Books you can read over and over again

Books you can read over and over again

The ideas and meanings in some
books are so timeless that it is worth going back to read them every now and
then. The most exhilarating thing is that each time there is always something
new to discover or understand. From all over the world and historical times,
below are some books you can (and should) read over and over again:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine
de Saint-Exupery
The heart-warming story of the
peculiar little prince and his rose reminds us of simple truths that we forget
as we get older and full of worries, reminds us of your inner child.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
’Nowadays people know the
price of everything and the value of nothing.’
This books plays masterfully
with the ideas of beauty, virtue, corruption, vices, vanity and morality. The
story of Dorian Gray can remind us that sacrificing everything for shallow
pursuits leads to a dark place and that true beauty cannot be taken away by old



’A man is not called wise
because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless
then he is in truth called wise.’
A collection of sayings by
Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) that give inspiration for everyday life and how to
make the most of it. The book is not religious and each saying recorded in the
collection was made on a different occasion in response to a unique situation
that had arisen in the life of the Buddha and his followers.
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca 

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

’Life is long, if you know how
to use it.’
The writings of the stoic
philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the
importance of reason and morality. Seneca examines how people waste time rather
than making their time on earth meaningful and fulfilling…
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens    

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

’Suffering has been stronger
than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used
to be. I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.’
Great Expectations follows the
story of a man or woman in their quest for maturity, usually starting from
childhood and ending in the main character’s eventual adulthood. Great
Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early
days of childhood until adulthood and trying to be a gentleman along the way.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

’If you know your enemy and
you know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.’

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Conflict is an inevitable part
of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything
necessary to deal with conflict wisely is already present within us. The Art of
War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in
the world. The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on
every level from the interpersonal to the international.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.