It also provides you with a framwork of the right questions  to ask while reading, in order to increase your fundamental understanding of the book's key messages.


The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Why you should read this book

The story of a group of people and a mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby, on Long Island in the 1920s.


The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

Why you should read this book

Anne Frank was one of 8 Jews who hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam, from 1942 to 1944. Her diary tells their story in hiding.

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