1. Things Fall Apart is an English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe published in 1958. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming”
2. Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
3. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales (mostly written in verse although some are in prose) are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return.
4. Think Like a Patron (without losing your mind) By Ken DeSieghardt. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what your school district patrons are really thinking—and why—then Think Like a Patron (Without Losing Your Mind) is for you. Based on 20 years of research data, this book explains what your patrons really care (and want to know more) about, what they’re somewhat interested in, and what makes their eyes glaze over. Filled with real-life examples and specific recommendations you can put to use right away, it’s the workbook for modern school district administrators who want to Think Like a Patron (without losing their minds).
5. A Life Worth Dreaming About By Nicholas Dettmann. “A Life Worth Dreaming About” takes readers on an inspirational story about Carl Robertson, a New York City executive who grew up in poverty in the Midwest. Or that’s how he viewed it. His revenge for, as he put it, his awful upbringing was to never think about it again. As an adult, he became self-centered and egotistical. He was someone who was hard to work with and work for. Yet, everybody around him tried to change him as an attempt to make him easier to work alongside. He refused the help. He was making a dream salary so he didn’t care what other people thought of him. He had long forgotten his past.
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