Here’s an image of popular books and popular movies or shows based on those books. Many people have watched or read each of these stories. I haven’t done either for many of them. I have heard of all of them, but haven’t done much more than that. How many have you watched or read?
I agree with all of these amazing healing powers that cats have. They don’t mention the others that come out much more often.
Cats have an amazing ability to sense if your bladder is full. They are great at telling you that it’s time for a meal. They are pointy and manage to find the most sensitive spots to step on. These aren’t healing abilities, just the natural abilities of the species.
This list in the above linked article was put out in November, 2020. It was meant to help finish up the reading challenge for 2020. I think it can be used to get a jump on the 2021 list.
I haven’t read any of them, but let me know what you think if you read any.
How many of these books have you read? The books listed in the above linked article have been declared the most overrated books.
I have read:
22 of 194 · 11%
You did better than 29% of users on this list
Your rank: #17,050 of 24,082 users on this list.
You didn’t beat the avg. score of 42
How did you do?
Here is a great list of books by black authors, as discussed in the above linked article. I have read many of them, and they are great books. Period. Some others are on my TBR list. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these books that I’ve picked up.
Here are the books listed in the above linked article. The author of the article thinks that everyone should read each of the books at least once in their lives. I have read 10 of them. More if you count the whole series of Harry Potter.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
2. 1984, by George Orwell
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
4. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
7. The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank
8. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
9. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
11. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
12. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
15. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
16. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
17. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
18. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
19. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
20. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
21. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
22. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
23. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare
24. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
25. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
26. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
27. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
28. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
30. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
The above linked article goes into more detail, but here are the 10 benefits that it lists. Reading every day to me is just part of my day. I look at it as accomplishing something, also, but that is not on the list. When I finish a book, I feel like I can check it off of my list. The other things listed below are part of what I am getting out of daily reading, but they aren’t the main thing.
1. Mental Stimulation
2. Stress Reduction
4. Vocabulary Expansion
5. Memory Improvement
6. Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills
7. Improved Focus and Concentration
8. Better Writing Skills
10. Free Entertainment
Here’s a list of fantasy books that bring Black Girl Magic to life. The above linked article gives more detail.
Here are a few life tips for book lovers. I think I will go as far as #4. I can’t see myself going to #5.
These are all good reasons to read
I think fact 5 is the least important reason to read, but I suppose that a list like this needed a little humor, though.