The 5 best selling books millennials should read is directed at members of the millennial generation (Generation Y) who may have missed out on reading one or even all of these books; they offer priceless insights made by great authors from previous generations – insights that will greatly enrich a young (or youngish) person’s life. The video on http://youtu.be/92DTXTzK_OM is not necessarily a review of books but a short list of best selling books that Thabo from Open Beacon thinks millennials should read and a concise explanation of what they are about.
Credited with being an open-minded and liberal generation (almost dogmatically so), millennials are technologically savvy, very knowledgeable, impatient and generally, well educated. Negative qualities like laziness, narcissism, being man-babies and entitled have also been used to describe millennials. This may also be attributed to the fact that millennials are the first generation that has been hovered-over and over-protected on such a grand scale. This sheltering has produced great leaders but has unfortunately given members of a generation y a strong need to fit it. The best selling books listed on http://youtu.be/92DTXTzK_OM also serve to provide alternative ways of looking at the world from some of the greatest writers who have ever lived.
5. “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk – this is the voice of Generation X that has become disillusioned with the post-modern dream peddled to them by their Baby Boomer parents – a generation fed up with the isolation and materialism of modern life. Although widely explained as a nihilistic reaction of the emasculated modern man, “Fight Club” is essentially about the human need to connect.
4. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck tells the story of itinerant farm hands in the quest to their own farm – a journey that ultimately enlightens the reader on how important companionship really is.
3. The Outsider” by Albert Camus regales us with the story of Meursault, a young man who refuses to fit into the conventional behaviour and sentiments of his society but chooses to march to his own tune – a tune that will make society recoils in disgust and lead to his own destruction.
2. “Demian” by Hermann Hesse tells of the journey to self-awareness of Emil Sinclair through the help of his mysterious long time friend, Max Demian – a friendship that will lead him to his true self.
1. “The Salior Who Fell from Grace with the Sea” by Yukio Mishima is a story of a group of young boys who choose to reject society and all its shortcomings – the inability of heroes to live up to mythologies about them, the hypocritical sentimentality of modern culture and society’s need to mold children into cogs that serve it instead of the situation being the other way around. A definite must-read for EVERY millennial.
Find out more by watching “5 best selling books millennials should” on http://youtu.be/92DTXTzK_OM. Each one of these books is worth a serious look and is guaranteed to greatly enrich the reader’s life.
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