Five classic books to read on a rainy weekend

Can’t take a nice walk or go to the beach because of those big gray clouds hanging over you? Don’t worry, it won’t weaken your plans. Take advantage of this free time to indulge in simple pleasures.

Brew yourself a cup of hot chocolate and make yourself comfortable by your living room window to enjoy these classic reads.

Gatsby the magnificent by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Gatsby the magnificent is a book that must be reread…. and then again. This is one of the very first indicators that money cannot buy happiness, or love in this case. A raw and gripping read, this novel has one of the best starts and ends of a book. He teaches important lessons such as, “Whenever you feel like criticizing someone, remember that not all people in this world have had the same benefits you have. It says a lot that not everything you see is necessarily the truth. Gatsby wore two faces, one for himself and one for the audience.

A room of your own by Virginie Woolf

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Virginia Woolf’s legendary work as an active patron of women in literature is just one of the many reasons this book is a must read. As a work of nonfictional essays and time-based feminist texts from Woolf at the University of Cambridge, A room of your own is a page turner. With interesting characters and a captivating plot, it’s hard not to binge in one sitting.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Eat Pray Love / Good reading

Inspiring, accessible and honest, Eat Pray Love that’s what the doctor ordered. Sometimes all it takes is an amazing book to realize that you are not alone. People suffer from anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and uncertainty in their lives. This book is a brave and daring reality, showing you exactly what you need to love yourself, your life, and be happy even when you least expect it.

Giovanni’s bedroom by James Baldwin

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Giovanni’s bedroom / Good reading

This book takes you back to the Paris of the 1950s. Giovanni’s bedroom follows the life of an American engaged to a young woman. Attached to a scandalous love affair with an Italian bartender, this book is captivating and intriguing. The gritty and glamorous Parisian life of the 1950s highlights the conflicts that accompany the exploration of sexuality.

The complete news of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

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The complete news of Ernest Hemingway / Good reading

Nothing invests you in reading like a Hemingway masterpiece. This book includes his iconic stories, as well as some of his unpublished works. You can just read a story and move on to another book, or finish over 40 of its short stories at once, without realizing that you haven’t touched your coffee.

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