A great truth: a good free opens with interest and closes with benefits full of heart.
Passionate readers know that reading is more than just a pleasure, because reading transports our thoughts and emotions to the distant lands of our minds.
Reading makes us happy and free. In fact, as the good friends of the books say, the great authors allow us to become better people, prepared to make creative and reasonable decisions.
As Cortazar says, "A book begins and ends well before and well after its first and last page".
"I'd like to know," he said, "what's really happening when a book closes. Naturally, inside, there are only letters printed on the paper, but nevertheless … something must happen because when I open it, it suddenly appears an entire story. In this story, there are people I do not know yet, and all the adventures, exploits and possible disputes …
And sometimes, we experience storms in the open sea or we arrive in countries and exotic cities. All of this is in the book in a certain way. To live it, you have to read it, that's for sure. But it's in well before. I would like to know how it is possible. "
And suddenly, he felt that the moment was solemn.
He straightened up, took the book, opened it on the first page and started reading "
-Michael Ende, The never-ending story-
Merging with a good book makes us more satisfied in life
According to a study by the University of Rome III where more than 1100 people were interviewed, it seems that readers are much more satisfied in their lives and feel happier than people who do not read.
According to Nuccio Ordine: "feeding the spirit can be as important as feeding the body. "
Thus, as seen in several studies that use functional magnetic resonance to examine the brains of readers before and after reading a book, our brain feeds on the stories we read and the learning we do there.
This is not something new, but it is amazing to see how the connections between the central groove of the brain, the primary motor sensory region, the primary temporal cortex and other language-related areas are multiplying.
And even more, when we read a book, we manage to reduce stress and stimulate our emotional intelligence, our self-knowledge, our empathy and our psychological development.
Since we can identify and learn to think in other ways, we can also change our behaviors, understand others more easily, and learn lessons that can help us solve moral and emotional dilemmas.
A good book is one that leaves a footprint
We are not going to say that all books deserve to be read by the whole world. However, we can say that there are books that delight, catch and contain a real intellectual gem.
We will now give you a list of "unmissable" books.
These are only a FEW books and it's a personal opinion. So, we would be delighted if you shared with us your opinion on these masterpieces that delighted us.
- Crime and Punishment, ofFyodor Dostoevsky
- One hundred years of loneliness, from Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Don Quixote, from Miguel de Cervantes
- Metamorphosis, from Kafka
- Dr. Jivago, from Boris Pasternak
- Anna Karenina, fromLeo Tolstoy.
- Madame Bovary, fromGustave Flaubert.
- The portrait of Dorian Gray, from Oscar Wilde
- The great expectations, fromCharles Dickens.
- 20,000 places under the sea, from Jules Verne
- Jonathan Livingston the Gull, from Richard Bach
- 1984, of George Orwell
- The best of worlds, fromAldous Huxley
- Hopscotch, from Julio Cortazar
- The never-ending story, from Michael Ende
- Wretched, from Victor Hugo
- The Catcher in the Rye, of J.D. Salinger
- The name of the rose, fromUmberto Eco
- The little Prince, from Saint-Exupery
Do you have others to recommend?