2 Books the World Needs to Read

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing with you two books that I feel are really important and life-changing.


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay HuntThis book is a middle grade novel and the main character has dyslexia. My younger sister has dyslexia and this really gave me a new perspective on her experience and was very eye-opening.

“Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb?

However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of.” (Goodreads)


 

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little


Dear World, How Are You? by Toby LittleThis is a collection of heart-warming letters from a little boy to people all around the world and is honestly just a beautiful book.

“With the help of his mum, Toby started handwriting and posting letters to everyone from research scientists in Antarctica to game-keepers in Chad and even the Pope. Not only did Toby achieve his goal but the world wrote back.

Dear World, How Are You? is a collection of the most fascinating and heart-warming letters he sent and received. It shows that the world is only as big as your imagination and is full of potential friends, waiting to be discovered, no matter where you live.” (Goodreads)


And that’s it! Thank you for reading this post 🙂

What books do you think are really important? Let me know by leaving a comment below and maybe I’ll read them!

Happy reading, Keira x.


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5 Socially Critical Songs You Should Listen To

Hi everyone! Welcome to a new week and a new theme! Check out my twitter for the announcement of the theme each week. Today I’m going to be talking about songs which have something to say about the state of the world when they were released.


Neck Deep- Happy Judgement Day


Starting off the list, we have a very recent and very political song from 2017. The song connects to me on a personal level and, I think, may well resonate with you as well, talking about how the world feels like it’s going downhill. So much progress has been made in terms of equality and peace, but recent events such as Donald Trump being elected president and BREXIT seem to be taking us a step back. This song addresses those issues and feelings.


BTS- Go Go


BTS is known for writing songs which are both socially conscious and socially critical. Go Go criticises society for creating a situation in which the current generation can only spend their money, thinking “YOLO” because life is difficult and few people can get stable jobs which they enjoy doing. This is, according to the group, a particularly hot topic in South Korea at the moment. The group has also mentioned that people throw around terms like “no regrets” or “YOLO” all the time, and get criticised for it, but no one really stops to think about why those sayings and behaviours have become so popular.


The Black Eyed Peas- Where is The Love?


Going back a little bit older, this song criticises society for focusing on major problems elsewhere in the world but turning a blind eye to the issues the people closer to home are facing. The Black Eyed Peas call the government and society hypocritical for preaching love and peace when they themselves are hateful and violent.


VROMANCE- The Jobless


Even without English subtitles, the first few english words of this song already make it incredibly relatable. This is song about the difficulty of finding a job after university and feeling like everyone around you is getting on with their careers and being successful, whilst you are being left behind.


Emeli Sandé- Read All About It, pt. III


Possibly the most emotionally raw song on this list and perhaps one of the most positive in a way, Read All About It is a powerful and inspiring song about the power of knowledge and speaking your mind about what you believe and how that can change the world.


And that’s it! Do you know any other songs that critique our society?

What did you think of these songs? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading this post today! I hope you enjoyed and found some new music to listen to! Happy listening, Keira x.


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