Books that Should Top Your List in 2021

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Sunday, January 3, 2021


For most of us, 2020 has been the most eventful year of our lives. Many have been waiting for 2021 to come since June

To ensure your 2021 has some bright spots, I’ve put together a list of ten books you should find the time to enjoy in 2021:

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: A Pulitzer Prize winner that used to be taught in every school, To Kill a Mockingbird delivers a great thriller that touches on many real life issues. For anyone looking to read a fictional story with real life lessons, this is the one for you.

Animal Farm by George Orwell: This one is an allegory about a group of farm animals who reject their lives of working for the farmer and decide to create a society centered around equality for all. Orwell provides a fantastic critique of the Soviet Union and the communism that came with it. 

Empire of the Sun Moon by S.C. Gwynne: This is a world class portrayal of the rise and fall of the Comanches. S.C. Gwynne sheds light on a part of U.S. History that is not talked about enough. For those who want a detailed insight of who the Comanche really were, Empire of the Sun Moon is the book for you. 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: Maybe the most known series of all time, the Harry Potter series has exploded since the first book in the series was published in 1997. For those looking for an escape from reality, you should try finding solace in Hogwart’s halls. 

1984 by George Orwell: It’s George Orwell’s second time appearing on this list, but he was a man with important things to say. If you are looking for a warning about what the continued expansion of the United States government could bring about, look no further than 1984. 

The Art of Intelligence by Henry Crumpton: Henry Crumptongives an insight into what our national intelligence agencies actually do. Crumpton worked as an intelligence officer in some of this country’s largest conflicts, including personally leading the charge into Afghanistan directly after 9/11. For those who have always wanted a glimpse into the life of a CIA agent, this is (likely) as close as you will get. 

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: Leadership is something the U.S.A deeply needs right now. Jocko Willink gives a great lesson on how true leaders take ownership of their situations, and how one can incorporate extreme ownership onto their own life.  

The Parasitic Mind by Dr. Gad Saad: Dr. Saad in his newest book dives into the death of rational debate and common sense. For those worried about the future of freedom of speech and thought, Dr. Saad gives advice on how to avoid this and what will happen if precautions are not taken. 

The U.S. Constitution by James Madison and the Founding Fathers: A lot of people are debating things such as gun control, higher taxes, Medicare for all, and lockdowns enforced by police. Before anyone decides to hop on Twitter and give the world their two cents, they should take the time to pick up their pocket Constitution and review the series of rights that shall never be infringed upon by the government. One of the best ways to improve your ideas in 2021 is to take a look at the ideals that made America the greatest country to ever exist. 

The Holy Bible: The question of whether God exists is either the most important question to ever exist if you come to the conclusion that the answer is yesor it is of absolutely no importance if you come to the conclusion that the answer is no. Each person should take the time to open up their Bible, investigate, and answer this question for themselves.

Matthew Porter is a junior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where he studies business administration with concentrations in finance, economics, and project management.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Matthew Porter

Matthew Porter is a junior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where he studies business administration with concentrations in finance, economics, and project management.

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