by Myka Isabel D. Basco
Manila, Philippines – Technology has a large impact in our daily lives. It practically surrounds today’s modern society. It even changed the way we spend our leisure time. Leisure activities became more exciting and enjoyable because of the diversity of inventions that blended truly well with the different lifestyles that people live in.
Nowadays, after work or school, the first thing we do is to grab our handy gadgets. They would often give us the pleasure to relax and oftentimes escape boredom. Indeed, technology has definitely changed our entertainment needs and the means to satisfy these needs.
One of the most common things that others would do during their leisure time is to read books. In this digital era, more books are becoming electronic or known as eBooks. It became a new trend in the world of information technology as well as entertainment.
Here at TechLifestyle, we rounded up the top rated eBooks for kids, young adults and not so young readers, that they can read during their leisure time.
Little Blue Truck —“Neigh!” said a horse. “Quack!” said a duck. “Beep!” said the friendly Little Blue Truck. This eBook is an elated cacophony of animal and truck sounds that will have your kids beeping and quacking and make them beg for another round. Authors of this book want readers to be kind to our animal friends and show some respect to others.
Pete the Cat — This book is all about a groovy and friendly cat named Pete. Kids will surely love this book because of its amazing content. Pete the Cat goes walking down the street with his brand new white shoes, which change from white to red to blue to brown along the way. But no matter what color his shoes are, he keeps on moving, dancing and singing his favorite song.
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence — Kids should also learn the words of God. Sarah Young made this book to share to her readers the words of reassurance, comfort and hope. These are the words that made her increasingly aware of God’s presence. This allowed her to enjoy His peace. She also wants children to feel God’s presence and bring them closer to God.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! — It is an inspirational yet honest and always rhythmically carefree E-book. It is a perfect sendoff for children. It is a great instrument in entering any new phase of their lives. The main character of this book, Dr. Seuss wants its readers to believe that everyone has a potential in fulfilling their wildest dreams.
For Young Adults
Divergent — this book by Veronica Roth is filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
The story revolves around the main character “Beatrice”. Her society is divided into five groups. Each of these groups are dedicated to the cultivation of a certain virtue. For instance, Candor symbolizes Honesty, Abnegation for selfless, Dauntless the brave, Amity the peaceful, and Erudite the intelligent.
The Fault in Our Stars — This book was awarded by Time Magazine as one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction. It is also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness. The readers will surely inspire by this book because of its unique story.
Insurgent (Divergent) — It is the sequel of the bestselling YA series Divergent written by Veronica Roth. This book explores different kinds of critical themes like the importance of family and the power of grief.
Catching Fire — It is the second book of Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins. To readers who are avid fans of its first book, they will surely get excited on what Catching Fire could offer. The characters that you loved will return and expect more painful, tortuous, imaginative and motivating parts in this book.
For the Young at Heart
The Longest Ride — Written by Nicholas Sparks, readers will truly enjoy this book because it has two completely different stories. One shows a lifetime of love while the other is the beginning of love. This book is very different from what Sparks did before. This time, he tried a different way of providing a good story.
Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle — This book will surely drive you crazy. As you read it you need keep in mind that 95 percent of the stories of Uncle Si are truthful because Robertson Family are known as good story tellers. Interesting facts and jokes are intertwined into the stories adding to its entertainment factor.