There are so many books out there that it can be almost impossible to decide what to read next so I’ve pulled together 8 of my favourite books we should all read during the lockdown period. Some are hilarious, shocking and inspiring whilst others give an amazing insight into the lives of some of the most successful people in the world.
So, here is my list of the top eight books everyone should read during lockdown and even after…
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald – £5.99 at Waterstones
The Great Gatsby is dubbed one of the great American novels of all time, telling the captivating story of a young and rich jazz star, Jay Gatsby, in the 1920’s. It is hailed by critics as “the greatest love story of all time” and promises to be a book you will struggle to put down.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike- £9.99 at Waterstones
Shoe Dog is the story of how Phil Knight founded one of the most successful businesses in the world from the boot of his car, growing in into the instantly recognisable brand with revenues of over $30 billion a year. The book takes you through the ups and downs of starting such a successful business and is a great read for anyone thinking about starting their own business one day.
Grown Ups by Marion Keyes- £15.99 at Waterstones
Grown Ups is a “gloriously funny” book about a young family who do everything together but after an accident at a birthday party, peoples true feelings come out in a story that is hilarious and uplifting. With a relatable story line, the book is sure to keep you interested as the story unfolds.
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs – £9.99 at Waterstones
A personal favourite, this Autobiography of Tyler Hamilton documents the true of one of the biggest sporting scandals of all time. He was a teammate and friend of Lance Armstrong during his 7 Tour De France wins which he was later stripped of for doping. The book gives an eye-opening view of the length that they went to in order to avoid being caught and how ruthless Lance Armstrong was in his pursuit for glory. Another gripping book about one of the most controversial times in cycling’s history.
Gino’s Italian Express by Gino D’Acampo – £20 at Waterstones
Being stuck in lockdown means we have a lot of time so why not combine cooking the best cuisine in the world with one of my favourite chefs: Gino D’Acampo. His new cookbook contains over 80 new easy to make Italian food recipes that would be perfect to practise making during lockdown ready for all the dinner parties and catch ups with friends once all this is over!
The Official Highway Code by the DVSA – £2.50 at Waterstones
Have you always made excuses and said you haven’t got time to learn to drive? Well now’s the time. Lockdown means you have more free time than ever before so why not spend 10 minutes a day to learn your driving theory so you can learn to drive after lockdown. It’s a small task that will help you massively and benefit your professional career after graduation!
These eight books are just some of my personal favourites and must reads for all students to keep you entertained and motivated to work hard, ready to pursue our dreams after graduation.
Let us know in the comments what your favourite book is and why.