It’s summertime again! Open those books that have been gathering dust on your shelves for months, or pull out your neglected Kindle that you were once so excited about, and start your summer reading! Today’s infographic features a collection of classic books that everyone really should read.
Take a road trip with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, in On the Road, or peer inside George Orwell’s fascinating future in the novel, 1984. Most of the books listed have won Pulitzer Prizes and are recognized as examinations of the human condition. Reading can benefit everyone, and novels in particular can make us more aware of ourselves and others. In the Huffington Post article, The Importance of Reading for All of Us, Anna Leahy states that “when we read about fictional characters, we become better at understanding real people and real situations. And these skills make us better at our jobs.”
When I read a good book I have the tendency to become emotionally invested in the characters. I learn so much about them and often find myself looking inside someone else’s head. It’s no wonder that novels can make us more perceptive of people. So, what are you waiting for? Check out today’s infographic and get to reading! It just might improve your career, your vocabulary, and ultimately your life. [Via]