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Your 2021 Reading List: 8 Brilliant Book Recommendations By Yellow

by Chiara Micallef

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From swashbuckling adventures to chilling thrillers and tragicomedies, this eclectic selection of book recommendations was carefully handpicked by the Marketing Team at Yellow. 

So if you're on the lookout for the next book to fall head over heels in love with – check out these eight magnificent recommendations by Yellow.

1. The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


This globally-beloved read is written in an exquisitely unique manner. The Little Prince tells the story of a young prince who travels the universe to gain wisdom. This book holds many timeless lessons for its readers – both young and old – that revolve around love, beauty and kindness. The Little Prince is one of the most bought books ever published, with an estimated 140 million copies sold worldwide. 

2. The Harry Potter Series

J. K. Rowling


This marvellous series hardly needs an introduction – be it in movie or book form, the Harry Potter series is one of the most influential series published in our lifetime.

The main story revolves around Harry and his friends' adventures and wrangles against Lord Voldemort. The series had a major cultural impact on young adults, teens and children all over the world, and the final book in the series became the fastest-selling book in history within days. 

3. Dark Rivers of the Heart

Dean Koontz


If you're one who's into suspense, mystery, adventure and excitement, Dark Rivers of the Heart is the perfect read for you. This fast-paced thriller will present you with suspense, heart-racing chases and a dash of romance – the perfect addition to anyone's 2021 reading list. 

4. Fil-Parlament ma Jikbrux Fjuri

Oliver Friggieri 


Fil-Parlament ma Jikbrux Fjuri is hands-down one of the most thought-provoking books ever written in Maltese. Even though this book was written at a time of uncertainty and dubiety, it is still as relevant today as it was back in 1986 – when it was first published. A humorous but extremely powerful book that speaks volumes in terms of Maltese identity, class struggles and politics.

5. A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole


This tragicomedy tells the story of a quasi-middle-aged medieval history buff who lives with his mother in New Orleans. Ignatius J. Reilly unsuccessfully embarks on a range of misadventures and can easily be seen as a modern-day tactless, delusional and semi-tyrannical Don Quixote. Everything from the writing style to the notes of melancholy spread throughout the book, make John Kennedy Toole a writer truly worth raving about. 

6. The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown


Everyone's familiar with The Da Vinci Code, so if you're a fan of Brown's captivating thriller novels, this should definitely be on your reading list. This novel is part of the Robert Langdon series and follows both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Just like its predecessors, The Lost Symbols is simply unputdownable. 

7. How To Live With Life

Reader's Digest Association 


This anthology of essays varies in topics however one theme is a constant in this book – the imparting of invaluable life lessons. How To Live With Life contains a range of acclaimed essays from the likes of Norman Peale, Winston Churchill, Helen Keller and Albert Einstein. An exquisite read for anyone who is a student of life, a lover of good books and an adventurer at heart. 

8. Mythos

Stephen Fry 


First published in 2017, Mythos, by Stephen Fry retells a selection of Ancient Greek myths in a truly captivating manner. Fry, as always, in his own genius and comic nature, gives new life to forgotten stories – brilliantly drawing comparisons that make each story relevant in today's day and age. 

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About Chiara Micallef

Chiara is a content writer with a love for delicious food, beautiful art, music, travel and bizarre history facts. 

She enjoys nothing more than reading, trying out new dishes and petting cats.